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A GUIDE TO LITERATURE ON THE INTERNET


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Copyright (C) 1994 by Wolfgang Hink. All rights reserved.


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Please send corrections, additions and comments to:
Wolfgang Hink (hink@unlisys.in-berlin.de).

Dr. Wolfgang Hink
Muthesiusstrasse 34
12163 Berlin
Germany

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Contents of this guide

1. Newsgroups
2. FAQs and other Frequent Postings
3. Mailing Lists
4. Books Online
5. Electronic Journals
6. Zines
7. Libraries Online
8. Book Shopping
9. Resources for Writers
10. WAIS Sources
11. World Wide Web
12. Credits

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1. NEWSGROUPS (Usenet and Bitnet)


alt.books.deryni: Katherine Kurz` books, esp. the Deryni series
alt.books.isaac-asimov: Isaac Asimov, writer
alt.books.reviews: Book Reviews
alt.callahans: a support group based on Spider Robinson's
"Callahan's Saloon"
alt.comics.buffalo-roam: A postscript comic strip
alt.comics.lnh: Interactive net.madness in the superhero genre
alt.cyberpunk: Science fiction genre cyberpunk
alt.cyberpunk.chatsubo: Literary virtual reality
alt.dragons-inn: "an ongoing multi-user dialogue which is
creating a fantasy story on the fly" (according to their FAQ)
alt.etext: Electronic texts
alt.fan.amy-fisher: Amy Fisher and the famous trial
alt.fan.anne-rice: Anne Rice, writer
alt.fan.asprin: Robert Lynn Asprin
alt.fan.authors.stephen-king: Stephen King, horror writer
alt.fan.douglas-adams: Douglas Adams, writer
alt.fan.dragonlance: Dragonlance, fantasy series
alt.fan.dune: Dune, science fiction series by Frank Herbert
alt.fan.eddings: David Eddings, writer
alt.fan.heinlein: Robert A. Heinlein, science fiction writer
alt.fan.nathan.brazil: Well World, science fiction series by Jack
L. Chalker
alt.fan.pern: Anne McCaffery`s science fiction oeuvre
alt.fan.piers-anthony: Piers Anthony, science fiction author
alt.fan.pratchett: Terry Pratchett, science fiction author
alt.fan.robert-jordan: Robert Jordan, fantasy writer
alt.fan.tolkien: J.R.R. Tolkien, fantasy writer
alt.fan.tom-clancy: Tom Clancy, action/adventure writer
alt.fan.tom-robbins: Tom Robbins, novelist
alt.fan.wodehouse: P.G. Wodehouse, humorist
alt.fandom.cons: Conventions, science fiction and others
alt.fantasy.conan: Conan, a series started by Robert E. Howard
alt.horror: Horror genre
alt.hypertext: Forms of non linear texts
alt.prose: Original writings, fiction and otherwise
alt.prose.d: Discussion of alt.prose articles
alt.pulp: Paperback fiction
alt.quotations: Famous (and not so famous) quotes
alt.sex.stories: Erotic fiction and poems
alt.zines: Electronic magazines
bit.listserv-gutnberg-l: Project Gutenberg
bit.listserv-literary: Literature
bit.listserv-rra-l: "Romance Readers Anonymous"
bit.listserv.words-1: The English language
de.alt.geschichten: Stories in German
de.etc.sprache.deutsch: German language (in German)
k12.lang.art: Language arts
misc.answers: FAQ lists and other periodic postings
misc.writing: Writing
news.answers: FAQ lists and other periodic postings
rec.arts.books: Books, the publishing industry
rec.arts.books.tolkien: Works of J.R.R.Tolkien
rec.arts.comics.info: Reviews and other comics news
rec.arts.comics.marketplace: Exchange of comics
rec.arts.comics.misc: Comic books, graphic novels
rec.arts.comics.strips: Comic strips
rec.arts.comics.xbooks: Marvel Comics
rec.arts.erotica: Erotic fiction and verse
rec.arts.int-fiction: Interactive fiction
rec.arts.literature: Literature
rec.arts.manga: Japanese storytelling art form
rec.arts.poems: For the posting of poems
rec.arts.prose: Prose Stories
rec.arts.sf.announce: Science fiction announcements
rec.arts.sf.fandom: SF fan activities
rec.arts.sf.marketplace: Exchange of SF materials
rec.arts.sf.misc: SF topics not covered elsewhere
rec.arts.sf.reviews: Reviews of SF works
rec.arts.sf.science: Real and speculative aspects of SF science
rec.arts.sf.written: Science fiction and fantasy texts
rec.arts.sf.written.robert-jordan: Robert Jordan, fantasy writer
rec.arts.theatre Theatre, Musical
rec.arts.wobegon: Literary and music esoterica
rec.mag: Magazine summaries, tables of contents etc.
rec.mag.fsfnet: A science fiction fanzine
sci.classics: Questions and answers about the Classic Authors
soc.libraries.talk: Libraries


2. FAQS AND OTHER FREQUENT POSTINGS
This list was compiled mostly from a Master List of Periodic
Informational Postings (from (news-answers-request@MIT.EDU)).
There are about 40 FAQs and other frequent postings which
cover literary themes. Here`s how and where to get them:
a) Many FAQs deal with questions and answers from a special
newsgroup and are regularly posted to this group and to
another named news.answers. So all you have to do is watch
these groups and wait for the posting.
b) Anonymous FTP to: rtfm.mit.edu
Path:/pub/usenet/news.answers/
Here you will find the FAQ under it`s )Archive-name( (see the
entries below).
Other archive sites are:
USA: ftp.uu.net /usenet/news.answers/
Europe: ftp.uni-paderborn.de /pub/FAQ/
Asia: hwarang.postech.ac.kr /pub/usenet/news.answers/
c) Send email to: mail-server@rtfm.mit.edu with
"send usenet/news.answers/[archive-name]"
in the body of the message.
d) If the )Archive-name( is missing you have two more chances
left: post a message to one of the newsgroups and ask for the
FAQ or send e-mail to the author.


alt.books.reviews FAQ Newsgroups: alt.books.reviews, rec.arts.books, rec.answers,
alt.answers, news.answers
From: sbrock@teal.csn.org (Steve Brock)
Archive-name: books/reviews-faq

alt.cyberpunk FAQ
Newsgroups: alt.cyberpunk,alt.answers,news.answers
From: erich@hrl8.cs.tamu.edu (Erich Schneider)
Archive-name: cyberpunk-faq

alt.fan.douglas-adams FAQ
Newsgroups: alt.fan.douglas-adams,alt.answers,news.answers
From: nhughes@tiamat.umd.umich.edu (Nathan Hughes)
Archive-name: douglas-adams-FAQ

alt.fan.pern FAQ
Newsgroups: alt.fan.pern,news.answers,alt.answers
From: quirk@unm.edu (Taki Kogoma)
Archive-name: pern-intro/part1

alt.fan.piers-anthony FAQ
Newsgroups: alt.fan.piers-anthony,alt.answers,news.answers
From: umholme0@cc.UManitoba.CA (Douglas Holmes)
Archive-name: books/piers-anthony-faq

alt.fan.pratchett FAQ
Newsgroups: alt.fan.pratchett,news.answers,alt.answers
From: gnat@kauri.vuw.ac.nz (Nathan Torkington)
Archive-name: pratchett/faq

alt.fan-pratchett Mini-FAQ
Newsgroups: alt.fan.pratchett
From: leo@cp.tn.tudelft.nl (Leo Breebaart)
Archive-name: pratchett-mini-faq

alt.quotations FAQ
Newsgroups: alt.quotations,alt.answers,news.answers
From: dok@fwi.uva.nl
Archive-name: quotations/part1

