List of fictional books

List of fictional books

A fictional book is a non-existent book created specifically for (i.e. within) a work of fiction. This is "not" a list of works of fiction (i.e., actual novels, mysteries, etc), but rather imaginary books that do not actually exist.


Such a book may (1) provide the basis of the novel's plot, (2) add verisimilitude by supplying plausible background, or (3) act as a common thread in a series of books or the works of a particular writer or canon of work. A fictional book may also (4) be used as a conceit to illustrate a story within a story, or (5) be essentially a joke title, thus helping to establish the humorous or satirical tone of the work. (Fictional books used as hoaxes or as purported support for actual research are usually referred to as false documents.)


Several stories in Argentine author Jorge Luis Borges' short story collection entitled "Ficciones" are reviews of fictional books; in this case, the fictional book is the basis of the story. As an example of the second use of fictional books, Susanna Clarke's "Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell" includes scholarly footnotes to invented biographies, magical texts, newspapers and journals to add to the texture and depth of the story. H. P. Lovecraft's "Necronomicon" might be considered an example of the third usage, since it appears as a recurring motif in several of the Cthulhu Mythos stories. Many (but not all) of the fictional books mentioned in the work of Douglas Adams are of the joke title variety. H.G. Wells' "The Shape of Things to Come", which purports to be a history textbook published in 2106, includes - just like actual history books - numerous footnotes, some of them referring to actual historical sources but most to fictional ones.

Inclusion criteria

This is a list of fictional books that appear in literature. Fictional books appearing in other other print media, such as comics, are listed in List of fictional books from periodicals. Fictional books that appear in other types of media, such as television shows, are listed in List of fictional books from non-print media.

This is "not" a list of works of fiction (i.e., actual novels, mysteries, etc), but rather imaginary books that do not actually exist. The fictional books on this list are ordered alphabetically under the name of the actual author who invented them.


= Works invented by Gilbert Adair = In "The Act of Roger Murgatroyd":
*"The Case of the Family Jewels" by Evadne Mount
*"Death Be My Deadline" by Evadne Mount
*"The Mystery of the Green Penguin" by Evadne Mount
*"No Murder in the Title" by Evadne Mount
*"Oedipus vs. Rex" by Evadne Mount
*"The Proof of the Pudding" by Evadne Mount
*"The Stroke of 12" by Evadne Mount
*"The Timing of the Stew" by Evadne Mount
*"The Urinal of Futility" by Evadne Mount
*"The Wrong Voice" by Evadne Mount (play)

In "A Mysterious Affair of Style":
*"Death: A User's Manual" by Evadne Mount
*"Eeny-Meeny-Murder-Mo" by Evadne Mount (play)
*"Murder Without Ease" by Evadne Mount
*"The Tourist Trap" by Evadne Mount (play)

Works invented by Douglas Adams

In "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" series:
* "The Big Bang Theory: A Personal View" by Eccentrica Gallumbits
* "Celestial Homecare Omnibus"
* "Encyclopedia Galactica"
* "Everything You Never Wanted To Know About Sex But Have Been Forced To Find Out" by Oolon Colluphid
* "Fifty-Three "More" Things to do in Zero Gravity"
* "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy"
* "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Mk. II"
* "Life Begins at Five Hundred and Fifty"
* "Practical Parenting in a Fractally Demented Universe"
* "Sidereal Daily Mentioner's Book of Popular Galactic History"
* "Songs of the Long Land" by Lallaffa
* "Squornshellous Swamptalk"
* "Time Traveller's Handbook of 1001 Tense Formations" by Dr. Dan Streetmentioner
* "The Ultra-Complete Maximegalon Dictionary of Every Language Ever"
* "Where God Went Wrong" by Oolon Colluphid
* "Some More of God's Greatest Mistakes" by Oolon Colluphid
* "Who Is This God Person Anyway?" by Oolon Colluphid
* "Well That About Wraps It Up for God" by Oolon Colluphid
* "Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Guilt But Were Too Ashamed To Find Out" by Oolon Colluphid
* "You and Your Planets" by Gail Andrews

Works invented by Lloyd Alexander

In "The Book of Three", there is a distinct and fictional tome named "The Book of Three"

Works invented by Martin Amis

In "The Information":
*"Aforethought" by Richard Tull
*"Amelior" by Gwyn Barry
*"Dreams Don't Mean Anything" by Richard Tull
*"Invisible Worms" (unpublished) by Richard Tull
*"Summertown" by Gwyn Barry
*"Untitled" by Richard Tull

Works invented by Poul Anderson

In "The Earth Book of Stormgate":
*"Far Adventure", an autobiography by Maeve Downey
*"The Sky Book of Stormgate" by Rennhi
*"Tales of the Great Frontier" by A. A. Craig. (Poul Anderson had used the pseudonym ""A. A. Craig"" for two earlier stories.)
*A "running set of reminiscences" by James Ching
*Private journals of Hirharouk

Works invented by Piers Anthony

In "The Source of Magic":
*"The Anatomy of Purple Dragons", author unknown
*"Hailstones: Magic vs. Mundane", author unknown
*"The Status of Spirits in Royal Abodes", author unknown
*"Tales for Ghosts", author unknown

Works invented by Margaret Atwood

In "The Blind Assassin":
* "The Blind Assassin" by Laura Chase
* "The Chase Industries: A History" In "The Robber Bride":
* "Five Ambushes" by Antonia Fremont
* "Four Lost Causes" by Antonia Fremont
* "Deadly Vestments: A History of Inept Military Couture" by Antonia Fremont (in progress)


= Works invented by John Barnes =

In "One For the Morning Glory":
* "Highly Unpleasant Things It Is Sometimes Good To Know", compilation
* "Things That Are Not Good To Know At All", compilation
* "Chronicles", by Cedric
* "The Codwalloper's Daughter", traditional story ballad
* "Penna Pike", traditional story ballad, extended by Prince Amatus
* "The Masque of Murder", by Roderick
* "The Tragical Death of Boniface the Good", by Roderick
* "The Third Part of Prince Amatus", by Roderick
* "King Boniface", by Roderick
* "Robber Baron: The Rise of the Thunder Family from Terror of the North to the Kingdom's Most Respected Barony", by Deacon (Prime Minister) Dick Thunder (authorship disputed)
* "Memoirs", by King Amatus

Works invented by L. Frank Baum

In "The Lost Princess of Oz":
* "The Great Book of Records", by an unknown author In "The Road to Oz":
* "Encyclopedia Donkaniara", by an unknown author In the Oz books, by Baum and his successors:
* "Glinda's Great Book of Records"

Works invented by John Bellairs

In "The Face in the Frost":
* "An Answer for Night-Hags"
* "Krankenhammer" by Stefan (the mad cobbler of Mainz) Schimpf
* "Nameless Horrors and What to Do About Them"
* "Six Centuries of English Spells"
* "Table of Rust Rates" by Captain Monkhouse

In "Spell of the Sorcerer's Skull":
* "Clavicule de Saloman, La" by Warren Windrow
* "Weird Tales of the Maine Seacoast"

In "The Dark Secret of Weatherend":
* "A History of Hoosac County"
* "Eminent Minnesotans"
* "Peculiarities of American Cities"
* "The Book of the Dead" by Simon of Salisbury
* "The Testament of J. K. Borkman" by Jorgen Knut Borkman

In "The Figure in the Shadows":
* "Free Inquiry into the Properties of Magic Amulets" by Florence Helene Zimmermann

In "The House with a Clock in Its Walls":
* "Cloud Formations and Other Phenomena" by Isaac Izard
* "Hardesty's Universal Omnium Gatherum"

In "The Letter, The Witch, and the Ring":
* "A Cyclopedia of Jewish Antiquities" by Reverend Merriwether Burchard

In "The Mummy, The Will, and the Crypt":
* "Stately Homes of New England"

In "The Doom of the Haunted Opera" (with Brad Strickland):
* "Transactions of the Capharnaum County Magicians Society (6 volumes)"

In "Vengeance of the Witch-Finder" (with Brad Strickland):
* "History of the Barnavelt Family and the Rebellion Against King Charles I" by James Barnavelt
* "Persecution, for Witch-Craft, of Martin Christian Barnavelt" by Martin Christian Barnavelt

Works invented by Robert Bloch

In "The Man Who Collected Poe":
* "The Crypt" by Edgar Allan Poe
* "The Further Adventures of Arthur Gordon Pym" by Edgar Allan Poe
* "The Worm of Midnight" by Edgar Allan Poe

In "The Suicide in the Study":
* "Cultes des Goules" by Comte d'Erlette
* "Black Rites" by Luveh-Keraphf

* In "The Mannikin": "Cabala of Saboth"
* In "The Shambler from the Stars": "De Vermis Mysteriis"

Works invented by Jorge Luis Borges

* "Anglo-American Cyclopedia 1917 edition"
* "April March" by Herbert Quain
* "The Approach to Al-Mu'tasim" by Mir Bahadur Ali (1932)
* "Axaxaxas Mlo"
* "Biography of the Baal Shem" by Dr. Marcel Yarmolinsky (1940)
* "The Book of Sand"
* "Combed Clap of Thunder"
* "Confessions of a Thug" by Meadows Taylor (1839)
* "The Conversation with the Man Called Al-Mu'tasim: A Game of Shifting Mirrors" by Mir Bahadur Ali (1934) -- Illustrated version
* "Don Quixote" and other works by Pierre Menard
* "An Examination of the Philosophy of Robert Fludd" by Dr. Marcel Yarmolinsky (1921)
* "A First Encyclopaedia of Tlön"
* "The Garden of Forking Paths" by Ts'ui Pen
* "A General History of Labyrinths" by Silas Haslam (1888)
* "The God of the Labyrinth" by Herbert Quain
* "Dem hemlige Fralsaren" by Nils Runeberg (1909)
* "History of the Sect of the Hasidim" by Dr. Marcel Yarmolinsky (1931)
* "History of a Land called Uqbar" by Silas Haslam (1874)
* "Kristus och Judas" by Nils Runeberg (1904)
* "Lesbare und lesenswerthe Bemerkungen über das Land Ukkbar in Klein-Asien" by Johann Valentin Andreä
* "Orbis Tertius"
* "Plaster Cramp"
* "Les Problemes d'un probleme" by Pierre Menard (1917)
* "The Secret Mirror" by Herbert Quain
* "Statements" by Herbert Quain
* "Tetragrammaton" by Dr. Marcel Yarmolinsky
* "Urkunden zur Geschichte der Zahirsage" (Documents and Tales: the History of the Zahir) by Julius Barlach (1899)
* "A Vindication of the Cabala" by Dr. Marcel Yarmolinsky (1938)
* "Vindication of Eternity" by Jaromir Hladík (1927)
* See also [ cover art for the books]

Works invented by Richard Brautigan

In ':"'
* "Bacon Death", by Marsha Patterson
* "Breakfast First", by Samuel Humber
* "The Culinary Dostoevski", by James Fallon
* "The Egg Laid Twice", by Beatrice Quinn
* "Growing Flowers by Candlelight in Hotel Rooms", by Ms. Charles Fine Adams
* "He Kissed All Night", by Susan Magar
* "A History of Nebraska", by Clinton York*
* "Hombre", by Canton Lee
* "It's the Queen of Darkness, Pal", by Rod Keen
* "Jack, The Story of a Cat", by Hilda Simpson
* "Leather Clothes and the History of Man", by S. M. Justice
* "Love Always Beautiful", by Charles Green
* "Moose", by Richard Brautigan
* "My Dog", by Bill Lewis
* "My Trike", by Chuck
* "The Need for Legalized Abortion", by Doctor O.
* "The Other Side of My Hand", by Harlow Blade
* "Pancake Pretty", by Barbara Jones
* "Printer's Ink", by Fred Sinkus
* "The Quick Forest", by Thomas Funnel
* "Sam Sam Sam", by Patricia Evens Summers
* "The Stereo and God", by Reverend Lincoln Lincoln
* "UFO vs. CBS", by Susan De Witt
* "Vietnam Victory", by Edward Fox
* "Your Clothes are Dead", by Les Steinman

Works invented by Elinor Brent-Dyer

In the "Chalet School" series:
* In "A Future Chalet School Girl": "Mystery at Heron Lake" by Josephine M. Bettany
* In "Althea Joins the Chalet School": "The Secret of Castle Dancing" by Josephine M. Bettany
* In "Carola Storms the Chalet School": "The Rose Patrol in the Alps" by Josephine M. Bettany
* In "The Chalet School Goes To It": "Gipsy Jocelyn" by Josephine M. Bettany
* In "Gay from China at the Chalet School": "Indian Holiday" and "Nancy Meets a Nazi" by Josephine M. Bettany
* In "Jo Returns to the Chalet School": "Cecily Holds the Fort" and "Malvina Wins Through" by Josephine M. Bettany
* In "Joey Goes to Oberland": "Audrey Wins the Trick" and "Dora of the Lower Fifth" by Josephine M. Bettany
* In "Lavender Laughs at the Chalet School": "Lavender Laughs in Brazil": "Lavender Laughs in Cyprus": "Lavender Laughs in Libya": "Lavender Laughs in Scotland": "Lavender Laughs in the West Indies": "Lavender Laughs in Turkey" and "Lavender laughs in New Guinea" by Sylvia Leigh; and "The Lost Staircase," "Luella was a Land Girl," and "The Robin Makes Good" by Josephine M. Bettany
* In "The Chalet School and the Island": "The Sea Parrot" by Kester Bellever
* In "The Chalet School in Exile": "Tessa in Tyrol" by Josephine M. Bettany
* In "The Mystery at the Chalet School": "The Leader of the Lost Cause" by Josephine M. Bettany
* In "The New Mistress at the Chalet School": "King's Soldier Maid" and "Swords Crossed" by Josephine M. Bettany
* In "A Problem for the Chalet School": "A Royalist Soldier-Maid" and "Werner of the Alps" by Josephine M. Bettany
* In "Three Go to the Chalet School": "Lavender Laughs in Kashmir" by Sylvia Leigh
* In "Tim Tackles the Chalet School": "The Fugitive of the Salt Cave" and "The Secret House" by Josephine M. Bettany
* In "Two Sams at the Chalet School": "Swords for the King!" by Josephine M. Bettany
* In "Maids of La Rochelle": "Guernsey Folk Tales" by Elizabeth Temple

Works invented by John Brunner

In "Stand on Zanzibar":
* "The Hipcrime Vocab" by Chad C. Mulligan
* "You're an Ignorant Idiot" a series by Chad C. Mulligan
* "Better ? than ?" by Chad C. Mulligan
* "You : Beast" by Chad C. Mulligan

Works invented by Lois McMaster Bujold

In "The Curse of Chalion":
* "The Fivefold Pathway of the Soul: On the True Methods of Quintarian Theology" by Ordol
* "The Legend of the Green Tree" by Behar

Works invented by A. S. Byatt

In "The Biographer's Tale":
* "Bajazeth" by Sir Elmer Bole
* "The Golden Cage of Princes" by Sir Elmer Bole
* "How Beautiful Are Thy Feet" by Sir Elmer Bole
* "A Humble Maid of Acre" by Sir Elmer Bole
* "A Journey Through Seven Climates," alleged translation of" Evliya Chelebi" by Sir Elmer Boles, likely to have been written by Boles himself
* "Life of Sir Elmer Bole, Volume 1: A Singular Youth" by Scholes Destry-Scholes
* "Life of Sir Elmer Bole, Volume 2: The Voyager" by Scholes Destry-Scholes
* "Life of Sir Elmer Bole, Volume 3: Vicarage and Harem" by Scholes Destry-Scholes
* "The Orchard Walls" by Sir Elmer Bole
* "A Princess Among Slaves" by Sir Elmer Bole
* "Rose of Sharon" by Sir Elmer Bole
* "The Scimitar" by Sir Elmer Bole
* "Shulamith" by Sir Elmer Bole
* "A Spring Shut Up" by Sir Elmer BoleMiscellaneous
* "Astraea" play by Alexander Wedderburn, in "The Virgin in the Garden"
* "The Yellow Chair" play by Alexander Wedderburn, in "Still Life"
* "Babbletower: A Tale for the Children of Our Time" by Jude Mason, in "Babel Tower"
* "A Sense of Glory" by Julia Corbett, in "The Game"
* "The Silver Swan" by Julia Corbett, in "The Game"
* "The Trivial Round" by Julia Corbett, in "The Game"

In ': "'
* "Anemones of the British Coast" by Francis Tugwell
* "Ask to Embla" poem-cycle by Randolph Henry Ash
* "Cassandra" verse drama by Randolph Henry Ash
* "Chidiock Tichbourne" by Randolph Henry Ash
* "Christabel LaMotte: A Selection of Narrative and Lyric Poems", Leonora Stern, editor
* "The City of Is" by Christabel LaMotte
* "Complete Poems and Plays of by Randolph Henry Ash", compiled by James Blackadder
* "Complete Correspondence of by Randolph Henry Ash", compiled by Mortimer Cropper
* "Cromwell" verse drama by Randolph Henry Ash
* "Debatable Land Between This World and the Next" by Robert Dale Owen
* "The Fairy Melusina" epic poem by Christabel LaMotte
* "The Garden of Proserpina" by Randolph Henry Ash
* "Ghosts and Other Weird Creatures" by Unknown
* "Gods, Men, and Heroes" by Randolph Henry Ash
* "The Great Collector" by Randolph Henry Ash
* "The Great Ventriloquist", a biography of by Randolph Henry Ash by Mortimer Cropper
* "The Grecian Way of Love" by Randolph Henry Ash
* "The Incarcerated Sorceress" by Randolph Henry Ash
* "La Mer" by Michelet
* "La Montagne" by Michelet
* "L'Insecte" by Michelet "(edited by Hachette, Paris, 1858 !)"
* "L'Oiseau" by Michelet
* "LaMotte's Strategies of Evasion: A collection of essays" Leonora Stern, compiler
* "Last Tales" by Christabel LaMotte
* "Last Things" by Christabel LaMotte
* "Mummy Possest" poem by Randolph Henry Ash
* "No Place Like home" by Leonora Stern
* "Pranks of Priapus" by Randolph Henry Ash
* "Ragnarok" by Randolph Henry Ash
* "The Shadowy Portal" by Mrs. Lees
* "Swammerdam" poem by Randolph Henry Ash
* "St. Bartholomew's Eve" verse drama by Randolph Henry Ash
* "Tales for innocents" by Christabel LaMotte
* "Tales Told in November" by Christabel LaMotte
* "Tallahassee Women Poets", Leonora Stern, editor
* "Unknown Sex Life of Eminent Victorians" by Unknown
* "White Linen" by Unknown


Works invented by Cao Xueqin

In "Hong Lou Meng":
* "Ji Zhi" (姬子)]

Works invented by Clifford Caldwell

* In "Old West Tales - Good Men, Bad Men, Lawmen":
* In "Dead Right - The Lincoln County War":

Works invented by Jonathan Carroll

In "A Child Across the Sky":
* "Bones of the Moon" by Cullen James (not the same book as "Bones of the Moon" by Jonathan Carroll) In "The Land of Laughs":
* "The Green Dogs of Sorrow" by Marshall France
* "The Land of Laughs" by Marshall France
* "Night Races Into Anna" by Marshall France
* "Peach Shadows" by Marshall France
* An untitled biography of Edward Abbey by Stephen Abbey
* An untitled biography of Marshall France by Stephen and Gardner Abbey In "Sleeping in Flame":
* "Flash and Blood" by Stephen King

Works invented by Michael Chabon

In "Summerland":
* "How to Catch Lightning and Smoke"
* "The Wa-He-Ta Brave's Official Tribe Handbook"

In "The God of Dark Laughter":
* "Encyclopedia of Archaeo-Anthropological Research"
* "Uber das Finstere Lachen," by Friedrich Von Junzt
* "Khndzut Dzul (The Unfathomable Ruse)"

In "Wonder Boys":
* "The Abominations of Plunkettsburg and Other Tales" by Albert Vetch (writing as August Van Zorn)
* "The Arsonist's Girl" by Grady Tripp
* "The Bottomlands" by Grady Tripp
* "Fans and Fadeaways" by John Jose Fahey
* "Eight Solid Light-years of Lead" by John Jose Fahey
* "Kind of Blue" by John Jose Fahey
* "The Land Downstairs" by Grady Tripp
* "The Love Parade" by James Leer
* "Sad Tidings" by John Jose Fahey
* "Wonder Boys" by Grady Tripp

Works invented by Agatha Christie

Attributed to Ariadne Oliver:
* "The Affair of the Second Goldfish
* "The Body in the Library"
* "The Cat it Was Who Died"
* "Death of a Debutante"

Works invented by Susanna Clarke

Works invented by Richard Cowper

In "A Dream of Kinship":
* "Codex Iniquitatis", author unknown
* "Letters to Brother Matthew" by Brother Francis of York (later called Saint Francis)
* "A Perspective of the Christian Dilemma" by Brother Matthew (writing as V. O. V.)

In "The Road to Corlay":
* "Morfedd's Testament" by Morfedd
* "The Avian Apocrypha", anonymous
* "The Book of Gyre", anonymous
* "The Book of Morfedd", anonymous
* "Carlisle ms", anonymous
* "Old Peter's Tale", anonymous
* "Orgen's Dream", anonymous

In "A Tapestry of Time":
* "Being and Non-Being" by Hagendorf
* "Catalogue" by Dean Pardoe
* "Consolations of Philosophy" by Pargeter
* "History of Kinship in the United Kingdoms, Vol. 1" by Franscombe
* "Kentmere Psalter", author unknown
* "Leaves from an Antiquarian's Notebook" by Dean Pardoe
* "Lexicon" by Langley
* "Revelations" by St. Francis
* "The True History of the Boy" by St. Francis
* An unknown title by Master Surgeon Brynlas
* An unknown title (contains the word "Life") by Dom Sarega

In "The Twilight of Briareus":
* "L'Histoire Particulière de la Renaissance" by Pierre Candel
* "Reminiscences" by Margaret Hardy
* "W. H. O. Regeneration Statistics. Vol. 3. 2004", author unknown

Works invented by Robert W. Chambers

*"The King in Yellow" by Castaigne in "The King in Yellow" by Robert W. Chambers (Castaigne is either the author or the translator)
*"The King in Yellow" has been adopted by authors into the Lovecraftian tradition.

Works invented by Edmund Crispin

*"Metromania" by Robert Warner (play) (in "The Case of the Gilded Fly")

Works invented by Andrew Crumey

*"Aphorisms" by Vincenzo Spontini (in "Pfitz")


Works invented by Mark Z. Danielewski

In "House of Leaves":
* "Absent Identification" by Melissa Schemell
* "All in All" by Bernard Porch
* "All Accurate" by Nam Eurtton
* "All In the Name of Feminism: A Collection of Essays" by Nadine (ed.) Muestopher
* "American Psychology: The Ownership of Self" by Helen Hodge
* "Ancient Devotions" by Tab Fulrest
* "The Anti-Present Trunk" by Philippa (ed.) Frake
* "The Architecture of Art" by Cassandra Rissman LaRue
* "Artistic Peril" by Deacon Lookner
* "The Bad Bodhi Wall" by Bazine Naodook
* "Beyond the Grasp of Commercial Media" by Gabriel Reller
* "Black Heart, Blue Heart" by Rita Mistopolis
* "Cinematic Projections" by Naguib Paredes
* "Collected Essays on Self-Portraiture" by Haldor (ed.) Nervene
* "Collected Essays on "Exploration #5" by Hans Staker
* "The Complete Feng Shui Guide for the Navidson Record" by Luther Shepard
* "Concatenating Corbusier" by Aristides Quine
* "The Constancy of Carl Jung" by Oona Fanihdjarte
* "The Courage to Withstand" by Daphne Kaplan
* "Creationist Myths" by Hanson Edwin Rose
* "Delial" by Dennis Stake
* "Delial, Beatrice, and Dulcinea" by Jennifer Caps
* "Dialects of Divorce In American Film In the Twentieth Century" by Anita Massine
* "Esau" by Freed Kashon
* "The Faraday Conclusion" by Devon Lettau
* "Fear Mantras" by Alicia Hoyle
* "Flawed performances: A Consideration of the Actors in the Navidson Opus" by Isaiah Rosen
* "The Fraying of the American Family" by Florencia Calzatti
* "Gathered God" by Darren Meen
* "Glorious Garrulous Graphomania" by T. N. Joseph (ed.) Truslow
* "Gotta Go" by Mary Widmunt
* "Greek Mythology AgaIn "by Ivan Largo Stilets
* "Grief's Explorations" by Hank Leblarnard
* "Heaven's Door" by Alan P. Winnett
* "The Holloway Question" by Newt Kuellster
* "The House" by Daniel Bowler
* "House Cleaning" by David N. Braer
* "House of Leaves" by Zampano
* "How Have You Who Have Loved Ever Love A Next Time?" by Rosemary Enderheart
* "In These Things I Find" by Mace Roger-Court
* "Incarnation of Spirit Things" by Lantern C. Pitch
* "The Incident" by Iben Van Pollit
* "Inside Out" by Rosemary Park
* "Killing Badly, Dying Wise" by Nupart Jhunisdakazcriddle
* "The Language of Torture" by Rafael Geethtar Servagio
* "A Lexicon of Improbable Theories" by Blair Keepling
* "The Many Wall Fugue" by Eugenio and Scholfield Rosch
* "Maternal Intrusions" by Eric Keplard
* "Mortality and Morality in Photographs" by M. G. Cafiso
* "The Navidson Record" by Johanne Scefing
* "The Navidson Record: Action and Chronologies" by Thorton J. Cannon
* "The Navidson Record: The Novelization"
* "Not True, Man: Mi Ata Beni?" by Eta Ruccalla
* "Notes From Tomorrow" by Lisbeth (ed.) Bailey
* "Objects of a Thousand Facets" by Edwin Minamide
* "Operation #4: The Art of Internal Medicine" by Leon Robbins
* "Origins of Faith" by Candida Hayashi
* "Our Father" by Tad Exler
* "Pale Micturitions" by Justin Krape
* "Palladian Grammar and Metaphysical Appropriations: Navidson's Villa Malcontenta" by Sebastiano Perouse de Montclos
* "Passion For Pity and Other Recipes For Disaster" by Helmut Muir
* "Perversity In Dullness... and Vice-Versa" by Celine Arlesey
* "The Phenomenology of Coincidence in the Navidson Recort" by Marla Hulbert
* "Pieces" by Will Navidson
* "The Places I've Seen" by Teppet C. Brookes
* "Privacy and Intrusion in the Twenty-First Century" by Clarence Sweeney
* "Recovery: Methods and Manner" by Cora Minehart
* "Red Cross Faith" by Janice Whitman
* "Riddles WithIn "by Amon Whitten
* "Semiotic Rivalry" by Yuriy Pleak
* "Shots in the Dark" by Gavin Young
* "Simple Themes" by Brendon Beinhorn
* "Sketches: The Process of Entry" by Denise Lowery
* "Smile" by Lester T. Ochs
* "The Study: Tom's Place" by Neekisha Dedic
* "Tamper With This" by Patricia B. Nesselroade
* "Terrible Thoughts: The Psychology and Biology of Navidson's Nightmares" by Ernest Y. Hartmann
* "Theater In Film" by Cassady Roulet
* "The Third Beside you: An Analysis of the Epistemological Echo" by David Eric Katz
* "Thru Lines" by Esther Hartline
* "Tick-Tock-Fade: The Representation of Time in Film Narrative" by Frizell Clary
* "Twentieth Century Dub, Dub" by Tony (ed.) Ross
* "Twenty Years in the Program" by Cynthia Huxley
* "Ultrapure Water, the Super-Kamiokande Detector and Cherenkov Light" by Gordon Kearns, L. Kajita and M. K. Totsuka
* "Understanding the Self: The Maze of You" by Daniel Hortz
* "Violent Seeds: The Holloway Roberts Myst" by Jeremy Flint
* "Violent Verses: Cinema's Treatment of Death" by Danton Blake
* "War's Children" by Melanie Proft Knightley
* "What Are You Gonna Do Now, Little Man?" and Other Tales of Grass Roots Distribution" by Kevin Stanley
* "When a Woman's Fear Makes Her Run from Commitment and What a Smart Man Can Do About It" by Steve and Carter Sokal
* "Wilder Ways" by Ryan Murray
* "Wishing Well" by Virginia Posah

Works invented by Robertson Davies

In "Fifth Business":
* "Celtic Saints of Britain and Europe" by Dunstable Ramsay
* "Forgotten Saints of the Tyrol" by Dunstable Ramsay
* "A Hundred Saints for Travellers" by Dunstable Ramsay

Works invented by John DeChancie

In "Castle Murders":
*"Eidolons of the King" by Librarian Osmirik, the "Castle" books as they exist in the fictional world
* "The Moswell Plan" by Dorcas Bagby, a book believed to be fictional even in its own worldIn "Castle Perilous":
*"Ervoldt: His Book" by Lord Ervoldt

Works invented by Paul Di Filippo

In "Plumage From Pegasus":
* "Mega-Awesome SF: The True Story Behind Forever Plus!" by Amber Max
* "Forever Plus!" by Amber Max
* "A History of Supermarket Fiction: How SF Swept the World" by Roger Barnard
* "Imaginary Realist: The Life of Timothy Eugene" by Milton Sharp
* "The Magazine Chums Meet the Distributor of Doom" by C.J. Cutlyffe Heintz-Ketzep
* "The Magazine Chums and the Case of the Disappearing Readers" by C.J. Cutlyffe Heintz-Ketzep
* "The Magazine Chums and the Great Paper Shortage" by C.J. Cutlyffe Heintz-Ketzep
* "The Magazine Chums Apply for an Arts Council Grant" by C.J. Cutlyffe Heintz-Ketzep
* "Plainsong" by Kent Haruf
* "The Unsurrendered Fembot" by Richard Calder
* "The Big Book of High-Tech Texas Bar-B-Q" by Bruce Sterling
* "A History of Science Fiction and Fantasy in the New Yorker" by Ursula K. Le Guin
* "Faith-Based Fictions: A Conversation" by Orson Scott Card, Andrew Greeley and Barry Malzberg
* "Women Write Fantasy, Men Write Science fiction" by Nancy Kress and Charles Sheffield
* "I was a Teenaged Pornographer!" by Robert Silverberg
* "Boy Magnate" by Gordon Van Gelder
* "Great Mafia Science" by Ben Bova
* "How to Pick Up Guys" by Samuel Delany
* "Corn Likker, Drag Racin' and Coon Huntin"' by Andy Duncan and Michael Bishop
* "Andre Norton's Smackdown" by Andre Norton

Works invented by Arthur Conan Doyle

In the Sherlock Holmes series:
* "Chaldean Roots in the Ancient Cornish Language" by Sherlock Holmes
* "The Dynamics of an Asteroid" by Professor James Moriarty
* "Early English Charters" by Sherlock Holmes
* "Giant Rat of Sumatra" by Dr. John Watson
* "Heavy Game in the Western Himalayas" (1881) by Colonel Sebastian Moran
* "Malingering" by Sherlock Holmes
* "Of Tattoo Marks" by Sherlock Holmes
* "On Secret Writings" by Sherlock Holmes
* "On the Polyphonic Motets of Lassus" by Sherlock Holmes
* "On the Study of Tobaccos and their Ashes" by Sherlock Holmes
* "On the Surface Anatomy of the Human Ear" by Sherlock Holmes
* "On the Typewriter and Its Relation to Crime" by Sherlock Holmes
* "Practical Handbook of Bee Culture, with Some Observations upon the Segregation of the Queen" by Sherlock Holmes
* "Three Months in the Jungle" (1884) by Colonel Sebastian Moran
* "A Treatise on the Binomial Theorem" by Professor James Moriarty
* "Upon the Dating of Old Documents" by Sherlock Holmes
* "Upon the Influence of a Trade upon the Form of the Hand" by Sherlock Holmes
* "Upon the Tracing of Footsteps" by Sherlock Holmes
* "Upon the Uses of Dogs in the Work of the Detective" by Sherlock Holmes
* "Whole Art of Detection" by Sherlock HolmesIn the Professor Challenger series:
* "Outlines of Vertebrate Evolution" by Professor George Edward Challenger
* "Some Observations Upon a Series of Kalmuk Skulls" by Professor George Edward Challenger


Works invented by Umberto Eco

In "Foucault's Pendulum":
* "The Carmassi Brothers" by Adeodato Lampustri
* "Chaste Throbs" by Odolinda Mezzofanti Sassabetti
* "Chronicles of the Zodiac" by Dr. De Amicis
* "The Dismissed" by Adeodato Lampustri
* "Diary of a Village Doctor"
* "Diary of a Young Girl's Illness"
* "Panther Without Eyelashes" by Adeodato Lampustri
* "The Wonderful Adventure of Metals"

In "The Name of the Rose":
* "Manuscript de Dom Adson de Melk, Le" by Abbe Vallet
* "On the Use of Mirrors in the Game of Chess" by Milo Temesvar


Works invented by Ronald Firbank

In "Caprice":
* "Ozias Midwinter" by unknown

In "Inclinations":
* "Book of Cats" by Miss Neffal
* "Notes on the Tedium of Places" by William Wordsworth
* "Six Starnge Sisters" by Geraldine O'Brookomore
* Those Gonzagas" by "Geraldine O'Brookomore
* "Three Lilies and a Moustache" by unknown
* "Travels" by Lady Cray
* "Violet's Virture" (or "The Virtue of the Violet)" by A Literary Lady (The Scottish Sappho)

In "Vainglory":
* "Autobiography" by Mrs. Cresswell
* "Beams" by Bishop Pantry
* "Even-Tide" by Bishop Pantry
* "The Home Life of Lucretia Borgia" by Mrs. Asp
* "Inner Garden" by Bishop Pantry
* "The Leg of Chicken" by Mr. Garsaint
* "Love's Arrears" by Claud Harvester
* "New Poems" by Claud Harvester
* "Night Thoughts" by Bishop Pantry
* "The Red Rose of Martyrdom" by Mrs. Cresswell
* "Sacerdotalism and Satanism" by Miss Missingham
* "Scroll from the Fingers of Ta-Hor" by Miss Hospice
* "Vaindreams" by Claud Harvester
* "Verlaine at Bournemouth" by Lady Anne Pantry
* "The Women Queens of England" by Mrs. Asp

Works invented by Jasper Fforde

In the "Thursday Next" novels:
*"Adventures in the Book Trade" by O. Nakajima
*"At Long Last Lust" by Daphne Farquitt
*"Bad Sofa" by Landen Parke-Laine
*"The Books of H. Paige" by Millon de Floss
*"Bradshaw's Guide to the Bookworld" by Commander Trafford Bradshaw, CBE
*"The Brontës" by W.H.H.F. Renouf
*"Cardenio - Easy Come, Easy Go" by Millon de Floss
*"Caversham Heights" (later retitled "Nursery Crime", see also "The Big Over Easy")
*The "Commander Bradshaw" novels
*"Crimean Reminisces" by Thursday Next
*"Death at Double-X Ranch"
*"Degeneracy for Pleasure and Profit" by Acheron Hades
*"Don't Desert Your Desserts" by Cilla Bubb
*"The Earthcrossers" by Mr S.A. Orbiter
*"Enid Blyton" by Millon de Floss
*"The Extraordinary Career of George Formby" by John Williams
*The "Emperor Zhark" novels by Handley Paige
*"The Gravitube - Tenth Wonder of the World" by Vincentt Dott
*"The Global Standard Deity" by Professor M. Blessington, PR (ret.)
*"Great Expectations, A Study" by Millon de Floss
*"The Great Samuel Pepys Fiasco"
*"Hades: Family From Hell" by Thursday Next
*"The Hardest Job in Fiction" by the Bellman
*"A History of Gibbons" by Ronan Empyre
*"How I Think Life Began on Earth" by Dr Luciano Spagog
*"Journal of a LitreTec" by Bowden Cable
*"The Jurisfiction Chronicles" by Thursday Next
*"The Jurisfiction Guide to Book-Jumping" by the Unitary Authority of Warrington Cat
*"The Jurisfiction Guide to the Great Library" by the Unitary Authority of Warrington Cat
*"Jurisfiction Journals" by the Unitary Authority of Warrington Cat
*"The Land Speed Record" by the Very Reverend Toredlyne
*"Library Sub-Basement Gazeteer"
*"Life After Death for Felix Tabularasa" by Millon de Floss
*"A Life in SpecOps" by Thursday Next
**Also called "Thursday Next: A Life in SpecOps" and "My Life in SpecOps"
*"Memoirs of A Crimean Veteran" by Landen Parke-Laine
*"The Middle of Next Week"
*"Neanderthals: Back After A Short Absence" by Gerhard von Squid
*"The New Whigs: From Humble Beginnings to Fourth Reich" by A.J.P. Milliner
*"Once Were Scoundrels" by Landen Parke-Laine
*The "Perkins and Snell" novels
*"Remember Them? A Study of Mnemomorphs" by Blake Lamme (Ex-SO-5)
*"Revealments of St Zvlkx"
*"Revenge of the Thraals" by Handley Paige
*"A Short History of the Special Operations Network" by Millon de Floss
*"Spacestation Z-5" by Handley Paige
*"The Squire of High Potternews" by Daphne Farquitt
*"Story Operating Systems - The Early Years" by WordMaster Xavier Libris
*"Sword of the Zenobians"
*"Timestream Navigation for ChronoGuard cadets module 6A" by Bendix Scintilla
*"Thursday Next: A Biography" by Millon de Floss
*"Thursday Next Casebook" by Millon de Floss
*"UltraWord - The Aftermath" by Millon de Floss
*"UltraWord - The Ultimate Reading Experience" by WordMaster Xavier Libris
*"The Ups and Downs of Act Breaks" by Jeremy Fnorp
*"Upstream/Downstream" by Colonel Next, QT, CG (non-exst.)
*"Wales - Birth of a Republic" by Zephania Jones
*"Who Put the Poe in Poem?" by Millon de Floss
*"Wuthering Heights: Masterpiece or Turgid Rubbish?" by Millon de Floss

In the "Nursery Crimes" novels:
*"The Berkshire Book of Records"
*"Chymes - Friend or Foe?"
*"The Foot Lectures" by Professor Tarsus
*"A History of Reading"
*"Inside the Guild of Detectives"
*"Motoring Into Oblivion" by A. Morris
*"A Short History of the NCD"
*"Valleyhills Movie Guide"
*"Watching the Detectives" by Masie Gray
*"Who's What?"

Works invented by D. L. Flusfeder

In "Man Kills Woman": :Attributed to Julian Brougham Calder
* "After the Rain"
* "Dead Years: An Autobiography of Sorts"
* "Essays at Twilight"
* "Lesbians in the Dust: The Collected Poetry of Julian Brougham Calder"
* "Necessary Negroes"
* "Teach the Free Man":Attributed to others
* "Memoirs of a Society Lady" by Jane Brougham-Calder
* "A Journey" by Sophie Glaven,
* "Decadent Pleasures, Last Things," and "Morita" by William Ivory


Works invented by Neil Gaiman

Works invented in "Good Omens", co-authored by Terry Pratchett, are listed in the "Terry Pratchett" section of this article.
Works invented in "The Sandman" comics are listed in the "DC Comics" section of List of fictional books from periodicals.

Works invented by Stella Gibbons

In "Cold Comfort Farm":
* "The Higher Common Sense" and "The Pensées" by the Abbé Fause-Maigre, translated by H. B. Mainwaring
* "Pard-spirit; A Study of Bramwell Brontë" by Mr. Meyerburg (Mybug)

= Works invented by Robert Goddard =

In "Play to the End":
* "Lodger in the Throat" by Joe Orton
* "The Plastic Men" by Derek Oswin


Works invented by Carolyn Hart

In "The Christie Caper":
* "The Ashen Prince" by John Border Stone
* "Chimera" by Bryan Shaw
* "The Clue at the Hacienda Dolores" by Bryan Shaw
* "The Clue of the Chattering Parrot" by Bryan Shaw
* "Death My Sister" by Fleur Calloway
* "Death of a Nabob" by Lady Gwenolyn Tompkins
* "Down These Steps" by Natelie Marlow
* "Farewell, My Love, Forever" by Pamela (as Pamela Gerrard) Bledsoe
* "The Grinning Skull" by Emma Clyde
* "I Won't Let You Die" by Fleur Calloway
* "Sing a Song of Sorrow" by Emma Clyde In "Death on Demand":
* "The Agony Chain" by Fritz Hemhill
* "Blood Tales" by Elliot Morgan
* "Danny's Delight" by Janis and Farley Farley
* "Deadly Diamonds" by Harriet Edelman
* "Death in an Alley" by Fritz Hemhill
* "Gentleman's Smile" by Harriet Edelman
* "Kerrigan's Heart" by Fritz Hemhill
* "Kiss a Stranger" by Elliot Morgan
* "Murder in Casablanca" by Emma Clyde
* "Ride a Wave" by Harriet Edelman
* "Sad Song" by Kelly Rizzoli
* "San Bernadino Heist" by Hal Douglas
* "The Secret of the Red Dragon" by Janis and Farley Farley
* "The Shuttered Mind" by Kelly Rizzoli

Works invented by Mark Helprin

In "Winter's Tale":
* "The Afro-California Jumping Style" by Sierra Leon
* "Care and Feeding of the Horse" by Robert S. Kahn
* "Catalog of Alabama Curry Combs 1760–1823" by Georgia Fatwood
* "Dressage" by Turner
* "Equine Anatomy" by Burchfield
* "Memoirs of a Military Groom" by Moffet Southgate
* "Pictures of Big White Horses" by unknown
* "Ride Like Hell, You Son of a Bitch!" by Fulgura Frango

Works invented by Frank Herbert

In the "Dune" series:

* "Arrakis, The Transformation" by Harq al-Ada
* "Lectures of Prescience" by Harq al-Ada
* "Leto Atreides II, a Biography" by Harq al-Ada
* "Riddles of Arrakis" by Harq al-Ada
* "Testament of Arrakis" by Harq al-Ada
* "The Book of Leto" by Harq al-Ada
* "The Butlerian Jihad" by Harq al-Ada
* "The Dune Catastrophe" by Harq al-Ada
* "The Holy Metamorphosis" by Harq al-Ada
* "The Mahdinate, an Analysis" by Harq al-Ada
* "The Preacher of Arrakeen" by Harq al-Ada
* "The Prescient Vision" by Harq al-Ada
* "The Story of Liet-Kynes" by Harq al-Ada
* "The Arrakis Workbook" by Liet-Kynes
* "Bene Gesserit Training Manual"
* "Dictionary Royal"
* "Handbook of the Hajj"
* "Kalima: The Words of Muad' Dib, the Shuloch Commentary"
* "Orange Catholic Bible, Revised"
* "Palimbasha: Lectures at Sietch Tabr"
* "Stilgar, The Commentaries"
* "Tagir Mohandis: Conversations with a Friend"
* "The Apocrypha of Muad' Dib"
* "The Book of Ghamina"
* "The Book of Kreos"
* "The Instruction Manual: Missionaria Protectiva"
* "The Mentat Handbook"
* "The Panoplia Prophetica"
* "The Pedant Heresy"
* "The Spacing Guild Handbook"
* "The Spacing Guild Manual"
* "Words of My Father: An Account of Muad' Dib"
* "Works of the Mentat"
* "Strangler Vines of Ecaz" by Holijance Vohnbrook
* "The Pillars of the Universe" by Muad' Dib (Paul Atriedes)
* "St. Alia, Huntress of a Billion Worlds" by Pander Oulson
* "A Child's History of Muad' Dib" by Princess Irulan
* "Analysis: The Arrakeen Crisis" by Princess Irulan
* "Arrakis Awakening" by Princess Irulan
* "Collected Legends of Arrakis" by Princess Irulan
* "Collected Sayings of Muad' Dib" by Princess Irulan
* "Conversations with Muad' Dib" by Princess Irulan
* "Count Fenring: A Profile" by Princess Irulan
* "Dictionary of Muad' Dib" by Princess Irulan
* "In My Father's House" by Princess Irulan
* "Manual of Muad' Dib" by Princess Irulan
* "Muad' Dib, Family Commentaries" by Princess Irulan
* "Muad' Dib, the Man" by Princess Irulan
* "Muad' Dib: The Ninety Nine Wonders of the Universe" by Princess Irulan
* "Muad' Dib: The Religious Issues" by Princess Irulan
* "Private Reflections on Muad' Dib" by Princess Irulan
* "Songs of Muad' Dib" by Princess Irulan
* "The Humanity of Muad' Dib" by Princess Irulan
* "The Wisdom of Muad' Dib" by Princess Irulan
* "Words of Muad'dib" by Princess Irulan
* "The Last Jihad" by Sumer and Kautman
* "Orange Catholic Liturgical Manual" by the Commission of Ecumenical Translators
* "The Liturgical Manual and the Commentaries" by the Commission of Ecumenical Translators
* "The Orange Catholic Bible" by the Commission of Ecumenical Translators
* "Pirate History of Corrino" by unknown
* "Assassin's Handbook"
* "History of Muad'dib"
* "Imperial Dictionary"
* "Kitab Al-Ibar"
* "Muad'dib Concordance"
* "The Almanak en-Ashnof"
* "The Azhar Book"
* "Analysis of History" by Bronso of Ix
* "Proverbs of Muad' Dib"
* "The Dune Gospels"
* "The Dunebook"
* "The Dunebuk of Irulan"
* "The Ghola Speaks"
* "The Hayt Chronicle"
* "The Irulan Report"
* "The Qizarate Creed"
* "The Steersman Guide"
* "The Stilgar Chronicle"
* "The Tleilaxu Godbuk"
* "The Yiam-el-Din (Book of Judgement)"
* "The Journal of Leto II"
* "The Oral History"
* "The Stolen Journal"
* "Conversations with Leto II"
* "Lessons of Arrakis"
* "Leto II: Dar-es-Balat Records"
* "Muad' Dib Speaks"
* "Songs of the Scattering"
* "Teachings of the Golden Path"
* "The Apocrypha of Arrakis"
* "The Bene Gesserit Coda"
* "The Oral History of Rakis"

Works invented by Aldous Huxley

In "Brave New World":
* "Chemical and Bacteriological Conditioning of the Embryo"; author unknown
* "Practical Instructions for Beta-Store Workers"; author unknown In "Crome Yellow":
* "Biography of Men Who Achieved Greatness," author unknown
* "Biography of Men Who had Greatness Thrust Upon Them," author unknown
* "Biography of Men Who were Born Great," author unknown
* "Biography of Men Who were Never Great at All," author unknown
* "Certaine Priuy Counsels by One of Her Maiestie's Most Honourable Priuy Counsels, F.L. Knight" by Sir Ferdinando Lapith
* "Cosmic Cuts," author unknown
* "Dictionary of the Finnish Language" by Caprinulge
* "History of Crome" by Henry Wimbrush
* "Humble Heroisms" by Mr. Barbecue-Smith
* "Pipe-Lines to the Infinite" by Mr. Barbecue-Smith
* "The Tales of Knockespotch" by Knockespotch
* "Thom's Works and Wanderings" by Tom Thom
* "unknown" by Denis Stone
* "unknown" by Mr. Barbecue-Smith
* "unknown" by Hercules Lapith
* "What a Young Girl Ought to Know," author unknown
* "Wild Goose Chase, A Novel," author unknown

Works invented by James Hynes

In "The Lecturer's Tale":
* "Les Mortifications" by Jean-Claude Evangeline
* "Das Ding an Sich: A Cultural History of Cultural Histories" by Alsace Lorraine
* "To Reign in Hell: The Will to Power in Paradise Lost" by Anthony Pescecane
* "Where's Waldo? The Representation of Everyman in Emerson" by J. O. Schmeaux
* "Daughters of the Night: Clitoral Hegemony in LeFanu's Carmilla" by Victoria Victorinix
* "Rhythm and Metonomy in Coleridge's Christobel" by Victoria Victorinix In "Publish and Perish":
* "The Barbecued God: Death of a Yorkshireman" by Joseph Brody
* "The Missionary Position: The Franciscan Construction of Rapanui Gender 1862–1936" by Virginia Dunning
* "(Re) Visioning Resurrection: The Myth of Human Sacrifice" by Gregory Eyck
* "A History of Early Modern Witchcraft" by Victor Karswell
* "Cooking the Captain: The Colonialist as Yorkshire Pudding" by Stanley Tulafale


Works invented by John Irving

In "The World According to Garp":
* "A Sexual Suspect" by Jenny Fields (autobiography)
* "A History of Everett Steering's Academy" by Stewart Percy
* "The Pension Grillparzer" by T.S. Garp
* "Procrastination" by T.S. Garp
* "The Second Wind of the Cuckold" by T.S. Garp
* "The World According to Bensenhaver" by T.S. Garp
* "Confessions of an Ellen Jamesian" by Anonymous
* "Lunacy and Sorrow: The Life and Art of T.S. Garp" by Donald Whitcomb
* "My Father's Illusions" by T.S. Garp


Works invented by Jinyong

* Jiu Yang Zhen Jing (九陽真經)
* Jiu Yin Zhen Jing (九陰真經)
* 金蛇秘籍
* 葵花寶典
* 闢邪劍譜
* 亂環訣
* 陰陽訣
* 玉女心經
* 紫霞秘籍

Works invented by Robert Jordan

In "Lord of Chaos":
* "Essays on Reason" by Daria Gahand
* "Men of Fire and Women of Air" by Elora daughter of Amar daughter of Coura
* "A Study of Men, Women, and the One Power Among Humans" by Ledar son of Shandin son of Koimal In "The Eye of the World":
* "The Essays of William of Maneches"
* "The Travels of Jain Farstrider"
* "Voyages Among the Sea Folk" In "The Great Hunt":
* "The Dance of the Hawk and the Hummingbird" by Teven Aerwin
* "Mirrors of the Wheel"
* "To Sail Beyond the Sunset" In "The Shadow Rising":
* "The History of the Stone of Tear" by Eban Vandes
* "A Journey to Tarabon" by Eurian Romavni
* "The Killers of the Black Veil" by Soran Milo
* "Dealing with the Terrirory of Mayene, 500 - 750 of the New Era"
* "The Treasures of the Stone of Tear"
* "Travels in the Aiel Waste, with Observations on the Savage Inhabitants"Miscellaneous
* In "The Dragon Reborn": " A Study of the War of the Shadow" by Moilin daughter of Hamada daughter of Juendan
* In "The Fires of Heaven": " The Flame, the Blade and the Heart"


Works invented by Franz Kafka

* "Die Plagen, welche Grete von ihrem Manne Hans zu erleiden hatte" (in "Der Prozeß"/"The Trial")
* "Die Rache des Kommandeurs" [series of columns] (in "Tagebücher"/"Diaries")

Works invented by Caitlín R. Kiernan

* "Alice" by Charles Lutwidge Dodgson ("Lewis Carroll")
* "Bloody Mary, La Llorona, and the Blue Lady: Feminine Icons in a Child's Apocalypse" by Judith Louise Darger
* "The Boats of Morning" by Alex Marlowe
* "The Breathing Composition" by Welleran Smith
* "The Children of Artemis" by Fera Delacroix
* "Closing the Door: Anatomy of Hysteria" by Elenore Ellis-Lincoln
* "The Ecstatic River" by Reese Callicot
* "Evening at the Gates of Dawn" by Sadie Jasper
* "Famous Film Monsters and the Men Who Made Them" by Ben Browning
* "The Far Red World" by Andre Tyson
* "Hauntings of Old New England" by Sadie Jasper
* "Hollywood Land" by William Faulkner
* "The Last Loan Shark of Bodega Bay" by Theo Angevine
* "Lemming Cult" by William L. West
* "The Light Beyond Centre" by Reese Callicot
* "Looking for Moreau: A Posthumanist Manifesto" by Maxwell White
* "The Man Who Laughed at Funerals" by Theo Angevine
* "Memoirs of a Martian Demirep" (author unknown)
* "The Mound Builders and the Stars: An Archaeo-Astrological Investigation" by Charles L. Patrick Akeley
* "New American Monsters: More Than Myth?" by Gerald Durrell
* "Ode to Fanny Brawne" by John Keats
* "Pornographies of Pnakotus" (author unknown)
* "Pretoria" by Theo Angevine
* "Red Book of Riyadh" (author unknown)
* "Seven at Sunset" by Theo Angevine
* "The Travels of Odysseus" by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
* "Waking Leviathan" by Jacova Angevine
* "Werewolvery in Europe and Rituals of Corporeal Transformation" by Arminius Vambery
* "What the Cat Dragged In" by Theo Angevine
* "The Magdalene Grimoire" by Roderick Burgess (from The Girl Who Would Be Death comics, based on Neil Gaiman's Sandman series)

Works invented by Stephen King

Works invented by Barbara Kingsolver

In "The Poisonwood Bible":
* "How to Survive 101 Calamities"

Works invented by Elizabeth Kostova

In "The Historian":
* The untitled dragon books which different characters in the book find.
* "Ballads of the Carpathians"
* "The Cannibals" by Henricus Curtius
* "The "Chronicle" of Zacharias of Zographou" by Atanas Angelov and Anton Stoichev
* "The Damned" by Giorgio of Padua
* "Fortunes of an Assassin" by Erasmus
* "History of Central Europe" by Lord Gelling
* "The King of Tashkani" by William Shakespeare, as a "lost work"
* "Life of Saint George"
* "Philosophie of the Aweful"
* "Tales from the Carpathians" published by Robert Digby
* "The Torture Commissioned by the Emperor for the Good of the People" by Anna Comnena

Works invented by Nicole Krauss

In "The History of Love":
* "The History of Love" by Leo Gursky
* "How to Survive in the Wild" by Alma Singer
* "Life as We Didn't Know It"
* "The Remedy"
* "Words for Everything"


Works invented by R. A. Lafferty

In "Fourth Mansions":
* "The Back Door of History" by Arpad Arutinov
* "Broken Cisterns and Living Waters" by Endymion Ellenbogen
* "New Bestiary" by Audifax O’Hanlon
* "The Precursors" by Dr. Jurgens
* "Prose Poems" by Maurice Craftmaster
* "Second Trefoil Lectures" by Michael Fountain
* "Simplicitas" by Orthcutt

Miscellaneous Lafferty:
* "Beard in Essential" by Aristotle in "Through Other Eyes"
* "Beard in Existential" by Aristotle in "Through Other Eyes"
* "The Contingent Mutation" by Dr. Minden in "Ginny Wrapped in the Sun"
* "Euntes Ergo Docete Omnes ("Going therefore Teach Ye All")" by Pope Pious XV in "Name of the Snake"
* "Exaltation Philosophy" by Audifax O’Hanlon in "Entire and Perfect Chrysolite"
* "History of Philosophy" by Cobblestone in "Thus We Frustrate Charlemagne"
* "Joint Report to the General Dubuque PTA Concerning the Primary Education of the Camiroi" by Piper, Paul, "et al." in "Primary Education of the Camiroi"
* "Lost Skies" by Audifax O’Hanlon in "Incased in Ancient Rind"
* "Report of Field Group for Examination of Off-Earth Customs and Codexes to the Council for Government Renovation and Legal Re-Thinking" by Piggot, Paul, "et al." in "Polity and Custom of the Camiroi"
* "The Relationship of Extradigitalism to Genius" by Zubarin in "The Six Fingers of Time"
* "The Sexagintal and the Duodecimal in the Chaldee Mysteries" by Schimmelpenninck in "The Six Fingers of Time"
* "Twenty-second Century Comprehensive Encyclopedia" in "Land of the Great Horses"
* "World as Perfection" by Diogenes Pontifex in "Entire and Perfect Chrysolite"

Works invented by Stanisław Lem

In "One Human Minute":
* "One Human Minute", by J. Johnson and S. Johnson, Moon Publishers, 1988
* "Weapons Systems of the Twenty-first Century: The Upside-down Evolution", 2105
* "The World as Cataclysm"

In "Imaginary Magnitude":
* "Eruntics", by Reginald Gulliver
* "GOLEM XIV", by GOLEM; foreword by Irving T. Creve, M.A., PH.D.; introduction by Thomas B. Fuller II, General, U.S. Army, RET.; afterword by Richard Popp, Indiana University Press, 2047
* "A History of Bitic Literature", by Juan Rambellais, "et al."
* "Necrobes", by Cezary Strzybisz
* "Vestrand's Extelopedia in 44 Magnetomes"

In "A Perfect Vacuum":
* "Being Inc.", by Alastair Waynewright
* "Gigamesh", by Patrick Hannahan
* "Gruppenfuhrer Louis XVI" (or "Nazi Squad Leader Louis the Sixteenth"), by Alfred Zellermann
* "Idiota" (or "The Idiot"), by Gian Carlo Spallanzani
* "Die Kultur als Fehler" (or "Civilization as Mistake), by Wilhelm Klopper
* "Odysseus of Ithaca", by Kuno Mlatje
* "Pericalypsis", by Joachim Fersengeld
* "Rien du tout, ou la consequence" (or "Nothing, or the Consequence"), by Mme Solange Marriot
* "Les Robinsonades" (or "The Robinsonad"), by Marcel Coscat
* "Sexplosion", by Simon Merrill
* "Toi" (or "You"), by Raymond Seurat
* "U-Write-It"

Works invented by Madeleine L'Engle

In "A Ring of Endless Light":
*untitled book about medical applications of lasers by Dr. Wallace AustinIn "A Severed Wasp":
* "Curing and Healing" by Cardinal Wolfgang von Stromberg (establishes notability of character within the book)In "A Swiftly Tilting Planet":
* "The Horn of Joy" by Matthew Maddox (the book serves as a McGuffin in the novel, being sought after by Charles Wallace and others; but ultimately is not needed) Also seen in "An Acceptable Time"
* "Once More United" by Matthew Maddox. Maddox's first book is incidental to L'Engle's novel.

