Fictional Worlds

Create Your Own World!

“Create Your Own World!” is a motto of visionary artists. We all enjoy escaping into, and journeying within, fictional realms. Some aspire to create their own unique artistic worlds. 

Intended for all readers who love literature and film, and especially for writers, educators, narratologists, media scholars and practitioners, screenwriters, filmmakers, and videogame designers, the new set of books about narrative world-building points at new ways of navigating, exploring, and creating entrancing fictional universes.

Available in print and as a four-part Kindle set, Fictional Worlds was also released on iTunes as an interactive, illustrated and expanded transmedia edition. The Fictional Worlds books are part of a new series Storytelling on Screen. 

Enter and browse Fictional Worlds  the book set and its website! We invite all visitors to leave comments and ask questions. Let discussions begin!

A New Transmedia Edition on iTunes

Click on the download button below for a free sample, or the entire digital book.

Author, Title:  L.A. Alexander. Fictional Worlds I: The Symbolic Journey & The Genre System. 2nd interactive, illustrated and expanded edition. iTunes, 2014.

ISBN: 9780990989608

An Illustrated, Multi-Touch, Interactive and Expanded edition of Book One of the four-part Fictional Worlds set was launched (November, 2014). The digital book is available for download. 

This edition of Book One has 282 pages, 38 thematic foci, 100+ visual-interactive features, Conclusions, extensive Bibliography and Glossary; as well as all functions to be found in a multi-touch iBook.

Read excerpts from reviews of Fictional Worlds on ABOUT, REVIEWS and FOR EDUCATORS pages of this site.

Please note that while interactive iBooks are designed for all devices of the Apple platform, for the iPad mini and iPhone the Kindle text-only digital editions are more suitable. We recommend mac computers and regular size iPads for the transmedia multi-touch iBooks. 

Images. Almost all images are interactive. 

The reader can click or tap on picture frames for further explorations and comments. Visual images, carefully designed by remarkable artists, allow to "enter" an array of their storyworlds, resonating with the book's discussion points. See VIDEOLINKS page for more.

Shop. An introductory promotional price is currently in effect.

In the iBookstore. Visit iTunes by clicking on the badge or on the top screenshot below. On the book's page on iTunes you can learn more about its content and features. Download a free sample and read the reviews from the first readers. Note that download of the iBook does not start automatically after clicking the button below: it will redirect to the book's page in the iTune Store where you can submit your download request. 

Note: As per the iBookstore rules, publication date refers to the 1st edition.

For Discussion of the Fictional Worlds project and its ideas click on READERS ASK AUTHOR page. Join the discussion of Fictional Worlds in such contexts as biosemiotics, optimization of society, genre, myth, ritual, fictional world-building, worlds and stories, transmedia, fandom, horror movies, and the future of storytelling.

For Clips, click on the page VIDEOLINKS, which is being populated with the links essential to the films and screen stories under discussion.

Contact us. Please get in touch if you have any questions, or wish to share your comments or reviews, upon reading the new interactive edition. 

Other Formats. For the complete set of four Fictional Worlds books in print (1st edition, 2013) or digital (Kindle edition, 2014) visit amazon.com, or click on the SHOP: AMAZON page of this site.

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On this page: screenshots of various sections of the iBook

Fictional Worlds I: The Symbolic Journey & The Genre System.

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