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The Way of the Heart

DESCRIPTION: The ninth of ten pages on Traces (one of the Field Nodes comprising the subject tree of The Telson Spur), this page is the fifth of five comprising a list of links to on-line resources in the study of literature (including electronic texts and archives, the Western tradition, children's literature, and speculative fiction, i.e., science fiction and fantasy). The coordinate pages, with a common header and List of Contents, contain links to resources in the study of art (four pages, including art history and prehistoric art, collections, music, and space art and other science-related themes) and links to resources in rhetoric (including critical thinking, or cognitive competence, and science writing).

KEYWORDS: fantasy; literary criticism; science fiction; SF; speculative fiction

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  1. Art
    Art History and Prehistoric Art
    Space Art and Other Themes

  2. Literature
    Western Tradition
    Children's Literature
    Speculative Fiction

  3. Rhetoric
    Critical Thinking
    Scientific and Technical Writing


Western Tradition
Children's Literature
Speculative Fiction


Speculative Fiction (Science Fiction and Fantasy)

And those that sailed far came only to the new lands, and found them like to the old lands, and subject to death. And those that sailed furthest set but a girdle about the Earth and returned weary at last to the place of their beginning; and they said: 'All roads now are bent.'

Thus in after days, what by the voyages of ships, what by lore and star-craft, the kings of Men knew that the world was indeed made round, and yet the Eldar were permitted still to depart... Therefore the loremasters of Men said that a Straight Road must still be, for those that were permitted to find it. And they taught that, while the new world fell away, the old road... still went on, as it were a mighty bridge invisible that passed through the air of breath and of flight (which were bent now as the world was bent), and traversed Ilmen which flesh unaided cannot endure... And tales and rumours arose along the shores of the sea concerning mariners and men forlorn upon the water who, by some fate or grace or favour of the Valar, had entered in upon the Straight Way and seen the face of the world sink below them...

From the "Akallabêth" (J. R. R. Tolkien, The Silmarillion, 1977)

See above for Tolkien, Philip Pullman (His Dark Materials), and for J. K. Rowling (Harry Potter).

Advent of the 'Belters' (Paul Gilster, Centauri Dreams, 1 May 2012)
After the Blue (1998), by Russel Like
All his materials: Interview with Philip Pullman, the 'religious atheist' (Peter Jukes, Aeon Magazine, 13 Jan 2014)
Alpha Centauri Sunrise (Paul Gilster, Centauri Dreams, 15 Feb 2013)
Analog Science Fiction & Fact
Another Way of Looking at Interstellar Probes (Michael Michaud, ed. Paul Gilster, Centauri Dreams, 27 Apr 2012)
Ansible: SF News & Gossip (David Langford, London)
The Arthur C. Clarke Foundation
Arthur C. Clarke: A Life Remembered (Neil McAleer, ed. Paul Gilster, Centauri Dreams, 14 Oct 2013)
Arthur C. Clarke: On Cities and Stars (Paul Gilster, Centauri Dreams, 2 Apr 2013)
Arthur C. Clarke Unauthorized Homepage (Reinaldo A. C. Bianchi)
The Art of Penguin Science Fiction (James Pardey)
Asimovians.com - In Memory of Isaac Asimov
Asimov's Science Fiction
Astronomy and astronomers in Jules Verne's novels (Jacques Crovisier, arXiv:0906.1052v1, 5 Jun 2009)
Award Winner's Review
The Baxterium: The Stephen Baxter Information Resource
(Simon J. Bradshaw)
Biology in Science Fiction (blog by Peggy, US)
Books 'n' Bytes Mystery and Science Fiction
CC Speculative Fiction Home Page
(Michael Sisley, Canberra College)
Challenging Destiny: New Fantasy & Science Fiction
(ed. David M. Switzer, Waterloo, Ontario)
The Charles Williams Society Home Page (UK)
The Charles Williams WWW Page (The Web of Exchange)
The Chronicles of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - His Life, All His Works and More (Ajay D'Souza)
C.J. Cherryh's Worlds
Clarke: The Rocket Man Emerges (Paul Gilster, Centauri Dreams, 3 Apr 2013)
Cli-Fi Books (Moon Willow Press, Coquitlam, British Columbia)
Cli-Fi: Birth of a Genre (Rebecca Tuhus-Dubrow, Dissent Magazine, 13 Dec 2013)
The Complete RAMA Web Page (Justin Stigall)
The Craft of Science Fiction (Webcast of lecture by Joe Haldeman, MIT Communications Forum, 16 Nov 2006)
Crichton, Michael (MichaelCrichton.net)
C. S. Lewis and the Inklings Home Page (Bruce L. Edwards)
C. S. Lewis Blog (HarperCollins)
C. S. Lewis Mega-Links Page (Dave Armstrong)

