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View Resource Queer Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Database

Educators and speculative fiction aficionados who appreciate diverse representation in their literature should check out the Queer Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Database. Here, visitors will find a thoughtfully constructed database cataloguing dozens of science fiction and fantasy books that feature queer protagonists. It includes acclaimed authors such as Octavia Butler, Seanan McGuire, and...

View Resource Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

Billed as "a cross between a record label and a museum," Smithsonian Folkways Recordings is a time capsule for the history of music. From 1948 to 1986, the record label Folkways Recordings released over 2,000 titles. Users can browse for recordings by genre, geography, artist, and label, as well as search with a query bar located at the top right. There are also numerous playlists, videos,...

View Resource Strange Horizons

Readers who enjoy discovering new science fiction, fantasy, and other forms of speculative fiction should pay Strange Horizons a visit, where they will find a weekly digital magazine focused on speculative fiction. Founded in 2000 by Mary Anne Mohanraj, Strange Horizons is a non-profit magazine that "publish[es] fiction, poetry, reviews, essays, interviews, roundtable discussions, and art," as...

View Resource What the If?

What if humans were cold-blooded like reptiles? What if the Earth got too close to a black hole? What if the speed of light were only four miles per hour? These are just a few of the questions explored on What the If?, a podcast that envisions science fiction scenarios and uses real science to follow them to their logical conclusion. Launched in 2017, What the If? is hosted by Philip Shane, a...

View Resource A Basic Science Fiction Library

Literature instructors thinking of adding science fiction to their curriculum, librarians, and readers looking to familiarize themselves with the science fiction canon should check out this resource provided by the Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction. Here, visitors will find an extensive list of books and their authors representing "the foundational and important novels of science...