Our favorite H. Beam Piper sites
"The news of the Gram base on Tanith spread slowly, first by the scheduled liners and tramp freighters that linked the Sword-Worlds, and then by trading ships and outbound Space Vikings to the Old Federation"
— H. Beam Piper, Space Viking
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The H. Beam Piper Memorial Site, founded by Dennis Frank and John F. Carr, intends "to encourage new works in the tradition of H. Beam Piper and to reissue most of his work in quality hardcover editions for future generations to enjoy."
John F. Carr's Hostigos.com is the home of the Lord Kalvan of Otherwhen sequels from our favorite Piper editor and biographer. St. Bonaventure University hosted the John F. Carr Collection (via the Internet Archive) of material donated by Mr. Carr and includes edited drafts of his works, correspondence, unpublished short stories and novellas, promotional material for published works, and published books and magazines.
Dennis Frank's Lord Kalvan site (via the Internet Archive) is dedicated to the Paratime novel and includes extensive notes, a map of the region where the novel is set, and photos from various locations depicted in the novel.
This is also the place where you can view photos of the first ever Muster of Piper Irregulars, a 2004 gathering of Piper fans in central Pennsylvania to celebrate the centennial of Beam's birth and the sixtieth anniversary of Calvin Morrison's paratemporal transposition to Hostigos. The 2008 Muster (see Irregulars Tom, Dennis, Bill (foreground), John, David, Mike, and Fred at the Waffle Shop in State College) came two decades after the now defunct Penn State Science Fiction Society sponsored an H. Beam Piper convention in State College—where an annual science-fiction convention had long been named for Piper's Paratime—attended by Jerry Pournelle and John F. Carr. The following year, Piper fan David Hines reported on the 2009 Muster.
Project Gutenberg's collection of H. Beam Piper works now in the public domain (including some audio editions). Greg Weeks, who deserves the gratitude of Piper fans for the key role he played in making these Piper works available at Project Gutenberg, provides the original Piper works which are now in the public domain.
The Atlanta Radio Theater Company has produced several productions of adapted Piper works. Daniel Taylor's adaptation of "Omnilingual" was performed at LibertyCon 22 on July 11, 2009, and at DragonCon on September 6, 2009. Ron N. Butler's adaptation of "Time and Time Again" was performed at LibertyCon 23 on July 10, 2010, and at DragonCon on Septebmer 5, 2010. Ron N. Butler's adaptation of "He Walked Around the Horses" was performed at LibertyCon 24 on July 16, 2011. Ron N. Butler's adaptation of Lone Star Planet was performed at LibertyCon 26 on June 29, 2013.
The Florida Association for Nucleation and Conventions (F.A.N.A.C.) shares this Lord Kalvan cosplayer who won an honorable mention for "Most Authentic" costume at the 1969 WorldCon in St. Louis. The Boston Globe reports on the Arisia Masquerade at the 2015 Arisa convention where child cosplayers dressed as a Fuzzy and a Landprawn (image served by the Wayback Machine).
Goodreads' H. Beam Piper page.
Other H. Beam Piper links:
G.E. Nordell's H. Beam Piper page at the Spirit of America bookstore website includes an extensive bibliography with links to buy on line.
Back in 2001, William Taylor shared his efforts to locate planets using three-dimenational coordinates based on references to them in various Terro-human Future History works. Jimmy Simpson's H. Beam Piper site (archived by the Wayback Machine) included a three-dimensional map of Piper's Terro-human Future History Federation space which was inspired by William's work. (Nils Jeppe has also tried to map Federation space. He suggests a better location for Niflheim.)
Ryanburg's H. Beam Piper Guide (archived by ReoCities), one of the earliest Piper pages, had several (now sometimes stale) links to Piper sites, an author photo, and a reproduction of Carr's TFH Chronology from Federation.
Nils Jeppe's comparative analysis of the sizes of starships in Beam's Terro-human Future History.
Uchronia: Paratime: This Uchronia Alternate History bibliography lists several foreign language translations of Piper's Paratime works.
TV Tropes' analysis of fictional devices and conventions in Piper's work.
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Other Zarthani.net sites:
Faellesborg Gateway, the canonical Sword Worlds setting of Traveller.
Scheherazade's Bedchamber, a celebration of Central Asian historical adventure and speculative fiction and of heroines of sword and sorcery.
Other speculative fiction links (in no particular order, and not necessarily Piper-related)
Michael Smith's Ace Cover Image Library:
Terry Gibbons' VISCO: The Visual Index of Science Fiction Cover Art (archived by Galactic Central) includes cover art for the original publication of Piper's "Last Enemy," "Temple Trouble," "Day of the Moron," Null-ABC, "Time Crime," "Omnilingual," Space Viking, "Gunpowder God," and "Down Styphon!"
Timothy Anderson's Star Wars Pulp Anthology
Film and Television
Emily's Cowboy Bebop page.
A review of Gene Roddenberry's post-apocalyptic "Pax" films: Genesis II, Planet Earth and Strange New World. And Roddenberry's original proposal for Star Trek (originally provided by Bernd Schneider and now archived by the Wayback Machine).
Richard Hallock's former The Word (archived by the Internet Archive), dedicated to the 1973 science-fiction series The Starlost. Rob Appleford reviews the series in his essay "Canada's Tomorrow That Never Was." John Kenneth Muir's Cult-TV Blogging: The Starlost (1973) includes reviews of each episode of the series.
RGJ's discussion of the very short-lived 1991 series My Life and Times.
Daniel Carlson's Sci-Fi Starship Size Comparison Chart.
Jon Crocker's Canada 2300AD (archived by the Wayback Machine), dedicated to a "non-canon, 'parallel 2300 universe' created to correct some things in the canon that are, in my opinion, just plain wrong in the basic game with respect to Canada."
Disney's sailing ship Columbia, inspired by the Columbia Rediviva, the sailing ship which gave its name to the Columbia River. Artist Steve Mayo's paintings of the original Columbia Rediviva include "Columbia in Mist," "Columbia Crossing the Bar" and "Columbia meets H.M.S. Discovery and Chatham" (cover illustration for Barry Gough's Fortune's a River: The Collision of Empires in Northwest America).
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