Welcome to the SF Encyclopedia Hugo Voter Packet page.
We, the editors, are thrilled that the SFE has been
shortlisted as Best Related Book. We feel there's no substitute for
the more than three and a half million words of interlinked entries
in the present state of the SFE, so instead of providing a
limited sample for the Chicon package we invite you to plunge into
the encyclopedia itself. The entire text is free to read
• Click here, or click the
SFE logo above, for the normal front page with some hints
and sample entries.
Enter a term in the search box above to search the encyclopedia.
As with Google, putting the text in quotes -- "Second Foundation",
for example -- forces a search for the exact phrase.
Exclusive to this Hugo Voter Packet page are
some features which have from the beginning been part of our
strategy for the SFE site and which we hope to see
implemented soon, including a random "lucky dip", a "what's new"
feature to show the most recent additions, and a demo version of an
"incoming" option equivalent to Wikipedia's "What links here".
• NEW, JUNE 2012: Click
here for our demonstration page including all the
here to see a randomly selected entry.
here for a random new entry -- that is, one
of the more than 4000 full entries which have been added since the
second edition of 1993 and its 1995 CD-ROM version. (Of course,
very many entries from the second edition have since been heavily
revised for the third.)
here for a "What's New" listing of the latest entries
to be added.
here for a full list of links to the 3655 new entries
which appeared before 2012 and thus count towards Hugo
is a good place to read about our current state of play as a work
in progress, while the latest figures on entry and word counts can
be found on the Statistics page.
Thank you for sampling the new SF Encyclopedia.
John Clute, David Langford, Peter Nicholls & Graham Sleight