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Posted 2010-12-29 7:33 PM (#2284)
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Hey everyone,

I've just added a ton of new SF/F blog links to the Web Sites page in the Resources section.  I've also built a SF/F Blog Roll box on the home page sidebar to display the same links.  Take a look and let me know what you think. 

All the new links came from my StumbleUpon favorites.  Do you know of any quality SF/F blogs that we should add to the list?  I'm always looking for great science fiction web sites.

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Posted 2010-12-30 2:35 PM (#2285 - in reply to #2284)
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so many!!
actually the one i frequent daily is io9.com. but maybe it's not sf/f enough and that's why you didnt include it ..
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Posted 2010-12-30 2:45 PM (#2286 - in reply to #2285)
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hihik - 2010-12-30 2:35 PM so many!! actually the one i frequent daily is io9.com. but maybe it's not sf/f enough and that's why you didnt include it ..

Such an obvious one and I just missed it!  Added now.

I'm mostly looking for SF/F blogs that focus on written works, specifically novels or short stories, rather than TV or movies or comics etc.  Links that tie into WWEnd a bit.  There are plenty of sites that cater to those other aspects of genre fiction.  In this case, io9 covers a lot of ground including books so I'm happy to add it to the list.  Thanks for the reminder.

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Posted 2011-01-06 1:20 PM (#2294 - in reply to #2284)
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again - so many!! would be interesting to know which ones do you guys actually check out often? as i mentioned earlier my blog of choice is io9. looking for more reasons not to get any work done at the office .. :P
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Posted 2011-01-08 10:34 PM (#2299 - in reply to #2294)
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hihik - 2011-01-06 1:20 PM again - so many!! would be interesting to know which ones do you guys actually check out often? as i mentioned earlier my blog of choice is io9. looking for more reasons not to get any work done at the office .. :P

I follow a couple dozen or so of these blogs via RSS/Google Reader.  There are just too many to try to web to them.  What I do is subscribe to the ones that I think have potential and I check out the posts that come in for a couple weeks or so to see if they're worth keeping up with.  I follow a lot of them just to keep up with what's going on for WWEnd.

Here are a dozen of the ones that I'm following now that I really like - in no particular order:

  1. Science Fiction Awards Watch
  2. SF Signal
  3. Walker of Worlds
  4. Stainless Steel Droppings
  5. Dark Wolf's Fantasy Reviews
  6. SF and Fantasy Masterworks
  7. The Ranting Dragon
  8. Pat's Fantasy Hotlist
  9. The Website at the End of the Universe
  10. Adventures in Reading
  11. Blogging the Hugo Winners
  12. Val's Random Comments 

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Posted 2011-01-12 3:21 PM (#2300 - in reply to #2299)
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i also have a few blogs on my g-reader but i love to read the user comments on io9 so i do open the website.
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Posted 2011-01-12 4:10 PM (#2301 - in reply to #2300)
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hihik - 2011-01-12 3:21 PM i also have a few blogs on my g-reader but i love to read the user comments on io9 so i do open the website.

I just use Google Reader to put all the articles together in one spot so I can click the ones that look interesting.  I rarely read them on Reader unless they're really short.  Really just a filter.

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Posted 2015-04-28 4:59 AM (#10338 - in reply to #2284)
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these links are dead:

http://www.bushleaguecritic.com/
https://dazedrambling.wordpress.com/
http://news.diversebooks.com/
http://www.galaxyezine.com/
http://scifights.com/
http://blog.42scifi-fantasy.com/
https://strangetelemetry.wordpress.com/

this one has moved:
http://blogorob.blogspot.be/
to:
http://robbedford.blogspot.be/

this one is private:
https://jawasreadtoo.wordpress.com/
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Posted 2015-04-28 5:31 AM (#10339 - in reply to #10338)
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The links below didn't have any updates for (more than) a year, explicitly state they stopped updating, or otherwise seem to have stopped updated. Maybe it would be a good idea to break the blog list down in 2, and put these into a different category? It would make the bloglist a bit easier to use.

