Getting Started with Science Fiction

On January 12, 2011, I gave my first talk on science fiction and I promised to provide some reading lists as well as links to other resources for those interested in reading or writing science fiction. Those lists can be found below.

Science fiction novels

Galactic Empires:

  • Foundation Trilogy (1951) (Foundation, Foundation and Empire, Second Foundation) by Isaac Asimov

Science Fiction Mysteries:

On War:

Time Travel:

Short Fiction

Golden Age science fiction

  • Adventures in Space and Time (1946) edited by Raymond Healy & J. Francis McComas (1946)
  • The Golden Age of Science Fiction edited by Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenburgh

New Wave science fiction

  • Dangerous Visions (1967); Again, Dangerous Visions (1972) edited by Harlan Ellison


  • The Hard Science Fiction Renaissance (2o02) edited by David G. Hartwell & Kathryn Cramer

Award Lists

Science Fiction Magazines

An asterisk (*) indicates the magazine is available for free online.

Science Fiction Conventions



My personal favorite:

Writing Workshops

Other Resources


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