Timeline of Imaginary Worlds

This list of imaginary worlds, while broadly inclusive, is still far from complete and is only a sampling of worlds, chosen either for their size, scale, degree of subcreation, complexity, popularity, fame, historical significance, or uniqueness, to give an overview of the history of imaginary worlds. The entries are arranged chronologically by year (and alphabetically when a year has multiple entries), and each entry is in the format of year, name of the world (in boldface), scale of world or type of world (in square brackets), author (with real name in square brackets, if a pseudonym was known to be used), and work of first public appearance (typically in italics).

This list is world-based rather than based ...

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