In the following table, the date given is that of the cut-off date for the bibliography, where known, or the publication date of the latest known edition otherwise. Sadly every bibliography is out of date as soon as it is published, although the wealth of information on recent publications available on the web, particularly in The Locus Index, has meant that data prior to 1984 is much more important in a bibliography than data from 1984 to the present day. Similarly, if an author stopped publishing new material (for whatever reason) in 1975, then a bibliography that is complete up to 1980 may contain everything of relevance.
To avoid unnecessary duplication, the author bibliographies are classified by series, with details of the series (and their availability) given in the Publishers Index. Bibliographies that are not part of a series contain specific links to full details of the bibliography, which are given at the end of the page.
The final column possibly needs a little explanation. This is an attempt to devise a taxonomy of bibliographies that will give the potential buyer a rough idea of the scope of the bibliography in question. At the moment, there are four broad categories:
Note that there are any number of checklists available on the web, and no attempt is made to list them here (see the Internet Speculative Fiction DataBase and Fantastic Fiction Author Bibliographies for example). The only checklists that are included are those which have been offered for sale commercially.
|Forrest J Ackerman||one-off||2012||Bibliography|
|Brian Aldiss||The Borgo Press||1991||Bibliography|
|Lloyd Alexander||G.K. Hall||1981||Working Bibliography|
|Grant Allen||Galactic Central||1999||Working Bibliography|
|Poul Anderson||Galactic Central||1989||Working Bibliography|
|Piers Anthony||Galactic Central||1990||Working Bibliography|
|Isaac Asimov||one-off||1972||Working Bibliography|
|J.G. Ballard||G.K. Hall||1982||Working Bibliography|
|Barrington J. Bayley||BECCON||1980||Working Bibliography|
|Charles Beaumont||The Borgo Press||1990||Bibliography|
|H. Bedford-Jones||one-off||2003||Working Bibliography|
|Lloyd Biggle, Jr.||Galactic Central||2001||Working Bibliography|
|Michael Bishop||Galactic Central||1992||Working Bibliography|
|James P. Blaylock||Ultramarine||1991||Checklist|
|James Blish||Galactic Central||1996||Working Bibliography|
|Anthony Boucher||one-off||1969||Working Bibliography|
|Leigh Brackett||Galactic Central||1986||Working Bibliography|
|Marion Zimmer Bradley||Galactic Central||1991||Working Bibliography|
|Gary Brandner||The Borgo Press||1995||Bibliography|
|Joseph Payne Brennan||in progress||n/a||Bibliography|
|Reginald Bretnor||The Borgo Press||1989||Bibliography|
|John Brunner||Galactic Central||1989||Working Bibliography|
|Algis Budrys||Chris Drumm||1982||Working Bibliography|
|Ken Bulmer||BECCON||1984||Working Bibliography|
|Edgar Rice Burroughs||Donald M. Grant (& one-off)||2001||Bio-Bibliography|
|James Branch Cabell||one-off||1974||Bibliography|
|Orson Scott Card||Overlook Connection Press||2001||Bibliography|
|A. Bertram Chandler||Galactic Central||2003||Working Bibliography|
|Elizabeth Chater||The Borgo Press||1995||Bibliography|
|C.J. Cherryh||Galactic Central||1992||Working Bibliography|
|John Christopher||Galactic Central||1990||Working Bibliography|
|Arthur C. Clarke||G.K. Hall||1980||Working Bibliography|
|Hal Clement||Galactic Central||1989||Working Bibliography|
|Stanton Coblentz||Galactic Central||1999||Working Bibliography|
