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Paranormal fiction


  • Here are entered collections of fiction on witchcraft, spiritualism, psychic phenomena, vodou, supernatural powers, etc.; beings whose existence is not confirmed by science; extraterrestrial life and unidentified flying objects; and, other subjects beyond the range of normal experience or scientific explanation.

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    • Occult stories
    • Occultism--Fiction
    • Occultism--Juvenile fiction
    • Paranormal stories
    • Parapsychology--Fiction
    • Parapsychology--Juvenile fiction
    • Supernatural--Fiction
    • Supernatural--Juvenile fiction
    • Witchcraft--Fiction
    • Witchcraft--Juvenile fiction
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    • Occult fiction
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    • found: Work cat.: 2010032647: Fang-tastic fiction : twenty-first-century paranormal reads, 2011:p. 1 (paranormal fiction; a mix of fantasy, science fiction, and horror that could include futuristic, extraterrestrial, time-travel, and all manner of supernatural adventures involving all manner of imaginary creatures. This bibliography uses a much more limited definition of paranormal. Included here are works of paranormal romance, fantasy, mystery, and suspense, that are set, for the most part, in a relatively realistic modern world--a world inhabited by both human and paranormal beings) pp. 5-6 ("enhanced humans", the "walking dead", shape-shifters, representatives of Heaven, Hell and Mythology, the "fae")
    • found: Barclay, G. Anatomy of horror : the masters of occult fiction, 1979.
    • found: The unexplained, 1998(stories of the paranormal)
    • found: Barron, N. What fantastic fiction do I read next? 1998:p. xi (Occult: fiction based on mystical or secret doctrine)
    • found: GSAFD, 1990(Occult fiction: collections and discussions of fiction that deal with witchcraft, spiritualism, psychic phenomena, voodooism, etc. and works that deal with the mysterious or secret knowledge and power supposedly attainable through these and other magical or supernatural means)
    • found: Piatkus book news & blog, viewed Aug. 25, 2011:Fiction (Piatkus is known for our wide variety of fiction, which includes romance, historical, paranormal, supernatural and horror) Paranormal Romance (Some of the themes are often arise involve vampires, shapeshifters (including werewolves), ghosts, fairies and characters with physic abilities)
  • General Notes

    • Here are entered collections of fiction on witchcraft, spiritualism, psychic phenomena, vodou, supernatural powers, etc.; beings whose existence is not confirmed by science; extraterrestrial life and unidentified flying objects; and, other subjects beyond the range of normal experience or scientific explanation.
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    • 1998-08-04: new
    • 2012-11-13: revised
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