||The settings of the novels comprising of the Inheritance Cycle, comprising of Eragon, Eldest, Brisingr and Inheritance
||The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger
||The setting for the Dark Tower series of novels and derived works, which also ties into a number of King's other novels, such as The Stand and Eyes of the Dragon. Includes the towns of Derry, 'Salem's Lot and Castle Rock
||C. J. Cherryh
||The setting for an epic future history series extending from the 21st century out into the far future. It consists of 27 science fiction novels along with a series of seven short story anthologies and a few other miscellaneous works.
||Nine Princes in Amber
||Multiverse in which The Chronicles of Amber take place; two worlds of opposed chaos and order of which all others are merely "shadows"
||Pirates of Venus
||Edgar Rice Burroughs
||A fictionalised version of the planet Venus as depicted in the Venus series of novels featuring the character Carson Napier
||Anne of Green Gables
||Lucy Maud Montgomery
||Fictional location on Prince Edward Island, Canada, and setting for a series of novels featuring the character Anne Shirley.
|Anita Blake mythology
||Laurell K. Hamilton
||Alternate history in which the contemporary United States is reinterpreted into a world in which vampires, necromancy, and fairies exist. Setting for the Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter series of novels
||Featured in the series of novels known as the "Chronicles of Barsetshire". The county town and cathedral town is Barchester. Other towns mentioned in the novels include Silverbridge, Hogglestock and Greshamsbury.
||Under the Moons of Mars
||Edgar Rice Burroughs
||A fictionalised version of the planet Mars in over 100 adventure stories featuring the character John Carter
||Perdido Street Station
||Steampunk setting for a trilogy of novels.
||Kingdom in which slavery is legal and setting for the novels Shardik and Maia
||Sir Francis Bacon
||Utopian community in the Pacific Ocean that focuses on scientific discovery
||P. G. Wodehouse
||an idealized English country estate (with nearby village) and seat of the Threepwood family
||Boxen: The Imaginary World of the Young C. S. Lewis
||C. S. Lewis & Warren Lewis
||Animal-based kingdom (complete with its own politics, economics and government) created by CS Lewis and his brother when they were young; heavily influenced by Beatrix Potter
|City of the Sun
||The City of the Sun
||Theocratic society in which goods, women and children are held in common.
||A Spaceship for the King
||Interstellar empire controlled by a unified United States and Soviet Union.
||The Demon Awakens
||R. A. Salvatore
||Setting for The DemonWars Saga and The Highwayman. Bears a strong resemblance to eastern Canada
||Iain M. Banks
||Interstellar anarchist, socialist, and utopian society created for a number of science fiction novels and works of short fiction collectively called the Culture series.
||The Planet Savers
||Marion Zimmer Bradley
||Fictional planet in orbit around a red giant star and setting for the Darkover series of novels.
||Simon R. Green
||Setting for the Deathstalker series; a totalitarian, corrupt human galactic empire in which dissent is crushed and alien races are enslaved or exterminated
||Into the Darkness
||Fantasy land in which The Darkness Series, a retelling of World War II in a fantasy context, takes place
||Celtic-inspired fantasy kingdom that is the setting for the Deverry Cycle
||Dinotopia: A Land Apart from Time
||Lost land in which humans coexist with sapient dinosaurs.
||The Colour of Magic
||A flat world set on the backs of four elephants who in turn stand on the back of a giant turtle, the Discworld is the setting for nearly 40 comedic fantasy novels.
||H. P. Lovecraft
||A vast, alternate dimension that can be entered via dreams.
||Interstellar empire governed by a feudal system dominated by Great Houses and dependant on the Spice that forms only on the planet Arrakis, or Dune.
||The Dying Earth
||Far future world in which the Sun has almost exhausted its fuel and magic reasserted itself. Setting for the Dying Earth series
||The Word of Unbinding
||Ursula K. Le Guin
||Fantasy realm consisting of an archipelago of islands in a vast ocean that forms the setting for six books and seven short stories.
||The Darkness That Comes Before
||R. Scott Bakker
||Fantasy realm that combines alien technology with magic
||Beyond the Deepwoods
||Single massive cliff that extends out into open sky. Setting for The Edge Chronicles
||Pseudo-mediaeval magical setting for the Circle of Magic series
||Erewhon: or, Over the Range
||Satirical society that parodies Victorian conventions.
|Familias Regnant universe
||Feaudal galactic society in the far future
|Field of Arbol
||Out of the Silent Planet
||C. S. Lewis
||A fictionalised version of our Solar System, as depicted in the fictional theology of the Space Trilogy.
||Rider at the Gate
||C. J. Cherryh
||Hostile alien planet of telepathic flora and fauna
||Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions
||Edwin Abbott Abbott
||Authoritatarian 2-dimensional world inhabited by sentient geometric shapes ignorant of the "higher dimensions" of up and down.