Works invented by C. S. Lewis

In "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe":
* "The Life and Letters of Silenus"
* "Is Man a Myth?"
* "Men, Monks, and Gamekeepers; a Study in Popular Legend"
* "Nymphs and Their Ways"In "Prince Caspian":
* "Grammatical Garden or he Arbour of Accidence pleasantlie open'd to Tender Wits" by Pulverentus Siccus In "The Voyage of the Dawn Treader":
* Unnamed book of spells in the house of the Dufflepuds' master In "The Silver Chair":
* Unnamed cookbook containing instructions for cooking Mallard, Man, and Marsh-wiggle, found in the giants' kitchen at Harfang In "That Hideous Strength":
* "Dialect and Semantics" by Dr. Elwin Ransom

Works invented by H. P. Lovecraft

This includes works by others in the Cthulhu Mythos.
* "Azathoth and Other Horrors" by Edward Pickman Derby
* "Black Tome of Alsophocus"
* "Book of Azathoth"
* "Chronicles of Nath" by James Sheffield
* "Chronike von Nath" by Rudolf Yergler
* "Book of Eibon"
* "De Vermis Mysteriis"
* "Revelations of Glaaki"
* "Derby"
* "Dhol Chants"
* "The Eltdown Shards" (tr. by Gordon Whitney)
* "Ghorl Nigral (also The Book of Night)"
* "Ilarnek Papyri"
* "Liber Ivonis"
* "Liber-Damnatus"
* "Livre d'Eibon"
* "Necronomicon"
* Pnakotic Manuscripts
* "Seven Cryptical Books of Hsan" by Hsan the Greater (tr. Etienne-Laurent De Marigny)
* "Unaussprechlichen Kulten" by Friedrich von Junzt


Works invented by Ian McEwan

In "Saturday":
* "No Exequies" (poetry) by John Grammaticus (winner of the Newdigate Prize)
* "My Saucy Bark" (poetry) by Daisy Perowne (granddaughter of John Grammaticus, and also Newdigate prizewinner)

=Works invented by David Mitchell =

In "Cloud Atlas":
* "Knuckle Sandwich" by Dermot 'Duster' Hoggins


Works invented by Vladimir Nabokov

In "Lolita":
* "Histoire Abrégée de la Poésie Anglaise" by Humbert Humbert
* "Lolita, or the Confession of a White Widowed Male" by Humbert Humbert
* "The Proustian Theme in a Letter from Keats to Benjamin Bailey" by Humbert Humbert
* "Who's Who in the Limelight 1946"

In "Pale Fire":
* A book on surnames (title unknown) by Charles X. Kinbote
* "Timon Afinsken" (translation of Timon of Athens by Conmal, Duke of Aros
* Voluminous correspondence by Ferz and Oswin Bretwit
* Zemblan variants of the "Konungs skuggsjá" collected or forged by Hodinski (also known as Hodyna)
* Ten volumes' worth of novels (titles unknown) by Jane de Faun
* "Dim Gulf" by John Shade
* "Hebe's Cup" by John Shade
* "Night Rote" by John Shade
* "Poems" by John Shade
* "Supremely Blest" by John Shade
* "Taming a Seahorse" by John Shade
* A psychology textbook (title unknown) by Professor C.
* "Birds of Mexico" by Samuel Shade, illustrated by Carolyn Shade
* "Historia Zemblica"
* "The Merman" (play)

In "PnIn":
* "Suhie Gubi" ("Dry Lips") by Liza Bogolepov
* "Russia Awakes" by Miss Herring
* "Response, A Hundred Love Lyrics by American Women"

In "The Real Life of Sebastian Knight":
* "Lost Property" by Sebastian Knight
* "Success" by Sebastian Knight
* "The Doubtful Asphodel" by Sebastian Knight
* "The Funny Mountain" by Sebastian Knight
* "The Prismatic Bezel" by Sebastian Knight

In "Invitation to a Beheading":
* " Quercus"

Works invented by Geoff Nicholson

In "Hunters and Gatherers":
* "The Books of Power" (18 vols.) by Thornton McCain

Works Invented by Garth Nix

In "Sabriel":
* "The Book of the Dead" (anonymous)In "Lirael":
* "The Book of Remembrance and Forgetting" [anonymous]
* "Creatures by Nagi" by Nagi
* "In the Skin of a Lyon" [anonymous]


Works invented by Patrick O'Brian

In "Desolation Island":
* "New Operations for Suprapubic Cystotomy" by Dr. Stephen Maturin
* "Suggestions for the Amelioration of Sick-Bays" by Dr. Stephen Maturin
* "Thoughts on the Prevention of Diseases most usual among Seamen" by Dr. Stephen Maturin
* "Tractatus de Novae Febris Ingressu" by Dr. Stephen Maturin

In "The Wine-Dark Sea":
* "Mariners: Consensus and Cohesion in Certain States of Adversity" by Dr. Stephen Maturin
* "Some Remarks on Peruvian Cirripedes" by Dr. Stephen Maturin

In "Treason's Harbour":
* "Modest Proposals for the Preservation of Health in the Navy" by Dr. Stephen Maturin
* "Remarks on Pezophaps Solitarious" by Dr. Stephen Maturin

Works invented by Flann O'Brien

In "At Swim-Two-Birds":
* "A Conspectus of the Arts and Sciences" by Cowper
* "Flower o' the Prairie" by William Tracy
* "Jake's Last Ride" by William Tracy
* "Red Flannagan's Last Throw" by William Tracy

In "The Third Policeman":
* "De Selby Compendium" by Bassett
* "Lux Mundi: A Memoir of de Selby" by Bassett
* "Recollections" by Bassett
* "Glauben ueber Ueberalls" by Countess Schnapper
* "A Memoir of Garcia" by de Selby
* "Codex" by de Selby
* "Country Album" by de Selby
* "Golden Hours" by de Selby
* "Layman's Atlas" by de Selby
* "Rural Atlas" by de Selby
* "Histoire de Notre Temps" by Du Garbandier
* "Great Towns" by Goddard
* "The Man Who Sailed Away: A Memoir" by H. Barge
* "Conspectus of the de Selby Dialetic" by Hatchjaw
* "De Selby's Life and Times" by Hatchjaw
* "The De Selby Water-Boxes Day by Day" by Hatchjaw
* "Hatchjaw and Bassett" by Henderson
* "De Selbys Leben" by Kraus
* "Collected Works" by Le Clerque
* "Extensions and Analyses" by Le Clerque
* "De Selby - l'Enigme de l'Occident" by Le Fournier
* "De Selby - Lieu ou Homme?" by Le Fournier
* "Thoughts in a Library" by Peachcroft
* "Bibliographie de de Selby"

Works invented by George Orwell

In "1984":
* "The Theory and Practice of Oligarchical Collectivism" by Emmanuel Goldstein


Works invented by Elizabeth Peters

In "Curse of the Pharaohs":
* "History of Ancient Egypt" by Professor Radcliffe Emerson In "The Deeds of the Disturber":
* "Development of the Egyptian Coffin from Predynastic Times to the End of the Twenty-Sixth Dynasty, With Particular Reference to Its Reflection of Religious, Social, and Artistic Conventions" by Professor Radcliffe Emerson In "Die For Love":
* "Crimson Bloom of Love" by Valerie Fitzgerald
* "The Slave of Lust" by Valerie Vanderbilt
* "With a Willow in Her Hand" by Valerie Valentine In "Naked Once More":
* "Lust Among the Savages" by Jacqueline Kirby
* "Naked in the Ice" by Kathleen Darcy
* "Passion of the Dark" by Jacqueline Kirby
* "Priestess of the Ice God" by Brunnhilde Karlsdottir
* "Red Flag, Red Blood" by Jack Carter

Works invented by Stephen Potter

In "Gamesmanship":
* "Bird Gamesmanship by Stephen Potter
* "Gamesman's Handbook (1949)" by Stephen Potter
* "Gardens for Gamesmen, or When to be Fond of Flowers" by Stephen Potter
* "Moth's Way and Bee's Wayfaring" by O. Agnes Bartlett
* "Origins and Early History of Gamesmanship" by Stephen Potter
* "The Silver Book of End-Play Squeezes" by Stephen Potter
* "Twenty-Five Methods of Tee-Leaving" by Stephen Potter In "Lifemanship":
* "Dictionary of Lifemanship and Gameswords" by Symes
* "Kninghts, and How to Reasuure Them about their Social Position" by unknown
* "MP-manship 1953" by T. Driberg
* "Periodship (volume 2)" by J. Betjeman
* "Springs on the Arun" by A.C.Y. Davis In "One-Upmanship":
* "The Birdsman in Society" by B. Campbell
* "Bricks Without Straw" by Olaf Pepacanek
* "The Muse in Chains" by Stephen Potter
* "The Tea Party" by T.D. Pontefract In "Supermanship": '
* "Airborne Heritage" by Stephen Potter
* "Down to Sixteen or Less" by Stephen Potter
* "Literary Guide to the Thames Valley" by Stephen Potter
* "My Fayre Sussex" by Otto Carling
* "Rhododendron Hunting in the Andes" by Dr. Preissberger

Works invented by Anthony Powell

In "Books Do Furnish a Room":
* "Borage and Hellebore" by Nick Jenkins
* "Sweetskin" by Alaric Kydd
* "Bin Ends" by F.X. Trapnel
* "Camel Ride to the Tomb" by X. Trapnel
* "Dogs Have No Uncles" by F.X. Trapnel
* "Profiles in String" by F.X. Trapnel In the "Dance to the Music of Time" series":
* "Dust Thou Art" by St. John Clarke
* "E'en the Longest River" by St. John Clarke
* "Fields of Amaranth" by St. John Clarke
* "The Heart is Highland" by St. John Clarke
* "Match Me Such Marvel" by St. John Clarke
* "Mimosa" by St. John Clarke
* "Never to the Philistines" by St. John Clarke In "Fisher King":
* An unknown title by Valentine Beals In "Hearing Secret Harmonies":
* "The Gothic Symbolism of Mortality in the Texture of Jacobean Stagecraft" by Emily Brightman
* "Cain's Jawbone" by Evadne Clapham
* "Death's Head Swordsman, The Life and Works of X. Trapnel" by Russell Gwinnett
* "Bedsores" by Ada Leintwardine
* "The Bitch Pack meets on Wednesday" by Ada Leintwardine In "What's Become of Waring":
* "Fierce Midnights" by O. Guiller-Lawson
* An unknown title by Shirley Handsworth
* "Aristogeiton: a Harmony" by Minhinnick
* "Than Whom What Other?" by Redhead
* "Athletes Footmen" by Quentin Shuckerly
* An unknown title by T.T. Waring

Works invented by Terry Pratchett

In the "Discworld" series:

In "The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents":
* "Mr Bunnsy Has an Adventure"

In "Good Omens" (with Neil Gaiman):
*"The Nice And Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch"
*The "Buggre Alle Thys" Bible (fictional edition of the Bible)

Works invented by Thomas Pynchon

* "An Account of the Singular Peregrinations of Dr Diocletian Blobb among the Italians, Illuminated with Exemplary Tales from the True History of That Outlandish And Fantastical Race"
* "The Courier's Tragedy" by Richard Wharfinger (a Jacobean revenge play in five acts)
* "The Ghastly Fop" (from Mason & Dixon)
* "How I Came to Love the People" (anonymous)
* "The Italian Wedding Fake Book" by Deleuze & Guattari
* "King Kong"; 18 vls. by Mitchell Prettyplace (a 'definitive study')
* "Neil Nosepicker's Book of 50,000 Insults". The Nayland Smith Press, Cambridge (Massachusetts), 1933
* "On Preterition" by William Slothrop ('among the first books to've been not only banned but ceremonially burned in Boston')
* "The Plays of Ford, Webster, Tourneur and Wharfinger" by Dr. Emory Bortz
* "Plotting the Stealth and Intrigue of the Jacobean Revenge Plays" by Dr. Emory Bortz
* "Tales of the Schwarzkommando" collected by Steve Edelman
* "Things That Can Happen In European Politics" by Ernest Pudding
* "The Wisdom of the Great Kamikaze Pilots" (with illustrations by Walt Disney)
* "The Chums of Chance and the Evil Halfwit"
* "The Chums of Chance at Krakatoa"
* "The Chums of Chance Search for Atlantis"
* "The Chums of Chance in Old Mexico"
* "The Chums of Chance and the Curse of the Great Kahuna"
* "The Chums of Chance in the Bowels of the Earth" ('for some reason one of the less appealing of this series, letters having come in from as far away as Tunbridge Wells, England, expressing displeasure, often quite intense, with my harmless little intraterrestrial scherzo.') (Pynchon 2006, p.117)
* "The Chums of Chance and the Ice Pirates"
* "The Chums of Chance Nearly Crash into the Kremlin"
* "The Book of Iceland Spar" ('commonly described as "like the Ynglingasaga only different"')
* "The Chums of Chance at the Ends of the Earth"
* "Adventures in Neuropathy" by Puckpool
* "The Chums of Chance and the Caged Women of Yokohama"


Works invented by Francois Rabelais

Works invented by Mary Renault

In "The Friendly Young Ladies:
* By J.O. Flint:
** "Pillar of Cloud"
** "Remission"
* By Tex O'Hara, pseudonym of Leonora Lane:
** "Lone Stair Trail"
** "The Mexican Spur"
** "Quick on the Draw"
** "Silver Guns"
** "Yippee-ih!"

Works invented by J. K. Rowling

This is a list of books mentioned in the "Harry Potter" series.