http://www.bigdumbobject.co.uk/
http://sfwinners.blogspot.be/ (blogging the hugo winners)
http://blog.bookcoverarchive.com/
https://bookmonkeyscribbles.wordpress.com/
http://www.deepgenre.com/wordpress/
http://www.fantasy-matters.com/
https://scifistandpoint.wordpress.com/
https://futurewired.wordpress.com/
http://www.graemesfantasybookreview.com/
https://alienterritory.wordpress.com/ (headed for alien...)
http://hn-review.blogspot.be/ (hugo+nebula SF review project)
http://www.irosf.com/
http://andscifi.com/ (life, the universe & scifi)
http://sffbooksonmars.blogspot.be/ (marooned...)
http://scifimindvoyages.blogspot.be/
http://blog.omphalosbookreviews.com/
https://onapalestar.wordpress.com/
http://paeanprogress.blogspot.be/
http://posthumanblues.blogspot.be/
http://pulparchive.com/me/eye.html (I think it's not updated anymore, since it's in japanese)
http://pulpaweek.blogspot.be/
http://sciencefictionmusings.blogspot.be/ (not updated since october 2014)
http://www.sfawardswatch.com/
http://www.scifan.com/
http://www.scifi.darkroastedblend.com/
http://scifi.uk.com/
http://www.scifiguy.ca/
http://www.sfandfantasymasterworks.co.uk/
http://www.sfcrowsnest.com/
https://solarbridge.wordpress.com/
http://www.johnxero.com/spacetimeindustries/
http://www.speculativefictionjunkie.com/ (no updates since september 2014)
http://yetistomper.blogspot.be/ (stomping on yeti)
https://sophyanempire.wordpress.com/ (the archeologists guide..., no updates since september 2014)
https://theclockworkpen.wordpress.com/
http://top-science-fiction-novels.com/
http://visionsofparadise.blogspot.be/
http://www.walkerofworlds.com/




this one merged:
http://sffportal.net/
with:
https://worldsf.wordpress.com
but that latter isn't updated anymore either

This one seems out of place, as it directs to an author page:
Bowing to the future > http://www.louanders.com/

More or less the same for this:
filmcritic.com > http://movies.amctv.com/movie-guide/
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Bormgans
Posted 2015-04-28 7:25 AM (#10340 - in reply to #10339)
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Now that I'm on it, these author blog links are dead too:

Bruce Sterling
Fiona Avery
Gwyneth Jones
Jason Stoddard
Kay Kenyon
Louise Marley
Matthew Jarpe


Johh Meaney's has moved to:
www.johnmeaney.com

Paul Cornell has moved to:
http://www.paulcornell.com

Sean Williams has moved to:
www.seanwilliams.com


+ maybe add these?

Patrick Rothfuss:
http://blog.patrickrothfuss.com

Daniel Abraham, James S.A. Correy & Ty Frank at:
www.danielabraham.com
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Posted 2016-01-28 8:03 PM (#12515 - in reply to #10340)
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Ann Leckie
http://www.annleckie.com/blog
 
Kristine Kathryn Rusch
http://kriswrites.com/blog
 
Rachel Bach (Rachel Aaron)
http://thisblogisaploy.blogspot.com
 
Seanan McGuire (also Mira Grant)
http://seanan-mcguire.livejournal.com
 
Kameron Hurley
http://www.kameronhurley.com/blog
 
Aliette de Bodard
http://aliettedebodard.com/blog
 
Rachel Swirsky
http://rachel-swirsky.livejournal.com
 
Nicola Griffith
http://asknicola.blogspot.com
 
N K Jemisin
http://nkjemisin.com
 
Genevieve Valentine
http://www.genevievevalentine.com
 
Mary Robinette Kowal
http://maryrobinettekowal.com/category/journal
 
Sofia Samatar
http://sofiasamatar.blogspot.com
 
Lauren Beukes
http://laurenbeukes.com/blog
 
Nalo Hopkinson
http://nalohopkinson.com/blog/nalohop
 
Brandon Sanderson
http://brandonsanderson.com
 
Chuck Wendig
http://terribleminds.com
 
Cory Doctorow
http://craphound.com
 
Steven Brust
http://dreamcafe.com
 
Daniel Abraham (1/2 of James S A Corey)
http://www.danielabraham.com

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Posted 2016-01-31 8:34 PM (#12537 - in reply to #12515)
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Well, I guess it's obvious that I'm not able to make the time to edit the websites page.  There are just too many other daily maintenance tasks and higher priority projects.  But, in case ya'll want to do the cleanup and new additions, I've copied the data table into a Google Sheet where you can have at it:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1KKI-XT3cnPcnUvt4fG9htf3_cS6CtuZ9URbbYHVcaX4/edit?usp=sharing

It's a really basic table.  RN_Type_ID = 1 for general links and = 2 for author links (see sheet 2).  The Title is the link text that shows on the page and the URL is self evident.  The DateAdded column I left in there in case you wanted to sort by date to see the really old links which likely need the most revision.  Don't bother filling that one in if you add new links.  It'll all go into the DB with the same date when I copy the changes from the updated sheet into the DB.

Ya'll let me know if you have any questions.

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Posted 2016-02-01 11:14 AM (#12548 - in reply to #2284)
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Edited by bleebs 2016-02-01 11:19 AM
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Posted 2016-02-01 11:18 AM (#12549 - in reply to #12548)
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I've added all of the above + Elizabeth Bear's blog. I also deleted all the dead links, except for keepingthedoor.com, which might be temporarily down.