||Mistborn: The Final Empire
||Fantasy realm created for the Mistborn series
||C. J. Cherryh
||Centres around the descendants of a ship lost in transit from Earth en route to found a new space station.
||Future history of humanity's colonisation of the galaxy, spanning nearly 25,000 years, created through the gradual fusion of the Robot, Foundation and Empire series'.
|The Four Lands
||The Sword of Shannara
||A fantasy realm in which the Shannara series is set. Possibly a future post-apocalyptic Earth.
||Future history of humanity from the mid 20th century to the 23rd, seen largely through the eyes of the immortal Howard families, in particular Lazarus Long.
||The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
||Fictionalised version of the Milky Way galaxy, which is home to a complex web of interstellar civilisations.
|Gene Wars Universe
||C. J. Cherryh
||Currently consists of two science fiction novels (Hammerfall and Forge of Heaven).
||Bernhard Hennen and others
||Alternate world hit by a comet that forms the setting for a series of post-apocalyptic novels
||Tarnsman of Gor
||"Counter-Earth", sword and planet setting for 30 novels. Its depiction (and apparent endorsement) of aggressively subdued women has been widely criticised as sexist.
||Grim castle and surroundings that is the setting for the Gormenghast series of gothic fantasy novels.
||Below the Root
||Zilpha Keatley Snyder
||Low-gravity forest planet inhabited by an arboreal culture
|Islands of Gulliver's Travels
||Series of islands visited by Lemuel Gulliver in the satirical novel Gulliver's Travels, including Lilliput and Blefuscu, Brobdingnag, Laputa and the land of the Houyhnhnms.
||Setting for the Deryni novels; an alternate-mediaeval kingdom in which certain people (Deryni) have magic powers
||The Merchant of Death
||D. J. MacHale
||Setting for The Pendragon Adventure; the sum of all alternate realities.
|Harry Potter universe
||Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
||J. K. Rowling
||The fictional universe of J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series of fantasy novels comprises two separate and distinct societies: a Muggle world (our own world) and a "wizarding world" (various magically hidden places throughout the world).
||The date of the setting is several thousand years into the future, during a time when human space colonization has filled much of the local spiral arm of the galaxy.
|His Dark Materials multiverse
||Northern Lights (The Golden Compass)
||Multiverse and setting for the series His Dark Materials. Centres on a world in which every human has a companion animal (a daemon) that represents their personality
||On Basilisk Station
||Future interstellar setting in which humans have been genetically altered to cope with various alien environments.
|Hundred Acre Wood
||A. A. Milne
||Setting for the Winnie-the-Pooh series of children's books based on Ashdown Forest in Sussex
|Hyborian Age and Thurian Age
||The Shadow Kingdom
||Robert E. Howard
||Supposedly mythical times during which the novels concerning Kull of Atlantis, Conan the Barbarian and Red Sonja are set.
|Instrumentality of Mankind
||The Planet Buyer
||Interstellar human empire 14,000 years in the future; setting for two novels and a series of short stories collected in The Rediscovery of Man
||The Diplomacy Guild
||Invented by Asimov for other science fiction writers to use.
||Raymond E. Feist
||High fantasy setting for the The Riftwar Saga.
||"The Coldest Place"
||Interstellar region inhabited by a future humanity. Created by Niven for him and other writers to use.
||Lake Wobegon Days
||Fictional Minnesota town characterized as the town where "all the women are strong, all the men are good looking, and all the children are above average."
||Magic Kingdom for Sale — SOLD!
||Rural high fantasy world and setting for six novels.
||Agent of Change
||Sharon Lee and Steve Miller
||Setting for an ongoing series of science fiction stories.
||A Wrinkle in Time
||Science fiction multiverse inflused with Christian religious themes
||The Picture in the House
||H. P. Lovecraft
||Fictional region of Massachusetts in which several stories by Lovecraft take place, as part of his wider Cthulhu Mythos. Areas within it include Arkham, Dunwich, Innsmouth, Kingsport and the Miskatonic River.
|World of Malazan Book of the Fallen
||Gardens of the Moon
||Fictional world of many of Steven Erikson's and Ian Cameron Esslemont's novels and novellas.
||J. R. R. Tolkien
||The setting of the majority of Tolkien's fantasy writings, including The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion. Middle-earth represents the Old World of our planet Earth (named Arda in the stories) in a fictional (pre)historic era.
||Behold the Man
||Concept that forms the basis for several of Moorcock's novels via the Eternal Champion and the struggle between Law and Chaos
||The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
||C. S. Lewis
||setting for the 7-volume fantasy series The Chronicles of Narnia. It includes the world of Narnia, Earth of the 1940s and 1950s, and other possible worlds (such as Charn) suggested by The Magician's Nephew.
