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The Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997)

by John Clute, John Grant

Other authors: Mike Ashley (Contributor), David G. Hartwell (Contributor), Roz Kaveney (Contributor), David Langford (Contributor), Ron Tiner (Contributor)1 more, Gary Westfahl (Contributor)

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Grant, Johnmain authorall editionsconfirmed
Ashley, MikeContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hartwell, David G.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kaveney, RozContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Langford, DavidContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Tiner, RonContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Westfahl, GaryContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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This masterful follow-up to the 1993 Encyclopedia of Science Fiction is an essential purchase for anyone who's serious about fantasy. Those who are serious about horror will also find it an excellent reference. The works of prolific and confusing authors such as Michael Moorcock, as well as authors such as J. R. R. Tolkien who have many posthumously published fragments, are explained with admirable clarity. Especially fascinating are the numerous terms for motifs and themes, constituting what the editors call a map of the many "fuzzy sets" in the universe of fantasy fiction--terms such as "crosshatch," "polder," and "water margin." There are many entries on horror movies and the better-known horror writers (only writers who write no fantasy, such as Richard Laymon, are excluded). You'll also find carefully written definitions of horror, dark fantasy, supernatural fiction, gothic fiction, psychological thrillers, and weird fiction. Locus calls The Encyclopedia of Fantasy "massive and welcome," and writes, "This will be the standard reference for years to come."

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