Analog Science Fiction and Fact - Places equal emphasis on both words "science fiction." The pages of Astounding/Analog have been home to many of science fiction's foremost writers and stories. Isaac Asimov, Robert A. Heinlein, Poul Anderson, Spider Robinson, Lois McMaster Bujold, and Michael F. Flynn. Frank Herbert's Dune and Anne McCaffrey's Dragonflight first appeared in Analog.
Anotherealm - Science fiction, fantasy and horror zine.
Ansible - Ansible is Dave Langford's notorious British sf/fan newsletter.
Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists (ASFA) - Organized for artistic, literary, educational and charitable purposes concerning the visual arts of Science Fiction, Fantasy, Mythology and related topics. Each year ASFA gives out the Chesley Awards, named for the great astronomical artist, Chesley Bonestell. The Chesleys were started in 1985 as a means for the SF and fantasy art community to recognize individual works and achievements during the previous year.
Center for the Study of Science Fiction - The website for the Center for the Study of Science Fiction at the University of Kansas, a medium for information about the Center and its programs, data about science fiction, informed commentary, and news about SF in general.
Cyberpunk Project (TCP) - Promotes cyberpunk subculture, cyberpunk science fiction and general cyberculture in the form of free information.
Diabolique - A lavishly illustrated, bimonthly print and digital magazine exploring every aspect of horror film, literature and art.
Dick, Philip K. - Official site. Philip Kindred Dick (December 16, 1928 - March 2, 1982) was an American science fiction novelist and short story writer. Dick explored sociological, political and metaphysical themes in novels dominated by monopolistic corporations, authoritarian governments, and altered states. In his later works, Dick's thematic focus strongly reflected his personal interest in metaphysics and theology. He often drew upon his own life experiences and addressed the nature of drug use, paranoia and schizophrenia, and mystical experiences in novels such as A Scanner Darkly and VALIS. See Wikipedia article.
H.P. Lovecraft Archive - Dedicated to Howard Phillips Lovecraft, the 20th century master of weird fiction, who died in 1937.
HardSF - Explores the science, ideas, and authors of hard science fiction.
Hellnotes - A weekly newsletter dedicated to the horror professional and horror fan alike. Author profiles, book reviews, market reports, movie news, award news and more.
Horror Writers Association (HWA) - HWA is a worldwide organization of writers and publishing professionals dedicated to promoting the interests of writers of horror and dark fantasy. It was formed in the 1980's with the help of many of the field's greats, including Joe Lansdale, Robert McCammon, and Dean Koontz. HWA now has members throughout the U.S., Canada, South America, the Caribbean, Europe, and Australia.
Horrorfind - Directory and search engine dedicated to horror, Halloween and spooky subjects.
Hugo Award, The - The Hugo Award, also known as the Science Fiction Achievement Award, is given annually by the World Science Fiction Society (WSFS).
Infinite Matrix - Webzine featuring new science fiction by major writers, reviews by respected critics, and essays by original thinkers.
infinity plus - Quality science fiction, fantasy and horror on the web, plus reviews and interviews.
Internet Speculative Fiction Database (ISFDB) - A community effort to catalog works of science fiction, fantasy, and horror. It links together various types of bibliographic data: author bibliographies, publication bibliographies, award listings, magazine content listings, anthology and collection content listings, and forthcoming books.
io9 -A daily publication that covers science, science fiction, and the future.
ISFDB - A community effort to catalog works of science fiction, fantasy, and horror. It links together various types of bibliographic data: author bibliographies, publication bibliographies, award listings, magazine content listings, anthology and collection content listings, and forthcoming books.
Literary Gothic, The - A Web guide to all things concerned with literary Gothicism, which includes ghost stories, "classicGothic novels and Gothic fiction (1764-1820), and related pre- and post-Gothic and supernaturalist literature written prior to the mid-20th century.
Memory Alpha - A collaborative project to create the most definitive, accurate, and accessible encyclopedia and reference for everything related to Star Trek.
Mirrorshades Postmodern Archive - Cyperpunk resources gathered by the Mirrorshades Conference on the WELL, less to a sci-fi subgenre, more to a digital culture encompassing countercultural fascinations of the 90s - the computer underground, rave/house culture, zine culture, designer psychedelics, goth morbidity, include:
Out-of-This-World Reading: A Guide for Lovers of Science Fiction and Fantasy - Heralded by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley's Frankenstein in the early nineteenth century and works by Jules Verne and H.G. Wells in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, science fiction emerged as a distinct genre in the 1920s and 30s, when it flourished in magazines. Fantasy, which has its roots in fairy tales and was heavily influenced by J.R.R. Tolkien, first appeared as a marketing label in the 1960s. While science fiction explores the effects of technological advances, fantasy imagines magical other worlds, or this world shot through by magic. Only science fiction has a scientific basis, but the two genres are often linked.
Robinson, Kim Stanley - An American science fiction writer known for his award-winning Mars Trilogy. The trilogy follows the colonization of Mars and later the entire solar system, complete with the technological, moral, social and political evolution that accompanies it, spanning 200 years of future history. Also see MangalaWiki.
SF Masterworks - A series of classics that deserve to be in print and kept there, rather than languishing as OP titles. They were published monthly by Millennium, which is an imprint of the Orion Publishing Group, a UK publisher whose other imprints include Dolphin, Orion Media, Phoenix and Victor Gollancz.
SF Site - Interviews, reviews, online science fiction, awards, publishers, booksellers, magazines, and more. Comprehensive science fiction site.
SFF Net - An Internet resource to support science fiction, fantasy, mystery, horror and other genre writing, reading, and publishing.
SFFworld - SF reviews, interviews, blogs, and a variety of other features.
SFX - Science fiction, fantasy and horror magazine. Based in Britain. Available internationally.
Strange Words - Reviews science fiction, fantasy, horror, and speculative fiction books and the speculative literary world for the discerning reader and collector.
SurLaLune Fairy Tales Pages - A portal to the realm of fairy tale and folklore studies featuring 26 annotated fairy tales, including their histories, similar tales across cultures, and over 1,000 illustrations.
ThePulp.Net - Guide to the online world of pulp magazines: The Shadow, Night Master, Doc Savage, Man of Bronze, Spider, Master of Men, Walter Gibson, Maxwell Grant, Kenneth Robeson, Lester Dent, Grant Stockbridge, Norvell Page, R.T.M. Scott, paperbacks, old time radio, Avenger, Argosy, Frank Munsey, Tarzan.
Tor - Latest news about sci-i and fantasy culture including books, movies, games, art.
Utopiales (The Nantes International Science Fiction Festival) - An annual international science fiction festival held in Nantes, France, probably the largest European event for the field. It covers science fiction and fantasy literature, film, fine arts, comics, role-playing games, and animation, from a distinctly European point of view. Founded by Bruno della Chiesa.
Weird Tales - In 1923, J.C. Henneberger launched Weird Tales. Throughout its 30-year history, the obscure pulp published some of the most outre fiction ever issued. This site provides information about the magazine, its aritists and authors, and provides images of covers from 1923-1932.
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