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All movie reference works will be listed here. Books are listed whether or not they have any applicable information. Compare this bibliography to our individual film pages, which contain a list of books that only reference that film - to see if there's any point in you checking it out.

This bibliography is always under construction.

Author Title © Notes
Baumann, Marty, editor The Astounding B Monster 2004 DinoShip
Interviews with Beverly Garland [nothing substantial on her SF films], Bruce Campbell, Pamela Duncan, Ann Robinson, James Arness, Robert Clarke, Jack Hill, Mamie Van Doren, Herbert L. Strock, Marie Windsor, Yvette Vickers, Fess Parker, Lori Nelson, Leo Gordon. [Anne Francis is interviewed, but not about Forbidden Planet]
Buhle, Paul and Dave Wagner Hide in Plain Sight: The Hollywood Blacklistees in Film and Television, 1950-2002 2003 Palgrave
Champlin, Charles George Lucas: The Creative Impulse: Lucasfilm's First Twenty-five Years 1992, 1997 Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
Discusses all of George Lucas' movies from 1971 onwards, plus his TV ventures. Revised edition
Harryhausen, Ray and Tony Dalton The Art of Ray Harryhausen 2006 Billboard Books
Discusses all of Ray Harryhausen's fantasy and SF movies
Leydon, Joe Joe Leydon's Guide to Movies You Must See If You Read, Write About or Make Movies 2004 Michael Wiese Productions
Discusses movies in several genres, including science fiction. Metropolis, Frankenstein, Plan 9 From Outer Space, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Star Wars, Blade Runner
Miller, Ron Special Effects: An Introduction to Movie Magic 2006 Twenty-first Century Books
Discusses several special effects techniques. Most SF movies are just mentioned, Chronicles of Riddick, X-Men, Enemy Mine, Spiderman 2 are illustrated by a couple of photos each, effects in 2001 and Jurassic Park are discussed in several paragraphs.
Muir, John Kenneth Horror Films of the 1980s 2007 McFarland
Horror and horror/SF movies for each year in the decade. Plots are summarized and there are a couple of paragraphs of critiques for each movie.
Rovin, Jeff A Pictorial History of Science Fiction Films 1975 Citadel Press.
Of little use to the researcher. Lots of photos and 1 para plot synopses of many SF films, but only critiques three: Metropolis, Things to Come, and 2001: A Space Odyssey.
Rubin, Michael Droidmaker: George Lucas and the Digital Revolution 2006 Triad Publishing.
Scott, Elaine Movie Magic: Behind the Scenes With Special Effects 1995 Morrow Books. Junior readers.
Discusses modern day science fiction and horror movies.
Staskowski, Andrea Science Fiction Movies 1992 Lerner Publications. Junior readers.
Plot synopses for 6 SF movies, with half-page explanations of the theme of each: The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951), The Thing (1951), 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), Star Wars (1977), ET: The Extraterrestrial (1982), Blade Runner (1982).
Warren, Bill Keep Watching the Skies: American Science Fiction Movies of the Fifties 1982, 1986 McFarland.
The source for info on 1950s SF movies, mostly from the US, one or two from England, a handful from Japan.
Webber, Roy P. The Dinosaur Films of Ray Harryhausen 2004 McFarland.
Whitezel, Karl (as told to) Buster Crabbe: A Self Portrait 1997 Steeley Print & Binding
Weaver, Tom Earth vs the Sci-Fi FIlmmakers: 20 interviews by Tom Weaver 2005 McFarland

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