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A long time ago, when the Internet was young (*), I stumbled into a site that listed the religious affiliations of most science fiction authors, both contemporary and of the past, and bookmarked it: it was a very long and rich list that included almost every big name and several writers I hadn’t even heard of.

Then my disk broke and I lost all my bookmarks, among many other things.

Now I’d wish to browse that list again but I’m unable to find it: probably it isn’t even online anymore but I’d really wish to have it bookmarked just in case.

Does such a list or site still exist?
Does anyone know of it?
Would you share the link?

(*) As for the Internet infancy, I mean about twenty years ago: late Nineties, early Two Thousands. 2002/2003 seems most likely.

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    web.archive.org archives websites - some long gone. You might even be able to find your site with an extremely well designed search. Feb 1 at 0:16
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    I guess you didn't lose Wikipedia, but that's where I'd go for this info now. Also, you can now sync your bookmarks in most browsers.
    – Laurel
    Feb 1 at 0:48
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    @Laurel: I suspect this information may not be considered notable/relevant enough to include for many authors with Wikipedia articles, at least per Wikipedia's policies.
    – V2Blast
    Feb 1 at 16:46

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You're probably looking for this. It's a wayback machine (web.archive.org) link (from 2019; thanks to @Nzall), as suggested by @lucasbachmann. (The earliest working snapshot is from August 2000.)

  1. google search: https://www.google.com/search?q=%22science+fiction+authors%22+%22religious+affiliations%22
  2. finds this page: https://authorbib.weebly.com/science-fiction-authors.html
  3. which lists this page: http://www.adherents.com/adh_sf.html
  4. which is now occupied by an ad for payday lenders
  5. go to https://archive.org/web/
  6. paste the URL (http://www.adherents.com/adh_sf.html) in the search bar
  7. lots of snapshots are available: the most recent ones are 301 errors or otherwise not useful.

FWIW, if you're thinking about resurrecting this list

  • this site states that Lois McMaster Bujold "describes herself as agnostic" (she has a ? in the posted list).
  • a now deleted comment points out that Stanisław Lem was Jewish, not Catholic (referencing a recent New Yorker article) (there is actually some detail in Lem's Wikipedia article about his religious beliefs/claims).
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