Marshall B. Tymn

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(December 11, 1937 – May 24, 2020)

Marshall Benton Tymn, an Ann Arbor-based academic, editor, and bibliographer of SF and fantasy works, taught at Eastern Michigan University. He received the Pilgrim Award in 1990. He was a founder of the Instructors of Science Fiction in Higher Education.

Tymn stopped teaching in 1989, when a car accident caused a traumatic brain injury.


  • A Directory of Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing Houses and Book Dealers (1974)
  • Recent Critical Studies on Fantasy Literature: An Annotated Checklist (1978)
  • The Science Fiction Reference Book: A Comprehensive Handbook and Guide to the History, Literature, Scholarship, and Related Activities of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Fields (1981)
  • its abridged successor, Science Fiction: A Teacher's Guide and Resource Book (1988)
  • A Teacher's Guide to Science Fiction (1981)
  • A Research Guide to Science Fiction Studies: An Annotated Checklist of Primary and Secondary Sources (1977) [with L. W. Currey and Roger C. Schlobin ]
  • Index to Stories in Thematic Anthologies of Science Fiction (1978) [with L. W. Currey, Martin H. Greenberg and Joseph D. Olander ]
  • The Year's Scholarship in Science Fiction and Fantasy: 1972-1975 (1979) [with Roger C. Schlobin ]
  • A Basic Reference Shelf for Science Fiction Teachers (1978)
  • American Fantasy and Science Fiction: Toward a Bibliography of Works Published in the United States, 1948-1973 (1979)
  • Horror Literature: A Core Collection and Reference Guide (1981)
  • Science Fiction, Fantasy and Weird Fiction Magazines (1985) [with Mike Ashley ]
  • Fantasy and Horror (1999) [with Neil Barron ]

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