Entertainment / Literature / Fantasy Novel: Any novel that is removed from reality--especially those novels set in nonexistent worlds, such as an elvish kingdom, on the moon, in Pellucidar (the hollow center of the earth), or in alternative versions of the historical world--such as a version of London where vampires or sorcerers have seized control of parliament. The characters are often something other than humans, or human characters may interact with nonhuman characters such as trolls, dragons, munchkins, kelpies, etc. Examples include J. R. R. Tolkien's The Hobbit, Ursula leguin's A Wizard of Earthsea, Michael Moorcock's The Dreaming City, or T. H. White's The Once and Future King. See also escapist literature. Contrast with magic realism, science fiction and speculative fiction.
Fantasy Noun Synonyms: make-believe, invention, cabrication, fiction, masquerade, fable, concoction, pretence
Fantasy Adjective Synonyms: imagination, fancy, creativity, inventiveness, creativity, originality
Novel Noun Synonyms: story, tale, narrative, romance, novella, novelette, best-seller, blockbuster
Novel Verb Synonyms: new, unusual, unfamiliar, unconventional, fresh, different, original, creative, untested, untried
Entertainment / Literature / Mystery Novel: A novel focused on suspense and solving a mystery--especially a murder, theft, kidnapping, or some other crime. The protagonist faces inexplicable events, threats, assaults, and unknown forces or anta MORE
Entertainment / Literature / Multicultural Novel: As Robert Harris defines the term in his glossary, a multicultural novel is A novel written by a member of or about a cultural minority group, giving insight into non-Western or non-dominant cultural MORE