Book Series: Science Fiction Television (ongoing)

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A. Bowdoin Van Riper/Scarecrow Press
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CALL FOR AUTHORS: Science Fiction Television

Scarecrow Press, a leading publisher of scholarly books on popular culture, is actively seeking new volumes for its recently launched "Science Fiction Television" book series. Proposals for monographs on neglected aspects of the field, and for single-author encyclopedias, are especially welcome.

Science fiction television has come into its own as a subject for scholarly inquiry, emerging from the shadow of science fiction film, but vast areas of the field remain unexplored. The definitive books on Dr. Who, The X Files, Babylon 5, and Stargate remain to be written, as do the first book-length studies of key figures such as Gerry Anderson and Glenn A. Larson, and television's handling of classic SF themes ranging from space travel and super-beings to parallel worlds and alien observers of the human condition.

Proposals on any aspect of science-fiction television are welcome, but ones dealing with the following topics would be viewed with particular interest:

* The SF television of Gerry Anderson

* Adapting print and film SF to television

* Long-form SF storytelling on television, from Babylon 5 to Fringe

* The history of SF television for children

* Japanese SF television (in Japan and the US)

Volumes in the series will typically run approximately 80,000 words, including notes and bibliography. Proposals should include a discussion of the volume's significance, its relationship to existing scholarly literature, intended readership, a proposed table of contents, estimated length, numbers of images, and projected timeline for completion.

Inquires and proposals may be directed to the Series Editor, A. Bowdoin Van Riper, at More information is available at: