Practicing Science Fiction released

I’m pleased to announce that Practicing Science Fiction has been published and is available for sale from McFarland (the publisher) and Amazon.com. This edited volume is divided into four sections: Teaching, Reading, Media (that’s my section), and Women. I also did the production for this volume; it’s cool to work as an author instead of with an author.

Book cover
Book cover, Practicing Science Fiction, ed. Hellekson, Jacobsen, Sharp, and Yazsek (McFarland, 2010). You probably can’t see it, but the robot has a teeny SFRA logo on its left shoulder.

These essays grew out of the Science Fiction Research Association’s 2008 meeting in Lawrence, Kansas, where I ran the academic track. McFarland has granted permission for me to post the full text of the abstracts. I’ve also posted the page ranges of the articles, as a courtesy to people looking for bibliographic info to construct Works Cited pages.

It was a great experience working on this book! All the royalties are being donated to SFRA. Thanks to my coeditors, Craig Jacobsen, Patrick Sharp, and Lisa Yaszek; to all the contributors; and to the four referees who provided their expertise during peer review.

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