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With the increasing popularity of books and films like The Lord of the Rings and The Chronicles of Narnia, fantasty fiction has come to stand apart from its science fiction kin. This volume is part of the Facts On File Literary Movements series and forms a companion to the Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (2005). Horror fiction, like Anne Rices vampire tales, is also included. The author is active in the Horror Writers of America and also wrote the science fiction volume in the series. Entries cover «significant writers» as well as «a sampling of newer writers who may become the leading names over the next few years.» There are also entries for selected best or most influential novels and short stories. Author entries describe works, and novel and story entries give plot summaries. Historical titles like The Worm Ourobous, by E. R. Eddison, and Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley, are covered. No further reading lists accompany the entries, although an extensive «Bibliography of Fantasy and Science Fiction» and a much shorter bibliography of secondary works are appended. Other appendixes include award winners and a two-page glossary.
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