Alternate History Stories
Newsgroups: rec.arts.sf.written, alt.history.what-if,
rec.answers,alt.answers, news.answers
From: altworld@panix.com (Robert B. Schmunk)
Archive-name: sf/alt_history/part1 [-8]

alt.sex.stories FAQ
Newsgroups: alt.sex.stories,alt.sex.stories.d
From: laff@headop.cs.uiuc.edu (Joshua A. Laff)

Arthurian Booklist
Newsgroups: rec.arts.books,rec.answers,news.answers
From: tittle@netcom.com (Cindy Tittle Moore)
Archive-name: books/arthurian

Basement Full of Books
Newsgroups: rec.arts.books,rec.answers,news.answers
From: mcintyre@cpac.washington.edu (Vonda N. McIntyre)
Archive-name: books/basement-full-of-books

Book Catalogues and Book Clubs List (rec.arts.books)
Newsgroups: rec.arts.books,rec.answers,news.answers
From: tittle@netcom.com (Cindy Tittle Moore)
Frequency: every 35 days
Archive-name: books/catalogues

Books by Mail (FAQ)
Newsgroups: rec.arts.books, rec.arts.sf.written, rec.answers,
news.answers
From: ecl@mtgp003.mt.att.com (Evelyn C. Leeper)
Archive-name: books/ship-by-mail

Bookstores in Eastern North American Cities (FAQ)
Newsgroups: rec.arts.books, rec.arts.sf.written, rec.answers,
news.answers
From: ecl@mtgp003.mt.att.com (Evelyn C. Leeper)
Archive-name: books/stores/north-american/eastern

Bookstores in New York City (NYC) List (FAQ)
Newsgroups: rec.arts.books, rec.arts.sf.written,
ny.general,nyc.general, nj.general, rec.answers, news.answers
From: ecl@mtgp003.mt.att.com (Evelyn C. Leeper)
Archive-name: books/stores/north-american/nyc

Bookstores in Northern North American Cities (FAQ)
Newsgroups: rec.arts.books, rec.arts.sf.written, rec.answers,
news.answers
From: ecl@mtgp003.mt.att.com (Evelyn C. Leeper)
Archive-name: books/stores/north-american/northern

Bookstores in San Francisco Bay Area (SF) List (FAQ)
Newsgroups: rec.arts.books, rec.arts.sf.written,
ba.general,rec.answers, news.answers
From: ecl@mtgp003.mt.att.com (Evelyn C. Leeper)
Archive-name: books/stores/north-american/bay-area

Bookstores in Various Asian Cities List (FAQ)
Newsgroups: rec.arts.books, rec.arts.sf.written, rec.answers,
news.answers
From: ecl@mtgp003.mt.att.com (Evelyn C. Leeper)
Archive-name: books/stores/asian

Bookstores in Various European Cities List (FAQ)
Newsgroups: rec.arts.books, rec.arts.sf.written, rec.answers,
news.answers
From: ecl@mtgp003.mt.att.com (Evelyn C. Leeper)
Archive-name: books/stores/european

Bookstores in Western North American Cities (FAQ)
Newsgroups: rec.arts.books, rec.arts.sf.written, rec.answers,
news.answers
From: ecl@mtgp003.mt.att.com (Evelyn C. Leeper)
Archive-name: books/stores/north-american/western

Classical Studies FAQ
Newsgroups: sci.classics,sci.answers,news.answers
From: jamie@akeake.its.vuw.ac.nz (Jamieson Norrish)
Archive-name: classics-faq

Classics FTP, Gopher, WWW, etc. Sites
Newsgroups: sci.classics
From: jsruebel@iastate.edu (James S Ruebel)

Holmes Booklist (FAQ)
Newsgroups: rec.arts.books, alt.fan.holmes, alt.answers,
rec.answers, news.answers
From: ecl@mtgp003.mt.att.com (Evelyn C. Leeper)
Archive-name: books/holmes/list

Holmes Illustrated [Sherlock Holmes Illustrated]
Newsgroups: rec.arts.books, alt.fan.holmes, rec.answers,
alt.answers,news.answers
From: mlbm@lanl.gov (Mark Martinez)
Archive-name: books/holmes/illustrated

Internet Mall: Shopping the Information Highway
Newsgroups: alt.internet.services, comp.newprod, alt.answers,
comp.answers, news.answers
From: taylor@netcom.com (Dave Taylor)
Archive-Name: internet-services/internet-mall

Internet Writer Resource Guide
Newsgroups: misc.writing, rec.arts.prose, rec.arts.sf.written,
misc.answers, rec.answers, news.answers
From: ldetweil@csn.org (L. Detweiler)
Archive-name: writing/resources

Isaac Asimov FAQ
Newsgroups: alt.books.isaac-asimov,alt.answers,news.answers
From: John_Jenkins@taligent.com (John H. Jenkins)
Archive-name: books/isaac-asimov-faq

Journalism Resources on the Internet
Newsgroups: alt.journalism, alt.politics.media,
alt.news-media, alt.answers, news.answers
From: John S. Makulowich (verbwork@access.digex.net)
Archive-name: journalism-net-resources

Joyce FAQ
Newsgroups: rec.arts.books
From: jorn@MCS.COM (Jorn Barger)

Media List
Newsgroups: alt.journalism, alt.internet.services
From: adamg@world.std.com (Adam M Gaffin)

misc.writing FAQ
Newsgroups: misc.writing,news.answers,misc.answers
From: lsefton@apple.com
Archive-name: writing/FAQ

misc.writing FAQ: Recommended Reading
Newsgroups: misc.writing,misc.answers,news.answers
From: lsefton@apple.com
Archive-name: writing/bibliography

Online Books FAQ
Newsgroups: alt.etext, rec.arts.books, alt.internet.services,
sci.classics
From: dell@wiretap.spies.com (Thomas Dell)

Project Gutenberg List of Etext (1/*)
Project Gutenberg List of Etext (2/*)
Newsgroups: alt.etext
From: dircompg@sunee.uwaterloo.ca (Project Gutenberg)

Protecting Comics (To Protect and Preserve Comics)
Newsgroups: rec.arts.comics.info,rec.arts.comics.misc
From: paul@erc.msstate.edu (Paul Adams)

Pynchon FAQ
Newsgroups: rec.arts.books
From: jorn@MCS.COM (Jorn Barger)

R.A.B. BOOKSTORES LIST: CAMBRIDGE/BOSTON
Newsgroups: rec.arts.books
From: nichael@bbn.com (Nichael Cramer)

rec.arts.books FAQ
Newsgroups: rec.arts.books,rec.answers,news.answers
From: ecl@mtgp003.mt.att.com (Evelyn C. Leeper)
Archive-name: books/faq

rec.arts.comics FAQ
Newsgroups: rec.arts.comics.info, rec.arts.comics.misc,
rec.answers, news.answers
From: tyg@hq.ileaf.com (Tom Galloway)
Archive-name: comics/faq/part1 [-7]

rec.arts.disney FAQ
Newsgroups: rec.arts.disney,rec.answers,news.answers
From: tanida@beno.css.gov (Tom Tanida)
Archive-name: disney-faq/disney

rec.arts.sf.reviews FAQ
Newsgroups: rec.arts.sf.reviews,rec.answers,news.answers
From: djdaneh@pbhyc.pacbell.com
Archive-name: sf/reviews-faq

rec.arts.sf.written FAQ
Newsgroups: rec.arts.sf.written, rec.arts.sf.misc,
news.answers,rec.answers
From: burchard@access.digex.net (Laura Burchard)
Archive-name: sf/written-intro

rec.arts.sf.written.robert-jordan FAQ
Newsgroups: rec.arts.sf.written.robert-jordan,
rec.arts.sf.written, rec.answers, news.answers
From: joeshaw@info1.cc.vt.edu (Joe "Uno" Shaw)
Archive-name: sf/robert-jordan-faq

rec.arts.theatre FAQ
Newsgroups: rec.arts.theatre.musicals,
rec.arts.theatre.misc, rec.arts.theatre.plays,
rec.answers, news.answers
From: aku@leland.Stanford.EDU (Andrew Chia-Tso Ku)
Archive-name: theatre/part1 [-3]

