Still about the authors… if no one is creating the books, who will read them? Linked to the copyright clean works that are so central to the genre.
What is this doing here, you ask? This isn’t quite science fiction… or is it?
Project Gutenberg is the Internets oldest producer of FREE electronic books, to quote their ABOUT page. Way back in 1971, Michael Hart thought it would be a great idea if lots of famous and important texts were freely available to everyone in the world. Since then, he has been joined by tons of volunteers who share his vision.
If that isn’t living in the future, I don’t know what is. It took over 2 decades before most major publishing houses even noticed there was a Net, and had their marketing departments put web sites up.
If you need another reason to visit this site, check out the list of Authors who’s works are downloadable here. H.G. Wells, Jules Verne, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Mary Shelly; and then there are the lesser known classics, like Edwin Abbott’s Flatland, Abraham Merritt’s The Moon Pool, or William Harben’s The Land of the Changing Sun.
This site belongs in your bookmark collection; trust me on this!