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Literary Criticism

a guide for finding and writing about literary criticism

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The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction regularly builds on their library of science fiction works. The creators of the website have the goal "to provide a comprehensive, scholarly, and critical guide to science fiction in all its forms."

The Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction contains information about the science fiction genre, the literary theories around it, criticism, and many links to other sources. 

Hatrack: The Official Website of Orson Scott Card offers research, biographical information, and book information for the works of science fiction author, Orson Scott Card. provides information about Ray Bradbury's life and works as well as many photographs of him, his family and home, and his manuscripts.

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