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Contents Foreword by Neil Gaiman Preface by Gary Westfahl Guide to Related Topics Volume 1: Themes A-K Absurdity Adam and Eve Advertising Africa Air Travel Alien Worlds Aliens in Space Aliens on Earth Allegory Alternate History Amazons America Androgyny Androids Angels Animals and Zoos Anthropology Antimatter Anxiety Apes Apocalypse Apprentice Arcadia Architecture and Interior Design Art Arthur Asia Astronauts Atlantis Australia Automobiles Babies Barbarians Beauty Betrayal Bildungsroman Biology Birds Birth Black Holes Blood Books Borderlands Business Carnival Castles Cats Caverns Cemeteries Chess Children China Chivalry Christianity Christmas Cities Civilization Class System Clichés Clocks and Timepieces Clones Clowns and Fools Colors Comedy Comets and Asteroids Communication Community Computers Cosmology Courage Crime and Punishment Cultures Curses Cyberpunk Cyberspace Cyborgs Cycles Dark Fantasy Darkness Death Decadence Demons Desert Destiny Detectives Deus ex Machina Dimensions Dinosaurs Disaster Disguise Divination Dogs Dolls and Puppets Doppelganger Dragons Dreams Drugs Dwarfs Dystopia Earth Ecology Economics Education Egypt Elder Races Elements Elves Enlargement Escape Eschatology Espionage Estrangement Eternity Ethics Europe Evil Evolution Exile Exploration Fables Fairies Fairy Tales Family Far Future Farms Fashion Fathers Feminism Fin de Siècle Fire First Contact Fish and Sea Creatures Flood Flowers Flying Food and Drink Force Forests Frankenstein Monsters Freedom Friendship Frontier Future Wars Galactic Empire Games Gardens Gender Generation Starship Genetic Engineering Ghosts and Hauntings Giants Gifts Globalization Goblins Gods and Goddesses Gold and Silver Golem Gothic Governance Systems Gravity Guilt and Responsibility Habitats Halloween Hard Science Fiction Heaven Hell Heroes Heroic Fantasy History Hive Minds Hollow Earth Home Homosexuality Horror Horses Hubris Humanity Humor Hyperspace Hypnotism Identity Illusion Illustration and Graphics Imaginary Worlds Immortality and Longevity Individualism and Conformity Insects Intelligence Invasion Inventions Invisibility Islam Islands Japan Journalism Judaism Jungles Jupiter and the Outer Planets Kings Knowledge Volume 2: Themes L-Z Labyrinth Landscape Language and Linguistics Last Man Latin America Libraries Light Lions and Tigers Lost Worlds Love Machines and Mechanization Mad Scientists Madness Magic Magic Realism Magical Objects Maps Marriage Mars Mathematics Medicine Medievalism and the Middle Ages Memory Mentors Mercury Mermaids Messiahs Metafiction and Recursiveness Metamorphosis Microcosm Miniaturization Mirrors Money Monsters The Moon Mothers Mountains Music Mutation Mystery Mythology Names Native Americans Nature Near Future Nuclear Power Nuclear War Nudity Old Age Omens Optimism and Pessimism Overpopulation Pain Pantropy Parallel Worlds Paranoia Parasites Pastoral Perception Personification Philosophy Physics Pirates Plagues and Diseases Planetary Colonies Plants Poetry Polar Regions Politics Possession Postcolonialism Post-Holocaust Societies Postmodernism Predictions Prehistoric Fiction Prisons Progress Promise Psychic Powers Psychology Puzzles Queens Quests Race Relations Rats and Mice Reading Rebellion Rebirth Reincarnation Religion Revenge Riddles Rings Rituals Rivers Robots Rockets Role Reversals Romance Ruritarian Romance Russia Sacrifices Satan Satire Scientists Sea Travel Seasons Secret History Secret Identities Sense of Wonder Sexism Sexuality Shakespeare Shapeshifters Shared Worlds Sin Skeletons Slavery Sleep Snakes and Worms Social Darwinism South Pacific Space Habitats Space Opera Space Stations Space Travel Space War Speed Sports Stars Statues Steampunk Stories Sublime Suicide The Sun Superheroes Superman Supernatural Creatures Surrealism Survival Suspended Animation and Cryonics Sword and Sorcery Swords Symbiosis Taboos Talents Talking Animals Taverns and Inns Technology Technothrillers Teleportation Television and Radio Temptress Terraforming Theatre Theft Threshold Time Time Travel Timeslips Torture Touch Toys Trade Tragedy Transportation Treasure Trickster UFOs Underground Adventure Underwater Adventure Unicorns Uplift Urban Fantasy Utopia Vampires Venus Villains Violence Virginity Virtual Reality Vision and Blindness Voodoo War Water Weaponry Weather Werewolves Westerns Wilderness Wisdom Witches Wizards Work and Leisure Writing and Authors Xenophobia Yin and Yang Youth Zombies Volume 3: Themes in Context: Classic Works A.I.: Artificial Intelligence (2001) Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll (1865) Alien (1979) Alphaville (1965) Animal Farm: A Fairy Story by George Orwell (1945) Babylon 5 (1993-1998) Back to the Future (1985) Batman (1989) Beauty and the Beast (1946) Blade Runner (1982) Blake's 7 (1978-1981) Blood Music by Greg Bear (1985) The Book of the New Sun by Gene Wolfe (1980-1983) Brave New World by Aldous Huxley (1932) Brazil (1986) Bring the Jubilee by Ward Moore (1953) The Brother from Another Planet (1984) Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1996-2003) A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller, Jr. (1960) Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. (1963) Childhood's End by Arthur C. Clarke (1953) A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens (1843) City by Clifford D. Simak (1951) The Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean Auel (1980) A Clockwork Orange (1971) A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess (1962) Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett (1983) Conan the Conqueror by Robert E. Howard (1950) A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain (1889) Consider Phlebas by Iain M. Banks (1987) Dawn by Octavia E. Butler (1987) The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham (1951) The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951) Deathbird Stories: A Pantheon of Modern Gods by Harlan Ellison (1975) The Demolished Man by Alfred Bester (1953) The Difference Engine by William Gibson and Bruce Sterling (1990) The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin (1974) Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick (1968) Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931) Doctor No (1961) Dr. Strangelove, or How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love the Bomb (1964) Doctor Who (1963-1989) Dracula (1930) Dracula by Bram Stoker (1897) Dragonflight by Anne McCaffrey (1968) The Drowned World by J.G. Ballard (1962) Dune by Frank Herbert (1965) Earth Abides by George RStewart (1949) Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card (1985) E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982) The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan (1990) Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury (1953) Farscape (1999-2003) The Female Man by Joanna Russ (1974) Field of Dreams (1990) Flatland by Edwin A. Abbott (1884) Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes (1966) Forbidden Planet (1956) The Forever War by Joe Haldeman (1975) Foundation by Isaac Asimov (1951) Frankenstein (1931) Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley (1818) From the Earth to the Moon by Jules Verne (1865) Futurama (1999-2003) Galapagos by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. (1985) The Gate to Women's Country by Sheri S. Tepper (1988) Gateway by Frederik Pohl (1976) Godzilla, King of the Monsters (1954) and sequels Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift (1726) The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood (1986) Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling (1997) Heaven Can Wait (1978) Helliconia Spring by Brian W. Aldiss (1982) Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (1994-2000) Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1915) The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams (1979) The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien (1937) Hospital Station by James White (1962) Hyperion by Dan Simmons (1989) I, Robot by Isaac Asimov (1950) The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957) Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice (1976) Invaders from Mars (1953) Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) The Invisible Man (1933) The Island of Doctor Moreau by H.G. Wells (1896) Island of Lost Souls (1932) Islandia by Austin Tappan Wright (1942) It's a Wonderful Life (1947) Jason and the Argonauts (1962) La Jetée (1962) Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton (1990) Jurgen: A Comedy of Justice by James Branch Cabell (1919) Kindred by Octavia E. Butler (1979) King Kong (1933) The King of Elfland's Daughter by Lord Dunsany (1924) Last and First Men by Olaf Stapledon (1930) The Last Man by Mary Shelley (1826) The Last Unicorn by Peter SBeagle (1968) The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin () Lilith by George MacDonald (1895) The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis (1950) Little, Big by John Crowley (1981) Looking Backward, 