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manner +‎ -punk


mannerpunk (uncountable)

  1. A subgenre of fantasy literature that takes place within an elaborate social structure and resembles a comedy of manners.
    • 1998, "Misha MCM", Blue Eyes (on newsgroup
      I have a fondness for mannerpunk mysteries....
    • 1998, "Macedon", Craft of Writing 3 (point of view) (on newsgroup alt.startrek.creative)
      This type of POV is particularly valuable for stories which are heavy on characters and theme, those that "say something." One wouldn't ordinarily choose it for a PWP (plot? what plot?) romp unless engaged in mannerpunk.