One-shot novels are similar to short stories, but they generally have a more linear and straightforward narrative. One shots are usually not meant to be completed, but they can also be used as a way to tell a story that might not have a conclusion. One shot genre novels are often found in the genres of science fiction and fantasy. They can also be found in young adult books and comic books. They usually take place in one time period, with a single location or place, and generally don't have any sequels.