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Here is a list of primary reference material that I currently own. Only items listed on ISFDB are included in this list, I have many items in my collection that could be included in this list but they are not on ISFDB.

My Primary Verifications

Long-As-Your-Arm List

Stewart Cowley

Spacecraft 2000-2100AD
Great Space Battles

The list HERE details all the books that the artwork in the above four volumes appears on. This list was compiled by me.

Encyclopadias, Dictionaries, Checklists and Bibliographies

The Complete Book of Science Fiction and Fantasy Lists
The Illustrated Book of Science Fiction Lists
The Science Fiction Reference Book Marshall Tymn
The Science Fiction and Heroic Fantasy Author Index
Science Fiction Sourcebook
Best 100 Horror Also issued as a signed, limited edition of 300 copies mine being number 98.
Who's Who in Science Fiction
Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction
Best 100 Modern Fantasy
Who's Who Wells
Mammoth Encyclopedia of SF
Tale of the Future Second edition
Tale of the Future Third edition
Science Fiction Criticism
Science Fiction Handbook
Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction
Fantasy Almanac
Fantasy Literature Marshall Tymn
Reader's Guide to Science Fiction
Biographical Dictionary of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists
The Star Trek Compendium 1983 edition
Star Trek: Phase II: The Lost Series
The Star Trek the Next Generation Companion
Star Trek Deep Space Nine Companion
Star Trek Deep Space Nine Technical Manual
Star Trek Voyager Companion
Star Trek Encylopedia
Star Trek Encylopedia Updated and expanded
Star Trek Concordance
Star Trek Chronology: The History of the Future
Star Wars Encylopedia
The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia Three volume cased edition
Dictionary of Science Fiction Places
Atlas of Fantasy
Darkover Concordance
Clute/Nicholls US hardback edition.
Clute/Nicholls UK hardback edition. 2 copies
Clute/Nicholls UK paperback edition. 2 copies.
Clute/Nicholls New version.
Encyclopedia of Fantasy
Tim Kirk Limited to 1500 copies
Science Fiction Film Source Book
Reader's Guide to Fantasy
Science Fiction First Editions Limited to 100 copies.
Fritz Leiber Limited to 1000 copies
The Burroughs Bestiary
The Devil's Dictionary
The Enlarged Devil's Dictionary
Science Fiction: The Illustrated Encyclopedia
The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural
The World of Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time
A Gothic Bibliography
The Dictionary of Imaginary Places: Expanded Edition
The International Science Fiction Yearbook
The New Encyclopedia of Science Fiction
Twentieth-Century Science-Fiction Writers
Science Fiction: The Early Years
Science Fiction Writers Bleiler
The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy Volume 1
The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy Volume 2
The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy Volume 3
Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature: A Checklist, 1700-1974, with Contemporary Science Fiction Authors II Two volume set.
Twentieth-Century American Science Fiction Writers Two volume set.
Fantasy Encyclopedia
The Guide to Larry Niven's Ringworld

Literary Criticism

Billion Year Spree
Hell's Cartographers Hardback edition. Inscribed copy
Hell's Cartographers Paperback edition
New Maps of Hell
New Maps of Hell Pennington cover
Modern Science Fiction Advent edition.
Science Fiction Today and Tomorrow
Explorations of the Marvellous
Science Fiction What it's All About
Understanding Contemporary American Science Fiction
Science Fiction: History • Science • Vision
Future Perfect
Universe Makers
History of the SF Magazine 2
Science Fiction as Science Fiction
Structural Fabulation
Explorers of the Infinite
Seekers of Tomorrow
Of Worlds Beyond
Science Fiction The Future
Over My Shoulder Limited to 1500 copies
A Multitude of Visions
Three Tomorrows
SF in Dimension
The Craft of Science Fiction
Pilgrims Through Space and Time Inscribed copy.
Women of the Future
The Way to Write Science Fiction
The Shape of Further Things
Faces of the Future
Imaginary Voyage in Prose Fiction
The Issue at Hand
More Issues at Hand
Tale that Wags the God
The Science Fiction Novel
In Search of Wonder
Science Fiction Handbook Revised Signed copy
The Pattern of Expectation
Science Fiction A Critical Guide
The Fantastic in Literature
Bridges to Fantasy
Bridges to Science Fiction
The Creation of Tomorrow
SF The Other Side of Realism
The Aesthetics of Fantasy Literature and Art
Fabulation and Metafiction
The Fantastic Mirror
Science Fiction and the New Dark Age
Many Futures Many Worlds
Nuclear Holocausts
The Hills of Faraway
Into the Unknown
Turning Points Signed by Poul Anderson on page 205.
Worlds Apart Inscribed copy.
Wilderness Visions
Exploring Fantasy Worlds Signed copy (Schweitzer)
Inside Science Fiction
Vultures of the Void
H. P. Lovecraft and Lovecraft Criticism
The Cybernetic Imagination in Science Fiction
The Road to Science Fiction: From Gilgamesh to Wells
The Road to Science Fiction 3: From Heinlein to Here US paperback edition.
The Road to Science Fiction 3: From Heinlein to Here UK paperback edition.
The Road to Science Fiction 6: The British Way
Tolkien and the Silmarillion
Tolkien's World Hardback edition
Tolkien's World Paperback edition

About the Author

Voices for the Future
Voices for the Future Volume 2
Dream Makers
Who Writes Science Fiction ?
Aldiss Unbound Brian Aldiss
The Dream Quest of H.P. Lovecraft Signed copy
Conan's World Robert E. Howard. Signed copy
Clockwork Universe Anthony Burgess
Science Fiction Voices 1
Science Fiction Voices 2
Fantasy Voices
Joe Haldeman
Theodore Sturgeon
Suzy McKee Charnas/Joan Vinge/Octavia Butler
Item Fourty-Three Brian Aldiss. Limited to 500 copies.
Isaac Asimov The Foundations of Science Ficiton Hardback edition
Isaac Asimov The Foundations of Science Ficiton Paperback edition
The Science Fiction of Isaac Asimov
Ray Bradbury
Arthur C. Clarke
Philip K. Dick
Divine Invasions Philip K. Dick
Pathways to Elfland Lord Dunsany
Robert Heinlein
Ursula Le Guin
Dreamer on the Night Side H.P. Lovecraft. Limited to 5000 (actually 4991) copies.
Lovecraft: A Look Behind the Cthulhu Mythos
H.P. Lovecraft Signed copy
H.P. Lovecraft: A Life
The Age of Chaos Michael Moorcock. Limited to 100 numbered and signed copies. Mine is number 82
Death is No Obstacle Michael Moorcock
The Entropy Exhibition Michael Moorcock & New Wave
Andre Norton
The Way the Future Was Frederik Pohl
Olaf Stapledon: A Man Divided
Introducing Don DeLillo
The Science Fiction of H. G. Wells
H. G. Wells: His Turbulent Life and Times
Jack Vance: Critical Appreciations and a Bibliography
Master of Middle-Earth J.R.R. Tolkien
Emperor of Dreams: A Clark Ashton Smith Bibliography Signed copy (compiler)

