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Outline of fantasy

Index Outline of fantasy

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to fantasy: Fantasy – genre of fiction that commonly uses magic and other supernatural phenomena as a primary plot element, theme, or setting. [1]

189 relations: A Princess of Mars, Andre Norton Award, Angel, Animism, Astral plane, Aurealis Award, Aurealis Award for best fantasy short story, Bangsian fantasy, Barsoom, British Fantasy Society, C. S. Lewis, Caveman, Comic fantasy, Contemporary fantasy, Dark fantasy, Darrell Awards, David Eddings, David Yates, Demon, Dragon, Dungeons & Dragons, Dwarf (mythology), Dwarf Stars Award, Dying Earth, Early history of fantasy, Eberron, Elemental, Elf, Enchanted forest, Evocation, Fable, Fairy, Fairytale fantasy, Familiar spirit, Fantastic, Fantastic art, Fantastique, Fantasy, Fantasy comics, Fantasy fiction magazine, Fantasy film, Fantasy literature, Fantasy television, Fantasy tropes, Fantasy wargame, Fantasy world, Fiction, Fictional universe, Film producer, Folklore, ..., Gandalf Award, Gaylactic Spectrum Awards, Genre, Genre fiction, George R. R. Martin, Giant, Gnome, Goblin, Gods and demons fiction, Halfling, Hard fantasy, Harry Potter fandom, Hero, Heroic fantasy, High fantasy, Historical fantasy, History of fantasy, Hobbit, Incantation, International Fantasy Award, J. K. Rowling, J. R. R. Tolkien, James Tiptree Jr. Award, Japan Fantasy Novel Award, John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, Juvenile fantasy, Katherine Kurtz, L. Frank Baum, Land of Oz, Legend, Legendary creature, Lewis Carroll, Lewis Carroll Shelf Award, List of Canadian science fiction and fantasy authors, List of fantasy anime, List of fantasy authors, List of fantasy novels, List of fantasy story collections, List of fantasy television programs, List of fantasy worlds, List of films based on military books (fantasy), List of genres, List of high fantasy fiction, List of James Tiptree Jr. Award winners, List of Lambda Literary Awards winners and nominees for science fiction, fantasy and horror, List of mythological places, List of religious ideas in fantasy fiction, List of science fiction and fantasy artists, List of science fiction and fantasy detectives, List of stock characters, List of writing genres, Lists of fantasy films, Los Angeles Times, Lost city (fiction), Lovecraftian horror, Low fantasy, Magic (supernatural), Magic in fiction, Magic Kingdom of Landover, Magical girl, Magician (fantasy), Medieval fantasy, Michael Moorcock, Middle-earth, Munchkin, Mythic fiction, Mythopoeic Awards, Necromancy, Neverland, Occult detective fiction, Oerth, Orc, Outline (list), Pern, Persian Speculative Art and Literature Award, Peter Jackson, Phantastik-Preis der Stadt Wetzlar, Picts in fantasy, Pilgrim Award, Planetary romance, Plot (narrative), Premio Ignotus, Prix Nocturne, Quest, R. A. Salvatore, Reuters, Rhysling Award, Role-playing game, Romantic fantasy, Russian science fiction and fantasy, Saturn Award, Science fantasy, Science fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy Translation Awards, Sense of Gender Awards, Setting (narrative), Shapeshifting, Space opera, Speculative fiction, Speculative poetry, Spirit, Stephenie Meyer, Subterranean fiction, Supernatural, Supernatural fiction, Sword and planet, Sword and sorcery, Tähtifantasia Award, Technomancy, The Belgariad, The Chronicles of Narnia, The Dreamers (novel series), The Elder Scrolls, The Elenium, The George Pal Memorial Award, The Life Career Award, The Malloreon, The President's Memorial Award, The Tamuli, Theme (narrative), Thieves' World, Tim Burton, Time (magazine), Tolkien fandom, Troll, Twilight (novel series), Undead, Urban fantasy, Ursula K. Le Guin, Warcraft, Warhammer Fantasy Battle, Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay, Witchcraft, Wonderland (fictional country), World Fantasy Award, Worldbuilding, WSFA Small Press Award, Wuxia, Xanth. Expand index (139 more) »

A Princess of Mars

A Princess of Mars is a science fantasy novel by American writer Edgar Rice Burroughs, the first of his Barsoom series.