Dave Duncan's Fantasy Unlimited (Victoria, BC)
David Brin's Official Web Site
Destination: Out of This World: Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy (NLC)
Diamonds in the Sky: An original anthology of Astronomy Science Fiction (Mike Brotherton)
Douglas Adams, 1952-2001 (The Digital Village)
Douglas Adams - U42 (h2g2, BBC Online)
Dracula's Home and The Dracula Story
The Edgar Allen Poe Society of Baltimore
Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849), The Works of (Gibson Grafx)
I Know Poe (Collaborative exhibition, Library of Virginia/Poe Museum)
The Raven (Edgar Allan Poe, 29 Jan 1845; Free Searchable Version from AskSam)
Edison's Conquest of Mars (Garrett P. Serviss, 1898)
Eidolon.net: Australian SF Online
Eon Magazine
EON-4 Project
Everything Sci-Fi! (ed. Tracy Brown)
Experience Science Fiction (Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame, Seattle)
Eye to the Future: The Vision of Arthur C. Clarke
(Science Museum, UK)
Faerie Lands Forlorn (Dave Nalle, Scriptorium)
Faerie Lore and Literature (Allen Garvin)

Fairy Tale Encyclopedia
Fairy Tale Resource Page (Mary Shane)
Fantastic Fiction - Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Books (UK)
The Fantastic in Art and Fiction (Cornell Institute for Digital Collections)
Fantastic Metropolis (ed. Luís Rodriques et al.)
Fantasy and Science Fiction (Karen James, Suite 101)
Fantasy & Science Fiction (Midwest Book Review)
Fantasy & Science Fiction for Children (Linda Pitts)
FAQs by Category: sf (Oxford LAS)
Feminist Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Discussion Group
(coord. Jennifer Krauel)
Feminist Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Utopia (Laura Quilter)
-- Feminist Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Utopia Listserves
The Final Frontier: The Science of Star Trek (Lawrence Krauss, interviewed by Adam Hadhazy, Scientific American, 6 May 2009)
Forstchen.com (William R. Forstchen)
Frankenstein Journal: An Irregular Pseudoblog for Both Cultures
(Chris Lawson)
Frank Kelly Freas - Science Fiction's Favorite Artist
From Aesop to doge: Why are we so obsessed with talking animals? (Stassa Edwards, Aeon Magazine, 29 Jan 2015)
From Cosmism to the Znamya Experiments (Paul Gilster, Centauri Dreams, 19 Mar 2014)
Future perfect: How the Victorians invented futurism (Iwan Rhys Morus, Aeon Magazine, 10 Dec 2014)

Galactic Central (Phil Stephensen-Payne)
Galaxiki, a fictional galaxy anyone can edit (Jos Kirps et al.)
Geoffrey A. Landis
George Orwell, 1903-1950
-- 1984 by George Orwell (The Literature Network)
George R. R. Martin (The Official Website)
The Golden Key: The George MacDonald WWW Page
(Mike Partridge)
The great escape: Does fantasy offer mere escapism, or escape? (Damien Walter, Aeon Magazine, 12 Jul 2013)
Great Science-Fiction & Fantasy Works (Eric Walker)
Greg Bear - Official Home Page (Terran Joy McCanna)
Greg Egan Fan Page (Philipp Leonard Keller)
Greg Egan's Home Page
Gregory Benford: Science Fiction Author (US)
The Green Man Review (Cat Eldridge et al., Portland, Maine)
Grimm Brothers' Home Page (D. L. Ashliman)
Grimm Fairy Tales - Animated Flash Children's Stories by the Brothers Grimm
Grimms' Fairy Tales (National Geographic)
Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift (Lee Jaffe)
The Handmaid's Tale (Margaret Atwood, 1986), Study Guide to
(Paul Brians, Washington State University)
The Handmaid's Tale Study Guide (SparkNotes)
Hard SF - Hard Science Fiction Views And Issues
HardSF.net : Hard Science Fiction Culture
Hard SF (Yahoo! Groups)
H.G. Wells Predictions Ring True, 143 Years Later (Richard A. Lovett, National Geographic News, 21 Sep 2009)
Hinde Sight (Tony Hinde, Australia)
The Hitchhiker's Guide Project: A Complete Repository Of Characters, Planets, & Other Hoopy Froods (Sean Conner, Palm Springs, Florida)
The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy (BSAFH)
The Hitch Hiker's Guide To The Galaxy (Don't Panic)

