Science Fiction Studies

Chronological Bibliography of Science Fiction History, Theory, and Criticism


The following bibliography of science fiction criticism does not claim to be exhaustive. It does, however, gather together a large number of critical materials on sf that the editors of SFS deem to be important, influential, or historically noteworthy. We have listed the entries in reverse chronological order since such a format, we feel, affords a useful glimpse of the evolution of sf criticism from 1634 to the present. In those cases where items listed on the bibliography have either been reviewed in SFS or featured in our Documents in the History of SF series, we have inserted links to the relevant pages.

In consulting this collective bibliography, our readers should be aware of certain methodological and editorial assumptions we made in compiling it. First, there are very few references herein to critical works that focus primarily on utopias; these are treated quite extensively in scholarly journals like Utopian Studies and in books by Lyman Tower Sargent and others. Second, rather than citing numerous individual reviews and essays by well-known critics or authors, as a rule we have preferred to list relevant compendia--e.g., John Clute's Strokes (1988) or his Look at the Evidence (1995)--even though, in many cases, the material gathered in these volumes was written much earlier. Third, we have excluded from this list most anthologies of sf, author biographies and interviews, works of theory that do not focus primarily on sf, and general bibliographies of sf (which tend to date rapidly from the moment they are published).

The original version of this critical bibliography appeared in the special issue of SFS "A History of Science Fiction Criticism" (26.2 [July 1999]: 263-83), where it served as the collective Works Cited for survey articles on the topic by Arthur B. Evans, Gary Westfahl, Donald M. Hassler, and Veronica Hollinger.



      2019-2000       1999-1990      1989-1980      1979-1970      1969-1960      1959-1930      1929-1900      1899-1800      1799-1634



  • Dustin A. Abnet. The American Robot: A Cultural History. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 2020.
  • Algis Budrys. Beyond the Outposts: Essays on SF and Fantasy, 1955-1996. Reading, UK: Ansible Editions, 2020.
  • William O. Gardner. The Metabolist Imagination: Visions of the City in Postwar Japanese Architecture and Science Fiction. Minneapolis: U of Minnesota P, 2020.
  • Rebecca Gibson. Desire in the Age of Robots and AI: Investigations in Science Fiction and Fact. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, 2020.
  • Barry Keith Grant. The Twilight Zone. Detroit: Wayne State UP, TV MILESTONES SERIES, 2020.
  • Anna McFarlane, Graham J. Murphy, and Lars Schmeink, eds. The Routledge Companion to Cyberpunk Culture. NY: Routledge, 2020.
  • Gavin Miller. Science Fiction and Psychology. Liverpool: Liverpool UP, Liverpool Science Fiction Texts and Studies, 2020.
  • Upamanyu Pablo Mukherjee. Final Frontiers: Science Fiction and Techno-Science in Non-Aligned India. Liverpool, UK: Liverpool UP, 2020.
  • David Sandner, ed. Philip K. Dick: Essays of the Here and Now. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, CRITICAL EXPLORATIONS IN SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY, 2020.
  • Simon Spiegel, Andrea Reiter, and Marcy Goldberg, eds. Utopia and Reality: Documentary, Activism and Imagined Worlds. Cardiff: U of Wales P, 2020.