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Andre Norton Award

The Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy is an annual award presented by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) to the author of the best young adult or middle grade science fiction or fantasy book published in the United States in the preceding year.

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Angel

An angel is generally a supernatural being found in various religions and mythologies.

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Animism

Animism (from Latin anima, "breath, spirit, life") is the religious belief that objects, places and creatures all possess a distinct spiritual essence.

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Astral plane

The astral plane, also called the astral world, is a plane of existence postulated by classical (particularly neo-Platonic), medieval, oriental, and esoteric philosophies and mystery religions.

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Aurealis Award

The Aurealis Award for Excellence in Speculative Fiction is an annual literary award for Australian science fiction, fantasy and horror fiction.

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Aurealis Award for best fantasy short story

The Aurealis Awards are presented annually by the Australia-based Chimaera Publications and WASFF to published works in order to "recognise the achievements of Australian science fiction, fantasy, horror writers".

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Bangsian fantasy

Bangsian fantasy is a fantasy genre which concerns the use of famous literary or historical individuals and their interactions in the afterlife.

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Barsoom

Barsoom is a fictional representation of the planet Mars created by American pulp fiction author Edgar Rice Burroughs.

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British Fantasy Society

The British Fantasy Society (BFS) was founded in 1971 as the British Weird Fantasy Society, an offshoot of the British Science Fiction Association.

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C. S. Lewis

Clive Staples Lewis (29 November 1898 – 22 November 1963) was a British novelist, poet, academic, medievalist, literary critic, essayist, lay theologian, broadcaster, lecturer, and Christian apologist.

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Caveman

A caveman is a stock character representative of primitive man in the Paleolithic.

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Comic fantasy

Comic fantasy is a subgenre of fantasy that is primarily humorous in intent and tone.

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Contemporary fantasy

Contemporary fantasy, also known as modern fantasy or indigenous fantasy, is a subgenre of fantasy, set in the present day or, more accurately, the time period of the maker.

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Dark fantasy

Dark fantasy is a subgenre of fantasy literary, artistic, and cinematic works that incorporate darker and frightening themes of fantasy.

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Darrell Awards

The Darrell Awards are intended to promote literacy in the Mid-South by recognizing the best published Midsouth regional science fiction, fantasy, and horror.

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David Eddings

David Eddings (July 7, 1931 – June 2, 2009) was an American fantasy writer.

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David Yates

David Yates (born) is an English filmmaker who has directed feature films, short films, and television productions.

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Demon

A demon (from Koine Greek δαιμόνιον daimónion) is a supernatural and often malevolent being prevalent in religion, occultism, literature, fiction, mythology and folklore.

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Dragon

A dragon is a large, serpent-like legendary creature that appears in the folklore of many cultures around the world.

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Dungeons & Dragons

Dungeons & Dragons (abbreviated as D&DMead, Malcomson; ''Dungeons & Dragons'' FAQ or DnD) is a fantasy tabletop role-playing game (RPG) originally designed by Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson.

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Dwarf (mythology)

In Germanic mythology, a dwarf is a human-shaped entity that dwells in mountains and in the earth, and is variously associated with wisdom, smithing, mining, and crafting.

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Dwarf Stars Award

The Dwarf Stars Award is an annual award presented by the Science Fiction Poetry Association to the author of the best horror, fantasy, or science fiction poem of ten lines or fewer published in the previous year.

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Dying Earth

Dying Earth is a fantasy series by the American author Jack Vance, comprising four books originally published from 1950 to 1984.

