For students, scholars, readers' advisors, and curious SF readers and fans, this guide provides an easy-to-use launch pad for researching and learning more about science fiction writers and their work. Emphasizing the best popular and contemporary authors, this book covers 100 SF writers, providing for each: BLa brief biographical sketch, including a quote from the author, awards, etc. BLa list of the author's major works (including editions and other writings) BLresearch sources-biographies, criticism, research guides, and web sites In addition, you'll find "read-alike" lists for selected authors. For anyone wanting to find information on popular SF authors, this should be the first stop. A brief introduction to the work cites general information sources and reference works for the genre (including encyclopedias and multi-author references)-which are cited with codes in the entries). Although there are many works (in print and online) where one can access information about SF authors, none are this affordable, and offer this research approach to most popular authors, directing users to all other sources, including many web sites, and even blogs. This is a versatile and affordable resource. Buy two copies-one for the readers' advisory or reference desk, and one to circulate!