  • Special Issue: David M. Higgins and Hugh C. O’Connell, eds. “Special Issue on Speculative Finance/Speculative Fiction.” CR: The New Centennial Review 19.1 (Spr. 2019).
  • Special Issue: Amanda Rees and Iwan Rhys Morus, eds. “Presenting Futures Past: Science Fiction and the History of Science.” Osiris 34 (2019)
  • Nivedita Bagchi. Human Nature and Politics in Utopian and Anti-Utopian Fiction. Lanham, MD: Lexington, 2019. xxii+78 pp. $80 hc, $76 ebk
  • Simone Brioni and Daniele Comberiati. Italian Science Fiction: The Other in Literature and Film. Palgrave Macmillan, Studies in Global Science Fiction, 2019.
  • Damien Broderick. The Time Machine Hypothesis: Extreme Science Meets Science Fiction. New York: Springer Verlag, 2019.
  • Joseph W. Campbell. The Order and the Other: Young Adult Dystopian Literaure and Science Fiction. Jackson, MI: UP of Mississippi, 2019.
  • Steve Carper. Robots in American Popular Culture. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2019.
  • Ingrid E. Castro and Jessica Clark, eds. Child and Youth Agency in Science Fiction: Travel, Technology, Time. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books (Rowman & Littlefield), 2019.
  • Sarah Cole. Inventing Tomorrow: H.G. Wells and the Twentieth Century. New York: Columbia UP, 2019.
  • Paul Dobraszczyk. Future Cities: Architecture and the Imagination. London, UK: Reaktion, 2019.
  • Caroline Edwards. Utopia and the Contemporary British Novel. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge UP, CAMBRIDGE STUDIES IN TWENTIETH-CENTURY LITERATURE AND CULTURE, 2019.
  • Jean-Paul Engélibert. Fabuler la fin du monde: la puissance critique des fictions d'apocalypse [Fantasizing the end of the world: the critical power of fictions of apocalypse]. Paris: Ed. La Découverte, L'HORIZON DES POSSIBLES, 2019.
  • Richard Grigg. Science Fiction and the Imitation of the Sacred. New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2019.
  • Tom Idema. Stages of Transmutation: Science Fiction, Biology, and Environmental Posthumanism. New York: Routledge, PERSPECTIVES ON THE NONHUMAN IN LITERATURE AND CULTURE, 2019.
  • Gwyneth Jones. Joanna Russ. Urbana: U of Illinois P, Modern Masters of Science Fiction, 2019.
  • Matthew Jones. Science Fiction Cinema and 1950s Britain: Recontextualising Cultural Anxiety. New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2019.
  • Silvia G. Kurlat Ares and Ezequiel De Rozzo, eds. Peter Lang Companion to Latin American Science Fiction. New York: Peter Lang, 2019.
  • Isiah Lavender III. Afrofuturism Rising: The Literary Prehistory of a Movement. Columbus: Ohio State UP, New Suns: Race, Gender, and Sexuality in the Speculative, 2019.
  • Xiao Liu. Information Fantasies: Precarious Mediation in Postsocialist China. Minneapolis, MN: U of Minnesota P, 2019.
  • Rick McGrath, ed. Deep Ends: A Ballardian Anthology 2019. Powell River, BC: Terminal Press, 2019.
  • Robert Markley. Kim Stanley Robinson. Champaign, IL: U of Illinois P, MODERN MASTERS OF SCIENCE FICTION, 2019.
  • Melanie A. Marotta, ed. Women’s Space: Essays on Female Characters in the 21st Century Science Fiction Western. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2019.
  • Farah Mendlesohn. The Pleasant Profession of Robert A. Heinlein. London: Unbound, 2019
  • Simona Micali. Towards a Posthuman Imagination in Literature and Media: Monsters, Mutants, Aliens, Artificial Beings. Oxford, UK: Peter Lang, New Comparative Criticism, 2019.
  • Glyn Morgan and C. Palmer-Patel, eds. Sideways in Time: Critical Essays on Alternate History Fiction. Liverpool: Liverpool UP, 2019.
  • Robin R. Murphy. Robotics Through Science Fiction: Artificial Intelligence Explained Through Six Classic Robot Short Stories. Cambridge, MA: MIT, 2019.
  • Claire Nally. Steampunk: Gender, Subculture, and the Neo-Victorian. New York: Bloomsbury Academic, Library of Gender and Popular Culture, 2019.
  • Guillaume Pinson and Maxime Prévost, eds. Jules Verne et la culture médiatique: De la presse du XIXe siècle au steampunk. Laval, Québec, Canada: Presses de l'Université Laval, COLLECTION LITTÉRATURE ET IMAGINAIRE CONTEMPORAIN, 2019.
  • Amy J. Ransom and Dominick Grace, eds. Canadian Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror: Bridging the Solitudes. London: Palgrave, 2019.
  • Kevin Reese. Celestial Hellscapes: Cosmology as the Key to the Strugatskiis’ Science Fictions. Boston, MA: Academic Studies, THE REAL TWENTIETH CENTURY, 2019.
  • Adam Roberts. Publishing and the Science Fiction Canon: The Case of Scientific Romance. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge UP, CAMBRIDGE ELEMENTS SERIES, 2019.
  • Max Saunders. Imagined Futures: Writing, Science, and Modernity in the ‘To-day and Tomorrow’ Book Series, 1923-31. Oxford UP, 2019.
  • Artur Skweres. McLuhan's Galaxies: Science Fiction Film Aesthetics in Light of Marshall McLuhan's Thought. Cham, Switzerland: Springer, 2019.
  • Simon Spiegel. Bilder einer besseren Welt: Die Utopie im nichtfiktionalen Film. Marburg, Germany: Schüren, 2019.
  • Tarshia L. Stanley, ed. Approaches to Teaching the Works of Octavia E. Butler. New York: MLA, Approaches to Teaching World Literature, 2019.
  • Peter Swirski. American Utopia: Literature, Society, and the Human Use of Human Beings. New York: Routledge, 2019.
  • Takayuki Tatsumi, ed. Trans-Pacific Cultural Studies (Vol. 3: Science Fiction and Cyber Culture). New Delhi, India: Sage, SAGE BENCHMARKS IN CULTURE AND SOCIETY, 2019. 4 volumes (not sold individually).
  • J.P. Telotte. Movies, Modernism, and the Science Fiction Pulps. New York: Oxford UP, 2019.
  • Derek J. Thiess. Sport and Monstrosity in Science Fiction. Liverpool: Liverpool UP, LIVERPOOL SCIENCE FICTION TEXTS AND STUDIES, 2019.
  • Christy Tidwell and Bridgitte Barclay, eds. Gender and Environment in Science Fiction. Lanham, MD: Lexington, 2019.
  • Patricia Ventura and Edward K. Chan, eds. Race and Utopian Desire in American Literature and Society. Palgrave Macmillan, 2019.
  • Robert H. Waugh. The Tragic Thread in Science Fiction. New York: Hippocampus, 2019.
  • Stephen Webb. New Light Through Old Windows: Exploring Contemporary Science Through 12 Classic Science Fiction Tales. Cham, Switzerland: Springer, SCIENCE AND FICTION, 2019.
  • Gary Westfahl. The Rise and Fall of American Science Fiction, from the 1920s to the 1960s. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2019.
  • Gary Westfahl, Gregory Benford, Howard V. Hendrix, andJ onathan Alexander, eds. Science Fiction and the Dismal Science: Essays on Economics in and of the Genre. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2019.
  • Matthew J. Wolf-Meyer. Theory for the World to Come: Speculative Fiction and Apocalyptic Anthropology. Minneapolis: U of Minnesota P, FORERUNNERS: IDEAS FIRST, 2019.


