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science-fiction & fantasy literature:
a critical list with discussions

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"Bandits await them.
Brigands, picaroons, desperadoes, mosstroopers of every shade and hue."

--The Stirk of Stirk,
Peter Tinniswood

Why Donate?

I made--and try to meticulously maintain--this site for the pleasure of being of some occasional assistance to literate folk with a taste for or at least interest in speculative fiction. While I do provide numerous Amazon and Abe links to buyable books, off which I make some pittance do you buy through such a link, that costs you nothing and many visitors find the daily-updated information to be useful and interesting. Moreover, you need not go to any of those pages if you have no interest in buying books. Even the few little text-only Google-derived ads I run I try to make as inconspicuous and inoffensive as possible.

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.

(Just so you know: PayPal hits me for 2.9% plus 30 cents for every donation. So if you send me a buck, I'll get just 67 cents--but if you send five bucks, I'll get $4.55, and if you send $10 I'd get $9.41. So go for those economies of scale!)

But whether you donate or not, thanks for at least thinking about it (and for visiting the site at all).

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Site Directory:

 The site's Front Page

(essential one-time reading)
Introductory Material:
 a quick site overview and some mechanical details
 the criteria used to make these lists
      (A long page, so also available in two parts for those with slow internet connections.)
            · Apologia: Part 1
            · Apologia: Part 2
    Site Organization:
 what's where, and why


(the heart of the site)
The Authors:
    Author List
 (just a lightly annotated list of the authors here--not the best place to start)
    Master Authors/Books List
 (the centrum of this site, but a big page--there are alpha subpages available)
   A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z
    Specialty Lists:
 several author "sub-lists" (such as the 5-star greats)
    Author Links:
 links to useful external pages or sites for each listed author
    More Books:
 yet-unread candidate books by authors already in these lists
    Other Candidates:
 authors, and books, that--pending actual reading--seem likely candidates for these lists


(typically gotten to
by author)
The Books:
    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


(new, used--find any book, anywhere in the world)
About Buying Books From Here:
    Buying Books New:
 · about buying books from Amazon
 · searching for new books at any Amazon division
 · international book-buying considerations
    Buying Books Used:
 searching for used books anywhere in the world
    Our Speculative-Fiction "General Store":
    About the Science-Fiction Book Club:
 info & online signup

(often the most interesting part of any site)
Miscellaneous Topics & Info:
 an ever-growing collection of, yes, musings
    Obiter Dicta:
 collected miscellaneous
    "That Other Genre":
 crime/mystery fiction
    Science-Fiction & Fantasy Art and Illustration:
 online galleries of diverse works
    Other Sites:
 sites that have noticed this one
    The English Language:
 a few thoughts on its modern rape
 read this if nothing else whatever
    Change Log
 what was done when
    Your Host:
 a comically little about me
 you can help support this site
 some things said about this site by others


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