The Violet Fairy book (1906)
The Violet Fairy book (1906)

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to fantasy:

Fantasygenre of fiction that commonly uses magic and other supernatural phenomena as a primary plot element, theme, or setting. Many works within the genre take place in imaginary worlds where magic is common. Fantasy is generally distinguished from the genre of science fiction by the expectation that it steers clear of scientific themes and efforts to make depictions scientifically plausible, though there is a great deal of overlap between the two genres.

What type of thing is fantasy?

Fantasy can be described as all of the following:

Genres of fantasy

Fantasy media

History of fantasy

History of fantasy

Elements of fantasy

Fantastic creatures

Types of characters in fantasy

Stock characters:


Magic in fiction

Fantasy races

Fantastic race

Places and events


Works of fantasy

Fantastic art

Fantasy games

Fantasy computer games

Fantasy role-playing games

Fantasy wargames

Fantasy literature

Fantasy novels

Fantasy short stories

Venues for science fiction short stories

Fantasy video

Fantasy worlds

See the List of fantasy worlds. Some examples of fantasy worlds include:

Fantasy pop culture

Main article: Fantasy fandom

Fantasy organizations

Fantasy awards

Further information: List of science fiction and fantasy literary awards

Persons influential in fantasy

Fantasy artists

Authors of fantasy

See the List of fantasy authors. Some influential fantasy writers include:

Fantasy filmmakers

See also


  1. ^ Stableford, Brian (2009). The A to Z of Fantasy Literature. Scarecrow Press. p. 256. ISBN 978-0-8108-6829-8.
  2. ^ Grossman, Lev (2009-11-13). "It's Twilight in America". Time. Archived from the original on November 16, 2009. Retrieved 2009-11-13.
  3. ^ Parsons, Claudia (2008-11-21). ""Twilight" publisher sees film boosting book sales". Reuters. Retrieved 2010-09-23.
  4. ^ Turan, Kenneth (2002-11-21). "Movie Review: 'Twilight'". LA Times. Retrieved 2008-11-21.