Blurb about the CD-ROM anthology of Hugo and
Nebula nominated fiction and artwork (also includes Vernor Vinge's hypertext
annotations to his novel A Fire Upon the Deep, sound and video
clips of authors and other miscellaneous multimedia).
"Due to contractual restrictions (since there are 60 authors on
the CD) the CD is in effect out of print. People sometimes advertise
copies for sale in rec.arts.sf.written or on places like eBay."
See also the complete
file list (netfunny.com).
[Updated Oct 2001]
A small-press publishing company in Australia, with two books so
far. Relies on animated graphics, frames, imagemaps - a generally annoying
layout. But you can get some information from their page.
"...These authors have chosen to present their work in a new media,
free from the restraints of the printed publishing industry where only one
book is chosen for publication out of hundreds of submissions. We hope you
enjoy these works, not available anywhere else in the world. When you
purchase one of these electronic books, the minimal charge and the
encouragement you provide make it possible for other great books to be
brought to you. If you have a comment about what you see here or if you
have a book of your own that you would like us to consider, e-mail us.
Save a tree, read electronically."
(Teri Lea Chandler,
the Information Super Library,
the Internet home of Macmillan Computer Publishing USA, Macmillan Digital
USA, Macmillan General Reference USA, Prentice-Hall Direct, Simon and
Schuster, and SSI Distribution Services."
An electronic publisher of science fiction and other genres. Three
authors your maintainer recognized right off the bat were Spider Robinson,
Bud Sparhawk, and Tom Easton.
"Mind's Eye Fiction publishes professional short stories on the Web,
concentrating on science fiction. You can read the beginning of a story
for free. If you like it, you can either buy the ending of the story for a
small fee or participate in an interactive advertisement and have one of
our sponsors pay for it instead. (Not all stories have sponsors yet...)
If you choose to buy the second part of the story, the electronic payment
system will give you a form asking for your account ID. You type your ID
and password, click the "Buy!" button, and you can read the ending of the
story right away. The authors will be paid 75% of the amount you pay,
less taxes and transaction fees. All of these payment systems allow you to
obtain a refund if you feel the story wasn't worth the amount you paid.
Think of this as your money-back guarantee."
Note from maintainer: I believe this was the first site I added to the SFRG
that sold fiction over the net, before the proliferation of e-book
(Ken Jenks, Dave Howell)
[Updated Oct 2001]
"OmniMedia is a leading publisher of high-quality electronic books for
Windows. Both contemporary and classic authors are represented in many
subject areas and genres, with new titles added all the time. Come
visit us and browse around!"
(Jon E. Noring)
"We invite you to visit the Science Fiction Book Club and encourage
you to send us your comments and suggestions... Those who join will
receive five books for $1, a savings of 65% on hardcovers, and a free
This is an e-publisher that keeps a running bestseller list...
"Science Fiction NOW! is a unique interactive 'story stock market' for
SF, fantasy and horror stories.
Readers can choose, sample, read and rate SF stories from around the
country and around the world... your opinions (from our on-line poll)
rate stories, the fates of which rise and fall depending on how well
you enjoy them!
Authors can distribute their work and earn royalties of up to 90%, get
royalty reports on-line, and access reader feedback."
"A small, San Francisco-based publisher of science fiction and
fantasy, we specialize in preserving major works that have fallen between
the cracks of the big publishing houses. Whether we are publishing
contemporary authors like Peter S. Beagle or Jack McDevitt, classic
authors like Clifford D. Simak, Ward Moore, or Stanley G. Weinbaum, or
interesting chapbooks by authors as diverse as James Tiptree, Jr., Mary
Shelley, or Michael Swanwick, we are devoting to bringing you the very
best in the science fiction field."
Uses a few 30K graphics as backgrounds and so forth.
"White Wolf is a company dedicated to redefining the art of
storytelling. Since its birth in 1991, White Wolf has consistently
stretched the boundaries of familiar modes of artistic entertainment,
introducing a whole new level to the horror/science fiction/fantasy
genres. Our creative success began with our now highly popular roleplaying
lines, and has been expanded by our entry into mass market fiction
publishing. Now, we are making our debut in the electronic entertainment
and television industries..."