The Science Fiction and Fantasy Readers' Advisory: The Librarian's Guide to Cyborgs, Aliens, and Sorcerers

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American Library Association, 2002 - Fiction - 230 pages
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Even if you don't know the difference between a Hugo and a Nebula, long-time science fiction and fantasy aficionado Derek Buker serves as your guide through alien territory. Packed with information, this user-friendly book details: Synopses of five recommended books in each sub-genre (for rabid fans)Author picks and best picks (for reluctant readers)Award-winning books (Hugo, Nebula, Mythopoeic, World Fantasy)From Cyberpunk to Time Travel, and Tolkien to King, this is the best hands-on guide for readers' advisors who are lost in sci-fi space.
  

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User Review  - Dominic - Goodreads

lots of subgenres, verbose summaries of books, but there are some obvious holes (at least in the fantasy section--terry pratchett isn't listed under humorous fantasy?), and no discussion of aspects of the books besides plot (eg, tone, pacing, writing style, etc). Read full review

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Contents

Science Affliction
xi
SCIENCE FICTION
1
Classic and General Science Fiction
3
Classical Science Fiction
8
General Science Fiction
14
The Aliens Are Coming The Aliens Are Coming
17
FirstContact Novels
18
Alien Invasion
21
Star Wars
96
Star Trek
100
FANTASY
109
Fantastic Fantasy
111
General Fantasy
115
The Long and Longer of It Epic Fantasy
118
Questing Questing Questing
123
Dungeons and Dragons
127

Celestial Bodies
25
Mars
26
The Moon
28
Other Celestial Bodies
30
Androids and Robots and CyborgsOh My
32
Attack of the Killer Computers
36
CyberpunkAre You Looking at Me? Science Fiction with an Attitude
40
Virtual Reality
43
Its the End of the World Holocaust Fiction
46
Alternate History
49
Time Travel
52
ScienceFiction Time Travel
53
Fantasy Time Travel
56
Superheroes Graphic Novels and Genetic Engineering
58
Graphic Novels
62
Genetic Engineering
63
Thrills and Chills in Zero Gravity ScienceFiction Mysteries and Thrillers
68
Thrillers
71
Biotech Thrillers
74
ScienceFiction Humor
77
ScienceFiction and Fantasy Blenders
81
Telepathic Mutants and Other Weirdos
85
ScienceFiction Romance and Religion
88
Religion
90
Space Operas
93
Fairy Tales Not Just for Kids
129
Larger than Life
134
Arthurian Legend
137
Historical Fantasy
141
The Dark Side of Fantasy
145
Ever Since I Died I Cant Sleep at Night Vampires Werewolves Ghosts and Other Undead
149
Werewolves
152
Ghosts and Other Undead
155
Demons Loose in the City Urban Fantasy
158
Crossing Over to the Other Side
162
Sword and Sorcery
167
The Magic of Music
171
Talking Cats Dragons Elves and Other Mythological Beasties
175
Cats and Other Beasts
176
The Breakfast of Champion Dragons
178
Are You Calling Me a Fairy? Im an Elf
182
Humorous Fantasy
186
You Cant Keep an Elven Sherlock Holmes Down Fantasy Mysteries
190
Fantasy Romance
194
APPENDIX
199
Nebula Award Winners
201
Mythopoeic Award Winners
202
World Fantasy Award Winners
203
INDEX
205
Copyright

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Buker is the youth services specialist at the Charles E. Miller Branch of the Howard County Library System in Maryland.

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