Get it on Google Play
New! Download Unionpedia on your Android™ device!
Faster access than browser!

Fictional currency

Index Fictional currency

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

66 relations: A Fishful of Dollars, Andrews McMeel Publishing, Antarctic, Apprentice Adept, Barter, Cambridge University Press, Chemical element, Coincidence of wants, Compound interest, Consider Phlebas, Cryopreservation, Currency, Demon Princes, Digital currency, Douglas Adams, Dragonlance, Dragons of Despair, Dune (franchise), Earthsea, Eric Frank Russell, Fantasy, Ferengi, Fiat money, Fiction, Fictional universe, Foundation series, Frank Herbert, Frederik Pohl, Futurama, Garrett P. Serviss, George O. Smith, Gold standard, Greenwood Publishing Group, H. G. Wells, Iain Banks, IGN, Inflation, Isaac Asimov, J. K. Rowling, Jack Vance, List of Dragonlance locations, List of fictional currencies, Magic (supernatural), Medium of exchange, Piers Anthony, Printing press, Quatloos.com, Replicator (Star Trek), Rowman & Littlefield, Science fiction, ..., Simon & Schuster, Space opera, Star Trek, Steel, The Age of the Pussyfoot, The Great Explosion, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The Killing Machine, The Sleeper Awakes, Time travel, Ursula K. Le Guin, Utopia, Venus Equilateral, Virtual economy, Wizarding World, Wizards of the Coast. Expand index (16 more) »

A Fishful of Dollars

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

New!!: Fictional currency and A Fishful of Dollars · See more »

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.

New!!: Fictional currency and Andrews McMeel Publishing · See more »


The Antarctic (US English, UK English or and or) is a polar region around the Earth's South Pole, opposite the Arctic region around the North Pole.

New!!: Fictional currency and Antarctic · See more »

Apprentice Adept

Apprentice Adept is a heptalogy of fantasy and science fiction novels written by English American author Piers Anthony.

New!!: Fictional currency and Apprentice Adept · See more »


In trade, barter is a system of exchange where participants in a transaction directly exchange goods or services for other goods or services without using a medium of exchange, such as money.

New!!: Fictional currency and Barter · See more »

Cambridge University Press

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

New!!: Fictional currency and Cambridge University Press · See more »

Chemical element

A chemical element is a species of atoms having the same number of protons in their atomic nuclei (that is, the same atomic number, or Z).

New!!: Fictional currency and Chemical element · See more »

Coincidence of wants

The coincidence of wants (often known as double coincidence of wants) is the situation where the supplier of good A wants good B and the supplier of good B wants good A. It 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.

New!!: Fictional currency and Coincidence of wants · See more »

Compound interest

Compound interest is the addition of interest to the principal sum of a loan or deposit, or in other words, interest on interest.

New!!: Fictional currency and Compound interest · See more »

Consider Phlebas

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

New!!: Fictional currency and Consider Phlebas · See more »


Cryo-preservation or cryo-conservation is a process where organelles, cells, tissues, extracellular matrix, organs or any other biological constructs susceptible to damage caused by unregulated chemical kinetics are preserved by cooling to very low temperatures (typically −80 °C using solid carbon dioxide or −196 °C using liquid nitrogen).

New!!: Fictional currency and Cryopreservation · See more »


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.

New!!: Fictional currency and Currency · See more »

Demon Princes

The Demon Princes is a series of five 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.

New!!: Fictional currency and Demon Princes · See more »

Digital currency

Digital currency (digital money or electronic money or electronic currency) is a type of currency available only in digital form, not in physical (such as banknotes and coins).

New!!: Fictional currency and Digital currency · See more »

Douglas Adams

Douglas Noel Adams (11 March 1952 – 11 May 2001) was an English author, scriptwriter, essayist, humorist, satirist and dramatist.

New!!: Fictional currency and Douglas Adams · See more »


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 fantasy novels.

New!!: Fictional currency and Dragonlance · See more »

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.

New!!: Fictional currency and Dragons of Despair · See more »

Dune (franchise)

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

New!!: Fictional currency and Dune (franchise) · See more »


Earthsea is a series of fantasy books written by the American writer Ursula K. Le Guin and the name of their setting, a world of islands surrounded by an uncharted ocean.

New!!: Fictional currency and Earthsea · See more »

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.

New!!: Fictional currency and Eric Frank Russell · See more »


Fantasy is a genre of speculative fiction set in a fictional universe, often without any locations, events, or people referencing the real world.

New!!: Fictional currency and Fantasy · See more »


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

New!!: Fictional currency and Ferengi · See more »

Fiat money

Fiat money is a currency without intrinsic value that has been established as money, often by government regulation.

New!!: Fictional currency and Fiat money · See more »


Fiction is any story or setting that is derived from imagination—in other words, not based strictly on history or fact.

New!!: Fictional currency and Fiction · See more »

Fictional universe

A fictional universe is a self-consistent setting with events, and often other elements, that differ from the real world.

New!!: Fictional currency and Fictional universe · See more »

Foundation series

The Foundation series is a science fiction book series written by American author Isaac Asimov.

New!!: Fictional currency and Foundation series · See more »

Frank Herbert

Franklin 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.

New!!: Fictional currency and Frank Herbert · See more »

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 75 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.

New!!: Fictional currency and Frederik Pohl · See more »


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

New!!: Fictional currency and Futurama · See more »

Garrett P. Serviss

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

New!!: Fictional currency and Garrett P. Serviss · See more »

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.

