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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
|FY||Fiction: special features
Use all FY* codes with: other F* code indicating genre or type. FY* codes should not usually be the primary or main subject code
Use for: fiction written in a series of documents, letters, diaries, e-mails, blogs etc
Use for: fiction written deliberately in the style of another (typically earlier) author (as homage rather than parody), often as a sequel to a novel written by, or using a popular character created by, the original author.
See also: FUP Satirical fiction and parodies
Use for: fiction which combines a pre-existing text, often a classic novel, with another contrasting genre, such as horror, into a single narrative. Use with: other F* or non-fiction codes to indicate component elements.
See also: FUP Satirical fiction and parodies
|FYQ||Fiction: special features: Yaoi / BL novels
Use with: other F* codes to indicate genre, for example FR* codes for Romance stories, 5LKE * codes if they are about that generation.
See also: XAMT Manga: Yaoi
Use for: the kind of romance, science fiction or other types of genre fiction, usually published on a monthly basis, short, in clearly delineated lines and with a certain number published every month. Use with: other F* code indicating genre or type. DO NOT USE: FYR as the main or primary subject or the only code
|FYS||Fiction: special features: ranobe (‘light novels’)
Use for: short fiction aimed at adults, usually driven primarily by dialogue and character and generally accompanied by illustrations in manga/anime or similar styles. Use with: other F* codes to indicate the genre. FYS may be used as a main subject as appropriate
|FYT||Fiction in translation
Use for: fiction translated from another language. Use with: F* codes to ensure classification is meaningful beyond the translation of the work itself. DO NOT USE: PLACE 1* or LANGUAGE 2* Qualifiers to specify the original language (this is described in other metadata). You may still use a PLACE 1* Qualifier if it is relevant to the plot or setting of the book. DO NOT USE: FYT as the main or primary subject or the only code
|FYV||Fiction: inspired by or adapted from
Use for: stories that were published as spin-offs or companions to pre-existing non-book media or merchandise, novelizations and novels inspired by a popular film franchise, an online game or a TV series. Use with: other F* codes indicating genre or type, or with DB*, DC*, DD* or XQ* codes if this work is presented as a poem or a comic book. DO NOT USE: for titles that were subsequently made into films, film tie-in versions (this is described in other metadata)
|FYW||Fiction: special features: game-related
Class here: LitRPG, GameLit, RoLit. Use for: fiction that is structured like a videogame, or features the same kind of challenges as would be found in a game, or is about or set in a videogame. Use with: other F* codes especially FL* or FM* as appropriate
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