Chicago-based specialist publishing house, owned by sf fans, which publishes critical and bibliographical material. The first book was Damon Knight's In Search of Wonder (coll 1956; exp 1967; exp 1996); other notable volumes include James Blish's two collections of critical essays The Issue at Hand (coll 1964) and More Issues at Hand (coll 1970), both as by William Atheling Jr, and, later, his posthumous The Tale that Wags the God (coll 1987), as by Blish. Advent:Publishers' most important scholarly publication has been Donald H Tuck's The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy through 1968 (volume 1 1974; volume 2 1978; volume 3 1982). [MJE]
see also: Small Presses and Limited Editions.
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