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    • Science fiction studies

    • Science Fiction Studies (SFS) is an academic journal founded in 1973 by R.D. Mullen. The journal is published three times per year at DePauw University. As the name implies, the journal publishes articles and book reviews on science fiction, but also occasionally on fantasy and horror when the topic also covers some as ... Read »


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    • 333: A Bibliography of the Science-Fantasy Novel

    • 333: A Bibliography of the Science-Fantasy Novel

      333: A Bibliography of the Science-Fantasy Novel is a bibliography of English science fiction and fantasy books compiled and edited by Joseph H. Crawford, Jr., James J. Donahue and Donald M. Grant. It was first published by The Grandon Company in an edition of 450 paperback and 50 hardback copies. The hardback was issu ... Read »


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    • Themes in Avatar

    • The 2009 American science fiction film Avatar has earned widespread success, becoming the highest-grossing film in history. The blockbuster has provoked vigorous discussion of a wide variety of cultural, social, political, and religious themes identified by critics and commentators, and the film's writer and director J ... Read »


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    • Brave New Words

    • Brave New Words: The Oxford Dictionary of Science Fiction () is a book published in 2007 by the Oxford University Press. It was edited by Jeff Prucher, with an introduction by Gene Wolfe. The vocabulary includes words used in science fiction books, TV and film. A second category rises from discussion and criticism of s ... Read »


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    • Buffy studies

    • Buffy studies (also referred to as Buffyology by insiders) is a term applied to the collection of written works about, and the university courses that discuss aspects of, the television program Buffy the Vampire Slayer and, to a lesser extent, its spin-off program Angel. It explores issues related to gender and other p ... Read »


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    • Charmed academia

    • Charmed academia is a subset of the academic field of cultural studies. It explores issues related to gender as expressed through the content of the television program Charmed and, to a lesser extent, its novel spin-off series. Such work is concerned with the scholarly study and exploration of the television series tha ... Read »


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    • The Checklist of Fantastic Literature

    • The Checklist of Fantastic Literature

      The Checklist of Fantastic Literature is a bibliography of English science fiction, fantasy and weird books compiled and edited by Everett F. Bleiler with a preface by Melvin Korshak and a cover by Hannes Bok. With a print run of 1,933 copies, it was the first book from Shasta Publishers. The bibliography is nearly co ... Read »


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    • Eaton Collection

    • The Eaton Collection of Science Fiction and Fantasy, formerly known as the J. Lloyd Eaton Collection of Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, and Utopian Literature, is "the largest publicly accessible collection of science fiction, fantasy, horror and utopian and dystopian literature in the world". It is housed in Special ... Read »


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    • The Encyclopedia of Fantasy

    • The Encyclopedia of Fantasy

      The Encyclopedia of Fantasy is a 1997 reference work concerning fantasy fiction, edited by John Clute and John Grant. Other contributors include Mike Ashley, Neil Gaiman, Diana Wynne Jones, David Langford, Sam J. Lundwall, Michael Scott Rohan, Brian Stableford and Lisa Tuttle. The book was well-received on publication ... Read »


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    • The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction

    • The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction

      The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction is an English language reference work on science fiction, first published in 1979. In October 2011, the third edition was made available for free online. The first edition, edited by Peter Nicholls with John Clute, was published by Granada in 1979. It was retitled The Science Fi ... Read »


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    • Epic Pooh

    • "Epic Pooh" is a 1978 article by the British science fiction writer Michael Moorcock, which reviews the field of epic fantasy, with a particular focus on epic fantasy written for children. In it Moorcock critiques J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings for its politically conservative assumptions and for being escapi ... Read »


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    • Explorers of the Infinite

    • Explorers of the Infinite

      Explorers of the Infinite: Shapers of Science Fiction is a work of collective biography on the formative authors of the science fiction genre by Sam Moskowitz, first published in hardcover by the World Publishing Company in 1963, and reprinted in trade paperback in 1966. A photographic reprint of the original edition w ... Read »


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    • A Golden Anniversary Bibliography of Edgar Rice Burroughs

    • A Golden Anniversary Bibliography of Edgar Rice Burroughs

      A Golden Anniversary Bibliography of Edgar Rice Burroughs is a bibliography of the works of Edgar Rice Burroughs by Henry Hardy Heins. It was first published by Donald M. Grant, Publisher, Inc. in an edition of 1,000 copies. The book was revised from a mimeograph edition that Heins had produced in September 1962. The b ... Read »


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    • History of the Movement From 1854 to 1890

    • History of the Movement From 1854 to 1890

      Science Fiction in Old San Francisco: Volume One, History of the Movement From 1854 to 1890 is a history of science fiction writers in San Francisco in the period following the American Civil War by Sam Moskowitz. It was first published by Donald M. Grant, Publisher, Inc. in 1980 in an edition of 1,500 copies. This boo ... Read »


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    • Index to Fantasy and Science Fiction in Munsey Publications

    • Index to Fantasy and Science Fiction in Munsey Publications is a bibliography of science fiction stories that appeared magazines published by Frank Munsey. It was first published in book form in 1978 by William L. Crawford, without imprint in an edition of 100 copies. Although the book is uncredited, it may be a reprin ... Read »


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    • The Last Celt

    • The Last Celt: A Bio–Bibliography of Robert Ervin Howard

      The Last Celt: A Bio–Bibliography of Robert Ervin Howard is a biography and bibliography of Robert E. Howard by Glenn Lord. It was first published by Donald M. Grant, Publisher, Inc. in 1976 in an edition of 2,600 copies. Richard A. Lupoff described The Last Celt as "a good general introduction and reference work ... Read »


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    • Science fiction libraries and museums

