to Science Fiction, Canonization,
The first section of this bibliography lists critical studies that have endeavored to describe science fiction with the voice of authority, to establish science fiction canons, and/or to discuss the processes of canonization and marginalization within and around science fiction. The second section lists anthologies that were designed to establish canons of science fiction literature, for either the entire genre or significant subgenres, and anthologies that have been embraced as canonical statements after the fact, excluding annual series of “Year's Best” anthologies, other extended anthology series, and anthologies linked to particular authors, magazines, or awards. With such broad parameters, this bibliography cannot aspire to be comprehensive or complete, but we hope that it will be of assistance to scholars in their ongoing efforts to investigate the issues raised in this volume.
Aldiss, Brian W. The Detached Retina: Aspects of SF and Fantasy. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 1995.
Aldiss, Brian W., with David Wingrove. Trillion Year Spree: The History of Science Fiction. New York: Atheneum, 1986. A previous version by Aldiss was Billion Year Spree: The True History of Science Fiction. New York: Schocken Books, 1973.
Alkon, Paul. Origins of Futuristic Fiction. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1987. . Science Fiction before 1900: Imagination Discovers Technology. New York: Twayne, 1994.
Allen, L. David. Science Fiction: An Introduction. Lincoln, Nebraska: Cliff's Notes, 1973.
Amis, Kingsley. New Maps of Hell. New York: Ballantine Books, 1960.
Asimov, Isaac. Asimov on Science Fiction. Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Co., 1981.
Attebery, Brian. Strategies of Fantasy. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1992.
Bacon-Smith, Camille. Science Fiction Culture. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1999.
Bailey, J. O. Pilgrims through Time and Space: Trends and Patterns in Scientific and Utopian Fiction. New York: Argus Books, 1947.