# 16 = Volume 5, Part 3 = November 1978
Irena Zantovská-Murray and Darko Suvin
A Bibliography of General Bibliographies of SF
The following is a bibliography of general bibliographies of SF literature
only, and does not include: bibliographies of individual authors; filmographies
and bibliographies of comics; publisher checklists; library collections'
catalogs and directories; SF cartographies or atlases. It aims to include
bibliographies, indexes, and checklists of primary and secondary material
concerning SF literature in books, periodicals, and dissertations up to and
including 1975 (a few items from 1976 and 1977 have also been included). In a
field abounding in unprinted fan items, only those which are still of interest
and available in one of the seven major libraries used (see below) have been
retained. Otherwise we have aimed at the widest selection possible, though not
for a quixotic total inclusiveness (albeit of printed items only). We hope that
this bibliography will be useful as an update of similar works, such as Briney
and Wood or Osipov in our Section 1; that it will help to unify the efforts of
English-language and European bibliographies by identifying for the English
reader European sources of SF information, only infrequently known to him; and
finally, that it will serve as a useful starting point to students and
researchers, throwing a small light on "the multitude of books that is
making us ignorant," as Voltaire said. For more help in this endeavor, the
fundamental items in sections 1 and 4 are preceded by an asterisk (*).
The libraries and collections used to examine items in this bibliography
were: The Library of Congress, Washington, DC; the MIT Science Fiction Society
Library, Cambridge, MA; the SF holdings of the Special Collections Department,
Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia; the Spaced Out Library of the Toronto
Public Libraries System; the John Robarts Library, University of Toronto; and
the McLennan Library, McGill University, Montreal. Acknowledgements are due to
the staff of all these institutions, with special affectionate thanks to the
indispensable Interlibrary Loans Service of McLennan Library. We also gratefully
acknowledge the financial support of a two-year Quebec Ministry of Education
FCAC grant without which this project would not have been possible.
1. General Works and Bibliographies of Bibliographies.
*Angenot, Marc. "A Select Bibliography of the Sociology of
Literature." Science-Fiction Studies, 4 (1977), 295-308. Extensive
survey of this important field done in view of SF criticism, but not listing
works exclusively on SF. Ca. 200 entries are divided into: 1) Bibliographies; 2)
Journals; 3) Literature and Society: Basic Works; 4) Ideology and Literature
(includes works on utopia as ideology); 5) Sociology of Literary Institutions
and of Mass Culture; 6) Paraliterature. Especially valuable for its equal
consideration of works in main European languages (mainly in English, French,
and German, but also Italian, Spanish, and Russian) and for its clear and severe
*Barron, Neil, ed. Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction. New York and
London: Bowker, 1976. 471p. Supersedes the editor's bibliographic essays in Choice
(Jan. 1970 and Sept. 1973). A critical guide to teaching, research, collection
building, and reading. Priority is given to 20th-Century US book sources,
although major foreign works available in translation and essential magazines
are mentioned. Citations offer full bibliographic information, inclusive of
price, with preference for US imprints. Suggested core-collection titles are
indicated. Annotations include outline of contents and plot summaries for
fictional material. Part I covers the history of SF: SF up to 1870 (compiler R.M.
Philmus) is represented by 50 titles; 1870-1926 (T.D. Clareson) by 177; 1926-37
(I. Rogers) by 73; 1938-75 (J. De Bolt and J.R. Pfeiffer) by 650 author titles
plus 50 anthologies; juvenile SF (F.J. Molson) by 100 titles. Part II introduces
and lists major critical, historical, and bibliographical reference tools,
periodicals, and awards. H.W. Hall's section on major library collections of SF
and fantasy in the US and Canada and a directory of publishers conclude the
volume. Author and title indexes give additional access to material. This
comprehensive reference tool is an indispensable complement to earlier SF
*Briney, Robert E., and Edward Wood. SF Bibliographies: An Annotated
Bibliography of Bibliographical Works on Science Fiction and Fantasy Fiction. Chicago:
Advent, 1972. 49p. In four sections: magazine indexes; bibliographies of
individual authors; general SF bibliographies and checklists; and foreign
language bibliographies. Inclusions and bibliographies in periodicals are
omitted. The entries are arranged by title, except for the section of individual
authors where personal names serve as the main entry. Information includes
author/compiler, publisher and place of publication, date, pagination, size, and
method of production and binding; prices are included when available.
Annotations are largely descriptive. Although far from complete in the
individual authors section and lacking a systematic coverage in the foreign
bibliographies portion, this is a major effort to bring together a number of
important SF bibliographies. Many items listed are either out-of-print or poorly
accessible fan compilations.
Lerner, Fred. An Annotated Checklist of Science Fiction Bibliographical
Works. East Paterson, NJ: Compiler, 1969. 6 1. List of 19 titles, considered
essential for collection-building. Superseded by Briney and Wood, and Barron,
*McGhan, Barry. Science Fiction and Fantasy Pseudonyms. Dearborn, MI:
Misfit Press, 1976. 70p. Supersedes the 1971 edn. and the 1973 supplement.
Collection of entries gleaned largely from Bleiler, Metcalf, and Tuck (q.v.
all), covering 945 authors and close to 1,500 corresponding pen-names. Omissions
and inaccuracies are partly due to sources. Listing is alphabetical in one
sequence. Each entry is coded in reference to source.
*Osipov, A[leksandr N.]. "Nauchnaia fantastika," Bibliotekar', No.
8 (1971), 45-50. Excellent overview of principal sources for SF theory, history,
and criticism in USSR. Emphasizes the main exponents of post-1917 criticism.
Special attention is given to publisher's series of SF and to bibliographies and
bio-bibliographical sources of authors, including major foreign influences
Pfeiffer, John R. Fantasy and Science Fiction: A Critical Guide.
Palmer Lake, CO: Filter Press, 1971. 64p. Approximately half of the book is
devoted to 20th-Century SF authors. Arranged alphabetically under the author's
real name are representative titles, inclusive only of the first date of
publication and the number of known editions or privileges. Most titles are
further coded to denote the topic treated in each work; with ca. 40 codes
available, this often results in a chain of a dozen letter symbols, totally
confusing to the user. Subsequent, hardly representative, sections are assigned
to: authors and works before 1900; periodicals; special anthologies,
bibliographical works; "History and Criticism;" and fanzines. Title
index follows. The overall selection seems haphazard and further damaged by poor
organization. Superseded by Barron, ed. (q.v.).
Sween, Roger D. Bibliography of Science Fiction. Milwaukee, WI:
Wisconsin Council of Teachers of English, 1974. 28p. Introductory annotated
bibliography of primary and secondary sources covers close to 300 novels, short
stories, and anthologies, and supplies additional information on criticism, fan
magazines, SF publishers, and films. Omissions of important SF authors and
brevity of scope are a major drawback. Superseded by Barron, ed., (q.v.) and SF
*Tuck, Donald H. The Encyclopedia of SF and Fantasy: A Bibliographic
Survey of the Fields of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Weird Fiction Through 1968.
Vols. 1-2. Chicago, IL: Advent, 1974, 1978. 286p., 244 p. First 2 vols. of a
3-vol. work planned as a general reference tool; a completely revised and
updated version of Tuck's Handbook of Science Fiction and Fantasy (1954;
2nd., enlarged edn. 1959). Emphasis is on the post-1945 period, partly in
recognition of Bleiler (q.v.) whose checklist remains one of the chief sources
used. Arrangement is alphabetical, by author: a brief biographical note is
provided, in each case followed by a wealth of bibliographical information.
