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Science Fiction

A guide to the UT Libraries science fiction collection for research and leisure reading.

Foreign Languages & SciFi in Translation

Introduction

English language works have historically dominated the science fiction literary market both domestically and abroad. In the last decade, scholars have worked to shift focus away from the Anglophone axis and open up a space for foreign authors and works within the field. This increased scholarly interest in regional and original foreign language content has resulted in an influx of book-length anthologies and works of scholarly criticism, some of which can be found below. This guide also includes creative works of science fiction in translation, and works in a wide variety of original languages.

Recommendations

See below for a selection of foreign-language originals. Click on the title link to view the UT catalog record for the book/ ebook.

These titles are recommended by librarians on the Global Studies team. If you would like further information, or to locate additional books in a foreign language, please use the Global Studies guide to reach out to a Global Studies liaison librarian.

South Asia

Latin America

Eastern Europe and Russia

East Asia

Central and Western Europe

See below for a selection of English translations of international science fiction works. Click on the title link to view the UT catalog record for the book/ ebook.

Central and Western Europe

Eastern Europe and Russia

East Asia

This list is comprised of various science fiction anthologies from around the world, opening the door to readers who wish to explore regional characteristics and creators of international science fiction.

Latin America

Central and Western Europe

Middle East

English North America

These books address scholarly inquiries into the role of science fiction throughout the world, how scholars investigate developments in the field, and what sort of questions currently inform the academic study of the genre. Click on the title link to view the UT catalog record for the book/ ebook.

Acknowledgements

Audrey Manchester created new content and updated this page in Fall 2021. 

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