Science or Medical Thrillers: Novels (fiction) whose plots invoke scientific or medical themes, settings (hospitals, laboratories), or characters (doctors, scientists, medical examiners). NOT the same thing as “science fiction”.
Nonfiction Thrillers: Compelling true stories written in the page-turning style of a thriller
Romantic Suspense: sci/med thrillers with a heavy dose of romance
Classic Thrillers: Influential thrillers with enduring popularity
Classic Science Fiction: Giants of SciFi, not SciThri
Other Thrillers: Political, legal, financial, etc.
LabLit: Books with significant scientific or medical themes, settings, or characters, but not necessarily thrillers (they’re not high-stakes, action-packed, plot-driven). The term was coined by Dr. Jennifer Rohn in 2001; if you’re interested, check out her website devoted to “the culture of science in fiction and fact.”
Mysteries: need I say more?
Other: more stuff you might like to read