Dr Mark Bould

Position: Reader in Film & Literature

Department: Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries, and Education (ACE)

About me

Winner of the 2016 SFRA Pilgrim Lifetime Achievement Award for Critical Contributions to the Study of Science Fiction and Fantasy.

Author of Solaris (2014), Science Fiction: The Routledge Film Guidebook (2012), The Cinema of John Sayles: Lone Star (2009) andFilm Noir: From Berlin to Sin City (2005).

Co-author of The Routledge Concise History of Science Fiction(2011).

Editor of Africa SF (Paradoxa 22; 2013).

Co-editor of SF Now (Paradoxa 26; 2014), Neo-Noir (2009), Red Planets: Marxism and Science Fiction (2009), The Routledge Companion to Science Fiction (2009), Fifty Key Figures in Science Fiction (2009), and Parietal Games: Critical Writings By and On M. John Harrison (2005).

Co-editor of Science Fiction Film and Television journal and Studies in Global Science Fiction​ book series. 

Advisory editor of Science and Popular Culture, Transmedia andLiverpool Science Fiction Texts and Studies book series, and of The Miskatonic Journal of Horror StudiesDeletion: The Online Journal in Science Fiction Studies, Extrapolation, Historical Materialism: Research in Critical Marxist Theory, Intensities: The Journal of Cult Media, Paradoxa: Studies in World Literary Genres and Science Fiction Studies. ​

Area of expertise

Science fiction film, literature and television. Film noir and neo-noir. Afrofuturism. African speculative fiction. Political cinema. Marxism.