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Fantasy
Fantasy
Fantasy
is a genre of fiction set in a fictional universe, often without any locations, events, or people referencing the real world. Its roots are in oral traditions, which then became literature and drama. From the twentieth century it has expanded further into various media, including film, television, graphic novels and video games. Fantasy
Fantasy
is a subgenre of speculative fiction and is distinguished from the genres of science fiction and horror by the absence of scientific or macabre themes respectively, though these genres overlap. In popular culture, the fantasy genre is predominantly of the medievalist form
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Sidewise Award For Alternate History
The Sidewise Awards for Alternate History were established in 1995 to recognize the best alternative history stories and novels of the year.Contents1 Overview 2 Award winners2.1 Long Form 2.2 Short Form 2.3 Special
Special
Achievement3 References 4 External linksOverview[edit] The awards take their name from the 1934 short story "Sidewise in Time" by Murray Leinster, in which a strange storm causes portions of Earth to swap places with their analogs from other timelines. The awards were created by Steven H Silver, Evelyn C. Leeper, and Robert B. Schmunk. Over the years, the number of judges has fluctuated between three and eight, including judges in the UK and South Africa. Each year, two awards are presented, usually at the World Science Fiction Convention. The Short-Form award is presented to a work under 60,000 words in length
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The Violet Fairy Book
Andrew Lang's Fairy Books
Andrew Lang's Fairy Books
are a series of 25 collections of true and fictional stories for children published between 1889 and 1913. The best known books of the series are the 12 collections of fairy tales known as Andrew Lang's "Coloured" Fairy Books or Andrew Lang's Fairy Books of Many Colors. In all, the volumes feature 798 stories, besides the 153 poems in The Blue Poetry Book. Andrew Lang
Andrew Lang
(1844–1912) was a Scots poet, novelist, and literary critic. He made most of the selections, while his wife and other translators did a large portion of the translating and retelling of the actual stories, as acknowledged in the prefaces. Four of the volumes from 1908 to 1912 were published by "Mrs
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List Of Alternate History Fiction
This is a list of alternate history fiction, sorted by type.Contents1 Novels by date of publication1.1 Before 1800 1.2 19th century 1.3 1930s 1.4 1950s 1.5 1960s 1.6 1970s 1.7 1980s 1.8 1990s 1.9 2000s 1.10 2010s2 Novel series 3 Anthologies 4 Short stories and novellas 5 Role-playing/board games 6 Comics 7 Films 8 TV shows 9 Plays 10 Video games 11 See also 12 References 13 External linksNovels by date of publication[edit] Before 1800[edit]1490 Tirant lo Blanch
Tirant lo Blanch
by Joanot Martorell, a knight from Brittany stops the Turks from taking Constantinople.19th century[edit]
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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.[1] It is named after American author H. P
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Retrofuturism
Retrofuturism
Retrofuturism
(adjective retrofuturistic or retrofuture) is a trend in the creative arts showing the influence of depictions of the future produced in an earlier era. If "futurism is sometimes called a 'science' bent on anticipating what will come, retrofuturism is the remembering of that anticipation."[1] Characterized by a blend of old-fashioned "retro" styles with futuristic technology, retrofuturism explores the themes of tension between past and future, and between the alienating and empowering effects of technology
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Science Fiction Film
Science
Science
fiction film (or sci-fi film) is a genre that uses speculative, fictional science-based depictions of phenomena that are not fully accepted by mainstream science, such as extraterrestrial lifeforms, alien worlds, extrasensory perception and time travel, along with futuristic elements such as spacecraft, robots, cyborgs, interstellar travel or other technologies. Science
Science
fiction films have often been used to focus on political or social issues, and to explore philosophical issues like the human condition
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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. In the classical era, monstrous creatures such as the Cyclops
Cyclops
and the Minotaur
Minotaur
appear in heroic tales for the protagonist to destroy
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Superhero Fiction
Superhero
Superhero
fiction is a type of speculative fiction examining the adventures, personalities and ethics of costumed crime fighters known as superheroes, who often possess superhuman powers and battle similarly powered criminals known as supervillains
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Horror Convention
