- Easier - Science
fiction and fantasy stories are make-believe tales.
Fantasy stories are unlikely tales that have strange
or imagined characters, places, or events. Science
fiction stories are about life in the future or life
on other planets.
- Harder - Literature
in the genres of fantasy and science fiction are
closely related. Fantasies are stories that involve
beings and events that do not exist in real life.
These works may start on a realistic bent but they
soon evolve into tales that could never really happen.
Science fiction literature focuses on real or imagined
developments in science or technology. All
science-fiction and fantasy writers face a common
challenge. They try to present worlds that are
radically and intriguingly different from today's
world. The basic themes of science fiction include
time travel, space travel, marvelous inventions or
discoveries, life in other worlds, and the invasion of
Earth by beings from other planets.
- The purpose of this web site is to gather, and
share, as much information about fantasy and science
fiction books, authors, cover artists and other
relevant things as possible.
- Science Fiction
and Fantasy Writers of America, Inc.
- This is the website of an association for science
fiction and fantasy writers, artists, editors, and
allied professionals; the presenter of the Nebula
Awards for the science fiction or fantasy best
short story, novelette, novella, and novel of the
- Related Websites:
- 2) Golden Duck Awards http://www.goldenduck.org/
- 3) Prix Aurora Awards from Canadian Science
Fiction and Fantasy Association
- 3) SF Canada http://www.sfcanada.ca/index.html
- 4) World Science Fiction Society (Hugo Awards)
Fiction Resource Guide by C.B. Baden
- This page contains an extensive collection of
links to science fiction resources on the Net. Subject
areas include other archives and resource guides,
authors, art and artists, bibliographies, movies,
television, bookstores, book reviews, role-playing
games, zines, etc. Some of the topics include Anne
Rice, Bram Stoker, Jules Verne, H G Wells, Star Wars,
Star Trek, nanotechnology, vampire fiction, and
- Related Website:
- 2) Ultimate Science Fiction Web Guide
- This is an electronic publication that covers the
world of science fiction.
- Other Related Electronic Publications:
- 2) Albedo One (Ireland) http://homepage.tinet.ie/~goudriaan/
- 3) Black Gate: Adventures in Fantasy Literature
- 4) Galaxy eZine http://www.galaxysciencefiction.com/
- 5) Locus Online http://www.locusmag.com/
- 6) Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction
- 7) On Spec: The Canadian Magazine of Speculative
- 8) Science Fiction Weekly http://www.scifi.com/sfw/
- 9) Speculations http://www.speculations.com/
- 10) Quanta Magazine http://www.etext.org/Zines/Quanta/
- After visiting several of the
websites, complete one or more of the
following projects or activities related
to Science Fiction and/or Fantasy
- Complete a Fantasy or Science
Fiction WebQuest. Follow or adapt the
procedures that you find at one of the
- 1) Fact Vs. Fiction: A Science Fiction
WebQuest (Grade 8) by T. Engelhart
- 2) Fantasy: A Window into Literature
(Grades 9-12) by K. Mattson
- 3) Fantasy and Science Fiction (Grades
7-8) by K. Rowan
- 4) Fantasy Reading Journal Webquest
(Grade 8) by J. Baker
- 5) Fantasy Story (Grade 5) http://www.richmond.edu/~ed344/webquests/fantasy/WQIntro.html
- 6) Fantasy WebQuest Research by R.
- 7) Past to Present to Future by S.
Rowe & M. Wallace
- 8) Science of Science Fiction (Grades
8-12) by T. Altman
- 9) What if? Speculative Fiction by M.
- Organize An Author Tribute Day.
To get one perspective on such an event,
Day, a tribute created after the death
of Douglas Adams. Create your own tribute
for your favorite author of fantasy or
science fiction literature.
- Write A Fantasy or Science Fiction
Story. Imagine life in the future or
in a totally different world. Create
unique characters and setting for your own
unique fantasy or scifi story. Share it
with your friends and family.
