ISFDB:Integrate Other Bibliographies
Ideally, the ISFDB should include the data contained in many different bibliographies, both print and online. This project page is an attempt to keep track of various efforts to incorporate these sources. We divide this into the major sources (all of which have verification slots in the "Verify this Publication" menu), and additional sources. The additional sources are often specialty sources, e.g. sub-genres of speculative fiction, geographical sources (e.g. "Canadian SF"), etc.. This should not include author-specific bibliographies, which should be listed on the individual author "Bibliographic Comments" pages. Project participants are invited to add additional sources to this second list when appropriate.
Major Bibliographic Sources
- Ahasuerus notes in this discussion that an early program had imported data from Contento1, so we expect to find few additions in this search. So far, we've found some additional publication months, lots of notes (editors, etc.), but only 2 new books. (Both books were listed as additional editions in notes accompanying the listed edition.)
- Stage 1: Title data and notes for collections - added alphabetically by 1st name through J.
Locus1 Locus Magazine online database.
Status: MHHutchins has completed data entry from physical copies of Locus prior to the time this database covers. Chavey has entered pseudonyms from Locus1 for all authors in the DB as of 1/2011.
Reginald1 Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature: A Checklist, 1700-1974, 1979.
Status: MHHutchins has completed A-Blac, and will continue through the end of C. Any editor is free to take on the remaining sections, and should report their progress here.
Reginald3 Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature, 1975-1991: A Bibliography of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror, 1992.
Status: MHHutchins will take on A-C in conjunction with the Reginald1 project. Any editor is free to take on the remaining sections, and should report their progress here.
Status Bluesman has completed through Anthony, Piers; will jump to D
Tuck The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy through 1968, in 3 volumes.
Status: MHHutchins has completed A-Chri, and will continue through the end of C. Any editor is free to take on the remaining sections, and should report their progress here.
Status: Bluesman has completed adding foreign language editions through Algernon Blackwood where such have OCLC cross-references and has completed through 'C' for all editions.
Miller/Contento Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Weird Fiction Magazine Index: 1890-2001, by Stephen T. Miller & William G. Contento (Checklist of issues indexed only. For information about the CD-ROM of the complete index go here.)
Bleiler1 The Checklist of Fantastic Literature, 1948.
Currey Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors: A Bibliography of First Printings of Their Fiction and Selected Nonfiction, 1979.
Status: Bluesman has completely verified all fiction listings in this reference with the database records with the exception of Montague Rhodes James, Frederick Thomas Jane and some scattered reference publications for various authors.
Additional Bibliographic Sources
Project participants should add items here as they work on them. For a list of suggestions, see Sources of Bibliographic Information.
A Lancer Science Fiction Checklist, completed by Mhhutchins, Oct. 2007.
Contemporary Science Fiction Authors II, vol. 2 of Reginald1. Author information added, Mhhutchins, May 2009.
Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, Mike Ashley. Author data entered, Mhhutchins, Jan. 2010.