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Fiction reveals truths that reality obscures. — Jessamyn West, To See the Dream



Educational Tutorials (YouTube Channel)


fiction : (a) something invented by the imagination or feigned; specifically : an invented story (b) fictitious literature (such as novels or short stories) was renowned as a writer of fiction — Merriam-Webster   See also OneLook


Roget’s II (, Merriam-Webster Thesaurus, Visuwords


Fiction is the classification for any story or setting that is derived from imagination—in other words, not based strictly on history or fact. Fiction can be expressed in a variety of formats, including writings, live performances, films, television programs, animations, video games, and role-playing games, though the term originally and most commonly refers to the narrative forms of literature including novels, novellas, short stories, and plays. Fiction is occasionally used in its narrowest sense to mean simply any “literary narrative”. — Wikipedia

Fiction (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)
Fiction (Encyclopædia Britannica)


Outline of fiction (Wikipedia)


Fiction (WolframAlpha)
Fictional Characters (Wolfram Alpha)




Metafiction is a style of prose narrative in which attention is directed to the process of fictive composition. The most obvious example of a metafictive work is a novel about a novelist writing a novel, with the protagonist sharing the name of the creator and each book having the same title. — Jerome Klinkowitz, Oxford Research Encyclopedias: Literature

RaeAnne Miller (YouTube Channel)

Five Fictions About Fiction (Joshua Gaylord, Center for Fiction)
Metafiction (Wikipedia)

Talks about Fiction (TED: Ideas Worth Spreading)
Articles about Fiction (Big Think)




Seeker (YouTube Channel)
Seeker (Official Website)

Black Panther: Wakanda Technology Design (Experience Perception)
How Marvel’s Go-To Team Created The Futuristic Tech Of Black Panther (KC Ifeanyi, Fast Company)
Watch the Intricate Dance of Objects Levitated by Sound (Adi Robertson, The Verge)

Different Engines: How Science Drives Fiction and Fiction Drives Science (Mark Brake & Neil Hook)
The Science of Science Fiction: The Influence of Film and Fiction on the Science and Culture of Our Times (Mark Brake)
The Science of Star Trek: The Scientific Facts Behind the Voyages in Space and Time (Mark Brake)
The Science of Star Wars: The Scientific Facts Behind the Force, Space Travel, and More (Mark Brake)
The Science of Harry Potter: The Spellbinding Science Behind the Magic, Gadgets, Potions, and More (Mark Brake)
The Science of Jurassic World: The Dinosaur Facts Behind the Films (Jon Chase & Mark Brake)
The Science of … (Simon and Schuster)
Mark Brake, The History & Culture of Science



Fiction Campaigns (Kickstarter)
Fiction Campaigns (Indiegogo)


Fiction Gifts (Zazzle)
Fiction (Etsy)



In the absences of a decent time machine, fiction remains the most sturdy vehicle for visiting other eras. — Tom Nolan, The Wall Street Journal


Notes on the History of Fiction (E. L. Doctorow, The Atlantic)
The Invention of Fiction (Laura Ashe, History Today)


Subject: Fiction (Library Thing)

Subject: Fiction (Open Library)

Subject: Fiction (UPenn Online Books)

Subject: Fiction (Library of Congress)

Subject: Fiction (WorldCat)



Jonathan Safran Foer (Wikipedia)
Big Think (YouTube Channel)
Big Think (Official Website)

Eight Rules for Writing Fiction (Teddy Wayne, The New Yorker)
Fiction Writing Basics (Purdue Online Writing Lab)


MERLOT: Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching
OER Commons: Open Educational Resources


MIT 21L.003-2 Reading Fiction (Ina Lipkowitz)



A Field Guide to Genre Fiction Writers’ Organizations (Catherine Lundoff, Writing World)
Organizations for Writers (Writing World)
The Center for Fiction

Fiction (JSTOR)
Fiction (NPR Archives)



Fiction (




The artist deals in what cannot be said in words. The artist whose medium is fiction does this in words. The novelist says in words what cannot be said in words. — Ursula K. Le Guin, Introduction to The Left Hand of Darkness

Art & Artists in Fiction (Goodreads)
Art Fiction Shelf (Goodreads)
5 Terrific Novels About Art and Artists (Jenny Shank, Barnes & Nobel)
Art World – Fiction: Books (Barnes & Nobel)


OEDILF: The Omnificent English Dictionary In Limerick Form




Here are links to pages about closely related subjects.

Knowledge Form


Adventure Exploration, Trail, Quest
Imagination Fiction, Whimsy, Wish, Dream, Folly, Hope
Wonder Curiosity, Mystery, Truth, Beauty

See also Fictional Realm



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