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News item: 6 October 2021

At last we have moved, from the Hachette/Orion/Gollancz web server (which was our home since October 2011) to a commercial web host of our own. The virtual move was a little fraught – transferring the sf-encyclopedia.com domain took several days longer than anticipated – but at least we aren’t surrounded by hundreds of cardboard boxes and wondering which one we packed the Asimov or Le Guin entry in.

While maintaining continuity with what we’ve been doing these last ten years, this is a new site with some unobtrusive design changes described here, and (because the publisher has switched from Orion/Gollancz to SFE Ltd and Ansible Editions) a new edition with a slightly changed masthead: no longer the Third Edition but the Fourth.

We launched the Third Edition in October 2011 with 12,230 entries totalling 3,222,920 words with 113,492 internal hyperlinks. The figures on the day of relaunch – 6 October 2021 – were 18,834 entries, 6,362,055 words and 226,451 links. [Later:] Secure HTTPS connections to the site became active on 7 October 2021.



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