|Nations of Nineteen Eighty-Four
||A perpetually war-torn socialist world ruled by super-states.
||"The Jewels in the Forest"
||Common setting for the series of fantastical short stories featuring the characters Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser. Its capital is Lankhmar.
||Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up
||J. M. Barrie
||An island comprising the imagination of a child
||Noon: 22nd Century
||Arkady and Boris Strugatsky
||("Мир Полудня" or "Мир Полдня" - "World of Noon") is a fictional future setting for a number of hard science fiction novels.
||News From Nowhere
||Utopian socialist society
||The Dragonbone Chair
||Fantastical continent populated by humans, elf-like Sithi and troll-like Quanuc. Setting for the Memory, Sorrow and Thorn trilogy
||The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
||L. Frank Baum
||Fantasy land initially created by Baum and subsequently elaborated on by several other authors in 40 canonical novels.
||The Hunger Games
||Totalitarian future North America that is the setting for the Hunger Games trilogy.
||Fictional planet and setting for the Dragonriders of Pern novel series, in which genetically engineered dragons fight an alien menace called Thread.
||The Book of Three
||Fantasy Celtic Britain that forms the setting for the Chronicles of Prydain
||Idealised "perfect society" as depicted by Plato in his dialogues The Republic and Laws
|Revelation Space universe
||Used as the setting for a number of novels and stories which follow the fictional history of humans from roughly 2200 to 40,000 AD.
||To Your Scattered Bodies Go
||Philip Jose Farmer
||"Afterlife" in which every human who ever lived is continuously reincarnated beside a seemingly endless river.
|Southern Vampires universe
||Dead Until Dark
||Alternate history in which vampires, werewolves and other supernatural creatures coexist with humans. Setting for the Southern Vampire Mysteries
||Fragments of a Hologram Rose
||Futuristic urban sprawl that forms the setting for the Sprawl trilogy of science fiction novels, as well as four short stories
||A central feature in this universe is the process of biological uplift.
||Sir Thomas More
||An idealised perfect society located somewhere in the New World
||Arrows of the Queen
||World infused with magic created for the 30+ volume Valdemar Saga
||The Pastel City
||M. John Harrison
||City set in a wasteland dying Earth amid the ruins of civilisation. Setting for a number of stories.
||Shards of Honor
||Lois McMaster Bujold
||Interstellar empire in humanity's far future that forms the setting for the Vorkosigan Saga
||Setting for the World of Watches series; a hidden realm in which magically empowered humans ("Others") have access to a deeper layer of reality called "The Gloom".
||Midnight at the Well of Souls
||Jack L. Chalker
||World consisting of 1560 hexagonal regions, each with its own climate and ecosystem
||Under the Greenwood Tree
||Setting of all of Hardy's major novels in the south and southwest of England. He named the area Wessex after the medieval Anglo-Saxon kingdom that existed in this part of that country prior to the Norman Conquest.
|Wheel of Time
||The Eye of the World
||Common setting for the Wheel of Time fantasy series, that covers thousands of years of fictional history
|William Blake's mythology
||All Religions are One
||Complex fictional mythology blending gnosticism, kabbalism and various forms of pre-Christian paganism
||High-fantasy setting ruled by magic-using women
|Wold Newton Universe
||Philip Jose Farmer
||Universe connecting many fictional characters from several genres, including Tarzan, Doc Savage and Sherlock Holmes, who, according to the concept, were all created via genetic mutation caused by the fall of a radioactive meteorite in Wold Newton in 1795.
|Wonderland and Looking-Glass Land
||Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
||Nonsensical fantasy lands visited by the character Alice in the novels Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There
|World of A Song of Ice and Fire
||A Game of Thrones
||George R. R. Martin
||Medieval-like world with years-long seasons that is the setting of the series A Song of Ice and Fire
|World of Tiers
||The Maker of Universes
||Philip Jose Farmer
||Series of pocket universes created by an advanced, decadent humanoid race.
|World of the Three Moons
||Marion Zimmer Bradley, Julian May and Andre Norton
||Fantasy world with three natural satellites that forms the setting for the Trillium series
|The World State
||Brave New World
||Parodic utopian world in which individuality and passion are sacrificed in favor of drug-induced happiness and consumerism.
||Setting for the Xeelee Sequence of novels and short stories, featuring a far future galaxy colonised by the descendants of man engaged in a war with a hypertechnological race called the Xeelee.
||A Spell for Chameleon
||A fantasy world created for the Xanth series of novels, also known as The Magic of Xanth
||Empire of the Necromancers
||Clark Ashton Smith
||Mediaeval-level future continent of Earth that forms the setting for 16 short stories.