  • Aimee Bahng. Migrant Futures: Decolonizing Speculation in Financial Times. Durham, NC: Duke UP, 2018.
  • Anindita Banerjee, ed. Russian Science Fiction Literature and Cinema: A Critical Reader. Brighton, MA: Academic Studies P, 2018.
  • Anindita Banerjee and Sonja Fritzsche, eds. Science Fiction Circuits of the South and East. Oxford: Peter Lang, World Science Fiction Studies, 2018.
  • Jason Barr. Video Gaming in Science Fiction: A Critical Study. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2018.
  • Gregory Benford, Gary Westfahl, Howard V. Hendrix, and Joseph D. Miller, eds. Bridges to Science Fiction and Fantasy. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2018.
  • Christopher Bolton. Interpreting Anime. Minneapolis: U of Minnesota P, 2018.
  • Damien Broderick. Consciousness and Science Fiction. Palgrave: Cham, Switzerland, SCIENCE AND FICTION, 2018.
  • Damien Broderick. Psience Fiction: The Paranormal in Science Fiction Literature. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2018.
  • Ian Campbell. Arabic Science Fiction. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, STUDIES IN GLOBAL SCIENCE FICTION, 2018.
  • Debra Ann Castillo and Liliana Colanzi, eds. Latin American Speculative Fiction (Paradoxa no. 30). Vashon Island, WA: Paradoxa, 2018.
  • Margaret Cavendish. Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle: Poems and Fancies with The Animal Parliament. Ed. Brandie R. Siegfried. Toronto: Iter, 2018.
  • William Davies, ed. Economic Science Fictions. London: Goldsmiths, 2018.
  • James Fenwick, ed. Understanding Kubrick’s 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY: Representation and Interpretation. Bristol, UK: Intellect (dist. Univ. of Chicago Press), 2018.
  • Hans Frey. James Tiptree, Jr.: Zwischen Entfremdung, Liebe und Tod. Berlin: Golkonda Verlag, SF PERSONALITY 27, 2018.
  • Lisa Garforth. Green Utopias: Environmental Hope Before and After Nature. Polity, 2018
  • Alexander C.T. Geppert, ed. Limiting Outer Space: Astroculture After Apollo. London: Palgrave Macmillan, PALGRAVE STUDIES IN THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, 2018.
  • Barry Keith Grant. Monster Cinema. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers UP, Quick TAKES: Movies and Popular Culture, 2018.
  • Richard Grigg. Science Fiction and the Imitation of the Sacred. London: Bloomsbury, 2018.
  • David J. Gunkel. Robot Rights. Boston: MIT, 2018.
  • James Gunn. Alternate Worlds: The Illustrated History of Science Fiction. 3rd. ed. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2018.
  • Paul C. Gutjahr, ed. 'Voyage to the Moon' and Other Imaginary Lunar Flights of Fancy in Antebellum America. London: Anthem, 2018.
  • John J. Han, C. Clark Triplett, and Ashley G. Anthony, eds. Worlds Gone Awry: Essays on Dystopian Fiction. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2018.
  • Sarah Hentges. Girls on Fire: Transformative Heroines in Young Adult Dystopian Literature. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2018.
  • Thomas Horan. Desire and Empathy in Twentieth-Century Dystopian Fiction. Cham, Switzerland: Springer/Palgrave Macmillan, PALGRAVE STUDIES IN UTOPIANISM, 2018.
  • Nick Hubble, Esther MacCallum-Stewart, and Joseph Norman, eds. The Science Fiction of Iain M. Banks. Canterbury, UK: Gylphi, SF Storyworlds, 2018.
  • Joseph Hurtgen. The Archive Incarnate: The Embodiment and Transmission of Knowledge in Science Fiction. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, CRITICAL EXPLORATIONS IN SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY, 2018.
  • Mark C. Jerng. Racial Worldmaking: The Power of Popular Fiction. New York: Fordham UP, 2018.
  • Marianne Kac-Vergne. Masculinity in Contemporary Science Fiction Cinema: Cyborgs, Troopers, and Other Men of the Future. London: I.B. Tauris, 2018.
  • Dale Knickerbocker, ed. Lingua Cosmica: Science Fiction from Around the World. Urbana: U of Illinois P, 2018.
  • Sílvía G. Kurlat Ares. La ílusíón persistente: Diálogos entre la cíencía ficcíón y el camp cultural. Pittsburgh, PA: Instituto Internacional de Literatura Iberoamericana, NUEVA SIGLO, 2018.
  • Ian Larue. Libère-toi Cyborg ! Le pouvoir transformateur de la science-fiction féministe. Paris: Cambourakis, 2018.
  • Carlen Lavigne. Post-Apocalyptic Patriarchy: American Television and Gendered Visions of Survival. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2018.
  • Teresa López-Pellisa, ed. Historia de la ciencia ficción en la cultura española. Madrid: Iberoamericana/Vervuert, 2018.
  • Alexis Lothian. Old Futures: Speculative Fiction and Queer Possibility. New York: New York UP, POSTMILLENIAL POP, 2018.
  • Susana Loza. Speculative Imperialisms: Monstrosity and Masquerade in Postracial Times. Lanham, MD: Lexington, 2018.
  • Diane Adesola Mafe. Where No Black Woman Has Gone Before: Subversive Portrayals in Speculative Film and TV. Austin, TX: U of Texas Press, 2018.
  • Mark A. McCutcheon. The Medium Is the Monster: Canadian Adaptations of Frankenstein and the Discourse of Technology. Edmonton, AB: Athabasca UP, 2018.
  • Shawn Malley. Excavating the Future: Archaeology and Geopolitics in Contemporary North American Science Fiction and Television. Liverpool: Liverpool UP, Liverpool Science Fiction Texts and Studies, 2018.
  • Yael Maurer and Meyrav Koren-Kuik, eds. Cityscapes of the Future: Urban Spaces in Science Fiction. Leiden, Netherlands: Brill Rodopi, Consciousness, Literature and the Arts, 2018.
  • Andrew May. Rockets and Ray Guns: The Sci-Fi Science of the Cold War. Cham, Switzerland: Springer International, Science and Fiction, 2018.
  • Colin Milburn. Respawn: Gamers, Hackers, and Technogenic Life. Durham, NC: Duke UP, 2018.
  • Andrew Milner. Again, Dangerous Visions: Essays in Cultural Materialism. Ed. J.R. Burgmann. Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill, HISTORICAL MATERIALISM SERIES, 2018.
  • Susan Napier. Miyazakiworld: A Life in Art. New Haven, CT: Yale UP, 2018.
  • Alec Nevala-Lee. Astounding: John W. Campbell, Isaac Asimov, Robert A. Heinlein, L. Ron Hubbard, and the Golden Age of Science Fiction. New York: Dey St., 2018.
  • Luis Ortiz, ed. The Science Fiction Fanzine Reader: Focal Points 1930-1960. New York: Nonstop Press, 2018.
  • Aidan Power. Contemporary European Science Fiction Cinemas. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018.
  • Amy J. Ransom. I AM LEGEND as American Myth: Race and Masculinity in the Novel and its Film Adaptations. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2018.
  • Satyajit Ray. Travails with the Alien: the film that was never made and other adventures with science fiction. Ed. Sandip Ray, Dhritiman Chaterji, Arup K. De, Riddhi Goswami, and Deepak Mukherjee. Delhi: Harper Collins and Society for the Preservation of Satyajit Ray Archives, 2018.
  • Trace Reddell. The Sound of Things to Come: An Audible History of the Science Fiction Film. Minneapolis: U of Minnesota Press, 2018.
  • Conor Reid. The Science Fiction of Edgar Rice Burroughs. Canterbury, UK: Gylphi, 2018.
  • Jennifer Rhee. The Robotic Imaginary: The Human and the Price of Dehumanized Labor. Minneapolis: U of Minnesota P, 2018.
  • Adam Roberts. Publishing the Science Fiction Canon: The Case of the Scientific Romance. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge UP, 2018.
  • Benjamin J. Robertson. None of This is Normal: The Fiction of Jeff Vandermeer. Minneapolis: U of Minnesota Press, 2018.
  • Franz Rottensteiner. Zukunftskrieg in der Science Fiction: Kommentiere Beispiele aus den Jahren 1871-1918. Lünenburg: Dieter von Reeken Verlag, 2018.
  • Francesca Saggini and Anna Enrichetta Soccio, eds. Transmedia Creatures: Frankenstein's Afterlives. Lewisburg, PA: Bucknell UP, 2018.
  • Myrna Santos, ed. Handmaids, Tributes, and Carers: Dystopian Females’ Roles and Goals. Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars, 2018.
  • Sami Schalk. Bodyminds Reimagined: (Dis)Ability, Race, and Gender in Black Women's Speculative Fiction. Durham, NC: Duke UP, 2018.
  • Nicholas Serruys. Progrès, dérives, et autres sens du véhicule dans la science-fiction québécoise contemporaine. Orthez: Presses universitaires de Valenciennes, COLL. TRANSPORTS ET MOBILITES #3, 2018.
  • Patrick B. Sharp. Darwinian Feminism and Early Science Fiction: Angels, Amazons, and Women. Cardiff: U of Wales P, New Dimensions in Science Fiction, 2018.
  • Shelley Streeby. Imagining the Future of Climate Change: World-Making Through Science Fiction and Activism. Oakland, CA: U of California P, American Studies Now: Histories of the Present, 2018.
  • John Timberlake. Landscape and the Science Fiction Imaginary. Bristol, UK: Intellect, 2018.
  • Kieran Tranter. Living in Technical Legality: Science Fiction and Law as Technology. Edinburgh: Edinburgh UP, 2018.
  • Natacha Vas-Deyres, Patrick Bergeron, et Patrick Guay, eds. C'était demain: anticiper la science-fiction en France et au Québec (1880-1950). Pessac: Presses Universitaires de Bordeaux, 2018.
  • Jesse Weiner, Benjamin Eldon Stevens, and Brett M. Rogers, eds. Frankenstein and its Classics: The Modern Prometheus from Antiquity to Science Fiction. London: Bloomsbury Academics, 2018.
  • H.G. Wells. The Invisible Man. Ed. Nicole Lobdell and Nancee Reeves. Peterborough, ON: Broadview, 2018.
  • Gary Westfahl. Arthur C. Clarke. Urbana: U of Illinois P, Modern Mastesrs of Science Fiction, 2018.
  • Nathaniel Williams. Gears and God: Technocratic Fiction, Faith, and Empire in Mark Twain's America. Tuscaloosa, AL: UP of Alabama, 2018.
  • Agnès Zevaco. Voyage au centre de la Tech: science-fiction et innovation. Paris: Diateino, 2018.
  • Zoran Zivkovic. First Contact and Time Travel: Selected Essays and Short Stories. Cham, Switzerland: Springer, Science and Fiction, 2018.


