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Top 25 Best Fantasy Books (BestFantasyBooks.com)
Top 100 Fantasy Books and Movies (Fantasy Books and Movies.com)

Resources

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General

Portal

Fantasy Guide,
Fantasy 100, Wikipedia

Dictionary

fantasy : a creation of the imaginative faculty whether expressed or merely conceived as a fanciful design or invention — Webster

Oxford, OneLook, Free Dictionary, Wiktionary, InfoPlease, Word Reference, Urban Dictionary

Thesaurus

Roget’s II (Thesaurus.com), Merriam-Webster Thesaurus

Encyclopedia

Fantasy is a genre of fiction set in a fictional universe, often (but not always) without any locations, events, or people referencing the real world. Its roots are in oral traditions, which then developed into literature and drama. From the twentieth century it has expanded further into various media, including film, television, graphic novels and video games.

Most fantasy uses magic or other supernatural elements as a main plot element, theme, or setting. Magic and magical creatures are common in many of these worlds. 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. In its broadest sense, however, fantasy comprises works by many writers, artists, filmmakers, and musicians from ancient myths and legends to many recent and popular works. — Wikipedia

Britannica

Introduction

Fantasy Fiction: An Introduction (Lucie Armitt, Google Books)

Search

WolframAlpha, DuckDuckGo

Preservation

History

The Beginnings of Modern Fantasy (Fantasy Guide)
A brief history of fantasy (Fantasy 100)
History of Fantasy (Wikipedia)

Quotation

Quotations Page Bartlett’s

Library

Fantasy Bookshelf (Project Gutenberg)
WorldCat, Library of Congress, UPenn Online Books, Open Library

Participation



How to write a fantasy story (WikiHow.com)

Community

Event

Fantasy (Meetup.com), Comic-Con, Conference Alerts Worldwide (Conal)

Blog

WordPress

News

Unbound Worlds, NPR Archives

Book

Fantasy Bookshelf (Project Gutenberg), ISBNdb

Government

Document

USA.gov

Expression


An Atlas of Fantasy (Wikipedia)

Poem

OEDILF: The Omnificent English Dictionary In Limerick Form

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