Novels are covered comprehensively in the post-war period, with corrections and
omissions for Bleiler included; ca. 1,550 collections and close to a thousand
anthologies are listed under the author entries, inclusive of hard to find
analytics. Entries for both fiction and non-fiction are frequently accompanied
by brief annotations. Foreign translations relevant to author entries are listed
with full publishing information. Paperback editions, magazines, pseudonyms,
etc., are here omitted as they will form a separate section in vol. 3. Although
there are omissions, especially in the case of non-Anglophone writers, if and
when completed this tool will be of primary importance to researchers in the
field, above all for its attention to some difficult and confusing aspects of SF
*Versins, Pierre. Encyclopédie de l'utopie, des voyages extraordinaires
et de la science-fiction. Lausanne: L'Age d'Homme, 1972, 997p. Versin's
ambitious attempt to write a comprehensive reference tool to SF, utopias, and
extraordinary voyages is erudite, often exasperating, and particularly
successful for modern European sources. Ca. 1,500 alphabetic entries include
extensive author listings — often informal sketches — and a wide range of
genre, thematic, and topical entries — at times substantial essays — e.g. on
music, medicine, or even philately in SF. Almost 1,000 illustrations are
included. A work of such magnitude by a single author cannot avoid omissions and
oversights, which sometimes amount to arbitrariness (especially for modern
English-language SF). Frequent cross-references do not make up for the most
glaring omission, strongly curtailing its usefulness: an index which would
permit access to precious and often fascinating information in the more
extensive entries. Nonetheless an invaluable research tool.
2. Works on SF Periodicals. See also Barron and Briney-Wood in Section 1.
Anderson, Leif. Index till de tio första àrgängarna au tidskriften
Häpna! (Arg 1 - 10). Lind: Centauria Press, 1965, Suppl. by ... (Arg. 11-13).
Ibidem, 1964-66. N. pag. Contents of the SF journal Häpna!, devoted mostly to
translations of Anglophone authors and a few Swedish writers. The main index
analyzes the first ten volumes (1954-63) by issue, by author, and by title.
Register of secondary literature lists book reviews, film reviews, and some
science popularization. Supplements maintain the original format for vol. 11-13,
after which Häpna! ceased appearing.
Cockroft, T.G.L. Index to Weird Fiction Magazines. New York: Arno
Press, 1975. 101p. Rpt. of the 1962-64 New Zealand edn. Two mimeographed
indexes, by title and by author, cover close to 300 issues of Weird Tales
between 1923 and 1954, also Golden Fleece (1938-39), Strange Tales of
Mystery and Terror (1930-33), Strange Stories (1939-41), Strange
Tales (1931-33), Strange Tales (British) 1946, 61 issues of Thrill
Book (1919), Oriental Stories (1930-32), and Magic Carpet Magazine
(1933-34). Verse is excluded. The index sections are introduced by a checklist
of magazines indexed indicating date of issue, volume number, cover artist, and
miscellaneous bibliographical detail if applicable. Also included are brief
notes on reprints and translations.
Day, Bradford M. The Complete Checklist of SF Magazines. Denver, NY:
Science-Fiction and Fantasy Publications, 1961. 63p. Tabular listing of
magazines from the 1890s on, having for principal content "super-imaginative
fiction." Some foreign titles are included. The basic format is
alphabetical, by title of each periodical, followed by chronological tabulation
of existing issues and brief marginal genre description for each story (reprint,
weird-horror, etc.). Title changes, mergers, and publication irregularities are
Day, Donald B. Index to the SF Magazines 1926-1950. Portland, OR:
Perri Press, 1952. 184p. Close to 50 magazine titles are analyzed by author and
by title of the fiction included; both sections give full bibliographic
information. Contains also a checklist of the magazines indexed, with additional
publishing information: chronological sequence of issues, size, pagination, and
cover artists, where identified. A first major step towards a systematic
coverage of the SF magazines; Metcalf's Index (q.v.) is an independent
sequel to it.
Desmond, William. The Science Fiction Magazine Checklist 1961-72.
Cambridge, MA: Archival Press, 1973. N. pag. Loose sequel to Bradford Day's Complete
Checklist of SF Magazines (q.v.), identical in format except for separating
the magazines into those publishing original works and those devoted to
reprints. The first category is arranged alphabetically by title, whereas the
second is arranged alphabetically by publisher and then alphabetically by title.
The grid arrangement allows coordinating year and month of publication in each
Durie, A.J.L. An Index to the British Editions of "The Magazine of
Fantasy and Science Fiction," With a Cross-reference to the Original
American Edition. Wisbech, Cambs.: Fantast, 1966. 44p. Rpt. of 1965 edn.
Covers two series of selected reprints: the first (October 1953 to September
1954) covers 12 issues; the second (December 1959 to June 1964) covers 55
issues. Both series, indexed with the help of the Strauss and Lewis indexes
(q.v. both), are here organized into four sections: chronological, by issue;
alphabetical, by author; fiction only, by title; and articles only, by title.
All sections have corresponding references to the American edn. of the Magazine
of Fantasy and Science Fiction. Errata and addenda are made necessary by the
secondary source apapproach.
Engel, Theodore. "Index," in Hugo Gernsback, Evolution of Modern
Science Fiction. Chicago: World Science Fiction Convention, 1952, pp. 3-12.
Index of early SF stories in magazines edited by Gernsback 1911-1928: Modern
Electrics, Electrical Experimenter continued by Science and Invention,
Radio News, and Practical Electrics continued by The Experimenter.
The arrangement is chronological within each title, subdivided by individual
issue. This index is complemented by T.G.L. Cockroft's Index to Fiction in
Radio News and Other Magazines (Lower Hutt, New Zealand, 1970), which
provides the author/title access to the same magazines.
Hoffman, Stuart. An Index to "Unknown" and "Unknown
Worlds" by Author and by Title. Black Earth, WI: Sirius Press, 1953.
34p. Each title in this alphabetically arranged index is accompanied by brief
description of place and characters involved. The characters are also accessible
through a separate alphabetical checklist. There is an unnumbered Addenda sheet,
in which the volumes and issues are listed with corresponding dates.
Index to British SF Magazines, 1934-53. Canberra: Australian Science
Fiction Association, no comp. given, no date [1968?]—.Checklist of magazine
contents cross-indexed by author; cover and illustrators identified. Part I
(published 1968?) covers Scoops, Tales of Wonder, and Fantasy.
Part II (1968) covers British edn. of Astounding Science Fiction. Part
III (1968) covers New Worlds, nos 1-21, British edn. of Science
Fiction, Future Fiction, Science-Fiction Quarterly, Dynamic
Science Fiction. Part IV (1970) covers Amazing Stories, Fantastic
Adventures, Fantastic. Part V (1971) covers Strange Adventures,
Futuristic Stories, Fantasy (second series), Startling Stories, Thrilling
Wonder Stories, Cosmic Science Stories, Super Science Stories, Planet
Stories, Fantastic Novels. Part VI (1974) covers Worlds at War, Worlds of
Fantasy, Futuristic Science Stories, Tales of Tomorrow, Wonders of the Spaceways,
Authentic Science Fiction (nos. 1-40), Nebula Science Fiction (nos. 1-6).
Part VII covers Marvel Science Stories, Space Science Fiction, Galaxy Science
Fiction (nos. 1-8), Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction (nos. 1-12),
and If (nos. 1-15).
[Lewis, Anthony R.]. Index to the Science Fiction Magazines, 1966-1970.
Cambridge, MA: New England Science Fiction Association, 1971. 82p. Supersedes
annual issues for 1966, 67, 68, 69-70. Intended as a companion volume to Strauss
(q.v.), the format follows his arrangement: by magazine, by title, by author. A
separate checklist of magazines correlates dates, issues and volumes of magazine
titles, inclusive of information on number and size of pages, and cover artists
for each issue. Produced as an offset from computer printout, the format allows
for an incorporation of additional categories, specifying reprints, co-authored
works, etc. Continued by The N.E.S.F.A. Index to the Science Fiction
Magazines and Original Anthologies 1971-72, 1973, 1974, 1975 (q.v.).
Metcalf, Norman. The Index of Science Fiction Magazines 1951-1965. El
Cerrito, CA: J. Ben Stark, 1968. 249 (251)p. A series of listings of contents in
SF and Fantasy magazines. Bibliographic access is provided through author index,
title index, artist index, and editor index, all alphabetically arranged.
