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No Longer Subliterary: North Carolina Whodunits and Science Fiction

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In North Carolina, 20th-century writers began to explore popular genres inclding murder mysteries and science fiction. Murder mystery were initially popular in the western portion of the state, but quickly spread when authors such as James Hay, Jr., Dorothy Ogburn, and Tom Wicker began writing them. Science fiction and its sub-genre fantasy also became, and the state's greatest contributor to this literary area was Manly Wade Wellman who drew inspiration from ballads, folklore, and place names of western North Carolina.
Carolina Comments (NoCar F 251 C38), Vol. 35 Issue 3, May 1987, p69-75, il