Inferno is a word meaning "a burning hell" as described in the first part of Dante Alighieri's Divine_Comedy. The concept has inspired many films, books, and plays, as well as band names, works of music, songs, TV, comics, sports teams, and names for mountain peaks and fictional characters.
- Fire: The rapid oxidation of a combustible material releasing heat, light, and various reaction products such as carbon dioxide and water.
- Inferno (novel by Strindberg), an 1897 novel by August Strindberg
- The Inferno (novel by Barbusse), a 1908 novel written in French by Henri Barbusse
- Inferno_(novel_by_Niven_and_Pournelle): A 1976 science fiction novel by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle and inspired by the first part of Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy.
- Isaac Asimov's Inferno (novel by MacBride), a 1994 novel by Roger MacBride Allen
- Inferno (novel by Farshtey), a 2006 novel by Greg Farshtey in the Bionicle Legends series
- Inferno (novel by Denning), a 2007 novel by Troy Denning in the Star Wars series
- Inferno: New Tales of Terror and the Supernatural, a 2007 anthology of storied edited by Ellen Datlow
- Inferno (novel by Myles), a 2010 novel by Eileen Myles
- Inferno (novel by Dan Brown), a 2013 novel by Dan Brown