Science Fiction & Fantasy Resources
The on-line news and research site for the monthly magazine LOCUS. Their collection of industry links at http://www.locusmag.com/Links/Portal.html is an excellent place to begin research on science fiction and fantasy-related subjects. The LOCUS bibliographies located on this page are also some of the most comprehensive listings of genre fiction published in the past twenty years.
SF Site is a useful compilation of information about authors, clubs, conventions and the history of science fiction and fantasy as a literary form.
The Internet Speculative Fiction DataBase is an 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, yearly fiction indexes, and forthcoming books.
SFF Net is an on-line community of authors, editors, publishers and readers, with massive collections of links to other sources of information.
Fantastic Fiction is one of the Internet’s best bibliographies for over 10,000 genre authors. Information on over 200,000 individual genre books. Covers science fiction, fantasy, horror, mysteries, thrillers, romance and mainstream fiction.
The Science Fiction and Fantasy Research Database features on-line access to over 55,000 historical and critical items about science fiction, fantasy and horror.
Scifan is another database of author bibliographies, reviews and interviews. (Site: http://www.scifan.com/ appears to be unavailable at this time)
SF-Lovers is an extensive site for fans of science fiction and fantasy literature, with information about authors, publishers, conventions, and local organizations. One of the first internet sites of its kind, launched in 1979.
The Ultimate Science Fiction Web Guide includes approximately 6000 links to on-line resources for fans of science fiction and fantasy. Although there’s lots of useful information and sites here, it is organized rather chaotically. (Site: http://www.magicdragon.com/UltimateSF/SF-Index.html appears to be unavailable at this time)
Official Web site of the Horror Writers Association, a worldwide organization of writers and publishing professionals dedicated to promoting dark literature and the interests of those who write it.
Official Web site of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Inc.
The New England Science Fiction Association, Inc., a clearinghouse of information about science fiction authors, publishing and fandom, especially in the Boston area. Also the home of NESFA Press, a small independent press reprinting classic out-of-print genre stories and novels.
The International Association of the Fantastic in the Arts includes links to scholarly research sites associated with fantastic literature.
The Science Fiction Research Association is dedicated to the study and teaching of science fiction. Their site has links to numerous scholarly papers and other research sources.
The Feminist Science Fiction, Fantasy and Utopia site is an in-depth research site for Feminist Science Fiction, Fantasy and Utopia fiction.
Gary Westfahl’s Biographical Encyclopedia of Science Fiction Film is a detailed source of information for genre film history, with cross-referenced bibliographies of writers, directors and actors.
The Prehistoric Fiction site is a useful site dedicated to research about fiction set in prehistoric times.
STasis is a guide to the scholarly literature of Star Trek.
The SF Crowsnest is a massive genre-specific search engine site, with a European emphasis.
The news and reviews section of the internet home for television’s Syfy Channel. A weekly compilation of their daily news bulletins. (Site: http://www.scifi.com/sfw appears to no longer be functional) (Replaced by SyFy Wire page on their new website.)
Tangent Online is an extensive archive of on-line reviews of novels and short fiction from the major print and webzine genre markets.
The Linkoping SF&F Archive includes a large archive of usenet book and movie reviews for SF/Fantasy and Horror works. Hasn’t been updated lately, but the archives are still a useful tool.
Euchronia is an extremely detailed bibliography of all known Alternate History novels and short works, cross-referenced by authors, titles, themes and much more. A must for fans of this specific subgenre.
Definitions of Science Fiction
Detailed Wikipedia entry discussing the definitions of science fiction.
The official web site of Lincoln’s own Hugo Award-winning and Nebula Award-nominated science fiction author Robert Reed. (site www.robertreedwriter.com offline — see Robert Reed’s page on Amazon for the latest information)