Pseudonym clues and cross-references are provided where possible. Unusual
feature is an indication of the length of material in kilowords. Included is
also a checklist of all major SF magazines published at the period, by volume,
issue, number, size, number of pages and cover artists if known. Unlike
Strauss's Index covering the identical period (q.v.), Metcalf's wealth of
information includes also visual, biographical, and review contents of the
magazines analyzed. Errata and addenda section is included for the period 1926-1950,
to be used in conjunction with B. Day's Index ... 1926-1950 (q.v.).
The N.E.S.F.A. Index to Science Fiction Magazines and Original Anthologies,
1971-72—. Cambridge, MA: New England Science Fiction Association, 1973—.
A series of supplements to Strauss and to the A.R. Lewis-N.E.S.F.A. cumulative Index
... 1966-70 (q.v. both), the latest volume covering 1976. The format is
similar, although the concept is expanded to include "original series"
anthologies, claimed to be "essentially magazines in different physical
format." Comprehensive listing of new materials is accompanied by selected
reprints. The annual or bi-annual volumes cover both British and U.S. magazines,
adhering to the same triple-listing format as the Lewis/N.E.S.F.A. indexes, but
supplemented by a checklist of items included. For anthologies, the checklist
gives additional information regarding publisher, series, format, and editor.
Strauss, Erwin S. The MIT Science Fiction Society's Index to the S-F
Magazines, 1951-1965. Cambridge, MA: The [MIT SF] Society, 1966. 207p.
Independent sequel to D.B. Day's Index to the SF Magazines 1926-50
(q.v.), limited to English-language material. Divided into a checklist of
magazines indexed; an alphabetical listing of magazines and their contents
chronologically analyzed; additional access is by story title and author. Period
of coverage is identical to Metcalf (q.v.). Lacks information on series. No
cross-references to pseudonymous works. Supplements 1966— have been compiled
by A.R. Lewis (q.v.) who is responsible for Strauss's checklist too.
3. Works on Primary SF Literature.
A. On Titles in English or English Plus Other Languages. See also Barron,
Section 1, and Biesterfeld, Section 4.
Ascher, Marcia. "Computers in Science Fiction—II," Computers
and Automation, 22 (Nov. 1973), 20-23. A bibliographical essay on the
principal SF writings "directly involving computers" in which
"non-specialists attempt to involve other non-specialists in the human
questions arising from computer use." Accompanied by a list of 37 fiction
and non-fiction texts representing this interaction.
Bishop, Gerald. New British SF & Fantasy Books Published in Great
Britain during 1968/69—. Lake Jackson, TX: J. Burger, 1970—. Supersedes
Bishop's New SF Published in Great Britain: 1968, 1969 (1970). The first
volume gives author listing only for both new and reprinted edns of SF material
published in Britain. Publisher's information is part of each entry, inclusive
of Standard Book Number. Later volumes incorporate a cross-listing by title and
additions to signal certain types of material (juvenile, variant edns, hard or
paper cover, etc.)
Bleiler, Everett F. The Checklist of Fantastic Literature: A Bibliography
of Fantasy, Weird, and Science Fiction Books Published in the English Language.
Napierville, IL: FAX, 1972. 455p. Rpt. of 1948 edn. Fantastic prose literature
after 1764 is listed by author in straight alphabetical sequence. Basic
bibliographic information is provided with each entry. Pseudonyms are indicated
in some cases, but omitted in others. There is a title index and a list of
critical and historical reference tools, containing some scope notes. Still a
basic tool, though the original errors (e.g. in dates and pseudonyms) and
omissions have aged it heavily in the 1972 reprint. Supplemented by B.M. Day and
George Locke's two addenda (q.v. all three).
Bleymehl, Jakob. "Chronologie und Bibliographie," in his Beiträge
zur Geschichte und Bibliographie der utopischen und phantastischen Literatur.
Fürth/Saar: Offizin Bleymehl, 1965, pp. 85-352. Extensive selective
bibliography of and on world SF, with emphasis on rare, little-known,
antiquarian titles, particularly strong in the pre-1900 material. Divided into
chronological list (introduced by essays on aspects of the genre) from 800 BC up
to the 1940s, and alphabetical author bibliography, with basic bibliographic
data but no annotations. The author bibliography is subdivided into substantial
primary and brief secondary book materials. There is an acknowledged discrepancy
between the chronology and the bibliography, which does not include numerous
17th and 18th-century French utopias. A valuable checklist of German and foreign
literature, especially for its treatment of scarce material.
Blum, Irving D. "English Utopias from 1551 to 1699: A
Bibliography." Bulletin of Bibliography, 21 (Jan.-April 1955), 143-44.
Chronological annotated bibliography of 26 basic titles published in Britain
following the first English translation of Utopia. Recommended by Gibson
and Patrick (q.v.) "despite inaccuracies."
Burger, Joanne. SF Published in 1968—. Lake Jackson, TX: Compiler,
1969—. Useful series of mimeographed checklist of US SF and fantasy book
titles. The main listing is by author and includes both hardback and paperback
editions with full publishing information. Cross-indexed by title. The 1968 and
1969 checklists went through two edns each, to include earlier omissions.
Additional categories vary with each year, and range from separate listing for
juvenile literature, anthologies, non-fiction, and poetry to publisher register
and serialized stories. Information regarding pseudonyms is only available in
the 1968 edns. Also lacking is distinction between new edns. and reprints.
Clareson, Thomas D. "An Annotated Checklist of American Science Fiction:
1880-1915." Extrapolation, 1 (Dec. 1959), 5-20. Preliminary listing
of ca. 150 titles by "American-born" authors (plus "Canadian or
European-born authors who published exclusively" in US) excluding
"juvenile" SF. Descriptive annotations.
Clareson, Thomas D. "Bibliography" in his The Emergence of
American Science Fiction: 1880-1915. Diss. Univ. of Pennsylvania, 1956, pp.
xvii-xxxi. Checklist divided into a larger section of primary sources and a
selective listing of secondary titles of books and periodical material.
Clarke, I.F. The Tale of the Future From the Beginning to the Present Day:
An Annotated Bibliography of those satires, ideal states, imaginary wars and
invasions, political warnings and forecasts, interplanetary voyages and
scientific romances — all located in an imaginary future period-that have been
published in the United Kingdom between 1644 and 1970. London: The library
Association, 1972. 196p. Supersedes first edn. from 1961. Annotated list of ca.
1,200 entries arranged chronologically and containing publisher information but
without city of publication or authors' full given names. With introductory
essay, author and title indexes, and a short bibliography of secondary sources.
Entries, limited to prose fiction without "juvenile fiction," include
translations published in Britain and some British editions of US works. Cross-references
are provided periodically for works written under a pseudonym, although
omissions are in evidence. Entries are selected following Clarke's unclear
definition of the utopian, political, and scientific "romance of the
Clarke, I.F. "Bibliographies," in his Voices Prophesying War,
1763-1984 [sic]. London: Oxford University Press. 1966. pp. 213-49. Series
of 3 separate bibliographies without annotations: A (213-16) is an alphabetical
list of principal secondary works by author; B, "Select List of War
Studies, 1770-1964," (216-26) is subdivided into three periods and then
alphabetically by author; C (227-49) is a chronological "Check List of
Imaginary Wars, 1763-1965" that covers British and US sources well, French
and German sources less completely, and other languages only sparsely if at all.
The main deficiency of this extensive list is its bibliographic stinginess: only
rarely is the place of publication noted, and the publisher almost never.
Cole, Walter R. A Checklist of SF Anthologies. New York: Arno Press,
1975. 374p. Rpt. of 1964 edn. Analytical index of other 200 anthologies
published 1927-1963 in England and North America. Organized in four
alphabetically arranged sections: a title listing of anthologies, inclusive of
editor; the principal listing of editor, accompanied by titles of anthologies,
their publishing data and contents, and the magazine source in which they first
individually appeared; a listing by the title of the story; and a listing by
author. All sections contain cross-references. Same format is used for the
supplement (1962-63) included under the same cover. A standard reference work.
Collins, Len. Index to Fantasy and Science-Fiction Collections. South
Porcupine, Ont.: Art Hayes for the N.F.F.F., 1970. 64p. Cross-index idem, ibidem:
Hayes, 1971. 116p. Revised, expanded version superseding the 1961 index and
based primarily on secondary sources. The arrangement is alphabetical by author,
with the briefest of publishing information, followed by the titles of stories,
novels, novelettes, poetry, or articles contained in each collection (i.e.
anthology). Cross-index supplies additional access by title of each story. Many
Crawford, Joseph H., James J. Donahue, and Donald M. Grant.
