Fiction

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

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Introduction1

Dictionary

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 — Webster

OneLook, Free Dictionary, Wiktionary, Urban Dictionary

Thesaurus

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

Encyclopedia

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

Britannica

Outline

Outline of fiction (Wikipedia)

Search

Fiction (WolframAlpha)
Fictional Characters (Wolfram Alpha)
Science Fiction (Wolfram Alpha)

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Inspiration

Fiction

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

Metafiction (Wikipedia)

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

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Innovation

How Marvel’s Superhero Technology Gets Designed

Science

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 Kindle Edition (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

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Preservation

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

History

Quotation

Quotations Page, Wikiquote

Library

WorldCat, Library of Congress, UPenn Online Books, Open Library

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Participation

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

Education

MERLOT

Course

MIT 21L.003-2 Reading Fiction (Ina Lipkowitz)
OER Commons: Open Educational Resources

Community

Organization

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

News

BuzzFeed Fiction, NPR Archives

Book

ISBNdb

Government

Document

USA.gov

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Expression

Arts

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)

Poem

OEDILF: The Omnificent English Dictionary In Limerick Form

Music

Song Lyrics

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Related

Here are links to pages about closely related subjects.

Knowledge Form

Inspiration

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

See also Fictional Realm

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Notes

1.   The resources on this page are are organized by a classification scheme developed exclusively for Cosma.