Robin Hood Booklist
Newsgroups: rec.arts.books,rec.answers,news.answers
From: tittle@netcom.com (Cindy Tittle Moore)
Archive-name: books/robin-hood

SF-references-in-music List
Newsgroups: rec.music.misc, rec.arts.sf.misc, rec.answers,
news.answers
From: rsk@aspen.circ.upenn.edu (Rich Kulawiec)
Archive-name: music/sci-fi-refs

Shakespeare in Star Trek
Newsgroups: rec.arts.startrek.misc
From: petersm@CSOS.ORST.EDU (Marguerite Petersen)

Star Trek Book Guide
Newsgroups: rec.arts.startrek.fandom,rec.answers,news.answers
From: Kevin Atkinson (kevina@clark.net)
Author: Arnold E. van Beverhoudt, Jr.
(71777.2365@compuserve.com).
Archive-name: star-trek/CS-guide/books/part1 [-2]

Star Trek: Bibliography of ST articles/books
Newsgroups: rec.arts.startrek.misc
From: wright@FACL.lan.mcgill.ca (J. Wright)

Superman FAQ
Newsgroups: rec.arts.comics.info, rec.arts.comics.misc,
alt.comics.superman
From: davidc@leland.Stanford.EDU (David Thomas Chappell)
Archive-name: superman-faq

Terry Pratchett Bibliography
Newsgroups: alt.fan.pratchett,news.answers,alt.answers
From: gnat@kauri.vuw.ac.nz (Nathan Torkington)
Archive-name: pratchett/bibliography

Titles of Comics Collections
Newsgroups: rec.arts.comics.strips,rec.answers,news.answers
From: Doug Krause (dkrause@hydra.acs.uci.edu)
Archive-name: comics/collections

Tolkien: Frequently Asked Questions
Newsgroups: rec.arts.books.tolkien, alt.fan.tolkien,
rec.answers,alt.answers, news.answers
From: loos@frodo.mgh.harvard.edu (William D.B. Loos)
Archive-name: tolkien/faq/part1 [-2]

Tolkien: Less Frequently Asked Questions
Newsgroups: rec.arts.books.tolkien, alt.fan.tolkien,
rec.answers, alt.answers, news.answers
From: loos@frodo.mgh.harvard.edu (William D.B. Loos)
Archive-name: tolkien/lessfaq/part1

Zines on the Internet
Newsgroups: alt.zines, alt.etext, misc.writing, rec.mag,
alt.internet.services, alt.answers, misc.answers, rec.answers,
news.answers
From: johnl@netcom.com (John Labovitz)
Archive-name: writing/zines/part1 [-3]


3. MAILING LISTS


There are many lists (electronic conferences) devoted to
literature or literary subjects, I counted more than 100.
Too many actually to give enough details here about each of them.

So I decided to give you just those informations you will need to
find out more details on your own: list name, topic and
subscription address [A]. The numbers in brackets refer
to:


[1] Own Researches

[2] SRI List-of-Lists )Interest Groups(
This is a large (about 800 K) listing of all mailing lists
available on Internet and Bitnet.
How to get the SRI List:
- Via e-mail to mail-server@nisc.sri.com
Put the message SEND NETINFO/INTEREST-GROUPS in the body
of the letter.
- Via anonymous FTP to: ftp.nisc.sri.com
Change to the directory named /netinfo.
Download the file INTEREST-GROUPS or the compressed
version INTEREST-GROUPS.Z.

[3] )Directory of Scholarly Electronic Conferences(
This excellent directory comes from the Kent State University
Libraries Ohio (Thanks to Diane K. Kovacs and The Directory
Team) and describes mailing lists about scholarly and
academic subjects. Two parts of it are the important ones for
our subject:
[3a] )Acadlist.File2(
[3b] )Acadlist.File3(
As these files are rather small (79/98 K) I refer to them
as often as possible so you won`t need the large SRI list in
most cases.
How to get the Acadlist files:
- Via e-mail to listserv@kentvm (Bitnet) or
listserv@kentvm.kent.edu (Internet).
Put the message GET ACADLIST.FILE2 [or ACADLIST.FILE3] in
the body of the letter.
- Via anonymous FTP to ksuvxa.kent.edu.
Change to the directory named /library.
Download file Acadlist.file2 or Acadlist.file3.

How to Subscribe to a List:
Send an e-mail message to the address in the A: field.
The text of the message must be:
SUBSCRIBE LISTNAME (Yourfirstname Yourlastname)
(You find the LISTNAME on the left side of the entry.)
If this doesn`t work you should take a look into file [2] or
[3] where you find more details.
Publication of a list here does not guarantee that you will be
allowed to join as a member. The moderators and readers have the
right to restrict access to their list.


ACWNYS-L NY State Alliance for Computers and Writing [2]
A: ACWNYS-L@UBVM.BITNET

ADORNO@WORLD.STD.COM Theodor W. Adorno [3b]
A:THINKNET@WORLD.STD.COM

AMLIT-L American Literature [3b]
A: LISTSERV@MIZZOU1.MISSOURI.EDU

ASIMOV-L Discussion of Isaac Asimov's works [1]
A: LISTSERV@UTDALLAS.BITNET

ASTR-L American Society for Theatre Research [3b]
A: LISTSERV@VMD.CSO.UIUC.EDU

AUSTEN-L Jane Austen [3b]
A: LISTSERV@MUSICA.MCGILL.CA

AUSTLIT Austrian Literature [1]
A: AUSTLIT@NDSUVM1.BITNET

AXE-LIST - AXE-TALK Quebecoise Literature [3b]
A: (I) LISTSERV@MUSICA.MCGILL.CA

BALZAC-L French Literature [3b]
A: BALZAC-L-REQUEST@CC.MONTREAL.CA

BATAILLE@WORLD.STD.COM Philosophy of Bataille [2]
A: MAJORDOMO@WORLD.STD.COM

BAUDRILLARD@WORLD.STD.COM Jean Baudrillard [3b]
A: THINKNET@WORLD.STD.COM

BENJAMIN@WORLD.STD.COM Walter Benjamin [2]
A: MAJORDOMO@WORLD.STD]

BLAKE ONLINE William Blake [2]
A: blake-request@albion.com / in the SUBJECT: field:
SUBSCRIBE (Yourfirstname Yourlastname)

BOOKS Philosophy [3b]
A: books-request@math.uio.no

BRONTE@WORLD.STD.COM Emily, Charlotte, Anne Bronte [2]
A: MAJORDOMO@WORLD.STD.COM

C18-L 18th-century discussion [2]
A: LISTSERV@PSUVM.PSU.EDU

CAMELOT Holy Grail and Arthurian Mythology [3b]
A: CAMELOT-REQUEST@CASTLE.ED.AC.UK

