It looks from my site stats as if a) we’ve just been featured on the WordPress homepage, and b) our traffic has gone through the roof as a result. If you’re new here, welcome. This is the blog of the Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, a project that has just launched its third edition – at least in preliminary “beta” form – online. The first two editions, in 1979 and 1993, were print books. If you want to find out more about what we’re doing, you might want to look at my posts on the history and philosophy of the project, or on what we mean by a “beta text“. Or you could visit the Encyclopedia itself. We’re also on Twitter and Facebook.