Best Science Fiction & Fantasy Encyclopedias Books
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1. The Legend of Zelda Encyclopedia
Author: by Nintendo
Dark Horse Books
This 320-page book is an exhaustive guide to The Legend of Zelda from the original The Legend of Zelda to Twilight Princess HD. Make sure to check out the other installments in this unparalleled collection of historical information on The Legend of Zelda franchise with the New York Times best selling The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia and The Legend of Zelda: Art & Artifacts.
Also look for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Creating a Champion for an indepth look at the art, lore, and making of the best selling video game! A comprehensive collection of enemies and items, potions to poes, an expansion of the lore touched upon in Hyrule Historia, concept art, screencaps, maps, main characters and how they relate, languages, and much, much more, including an exclusive interview with Series Producer, Eiji Aonuma!
This, the last of The Goddess Collection trilogy, which includes Hyrule Historia and Art & Artifacts, is a treasure trove of explanations and information about every aspect of The Legend of Zelda universe! An exhaustive compendium of everything from the first 30 years of The Legend of Zelda.
2. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild–Creating a Champion
Author: by Nintendo
Dark Horse Books
This oversized hardcover is the ultimate companion to the award-winning video game The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and includes material from its DLC packs. Witness the making of a champion! This book features: – Nearly 50 pages of sketches and official illustrations from Takumi Wada – 296 Pages of design artwork and commentary about the making of the game from creators – 55 Page historical section that divulges an in-depth history of the Hyrule of Breath of the Wild.
Interviews with key members of the development team including Hidemaro Fujibayashi, Satoru Takizawa, Takumi Wada, and Eiji Aonuma Make sure to check out the other installments in this unparalleled collection of historical information on The Legend of Zelda franchise with the New York Times best selling The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia, The Legend of Zelda: Art & Artifacts, and The Legend of Zelda: Encyclopedia which detail the first 30 years of this historic video game franchise!
3. The Ultimate Unofficial Encyclopedia for Minecrafters: An A – Z Book of Tips and Tricks the Official Guides Don't Teach You
Author: by Megan Miller
Sky Pony (June 16, 2015)
By New York Times bestselling author and Minecraft expert, Megan Miller, a full-color book full of practical advice that boys and girls will refer to again and again! Minecraft is the one game that children, parents, and teaches all agree on.
It’s great fun and a wonderful teaching tool. The Ultimate Unofficial Encyclopedia for Minecrafters reveals expert tricks of the trade for gamers. This exciting book will cover everything players need to know about mining, farming, building, villagers, the Nether, and more!
Young gamers will be surprised at how quickly they can learn hundreds of new tricks and tips! Want to know where you’ll find the most diamonds or how to protect your villagers at night? This AZ reference is a quick guide to all the tips you want to know, including:How to spawn and kill the Wither bossHow to rescue a baby zombie villagerHow to make a portal without a diamond pickaxeHow to make a secret passageway using paintingsA big book of players’ hacks organized in an easy-to-reference encyclopedia format, this book will show readers the ins and outs of the game, how to survive and thrive, and various mods that can improve play.
4. Star Wars Character Encyclopedia, New Edition
Author: by DK
Learn more about your favorite Star Wars characters from every movie in the saga with this, the be all and end all Star Wars EncyclopediaThe definitive guide to more than 200 heroes, villains, aliens, and droids of the Star Wars galaxy is now packed with new characters from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and Solo: A Star Wars Story.
The perfect gift for any Star Wars or Sci Fi lover, the in-depth character illustrations and cross-sections will keep Want to know how tall Snoke is? Or learn where Maz Kanata is from? The Star Wars: Character Encyclopedia is full of fun facts and intriguing information that’s guaranteed to enthrall fans of all ages.
With plenty of lesser-known details, even die-hard fans will learn new facts about iconic characters.
5. Meet Sonic!: A Sonic the Hedgehog Storybook
Author: by Penguin Young Readers Licenses
The world’s fastest blue hedgehog is speeding to the big screen in February 2020. On time to celebrate the film’s release is this adorable storybook that introduces readers to Sonic the Hedgehog. Illustrated in the modern 2D Sonic style, Meet Sonic!
Is the perfect introduction to Sonic for younger readers. In twenty-four easy-to-read pages, readers learn all about Sonic and his friends. This book also contains cool stickers of everyone’s favorite characters from the world of Sonic the Hedgehog!
6. The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia
Author: by Stephen J. Sansweet
The definitive, lavishly illustrated reference guide to the universe of the first six films! This comprehensive boxed set of three hefty volumes covers every aspect of Star Wars, from the original six movies to The Clone Wars, radio dramas, comics, novels, cartoons, short stories, and video games.
With a treasure trove of information on more than thirty years of Star Warsand a millennia in the galaxy far, far awaythis is the must-have centerpiece for every Star Wars library. Abundantly illustrated with full-color artwork and photos, and now in a new three-volume edition to accommodate its wealth of detailed entries, the Star Wars Encyclopedia encompasses the full measure of George Lucas’s creation.
Here’s just a sampling of what’s inside: character portraits of both the renowned (Luke Skywalker, Queen Amidala, Darth Vader) and the obscure (Tnun Bdu, Tycho Celchu, Bib Fortuna) the natives and customs of planets as diverse as Tatooine and Hoth, Dagobah and Kashyyyk the rituals, secrets, and traditions of Jedi Knights and Sith Lords a timeline of major events in Star Wars history, from the Clone Wars and the inception of the Empire to the rise and fall of Anakin Skywalker and the invasion of the monstrous Yuuzhan Vong Scrupulously researched and written by leading authorities Stephen J.
7. Codex Seraphinianus
Author: by Luigi Serafini
An extraordinary and surreal art book, this edition has been redesigned by the author and includes new illustrations. Ever since the Codex Seraphinianus was first published in 1981, the book has been recognized as one of the strangest and most beautiful art books ever made.
This visual encyclopedia of an unknown world written in an unknown language has fueled much debate over its meaning. Written for the information age and addressing the import of coding and decoding in genetics, literary criticism, and computer science, the Codex confused, fascinated, and enchanted a generation.
While its message may be unclear, its appeal is obvious: it is a most exquisite artifact. Blurring the distinction between art book and art object, this anniversary edition-redesigned by the author and featuring new illustrations-presents this unique work in a new, unparalleled light.
With the advent of new media and forms of communication and continuous streams of information, the Codex is now more relevant and timely than ever. A special limited and numbered deluxe edition that includes a signed print is also available.
8. An Encyclopedia of Tolkien: The History and Mythology That Inspired Tolkien's World (Leather-bound Classics)
Author: by David Day
A comprehensive, illustrated guide to the history, lands, and inhabitants of Middle-earth. The fantasy world of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth contains a rich assortment of people, cities, and creaturesas well as a deep, intertwined history that spans thousands of years.
In this beautifully illustrated, leather-bound volume, best-selling author and Tolkien scholar David Day presents four decades of research and writing on the lands and inhabitants Middle-earth. Sections of this A-to-Z dictionary are devoted to discussion of the battles, history, beasts, and heroes of Tolkien’s stories, and are accompanied by black-and-white illustrations.
This comprehensive volume on Tolkien’s world also includes an appendix of three primary legends that served as sources for Tolkien’s creationsthe Volsunga saga, the Nibelungenlied, and Richard Wagner’s Ring Cycleand more than 200 black-and-white illustrationsThis work is unofficial and is not authorized by the Tolkien Estate or HarperCollins Publishers.
9. Star Wars The Clone Wars Character Encyclopedia: Join the battle!
Author: by Jason Fry
Meet more than 350 incredible clones, Jedi, droids, bounty hunters, and a host of other characters from Star Wars: The Clone Wars. What is the Bad Batch? Who inducted Ahsoka Tano into the Jedi Order? Where does General Grievous keep a secret lair?
Why does Captain Rex mutiny against his Jedi General on Umbara? To learn the answers to these questions and more, look no further than Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Character Encyclopedia Join the Battle! Written by Star Wars expert Jason Fry, this illustrated encyclopedia features more than 350 incredible characters and teams, including Anakin Skywalker, Maul, Bo-Katan Kryze, and Clone Force 99.
Perfect for fans of all ages, Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Character Encyclopedia Join the Battle! Will enthrall readers for hours on end. & 2021 Lucasfilm Ltd.
10. Monster Girl Encyclopedia Vol. 1
Author: by Kenkou Cross
The ultimate guide to monster girls that took fandom by storm-for Mature fans only! Monster Girl Encyclopedia Volume 1 is the first in a series of highly detailed illustrated books that contains one hundred profiles of wickedly lascivious monster girls. Considered by many fans to be the definitive source for sexy monster girls and the worlds they inhabit, Monster Girl Encyclopedia is a must-have purchase for fans of Monster Musume, Nurse Hitomi’s Monster Infirmary, and other monster titles.
This deluxe, large-trim hardcover with foil highlights is shrink-wrapped for Mature readers, and includes 240 pages of in-depth bios, one hundred gorgeous full-color illustrations, numerous tantalizing black and white spot illustrations, diagrams, and more. Told from the perspective of a wandering monster girl scholar, these vibrantly illustrated pages teach us about sensual elves, dwarves, succubi, centaurs, mermaids, and much more, like you’ve never seen them before.
11. Final Fantasy XV Official Works Limited Edition
Author: by Square Enix
Dark Horse Books
A full-color, oversized, hardcover tome that faithfully adapts the original Japanese material, detailing the creation of the most recent entry in the Final Fantasy saga! Final Fantasy XV’s world of Eos is filled with wonderous scenery, larger-than-life creatures, diverse cultures, and treacherous foes.
Experience hundreds of pieces of detailed design work composed lovingly for fans of the unique sci-fi fantasy world. This volume collects complex lore, insightful commentary, comprehensive data, and dazzling concept art, all beautifully bound in a richly detailed hardcover! Additionally, this Limited Edition is housed in a meticulously designed case, with a special acrylic art display, as well as a journal just like the Lover’s Notebook used by Noctis and Luna!
Square Enix and Dark Horse Books present a superbly curated collection of Final Fantasy XV content that any fan will cherish.
12. Octopath Traveler: The Complete Guide
Author: by Square Enix
Dark Horse Books
Master Square Enix’s critically acclaimed RPG Octopath Traveler with this comprehensive guide! Explore every corner of Orsterra with the help of this complete guide which includes insight and explanation of the main narrative as well as boss strategies for each of the games’ eight protagonists!
Dive deeper with detailed environment maps, subquest information, and beautiful illustrations that fully realize Octopath Traveler’s HD-2D graphics with exclusive explanations and commentary from the development team. Dark Horse Books and Square Enix present a faithful localization of the original Japanese volume, offered in English for the first time!
Whether you’re a first-time player or looking to take your game to one hundred percent completion, this guide book is not to be missed!
13. Monster Girl Encyclopedia Vol. 2
Author: by Kenkou Cross
The second volume of the ultimate guide to monster girls that took fandom by storm-for Mature fans only! The definitive source guide for the sexy monster girl genre! Told from the perspective of a wandering scholar of monsters, this tantalizing tome includes 100 gorgeous full-color illustrations of seductively dangerous monster girls.
Replete with fascinating lore, elaborate bios, and intricate descriptions, this book has everything you ever wanted to know about monster girls, and more. From centaurs to succubi, from mermaids to slimes-if it’s a monster girl you seek, you will find her within these pages!
This deluxe, large-trim hardcover with foil highlights is shrink-wrapped for Mature readers.
14. The Legend of Zelda Encyclopedia Deluxe Edition
Author: by Nintendo
Dark Horse Books
The Legend of Zelda(TM) is one of the most successful franchises of all time with nearly twenty video games and thirty years of history, but it all started with a gold cartridge… The Legend of Zelda Encyclopedia Deluxe Edition honors the game that started it all by recreating the original gold cartridge as faithfully as possible.
The book comes with a black polypropylene sleeve, lined with velvet flocking, and a scale instruction booklet with fun, theme-appropriate material inside. The cover is a gold foil paper with gloss lamination and a spot gritty varnish. The details are embossed and debossed.
It has gold gilding on the top and foredge, with black gilding on the bottom. This book looks and feels so much like the original cartridge you might find yourself blowing into the bottom before you open it! This 328-page book is an exhaustive guide to The Legend of Zelda, from the original The Legend of Zelda to Twilight Princess HD.
A comprehensive collection of enemies and items, potions to poes, an expansion of the lore touched upon in Hyrule Historia, concept art, screencaps, maps, main characters and how they relate, languages, and much, much more, including an exclusive interview with Series Producer, Eiji Aonuma!
15. The Making of Prince of Persia: Journals 1985-1993–Illustrated Edition
Author: by Jordan Mechner
A deep dive into the origins of the epic, best-selling video game, featuring previously unreleased content, in the game creator’s own words “Mechner’s journey is a universal one for anyone creating something brand new… I’m excited to revisit these journals in newly illustrated form.”- Mike Krieger, co-founder of Instagram The creator of one of the most innovative and best-selling video games of all time gives an unvarnished look into the process in this one-of-a-kind compilation.
Before Prince of Persia was a best-selling video game franchise and a Disney movie, it was an Apple II computer game created and programmed by one person, Jordan Mechner. Mechner’s candid and revealing journals from the time capture the journey from his parents’ basement to the forefront of the fast-growing 1980s video game industry…
And the creative, technical, and personal struggles that brought the prince into being and ultimately into the homes of millions of people worldwide. Now, on the 30th anniversary of Prince of Persia’s release, Mechner looks back at the journals he kept from 1985 to 1993, offering new insights into the game that established him as a pioneer of cinematic storytelling in the industry.
16. Star Trek Shipyards: The Borg and the Delta Quadrant Vol. 1 – Akritirian to Kren im: The Encyclopedia of Starfleet Ships
Author: by Ian Chaddock
Featuring ships of the Borg and vessels of the Delta Quadrant, the first of two companion volumes of ships from STAR TREK: VOYAGER. This volume begins with the ships operated by STAR TREK’s greatest villains: the Borg, including the Borg Cube and Sphere, the Borg Queen’s Ship, the Renegade Borg Vessel and the Borg Tactical Cube.
From there, it profiles more than thirty-five ships operated by the species Voyager encountered in the Delta Quadrant, featuring ships from A – Akritirian to K – Krenim. With technical overviews and operational histories, the ships are illustrated with CG artwork – including original VFX models made for the show.
The vessels include warships, fighters, transports, hospital ships, patrol ships, racing ships, and shuttles. Each ship is illustrated with CG artwork, including original VFX models made for the TV show, and is presented with its technical data and operational history.
A size chart showing Borg ships to scale is included, and an appendix of listings for each ship’s debut appearance, and of other appearances throughout the Star Trek series. After you read this, be sure to check out the companion volume – THE DELTA QUADRANT: Ledosian to Zahl, which profiles more than 50 ships of the Delta Quadrant species, among them the Lokirrim Warship, the Species 8472 Bioship, and the Vidiian Warships.