|Michael G. Coney||Galactic Central||2002||Working Bibliography|
|Richard Corben||one-off||2001||Working Bibliography|
|Ray Cummings||Galactic Central||1999||Working Bibliography|
|Jack Dann||The Borgo Press||1989||Bibliography|
|L. Sprague de Camp||Underwood/Miller||mid-1982||Bibliography|
|Samuel R. Delany||G.K. Hall||1979||Working Bibliography|
|Philip K. Dick||Galactic Central||1995||Working Bibliography|
|Gordon R. Dickson||Galactic Central||1990||Working Bibliography|
|Thomas M. Disch||Chris Drumm||1982||Working Bibliography|
|Jeffrey M. Elliot||The Borgo Press||1984||Bibliography|
|George Allan England||Galactic Central||2002||Working Bibliography|
|Philip Josť Farmer||Galactic Central||1990||Working Bibliography|
|John Russell Fearn||one-off||1960||Bio-Bibliography|
|Daniel F. Galouye||Galactic Central||2003||Working Bibliography|
|J.U. Giesy||in progress||n/a||Working Bibliography|
|James Gunn||Chris Drumm||1984||Working Bibliography|
|H. Rider Haggard||one-off||1987||Working Bibliography|
|Edmond Hamilton||Galactic Central||1986||Working Bibliography|
|Charles L. Harness||Galactic Central||2001||Working Bibliography|
|Robert Heinlein||Galactic Central||1993||Working Bibliography|
|Frank Herbert||Galactic Central||1990||Working Bibliography|
|William Hope Hodgson||one-off||1987||Checklist|
|Robert E. Howard||one-off||2006||Bibliography|
|Dean Ing||The Borgo Press||1990||Bibliography|
|David H. Keller||in progress||n/a||Working Bibliography|
|Stephen King||Overlook Connection Press||2002||Bibliography|
|Dean R. Koontz||Ultramarine||1990||Checklist|
|Cyril M. Kornbluth||Galactic Central||1989||Working Bibliography|
|Katherine Kurtz||The Borgo Press||1991||Bibliography|
|Henry Kuttner||Galactic Central||1996||Working Bibliography|
|R.A. Lafferty||Chris Drumm||1984||Working Bibliography|
|Keith Laumer||Galactic Central||1990||Working Bibliography|
|Ursula K. Le Guin||G.K. Hall||1981||Working Bibliography|
|Fritz Leiber||Galactic Central||1990||Working Bibliography|
|Murray Leinster||Owings||1969||Working Bibliography|
|Arthur Machen||one-off||1965||Working Bibliography|
|Barry N. Malzberg||Galactic Central||2003||Working Bibliography|
|George R.R. Martin||Galactic Central||1989||Working Bibliography|
|Richard Matheson||one-off||1984||Working Bibliography|
|Julian May||The Borgo Press||1984||Bibliography|
|Bruce McAllister||The Borgo Press||1986||Bibliography|
|Anne McCaffrey||Galactic Central||2006||Working Bibliography|
|J.T. McIntosh||Chris Drumm||1987||Working Bibliography|
|Judith Merril||in progress||n/a||Bibliography|
|Michael Moorcock||one-off||1981||Working Bibliography|
|C.L. Moore||Galactic Central||1996||Working Bibliography|
|Kenneth Morris||G.K. Hall||1981||Working Bibliography|
|Talbot Mundy||Donald M. Grant||1983||Bio-Bibliography|
|Robert Nathan||one-off||1960||Working Bibliography|
|Larry Niven||Chris Drumm||1988||Working Bibliography|
|William F. Nolan||The Borgo Press||1998||Bibliography|
|Chad Oliver||The Borgo Press||1989||Bibliography|
|Edgar Pangborn||Galactic Central||1993||Working Bibliography|
|H. Beam Piper||Galactic Central||1994||Working Bibliography|
|Frederik Pohl||Galactic Central||1989||Working Bibliography|
|E. Hoffmann Price||in progress||n/a||Working Bibliography|
|Robert Reginald||The Borgo Press||1992||Bibliography|
|Mack Reynolds||Chris Drumm||1983||Working Bibliography|
|Jane Rice||Galactic Central||2008||Working Bibliography|
