Nonfiction About Science Fiction

  • Adler, Charles L. 2014. Wizards Aliens and Starships: Physics and Math in Fantasy and Science Fiction. Princeton.
  • Aldiss, Brian W. 1974. Billion Year Spree. Schocken.
  • Aldiss, Brian W. 1995. The Detached Retina. Liverpool University Press.
  • Amis, Kingsley. 1960. New Maps of Hell. Ballantine.
  • Anononymous, ed. 1959. The Science Fiction Novel. Advent.
  • Attebery, Brian. Veronica Hollinger. 2013. Parabolas of Science Fiction. Wesleyan University Press.
  • Barr, Marleen S. ed. 2003. Envisioning the Future: Science Fiction and the Next Millennium. Wesleyan University Press.
  • Blish, James (as by William Atheling Jr.). 1973. The Issue at Hand. Advent.
  • Blish, James (as by William Atheling Jr.). 1974. More Issues at Hand. Advent.
  • Blish, James (edited by Cy Chauvin). 1987. The Tale That Wags the God. Advent.
  • Booker, M. Keith, & Anne-Marie Thomas. 2009. The Science Fiction Handbook. Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Brake, Professor Mark L., & Reverend Neil Hook. 2007. Different Engines. Macmillan.
  • Broderick, Damien. 2004. x, y, z, t: Dimensions of Science Fiction. Borgo Press/Wildside Press.
  • Broderick, Damien. 2009. Unleashing the Strange: Twenty-First Century Science Fiction Literature. Borgo Press.
  • Budrys, Algis. 1985. Benchmarks: Galaxy Bookshelf. Southern Illinois University Press.
  • Clute, John. 1988. Strokes: Essays and Reviews 1966-1986. Serconia.
  • Clute, John. 1996. Look at the Evidence. Serconia.
  • Clute, John. 2003. Scores: Reviews 1993-2003. Beccon Publications.
  • Clute, John. 2009. Canary Fever: Reviews. Beccon Publications.
  • Csicsery-Ronay, Istvan Jr. 2008. The Seven Beauties of Science Fiction. Wesleyan University Press.
  • del Rey, Lester. 1979. The World of Science Fiction: 1926-1976. Del Rey.
  • Di Filippo, Paul. ed. 2017. Critical Survey of Science Fiction & Fantasy Literature. Salem Press.
  • Disch, Thomas M. 1998. The Dreams Our Stuff Is Made Of: How Science Fiction Conquered the World. Free Press.
  • Disch, Thomas M. 2005. On SF. University of Michigan Press.
  • Freedman, Carl. 2000. Critical Theory and Science Fiction. Wesleyan University Press.
  • Greenland, Colin. 1983. The Entropy Exhibition: Michael Moorcock and the British ‘New Wave’ in Science Fiction. RKP.
  • Gregory, Alan P.R. 2015. Science Fiction Theology. Baylor University Press.
  • Gunn, James. 1975. Alternate Worlds: The Illustrated History of Science Fiction. Prentice-Hall.
  • Gunn, James. 2000. The Science of Science Fiction Writing. Scarecrow.
  • Gunn, James. Candelaria, Matthew. eds. 2005. Speculations on Speculation: Theories of Science Fiction. Scarecrow Press.
  • Gunn, James. ed. 2006. Inside Science Fiction, Second Edition. Scarecrow Press.
  • Gunn, James. Barr, Marleen S. eds. 2008. Reading Science Fiction. Palgrave.
  • Hartwell, David G. 1996. Age of Wonders: Exploring the World of Science Fiction. Tor.
  • Herrick, James A. 2008. Scientific Mythologies. IVP Academic.
  • Huntington, John. 1989. Rationalizing Genius: Ideological Strategies in the Classic American Science Fiction Short Story. Rutgers University Press.
  • James, Edward. 1994. Science Fiction in the Twentieth Century. Oxford.
  • James, Edward, & Farah Mendlesohn, eds. 2003. The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction. Cambridge University Press.
  • Jameson, Fredric. 2005. Archaeologies of the Future: The Desire Called Utopia and Other Science Fictions. Verso.