"333": A Bibliography of the Science-Fiction Novel. New York: Arno
Press, 1975. 80p. Rpt. of 1953 edn. Brief synopses of 333 selected pre-1951
"Science-Fantasy" novels, grouped under eight frequently overlapping
designations, defined by the compilers: Gothic romance, weird tale, SF, Fantasy,
the lost race, fantastic adventure, unknown world, and the Oriental tale.
Arrangement is alphabetical by author, with a title index appended. Publication
data are included, presumably for the first editions of works listed. Selection
criteria are as unclear as the classification.
Day, Bradford M. The Checklist of Fantastic Literature in Paperbound
Books. New York: Arno Press, 1975. 128p. Rpt. of 1965 edn. Claims to be a
comprehensive list of English-language paperbacks "with a sufficient tinge
of the super-natural, or, the super-scientific." The coverage is
predominantly American. The alphabetical listing by author includes information
on publisher, date, and number of pages. One edn. is cited, with title variants
noted for the first hardcover edn., ineptly referred to as "the Book."
There are no cross-references to pseudonyms, variant series, edns, or even the
British and U.S. version of the same edn. There is a supplemental listing by
title. No indication of sources.
Day, Bradford M. The Supplemental Checklist of Fantastic Literature.
New York: Arno Press, 1975. 155p. Rpt. of 1953 edn. Includes some 3,000 items
omitted in or published after Bleiler (q.v.), whose format is maintained but
simplified to basic author listing and title index. Many mistakes in listings
and very little SF content.
Derleth, August. "Contemporary Science-Fiction." English
Journal, 16 (Jan. 1952) 1-8. Bibliography of representative SF since 1940,
preceded by an introductory survey of SF magazines, series, and prominent
authors of the 1940s and 50s. Dated.
Dubois, C.G. "De la prèmiere 'utopie' a la 'prèmiere utopie française':
Bibliographie et réflexions sur la création utopique au XVIe siècle."
Répertoire analytique de la littérature française, 1, No. 1 (1970), 11-32.
A chronologically arranged checklist of utopian works 1502-1627, preceded by
reference and critical works on utopian literature (and followed ibidem, No.
2/3, by, a discussion of the genre). A partial duplication of material covered
by Messac and Gibson-Patrick (q.v. both).
Eicher, Henry M. "Bibliography," in his Atlantean Chronicles.
Alhambra, CA: Fantasy Publishing Co., 1971, pp. 135-228. A series of lists,
alphabetically arranged within categories and accompanied by substantial
résumés of each title. The first list covers hardcover novels on Atlantis and
Lemuria; titles not considered Atlantean by the author, although such content is
implied; and magazine novels, novelettes, and short stories on Atlantis and
Lemuria — all in the English language. The second list, devoted to foreign
literature and organized by country, is without annotations and covers books on
Atlantis in 15 languages. A bibliography of sources is included, as is a brief
section on Atlantis in movies. Inadequate bibliographic citation and
organization of unique information.
Falke, Rita. "Versuch einer Bibliographie der Utopien." Romanistisches
Jahrbuch, 1 (1953-54), 92-109. Selective bibliographical essay outlining
some important works of utopian literature as of 6th century BC. Emphasis is on
concepts and periods rather than individual authors. Both primary and secondary
sources are listed in a group chronological order, without annotations. Valuable
mainly for inclusion of several important critical sources in German
Geddes, George T. Miracles of Rare Device. Glasgow: Jordanhill College
Library, 1972. 42p. Mimeographed "Introductory selection" of SF
covering ca. 100 titles with a British imprint of the 1960s and 70s. Broadly
divided into Anthologies, Novels, Short story collections, and Critical works,
the entries are briefly described and accompanied by Author and Title index.
Gerber, Richard. "Annotated List of English Utopian Fantasies 1901-1951,"
in his Utopian Fantasy: A Study of English Utopian Fiction Since the End of
the 19th Century. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1973, pp. 143-65. Rpt. of London
1955 edn. with bibliography updated to 1971. Chronological list, highly
selective and largely overlapping with Bleiler (q.v.). Annotations are mostly
one-liners, indicating contents in the briefest of terms. "Utopian
fantasy" is Gerber's term for social-science-fiction.
Gibson, R.W., and J. Max Patrick, comp. "Utopias and Dystopias,"
containing "A Short-title List of Some Bibliographies and Books about
Utopias and Related Literatures," in R.W. Gibson, St. Thomas More: A
Preliminary Bibliography of his Works and of Moreana to the Year 1750. New
Haven: Yale University Press, 1961, pp. 293-412. Excellent bibliographic
overview of utopian materials including: 1) an introductory bibliographic essay
on scope and methodology, with numerous brief citations not found in the third
section; 2) a short-title list of British, German, and French reference sources,
published mainly 1880-1940; 3) close to 200 selective book citations,
extensively annotated and with further references to related material, plus a
listing of ca. 50 titles that contain references to More and his Utopia,
the word utopia, and the genre of utopian literature. One of the most important
bibliographies of utopian texts for 1500-1700.
Gove, Philip Babcock. "Annotated Checklist of Two Hundred and Fifteen
Imaginary Voyages from 1700-1800," in his The Imaginary Voyage in Prose
Fiction: A History of Its Criticism and a Guide for its Study.... New York:
Arno Press, 1975, pp. 181-402, and idem, "Bibliography," ibidem, pp.
403-420. Rpt. of New York 1941 (identical to London 1961) edn. The bulk of this
chronologically arranged list is almost equally divided between English, French,
and German titles, with other languages insufficiently covered and accounting
for only 25 entries. Extensive annotations, with references to numerous
bibliographic sources, give much useful background, mainly on publishing
aspects. The checklist proper is introduced by a short-title index to the items
described, arranged alphabetically by author (pp. 191-97). Following the
checklist, a selective bibliography covers other related works, on the imaginary
voyages in general or on two or more imaginary voyages. Indispensable both to
bibliographer and general researcher, though by now badly in need of a
Henkin, Leo J. "Problems and Digressions in the Victorian Novel (1860-1900)."
Bulletin of Bibliography, 19 (May-Aug. 1948), 156-59; 21 (Jan.-April
1949), 202-05. Two parts out of a sequence of related bibliographies. Part XIII
deals with the influence of the 19th-Century scientific discoveries on ca. 120
British novels of the period in two sections: "Science and Pseudo-science,"
and "Utopia." Part XIV, dealing with the influence of psychic
phenomena and further divided into fictional works on hypnotism and those on
spiritualism and theosophy, is very little relevant to SF. Subject of each entry
briefly described in annotations, which are often one-sided and at times not
Hillegas, Mark. "Science Fiction as Satire: Selected Bibliography."
Satire Newsletter, 1 (Fall 1963), 20-22. Employing compiler-modified
definitions of satire and SF, this is a partial checklist of novels, short
stories and representative critical works of "professional" (i.e.
commercial) postwar SF. Exceptional works are noted with an asterisk.
Hutchinson, Tom. British Science Fiction and Fantasy. London: The
National Bookleague, 1975. 52p. Exhibition catalogue that doubles as a useful
checklist of recent in-print material. Broadly divided into SF, Fantasy,
Anthologies, Children's Material, Cinematographic History of the Genre, and a
brief section on critical and biographical works. All entries contain basic
publishing information for hardcover and paperback edns and a brief content
description. A list of publishers' addresses is included.
Lewis, Arthur 0., Jr. "The Anti-Utopian Novel: Preliminary Notes and
Checklist." Extrapolation, 2 (May 1961), 27-32. Annotated list of
anti-totalitarian, anti-technological, and satiric fiction "depicting a
society which is officially 'perfect' but which is demonstrated to have flaws
making it unacceptable to the author's ... point of view." Only material
using "the utopian form as a vehicle of criticism" has been
Locke, George. "The Annotated Addendum," in his Ferret Fantasy's
Christmas Annual. London: Ferret Fantasy, 1972, pp. 29-70. Supplements by
about 300 titles the Bleiler and Day checklists (q.v. both). Includes only pre-1948
material, mainly English. The same bibliographic format is observed as in
Bleiler and Day, except that story summaries are added. References to
illustrators are given where possible. Title index is omitted, but indexes to
both illustrators and themes are provided.
