Have you read (books) | Have you read (short fiction) | Other questions
(This was the Poll and Survey form)
Do you visit the following websites...?
The second column shows percentages from the 1998 Locus magazine poll of those who said they read online publications. (*The first row's 26% applied to Omni Online; the second row's 36% applied to SF Weekly.) 41% of the online ballots mentioned websites other than those listed; among the most often mentioned were Tangent Online, Horrornet, Internet Science Fiction Database (ISFDB), SFRevu, Hellnotes, SFF.net, Speculations, Korval.com, Infinity Plus, and homepages for various publishers and authors.
How do you usually acquire or read current books?
This question was not terribly successful, since many respondents indicated they didn't fit neatly into any one category. Some mentioned getting review copies, a couple said they primarily buy used books, a couple mentioned the SFWA Circulating Book Plan, and one said he reads primarily magazine SF.
SF/F/H activities (10 = most interested, 0 = no interest at all)
Answers in every category ranged from 0 to 10 -- except for filksinging, where there were answers of -1 and -7, and for books and magazines, where all answers were 5 or higher except for a single answer of 1. 183 of the 203 ballots tabulated filled in these answers.
The percentages in the 2nd online poll are more like those of the magazine's poll, where the ratio has typically been 72%/28% male to female.
Voters in the second poll were noticeably older, perhaps because we were asking for all-time favorites.
Read Locus Magazine?
Fewer subscribers, but more readers, voted this time.
How often do you visit Locus Online?
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