"The Encyclopedia of Fantasy" is the companion volume to "The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction" (ed. John Clute/Peter Nicholls). It is an excellent reference work for the fantasy genre, giving concise information about authors, titles and themes, spanning different media but with an emphasis on fantasy literature.

Due to the increased popularity of fantasy literature, and the fact that the boundaries between science fiction and fantasy are sometimes hard to discern, many references to fantasy appeared in "The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction". In 1997 this resulted in a separate volume (ed. John Clute/John Grant) devoted exclusively to fantasy literature, themes, works and authors as well as television, games and comics.

The work is as comprehensive as its sibling. It won both the Hugo award and the World Fantasy award.

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