Thema Subject Categories 1.3

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F Fiction & Related items
Use with: (all F* codes) may be used with PLACE 1* and/or TIME PERIOD 3* Qualifiers where these aspects are particularly pertinent & significant; appropriate non-fiction codes may be added after F* codes to indicate specific central themes or topics in fiction
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FB Fiction: general & literary
Use for: literary & non-genre fiction where date not known; prefer FBA or FBC as appropriate where possible. Use with: (all FB* codes) may be used with other F* codes indicating themes, genres or features where applicable
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FBA Modern & contemporary fiction
Use for: works of literary & non-genre fiction first published in the last 50 years or so
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FBC Classic fiction
Class here: works of literary & non-genre fiction widely regarded as ‘classic’ and typically published at least 50 years ago, but where available, prefer ‘classic’ headings for genre fiction. See also: DBS* Sagas & epics and its subcategories, FFC Classic crime & mystery fiction, FLC Classic science fiction
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