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 Publishing -- See Also the narrower term Photoplay editions Here are entered works on editions of novels or plays published with still photographs from a related motion picture or a stage performance, such as the fictional work on which the motion picture was based, a later novelization of the motion picture script, the text of the stage-play, or a novelization of the stage-play.