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Reference guide to science fiction, fantasy, and horror /
Michael Burgess, Lisa R. Bartle.
edition
2nd ed.
imprint
Westport Conn. : Libraries Unlimited, 2002
description
xvii, 605 p.
ISBN
1563085488 (alk. paper)
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Westport Conn. : Libraries Unlimited, 2002
isbn
1563085488 (alk. paper)
catalogue key
4766234
 
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
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Appeared in Choice on 1992-12:
Among librarians, a select few reference works are known instantly by the last name of the compiler. In comic book bibliography, the name is Overstreet; in science fiction, such names include Baron, Bleiler, Brown, Contento, Nicholls, and Tymn. With this reference guide, absolutely essential for all libraries supporting programs at any level in SF or popular culture, Burgess bids strongly to join that select group. The scope of this guide is remarkable. Included with extensive annotations are sequences on encyclopedias and dictionaries; atlases and gazetteers, yearbooks, annuals and almanacs, awards lists, readers' and critical guides; magazine and anthology indexes; character dictionaries; price guides; and bibliographies general, national, subject, publisher, artist, and author. The section on individual authors is highly inclusive and the annotations crisp and informative. Future and existing programs in speculative literature studies will need to review their reference and bibliography holdings by consulting Burgess. The indexing is excellent. This is the first edition of what should prove to be a standard library reference work. General; advanced undergraduate; graduate; faculty; professional. R. S. Bravard; Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania
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'œRRB called the first edition of Reference Guide to Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror 'one of the best and most complete works to be published on the three popular genres of science fiction, fantasy, and horror,' and this is no less true of the second. Because the three genres that are covered have only increased in popularity, most public and academic libraries will want this title on their shelves. Libraries that bought the first edition will certainly want to update.'' Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin
"This second edition has listings to some 700 titles, about 160 new, and many revised; a number of online sources are also evaluated."- LOCUS
'œThis second edition has listings to some 700 titles, about 160 new, and many revised; a number of online sources are also evaluated.'' LOCUS
'œSometimes you come across a really useful book. This is one of those times. Regardless of whether you are a librarian in a small public library or in a research university, no matter whether you have been a scholar since the dawn of science fiction criticsm or just taking your first steps on the road of fantasy research, you will find something of use in the Reference Guide to Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror. It provides guidance among the various kinds of reference volumes that are available to scholars of the fantastic....This is an excellent reference guide: comprehensive, easy to use, and clearly written by people with an in-depth knowledge of their subject. It is something any researcher of the fantastic will find useful, and it belongs in all libraries that intend to have reference section on sf, fantasy, or horror literature.'' Science Fiction Studies
'œHighly usable and well-documented update....It is a pleasant surprise to find a reference work on those genres that takes its subject matter seriously but is still readable and even entertaining. The tone throughout is appropriate for those seeking informative critiques of scholarly texts on popular culture....Highly useful reference guide.'' Reference Reviews
"Highly usable and well-documented update....It is a pleasant surprise to find a reference work on those genres that takes its subject matter seriously but is still readable and even entertaining. The tone throughout is appropriate for those seeking informative critiques of scholarly texts on popular culture....Highly useful reference guide."- Reference Reviews
"RRB called the first edition of Reference Guide to Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror 'one of the best and most complete works to be published on the three popular genres of science fiction, fantasy, and horror,' and this is no less true of the second. Because the three genres that are covered have only increased in popularity, most public and academic libraries will want this title on their shelves. Libraries that bought the first edition will certainly want to update."- Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin
"Sometimes you come across a really useful book. This is one of those times. Regardless of whether you are a librarian in a small public library or in a research university, no matter whether you have been a scholar since the dawn of science fiction criticsm or just taking your first steps on the road of fantasy research, you will find something of use in the Reference Guide to Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror. It provides guidance among the various kinds of reference volumes that are available to scholars of the fantastic....This is an excellent reference guide: comprehensive, easy to use, and clearly written by people with an in-depth knowledge of their subject. It is something any researcher of the fantastic will find useful, and it belongs in all libraries that intend to have reference section on sf, fantasy, or horror literature."- Science Fiction Studies
'œ[a] useful tool that follows all its own recommendations for the items it covers. It is thorough, well organized, and easy to read and use. The entries are extensive and detailed. In a few cases, they include a title that is in use in the genre, but which they have not seen , so that their coverage is more complete. Finally, it is fun to browse, which is another aspect of a good reference work. Recommended, especially for use in collection development.'' Collection Management
"[a] useful tool that follows all its own recommendations for the items it covers. It is thorough, well organized, and easy to read and use. The entries are extensive and detailed. In a few cases, they include a title that is in use in the genre, but which they have not seen , so that their coverage is more complete. Finally, it is fun to browse, which is another aspect of a good reference work. Recommended, especially for use in collection development."- Collection Management
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Summaries
Long Description
This revision of Burgess's critically acclaimed guide to reference works in the fascinating genres of science fiction, fantasy, and horror thoroughly maps the territory of reference works, covering all major (and some minor) information sources published in the field starting in the 1950s and well into 2001. Annotations are lengthy, detailed, and evaluative, often comparing works to other similar titles. Approximately 160 of the 700 annotations are new to this edition; 50-100 others have been extensively revised. Fan publications, serials, periodicals with reference value and nongenre materials of interest to science fiction researchers are reviewed in addition to such standard tools as bibliographies, encyclopedias, dictionaries, directories, and indexes. Major online resources and printed guides to the Internet have been added on a selective basis. The book also features core collection lists for academic, public, and personal research libraries. Aimed at librarians in academic and large public libraries.
Table of Contents
Preface
Introduction
How to Use This Book
Abbreviations
Encyclopedias and Dictionariesp. 1
Atlases and Gazetteersp. 20
Cataloging Guidesp. 26
Yearbooks, Annuals, and Almanacsp. 28
Annual Directoriesp. 33
Statistical Sourcesp. 36
Awards Listsp. 38
Pseudonym Listsp. 41
Biographical and Literary Directoriesp. 44
Readers' and Critical Guidesp. 55
Guides to Secondary Sourcesp. 101
Library Catalogs and Collection Guidesp. 122
Magazine and Anthology Indexesp. 125
General Bibliographiesp. 166
National Bibliographiesp. 174
Subject Bibliographiesp. 186
Publisher Bibliographiesp. 217
Author Bibliographiesp. 229
Artist Bibliographiesp. 409
Character Dictionaries & Author Cyclopediasp. 412
Film and Television Catalogsp. 451
Printed Guides to the Internetp. 515
Calendars and Chronologiesp. 516
Quotations Dictionariesp. 517
Collectors' and Price Guidesp. 519
Professional Writers' Guidesp. 525
Fan Guidesp. 527
Major On-Line Resourcesp. 528
Core Periodicalsp. 543
Professional Organizationsp. 545
Core Collectionsp. 546
Author Indexp. 563
Title Indexp. 571
Subject Indexp. 597
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