Series:yGalactic Central BibliographiesZ1938577series - publisher bibliography science fiction 'Most of the [Galactic Central] bibliographies are produced as A5 booklets, photocopied and
side-stapled, although some of the more recent publications have been
perfect-bound. The intention is to keep all bibliographies permanently
in print at all times and to offer them at a price that the average
(impoverished) fan can afford.
The scope of the bibliographies has grown considerably over the years.
Initially only primary works of fiction in the English language were
included, but 90% of the volumes now have a standard format containing
seventeen separate sections including items such as poems, articles, and
series as well as extensive coverage of secondary material. Unique to
this series (as far as we know) is a section listing "phantom titles"
that have either been announced but not published or, at some time, have
been erroneously credited to the subject of the bibliography.
of translations into languages other than English has also grown over
the years and recent bibliographies contain comprehensive of
translations into most major European languages' (Galactic Central Publications).