CETH Center for Electronic Texts in the Humanities [3a]
A: LISTSERV@PUCC.PRINCETON.EDU

CERVNTES Miguel de Cervantes [3b]
A: LISTSERV@LISTSERV.ACNS.NWU.EDU

CHAUCER Geoffrey Chaucer; Medieval English Literature [3b]
A: LISTSERV@VTVM1.CC.VT.EDU

CHAUCERNET Geoffrey Chaucer; Middle English Language [3b]
A: LISTSERV@UNLINFO.UNL.EDU

CHICLE Chicano Literature [3b]
A: LISTSERV@UNMVMA.UNM.EDU

CHILDLI Children`s Literature [2]
A: LISTSERV@RUTVM1.RUTGERS.EDU

CHPOEM-L Chinese Poetry [3b]
A: LISTSERV@UBVM.CC.BUFFALO.EDU

CHRISTLIT Christianity and Literature [2]
A: LISTSERV@BETHEL.EDU

CHUG-L Brown University Computing in the Humanities [3a]
A: LISTSERV@BROWNVM.BROWN.EDU

COMPARATIVE-LITERATURE Comparative Literature [2]
A: MAILBASE@MAILBASE.AC.UK

COMPOS01 Composition - Writing Instruction [3b]
A: LISTSERV@ULKYVX

CONTEX-L Cross-disciplinary analysis of ancient texts. [3a]
A: LISTSERV@ACADVM1.UOTTAWA.CA

CREWRT-L Creative Writing [3b]
A: LISTSERV@MIZZOU1.MISSOURI.EDU

CW-L Writing and Computers [3b]
A: LISTSERV@TTUVM1.TTU.EDU

DARGON-L Dargon Project Writers Forum [3b]
A: LISTSERV@NCSUVM.CC.NCSU.EDU

DELEUZE Philosophy of Gilles Deleuze [3b]
A: THINKNET@WORLD.STD.COM

DERRIDA Jacques Derrida [3b]
A: LISTSERV@CFRVM.CFR.USF.EDU

DERYNI-L Katherine Kurtz` novels and other works [3b]
A: mail-server@mintir.new-orleans.la.us

DICKNS-L Charles Dickens [2]
A: DICKNS-L@UCSBVM.UCSB.EDU

DOROTHYL Mystery Literature [3b]
A: LISTSERV@KENTVM.KENT.EDU

DYLANDOG About the famous comic DylanDog (in Italian) [1]
A: LISTSERV@IGECUNIV.BITNET

ECW Essays on Canadian Writing [1]
A: ECW@MCGILL1.BITNET

E-POETRY Poetry in Electronic Journals [3b]
A: LISTSERV@UBVM.CC.BUFFALO.EDU

ELECTRONIC COLLEGE OF THEORY Literary Theory [3b]
E-mail to xx124@po.cwru.edu; ask to join the Society
for Critical Exchange and to participate in the
College

ENGL8156 Creative Writing [1]
A:ENGL8156@GWUVM.BITNET

ENGLMU-L Electronic Communication in Instruction and Research
of English, Writing, and Literature [3b]
A: LISTSERV@MIZZOU1.MISSOURI.EDU

EROFILE Electronic Reviews of French & Italian Literary Essays
Contact the Moderators Charles La Via and [3b]
Jonathan Walsh (EROFILE@UCSBUXA.UCSB.EDU)

FANTASY Fantasy Fiction [2]
A: LISTPROC@UNICORN.ACS.TTU.EDU

FICTION Fiction Writers Workshop [3b]
A: LISTSERV@PSUVM.PSU.EDU

FICTION-OF-PHILOSOPHY@WORLD.STD.COM Philosophical Fiction [2]
A: MAJORDOMO@WORLD.STD.COM

FNORD-L New Ways of Thinking conference [3b]
A: LISTSERV@UBVM.CC.BUFFALO.EDU

FOUCAULT@WORLD.STD.COM Michel Foucault [2]
A: MAJORDOMO@WORLD.STD.COM

FWAKE-L James Joyce: Finnegans Wake [1]
A: LISTSERV@IRLEARN.UCD.IE

GOTHIC LITERATURE Aspects of the Gothic or the Grotesque [2]
A: JANET%"MAILBASE@MAILBASE.AC.UK"
Owner: Ian McCormick (hss_idm@uk.ac.nene.oak)

H-RHETOR History of Rhetoric, Writing, and Communication [3b]
A: LISTSERV@UICVM.UIC.EDU

HEGEL Philosophy of G.W.F. Hegel [3b]
A: LISTSERV@VILLVM (Bitnet)

HEIDEGGER@WORLD.STD.COM Philosophy of Martin Heidegger [3b]
A: THINKNET@WORLD.STD.COM

HEMING-L@MTU.EDU Ernest Hemingway [2]
A: MAJORDOMO@MTU.EDU

HESSE-L Hermann Hesse [1]
A: HESSE-L@UCSBVM.UCSB.EDU

HIT Imaginative Tech and Science Fiction [1]
A: HIT@UFRJ.BITNET

HORROR Horror Films and Fiction [3b]
A: LISTSERV@PACEVM (Bitnet)

HOUNDS Sherlock Holmes World [3b]
Contact Alan Block (BlockA@beloit.edu)

HUMANIST For computing Humanists and for those who support the
application of computers to scholarship in the
humanities. [3a]
A: LISTSERV@BROWNVM.BROWN.EDU

HUME-L David Hume [3b]
Contact Dorothy Coleman (DPCOLE@WMVM1) (Bitnet)

HUMSPC-L Humanist Special E-conference for the Special Humanist
Mailings. [3a]
A: LISTSERV@BROWNVM.BROWN.EDU

HUSSERL@WORLD.STD.COM Edmund Husserl [3b]
A: THINKNET@WORLD.STD.COM

IAFA-L Scholarly Discussion of Fantastic Literature [1]
A: LISTSERV@VTVM1.CC.VT.EDU

ICONOL-L Electronic Poetry Discussion [3b]
A: LISTSERV@UBVM.CC.BUFFALO.EDU

ICWAW Intercampus Committee on Writing and Assessment [1]
A: ICWAW@INDYCMS.BITNET

IOUDAIOS Writings of Philo of Alexandria and Flavius Josephus
A: LISTSERV@VM1.YORKU.CA [3b]

JACK-LONDON Works of Jack London [3b]
A: JACK-LONDON-REQUEST@SONOMA.EDU

K-16LINK Technology and Writing [1]
A: K-16LINK@UGA.BITNET

KANT-L Philosphy of Immanuel Kant [3b]
A: LISTSERV@CORAL.BUCKNELL.EDU

KIDLIT-L Children and Youth Literature List [1]
A: KIDLIT-L@BINGVMB.BITNET

KIERKEGAARD Works of Soren Kierkegaard [3b]
A: kierkegaard-request@stolaf.edu

LITERA-L Literature and related topics [3b]
A: LISTSERV@TECMTYVM.MTY.ITESM.MX

LITERARY E-conference for any lover of literature [3b]
A: LISTSERV@UCF1VM.CC.UCF.EDU

LITSCI-L Society for Literature and Science [3b]
A: LISTSERV@VMD.CSO.UIUC.EDU

LOIS-BUJOLD Works of Lois McMasters Bujold
A: LISTSERV@UEL.AC.UK

LYOTARD@WORLD.STD.COM Work and Thought of Jean-Francois Lyotard
A: THINKNET@WORLD.STD.COM [3b]