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Early history of fantasy

Elements of the supernatural and the fantastic were an element of literature from its beginning, though the idea of a distinct genre, in the modern sense, is less than two centuries old.

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Eberron

Eberron is a campaign setting for the Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) role-playing game, set in a period after a vast destructive war on the continent of Khorvaire.

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Elemental

Universally, an elemental is a type of magical entity who personifies a force of nature and controls natural powers derived from their element.

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Elf

An elf (plural: elves) is a type of human-shaped supernatural being in Germanic mythology and folklore.

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Enchanted forest

In folklore and fantasy, an enchanted forest is a forest under, or containing, enchantments.

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Evocation

Evocation is the act of calling upon or summoning a spirit, demon, god or other supernatural agent, in the Western mystery tradition.

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Fable

Fable is a literary genre: a succinct fictional story, in prose or verse, that features animals, legendary creatures, plants, inanimate objects, or forces of nature that are anthropomorphized (given human qualities, such as the ability to speak human language) and that illustrates or leads to a particular moral lesson (a "moral"), which may at the end be added explicitly as a pithy maxim or saying.

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Fairy

A fairy (also fata, fay, fey, fae, fair folk; from faery, faerie, "realm of the fays") is a type of mythical being or legendary creature in European folklore, a form of spirit, often described as metaphysical, supernatural, or preternatural.

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Fairytale fantasy

Fairytale fantasy is distinguished from other subgenres of fantasy by the works' heavy use of motifs, and often plots, from folklore.

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Familiar spirit

In European folklore and folk-belief of the Medieval and Early Modern periods, familiar spirits (sometimes referred to simply as "familiars" or "animal guides") were believed to be supernatural entities that would assist witches and cunning folk in their practice of magic.

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Fantastic

The fantastic (le fantastique) is a subgenre of literary works characterized by the ambiguous presentation of seemingly supernatural forces.

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Fantastic art

Fantastic art is a broad and loosely defined art genre.

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Fantastique

Fantastique is a French term for a literary and cinematic genre that overlaps with science fiction, horror, and fantasy.

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Fantasy

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

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Fantasy comics

Fantasy comics have been around as long as the medium itself.

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Fantasy fiction magazine

A fantasy fiction magazine or fantasy magazine is a magazine which publishes primarily fantasy fiction.

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Fantasy film

Fantasy films are films that belong to the fantasy genre with fantastic themes, usually magic, supernatural events, mythology, folklore, or exotic fantasy worlds.

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Fantasy literature

Fantasy literature is literature set in an imaginary universe, often but not always without any locations, events, or people from the real world.

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Fantasy television

Fantasy television is a genre of television programming featuring elements of the fantastic, often including magic, supernatural forces, or exotic fantasy worlds.

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Fantasy tropes

Fantasy tropes are a specific type of literary tropes that occur in fantasy fiction.

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Fantasy wargame

A fantasy wargame is a wargame that involves a fantastical setting, and employs rules for elements such as magic and non-human intelligent creatures.

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Fantasy world

A fantasy world is a human conceived world created in fictional media, such as literature, film or games.

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Fiction

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

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Fictional universe

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

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Film producer

A film producer is a person who oversees the production of a film.

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Folklore

Folklore is the expressive body of culture shared by a particular group of people; it encompasses the traditions common to that culture, subculture or group.

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Gandalf Award

The Gandalf Awards, honoring achievement in fantasy literature, were conferred by the World Science Fiction Society annually from 1974 to 1981.

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Gaylactic Spectrum Awards

The Gaylactic Spectrum Awards (1999–present) are given to works of science fiction, fantasy and horror that explore LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) topics in a positive way.

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Genre

Genre is any form or type of communication in any mode (written, spoken, digital, artistic, etc.) with socially-agreed upon conventions developed over time.

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Genre fiction

Genre fiction, also known as popular fiction, is plot-driven fictional works written with the intent of fitting into a specific literary genre, in order to appeal to readers and fans already familiar with that genre.

