| 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:
Editor, the Web page of the newsletter for professional copyeditors.
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.
which has many wise words on copyediting, and many hilarious examples
of things not to do.
Some free, some
for modest payment:
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.
& 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.
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.
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
Places to get
Full of Books, an excellent place to find hard-to-find titles, because
they come straight from the authors.
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.
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.
lots more used books.
another service like Powell's and ABE.
Press, increasingly returning important classics to print. Get their
Cordwainer Smith collection.
Books: A great name, and a gonzo collection of weird stuff.
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
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.
Newsletter, another excellent market newsletter with a long history
and an emphasis on the small press.
the only magazine specifically devoted to reviews of short fiction in
the SF/F/H field. Now there's also Tangent
for news, announcements, highlights from the print version of the trade
magazine. Updated daily.
This is a print publication, but the current issue is mirrored so wonderfully
on the Web that it belongs here too.
Alternative Dictionaries. Lots of slang in different languages,
and you can add entries; it's a collective Internet project.
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.