  • Jones, Gwyneth. 1999. Deconstructing the Starships: Science, Fiction and Reality. Liverpool University Press.
  • Kincaid, Paul. 2008. What It Is We Do When We Read Science Fiction. Beccon.
  • Knight, Damon. ed. 1977. Turning Points. Harper & Row.
  • Knight, Damon. 1996. In Search of Wonder. Advent.
  • Larbalestier, Justine. 2002. The Battle of the Sexes in Science Fiction. Wesleyan University Press.
  • Latham, Rob. ed. 2017. Science Fiction Criticism: An Anthology of Essential Writings. Bloomsbury Academic.
  • Levinson, Paul. Waltemathe, Michael. eds. 2016. Touching the Face of the Cosmos. Connected Editions.
  • Link, Eric Carl, & Gerry Canavan, eds. 2015. The Cambridge Companion to American Science Fiction. Cambridge.
  • Luckhurst, Roger. 2005. Science Fiction. Polity Press.
  • Lundwall, Sam J. 1971. Science Fiction: What It’s All About. Ace.
  • Luokkala, Barry B. 2014. Exploring Science Through Science Fiction. Springer.
  • May, Andrew. 2017. Pseudoscience and Science Fiction. Springer.
  • McKee, Gabriel. 2007. The Gospel According to Science Fiction. WJK Books.
  • Mendlesohn, Farah. 2009. The Inter-Galactic Playground: A Critical Study of Children’s and Teens’ Science Fiction. McFarland.
  • Moskowitz, Sam. 1967. Seekers of Tomorrow. Ballantine.
  • Nahin, Paul J. 2014. Holy Sci-Fi!: Where Science Fiction and Religion Intersect. Springer.
  • Nicholls, Peter. ed. 1977. Science Fiction at Large. Harper & Row.
  • Panshin, Alexei, & Cory Panshin. 1980. SF in Dimension: A Book of Explorations. Advent.
  • Panshin, Alexei, & Cory Panshin. 1989. The World Beyond the Hill: Science Fiction and the Quest for Transcendence. Jeremy P. Tarcher.
  • Roberts, Adam. 2006. The History of Science Fiction. Palgrave.
  • Rose, Mark. 1981. Alien Encounters. Harvard.
  • Schneider, Susan. ed. 2016. Science Fiction and Philosophy: From Time Travel to Superintelligence, Second Edition. Wiley Blackwell.
  • Scholes, Robert S., & Eric Rabkin. 1977. Science Fiction: History, Science, Vision. Oxford.
  • Silverberg, Robert. 2010. Musings and Meditations. NonStop Press.
  • Silverberg, Robert. 2016. Reflections and Refractions: Thoughts on Science-Fiction, Science, and Other Matters: Revised and Expanded Edition. NonStop Press.
  • Suvin, Darko. 1988. Positions and Presuppositions in Science Fiction. Kent.
  • Webster, Bud. 2010. Anthopology 101: Reflections, Inspections and Dissections of SF Anthologies. The Merry Blacksmith Press.
  • Webster, Bud. 2013. Past Masters and Other Bookish Natterings. Merry Blacksmith.
  • Westfahl, Gary. 1996. Cosmic Engineers: A Study of Hard Science Fiction. Greenwood Press.
  • Westfahl, Gary. 1998. The Mechanics of Wonder: The Creation of the Idea of Science Fiction. Liverpool University Press.
  • Westfahl, Gary. 2007. Hugo Gernsback and the Century of Science Fiction. McFarland.
  • Westfahl, Gary, & Wong Kin Yuen, eds. 2011. Science Fiction and the Prediction of the Future. McFarland.
  • Wolfe, Gary K. 1979. The Known and the Unknown: The Iconography of Science Fiction. Kent State University Press.
  • Wolfe, Gary K. 1986. Critical Terms for Science Fiction and Fantasy: A Glossary and Guide to Scholarship. Greenwood Press.
  • Wolfe, Gary K. 2005. Soundings: Reviews 1992-1996. Beccon.
  • Wolfe, Gary K. 2011. Evaporating Genres: Essays on Fantastic Literature. Wesleyan University Press.
  • Wollheim, Donald A. 1971. The Universe Makers. Harper & Row.