The Complete Slayer: An Unofficial and Unauthorized Guide to Every Episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer is a reference book on Buffy Studies. Written by Keith Topping, it was published by Virgin Books on December 1, 2004.


After seven years of vampires, violence, passion, angst and humor, Buffy the Vampire Slayer has hung up her stakes. This unofficial guide to all seven series definitively explores the features of every episode that helped make Buffy a cult phenomenon. It analyses the show's themes, unearths pop culture references, serves up the best lines of dialogue, provides soundtrack information, exposes continuity errors, reveals the subtext and serious issues pulsing beneath the show's surface, and demonstrates the Buffy spectacle that has spread across the Internet — all in a style that captures the unique humor of the show.

Whether you're a seasoned Slayerette or a novice, this bumper guide to the complete seven series is your indispensable companion to Buffy's universe.

Behind the scenes

  • The book was back to print in 2019, with a new cover and foreword, with the subtitle The Unofficial and Unauthorised Guide to Seven Seasons of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.


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