SF Encyclopedia: Chicon Hugo Voter Packet

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 online.

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 above.

Click here to see a randomly selected entry.

Click 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.)

Click here for a "What's New" listing of the latest entries to be added.

Click here for a full list of links to the 3655 new entries which appeared before 2012 and thus count towards Hugo eligibility.

The Introduction 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

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