The New York Review of Science Fiction

The New York Review of Science Fiction
The New York Review of Science Fiction  
Discipline Science fiction
Language English
Publication details
Publisher Dragon Press (United States)
Publication history 1988-present
Frequency Monthly
ISSN 1052-9438

The New York Review of Science Fiction is a monthly literary journal of science fiction that was established in 1988. It includes works of science fiction criticism, essays, and in-depth critical reviews of new works of fiction and scholarship. It is published by Dragon Press and the managing editor is Kevin J. Maroney.

The New York Review of Science Fiction was established in 1988 by Hartwell, Patrick Nielsen Hayden, Teresa Nielsen Hayden, Susan Palwick, Samuel R. Delany, and Kathryn Cramer. Gordon Van Gelder has also been on the editorial staff over the years.

The journal is indexed in the MLA International Bibliography, Bibliographic Index, and other subject-specific literature and cultural studies indexes.[1] A complete and up-to-date index in Microsoft Excel format is available online.[2]

Although international in coverage, the journal also sponsors SF events in the New York City area, principally including a series of readings from prominent writers that are generally broadcast on WBAI.[3]


Impact and recognition

The journal publishes many of the most notable names in science fiction writing and criticism, including luminaries in SF studies such as contributing editor Samuel R. Delany, Brian Aldiss, Brian Attebery, John Clute, Fiona Kelleghan, Ursula K. Le Guin, and Farah Mendlesohn. Numerous other writers primarily known for their fiction have published reviews and scholarship in the journal.[4]

The New York Review of Science Fiction is a print publication; tables of contents and some editorials are offered online. Sometimes exceptions are made; Samuel R. Delany's 1998 essay, Racism and Science Fiction, was often referenced during online debates about race and science fiction in early 2009.[5] In response to a subscriber request, the essay was posted online by permission of the author.[6]

See also


  1. ^ Ulrich's Periodicals Directory; see also review in Magazines for Libraries Oct. 4, 2006.
  2. ^
  3. ^ See
  4. ^ See author index at the NYRSF web index.
  5. ^ Racism and Science Fiction
  6. ^ "Racism and Science Fiction" posted on the NYRSF site, Kathryn Cramer, Monday, April 20, 2009

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