Table of Contents
Introduction / by Neil Barron -- The emergence of science fiction / by Thomas D. Clareson -- Science fiction between the wars, 1918-1938 / by Brian Stableford -- The modern period, 1938-1980 / by Joe De Bolt and John R. Pfeiffer -- Children's science fiction / by Francis J. Molson -- Foreign language science fiction. German / by Franz Rottensteiner -- French / by Maxim Jakubowski -- Russian / by Patrick L. McGuire -- Italian / by Gianni Montanari -- Japanese / by David Lewis -- Chinese / by Ye Yiong-lie -- Selection, acquisition, and cataloging of science fiction / by Neil Barron -- Indexes and bibliographies / by Neil Barron -- History and criticism / by Neil Barron -- Autobiography, biography, and author studies / by Neil Barron -- Science fiction on film and television / by Neil Barron -- Science fiction illustration / by Neil Barron -- Classroom aids / by Marshall B. Tymn -- Science fiction magazines / by H.W. Hall -- Library and private collections of science fiction and fantasy / by H.W. Hall -- Core collection checklist / by Neil Barron.