SFE Picture Gallery launch
15 May 2013
The SF Encyclopedia editors have long wanted to add a
little tasty eye candy to this website's massive textual
presentation. Now at last we have a new page for this purpose, the
Picture Gallery, which when visited shows a randomly selected image
from our growing visual archive -- mostly book covers, but with
occasional surprises. Once on the Gallery page, you can search to
reveal everything the archive contains for a particular author,
title keyword, illustrator or publisher; you can select Slide Show
for an ever-changing presentation of available pictures, more than
1800 of them on launch day; or you can simply click on Lucky Dip
for another unpredictable image, to be replaced by further visual
serendipity as often as you care to hit the button again.
A new Gallery button has appeared in the Extras panel at the
right of the main SFE page, so this feature is only one
click away from any entry.
Customized Gallery links for artists and authors well
represented in the image archive have been added under
links at the ends of the creators' entries. More
and more of these Picture Gallery links will appear as the months
go by and the archive grows.
There are several further entertaining (we hope) Gallery
features, some self-explanatory and others described in more detail
on the About page which is the second link below. The Gallery
itself is the first. Have fun!