Horror conventions are gatherings of the community of fans of various forms of horror including horror cinema, goth lifestyle, and occasionally science fiction and fantasy. Historically the focus has been on the cinematic form rather than literature and art, but this has broadened to include all forms in recent years
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List Of Science Fiction Themes
The following is a list of articles about recurring themes in science fiction.Contents1 Overarching themes 2 Beings 3 Body and mind alterations 4 Habitats 5 Political themes 6 Technologies 7 Travel 8 See also 9 ReferencesOverarching themes[edit] See also: Science fiction genreFirst contact with aliens Artificial intelligenceMachine rule/Cybernetic revolt/AI takeoverExtraterrestrials in fiction) End of humanity: Apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction The futureApocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction: Apocalypses or worldwide disasters and new societies that develop after the eventHistoryAlternate history Scientific prediction of the future (e.g. psychohistory)Human fears: List of science fiction horror films LanguageAlien languages (e.g. Klingon, Huttese) The Sapir–Whorf Hypothesis being strongly true (e.g. Babel 17, The Languages of Pao) Universal translators (e.g
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List Of Science Fiction Authors
Note that this partial list contains some authors whose works of fantastic fiction would today be called science fiction, even if they predate or did not work in that genre. There is also a considerable overlap with the List of fantasy authors, since many authors are equally comfortable with both genres, and since some works deliberately combine the two or blur the distinction. Most science-fiction authors write as novelists or short-story writers, and in the 21st century, often as playwrights or screen writers. Some notable science-fiction authors are (in alphabetical order):ContentsTop A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y ZSee also External linksA[edit]Catherine AsaroRobert A. Heinlein, L
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Science Fiction On Television
Science fiction
Science fiction
first appeared in television programming in the late 1930s, during what is called the Golden Age of Science Fiction. Special effects
Special effects
and other production techniques allow creators to present a living visual image of an imaginary world not limited by the constraints of reality.Contents1 Science fiction
Science fiction
television production process and methods1.1 Special
Special
effects 1.2 Computer-generated imagery 1.3 Models and puppets 1.4 Animation1.4.1 Animation
Animation
in live-action2 Science fiction
Science fiction
television economics and distribution 3 Media fandom 4 Science fiction
Science fiction
television history and culture4.1 U.S
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Science-fiction Fanzine
A science-fiction fanzine is an amateur or semi-professional magazine published by members of science-fiction fandom, from the 1930s to the present day. They were one of the earliest forms of fanzine, within one of which the term "fanzine" was coined, and at one time constituted the primary type of science-fictional fannish activity ("fanac").Contents1 Origins and history 2 Semiprozines 3 APAs 4 Other types of fanzines 5 Conventions 6 See also 7 References 8 External linksOrigins and history[edit] The first science-fiction fanzine, The Comet, was published in 1930 by the Science Correspondence Club in Chicago. The term "fanzine" was coined by Russ Chauvenet in the October 1940 issue of his fanzine Detours[1]. "Fanzines" were distinguished from "prozines", that is, all professional magazines
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Horror Fiction Magazine
A horror fiction magazine is a magazine that publishes primarily horror fiction with the main purpose of frightening the reader. Horror magazines can be in print, on the internet, or both.Contents1 Major horror magazines1.1 Defunct magazines 1.2 Extant magazines 1.3 Horror comic magazines2 See also 3 References 4 External linksMajor horror magazines[edit] Defunct magazines[edit]The Arkham Collector, 1967–71 The Arkham Sampler, 1948–49 The Australian Horror and Fantasy Magazine Castle of Frankenstein Dark Fluidity Deathrealm, 1987–97 Ghost Stories, 1926–32 H. P
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Alternate History
Alternate history
Alternate history
or alternative history (Commonwealth English),[1][2] sometimes abbreviated as AH,[3] is a genre of fiction consisting of stories in which one or more historical events occur differently. These stories usually contain "what if" scenarios at crucial points in history and present outcomes other than those in the historical record. The stories are conjectural, but are sometimes based on fact. Alternate history
Alternate history
has been seen as a subgenre of literary fiction, science fiction, or historical fiction; alternate history works may use tropes from any or all of these genres
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