  • Esterino Adami, Francesca Bellino, Alessandro Mengozzi, eds. Other Worlds and the Narrative Construction of Otherness. Torino, Italy: Mimesis International, 2017.
  • Bill Ashcroft. Utopianism in Postcolonial Literatures. New York: Routledge, 2017.
  • Christian Baron, Peter Nicolai Halvorsen, and Christine Cornea, eds. Science Fiction, Ethics and the Human Condition. Cham, Switzerland: Springer International, 2017.
  • Russell Blackford. Science Fiction and the Moral Imagination: Visions, Minds, Ethics. New York: Springer, Science and Fiction, 2017.
  • Artur Blaim. Utopian Visions and Revisions, or The Uses of Ideal Worlds. Frankfurt Am Main, Germany: Peter Lang, 2017.
  • Mike Bogue. Apocalypse Then: American and Japanese Atomic Cinema, 1951-1967. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2017.
  • Peter J. Bowler. A History of the Future: Prophets of Progress from H.G. Wells to Isaac Asimov. New York: Cambridge UP, 2017.
  • Suzanne Bray, ed. Dimensions of Madeleine L’Engle: New Critical Approaches. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2017.
  • Jared S. Buss. Willy Ley: Prophet of the Space Age. Gainesville: U of Florida P, 2017.
  • Luis C. Cano. Los espíritus de la ciencia ficción: Espiritismo, periodismo y cultura popular en las novelas de Eduardo Holmberg, Francisco Miralles y Pedro Castera [The Spirits of Science Fiction: Spiritism, Journalism and Popular Culture in the Novels of Eduardo Holmberg, Francisco Miralles and Pedro Castera]. Chapel Hill, NC: U of North Carolina P, 2017.
  • Ben Carver. Alternate Histories and Nineteenth-Century Literature: Untimely Meditations in Britain, France and America. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017.
  • Gregory Claeys. Dystopia: A Natural History. A Study of Modern Despotism, Its Antecedents, and Its Literary Diffractions. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2017.
  • Bruce Clarke and Manuela Rossini, eds. The Cambridge Companion to Literature and the Posthuman. New York: Cambridge UP, 2017.
  • Daniel Cordle. Late Cold War Literature and Culture: The Nuclear 1980s. Nottingham, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017.
  • Zsolt Czigányik, ed. Utopian Horizons: Ideology, Politics, Literature. New York: Central European UP, 2017.
  • Christopher Frayling. Frankenstein: The First Two Hundred Years. London: Reel Art, 2017.
  • James Gunn. Star-Begotten: A Life Lived in Science Fiction. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2017.
  • David H. Guston, Ed Finn, and Jason Scott Robert, eds. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley: Annotated for Scientists, Engineers, and Creators of All Kinds. Cambridge, UK: MIT, 2017.
  • Sean Guynes and Dan Hassler-Forest, eds. Star Wars and the History of Transmedia Storytelling. Amsterdam: Amsterdam UP, 2017.
  • Andrew Hammond. Cold War Stories: British Dystopian Fiction, 1945-1990. Cham, Switzerland: Springer (Palgrave Macmillan), 2017.
  • Everett Hamner. Editing the Soul: Science and Fiction in the Genome Age. University Park, PA: U of Pennsylvania P, AnthropoScene: The SLSA Book Series, 2017.
  • N. Katherine Hayles. Unthought: The Power of the Cognitive Unconscious. Chicago: Chicago UP, 2017.
  • Nathaniel Isaacson. Celestial Empire: The Emergence of Chinese Science Fiction. EARLY CLASSICS OF SCIENCE FICTION. Middleton, CT: Wesleyan UP, 2017.
  • Kenneth R. James, ed. In Search of Silence: The Journals of Samuel R. Delany, Volume 1, 1957-1969. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan UP, 2017.
  • Matthew Jones. Science Fiction Cinema and 1950s Britain: Recontextualizing Cultural Anxiety. New York: Bloomsbury, 2017.
  • Paul Kincaid. Iain M. Banks. Champaign, IL: U of Illinois P, Modern Masters of Science Fiction, 2017.
  • Edward King and Joanna Page. Posthumanism and the Graphic Novel in Latin America. London: UCL, 2017.
  • Sonja Klimek, Tobias Lambrecht, and Tom Kindt, eds. Funktionen der Fantastik: Neue Formen des Weltbezugs von Literatur und Film nach 1945. Heidelberg, Germany: Universitätsverlag Winter, 2017.
  • Nicolas Labarre. Heavy Metal, l'autre Métal Hurlant. Pessac: Presses universitaires de Bordeaux, SF INCOGNITA, 2017.
  • Viktoriya et Patrice Lajoye. Étoiles Rouges: La Littérature de Science-fiction Soviétique [Red Stars: Soviet SF Literature]. Paris: Piranha, 2017.
  • Isiah Lavender III, ed. Dis-Orienting Planets: Racial Representations of Asia in Science Fiction. Jackson: UP of Mississippi, 2017.
  • Rob Latham, ed. Science Fiction Criticism: An Anthology of Essential Writings. London: Bloomsbury, 2017.
  • Roger Luckhurst, ed. Science Fiction: A Literary History. London: The British Library, 2017.
  • Jean-Clet Martin. Logique de la science-fiction de Hegel à Philip K. Dick. Paris: Les Impressions Nouvelles, 2017.
  • Andrew May. Pseudoscience and Science Fiction. SCIENCE AND FICTION. Basel, Switzerland: Springer International, 2017.
  • Paul J. Nahin. Time Machine Tales: The Science Fiction Adventures and Philosophical Puzzles of Time Travel. SCIENCE AND FICTION. Cham, Switzerland: Springer International, 2017.
  • Wojciech Orliński. Lem: życie nie z tej ziemi [Life From Another Planet]. Wołowiec: Wydawnictwo Czarne and Wydawnictwo Agora, 2017.
  • Alexandra Pierce and Mimi Mondal, eds. Luminescent Threads: Connections to Octavia E. Butler. Yokine, WA: Twelfth Planet Press, 2017.
  • Ace G. Pilkington. Science Fiction and Futurism: Their Terms and Ideas. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2017.
  • Andrew Pilsch. Transhumanism: Evolutionary Futurism and the Human Technologies of Utopias. Minneapolis: U Minnesota P, 2017.
  • Iva Polak. Futuristic Worlds in Australian Aboriginal Fiction. Oxford: Peter Lang, World Science Fiction Studies, 2017
  • Aidan Power, Delia González de Reufels, Rasmus Greiner, and Winfried Pauleit, eds. Reality Unbound: New Departures in Science Fiction Cinema. Berlin: Bertz & Fischer, 2017.
  • John Rieder. Science Fiction and the Mass Cultural Genre System. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan UP, 2017.
  • Elizabeth M. Sanders. Genres of Doubt: Science Fiction, Fantasy and the Victorian Crisis of Faith. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2017.
  • Bradley Schauer. Escape Velocity: American Science Fiction Film, 1950-1982. Middleton, CT: Wesleyan UP, 2017.
  • Nat Segaloff. A Lit Fuse: The Provocative Life of Harlan Ellison. Framingham, MA: NESFA, 2017.
  • Michael Starr. Wells Meets Deleuze: The Scientific Romances Reconsidered. CRITICAL EXPLORATIONS IN SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY #57. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2017.
  • Andrew Tate. Apocalyptic Fiction. New York: Bloomsbury, 2017.
  • J.P. Telotte. Animating the Science Fiction Imagination. New York: Oxford UP, 2017.
  • Elizabeth L. Throesch. Before Einstein: The Fourth Dimension in Fin-de-Siècle Literature and Culture. London: Anthem, 2017.
  • Michael Titlestad and David Watson, eds. The Ongoing End: On the Limits of Apocalyptic Narrative. New York: Routledge, 2017.
  • Jean-Louis Trudel. Petit guide de la science-fiction au Québec. Lévis, Québec: Alire, 2017.
  • Roger Whitson. Steampunk and Nineteenth-Century Digital Humanities: Literary Retrofuturisms, Media Archeologies, Alternate Histories. INTERDISCIPLINARY PERSPECTIVES ON LITERATURENew York: Routledge, 2017.
  • Brian Willems. Speculative Realism and Science Fiction. Edinburgh: Edinburgh UP, 2017.
  • D. Harlan Wilson. J.G. Ballard. Urbana: U of Illinois P, Modern Masters of Science Fiction, 2017.
  • Jerome Winter. Science Fiction, Space Opera and Neoliberal Globalism. NEW DIMENSIONS IN SCIENCE FICTION. Cardiff, UK: U of Wales P, 2016. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 2017.
  • Jeremy Withers. The War of the Wheels: H.G. Wells and the Bicycle. Syracuse, NY: Syracuse UP, 2017.