MAGEWINDS@CS.BU.EDU Open to all speculative fiction fields,
from hard science fiction to fantasy. [1]
A: magewinds-request@cs.bu.edu

MAGIC-L Works and Philosophy of Tom Robbins [3b]
A: LISTSERV@AMERICAN.EDU

MBU-L Writing and Computers [3b]
A: LISTSERV@TTUVM1.TTU.EDU

MDVLPHIL Medieval Philosophy [3b]
A: LISTSERV@LSUVM.SNCC.LSU.EDU

MEDEVLIT Medieval English Literature [1]
A: MEDEVLIT@SIUCVMB.BITNET

MEDTEXTL Medieval Texts (Philology, Codicology, Text Analysis).
A: LISTSERV@VMD.CSO.UIUC.EDU [3a]

MERCEDES-LACKEY Works of fantasy author Mercedes Lackey [1]
A: LISTSERV@UEL.AC.UK

MENDELE Yiddish Literature and Language [1]
A: MENDELE@YALEVM.BITNET

MILTON-L John Milton [3b]
A: MILTON-REQUEST@URVAX.URICH.EDU

MODBRITS Modern British and Irish literature (1895-1955) [3b]
A: LISTSERV@KENTVM.KENT.EDU

NABOKV-L Works of Vladimir Nabokov [3b]
A: LISTSERV@UCSBVM.UCSB.EDU

NASSR-L North American Society for the Study of Romanticism
A: LISTSERV@WVNVM.WVNET.EDU [3b]

NATIVE-LIT-L Native American Literature [3b]
A: LISTSERV@CORNELL.EDU

NEDER-L Dutch ("Nederlandse") language and literature.
The language of this list is Dutch. [1]
A: LISTSERV@HEARN.NIC.SURFNET.NL

NESFAD Science Fiction Literature in the Nordic Area [3b]
Contact Ahrvid Engholm (ahrvid@stacken.kth.se) or
Ben Roimola (broimola@abo.fi)

NIETZCHE@WORLD.STD.COM Philosophy of Friedrich Nietzche [3b]
A: THINKNET@WORLD.STD.COM

NFICTION Non-Fiction Writers Workshop [1]
A: NFICTION@PSUVM.BITNET

NOVELIST Librarians` Forum on Literature in English [1]
A: NOVELIST@NERVM.BITNET

NOVELS-L Novel Writers Workshop [1]
A: NOVELS-L@PSUVM.BITNET

NWU-CHAT National Writers Union list, open to any working
writer [1]
A: LISTSERV@NETCOM.COM

PAGLIA-L The Writings and Ideas of Dr. Camille Paglia [3a]
A: MAILSERV@AC.DAL.CA

PMC-LIST Distribution of Postmodern Culture, a juried
interdisciplinary electronic journal of contemporary
literature,theory and culture. [3a]
A: LISTSERV@NCSUVM.CC.NCSU.EDU

PMC-TALK Discussion group which accompanies Postmodern
Culture. [3a]
A: LISTSERV@NCSUVM.CC.NCSU.EDU

PEIRCE-L Philosophy of Charles S. Peirce [3b]
A: LISTSERV@TTUVM1.TTU.EDU

PERFORM Medieval Performing Arts [3b]
A: LISTSERV@IUBVM.UCS.INDIANA.EDU

PERFORM-L Performance Theory [3b]
A: LISTSERV@ACFCLUSTER.NYU.EDU

PERSIA-L Jewish Literature and History [3b]
A: LISTSERV@EMUVM1.CC.EMORY.EDU

PHIL-LIT Literature and Philosophy [2]
A: LISTSERV@TAMVM1.TAMU.EDU

PHILCOMM Philosophy of Communication [3b]
A: COMSERVE@VM.ITS.VPI.EDU

PHILOS-L Philosophy [3b]
A: LISTSERV@LIVERPOOL.AC.UK

PHILOSOP Philosophy [3b]
A: LISTSERV@VM1.YORKU.CA

POET-L Workshop for Poetry [1]
A: POET-L@GSUVM1.BITNET

POLANYI Thought of Michael Polanyi[3b]
A: POLANYI-REQUEST@SBU.EDU

PROSODY Prosody Discussion [3b]
A: LISTSERV@MSU.EDU

PURTOPOI Rhetoric and Writing [3b]
Contact Tharon Howard (ucc@mace.cc.purdue.edu) or
Pat Sullivan (nvo@mace.cc.purdue.edu)

PYNCHON-L Works of Thomas Pynchon [3b]
Contact John K. Gilbert (gilbert@sfu.ca)

QUANTA-ASCII@NETCOM.COM Science Fiction and Fantasy [1]
A: MAJORDOMO@NETCOM.COM

QUANTA-NOTICE@NETCOM.COM Science Fiction and Fantasy [1]
A: MAJORDOMO@NETCOM.COM

QUANTA-POSTSCRIPT@NETCOM.COM Science Fiction and Fantasy [1]
A: MAJORDOMO@NETCOM.COM

RARE-SF Discussion of rare Science Fiction and Fantasy [1]
A: rare-sf-request@ucsb.edu (Tom Marazita)

RCWPMSU Red Cedar Writing Project [1]
A: RCWPMSU@MSU.EDU

REACH Research and Educational Applications of Computers
in the Humanities [3a]
A: LISTSERV%UCSBVM.BITNET@CMSA.BERKELEY.EDU

REED-L Early English Drama [3b]
A: LISTSERV@VM.UTCC.UTORONTO.CA

RHETAREA Rhetoric and Composition [3b]
A: LISTSERV@UMDD.UMD.EDU

RHETORIC Rhetoric [3b]
A: COMSERVE@VM.ITS.VPI.EDU

RHETNT-L Rhetoric and Writing [1]
A: RHETNT-L@MIZZOU1.BITNET

RRA-L Romance Literature [3b]
A: LISTSERV@KENTVM.KENT.EDU

SBRHYM-L Stony Brook Literary Underground [3b]
A: LISTSERV@SBCCVM (Bitnet)

SCRNWRIT Screen Writing Discussion [3b]
A: LISTSERV@TAMVM1.TAMU.EDU

SEELANGS Slavic & E. European Languages & Literatures List [1]
A: SEELANGS@CUNYVM.BITNET

SF-INFO SF mailing list for the Norway/Scandinavia area. The
language of the list is Norwegian/Scandinavian. [1]
A: sf-info-request@math.uio.no

SF-LIST Science Fiction [2]
A: LISTPROC@UNICORN.ACS.TTU.EDU

SF-LOVERS Science Fiction [2]
A: SF-LOVERS-REQUEST@RUTVM1.RUTGERS.EDU

SHADOWTK Interactive ShadowRun Fiction [1]
SHADOWTK@HEARN.BITNET

SHAKSPER William Shakespeare [3b]
Contact Dr. Hardy M. Cook (HMCook@boe00.minc.umd.edu)

SKEPTIC Philosophy, Discussion of Extraordinary Claims [3b]
A: LISTSERV@JHUVM.HCF.JHU.EDU

SOPHIA Ancient Philosophy [3b]
A: LISTSERV@LIVERPOOL.AC.UK

STWTTF-L Gender Issues in Science Fiction [1]
A: STWTTF-L@IRISHVMA.BITNET

SUPERGUY Science Fiction Literature [3b]
A: LISTSERV@UCF1VM.CC.UCF.EDU

T-AMLIT Teaching the American Literatures [1]
A: LISTSERV@BITNIC.EDUCOM.EDU

THEATRE Theatre, Plays, Musicals [3b]
A: LISTSERV@PUCC.PRINCETON.EDU

TOLKIEN Works of J.R.R. Tolkien [3b]
A: LISTSERV@JHUVM.HCF.JHU.EDU

TOLKIEN Works of J.R.R.Tolkien [3b]
[Discussion in Czech and Slovak languages only]
A: LISTSERVER@PUB.VSE.CZ or TOLKIEN-request@pub.vse.cz

