Lost Race Novels
The Lost Race subgenre hastailed off over the last few decades. Greater exploration beyond and within earth’s bounds, satellite mapping and easier communication has meant that the notion of finding a lost race on or within earth is less plausible and stories therefore become more twee. There’s less demand because it just isn’t as exciting, but it does represent an important chunk of literary and cultural heritage and many can be seen as taproots to titles that came later. Collecting lost races is not for the feint-hearted. Whilst references like Blieler's Checklist and Locke's Spectrum can help guide acquisition, titles are generally hard to find and there are many out there that aren't yet classified which can mean actually reading the books!