Science Fiction - Edwardsville School District 7

Edwardsville High School Media Center
Mystery and Science Fiction Resources
This is a list of major reference sets and resources for mystery, science fiction, fantasy and
horror. Most of these items are in the Reference Collection. The Reference Collection is
located on the top level of the Media Center. At the end of this list are Dewey Classification
numbers, which will point you to relevant areas of the collection. If you have any questions
please do not hesitate to ask at the Circulation Desk.
General Literature Resources
Encyclopedia of World Literature in the 20th Century
R 808.8 ENC
Information on authors, subjects, and theory are arranged alphabetically
Twentieth Century Literary Criticism
R 809 GAL
Index arranged by title instead of author.
*Beacham’s Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction
R 809.3 BEA
Biographies and analysis of great writers and their most famous works. Works are restricted to the 20 th
century. Books are indexed by title, and arranged by analysis and biographical information. Arranged in
alphabetical order.
*Magill Critical Survey of Long Fiction
R 809.3 CRI
Analysis of novels and epics published in languages other than English.
Popular World Fiction 1900-Present (1987)
R 809.3 POP
Arranged Alphabetically by author. Contains extensive analysis of major works.
Great Writers of the English Language
R 820.9 GRE
Moulton’s Library of Literary Criticism
R 820.9 MOU
English and American Authors through the beginning of the twentieth century.
*Magill Critical Survey of Long Fiction
R 832.09 CRI
Wide ranging analysis of English language novels and epics.
Dictionary of Literary Biography
R 920 BRU
*Something About the Author
R 920 COM
Specializes in authors and illustrators of children and adolescent literature.
*Contemporary Authors
R 920 CON
Covers the entire spectrum of twentieth century writers. This set has several cumulative indexes to help in
locating information. Indexes have bands of green tape on the spine.
Contemporary Authors Revised Edition
R 920 CON
Updates information given in the Contemporary Authors set.
*Authors and Artists for Young Adults
R 920.03 AUT
Geared more toward authors popular among high school and middle school students such as Stephen King and
Richard Peck. Very good information in an easy to use format. Last volume has a cumulative index.
American Literature
American Writers Before 1800
R 810.9 AME
A biographical and critical dictionary. Arranged Alphabetically
Magill’s Survey of American Literature
R 810.9 MAG
Beacham’s Popular Fiction in America
R 813.5 BEA
Biographical information and literary analysis on American authors. Arranged alphabetically.
American Authors 1600-1900
R 920.03 KUN
One volume reference book.
American Writers
R 920.03 AME
Includes extensive information in to American Writers such as William S. Burroughs, Mark Twain, and F. Scott
British Literature
*British Writers
R 920.03
Includes extensive information on top British writers such as P.G. Wodehouse and George Orwell.
British Authors Before 1800
R 920.03
One volume reference book.
British Authors of the 19th Century
R 920.03
One Volume reference book on authors the British Empire.
European Authors 1000-1900
R 920.03
One volume reference book.
On-Line Resouces
The Linköping Science Fiction & Fantasy Archive
Science Fiction Crowsnest
Science Fiction
Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction
Anatomy of Wonder: Science Fiction
Bibliographic Guide for Science Fiction
The New Encyclopedia of Science Fiction
Twentieth Century Science-Fiction Writers
R 016.808 ANA
R 016.8083 BAR
R 700 NEW
R 823.08 TWE
R 808.8 GRA
Mystery and Detective Fiction
Oxford Companion to Crime and Mystery Writing
R 809.3872 HER
Short synopsis of every aspect of crime and mystery writing. Good place to get initial information.
Writers of Mystery and Suspense
R820.9 GRE
Extensive resource for Mary Shelley, Edgar Allan Poe, Wilkie Collins, and Arthur Conan Doyle.
Fantasy Fiction
Horror Fiction
Specialty Texts
Oxford Book of Villains
Encyclopedia of Villains and their parts in literary works.
Imaginary People
Who’s who of modern fictional characters, their origins and their creators.
R 808.8 OXF
R 809 PRI
Literary Theory and Almanacs
Literature: The New York Public Library Book of Answers
Dictionary of Literary Terms
R 800 COR
R 803 SHA
Dewey Ranges for Literature
These are areas in the collection that may contain sources relevant to your research.
PB Paperbacks
800 Literature
926 Science and Technology Biographies
927 Entertainment, Music, Film, and Sports Biographies
928 Author and Literature Biographies
F Fiction
SC Story Collections
* General literature resources that will be particularly helpful.
Upper Level
Lower Level
1.Reference Books 2.General Collection-PB, 001-999, F, SC 3. Athena Stations
4.Circulation Desk 5.Periodical Reading Area 6. Copy Machine 7. Restrooms