Limited Edition (The 12 Genres)
By: Harry Yee
Fantasy fiction is a plot that could not happen in real life. Often, the plot involves magic or witchcraft and takes place on another planet or another dimension of this world. Most often place is medieval in tone (some combination of the architecture, clothing, language, and technology resembles the European Middle Ages.) Many times, the plot also involves mythical creatures or talking animals and witches or sorcerers.
The thriller genre is a category with tales of excitement, suspense, and high melodrama. It often overlaps with crime, adventure, characteristics of the thriller genre often include a lone protagonist or small group of heroes opposed by a vastly superior enemy while pursuing an overriding quest or objective. Thrillers appear in virtually every form of narrative and sometimes include elements of science fiction, mystery or horror.
3) Science Fiction
Science fiction has a story that uses science and technology. Science fiction has a relationship with science. It should not be completely unbelievable. Science fiction books often take place in the future, in different worlds and planets, in space, even in some lands that you have never seen before!
4) Realistic Fiction
Realistic Fictions are stories that sound very real like it actually happened, but it still is a made up stories. It says it in the word, realistic fiction. Fiction means face and realistic means sounds real.
Adventure means it has a story where you have to go somewhere risky and also have fun. It is kind of like a risky or playful adventure.
Autobiography means self, life, and write in greek meaning. It talks about the story of the author because he or she wanted to write about herself.
7) Historical Fiction
It is many details and important parts of a persons life. It is written by someone else.