    • With the growth of science fiction studies as an academic discipline as well as a popular media genre, a number of libraries, museums, archives, and special collections have been established to collect and organize works of scholarly and historical value in the field. The Merril Collection of Science Fiction, Fant ... Read »


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    • Themes in Minority Report

    • The plot of the 2002 science fiction neo-noir film Minority Report concerns itself with a number of themes. The film's plot centers around a trio of psychics called "precogs", who see future images called "previsions" of crimes yet to be committed. These images are processed by "Precrime", a specialized police departme ... Read »


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    • Modern Fantasy: The 100 Best Novels

    • Modern Fantasy: The 100 Best Novels, An English-Language Selection, 1946-1987 is a nonfiction book written by David Pringle, published by Grafton Books in 1988 in the United Kingdom and the following year by Peter Bedrick Books in the United States. The foreword is by Brian W. Aldiss. Primarily the book comprises 100 ... Read »


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    • The Motion of Light in Water

    • The Motion of Light in Water

      The Motion of Light in Water: Sex and Science Fiction Writing in the East Village is an autobiography by science fiction author Samuel R. Delany in which he recounts his experiences as growing up a gay African American, as well as some of his time in an interracial and open marriage with Marilyn Hacker. It describes en ... Read »


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    • Novum

    • Novum (Latin for new thing) is a term used by science fiction scholar Darko Suvin and others to describe the scientifically plausible innovations used by science fiction narratives. Suvin argues that the genre of Science Fiction is distinguished from Fantasy by the story being driven by a novum validated by logic he c ... Read »


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    • The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural

    • The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural

      The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural is a reference work on horror fiction in the arts, edited by Jack Sullivan. The book was published in 1986 by Viking Press. Editor Sullivan’s stated purpose in compiling the volume, as noted in his Foreword to the book, was to serve as a “bringing toget ... Read »


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    • Pilgrims & Pioneers: The History and Speeches of the Science Fiction Research Association Award Winners


    • Prophets of Science Fiction

    • Prophets of Science Fiction is an American documentary television series produced and hosted by Ridley Scott for the Science Channel. The program premiered on November 9, 2011 (2011-11-09). The series covers the life and work of leading science fiction authors of the last couple of centuries. It depicts how t ... Read »


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    • Robert Scholes

    • Robert E. Scholes (1929-2016) was an American literary critic and theorist. He is known for his ideas on fabulation and metafiction. He graduated from Yale University. Since 1970, he has been a Professor at Brown University. With Eric S. Rabkin, he published in 1977 the book Science Fiction: History, Science, Vision, ... Read »


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    • Science Fiction Studies

    • Science Fiction Studies (SFS) is an academic journal founded in 1973 by R.D. Mullen. The journal is published three times per year at DePauw University. As the name implies, the journal publishes articles and book reviews on science fiction, but also occasionally on fantasy and horror when the topic also covers some as ... Read »


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    • Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels

    • Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels, An English-Language Selection, 1949–1984 is a nonfiction book by David Pringle, published by Xanadu in 1985 with a foreword by Michael Moorcock. Primarily, the book comprises 100 short essays on the selected works, covered in order of publication, without any ranking. It is co ... Read »


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    • Seekers of Tomorrow

    • Seekers of Tomorrow

      Seekers of Tomorrow: Masters of Modern Science Fiction is a work of collective biography on the formative authors of the science fiction genre by Sam Moskowitz, first published in hardcover by the World Publishing Company in 1965. The first paperback edition was issued by Ballantine Books in October, 1967. A photograph ... Read »


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    • Sercon

    • In science fiction, sercon is "serious and constructive" criticism, often published as science fiction fanzines. The term was originally coined in the 1950s by Canadian fan Boyd Raeburn as a pejorative to mock those fans who took science fiction, its criticism, and themselves too seriously. The term began by the 1970s ... Read »


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    • Shorter Views

    • Shorter Views

      Shorter Views is a 2000 collection of essays on race, sexuality, science fiction, and the art of writing by author, professor, and critic Samuel R. Delany. ... Read »


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    • Emperor of Dreams: A Clark Ashton Smith Bibliography

    • Emperor of Dreams: A Clark Ashton Smith Bibliography

      Emperor of Dreams: A Clark Ashton Smith Bibliography is a bibliography of Clark Ashton Smith by Donald Sidney-Fryer. It was first published by Donald M. Grant, Publisher, Inc. in 1978 in an edition of 1,375 copies. ... Read »


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    • Technologies in Minority Report

    • The 2002 science fiction neo-noir film Minority Report featured numerous fictional future technologies, which have proven prescient based on developments around the world. Before the film's production began, director Steven Spielberg invited fifteen experts to think about technologies that would be developed by 2054, t ... Read »


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    • Themes in Blade Runner

    • Despite the initial appearance of an action film, Blade Runner operates on an unusually rich number of dramatic levels. As with much of the cyberpunk genre, it owes a large debt to film noir, containing and exploring such conventions as the femme fatale, a Chandleresque first-person narration in the Theatrical Version, ... Read »


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    • The Visual Encyclopedia of Science Fiction

    • The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction

      The Visual Encyclopedia of Science Fiction is an illustrated collection of bibliographic essays on the history and subject matter of science fiction. It was edited by Brian Ash and published in 1977 by Pan Books in the UK and Harmony/Crown Books in the US. The book starts with a parallel chronology of significant ... Read »


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    • The World Beyond the Hill

    • The World Beyond the Hill: Science Fiction and the Quest for Transcendence

      The World Beyond the Hill: Science Fiction and the Quest for Transcendence (1989) is a book about the history of science fiction, written by Alexei Panshin and Cory Panshin. It took them about ten years to research and write, though they had made earlier attempts at writing a book on the genre. It was first published ... Read »


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