Independent self-published novelist and short story writer, covering a variety of genres including horror, sci-fi, psychological thrillers and paranormal fantasy. Also writes under the name M K Boers.
Salty, surreal, sweary dark humour comic featuring mature humour, witches, Death, robots and lots of random weird stuff.
Watercolour artist who creates prints and books of illustrations featuring bizarre creatures in a lighthearted fairy tale style.
Writer, blogger and advocate for accessibility, especially in open source and publishing.
Award-winning independent publisher founded in 1973. Its published authors are highly eclectic including Yann Martel, Irvine Welsh, Barack Obama, Scarlett Thomas, Matt Haig, Alasdair Gray, The Mighty Boosh, Miranda July, Simon’s Cat and many more. They also run their own Fediverse server at bookish.community
Antiquarian who collects rare books, maintains a private library and blogs about this and related topics in Dutch.
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Technology writer and journalist, often discussing open standards and copyright, best known for the free software book “Rebel Code”. Moody is also a regular contributor to Techdirt.
Free open source app that lets you view and search reference materials such as Wikipedia, Gutenberg, StackExchange etc without an internet connection. This can be very useful in remote areas, during temporary outages, or during times of turmoil. Kiwix is available for Linux, Mac, Windows, Android and iPhone/iPad. You can optionally also create a self-hosted Kiwix hotspot, so that anyone physically near your server can access your copy of Kiwix through a local connection.
The Fediverse’s alternative to Goodreads. You can keep track of your books, write reviews, follow other readers and more. Also, as it’s part of the Fediverse you can follow BookWyrm members from Mastodon etc.
Long-running magazine which publishes short stories by female writers, especially speculative fiction. Their account also posts quotations from literary women at three hour intervals.
Cartoonist and creator of the “Incredible Doom” webcomic and graphic novel set in the 1990s.
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Guide to books about video games, including fans, historians, academics and more.
Podcast that discusses haunted houses in culture including films, books, games etc.
Small bear creating little picture books to cheer people up in difficult times.
Fan account posting news about Star Wars books and comics.
Posts about books, book collecting, rare titles, private libraries and other bibliophile topics.
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Covering the science fiction and fantasy publishing world in the United States, including trade news, book reviews, author interviews etc. Founded in 1968.
Research scientist who writes books, articles and blogs about artificial intelligence, as seen in major publications like Wired, Popular Science and Physics World.
Prolific award-winning novelist, mainly in the sci-fi, horror and thriller genres. Author of “The Black” and “The Derelict” series, runs runs a podcast about the books. Also a software development veteran.
Prolific novelist and long-time Fediverse user. Her books often include fantasy, sci-fi and otherworldly elements.
Children’s author with a medical degree, writing picture books for younger children and prose for older children and young adults.
Enthusiastic bibliophile, posting about books, literary news, poetry, occasional reviews, runs a “Silent Book Club” and a blog about reading.
Small independent Jewish publisher and blog, focusing on Jewish life and culture from the 1850s to the 1920s.
Long-running newsletter all about the works of Terry Pratchett, established 1997. Covers books, TV, events, releases etc.
Comic book creator currently focusing on pulp interpretations of classic characters from history and literature, reinterpreting them as moody graphic novels.
Award-winning best-selling science writer, wrote the book on chaos theory that helped inspire the Ian Malcolm character in Jurassic Park. More recent works include “Time Travel: A History” and “The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood”.
Official account for the lovely site where you can buy weird and wonderful indie games, ebooks, comics, soundtracks and more.
Website, podcast and book series about all kinds of derelict sites across the United States, including theme parks, hospitals, prisons, housing, factories etc.
Novelist, journalist and campaigner, especially for reforming copyright law and promoting Creative Commons.
Massive non-profit archive website which includes digital copies of vast amounts of printed, audiovisual and interactive media. Perhaps most famous for its Wayback Machine which allows people to look at older versions of almost any website.
An important public official in 17th Century London, Pepys helped to organise and run the English navy. He also kept a secret diary from 1660 to 1669, where he was surprisingly honest about his personal thoughts and private life. The diary includes his first hand accounts of the Great Plague and the Great Fire of London. The Fediverse account divides the diary into chunks which are posted in real time according to the time of year.
Creates independent comics with underground mature themes such as body horror.
Free open source platform for keeping track of your physical book collection including any books you lend. It’s suitable for individuals with lots of books, or organisations wanting to start their own private library. It has its own built-in database of titles and the latest version includes Fediverse features.
Website all about horror, posting reviews of films, comics, books, games and music.
Developing an ebook creation platform, which includes an open markup language and free open source tools.
Provides an independent ecosystem for DRM-free eBooks and digital comics, including online storage, reading lists, a DRM-free bookshop directory etc.
Children’s book author and illustrator, creates warm and charming art.
Cycling cartoonist, author of the cycle-themed book “From A to B”, draws amusing and thought-provoking diagrams about sustainable transport and other topics.