Military Techno-Thriller Fiction and the Bestseller List, 1985-2000

15 Pages Posted: 3 Jul 2018 Last revised: 27 Jan 2019

Date Written: June 14, 2018

Abstract

This paper, a follow-up to the author's earlier work on spy fiction's bestseller list presence, concerns the position of the military techno-thriller in the literary market during the 1985-2000 presence on the basis of bestseller data. It argues that the genre's popularity peaked in 1989 and plummeted by the late 1990s, and considers possible explanations for the development.

Keywords: Thriller Fiction, Spy Fiction, Military Fiction, Techno-Thriller, Military TechnoThriller, Popular Fiction, 20th Century American Literature, 20th Century British Literature

Suggested Citation

Elhefnawy, Nader, Military Techno-Thriller Fiction and the Bestseller List, 1985-2000 (June 14, 2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3195867 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3195867

Nader Elhefnawy (Contact Author)

Miami-Dade Community College ( email )

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Miami, FL 33132
United States

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