Definitions for "HISTORICAL NOVEL"
Keywords:  novel, fiction, predates, genre, story
A novel that has been set in an earlier time or era. Also, a novel that was once a contemporary novel and has survived to a later period. See also NOVEL REGIONAL NOVEL
Book-length fictional story that takes place in a realistic historical setting.
a fair departure from your more established path of writing science-fiction novels
a wonderful way to learn about the past, and A Conspiracy of Paper most certainly fits that bill