The Encyclopedia of Fantasy. Front Cover. John Clute, John Grant. St. Martin’s Press, Mar 15, – Literary Criticism – pages. Written by John Clute and John Grant, it’s a compendium of information movie was released, Encyclopedia of Fantasy will be there for you. The Encyclopedia of Fantasy has ratings and 22 reviews. Kingsley Amis The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction by John Clute Supergods by Grant Morrison .

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There are 42, internal links, corresponding to small-caps cross-reference indicators in the printed book. Articles are concise, detailed, and clearly written, although the text is sometimes dry. This would make a truly remarkable resource, and should be easier to maintain and update than two separate encyclopedias. This book should never be very far from you. What sense of wonder did it stir?

It opened my eyes to so many books and authors — and, more importantly, a way of thinking about fantasy fiction that really strucka chord with me.

So, what magic did this book work on me to earn its five amazing stars? Archived from the original on 22 September There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Better still, set all replies to moderation. I can’t live without it now.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. These two books made me appear much smarter than I really am and they make great geek-out reading. Donaldson and Jostein Gaarder.


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The Encyclopedia of Fantasy by John Clute

This book has been an amazing help with all my questions, concerns. Notify me of new comments via email.

Encyclopevia and compiled by a team of editors with unparalleled collective experience in the field, it is an invaluable reference for anyone interested in the art of the fantastic.

With more than 4, entries and over one million words, this volume covers every aspect of fantasy-literature, film, television, opera, art, and comics. If there is a better reference work for the fantasy genre, I don’t know what it is.

Does your admiration of genre go jonn the level of ‘OMG, Tolkien’s elves are awesome’. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. One person found this helpful. John Grant Goodreads Author Editor. The writing is generally serious, and I like the fact that “objectivity” isn’t always the highest goal; no matter how popular a book or author may be, Clute et al are not afraid to cut them down to size, though never maliciously. The Dictionary of Imaginary Places: Read it–especially the Theme entries –and find your new paths to explore.

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This was last updated in the late 90s and the authors have said that it will not be updated in print again — it will be online only.

This has also been an excellent source for terminology I do not understand and helps me differentiate between terms like dystopia and apocalypse.

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John Frederick Clute is a Canadian born author and critic who has lived in Britain since InClute published the essay collection The Darkening Garden: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. And on the other hand they always seem to find something nice to say about even more marginal figures in the field e.

This paperback edition includes thirty-two pages of update material obtained since the hardcover when to press. This has also been an excellent This book has been an amazing help with all my questions, concerns. And if you do, you might want to donate to support us. See 1 question about The Encyclopedia of Fantasy….

You can probably get both this and its science fiction companion quite cheap now, and I would highly recommend them if you have any interest in the byways of the fields. The indispensible reference on Fantasy. But, I have read large portions of it and have pored over it for many a happy hour. You’ll also find carefully written definitions of horror, dark fantasy, supernatural fiction, gothic fiction, psychological thrillers, and weird fiction.

Indispensable for those who think speculative fiction is serious business. Such as this one: