Often in imaginative fiction, imaginative literature, etc.
Particular professors and sober Scotchmen may denounce as childish the desire for imaginative fiction.
I have some good news for every reader of T. W. S. This news is that there is a new science-fiction fan magazine, the Science-Fantasy Correspondent. The purpose of this non-profit magazine is to encourage readers of imaginative fiction to write similar fiction, and see their work in print.
In case this sees light in Brass Tacks, I would like to say to all readers of imaginative fiction that live in North Carolina, that plans are in progress for an organization to bring together all fans in this state and to further the interests of science fiction.
Despite clear geological and archeological evidence to the contrary, the lost continent has become a standard theme of modern imaginative fiction.
Most of the dogmatically devout believers in hypnotic regression or visitors from Venus are found among those who have read little or no other imaginative fiction.
In science fiction, or in any other class of imaginative literature, we tend to equate notability and serial complexity.
Throughout his own imaginative writing, [C.S.] Lewis is always trying to stuff the marvellous back into the allegorical.
H. P. Lovecraft
Fred Galvin located the phrase "imaginative fiction" on a cover of Wonder Stories he found online, but the year isn't shown on the cover; the website says it is April 1936 -- we would like to verify this in a print copy.
John Locke submitted a cite from Hugo Gernsback's "Hugo Gernsback Tells" in an (unpaginated) electronic verion of Writer's Digest from April 1930; we would like to verify this in a print edition.
In addition to antedatings, we would like citations from the 1960s or later.
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