Call for Papers: Race and Science Fiction: The Fifth Annual City Tech Science Fiction Symposium, Deadline Sept 30, 2020

Below is the cfp for the Fifth Annual City Tech Science Fiction Symposium. Due to the pandemic, we will be holding it online. We hope that it will allow greater participation since geographical and travel-related issues won’t be a problem. Of course, working from home, childcare, stable Internet access, etc. present their own issues, butContinue reading “Call for Papers: Race and Science Fiction: The Fifth Annual City Tech Science Fiction Symposium, Deadline Sept 30, 2020”

Call for Papers: An Astounding 90 Years of Analog Science Fiction and Fact, The Fourth Annual City Tech Science Fiction Symposium

An Astounding 90 Years of Analog Science Fiction and Fact: The Fourth Annual City Tech Science Fiction Symposium Date and Time:            December 12, 2019, 9:00AM-6:00PM Location:                     New York City College of Technology, 285 Jay St., A105, Brooklyn, NY Almost 90 years ago, Analog Science Fiction and Fact began its storied history as one of theContinue reading “Call for Papers: An Astounding 90 Years of Analog Science Fiction and Fact, The Fourth Annual City Tech Science Fiction Symposium”

Presentation Videos from the Third Annual City Tech Science Fiction Symposium, Nov. 27, 2018

  The Third Annual City Tech Science Fiction Symposium was an amazing success! Here are videos from the symposium’s presentations and discussions from Nov. 27, 2018. Watch them all on YouTube via this playlist, or watch them as embedded videos below. 9:00am-9:20am Continental Breakfast and Opening Remarks Location: Academic Complex A105 Justin Vazquez-Poritz, Dean ofContinue reading “Presentation Videos from the Third Annual City Tech Science Fiction Symposium, Nov. 27, 2018”

Third Annual City Tech Science Fiction Symposium, Nov. 27: Program and Details

The Third Annual City Tech Symposium on Science Fiction   200 Years of Interdisciplinarity Beginning with Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein   Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018, 9:00am-6:00pm   New York City College of Technology, CUNY Academic Complex, Room A105 285 Jay St., Brooklyn, NY 11201   Organizing Committee: Jill Belli, Jason W. Ellis, Leigh Gold, Lucas Kwong, RobertContinue reading “Third Annual City Tech Science Fiction Symposium, Nov. 27: Program and Details”

New Research Project on the Language of Computers in Science Fiction, 1975-1995 is Underway

This semester, I am using course release time to focus on a research project that I am tentatively titling, “The Language of Computers in Science Fiction, 1975-1995.” Most of my readings come from SF magazines, but I’m finding some material in anthologies, too. More to follow…stay tuned.

Call for Papers: 200 Years of Interdisciplinarity Beginning with Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein: The Third Annual City Tech Symposium on Science Fiction

200 Years of Interdisciplinarity Beginning with Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein: The Third Annual City Tech Symposium on Science Fiction Date and Time: Tuesday, November 27, 2018. 9:00am-5:00pm Location: New York City College of Technology, 300 Jay St., Namm N119, Brooklyn, NY “So much has been done, exclaimed the soul of Frankenstein—more, far more, will I achieve;Continue reading “Call for Papers: 200 Years of Interdisciplinarity Beginning with Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein: The Third Annual City Tech Symposium on Science Fiction”

City Tech Science Fiction Collection Inventory

Over the past three days, I worked with my City Tech colleagues–Laura Westengard, Lavelle Porter, and Lucas Kwong–and student–Jessica Roman–to inventory the City Tech Science Fiction Collection. Two years ago, I began the collection’s finding aid by cataloging the 4,000+ magazines. Last year, I inventoried the collection’s nearly 1,700 monographs and anthologies. This year, weContinue reading “City Tech Science Fiction Collection Inventory”

Interzone 14, Winter 1985/1986

I received another eBay find today: Interzone issue 14 (Winter 1985/1986). This is a special magazine issue for me, because it contains “The New Science Fiction” manifesto by Vincent Omniaveritas (pseudonym for the science fiction writer and activist Bruce Sterling; his alter ego also appears as publisher of the zine Cheap Truth–read scanned issues hereContinue reading “Interzone 14, Winter 1985/1986”

New Science Fiction Collection from Marleen S. Barr

I first met Marleen in 2006 at my first Science Fiction Research Association Conference in White Plains, New York. She and I were on the same panel. As you might imagine, I, having just graduated with a B.S. from Georgia Tech, was a bit nervous presenting in front of an audience of professional scholars. MarleenContinue reading “New Science Fiction Collection from Marleen S. Barr”

Representative New Science Fiction Collection, The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction

Rob Latham sent the following announcement and table of contents to the SFRA email list for The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction. It looks like an amazing lineup of stories, and I can’t wait to see the final product when it is released late Summer 2010. The editors of Science Fiction Studies are pleased andContinue reading “Representative New Science Fiction Collection, The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction”