Vol. 51, No. 1 (Winter 2021)

Table of Contents


Winter 2021 (From the Editor) •  Ian Campbell


From the President  •  Gerry Canavan

From the Vice President  •  Sonja Fritzsche


The SFRA Review at Fifty: Interrogating Our History •  The Editorial Collective

Call For Papers: Interrogating Our History


SFRA Country Report: The UK • Francis Gene-Rowe and Paul March-Russell

The SF in Translation Universe #10  •  Rachel Cordasco 

Alternative History and Afrofuturist Bricolage in N. K. Jemisin’s “The Effluent Engine”  •  Emily Lange

Egypt as a Test Case for Gender in Arabic Science Fiction • Emad El-Din Aysha

In Memoriam: James E. Gunn, 1923-2020 • John Grayshaw


Imagination Collectives: Sensemaking Through Collaborative Science Fiction  •  Bob Beard and Joey Eschrich

Transdisciplinary Collaborations: My Experience at the Intersection of Science and the Imagination • Vandana Singh

When We Call a Place Home [Fiction] • Chinelo Onwualu

Librarians of a Vampire: Fighting Against Hegel’s Dialectic Narrative of Colonialism and Slavery • Eric Stribling

A Cyber-Cuscuta Manifesto [Fiction] • Regina Kanyu Wang

Building the Infrastructure of US/China Futures: Regina Kanyu Wang’s SF in the Classroom • Andrew Hageman

Our Viral Companions • Sara DiCaglio

Nature Will Prevail: Convergence Culture and Eco-Fiction in A Cyber-Cuscuta Manifesto • Yen Ooi

An Attempt at Exhausting My Deck [Fiction] • Kij Johnson

Notice [Fiction] • Sarah Pinsker

From Self-Reliance to Exposure: Ethics of Connection and Flux in Sarah Pinsker’s “Notice” and Kij Johnson’s “An Attempt at Exhausting My Deck” • Moritz Ingwersen

Imagining Futures Together: On Science Fiction and Resilience • Ed Finn


The Beyond Borders Conference  •  The LSFRC Directorate

“We’re modelled from trash”: Corporeal and Corporate Borders in Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go • Agnibha Banerjee

Climate Change and Contemporary Chinese Science and Speculative Fiction: Invisible, Extractive and Uneven Boundaries • Angela Chan

Secured, Contained, Protected: Consensus Reality in the SCP Foundation • Krushna Dande

Representation without Reproduction: Beyond the Borders of the Science Fiction Map • Gwilym Eades

Dreaming Domesticity: The Migrant Workforce in Philippine Science Fiction • Gabriela Lee

Resisting the Empire: AI’s Ethical Rebellion in Ann Leckie’s Imperial
Radch Trilogy
• Iuliia Ibragimova

Borders in Grain and Blade Runner 2049 and Their Relation to Dystopian Fiction • Seyedhamed Moosavi

Bordering the Frame: Superheroes, Art, and the Rethinking of Borders in Oreet Ashery and Larissa Sansour’s The Novel of Nonel and Vovel • Nat Muller

Re-Wiring the Self and Memory in the Posthuman of Superhero Comics • Rimi Nandy

Language and the Borders of Identity in “The Language Sheath” • Yen Ooi

Beyond the Binary: Queer Feminist Science Fiction Art • Smin Smith

HIV and Queerness in Science Fiction • Jonathan W. Thurston-Torres


Review of A Desire Called America: Biopolitics, Utopia, and the Literary Commons.  •  Benjamin Blackman

Review of Fake Geek Girls: Fandom, Gender, and the Convergence Culture Industry  •  Anelise Farris

Review of Global Frankenstein  •  Sarah Canfield

Review of M Archive: After the End of the World  •  Sarah Heidebrink-Bruno

Review of Star Trek and the British Age of Sail: The Maritime Influence Throughout the Series and Films •  Russell Alexander Stepp

Review of The Twilight Zone and Philosophy: A Dangerous Dimension to Visit • Robert Creedon

Review of The Twilight Zone (TV Milestones)  •  Dominick Grace

Review of Utopia and Dystopia in the Age of Trump: Images from Literature and Visual Arts  •  Simon Spiegel


Review of The Four Profound Weaves by R.B. Lemberg • Jeremy Brett

Review of Supernova Era by Liu Cixin  •  Russell Alexander Stepp

Review of Apocalypse Nyx by Kameron Hurley  •  Adam McLain


Review of The Orville, season 2 (TV series) • Jeremy Brett

Review of Upload (2020, TV series)  •  Nora Castle

Review of Westworld, seasons 2-3 (2016, TV series)  •  Amandine Faucheux

Review of She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, seasons 1-5 (2020, TV series)  •  Adam McLain