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The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy: Themes, Works, and Wonders. Edited by Gary Westfahl. Advisory Board Richard Bleiler, John Clute, Fiona Kelleghan, David Langford, Andy Sawyer, and Darrell Schweitzer. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 2005. 1395 pp.
The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy: Themes, Works, and Wonders
For more information about this three-volume encyclopedia, you can visit the Greenwood Press web site, which includes an overview and excerpts from reviews, or read my Locus Online essay about the encyclopedia,  "Confessions of an Accidental Encyclopedist, or, How I Prepared New Maps of Hell and Other Exotic Territories."

If you search well enough, you can find an online list of the encyclopedia's 400 entries on themes and 200 entries on classic works. But here's something you won't find anywhere else: a list of the 600 entries organized by contributor, so you can quickly locate the works of your favorite authors.

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Contributors and Their Entries (by contributor's surname)
Patricia Altner Moon
Lou Anders Drugs, Individualism and Conformity, Religion, Babylon 5, Batman, Doctor Who
Nick Aires Apprentice, Castles, First Contact, Friendship, Labyrinth, Predictions, Treasure, Trickster, Wizards, Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton, Star Trek: Enterprise, The Sword of Shannaraby Terry Brooks
Sandy Antunes Temptress
Neal Baker Alphaville, The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan, La Jetée
Elizabeth Barrette Colors, Flowers, Gods and Goddesses, Language and Linguistics, Witches
Russell Blackford Babies, Biology, Clones, Cycles, Death, Decadence, Far Future, Marriage, Mutation, Nudity, Overpopulation, Technology, Mad Max, Rendezvous with Rama by Arthur C. Clarke, The Terminator, Triton by Samuel R. Delany
Tim Blackmore Space War, Violence, Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card, The Forever War by Joe Haldeman, Gateway by Frederik Pohl, Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., Starship Troopers by Robert A. Heinlein
Daniel E. Blackston Rivers
Jayme Blaschke Giants, Insects, Superman, City by Clifford D. Simak, Wonder Woman
Everett Bleiler Utopia by Thomas More
Richard Bleiler Evil, Mystery, Polar Regions, Sun, Taboos, Lilith by George MacDonald, Lord of Light by Roger Zelazny
Janice M. Bogstad China, Dragonflight by Anne McCaffrey, Red Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson, Startide Rising by David Brin
Mark Bould Economics, Brazil, The Brother from Another Planet, Dr. Strangelove, Forbidden Planet, Invaders from Mars, Island of Lost Souls, The Thing (from Another World), Topper, A Trip to the Moon, 2001: A Space Odyssey
Chantal Bourgault du Coudray Apes
Wendy Bousfield Dogs, Lions and Tigers, The Shining by Stephen King
Paul Brians Nuclear War, Post-Holocaust Societies, The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin
Charlene Brusso Espionage, Exile, Force, The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley
Andrew M. Butler Comedy, Sexuality, Blade Runner, The Difference Engine by William Gibson and Bruce Sterling, The Drowned World by J.G. Ballard, E.T.: The Extraterrestrial, Gal´pagos by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick, Metropolis, Total Recall
John Clute Urban Fantasy, The Book of the New Sun by Gene Wolfe
Frank Coffman Swords
Brett Cooke Dystopia, Utopia, A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess, Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell, We by Yevgeny Zamiatin
Brett Cox Steampunk, Television and Radio, Writing and Authors, Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes, Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein, The X-Files
Jeff D'Anastasio Cyberspace, Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson
Janis Dawson Rats and Mice
Charles DePaolo Plagues and Diseases, Prehistoric Fiction, The Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean Auel
Noreen Doyle Egypt
Stefan R. Dziemianowicz Halloween, Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury, The Outer Limits, 2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke
Neil Easterbrook Bildungsroman, Deus ex Machina, Estrangement, Ethics, Hubris, Identity, Landscape, Magic Realism, Personification, Progress, Reading, Sublime, Threshold, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick, Neuromancer by William Gibson
Bob Eggleton Godzilla, King of the Monsters
Stefan Ekman Gold and Silver, Money
Alan C. Elms Metafiction and Recursiveness, Psychology, Norstrilia by Cordwainer Smith
Gregory Feeley Shakespeare, Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift
Liz Fielden Mothers
Toiya K. Finley Arcadia, Lost Horizon by James Hilton
Mark Finn Jason and the Argonauts
Carl Freedman Perdido Street Station by China Miéville
Pawel Frelik Darkness, Fire, Islam, Maps, Music, Possession, Secret Identities
Lincoln Geraghty Native Americans, Westerns, Star Trek, Star Trek: Generations, Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Voyager
Alan Gibbs Blake's 7
Stephen P. Gillett Alien Worlds, Comets and Asteroids, Mercury, Venus
Alexander Graf A Clockwork Orange
Charles Gramlich Barbarians, Sword and Sorcery, A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs
John Grant Perceptions, Technothrillers, Timeslips, UFOs, Back to the Future, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Field of Dreams, The Invisible Man, The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, The Wizard of Oz , The Years of Rice and Salt by Kim Stanley Robinson
Glenn R. Gray Pawn of Prophecy by David Eddings
James Gunn Humanity, I, Robot by Isaac Asimov
Stefan Hall Androids, Japan, Futurama
Darren Harris-Fain Superheroes, Deathbird Stories by Harlan Ellison, Doctor No
Donald M. Hassler Evolution, Hard Science Fiction, Politics, Work and Leisure, Foundation by Isaac Asimov
K. Stoddard Hayes Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Farscape, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Xena: Warrior Princess
Roslynn D. Haynes Mad Scientists, Scientists, Animal Farm by George Orwell, Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., The Time Machine by H. G. Wells, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne
Elyce Rae Helford Feminism
Derek Hill Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Planet of the Apes
Kenneth Hite Demons
Veronica Hollinger Cyborgs, Postmodernism
James Craig Holte Vampires
Martin Horstkotte Detectives
Fred Jandt Light
Beverley Jansen Blood
Paula Johanson Gardens
Nancy Johnston Dolls and Puppets, Touch
Fiona Kelleghan Cats, Latin America, Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon, The Stars My Destination by Alfred Bester
Tris Kerslake Exploration, Galactic Empire, Planetary Colonies, Terraforming
Leigh Kimmel Rebellion, Russia, Slavery
Paul Kincaid Alternate History, Cities, Clocks and Timepieces, Fin de Siécle, Islands, Prisons, Time Travel, Underground Adventure, Lord of the Flies by William Golding, Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
Maureen Kincaid Speller Unicorns, A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, The Last Man by Mary Shelley
Rick Klaw Cyberpunk, King Kong
Jay Lake Advertising, Clowns and Fools
David Langford Adam and Eve, Antimatter, Black Holes, Caverns, Chess, Clichés, Computers, Deserts, Elements, Food and Drink, Games, Golem, Gravity, Hollow Earth, Humor, Hyperspace, Illusion, Invisibility, Mathematics, Omens and Signs, Psychic Powers, Riddles, Robots, Space Opera, Symbiosis, Teleportation, Torture, Toys, Uplift, Villains, Yin and Yang, Zombies, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, Blood Music by Greg Bear, Childhood's End by Arthur C. Clarke, The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett, Consider Phlebas by Iain M. Banks, The Demolished Man by Alfred Bester, Helliconia Spring by Brian W. Aldiss, Hospital Station by James White, Little, Big by John Crowley, The Prisoner, Solaris by Stanislaw Lem, A Spell for Chameleon by Piers Anthony, Triplanetary by E. E. "Doc" Smith, A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin
Robert Latham Communication, Messiahs, Paranoia
Michelle Le Blanc and Colin Odell The Day the Earth Stood Still, Frankenstein, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, The Man Who Fell to Earth
Marissa Lingen Dimensions, Nuclear Power, Physics, Sea Travel, Underwater Adventure
James Lowder Shared Worlds
Lynne Lundquist Amazons, Speed, Theatre, Weather, The Gate to Women's Country by Sheri S. Tepper, Peter and Wendy by J. M. Barrie, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
Brad Lyau Europe
Christine Mains Books, Borderlands, Cemeteries, Disguise, Elves, Knowledge, Love, Magic, Memory, Mentors, Mirrors, Stories, Wisdom, Stargate
Tom Marcinko Beauty, Flying
Richard McKinney Astronauts, Cosmology, Crime and Punishment, Ecology, Genetic Engineering, Inventions, Jupiter and the Outer Planets, Nature, Pantropy, Space Habitats, Stars, Space Stations, Wilderness
Ed McKnight Arthur, History, Philosophy, Satire, Secret History, Heaven Can Wait, It's a Wonderful Life
Joe Milicia South Pacific
Dunja M. Mohr Machines and Mechanization, Postcolonialism, Woman on the Edge of Time by Marge Piercy
Derryl Murphy Water
Ian Nichols Apocalypse, Australia, Education, Survival, Alien, Dune by Frank Herbert
Terry O'Brien Hypnotism
Shannan Palma Queens
John S. Partington The Island of Dr. Moreau by H. G. Wells, Things to Come, The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells
Wendy Pearson Androgyny, Family, Gender, Home, Homosexuality, Race Relations, The Female Man by Joanna Russ, The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin
Michael Penncavage Pirates
Jefferson M. Peters Art
A. William Pett Dinosaurs, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain
Frances Pheasant-Kelly Forests, Rebirth, Rituals
Kathleen Church Plummer Architecture and Interior Design, Fashion
Don Riggs Divination, Frankenstein Monsters
Chris Roberson Parallel Worlds
Adam Roberts Air Travel
Stephen D. Rogers Promise
Michael Saler Islandia by Austin Tappan Wright
Karen Sands-O'Connor Children, Medievalism and the Middle Ages, Mary Poppins by P. L. Travers, The Story of Dr. Dolittle by Hugh Lofting, The Water Babies by Charles Kingsley
Andy Sawyer Anxiety, Disaster, Elder Races, Flood, Last Man, Libraries, Magical Objects, Pastoral, Rings, Sense of Wonder, Time, Virtual Reality, The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham, Earth Abides by George R. Stewart, Last and First Men by Olaf Stapledon, Stand on Zanzibar by John Brunner, The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison
Sandra Martina Schwab Dragons, The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle
Darrell Schweitzer Atlantis, Generation Starship, Ghosts and Hauntings, Heroic Fantasy, Horror, Imaginary Worlds, Kings, Lost Worlds, Quests, A.I., Beauty and the Beast, Bring the Jubilee by Ward Moore, A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller, Jr., Conan the Conqueror by Robert E. Howard, Dracula, Dracula by Bram Stoker, Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, Jurgen by James Branch Cabell, The King of Elfland's Daughter by Lord Dunsany, The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien, The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle, She by H. Rider Haggard, Solaris, Titus Groan by Mervyn Peake, A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay
Joyce Scrivner Angels, Guilt and Responsibility, Madness, Names
Laura Scuriatti Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Michael Sharp Revenge, The Simpsons
Bruce Shaw Fables
Nisi Shawl Voodoo
Theodore J. Sherman Allegory, Christianity, Escape, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J. K. Rowling, The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis, Out of the Silent Planet by C. S. Lewis, Star Wars
MJ Simpson The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams, The Incredible Shrinking Man, The Quatermass Experiment
Alison Sinclair Pain, Parasites
George Slusser Eternity, Space Travel, Suspended Animation and Cryonics
Kevin P. Smith Fairy Tales, Red Dwarf
Lucy A. Snyder Asia, Birds, Curses, Dark Fantasy, Future War, Intelligence, Miniaturization, Plants
David Soyka Business, Trade
C. W. Sullivan III Mythology, The Owl Service by Alan Garner
Eva Tettenborn Dawn by Octavia E. Butler
William Thompson Dwarfs, Fairies, Goblins, Taverns and Inns, Lord Foul's Bane by Stephen R. Donaldson, The Matrix
Trent Walters Snakes and Worms
Batya Weinbaum Sexism
Gary Westfahl Aliens in Space, Aliens on Earth, America, Automobiles, Betrayal, Birth, Carnival, Chivalry, Christmas, Community, Courage, Culture, Destiny, Doppelganger, Earth, Enlargement, Eschatology, Farms, Fathers, Fish and Sea Creatures, Freedom, Frontier, Gothic, Governance Systems, Habitats, Heaven, Hell, Heroes, Hive Minds, Horses, Illustration and Graphics, Immortality and Longevity, Invasion, Journalism, Judaism, Jungles, Mars, Medicine, Microcosm, Monsters, Mountains, Near Future, Old Age, Optimism and Pessimism, Poetry, Puzzles, Reincarnation, Rockets, Role Reversals, Romance, Ruritarian Romance, Sacrifice, Satan, Seasons, Sin, Skeletons, Social Darwinism, Sports, Statues, Suicide, Supernatural Creatures, Surrealism, Talents, Theft, Tragedy, Transportation, Virginity, Vision and Blindness, War, Weaponry, Xenophobia, Youth, Flatland by Edwin A. Abbott, Kindred by Octavia E. Butler, Looking Backward by Edward Bellamy, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym by Edgar Allan Poe, The Past Through Tomorrow by Robert A. Heinlein, The Purple Cloud by M. P. Shiel, The Space Merchants by Frederik Pohl and C. M. Kornbluth, Superman, Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs, The Twilight Zone
David Wilson Absurdity
Gina Wisker Mermaids, Shapeshifters, Werewolves, The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood, Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice
Matthew Wolf-Meyer Africa, Anthropology, Civilization, Class System, Dreams, Gifts, Globalization, Sleep, Hyperion by Dan Simmons
Martin Morse Wooster From the Earth to the Moon by Jules Verne, More Than Human by Theodore Sturgeon, Timescape by Gregory Benford
Cat Yampell Animals and Zoos, Metamorphosis, Talking Animals
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