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This is "an online collection of artists resources and developers who specialise in space and astronomical art, science fiction art, visions of future worlds, design and visualization of technologies for living in space, space exploration, spaceships, starships, space colonies, etc." There is a wide range of high quality images by a variety of artists.

This is the BBC site for the ubiquitous Timelord. The site is crammed with pictures, news, games, downloads, screensavers, reviews and much more. It is very professionally designed and presented, easy to navigate, and contains enough material to keep even the most avid Doctor Who fan happily occupied for hours. There are clips and lots of information about all the Doctors from William Hartnell to his latest incarnation.

This is the online edition of the previously printed and CD ROM versions of the Encyclopedia of all things related to Science Fiction. It is always a work in progress, with new entries being added all the time. It is divided into five main areas: Authors, Themes, Media, Culture and News, and comprises thousands of entries with hundreds of thousands of hyperlinks cross-referencing items in all the articles. There is also an extensive gallery of images, mainly of SF book jackets. The site is a really useful source of reference for all aspects of the Science Fiction genre and has received a number of SF awards.

This site contains bibliographies for over 30,000 authors, and information on over 350,000 books. It is arranged in alphabetical order of authors, but is fully searchable by author or book, for which a cover picture, a brief description and publication details are provided. It keeps up-to-date with the latest publications, and is a good place to search for books by writers past and present.

This is the website of the fantasy and sci-fi art magazine Imagine FX. I could have included it in the Art section, but include it here because of its specific subject matter. There are galleries, forums, workshops, interviews, reviews and downloads, providing plenty of material for those interested in Science Fiction and Fantasy Art.

This is the Science Fiction section of the enormous Internet Movie Database, and lists details of thousands of Science Fiction T.V. series and films. There are cast lists, pictures, brief video clips and details of the films themselves, together with further information on actors and directors. Helpfully, all queries are restricted to the Sci-Fi genre, so you always know where you are with the material.

This is a huge and inventive site, very well presented, easily navigated, and containing enough material about the imagined future universe to keep the visitor occupied for a very long time. Orion's Arm is a scenario "set thousands of years in the future where civilization spans the stars. Godlike ascended intelligences rule vast interstellar empires, and lesser factions seek to carve out their own dominions through intrigue and conquest. Out beyond the edge of civilized space and the human-friendly worlds, adventure awaits those prepared to risk all." As it does those who visit the site!

This site aims to keep fans up to date with the latest news, reviews and reports about all things related to Science Fiction. It has sections on Movies, TV, Comic Books, Video Games, Books and Science and Tech. It contains articles, reviews, interviews, videos and illustrations, along with all sorts of eclectic and often entertaining pieces about things you might have missed or might not yet know, such as "Every single nude scene from Game of Thrones" and "5 Iconic Designs of Famous Characters (That Were Mistakes)".

This site is a comprehensive bibliography of science-fiction and fantasy authors and their books. The database also contains links to official and fan sites of various authors where they exist. Updated monthly with the latest books and new authors, the site presents a wealth of searchable information in alphabetical order of author surnames. It lists over four thousand authors and thirty thousand books.

This comprises a mixture of book reviews, opinion pieces, author interviews, fiction excerpts, author and publisher reading lists and a variety of other features connected with Science Fiction and Fantasy. It also has a comprehensive list of links to author and fan tribute sites, SF conventions, SF TV and movies, magazines and e-zines, writer resources, publishers, small press sites and many other SF resources.

This site has a wealth of information and material about everything to do with Science Fiction. It is divided up into sections entitled Discussion Forum, Interviews, Reviews, Guest Posts, Articles, News, Stories, Movies, Games and Comics, all of which have their own sub-sections. The news, reviews and interviews about recent and forthcoming events are accompanied by extensive illustrative material wherever appropriate.

This site is divided into a wide variety of sections on everything from Aliens and Authors, through Books and Movies, to TV and Time Travel. The presentation is very basic, but it is an invaluable resource for anyone searching for SF information. The site boasts over six thousand links to Web Science Fiction resources, though not all of them work, and the site was last updated in 2004.

This is a very simple site which gives you exactly what it says in the title. There are no pictures or clips, just words (bright green on black). The sheer detail is impressive, and if you are a fan of "The X Files" you could spend a long time going through the incredibly complex history of the earth and the aliens as they are portrayed in the TV series and the films.