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Fantasy Literature
FANTASY LITERATURE is set in an imaginary universe , often but not always without any locations, events, or people from the real world. Magic , the supernatural and magical creatures are common in many of these imaginary worlds. 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. Historically, most works of fantasy were written , however, since the 1960s, a growing segment of the fantasy genre has taken the form of films , television programs , graphic novels , video games , music and art. A numbering of fantasy novels originally written for children, such as Alice in Wonderland
Alice in Wonderland
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Science Fiction Convention
SCIENCE FICTION CONVENTIONS are gatherings of fans of the speculative fiction genre, science fiction . Historically, science fiction conventions had focused primarily on literature, but the purview of many extends to such other avenues of expression as movies , television , comics , animation , and games . CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Types * 2.1 International conventions * 2.1.1 World Science Fiction Convention * 2.1.2 World Fantasy
Fantasy
Convention * 2.1.3 World Horror Convention * 2.2 National conventions * 2.3 Regional conventions * 2.4 Local conventions * 2.5 Media conventions * 2.6 Comic and "popular culture" conventions * 2.7 Special
Special
interest conventions * 2.8 Commercial shows vs
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Climate Fiction
CLIMATE FICTION, popularly abbreviated as CLI-FI (modelled after the assonance of "sci-fi "), is literature that deals with climate change and global warming . Not necessarily speculative in nature, works of cli-fi may take place in the world as we know it or in the near future. University courses on literature and environmental issues may include climate change fiction in their syllabi . This body of literature has been discussed by a variety of publications, including The New York Times
The New York Times
, The Guardian
The Guardian
, and Dissent magazine, among other international media outlets
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List Of Science Fiction Editors
This is a LIST OF SCIENCE FICTION EDITORS, editors working for book and magazine publishing companies who have edited science fiction . Many have also edited works of fantasy and other related genres, all of which have been sometimes grouped under the name speculative fiction . Editors on this list should fulfill the conditions for Notability for creative professionals in science fiction or related genres. Evidence for notability includes an existing wiki-biography, or evidence that one could be written. Borderline cases should be discussed on the article's talk page. This is a dynamic list and may never be able to satisfy particular standards for completeness. You can help by expanding it with reliably sourced entries
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Science Fiction Fandom
SCIENCE FICTION FANDOM or SF FANDOM (or SCI-FI FANDOM) is a community or fandom of people interested in science fiction in contact with one another based upon that interest. SF fandom has a life of its own, but not much in the way of formal organization (although clubs such as the Futurians is a recognized example of organized fandom). Most often called simply "fandom" within the community, it can be viewed as a distinct subculture , with its own literature and jargon ; marriages and other relationships among fans are common, as are multi-generation fannish families
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Science Fiction Magazine
A SCIENCE FICTION MAGAZINE is a publication that offers primarily science fiction , either in a hard copy periodical format or on the Internet. Science fiction
Science fiction
magazines traditionally featured speculative fiction in short story , novelette , novella or (usually serialized ) novel form, a format that continues into the present day. Many also contain editorials , book reviews or articles, and some also include stories in the fantasy and horror genres
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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 . Many of the authors are known for work outside the fantasy genres. This is a dynamic list and may never be able to satisfy particular standards for completeness. You can help by expanding it with reliably sourced entries
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Superhero Fiction
SUPERHERO FICTION is a genre mainly originating in and most common to American comic books , though it has expanded into other media through adaptations and original works. The form is a type of speculative fiction examining the adventures of costumed crime fighters known as superheroes , who often possess superhuman powers and battle similarly powered criminals known as supervillains . Occasionally, this type of fiction is referred to as superhuman or super-powered fiction rather than superhero fiction in order to reflect that broader scope of both heroes and villains, as well as cover those characters with enhanced abilities that fall outside the classic superhero/supervillain dichotomy
