I know it’s been a while, but I’ve finally managed to get a new site update out the door.
First of all, there is one item which I’d like to draw special attention to: an article for the Sevagram section entitled Unravelling van Vogt’s Fix-Up Novels by Andrew May. Andrew’s name should be familiar to many of you because of his excellent Astounding reference site. Andrew wrote this article a couple of years ago for his own website, and he recently asked me if I’d be interested in reprinting it on Sevagram. I was, of course, delighted, especially since I had inexplicably managed to miss that article when browsing his site in the past. This is a very informative and perceptive article, which all SF readers, not just van Vogt fans, will benefit from reading. Fix-up novels — where several separate short stories are re-written into a novel — are a common phenomenon in the SF publishing world, thanks largely to van Vogt’s pioneering efforts in this area. (In fact, even the term “fix-up” was coined by van Vogt.)