2000-1887 by Edward Bellamy (1887) Lord Foul's Bane by Stephen RDonaldson (1977) Lord of Light by Roger Zelazny (1967) Lord of the Flies by William Golding (1954) The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien (1954-1955) The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) Lost Horizon by James Hilton (1933) The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle (1912) Mad Max (1979) The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick (1962) The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976) The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury (1950) Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers (1934) The Matrix (1999) Metropolis (1926) The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley (1982) More Than Human by Theodore Sturgeon (1953) The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym by Edgar Allan Poe (1839) Neuromancer by William Gibson (1984) Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell (1949) Norstrilia by Cordwainer Smith (1975) Out of the Silent Planet by C.S. Lewis (1938) The Outer Limits (1963-1965) The Owl Service by Alan Garner (1967) The Past Through Tomorrow by Robert A. Heinlein (1967) Pawn of Prophecy by David Eddings (1982) Perdido Street Station by China Miéville (2000) Peter and Wendy by J.M. Barrie (1911) The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde (1891) Planet of the Apes (1968) A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs (1917) The Prisoner (1967-1968) The Purple Cloud by M.P. Shiel (1901) The Quatermass Experiment (1953) Red Dwarf (1988-1998) Red Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson (1992) Rendezvous with Rama by Arthur C. Clarke 1973() She by H. Rider Haggard (1887) The Shining by Stephen King (1977) The Simpsons (1989- ) Slaughterhouse-Five, or The Children's Crusade: A Duty-Dance with Death by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. (1969) Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson (1992) Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) Solaris (1972) Solaris by Stanislaw Lem (1961) The Space Merchants by Frederik Pohl and C.M. Kornbluth (1953) A Spell for Chameleon by Piers Anthony (1977) Stand on Zanzibar by John Brunner (1968) Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon (1937) Star Trek (1966-1969) Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993-1999) Star Trek: Enterprise (2001- ) Star Trek: Generations (1994) Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979) Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987-1994) Star Trek: Voyager (1994-2000) Star Wars (1977) Stargate (1994) The Stars My Destination by Alfred Bester (1956) Starship Troopers by Robert A. Heinlein (1959) Startide Rising by David Brin (1983) The Story of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting (1920) Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson (1888) Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein (1961) Superman (1978) The Sword of Shannara by Terry Brooks (1977) Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs (1914) The Terminator (1984) The Thing (from Another World) (1951) Things to Come (1936) The Time Machine by H. G. Wells (1895) Timescape by Gregory Benford (1980) Titus Groan by Mervyn Peake (1946) Topper (1937) Total Recall (1990) A Trip to the Moon (1902) Triplanetary by E E. Smith (1948) Triton by Samuel R. Delany (1976) Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea by Jules Verne (1870) The Twilight Zone (1959-1964) 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) 2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke (1968) Utopia by Thomas More (1551) A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay (1920) The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells (1898) The Water Babies by Charles Kingsley (1863) We by Yevgeny Zamiatin (1924) A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin (1968) The Wizard of Oz (1939) Woman on the Edge of Time by Marge Piercy (1976) The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum (1900) Wonder Woman (1976-1979) The Worm Ouroboros by E.R. Eddison (1922) The X-Files (1993-2002) Xena: Warrior Princess (1995-2001) The Years of Rice and Salt by Kim Stanley Robinson (2002) Bibliography of Critical Works Index About the Editor and Contributors
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Science fiction, American -- Encyclopedias.
Fantasy fiction, American -- Encyclopedias.
Science fiction, English -- Encyclopedias.
Fantasy fiction, English -- Encyclopedias.