|Keith Roberts||Galactic Central||1993||Working Bibliography|
|Kim Stanley Robinson||Ultramarine||1991||Checklist|
|Ross Rocklynne||The Borgo Press||1989||Bibliography|
|Eric Frank Russell||Galactic Central||1999||Working Bibliography|
|Fred Saberhagen||Galactic Central||1991||Working Bibliography|
|Jessica Amanda Salmonson||Chris Drumm||1992||Working Bibliography|
|Pamela Sargent||The Borgo Press||1996||Bibliography|
|James H. Schmitz||Owings||1973||Working Bibliography|
|Bob Shaw||Galactic Central||1993||Working Bibliography|
|Perley Poore Sheehan||Galactic Central||2002||Working Bibliography|
|Robert Silverberg||G.K. Hall||1981||Working Bibliography|
|Clifford D. Simak||Galactic Central||1991||Working Bibliography|
|John T. Sladek||Galactic Central||1998||Working Bibliography|
|Clark Ashton Smith||Donald M. Grant||1978||Bio-Bibliography|
|Cordwainer Smith||Chris Drumm||1985||Working Bibliography|
|Brian Stableford||Galactic Central||1997||Working Bibliography|
|Margaret St. Clair||Galactic Central||1997||Working Bibliography|
|Peter Straub||Overlook Connection Press||2000||Bibliography|
|Theodore Sturgeon||Galactic Central||1989||Working Bibliography|
|Thomas Burnett Swann||one-off||1979||Working Bibliography|
|William F. Temple||The Borgo Press||1994||Bibliography|
|William Tenn||Galactic Central||1993||Working Bibliography|
|Richard L. Tierney||one-off||2008||Checklist|
|James Tiptree, Jr.||Galactic Central||1988||Working Bibliography|
|Wilson "Bob" Tucker||Galactic Central||1994||Working Bibliography|
|Jack Vance||The Borgo Press||1994||Bibliography|
|A.E. van Vogt||Galactic Central||1997||Working Bibliography|
|Jules Verne||G.K. Hall||1989||Working Bibliography|
|Evangeline Walton||G.K. Hall||1981||Working Bibliography|
|Ian Watson||The Borgo Press||1989||Bibliography|
|Manly Wade Wellman||Galactic Central||1998||Working Bibliography|
|James White||Galactic Central||1989||Working Bibliography|
|Colin Wilson||The Borgo Press||1988||Bibliography|
|Richard Wilson||Chris Drumm||1986||Working Bibliography|
|Gene Wolfe||Galactic Central||1991||Working Bibliography|
|P.C. Wren||in progress||n/a||Working Bibliography|
|John Wyndham||Galactic Central||2001||Working Bibliography|
|George Zebrowski||The Borgo Press||1996||Bibliography|
An introductory biographical section
traces Ackerman's early enthusiasm for pulp magazines and film productions of
a fantastic nature, his rise to prominence in "fandom," his acquisition
of memorabilia, his work as a literary agent, the founding of his landmark magazine
in 1958, and his friendship with a number of performers and personnel from genre
films. The extensive bibliography includes listings of books, published letters,
articles, fiction, verse, speeches, screenplays, comics, discography, liner
notes, and periodicals edited and published by Ackerman. A thorough filmography,
a selected listing of nationally televised appearances, and rare photographs
of Ackerman throughout his lifetime complete this definitive catalog of one
of science fiction's most interesting personalities.
More of a working bibliography than the checklist of this title, this volume lists all known works by Asimov (both fiction and non-fiction), including reprints in the English language. Although long out of print, and lacking 25 years' worth of Asimov's prolific output, this volume is still worth hunting out for some of the more obscure items listed.
Not Seen. According to Burgess this checklist lists publication details of Barker's books only.
