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fiction US English

Literature in the form of prose, especially short stories and novels, that describes imaginary events and people

fiction US Thesaurus

the popularity of South American fiction

fan fiction US English

Fiction written by a fan of, and featuring characters from, a particular TV series, movie, etc.

auto-fiction US English

Fiction based on (a part of) the author's life, fictionalized autobiography; a work of this type.

crime fiction US English

Fiction that has crime as its central theme.

flash fiction US English

Fiction that is extremely brief, typically only a few hundred words or fewer in its entirety

legal fiction US English

An assertion accepted as true, though probably fictitious, to achieve a particular goal in a legal matter

prose fiction US English

Fiction in prose form, especially as a literary genre; (occasionally) a piece of such fiction.

pulp fiction US English

Fiction of a style characteristic of pulp magazines; sensational, lurid, or popular fiction.

space fiction US English

Science fiction involving space travel or set in outer space, on other planets, etc.

fiction writer US English

A person who writes fiction, especially novels and short stories

science fiction US English

Fiction based on imagined future scientific or technological advances and major social or environmental changes, frequently portraying space or time travel and life on other planets

women's fiction US English

Fiction written by or for women, especially as exemplifying themes or ideas perceived to be of interest to women.

metafiction US English

Fiction in which the author self-consciously alludes to the artificiality or literariness of a work by parodying or departing from novelistic conventions (especially naturalism) and traditional narrative techniques

nonfiction US English

Prose writing that is based on facts, real events, and real people, such as biography or history