- Create a Robot World. Older
students should read a book containing
robots by Isaac
Asimov. Younger students could read
the book by David Kirk called Nova's
Ark. Learn more about today's
then write a story about a robot of the
- Illustrate A Fantasy or Science
Fiction Story. Pick a favorite story
by an author. Then create an illustration
for that story. You may want to illustrate
your own science fiction or fantasy
- Compare/Contrast Two Fantasy or
Science Fiction Stories. Pick two
different stories by separate authors.
Compare and contrast the two tales. In
your analysis of the two stories consider
all the elements including the characters,
setting, time, events, technology,
- Predict the Future. Explore the
website called Everything
I Know About Science I Learned From
Science Fiction. Read a science
fiction story or novel and learn more
about the technology behind the story. Or,
read a science fiction story written long
ago and write about how the technology has
changed since the story was written. Use
Inspiration software to create a concept
map of your ideas.
- Websites By Kids For Kids
& Science Fiction (2000 ThinkQuest
Internet Challenge Project)
- This site presents science fiction art in a
biographical way. Verne, the Father of Science
Fiction, wrote great novels that encompassed his
dreams of the future.
I Know About Science I Learned From Science
- (2000 ThinkQuest Junior Project)
- This site analyzes the truth to some of the
technology or ideas we find in science fiction. Can we
travel in light speed? Are laser blasters really
Fantasy (1999 ThinkQuest Internet Challenge
- This entry seeks to educate visitors on the topic
of fantasy fiction, and contains a comparative study
of Dragonlance, Dragon Prince, and Heralds of
Fantasy (2000 ThinkQuest Internet Challenge
- Reading is a good way to forget the reality of
life for a moment, particularly the fantasy genre.
This site shows that fantasy is more than just a fairy
(Platinum Award, 2000 ThinkQuest Internet Challenge
- This website links the mysterious content of the
best-selling Harry Potter novels by J. K. Rowling to
interesting knowledge, in order to make learning a
- Related ThinkQuest Project:
- 2) Harry Potter Revealed (2000 Internet
Fiction: Who, What, When, Where, and How?
- (2000 ThinkQuest Internet Challenge
- This site is dedicated to a few classic Science
Fiction writers of the 20th century. It examines the
details of their lives, there stories, and other
of Fantasy (2000 ThinkQuest Internet
- This site is dedicated completely to fantasy. From
fantasy news to the history of fantasy, it's all here.
Research famous authors and works, go behind the
scenes in 'Creating a World', review a book or two,
have your say in the Fantasy Forums, take a look at
the art library, or have fun playing games!
- More Fantasy and Science Fiction
Materials for the Study of Science Fiction
by P. Brians
- Here is a collection of study guides for a college
level course on science fiction; includes H. G.
Wells's War of the Worlds and Ray Bradbury's
The Martian Chronicles.
and Science Fiction Website from University
- The goal of this site is to provide an extensive
and useful collection of all types of information and
tools that will help to study fantasy and science
of the Fantastic
- Here you find a fair-sized collection of classic
works of fantasy and science fiction literature.
to Science Fiction Anthologies and Collections,
- by W.G. Contento
- This Index is intended to be a standard reference
for locating stories that have appeared in English
language science fiction anthologies and collections
of stories by one author.
- Related Index for Sci-Fi Literature:
- 2) Locus Index to Science Fiction (1984-1998) by
C.N. Brown & W.G. Contento
- This site features Canadians in science fiction.
Inside you will find information on Canadian authors,
actors, directors, magazines, websites and much
of This World: Canadian Science Fiction and
Fantasy at National Library of
- The purpose of this exhibition is both to
celebrate and define the rich heritage of Canadian
science fiction and speculative fiction within a
historical and international context.
