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Research Guides

Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror


Scholarly research in science fiction, fantasy, and horror can be problematic given the popular nature of the topic. While certain titles, authors or topics may be covered by academic sources, it may be necessary to look at popular magazines and other non-scholarly sources for information, such as book reviews or interviews. This is especially true of very recent publications. In addition, science fiction, fantasy and horror, more than other genres, tend to crossover into other media with great frequency, so looking at resources on film, video games and other formats may be productive.