Science Fiction Corner (Website Review)

Website review first published in Macedonian by Vreme daily
(#913, 30.11.2006), also reprinted on Site of the Day blog.

The Science Fiction Corner is lead by Francesca Black, who is both editor and author of the articles on this website. The goal of the website is promotion of science fiction, which she defines as "a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology upon society and persons as individuals."

Most of the Corner's content are advertisements for products based on famous sci-fi series (Star Wars, Star Trek, X-Files, Twilight Zone, Gallactica...), but it also contains articles on the social influences of the genre, the origins and the value of certain works. Besides, it presents news related with the appropriate keywords taken via XML interface from the Digg.

The basic usability blemish of this website is opening links in new windows, without explicit request by the user. Users of new versions of Firefox can adapt such links to open in new tabs, but for all others this translates into wasting memory and processor resources, most often unnecessarily.

About the website

Updating: often
Speed: fast
Functionality: good
Code: HTML
Design: text-based
Navigation: variable
Search: not included
Keywords: present
Public counter: not included
RSS/Atom: none
Google PageRank: 2/10
Language: English
Address: www.science-fiction-corner.com

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