Bangsian Fantasy uses famous literary figures or historical figures to write about their interactions with the afterlife. The genre is named after John Kendric Bangs, an American author and satirist. (Source: A search on Amazon for Bangsian Fantasy produces only a few books, most of which are by John Kendric Bangs:

This genre concerns an exploration of the afterlife these characters find themselves in. According to Best Fantasy Books, these stories fall into three categories:

  • Living people stuck in the afterlife
  • Ghosts stuck in the living world
  • People who have died in heaven or hell