SCIENCE FICTION IN PRINT: 1985. A COMPREHENSIVE BIBLIOGRAPHY OF BOOKS AND SHORT FICTION PUBLISHED IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE. Oakland, California: Locus Press, 1986. Large octavo, pp. [1-8] [i-iv] v [vi] vii-x [1-2] 3-237 [238: blank] [note: pagination includes free endpapers and paste-downs that print part of the list of abreviations], double columns, cloth. First edition. Limited to 500 copies. The first published volume of this series, the annual for 1984 being published in 1990. This eight volume series, the first true literary annual of fantastic literature, attempts to provide a complete bibliographical record of all English-language science fiction, fantasy, and horror published in books and perioduicals for each calendar year from 1984 through 1991. Initially, the data supplied in these books was based on the monthly books received column in Locus, the Newspaper of the Science Fiction Field, but the bibliographical base was later expanded to include all known material published each year (received or not). Hal Hall's "research index" was added to the book beginning with the 1988 annual volume. Overall, a valuable source of information for researchers in the genre, but as a primary bibliography of books for this period not a subsitute for Reginald, Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature 1975-1991 (1992). Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 7-2. Burgess, Reference Guide to Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror 24. A fine copy without dust jacket as issued. (#10561).