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George R. R. Martin

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Giant

Giants (from Latin and Ancient Greek: "gigas", cognate giga-) are beings of human appearance, but prodigious size and strength common in the mythology and legends of many different cultures.

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Gnome

A gnome is a diminutive spirit in Renaissance magic and alchemy, first introduced by Paracelsus in the 16th century and later adopted by more recent authors including those of modern fantasy literature.

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Goblin

A goblin is a monstrous creature from European folklore, first attested in stories from the Middle Ages.

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Gods and demons fiction

Gods and demons fiction is a subgenre of fantasy fiction that revolves around the deities, immortals, and monsters of Chinese mythology.

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Halfling

Halfling is another name for J. R. R. Tolkien's hobbit, a fictional race found in some fantasy novels and games.

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Hard fantasy

Hard fantasy is a subgenre of fantasy literature that strives to present stories set in (and often centered on) a rational and knowable world.

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Harry Potter fandom

Harry Potter fandom refers to the community of fans of the Harry Potter books and movies who participate in entertainment activities that revolve around the series, such as reading and writing fan fiction, creating and soliciting fan art, engaging in role-playing games, socializing on Harry Potter-based forums, and more.

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Hero

A hero (masculine) or heroine (feminine) is a real person or a main character of a literary work who, in the face of danger, combats adversity through feats of ingenuity, bravery or strength; the original hero type of classical epics did such things for the sake of glory and honor.

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Heroic fantasy

"Heroic fantasy" is the name I have given to a subgenre of fiction, otherwise called the "sword-and-sorcery" story.

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High fantasy

High fantasy or epic fantasy is a subgenre of fantasy, defined either by the epic nature of its setting or by the epic stature of its characters, themes, or plot.

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Historical fantasy

Historical fantasy is a category of fantasy and genre of historical fiction that incorporates fantastic elements (such as magic) into the narrative.

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History of fantasy

Elements of the supernatural and the fantastic were an element of literature from its beginning.

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Hobbit

Hobbits are a fictional, diminutive, humanoid race who inhabit the lands of Middle-earth in J. R. R. Tolkien’s fiction.

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Incantation

An incantation, enchantment, or magic spell is a set of words, spoken or unspoken, which are considered by its user to invoke some magical effect.

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International Fantasy Award

The International Fantasy Award was an annual literary award for the best science fiction or fantasy book and, in 1951-1953, the best non-fiction book of interest to science fiction and fantasy readers.

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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.

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J. R. R. Tolkien

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, (Tolkien pronounced his surname, see his phonetic transcription published on the illustration in The Return of the Shadow: The History of The Lord of the Rings, Part One. Christopher Tolkien. London: Unwin Hyman, 1988. (The History of Middle-earth; 6). In General American the surname is also pronounced. This pronunciation no doubt arose by analogy with such words as toll and polka, or because speakers of General American realise as, while often hearing British as; thus or General American become the closest possible approximation to the Received Pronunciation for many American speakers. Wells, John. 1990. Longman pronunciation dictionary. Harlow: Longman, 3 January 1892 – 2 September 1973) was an English writer, poet, philologist, and university professor who is best known as the author of the classic high fantasy works The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion.

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James Tiptree Jr. Award

The James Tiptree Jr.

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Japan Fantasy Novel Award

The is an annual award which began in 1989 and is sponsored by the Yomiuri Shimbun and Shimizu Corporation with the backing of publisher Shinchōsha.

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John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer

The John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer is an award given annually to the best new writer whose first professional work of science fiction or fantasy was published within the two previous calendar years.

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Juvenile fantasy

Juvenile fantasy is children's literature with fantasy elements: fantasy intended for readers not yet adult.

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Katherine Kurtz

Katherine Irene Kurtz is an American fantasy writer and author of sixteen historical fantasy novels in the Deryni series.

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L. Frank Baum

Lyman Frank Baum (May 15, 1856 – May 6, 1919), better known as L. Frank Baum, was an American author chiefly famous for his children's books, particularly The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and its sequels.

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Land of Oz

The fictional Land of Oz is a magical country first introduced in the classic children's novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900).

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Legend

Legend is a genre of folklore that consists of a narrative featuring human actions perceived or believed both by teller and listeners to have taken place within human history.

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Legendary creature

A legendary, mythical, or mythological creature, traditionally called a fabulous beast or fabulous creature, is a fictitious, imaginary and often supernatural animal, often a hybrid, sometimes part human, whose existence has not or cannot be proved and that is described in folklore or fiction but also in historical accounts before history became a science.

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Lewis Carroll

Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (27 January 1832 – 14 January 1898), better known by his pen name Lewis Carroll, was an English writer, mathematician, logician, Anglican deacon, and photographer.

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Lewis Carroll Shelf Award

The Lewis Carroll Shelf Award was an American literary award conferred on several books annually by the University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Education annually from 1958 to 1979.

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List of Canadian science fiction and fantasy authors

Canadian science fiction and fantasy authors.

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List of fantasy anime

This is a list of fantasy anime television series, films, and OVAs.

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List of fantasy authors

This is a list of fantasy authors, authors known for writing works of fantasy, fantasy literature, or related genres of magic realism, horror fiction, science fantasy.

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List of fantasy novels

The list of fantasy novels has been divided into the following three parts.

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List of fantasy story collections

Some notable fantasy short story collections, in alphabetical order by title (some of these collections may also include some science-fiction stories).

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List of fantasy television programs

This is a list of fantasy television programs.

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List of fantasy worlds

This is a partial list of fictional fantasy worlds, according to the medium they appear in.

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List of films based on military books (fantasy)

A list of films that are based on war books.

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List of genres

This is a list of genres of literature and entertainment, excluding genres in the visual arts.

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List of high fantasy fiction

This list contains a variety of examples of high fantasy fiction.

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List of James Tiptree Jr. Award winners

The following is a list of winners and shortlisted works of the James Tiptree Jr. Award, an annual literary prize for works of science fiction or fantasy that expand or explore one's understanding of gender.

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List of Lambda Literary Awards winners and nominees for science fiction, fantasy and horror

Lambda Literary Awards (also known as the "Lammys") are awarded yearly by the United States-based Lambda Literary Foundation to published works that celebrate or explore LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) themes.

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List of mythological places

This is a list of mythological places which appear in mythological tales, folklore, and varying religious texts.

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List of religious ideas in fantasy fiction

Religious themes appear in fantasy fiction, including literature, film and television.

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List of science fiction and fantasy artists

This is a list of science fiction and fantasy artists, 20th- and 21st-century artists who have created book covers or interior illustrations for books, or who have published their own books or comic books of fantastic art with science fiction or fantasy themes.

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List of science fiction and fantasy detectives

This list consists of fictional detectives from science fiction and fantasy stories.

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List of stock characters

A stock character is a dramatic or literary character representing a type in a conventional manner and recurring in many works.

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List of writing genres

Writing genres (commonly known, more narrowly, as literary genres) are determined by narrative technique, tone, content, and sometimes length.

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Lists of fantasy films

List of fantasy films is a chronological listing of films in the fantasy genre.

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Los Angeles Times

The Los Angeles Times is a daily newspaper which has been published in Los Angeles, California since 1881.

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Lost city (fiction)

In the popular imagination lost cities are real, prosperous, well-populated areas of human habitation that have fallen into terminal decline and been lost to history.

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Lovecraftian horror

Lovecraftian horror is a subgenre of horror fiction that emphasizes the cosmic horror of the unknown (and in some cases, unknowable) more than gore or other elements of shock, though these may still be present.

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Low fantasy

Low fantasy or intrusion fantasy is a subgenre of fantasy fiction where magical events intrude on an otherwise normal world.

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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.

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Magic in fiction

Magic in fiction is the endowment of characters or objects in works of fiction with powers that do not naturally occur in the real world.