"History";Historical magic
* "An Anthology of Eighteenth Century Charms'
* "A Guide to Medieval Sorcery"
* "Olde and Forgotten Bewitchments and Charmes"

;Historical magical people
* "Great Wizards of the Twentieth Century"
* "Nature's Nobility: A Wizarding Genealogy"
* "Notable Magical Names of Our Time"
* "The Rise and Fall of the Dark Arts"
* "The Life and Lies of Albus Dumbledore" by Rita Skeeter
* "Armando Dippet: Master or Moron?" by Rita Skeeter

;Historical magical things, places and events
* "Great Wizarding Events of the Twentieth Century"
* "Hogwarts, A History", by Chroniclus Punnet [Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (game)]
* "Modern Magical History"

* "Prefects Who Gained Power"

"Hogwarts textbooks";Arithmancy
*"Book of Numerology"
*"Numerology and Grammatica"

;Care of Magical Creatures
* "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" by Newt Scamander
* "The Monster Book of Monsters"

* "Standard Book of Spells (Grades One, Two, Three, Four, Five, Six" and presumably "Seven") by Miranda Goshawk
* "Quintessence: A Quest"

;Defence Against the Dark Arts
* "Confronting the Faceless"
* "The Dark Forces: A Guide to Self-Protection" by Quentin Trimble
* "Defensive Magical Theory" by Wilbert Slinkhard

;Gilderoy Lockhart's works
* "Break with a Banshee"
* "Gadding with Ghouls"
* "Holidays with Hags"
* "Magical Me"
* "Travels with Trolls"
* "Voyages with Vampires"
* "Wandering with Werewolves"
* "Year with the Yeti"

* "The Dream Oracle"
* "Unfogging the Future" by Cassandra Vablatsky
* "Death Omens: What to Do When You Know the Worst is Coming"
* "Predicting the Unpredictable: Insulate Yourself against Shocks and Broken Balls: When Ffortune Turns Foul"

* "Encyclopædia of Toadstools"
* "Magical Water Plants of the Mediterranean"
* "Flesh-eating Trees of the World"

;History of Magic
* "A History of Magic" by Bathilda Bagshot

;Muggle Studies
* "Home Life and Social Habits of British Muggles"

* "One Thousand Magical Herbs and Fungi" by Phyllida Spore
* "Advanced Potion Making" by Libatius Borage
* "Magical Drafts and Potions" by Arsenius Jigger

;Study of Ancient Runes
* "Ancient Runes Made Easy"

* "A Beginner's Guide to Transfiguration" by Emeric Switch
* "Intermediate Transfiguration"
* "Guide to Advanced Transfiguration"

"Magical creatures";Dragons
* "Dragon Breeding for Pleasure and Profit"
* "Dragon Species of Great Britain and Ireland"
* "Dreadful Denizens of the Deep"
* "From Egg to Inferno: a Dragon-Keeper's Guide"
* "Men Who Love Dragons Too Much"

;Other magical creatures
* "Handbook of Hippogriff Psychology"
* "Fowl or Foul? A Study of Hippogriff Brutality"
* "Why I Didn't Die When the Augerey Cried" by Gulliver Pokeby (Little Red Books, 1824)

"Magic";Magical cooking and housecare
* "Charm Your Own Cheese"
* "Enchantment in Baking"
* "Gilderoy Lockhart's Guide to Household Pests"
* "One-Minute Feasts—It's Magic"

;Dark Arts
* "Magick Moste Evile"
* "Secrets of the Darkest Art"

;Defence Against the Dark Arts
* "A Compendium of Common Curses and Their Counter-Actions"
* "The Dark Arts Outsmarted"
* "Self-Defensive Spellwork"
* "Jinxes for the Jinxed"
* "Practical Defensive Magic Its Use Against the Dark Arts"

* "Broken Balls: When Fortunes Turn Foul"
* "Death Omens: What to Do When You Know the Worst is Coming"
* "Predicting the Unpredictable: Insulate Yourself Against Shocks"

;Magical healthcare
* "Common Magical Ailments and Afflictions"
* "The Healer's Helpmate"

;Magical how-to
* "Weird Wizarding Dilemmas and Their Solutions"
* "Where There's a Wand, There's a Way"

;Magical theory
* "Magical Theory" by Adalbert Waffling
* "New Theory of Numerology"
* "Numerology and Grammatica"
* "Magical Hieroglyphs and Logograms"

;Other magical
* "Important Modern Magical Discoveries"
* "The Invisible Book of Invisibility"
* "Powers You Never Knew You Had and What to Do With Them Now You've Wised Up"
* "A Study of Recent Developments in Wizardry"
* "An Appraisal of Magical Education in Europe"

* "Asiatic Anti-Venoms"
* "Moste Potente Potions"

"Spellbooks";General spells
* "Achievements in Charming"
* "Basic Hexes for the Busy and Vexed"

;Spells for fun and profit
* "Madcap Magic for Wacky Warlocks"
* "Saucy Tricks for Tricky Sorts"
*"Curses and Counter-Curses" by Professor Vindictus Viridian

"Sports and games";Quidditch
* "Beating the Bludgers—A Study of Defensive Strategies in Quidditch" by Kennilworthy Whisp
* "Flying with the Cannons"
* "Quidditch Through the Ages" by Kennilworthy Whisp
* "Quidditch Teams of Britain and Ireland"

* "Handbook of Do-It-Yourself-Broomcare"
* "Which Broomstick?"

"Other books"
* "Sonnets of a Sorcerer" (cursed, anyone who reads it speaks in limericks for the rest of their lives)
* "Spellman's Syllabary"
* "Twelve Fail-Safe Ways to Charm Witches"
* Tom Riddle's diary
* "The Tales of Beedle the Bard" is a book of children's stories which is mentioned in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

In his will, Albus Dumbledore left it to Hermione Granger, stating that he hopes Hermione will find it "entertaining and instructive." The book contains children's stories that children from wizarding families such as Ron Weasley are familiar with. Having been raised by Muggles, neither Harry Potter nor Hermione had heard of these stories before.

The book contains a fairy tale called "The Tale of the Three Brothers", which tells the legend of the Deathly Hallows. Other stories mentioned to have originated from Beedle the Bard are "The Fountain of Fair Fortune", "The Wizard and the Hopping Pot", and "Babbitty Rabbitty and her Cackling Stump."

Works invented by May Sarton

In "Mrs. Stevens Hears the Mermaids Singing", by F. Hilary Stevens:
* "Bull's Eye," a novel
* "From a Hospital Bed," poems
* "Themes & Variation," poems
* "Dialogues," poems
* "Country Spells," poems
* "The Silences," poems
* Most of the book is an interview of Mrs. Stevens at 70, and each book represents a section of her life.

Works invented by Dorothy L. Sayers

In "The Documents in the Case":
* "Neglected Edible Treasures" by George Harrison
* "I to Hercules" by Jack Munting In "Gaudy Night" :
* "A Study of Sheridan Le Fanu" by Harriet Vane
* "Death Twixt Wind and Water" by Harriet Vane
* "The Sands of Crime" by Harriet Vane
* "Gas-Filled Bulbs" by Jacqueline Squills
* "The Position of Women in the Modern State" by Mrs. Barton
* "History of Prosody" by Mrs. Lydgate
* "Passion-Flower Pie" by Mrs. Snell-Wilmington
* "Mock-Turtle" by Tasker Hepplewater
* "Ariadne Adams"
* "Dusk and Shiver"
* "Jocund Day"
* "Primrose Dalliance"
* "Serpent's Fang"
* "The Squeezed Lemon" In "Have His Carcase":
* "Murder By Degrees" by Harriet Vane
* "The Fountain Pen Mystery" by Harriet Vane
* "A Bid for a Throne"
* "The Girl who gave All"
* "The Trial of the Purple Python" In "Strong Poison":
* "Death in the Pot" by Harriet Vane
* "Can the Dead Speak?" In "Thrones, Dominations":
* "The Suspect" by Claude Amery
* "This Forked Plague" by Claude Amery
* "Gee-up Edward" by Mr. Clandon
* "Distinguished Gathering"
* "Modern Aircraft, A Manual for Trainee Pilots"
* "The Brazen Serpent" In "Unnatural Death":
* "The Murderer's Vade Mecum" by Lord Peter Wimsey
* "Notes on the Collecting of Incunabula" by Lord Peter Wimsey In "Whose Body?":
* "An Answer to Professor Freud, With a Description of Some Experiments Carried Out at the Base Hospital in Amiens" by Sir Julian Freke
* "An Examination into the Treatment of Pauper Lunacy in the United Kingdom" by Sir Julian Freke
* "Cerebro-Spinal Diseases" by Sir Julian Freke
* "Criminal Lunacy" by Sir Julian Freke
* "Functional Disturbances of the Nervous System" by Sir Julian Freke
* "Modern Developments in Psycho-Therapy: A Criticism" by Sir Julian Freke
* "Some Notes on the Pathological Aspects of Genius" by Sir Julian Freke
* "Statistical Contributions to the Study of Infantile Paralysis in England and Wales" by Sir Julian Freke
* "Structural Modifications Accompanying the More Important Neuroses" by Sir Julian Freke
* "The Application of Psycho-Therapy to the Treatment of Shell-Shock" by Sir Julian Freke
* "The Borderland of Insanity" by Sir Julian Freke
* "The Physiological Bases of the Conscience" by Sir Julian Freke

Works invented by Lemony Snicket

In "The Bad Beginning":
* "Inheritance Law and Its Implications"

In "The Miserable Mill":
* "Advanced Ocular Science" by Dr. Georgina Orwell
* "Encyclopedia Hypnotica"
* "The History of Lucky Smells Lumbermill"
* "The Paltryville Constitution"

In "The Reptile Room":
* "The Big Peruvian Book of Small Peruvian Snakes"
* "The Care and Feeding of the Androgynous Cobra"
* "An Introduction to Large Lizards"
* "The Mamba du Mal: A Snake That Will Never Kill Me" by Tony "Mommy" Eggmonteror, in one of the "Series of Unfortunate Events" books by Lemony Snicket.

In "The Wide Window":
* "A Lachrymose Atlas"
* "Basic Rules of Grammar and Punctuation"
* "Handbook for Advanced Apostrophe Use"
* "How Water Is Made"
* "Ivan Lachrymose - Lake Explorer"
* "Lachrymose Trout"
* "The Bottom of Lake Lachrymose"
* "The Correct Spelling of Every English Word That Ever, Ever Existed"
* "The History of the Damocles Dock Region"
* "The Tides of Lake Lachrymose"

In "The End":
* "A Series of Unfortunate Events"

In " Lemony Snicket: The Unauthorized Autobiography":
* "The Pony Party!" (book 1 in the series "The Luckiest Kids in the World"), by Loney M. Setnick

Works invented by Muriel Spark

In "The Finishing School" :
* "The School Observed" by Rowland Mahler
* "Who Killed Darnley?" by Chris Wiley In "The Girls of Slender Means" :
* "The Sabbath Notebooks" by Nicholas Farringdon In "Loitering with Intent" :
* "Warrender Chase" by Fleur Talbot

Works invented by Neal Stephenson

In "Anathem" :
* Second New Revised Book of Discipline

Works invented by Laurence Sterne

In "The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman":
* "Grand System of Universal Monarchy" by Jean-Baptiste Colbert
* "De Fartandi et Illustrandi Fallaciis" by Didius
* "Military Architecture and Pyroballogy" by Gobesius
* "Notes for a Sermon to be Preached at Court" by Dr. Homenas
* "Treatise on the Animus and the Anima" by Metheglingius
* "De Concubinis Retinendis" by Phutatorius
* "Works" by Prignitz
* "De Partu Difficili" by Lithopaedus Senonesis
* "A (short) List of the Virtues of the Widow Wadman" by Toby Shandy
* "Apologetical Oration" by Toby Shandy
* "The Campaigns of Uncle Toby and Corporal Trim" by Tristram Shandy
* "Dissertation upon the Word 'Tristram"' by Walter Shandy
* "Life of Socrates" by Walter Shandy
* "Philippicks" by Walter Shandy
* "Plain Stories" by Tristram Shandy
* "Remarks Made on a Tour of France in the Year 1765" by Tristram Shandy
* "Tristrapaedia" by Walter Shandy
* "De Nasis" by Hafen Slawkenbergius
* "Treatise on Midwifery" by Dr. Slop
* "Works" by Ludovicus Sorbonensis
* "The Second Council of Carthage" by St. Cyprian
* "Code Louis" by unknown
* "Dramatic Sermons" by Parson Yorick

Works invented by Peter Straub

* In "The Hellfire Club": "Night Journey" by Hugo Driver
* in "Ghost Story": "The Nightwatcher" by Donald Wanderly


Works invented by J. R. R. Tolkien

Note that many of the following works about Middle-earth actually 'exist' since they were written by Tolkien himself, although he presented them as 'translations' of the fictional originals, which were in turn written by his characters. Some do not exist at all since he never wrote them, but are referenced by other texts.

See also [ The Chronicles of Middle-earth] for a reference.

* "Ainulindalë" by Rúmil
* "Akallabêth" by Elendil
* "Book of Mazarbul" by Balin and other Dwarves
* "Annals of Aman" by Rúmil
* "Book of the Kings"
* "Dorgannas Iaur" by Torhir Iphant
* "Equessi Rúmilo" by Rúmil
* "Grey Annals" by scholars of Doriath
* "Lammas" by Pengolodh
* "Narn i Chîn Húrin" by Dirhavel
* "Noldolantë Maglor"
* "Of the Beginning of Time" by Quennar i Onótimo
* "Old Words and Names in the Shire" by Merry Brandybuck
* "Parma Culuina"
* "Quentale Ardanomion"
* "Quenta Silmarillion" by Pengolodh
* "The Reckoning of the Years" by Merry Brandybuck
* "Red Book of Westmarch" by Bilbo Baggins and Frodo Baggins
* "Ambarkanta" by Rúmil
* "The Tale of Aragorn and Arwen" by Barahir
* "The Tale of Years" by Quennar i Onótimo
* "The Thain's Book" by Findegil
* "There and Back Again" by Bilbo Baggins
* "Translations from the Elvish" by Bilbo Baggins
* "Yénonótië" by Quennar i Onótimo

Works invented by Harry Turtledove

In ':"'
* "Over Open Sights" by Jake Featherston

In ':"'
* "I Sank Roger Kimball" by Sylvia Enos, ghost written by Ernest Hemingway

In ':"'
* "Equality" by General Irving Morrell, U.S. Army
* "How I Blew Up Philadelphia" by Brigadier General Clarence Potter, C.S. Army (retired)


Works invented by Jack Vance

In "Araminta Station":
* "Charter of the Cadwal Conservancy" by the Members of the Naturalist Society of Earth
* "The Worlds of Man" by the Fellows of the Fidelius Institute

In "Cugel's Saga":
* "Intimate Anatomy of Several Overworld Personages" by Haruvoit

