U-M Fantasy and Science Fiction Website



Symbolism Dictionary

Electronic Library




Welcome one and all to the University of Michigan Fantasy and Science Fiction Home Pages. We hope you find this page a valuable resource. These pages are dedicated to assisting scholars of all types all over the world. We are constantly striving to provide an extensive and useful location for all types of information and tools that will help us study fantasy and science fiction.

Olaf Stapledon said it best when he wrote:
"Did not our life issue daily as more or less firm threads of active living, and mesh itself into the growing web, the intricate, ever-proliferating pattern of mankind?"

And with that, Fantasy and Science Fiction lovers at the University of Michigan and all over the world enter the next growing web of mankind - the World Wide Web!

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Site Index

  • Symbolism Dictionary:   An on-line guide to the significance and meaning of many literary symbols.
  • Explorations:   As we continue to expand the symbolism dictionary, we have begun adding multimedia aspects.
  • Online Library:   A collection of complete texts of many science fiction works. Additional works influential in science fiction are also included. Finally, there are links to even larger electronic text collections.
  • Links:   An extensive list of links to other great resources on the Web, both gateways and individual pages.