Military Fiction Genre – What’s the best definition for the military genre? Books in the military fiction genre are made up of stories involving war or battle. They contain a lot of action and often take place in a field of armed combat. The characters in the military genre are either making preparations for war, dealing with war close to their home front (domestic setting), or are recovering from war. Most stories are set in a period from the past, crossing them with the historical genre.

Military genre books can also be about a character that is a solider, who might be joining a military force and/or fighting for a cause.

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military fiction genre book coverMilitary Fiction Genre – Examples

Review this list of popular examples to help you get a better understanding of the military fiction genre.

1. A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway

2. All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque

3. Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks

4. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

5. Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier

6. Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

7. For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway

8. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

9. Johnny Got His Gun by Dalton Trumbo

10. Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War by Karl Marlantes

11. Night by Elie Wiesel

12. Shogun by James Clavell

13. Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut

14. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer

15. The Hunt for Red October by Tom Clancy

16. The Iliad by Homer

17. The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara

18. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

19. The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

20. The Naked and the Dead by Norman Mailer

21. The Quiet American by Graham Greene

22. The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane

23. The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien

24. The Winds of War by Herman Wouk

25. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

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Military Fiction Genre – Related Book Genres

* Apocalyptic Genre

* Disaster Thriller Genre

* Espionage Fiction Genre

* Historical Fiction Definition

* Political Fiction Genre

* Urban Fiction Genre

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