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The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Fantasy
With a wide range of informative and entertaining sections covering every aspect of fantasy, The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Fantasy is the most comprehensive and lavish survey of the genre. Written by a team of experts, headed by renowned fantasy and science fiction editor/scholar David Pringle, this book looks at the characters, worlds and people that go to make up the fiel...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published March 1st 1999 by Overlook Hardcover
(first published 1998)
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Of necessity list-based, this was still a fascinating look at the world of Fantasy. The authors looked at all types of fantasy, including novels, magazines, TV, films and games. They also covered the fantasy authors, the worlds they created, and the characters. A wonderful introduction for anyone interested in the subject, or for ideas for where to start if you are new to it.