663 books — 486 voters
Spy fiction, literature concerning the forms of espionage, was a sub-genre derived from the novel during the nineteenth century, which then evolved into a discrete genre before the First World War (1914–18), when governments established modern intelligence agencies in the early twentieth century. As a genre, spy fiction is thematically related to the novel of adventure, the thriller and the politico–military thriller.
“ The secret twitched on my lips even as they heartily agreed to my offer and I slipped away to retrieve the cakes, but I could already taste victory on my tongue. ”
“ Generally in the case of armies you wish to strike, cities you wish to attack, and people you wish to assassinate, you must know the names of the garrison commander, the staff officers, the ushers, gate keepers, and the bodyguards. You must instruct your agents to inquire into these matters in minute detail. If you wish to conduct offensive war you must know the men employed by the enemy. Are they wise or stupid, clever or clumsy? Having assessed their qualities, you prepare appropriate measures ...more ”
Friends, would you care to partake in a learned discussion of current events, the global economy…more
[close] Friends, would you care to partake in a learned discussion of current events, the global economy, writing, selling, film, and reading? Then gift us with the honor of your sophisticated opinions, queries and humor on board our trireme of World, Writing and Wealth and sail the seven seas with us!
2,771 members, last active 2 hours ago
Thrill is Gone: A podcast about old thrillers.
[close] Thrill is Gone: A podcast about old thrillers.
1 member, last active one year ago
W E L C O M E Amaryllis Academy was originally a "college" of sorts for the most talented royal…more
[close] W E L C O M E Amaryllis Academy was originally a "college" of sorts for the most talented royals. Here, they receive any and all resources to pursue whatever they want. But a few years later, some officials decided that commoners deserved a chance to receive such unparalleled education, and formed a sister school for 8th to 12th graders in order to make the transition into Amaryllis easier for those who would be selected to enter the academy. But that was all a facade. The sister school was actually created to train the children to become spies, for the officials had realized that selling information on the royals would be extremely profitable. Only a few students would be told and enlisted, of course, but in the next decade, Amaryllis Academy became a school for royals, commoners, and spies. Even so, one thing remains common with every student: passion and the desire for a new life. So welcome to Amaryllis Academy, and welcome to your chance to start anew. **Note**: This rp was created more for a general setting than a strict story-line. For this reason, I have a discussion for "plot-based rp requests" so you have the freedom to create your own story to rp. Want a character who has secret magical powers? Or do you want a commoner whose mother was royal but disowned and is now driven by bitterness? Go for it! The one request I have is to not make your character too powerful.
5 members, last active one year ago
For fans of books by Vince Flynn, Brad Taylor, Brad Thor, Tom Clancy, Fredrick Forsyth and other…more
[close] For fans of books by Vince Flynn, Brad Taylor, Brad Thor, Tom Clancy, Fredrick Forsyth and other thrillers involving technology, spies, assassins, geopolitics, international settings and terrorists. Purpose of this group is to discuss these kinds of thrillers, discuss the genre as a whole (is realism in a thriller a good thing?), suggest new releases that deserve attention and allow new authors in the genre who are members of the group to promote them. We also discuss films and tv shows involving characters of books in the spy thriller genre or ones that may have been inspired by books from the spy thriller genre.
708 members, last active 2 months ago
Tags contributing to this page include: espionage, spies, spy, spy-books, and spy-fiction