Possibly the most frustrating bibliography around. While the compilers have clearly done a massive amount of research into the writings of Bedford-Jones, locating in particular his appearances in very odd magazines. However, the bibliography has then been arranged by magazine only which, in the absence of an index, makes this effectively useless as a reference tool and relegates it to the realm of curiosity. For the curious, the volume is believed still to be in print from The Battered Silicon Dispatch Box, P.O. Box 122, Sauk City, Wisconsin 53583-0122, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
Possibly the most impressive bibliography yet produced, from the pen of the indefatigable Mike Ashley. Not only does it contain anything you might ever want to know about Blackwood, but the information is easily accessible and logically formatted. This volume is believed still to be in print from Greenwood Press, 88 Post Road West, WESTPORT, Connecticut 06881, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
A detailed bibliography of everything Robert Bloch has written, including fanzine material, teleplays and screenplays, and listing all reprints (both in English and foreign language editions), all of it heavily illustrated with book and magazine covers, film stills and similar. Copies are available from the author, , P.O. Box 23069, San Jose, CA 95153-3069, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
Not Seen. According to Burgess an extensive, but incomplete, bibliography of all material Boucher wrote, including all English-language reprints.
Not Seen. According to Burgess The Ray Bradbury Companion is a comprehensive primary and secondary bibliography of Ray Bradbury up to 1973 and Bradbury Bits & Pieces (from a different author and publisher) extends this to 1989, although neither volume contains much detail of foreign language editions.
A new bibliography is currently "in progress" from David J. Syracuse.
A comprehensive primary and secondary bibliography of Fredric Brown, including foreign-language translations, a selection of cover reproductions as illustrations, and an assortment of tribute articles. Although published before the recent resurgence of interest in Brown (primarily by Dennis McMillan), and long out-of-print, this is still an essential volume for anyone interested in the author.
A comprehensive primary and secondary bibliography of Edgar Rice Burroughs by Robert B. Zeuschner. Published in 1996 by McFarland & Company, it is currently out-of-print but is fairly easily obtained from the usual secondhand sources.
Not Seen. According to Burgess this comprehensive bibliography lists "every printing of every book that Cabell ever produced and the vast majority of all other works of interest".
This comprehensive bibliography is based on Campbell's own records and contains an exhaustive record of all of his novels, stories, poems and edited volumes, including translations and reprints. Information is complete through 1994. The bibliography is still available, for $9.95, from Necronomicon Press, P.O. Box 1304, WEST WARWICK, RI 02893, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
Not Seen. According to Burgess this is a brief checklist with only selective details of reprints.
Detailed listing split into three sections - Titles, Publications & Front Covers.
This is a comprehensive primary bibliography, but omits secondary material and some minor categories such as book reviews (by Derleth). It was published by Scarecrow Press and is No. 59 in the "Scarecrow Author Bibliographies" series. An update, entitled August Derleth: A Selective Checklist of His Books and Assorted Commentary by Many Hands, was published in 1996 by the August Derleth Society.
Not Seen. According to Burgess this is a comprehensive primary bibliography, although with only limited information on foreign-language translations whose first edition (in 1973) appeared as a standalone booklist, and whose second edition (in 1981) appeared in two issues of Fantasy Research & Bibliography. Both editions are long out-of-print and will be superseded by the forthcoming volume from Overlook Connection Press if/when it finally appears.
This comprehensive bio-bibliography, by Phil Harbottle, is an exhaustive record of all of Fearn's publications, in all media, together with a biographical study of his career. Unfortunately it is long out of print, although the author has been promising a new edition for some time.
Not Seen. According to Burgess this is a comprehensive primary and secondary bibliography of H. Rider Haggard except, curiously, for his short fiction.
A comprehensive primary and secondary bibliography, including foreign-language translations. The book is still available from Cosmos Books (www.cosmos-books.com).
Not Seen. According to Burgess this is a fairly comprehensive primary bibliography of Hodgson's writings, but with very little detail on the contents of collections and such-like.
A comprehensive primary bibliography, including foreign-language translations. Reprinted in 2008 by Wildside Press and still available from them. In addition, the author has made a PDF version of the bibliography freely available at www.rehfoundation.org/2010/12/15/download-the-neverending-hunt/
An extensive online bibliography is also available on the Howard Works website.
Not Seen. According to Burgess this is a comprehensive primary and secondary bibliography of Jacobi, although somewhat deficient in organisation.
