“Science Fiction Television” Book Series

A lot has been written about a few corners of this TV landscape--especially the Star Trek universe--but much of it remains unexplored. This series of books, which I edited for academic publisher Rowman & Littlefield from 2012-2015, was designed to fill some of those gaps. The goal of the series, marketed primarily to school, college, and large public libraries was to publish books that offer serious, in-depth treatments of important SF television series, creators, and themes written in language that made them accessible to science-fiction fans as well as to professional academics.

Rowman & Littlefield ceased accepting new proposals for the series at the end of 2014, and the last volumes published in it will appear by the end of 2015. The volumes published (or scheduled for publication) in the series are listed below. All are currently in print, and are available (as print books or e-books) from the publisher and from Amazon and other online retailers.

Kimberly S. Yost
From Starship Captains to Galactic Rebels: Leaders in Science Fiction Television
December 2013
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Sherry Ginn, Alyson Buckman, and Heather Porter, eds.
Joss Whedon’s Dollhouse: Confounding Purpose, Confusing Identity
April 2014
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Marcus K. Harmes
Dr. Who and the Art of Adaptation: Fifty Years of Storytelling
May 2014
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Jason Barr and Camille D. G. Mustachio, eds.
The Language of Doctor Who: From Shakespeare to Alien Tongues
May 2014
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Michael Goodrum and Philip Smith, eds.
Firefly Revisited: Essays on Joss Whedon's Classic Series
January 2015


Aaron John Gulyas
The Paranormal and the Paranoid: Conspiratorial Science Fiction and Fantasy Television at the Turn of the Twenty-first Century
Spring 2015

Max Sexton and Malcolm Cook
Adapting Science Fiction to Television: Small Screen, Expanded Universe
Spring 2015

Natacha Guyot
Women in Science-Fiction Television [monograph]
Fall 2015

Steven Gil
Stargate and the Science Wars
Fall 2015

Sherry Ginn & Gillian Leitch, eds.
Time Travel Television
Fall 2015

David Melbye
Zones of Irony: Social Critique in The Twilight Zone
Fall 2015