Academic attention to science fiction and fantasy began in 1958, when the Modern Language Association scheduled its first seminar on science fiction at its New York meeting. Over the years science fiction emerged as a popular subject that achieved critical attention and acceptance as an academic discipline. A Research Guide to Science Fiction Studies, originally published in 1977, is designed to provide the reader – whether they be scholar, teacher, librarian, or fan – with a comprehensive listing of the important research tools that have been published in the United States and England through 1976. The volume contains over 400 selected, annotated entries covering both general and specialized sources, including general surveys, histories, genre studies, author studies, bibliographies, and indices, which span the entire range of science fiction and fantasy scholarship.
Preface. Part 1: Preliminary Sources A. General B. Science Fiction 1. Bibliographies of Bibliographies 2. Anonymous and Pseudonymous Literature 3. Title Changes 4. Classification 5. Biography Part 2: Sources for Primary Materials A. General B. Science Fiction 1. General Bibliographies 2. Subject Bibliographies 3. Anthology Indices 4. Magazine Indices (a) General (b) Individual 5. Film Part 3: Sources for Secondary Materials A. General B. Science Fiction 1. General Bibliographies 2. Subject Studies and Bibliographies 3. General Surveys and Histories 4. Magazine Surveys and Histories (a) General (b) Individual 5. Book Reviews 6. Film Part 4: Author Studies and Bibliographies A. Collective B. Individual Part 5: Periodicals A. Science Fiction/Fantasy Journals and Magazines B. Special Issues Part 6: Sources for Acquisition A. Directories 1. General 2. Science Fiction B. Book Dealers. Doctoral Dissertations in Science Fiction and Fantasy. Author Index. Title Index.
Routledge Library Editions: Modern Fiction (26 volume set) contains titles originally published between 1977 and 1997. It includes titles on the roles of women in literature, fantasy as a genre, a source guide to science fiction and many titles by renowned academics looking at specific novelists, the progression of their work and how it has been influential within modern fiction. Covering writers such as Iris Murdoch, John le Carré, Doris Lessing, Kurt Vonnegut and others, this collection will be of particular interest to students of literature and literary criticism.