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Magic Kingdom of Landover

The Magic Kingdom of Landover series is a series of six fantasy novels by Terry Brooks following the adventures of a former trial lawyer named Ben Holiday, and the collection of friends and enemies that he encounters when he purchases a magical kingdom.

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Magical girl

is a subgenre of Japanese fantasy anime and manga which features girls with magical powers or who use magic.

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Magician (fantasy)

An enchanter, enchantress, mage, magician, sorcerer, sorceress, warlock, witch, or wizard, is someone who uses or practices magic derived from supernatural, occult, or arcane sources.

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Medieval fantasy

Medieval fantasy is a subgenre of fantasy that encompasses the Middle Ages and sometimes simply represents fictitious versions of historic events.

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Michael Moorcock

Michael John Moorcock (born 18 December 1939) is an English writer and musician, primarily of science fiction and fantasy, who has also published literary novels.

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Middle-earth

Middle-earth is the fictional setting of much of British writer J. R. R. Tolkien's legendarium.

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Munchkin

The Munchkins are the natives of the fictional Munchkin Country in the Oz books by American author L. Frank Baum.

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Mythic fiction

Mythic fiction is literature that is rooted in, inspired by, or that in some way draws from the tropes, themes and symbolism of myth, legend, folklore, and fairy tales.

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Mythopoeic Awards

The Mythopoeic Awards for literature and literary studies are given by the Mythopoeic Society to authors of outstanding works in the fields of myth, fantasy, and the scholarly study of these areas.

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Necromancy

Necromancy is a practice of magic involving communication with the deceased – either by summoning their spirit as an apparition or raising them bodily – for the purpose of divination, imparting the means to foretell future events or discover hidden knowledge, to bring someone back from the dead, or to use the deceased as a weapon, as the term may sometimes be used in a more general sense to refer to black magic or witchcraft.

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Neverland

Neverland is a fictional island featured in the works of J. M. Barrie and those based on them.

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Occult detective fiction

Occult detective fiction combines the tropes of detective fiction with those of supernatural horror fiction.

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Oerth

In the Dungeons & Dragons roleplaying game, Oerth is the fictional planet on which one of the earliest campaign settings, the World of Greyhawk, is located.

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Orc

An orc (also spelled ork) is a fictional humanoid creature that is part of a fantasy race akin to goblins.

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Outline (list)

An outline, also called a hierarchical outline, is a list arranged to show hierarchical relationships and is a type of tree structure.

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Pern

Pern is a fictional planet created by Anne McCaffrey beginning in the 1960s, the setting for the Dragonriders of Pern series of science fiction books.

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Persian Speculative Art and Literature Award

Persian Speculative Art and Literature Award is an annual literary award for Persian media in the field of speculative fiction printed in Persian language.

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Peter Jackson

Sir Peter Robert Jackson (born 31 October 1961) is a New Zealand film director, screenwriter and film producer.

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Phantastik-Preis der Stadt Wetzlar

Phantastik-Preis der Stadt Wetzlar is a literary prize of Hesse.

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Picts in fantasy

Many writers have been drawn to the idea of the Picts and created fictional stories and mythology about them in the absence of much real data.

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Pilgrim Award

The Pilgrim Award is presented by the Science Fiction Research Association for Lifetime Achievement in the field of science fiction scholarship.

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Planetary romance

Planetary romance is a subgenre of science fiction or science fantasy in which the bulk of the action consists of adventures on one or more exotic alien planets, characterized by distinctive physical and cultural backgrounds.

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Plot (narrative)

Plot refers to the sequence of events inside a story which affect other events through the principle of cause and effect.

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Premio Ignotus

Premios Ignotus are annual Spanish literary awards that were created in 1991 by the Asociación Española de Fantasía|Ciencia Ficción y Terror (AEFCFT).

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Prix Nocturne

The Prix Nocturne is a French literary prize founded in 1962 by Roland Stragliati and revived in 2006 by the review "Le nouvel Attila".

