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A fictional currency is some form of defined or alluded currency in works of fiction. [1]

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A Fishful of Dollars

"A Fishful of Dollars" is episode six in the first season of Futurama.

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Andrews McMeel Publishing

Andrews McMeel Publishing, LLC (formerly Andrews, McMeel and Parker (1975–1986) and Andrews and McMeel (1986–1997)) is a company that publishes books, calendars, and related toys.

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The Antarctic is a polar region, specifically the region around the Earth's South Pole, opposite the Arctic region around the North Pole.

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Apprentice Adept

Apprentice Adept is a seven-book fantasy and science fiction novel series by Piers Anthony.

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Barter is a system of exchange where goods or services are directly exchanged for other goods or services without using a medium of exchange, such as money.

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Cambridge University Press

Cambridge University Press (CUP) is the publishing business of the University of Cambridge.

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Chemical element

A chemical element (or element) is a chemical substance consisting of atoms having the same number of protons in their atomic nuclei (i.e. the same atomic number, Z).

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Coincidence of wants

The coincidence of wants problem (often "double coincidence of wants") is an important category of transaction costs that impose severe limitations on economies lacking a medium of exchange (such as money), which have to rely on barter or other in-kind transactions.

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Compound interest

Compound interest is interest added to the principal of a deposit or loan so that the added interest also earns interest from then on.

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Consider Phlebas

Consider Phlebas, first published in 1987, is a space opera novel by Scottish writer Iain M. Banks.

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Cryopreservation or cryoconservation is a process where cells, whole tissues, or any other substances susceptible to damage caused by chemical reactivity or time are preserved by cooling to sub-zero temperatures.

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A currency (from curraunt, "in circulation", from currens, -entis) in the most specific use of the word refers to money in any form when in actual use or circulation as a medium of exchange, especially circulating banknotes and coins.

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Demon Princes

The Demon Princes is a five-book series of science fiction novels by Jack Vance, which cumulatively relate the story of one Kirth Gersen as he exacts his revenge on five notorious criminals, collectively known as the Demon Princes, who carried the people of his village off into slavery during his childhood.

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Douglas Adams

Douglas Noel Adams (11 March 1952 – 11 May 2001) was an English writer, humorist, and dramatist.

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Dragonlance is a shared universe created by Laura and Tracy Hickman, and expanded by Tracy Hickman and Margaret Weis under the direction of TSR, Inc. into a series of popular fantasy novels.

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Dragons of Despair

Dragons of Despair is the first in a series of 16 ''Dragonlance'' adventures published by TSR, Inc. (TSR) between 1984 and 1988.

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Dune (franchise)

Dune is a soft science fiction franchise that originated with the 1965 novel Dune by Frank Herbert.

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Earthsea is a series by Ursula K. Le Guin, starting with her short story "The Word of Unbinding," published in 1964.

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Electronic money

Electronic money, or e-money, is the money balance recorded electronically on a stored-value card.

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Eric Frank Russell

Eric Frank Russell (January 6, 1905 – February 28, 1978) was a British author best known for his science fiction novels and short stories.

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F+W, formerly F+W Publications and F+W Media, is a media and e-commerce company headquartered in New York City.

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Fantasy is a genre of fiction that commonly uses magic and other supernatural phenomena as a primary plot element, theme, or setting.

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The Ferengi are a fictional extraterrestrial race from the Star Trek universe.

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Fiat money

Fiat money is currency which derives its value from government regulation or law.

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Fiction describes people, places, events, and/or complete narrative works derived from imagination, in addition to, or rather than, from history or fact.

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Fictional universe

A fictional universe is a self-consistent fictional setting with elements that differ from the real world.

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Fictional universe of Harry Potter

The fictional universe of J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series of fantasy novels comprises two distinct societies: the wizarding world and the Muggle world.

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Foundation series

The Foundation series is a science fiction series by Isaac Asimov.

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Frank Herbert

Frank Patrick Herbert, Jr. (October 8, 1920 – February 11, 1986) was an American science fiction writer best known for the novel Dune and its five sequels.

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Frederik Pohl

Frederik George Pohl, Jr. (November 26, 1919 – September 2, 2013) was an American science fiction writer, editor and fan, with a career spanning more than seventy-five years—from his first published work, the 1937 poem "Elegy to a Dead Satellite: Luna", to the 2011 novel All the Lives He Led and articles and essays published in 2012.

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Futurama is an American adult animated science fiction sitcom created by Matt Groening for the Fox Broadcasting Company.

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Garrett P. Serviss

Garrett Putnam Serviss (March 24, 1851 – May 25, 1929) was an American astronomer, popularizer of astronomy, and early science fiction writer.

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George O. Smith

George Oliver Smith (April 9, 1911 – May 27, 1981) (also known by the pseudonym Wesley Long) was an American science fiction author.

