ANATOMY OF WONDER: A CRITICAL GUIDE TO SCIENCE FICTION-Third edition.
New York & London: R. R. Bowker Company, 1987. Octavo, boards. First edition. The third edition. The first part of the 1987 edition is six annotated checklists of science fiction: "The Emergence of Science Fiction: The Beginnings to the 1920s" by Thomas D. Clareson (108 entries); "Science Fiction Between the Wars: 1918-1938" by Brian Stableford (147 entries); "The Early Modern Period: 1938-1963" by Joe De Bolt and John Pfeiffer (461 entries); The Modern Period: 1964-1986" by Brian Stableford (673 entries); "Children's and Young Adult Science Fiction by Francis J. Molson (180 entries); and "Foreign-Language Science Fiction" (476 entries for German, French, Russian, Japanese, Italian, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Dutch, Belgian, Romanian, and Yugoslav science fiction and foreign-language secondary material and a survey of Hebrew science fiction). The second part, pages 585-786, comprise ten sections of "research aids" including seven annotated checklists of secondary sources (a total of 552 entries) and other material, one section compiled by Muriel Rogow Becker, two by Hal W. Hall (one in collaboration with Barron), the remainder by Barron. This is the best edition for foreign language fiction, which was dropped from later editions. "Barron's Anatomy has generally been accepted as the standard reader's guide to science fiction literature." - Burgess, Reference Guide to Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror, 62. A fine copy. (26428). Item #26428