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Hello, I'm working with OCLC, and we are algorithmically generating data about different Genres, like notable Authors, Book, Movies, Subjects, Characters and Places. We have determined that this Wikipedia page has a close affintity to our detected Genere of suspense-fiction. It might be useful to look at  for more information. Thanks. Maximilianklein (talk) 23:56, 5 December 2012 (UTC)
Alright, I've seen a lot of edit warring going on for the past few days. Maybe some of the people involved could explain their positions here on the talk page? One of the bigger disputes seems to be whether this is science fiction or not. I think we should go by what the reliable sources say. I did a simple Google search, and it turned up Robin Cook: A Critical Companion, which says that "the techno-thriller overlaps the science fiction genre. Indeed, it is useful to regard the techno-thriller a melding of science fiction and suspense." It seems like what we've got right now is a bunch of original research. NinjaRobotPirate (talk) 11:20, 30 January 2016 (UTC)
which is why I have been removing such inserts/changes - but perhaps not explaining myself too well, apologies. :: Kevinalewis : (Talk Page)/(Desk) 09:14, 1 February 2016 (UTC)
If I had to guesss, @Luaza1313: and their IP address is responsible. --Soetermans. T / C 08:56, 8 February 2016 (UTC)
I fail to see that the term "techno-thriller" is anything more than a marketing term invented to remove the "stigma" of science fiction from novels whose authors don't care to be branded as writers of boyfic. Virtually any classic science fiction novel by Asimov, Clarke or a host of other icons of the science fiction genre could be re-classed as "techno-thrillers". The fact that so-called "techno-thrillers" make use of military technology, near-future scenarios, and alternative history merely puts them squarely in the New Wave of science fiction writing that started in the 1960s. To make up a new classification for these novels is to demonstrate ignorance of the history of science fiction. Science fiction is more than space ships, but even if it weren't, novels such as Michael Crichton's The Andromeda Strain are definitive science fiction--it contains space ships, an alien plague, and near future technology.
I urge WikiPedia not to cave in to this marketing ploy, and classify Crichton, Clive Cussler, and other writers of near-future stories involving wildly experimental, non-existent technology and near future scenarios back where they belong: firmly in the embrace of science fiction.
Respect the genre.Munchkyn (talk) 23:16, 13 April 2009 (UTC)
Last edited at 23:16, 13 April 2009 (UTC). Substituted at 07:43, 30 April 2016 (UTC)