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Gold standard

A gold standard is a monetary system in which the standard economic unit of account is based on a fixed quantity of gold.

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Greenwood Publishing Group

Greenwood Publishing Group (GPG) is an educational and academic publisher (middle school through university level) which is today part of ABC-CLIO.

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H. G. Wells

Herbert George Wells (21 September 1866 – 13 August 1946), known primarily as H. G. Wells,.

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Iain Banks

Iain Banks (16 February 1954 – 9 June 2013) was a Scottish author.

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IGN (formerly Imagine Games Network) is a San Francisco-based games and entertainment media company operated by Ziff Davis LLC.

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In economics, inflation is a sustained increase in the general price level of goods and services in an economy over a period of time.

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Isaac Asimov

Isaac Asimov (born Isaak Yudovich Ozimov; circa January 2, 1920 – April 6, 1992) was an American author and professor of biochemistry at Boston University, best known for his works of science fiction and for his popular science books.

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J. K. Rowling

Joanne "Jo" Rowling, (born 31 July 1965), pen names J. K. Rowling and Robert Galbraith, is a British novelist best known as the author of the Harry Potter fantasy series.

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Jack Vance

John Holbrook "Jack" Vance (August 28, 1916 – May 26, 2013) was an American mystery, fantasy, and science fiction writer.

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List of Dragonlance locations

Dragonlance locations are locations in the fictional Dragonlance universe, including cities, towns, castles and villages all found in the world of Krynn.

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List of fictional currencies

Fictional currency is the currency used in works of fiction.

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Magic (paranormal)

Magic or sorcery is the use of rituals, symbols, actions, gestures and language that are believed to exploit supernatural forces.

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Medium of exchange

A medium of exchange is an intermediary used in trade to avoid the inconveniences of a pure barter system.

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Piers Anthony

Piers Anthony Dillingham Jacob (born 6 August 1934 in Oxford, England) is an English American author in the science fiction and fantasy genres, publishing under the name Piers Anthony.

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Printing press

A printing press is a device for applying pressure to an inked surface resting upon a print medium (such as paper or cloth), thereby transferring the ink.

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Quatloos.com is an anti-fraud website maintained by a non-profit corporation, Financial and Tax Fraud Education Associates, Inc.

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Replicator (Star Trek)

In Star Trek a replicator is a machine capable of creating (and recycling) objects.

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Rowman & Littlefield

Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group is an independent publishing house founded in 1949.

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Science fiction

Science fiction is a genre of fiction dealing with imaginative content such as futuristic settings, futuristic science and technology, space travel, time travel, faster than light travel, parallel universes and extraterrestrial life.

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Space opera

Space opera is a subgenre of science fiction that emphasizes space warfare, melodramatic adventure, set mainly or entirely in outer space, and often romance (heroic literature).

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Star Trek

Star Trek is an American science fiction entertainment franchise created by Gene Roddenberry and owned by CBS and Paramount Pictures.

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Steels are alloys of iron and other elements, primarily carbon, widely used in construction and other applications because of their high tensile strengths and low costs.

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The Age of the Pussyfoot

The Age of the Pussyfoot is a science fiction novel by Frederik Pohl, first published as a novel in 1969.

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The Great Explosion

The Great Explosion is a satirical science fiction novel by Eric Frank Russell, first published in 1962.

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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is a comedy science fiction series created by Douglas Adams.

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The Killing Machine

The Killing Machine (1964) is a science fiction novel by American writer Jack Vance, the second in his "Demon Princes" series, in which Kirth Gersen, having brought arch-villain Malagate the Woe to justice, sets his sights on Kokor Hekkus, another of the Demon Princes.

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The Sleeper Awakes

The Sleeper Awakes (1910) is a dystopian science fiction novel by H. G. Wells about a man who sleeps for two hundred and three years, waking up in a completely transformed London, where, because of compound interest on his bank accounts, he has become the richest man in the world.

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Time travel

Time travel is the concept of movement (often by a human) between different points in time in a manner analogous to moving between different points in space, typically using a hypothetical device known as a time machine.

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Ursula K. Le Guin

Ursula Kroeber Le Guin (born October 21, 1929) is an American author of novels, children's books, and short stories, mainly in the genres of fantasy and science fiction.

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A utopia is a community or society possessing highly desirable or near perfect qualities.

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Venus Equilateral

The Venus Equilateral series is a set of 13 science fiction short stories by George O. Smith, concerning the Venus Equilateral Relay Station, an interplanetary communications hub located at the Lagrangian point of the Sun-Venus system.

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Virtual economy

A virtual economy (or sometimes synthetic economy) is an emergent economy existing in a virtual persistent world, usually exchanging virtual goods in the context of an Internet game.

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Wizards of the Coast

Wizards of the Coast (often referred to as WotC or simply Wizards) is an American publisher of games, primarily based on fantasy and science fiction themes, and formerly an operator of retail stores for games.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fictional_currency

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