Robert J. Sawyer

Hugo and Nebula Award-Winning Science Fiction Writer

Bibliographies in novels

by Rob - January 26th, 2009.
Filed under: Hominids, Mindscan.

An academic on a listserver I read just asked about bibliographies in SF&F novels. My reply:

I sometimes include a bibliography. The one from my novel Hominids (Hugo winner, 2003; Tor Books) is online here.

And the one from my novel Mindscan (John W. Campbell Memorial Award winner, 2006; Tor Books) is online here.

But it’s hardly a new practice. For instance, the horror novel The Night Stalker by Jeff Rice, basis for the Kolchak movies and TV series, first published in 1973, has an extensive bibliography (mostly about vampirism) including, cutely, a couple of made-up citations attributed to one of the characters.

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