  • Special Issue: Paweł Frelik, ed. “On Digital Science Fiction.” SFS 43.1 (Mar. 2016): 1-139.
  • Special Issue: John Rieder, Grace Dillon, and Mike Levy, eds. “On Indigenous Futurism.” Extrapolation 57.1-2 (Spring/Summer 2016): 1-228.
  • Special Section: Rob Latham, ed. “The 2015 SFS Symposium: Retrofuturism.” SFS 43.2 (Jul. 2016): 193-236.
  • Carl Abbott. Imagining Urban Futures: Cities in Science-Fiction and What we Might Learn from Them. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan UP, 2016.
  • Mike Ashley. Science Fiction Rebels: The Story of the Science-Fiction Magazines from 1981 to 1990. Liverpool: Liverpool UP, 2016.
  • Peter J. Beck. The War of the Worlds: From H.G. Wells to Orson Welles, Jeff Wayne, Steven Spielberg and Beyond. London: Bloomsbury, 2016.
  • Rachel A. Bowser and Brian Croxall, eds. Like Clockwork: Steampunk Pasts, Presents, and Futures. Minneapolis: U of Minnesota P, 2016.
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  • André M. Carrington. Speculative Blackness: The Future of Race in Science Fiction. Minneapolis: U of Minnesota P, 2016.
  • Louis Chude-Sokei. The Sound of Culture: Diaspora and Black Technopoetics. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan UP, 2016.
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  • Carl Kears and James Paz, eds. Medieval Science Fiction. London: King’s College London Centre for Late Antique and Medieval Studies, 2016.
  • Ewa Mazierska and Alfredo Suppia, eds. Red Alert: Marxist Approaches to Science Fiction Cinema. Detroit: Wayne State UP, 2016.
  • Judith Merril. The Merril Theory of Lit’ry Criticism: Judith Merril’s Nonfiction. Ed. Ritch Calvin. Seattle: Aqueduct, 2016.
  • Marie Mulvey-Roberts. Dangerous Bodies: Historicising the Gothic Corporeal. Manchester, UK: Manchester UP, 2016.
  • Joanna Page. Science Fiction in Argentina: Technologies of the Text in a Material Multiverse. Ann Arbor: U of Michigan P, 2016.
  • Chris Pak. Terraforming: Ecopolitical Transformations and Environmentalism in Science Fiction. Liverpool Science Fiction Texts and Studies 55. Liverpool: Liverpool UP, 2016. x + 243 pp. £80/$120 hc.
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  • Jon Towlson. Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Leighton Buzzard: Auteur, CONSTELLATIONS:STUDIES IN SCIENCE FICTION FILM AND TV, 2016.
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  • Jeremy Withers. The War of the Wheels: H.G. Wells and the Bicycle. Syracuse, NY: Syracuse UP, 2017.
  • Jerome Winter. Science Fiction, Space Opera and Neoliberal Globalism. New Dimensions in Science Fiction. Cardiff, UK: U of Wales P,2016. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 2017.
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  • Lisa Yaszek and Patrick B. Sharp, eds. Sisters of Tomorrow: The First Women of Science Fiction. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan UP, 2016.
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  • Hilary Bailey. "Some Corner of a Funny Field." Foundation: The Review of Science Fiction 13 (May 1978): 78-83.
  • John Brosnan. Future Tense: The Cinema of Science Fiction. London: Macdonald, 1978.
  • William Contento. Index to Science Fiction Anthologies and Collections. Boston: Hall, 1978.
  • Harlan Ellison. The Book of Ellison. Ed. Andrew Porter. New York: ALGOL, 1978.
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  • Boris Vian. Cinéma/science-fiction. Paris: Bourbons, 1978.



