January 24, 2022

Now Available: Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, 3rd Ed. "Beta Text" Online

From Cory Doctorow at BoingBoing:

A “beta edition” of the Science Fiction Encyclopedia’s third edition (which is online-only) is up and available to the public.

More In the “Beta Text” FAQ

Here’s One Question and Answer From the FAQ:

Q: What exactly is a beta text?

In this context, it means a text of the SFE that isn’t yet complete. We think we’re about 3/4 of the way through compiling the Encyclopedia. Our current 3.2m wordcount will probably expand to 4.2m by the time we’re done at the end of 2012. So there will be some entries missing in the beta text, and some cross-reference links that aren’t yet working. Of course, we hope that 3.2m words will be enough to occupy everyone for a while…

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.