Science Fiction Resources

*”Framework for Analyzing Science Fiction Texts,” Professor Belli (handout, Tuesday, 9/1/20)

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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.

Brooklyn SciFi Film Festival, September 14-20, 2020 (online)

The Fifth Annual City Tech Science Fiction Symposium (Race and Science Fiction), November 19, 2020 (online)


[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