Series Editor: Paul March-Russell

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Edited by Paul March-Russell, this new and exciting book series aims to explore the evolution of Science Fiction (SF) and its impact upon contemporary culture. The series will argue that SF has generated a series of storyworlds: first, in terms of SF's own internal landscape – the extent to which SF has grown self-referentially – and second, in terms of SF's external effect – the extent to which SF storyworlds have influenced the vocabulary of political, social and cultural discourse. The series is interested in rethinking the possibilities of the genre, in particular, by engaging with different media (literature, film, television, radio, the Internet and the visual arts), critical and aesthetic theory, and reading in translation, including SF from Africa, Asia and Latin America. Although the series focus is on SF, it is open to writers who have alternated between genres (M. John Harrison, Ursula Le Guin) or who have cross-fertilized SF with Gothic and fantasy (China Míeville, Christopher Priest). We are interested in the current and future directions of SF.

How to contribute

The series welcomes monographs, single author studies and essay collections, including anthologies based upon conference proceedings. The aim is to publish texts that will not only benefit other academics but will also further the student reader's knowledge. The objective is to build a library of critical works that will be insightful, informative and reliable by situating the history of SF within recent developments in terms of both artistic and theoretical practice. The length will vary according to the type of publication, with the average being 60,000–80,000 words. Proposals can be emailed to: P.A.March-Russell@kent.ac.uk

Forthcoming Titles

The Science and Fiction of Edgar Rice Burroughs by Conor Reid

Catholicism and Science Fiction by Jim Clarke