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Action and adventure fiction

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Genre/Form termAction and adventure fiction
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Variant(s)Action fiction
Adventure fiction
Swashbuckler fiction
Swashbucklers (Fiction)
See alsoFiction
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Found inSaricks, J. Readers' advisory guide to genre fiction, 2009: p. 17 (novels in the Adventure genre are action-packed, feature a hero on a mission, and are often set in exotic locales during times of war and peace; characteristics of adventure: pacing is generally brisk, as the hero escapes from one dangerous episode to the next; the story line focuses on action, usually a mission; there is always an identifiable hero; detailed settings are important, generally 'elsewhere', i.e. foreign)
GSAFD, 2000 (Adventure fiction. UFs: Adventure stories, Swashbucklers; use for works characterized by an emphasis on physical and often violent action, exotic locales, and dangers, generally with little character development)