Mimetic Fiction

China Mieville's classification of Straight Fiction as genre.

"I love the term 'mimetic literature', because it turns mainstream fiction into a genre and allows you to say things like, 'I don't read mimetic literature. It's vulgar and childish'" - China Mieville

[Thea Logie, writing about Straight Fiction in the sense of Mimetic Fiction, said: ] Descended from nineteenth and twentieth-century realist fictional tropes. Also, generally less subversive than what is referred to as Science Fiction [although i think she really meant Speculative Fiction], though there are some exceptions: these I personally refer to as Alt Fic, defined as modern fiction that mucks about with reality and doesn't give a monkey's about the literary establishment. -- TL

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