Locke, George. "The Annotated Addendum," in Ferret Fantasy's
Christmas Annual for 1973. London: Ferret Fantasy, 1974, pp. 1-27. Second
supplement to Bleiler and Day, identical in format to Locke's first
"Annotated Addendum" (q.v.). Contains 200 titles, including many
original paperbacks published in Britain during World War 2.
Locke, George. Voyages in Space: A Bibliography of Interplanetary Fiction
1801-1914. London: Ferret Fantasy, 1975. 80p. Annotated bibliography
covering major English-language titles that deal with voyages from and to Earth
published 1801-1914. It is preceded by a short chronological listing of about 20
influential titles published before 1800. The bibliography proper includes 260
titles, divided into two parts: major books, represented by 216 titles, and some
shorter writings, frequently serially published. Within the two divisions,
entries are arranged alphabetically by author. Each annotation is divided into
two sub-sections: the first part briefly indicates the subject and intent of the
works whereas the second concentrates on the physical aspects of the edn(s)
cited. An excellent tool for both the researcher and collector.
Luna (formerly Luna Monthly), Nos. 1-64 (1969-76). Valuable
regular feature is "New Books," an unannotated author checklist,
divided into US hardcover, US paperback, US juvenile, and British imprints
sections; information includes publisher and price. Other features include a
book-review section and a selective list of current topical articles. Essential
for awareness of titles published 1969-76.
Messac, Régis. Esquisse d'une chrono-bibliographie des utopies.
Lausanne: Club Futopia, . 95p. Mimeographed work, mainly a chronological
list of 576 primary "utopias" published 1502-1940, preceded by an
alphabetical listing of principal secondary works on utopia. Supersedes the
series of annotations by J. T. Presley and others in Notes and Queries, June
1873-Aug. 1876. Admittedly incomplete but valuable, particularly for European
titles. Supplemented by 12 pages of additional notes and bibliographic
corrections by Pierre Versins, who is also responsible for the Author Index.
The N.E.S.F.A. Index to Perry Rhodan U.S. Edition 1-25, 26-50. Cambridge,
MA: N.E.S.F.A., 1973—. Two mimeographed indexes similar in format to other New
England Science Fiction Association publications. Key listings are tabled by
number; alphabetically by title; alphabetically by author. Supplemental
information covers title changes, pseudonyms, editorial staff, illustrators, and
Newman, John. "America at War: Horror Stories for a Society," Extrapolation,
16 (Dec. 1974), 33-41; 16 (May 1975), 164-72. Annotated alphabetically arranged
bibliography of ca. 200 "Imaginary Wars" with US imprints, 1861-1971,
involving "a known society." Selection criteria are unclear for it
includes some revolutions, a World War novel, SF melodramas, etc. Annotations
and data are not always reliable (the 1861 entry is from 1836). Selection is
limited to titles available in the Imaginary Wars Collection at Colorado State
University libraries and lacks some titles from Clarke's bibliographies (q.v.
both). Despite this, it can serve as a useful adjunct to them.
Nolan, William F. "A Bibliography of Robot Fiction," in idem, ed.
Pseudopeople: Androids in Science Fiction. Los Angeles, CA: Sherbourne
Press, 1956, pp. 228-38. Selective guide to short stories on robots in
collections and anthologies, divided into two parts. Section 1 is a summary of
contents of four major anthologies, The Robot and the Man, 1953; Science
Fiction Thinking Machines, 1954; The Coming of Robots, 1963; Invasion
of Robots, 1965. Section 2 covers almost 150 titles dealing exclusively with
manlike robots. Full-length novels as well as "non-anthropomorphic forms of
robotic life" are excluded. Unannotated.
Panshin, Alexei and Cory. "A Bibliography of Twentieth Century Science
Fiction and Fantasy," in their SF in Dimension: A Book of Explorations.
Chicago: Advent Publishers, 1976, pp. 304-23. Rpt. from Science Fiction:
Education for Tomorrow, ed. Jack Williamson (1976), this annotated overview
contains close to 100 titles, mainly novels and anthologies, divided into 4
periods: 1900-38; 1939-50; 1951-60; 1961-74 (the last one supersedes A.
Panshin's checklist in Wilson Library Bulletin (1970). Numerous cross-references
indicate similarities in topic or treatment. Annotations laconic, slangy,
Reginald, Robert. Contemporary Science Fiction Authors. New York: Arno
Press, 1975. 368 p. Rpt., with a new introduction and index, of the 1970 edn.
published as Stella Nova. Close to 500 bibliographies of SF authors, 300
of them accompanied by brief bibliographical notes, are arranged alphabetically
by author. References to further sources and miscellaneous biographical
information are included, often in the form of the author's own statement. The
compiler attempts to cover SF and Fantasy writers active in the USA and UK 1960-68.
Index covers books listed and writers' pseudonyms. It is regrettable that a
reprint of this pioneering and useful, although not scholarly, work has been
published in lieu of a revised and expanded edn.
Roemer, Kenneth M. "Bibliographies," in his The Obsolete
Necessity: America in Utopian Writings, 1888-1900. [Kent, OH]: Kent State
University Press, 1976, pp. 181-213. Expanded version of a primary and secondary
bibliography published in American Literary Realism 1971. The annotated
titles are divided into three parts: general bibliographies on the subject; a
chronological listing of ca. 150 primary sources, both fiction and non-fiction,
inclusive of reviews; and a selective listing of secondary sources — books,
dissertations, and articles — that focus on late 19th-Century American utopian
literature. Author index is included. An excellent guide, well defined and
superseding in scope previous bibliographies on the topic.
Rynin, N.A. "Bibliography of Interplanetary Communication," in his
Interplanetary Flight and Communication. Jerusalem: Israel Program for
Scientific Translations, 1971. Vol. III, Part 9, pp. 148-98. Unannotated
bibliography dealing with interplanetary communications, transl. from Russian
(Leningrad, 1928-31) and thus ending with the 1920s. Divided into 5 sections:
Russian language fiction, including translations; fiction in other languages;
motion pictures; scientific publications in Russian, including translations; and
scientific publications in other languages. The amount of bibliographic
information varies from section to section. A good and still useful early survey
of a rarely covered topic.
Siemon, Frederick. Science Fiction Story Index, 1950-1968. Chicago:
American Library Association, 1971. 274p. Rpt. of 1969 edn. 3,400 stories, and
some poetry and borderline novels, are covered drawing almost entirely on
secondary sources. Triple bibliographic access is available: an alphabetical
listing by author with coded references to anthologies, from which single titles
have been cited; a checklist of indexed anthologies, listed in an alpha-numerical
sequence and with publishing information included; finally, title-author and
anthology-code symbols indicative of in-print material supply cross-references
to all material in reverse order. Special symbols indicative of in-print
material and of inclusion of some titles in the Wilson literature catalogues do
not enhance the quality of this publication, suffering from multiple omissions
Stone, Graham B. Australian Science Fiction Index, 1925-1975. 2 vols.
Canberra and Sydney: Australian SF Association, 1972, 1976. 158p., 48p.
Supersedes idem, Australian Science Fiction Index, 1925-1967 (Canberra,
1968) and two earlier indexes from 1955-58 and 1964. Aims for comprehensive
coverage of Australian SF and Fantasy writings in magazines, hardcover books,
and paperbacks. Juvenile material is excluded. Principal magazines and series
are entered chronologically, with pagination, format, and cover-artist, if
known. Individual books are listed alphabetically, by author's name. Includes
author and title indexes.
Stover, Leon E. "Anthropology and Science Fiction." Current
Anthropology, 4 (Oct. 1973), 471-74. Although it does not define
"anthropological science-fiction," this is an interesting
bibliographical essay, concerning many aspects of what the author calls the
larger category of "social-science fiction." About 50 titles, mostly
primary literature, are referred to and listed at the end.
