open/close all folders
- Fantasy: The fiction of magic and mythology.
- Comic Fantasy
- Dark Fantasy
- Fairy Tale
- Heroic Fantasy
- High Fantasy, the epitome of which is The Lord of the Rings.
- Historical Fantasy
- Low Fantasy
- Medieval European Fantasy
- Magic Realism: "Hey! You got magic in my whimsical literary epic!"
- Mundane Fantastic: Fantasy elements intrude on mundane everyday life.
- Paranormal Romance
- Supernatural Soap Opera
- Sword & Sandal
- Sword & Sorcery
- Urban Fantasy
- Vampire Fiction
- Hybrid sub-genres that straddle category boundaries, and other major sub-genres of speculative fiction.
- Afrofuturism: Fantasy and science fiction with a Black/African aesthetic.
- Alternate History: What If? stories about radical changes to world history. Can often (though not always) involve fantasy or sci-fi elements.
- Bizarro Fiction: Literature's equivalent to the cult section at the video store.
- Dungeon Punk: An adventure friendly smashup of Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Punk, and Two Fisted Tale; heavy on the grit.
- Fantastic Comedy: A comic work, usually a sitcom, with minor but central fantastical elements.
- Gaslamp Fantasy: whimsical hybrid of punk and fantasy, generally lighthearted or dramatic.
- New Weird: Non-derivative horror, sci-fi, and fantasy mostly blended together.
- Paranormal Investigation: A mix of the supernatural and the scientific, with a variable level of the fantastic to the mundane.
- PostApocalyptic:Stories set After the End.
- Science Fantasy: Mix and matched sci-fi and fantasy elements.
- Sci-Fi Horror
- Supernatural Fiction: It's all about ghosts, witches, suspense, and mystery.
- Slipstream: Weird next-door neighbor to realism, who may or may not be an alien wizard.
- Two-Fisted Tales: Works inspired by the pulp magazines of the early 20th century.