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18th Apr '16 12:44:57 PM Kakai
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* Every chapter of ''Literature/TheDinosaurLords'' starts with an extract from either ''The Book Of True Names'', which speaks about species of dinosaurs and their applications in society, or ''A Primer To Paradise For The Improvement Of Young Minds'', which focuses on FantasyPantheon of Paradise.
3rd Apr '16 4:14:59 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the film ''[[TwentyTwelve 2012]]'', Jackson Curtis's unsuccessful sci-fi novel ''Farewell Atlantis'' is symbolically important and is brought up throughout the film. Parts of it are read aloud on two or three occasions.

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* In the film ''[[TwentyTwelve 2012]]'', ''Film/TwoThousandTwelve'', Jackson Curtis's unsuccessful sci-fi novel ''Farewell Atlantis'' is symbolically important and is brought up throughout the film. Parts of it are read aloud on two or three occasions.
18th Mar '16 11:16:10 PM LadyNorbert
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* "Fanfic/ToTheStars" is set centuries ahead of the [[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica magical girl anime]] from which it was based, where their existence has become known. Naturally they were militarized by the government; the chapters not only begin with relevant background information by magical girl historians, but also excerpts from MG military manuals.
* In the WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom / Film/{{Beetlejuice}} {{Crossover}}, ''FanFic/SayItThrice'', a lot of the WorldBuilding and such are delivered in this manner. At the start of chapters are excerpts from sources such as [[Film/{{Beetlejuice}} "The Handbook for the Recently Deceased," "The Living and the Dead,"]] and even [[WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom the scientific journals of Maddie Fenton]].

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* "Fanfic/ToTheStars" ''Fanfic/ToTheStars'' is set centuries ahead of the [[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica magical girl anime]] from on which it was it's based, where their existence has become known. Naturally they were militarized by the government; the chapters not only begin with relevant background information by magical girl historians, but also excerpts from MG military manuals.
* In the WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom / Film/{{Beetlejuice}} {{Crossover}}, ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom[=/=]Film/{{Beetlejuice}}'' {{Crossover}} ''FanFic/SayItThrice'', a lot of the WorldBuilding and such are delivered in this manner. At the start of chapters are excerpts from sources such as [[Film/{{Beetlejuice}} "The ''[[Film/{{Beetlejuice}} The Handbook for the Recently Deceased," "The Deceased, The Living and the Dead,"]] Dead,]]'' and even [[WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom the scientific journals of Maddie Fenton]].



* The Guide itself, ''Franchise/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy''
** And sometimes the ''Encyclopaedia Galactica'' in the series, although the Guide has the major selling point of being slightly cheaper and having "'''Don't Panic'''" printed in large friendly letters on the cover. As well as not taking up a parking lot.
** Also subverted; sometimes the Guide's entries are full of non-sequiturs and gags completely irrelevant to the story. Sometimes these are never mentioned again, and sometimes they become plot-critical [[BrickJoke brick jokes]] as a double-subversion.

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* The Guide itself, ''Franchise/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy''
''Franchise/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy.''
** And sometimes the ''Encyclopaedia Galactica'' in the series, although the Guide has the major selling point of being slightly cheaper and having "'''Don't Panic'''" printed in large friendly letters on the cover. As cover (as well as not taking up a parking lot.
lot).
** Also subverted; sometimes the Guide's entries are full of non-sequiturs non-sequitirs and gags completely irrelevant to the story. Sometimes these are never mentioned again, and sometimes they become plot-critical [[BrickJoke brick jokes]] {{brick joke}}s as a double-subversion.
4th Mar '16 2:20:09 PM ScorpiusOB1
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* Creator/{{CarlSagan}}'s ''Cosmos'' book presents three extracts from the ''Encyclopedia Galactica'' about three intelligent species of the Milky Way, detailing among other things data on its home star and planet, biochemistry, mean mass and lfietime, and survival probability within a determinate amount of time [[spoiler: We're the third species detailed there and things do not look pretty for our future existence]]

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* Creator/{{CarlSagan}}'s Creator/{{Carl Sagan}}'s ''Cosmos'' book presents three extracts from the ''Encyclopedia Galactica'' about three intelligent species of the Milky Way, detailing among other things data on its home star and planet, biochemistry, mean mass and lfietime, lifetime, and survival probability within a determinate amount of time [[spoiler: We're the third species detailed there and things do not look pretty bleak for our future existence]]



* The booklet of Music/{{Dragonland}}'s album ''Under The Grey Banner'' features extracts from fictional books of the album's setting.[[/folder]]

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* The booklet booklets of Music/{{Dragonland}}'s album ''The Battle Of The Ivory Plains'', ''Holy War'', and ''Under The Grey Banner'' features feature extracts from fictional books of the album's setting.setting shared by the three albums.[[/folder]]
4th Mar '16 2:16:12 PM ScorpiusOB1
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* Creator/{{CarlSagan}}'s ''Cosmos'' book presents three extracts from the ''Encyclopedia Galactica'' about three intelligent species of the Milky Way, detailing among other things data on its home star and planet, biochemistry, mean mass and lfietime, and survival probability within a determinate amount of time [[spoiler: We're the third species detailed there and things do not look pretty for our future existence]]



4th Mar '16 1:51:35 PM ScorpiusOB1
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* The booklet of Music/{{Dragonland}} album ''Under The Grey Banner'' features extracts from fictional books of the album's setting.
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* The booklet of Music/{{Dragonland}} Music/{{Dragonland}}'s album ''Under The Grey Banner'' features extracts from fictional books of the album's setting.
setting.[[/folder]]
4th Mar '16 1:46:19 PM ScorpiusOB1
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* The booklet of Music/{{Dragonland}} album ''Under The Grey Banner'' features extracts from fictional books of the album's setting.
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12th Nov '15 5:58:20 PM nombretomado
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* The ''[[Literature/RealmOfTheElderlings Farseer]]'' and ''Tawny Man'' trilogies by RobinHobb.

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* The ''[[Literature/RealmOfTheElderlings Farseer]]'' and ''Tawny Man'' trilogies by RobinHobb.Creator/RobinHobb.
12th Nov '15 5:27:51 PM nombretomado
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* RobertRankin has ''The Suburban Book of the Dead'', the rewritten ''Suburban Book of the Dead'', works by the guru's guru Hugo Rune, and works ''about'' Hugo Rune by Sir John Rimmer. And that's just for starters.

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* RobertRankin Creator/RobertRankin has ''The Suburban Book of the Dead'', the rewritten ''Suburban Book of the Dead'', works by the guru's guru Hugo Rune, and works ''about'' Hugo Rune by Sir John Rimmer. And that's just for starters.
17th Oct '15 4:52:14 PM Vios
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* In ''VisualNovel/RisingAngels'', short database entries on various basic elements of the setting (countries and species, mainly) are available.
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