Liverpool Science Fiction Studies Online: new ebooks now available

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Dear list members,
The Liverpool Science Fiction Studies Online collection, launched in April 2021, now combines 70 ebook volumes and over 1,300 archive journal articles in to one unique resource for libraries. Newly published ebooks in the Liverpool Science Fiction Texts and Studies series are now exclusively available as part of the Liverpool Science Fiction Studies Online collection.
New addition to the collection:
Speculative Epistemologies, by John Rieder
Forthcoming addition to the collection from October 15th 2021:
Apocalypse in Crisis, by Christopher Palmer:
What are the benefits of the collection to your library?
  • Comprehensive: an expansive collection of monograph volumes and journal articles with over 28,000 pages of international scholarship from After Human: A Critical History of the Human in Science Fiction from Shelley to Le Guin to Zenna Henderson’s “People” and the Quest for Self-Identity.
  • No embargo: immediate online access to the content plus annual updates to include all new ebooks released throughout a three-year period.
  • Wide-ranging: Extrapolation was founded in 1959 and both the series and the journal archive cover the full spectrum of SF from its inception in the first half of the twentieth-century to its representation in today's popular culture.
  • Interdisciplinary: the collection offers a broad perspective on a variety of themes relating to Science Fiction as presented in literature, film, television, gaming, and comic books including: apocalypse, race, utopia/dystopia, alternate history, post-humanism, biopolitics, cyberpunk, fantasy worlds, speculative fiction, sexuality, Afrofuturism, AI, ecological crisis, politics, technological overreach, space travel, western expansionism and colonialism, and steampunk.
The Liverpool Science Fiction Studies Online ebook collection is available to libraries and can be purchased outright for £8,000 / US$9,950. One-off purchase includes immediate access to all current content plus three years' worth of future content. Online access is in perpetuity and there are no online hosting fees.
If the offer above is of interest, please contact Jennie Collinson (, and for queries about a 30-day free trial of Liverpool Science Fiction Studies Online, please contact Jessica Thompson (