Tuesday, October 04, 2011

The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction: Some History - Graham Sleight

"The idea of an online third edition of the SFE has been around for the best part of a decade, and John Clute and others have been working on entries for five or six years. Although the third edition was originally contracted with (and generously supported by) Orbit, we amicably parted ways a few years ago. Earlier this year, we signed a contract with Gollancz, under which the Encyclopedia will be published free online and linked to their Gateway e-books site as part of their 50th anniversary celebrations. The current text of the Encyclopedia is over 3.2m words – that is, over two and a half times bigger than the 1993 edition."

3.5 out of 5