  • Special Issue: "Science Fiction before Wells." SFS 3 (November 1976): 219-286.
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  • Philip K. Dick. "The Android and the Human." Guest of Honor Speech at Vancouver SF Convention. First pub. in SF Commentary in December 1972. Rpt. in The Dark-Haired Girl. Willimantic, CT: Ziesing, 1988. 121-162.
  • Manfred Nagl. Science Fiction in Deutschland: Untersuchungen zur Genese, Soziographie, und Ideologie der phantastischen Massenliteratur. Tübingen: Tübingen Vereinigung für Volkstunde, 1972.
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  • Henri Baudin. La Science-fiction: un univers en expansion. Paris: Bordas, 1971.
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  • Donald A. Wollheim. The Universe Makers: Science Fiction Today. New York: Harper, 1971.


  • Roland Barthes. "Par où commencer?" Poétique 1 (février 1970): 3-9.
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  • W.H.G. Armytage. Yesterday's Tomorrows: A Historical Survey of Future Societies. Toronto: U of Toronto P, 1968.
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  • Alexei Panshin. Heinlein in Dimension. Chicago: Advent, 1968.


  • Kingsley Amis. "A Cosmic Despair." New York Times Book Review 22 (Oct. 1967): 6, 60.
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  • R.D. Mullen. "H.G. Wells and Victor Rousseau Emanuel." Extrapolation 8.2 (May 1967): 31-63.
  • Robert Scholes. The Fabulators. New York: Oxford UP, 1967.


  • J.G. Ballard. "The Coming of the Unconscious." New Worlds 164 (July 1966): 141-45.
  • John W. Campbell, Jr. Collected Editorials from Analog. Selected by Harry Harrison. Garden City, NJ: Doubleday, 1966.
  • I.F. Clarke. Voices Prophesying War: 1763-1984. London: Oxford UP, 1966, 2nd. ed., 1992.
  • H. Bruce Franklin. Future Perfect: American Science Fiction of the Nineteenth Century. New York: Oxford UP, 1966. Rpt. 1968. Revised 1970. Revised and expanded as Future Perfect: American Science Fiction in the Nineteenth Century--An Anthology. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers UP, 1995.
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  • Judith Merril. "What Do You Mean: Science? Fiction?" Extrapolation 7 (May 1966): 30-46; 8 (December 1966): 2-19. Rpt. in SF--The Other Side of Realism: Essays on Modern Fantasy and Science Fiction, ed. Thomas D. Clareson. Bowling Green, OH: Bowling Green U Popular P, 1971. 53-95.
  • Michael Moorcock. "Why So Conversative?" New Worlds SF 50, #166 (September 1966): 2-3, 156.
  • Sam Moskowitz. Seekers of Tomorrow: Masters of Modern Science Fiction. Cleveland: World, 1966.
  • Susan Sontag. "The Imagination of Disaster." In her Against Interpretation. New York: Farrar, 1966. 209-225.


  • James Blish. [as William Atheling, Jr.] The Issue at Hand. Chicago: Advent, 1964.
  • Pablo Capanna. El Sentido de la ciencia-ficcion. Buenos Aires: Columba, 1966.
  • Michael Moorcock. "A New Literature for the Space Age." New Worlds 142 (May-June 1964): 2-3.
  • Alva Rogers. A Requiem for Astounding. Chicago: Advent, 1964.


