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Science Fiction: Guide

Find out what books, movies, and other science fiction materials the library has.

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If you'd like to browse our library's collections yourself, feel free to do so! We have many more items than just the ones in this guide.

Science Fiction books in our catalog

Sci-fi DVDs on our shelves


  • Fantasy & Science FictionPresents short stories, interviews, novelettes, book and film reviews and criticism of works of science fiction and fantasy. (1994 - Present) 
  • Science Fiction Studies - Articles, notes, reviews and commentary on science fiction, including utopian fiction. (1973 - 1 year ago)
  • Analog Science Fiction & Fact - Launched in 1930, Analog offers imaginative fiction reflecting the highest standards of scientific accuracy, as well as lively fact articles about current research on the frontiers of real science. A guiding principle for both fiction and provocative opinion columns is the exploration of the impact of science and technology on the human condition. (1997 - Present)


  • Octavia Butler: First popularized as a genre of literature in the 1920s, for decades science fiction was dominated by white male authors. That is until Octavia Butler, an African American woman, rewrote the script. (Run time: 3 minutes)
  • The Golden Age of Sci-Fi Literature: Coinciding with the Machine Age, the Golden Age of Sci-Fi Literature saw American authors combine factual science with fantastical fiction to take readers into the farthest reaches of the imagination. (Run time: 2 minutes)
  • Time Travel: What if we could travel not just through space, but through time itself? If you could travel through time, would you change the past or the future? What if you found it couldn’t be changed? What price does the time traveller -- and the people they are closest to -- pay? This is a journey from H. G. Wells' The Time Machine through ideas like The Grandfather Paradox and The Butterfly Effect to the professional time traveller that is the ever popular Doctor Who. (Run time: 48 minutes)

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