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Contents
Part I:
Introduction to Popular Reading Interests

Chapter 1: Introduction: "On the Social Nature of Reading"
Wayne A. Wiegand

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
When We Don't Know About the Social Nature
of Reading and Library as Place
Library in the Life of the User
Notes
Bibliography

Chapter 2: A Brief History of Readers' Advisory
Melanie A. Kimball

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
Conclusion
Notes
Appendix: A Chronology of Readers' advisory

Chapter 3: The Readers' Advisory Interview
Catherine Sheldrick Ross

Notes
Bibliography

Chapter 4: Serving Today's Reader
Diana Tixier Herald

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
Notes
Bibliography

Part II:
The Genres

Chapter 5: Historical Fiction Essay
R.Gordon Kelly

The Allure of the Past
Characteristics of Historical Fiction
Truth and Historical Fiction
History of Historical Fiction
Conclusion
Notes
Bibliography
Themes and Types
Diana Tixier Herald
Selected Classics
Prehistoric
Ancient Civilizations
Middle Ages
The "Royals"
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
Topics
Bibliographies and Encyclopedias
Writers' Manuals
Conferences
Awards
Online Resources
D's Historical Picks

Chapter 6: Westerns
Essay
Connie Van Fleet

Definition
History and Evolution
The Western Reader
Characteristics and Types
Advising the Reader
Conclusion
Bibliography
Themes and Types
Diana Tixier Herald
Selected Classics
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
Romance

Chapter 6: Westerns (Cont.)

Young Adult Westerns
The West Lives On
Eccentric Variations
Sagas
Series
Topics
Short Stories
Novella Anthology Series
Bibliographies and Encyclopedias
History and Criticism
Organizations
Awards
Publishers
Online Resources
D's Western Picks

Chapter 7: Crime
Essay
Erin A. Smith

The "Cozy" or Classical Mystery
The "Golden Age" of Detective Fiction
Hard-Boiled Crime Stories
Police Procédurals
Increasing Diversity in Crime Fiction
Crime/Caper Stories
Legal Thrillers
Postmodern Crime Novels
True Crime
The Cultural Work of Modern Detective Novels
Character
Settings
Other Appeals
Plot Structures
Notes
Bibliography
Themes and Types
Diana Tixier Herald
Selected Classics
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
Crime/Caper
Legal Thriller
Topics
Anthology Series
Bibliographies and Genre Guides
Encyclopedias
Writers' Manuals
Associations and Conventions
Associations
Conventions
Awards
Online Resources
D's Crime Picks

Chapter 8: Adventure
Essay
Diana Tixier Herald

Definition
Characteristics and Appeals
History
Recent Trends
Advising the Reader
Closing
Notes
Bibliography
Themes and Types
Diana Tixier Herald
Selected Classics
Spy/Espionage
Spy Novels

Chapter 8: Adventure (Cont.)

Women Spies
Political Intrigue and Terrorism
Thrillers
Cipher Thrillers
Nazis
Technothrillers
Financial Intrigue/Espionage
Biothrillers
Survival
The Lone Survivor
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
Topics
Bibliographies
Special Collections
Organizations
Awards
D's Adventure Picks

Chapter 9: Romance
Essay
Denice Adkins

What Is Romance?
Why Romance?
How Do Women Become Romance Readers?
Development of the Romance Genre
Judging a Book by Its Cover
Notes
Bibliography
Themes and Types
Diana Tixier Herald
Selected Classics
Contemporary Romance
Sensuous Contemporaries
Sweet Contemporaries
Romantic Suspense
Contemporary Romantic Suspense
Historical Romantic Suspense
Paranormal Romantic
Gothic Romance
Historical Romance
General Historical Romance
Frontier and Western Romance
Native American
Medieval
Scotland
Regency Romance
Saga
Hot Historical
Sweet-and-Savage
Spicy Historical
Paranormal Romance
Fantasy Romance
Time-Travel Romance
Paranormal Beings
Futuristic/Science Fiction
Ethnic Romance
African American
Latina
Native American
Topics
Bibliographies and Biographies
History and Criticism
Review Journals
Authors' Associations
Awards
Publishers
D's Romance Picks

Chapter 10: Science Fiction
Essay
JoAnnPalmed

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
Notes
Bibliography
Themes and Types
Diana Tixier Herald
Selected Classics
Science Fiction Adventure
Militaristic
Time Travel

Chapter 10: Science Fiction (Cont.)
Shared Worlds
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
Anthologies
Anthology Series
Encyclopedias
Review Journals
Associations
Conventions
Awards
D's Science Fiction Picks

Chapter 11: Fantasy
Essay
John H. Timmerman

Definition
Appeal and Characteristics
Story
Character
Another World
Essential Conflict: Good and Evil
The Quest
Resolution
Bibliography
Themes and Types
Diana Tixier Herald
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 and Parallel Worlds
Alternate History
Parallel Worlds
Alternate Worlds
Religion-Based Alternate Worlds
Shared Worlds
Dark Fantasy
Romantic Fantasy
Topics
Anthologies
Anthology Series
Bibliographies and Biographies
Encyclopedias
History and Criticism
Organizations and Conventions
Awards
Online Resources
D's Fantasy Picks

Chapter 12: Horror
Essay
Dale Bailey
Definition
The Horror Reader
Origins of the Genre
Subgenres
Conclusion

Chapter 12: Horror (Cont.)
Notes
Bibliography
Themes and Types
Diana Tixier Herald
Selected Classics
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
Dark Fantasy
Topics
Grand Masters
Stephen King
Short Stories
Anthologies
Annual Anthologies
Bibliographies
Encyclopedias
History and Criticism
Review Journals
Conventions
Organizations
Online Resources
D's Horror Picks

Chapter 13: Christian Fiction
Essay
Erin A. Smith
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
Apocalyptic Fiction
Evangelical Readers
The Uses of Evangelical Fiction
Mainstream Neglect of Christian Fiction
Notes
Bibliography
Themes and Types
Diana Tixier Herald
Selected Classics
Contemporary Christian Fiction
Christian Romance
Contemporary
Christian Chick Lit
Historical Romance
Gentle Reads
Mysteries/Thrillers
Speculative
Fantasy
Science Fiction
Apocalyptic Fiction
Left Behind
Historical
Biblical
Westerns
Topics
Reference and Resources
Review Journals
Organizations
Awards
D's Picks

Chapter 14: Emerging Genres
Diana Tixier Herald
Women's Fiction
Resources
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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