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Alan Dean Foster

The Big Three
--- Isaac Asimov
--- Arthur C. Clarke
--- Robert A. Heinlein

J.R.R. Tolkien

Philip E. High

Richard C. Meredith

Fighting Fantasy

Nebula Science Fiction

Science Fiction Book Series

 

"Science Fiction is something that could happen - but usually you wouldn't want it to.
 Fantasy is something that couldn't happen - though often you only wish that it could."
from Arthur C. Clarke's Foreword to
The Collected Stories of Arthur C. Clarke

SFandFantasy.co.uk is a collection of bibliographies listing books by Science Fiction and Fantasy authors. Originally set up as a home for the Richard C. Meredith pages, the site has grown to be a record of the reading habits of a teenager in the 1980s and early 1990s. The long-term aim of the site is to include illustrated listings for a wide range of authors and series.

The site currently includes listings for:

Richard C. Meredith (1937-1979) wrote science fiction novels and short stories in the 1960s and 70s. Never a prolific author, his unexpected death in 1979, at the age of just 41, came just as his writing career was beginning to flourish, with the publication of The Timeliner Trilogy by Playboy Press and an expansion of his repertoire into ghost stories.

Philip E. High (1914-2006) began to write science fiction short stories in the mid-50s, and was still writing when he died over fifty years later. His long writing career resulted in an extensive list of short stories published in magazines such as Nebula, New Worlds and Fantasy Adventures, as well as 17 novels and anthologies.

Isaac Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke and Robert A. Heinlein are informally known as the "Big Three" - the best known members of the group of authors who brought science fiction into a Golden Age in the middle years of the twentieth century.

Alan Dean Foster is the author of the Humanx Commonwealth and Spellsinger series of novels and also of a large number of standalone novels and film screenplay novelizations.

J.R.R. Tolkien (1892-1973) is best known as the author of The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion. After his death, Tolkien's son edited and published many of Tolkien's unpublished writings including The Silmarillion.

Fighting Fantasy is a series of single-player roleplay game-books created by Steve Jackson and Ian Livingstone. Puffin Books published the series between 1982 and 1995, when they allowed the books to go out of print. Wizard Books revived the series in 2002 when they began to reissue selected books from the original series along with a handful of new titles.

Nebula Science Fiction was British magazine edited by Peter Hamilton and published between 1952 and 1959. Its 41 issues included stories by authors including Robert Silverberg, Robert A. Heinlein, Brian Aldiss, Philip E. High, E.C. Tubb and Kenneth Bulmer.

Science Fiction Book Series currently includes bibliographies of two series of science fiction novels and collections.
Venture Science Fiction was published by Arrow Books between 1985 and 1989. Its 25 volumes included books by authors such as Richard C. Meredith, Philip E. High, Timothy Zahn and Edmond Hamilton.
Gollancz Classic SF was published from 1986 to 1987 and reached 20 volumes before it was replaced by VGSF Classics.

SFandFantasy.co.uk - Future Plans
The site is still under construction, but is slowly becoming more complete. Some of the biographies, such as those for Isaac Asimov and J.R.R. Tolkien, have been copied from Wikipedia, with a little correction. This is only a temporary measure and they will be replaced with purpose written text when time allows.

Future additions to the site may include Kurt Vonnegut, Robert E. Vardeman, Robert Silverberg, Jeff Noon, Patrick Moore, Anne McCaffrey, Harry Harrison, Stephen Donaldson, Terry Brooks, Poul Anderson, Conan, and Swords & Sorcery novels in general.

 

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