genre fiction (usually uncountable, plural genre fictions)
- Fictional works written with the intent of fitting into a specific literary genre (such as mystery, romance, or horror) with an existing audience.
2014 April 22, Mason, Anita, “Genre fiction radiates from a literary centre”, in The Guardian:
- Genre fiction encourages a focus on one aspect at the expense of others. This can produce an obsessive, powerful work. But a literary novel has, somewhere, to open out into the universal.