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[Comments] (2) : Lately Project Gutenberg has been publishing a lot of science fiction. "How can this be?" you ask. "Surely science fiction was invented after 1923, the date beyond which there are only shady Internet rumors that someone might have written something at some point?" Well, yes, that's true, but a few post-1923 SF stories have slipped through the cracks due to the now-obsolete requirement that people do a little work to maintain their indefinite copyrights. So you've got some Doc Smith (unfortunately, Gutenberg author links are extremely unstable, so in a few weeks that link will probably point to Adam Smith) and so on. But today I found a Retief story on Project Gutenberg! Thus, the point of this rambling entry. Our distant descendants will know that science fiction was published as late as 1961!


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Posted by anonymous at Sat Jun 02 2007 14:23

A lot of times I find new old wwi books on pg through a google search, It always pleases and surprises me! For example The Story of the Salonika army http://books.google.com/books?id=EsciAAAAMAAJ&dq=story+of+the+salonika+army&pg=PA1&ots=eaLbwecmLQ&sig=kiw9yvDPqMwicnNXIt8OjoahCH0&prev=http://www.google.com/search%3Fq%3Dstory%2Bof%2Bthe%2Bsalonika%2Barmy%26ie%3Dutf-8%26oe%3Dutf-8%26aq%3Dt%26rls%3Dorg.mozilla:en-US:official%26client%3Dfirefox-a&sa=X&oi=print&ct=result&cd=1

Posted by victor at Mon Jun 04 2007 19:02

For your info Bookyards has compiled a list of 15 online libraries that specialize on science fiction and/or have sections devoted to science fiction.

The link is at http://www.bookyards.com/categories.html?type=links&category_id=1801


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