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What if?

by Maison Horton

It takes just two words to enter into a world of new possibilities, a world that lets go of everyday limitations to explore the imagination. Asking what if is not just a passing thought; it's an opportunity to tell a story. Perhaps you have a novel you haven't quite finished, or maybe you're a dungeon master looking for ways to enrich the fantasy of your campaign. Maybe you're a lover of elves and dragons or wish you were taking a voyage across the galaxy. Whatever your fantasy world, these reads will help you bring your wildest what-ifs to life.

In this display:

  • Adler, C. L. (2014). Wizards, aliens, and starships: Physics and math in fantasy and science fiction. Princeton University Press.
  • Bosco, D. (2016). Imagine all this: how to write your own stories. Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) Private Limited.
  • Bright, A. (2012). ’Curious, if true’: The fantastic in literature. Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  • Ekman, S. (2013). Here be dragons: Exploring fantasy maps and settings. Wesleyan University Press.
  • Flieger, V. (2017). There would always be a fairy tale: More essays on tolkien. The Kent State University Press.
  • Golomb, C. (2011). The creation of imaginary worlds: The role of art, magic and dreams in child development. Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
  • Knickerbocker, D. (2018). Lingua cosmica: Science fiction from around the world. University of Illinois Press.
  • Turchi, P. (2011). Maps of the imagination: The writer as cartographer. Trinity University Press.
  • VanderMeer, J. (2018). Wonderbook (revised and expanded): The illustrated guide to creating imaginative fiction. Abrams.
  • Wolf, M. J. P. (2013). Building imaginary worlds: The theory and history of subcreation. Routledge.