In the "Demon Princes" series:
* "Better Understanding of the Institute" by Charles Bronstein
* "Chronicles of Navarth" by Carol Lewis
* "Civilized Ideas and Civilized Worlds" by Michael Yeaton
* "A Comparison of Mathematical Processes as Employed by Six "Intelligent" Alien Races" by Baron Bodissey Unspiek
* "A Concise History of Oikumene" by Albert B. Hall
* "The Criminal Mentality" by Michael Diaz
* "Dar Sai and the Darsh" by Joinville Akers
* "Encyclopedia of Sociology" by B. A. Edgar
* "Everyman's Guide to the Stars"
* "Fauna of the Vegan Worlds" by Rapunzel K. Funk
* "Games of the Galaxy" by Everett Wright
* "Gustations" by Michael Weist
* "The Heham Fjoliot"
* "Human Institutions" by Prade
* "The Institute: A Primer" by Mary Murray
* "Interplanetary Crime: Causes and Consequences" by Karen Miller
* "The Moral Essence of Civilization" by Calvin V. Calvert
* "Peccant Souls" by Theodore Pederson
* "Peoples of the Coranne" by Richard Pelto
* "The Sexual Habits of the Sarkoy" by B. A. Edgar
* "Star Directory"
* "Studies in Comparative Anthropology" by Russell Cooke
* "The Teachings of Didram Bodo Sime" by Didram Bodo Sime
* "Ten Explorers: A Study of Type" by Oscar Anderson
* "Tourist Guide to the Coranne" by Jane Szantho

In "The Eyes of the Overworld":
* "Thrump's Almanac" by Thrump
* "Zaradies the Wizard, His Compendium of Spells, Beware" by Zaraides
* "Zaradies the Wizard, His Workbook, Beware" by Zaraides

In "The Palace of Love":
* "Introduction to Old Earth" by Ferencz Szantho
* "Worlds I Have Known" by L. G. Dusenyi

In "The Star King":
* "The Demon Princes" by Caril Carphen
* "The IPCC: Men and Methods" by Raul Past
* "Life" by Baron Bodissey Unspiek
* "Men of the Oikumene" by Jan Holberk Vaenz LXII
* "New Discoveries in Space" by Ralph Quarry
* "Popular Handbook of the Planets"
* "Scroll from the Ninth Dimension"

* "Book of Dreams, the" by Howard Alan Treesong
* "The Killing Machine" " Peoples of the Concourse" by Streck and Chernitz

Works invented by Kurt Vonnegut

Attributed to Kilgore Trout:
* "Asleep at the Switch"
* "Barring-gaffner of Bagnialto or This Year's Masterpiece"
* "The Big Board"
* "The Dancing Fool"
* "The Era of Hopeful Monsters"
* "First District Court of Thankyou"
* "Gilgongo!"
* "The Gospel from Outer Space"
* "The Gutless Wonder"
* "Hail to the Chief"
* "How You Doin'?"
* "Maniacs in the Fourth Dimension"
* "The Money Tree"
* "Now It Can Be Told"
* "Oh Say Can You Smell?"
* "The Pan-Galactic Memory Bank"
* "The Pan-Galactic Straw Boss"
* "The Pan-Galactic Three-Day Pass"
* "Plague on Wheels"
* "The Planet Gobblers"
* "The Protocols of the Elders of Tralfamadore"
* "The Smart Bunny"
* "The Son of Jimmy Valentine"
* "This Means You"
* "2BR02B"
* "Venus on the Half-Shell"Attributed to Beatrice Rumfoord:
* "The Beatrice Rumfoord Galactic Cookbook" by Beatrice Rumfoord
* "Between Timid and Timbuktu", anonymously published by Beatrice Rumfood
* "The True Purpose of Life in the Solar System" by Beatrice RumfoordAttributed to other authors:
* "The American Philosopher Kings" by Waltham Kitteredge
* "Are Adults Harmoniums?" by Dr. Frank Minot
* "Book of Bokonon" by Bokonon
* "A Child's Cyclopedia of Wonders and Things to Do"
* "Get With Child a Mandrake Root" by Arthur Garvey Ulm
* "History of the Rosewaters of Rhode Island" by Merrihue Rosewater
* "Pan-Galactic Humbug or Three Billion Dupes" by Dr. Maurice Rosenau
* "Primordial Scales" by Crowther Gomburg
* "Ramba of Macedon" by Eunice Rosewater
* "The Winston Niles Rumfoord Authorized Revised Bible" by Winston Niles Rumfoord
* "The Winston Niles Rumfoord Pocket History of Mars" by Winston Niles Rumfoord
* "Too Wild a Dream?" by Lavinia Waters
* "Unk and Boaz in the Caves of Mercury" by Sarah Horne Canby
* "Winston Niles Rumfood, Benjamin Franklin, and Leonardo DaVinci" by Howard W. Sams


Works invented by Evelyn Waugh

In "Brideshead Revisited": (all by Chares Ryder)
* "Ryder's Country Seats"
* "Ryder's English Homes"
* "Ryder's Village and Provincial Architecture"
* "Ryder's Latin America"

Works invented by P. G. Wodehouse

; In the Jeeves stories
* "All for Love" by Rosie M. Banks
* "Autumn Leaves" by Gwendolen Moon
* "The Case of the Poisoned Doughnut" by Rex West
* "The Courtship of Lord Strathmorlick" by Rosie M. Banks
* "Inspector Biffen Views the Body" by Rex West
* "Jenny, The Girl Jockey"
* "Madcap Myrtle" by Rosie M. Banks
* "Memories of Eighty Interesting Years" by Lady Carnaby
* "Murder in Mauve" by Rex West
* "The Mystery of the Pink Crayfish" by Rex West
* "My Friends the Newts" by Loretta Peabody
* "Only a Factory Girl" by Rosie M. Banks
* "Pipped on the Post"
* "Recollections of a Long Life" by Sir Willoughby
* "A Red, Red Summer Rose" by Rosie M. Banks
* "'Twas on an English June" by Gwendolen Moon
* "Types of Ethical Theory"
* "The Woman Who Braved All" by Rosie M. Banks

; In "Joy in the Morning"
* "Blood on the Banisters"
* "The Poisoned Pen"
* "Spindrift" by Florence Craye
* "Spinning Wheel"
* "With Guns and Camera in Little Known Borneo"

; In "The Artistic Career of Corky"
* "American Birds" by Alexander Worple
* "The Children's Book of American Birds" by Muriel Singer
* "More American Birds" by Alexander Worple

; In "Aunts Aren't Gentlemen" (U.S. title "The Cat-nappers")
* "By Order of the Czar"
* "The Mystery of the Handsom Cab"

; In "The Mating Season"
* "Mervyn Keene, Clubman" by Rosie M. Banks
* "Murder at Greystone Grange"

; Miscellaneous
* In "Clustering Around Young Bingo": "Frank Recollections of a Long Life" by Lady Bablockhythe
* In "Cocktail Time": "Cocktail Time" by Sir Raymond Bastable
* In "Leave it to Psmith": "Songs of Squalor" by Ralston McTodd
* In "Pigs Have Wings": "On the Care of the Pig" by Augustus Whiffle
* In "Sam in the Suburbs": "Is There a Hell?"
* In "Sleepy Time": "Hypnotism As A Device To Uncover the Unconscious Drives And Mechanism In An Effort To Analyse the Functions Involved Which Gives Rise To Emotional Conflicts In the Waking State" by Professor Pepperidge Farmer
* In "Something Fresh": "The Adventures of the Secret Six" by Felix Clovelly
* In "Strychnine in the Soup": "Strychnine in the Soup" by Slingsby

Works invented by Gene Wolfe

In "Bibliomen" :
* In "Adam Poor":
** "A Salted Mine" by Adam Poor
** "Voices Vocable" by Adam Poor
*In "Bernard A. French":
** "Great Lost Art of Western Europe" by Bernard A. French, editor
** "Perfection Unto Death" by Bernard A. French
*In "Captain Roy C. Mirk, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.":
**"A Post-Modernist Critic Views the Antebellum Middle West" by Roy C. Mirk
**"Poultry as Symbolism in Nineteenth Century American Literature" by Roy C. Mirk
** "Tea-Time Talk in the Novels of Louise May Alcott" by Roy C. Mirk
**"Washing as a Euphemism in the Works of Jack London" by Roy C. Mirk
*In "Gertrude S. 'Spinning Jenny' Deplatta":
**an unknown title by Robert T. Brooks
*In "John Glaskin " :"'
** "Brideshead" by John Glaskin
** "You Can't Go Home at All" by John Glaskin
* In "John J. Jons, Jr." :"'
** "Guide to the Public Toilets of America (aka Jon's Guide)" by John J. Jons, Jr.
** "Meditation on the Utilitarian Theory of Literary Merit" by John J. Jons, Jr.
*In "Kirk Patterson Arthurs, Ph.D.":
** "Fiction in Fancy Dress: John Glaskin et al Exposed" by Kirk Patterson Arthurs
** "Mask and Coin: Grub Street in the 30's" by Kirk Patterson Arthurs
** "Maze of Clay: John Glaskin Revisited" by Kirk Patterson Arthurs
** "Sweet Sword, High Heart: Love and War in the Fiction of John Glaskin" by Kirk Patterson Arthurs
*In "Paul Rico":
**"Training the Mind" by Paul Rico In "The Book of the Long Sun" :
* An unknown title by Scleroderma
* "The Chrasmological Writings" by unknown author In "The Book of the New Sun" :
* "Lives of the Seventeen Megatherians" by Blaithmaic
* "The Book of the New Sun" by Canog
* "The Book of Gold" by unknown author
* "The Book of the Wonders of Urth and Sky, Being a Collection from Printed Sources of Universal Secrets of Such Age That Their Meaning has Become Obscured with Time" by unknown author In "The Book of the Short Sun" :
* An unknown title by Man from Urbasecundus In "The Doctor of Death Island" :
* "The Death of Love" by Kinglake In "The Fifth Head of Cerberus" :
* "Introduction to Cultural Anthropology" by Miller
* "A Field Guide to the Animals of Sainte Anne" by unknown authorIn "From the Desk of Gilmer C. Merton" (from the short story collection "Storeys from the Old Hotel")
* "Star Shuttle" by Gilray Gunn
* "Come, Dark Lust!" by Wolf Moon
* "The Shrieking in the Nursery" by Wolf Moon In "Peace" :
* "The Book that Binds the Dead" by Louis Gold (writing as Abdul Alhazred)
* "The Lusty Lawyer" by Louis Gold (writing as Amanda Ros)"' In "Seven American Nights" (from the short story collection "The Island of Doctor Death and Other Stories and Other Stories")
* "Mystery Beyond the Sun's Setting" by Osman Aga In "Useful Phrases" (from the short story collection "Strange Travelers") :
* "Tohish Ablar Sens-Orriyya Ert" by unknown author In "Xavier McRidy " :
* "Allegiance to La Villa Real de la Santa Fe de San Francisco" by Juan Gabriel Sabastian de Dolo y Varios
* "The Paper Nautilus" by Xavier McRidy
* "Mr. Milton in Medoc" by S. Peety

Works invented by Herman Wouk

In "The Winds of War" and "War and Remembrance":
* "A Jew's Journey" by Dr. Aaron Jastrow
* "World Holocaust", by Colonel General Arnim von Roon, translated by Rear Admiral (ret). Victor Henry, excerpted from "Land, Sea, and Air Operations of World War II"

