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FICTION

FIC000000 - General
FIC002000 - Action & Adventure
FIC003000 - Anthologies - (multiple authors)
FIC004000 - Classics
FIC005000 - Erotica
FIC006000 - Espionage
FIC008000 - Sagas
FIC009000 - Fantasy / General
FIC009010 - Fantasy / Contemporary
FIC009020 - Fantasy / Epic
FIC009030 - Fantasy / Historical
FIC009040 - Fantasy / Short Stories
FIC009050 - Fantasy / Paranormal
FIC009060 - Fantasy / Urban Life
FIC010000 - Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology
FIC011000 - Gay
FIC012000 - Ghost
FIC014000 - Historical
FIC015000 - Horror
FIC016000 - Humorous
FIC018000 - Lesbian
FIC019000 - Literary
FIC020000 - Men's Adventure
FIC021000 - Media Tie-In
FIC022000 - Mystery & Detective / General
FIC022010 - Mystery & Detective / Hard-Boiled
FIC022020 - Mystery & Detective / Police Procedural
FIC022030 - Mystery & Detective / Traditional British
FIC022040 - Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths
FIC022050 - Mystery & Detective / Short Stories
FIC022060 - Mystery & Detective / Historical
FIC024000 - Occult & Supernatural
FIC025000 - Psychological
FIC026000 - Religious
FIC027000 - Romance / General
FIC027010 - Romance / Erotica
FIC027020 - Romance / Contemporary
FIC027030 - Romance / Fantasy
FIC027040 - Gothic
FIC027050 - Romance / Historical
FIC027070 - Romance / Regency
FIC027080 - Romance / Short Stories
FIC027090 - Romance / Time Travel
FIC027100 - Romance / Western
FIC027110 - Romance / Suspense
FIC027120 - Romance / Paranormal
FIC027130 - Romance / Science Fiction
FIC028000 - Science Fiction / General
FIC028010 - Science Fiction / Adventure
FIC028020 - Science Fiction / High Tech
FIC028030 - Science Fiction / Space Opera
FIC028040 - Science Fiction / Short Stories
FIC028050 - Science Fiction / Military
FIC028060 - Science Fiction / Steampunk
FIC029000 - Short Stories - (single author)
FIC030000 - Suspense
FIC031000 - Thrillers
FIC032000 - War & Military
FIC033000 - Westerns
FIC034000 - Legal
FIC035000 - Medical
FIC036000 - Technological
FIC037000 - Political
FIC038000 - Sports
FIC039000 - Visionary & Metaphysical
FIC040000 - Alternative History
FIC041000 - Biographical
FIC042000 - Christian / General
FIC042010 - Christian / Classic & Allegory
FIC042020 - Christian / Futuristic
FIC042030 - Christian / Historical
FIC042040 - Christian / Romance
FIC042050 - Christian / Short Stories
FIC042060 - Christian / Suspense
FIC042070 - Christian / Western
FIC042080 - Christian / Fantasy
FIC043000 - Coming of Age
FIC044000 - Contemporary Women
FIC045000 - Family Life
FIC046000 - Jewish
FIC047000 - Sea Stories
FIC048000 - Urban Life
FIC049000 - African American / General
FIC049010 - African American / Christian
FIC049020 - African American / Contemporary Women
FIC049030 - African American / Erotica
FIC049040 - African American / Historical
FIC049050 - African American / Mystery & Detective
FIC049060 - African American / Romance
FIC049070 - African American / Urban Life
FIC050000 - Crime
FIC051000 - Cultural Heritage
FIC052000 - Satire
FIC053000 - Amish & Mennonite
FIC054000 - Asian American
FIC055000 - Dystopian
FIC056000 - Hispanic & Latino
FIC057000 - Mashups

Hints:

Subjects in this section are only for individual works of fiction or for collections of fiction. Critical works should be assigned subjects in the LITERARY CRITICISM section (and should not be assigned any subjects in the FICTION section).

"FICTION / Anthologies (multiple authors)" and "FICTION / Short Stories (single author)" may be used with other subjects as appropriate: for example, a collection of ghost stories by several authors could be assigned "FICTION / Ghost" and "FICTION / Anthologies (multiple authors)" (it is recommended that the subject describing the genre be assigned first). Note that several genres have a subsubheading of "Short Stories", thus lessening the need for multiple coding.

Because the FICTION section is arranged by genre, if a geographic breakdown is desired for a collection of fiction, subjects may be assigned in both the FICTION and LITERARY COLLECTIONS sections.

"FICTION / Classics" and "FICTION / Literary" should be used at the classifier's discretion to denote works generally considered to be classics or of literary value.

Use "FICTION / Media Tie-In" when a new ISBN is created and this ISBN represents one of the following:

Existing ISBNs that become the basis for a movie or television show do not have to be re-coded. It is recommended that when "FICTION / Media Tie-In" is used, another subject be assigned as well.