Sequels, Fourth Edition: An Annotated Guide to Novels in Series

$129.00
ALA Member: 
$ 116.10
Item Number: 
978-0-8389-0967-6
Published: 
2009
Publisher: 
ALA Editions
Pages: 
792
Width: 
8 12"
Height: 
11"
Format: 
Softcover
  • Description
  • Table of Contents
  • About the Authors
  • Reviews

Sequels, the most 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
  • 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. The expanded Sequels, 4th edition, will become the RA and reference librarian's resource of choice!

Sequels, the most 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
  • 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. The expanded Sequels, 4th edition, will become the RA and reference librarian's resource of choice!

Janet G. Husband

Janet G. Husband and Jonathan F. Husband met and married at their first jobs at the Free Library of Philadelphia. They went on to enjoy long and productive careers in public and college libraries, respectively. Janet was director of the Rockland Memorial Library and the Paul Pratt Memorial Library in Massachusetts. Jon was a reference librarian at Boston State College and Framingham State College. Now retired, they maintain the database of their popular reference guide, Sequels, first published in 1982 when it became an ALA bestseller. Janet earned her MLS at Rutgers University and Jon holds an MA in English from the University of Pennsylvania and an MLS from Drexel University.

Jonathan F. Husband

Janet G. Husband and Jonathan F. Husband met and married at their first jobs at the Free Library of Philadelphia. They went on to enjoy long and productive careers in public and college libraries, respectively. Janet was director of the Rockland Memorial Library and the Paul Pratt Memorial Library in Massachusetts. Jon was a reference librarian at Boston State College and Framingham State College. Now retired, they maintain the database of their popular reference guide, Sequels, first published in 1982 when it became an ALA bestseller. Janet earned her MLS at Rutgers University and Jon holds an MA in English from the University of Pennsylvania and an MLS from Drexel University.

"An effective and easy-to-use librarian's resource."
--The Midwest Book Review

"Apart from the standard detective series/sci-fi and fantasy/historical romances, there is also a variety of inspiring suggestions in the Sequels guide. Readers will find books that were turned into films and television series, and vice versa (novelisations); classic literature from Dos Passos' USA trilogy to Balzac's 90-volume Human Comedy and the translation of Marcel Proust; as well as characters from around the world."
--Reference Reviews

"This is an interesting and informative book for those working in readers' advisory/reader development work: useful as a reference tool; to broaden their own knowledge of books, authors and series; and to share with readers in a library setting."
--Collection Building