A Reader’s Guide to Science Fiction
by Baird Searles, Martin Last, Beth Meacham, and Michael Franklin
Avon Books, New York. September 1979. Mass market paperback. 206 pages. (4 X 7). Foreword by Samuel R. Delany. Introduction by the authors. Alphabetical essays of science fiction authors and their works. Each essay ends with a recommendation of other authors you might like. If you like to read books in series, the authors have provided a reading list. A list of Hugo Awards stories and novels follows. There is a brief history of science fiction at the end. The authors ran, at the time of the book’s publication, The Science Fiction Shop in New York. Fun to read, but much out-of-date.
Scan and Commentary by Bob Gaines