[Teitler, Stuart A.]. Eureka! Berkeley, CA: Kaleidoscope Books, n.d.
. 44p. Book-dealer's catalogue of the English-language "Lost Race
tale." Arranged alphabetically by author and divided into a basic list plus
addenda, it lists 500 titles in a genre which the 1-p. introduction estimates at
2,000 titles. Gives full bibliographic information and a description of
contents. While Lost-Race tales are not SF, this is the best source for finding
out overlaps in the few items with a genuine social, technological, or other
Viggiano, Michael, and Donald Franson. Science Fiction Title Changes: A
Guide to the Changing Titles of Science Fiction and Fantasy Stories Published in
Magazines and Books. North Hollywood, CA: National Fantasy Fan Federation,
1965. 47p. Heavily out-of-date listing of English language SF (ca. 1,600 titles,
with many omissions) arranged by title. A separate author index is lacking and
no attempt is made to identify pseudonyms or provide cross-references. Titles of
collections and anthologies are not listed. Confusing to user.
Wohlfeil, Alan W. "Science-Fiction Stories in the Social Studies." Clearing
House, 44 (Jan. 1970), 300-04. Bibliographical essay in support of using
certain SF materials as a tool to teach the "New Social Studies."
Accompanied by a very limited listing of pertinent titles in Anthropology,
History and Historiography, Political Science, Religion, and Sociology.
B. On Titles not in English. See also Osipov and Versins in Section 1, as
well as Bleymehl, Clarke (1966), Eichner, Gibson-Patrick, Gove, Messac, Rynin,
and Tuck in 3A.
Agranat, L.P. "Zavoevanie kosmosa. Mezhplanetnye puteshestviia:
Proizvedeniia khudozhestvennoi literatury, izdannye v 1950-1961 gg.," in Sbornik
bibliograficheskikh rabot 1961 g., vyp. 5, Seriia obshchestvennykh nauk.
Moskva: Khudozhestvennaia literatura, 1961, pp. 41-58. Unannotated checklist of
over 200 primary sources in Russian — fiction, poetry, and essays — inspired
mainly by the first Soviet ventures into space. Includes translations into
Russian of numerous foreign "classics," notably Verne, Wells, and Lem.
Particularly interesting for the inclusion of poetry.
Allard, Yvon. "Le roman de science-fiction." Bulletin de
bibliographie: Revue de bibliographie de la Centrale des bibliothèques du
Québec, 5 (Oct. 1975), 3-84. Selective annotated bibliography of the SF
novel, including much European material omitted in other sources. Almost all the
material is in French. Grouped in seven basic divisions: principal reference
works; representative periodicals; historical and critical works; brief
bibliographical sketches of 70 authors; collections; anthologies; and a highly
selective list of novels accessible in French. Full bibliographic information is
given in all sections. Supplemental checklists cover isolated SF works by
authors primarily active in other genres, some secondary material on SF cinema,
and a selection of best stories available in French. A valuable tool.
Bingenheimer, Heinz. Transgalaxis: Katalog der deutschsprachigen
utopischphantastischen Literatur 1460-1960, Friedrichsdorf: aTransgalaxis,
1960. 124p. Principally a book-dealer's catalogue of in-print and out-of-print
German SF and Fantasy titles, but including much additional information. The
basic listing is alphabetical by title. Full publishing information is given for
hardbound edns. First edns. only are listed, unless title changed later.
Appended are registers of German publishers, authors' pseudonyms, fanzines, and
some publishing houses specializing in SF. Designed to be updated periodically,
this valuable bibliography remains an isolated attempt.
Cziszar, Jolan. Utopisztikus, Tudomanyos, Fantasztikus Müvek
Bibliografiaja. Miszkolc: II Rákóczi Ferenc Könyvtár, 1970. 159p.
Comprehensive bibliography of almost 1,000 entries of original Hungarian SF
works as well as translations into Hungarian from other languages. Pertinent
critical, bibliographical, and popularizing publications are also included on a
selective basis. SF periodicals are covered for the post-1945 period only.
Anthologies are analyzed. Includes author and title index.
Evdokimov, Aleksandr. "Sopvetskaia fantastika (opyt bibliografii),"
in Fantastika 1967. Moskva: Molodaia gvardiia, 1968, pp 379-99. First
installment in a series of short-title lists of Russian Soviet SF prose
(including futurological essays), verse, and movies since the October
Revolution; this one covers 1917-1927. Arrangement of all three sections is
chronological by year and then alphabetic by author. Citations are divided into:
1) first publication, and 2) the most recent one. Prose fiction accounts for two
thirds of citations.
Evdokimov, Aleksandr. "Sovetskaia fantastika (opyt bibliografii),"
in Fantastika 1968. Moskva: Molodaia gvardiia, 1969, pp. 323-48.
Continues Evdokimov's contribution in the Fantastika series, adding
coverage for 1928-1941, in identical format.
Evdokimov, Aleksandr. "Sovetskaia fantastika voennykh let (1941-1945 gg.),"
in Fantastika 69/70. Moskva: Molodaia gvardiia, 1970, pp. 315-18. The
third part of Evdokimov's bibliography series, it lists Soviet SF prose 1941-45
(the 1941 entries being different from those in his second bibliography), in
identical format as the earlier parts.
Fujio, Ishihara. S-F; zusho kaisetsu so mokuroku. Tokyo: Shambleau
Press, 1969—. Bibliography of SF stories translated into Japanese, with
indexes of authors and titles in the original. Only two vols. (1945-68 and 1968-71)
seem to have been published so far.
Kerr, Stephen T. A Bibliographical Guide to Soviet Fantasy and Science
Fiction, 1957-1968. New York: Compiler, 1969, 921. Offshoot of Compiler's MA
thesis (Columbia, 1969) on "future social forms" in Soviet SF. Largely
based on secondary sources and divided into two sections: Fiction — an
alphabetically arranged author listing of novels, stories, and anthologies,
inclusive of reviews and commentaries on the individual authors and titles
included; and Criticism — covering general critical studies on Soviet SF in
Russian and English, listed in alphabetical sequence by author. A handful of
bibliographic sources is also listed. The items are not annotated and there are
numerous omissions, covered in Suvin, Liapunov, and Liapunova (q.v. all).
Liapunov, B[oris V]. "Bibliografiia," in Britikov, A.F. Russkii
sovetskii nauchnofantasticheskii roman. Leningrad: Nauka, 1970, pp. 363-436.
Extensive annotated checklist of 861 titles, divided into two basic sections:
original magazine stories, novels, anthologies, and collections published in
Russian in USSR between 1917 and 1967 (564 titles), and ca. 300 titles of Soviet
SF criticism for the same period. In both sections, titles are first subdivided
chronologically into 5 periods, then alphabetically by author. In addition to
full bibliographic information on each item, preface citations, and a content
analytic when applicable, there are citations to major reviews. Numerous cross-references
are used to correlate reprints, changing titles, new editions, and joint
reviews. Indispensable for research in the Russian SF of post-revolutionary
period; some errors and omissions. Partially overlapping with Evdokimov,
Liapunov 1975, and Suvin 1976 (q.v. all).
Liapunov, Boris [V.]. "Sovetskaia fantastika (opyt bibliografii) 1946-1956
godov," in Fantastika-71. Moskva: Molodaia gvardiia, 1971, pp. 350-80.
Fourth installment of short-title lists of Soviet SF, covering 1946-56. It
continues Evdokimov's bibliographies in the preceding three years (q.v.), in
identical format except that there are only two sections, on literature and
movies, and that citations include reprints.
Liapunov, B[oris] V. V mire fantastiki: Obzor nauchno-fantasticheskoi i
fantasticheskoi literatury. 2nd, revised and expanded edn. Moskva: Kniga,
1975. 207p. Supersedes his V mire mechty (Moskva, 1970). An extensive
bibliographical essay on the history and context of Russian and Soviet SF by a
foremost authority in the field. A separate bibliography at the end (pp. 152-202)
is divided into sections of "Soviet SF" after 1958 (earlier books are
cited in footnotes to the essay) — itself divided into I: anthologies,
collections, series; and II: individual works — and of translated
"Foreign SF," followed by a brief list of Russian secondary sources.
