The Annex: X-Files Novel Archive

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Name: The Annex: X-Files Novel Archive
Date(s): 15 February 1998 or before (Wayback capture) - present, not active since 2002
Archivist: lore
Founder: lore
Type: novel-length fanfic
Fandom: The X-Files
URL: http://annex-files.com/annex/
http://gfiles.simplenet.com/annex/ (1998)
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The Annex: X-Files Novel Archive (short "The Annex") is an archive for novel-length X-Files fanfic. Novel length is defined as "stories and compiled series that are 200K or larger"[1] and the 200K refers to the file size and not the word count, as was common in these days.

The archive offered a few extra features. Stories with book covers and separate introductions got their own story page and the archive offered resources for authors who would like to commission a book cover for their story.

Authors could offer their readers "Collector's Editions" because "Most people print out long stories and they really appreciate not having to fix the formatting or waste ink printing out identical introduction/disclaimers every few pages."[1] For an author calling something a collector's edition meant that they compiled the story themselves and took out unnecessary things like newsgroup headers and sigs and they polished the formatting."[1]

The Annex hosts 468 X-Files novels. The stories are sorted alphabetical by title with 50 stories on each page except the last, by author, by genres like adventure or crossover, and by focus on story or X-File.

The page is a member of the X-Files Fanfic Webring. The Annex is still online, but has not been updated since 2002.

A Very Early Description and Review

From around 1998 (?):

Well, this feature is a special one. I'm very happy to highlight the efforts of someone all of us in the XF fanfic community owe an enormous debt to. Natasha was one of those brave souls who stepped forward in 1996 to provide a home for all the fanfic stored in Vincent Juodvalkis' original Gossamer archive when he had to close it. Nat took on the task and then went a step further by developing the story classification system that so many of us depend on now.

Here are Nat's comments about her work on Gossamer and the classifications:

It was Vincent who suggested that whoever took up where he left off consider adding classifications. It's impossible to please everyone, but overall I think the Gossamer system has worked out well. With the archives about to hit the *eight thousand* story mark, I can't imagine how we could manage without some kind of classification system.
The database makes it possible to use macros and scripts to generate the html pages and offer a search engine. It would be too time consuming to offer such a variety of cross listings if all the work was done by hand. The Soulmates Eternal Archive is a shining example of how a specialty site can utilize gossamer's database and macros to a slightly different end.

Since leaving Gossamer last year, Nat has stayed very active in the community with her archive, the annex and with her behind-the-scenes work helping other webmistresses with their own archives.

As a matter of fact, the Feature Archive page was originally Nat's idea! She saw it as a way of focussing more attention on the specialty archives and thought that I should do the job. She's real good at finding things for people to do, let me tell you.... [VBG]

This is what Nat has to say about the annex:

After retiring from Gossamer I kicked around for a couple of months before settling on the idea of doing a novel archive. I missed playing around with a site, but wanted to find a niche where I wouldn't be overwhelmed by the number of new stories each week. I'm enjoying being able to give the novels and authors more personal attention and actually having time to *read* the stories rather than just archiving them. [g]
The authors have been wonderful and more than willing to do a little extra work to make their novels shine. Many authors are providing a 'clean copy' that is ready to be printed out and bound. A growing number of novels also feature articles and artistic covers. With a click or two of the mouse and a good printer, you can have a professional looking fanfic novel to collect and enjoy.

and here's something about Natasha:

about ME? Oh man..there isn't much to tell. I know you hear that a lot but it's true. I'm in my mid-thirties, have a full-time job and a generally wonderful life. I had just started watching the xf when I came online about four years ago and I stumbled upon atxc and decided to hang around... and here I am!
Finally, I have my own little Natasha tribute. A little over a year ago, this page was just quietly sitting over here in Geocities getting a meager 30 or so hits a day. One day, Nat mentioned that she wanted a more comprehensive list of archive links for Gossamer. I mentioned my little page (I *think* it was still one page back then) and she started linking to it from Gossamer's front page and the stories pages. Well, my hit counter had never seen that much action before and now the specialized archives page alone averages 180 hits a day! Thanx, Nat :) [2]

The Last Update

I know, I know. It's been a long time since the last update.

We apologize. Life Happened. As the members of the Annex mailing list knew from the start of this year (hint, hint :), it's been a looooong year. What has occupied us since May is house-hunting and moving into our first house. Our first house that then flooded into the finished basement where we stored many precious things. Flooded Three Times. The house has smelled like wet cat since we moved in.

Enough of the woe. The stories we present for this update are stories that came to us completely ready to be uploaded. If you are an author wondering where your story is, fear not. We have it and we are working on reformatting it. We NEED files as text-only, ATTACHED as a separate file to the e-mail you send us. Sometimes, I can tell the author tried to attach a story, but for some reason, the story still shows up in the e-mail body instead. I've had a lot of success with authors sending me zip files of their stories. A zip file kind of guarantees that the story is attached and not in the e-mail body.

If you have sent me your story and still do not see it here, feel free to try sending it again as an attachment. Otherwise, please be patient as we work through the backlog. We love you, we want to archive your story, but we need time to get back on track. As we get stories up, let us know if everything looks OK. We're moving kinda fast when we find time to archive. Thanks!

In other (badish) news...we are going to have to move the Annex by January 15. Simplenet has been kind, but the Yahoo! buyout and subsequent billing changes are forcing us to seek out more reasonable rates. Luckily, Mr. Annex has lots of friends with ISPs, so we we'll have somewhere to go.

Thanks for hanging in there with us....

love, lore [3]

Dustjackets

The latest additions to the archive, last update in 2002.
As you browse the dustjackets, you can assume the author created their own covers unless otherwise noted. If you would like to have a cover but would rather not do it yourself, you might ask one of the many talented XF artists to make one for you or let you use some of their work. Many of them have graciously provided covers for various novels. The X-Ville Art Gallery, The Haven and E's X-Page are great places to visit if you'd like to see some collages. Gossamer Birdfeeder and frogdoggie's site also have art galleries...

Please note, the preferred width for a cover is 250 pixels, although there are some exceptions. When you have a dustjacket ready, send us the picture as a .gif or .jpg file if possible. We can handle a few other formats so let us know if that's a problem and we'll try and work something out. We do prefer the covers to be suitable for all ages to view.

Authors are welcome to add covers and introductions anytime after a story has been posted. Also, if an author adds to or expands an existing story, s/he should feel free to send any updates. [4]

Annex novels with separate introduction and/or book cover:

1

  • 1000 Rainy Days - The Collector's Edition by RL Montoya

A

  • And Death Shall Have No Dominion by Jean Helms
  • And Then There Was One - The Collector's Edition by Kronos
  • And We Remain - The Collector's Edition by Shannono
  • Another Country - The Collector's Edition by Pellinor
  • Anthony: Book I, II, III, VI - The Collector's Edition by Clare Skinner

B

C

  • Caged Fox - The Collector's Edition by Kathleen Brown
  • Calm Before the Storm by Eileen S. Whipple
  • Cassandra Series: Book I - The Collector's Edition by Rhondda Lake
  • Catalyst by Mudsprite
  • Centenarian - The Collector's Edition by Black Orchid & Halo 5
  • Chiaroscuro - The Collector's Edition by Blueswirl
  • Coming Home by Melissa Lee
  • Complications I by Sarah Kiley
  • Complications II, II - Second Chances by Sarah Kiley
  • Condemned to Repeat It - The Collector's Edition by Branwell
  • Cruel and Unusual Punishment - The Collector's Edition by P.C. Rasmussen
  • Crying Shame - The Collector's Edition by JEhrat
  • Cubed by Louise Marin
  • Currents I: Undertow - The Collector's Edition by Liz Ann Cato
  • Currents II: Vigia - The Collector's Edition by Liz Ann Cato & E. Catherine Tobler
  • Currents III: Whistling Psalms to the Taffrail - The Collector's Edition by Liz Ann Cato & E. Catherine Tobler
  • Currents IV: Lay the Land - The Collector's Edition by Liz Ann Cato & E. Catherine Tobler
  • Currents V: Stormbound by MissElise and LaLizWoman

D

  • Dark Beyond the Stars - The Collector's Edition by Mesa
  • Dawn Break - The Collector's Edition by Adrian D. Ives
  • Dea Ex Machina - The Collector's Edition by Pusher
  • Denial is Not a River in Egypt - The Collector's Edition by Lynn H
  • Destiny - The Collector's Edition by Samantha Lin
  • Diary of the Second Holocaust by Megan Reilly
  • Dilemma - The Collector's Edition by Summer
  • Dogged Determintion: Book I, II - The Collector's Edition by Rhondda Lake
  • Domination of Lies - The Collector's Edition by C. Slatton
  • Dr. Scully: The Complete Adventures - The Collector's Edition by Adrian D. Ives

E

  • The Elixir Trilogy - The Collector's Edition by Rebecca Rusnak
  • Entropy - The Collector's Edition by Maraschino
  • Estancia - The Collector's Edition by Alanna Rabun
  • Everybody Having a Good Time by Sabine

F

  • Fabric of Life by RedThunder
  • Face of Evil by dlynn
  • Faith - The Collector's Edition by Suzanne Bickerstaffe
  • Falling Snow, The Collector's Edition by Snark
  • Family Ties - Men of Conspiracy by Jenn
  • Fate's Wrath - Collector's Edition by Jenn Nistor
  • Fate - The Collector's Edition by Christina Ortega
  • Fate's Wrath - Collector's Edition by Jenn Nistor
  • The Five I by Somebody Else
  • Fletcher by Dana Starbuck
  • Float - The Collector's Edition by Fiona Bradley
  • Fox and the Howned - The Collector's Edition by K.D. Enriquez
  • Friends Even In Childhood - The Collector's Edition by Penny Daza
  • From the Ashes by Jamie Greco
  • Fugue for the Forgotten - The Collector's Edition by frogdoggie & Crash
  • Fumbling Towards Ecstasy by Danielle Dupre
  • Future Horizons - The Collector's Edition by Emilie Renee Karr
  • Futures Past: Book One - The Collector's Edition by Arvy

G

  • The Garden District Murders - The Collector's Edition by Heidi W.
  • Generations: Book I, II, III, IV - The Collector's Edition by Macspooky
  • Genesis: A Love Story - The Collector's Edition by Radclyffe
  • Ghost - The Collector's Edition by P.C. Rasmussen

H

  • Haw Branch I, II - The Collector's Edition by Lisa O'Brien
  • The Healer - The Collector's Edition by Susan Proto
  • Hide and Seek - The Collector's Edition by Spearmnt
  • The Human Variant by d.LiNeAtE

I

  • I Don't Remember How It Happened - The Collector's Edition by Merri-Todd Webster
  • I'll Be Seeing You - The Collector's Edition by Fox's Gal
  • The Icarus Agent - The Collector's Edition by Ford Luxem & Ursula
  • Il Commendatore - The Collector's Edition by Amanda Rex
  • Immortality by Kristina Corey-Cecilia Quintana
  • In the Water - The Collector's Edition by AmandaRex
  • Increments by Dasha K.
  • Inferno I - The Collector's Edition by Pellinor
  • Inferno II: Purgatorio - The Collector's Edition by Pellinor
  • Inferno III: Paradiso - The Collector's Edition by Pellinor
  • Iolokus II: Agnates - The Collector's Edition by MustangSally & RivkaT
  • Iolokus III: Vix te Agnovi - The Collector's Edition by MustangSally & RivkaT
  • Irresistible II; the Evil Within by Joylynn Wing
  • It Just Happened I by Mystic

J

  • Jake's Luck by Sue Esty (Windsinger)
  • Jubilee - The Collector's Edition by Sarah Kiley

K

  • Keeping It In the Family - The Collector's Edition by Gemma Kingsley
  • Kicking the Habit - The Collector's Edition by Gerry Hill
  • Kiss the Darkness by Suzanna Post
  • Kyrie Eleison by Xenith

L

  • Lammtarra - The Collector's Edition by Joann Humby & LuvMulder & Ruefrex
  • The Last Gift - The Collector's Edition by Morgan
  • Letters of Transit - The Collector's Edition by Loch Ness
  • Leviathan I, II - The Collector's Edition by Pellinor
  • Life Cycles: Book I - The Collector's Edition by Susan Proto
  • Loup Garou: Book I, II - The Collector's Edition by Shael
  • Love, The Missing Word by Sarah Kiley
  • Lover - The Collector's Edition by Catwoman

M

  • Magician: Book I - The Collector's Edition by Suzanne Bickerstaffe & Jennifer Lyon
  • Magician: Book II: Runaway - The Collector's Edition by Suzanne Bickerstaffe Suzanne & Jennifer Lyon
  • Magician: Book IV: The Warrior Priest - The Collector's Edition by Suzanne Bickerstaffe with Jennifer Lyon
  • Making it Personal - The Collector's Edition by Brandon D. Ray
  • Mara - The Collector's Edition by Daydreamer
  • Mea Culpa - The Collector's Edition by P.C. Rasmussen
  • Medusa Touch - The Collector's Edition by Patricia Lee Macomber
  • Memorial Day -- The Collector's Edition by Brandon D. Ray & Shannono
  • Memory Trilogy, The - The Collector's Edition by Daydreamer
  • Missionary, The by Michael Aulfrey
  • Mother - The Collector's Edition by Catwoman
  • Music City Blues by Heidi W.
  • My Name is William - The Collector's Edition by PamalaSt

N

  • Neon Series - The Collector's Edition by Cheryl Cohen & Annie Reed
  • Never for You - The Collector's Edition by L. McCullen
  • No More Demons - The Collector's Edition by Penny Daza
  • No Regrets by MystPhile
  • Non Fidelis by Kestabrook
  • Not the Doctor - The Collector's Edition by Jennifer Sorowitz

O

  • Offspring - The Collector's Edition by Deslea R. Judd
  • One Choice by Ms_X & Ginevra
  • Open Hearts - The Collector's Edition by Vickie Mosley & Summer
  • Out of the Dark - The Collector's Edition by Kassandra
  • Outrunning Moirae - The Collector's Edition by Jennifer-Oksana & FirePhile

P

  • Passages in Memory - The Collector's Edition by Mary Ruth Keller
  • A Path of Salt - The Collector's Edition by Analise
  • PhaHks by GenieVB
  • The Plague by Megan Reilly
  • Playing for Keeps: Book I - The Collector's Edition by Sheare Bliss & Youkneek
  • Preponderance by Alanna Rabun
  • Profiles in Caring - The Collector's Edition by Daydreamer
  • Pythagorean Harmonics by Vesalius

R

  • Rainbow Continuum - The Collector's Edition by Emily Miller
  • Redemption by Kestabrook
  • Redemption - The Collector's Edition by , Christina Ortega
  • Rekindling Series - The Collector's Edition by Jennifer Farwell
  • Retrieval Series by Daydreamer
  • The Return - The Collector's Edition by Suzanne Bickerstaffe
  • Revelations 1 by Sue Esty
  • Revelations 4: The Abductee by Sue Esty (Windsinger)
  • Revelations 7: Just the Two of Us by Sue Esty (Windsinger)
  • Revolution by XScout
  • Ripped - The Collector's Edition by Crash
  • The Road Not Taken 2 - Further On - The Collector's Edition by Deejay
  • The Road Not Taken - The Collector's Edition by Deejay
  • Road Story I, II, III - The Collector's Edition by Nicole Perry
  • The Rockies (NC-17 version) by LuvMulder & Esther Walker & Ruefrex & Vickie Moseley
  • The Rockies (PG version) by LuvMulder & Walker, Esther & Ruefrex & Vickie Moseley
  • Rongbuk - The Collector's Edition by Ravenscion
  • A Rose in the Deeps - The Collector's Edition by K.B. Yeats (Kelley Walters and Brighid)
  • Running: Book I - The Collector's Edition by Adrian D. Ives
  • Rustic Suite - The Collector's Edition by Mary Ruth Keller

