Recursive Science Fiction

Recursive SF is self-referential SF. Any item or entity that refers back to itself may be said to be recursive. Therefore, any SF story that refers to SF is recursive.

Two of the most famous recursive genre novels are What Mad Universe by Fredric Brown and Rocket to the Morgue by H. H. Holmes (Anthony Boucher).

An Annotated Bibliography of Recursive Science Fiction, compiled by Anthony R. Lewis (with an introduction by Barry N. Malzberg) was published by NESFA Press in 1990.