What to do with the non-active/abandoned blogs?
Deleting them seems harsh? Is coding a category for non-active/abandoned blogs a lot of work? If not, I'll gladly add a "3" in the spreadsheet to all the ones I listed above.
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Posted 2016-02-01 11:39 AM (#12551 - in reply to #2284)
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hyperlinked link: 

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1KKI-XT3cnPcnUvt4fG9htf3_cS6CtuZ9URbbYHVcaX4/edit?usp=sharing

 

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Posted 2016-02-01 10:27 PM (#12558 - in reply to #12551)
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Well, that was fast!  Thanks for managing those.  I'll get your updated list copied over to the DB tomorrow if time permits.

I really appreciate the effort because there are few things more irritating when you're surfing than to run into dead links.  I consider the defunct sites as dead links so I'd rather they come off the list too.  As for categories I was talking to whargoul about creating some new ones so we can sort the list by type of site:  official author site, author blog, fan site, general, twitter, Facebook etc.  It would make the list easier to navigate to have headings.  Any thoughts on that?

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Posted 2016-02-02 12:28 AM (#12561 - in reply to #12558)
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As for categories I was talking to whargoul about creating some new ones so we can sort the list by type of site:  official author site, author blog, fan site, general, twitter, Facebook etc.  It would make the list easier to navigate to have headings.  Any thoughts on that?

Is it still in the works to make "Links" for the Author records something we add, rather than scraped from the Internet?

I'd like to see:

Official Website: http://www.authorsite.com
Blog: http://www.authorblog.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/author
Twitter: http://twitter.com/author
Other: http://www.cookingwithauthors.com  

You would then be able to scrape all of these for a Links page(s), as you do for the WWEnd Member Web Sites.



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Posted 2016-02-02 12:10 PM (#12566 - in reply to #12561)
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I've removed all the defunct sites listed above as well, except for a few that started reposting. Well, not all, since someone else had already removed some.

I'll go through what's left and see if there are any new defunct ones...
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Posted 2016-02-02 12:44 PM (#12567 - in reply to #2284)
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I've went through all the remaining general links and removed a few more.

The jury is still out on these:
- Coolvibe (only visual art, no new comment since October '15)
- DivineNanny (no SFF related content for more than a year)
- Filmcritic on Filmsite.org (it's not a SF/F/H site)
- Grasping For the Wind (only 2 posts in 2015, latest in June '15)
- Yeti Stomper (no new post for 2 years, but a test post last month)

If nobody objects, also remove those?

I'll go through the author sites later tonight.
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Posted 2016-02-02 12:55 PM (#12568 - in reply to #2284)
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Done. Removed a few.

Jury is still out on:
- Ian McDonald: might be updated (since he states he hardly ever blogs), but unlikely
- Frederik Pohl: will never be updated again since he died, but is maybe nice as a testament?
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Posted 2016-02-02 1:15 PM (#12569 - in reply to #2284)
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I added a bunch of blogs like Chaos Horizon, From Couch To Moon, Bibliosanctum, Tenacious Reader, Space & Sorcery, Who's dreaming Who, My Books My Life My..., SCy-Fy, Examined Worlds, ...
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Posted 2016-02-02 1:35 PM (#12570 - in reply to #2284)
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I've added a bunch of author blogs and review blogs, too.
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Posted 2016-02-02 4:33 PM (#12572 - in reply to #12558)
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I'll get your updated list copied over to the DB tomorrow if time permits.

 Could you please hold off for a couple of days?  I've just now noticed this and would like to add more sites, but it'll take me a day or so.  Thanks!!

Also, could you please edit the SF Mistressworks page to incorporate a link to the official SF Mistressworks blog.

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Posted 2016-02-02 5:27 PM (#12573 - in reply to #12572)
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Administrator - 2016-02-01 8:27 PM

I'll get your updated list copied over to the DB tomorrow if time permits.

 Could you please hold off for a couple of days?  I've just now noticed this and would like to add more sites, but it'll take me a day or so.  Thanks!!

Also, could you please edit the SF Mistressworks page to incorporate a link to the official SF Mistressworks blog.

I'll hold off until y'all are ready.

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Posted 2016-02-02 5:29 PM (#12574 - in reply to #12561)
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Administrator - 2016-02-02 3:27 PM
As for categories I was talking to whargoul about creating some new ones so we can sort the list by type of site:  official author site, author blog, fan site, general, twitter, Facebook etc.  It would make the list easier to navigate to have headings.  Any thoughts on that?

Is it still in the works to make "Links" for the Author records something we add, rather than scraped from the Internet?

I'd like to see:

Official Website: http://www.authorsite.com
Blog: http://www.authorblog.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/author
Twitter: http://twitter.com/author
Other: http://www.cookingwithauthors.com  

You would then be able to scrape all of these for a Links page(s), as you do for the WWEnd Member Web Sites.

Use sheet 2 in the doc to add whatever categories you want and just number the links to match the new categories.  I've talked to whargoul and he's cool with as many cats as you think we'll need to organize things properly.

 

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