Historical Fiction?

Posted: June 6, 2016 in Books
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I just finished reading a mediocre novel set in the American Old West. It seemed to me that the setting was more of a cartoony idea Old West than anything researched for any length of time. I made the comment in my Amazon review that the novel was as much Historical Fiction as the TV show Xena: Warrior Princess was. Oh sure it was set in the past, and there were historical events and people that showed up, but does that really make it Historical Fiction? So I thought I would toss this question out to the universe: are there criteria a respectable author must meet to classify a book as Historical Fiction?

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Xena: Warrior Princess

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