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Washington, DC (Sept. 21, 2015) – The Museum of Science Fiction, the world's first comprehensive science fiction museum, will publish an academic journal of science fiction using the University of Maryland’s journal management system. The first issue of the Museum’s new Journal of Science Fiction will be launched in January of 2016 and will serve as a forum for scientists and academics from around the world to discuss science fiction, including recent trends in the genre, its influence on the modern world, and its prognostications of the future.
Greg Bear, member of Museum of Science Fiction’s Board of Advisors and Hugo award-winning science fiction author said, “Science fiction as literature has real staying power and has been a huge influence on our modern world. It’s only fitting that we attempt to understand the cultural and mythic roots of our need for anticipation, adventure, and imagination.”
“We want readers everywhere to consider the science fiction genre they love from new angles. We want them to ask questions and to have fun doing so,“ said Monica Louzon, managing editor of the Museum’s new Journal of Science Fiction. “We’re encouraging anyone who considers themselves a science fiction scholar to send us their original articles, essays or book reviews for our first issue.”
The Journal of Science Fiction will be published online and freely accessible to everyone -- no subscription or submission fees are required. The Museum’s Journal of Science Fiction welcomes original work from writers around the world, with an emphasis on the interdisciplinary and innovative aspects of science fiction. Issues will be published three times a year and each will feature between eight and twelve peer-reviewed academic articles as well as several book reviews and essays.
Submission information for the Journal of Science Fiction can be found on the Journal’s homepage at the University of Maryland: http://publish.lib.umd.edu/scifi/index
Submissions for the Journal of Science Fiction can be sent to: http://publish.lib.umd.edu/scifi/about/submissions#authorGuidelines
More information about other activities are available on the Museum’s website: www.museumofsciencefiction.org
About the Museum of Science Fiction
The nonprofit Museum of Science Fiction will be the world’s first comprehensive science fiction museum, covering the history of the genre across the arts and providing a narrative on its relationship to the real world. The Museum will show how science fiction continually inspires individuals, influences cultures, and impacts societies. Also serving as an educational catalyst to expand interest in the science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) areas. The Museum uses tools such as mobile applications and wifi-enabled display objects to educate and entertain. For a full press packet on the Museum of Science Fiction’s vision and other information, please visit: www.museumofsciencefiction.org/presspacket