S

  • Schism by Julie L. Jekel
  • Seasons: Book I, II, III - The Collector's Edition by Jude Dettmann
  • The Second Ones by Rachel Ehrentreu and Anna Otto
  • Shield and Sword - The Collector's Edition by Maraschino & Anna Otto
  • The Shirt - The Collector's Edition by Audrey Roget
  • Sideswiped - The Collector's Edition by Mudsprite
  • Sky Lights - The Collector's Edition by Julie L. Jekel
  • Smoke and Mirrors - The Collector's Edition by Radthea & Riopa Martin
  • Soap and Eggs - The Collector's Edition by Elizabeth Miller
  • Spellbound - The Collector's Edition by Amy Schatz
  • Standin' at the Crossroads - The Collector's Edition by frogdoggie
  • Stay Awake - The Collector's Edition by Iain-Padraic Jackson
  • Subcutaneous by Maria Nicole
  • Summer in the Snow - The Collector's Edition by Brinson
  • Summer's Lease by Brandon D. Ray
  • Sunnydale - The Collector's Edition by Red Thunder
  • Sunnydale II: Freedom - The Collecter's Edition by RedThunder

T

  • The Prelude Series - The Collector's Edition by Helen Willis
  • Theater of the Absurd - The Collector's Edition by Anna Otto and Ashlea Ensro
  • Thursday's Child - The Collector's Edition by Patricia Lee Macomber
  • Together - The Collector's Edition by Talia
  • Top Secret - The Collector's Edition by Julie Jekel
  • Touching Jericho - The Collector's Edition by Ford Luxem and Ursula
  • Trinity Series: Book I, II - The Collector's Edition by XF Stew
  • Truth - The Collector's Edition by Megan Reilly & Jessica Zyvarek Taylor

U

V

  • Visions - The Collector's Edition by Jeannine Ackerson

W

  • Walking the Line: Book I - The Collector's Edition by XF Stew
  • Walter and Mariel: Book I, II - The Collector's Edition by Mary Mastrangelo
  • The Water Line by Megan Reilly
  • Way Through The Woods - The Collector's Edition by Pellinor & Rebecca Rusnak
  • The Werewolf Chronicles - The Collector's Edition by frogdoggie
  • When a Tree Falls - The Collector's Edition by Mabtng
  • Will to Survive - The Collector's Edition by Heidi Ahlmen
  • Wind River by Cathleen Faye
  • Windows to the Soul - The Collector's Edition by Stacey Oziel
  • Winter by Branwell
  • The Wish - The Collector's Edition by viXen
  • Wishful Thinking by Jen & Lauren
  • The Wolf Never Sleeps - The Collector's Edition by Helen Wills
  • Wonderland - The Collector's Edition by Karen Rasch
  • Words VII - At A Loss For Words by Karen Rasch

X

  • X-Philes to X-Files - The Collector's Edition by XFFBI Agents, The (Ken, Lindsey, Gman, Ashmi, Laura, and Pox)
  • Xchange - The Collector's Edition by Pixie

Y

  • You'll Be in My Heart by barb

Z

  • Zurvan - The Collector's Edition by Mary Ruth Keller

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 References Desk. (Accessed 02 January 2011)
  2. XF FanFic Links: Featured Page, Archived version
  3. Goodbye
  4. Intro