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Quest

A quest serves as a plot device in mythology and fiction: a difficult journey towards a goal, often symbolic or allegorical.

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R. A. Salvatore

Robert Anthony Salvatore (born January 20, 1959), who writes under the name R. A. Salvatore, is an American author best known for The DemonWars Saga, his Forgotten Realms novels, for which he created the popular character Drizzt Do'Urden, and Vector Prime, the first novel in the Star Wars: The New Jedi Order series.

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Reuters

Reuters is an international news agency headquartered in London, United Kingdom.

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Rhysling Award

The Rhysling Awards are an annual award given for the best science fiction, fantasy, or horror poem of the year.

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Role-playing game

A role-playing game (sometimes spelled roleplaying game and abbreviated to RPG) is a game in which players assume the roles of characters in a fictional setting.

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Romantic fantasy

Romantic fantasy is a subgenre of fantasy fiction, describing a fantasy story using many of the elements and conventions of the chivalric romance genre.

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Russian science fiction and fantasy

Science fiction and fantasy have been part of mainstream Russian literature since the 19th century.

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Saturn Award

The Saturn Award is an award presented annually by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films; it was initially created to honor science fiction, fantasy, and horror on film, but has since grown to reward other films belonging to genre fiction, as well as on television and home media releases.

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Science fantasy

Science fantasy is a mixed genre within the umbrella of speculative fiction which simultaneously draws upon and/or combines tropes and elements from both science fiction and fantasy.

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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.

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Science Fiction & Fantasy Translation Awards

The Science Fiction & Fantasy Translation Awards was a literary award for science fiction and fantasy works translated into English.

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Sense of Gender Awards

The Sense of Gender Awards are annual awards given by the Japanese Association for Gender, Fantasy & Science Fiction for the science fiction or fantasy fiction published in the Japanese language in the prior year which best "explore and deepen the concept of Gender." The organization is also known as the Japanese Association for Feminist Fantasy and Science Fiction.

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Setting (narrative)

The setting is both the time and geographic location within a narrative or within a work of fiction.

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Shapeshifting

In mythology, folklore and speculative fiction, shapeshifting is the ability of a being or creature to completely transform its physical form or shape.

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Space opera

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

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Speculative fiction

Speculative fiction is an umbrella genre encompassing narrative fiction with supernatural and/or futuristic elements.

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Speculative poetry

Speculative poetry is a genre of poetry that focusses on fantastic, science fictional and mythological themes.

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Spirit

A spirit is a supernatural being, often but not exclusively a non-physical entity; such as a ghost, fairy, or angel.

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Stephenie Meyer

Stephenie Meyer (née Morgan;; born December 24, 1973) is an American novelist and film producer, best known for her vampire romance series Twilight.

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Subterranean fiction

Subterranean fiction is a subgenre of adventure fiction or science fiction which focuses on underground settings, sometimes at the center of the Earth or otherwise deep below the surface.

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Supernatural

The supernatural (Medieval Latin: supernātūrālis: supra "above" + naturalis "natural", first used: 1520–1530 AD) is that which exists (or is claimed to exist), yet cannot be explained by laws of nature.

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Supernatural fiction

Supernatural fiction or supernaturalist fiction is a genre of speculative fiction exploiting or requiring as plot devices or themes some contradictions of the commonplace natural world and materialist assumptions about it.

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Sword and planet

Sword and planet is a subgenre of science fantasy that features rousing adventure stories set on other planets, and usually featuring humans as protagonists.

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Sword and sorcery

Sword and sorcery (S&S) is a subgenre of fantasy characterized by sword-wielding heroes engaged in exciting and violent adventures.

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Tähtifantasia Award

Tähtifantasia Award is an annual prize by Helsingin science fiction seura ry for the best foreign fantasy book released in Finland.

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Technomancy

Technomancy (also called technomagic) is a term in science fiction and fantasy that refers to a category of magical abilities that affect technology, or to magical powers that are gained through the use of technology.