Fiction Writing by J.L. Flynn
- This is a college course site for an introduction
to the skills and techniques of writing speculative
- Here you will find a mixture of book reviews,
opinion pieces, author interviews, fiction excerpts -
- from a site that claims to provide the best in
Science Fiction and Fantasy.
- Another Related Websites:
- 2) SFF Net (Science Fiction and Fantasy) http://www.sff.net/
- Websites for Fantasy Literature and
- Learn about life and work of Douglas Adams from
- Related Websites for Douglas Adams:
- 2) alt.fan.douglas-adams FAQ http://www.faqs.org/faqs/douglas-adams-FAQ/
- 3) Author Douglas Adams Dies from BBC
- 4) Douglas Adams at AppleMasters http://www.apple.com/applemasters/dadams/
- 5) Douglas Adams Interview from The Onion A.V.
- 6) Douglas Adams Quote Directory by N.
Jacques: Redwall Club
- This web site is the home of a club Jacques'
Redwall fans from around the world have formed to talk
about the series and its author. Notable pages include
the Redwall Encyclopedia, Gallery and Art Page;
Redwall name origins, fan fiction and more.
- Related Website for Brian Jacques:
- 2) Brian Jacques from Young Writer
- 3) Brian Jacques's Interview Transcript from
- 4) Redwall Abbey http://redwall.org/
- 5) Redwall from Carol Hurst's Children's
- 6) Redwall: The Legend Continues . . . http://www.randomhouse.co.uk/redwall/index.html
- This is the official website for Melanie
- Other Websites for Melanie Rawn:
- 2) Melanie Rawn Gallery (Works of Michael
- 3) Melanie Rawn from Fantafiction http://www.fantafiction.com/authors/r/rawn_melanie/melanie_rawn.asp
- 4) Melanie Rawn Webring http://www.geocities.com/Area51/Dimension/7809/
- Here you can learn the latest on author Garth Nix
and read his online essay titled 'How I Write.'
- Other Websites on Garth Nix:
- 2) Author Profile: Garth Nix at
- 3) Conversation With Garth Nix by C.E. White from
- 4) Garth Nix Interview from Locus
- 5) Q & A With Garth Nix from The Seventh
Potter from Scholastic
- Here you can learn more about the books and author
- Related Websites for J.K. Rowling:
- 2) Harry Potter http://www.angelfire.com/hi3/theharrypotterbook/index.html
- 3) Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
- 4) J.K. Rowling (Interview from
- 5) J. K. Rowling's Interview Transcript from
- 6) Rowling, J.K. from Educational Paperback
- This site contains general information about
Tolkien and his works and about one of his
mythological creatures - the hobbit.
- Other Sites for J.R.R. Tolkien:
- 2) Grey Havens: J.R.R. Tolkien Resource http://tolkien.cro.net/
- 3) J.R.R. Tolkien Information Page
- 4) J.R.R. Tolkien from Isildur's Lair
- 5) Tolkien FAQ http://www.daimi.aau.dk/~bouvin/tolkienfaq.html
- 6) Tolkien Society http://www.tolkiensociety.org/
- Into the
- For those who are already fascinated by Jack (C.
S. Lewis' nickname) and his 'Narnian Chronicles', or
other works, and want to know more about him and his
world, they can almost be there yourself by wandering
through this site's various links.
- Other C.S. Lewis Websites:
- 2) C. S. Lewis: 20th-Century Christian Knight
- 3) C.S. Lewis and the Inklings http://personal.bgsu.edu/~edwards/lewis.html
- 4) C.S. Lewis and Public Life http://www.discovery.org/lewis/
- 5) C.S. Lewis Online http://www.cslewisonline.com/
Pratchett: Discworld at L-Space
- This is the website of Terry Pratchett, author of
numerous humorous fantasy books. Learn more about his
books and writings.
