Wednesday, October 05, 2005

The new encyclopedias are here! The new encyclopedias are here!

After rumors began circulating the other day that contributors' copies of
The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy: Themes, Works and Wonders were showing up here and there, I was pleased to discover my own copy of said three-volume work showed up on my doorstep yesterday.

Greenwood Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy

It's a big, three-volume set all right. Each one is your standard, heavy-hardback textbook. Lots of entries. Lots of familiar names amongst the contributors. A clever-as-usual foreword by Neil Gaiman. Garish, pulp-inspired covers. This isn't something many folks will have on their bookshelves because of the hefty price, but as someone who takes a good deal of pleasure reading through Clute's Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Encyclopedia of Fantasy, this one will see plenty of use over the years. Libraries the world over will likely stock it in the reference section, so you can drop by your local college and check it out. My entries (for those of you who weren't paying attention earlier) are Giants, Insects, Superman, Clifford Simak's City and Wonder Woman. And they seem to stand up well enough amongst the other entries, so there you go.

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