Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997)
Abbreviations and Symbols

  • * – applies to a title tied to an original movie, game, etc.
  • > – see (i.e., a cross-reference)
  • >>> – see also (i.e., an ancillary cross-reference)
  • «Title» – indicates a projected title; such titles may in fact have been published before the text went to press, but have not been seen by the editors
  • IASFMAsimov's Science Fiction Magazine (originally titled Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine)
  • aka – also known as
  • anim dir – animation director(s)
  • anon – anonymous(ly)
  • anth – anthology
  • assoc pr – associate producer(s)
  • b/w – black-and-white
  • chap – chapbook (here defined as a book under 100 pages long)
  • coll – collection
  • cut – abridged, by either author or publisher
  • dir – director(s)
  • dos – bound back-to-back alongside an independent text
  • ed – edited by
  • edn – edition
  • exec pr – executive producer(s)
  • exp – expanded
  • F&SFThe Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction
  • fixup – collection of (usually revised) stories presented as a novel
  • fx – effects
  • graph – graphic book
  • illus – illustrated by
  • LOTRThe Lord of the Rings
  • mufx – makeup effects
  • OEDOxford English Dictionary
  • omni – omnibus edition
  • ot – original title
  • pr – producer(s)
  • rev – revised
  • RPG – role-playing game
  • S&S – sword and sorcery
  • sf – science fiction
  • SFEThe Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (second edition, 1993; third edition, 2011-current online)
  • spfx – special effects
  • sv – supervisor(s)
  • trans – translated by
  • tv – television
  • tvm – movie made for tv
  • var mags – published in various magazines
  • vfx – visual effects
  • vol – volume
  • vt – variant title
  • WTWeird Tales
  • WWI – World War I
  • WWII – World War II
  • WWIII – World War III
  • YA – Fiction marketed for a young adult audience

Dates given in bold are those of first publication

Dates given in italics are those of first movie release

This entry is taken from the Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997) edited by John Clute and John Grant. It is provided as a reference and resource for users of the SF Encyclopedia, but apart from possible small corrections has not been updated.