There are different types of fiction texts, the main types are:
Science fiction is a genre of prose fiction that mostly relies upon the writer’s imagination. For example, a science fiction text could be about scientific changes in a future world that the writer has made up. Science fiction writers like Aldous Huxley and Philip K Dick, created dystopian futures in their prose fiction.
Some prose fiction is based on real events - an example of this would be a historical fiction novel. The writer uses historical research to create a story rather than using their own life experiences, but they also use their imagination to make the story come alive.
Hilary Mantel’s novel Wolf Hall (2009) is an example of historical fiction. This novel is based on real people and historical events in the court of Henry VIII, but Hilary Mantel also uses her imagination to decide how these characters would feel and behave.
Here are some celebrated fiction writers from the 20th and 21st century: