Science Fiction Studies


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Science Fiction Studies is published three times a year (March, July, November) by SF-TH Inc. at DePauw University. The Science Fiction Studies Website publishes abstracts of all articles, as well as the full texts of all reviews, historical documents, and selected essays appearing in the journal since its founding in 1973 by R.D. Mullen. We maintain a three-year blackout before reviews published in the journal appear on the website. Full texts of articles are posted only after an issue has been sold out and after the three-year blackout period has expired.


SFS # 124:

including essays by Grzegorz Trębicki on Supragenological Types of Fiction; Jonathan Alexander on Aesthetics and Artificiality from À Rebours to Avatar: Some Varieties of the Virtual since 1884; Andrew Pilsch on The Politics of Fan Utopias in World War II-Era Science Fiction; Andrew Ferguson on R.A. Lafferty; Steffen Hantke on Star Trek’s Mirror Universe Episodes and US Military Culture; Malisa Kurtz on Reorienting the Colonial Gaze in Ian McDonald; Stephen Dougherty on Adam Roberts’s Alien Invasion; Rhys Williams on Suvin, Miéville, and the Utopian Impulse of the Contemporary Fantastic               


Congratulations to Jaak Tomberg on winning the 2014 Pioneer Award for his essay, “On the 'Double Vision' of Realism and SF Estrangement in William Gibson’s Bigend Trilogyin SFS #120



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        moonbut Masthead (Editorial and publication information) 

        X-RA Man Search Engine  (Full site search by keywords) 

         Recent Issues (Contents pages of the most recent issues of SFS, with links to article abstracts; reviews subject to one-year blackout)       

        featured essays Past Issues (Abstracts, Articles, and Reviews from Past issues. Full Texts of Sold Out Past Issues)

         Special Issues/Sections (Links to special issue topics, author interviews, and  author-specific articles, with links to contents pages)

        Authors (A guide to Author-Specific Articles)

         Author Interviews

        critics Bibliographies and Chronologies of Science Fiction

         Documents in the History of SF (Primary sf texts of historical significance that have appeared in SFS)  

        xray Awards Page (Mullen Fellowship Winners and Pioneer Award Winning Essays published in SFS)

        wormholes Wormholes (A list of useful and interesting sf-related links)  

        wasf The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction

         Subscriptions and SFS Store (Information on Subscriptions and for Ordering Back Issues)   

Archived issues of SFS (from 1973 onward) are available on JSTOR to participating institutions.


SFS website designed and maintained by Istvan Csicsery-Ronay. This site is best viewed using Mozilla Firefox 14 or higher. Site last updated January 6, 2014.