Art Portfolios

Immortals of Science Fiction
Aliens in Space
Star Quest
Dangerous Frontiers
Settlers in Space variant title of Dangerous Frontiers, same contents
The Fantastic Planet
Worlds at War
Space Patrol
Spacebase 2000
Journeyman Chris Moore. Inscribed copy
Art of Moebius
Star Trek Sketchbook
Painted Space John Berkey
Flights into Fantasy Richard Corben
Spectrum 5
Blood and Iron Les Edwards
Art of Science Fiction Frank Kelly Freas
Art of Roy G. Krenkel
Dreamquests Don Maitz
Chroma Alex Schomburg
Beyond Fantasy Darrell K. Sweet
Fantastic Art of Frank Frazetta
Frank Frazetta 2
Space Art
Heroic Dreams
Ratspike Ian Miller & John Blanche
Edd Cartier Limited to 2000 numbered copies. My copy is unnumbered
Hannes Bok Showcase
Offerings (Gerald) Brom
Kiddography Tom Kidd
Ray Harryhausen
Kingsgate Keith Parkinson
Medusa Chris Achilleos
Through a Looking Glass Wayne Anderson
Relections Stephen Bradbury
Only Visiting this Planet Danny Flynn
Dreamlands Mark Harrison
Cosmic Cornucopia Josh Kirby
In the Garden of Unearlthy Delights Josh Kirby
Alternate Views Alternate Universes David B. Mattingly
Eschatus Bruce Pennington
Ultaraterranium Bruce Pennington
Savage Hearts 2 Clyde Caldwell
The Art of Clyde Caldwell
Gothic Fantasies Anne Sudworth
Electric Dreams Barclay Shaw
Inner Visions Ron Walotsky
Chiaroscuro Tim White
SF & Fantasy Worlds Tim White
Pentateuch of the Cosmogony with 2 vinyl LPs of music composed by Dave Greenslade, artwork by Patrick Woodroffe.
Mythopoeikon Patrick Woodroffe
The Dorbott of Vacuo Patrick Woodroffe
Parallel Lines Peter Elson / Chris Moore
Solar Wind Peter Andrew Jones
SF Art Chris Foss
2st Century Foss Chris Foss
Diary of a Spaceperson Chris Foss
Illumina J.P. Targete
Art of John Berkey
Hardywate David Hardy. Inscribed copy
Art of Richard Powers
A Separate Star Limited to 1500 copies with a signed tipped-in 5x7 print. Mine is number 410
The Art of Space
Great Balls of Fire History of sex in SF illustration.
Di Fate's Catalog of Science Fiction Hardware Vincent Di Fate
The Science Fiction Art of Vincent Di Fate
Orgasmotron Joe Petagno
The Future Was Fab Mike Trim (Thunderbirds, Gerry Anderson)
Structura Sparth
Mass: The Art of John Harris
The Art of John Harris: Beyond the Horizon Limited edition of 300 copies issued in illustrated slipcase with signed print in envelope and variant jacket from trade edition.
The Goblins of Labyrinth
One Hundred Years of Science Fiction Illustration
Sorcerers: A Collection of Fantasy Art
Galactic Tours: Thomas Cook Out of This World Vacations Signed by David Hardy
Planet Story Jim Burns
Lightship Jim Burns
The Art of Jim Burns: Hyperluminal Limited edition of 300 copies issued in illustrated slipcase with signed print in envelope and variant jacket from trade edition.
The Immortals of Science Fiction
In Search of Forever Rodney Matthews
Last Ship Home Rodney Matthews
Magnetic Storm Roger Dean
Sentinel Syd Mead
Oblagon Syd Mead
Sentury Syd Mead
The Art of Michael Whelan
Michael Whelan's Works of Wonder
The Flights of Icarus
The Art of Robert McCall
Worlds: A Mission of Discovery
Art of Imagination
Galactic Aliens
Alien Landscapes
Masterpieces of Science Fiction
Visions of the Future
A Pictorial History of Science Fiction
The Illustrated Book of Science Fiction Ideas & Dreams
Space Wars: Worlds and Weapons
Visions of Space Signed copy
L'art hyperréaliste fantastique de Wojtek Siudmak: Volume Two
L'art hyperréaliste fantastique de Wojtek Siudmak: Album 3
L'art hyperréaliste fantastique de Wojtek Siudmak: Album 4
Siudmak Art Fantastique: Album 5
Siudmak Art Fantastique: Album 6
The Art of World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King
The Art of World of Warcraft: Cataclysm
The Art of World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor
The Alien World: The Complete Illustrated Guide
Challenge of the Stars Artwork by David Hardy. Signed copy
Sirens Chris Achilleos
The Art of Paul Bonner
Visionary Gray Morrow
The Art of Ian Miller Limited edition of 300 copies issued in illustrated slipcase with signed print in envelope and variant jacket from trade edition.
The Fantastic Art of Zdzislaw Beksinski
Infinite Worlds
Icon Frank Frazetta
The Fantasy Art Techniques of Tim Hildebrandt
Amarant Una Woodruff
Inventorum Natura Una Woodruff
First Maitz Don Maitz
Frank R. Paul: Father of Science Fiction Art
Frank Kelly Freas: As He Sees It
The Art of Chesley Bonestell
Tomorrow and Beyond: Masterpieces of Science Fiction Art
Quantum Dreams: The Art of Stephan Martiniere
Quantumscapes: The Art of Stephan Martiniere
Hannes Bok: A Life in Illustration
Fantastic Science-Fiction Art 1926-1954
Twenty Years of Art: Elmore Larry Elmore
Concept Design 1
Tour of the Universe

Graphic Novels

The Man From Nowhere Dan Dare / Frank Hampson
A Gift of Her Own
Alien the Movie Novel


Tough Guide to Fantasyland
Nitpicker's Guide Classic
Nitpicker's Guide Next Generation
Nitpicker's Guide Next Generation II
Star Trek Interview Book
Outer Limits Companion
Tolkien Companion
Myths & Magic
Dune Encyclopedia
Prisoner Companion
Twilight Zone Companion
Anthropology Through Science Fiction
Space Travel
Aliens and Alien Societies
World Building
Making of DS9
Spacecraft Fact/Fiction
Science in Science Fiction
Galactic Geographic
Strokes Signed copy
Toward the Radical Centre Karel Capek collection
Gene Rodenberry: The Myth and the Man Behind Star Trek
Beyond This Horizon
Frontier Crossings
War in 20280
Reel Terror
Arthur C Clarke's July 20, 2019: Life in the 21st Century
First on the Moon
Extraterrestrial Civilizations
Satellites and Space Flight
Man and Space
Handbook for Space Pioneers
Ariel: The Book of Fantasy, Volume Three
Ariel: The Book of Fantasy, Volume Four
The Trigan Empire
Blueprint for Space
It's Alive! The Classic Cinema Saga of Frankenstein
Star Trek Movie Memories
Cosmos Carl Sagan's TV series
Someone Else is on Our Moon Hardback edition
Someone Else is on Our Moon Paperback edition
The Physics of Star Trek
New Worlds for Old
Fantasy Role Playing Games
Space Wars Fact and Fiction
Science Fiction Movies
Science Fiction Films
The Nightbreed Chronicles
Ghastly Beyond Belief The Science Fiction and Fantasy Book of Quotations
The Completely Useless Unauthorized Star Trek Encyclopedia
The New Trek Programme Guide
Terry Nation's Blake's 7 The Programme Guide

Role-Playing and other game material

Atlas of the Dragonlance World
Leaves from the Inn of the Last Home
World of Warcraft Atlas
What Is Dungeons and Dragons?

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