- Other Websites for Terry Pratchett:
- 2) About Terry Pratchett http://www.terrypratchettbooks.com/about/terrypratchett.html
- 3) About the Author: Terry Pratchett http://www.colin-smythe.com/authors/tp/pratch1.htm
- 4) Conversation with Terry Pratchett from
Writers Write http://www.writerswrite.com/journal/apr00/pratchett.htm
- 5) Discworld Monthly http://www.ufbs.co.uk/dwm/
- 6) Ultimate Pratchett Fan-Site http://hem1.passagen.se/josa99/terry.htm
Jordan (aka James Oliver Rigney, Jr)
- Here is a brief biography of the author, Robert
- Other Websites on Robert Jordan:
- 2) Robert Jordan Fandom http://www.linuxmafia.com/~garrett/jordan/
- 3) Robert Jordan: The Name Behind the Wheel from
- 4) Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time http://www.tor.com/sites/wheel_of_time/index.html
- 5) Robert Jordan's 'The Wheel of Time': Fantasy,
Epic-Style from CNN
- 6) Robert Jordan: Where Good and Evil are
- This is the official web page for David Farland's
brilliant new fantasy series.
- Other David Farland Websites:
- 2) David Farland from FantaFiction
- 3) Interview with David Farland (Feb 2000) from
Science Fiction and Fantasy World
- 4) Interview with David Farland (Aug 2001) from
Science Fiction and Fantasy World
David Eddings Bookpage
- This site is mainly built to give information
about the author and his books, not lots of
- Other Websites for David Eddings:
- 2) David and Leigh Eddings http://www.randomhouse.com/delrey/promo/polgara/eddings/
- 3) David Eddings and Role-Playing MUD's http://www.prophecy.lu/david_eddings/
- 4) David Eddings from Science Fiction and
- 5) Jack's David and Leigh Eddings http://www.eddingschronicles.com/
Worlds of Terry Brooks
- Learn about the author and his work at his own
- Other Websites for Terry Brooks:
- 2) About Terry Brooks from Random
- 3) Author Profile: Terry Brooks http://www.bookreporter.com/brc/author.asp?author=70
- 4) StarWars: Novelist Terry Brooks
- 5) Terry Brooks Experience http://isleofavalon.com/walker/home.html
- 6) Terry Brooks http://hem.fyristorg.com/gumby/sf/eng/november/5.html
- 7) Terry Brooks FAQ http://www.faqs.org/faqs/sf/terry-brooks/faq/
of Lloyd Alexander
- At this fanpage, you can learn more about Lloyd
Alexander and his work.
- More Lloyd Alexander Websites:
- 2) Lloyd Alexander http://www.cas.usf.edu/lis/alis/lis5937/prior/eliza.htm
- 3) Lloyd Alexander at Kidsreads
- 4) Lloyd Alexander's Biography from
- 5) Lloyd Alexander Interview Transcript from
- This website from Anne McCaffrey's publisher
covers the writer and her works.
- Other Anne McCaffrey Websites:
- 2) Anne McCaffrey Biography http://hem.fyristorg.com/gumby/sf/eng/november/3.html
- 3) Anne McCaffrey Gallery (Works of Michael
- 4) Interview with Anne McCaffrey (May 2000)
- 5) Interview with Anne McCaffrey from Writers
- 6) Stefan's Altar to Anne McCaffrey http://www.angelfire.com/biz/spunbystefan/pern.html
- 7) Worlds of Anne McCaffrey http://www.annemccaffrey.org/
- Websites for Science Fiction Literature and
- Hello- my name is Alan Dean Foster. I've been
trying to see as much of this planet as possible, and
using my imagination to examine worlds beyond it.
Worlds both possible (science-fiction) and impossible
- Other Websites for Alan Dean Foster:
- 2) Alan Dean Foster Biography
- 3) Alan Dean Foster Page http://filebox.vt.edu/users/mastone3/foster/
- 4) Alan Dean Foster http://home.rol3.com/~u0329445/
- 5) Interview with Alan Dean Foster from Science
Fiction and Fantasy World
C. Clarke Unauthorized Homepage
- Arthur C. Clarke is one of the most celebrated
science fiction authors of our time. He is the author
of more than sixty books with more than 50 million
copies in print, winner of all the field's highest
honors. He was named Grand Master by the Science
Fiction Writers of America in 1986.
