I know this must sound strikingly odd, but I wrote an entire novel, eighty thousand words, and I don't know what genre it actually fits into. I will admit that at first it was meant to be Science Fiction, but now that I look back I realize it's not very sciencie. There are no moon people or laser beams, there aren't flying cars, robots exist but to the same extent as they do now. Perhaps I should explain a bit... The novel takes place in about a hundred of so years and every thing is generally the same. I know, I know, this seems very implausible. I'm not saying society has not changed, it definitely has, but the world is much as it is today. America has changed drastically and has formed more of a union between itself, Canada, and (begrudgingly) Mexico. The one thing that has changed, however, is the lack of religion. All forms of public activity in relation to religion has been banned. That's not to say people can't believe in their God, they just can't do it in public. Yes, yes, I know, this sounds absurd, and it is. Then again, so is the idea of America joining forces with Canada and Mexico. For all the conspiracy folks who just fell over and are now digging through your files to email me the proof that the Amero is going to replace the U.S. Dollar... please don't. I wanted to have fun with this story and fall into a world that won't honestly happen. So forgive me if this all sounds absurd. As for the whole science fiction thing... well, there isn't much. At the very most, medicine and body modification has advanced by miles, making life exceedingly easy. No, people can't jump over buildings or fly. Instead, organs are being replaced without any issue, cancer is not being cured but rather constantly treated, and there is no such thing as obesity. Yeah, you heard me, not fatties. Why? Well, we already have people who will suck the fat out of you with a hose, you don't think in the future we'll have something a bit more... logical? Alright, maybe obesity is not cured, but it's not as common as we think it is now. Unfortunately, the novel does not revolve around this sudden societal change. Instead, it revolves around this man who is looking for a woman. You essentially go through his own life as you find out what happened when he was deployed into Mexico (its a long story, just go with it) and what his own religious beliefs are. So I guess my question is what genre does this belong to? I've asked my friends and they're torn. Some say science fiction, others say its a political thriller, and a few of them say it's military/espionage. I understand that asking this while only giving a fairly limited description is not the greatest way to find my answer, but something tells me I'm never going to get it unless I start asking someone. And before anyone asks, it does not have a very strong pro or anti religion message. My personal beliefs are just that, personal. I'm simply using it as a way to tell a story and delve deeper into what a secular society would look like. I made it fair: to some of us it will look like utter hell, while to others it will be nothing short of heaven itself... pun intended. Any advice is greatly appreciated. Thanks.