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October 16th, 2011, 09:37 PM #16
October 17th, 2011, 03:56 AM #17
I'm not criticising it as I do realise it's still a work in progress, but some sort of SFF/SFFH merger would probably work very well as all three tend to be linked in some form.
October 17th, 2011, 03:05 PM #18
The problem is that the SFE has already had to compromise a bit: the Star Wars movies have numerous fantasy elements but are covered in the SFE. Tad Williams' Otherland series is also very much a rationalised fantasy, but due to the way it works (all of the fantasy elements happen inside a VR computer programme) it can be categorised as a work of SF (as indeed it is in the SFE, alberit with a 'coming soon' entry). So there's some squinting and handwaving going on (and what's up with the Matrix movies not having an entry at all?).
A combined SFF encyclopedia is probably the way forwards. But it'll take years and years to get to that point
October 17th, 2011, 07:01 PM #19
Personally, I don't feel that a "purist" approach to what constitues science fiction is necessarily the more productive approach and would prefer more exploration of "cross-genre works". The problem is where to draw the line. I'm not at all sure what the answer is there.
Last edited by symbolhunter; October 17th, 2011 at 07:04 PM.
October 17th, 2011, 07:14 PM #20
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May I make a suggestion for the online version of the encyclopedia. Currently links to Amazon are created using the title of novels. Thus, Cherryh's Hunter of Worlds is linked via http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_...nter+of+Worlds. As you can test this does not always give the desired result. Simply adding the author's name giving http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_...Worlds+Cherryh is more satisfactory.
October 17th, 2011, 07:48 PM #21
Having said this, I'm not sure your understanding of the scope is correct, and that cross-over works aren't actually being excluded. I wouldn't take the exclusion of a relatively new writer like Newton to be evidence of this anyway.
Last edited by Luke_B; October 18th, 2011 at 08:28 PM.