User:Prof beard

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As I've now been here for a few weeks and it looks like I'll probably be fairly active, I thought I'd say a bit about myself.

"Prof beard"? Well it's my usual name on internet communities which are not directly related to my professional activities. "Prof" because I'm UK Professor (actually I now hold the title of "Emeritus Professor" - awarded to me by my University on my -semi- retirement) in what most people would call "eLearning", and "beard" because I have a VERY large beard...

I've been a lifelong SF reader, and have amassed a sizeable collection. I have a particular collector's interest in John Brunner and have some very rare stuff by him.

This is the reference material I own which I've got around to so far:

Reference Material as used by ISFDB:

  • I have the Locus CDs of The Locus Index to Science Fiction (1984-2008) by Charles N. Brown and William G. Contento combined with Index to Science Fiction Anthologies and Collections by William G. Contento and Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Weird Fiction Magazine Index (1890-2007) by Stephen T. Miller and William G. Contento
  • The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, (Feb 1996, John Clute, Peter Nicholls, publ. St. Martin's Press / SFBC, $24.98, xxxvi+1386pp, hc)
  • The Encyclopedia of Fantasy, (1997, John Grant, John Clute, publ. Orbit, 1-85723-368-9, £50.00, xvi+1049pp, hc)
  • Lloyd Currey. Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors: A Bibliography of First Printings of Their Fiction and Selected Nonfiction - Revised Edition CD-ROM, RB Publishing, 2002
  • The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy through 1968, Volume 1: Who's Who, A-L, (Mar 1974, Donald H. Tuck, publ. Advent: Publishers, 0-911682-20-1, $20.00, xii+286pp, hc)
  • The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy through 1968, Volume 2: Who's Who, M-Z, (Jan 1978, Donald H. Tuck, publ. Advent: Publishers, 0-911682-22-8, $25.00, (8)+(244)pp, hc)

I also have:

  • Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, Second Edition, (1981, Neil Barron, publ. R. R. Bowker, 0-8352-1404-4, $22.95, xiv+724pp, tp)
  • The Science Fiction Book: An Illustrated History, (1975, Franz Rottensteiner, publ. Thames and Hudson, 0-500-27060-0, £2.50, 160pp, tp)
  • The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction: An Illustrated A to Z, (1979, Peter Nicholls, publ. Granada, 0-246-11020-1, £15.00, 672pp, hc)
  • The Visual Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, (1977, Brian Ash, publ. Pan Books, 0-330-25275-5, 352pp, tp)
  • A Pictorial History of Science Fiction, (1977, David Kyle, publ. Hamlyn, 0-600-38193-5, £3.95, 173pp, hc)
  • Future and Fantastic Worlds: A Bibliographical Retrospective of DAW Books (1972-1987), (Sep 2007, Sheldon Jaffery, publ. Borgo Press / Wildside Press, 1-55742-002-5, $14.99, xiv+297pp, tp)

Also I have the following printed copies of L.W.Currey catalogs, which may be useful on occasion:

  • Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery & Adventure Fiction - Occasional List Number 8
  • Science Fiction & Fantasy Literature - No 116 Winter-Spring 2001
  • Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery & Adventure Fiction - No 115 Fall-Winter 1999
  • Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Literature - No 114 Spring 1999
  • Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery & Adventure Fiction - No 113 Summer 1998
  • Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery & Adventure Fiction - No 112 Winter 1997
  • Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery & Adventure Fiction - No 111 Fall 1997
  • Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery & Adventure Fiction - No 110 Summer 1997
  • Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery & Adventure Fiction - No 106 Winter 1996
  • Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery & Adventure Fiction - No 105 Fall 1996
  • Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Horror Literature - No 104 Winter-Spring 1996
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