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Does this need a concept when I show my book to publishers? I got the bibliography taken care of.

Historical: An accurate portrayal of history in a work of fiction.

Historical Futurism: Using the contradictory words history and futuristic, this subset aims to reincarnate people from history in the present, reliving their lives in a modern context to compare the culture of the original time line and the current day. With an influence in historical revolutions and other important events, the MC must choose whether or not to fulfill their new destiny. It also borrows some concept from Cyberpunk fiction as well.

I wrote a particularly dark example, but no reason it has to be.

It got a litreads sticker on Wattpad.
#1 - November 10, 2016, 10:25 AM

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I'm not sure exactly what you're asking, Sarah. Do you mean if you say in a query that your book is Historical Futurism, will they need the definition of that genre? I think the summary of your book would show the context, and they'd understand if not already familiar with the concept. Or are you asking a different question?

Please clarify so we can help.
#2 - November 10, 2016, 01:42 PM
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Hi Sarah, same question as Arty.

In general, I would probably not use a term that isn't established in the industry in a query letter. Go with historical fiction, or just fiction ("my novel, XXX, complete at XX words").
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#4 - November 10, 2016, 11:55 PM

Yea basically referring to Historical and Contemporary in the same work of fiction, where a person "reexperiences" through past life regression their prior life as a specific real life historical figure, and a duel time line that time splits between the two comparing how we were then and how we are now.

Ah ok, will do that when I query.^^
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Best of luck, Sarah!  :goodluck
#6 - December 07, 2016, 01:29 AM
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