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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." 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 . Primarily reflected in artistic creations and modified technologies that realize the imagined artifacts of its parallel reality, retrofuturism can be seen as "an animating perspective on the world." But it has also manifested in the worlds of fashion, architecture, design, music, literature, film, and video games
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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. CONTENTS * 1 Overview * 2 Award winners * 2.1 Long Form * 2.2 Short Form * 2.3 Special
Special
Achievement * 3 References * 4 External links OVERVIEWThe 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
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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List Of Writing Genres
WRITING GENRES (commonly known, more narrowly, as LITERARY GENRES) are determined by narrative technique , tone , content , and by critics' definitions of the genres. Writing genres may be FICTIONAL or NON-FICTIONAL. This list is incomplete ; you can help by expanding it . CONTENTS* 1 Forms versus genre * 1.1 Major genres * 2 Genre categories: fiction and nonfiction * 2.1 Common genres: fiction * 2.2 Common Genres: Non Fiction
Fiction
* 2.3 Literary fiction vs. Genre fiction * 3 Genres and subgenres * 4 Nonfiction genres * 5 References FORMS VERSUS GENREMAJOR GENRES This section DOES NOT CITE ANY SOURCES . Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources . Unsourced material may be challenged and removed . (August 2015) (Learn how and when to remove this template message )Genre is a label that characterizes what a reader can expect in a work of literature
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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 . Tales of quests figure prominently in the folklore of every nation and ethnic culture . In literature , the object of a quest requires great exertion on the part of the hero , who must overcome many obstacles, typically including much travel. The aspect of travel allows the storyteller to showcase exotic locations and cultures (an objective of the narrative, not of the character). The object of a quest may also have supernatural properties, often leading the protagonist into other worlds and dimensions. The moral of a quest tale often centers on the changed character of the hero
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History Of Science Fiction
The literary genre of SCIENCE FICTION is diverse, and its exact definition remains a contested question among both scholars and devotees. This lack of consensus is reflected in debates about the genre's history, particularly over determining its exact origins. There are two broad camps of thought, one that identifies the genre's roots in early fantastical works such as the Sumerian Epic of Gilgamesh (earliest Sumerian text versions c. 2150–2000 BCE). A second approach argues that science fiction only became possible sometime between the 17th and early 19th centuries, following the scientific revolution and major discoveries in astronomy , physics , and mathematics . Question of deeper origins aside, science fiction developed and boomed in the 20th century, as the deep integration of science and inventions into daily life encouraged a greater interest in literature that explores the relationship between technology , society, and the individual
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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 and other production techniques allow creators to present a living visual image of an imaginary world not limited by the constraints of reality. CONTENTS* 1 Science fiction
Science fiction
television production process and methods * 1.1 Special effects * 1.2 Computer-generated imagery
Computer-generated imagery
* 1.3 Models and puppets * 1.4 Animation
Animation
* 1.4.1 Animation
Animation
in live-action * 2 Science fiction
Science fiction
television economics and distribution * 3 Media fandom * 4 Science fiction
Science fiction
television history and culture * 4.1 U.S
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List Of Horror Fiction Writers
This is a list of some (not all) notable WRITERS IN THE HORROR FICTION GENRE. Note that some writers listed below have also written in other genres, especially fantasy and science fiction . CONTENTS * 1 A to B * 2 C to E * 3 F to H * 4 I to L * 5 M to Q * 6 R * 7 S * 8 T * 9 U to Z * 10 See also * 11 External links A TO B * Linda Addison (poet) (1952) * Robert Aickman (1914–1981) * V.C. Andrews (1923–1986), also Cleo Virginia Andrews * Leonid Andreyev (1871–1919) * Michael Arnzen * Lady Cynthia Asquith (1887–1960) * Joe Augustyn * Jonathan Aycliffe (born 1949) * L. A
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Fictional Universe
A FICTIONAL UNIVERSE is a self-consistent imaginary setting with events, and often other elements, that differ from the real world. It may also be called an imagined, constructed or fictional realm (or world). Fictional universes may appear in novels , comics , films, television shows , video games and other creative works. A fictional universe can be almost indistinguishable from the real world, except for the presence of the invented characters and events that characterize a work of fiction; at the other extreme it can bear little or no resemblance to reality, with invented fundamental principles of time and space
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