Next on our list of genres to look at is Historical. For more information on all genres, check out our List of Genre Descriptions, posted several weeks ago.
A predominant feature of any historical novel is that it takes place at some point in history. Since it is the setting that determines whether a novel is historical rather than the topic, almost all other genres can be a sub-genre of Historicals as well.
Did you find any surprises in this list? Fantasy, Steampunk, Time Travel are labeled as speculative fiction–and they are. But since they can also take place in historical settings, they fit within the scope of Historical Fiction as well.