TOLKLANG J.R.R. Tolkien`s Languages [1]
See also your local newsreader:
rec.arts.books.tolkien, sci.lang, alt.fan.tolkien
A: tolklang-request@dcs.ed.ac.uk (Julian Bradfield)

TROLLOPE@WORLD.STD.COM Works of Anthony Trollope [3b]
A: MAJORDOMO@WORLD.STD.COM

TWAIN-L Works of Mark Twain [3b]
A: LISTSERV@VM1.YORKU.CA

UK-SF Science Fiction and Fantasy in the UK [3b]
A: LISTSERV@UEL.AC.UK

UK-SF-BOOKS Science Fiction and Fantasy Shows in the UK [2]
A: LISTPROC@UEL.AC.UK

VAMPYRES Vampiric Lore, Fact and Fiction[1]
A: VAMPYRES@GUVM.BITNET

WEIRD-L Bizarre Literature [3b]
A: LISTSERV@BROWNVM.BROWN.EDU

WIG-L Issues of interest to the members of Women in Germany
(WIG), an organization devoted to the feminist study
of German literature,culture, and language. You do not
need to be a WiG member to join the list. [3a]
A: LISTSERV@CMSA.BERKELEY.EDU

WORKS-L Writing [3b]
A: LISTSERV@VM1.NODAK.EDU

WRITERS Writing [3b]
A: LISTSERV@VM1.NODAK.EDU

WRITING Fiction Writers Workshop Writing Discussion List [1]
A: WRITING@PSUVM.BITNET

WWP-L Brown University Women Writer`s Project [3b]
A: LISTSERV@BROWNVM.BROWN.EDU


4. BOOKS ONLINE

Meanwhile there are hundreds of books and texts available in
electronic archives. A list naming all the authors and titles
would become very long. And such a list is not longer necessary
now because there comes help from different sides.


a) FAQs and Frequent Postings
(See 2. FAQS AND OTHER FREQUENT POSTINGS for more information
on the following FAQs.)
Classical Studies FAQ
Points to archives of classical (greek and latin) texts.
Classics FTP, Gopher, WWW, etc. Sites
Points to ftp sites, databases, archives etc
Online Books FAQ
Lists nearly 100 electronic books and points to archive
sites. (I only found an old version: 6/1/93.)
rec.arts.books FAQ
Lists some FTP sites with etexts.
Project Gutenberg List of Etext (1/*)
Project Gutenberg List of Etext (2/*)


b) Newsgroups
bit.listserv-gutnberg-l (Project Gutenberg)
alt.etext


c) ALEX
In July 1994 a wonderful new service was announced:
"Alex: A Catalogue of Electronic Texts on the Internet."
Alex can be found by pointing your gopher client at
GOPHER.ox.ac.uk,
choosing THE WORLD, then GOPHERSPACE and then Alex.
Alex mirror sites are at
gopher.lib.ncsu.edu and at gopher.rsl.ox.ac.uk


Alex allows users to find and retrieve the full-text of
documents on the Internet. It currently indexes over 700
books and shorter texts by author and title, incorporating
texts from Project Gutenberg, Wiretap, the On-line Book
Initiative, the Eris system at Virginia Tech, the English
Server at Carnegie Mellon University, and the on-line portion
of the Oxford Text Archive.


You can search and browse ALEX by author, title language,
subject and title, so this is a perfect and easy usable
service to find what you are looking for. Better than any
list.


5. ELECTRONIC JOURNALS


This list was compiled from one source. If you need more
information about a specific journal you should get:
Michael Strangelove: )Directory of Electronic Journals and
Newsletters(.


How to get it:
Send e-mail to listserv@uottawa (Bitnet) or
listserv@acadvm1.uottawa.ca (Internet) with the message
GET EJOURNL1 DIRECTRY
GET EJOURNL2 DIRECTRY


The A: field in the entries contains the address for
subscription/information.


Arts Wire News
Arts news and advocacy service
A: Anne Focke (71170.3160@compuserve.com)

Bryn Mawr Classical Review
Electronic book review journal.
A: mailserv@brynmawr.bitnet or
mailserv@brynmawr.edu with the text SUBSCRIBE BMCR-L.

CORE
Electronic literary journal, contains quality short fiction,
poetry, and essays.
A: core-journal@eff.org. Please specify that you want CORE.

Dargonzine - The Magazine of the Dargon Project
Fantasy stories, written for the Dargon Project.
A: white@duvm.Bitnet
Requests should contain your userid, your full name and the
file transfer format you prefer (either DISK
DUMP, PUNCH/MAIL, or SENDFILE/NETDATA (non-Bitnet subscribers
only have one option - Mail).

Electronic College of Theory
Discussion group on literary theory and for the business of
the Society for Critical Exchange.
A: xx124@po.cwru.edu. Send a brief request to join, including
a postal mailing address. If you are not already a member of
the Society for Critical Exchange, your subscription will
still be entered immediately but you will be asked to join
the SCE. Current annual dues are US$15 per calendar year.

Erofile
Reviews of the latest books associated with French and
Italian studies (literary criticism, cultural studies, film
studies, pedagogy, and software).
A: erofile@ucsbuxa.bitnet or erofile@ucsbuxa.ucsb.edu

FineArt Forum
Covers all applications of science and technology to the
contemporary arts and music.
A: fast@garnet.berkeley.edu or
fast@ucbgarne.bitnet with the message
SUB FINE-ART your e-mail address first-name, last-name, and
postal address.

Intertext - An Electronic Fiction Digest
A bi-monthly magazine devoted to the publication of quality
fiction. Non-fiction articles may also appear occasionally.
A: jsnell@ucsd.edu (specify ASCII or postscript).

Machine Readable Texts News (Project Gutenberg)
A: listserv@uiucvmd.bitnet with the message
SUB GUTNBERG (Yourfirstname Yourlastname)

Postmodern Culture
Interdisciplinary studies, from analytical essays and reviews
to video scripts and other new literary forms.
A: listserv@ncsuvm.cc.ncsu.edu (Internet),
listserv@ncsuvm (Bitnet) with the message
sub pmc-list (Yourfirstname Yourlastname)

QUANTA
Science Fiction and Fantasy.
A: depending on which version of the magazine you`d like to
receive:
quanta+requests-postscript@andrew.cmu.edu
quanta+requests-ascii@andrew.cmu.edu
or
quanta+requests-postscript@andrew.BITNET
quanta+requests-ascii@andrew.BITNET

RD: Graduate Research in the Arts
Dedicated to publishing the work of graduate scholars in the
Arts (Arts, Fine Arts, and Humanities)
A: rd@writer.yorku.ca.bitnet with your name,
status (student, faculty, other) and e-mail address

REACH
Research and Educational Applications of Computers in the
Humanities. Newsletter of the Humanities Computing Facility
of the University of California, Santa Barbara.
A: listserv@ucsbvm.bitnet or reach@ucsbvm.bitnet
with the message
SUB REACH (Yourfirstname Yourlastname)

Textual Studies in Canada
Issues related to the study of texts with a Canadian context
A: W.F. Garrett-Petts (petts@cariboo.bc.ca)


6. ZINES


This overview was compiled from:
John Labovitz: )Zines on the Internet(.


