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Science Fiction Universe
An overview of the resources available for researchers in the field of Science Fiction.
Welcome to the Bobst Library Science Fiction Universe!
This guide gives an overview of Science Fiction materials and resources available at the NYU library. Use the tabs to find useful resources for finding articles, background information, and other resources in the Libraries' collections.
Moonshot from Le Voyage dans la Lune (1902), is a silent film by George Melies. A space ship has smashed into the moon's face.
Current Scholarship from Dissertations and Theses // Selected
In this project I explore the uncharted domains of Chicana/o science fiction. Expanding on the interdisciplinary body of scholarship generated within the Chicana/o Studies tradition, which has generally focused on investigating the past as method to express the diverse Chicana/o experience, I deploy science fiction as method to theorize on a new consciousness of empowerment and liberation for Chicanas/os. I examine the ways in which Chicana/o science fiction not solely engages with speculative futures, but of greater magnitude, the ways in which Chicana/o science fiction dimensionalizes space and time to expose colonized reality as artificial. My project, therefore, in addition to extending upon conventional Chicana/o scholarship, engages with science fiction as an existential phenomenon by locating the experience of genuine empowerment and liberation on the resurgence of the alien sublime. The alien sublime is re-discovering the true self as the creative and vibrant essence of science fiction itself…cosmic consciousness as timeless, formless, boundless life-energy, which may also be understood as primordial awareness that experiences space-time-reality in material form. I contend that true liberation cannot be accessed
Exploring the use of fiction—and science fiction—as an opportunity for "Scientific Outsiders" to present their knowledge and questions about the natural world by analyzing the themes presented in Francis Godwin’s The Man in the Moone and Margaret Cavendish's The Blazing World.
There are relatively few bibliometric or citation analysis historical studies of the scholarly literature of arts or humanities fields as compared with the science, technical, medical, or social science disciplines; many studies focus on the journal literature and use the formal works cited reference lists as captured by citation indexes as the basis for their conclusions. This study looks at aspects of the scholarship of the literary and media-based popular culture field of fantasy and science fiction (F&SF; aka: fantastic, fantastika) studies through the first 50 years of Extrapolation (December 1959-Fall 2009), the oldest continuing scholarly journal in the field, in three areas: