Entry updated 20 December 2011. Tagged: Theme.
A term much used in the Terminology of sf/fantasy critics, probably derived from the French, whose name for the genre is "voyages imaginaires". From this term was also derived Voyages extraordinaires, the overall series title used by publisher Jules Hetzel on the novels of Jules Verne. In this encyclopedia the theme is treated under Fantastic Voyages and Proto SF. A book on the subject is The Imaginary Voyage in Prose Fiction (1941) by Philip Babcock Gove. [PN]
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