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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FK Horror and supernatural fiction
FKC Classic horror and ghost stories
Class here: classic gothic horror. Use for: horror and ghost stories widely regarded or presented as ‘classic’ and typically, but not necessarily, published and in print for several decades
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FKM Contemporary horror and ghost stories
Use for: horror set in the present day or contemporary settings, typically first published in the last few decades
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FKW Occult fiction

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