- Other Arthur C. Clarke Websites:
- 2) Arthur C. Clarke from Salon People
- 3) Arthur C. Clarke http://www.kirjasto.sci.fi/aclarke.htm
- 4) World Keeps Up With Arthur Clarke by S.J.
Wesley 'Gene' Roddenberry
- This site contains a biography of the 'Star Trek
Explorer' by an unknown author.
- Other Gene Roddenberry Websites:
- 2) Brief Biography of Gene Roddenberry (Excerpt
from book by D. Alexander)
- 3) Gene Roddenberry http://members.tripod.com/~gwillick/roddenb.html
- 4) Gene Roddenberry 1921-1991 http://www.celestis.com/01bios/rodbry.html
- 5) Links About Gene Roddenberry from
George Wells (1866-1946)
- This website is a biography of a man whose novels
are among the classics of science-fiction.
- Other H.G. Wells Websites:
- 2) H.G. Wells: The Poe of Science Fiction
- 3) H.G. Wells from the Literature Network
- 4) Rabindranath Tagore: In Conversation with H.G.
- Kevin J.
Anderson & Rebecce Moesta from WordFire
- The website contains biographies, links to
interviews, FAQ's, and more on this writing
- Other Kevin Anderson Websites:
- 2) Interview with Kevin J. Anderson
- 3) Interview with Kevin J Anderson by N. Gevers at
- 4) Kevin J. Anderson and Brian Herbert, Authors of
'Dune: House Atreides' (Interview
- from Time) http://www.time.com/time/community/transcripts/1999/111099dune.html
- 5) Kevin J. Anderson: Pumped on Dune
- 6) Kevin J. Anderson & Rebecce Moesta from
Smith (Pseudonym for Dr. Paul Myron Anthony
- Here you learn about the life and works of
- Other Websites for Cordwainer Smith:
- 2) Cordwainer Smith http://www.users.qwest.net/~rmoorman/linebarger.html
- 3) Cordwainer Smith from Peter's Brain
- 4) Cordwainer Smith and His Remarkable Science
- 5) Cordwainer Smith Unofficial Biography Page
- This official website contains information about
the authors and content of both the 'classic' Dune
(Frank Herbert) and 'new' Dune (Brian Herbert &
Kevin Anderson) books.
- Other Related Websites:
- 2) Brian Herbert http://www.dragoncon.org/people/herberb.html
- 3) Fedaykin http://www.fremen.org/
- 4) Frank Herbert http://www.kirjasto.sci.fi/fherbert.htm
- 5) Interview with Brian Herbert http://www.space.com/sciencefiction/herbert.html
- 6) Sons of Dune from January Magazine
Egan's Home Page
- This site from the science fiction author and
computer programmer contains links to works online
(including sixteen complete stories) and the
Foundations series of science articles.
- Another Website for Greg Egan:
- 2) Greg Egan Fan Page http://www.sam.math.ethz.ch/~pkeller/Egan-PageN.html
- 3) Interview with Greg Egan in Ibn
Qirtaiba, Issue 18, September 1996
with Greg Egan
Asimov Home Page
- Here you'll find a comprehensive collection of
resources pertaining to Isaac Asimov (1920-1992), the
quintessential author, who in his lifetime wrote over
500 books that enlightened, entertained, and spanned
the realm of human knowledge.
- Other Asimov Websites:
- 2) Asimav http://www.asimov.com/
- 3) Isaac Asimov Quotes http://www.cp-tel.net/miller/BilLee/quotes/Asimov.html
- 4) Science Writer, `Robotics' Creator Isaac Asimov
- This is the official website of Orson Scott Card,
science fiction and fantasy author.
