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Reading Together, Manitowoc, Wisconsin, July 1957
Modern Examples of the Social Nature of Reading
Scholarship on the Social Nature of Reading
Reading and Libraries—Then and Now
Genre Fiction, Libraries, and the Social Nature of Reading
The Library as Place in a Real and Virtual World
Library in the Life of the User
Introduction
The Early Years
Readers' Advisory, Phase One: Reading with a Purpose
Useful Information
An Emerging Focus on Fiction
The Renaissance of Readers' Advisory: 1980-Present
Research in Reading and Readers' Advisory
Readers' Advisory and LIS Education
Appendix: A Chronology of Readers' Advisory
The Nature of Genre Fiction
Who Is the Common Reader?
Libraries and Genre Fiction
Readers' Advisory Service
Publishing Genre Fiction
Gender and Genre Fiction
Purpose and Scope of This Guide
Organization
Scope
Entries and Annotations
Suggestions for Use
The Allure of the Past
Characteristics of Historical Fiction
Truth and Historical Fiction
History of Historical Fiction
Prehistoric
Ancient Civilizations
Middle Ages
Exploration, Renaissance
Europe
The British Isles
The "Royals"
Exotic Locales
The Americas
Colonial/Early Settlement/Revolution
Civil War/Reconstruction/New Nation
The Twentieth Century
Saga Series
Epics
Writers' Manuals
Advising the Reader
Native Americans
Indian Captives
Mountain Men
Wagons West and Early Settlement
Merchants and Teamsters
Mines and Mining
Law and Lawmen
Bad Men and Good
Army in the West
Texas and Mexico
Hired Man on Horseback
Cattle Drives
Cattle Kingdoms
Range Wars
Sheepmen
Railroads
Buffalo Runners
Unromanticized
Picaresque
Comedy and Parody
Coming of Age
Celebrity Characters
African Americans in the West
Mormons
Singular Women
Young Adult Westerns
The West Lives On
Eccentric Variations
Sagas
Series
Novella Anthology Series
Bibliographies and Encyclopedias
D's Western Picks
Plot Structures
The Detective Story
The Professionals
Police Detectives
Private Investigators
Ex-Cops
Unofficial Detectives
Hard-Boiled
Amateur Detective, Cozy and Soft-Boiled
Diversity in Detection
Gay and Lesbian
Black Sleuths
Hispanic Sleuths
Native American Sleuths
Asian Sleuths
Subjects and Themes
Sports
Cookery
Bibliomysteries
Art World
Genreblends
Historical Mysteries
Futuristic Mysteries
Bizarre Blends
Suspense
Serial Killers and Psychopaths
Romance/Suspense Writers
Legal Thriller
Bibliographies and Genre Guides
Associations and Conventions
D's Crime Picks
Definition
Characteristics and Appeals
History
Recent Trends
Closing
Spy/Espionage
Spy Novels
Women Spies
Political Intrigue and Terrorism
Thrillers
Cipher Thrillers
Nazis
Technothrillers
Disaster
Male Romance
Wild Frontiers and Exotic Lands
Soldier of Fortune
Male-Action/Adventure Series
Military and Naval Adventure
Twentieth Century
Historical Naval and Military Adventure
Special Collections
D's Adventure Picks
Judging a Book by Its Cover
Contemporary Romance
Sensuous Contemporaries
Sweet Contemporaries
Romantic Suspense
Contemporary Romantic Suspense
Historical Romantic Suspense
Paranormal Romantic
Gothic Romance
General Historical Romance
Frontier and Western Romance
Native American
Medieval
Scotland
Regency Romance
Saga
Hot Historicals
Sweet-and-Savage
Spicy Historical
Paranormal Romance
Fantasy Romance
Time-Travel Romance
Paranormal Beings
Futuristic/Science Fiction
Ethnic Romance
African American
Latina
Bibliographies and Biographies
Authors' Associations
Publishers
D's Romance Picks
What Is Science Fiction?
A Misunderstood Genre
The History of Science Fiction and SF Subgenres
The Science Fiction Reader
Types, Themes, and Characteristics
Selecting SF: Which Work to Recommend?
Serving the Science Fiction Reader 319
Serving the Science Fiction Reader
Bibliography
Science Fiction Adventure 325
Science Fiction Adventure
Militaristic
Time Travel
Foundation
Marion Zimmer Bradley/Darkover
Anne McCaffrey/Brainships
George Lucas/Star Wars
Gene Roddenberry/Star Trek
Techno SF
High Tech
Robots, Cyborgs, Androids
Nanotechnology
Virtual Reality
The Future Is Bleak
Dystopias and Utopias
Social Structures
Biological
Religious
Alternate and Parallel Worlds
Parallel Worlds
Alternate History
Earth's Children
Bioengineering
Psionic Powers
Aliens
Genreblending
Romantic Science Fiction
Science Fiction Mysteries
Humor in Science Fiction
Science Fantasy
Topics
Review Journals
Associations
Conventions
D's Science Fiction Picks
Essay
Appeal and Characteristics
Character
Story
Another World
Essential Conflict: Good and Evil
The Quest
Resolution
Themes and Types
Selected Classics
Epic/Sword and Sorcery
Saga, Myth, and Legend
Arthurian Legend
Celtic
Nordic
Asian
Fairy Tales
Humorous
A Bestiary
Dragons
Uncommon Common Animals
World of Faerie
Urban Fantasy
Alternate Worlds
Religion-Based Alternate Worlds
Shared Worlds
Dark Fantasy
Romantic Fantasy
Anthology Series
Organizations and Conventions
Awards
D's Fantasy Picks
The Horror Reader
Origins of the Genre
Subgenres
Conclusion
Monsters
Vampires
Vampire Romance
Vampire Mystery/Suspense
Werewolves
The Occult and Supernatural
Witches and Warlocks
Cosmic Paranoia
Ghosts
Haunted Houses
Demonic Possession and Exorcism
Satanism, Demonology, and Black Magic
Apocalypse
Medical Horror and Evil Science
Psychological Horror
Grand Masters
Stephen King
Short Stories
Anthologies
Annual Anthologies
Bibliographies
Encyclopedias
History and Criticism
Online Resources
D's Horror Picks
Christian Ambivalence about Fiction
The Nineteenth-Century Rapprochement between Faith and Fiction
Biblical Fiction
Social Gospel Novels
The Postwar Explosion of Evangelical Publishing
Christian Romances
Diversifying the Field and Bringing in the Men
Evangelical Readers
The Uses of Evangelical Fiction
Mainstream Neglect of Christian Fiction
Notes
Contemporary Christian Fiction
Christian Romance
Contemporary
Christian Chick Lit
Historical Romance
Gentle Reads
Mysteries/Thrillers
Speculative
Apocalyptic Fiction
Left Behind
Historical
Biblical
Reference and Resources
Organizations
D's Picks
Women's Fiction
D's Women's Fiction Picks
Chick Lit
Resources
D's Chick Lit Picks
Author/Title Index
Subject Index
About the Contributors
About the Author and Editor
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