Thema Subject Categories 1.4

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Notation Category heading Add Mod ?
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
FM Fantasy
FMB Epic fantasy / heroic fantasy
Class here: high fantasy
FMH Historical fantasy
FMK Comic (humorous) fantasy
FMM Magical realism
Use for: works that incorporates fantastic, magical, mythical or supernatural elements into an otherwise real-world or mundane setting. Use with: FBA or FBC for literary works that incorporate magical realism, for example, those of the kind frequently associated with literature from Latin America
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FMR Fantasy romance
Use for: fantasy stories using many of the elements and conventions of the romance genre but that remain primarily and recognisably a fantasy story.
See also: FRV Dark romance, FRT Romance: fantasy and paranormal
FMT Dark fantasy
Use for: fantasy stories with darker and frightening themes, often incorporating elements of horror or that have a gloomy and threatening atmosphere or a sense of horror and dread
FMW Contemporary fantasy
Use for: fantasy set in the present day or contemporary settings
FMX Urban fantasy

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