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To get a broader sense of the subject, you may consult other sources such as encyclopedias, bibliographies, biographical information, criticism, etc. Each link below will take you to the corresponding section in this guide with a selection of sources in those areas.
Science fiction is a genre of fiction dealing with the impact of imagined innovations in science or technology, often in a futuristic setting. USC Libraries attempts to collect at the instructional support level, a collection that is adequate for undergraduate instruction or sustained independent study.
Fantasy is a genre that uses magic and other supernatural phenomena as a primary element of plot, theme, and/or setting. Many works within the genre take place in fictional worlds where magic is common. Fantasy is generally distinguished from science fiction in that it does not provide a logical (or pseudo logical) explanation for the scientifically impossible events that occur, though there is a great deal of overlap between the two (both are subgenres of speculative fiction).
Donehy Library has a collection of science fiction and fantasy books, mostly in English. In order to find a particular author that we might have, you need to know the author. Use the sectiion on this guide to search and locate guides to help you identify an author or a subject.
These guides to the field are useful to identify authors and subjects.