Thursday, September 17, 2009

Sequels: An Annotated Guide to Novels in Series

Husband, Janet G. and Jonathan F. Husband. Sequels: An Annotated Guide to Novels in Series. 4th ed., Chicago: American Library Association, 2009 ISBN 978-0-8389-0967-6

"Sequels", the popular and long-lasting guide to novels in series, returns with greatly expanded series listings. Mysteries continue to be a mainstay, with fantasy, science fiction, and romance listings, plus non - genre fiction selections from authors such as Edward Abbey and Lawrence Durrell. The authors have carefully sifted through a growing group of series to select those most likely to be available in a medium-sized public library, weeding out esoteric, obscure, and less popular series. This classic reference includes hundreds of annotated series, title and subject indexes, and suggestions for reading order. Library professionals will find: answers to the perennial question, 'What should I read next?'; guidance on the chronology of a series; easy-to-use tools to identify novels by character, setting, and author; and, the definitive resource for novels in series. Including series started since 1989 and updated through 2007, "Sequels" will be the most complete resource for general readers and library patrons as well as readers' advisors; public, university, and high school reference librarians; acquisition and collection management librarians; and even bookstore staff and book reviewers.