On March 10, 1997, the Buffy the Vampire Slayer series debuted on The WB. To mark its 20th anniversary, a number of books about the show have been published, including Edward Gross and Mark A. Altman’s Slayers & Vampires: The Complete Uncensored, Unauthorized Oral History of Buffy & Angel and Christopher Golden’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer: 20 Years of Slaying; The Authorized Watcher’s Guide. Here’s more on the way:
October 3, 2017
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Encyclopedia: The Ultimate Guide to the Buffyverse / Nancy Holder and Lisa A. Clancy
Holder’s been involved with the series since the beginning: she co-wrote Halloween Rain with Christopher Golden, a Buffyverse novel, in 1997. She’s done numerous Buffyverse novels and tie-ins since, including a book celebrating the series’ 15th anniversary: Buffy: The Making of a Slayer (2012). Good credentials for a Buffy encyclopedia.
October 17, 2017
Buffy the Vampire Slayer FAQ: All That’s Left to Know About Sunnydale’s Slayer of Vampires, Demons, and Other Forces of Darkness / David Bushman and Arthur Smith
Although not Buffy, Bushman and Smith have experience FAQing another cult TV series: Twin Peaks FAQ: All That’s Left to Know About a Place Both Wonderful and Strange (2016). The FAQ series itself also features Bruce Scivally’s Dracula FAQ: All That’s Left to Know About the Count from Transylvania (2015).
October 24, 2017
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Slayer STATS; The Complete Infographic Guide to All Things Buffy / Steve O’Brien and Simon Guerrier
A slim volume at 128 pages, it “blends striking illustrations with a bounty of facts and stats that shed light on just about every aspect of the hit TV show.” The authors have also given the infographic treatment to Doctor Who: Whographica: An Infographic Guide to Space and Time (2016).
Credited to Willow Rosenberg, the actual author is Andrea Robinson. The book’s Amazon description (in link) says this “is the first and only truly comprehensive collection of every magical moment from all seven seasons . . . humorously narrated by beloved resident witch Willow Rosenberg.” Contains spells. Something for the Wiccan crowd, especially.