Fiction, Mystery -- See Mystery fiction Use for novels and stories dealing with the detection and solution of crime. Where possible assign additional topical headings, e.g. a class-of-persons heading for the investigator, or a heading for the name of the investigator, and headings for the setting and for the crime involved.
Fiction, Noir -- See Noir fiction Taken from the French word meaning "darkness" or "of the night," noir is a category of modern crime fiction. Use this term for fiction of crime and detection, often in a grim urban setting, featuring petty, amoral criminals and other down-and-out characters, and permeated by a feeling of disillusionment, pessimism and despair. Examples include Jim Thompson's Hardcore and James M. Cain's The postman always rings twice.
Fiction, Occult -- See Occult fiction Use for works dealing with witchcraft, spiritualism, psychic phenomena, voodooism, etc., and for works dealing with the mysterious or secret knowledge and power supposedly attainable only through these and other magical or supernatural means.
--subdivision Fiction under names of countries, cities, etc., names of individual persons, families, and corporate bodies, and under classes of persons, ethnic groups, and topical headings; and headings for fiction qualified by linguistic, national, ethnic or regional terms, e.g. Slavic fiction; Cuban fiction; French-Canadian fiction; West African fiction
Fiction Plots -- See Plots (Drama, novel, etc.) Here are entered works on the construction and analysis of plots as a literary vehicle. General collections of plots are entered under Literature--Stories, plots, etc. Collections of plots limited to specific literatures or genres are entered under headings for individual literatures or genres with subdivision Stories, plots, etc., e.g. English literature--Stories, plots, etc.; Drama--Stories, plots, etc.; American poetry--Stories, plots, etc. Collections or discussions of plots of individual literary authors are entered under the name of the author with the subdivision Stories, plots, etc.
Fiction, Science -- See Science fiction Use for works of fantasy that deal with possible though not necessarily probable events and are based approximately on scientific principles, e.g. space travel, time travel, etc. Use also for works in which mankind confronts alien cultures or environments. For works that deal with non-existent, incredible, or unreal worlds, characters, and physical principles, use Fantasy fiction.