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New Encyclopedia of Science Fiction Paperback – November 25, 1999
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What you WILL get though is the best reference work covering the major authors, books, films, countries with science fiction writing traditions, comics, magazines, and themes and concepts in the field. The authors have said that neither it nor its equally indispensible "Fantasy" companion will be updated in print again -- they will be online only. That's a shame for paper-lovers like me; I cannot tell you how many hours I have spent in the company of this, paging back and forth between entries. Sure, clicking through a website is easier in some ways, but thus far that hasn't materialized. Virtually every writer and novel that I've ever heard of that could be considered part of the genre is in here; the authors seem to have missed nothing. Founding names in the field like Wells, Verne, Stapledon and Heinlein not surprisingly receive several page entries apiece, but it's rare to find any figure at all - at least any writing in English, I think the coverage outside of the language is a bit sparser - who doesn't get a fairly thorough bibliographic listing at the least.Read more ›
You could also use it to bludgeon camels.
The excellent news is that a new version is being created online, as reported by Indiana Science Fiction Sojourns, and can be read while it is a work in progress.