Comments on "What is historical fiction?" - Faerye Net 2008-11-18T23:52:31+00:00 re: My two cents 2008-11-18T23:52:31+00:00 2008-11-18T23:52:31+00:00 <p>The research component is something I&#8217;ve thought of as well. Whereas most fiction requires research at some point (even if it&#8217;s into myths, or how precisely the character will die when blown out an airlock), a lot of the best historical fiction seems to be admirably, thoroughly researched. The research and the use of it seem to be part of the art of the genre, so perhaps you&#8217;ve got your finger on something there.</p> Felicity My two cents 2008-11-17T16:19:37+00:00 2008-11-17T16:19:37+00:00 <p>I think of historical fiction as being written by someone who was completely removed from the era about which they are writing. If someone writes fiction about an era which they are familiar, because they lived in it, I consider that to be just fiction. The truth is, it is your bookshelf, and you can be Book Queen and organize it any which way you want. This is Amerika.</p> Mindi Re: Got clarity? 2008-11-14T00:30:17+00:00 2008-11-14T00:30:17+00:00 <p>In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king. ;)</p> GreyStork