Monday, December 01, 2014

Call for Papers: 2015 Academic Conference on Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy

The 2015 Academic Conference on Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy will be held Friday and Saturday, June 5-6, 2015, in Toronto, Ontario, at the Merril Collection of Science Fiction, Speculation and Fantasy, one of the most important collections of fantastic literature in the world. 


We invite proposals for papers in any area of Canadian science fiction and fantasy, including:


    -studies of individual works and authors;
    -comparative studies;
    -studies that place works in their literary and/or
     cultural contexts.

Papers may be about Canadian works in any medium: literature, film, graphic novels and comic books, and so on.  For studies of the audio-visual media, preference will be given to discussions of works produced in Canada or involving substantial Canadian creative contributions.

Papers should be no more than 20 minutes long, and geared toward a general as well as an academic audience.  Please submit proposals (max. 2 pages), preferably by email, to:


Dr. Allan Weiss
Department of English
York University
4700 Keele St.
Toronto, ON  M3H 3N4

Deadline: February 15, 2015

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

From Maison d'Ailleurs

A new exhibition at the Maison D'Ailleurs, Switzerland. Once at the website, Anglophones may scroll down  for the English version . . .

From Jean-Claude Dunyach:
A new – unprecedented – anthology of French SF, Dreaming 2074, has been released November the 3rd both in French and English. And it’s free (electronic version only)…

It was a project of the French luxury industry that decided to explore what the year 2074 could be, and to imagine a possible common utopia. 

It was an exciting project, that will be officially launched in New York the 10th of December at the French Bookstore l’Albertine.


You can download it in various formats (ePub 2 and 3, Mobi, pdf) here :  or on Amazon, etc. ( 

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Volume 2 issue 1 of the Eaton Journal of Archival Research in Science Fiction is now online, featuring articles by Pavel Frelik, Gregory Benford, Gary K. Wolfe and David Hartwell, Tracy B. Grimm, and Joan Haran.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Sideways in Time: Alternate History and Counterfactual Narratives – March 30-31, 2015

"Sideways in Time is an Alternate History Conference to be held at the University of Liverpool – in association with Lancaster University. This interdisciplinary conferences will bring together scholarship in science fiction, fantasy, historical and literary fictions, as well as historians and counterfactual thought-experiments, to discuss those fictional narratives that deals with alternate histories and parallel worlds."

For more info, go to

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

An Arvon Science Fiction writing week this October, tutored by Liz Jensen and Simon Ings .
Nicola Griffith is talking about HILD at KIngs College London on 07/10/2014 (18:00-20:00).

Monday, September 01, 2014

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Forthcoming event from Sindbad Sci-Fi who organised such a good panel at the recent Worldcon.

Spurring innovation through Arab Science Fiction

What is the link between technological innovation and artistic imagination? Science Fiction is the ultimate bridge between science and the arts so could exploring this symbiotic relationship enable the next generation to envision an alternative future of the Middle East?

Can inventive forms of art, film and literature help to inspire new waves of scientific development in the Arab world today and beyond?

Samira Ahmed will chair a stellar panel of visionary thinkers who will offer new perspectives on whether nurturing creativity through Science Fiction might be more crucial to our global progress than we might realise.

This event is produced in partnership with Nour Festival of Arts.

Saturday 15 November 2014 | 19:00-21:00

Science Museum IMAX theatre

£10 | £8 Concessions

Booking opens soon

E: to register interest