The SFATW Library

The Around the World Library (SFATWL) exists to provide a centralized point of access to texts relevant to the topics dealt with on the SF Around the World page.  It includes only materials that have already been made available for free on the internet by their copyright holders (see the Notice Regarding Copyright at the bottom of this page).

SFATW Library Papers

 

If you have materials to contribute, please contact me at nas@nassauhedron.com and please provide either (a) verification that you are the copyright holder, or (b) a link to the web page where the text you are submitting originated so that I can verify that it is already available to the public without cost or restriction.

Scroll down for the downloads, categorized by topic.


“A Great science fiction detective story”
– Ian Watson, author of The Universal Machine
“Cutting edge speculative fiction”
– Ernest Hogan, author of Cortez on Jupiter
“Sharply erudite, with the vicious tang of cordite”
– Paul Morris, author of Time Traveller Danny and the Codebreaker
The novel, the album, and the videos.  One bundle, free forever

The novel, the album, and the videos. One bundle, free forever


The International Nature of Speculative Fiction

Science Fiction as a Worldwide Phenomenon (PDF)

Science Fiction as a Worldwide Phenomenon, A Study of International Creation, Consumption, and Dissemination, by Elysia Celeste Wells (PDF)


Speculative Fiction and Translation

The Image of Translation in Science Fiction and Astronomy, by Brian Mossop

The Image of Translation in Science Fiction and Astronomy, by Brian Mossop (PDF)


Specific Nations and Cultures

German Science Fiction, by Sonja Fritzsche (click to go to the SFATW Library to find this and other papers).

German Science Fiction, by Sonja Fritzsche (PDF).

Race in Science Fiction: The Case of Afrofuturism, by Lisa Yaszek (click to go to the SFATW Library to find this and other papers).

Race in Science Fiction: The Case of Afrofuturism, by Lisa Yaszek (PDF).

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Notice Regarding Copyright
: The SF Around the World Library (SFATWL) exists to provide a centralized point of access to texts relevant to the topics dealt with on the SF Around the World page that have been made available for free on the internet by their copyright holders.

All papers are reproduced exactly as provided by the copyright holder apart from cosmetic changes (for instance, the addition of a cover page), the insertion of a notice page setting out a version of this notice, and in some cases the electronic reformatting of the text to allow it to be read on different devices.

SF Around the World and SFATWL provide these texts as a free service to anyone who wishes to extend their knowledge and in the spirit of public service.

If you believe that any text has been inadvertently placed in the SFATWL in error, or if you are a copyright holder and wish to have a paper removed from the SFATWL for any reason, despite its being available without charge elsewhere, please contact us immediately.  All requests that are verified to originate with a copyright holder will be honored.

Contact:  nas@nassauhedron.com

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