  • Julius Kagarlitski. The Life and Thought of H.G. Wells. 1963. Trans. Moura Budberg. London: Sidgwick, 1966.
  • Sam Moskowitz. Explorers of the Infinite: Shapers of Science Fiction. Cleveland: World, 1963.
  • Jack Williamson. H.G. Wells: Critic of Progress. Baltimore: Mirage, 1973 [originally a doctoral dissertation at the University of Colorado, 1963].


  • J.G. Ballard. "Which Way to Inner Space?" Guest editorial in New Worlds 118 (May 1962): 2-3, 116-18.
  • Lino Aldani. La Fantascienza: che cos'è, come è sorta, dove tende. Piacenza: Tribuna, 1962.
  • Chad Walsh. From Utopia to Nightmare. New York: Harper & Rowe, 1962.



  • Kingsley Amis. New Maps of Hell. A Survey of Science Fiction. New York: Harcourt, 1960.
  • Marcel Moré. Le Très curieux Jules Verne. Paris: NRF, 1960.


  • Maurice Blanchot. "Le Bon usage de la science-fiction." La Nouvelle Revue Française (Jan. 1959): 91-100.
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  • Basil Davenport, ed. The Science Fiction Novel: Imagination and Social Criticism. Chicago: Advent, 1959.
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  • C.M. Kornbluth. "The Failure of the Science Fiction Novel as Social Criticism." In The Science Fiction Novel: Imagination and Social Criticism, ed. Basil Davenport. Chicago: Advent, 1959.



  • Roland Barthes. "Nautilus et Bateau Ivre." In Mythologies. Paris: Seuil, 1957. 90-92. Rpt. in English as "The Nautilus and the Drunken Boat," trans. Annette Lavers. New York: Wang, 1972. 65-67.
  • John W. Campbell, Jr. "Science Fiction and the Opinion of the Universe." Saturday Review 39 (May 12, 1956): 9-10, 42-43.
  • Damon Knight. In Search of Wonder. Chicago: Advent, 1956. Revised and enlarged edition published in 1967.
  • Marjorie Hope Nicolson. Science and Imagination. Ithaca, NY: Cornell UP, 1956.
  • Raymond Williams. "Science Fiction." The Highway: Journal of the Workers' Educational Association 48 (Dec. 1956): 41-45.


  • Sam Moskowitz. The Immortal Storm: A History of Science Fiction Fandom. Atlanta: Atlanta Science Fiction Organization, 1954. Rpt. Westport, CT: Hyperion, 1974.


  • Reginald Bretnor, ed. Modern Science Fiction: Its Meaning and Its Future. New York: Coward, 1953. Rpt. Chicago: Advent, 1979.
  • Michel Butor. "La Crise de croissance de la science-fiction." Les Cahiers du Sud (mars 1953): 31-39. Rpt. in English as "Science Fiction: The Crisis of its Growth," trans. Robert Howard. Partisan Review 34 (Fall 1967): 595-602. Rpt. in SF: The Other Side of Realism, ed. Thomas D. Clareson. Bowling Green, OH: Bowling Green U Popular P, 1971. 157-65.
  • Hal Clement. "Whirligig World." Astounding Science-Fiction 51 (June, 1953): 102-114.
  • L. Sprague de Camp. Science Fiction Handbook: The Writing of Imaginative Fiction. New York: Hermitage House, 1953. Revised and republished by L. Sprague de Camp and Catherine Crook de Camp as Science Fiction Handbook--Revised: A Guide to Writing Imaginative Literature. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1975.
  • Hugo Gernsback. "The Impact of Science-Fiction on World Progress." Science-Fiction Plus 1 (March 1953): 2, 67.
  • -----. "The Science-Fiction Industry." Science-Fiction Plus 1 (May 1953): 2.
  • -----. "Science-Fiction Semantics." Science-Fiction Plus 1 (August 1953): 2.
  • -----. "Status of Science-Fiction: Snob Appeal or Mass Appeal?" Science-Fiction Plus 1 (December 1953): 2.


  • John W. Campbell, Jr. "Introduction." In Cloak of Aesir. 1952. New York: Lancer, 1952.
  • Hugo Gernsback. Evolution of Modern Science Fiction. New York, 1952.
  • Gotthard Günther. Die Entdeckung und die Sache der amerikanischen Weltraumliteratur. Düsseldorf: Kark Rauch, 1952.


  • H. L. Gold. "Step Outside." Galaxy 3 (November 1951): 2-3.
  • -----. "Yardstick for Science Fiction." Galaxy 1 (February 1951): 2-3.
  • Barbara Scott. "The Girls in Their Cosmic Dresses, or, The Thing of Shapes to Come." Rhodomagnetic Digest 3 (July-August 1951): 13-20.
  • Stéphan Spriel and Boris Vian. "Un nouveau genre littéraire: la science-fiction." Les Temps Modernes (Oct. 1951): 618-27.


  • Everett F. Bleiler and T.E. Dikty. "Preface." In The Best Science Fiction Stories: 1950, eds. Everett F. Bleiler and T.E. Dikty. New York: Fell, 1950.
  • Jean-Jacques Bridenne. La Littérature française d'imagination scientifique. Lausanne: Dassonville, 1950.
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  • H. L. Gold. "For Adults Only." Galaxy 1 (October 1950): 2-3.
  • Norman Siringer. "Literature and Science Fiction." Rhodomagnetic Digest 2 (August 1950): 19-22.


  • Everett F. Bleiler and T.E. Dikty. "Preface." In The Best Science Fiction Stories: 1949, eds. Everett F. Bleiler and T.E. Dikty. New York: Fell, 1949.
  • Michel Butor. "Le Point suprême et l'âge d'or à travers quelques oeuvres de Jules Verne." Arts et Lettres 15 (1949): 3-31. Rpt. in his Repertoire I. Paris: Minuit, 1960. 130-62.




  • Groff Conklin, ed. The Best of Science Fiction. New York: Crown, 1946, v-xi. Includes John W. Campbell, Jr.'s "Concerning Science Fiction" and an introduction by Conklin.


  • John W. Campbell, Jr. "Atomic Age." Astounding Science-Fiction 36 (November 1945): 5-6, 98.


