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Rev. 09-Oct-2001

What's new (since 25 September 2001)

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This section covers new additions to the Science Fiction Resource Guide. Other content changes are covered by Update Log (administrivia), What's Changed, and Entries Deleted.

09 October 2001

Archives and Resource Pages: Added links.

Archimedes Institute, The (permanent.com) [New 09-Oct-2001]
"The Archimedes Institute conducts sophisticated analysis of aerospace policy issues and implements related private policy initiatives such as claim registration, lien filings, and international treaty revision. The Institute provides through its web site an extensive library of space law and policy documents, including international agreements, domestic legislation, reports, academic monographs, and a substantial bibliography of aerospace resources. The Institute also maintains a forum for space policy issues and over 200 links to other space policy, media and business entities. If you have any questions concerning the Institute, its mission or any aspect of space law or policy, please contact us." When I first looked at this website in 1998, they had an all-graphics interface. They still don't have all their "ALT" tags, but it's navigable w/o graphics. (Lawrence Roberts) [Added Oct 2001] [New 09-Oct-2001]

Authors L: Added links.

Into the Wardrobe: The C. S. Lewis Web Site (drzeus.net) [Updated 09-Oct-2001]
"For those who have no idea about C. S. Lewis and his work, and are just looking for a fun site, there is plenty to investigate and enjoy right here, and what you find here may well lead you into years of enjoyable reading as you discover the existence of one of the finest writers of this [20th] century, and find out about his books." (John Visser) [Reinstated Oct 2001]

Convention Reports: Added links.

Corflu Sunsplash '99 (geocities.com) [New 09-Oct-2001]
"Corflu Sunsplash has come and gone. It was not an overly large Corflu. In fact it was more like a private Corflu. Only the Elite showed up. We had such BNF's as rich brown, Ted White, Frank Lunney, Don Fitch, Goerge Flynn, Art Widner, Joyce and Arnie Katz, Andy Hooper, Carrie Root, Ken Foreman, John Hardin, Hope Leibowitz, Joe Siclari and Eddy Stern. There was alot of good food and alot of fellowship. I do not remember the whole program because I was too caught up in all who were there! I was about as excited as a neofan could get!" (Shelby Vick) [Added Oct 2001] [New 09-Oct-2001]

Fiction: Added links.

Loyd Boldman: Pig Iron (pigiron.com) [New 09-Oct-2001]
"Pig Iron originally went on the web in June of 1995, but was caught in a temporal disruption vortex until recently. The new, improved Pig Iron updates as often as Loyd manages to crawl out from the wreckage, about once every Jovian chronocycle. But don't hold him to it." (Loyd Boldman) [New 09-Oct-2001] [Added Oct 2001]

Serial Fiction: Added links.

Schneider, Alfred: The Journals of Chaos V (chaos5.com) [New 09-Oct-2001]
"In a far, far distant galaxy lies the unstable Planet Chaos, serving as a penal colony for the dregs and outcasts of the Universe, much as the continent of Australia once served merry old England. In the struggle between the forces of Order and Chaos, Order has for long held the upper hand and used it to rid Earth and other worlds of evil vermin. The recently discovered Journals of Chaos tell of the struggles of the exiles and the power growing within their ranks. In particular, the Council of Chaos is rapidly becoming a force to be reckoned with. Currently the word being sent back from outer space is: Beware of Merlor, High Lord of Chaos!" (Alfred Schneider, Ben Jones) [Added Oct 2001] [New 09-Oct-2001]
Doohan, Brian: Generisis (internettrash.com) [New 09-Oct-2001]
Has two serial stories, "The Golden Dawn" and "Black Helicopters." But I can't figure out how to find Chapter 1 of either one. (Brian Doohan) [Added Oct 2001] [New 09-Oct-2001]

07 October 2001

Fandom - Societies, clubs, etc., and archives: Added links.

Avana Society (avana.hu) [New 07-Oct-2001]
"Webpage of the hungarian science-fiction society. It founded in 1997, the name of the society is came from the novel of Peter Zsoldos ("Tavoli Tuz", it means Distant Fire). He was a well-known hungarian SF writer, died in 1997. Our goals: aid the amateur SF artists and make a virtual information centre on the net. We maintaining SciFi.hu (scifi.hu) portal and editing a weekly newsletter. We founded in 1998 an award for professional hungarian writers." (Michaleczky Peter) [added Oct 2001] [New 07-Oct-2001]
Bay Area Science Fiction Association (basfa.org) [New 07-Oct-2001]
"San Francisco Bay Area group of fans that meets every Monday night in a pizza parlor in San Jose, California. Organization is unstructured and encourages people to drop in to socialize. Includes overlap with lots of different local fan groups, including BayCon and Worldcon runners." (Paul Israel) [added Oct 2001] [New 07-Oct-2001]
Palm Beach County Science Fiction Group (gopbi.com) [New 07-Oct-2001]
"The Palm Beach County Science Fiction Group is a Palm Beach County, FL club where you can discuss your favorite sf topics with other fans... We're just starting out [as of June 2001] and we can use all the publicity we can get to reach other fans in our area." (Laura Michaels) [added Oct 2001] [New 07-Oct-2001]

06 October 2001

Authors P: Added links.

Jerry Pournelle's web site (jerrypournelle.com) [New 06-Oct-2001]
Updated regularly. [added Oct 2001] [New 06-Oct-2001]

28 September 2001

Medals We've Been Awarded/Things That Make Me Cranky: Updated and added material. [Updated 28-Sep-2001]

Of late, I've been using Opera (opera.com) as my browser of choice. It's fast, it's free (they have a free version with a not-too-obtrusive banner ad at the top, and a paid option which removes 'em), and you can very easily turn on/off graphics loading, increase/decrease the font sizes and images, and so forth. I can get the best of both worlds - I can look at your page as a graphic site, and I can hit 'g' and see if you've got your ALT tags in place. [Updated Sep 2001] [Updated 28-Sep-2001]

[New 28-Sep-2001] Screen Overflow. Did you know that I usually keep my browser window at about 400 to 500 pixels wide when I'm updating the Science Fiction Resource Guide? Not because I have a tiny screen (although there are still people out there using straight VGA, for example the lower-end laptops), but because I have a lot going on here. (In fact when I wrote this, I had two command-line windows open, plus the text editor for this file, a telnet session visible, Winamp (winamp.com), e-mail, and my browser. 2x1024x768 fills up in a hurry.) Almost any webmaster that tells me I need to "maximize my browser window" has delusions of grandeur.

There are plenty of websites - I even saw a Worldcon (worldcon.org) website like this - that have a massively wide "banner" at the top of the screen, and you have to use the left/right scroll bar just to read an entire paragraph. (What really takes the cake is when they've disabled the scroll bars in a frame, and then you can't get to the entire contents of the frame.) Anyhow, usually if you have a left/right scroll bar situation on the screen, it means that if you go and print out the page there will be pieces of the text missing. [Updated Sep 2001] [New 28-Sep-2001]

Added [Lynx Inspected] [New 28-Sep-2001] (delorie.com)

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