Thema Subject Categories 1.4

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F Fiction and Related items
DO NOT USE: code ‘F’ itself, but select specific categories from section F*. Use all F* codes with: other subject categories and qualifiers where appropriate, in particular PLACE 1* and/or TIME PERIOD 3* Qualifiers where these aspects are particularly pertinent and significant. N.B. F* codes maybe used with appropriate non-fiction categories to indicate key settings or topics of the narrative, but for all adult fiction the primary category must be an F* code. FX* codes may be used to indicate a strong underlying theme. Also use with 5H*, 5J*, 5L* or 5P* qualifiers when these represent a significant topic or part of the appeal of the narrative. FY* codes may be used to indicate special features of a fiction title
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FJ Adventure fiction
Use for: works that primarily emphasise physical, and sometimes violent, action, that often have a sense of danger and are meant to give the reader a sense of excitement or adventure.
See also: FH Thriller / suspense fiction
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FJM War, combat and military adventure fiction
Class here: Special forces stories. Use for: stories that primarily emphasise the action or adventure side of war or combat, but prefer other F* codes and TIME PERIOD 1* qualifiers for works where war or conflict is part of the background of the story or that examine the impact of war but where the primary theme could not be seen as action or adventure
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FJMV Vietnam War fiction

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