John Dunne wrote us asking is any of our readers have ever heard of this science fiction reference book:
I used to own a book, non-fiction, written by a bunch of SF fans who worked at a bookstore. The book, most likely published in either the late 70s or very early 80s (because I bought it no later than 1982) was primarily a directory of author descriptions: who the author was, the type of works the author wrote, both sub-genre and major novels the author had had published in his/her career, and a feature for every author that started, “If you like so-and-so, try…” There was also a listing of 50 SF novels the authors considered “must reads” that was very broad in terms of the sub-genres of SF. Now if anyone can remember the title so I can try to rebuy this book that would be great. But what I’m really interested in is trying to find a website based on the “If you like…” idea. The listing of 50 novels, if it’s also online, would be great as well.