I have a new website as of late 2012. The Nine Winds, at terrymcgarry.com, has updated links, current b(ibl)iographical info, exclusive fiction, an active blog, and all kinds of new content, with most of the content here gradually making its way over there as well.


Soon to undergo a complete overhaul, as I do the various links pages...

About words themselves:

Richard Lederer's Verbivore

The Slot: A Spot for Copy Editors

Copy Editor, the Web page of the newsletter for professional copyeditors.

The Editorial Eye

The Copyediting-l Style FAQ, a compendium of opinions on style and usage from the participants in the copyediting-l mailing list, moved, and I lost the link. But you can still subscribe to the mailing list by sending "subscribe copyediting-l [Your Name]" as the body of an email to LISTSERV@LISTSERV.INDIANA.EDU. Eventually I'll track the FAQ down again.

Wired Style

The Word Detective

The Jargon File

Windhaven, which has many wise words on copyediting, and many hilarious examples of things not to do.

Online fiction archives:


The On-Line Books Page

Literature of the Fantastic

Infinity Plus: Science Fiction & Fantasy Archives

Fiction by SFWA members

SF and Fantasy Books Online

Some free, some for modest payment:

Mind's Eye

Alexandria Digital Literature


Realtime, in-the-flesh:

The New York Review of Science Fiction readings at Dixon Place in lower Manhattan. Kinda like .wav files with Sensurround and no download time. On these comfy, run-down premises brilliant readings are commonplace. Beverages available, interesting fellow-audience members guaranteed.

The Space & Time reading series takes place at the bookstore Science Fiction, Mysteries & More!--or will continue to do so, once SFM&M finds a new home.


Reality Break, an independent, Atlanta-based radio show about speculative fiction. This is a terrific show I used to look forward to on Tuesday mornings here in New York, but WNYE let me down. However...it's available through the Web! Yay.

Hour of the Wolf, on WBAI in the New York City area (99.5, from 5 to 7 a.m. Saturdays). A speculative-fiction radio show with a long history and a stellar guest list. The host, Jim Freund, starts out by playing some Celtic rock, then goes on to readings, guest appearances, and listener call-ins.

Places to get books:

Basement Full of Books, an excellent place to find hard-to-find titles, because they come straight from the authors.

Amazon.com. I love Amazon's notification service, and I've been keeping track: Amazon has had all the in-print titles I've wanted lately; my local B&N "superstore" has had forty percent, and the discounts weren't as good on what they had. Amazon wins.

The Advanced Book Exchange, a fantastic resource: hundreds of used-book dealers whose inventories are fully searchable here. When you special-order an out-of-print title from Amazon, this is one of the places they look. It's quicker and easier to go straight to the source(s), and you can price-shop and condition-shop.

Powell's, lots more used books.

Bibliofind, another service like Powell's and ABE.


Mark Ziesing

NESFA Press, increasingly returning important classics to print. Get their Cordwainer Smith collection.

Atomic Books: A great name, and a gonzo collection of weird stuff.

Dystopic Online Bookseller

Science Fiction, Mysteries & More!. A delightful small bookstore, especially good about hosting events: readings, signings, workshops. Not sure what the status is since they lost their lease. Here's hoping.

Places to get mags:


Speculations, an excellent market newsletter for speculative-fiction writers, with many useful feature articles, and frequent Interim Issues to keep subscribers up todate between the bimonthly regular issues.

Scavenger's Newsletter, another excellent market newsletter with a long history and an emphasis on the small press.

Tangent, the only magazine specifically devoted to reviews of short fiction in the SF/F/H field. Now there's also Tangent Online.

The SFWA Bulletin

Aboriginal Science Fiction

Terra Incognita

Adventures of Sword & Sorcery

Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine

The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction




Locus, for news, announcements, highlights from the print version of the trade magazine. Updated daily.

The Science Fiction Resource Guide

SF Site


The Internet Speculative Fiction Database

The Locus Index to Science Fiction, 1984-1997

The Locus Index to Science Fiction, 1998

SF Lovers

Science Fiction Weekly

The Ultimate Science Fiction Web Guide

University of Michigan Fantasy and SF Home Pages

The Library of Congress Page

Lysator Science Fiction and Fantasy


Internet Book Information Center

Scientifiction Links

Science Fiction and Fantasy Reviews

Online magazines:

Event Horizon

tomorrow SF

Talebones. This is a print publication, but the current issue is mirrored so wonderfully on the Web that it belongs here too.


Organizational presences:

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America

The Horror Writers Association

PEN's Editing Links

The Editorial Freelancers Association

The Freelance Editorial Association

The Mythopoeic Society

Funky stuff:

The Alternative Dictionaries. Lots of slang in different languages, and you can add entries; it's a collective Internet project.

Cool Word of the Day. Some of the words are pretty mundane--it's hit or miss--but you can add your own to the queue.

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