Science Fiction Studies

#115 = Volume 38, Part 3 = November 2011


  • Mike Davis. Ward Moore’s Freedom Ride.



  • Istvan Csicsery-Ronay, Jr. Sound is the New Light: Whittington’s Sound Design and Science Fiction
  • Carl Abbott. The Imagination of Disaster, Revisited: Page’s The City’s End and Yablon’s Untimely Ruins.
  • Jess Nevins. Defining Steampunk: Ashley’s Steampunk Prime, Bowser/Croxall’s “Steampunk, Science, and (Neo)Victorian Technologies,” and VanderMeers’ Steampunk II
  • Jerome Winter. Lab Coats, Not Straitjackets: Allen’s Master Mechanics and Wicked Wizards and Kirby’s Science, Scientists, and Film


  • Bolton/Csicsery-Ronay, Jr./Tatsumi’s Robot Ghosts and Wired Dreams (Hajime Nakatani)
  • Meehan’s The Fusion of Science Fiction and Film Noir and Botting’s Limits of Horror (Carl Freedman)
  • Bould/Butler/Roberts/Vint’s Fifty Key Figures in SF (Eric S. Rabkin)
  • Cherry’s Horror (Kimberly Hall)
  • Chu’s Do Metaphors Dream of Literal Sheep? (John Rieder)
  • Fowler/Notkin’s 80! Memories & Reflections on Ursula K. Le Guin (Elizabeth Lundberg)
  • Gomel’s Postmodern Science Fiction and Temporal Imagination (Joshua Raulerson)
  • Hampton’s Changing Bodies in the Fiction of Octavia Butler (Arianna Gremigni)
  • Mendlesohn/James’s A Short History of Fantasy (Kristin Noone)
  • Rich’s C.M Kornbluth (Joe Sanders)
  • Thaler’s Black Atlantic Speculative Fictions (Mark Young)
  • Urbanski’s Essays on New Media Rhetoric (Lisa Yaszek)
  • Books Received


  • Campbell, “Doc” Smith, and the CIC (Edward Wysocki)
  • William Wilson (Richard Bleiler)
  • Mullen Research Fellows for 2011-12 (Rob Latham)
  • “Must-Read” SF (Carol McGuirk)
  • New Associations, Conference Reports, Translation Awards, CFPs
  • Volume Index
  • Notes on Contributors
  • “For-a-While”: Remembering Joanna Russ (1937-2011) 

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