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The Belgariad

The Belgariad is a five-book fantasy epic written by David Eddings, following the journey of protagonist 'Garion' and his companions, first to recover a sacred stone, and later to use it against antagonist 'Kal Torak'.

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The Chronicles of Narnia

The Chronicles of Narnia is a series of seven fantasy novels by C. S. Lewis.

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The Dreamers (novel series)

The Dreamers is the title of a fantasy book series by American writer David Eddings and his wife Leigh Eddings.

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The Elder Scrolls

The Elder Scrolls is a series of action role-playing open world fantasy video games primarily developed by Bethesda Game Studios and published by Bethesda Softworks.

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The Elenium

The Elenium is a series of fantasy novels by American writer David Eddings.

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The George Pal Memorial Award

The George Pal Memorial Award is presented each year, by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films, in conjunction with their annual Saturn Award ceremony.

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The Life Career Award

The Life Career Award is presented by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films, in conjunction with their annual Saturn Award ceremony.

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The Malloreon

The Malloreon is a five-part fantasy book series written by David Eddings, which follows The Belgariad.

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The President's Memorial Award

The President's Memorial Award or President's Award is presented by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films, in conjunction with their annual Saturn Award ceremony.

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The Tamuli

The Tamuli is a series of fantasy novels by American writer David Eddings.

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Theme (narrative)

In contemporary literary studies, a theme is the central topic a text treats.

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Thieves' World

Thieves' World is a shared world fantasy series created by Robert Lynn Asprin in 1978.

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Tim Burton

Timothy Walter BurtonTim Burton's middle name is cited as Walter by the Museum of Modern Art on its and covering Burton's career as an artist and filmmaker, though it is cited as William by other sources, such as the (born August 25, 1958) is an American film director, producer, artist, writer, and animator.

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Time (magazine)

Time is an American weekly news magazine and news website published in New York City.

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Tolkien fandom

Tolkien fandom is an international, informal community of fans of the works of J. R. R. Tolkien, especially of the Middle-earth legendarium which includes The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion.

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Troll

A troll is a class of being in Norse mythology and Scandinavian folklore.

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Twilight (novel series)

Twilight is a series of four vampire-themed fantasy romance novels by American author Stephenie Meyer.

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Undead

The undead are beings in mythology, legend, or fiction that are deceased but behave as if they were alive.

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Urban fantasy

Urban fantasy is a subgenre of fantasy in which the narrative has an urban setting.

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Ursula K. Le Guin

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

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Warcraft

Warcraft is a franchise of video games, novels, and other media created by Blizzard Entertainment.

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Warhammer Fantasy Battle

Warhammer: The Game of Fantasy Battles (formerly Warhammer Fantasy Battle and often abbreviated to Warhammer, WFB, WHFB, or simply Fantasy) is a tabletop wargame created by Games Workshop, and is the origin of the Warhammer Fantasy setting.

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Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay

Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay or Warhammer Fantasy Role-Play (abbreviated to 'WFRP' or WHFRP) is a role-playing game set in the Warhammer Fantasy setting, published by Games Workshop or its licensees.

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Witchcraft

Witchcraft or witchery broadly means the practice of and belief in magical skills and abilities exercised by solitary practitioners and groups.

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Wonderland (fictional country)

Wonderland is the setting for Lewis Carroll's 1865 children's novel Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

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World Fantasy Award

The World Fantasy Awards are a set of awards given each year for the best fantasy fiction published during the previous calendar year.

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Worldbuilding

Worldbuilding is the process of constructing an imaginary world, sometimes associated with a whole fictional universe.

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WSFA Small Press Award

The WSFA Small Press Award was inaugurated by the Washington Science Fiction Association in 2007.

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Wuxia

Wuxia (武俠, IPA), which literally means "martial heroes", is a genre of Chinese fiction concerning the adventures of martial artists in ancient China.

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Xanth

Xanth is a fantasy world created by author Piers Anthony for his Xanth series of novels, also known as The Magic of Xanth.

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