Reference Guide to Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror

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Libraries Unlimited, 2002 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 605 pages
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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.

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Excellent compendium of the sci fi, horror, and fantasy worlds as they existed in 1992, the year this book was published. Read full review


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MICHAEL BURGESS is Head of Technical Services & Collection Development, John M. Pfau Library, California State University, San Bernardino.LISA R. BARTLE is Reference Librarian at Pfau Library, California State University, San Bernardino.

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