How to get it:
- The ASCII text version is automatically posted every 3
weeks to the Usenet newsgroup news.answers and others.
- Via anonymous FTP to: etext.umich.edu
Path: /pub/Zines. Download file e-zine-list
- Via Gopher: etext.archive.umich.edu
Choose Zines and then e-zine-list.


If you need more information about one of the listed zines
you should look into Labovitz` list. I can only give very
short descriptions here.
The A: field in the entries contains the address for
subscription/information.

ANGST
Poetry and stories about and around "Angst, a metaphor on
anger and frustration".
A: uh186@freenet.victoria.bc.ca (when requesting
subscriptions, please specify the FORMAT you desire)

ART COM
Dedicated to the interface of contemporary art and new
communication technologies.
A: Carl Eugene Loeffler (artcomtv@well.sf.ca.us)
or see your local Usenet Newsreader: alt.artcom

Athene
The online magazine of amateur creative writing. Became
defunct in 1989. InterText is its immediate successor.

Atmospherics
Short stories, poems and literary essays.
To subscribe:
A: Susan Keeping (keeping@vax.library.utoronto.ca) or
(ag351@freenet.carleton.ca)

Attack Poetry
Odd, modern, experimental poetry.
A: Chris Conway (chris@pluto.njcc.com)

Crash
A guide to traveling through the underground. Alternative
travel stories, hints, and tips.
A: John Labovitz (johnl@ora.com) or
Nigel French (70703.2311@compuserve.com)

Creative Juices
Short fiction of various genre, poetry and essays from
contributing writers
A: Don Wilder (don.wilder@solar.org)

CTHEORY
A new international, electronic review of books on theory,
technology and culture.
A: LISTSERV@VM1.MCGILL.CA with text body:
SUBSCRIBE CTHEORY (Yourfirstname Yourlastname)

Cyberkind
Poetics and Prosaics for a Wired World. A WorldWideWeb
magazine of Internet-related fiction, nonfiction, poetry
and art.
A: Shannon Turlington (shannon@sunsite.unc.edu)

Cyberspace Vanguard
News and Views of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Universe.
A: cn577@cleveland.freenet.edu
Cyberspace Vanguard@1:157/564 (FidoNet)
tj@phantom.com

DargonZine -- The Magazine of the Dargon Project
Fantasy stories, written for the Dargon Project
A: Dafydd (White@DUVM.BITNET)

Delta Snake Blues News
Blues Newsletter. Reviews of new releases and classic
recordings, articles, recipes and poetry.
A: Al Handa (mojohand@shell.portal.com),
ajaguyy@well.sf.ca.us, jook@aol.com

Depth Probe
Mixture of book reviews, movie reviews, music reviews,
thoughts and dreams geared towards exploration of modern
culture, including: Aristotle, Rousseau, Fellini, and Elvis.
A: Alan Eyzaguirre (ake@lighthouse.com)

Factsheet Five / Factsheet Five - Electric
Central clearinghouse of information about zines.
A: Jerod Pore (jerod23@well.sf.ca.us)

Fat Nipples
Essays, thoughts, poetry and more on the subjects of politics,
punk, rock, personal problems, the "underground" scene, etc.
A: Chris Conway (chris.conway@njcc.wisdom.bubble.org)

FICTION-ONLINE
Poetry, short stories, serialized novels and plays or excerpts
of plays.
A: Bill Ramsay (ngwazi@clark.net)

FSFNet
Bitnet fantasy-science fiction fanzine.
Defunct since 1988, replaced by DargonZine.

GRIST On-Line
Electronic network poetry, art and culture.
A: John Fowler (fowler@phantom.com)

The Harold Herald
Satirical journal, covers such diverse topics as travel,
politics, and the irreversible damage done to our society
by the unchecked proliferation of bell-bottomed trousers.
A: Dave Rose (drose@husc.harvard.edu)

hubcap
Magazine of music and literature.
A: jim.stoicheff@aldus.com

inter\face
Literary magazine.
A: Benjamin Henry (bh4781@rachel.albany.edu)

InterText
Fiction magazine with stories in all genres from
mainstream to science fiction.
A: (intertext@etext.org)

The Morpo Review
"How about Sonnets to Captain Kangaroo, free-verse ruminations
comparing plastic lawn ornaments to _Love Boat_ or nearly
anything with cows in it. No, not cute, Smurfy little "ha ha"
ditties -- back reality into a corner and snarl! Some good
examples are "Oatmeal" by Galway Kinnell, "A Supermarket In
California" by Allen Ginsberg, or the 6th section of Wallace
Stevens` "Six Significant Landscapes.""
A: (morpo-request@morpo.creighton.edu)

NESFAD
Nordic Electronic Science Fiction Address Directory (NESFAD)
is a list of E-addresses to sf fans in the Nordic area
(Denmark, Finland,Iceland, Norway and Sweden), with a news
section in the beginning of each issue.
A: Ahrvid Engholm (ahrvid@sfbbs.edvina.se) or
Ben Roimola (broimola@abo.fi)

Obscure Electronic
Profiles the people in the zine subculture.
A: James P Romenesko (obscure@csd4.csd.uwm.edu)

Omphalos
Speculative fiction review magazine.
A: jrrl@cs.cmu.edu (put SUBSCRIPTION OMPHALOS in the subject)

Planet Magazine
SF, fantasy, horror, humor, and poetry written by new or
little-known writers.
A: Andrew McCann (PlanetMag@aol.com)

Quanta
Magazine of science fiction and fantasy.
A: Daniel K Appelquist (quanta@andrew.cmu.edu)

RealPoetik
"We publish the new, the lively, the witty and the exciting in
vernacular English."
A: listserv@wln.com with
SUBSCRIBE RPOETIK (Yourfirstname Yourlastname) in the body

Sarko
Journal of works-in-progress, that is an ongoing attempt at
world-building. Someone once accused Sarko of being "weird
Gothic Chinese Cyberpunk."
A: sarko-request@mach.hk.super.net

Science Fiction Journalen
SFJ has as a paper fanzine been the leading Scandinavian sf
newsletter since 1978. The electronic edition is a recent
addition. It covers news about books, authors, awards, clubs,
conventions etc.
A: Ahrvid Engholm (ahrvid@stacken.kth.se)

Sparks
Literature, essays, art, culture, rants, politics, etc.
A: Jim Esch (Jim.Esch@launchpad.unc.edu)

TapRoot Reviews Electronic Edition
Short reviews of micropress poetry, experimental literature
and art.
A: Luigi-Bob Drake (au462@cleveland.freenet.edu)

The Temptation of Saint Anthony
Poems, observations, ruminations, short stories, and rants.
Recurring themes seem to include: poking fun at religion,
dada, heresy, surrealism, fundamentalism, cannibalism,
insomnia, epistemological nightmares, reinterpretations of
folklore, sex, timetravel, reincarnation, and vice.
A: Mark-Jason Dominus
(mbcs@gradient.cis.upenn.edu)

To Be Continued
The newsletter of the Midwest Science Fiction and Fantasy
Association.
A: R.Allen Jervis (voyager@irishmvs.cc.nd.edu)

Twilight World
Fantasy and science-fiction.
A: Richard Karsmakers (R.C.Karsmakers@stud.let.ruu.nl)

Unit Circle Magazine
Magazine of art, prose, poetry, music reviews, and
liberal commentary.
A: unitcirc@netcom.com
unitcircle-request@netcom.com (Unit Circle mailing list)

We Magazine
Poetry.
A: Katie Yates (cf2785@albnyvms.bitnet)

The Web Online Review
Reviews of new and reprinted children`s books.
A: childlit mailing list (childlit-request@armory.com)
Please include full email address in message.


7. LIBRARIES ONLINE


In July of 1991 there were more than 270 library catalogs and
collections online, by 1993 over 600 libraries in more than
twenty countries all over the world were accessible via Internet.
With Gopher you can find each of them quite easily, just explore
the menus for library catalogs.


Organizations like the Research Libraries Information Network
(RLIN) and the On-Line Computer Library Center (OCLC) have put
informations from hundreds of library catalogs and collections
into databases which allow you to search millions of titles at
one time. But as most of these databases are pay-for-use-services
I`m not going to list them here.


Some of the main pointers (Thanks to Robert E. Maas and his very
helpful )TopIndex() to online libraries follow here:

INTERNET.LIBS (OPACs) (307 K)
Lists and describes very detailed Internet-accessible library
catalogs & databases in the United States and other
countries. By Dr. Art St. George, University of New Mexico,
and Dr. Ron Larsen, University of Maryland.
- Via FTP: ftp.cerf.net
Path: internet/resources/library_catalog/
Download file LIBRARY_CATALOGS_05-92.TXT
- Via Gopher: gopher.cerf.net
Path: General Internet Information/Resources/
Library_Catalog/
Download file LIBRARY_CATALOGS_05-92.TXT

LIBRARIES.TXT (427 K)
)Accessing on-line bibliographic databases( by Billy
Barron and Marie-Christine Mahe (gophlib@yaleinfo.yale.edu).
Lists hundreds of libraries (U.S., Canada, Australia and
other).
- Via FTP: ftp.utdallas.edu
Path: pub/staff/billy/Libguide
Download files
libraries.africa (1.9 K)
libraries.americas (184 K)
libraries.asia (20 K)
libraries.europe (89 K)
libraries.instruction (39 K)
libraries.intro (2.9 K)

JANET-OPACS (55 K)
)OPACS in the UK: a list of interactive library catalogues
on JANET( (British Library Catalogs). Compiled for the JANET
User Group for Libraries by the University of Sussex Library.
- Via FTP: hydra.uwo.ca
Path: Libsoft/
Download file UK_LIBS.TXT

GUIDE2.NNEWS (67 K)
This file is the second part of )A Guide to Internet/Bitnet(
by Dana Noonan(noonan@msus1.msus.edu). It covers library
catalogs in the USA.
- Via e-mail to listserv@ndsuvm1.bitnet with message:
GET GUIDE2.NNEWS

GUIDE3.NNEWS (60 K)
This is the third part of )A Guide to Internet/Bitnet(
by Dana Noonan.(noonan@msus1.msus.edu). It covers library
catalogs outside the USA.
- Via e-mail to listserv@ndsuvm1.bitnet with message:
GET GUIDE3.NNEWS


8. BOOK SHOPPING


If you want to buy books you should take a look into the
following lists. They give you lots of addresses.
(See 2. FAQs and other Frequent Postings for more information.)

alt.books.reviews FAQ
Lists some bookstores with Internet service.
Basement Full of Books
A list of authors who will snail-mail out their books upon
request.
Book Catalogues and Book Clubs (FAQ)
Books by Mail (FAQ)
Bookstores in Eastern North American Cities (FAQ)
Bookstores in New York City (NYC) (FAQ)
Bookstores in Northern North American Cities (FAQ)
Bookstores in San Francisco Bay Area (SF) (FAQ)
Bookstores in Western North American Cities (FAQ)
Bookstores in Various Asian Cities (FAQ)
Bookstores in Various European Cities (FAQ)
R.A.B BOOKSTORES LIST: CAMBRIDGE/BOSTON
Internet Mall: Shopping the Information Highway
Lists some bookstores with Internet service.


9. RESOURCES FOR WRITERS


There is a nearly complete guide with many pointers, addresses,
and some articles:
The )Internet Writer Resource Guide( from L. Detweiler.
It`s posted every three weeks to some newsgroups.


You should also get the following:
misc.writing FAQ
Answers all the questions you may have at the beginning.
misc.writing FAQ: Recommended Reading
Describes books and magazines that are useful to writers.
Media list
A list of newspapers, magazines, TV stations and other media
outlets that accept electronic submissions.
(See 2. FAQS AND OTHER FREQUENT POSTINGS for more information.)


10. WAIS


With WAIS you are able to do full-text searches in a source (or
several sources at once) you must specify. Here come the literary
sources:

acronyms.src
Large list of acronyms and abbreviations

Aesop-Fables.src
A collection of over 300 fables (RTF format)

bryn-mawr-classical-review.src
Review of books in Latin and Greek classics

elec_journ_newslett.src
Information on electronic journals and newsletters for many
disciplines (based on Strangelove`s directory)

factsheet-five.src
Information on zines

hytelnet.src
Information sources accessible by TELNET including library
OPACs (catalogs), bulletin boards, and others

journalism.periodicals.src
The Journalism Periodicals Index

lists.src
Several master lists of newsgroups, mailing lists, electronic
serials and journals

mailing-lists.src
Lists of newsgroups, mailing lists, electronic serials and
journals

news.answers-faqs.src
Frequently Asked Questions on all subjects from news.answers
newsgroup

online-libraries-st-george.src
Art St Georges directory of libraries and CWISs available over
the network, together with access details

poetry.src
Complete poetic works, including the complete poems of
Shakespeare, Yeats and Elizabeth Sawyer

POETRY-Index.src
Index of poems and reviews published in Poetry magazine of
Chicago, Ill., USA, since Oct. 1987

proj-gutenberg.src
Documents produced by Project Gutenberg (electronic texts)

roget-thesaurus.src
Roget`s Thesaurus, provided by Project Gutenberg

Science-Fiction-Series-Guide.src
Reviews of the major works of selected science fiction
writers, and list of works on alternate history themes

sf-review.src
Science Fiction review articles

thesaurus.src
As roget-thesaurus.src

usenet.sr
Periodic informational postings from various Usenet newsgroups


11. WORLD WIDE WEB


Users of the Web can find pointers to all kind of literary
resources at
http://info.cern.ch/hypertext/DataSources/bySubject/Literature/Overview.html

There is also a page of pointers at
http://www.cs.cmu.edu:8001/Web/books.html
which partly overlaps the page above (Thanks to Evely C. Leeper
(ecl@mtgp003.mt.att.com)).



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12. CREDITS


- Diane K. Kovacs and the Directory Team of the Kent State
University Libraries Ohio for compiling the )Directory of
Scholarly Electronic Conferences(


- Michael Strangelove for his )Directory of Electronic Journals
and Newsletters(


- John Labovitz for his )Zines on Internet(


- The *.answers moderation team (news-answers-request@MIT.EDU)
for it`s )List of Periodic Informational Postings(.


- Robert Elton Maas for his )TopIndex(


- Harley Hahn and Rick Stout for their great book )The Internet
Complete Reference(


- Robert Rothe from (unlisys.in-berlin.de) for giving me free
access to all the Internet services.


- For corrections, additions, commentaries, and )fan-letters(:
Ahasuerus the Wandering Jew (ahasuer@clark.net)
Ahrvid Engholm (ahrvid@stacken.kth.se)
Matthew Crosby (crosby@nordsieck.cs.colorado.edu)
Patricia McGarrity/Kate Cregan (kcregan@monul.cc.monash.edu.au)
Robert Teeter (rteeter@netcom.com)
Tom Marazita (toad@eci1.ucsb.edu)

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