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Rev. 14-Oct-2001

Archives carrying sf and related material

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Archives containing science fiction

These archives are the main sources of sf on the Internet. We've separately indexed the most relevant and interesting texts from these archives.

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For Your Information: sometime soon I intend to finish reorganizing Archives containing science fiction and the Fiction sections. So if one of your favorite links moves, you'll know why. -Chaz

Alex: a catalogue of electronic texts on the Internet (infomotions.com)
A library catalogue of on-line books and shorter texts, and contains about 1800 entries. It is possible to search the catalogue, or browse by author, title, subject, language, host, or date. "The Alex Catalogue of Electronic Texts is collection of digital documents. The scope of documents in the collection include items from American literature, English literature, and Western philosophy... The Alex Catalogue of Electronic Texts is and will continue to be a labor of love. As a librarian I have always wanted to have my own library. Alex is the beginnings of mine." (Eric Lease Morgan) [Updated Oct 2001]
The English Server (eserver.org) (University of Washington)
"In 1991 the CMU English Department sponsored a server of its own - to be run by its graduate students - for public distribution of research, criticism, novels, hypertexts, and other work." Includes sf-related texts on cyberpunk (eserver.org), film and tv (eserver.org).
Etext archive (etext.org) (University of Michigan)
"The Etext Archives (est. 1992) are home to electronic texts of all kinds, from the sacred to the profane, from the political to the personal. Our duty is to provide electronic versions of texts without judging their content." Includes zines (etext.org). [Updated Oct 2001]
Fan Fiction on the Net (aol.com)
"A comprehensive index of fan fiction websites, FTP sites, newsgroups and mailing lists and information about fanzines and fandom." (Karen Nicholas)
sf-fan.de (sf-fan.de)
"Alles fuer den SF-Fan! ... SF-Fan.de (mit seinen Kategorien SF-Buch.de, SF-Film.de und SF-Infodienst.de) ist ein stetig aktualisiertes Online-Magazin fr Science Fiction- und Phantastik. SF-Fan.de ist ein inkommerzielles Angebot, das von der freiwilligen Untersttzung zahlreicher freundlicher Fans und Profis und dem Engagement seiner Macher lebt." (Florian Breitsameter)
Glasgow University: see UK Science Fiction Fandom Archives
Internet Book Information Centre (internetbookinfo.com)
A guide to information about books (not just sf and fantasy) on the Internet. (Fred Zimmerman) [Updated Oct 2001]
[gopher]Internet Wiretap (spies.com)
Collection of electronic texts, legal and historical documents. Includes texts on [gopher]cyberspace (spies.com), [gopher]science fiction (spies.com) and [gopher]Star Trek (spies.com), and a collection of [gopher]electronic zines (spies.com).
Linköping SF Club: Lysator sf archive (liu.se)
Archive of sf material collected by Mats Öhrman at Linköping University, Sweden. Includes bibliographies, lists, zines, reviews, and pointers to sf-related information on the Internet. (Mats Öhrman)
Rutgers SF-Lovers archive (rutgers.edu)
Archive of sf material; includes archives of the SF-Lovers mailing list, author bibliographies (rutgers.edu), various reading lists and programme guides. [FTP]Also available via ftp. (rutgers.edu) (Saul Jaffe)
Science Fiction Timeline Page (chronology.org)
"Welcome to the (unofficial) Science Fiction Timeline Page. Here you will find detailed chronologies for: the Babylon 5 universe; Larry Niven's Known Space universe; Jerry Pournelle's Future History; plus the FAQ for E. E. Smith's Lensman series And of course a long link-list to science fiction, fandom, and pure science sites as well..." Non-frames entry point available. (chronology.org) (Larry King)
Speculative Fiction Clearing House (steampunk.com)
An index to sf, fantasy and horror resources on the Internet: an excellent hierarchical index that covers the same material as this page. (John R. R. Leavitt)
UK Science Fiction Fandom Archives (gla.ac.uk) at Glasgow University
An archive of fan material. Contains The Enchanted Duplicator (gla.ac.uk), back issues of Dave Langford's newsletter Ansible (gla.ac.uk), and much more. Also available [FTP]via ftp (gla.ac.uk). (Naveed Khan)
[gopher]WELL (Whole Earth 'Lectronic Link) archive (well.sf.ca.us)
Includes some texts on [gopher]cyberpunk and post-modern culture (well.sf.ca.us) (including texts donated by [gopher]Bruce Sterling (well.sf.ca.us)) and some [gopher]zines (well.sf.ca.us).

Miscellaneous archives and resource pages about science fiction

See also: Reviews and criticism and Publishers

Alternate History Page (marmotgraphics.com)
Lots of resources on the subject. (Jim Rittenhouse)
Archimedes Institute, The (permanent.com)
"The Archimedes Institute conducts sophisticated analysis of aerospace policy issues and implements related private policy initiatives such as claim registration, lien filings, and international treaty revision. The Institute provides through its web site an extensive library of space law and policy documents, including international agreements, domestic legislation, reports, academic monographs, and a substantial bibliography of aerospace resources. The Institute also maintains a forum for space policy issues and over 200 links to other space policy, media and business entities. If you have any questions concerning the Institute, its mission or any aspect of space law or policy, please contact us." When I first looked at this website in 1998, they had an all-graphics interface. They still don't have all their "ALT" tags, but it's navigable w/o graphics. (Lawrence Roberts) [Added Oct 2001]
Australian Science Fiction Information (vicnet.net.au)
"This area is designed to contain information about Science Fiction in Australia. It always welcomes further information..." includes information on and pointers to Australian S.F. Awards, Australian S.F. Fans, Australian S.F. Clubs, The Society for Creative Anachronism, Australian S.F. Conventions, Australian S.F. Fan Funds, Australian S.F. Fanzines and Web Pages, Australian S.F. Foundation, and Australian Science Fiction Listing. (Marc Ortlieb)
Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Resource Guide (mindrobber.com)
(Gary Hilson) [Updated Oct 2001]
Darkness on the Edge of Town (sympatico.ca)
"the Vampyre is considered the Prince and Princess of darkness... Vampyres are the most seductive, powerful beings who rule the night." Lots of vampire links. [But it's a bandwidth hog, with some huge 100K animations and a superfluous little scrolling message. Watch out!] (Jeff)
Eidolon: SF On-line - Australian SF and Fantasy (eidolon.net)
"Authors, Publishers, Awards and The Bibliography of Australian SF."
Fantasy Finder (hoh.se)
"Reviews - Fantasy Finder tells you what's good and what's bad, what you definitely should go get and what you should avoid. FantasyLinks - links to fantasy resources on the web. Top 5 - ranks the very best fantasy books and series of all time, and also including Fantasy Finder's Democratic Top List where you can vote for your favourite books." (Henriksson and Henriksson)
Fiona's Fear and Loathing (oceanstar.com)
"A Space Devoted to Horror Literature." Fiona loves the stuff (and True Crime too). She has reviews and bibliographies and writes a new column every other week. Worth a quick peek even if you're not a horror buff yourself. (Fiona Webster)
Guía de Recursos de la Ciencia Ficción en español (geocities.com)
SF resource guide in Spanish (Jorge Forte)
Northwest Science Fiction Resources (sfnorthwest.org)
"This site is for fans of science fiction in the Pacific Northwest. There is information about conventions, resources for writers, links to clubs, bookstores and many other areas." (John J. Beslanwitch) [Updated Oct 2001]
Ohmori's Lo-Fi Sci-Fi Page (ltokyo.com)
Home page of Mr. Nozomi Ohmori, SF Translator. "What's you can see on my page is photographs of Japanese sf writers/editors/translators/fans, and some of Japanese sf arts. I'll make a directory for people over the sea, maybe next week. For those who can read Japanese will find book reviews for over 500 science fiction books, movie reviews, sf-related essays, and hot links for other Japanese sf oriented www pages. All of the articles are originally appeared in professional printed magazines and newspapers." (Nozomi Ohmori)