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: The Book
The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Don't Panic! (Mike Underwood)
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The Official Earth Edition
(Douglas Adams et al., h2g2, BBC Online)
The Hitch Hiker's Guide To The Galaxy: On-Line Version
A Hitchhiker's Guide to Science Fiction
(Ted Husted & Kevin Rhodes)
Honest Intellectual Inquiry: Fantasy, Science Fiction & Horror Pages (Carol De Priest)
Hugo Gernsback's Forecast Science Fiction E-zine
(Patrick G. Merchant)
Iain M. Banks (Fife, Scotland)
-- Iain Banks: An Appreciation (Paul Gilster, Centauri Dreams, 10 Jun 2013)
Infinity Plus: Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror (UK)
Internet Speculative Fiction DataBase (Al von Ruff et al., SF Site)
Interzone (UK)
Into the Literature of Starflight (Paul Gilster, Centauri Dreams, 2 Jul 2013)
Into the Wardrobe: The C. S. Lewis Web Site
(Dr. Zeuss Web Development)
Io9. Strung out on science fiction (blog ed. Annalee Newitz et al.)

IPL Pathfinder: Fairy tales: Reading & Research
(Hilary M. Leon, Internet Public Library)
IPL Ready Reference Collection: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Isaac Asimov Home Page (Edward Seiler)
Isaac Asimov Online Exhibit (West Virginia University Libraries)
James P. Hogan Homepage
J.G. Ballard
Joe Haldeman's Tangled Web Site
The John Varley Site
Knowing Poe (Maryland Public Television)
The Lem Chronicles (Janet Heer, The Boston Globe, 15 Dec 2002)
Library of Utopian Literature
LinkMaster Search: FANTASY
LinkMaster Search: SCI-FI
The Linkoping SFF Archive (Lysator)
The Literary Gothic (Jack G. Voller)
Literary Works - H G Wells
Locus Online (Mark R. Kelly)

Logan's Run: Science Fiction and Post-Apocalyptic Fiction (Ken Sanes)
A Look at the Growing Genre of Climate Fiction (Bill Chameides, The Green Grok, 17 Dec 2013)
Lycos Space/Sci-Fi Guide
Made In Canada: An Internet Guide to Canadian Science Fiction
Madeleine L'Engle
The Manifold - Stephen Baxter fansite (Jamie Harrold, UK)
Mars in Pop Culture: Film (David Catling, Astrobiology Magazine, 29 Jun 2005)
Mars in Pop Culture: Literature (David Catling, Astrobiology Magazine, 30 Jun 2005)
Mars in Pop Culture: Radio (David Catling, Astrobiology Magazine, 1 Jul 2005)
The Mars Room (Adam Labelson & Dave Theison, U. Maryland)
Mary Doria Russell
Mary Doria Russell (Literati.net)
Mary Shelley and Frankenstein (Desert Aine)
Mathematics in Science Fiction (Alex Kasman, 3 Feb 2004) PDF
Megastructures in Science Fiction (Ross Smith)
The Mercury Theatre on the Air (Kim Scarborough)
Micromegas by Voltaire (François Marie Arouet)
Mike Brotherton: Hard SF Writer
A Mile or Two Off Yarmouth [Fred Hoyle] (Adam Curtis Blog, BBC, 24 Feb 2012)
Mirrorshades Postmodern Archive (Bruce Sterling et al.)
The Moonlit Road
The Motif of First Contact in Arthur C. Clarke's SF Works (Zoran Zivkovic, 1979; tr. John & Ruzica White, Fantastic Metropolis, 15 Oct 2001)
MSN Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Community
My Hideous Progeny: Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
(Cynthia Hamberg)
MysteryVisits.com: Sir Arthur C. Clarke (J. C. Sherwood)
Mythopoeic Society (San Francisco)

