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Creative Writing & Genre Fiction

This guide offers resources for creative writers and information about the Library's genre fiction collections.

Basic Resources


AboutSF is a resource center that provides services related to speculative literature, science fiction, and education.  Among its projects are a speakers' bureau, curriculum resources for using and studying science fiction at the primary, secondary, and university levels.  It is jointly sponsored by the University of Kansas, the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, and the Science Fiction Research Association.  

Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction 

The "Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction at the University of Kansas, [is] a safe space for inquiry into, education about, and celebration of the genre. This site provides a wealth of information and informed commentary about the Center, its programs, and science fiction in general."  

Article on the topic by James Gunn: "Teaching Science Fiction." (1996)



Diskin, Laura Faga.  Teaching and Reading Science Fiction in College. PS 372.S35 D574 1975

Stocker, Jack H.  Chemistry and Science Fiction. PS 374 .S35 C48 1998

Westfahl, Gary, and George Slusser, eds.  Science Fiction, Canonization, Marginalization, and the Academy. PS 374.S35 S3325 2002

Williamson, Jack, ed.  Teaching Science Fiction: Education for Tomorrow. PN 3433.7 .T4