Book Prize


We welcome nominations for the SFTS book award. Sponsored by the academic journal Science Fiction Studies, this prize honors an outstanding scholarly monograph that explores the intersection between popular culture, especially science fiction, and the sciences. We welcome submissions from a variety of disciplinary perspectives including cultural studies, the history of science, media studies, and the sociology of science. The award is established for the purpose of recognizing groundbreaking and exceptional contributions to the field. Books must be published in English between January 1 and December 31 of the calendar year for which the prize is given; edited volumes as well as works by more than two authors are not eligible. 


The jury for the 2021 prize is Aimee Bahng (Pomona College),  Elizabeth Anne Swanstrom (The University of Utah), Gerry Canavan (Marquette), Melody Jue (UCSB), and Chair Paweł Frelik (University of Warsaw). Nominations for the award should be made to Paweł Frelik at


Recent Winners

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