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New A.E. van Vogt Bibliography Now Online

After more delays than I care to count, my new A.E. van Vogt bibliography, the Sevagram Index, is finally online.

Unlike my previous efforts, the new bibliography is a series of HTML pages rather than a PDF file. There are 241 separate entries, each covering a single work by van Vogt. Each entry has its own page featuring notes and background details, followed by a list of every known appearance of that work with full details, along with covers, interior scans, and illustrations.

To learn more about the new bibliography, see the introduction… Or you can just dive right in at the Titles Index! My primary goal has been to make the tangled, labyrinthine web of van Vogt’s corpus of literary works more accessible to long-time fans and new readers alike, and I hope it serves to open up new avenues of discovery.

This is a huge amount of information, and an even larger collection of new images, and the release of this new bibliography represents the single largest update to Icshi.net since it launched two years ago.

Since this is the first iteration of the new bibliography, there are still a few crinkles that need to be ironed out, so please be patient and kindly report any technical problems or errors you come across.

Also, even though this new bibliography contains far more information than the old Storysource, it is still far from complete. Foreign editions are few and far between for the moment, but I plan to steadily add more of them as more reliable information becomes available. I also plan to add more background notes and blurb-like descriptions for every entry. And regrettably, I wasn’t able to add as many new high-resolution scans from my own book collection as I had originally hoped for, but this will be remedied in the months and years to come. I also plan to add many more indices and eventually a full-fledged search function to make it even easier to find what you’re looking for with a minimum of fuss.

However, this new format is super-easy to update, so corrections and new additions should appear fairly regularly. This bibliography would be best regarded as a never-ending work in progress, rather than being complete and final (which it will never be). Be sure to visit the Updates page from time to time to see what’s new.

(P.S. — A handful of minor items have also been added to the Sevagram section of the site — see here for a full list.)

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  1. Just a quick note — I’m currently aware of some display issues in Firefox and Internet Explorer regarding irregular row height in some tables (things look fine in Safari, though). I’ll be looking into this over the next few days… In the meantime the bibliography is still usable, even if it’s not quite as pretty as it’s supposed to be. 🙂

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    • Well, I’ve managed to fix the issue for Firefox, but the dreaded Internet Explorer continues to be obstinate. I’ve tried everything I can think of with no results. So IE users will have to tolerate the irregular table row heights… or just switch to a browser that actually adheres to W3C standards!

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