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News item dated 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!

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