Books by H. Bruce Franklin

The Wake Of The Gods: Melville's Mythology. Stanford University Press, 1963. Second (revised) edition and paperback edition, 1966. Third edition, 1983. In print. ISBN 0-8047-0137-7.

 Future Perfect: American Science Fiction Of The 19th Century. New York and London: Oxford University Press, 1966. 401 pages. Second (revised) edition, 1968. Paperback edition (Galaxy Books, Oxford University Press), 1968. Expanded and revised edition (hardback and paperback), Oxford University Press, 1978. Expanded and revised edition (paperback), New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1995. In print. ISBN 0-8135-2152-1.

 Herman Melville's Mardi: And A Voyage Thither (edition). New York: G. P. Putnam's, Capricorn Books, 1964. Out of print.

 The Scarlet Letter, Together With Main Street, Ethan Brand, And Hawthorne's Published Critical Writings, compiled, edited, with critical introduction. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott, 1967. Out of print.

 Herman Melville's The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade. Annotated edition with critical introduction. Indianapolis, IN: Bobbs-Merrill, 1967. Out of print.

 Who Should Run The Universities? John A. Howard, President of Rockford College, co-author. Washington, D.C.: American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, 1969. Out of print.

 From The Movement: Toward Revolution. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1971. (Historical essays and collection of primary documents.) Out of print.

 Back Where You Came From. New York: Harper's Magazine Press, 1975. Out of print.

 The Victim As Criminal And Artist: Literature From The American Prison. New York and London: Oxford University Press, 1978. Paperback (revised and expanded) edition published as Prison Literature In America: The Victim As Criminal And Artist. Westport, CT: Lawrence Hill & Co., 1982. [Annotated bibliography published as companion volume.] Third edition, revised and expanded, including "Annotated Bibliography of Literature by American Prisoners, 1798-1988," New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1989. Out of print.

  Robert A. Heinlein: America as Science Fiction.. New York and London: Oxford University Press, 1980. Out of print. Signed copies available.

 The Iron Heel, by Jack London (edition). Westport, CT: Lawrence Hill & Co., 1981. In print. ISBN 0-88208-108-7.

 American Prisoners And Ex-Prisoners: An Annotated Bibliography . Westport, CT: Lawrence Hill & Co., 1982. Out of print.

 Countdown To Midnight. (Collection of science fiction about nuclear weapons, with historical introduction and biographical, critical, and bibliographic materials.) New York: Daw Books, New American Library, 1984. Out of print.

 Vietnam And America: A Documented History. Co-edited with historical introductions and notes co-authored with Marvin E. Gettleman, Jane M. Franklin, and Marilyn Young. New York: Grove Press, 1985; 1988. Revised and expanded edition, New York: Grove/Atlantic, 1995. In print. ISBN 0-8021-3362-2.

 War Stars: The Superweapon And The American Imagination. New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Paperback edition, 1990.  Revised and expanded edition, University of Massachusetts Press, 2008.  ISBN 978-1-55849-651-4.  In print.

 M.I.A. Or Mythmaking In America. New York: Lawrence Hill & Co., 1992. Revised and expanded edition (paperback), New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1993. In print. ISBN 0-8135-2001-0.

 The Vietnam War In American Stories, Songs, And Poems. Boston: Bedford Books of St. Martin's Press, 1996. In print. ISBN 0-312-11552-0.

 Prison Writing In 20th-Century America. New York: Penguin Books, 1998. Foreword  by Tom Wicker.  In print. ISBN 0-14-02.7305.0. 

 Vietnam and Other American Fantasies .   Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press,  2000.  In print.  ISBN 1-55849-279-8.

The Most Important Fish in the Sea.  Washington, D.C.: Island Press, 2007.  ISBN13 978-1-59726-124-1.  In print.