The Science-Fiction and Fantasy Readers' Advisory: The Librarian's Guide to Cyborgs, Aliens, and Sorcerers

The Science-Fiction and Fantasy Readers' Advisory: The Librarian's Guide to Cyborgs, Aliens, and Sorcerers

by Derek M. Buker
     
 

Science fiction and fantasy and their various subgenres are summarized, and recommended books in each subgenre are described, in this guide for librarians unfamiliar with science fiction and fantasy. Subgenres covered include classic and general science fiction, cyberpunk, time travel, aliens, historical fantasy, quest fantasy, and fantasy romance. An appendix lists… See more details below

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Science fiction and fantasy and their various subgenres are summarized, and recommended books in each subgenre are described, in this guide for librarians unfamiliar with science fiction and fantasy. Subgenres covered include classic and general science fiction, cyberpunk, time travel, aliens, historical fantasy, quest fantasy, and fantasy romance. An appendix lists Hugo, Nebula, Mythopoeic, and World Fantasy award winners. Annotation c. Book News, Inc.,Portland, OR

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A well-organized, humorous guide to providing readers' advisory to customers wanting science fiction or fantasy recommendations, this volume will be especially invaluable to library staff members who do not read or are unfamiliar with these genres. The book is divided into two parts, one dealing with science fiction and one with fantasy, and further divides these genres into their many subgenres, providing short annotated lists of recommended titles as well as longer lists without annotations. Buker also includes suggestions for reluctant readers. What this guide does best is demonstrate the wide scope of science fiction and fantasy literature; it gives many suggestions and recommendations across this broad range. While Buker does include some crossover teen favorites, he leaves out many titles that are firmly rooted in the young adult science fiction and fantasy pantheon, making this book more useful for high school readers' advisory.-Sharon Grover, Arlington County Department of Libraries, VA Copyright 2003 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780838908310
Publisher:
ALA Editions
Publication date:
08/28/2002
Series:
ALA Readers' Advisory Series
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.56(d)

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