Gylphi SF Storyworlds [UPDATE]

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Dr Paul March-Russell

SF Storyworlds is a new critical studies series in science fiction published by UK academic press, Gylphi. Our aim is to explore the development of SF from the nineteenth century to the present day, including its impact upon social and cultural thought. We are interested in rethinking the possibilities of the genre, such as its relationship to mainstream culture, the influence of different media, and the roles of critical theory and translation studies, including SF from Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America. A central question is that of genre (for example, in the work of Gwyneth Jones, China Miéville or Jeff Vandermeer) as an indicator of the current and future directions of SF. Possible themes might include (but are not limited to):

•SF studies and interdisciplinarity
•Anglo-American SF in the context of world literature
•SF and political criticism
•SF in literature, film and other visual/digital media
•Women and SF
•Race and sexuality in SF
•Beyond cyberpunk: new paradigms in SF

We have commissioned our first titles – on J.G. Ballard and Empire and SF adaptations across media – and we welcome further research monographs. These may take the form of single author studies, comparative analyses or essay collections, including projects based upon conference proceedings, in keeping with the series aims. Proposals can either be emailed to or posted to Dr Paul March-Russell, School of European Culture and Languages, University of Kent, Canterbury, CT2 7NF, England, U.K. Further details about the series, including our editorial board, can be found at our website: