Encyclopedia of Fantasy and Horror Fiction, a new addition to ""Facts On File's Literary Movements"" series, provides comprehensive coverage of the major authors and works in these popular genres. Each entry includes a brief discussion of the author's life and work and includes a full bibliography. Each entry on a particular work also analyzes its literary merits and place within the tradition of fantasy and horror. This essential volume covers hundreds of writers, including many whose work is taught in high school and college, such as C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, Stephen King, Edgar Allan Poe, H. P. Lovecraft, R. L. Stine, and Bram Stoker. ""Encyclopedia of Fantasy and Horror Fiction"" also includes entries on such works as the ""Harry Potter"" series, ""The Chronicles of Namia"", ""The Lord of the Rings"", and many more.
Don D'Ammassa, the author of Facts On File's Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, is one of the world's leading experts on science fiction, fantasy, and horror. He is a professional writer and book reviewer who has been working within these genres for almost 30 years.