Miscellaneous from literature

* "Abnegation as Statement: Symbol and Sacrament in the Achievement of Rex Ivory" by Professor Wadding in "The Transit of Venus" by Shirley Hazzard
* "The Alfred G. Graebner Memorial High School Handbook of Rules and Regulations" by an unknown author in "The Alfred G. Graebner Memorial High School Handbook of Rules and Regulations" by Ellen Conford
* "All of Them Witches" by J. R. Hanslett in "Rosemary's Baby" by Ira Levin
* "Almost Like Suicide" by Cal Cunningham in "About the Author" by John Colapinto
*"The Almshouse" by Mr. Popular Sentiment (a parody of Charles Dickens) in "The Warden" by Anthony Trollope
* "An Open Invitation to the Chymical Wedding, being a Modest Prologomenon to a Fuller Revelation of the Hermetic Myystery" by Louisa Agnew in "The Chymical Wedding" by Lindsay Clarke
* "The Ancient Enemy" by Timothy Flyte in "Phantoms" by Dean Koontz
* "Ariadne" by Emmanuel Foxx in "The Players Come Again" by Amanda Cross
* "Attempt at a Uniform and Pragmatic Classification of the Neuroses and Psychoses, Based on an Examination of Fifteen Hundred Pre-Krapaelin and Post-Krapaelin Cases as they would be Diagnosed in the Terminology of the Different Contemporary Schools Together with a Chronology of Such Subdivisions of Opinion as Have Arisen Independently." by Dick Diver in "Tender Is the Night" by F. Scott Fitzgerald
* "The Ball-Breakers' Guide" by an unknown author in "A Bitter Peace" by Michael Peterson (pub. Women's Center, Oakland, CA)
* " [ The Banjo Players Must Die] " as a novel is itself a product of the story it tells
* "Be a Perfect Person In Just Three Days!" by Dr K. Pinkerton Silverfish in the book of the same name by Stephen Manes
* "Beneath the Visiting Moon" by Penelope Milne, a.k.a. Edith Hope, in "Hotel du Lac" by Anita Brookner
* "The Big Green Book" by an unknown author in "The Big Green Book" by Robert Graves
* "The Biography of a Dead Cow" by Mr. Rudolph Block in "The Devil's Dictionary" by Ambrose Bierce
* "The Biography of Celebrated Mummies" by Reverend Doctor Fundgruben in "The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan" by James Morier
* "Blood on Their Hands: The Crime of It All, A study of some selected abuses in sixteenth century Europe" (Monograph) by Ignatius J. Reilly in "A Confederacy of Dunces" by John Kennedy Toole
* "Blue Angel" by Ted Swenson in "Blue Angel" by Francine Prose
* "The Book", a sort of fairy bible in the Artemis Fowl series by Eoin Colfer
* "Book of Bride" by Sisters of the Convent of St. Bride in "Fires of Bride" by Ellen Galford
* "The Book of Counted Sorrows" by an unknown author in "Dark Rivers of the Heart" by Dean Koontz (Epigrams from "The Book of Counted Sorrows" appear in most of Dean Koontz's novels)
* "The Book of Fred" by an unknown author in "The Book of Fred" by Abby Bardi
* "The Book of Gramarye" by an unknown author in "The Dark Is Rising" by Susan Cooper
* "The Book of Knights; A History of the Famous Lives and Deeds of Valor of Many Brave Knights" by an unknown author in "The Book of Knights" by Yves Meynard
* "Book of Life" and "Book of the Dead" in the Bible by various
* "The Book of Silence" by an unknown author in "The Book of Silence" by Lawrence Watt-Evans
* "Book of the City of Ember" by an unknown author in "The City of Ember" by Jeanne DuPrau
* "The Book of the Learned" (a 12th century illuminated manuscript in Latin) by an unknown author in "Moving Target" by Elizabeth Lowell
* "The Book of Ultimate Truths" by Hugo Rune in "The Book of Ultimate Truths" by Robert Rankin
* "Bulk Discounting" by Morton Kennedy in "" by Susan Coll
* "The Catalogue of Obsolete Entertainments" by Adam Pennyman in "Lucky Wander Boy" by D.B. Weiss
* "Catechism (also titled Confessions of Faith)" by Mogila in "The Suppressed Edition" by Richard Curle
* "Child Heist" by Richard Stark in "Jimmy the Kid" by Donald Westlake (Several chapters of "Child Heist" are published in "Jimmy the Kid", but the full book is not. Westlake has written real books under the name "Richard Stark".)
* "A Clockwork Orange" by F. Alexander in "A Clockwork Orange" by Anthony Burgess
* "Collected Works" by Shunsuke Hinoki in "Forbidden Colors" by Yukio Mishima
* "Coming Home" by Alun Weaver in "The Old Devils" by Kingsley Amis (unfinished)
* "A Compleat Atlas of the House and Immediate Environs" in The Keys to the Kingdom series by Garth Nix
* "Consider the Porpoise" by an unknown author in "Grandmother's Pigeon" by Louise Erdrich
* "The Day of the Triffids" by Bill Masen in "The Night of the Triffids" by Simon Clark
* "Death and Resurrection" by Ibn Khanu in "The Secret of the Vault" by Wesley Rosenquest
* A Classical Dictionary by John Lemprière in "Lemprière's Dictionary" by Lawrence Norfolk
* "The Discourses and Edifications of Liw Osfeo" by an unknown author in "Fools Errant" by Matt Hughes
* "Divine Secrets of the Ya Ya Sisterhood" by Vivi Abbott Walker in "Divine Secrets of the Ya Ya Sisterhood" by Rebecca Wells
* "Drummondganj Book of the Dead" by Jed in "The Everest Hotel" by I. Allan Sealy
* "Ducks and Duck Breeding" by an unknown author in "The Pursuit of Love" by Nancy Mitford
* "Dying Earth" by Martin Silenus in "Hyperion" by Dan Simmons
* "An Early Bath for Thompson" by A. D. Young in "The Restraint of Beasts" by Magnus Mills
* "Earthseed: Books of the Living" by Lauren Oya Olamina in "Parable of the Sower" by Octavia Butler
* "Elegant Waste" by Griffin Silver in "Strangers in Paradise" by Terry Moore
* "Encyclopaedia Sebestiana" by various scholars unknown in "Nowhere" by Thomas Berger
* "Encyclopedia Galactica" by an unknown author in "Foundation" series by Isaac Asimov
* "Ethics of Ygor" by an unknown author in "The Great White Space" by Basil Copper
* "Etiquette Along The Mississippi" by Gaylord Gibbon in "Lake Wobegon Days" by Garrison Keillor
* "The Failed Stone" by John Dart in "Starcrossed" by A. A. Gill
*"Faith and Morals for the Catholic Fireside: A Question-box for the Layman" by Revd. Aidan Raphael Croucher in "Fludd by Hilary Mantel
* "Fear Itself" by Grey Berwald in by Michael Reaves & Steven-Elliot Altman
* "The Furnace of Sin" by Lucas Holderness in "Love and Mr. Lewisham" by H.G. Wells
* "The Fighting Sailor" by Jack Ryan in "The Hunt for Red October" by Tom Clancy (a biography of Fleet Admiral William Halsey)
* "Flixton Slick - Super Sleuth" by C. E. J. and Jennings Darbishire in "Jennings Goes to School" by Anthony Buckeridge (unpublished)
* "Fornication comme acte culterel, La" by Henri Mensonge in "Mensonge" by Malcolm Bradbury
* Four handwritten volumes of 100 pages each, "in a cramped hand and with Latin quotations." The last volume was a political treatise based in Humanitas. By Bras Cubas in "The Posthumous Memoirs of Bras Cubas" by Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis
* "From Relics to Replica" by Athos Roussos in "Fugitive Pieces" by Anne Michaels
* "Ghosts of the New England Coast" by Marshall Watkins in "Captain Butcher's Body" by Scott Corbett
* "The Grasshopper Lies Heavy" by Hawthorne Abendsen in "The Man in the High Castle" by Philip K. Dick
* "The Great Good Thing" by The Author in "The Great Good Thing" by Roderick Townley
* "Gulf of Darkness" by Leidall in "Violence" by Algernon Blackwood
* "Handbook for Messiahs" by an unknown author in "Illusions" by Richard Bach
* "History of Damar" by Astytlet in "The Hero and the Crown" by Robin McKinley
* "Hyperion Cantos" by Martin Silenus in "Hyperion" by Dan Simmons
* "I Love My Willy" by Austin Tichenor - Reduced Shakespeare Company
* "Ieximal Jelimite" by an unknown author in "The Poet Assassinated" by Guillaume Apollinaire (play)
* "Inkheart" in "Inkheart" by Cornelia Funke
* "Jacob Wrestling" by James Mortmain in "I Capture the Castle" by Dodie Smith
* "The Labyrinth of the World" by an unknown author in "Ex-Libris" by Ross King (A palimpsest of Galileo's treatise on Jovian moons)
* "Lady Don't Fall Backwards" by Darcy Sarto in "The Missing Page" by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson (in Hancock's Half Hour)
* "The Lair of the Dragon" by Judith Adams in "Death in Five Boxes" by Carter Dickson
* "The Law, Complete" by an unknown author in "After Hamelin" by Bill Richardson (Law Book of the Trolavians)
*"The Laws of Human History" by Valentin Michael Karstev in "Protect and Defend" by Eric L. Harry
* "Le Guide" by Henri (director) LeClercq in "Monsieur Pamplemousse on Probation" by Michael Bond
* "Lexicon Corsi" by Anon(ymous) in "Dictionary of the Khazars" by Milorad Pavić
* "Life is Stranger than Thruth, Volume II: Nine More Miniature Gods" by an unknown author in "The Paris Stories" by Laird Hunt (pamphlet)
* "The Lord of the Swastika" by Adolf Hitler in "The Iron Dream" by Norman Spinrad
* "The Lost Heir" by Phoebe (publish anonymously) Marlow in "Sylvester, or the Wicked Uncle" by Georgette Heyer
* "The Mad Tryst" by Sir Launcelot Canning in "The Fall of the House of Usher" by Edgar Allan Poe
* "The Maxims of Marriage or The Duties of a Married Woman, Together with Her Daily Exercises" by an unknown author in "The School for Wives" by Molière
* "Make Four Million Dollars By Next Thursday!" by Dr K. Pinkerton Silverfish in the book of the same name by Stephen Manes
* "Mixed Moss" by James (as Captain Flint) Turner in "Swallows and Amazons" by Arthur Ransome
* "A Modest Proposal for the Spreading of Christianity in Foreign Parts, whereby it is hoped its entertainment will become general all over the world" by an unknown author in "Melmoth the Wanderer" by Charles Maturin (Manuscript volume found in an asylum)
* "Multitudes, Multitudes", an anti-war novel being written by the devious junior officer Tom Keefer in "The Caine Mutiny" by Herman Wouk
* "The Murder of Gonzago" by an unknown playwright in "Hamlet" by William Shakespeare (also known as ""The Mousetrap")
* "N. P." by Sarao Takase in "N. P." by Banana Yoshimoto
* "Never Whistle While You're Pissing" by Hagbard Celine in "the Illuminatus! Trilogy" by Robert Shea and Robert Anton Wilson
*" The Neverending Story" by an unknown author in "The Neverending Story" by Michael Ende
* "The Nine Doors to the Kingdom of Shadows" by 17th century author Aristide Torchia in "The Club Dumas" by Arturo Pérez-Reverte
* "Off The Road" by William Henry Deveraux in "The Straight Man" by Richard Russo
* "One Woman's War" by Kate (Unknown) in "Lace" by Shirley Conran
* "Or I Will Sell My Soul For Guilt" by Thomas Covenant in the Second "Chronicles of Thomas Covenant" by Stephen R. Donaldson. Covenant is reported to have written at least two other novels prior to the start of the "First Chronicles", but these are left unnamed by Donaldson
* "The Orange and the Apple" in Arthur C. Clarke's "A Fall of Moondust"
* "Pause-O-Men for the Virgin" by an unknown author in "The Great Pursuit" by Tom Sharpe
* "Penny Has a Plan" by Ruthanne Hendry in"The Stepford Wives" by Ira Levin
* "Peter Flowerbuck" by Adrian Healey in "The Liar" by Stephen Fry (a forgery that Healy tries to pass off as being written by Charles Dickens)
* "The Practice of Thinking" in Murray Leinster's Med Ship stories
* "The Princess Bride" by S. Morgenstern - the purportedly abridged, "just the good parts" version by William Goldman is the original. Goldman asserted that Morgenstern also wrote a sequel, "Buttercup's Baby", but it has never been published apart from a "teaser" chapter at the end of later editions of "The Princess Bride"
* "The Principles of Private Investigation" by Clovis Andersen in the The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series by Alexander McCall Smith
* "The Ratisutra" by Jayamala in "Love in a Dead Language" by Lee Siegel
* "Report of a Reconnaissance of the Black Hills of Dakota" by William Ludlow in "Legends of the Fall" by Jim Harrison.
* "Revelations of Glaaki" by an unknown author in "The Inhabitant of the Lake" by Ramsey Campbell (in "The Inhabitant of the Lake and Less Welcome Tenants")
* "Rtr's Strbk" by an unknown author in "Rtr's Strbk" by Peter Neumeyer (from "Signal 54")
* "Rules and Traffic Regulations, Which May Not be Bent or Broken" by an unknown author in "The Phantom Tollbooth" by Norton Juster
* "The Secret Goldfish" by D. B. Caulfield in "The Catcher in the Rye" by J.D. Salinger
* "The Secret of Secrets" by Duban the Sage in "The Tale of King Yunan and the Sage Duban" by Arabian Nights (Richard Burton translation)
* "The Secret Watcher" by Halpin Chalmers in "The Hounds of Tindalos" by Frank Belknap Long
* "The Seven Minutes" by J J Jadway in "The Seven Minutes" by Irving Wallace
* "Seven-Day Magic" by an unknown author in "Seven-Day Magic" by Edward Eager (A magic book that writes itself. At times it also has the titles "Wishful Ways for Wizards", "Helpful Hints for Homemakers", and "Dreadful Deeds for Dragons".)
* "The Shadow of the Wind" by Julián Carax in the book of the same name by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
* "The Smugglers of Lost Souls' Rock" by an unknown author in "October Light" by John Gardner
* "Songs of a Housepainter" by Matthew Harrison in "Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas" by James Patterson
* "The Southern Way" by Savannah (as Renata Halpern) Wingo in "The Prince of Tides" by Pat Conroy
* "Speaker for the Dead: The Hive Queen and the Hegemon" by Andrew "Ender" Wiggin in "Ender's Game" by Orson Scott Card
* "Speaker for the Dead: The Life of Human" by Andrew "Ender" Wiggin in "Speaker for the Dead" by Orson Scott Card
* "Stanzas, Scars and Scandals - A Dramatic History of the Life of Lord Byron" by H. J. Ragworth in "Cham" by Jonathan Trigell
* "Tears, Idle Tears" by an unknown author in "The Rise of Silas Lapham" by William Dean Howells (one of the characters says it should have been called "Slop, Silly Slop")
* "Telemachus Sneezed" by Atlanta Hope in "the Illuminatus! Trilogy" by Robert Shea and Robert Anton Wilson
* "A True and Faithful rendering of the Life of Dona Rosalina Alvarez della Cueva, Abbess of the Convent of Santa Barbara of Tartarus" by Domenico Eucaristo Deseos in "The Hearing Trumpet" by Leonora Carrington
* "The True Grimoire" by Alibeck in "Casting the Stones" by John Pocsik
* "The True History of the World" by Lucien de Terre in "The Werewolves of London" by Brian Stableford (4 volumes)
* "To Serve Man" by an unknown author in "To Serve Man" by Damon Knight (from the planet Kanamit)
* "Too Many Cousins" by Raymond Shears in "Too Many Cousins" by Douglas G. Browne
* "The Twelve Hours of the Night" by William Ashbless in "The Anubis Gates" by Tim Powers
* "Under a Loggia" by "Joseph Emery Prank" (pseudonym of Eleanor Lavish) in "A Room with a View" by E. M. Forster
* "Universal Principles" by an unknown author in "Against a Dark Background" by Iain M. Banks
* "unknown" by Bergotte in "À la recherche du temps perdu" by Marcel Proust
* Unnamed novels by Robert Cohn in "The Sun Also Rises" by Ernest Hemingway
* "The Unwritten Book" by Jason K. Kingsland in "Ex-Libris" by John Shire
* "The Uselessness of Everything" by the Hemulen in "Finn Family Moomintroll" by Tove Jansson
* "Vastarien" by an unknown author in "Vastarien" by Thomas Ligotti (in "Teatro Grottesco and Other Stories")
* "Vatican Codex" by Mayan in "The Philosopher's Stone" by Colin Wilson
* "Viage to the Contree of the Cimmerians" by Gervase of Langford in "Codex" by Lev Grossman
* "Warren Peece" by Chris Crutcher in "The Sledding Hill" by Chris Crutcher
* "Who Put Back The Clock?" by E. H. B. in "The Wrong Box" by Robert Louis Stevenson
* "The Vault of Mr.Curwen" by Alice Waite (short story)
* "The Wings of Death" by Osric Dane in "Xingu" by Edith Wharton (short story)
* "Yellow Dragon" by M. de Bac in "The Devil's Manuscript" by S. Levett-Yeats
* "You Will Never Die" by Carl G. Soziere in "Divided By Infinity" by Robert Charles Wilson ("Divided by Infinity" is in the anthology "The Perseids")

Additional reading

*Kennedy, George A. "Fictitious Authors and Imaginary Novels in French, English and American Fiction from the 18th to the Start of the 21st Century", [ Mellen Press] , 2004. ISBN 0773462511

ee also

* Lists of books
* List of fictional books from periodicals
* List of fictional books from non-print media
* List of fictional brands
* List of fictional companies
* List of fictional diaries
* Fictional guidebooks
* List of fictional television shows
* List of fictional media
* "Musaeum Clausum"


External links

* [ The Invisible Library] , curated by Brian Quinette (site dead as of October 2006 - see the [ site copy, from Nov 2004] )
* [ The Invisible Library, Malibu Lake Branch] , curated by Fayaway & Hermester Barrington
* [ The Fictional World of Archives, Art Galleries and Museums]
* [ Underneath the Bunker] A frequently updated journal, offering reviews of fictional books

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