Science Fiction Resources

Framework for Analyzing Science Fiction Texts (Professor Belli, ENG 2420, Fall 2018) (handout from Professor Belli, Tuesday, 8-28-18)

Framework for Analyzing Science Fiction Texts (Professor Belli, ENG 2420, Fall 2018)

The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction

Science Fiction Research Association (SFRA)

Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction (University of Kansas)

Feminist Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Utopia

The Eaton Collection of Science Fiction & Fantasy (UC Riverside)3

Merril Collection of Science Fiction, Speculation & Fantasy (Toronto Public Library)

The Internet Speculative Fiction Database

Science Fiction Films

Science Fiction Studies (journal)

Extrapolation (journal)

Fantastic Worlds: Science and Fiction 1780-1910 (online exhibit, Smithsonian)

Science Fiction in NYC

[Collections, Bookstores, Groups]

Science Fiction at City Tech

Science Fiction at the NYPL (New York Public Library)

Singularity & Co. (NYC’s Only Vintage Scifi, Fantasy and Pulp Bookstore, in Brooklyn right by City Tech … unfortunately, the store is now closed)

New York Science Fiction Society (The Lunarians, Inc.)

Columbia University Science Fiction Society

The New York Review of Science Fiction

[Current/Upcoming Events]

*If you hear of an upcoming local exhibit, show, film screening, talk (etc.), please let the class know by making a post on our OpenLab course site and categorizing it as “Science Fiction in NYC.”

*If you make an appointment to get a free idNYC card, you gain free membership to many cultural institutions around the five boroughs. I strongly encourage you to do so, if you haven’t already. You can also now access museums free, with the NYPL Culture Pass. Finally, as a CUNY student, you also have access to many cultural institutions free through CUNY Arts.

[Selection of Past Events]

The Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival, annually

Future Imperfect: The Uncanny in Science Fiction (July 17 – August 31, 2017), film series at MoMA

Points of Vision: Celebrating Women Artists in Fantasy and Science Fiction (June 8 – August 20, 2016), Society of Illustrators

Remember the Future (KATSU, January 8 – February 22, 2015)

Robot Swarm (MoMath, Museum of Mathematics)

Uneven Growth: Tactical Urbanisms for Expanding Cities (MoMA–free with CUNY student ID, November 22, 2014 – May 10, 2015); the exhibition’s website

2015 SFRA (Science Fiction Research Association) Conference, June 27-29, Stonybrook, NY (not far away, just in Long Island!)

Strange Lands: International Sci-Fi, The Film Society of Lincoln Center, August 22-28, 2014

Speculations (“The future is _______”), MoMA PS1, May 12-July 28, 2013