DEADLINE EXTENDED: Histories of the Future: Proto-Science Fiction from the Victorian Era to the Radium Age

deadline for submissions: 
March 25, 2018
full name / name of organization: 
Ivy Roberts, Virginia Commonwealth University
contact email: 

UPDATE: Seeking critical essays on early 20th-century SF

 

Call for papers: Histories of the Future: Proto-Science Fiction from the Victorian Era to the Radium Age

This anthology of proto-SF seeks critical essays that situate stories in their cultural and historical contexts.

In particular, we are looking for responses to early 20th century “pulp” SF (written before 1923), including but not limited to:

  • William Hope Hodgson, The Night Land: A Love Tale (1912).
    William Wallace Cook, “Tales of Twenty Hundred” (1912).
    J.D. Beresford, Goslings (1913)
    Frederic Carrel, 2010 (1914)
    George Allen England, The Nebula of Death (1918)
    Homer Eon Flint, The King of Conserve Island (1918)
    Austin Hall, “The Man Who Saved the Earth” (1919)
    Murray Leinster, “A Thousand Degrees Below Zero” (1919).
    Edgar Wallace, The Green Rust (1919)
    Murray Leinster, “A Thousand Degrees Below Zero” (1919)
    Austin Hall, “The Man Who Saved the Earth” (1919)
    Erle Cox, Out of the Silence (1919).
    Murray Leinster, The Mad Planet (1920)
    Edward Shanks, People of the Ruins (1920).
    Herbert L. Moulton, “The Mystery of the Dampy-Undampy Messages” (1921)
    Burnie L. Bevill, “Restoring the Moon” (1922)
    Ella Scrysmour, The Perfect World: A Romance of Strange People and Strange Places (1922)

 

Email a 250-word proposal and CV the editor (robertsi@vcu.edu).