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 Table of Contents ? Genreflecting 6th Edition
 
 
 
 
 Part I
 Introduction 
 to Popular Reading Interests
 
 The Social Nature of Reading
 	Wayne A. Wiegand
 A Brief History of Readers? Advisory
 	Melanie A. Kimball
 The Readers? Advisory Interview
 	Catherine Sheldrick Ross
 Serving Today?s Reader
 	Diana Tixier Herald
 
 
 
 
 Part II
 The Genres
 
 Historical Fiction.
 	Essay (R. Gordon Kelly)
 	Themes and Types. (Diana Tixier Herald)
 		Selected Classics.
 		Prehistoric.
 		Ancient Civilizations.
 		Middle Ages.
 			The "Royals".
 		Exploration, Renaissance.
 			Europe.
 			The British Isles.
 			The "Royals".
 		Exotic Locales.
 		The Americas.
 			Colonial/Early Settlement/Revolution.
 			Civil War/ Reconstruction/New Nation.
 			The Twentieth Century.
 		Saga Series.
 		Epics.
 	Topics.
 		Bibliographies and Encyclopedias.
 		Writers' Manuals.
 		Awards.
 		Online Resources.
 		Conferences.
 		D's Historical Picks
 Westerns
 	Essay (Connie Van Fleet)
 	Themes and Types. (Diana Tixier Herald)
 		Selected Classics.
 		Native Americans.
 		Indian Captives.
 		Mountain Men.
 		Wagons West and Early Settlement.
 		Merchants and Teamsters.
 		Mines and Mining.
 		Law and Lawmen.
 		Bad Men and Good.
 		Army in the West.
 		Texas and Mexico.
 		Hired Man on Horseback.
 		Cattle Drives.
 		Cattle Kingdoms.
 		Range Wars.
 		Sheepmen.
 		Railroads.
 		Buffalo Runners.
 		Unromanticized.
 		Picaresque.
 		Comedy and Parody.
 		Coming of Age.
 		Celebrity Characters.
 		African-Americans in the West.
 		Mormons.
 		Singular Woman.
 		Romance.
 		Young Adult Westerns.
 		The West Lives On.
 		Eccentric Variations.
 		Sagas.
 		Series
 	Topics.
 		Short Stories.
 			Novella Anthology Series.
 		Bibliographies and Encyclopedias.
 		History and Criticism.
 		Organizations.
 		Awards.
 		Publishers.
 		Online Resources
 Crime
 	Essay (Erin A. Smith)		
 	Themes and Types. (Diana Tixier Herald)
 		Selected Classics.
 		The Detective Story.
 			The Professionals.
 				Police Detectives.
 				Private Investigators.
 				Ex-Cops.
 			Unofficial Detectives.
 			Hard-Boiled.
 			Amateur Detective Cozy and Soft-Boiled.
 				Psychologists and Psychiatrists.
 				Forensic Scientists.
 				Lawyers.
 				Ecclesiastical.
 				Academic.
 				Journalists.
 				Husband-and-Wife Teams.
 				Human-and-Animal Teams.
 			Diversity in Detection.
 				Gay and Lesbian.
 				Black Sleuths.
 				Hispanic Sleuths.
 				Native American Sleuths.
 				Asian Sleuths.
 			Subjects and Themes.
 				Sports.
 				Cookery.
 				Bibliomysteries.
 				Art World.
 			Genreblends.
 			Historical Mysteries.
 			Futuristic Mysteries.
 			Bizarre Blends.
 		Suspense.
 			Serial Killers and Psychopaths.
 			Romance/Suspense Writers.
 		Crime/Caper.
 		Legal Thriller.
 	Topics.
 		Anthology Series.
 		Bibliographies and Genre Guides.
 		Encyclopedias.
 		Writers' Manuals.
 		Associations.
 		Conventions.
 		Awards.
 		Online Resources.
 		D's Crime Picks
 Adventure.
 	Essay (Diana Tixier Herald)
 	Themes and Types. (Diana Tixier Herald)
 		Classics.
 		Spy/Espionage.
 			Spy Novels.
 			Women Spies.
 			Political Intrigue and Terrorism.
 		Thrillers.
 			Cipher Thrillers.
 			Nazis.
 			Technothrillers.
 			Financial Intrigue/Espionage.
 			Biothrillers.
 		Survival.
 			The Lone Survivor.
 			Disaster.
 		Male Romance.
 			Wild Frontiers and Exotic Lands.
 			Soldier-of-Fortune.
 			Male-Action/Adventure Series.
 		Military and Naval Adventure.
 			Twentieth Century.
 			Historical Naval and Military Adventure.
 	Topics.
 		Bibliographies.
 		Special Collections.
 		Di's Picks
 Romance.
 	Essay (Denise Adkins)
 	Themes and Types. (Diana Tixier Herald)
 		Selected Classics.
 		Contemporary Romance.
 			Sensuous Contemporaries.
 			Sweet Contemporaries.
 		Romantic-Suspense.
 			Contemporary Romantic Suspense.
 			Historical Romantic Suspense.
 			Paranormal Romantic Suspense.
 			Gothic Romance.
 		Historical Romance.
 			General Historical Romance.
 			Frontier and Western Romance.
 			Native American.
 			Medieval.
 			Scotland.
 			Regency Romance.
 			Saga.
 			Hot Historicals.
 				Sweet-and-Savage.
 				Spicy Historical.
 		Paranormal Romance.
 			Fantasy Romance.
 			Time Travel Romance.
 			Paranormal Beings.
 			Futuristic/Science Fiction.
 		Ethnic Romance.
 			African-American.
 			Latina.
 			Native American.
 	Topics.
 		Bibliographies and Biographies.
 		History and Criticism.
 		Review Journals.
 		Authors' Associations.
 		Awards.
 		Publishers.
 		D's Picks.
 Science Fiction
 	Essay (JoAnn Palmeri)
 	Themes and Types. (Diana Tixier Herald)
 		Selected Classics.
 		Science Fiction Adventure.
 			Space Opera.
 			Militaristic.
 		Time Travel.
 		Shared Worlds.
 		Techno SF.
 			High Tech.
 			Robots, Cyborgs, Androids.
 			Nanotechnology.
 			Virtual Reality.
 		The Future is Bleak.
 			Dystopias and Utopias.
 		Social Structures.
 			Biological.
 			Religious.
 		Alternate and Parallel Worlds.
 			Parallel Worlds.
 			Alternate History.
 		Earth's Children.
 			Bioengineering.
 		Psionic Powers.
 		Aliens.
 		Genreblending.
 			Romantic Science Fiction.
 			Science Fiction Mysteries.
 			Humor in SF.
 			Science Fantasy.
 	Topics.
 		Anthologies.
 			Anthology Series.
 		Encyclopedias.
 		Reviews.
 		Associations.
 		Conventions.
 		Awards.
 		D's Science Fiction Picks.
 Fantasy
 	Essay (John H. Timmerman)
 	Themes and Types. (Diana Tixier Herald)
 		Selected Classics.
 		Epic/Sword and Sorcery.
 		Saga, Myth, and Legend.
 			Arthurian Legend.
 			Celtic.
 			Nordic.
 			Asian.
 		Fairy Tales.
 		Humorous.
 		A Bestiary.
 			Dragons.
 			Uncommon Common Animals.
 		World of Faerie.
 		Urban Fantasy.
 		Alternate and Parallel Worlds.
 			Alternate History.
 			Parallel Worlds.
 			Alternate Worlds.
 			Religion Based Alternate Worlds.
 		Shared Worlds.
 		Dark Fantasy.
 		Romantic Fantasy
 	Topics.
 		Anthologies.
 			Anthology Series.
 		Bibliographies and Biographies.
 		Encyclopedias.
 		History and Criticism.
 		Online Resources.
 		Organizations and Conventions.
 		Awards.
 		D's Fantasy Picks
 Horror.
 	Essay (Dale Bailey)
 	Themes and Types. (Diana Tixier Herald)
 		Selected Classics.
 		Monsters.
 			Vampires.
 				Vampires and Romance.
 				Vampire Mystery/ Suspense.
 			Werewolves.
 		The Occult and Supernatural.
 			Witches and Warlocks.
 			Cosmic Paranoia.
 			Ghosts.
 			Haunted Houses.
 		Demonic Possession and Exorcism.
 		Satanism, Demonology, and Black Magic.
 		Apocalypse.
 		Medical Horror and Evil Science.
 		Psychological Horror.
 		Dark Fantasy
 	Topics.
 		Grand Masters.
 		Stephen King.
 		Short Stories.
 			Anthologies.
 			Annual Anthologies.
 		Bibliographies.
 		Encyclopedias.
 		History and Criticism.
 		Conventions.
 		Organizations.
 		Review Journals.
 		Online Resources
 		D's Horror Picks
 Christian Fiction.
 	Essay (Erin A. Smith)
 	Themes And Types. (Diana Tixier Herald)
 		Selected Classics.
 		Contemporary Christian Fiction.
 		Christian Romance.
 			Contemporary.
 			Christian Chick Lit.
 			Historical Romance.
 		Gentle Reads.
 		Mysteries/Thrillers.
 		Speculative.
 			Fantasy.
 			Science Fiction.
 			Apocalyptic Fiction.
 		Historical.
 			Biblical.
 			Westerns.
 	Topics.
 		Awards.
 		Organizations.
 		Reference Resources.
 		Di's Picks.
 Emerging Genres.
 	Essay (Diana Tixier Herald)
 	Women's Fiction. (Diana Tixier Herald)
 		Resources.
 		Di's Picks.
 	Chick Lit. (Diana Tixier Herald)
 		Resources.
 		Di's Picks
 
 
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Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

American fiction -- Stories, plots, etc.
Popular literature -- Stories, plots, etc.
English fiction -- Stories, plots, etc.
Fiction genres -- Bibliography.
Fiction -- Bibliography.
Reading interests.