Science Fiction Film & Television

Science Fiction Film and Television is a peer-reviewed journal published three times a year by Liverpool University Press. Edited by Mark Bould (UWE), Sherryl Vint (University of California, Riverside) and Gerry Canavan (Marquette University), with an international board of advisory editors, it encourages dialogue among the scholarly and intellectual communities of science fiction studies, film studies and television studies.

We invite submissions on all areas of sf film and television, from Hollywood productions to Korean or Turkish sf film, from SyFy productions to the origins of sf tv in Rod Brown of the Rocket Rangers or The Quatermass Experiment. We encourage papers which consider neglected texts, propose innovative ways of looking at canonical texts, or explore the tensions and synergies that emerge from the interaction of genre and medium.

We publish articles (6000-8000 words), book and DVD reviews (1000-2000 words) and review essays (up to 5000 words).

This two-year research project (January 2008-January 2010) was funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. It investigated the ways in which UK television and radio reflected and mediated the changing political, economic and ideological climate during the period of Margaret Thatcher’s premiership, particularly in relation to broadcasting and the National Health Service.

The researchers were Patricia Holland, Hugh Chignell and Georgia Eglezou of Bournemouth University and Sherryl Wilson of UWE Bristol. They are part of the Southern Universities Broadcasting History Group. More information about the project is available at: