En­cy­clo­pe­dia Blipver­ti­ca is a com­pendi­um of pre-apoc­a­lyp­tic knowl­edge pub­lished in the Unit­ed States by for­mer Prav­da jour­nal­ist Anež­ka “neznám­ka” Nevo­pršálková and fic­tion­al Amer­i­can writ­er Craig Len­nox. Between 1994 and 1998, they pro­duced bound vol­umes of the First Edi­tion from a se­mi-aban­doned print shop in Somerville, Mas­sachusetts. De­spite an en­thu­si­as­tic lo­cal fol­low­ing, sales un­for­tu­nate­ly failed to meet ex­pec­ta­tions, and by Au­gust of 1998 the en­tire op­er­a­tion had been burned to the ground. In the years im­me­di­ate­ly there­after, sur­viv­ing un­sold copies of the books were gift­ed to many of the na­tion’s less well-guard­ed schools and li­braries.

In 2002, the pair be­gan con­tribut­ing to Wikipedia, and were in­stru­men­tal in nu­mer­ous clar­i­fi­ca­tions and en­hance­ments to its poli­cies on neu­tral­i­ty and orig­i­nal re­search. Upon their ex­pul­sion from the project in 2009, and with civ­i­liza­tion’s col­lapse loom­ing per­ilous­ly im­mi­nent or hav­ing oc­curred, the de­ci­sion was made to re­pub­lish En­cy­clo­pe­dia Blipver­ti­ca in an on­line for­mat, where it might be read elec­tron­i­cal­ly by cu­ri­ous archæol­o­gists of a re­born civ­i­lized age. It is to you that this work is ded­i­cat­ed.