New!!: Fictional currency and George O. Smith · See more »

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.

New!!: Fictional currency and Gold standard · See more »

Greenwood Publishing Group

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

New!!: Fictional currency and Greenwood Publishing Group · See more »

H. G. Wells

Herbert George Wells.

New!!: Fictional currency and H. G. Wells · See more »

Iain Banks

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

New!!: Fictional currency and Iain Banks · See more »


IGN (formerly Imagine Games Network) is an American video game and entertainment media company operated by IGN Entertainment Inc., a subsidiary of Ziff Davis wholly owned by j2 Global.

New!!: Fictional currency and IGN · See more »


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

New!!: Fictional currency and Inflation · See more »

Isaac Asimov

Isaac Asimov (January 2, 1920 – April 6, 1992) was an American writer and professor of biochemistry at Boston University.

New!!: Fictional currency and Isaac Asimov · See more »

J. K. Rowling

Joanne Rowling, ("rolling";Rowling, J.K. (16 February 2007).. Accio Quote (accio-quote.org). Retrieved 28 April 2008. born 31 July 1965), writing under the pen names J. K. Rowling and Robert Galbraith, is a British novelist, philanthropist, film and television producer and screenwriter best known for writing the Harry Potter fantasy series.

New!!: Fictional currency and J. K. Rowling · See more »

Jack Vance

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

New!!: Fictional currency and Jack Vance · See more »

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.

New!!: Fictional currency and List of Dragonlance locations · See more »

List of fictional currencies

Fictional currency is the currency used in works of fiction.

New!!: Fictional currency and List of fictional currencies · See more »

Magic (supernatural)

Magic is a category in Western culture into which have been placed various beliefs and practices considered separate from both religion and science.

New!!: Fictional currency and Magic (supernatural) · See more »

Medium of exchange

A medium of exchange is a tradeable entity used to avoid the inconveniences of a pure barter system.

New!!: Fictional currency and Medium of exchange · See more »

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.

New!!: Fictional currency and Piers Anthony · See more »

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.

New!!: Fictional currency and Printing press · See more »


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

New!!: Fictional currency and Quatloos.com · See more »

Replicator (Star Trek)

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

New!!: Fictional currency and Replicator (Star Trek) · See more »

Rowman & Littlefield

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

New!!: Fictional currency and Rowman & Littlefield · See more »

Science fiction

Science fiction (often shortened to Sci-Fi or SF) is a genre of speculative fiction, typically dealing with imaginative concepts such as advanced science and technology, spaceflight, time travel, and extraterrestrial life.

New!!: Fictional currency and Science fiction · See more »

Simon & Schuster

Simon & Schuster, Inc., a subsidiary of CBS Corporation, is an American publishing company founded in New York City in 1924 by Richard Simon and Max Schuster.

New!!: Fictional currency and Simon & Schuster · See more »

Space opera

Space opera is a subgenre of science fiction that emphasizes space warfare, melodramatic adventure, interplanetary battles, chivalric romance, and risk-taking.

New!!: Fictional currency and Space opera · See more »

Star Trek

Star Trek is an American media franchise based on the science fiction television series created by Gene Roddenberry.

New!!: Fictional currency and Star Trek · See more »


Steel is an alloy of iron and carbon and other elements.

New!!: Fictional currency and Steel · See more »

The Age of the Pussyfoot

The Age of the Pussyfoot is a work of science fiction by Frederik Pohl, first published as a serial in Galaxy Science Fiction in three parts, starting in October 1966.

New!!: Fictional currency and The Age of the Pussyfoot · See more »

The Great Explosion

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

New!!: Fictional currency and The Great Explosion · See more »

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (sometimes referred to as HG2G, HHGTTG or H2G2) is a comedy science fiction series created by Douglas Adams.

New!!: Fictional currency and The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy · See more »

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.

New!!: Fictional currency and The Killing Machine · See more »

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 he has become the richest man in the world.

New!!: Fictional currency and The Sleeper Awakes · See more »

Time travel

Time travel is the concept of movement between certain points in time, analogous to movement between different points in space by an object or a person, typically using a hypothetical device known as a time machine.

New!!: Fictional currency and Time travel · See more »

Ursula K. Le Guin

Ursula Kroeber Le Guin (October 21, 1929 – January 22, 2018) was an American novelist.

New!!: Fictional currency and Ursula K. Le Guin · See more »


A utopia is an imagined community or society that possesses highly desirable or nearly perfect qualities for its citizens.

New!!: Fictional currency and Utopia · See more »

Venus Equilateral

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

New!!: Fictional currency and Venus Equilateral · See more »

Virtual economy

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

New!!: Fictional currency and Virtual economy · See more »

Wizarding World

The Wizarding World (previously known as J. K. Rowling's Wizarding World) is a British-American fantasy media franchise and shared fictional universe centered on a series of films, based on the Harry Potter novels by British author J. K. Rowling.

New!!: Fictional currency and Wizarding World · See more »

Wizards of the Coast

Wizards of the Coast LLC (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.

New!!: Fictional currency and Wizards of the Coast · See more »

Redirects here:

Credit (science fiction), Credits (science fiction), Fictional currencies, Fictional money, G (computer role-playing games), Latinum (Star Trek), Zenny.


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

Hey! We are on Facebook now! »