SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY REFERENCE INDEX, 1878-1985: AN INTERNATIONAL AUTHOR AND SUBJECT INDEX TO HISTORY AND CRITICISM. Detroit, Michigan: Gale Research Company, . Large octavo, two volumes: pp. [i-vi] vii [viii] ix-xi [xii] xiii [xiv] xv-xviii [xix-xx] 1-589 [590-596: blank]; [i-vi] vii [viii] ix-xx [xxi-xxii] 595-1460, double columns, boards. First edition. The most comprehensive index of secondary material on science fiction, fantasy, and horror literature. Records over 19,000 individual books, articles, essays, news reports, and audiovisual items that are indexed by more than 42,000 author and subject citations. Approximately ten percent of the items indexed are non-English-language publications, mostly French, German, and Italian. "Hall's continuing research series has become the standard guide to secondary sources in the field of fantastic literature." - Burgess, Reference Guide to Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror 93. Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 7-16. Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 6-10. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 6-10. A fine set without dust jackets as issued. (#131145).
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