Nanotechnology in Science Fiction Home Page (Anthony S. Napier)
Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine (ed. Karl Johanson, Victoria, BC)
New Directions in SF (Karl Schroeder)
The New Mythology (Dominic Sagolla)
Newsgroup: rec.arts.sf.science
Nick Sagan Online
Octavia E. Butler, 1947-2006 (Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America)
Olaf Stapledon Archive (SF Hub, University of Liverpool)
Olaf Stapledon: the first interplanetary man (Mark Stewart, BIS Odyssey, 30 May 2012)
-- Last and first man of vision (Arthur C. Clarke, Times Higher Education, 20 Jan 1995)
-- Star Maker: The Philosophy of Olaf Stapledon (K. F. Long & R. Osborne, Centauri Dreams, 28 Nov 2011)
-- Stapledon's Interplanetary Man: A Commonwealth of Worlds and the Ultimate Purpose of Space Colonisation (Ian A. Crawford, arXiv:1207.1498v1 [physics.hist-ph], 6 Jul 2012)
-- A Commonwealth of Worlds and Olaf Stapledon (Philosophy of Science Portal, 9 Jul 2012)
The Olaf Stapledon Online Archive
On Spec: The Canadian Magazine of the Fantastic
(ed. Diane Walton et al.)
Orion's Arm (M. Alan Kazlev et al., Melbourne)
Our Meaning-Stuffed Dreams (Essay on Thomas Disch, by Gregory Benford, 5 Jan 2012)
Out of This World: Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy (NLC)
Out of this World Exhibit (British Library)
Out There: Sci Fi & Fantasy
Oxford University Douglas Adams Society
OzSciFi.com: The Home of the Planet Eeb Duat
(Joan L. James & Peter J. Murphy)
Planet Magazine: Wild SF and Fantasy (ed. Andrew G. McCann)

Poe, Edgar Allen on AllPoe.com (AllStudyGuides)
Pole Stars - Canadian Speculative Fiction on the Web
The Possible World Machine (Geoffrey Klempner)
Prior Visions of Star Flight (Marc Millis, ed. Paul Gilster, Centauri Dreams, 29 Dec 2011)
Prix Aurora Awards (Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Association)
Project M31 (Dean Kuhta)
Psignologic (J. O. Quantaman, Vancouver)
Rama: The Unofficial Homepage of the Raman Universe
Ray Bradbury (HarperCollins Publishers)
The Ray Bradbury Page (Richard Johnston & Chris Jepsen)
RealHHG - The REAL Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy
(ed. Dave Hodges)
Religion in Science Fiction (James F. McGrath, Butler University, Indianapolis)
Religion in SF/F Literature (Adherents.com)
Remembering The Listeners (Paul Gilster, Centauri Dreams, 29 Jul 2013)
A Ring of Ice and Fire: The 'A Song of Ice and Fire' Webring (Linda Antonsson, Sweden)
RingWorld: Entertainment | Science Fiction (Webring)
The Robert A. Heinlein Society (Venice, California)
Robert A. Metzger (Atlanta, Georgia)
Robert Charles Wilson
Robert J. Sawyer

Science Fiction (Jenna Brooks, RE Author)
Science Fiction (Susan Stepney)
Science Fiction and Fantasy for Children (Linda Day)
Science Fiction and the Interstellar Idea (Paul Gilster, Centauri Dreams, 18 Nov 2011)
Science Fiction and the Probe (Paul Gilster, Centauri Dreams, 9 Mar 2012)
The Science Fiction Book Club (Doubleday)
Science Fiction Foundation Collection Home Page
Science Fiction in Extreme Environments (Paul Gilster, Centauri Dreams, 26 Feb 2014)
Science Fiction in Pseudoscience (W. Rory Coker, University of Texas at Austin)
Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame (Seattle)
Science Fiction-Related Materials (Paul Brians, WSU)
Science Fiction Resource Guide
-- Canadian Mirror
-- UK Mirror
Science Fiction Stories with Good Astronomy & Physics: A Topical Index (Andrew Fraknoi, Astronomical Society of the Pacific)
Science Fiction Story Writing (Barry Shiffman & Laura Nolan)

Science Fiction Weekly
Science Fiction Writers Research Guide (Paul Wilson)
Science Friction (Robert R. Chase, First Things, Apr 2010)
SciFan: Books & Links for the Science Fiction Fan
(Olivier Travers)
Sci Fi - Arizona (Michael McCollum)
Sci-Fi Connections Web Ring (David Shue)
Sci-Fi Desktop Themes (Themez.com)
SciFiDimensions.com (John C. Snider)
SciFiEditor.com (Lynda Lotman)
SCI-FInder, the Science Fiction and Fantasy Search Engine
SF Canada (Canada's National Association for Speculative Fiction Professionals)
SFF Net (Jim Macdonald)
The SF Hub (University of Liverpool)
SF-Lovers Archive