This is the exception that proves the rule - a web-based bibliography (at http://www.daughterofthenight.com/) that provides a comprehensive primary and secondary bibliography of Tanith Lee, together with annotations and cover illustrations for all the books. Unlike most web projects, this one is also kept religiously up to date and sets the gold standard for web-based bibliographies.
Not Seen. According to Burgess this is a first-class primary and secondary bibliography, on a par with Mike Ashley's bibliography of Algernon Blackwood.
Not Seen. According to Burgess this is a comprehensive primary and secondary bibliography, including foreign-language translations.
Not Seen. According to Burgess this is a comprehensive primary and secondary bibliography, albeit in somewhat quirky format.
Not Seen. According to Burgess this is not really a bio-bibliography, but rather lies somewhere between checklist and working bibliography.
A detailed primary bibliography of works by McCaffrey, although foreign-language information is often fairly rudimentary. Self-published by the author (Matt Hargreaves), the intention was for regular supplements to keep the bibliography up to date but, as far as I am aware, only one of these (covering 1992-1994) was ever published.
This volume is probably still available from Matthew D. Hargreaves, P.O. Box 66099, SEATTLE, WA 98166-0099, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
Despite the title, this volume only contains three brief pages of secondary material. However, it more than makes up for this with its coverage of primary material, which is one of the most extensive ever seen, covering not only fiction and non-fiction by Moorcock, but also comic strips, fanzines, music lyrics and even related artworks. Despite its age (coverage is complete to the end of 1979) it will remain an invaluable source of information on Moorcock's early work until such time as the long-rumoured definitive Moorcock bibliography appears.
The book is still available from Pandora's Books Ltd (Box 54, Neche, ND 58265, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA) for $10.00 (trade paperback), $16.00 (hardcover) or $25.00 (signed hardcover) (http://www.pandora.ca).
A fairly comprehensive primary and secondary bibliography, including foreign-language translations. Sadly, however, it restricts itself to the "respectable" books Resnick has written, and completely ignores the "226 softcore sex, Gothic, and doctor-nurse novels" he has admitted to wriing between 1964 and 1976. The book is still available from Alexander Books, 65 Macedonia Road, Alexander, NC 28701, USA (http://www.abooks.com).
Not Seen. According to Burgess this is a fairly comprehensive primary bibliography, including foreign-language translations, but is now, sadly, out-of-date.
Not Seen. According to Burgess this is a fairly typical working bibliography, limited to primary material only.
This is a massive set of four volumes as follows:
(for a more detailed description see http://www.sfsite.com/06b/mpu130.htm). Still available from http://alangullette.com/lit/shiel/jdsbooks.htm.
Not Seen. According to Burgess this is a comprehensive bibliography of both primary and secondary material.
An unusual volume, with 18 of the 29 pages occupied by a biography, and the remainder by a primary bibliography (plus annotations and selected book reviews) in chronological order. While far from comprehensive, the bibliography does contain all major items together with many minor items not listed elsewhere.
Contains sections on Books; Short Fiction; Nonfiction; and Poetry. Available from the publisher.
The following bibliographies are known to be "in progress", although this does not, by any means, imply they will ever be published:
|Joseph Payne Brennan||Randall Larson||Completed, awaiting publisher|
|Harlan Ellison||Tim Richmond||Forthcoming from Overlook Connection Press|
|Raymond Z. Gallun||Jeffrey M. Elliot||Completed, awaiting publisher|
|J.U. Giesy||Larry Estep||in progress|
|Edmond Hamilton||Richard W. Gombert||Completed, awaiting publisher|
|David H. Keller||Mike Ashley & Phil Stephensen-Payne||in progress|
|Murray Leinster||Virgil Utter & Phil Stephensen-Payne||in progress|
|Robert A.W. Lowndes||Jeffrey M. Elliot||Completed, awaiting publisher|
|Judith Merril||Elizabeth Cummins||Completed, awaiting publisher|
|Michael Moorcock||Ian Covell, John Davey, et al.||in progress|
|E. Hoffmann Price||Virgil Utter & Phil Stephensen-Payne||in progress|
|P.C. Wren||John Espley||in progress|