Jean-Jacques Girardot's Pages Françaises de Science-Fiction (emse.fr) (French Science Fiction Pages)
"Ce serveur a essentiellement pour vocation de présenter les auteurs francophones, la SF française, et de maintenir quelques pointeurs sur d'autres serveurs consacrés à la science-fiction et au fantastique." (Jean-Jacques Girardot)
Página Portuguesa de Ficção Científica e Fantasia (geocities.com) (Portuguese Science Fiction Web Page)
"The First Portuguese Science Fiction and Fantasy Page." (Álvaro de Sousa Holstein)
The Paperback and Pulp Waystation (geocities.com)
"This website concentrates specifically on vintage paperbacks and pulps, with special emphasis on early science fiction in all countries." (Sean Wallace)
Prvni Brnenska oficialni SF&F homepage (czis.cz) (Brno's First Official SF&F Homepage)
(Antonin "Toni" Zrustek) Pavel "CGC" Nygryn) [Updated Oct 2001]
Quadrant (fantascienza.com): Science Fiction Search Engine
A "yahoo-style" search engine dedicated to science fiction. User can add new urls. (Silvio Sosio)
Mann's Choice - Useful Science Fiction and Fact Pages (dpsinfo.com)
(Laurie D. T. Mann)
Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Inc. (sfwa.org) (SFWA)
(Melisa C. Michaels)
Science Fiction Writers of Japan (sfwj.or.jp)
There is a Japanese (sfwj.or.jp) language version available, of course.
Science Fiction Foundation Collection Home Page (liv.ac.uk)
at the University of Liverpool Library. (Andy Sawyer)
SFF Net (sff.net)
"SFF Net is designed to support fast-moving, intelligent conversation about genre literature of all kinds. It's the place for authors, editors, readers, and publishers to get together to discuss books, stories, the art and craft of popular fiction, and all aspects of the literary life... SFF Net is proud to sponsor: Basement Full of Books (sff.net); and Locus Magazine's Index of Books Received (locusmag.com)." (Jim Macdonald)
SF Site (sfsite.com)
Lots of off-site links, and their own content too. I like their combination of a comprehensive list of links, plus a handful of reviews of selected sites. The gratuitous huge animated GIFs make me cranky but other than that it's a well-designed page. (John O'Neill)
Space Drives World Archives (spacedrives.org)
"Archives of all presently known Space Drives info (i.e. non-rocket space propulsion, such as the Dean Drive and Laithwaite Gyro-Thrust Drive, etc). Includes fact articles, fiction, and patents data on a world-wide basis. (Roger D. Cook) [Updated Oct 2001]
Suite 101: Fantasy and Science Fiction (suite101.com)
"Suite 101 is an Internet community-based Web guide that uses scores of passionate Web Surfers called Contributing Editors to index the best of the Web..." and they also have editors that manage particular sections, such as the Fantasy and Science Fiction section, and write articles for the site. An interesting site. (Karen James)
Ultimate Science Fiction Web Guide (magicdragon.com)
A large, ambitious site, with lots of content and lots of links. Be prepared for subpages of 100-200K or so. (For comparison, the SFRG sub-pages average 21K, and top out at 50K.) Has an old misnamed link to the SFRG, and spotty coverage elsewhere; for example, they only have 7 Star Trek links in their Television section. Nonetheless, it's worth a visit. (Jonathan Vos Post)
University of Michigan Fantasy and Science Fiction Home Pages (umich.edu)
"Our pages started as a class resource, but we have become geared more towards the scholarly study of fantasy and science fiction..." (Ryan Garcia)

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