I am an avid reader of non-fiction. I enjoy speculative fiction of all types. I own a small library of about 3,000 science fiction and fantasy books. No one else in my family reads science fiction; they prefer mysteries and historical fiction. I read few mysteries, but I admit to liking the "Mike Hammer" series by Mickey Spillane. I also take in the occasional historical novel. I prefer those set in ancient times. An example would be Mika Waltari's The Egyptian, which is set against the turbulent background of the closing years of the eighteenth dynasty.
While I majored in mathematics as an undergraduate, I took a minor -- actually, enough hours for a second major -- in English literature. Shakespeare remains one of my favorite authors. I also like to read nineteenth century novelists such as Dickens, Bronte, Eliot, Bulwer-Lytton, and Verne.
Anthology of Middle English Literature by Anniina Jokinen provides literature from Chaucer to Malory. Offers abundant resources, links, essays, articles, biographies, and bibliographies.
Books of Harlan Ellison offers a guide to the works of this speculative fiction author.
Borges Fetishization is a little bit weird.
LitWeb offer book reviews, personal journals, classified ads, and more.
Miniature Book Society is a non-profit organization chartered in 1983 by the State of Ohio. It seeks to sustain an interest in all phases of miniature books (under three inches).
Renditions offers English translations of Chinese literature.
Robert E. Howard Archive offers poetry and other writings from the pioneer of sword-and-sorcery fiction who was the creator of "Conan."
Scholarly Journals Distributed Via the World-Wide Web , compiled by the University of Houston Libraries, provides links to established Web-based scholarly journals that offer access to English language articles without requiring user registration or fees.
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