Canada’s Dean of Science Fiction, Robert J. Sawyer, and Marcel Gagne have launched a new wiki called The Canadian SF Works Database.
The aim of the site is “to be a database of titles to provide a memory aid for people who are nominating titles for the various awards”.
It’s still in its infancy, but I think it’s a notion that’s long overdue. There’s a lot of great Canadian speculative fiction out there and it would be mighty helpful to have a central archive of it somewhere – not just for awards, but also for people who want to browse to find out what their favourite authors have been publishing that they may have missed, and also for forgetful types like me who stumble around when blogging trying to recollect which name goes with what title.
The site works on a membership basis, but once you’ve signed-up you’re free to mine the database and to add to it.
Thanks, Robert and Marcel, for getting the ball rolling on this!