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The 39 Clues

The 39 Clues
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John Flanagan Mystery fiction Mystery, 1934 mystery fiction magazine cover Mystery fiction is a genre of fiction typically focused on the investigation of a crime. Mystery fiction is often used as a synonym for detective fiction or crime fiction—in other words a novel or short story in which a detective (either professional or amateur) investigates and solves a crime mystery. Beginnings[edit] The genre of mystery novels is a young form of literature that developed over the past 200 years. Perhaps a reason that mystery fiction was unheard of before the 1800s was due in part to the lack of true police forces. The massive popularity of pulp magazines in the 1930s and 1940s increased interest in mystery fiction. Interest in mystery fiction continues to this day because of various television shows which have used mystery themes and the many juvenile and adult novels which continue to be published. Classifications[edit] See also[edit] References[edit] External links[edit]

Celia Rees, author -- her official website geraldinebrooks Steampunk Fiction "Maison tournante aérienne" (aerial rotating house) by Albert Robida for his book Le Vingtième Siècle, a 19th-century conception of life in the 20th century Steampunk also refers to any of the artistic styles, clothing fashions, or subcultures, that have developed from the aesthetics of steampunk fiction, Victorian-era fiction, art nouveau design, and films from the mid-20th century.[3] Various modern utilitarian objects have been modded by individual artisans into a pseudo-Victorian mechanical "steampunk" style, and a number of visual and musical artists have been described as steampunk. History[edit] Precursors[edit] Origin of the term[edit] Dear Locus,Enclosed is a copy of my 1979 novel Morlock Night; I'd appreciate your being so good as to route it Faren Miller, as it's a prime piece of evidence in the great debate as to who in "the Powers/Blaylock/Jeter fantasy triumvirate" was writing in the "gonzo-historical manner" first. Modern steampunk[edit] steampunk cafe in Cape Town

Rosie Rushton - Home Page Robert Munsch Science Fiction §Definition[edit] A futuristic setting is a common but not a necessary hallmark of science fiction. A common thread in science fiction is exploring the potential consequences of scientific and other innovations on people's lives. According to science fiction writer Robert A. Science fiction is largely based on writing rationally about alternative possible worlds or futures.[8] It is similar to, but differs from fantasy in that, within the context of the story, its imaginary elements are largely possible within scientifically established or scientifically postulated physical laws (though some elements in a story might still be pure imaginative speculation). §History[edit] Then with the dawn of new technologies such as electricity, the telegraph, and new forms of powered transportation, writers including H. In the late 19th century, the term "scientific romance" was used in Britain to describe much of this fiction. §The term "sci-fi"[edit] §Innovation[edit] §Categories[edit] §Hard SF[edit]

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