The bibliography was completed by Liapunov's wife following his death. Much
material overlaps with Evdokimov's SF bibliographies (q.v.). Indispensable for
any student of SF in the USSR.
Liapunova, I[zabella]. "Sovetskaia fantastika (Opyt bibliografii, 1957-1960
gody)," in Fantastika-72. Moskva: Molodaia gvardiia, 1972, pp. 314-48.
Fifth installment of short-title lists of Soviet SF, continuing Liapunov's
bibliography in Fantastika-71 (q.v.) in identical format. Includes also
movie scenarios. The new age in Soviet SF is signalled by the jump from 22 new
prose-fiction items in 1957 to 73 in 1960.
Liapunova, Izabella. "Sovetskaia fantastika, (Opyt bibliografii 1961-1964
gg.)," in Fantastika 73-74. Moskva: Molodaia gvardiia, 1975, pp. 309-49.
Sixth installment in short-title lists of Soviet SF, continuing Liapunova's
previous one in the same series (q.v.) in identical format, except that no
movies are signalled.
Lundwall, Sam J. Illustrerad bibliografi över SF och Fantasy 1741-1973.
Stockholm Lindqvists, 1974. 338p. Vastly expanded and updated version of the
first and second edns. (Bibliografi över SF och Fantasy, Stockholm 1962,
1964), this excellent biobibliographical illustrated dictionary covers all
material published in Sweden, original and translated. Arranged alphabetically
by author, it begins with a brief bibliographical note for each author of
importance to the genre, inclusive of dates, pseudonyms, and major works cited
in the original language. Translations are listed alphabetically under their
Swedish title, followed by the original title, translator, series, place and
name of the publisher, date, pagination, price, and ISBN number. A few subject
headings for specific aspects such as Moon, Mars, etc., are used throughout. The
most ambitious effort at a compilation of this kind outside the English
language, and, barring language difficulties, highly useful.
Nagl. Manfred. "Literaturverzeichnis," in his Science Fiction in
Deutschland: Untersuchungen zur Genese, Soziographie, und Ideologie der
phantastischen Massenliteratur. Tübingen: Tübinger Vereinigung für
Volkskunde, 1972, pp. 223-70. This extensive bibliography consists of two parts:
1) "Theoretische Literatur, Bibliographien, Lexika" is an alphabetical
listing by author of principal German, French, British, and American reference
sources; 2) "Materialien (Belletristik, Sachbücher)" is composed of
primary and secondary book materials in German 1516-1971, divided
chronologically into 5 periods, each subdivided into anthologies and individual
works, and arranged alphabetically by author within these subsections. There are
no annotations, and publishers are not cited as a rule. Part 2 exceeds in book
coverage other bibliographies on German SF.
Novy, Vilem. Veda, technika, fantasie. Praha: Universitni knihovna,
1957. 19p. Bibliographic guide to fictional and non-fictional literature in
Czech, including numerous translations. Divided into sections: man and nature,
cosmic travel; "socio-fantastic novels;" and recommended titles in the
related literature of science and technology. All items are briefly annotated.
Aimed at amateur interest and of little use to research.
Osipov, Aleksandr [N.]. "Sovetskaia fantastika (Opyt bibliografii 1965-1967
gg.)," in Fantastika 75-76. Moskva: Molodaia gvardiia, 1976, pp. 370-80.
Seventh installment of short-title lists of Soviet SF, continuing those by
Evdokimov, Liapunov, and Liapunova (q.v.), but in a much reduced format.
Comprises only prose fiction arranged alphabetically by author (without
chronological division), and citing apparently only the first publications. Data
are much more erratic and less trustworthy than the earlier lists.
Shalashova, Z.P. "Mir budushchego v khudozhestvennoi literature,"
in Kontury griadushchego. Moskva: Kniga, 1970, pp. 107-35.
Bibliographical essay as readers' guide to "the future world" in
postwar SF. Largely devoted to Soviet authors of the 1950s and 60s, particularly
Efremov and the Strugatskiis, but also to Lem and "progressive
writers" from capitalist countries: Clarke, Bradbury, Asimov, Vonnegut,
Sheckley, Abé, and Boulle. Followed by an alphabetical list of pertinent titles
in Russian, with brief bibliographical information.
Shalashova, Z.P. Puteshestviia, prikliucheniia, fantastika:
Rekornendatel'nyi ukazatel' literatury. Moskva: Kniga, 1964. 222p. Selective
bibliography of factual and fictional literature on "travel, adventure and
SF," divided into broad chronological and topical divisions: about the
early explorers of space, man's efforts to master Nature, mankind and future
society, etc. Most entries are heavily annotated. SF criticism is included in a
separate, albeit too brief section. Translations are also included, as is
customary in Soviet bibliographies. Author and title index, an index of
historical characters and a geographical and astronomical index make this guide,
otherwise difficult to use, a useful bibliographical tool.
Suvin, Darko. Russian Science Fiction 1956-1974: A Bibliography.
Elizabethtown, NY: Dragon Press, 1976. 73p. Supersedes Suvin's Russian
Science Fiction Literature and Criticism, 1956-1970 (1971) and his
bibliographies in Canadian Slavic Studies 1971. Four bibliographies: Part
1 lists primary literature book-titles alphabetically by author, Part 2 book-length
translations of fiction into English and French from 1918 on. Part 3, arranged
chronologically, contains over 150 selected items of criticism — predominantly
Soviet — about Russian SF, with scope notes and annotations for citations. An
Appendix contains a select unannotated list of 140 critical works on Russian SF
from the 18th Century to 1956, including sections on Chernyshevskii, Dostoevskii,
Tsiolkovskii, Briusov, Bogdanov, Maiakovskii, Zamiatin, A. Tolstoi, and Beliaev.
Necessary for researchers into Soviet SF.
4. Works on SF Criticism. See also Barron, ed., and Osipov in Section 1;
Clareson (1956), Clarke (1966), Dubois, Falke, Gove, Luna, Messac, and
Roemer in 3A; and Allard, Cziszar, Liapunov (1970), Liapunov (1975), Nagi, Novy,
and Suvin in 3B.
*Beauchamp, Gorman. "Themes and Uses of Fictional Utopias: A
Bibliography of Secondary Works in English." Science-Fiction Studies, 4
(March 1977), 60-63. Selective list of 124 alphabetically arranged books and
articles on "the general history, generic features, ideology, uses and
themes of fictional utopias and dystopias." The usefulness of this
comprehensive survey is enhanced by the preceding discussion, on pp. 55-60, of
the categories into which it can be divided.
Biesterfeld, Wolfgang. Die literarische Utopie. Stuttgart: J. B.
Metzler, 1974. XIII+94p. Individual sections in this lengthy bibliographic essay
on utopian literature through the ages are accompanied by select unannotated
primary and secondary titles. The latter contain books, articles, and
dissertations (not distinguished from books). Titles are primarily in German and
English, with some material in other European languages. Though the range of
themes and topics is vast (theory, history of all times and places, politico-economic
and architectural aspects manifested in utopian literature, forms, types, etc.,
including a scanty section on the secondary literature), the choice of titles is
somewhat haphazard. No publisher and often no place of publication is indicated,
and not all data are trustworthy. Nonetheless, a useful repository of out-of-the-way
*Clareson, Thomas [D.]. Science Fiction Criticism: An Annotated Checklist.
