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Operating this site requires not only an immense amount of time--as I am forever reminded by the lady of my life, as I sit scrunched over my keyboard while various household and business matters go undone--but has real, out-of-pocket costs, too (such as server space). I therefore have opted to make available a way in which any who feel so charitably inclined may make a donation toward the upkeep of this site. The donation is not tax-free--this is not a registered charitable organization--but it can be of any amount you feel you can spare (and if you are outside those realms where the US dollar is currency, you can still donate), though I suspect amounts under a dollar US, or the equivalent, may not be accepted by PayPal.

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(essential one-time reading)
Introductory Material:
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(the heart of the site)
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    All Listed Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
 (a long file to download)
    Preferred Editions:
 for those books having such (a work in progress)
    The Other Books:
 all cited books not in the master fiction list, collected in one place
    Overlooked Gems of Science Fiction & Fantasy:
 wonderful works sadly under-known
    Light-Hearted Science-Fiction & Fantasy:
 there's more than you might think
    Religiously Themed Science Fiction & Fantasy:
 something the field handles wonderful well
    Science Fiction & Fantasy For Younger Readers:
 a selection from these lists of appropriate works
    100 Great Works of Science Fiction & Fantasy:
 using an expansive definition of "works"
    "Guilty Pleasures" of Science Fiction & Fantasy:
 sometimes even gourmets just want a big bag of potato chips

 

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About Buying Books From Here:
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 · international book-buying considerations
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    Our Speculative-Fiction "General Store":
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    "That Other Genre":
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    Science-Fiction & Fantasy Art and Illustration:
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    Other Sites:
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    The English Language:
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    Change Log
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    Comments:
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