SFReviews.net | SF and Fantasy Book Reviews
(Thomas M. Wagner, Austin, Texas)
The SF Site: The Home Page for Science Fiction and Fantasy
(Rodger Turner et al.)
SF: The Ultimate Science Fiction Web Guide
SFWA Index (Science Fiction Writers of America)
SF Zines WebRing (Jeremy Malcolm)
The Silent Universe (Michael J. Holmes)
Slawek's Guide to SF, Fantasy, Space and Surreal Art on the Net
(Slawek Wojtowicz)
Some Antique Sci-Fi Books (Arthur Wendover, Arthur's Classic Novels, Toronto)
Space Imagined (Space.com)
Speculative Vision Science Fiction and Fantasy
Spider Robinson's Official Website
Star Drives in Science Fiction: A Catalog (Geoffrey A. Landis)
Starship Reckless (Athena Andreadis et al.)
Starships.com | Spaceships, Rockets and UFO's in Art, Science, and Literature (Edward Rowles, Annapolis, Maryland)
Steampunk - The New Speculative Fiction Clearing House
Stephen Baxter (UK)
The Stephen Baxter Sequence (Time Traveler)
Stephenie Meyer, The Offical Website of (StephenieMeyer.com, Phoenix, Arizona)
-- The Twilight Saga (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)
-- Twilighters.org (Chris McElvogue & Georgina Tena)
-- Twilight Lexicon (Lori Joffs, Nashville, Tennessee)
Strange Horizons, A Weekly Speculative Fiction Magazine
(ed. Mary Anne Mohanraj et al.)
The Sunburst Award for Canadian Literature of the Fantastic
The SurLaLune Fairy Tales Site (Heidi Anne Heiner)
The Susan Cooper Web Site (ed. Mark Scott, Sheffield, England)
SyFy Portal (Michael Hinman, Tampa, Florida)

Tales of Future Past (David H. Szondy, Seattle)
Tales of Wonder: Folk and Fairy Tales from Around the World
(Richard Darsie)
Technovelgy.com - Where science meets fiction
Thoughts on Karl Schroeder's 'Lockstep' (Paul Gilster, Centauri Dreams, 5 May 2014)
The Timebinders Home Page
Time Travel WebRing (Shawn Driscoll)
Tim's Rama Page
A Tribute to Isaac Asimov (Steve Allen, repr eSkeptic, 2 Jan 2014, from the premier issue of Skeptic magazine, 1992)
To Seek Out New Life: The Biology of Star Trek (Athena Andreadis)
Tower of the Hand | An Encyclopedia of Ice and Fire
Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea (Michael & Karen Crisafulli)
2001: A Space Odyssey - 40 Years Later: Yesterday's Tomorrow (ed. Douglas Yazell et al., AIAA-Houston Horizons, Apr 2008) PDF
The UK SF Book News Network (The Alien Online)
VHI's Interactive HHGttG: Online Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Patrick Hubbard, Vogon Heavy Industries)
The Vision of Arthur C. Clarke (Paul Gilster, Centauri Dreams, 1 Apr 2013)
Vonda N. McIntyre (SFF Net)
The Vonnegut Web (Chris Huber, Durham, North Carolina)
The War of the Worlds (Orson Welles, "Panic" Broadcast of 1938)
The War of the Worlds Invasion: A Historical Perspective
(John Gosling, UK)
'War of the Worlds,' The Hyped Panic Over (Michael J. Socolow, Chronicle Review, 24 Oct 2008)
The War of the Worlds 1938 Broadcast (James Neff)
Webs of Wonder: A Contest to Foster Internet Sites that Combine Teaching With Good Science Fiction (Analog Magazine & David Brin)
Westeros: The 'A Song of Ice and Fire' Domain (Linda Antonsson, Sweden)
When the skies fall: hostile aliens invade the small screen (Andre Bormanis, The Space Review, 20 Jun 2011)
Wildwood Cemetery: The Spirit Database (Wes Tumulka)
Will Eisner (1917-2004)
William Gibson
Women Science Fiction Writers Website Main Page (Gail Hammock)
World Science Fiction Society / Worldcon [Official]
Writers of the Present, Writers of the Future: Arthur C. Clarke (IBS)
Zvi Har'El's Jules Verne Collection
ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha -- the official Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy appreciation society

See also Space Art, Myth and Mythology, and SF in Film, Radio, and TV

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