Kent, OH: Kent State University Press, 1972., 225p. Expanded, revised version of
listing published in Extrapolation May 1970 to May 1971. About 800
entries are covered in 9 subject categories designed to follow "the widely
differing approaches to the genre": interdisciplinary writings, literary
criticism, selective book-review materials (superseded by Hall, q.v.),
literature dealing with SF in the non-print media, utopian literature,
curriculum-oriented writings, publishing aspects, a special section on SF
bibliographies (largely overlapping with Briney and Wood, q.v.), and finally
selective bibliographical material on current representatives of SF writing and
research. The criteria for comprehensive coverage differ in individual
categories, and are largely based on the availability of identical or similar
cumulated information in other sources of criticism. Titles not in English have
been excluded. Many items are cross-referenced throughout. Index of authors of
items as well as of author-subjects is unnecessarily difficult to use as there
is no continuous numbering. There is no title-index to articles, a number of
articles have mistakes, annotations are at times idiosyncratic, the title should
be "Criticism in English," and it partially overlaps with several
other bibliographies available. Nonetheless a valuable reference source,
particularly for its multi-aspects coverage.
*Dudley, Fred Adair. The Relations of Literature and Science: A Select
Bibliography 1930-1967. Ann Arbor, MI: University Microfilms, 1968, 137p.
Cumulation of annual bibliographies of secondary literature compiled between
1939 and 1967 by the homonymous MLA group, and since 1951 published in Symposium.
Oriented toward the literary impact of scientific thought, the bibliography
avoids history and philosophy of science as well as relations of literature and
psychology. It is divided into: general studies, Antiquity and Middle Ages,
Renaissance, 17th and 18th Century, 19th and 20th Century. These are further
divided into general material pertaining to each period, and material on
individual authors, indicated by marginal name headings. Entries are
alphabetical by author of study and unannotated. Personal name index covers
editors, translators, scholars, and critics cited. Articles prevail.
Graaf, Vera. "Literaturverzeichnis," in her Homo futurus: Eine
Analyse der modernen Science-Fiction. Hamburg and Duesseldorf: Claasen
Verlag, 1971, pp. 217-32. Unannotated selective bibliography of and on modern SF
with emphasis on the post-1945 period, divided into primary and secondary
sources. Primary literature lists British and American SF, plus 13 European
titles. Secondary sources are more numerous and arranged in nine sub-sections,
by topic or form; a number of Slavic items are included. Superseded by
*Hall, H.W. Science Fiction Book Review Index, 1923-1973. Detroit, MI:
Gale Research Co., 1975. 438p. Comprehensive record of book reviews that
appeared in the US SF magazines since 1929 (not 1923). As of 1970 also expanded
for reviews in selected general literary and library periodicals and specialized
fanzines. It is intended to provide access to reviews of SF literature, history,
and criticism, SF bibliography, and reference tools. Close to 7,000 monograph
titles are covered in approximately 14,500 citations. Basic arrangement is
alphabetical by author of the works reviewed, subdivided by individual titles.
In case of multiple edns, the publishing information is based on the earliest
edn. available to the compiler. Following the main entry, references to reviews
are listed under a unique code, with full bibliographical information. The basic
listing is supplemented by a directory of magazines and the general-cum-fanzines
category. The directory covers under each title the code, sequence of issues
with corresponding dates, editor(s) if known, and basic SF indexes in which
regular citations appear from the title listed. Additional editors' index is
followed by index to titles of the original works under review. This cumulation
supersedes the first 4 annual vols. of Hall, SFBRI 1970-73 (q.v.);
regrettably, the relationship is not made very clear in the retrospective
volume. Although of great value for researchers, the index is entirely based on
secondary sources and liable to numerous errors.
*Hall, H.W. SFBRI: Science Fiction Book Review Index. Bryan, TX: The
Compiler, 1970—. Annual guide designed to identify and provide bibliographic
access to SF book reviews, both for primary and secondary literature. The first
four volumes have been superseded by Hall's ...Index 1923-1967 (q.v.).
Vol. 5, 1974 covers 1,310 books in 2,260 citations; its format is a simplified
version of Hall's cumulative index. Directory of magazines provides
identification of codes used to cover the source of reviews. The main
arrangement is alphabetical by author, subdivided by title. Although a publisher
is given, dates are omitted in the annual sequences. Alternate access is
available through title index. Vol. 6, 1975, covers 3,101 reviews of 1,474 books
in the same format.
McGhan, Barry. An Index to Science Fiction Book Reviews in
"Astounding/Analog" 1949-1969; "Fantasy and Science Fiction"
1949-1969; "Galaxy" 1960-1969. College Station, TX: Compiler,
1973. 88p. Hasty reference work, entirely superseded by Hall (q.v.). Basic
listing by author of review, with title index. Minimal bibliographic
*Neusüss, Anselm, comp. "Bibliographie," in Idem, ed. Utopie:
Begriff und Phänomen des Utopischen. Neuwied and Berlin: Luchterhand, 1968,
pp. 449-95. Select unannotated bibliography of secondary literature — books,
articles, and dissertations — on utopias and "the utopian" in
English, French, and (mainly) German, with only a few items from other
languages. Divided into: 1) Anthologies, bibliographies, histories of
literature, ideas, and society (173 items); 2) On utopian writings and writers
(136 items); 3) On millenarism, eschatology, and apocalypse (62 items); 4)
Aspects of utopia and modes of the utopian (177 items); and 5) On the philosophy
and sociology of utopian consciousness, including Marxism and utopia (147
items). Largest guide to the context of utopianism, valuable in particular for
the German titles.
Panshin, Alexei. "Science Fiction Bibliography and Criticism." American
Libraries, 1 (Oct. 1970), 884-85. Skimpy listing of less than 20 "most
useful" secondary titles with critical annotations.
*Rottensteiner, Franz. "Literatur über Science Fiction: Eine Auswahl-Bibliographie,"
in Eike Barmeyer, ed., Science Fiction: Theorie und Geschichte. München:
UTB-Fink Verlag, 1972, pp. 365-74. Selective but abundant listing of general SF
criticism titles: over 20 standard reference sources; secondary historical,
critical, and biographical sources divided into books and selective articles;
and a brief mention of all periodicals featuring SF criticism and reprints.
Items are predominantly in German and English, but the main Slavic, French, and
Italian books are included.
Ruttkowski, Wolfgang. "Science Fiction" and "Utopie-Zukunftsroman,"
in his Bibliographie der Gattungspoetik für den Studenten der
Literaturwisenschaft. München: Max Huber Verlag, 1973, pp. 192-93 and 210-13.
Selective bibliography of the poetics of literary genres, including within the
two genre-groupings of "SF" and "utopia-anticipation" ca.
100 unannotated citations of German, English, and French books, articles, and
dissertations. Arranged alphabetically by author; titles from the last decade
are sparse. No publisher or page information is given for book citations. Author
and genre indexes provide references to additional material included in other
genre sections. Useful mainly for European titles 1945-65, many of them
*Schachterle, Lance, and Jeanne Welcher. "Checklist of Secondary Studies
on Imaginary Voyages." Bulletin of Bibliography, 31 (July-September
1974), 99-100, 106, 110, 116, 121. Retrospective of descriptive and critical
material, unrestricted as to time or type of voyage. Individual author studies
are limited to a group of voyage-related themes or a bibliography of essential
significance to research. The straight alphabetical listing by author makes this
useful bibliography slightly cumbersome, but coverage is comprehensive and
includes special references to reviews of secondary sources.
Scholl, Ralph. "Science Fiction: A Selected Checklist." Bulletin
of Bibliography, 22 (Jan.-April 1958), 114-15. Critical articles in English
dealing with "that imaginative fiction which is the result of
extrapolations that take into account the so-called natural laws" from
popular periodicals between September 1928 and May 1956. Excluded are SF
magazines, fanzines, review articles, and SF film/TV criticism. Includes a very
brief list of primary SF bibliographies.
*Tymn, Marshall. "A Checklist of American Critical Works on SF: 1972-1973,"
Extrapolation, 17 (Dec. 1975), 78-96. Helpful supplement to Clareson's SF
Criticism (q.v.), the checklist contains close to 150 annotated entries for
books and critical articles published within the designated period in
specialized SF journals, general literature, library, and popular journals. Both
general and individual author items are included, with full bibliographic
Van Herp, Jacques. "Bibliographie," in his Panorama de la
Science Fiction. Verviers: Gérard, 1973, pp. 407-30. Very selective
bibliography divided into confusing categories by period, geographical
groupings, topics, and forms. It covers secondary sources in books and
periodicals almost exclusively in French, including translated items.
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