Entry updated 20 December 2011. Tagged: Publication.
Beginning with Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Review Annual 1988 (dated 1988 but 1989) edited by Robert A Collins and Robert Latham – whose coverage is of 1987 – this series was an annual book spin-off from the defunct magazine Fantasy Review (folded August 1987). The book-review section of the magazine had been its strongest feature, and continues as the central feature of the annual, whose first edition published around 550 brief reviews (most reprinted, though individual reviews are not so acknowledged, from SFRA Newsletter) along with essay surveys of the year in sf, sf scholarship, horror, etc. Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Review Annual's utility is dubious, since by the time its information is published many of the books described are out of print. Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Review Annual, published by Meckler for two years then by Greenwood Press, ran to four volumes in all; the titular dates were 1988 (1989) as above, 1989 (1990), 1990 (1991) and 1991 (1994). [PN/DRL]
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