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The Merril Collection of Science Fiction, Speculation and Fantasy is a non-circulating research collection of over 63,000 items of science fiction, fantasy and speculative fiction, as well as magic realism, experimental writing and some materials in 'fringe' areas such as parapsychology, UFOs, Atlantean legends etc.

We collect :

  • Non-fiction critical works relating to science fiction and fantasy.
  • Science fiction and fantasy art books
  • Subject reference tools
  • Limited editions
  • Out of print materials
  • Original manuscripts
  • Correspondence
  • Critical, biographical and bibliographical materials
  • Audiovisual and multimedia materials

All items in the Merril Collection are fully catalogued. We also maintain an extensive index to our non-fiction periodicals, and a title/author index to every short story published in every anthology or short story collection.

Full details about our holdings can be found in our card catalogue. For a sampling of some of the materials we collect, try the following links:

Graphic novels
Fantasy/role playing games
Series & Sequels in Science Fiction & Fantasy


Updated on: July 17, 2006

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