Essays and Bibliographies

Mer-Women and Fish-Men: Humans Engineered for Ocean Living
A survey of mermaids in science fiction.

Items tagged 'mermaid' on the ISFDB

Mermaid Books

The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Andersen
This beautiful fairy tale is no doubt the most famous mermaid story in existence.

Sea Enchantress the Tale of the Mermaid and Her Kin
by Gwen Benwell and Sir Arthur Wagh
Nowadays there are many books of mermaid lore, but this is the first such book that I know of.

The Mermaid Summer by Mollie Hunter
In order to ensure their grandfather's safe return to their Scottish fishing village home, Anna and Jon strike a bargain with a beautiful, imperious mermaid.

Mermaid Reader: And of Mermen, Nixies, Water Nymphs, Sea Sirens, Sea Serpents, Sprites and Kindred Creatures of the Deep
by Helen O'Clery

Moonsinger's Friends
This anthology has a lovely mermaid on the cover, and one of the stories, Sea Wrack by Marion Zimmer Bradley, is about a mermaid.

Mermaids! ed. Jack Dann & Gardner Dozois
This is a collection of short stories about mermaids. It is NOT the same as the novel Mermaids by Patty Dann, which is not about mermaids.

Diary of a Radical Mermaid by Deborah Smith
Sassy chick-lit style tale of a secret society of mermaids.

Alice at Heart by Deborah Smith
A more serious tale set in the same fictional universe as the novel above.

The Mermaids Of Kissme Woomee by Deborah Smith
The opening chapters of Miss Smith's upcoming novel about professional mermaids, like those at Weeki Wachee.

In Great Waters by Kit Whitfield
This is a gritty, realistic and not at all pretty take on merfolk. Fascinating.

Mermaid Comic Books

Arabella, the Last Mermaid