Back in July, we reported that the Science Fiction Encyclopedia would be going online as a free, searchable resource — with 3.2 million words, as opposed to the 1.3 million words the Hugo-winning second edition had in 1993. Now it's up, and it's a pretty neat resource. It's especially good for some writers who are underrepresented elsewhere online — the entry on the massively underrated William Barton is pretty extensive, for example. The editors hope to expand the encyclopedia to over 4 million words, but it's already pretty darn handy. [SF Encyclopedia via JS Online]
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Hey, CJA, thanks for the W. Barton mention. I absolutely LOVE that author, I count his works as high literature, transcending the genre. I've read everything he's done.