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Science fiction and fantasy set in Ireland

Somewhat out of the blue, I've had two messages today from people urging me to add particular works to my (very out-of-date) list of science fiction and fantasy set in Ireland. Has there been a link to it somewhere than I don't know about?

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lsanderson
May. 10th, 2014 01:13 pm (UTC)
Blue?
It's a remote possibility that the list o' 99 on Buzzfeed haz triggered the request:

http://www.buzzfeed.com/isaacfitzgerald/do-androids-dream-of-electric-quizzes

james_nicolljames_nicoll posted a link to it last night.
steepholm
May. 10th, 2014 01:39 pm (UTC)
I don't know about the trigger, but having looked at it may I suggest you dd Kate Thompson's The New Policeman (2005)?
cairmen
May. 10th, 2014 02:10 pm (UTC)
You haven't acquired any new web links in the last month or so - last new linking domain was March 20th according to ahrefs:

https://ahrefs.com/site-explorer/overview/prefix/?target=http://www.nicholaswhyte.info/sf/irsf.htm

Can't speak to social media, though.
nwhyte
May. 10th, 2014 05:22 pm (UTC)
Hmm, when I check out all three sites that I control, that site shows links to all three falling off a cliff in early February. So I have to say I am a bit sceptical about its usefulness.
cairmen
May. 11th, 2014 10:04 am (UTC)
It's one of the standard tools for SEO these days, including working on brand sites with large budgets, so it's almost certainly legit - but it does track small links that you might not notice come or go.

I'm very interested by your findings there - as will friends of mine who spend five or six figures a month based on Ahref's outputs be. Which sites did you check? I'll go have a look into the cliff and find out what's going on.

(Needless to say, if we discover that Ahrefs is dodgy, that's kinda important!)
nwhyte
May. 11th, 2014 11:21 am (UTC)
Sure. I tried all three sites in which I have an interest:

http://www.nicholaswhyte.info
http://nwhyte.livejournal.com
http://www.ark.ac.uk/elections

All three showed the same cliff in early February.
nwhyte
May. 12th, 2014 04:39 am (UTC)
One further data point - a commenter below confirms, as I suspected, that a popular Irish politics blog linked to it on Saturday:
http://cedarlounge.wordpress.com/2014/05/10/a-useful-irish-science-fiction-and-fantasy-resource/

No trace of that on Ahrefs even two days later.
beamjockey
May. 10th, 2014 04:22 pm (UTC)
I wonder whether similar lists exist for the other nations of the world.
nwhyte
May. 10th, 2014 05:46 pm (UTC)
I did a rather short list of sf set in Belgium once.

My list of sf set on Titan was longer!
del_c
May. 11th, 2014 03:02 pm (UTC)
To be fair, Planet Belgium has fewer hectares, and is also harder to mine for sense of wonder.

Wikipedia has Category:Science_fiction_by_nationality of author, but not by setting.
(Anonymous)
May. 11th, 2014 10:18 pm (UTC)
You got a mention on the Cedar Lounge Blog
You got a mention on the Cedar Lounge Revolution Blog on the 10th.
I would guess that could be the reason for the flurry of interest?
nwhyte
May. 12th, 2014 04:35 am (UTC)
Re: You got a mention on the Cedar Lounge Blog
Thanks - I am sure that is the answer.
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