Links & Resources for Book Collecting and Speculative Fiction 

Book Collecting l   Author Signature References | Writing & Publishing | Books & Bookstores | Sci-Fi/Fantasy Conventions  | Speculative Fiction Literary Awards  | SFF&F Art & Artists | Tolkien Resources | Miscellany

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BOOK COLLECTING

  • Independent Online Bookseller’s Association
  • Bookseller’s Labels
  • The Private Library
  • Fine Books & Collections
  • Bookthink

AUTHOR SIGNATURE REFERENCE

  • Sci-fi/fantasy/horror author signature reference
  • Collecting Signatures

WRITING AND PUBLISHING

    • Arkam House Publishers – Specializing in Lovecraft and Derleth
    • Donald M. Grant Publisher, Inc. – Publisher of both trade and deluxe editions of Stephen King’s Dark Tower series.
    • Strange Horizons – a weekly speculative fiction magazine
    • Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America
    • Horror Writers Association
    • Ansible – British SF/fan newsletter, published by author David Langford
    • Quantum Muse – Posting the finest in science fiction, fantasy, and alternative writing and art.
    • The Future Fire – New Writing in Speculative Fiction and Dark Fantasy
    • the0phrastus – Blog for author and artist Chris Howard
    • Dark Arts Books – Small press publishers specializing in dark fiction and horror
    • By Light Unseen Media – A new publisher exclusively featuring vampire fiction
    • Feminist Science Fiction, Fantasy and Utopia – A complex bibliography that lists, cites and describes sf & critical works from a feminist perspective
    • Morpheus Tales – A quarterly magazine of horror, science fiction and fantasy
    • Theodora Goss – author
    • Dark Regions Press – Publishers of horror, fantasy and sci-fi
    • Cemetery Dance  – Specialty press publisher of horror and dark suspense

 

BOOKS & BOOKSTORES

  • Booksellers We Recommend
  • ISFDB – The Internet Speculative Fiction DataBase.
  • IOBA Books
  • TOP 100 BOOK SITES
  • Bookwire – An internet resource for books, authors, and the book industry.
  • Jude’s Place – Features Jude Liebermann’s action/adventure sci/fi romance novels, ebooks & free short stories.
  • Library Thing – Check our some of our favorite reads in our Library, and create your own online library!!
  • Books Square – Book directory
  • Lunacat.net – Science fiction and fantasy by women.
  • SciFan – Extensive database of sci-fi books, authors and series
  • FantaFiction – Online resource for fantasy fiction
  • We’re listed in the Internet Bookseller Directory – http://www.internetbooksellers.net/
  • Bookthink’s Resources for Booksellers and Collectors

SCI-FI/FANTASY CONVENTIONS

  • The World Fantasy Convention
  • Dragon*con – Big Atlanta-based convention focusing on gaming, comics, literature, art, music, and film
  • The World Horror Convention
  • WorldCon – World Science Fiction Convention
  • Readercon – Boston area convention focusing exclusively on literature
  • Arisia – Boston Area convention; media focused
  • Boskone- Boston convention focusing on literature, art, music and gaming
  • Ancient City Con – A Northeast Florida convention for fans of Anime, Comics, Collectibles, & Gaming
  • Gaylaxicon – A DC-based sci-fi, fantasy, & horror convention for gay men, lesbians, bisexuals, transgendered people and their friends
  • SciFi Conventions – A listing of a wide variety of cons across the country

LITERARY AWARDS FOR SCI-FI, FANTASY & HORROR

  • Hugo Awards – Science Fiction Achievement Award
  • Nebula Awards
  • Philip K. Dick Award – Distinguished science fiction writing published for the first time as a paperback original
  • British Science Fiction Association Awards
  • Arthur C. Clark Award
  • James White Award – Short story award for new authors
  • Bram Stoker Awards – Presented by the Horror Writers Association for superior achievement in horror writing
  • John W. Campbell Award – Best science fiction novel of the year
  • James Tiptree Jr. Award – Given to sci-fi or fantasy writing that expands or explores our understanding of gender
  • Shirley Jackson Awards – Awarded for ‘outstanding achievement in the literature of psychological suspense, horror, and the dark fantastic’
  • World Fantasy Awards
  • British Fantasy Awards

SCI-FI & FANTASY ART AND ARTISTS

  • Michael Whelan – Science fiction and fantasy artist, has produced many well-known book cover illustrations
  • Allen K. – Horror/fantasy/sci-fi artist
  • Aaron Pocock – Fantasy artist – fairies, gnomes and more
  • Bob Eggleton – Sci-fi/fantasy artist
  • Abandon Art – Gallery of the fantastic
  • FoundMyself.com
  • Gallery-Worldwide.com – Fine Art Gallery, including fantasy art
  • Elfwood – Sci-fi & fantasy art and fiction
  • Deviant Art – Online community of artists

TOLKIEN RESOURCES

  • TheOneRing.net – Fan-based resource site for LOTR movies.
  • Tolkien Online – Resource for Tolkien including news and blogs about the author
  • Council of Elrond – Tolkien news, encyclopedia and resources
  • The Tolkien Society
  • The Tolkien Collector’s Guide
  • The Encyclopedia of Arda – A thorough, interactive resource of Tolkien’s worlds
  • The Tolkien Library
  • The Mythopoeic Society – “An organization promoting the study, discussion, and enjoyment of fantastic and mythic literature through books and periodicals, annual conferences, discussion groups, awards, and more.”
  • Tolkienbooks.net – An illustrated Tolkien bibliography
  • The J.R.R. Tolkien Estate
  • The Thain’s Book – An encyclopedia of Middle-earth and Numenor
  • Festival in the Shire – ‘A celebration of all things Tolkien inspired’
  • Hobbit.ca – Tolkien-exclusive bookseller
  • Annals of Arda – Tolkien resources including encyclopeida, books and music
  • LOTR Dreams – LOTR-related forum, games and resources
  • J.R.R. Tolkien Research Page

MISCELLANY & FRIENDS

  • Withywindle Nature Programs – Our sister-site providing natural history programs in MA and NH
  • 5 Minutes for Mom – “Bringing moms together”
  • Mary Anna Abuzahra – Astrologer and Henna body artist
  • The H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society
  • Fantasy Freaks Forum – Mainly a forum, but also includes an in-depth book review section
  • Fantasy-Fan.org – News, forum and shop
  • World of Meln
  • We’re featured in… Buyer’s Index
  • Paul Levinson LightonLightThrough.com also on iTunes
  • D6 Production – A cartoon specialist and comic production company providing animated cartoon pictures and cartoon movies.
  • The Contra Banditos – Northern-Massachusetts based Celtic/Old Time fiddle band
  • Beyond Weird

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