10+ Best Articles on Fiction
The most useful articles on fiction from around the web—beginners to advanced—curated by thought leaders and our community. We focus on timeless pieces and update the list whenever we discover new, must-read articles or videos—make sure to bookmark and revisit this page.
Top 5 Fiction Articles
At a glance: these are the articles that have been most read, shared, and saved on fiction by Refind users in 2023 so far.
- The Case Against the Trauma Plot
- Why You Should Read More Fiction
- How William Gibson Keeps His Science Fiction Real
- The 10 Best Crime Novels of the Last Decade
- Lost chapter of world's first novel found in Japanese storeroom
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How to Review a Novel
How do novel reviews begin? Just like novels very often: Motherless boys may be pitied by mothers but are not infrequently envied by other boys. For the friends of the Piontek family, August 31st, …
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Why You Should Read More Fiction
The modern world constantly bombards us with polarised perspectives. A world where we judge first and think later. Where the headline matters but the reasons behind the actions don’t. Fiction is the…
«Reading narrative fiction allows one to learn about our social world and as a result fosters empathic growth and prosocial behaviour.”»
The 10 Best Crime Novels of the Last Decade
As 2019 comes to a close, it’s time to take stock of the decade that was in crime fiction and mystery. Why? Because we can. Because the books are there to be read and re-read, debated and rec…
Lost chapter of world's first novel found in Japanese storeroom
A fifth part of The Tale of Genji, which was completed around 1010 by a woman later named Murasaki Shikibu, has been found in a house in Tokyo
George RR Martin promises to not write spinoff until Game of Thrones book is finished
As prequel TV show House of the Dragon is announced by HBO, author says Winds of Winter ‘remains my priority’
Top 10 golden age detective novels
For some, ‘cosy crime’ of the 1920s and 30s is class-ridden and formulaic – but classic authors such as Agatha Christie and Josephine Tey paved the way for modern fiction as we know it
These are some of the most-read long-form articles on fiction.
The Case Against the Trauma Plot
Fiction writers love it. Filmmakers can’t resist it. But does this trope deepen characters, or flatten them into a set of symptoms?
The Disappearance of Guy
Guy was released shortly after he was detained. His parents did their best to keep everything quiet. But already the rumors had begun.
How William Gibson Keeps His Science Fiction Real
Midway through his career, the inventor of “cyberspace” turned his attention to a strange new world: the present.
Collections: The Siege of Gondor, Part I: Professionals Talk Logistics
This is the first part of a six-part (II, III, IV, V, VI) series I expect to roll out taking a historian’s look at the Siege of Gondor in Peter Jackson’s Return of the King. We’re going to discuss…
How Science Fiction Imagined the 2020s
What ‘Blade Runner,’ cyberpunk, and Octavia Butler had to say about the age we’re entering now
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