  • John W. Campbell, Jr. "Too Good at Guessing." Astounding Science-Fiction 29 (April 1942): 6-7.


  • John W. Campbell, Jr. "History to Come." Astounding Science-Fiction 27 (May 1941): 5-6.
  • Philip Babcock Gove. The Imaginary Voyage in Prose Fiction. New York: Columbia UP, 1941. Rpt. New York: Arno, 1975.


  • Kenneth Allot. Jules Verne. London: Crescent, 1940.
  • John W. Campbell, Jr. "The Old Navy Game." Astounding Science-Fiction 25 (June 1940): 6.


  • John W. Campbell, Jr. "Future Tense." Astounding Science-Fiction 23 (June 1939): 6.


  • John W. Campbell, Jr. "Science-Fiction." Astounding Science-Fiction 21 (March 1938): 47.
  • Ray Palmer. "The Observatory by the Editor." Amazing Stories, 12 (June 1938): 8.


  • Clyde F. Beck. Hammer and Tongs. Lakeport, CA: Futile, 1937.
  • F. Orlin Tremaine. "The Growing Consciousness." Astounding Stories 19 (March 1937): 123.


  • Marjorie Hope Nicolson. "A World in the Moon: A Study of the Changing Attitude Toward the Moon in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries." Smith College Studies in Modern Languages 17.2 (1936): 1-72.
  • F. Orlin Tremaine. "Blazing New Trails." Astounding Stories 17 (August 1936): 153.
  • -----. "Ad Astra." Astounding Stories 18 (September 1936): 7.
  • Mort Weisinger. "The New Thrilling Wonder Stories." Thrilling Wonder Stories 8 (August 1936): 10.


  • Hugo Gernsback. "The Science Fiction League." Wonder Stories 5 (May 1934): 1061-1065.


  • Hugo Gernsback. "On Reprints." Wonder Stories Quarterly 4 (Winter 1933): 99.
  • H.G. Wells. "Preface." In The Scientific Romances of H.G. Wells. London: Gollancz, 1933. Published in the U.S. as Seven Famous Novels by H.G. Wells. New York: Knopf, 1934. vii-x. Rpt. as The Complete Science Fiction Treasury of H.G. Wells. New York: Avenel, 1978. Rpt. in Patrick Parrinder and Robert M. Philmus, eds., H.G. Wells's Literary Criticism. Sussex: Harvester, 1980. 240-245.


  • Hugo Gernsback. "Good News for Our Readers." Wonder Stories Quarterly 4 (Fall 1932): 5.
  • -----. "Reasonableness in Science Fiction." Wonder Stories 4 (December 1932): 585.


  • Hugo Gernsback. "Wonders of the Machine Age." Wonder Stories 3 (July 1931): 151-152, 286.
  • S. P. Meek. "The Pseudo-Scientific Story." Writer's Digest 11 (May 1931), 37-39, 69.
  • "The Reader Speaks" [letter column]. Wonder Stories 3 (June 1931): 132.


  • Harry Bates. "About Reprints." Astounding Stories of Super-Science 1 (July 1930): 134-135 [unsigned].
  • -----. "Editorial Number One: To Begin." Astounding Stories of Super-Science 1 (Jan. 1930). Rpt. in Alva Rogers, A Requiem for Astounding. Chicago: Advent, 1964. viii-xvi.
  • Hugo Gernsback. "How to Write 'Science' Stories." Writer's Digest 10 (February 1930): 27-29. Rpt. in SFS 21.2 (July 1994): 268-72.
  • -----. "Science Fiction vs. Science Faction." Wonder Stories Quarterly 2 (Fall 1930): 5.
  • -----. "Science Fiction Week." Science Wonder Stories 1 (May 1930): 1061.


  • Hugo Gernsback. "Air Wonder Stories." Air Wonder Stories 1 (July 1929): 5. Available on the Internet at
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  • Régis Messac. "Voyages modernes au centre de la terre." Revue de Littérature comparée 9 (1929): 74-104.
  • T. O'Conor Sloane. "Amazing Stories." Amazing Stories 4 (May 1929): 103.
  • -----. "The Editor and the Reader." Amazing Stories 4 (September 1929): 485.


  • Marguerite Allotte de la Fuÿe. Jules Verne, sa vie, son oeuvre. Paris: Simon Kra, 1928. Rpt. in English as Jules Verne, trans. Erik de Mauny. London: Staples, 1954.
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  • Maurice Renard. "Le Roman hypothèse." ABC (Dec. 15, 1928). Rpt. in his Romans et contes fantastiques. Paris: Laffont, "Bouquins," 1990. 1216-1218.
  • Jack Williamson. "Scientifiction, Searchlight of Science" [Guest editorial]. Amazing Stories Quarterly 1 (Fall 1928): 435.


  • Hugo Gernsback. "Amazing Youth." Amazing Stories 2 (October 1927): 625.
  • -----. "Idle Thoughts of a Busy Editor." Amazing Stories 1 (March 1927): 1085.


  • Anonymous blurb to The Island of Dr. Moreau. Amazing Stories 1 (October 1926): 637 [probably by either Gernsback or Sloane].
  • Hugo Gernsback. "Imagination and Reality." Amazing Stories 1 (October 1926): 579.
  • -----. "The Lure of Scientifiction." Amazing Stories 1 (June 1926): 195.
  • -----. "A New Sort of Magazine." Amazing Stories 1 (April 1926): 3.
  • -----. "Plausibility in Scientifiction." Amazing Stories 1 (November 1926): 675.
  • J. Morel. "Rosny Aîné et le merveilleux scientifique." Mercure de France 168 (1926): 82-94.


  • Geoffrey Atkinson. The Extraordinary Voyage in French Literature from 1700 to 1720. New York: Franklin, 1922.
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  • George Allan England. "Facts about Fantasy." The Story World (July 1923). Rpt. in Darkness and Dawn. Westport, CT: Hyperion, 1974. i-vii.


  • Geoffrey Atkinson. The Extraordinary Voyage in French Literature before 1700. New York: Columbia UP, 1920.


  • Ralph E. Tieje. The Prose Voyage Imaginaire before 1800. Unpublished dissertation, U of Illinois, 1917. Portions reprinted in Gove, 90-91.
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