Long before the internet, Paul Otlet planned a world library based on index cards. The remains of his Mundaneum, which he and Le Corbusier proposed to house in a vast ziggurat, are documented here (link via New Scientist).
I'm the author of more than twenty books, including novels, short story collections and a film monograph. My latest novel is Into Everywhere.
Some of my fiction and nonfiction is archived on my web site.
If you would like to contact me, details are here.