Synopses & Reviews
Keeping track of prolific authors who write fiction series was quite challenging for even the most ardent fan until To Be Continueddebuted in 1995. Noew, readers will be happy that the soon-to-be-released second edition has added 1,600 new books and 400 new series. To Be Continued, Second Edition, maintians the first volume's successful formula that featured concise A-to-Z entries packed with useful information, including titles, publishers, publication dates, genre categories, annotations, and subject terms. Among the genre categories that can be found in To Be Continued are romance, science fiction, crime novel, horror, adventure, fantasy, humor, western, war, Christian fiction, and others.
Readers wanting to follow plots and characters from one of an author's novels to another will welcome this excellent guide to sequels that the authors define as novels that tell a continuing story or are united by a regional, philosophical, or social theme....Reasonably priced, easily used, and attractively designed, this guide will be worthwhile purchase for libraries with even modest fiction collections.American Reference Books Annual
This work has many attractive features, including a sample entry, definitions of terms used in entries, a list of additional sources, and indexes for titles, subject and literary forms, genre, and time and place....recommended for all libraries.CHOICE
There are several features in this handbook, but the most valuable is the way it is indexed: by title, genre, subject, and time and place....Particular literary forms that could not be classified into a genre such as allegories or diaries, are also represented here....most entries include subject headings and so are still accessible from one or two points beyond the author's name and book title....This capably organized handbook is a useful tool, given the recent resurgence of readers' advisory services. For libraries where a print source has to serve as the readers' advisor, this book will be a lifesaver.Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin
...does not look like a reference book. The very attractive, glossy, black and white cover with assorted green star designs gives the book the look of a much more commercial venture. Also, it is an inviting book to pick up and browse through. It will help librarians to assist patrons with reader's advisory questions, and it is a book patrons will enjoy using directly. In a way, To Be Continued reminds me of a good cookbook that is fun to read - all the recipes sound good.... This will be helpful for students with school assignments to read a certain literary style....a valuable addition to both academic and public libraries - medium-sized and larger. High school libraries will need it as well. I recommend it to bookstores and bookdealers as a valuable tool to have whether selling new or used books. Not only is it a comfortable book to thumb through, but it serves the purpose of informing and encouraging us about possibilities for further reading. That should make librarians smile.The Review Section
...it does do some good reference work for people interested in sequels dealing with science fiction, fantasy and horror....a good start in charting the many sequels in the genre of science fiction, fantasy and horror.Science Fiction Research Association
A worthwhile addition to a public library or high school library reference collection or a helpful "behind the desk" reference at library reader's advisor desks. Recommended.The Book Report
Adds 1,600 new books and 400 new series, maintaining the first volume's successful formula.
About the Author
MERLE L. JACOB is currently the adult materials selection specialist for the Chicago Public Library and was formerly the coordinator of collection development for the Skokie (Illinois) Public Library.HOPE APPLE is a freelance researcher and writer. She is the former head of reference services for the Skokie (Illinois) Public Library, and has nearly 20 years of experience as a reference librarian.
Table of Contents
Main Entry Section
Subjects and Literacy Forms Index
Time and Place Index