- Not To-Be-Missed Sections:
- 2) Uncle Orson's Writing Class http://www.hatrack.com/writingclass/index.shtml
- 3) Research Area http://www.hatrack.com/research/index.shtml
- Other Websites for Orson Scott Card:
- 4) Conversation With Orson Scott Card by C.E.
White at Writers Write
- 5) Highly Unofficial Orson Scott Card Fans' Web
- 6) Interview with Orson Scott Card from
- 7) Orson Scott Card, November 1, 1998 from
- 8) Orson Scott Card: On Religion in Science
Fiction and Fantasy by M. Allen from
- Phantastes http://www.phantastes.com/00spring/interview.html
- Jules Verne
Collection by Z. Har'El's
- This website provides a comprehensive collection
of information on the life and works of Jules
- Other Websites for Jules Verne:
- 2) Jules Verne from Prominent Men and Women of
- 3) Jules Verne, Misunderstood Visionary from
- 4) Life and Works of Jules Verne http://www.people.virginia.edu/~mtp0f/flips/jules.html
Resnick - Biographical Information
- Learn about this popular science fiction author.
Since 1989, Mike has won three Hugo Awards, a Nebula
Award, and has been nominated for thirteen Hugos, six
Nebulas, a Clarke (British), and five Seiun-shos
- Other Websites for Mike Resnick:
- 2) Mike Resnick - Biographical Information
- 3) Mike Resnick Collection from University of
South Florida Tampa Campus Library
- 4) Mike Resnick Web Resource http://www.fortunecity.com/tattooine/farmer/2/
Stephen King Website
- Learn about the man, the rumors, the past,
present, the future, and more.
- Other Websites on Stephen King:
- 2) Stephen King from Horrorking http://www.horrorking.com/
- 3) Stephen King Bio http://mrshowbiz.go.com/celebrities/people/stephenking/bio.html
- 4) Stephen King WebSite by J. Pace http://home.pacbell.net/jepace/king.html
- 5) Stephen King: The UnOfficial Website http://www.stephenking.net/
- 6) Umney's Last Case by S. King
(Robert J. Sawyer)
- This is the official website of Robert J. Sawyer,
Nebula Award Winning Science Writer.
- Other Websites on Robert J. Sawyer:
- 2) Conversation With Robert Sawyer by K. Fawcett
- 3) Interview with Robert J. Sawyer http://home.golden.net/~csp/interviews/sawyer.htm
- 4) Robert J. Sawyer from Canadian Authors on
guide for Ray Bradbury's The Martian Chronicles
(1950) by by P. Brians
- Bradbury had a certain vision of the Mars in which
these stories are set, counteracting the image of a
menacing Mars with humans from Earth playing the role
of 'invaders from outer space.'
- Other Websites on Ray Bradbury:
- 2) Author Profile: Ray Bradbury at
- 3) Biography of Ray Bradbury at
- 4) Greentown, IL http://redwood.stormloader.com/bradbury/
- 5) Ray Bradbury http://www.raybradbury.com/
- Websites For Teachers
'Using Science Fiction For Education'
- These pages are intended to provide teachers in
high school/college with some ideas for using science
fiction, particularly in the areas of physics and
biology, but also in literature/English.
of Other Worlds (Grade 5 Unit Plan)
- After students have thoroughly investigated the
fantasy genre by listening to literature,reading
literature independently and identifying and
discussing the characteristics of fantasy, they will
be encouraged to create fantastical worlds and stories
of their own.
Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
- This site houses a collection of lessons and
of Fantasy Online at Scholastic
- Investigate the world of fantasy literature
through study of C.S. Lewis and his writings.
Fiction and Fantasy by D. Shipman
- Select and adapt these learning activities to best
meet the needs of your students, and to fit the time
available. Includes handouts and activity
or Science Fiction (Grade 4)
- In this lesson, students compare and contrast
science and science fiction.
- Created by