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 The Science Fiction Studies Website publishes abstracts of all articles, as well as the full texts of all reviews, historical documents, and selected essays appearing in the journal since its founding in 1973 by R.D. Mullen.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 # 125:

including essays by Graham J. Murphy on Archivization and the Archive-as-Utopia in The First Men in the Moon and “The Empire of the Ants”; Steven Mollmann on Air-Ships and the Technological Revolution: Detached Violence in George Griffith and H.G. Wells;  Ian Campbell on Science Fiction and Social Criticism in Morocco of the 1970s: Muhammad `Azīz Lahbābī’s The Elixir of Life; N. Katherine Hayles on Greg Egan’s Contributions to the Millennial Reassessment of Consciousness and the Cognitive Nonconscious; Joseph P. Weakland on Languages of Estrangement in China Miéville’s Embassytown; J.P. Telotte on The Empire’s New Robots; Brian Baker on Mobility and Bio-politics in Michael Winterbottom’s Code 46; and  Nidesh Lawtoo on Avatar Simulation.   


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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