Dr Mark Bould

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About me

Recipent of the International Association of the Fantastic in the Arts Distinguished Scholarship Award (2019)

Winner of the 2016 SFRA Pilgrim Lifetime Achievement Award for Critical Contributions to the Study of Science Fiction and Fantasy. 

Author of Solaris (2014), Science Fiction: The Routledge Film Guidebook (2012), The Cinema of John Sayles: Lone Star (2009) and Film Noir: From Berlin to Sin City (2005).

Co-author of The Routledge Concise History of Science Fiction (2011).

Editor of Africa SF (Paradoxa 22; 2013).

Co-editor of M. John Harrison: Critical Essays (2020), SF Now (Paradoxa 26; 2014), Neo-Noir (2009), Red Planets: Marxism and Science Fiction (2009), The Routledge Companion to Science Fiction (2009), Fifty Key Figures in Science Fiction (2009), and Parietal Games: Critical Writings By and On M. John Harrison (2005).

Co-editor of Studies in Global Science Fiction​ book series.

Founding (and now former) editor of Science Fiction Film and Television journal. 

Advisory editor of Science and Popular Culture, Transmedia and Liverpool Science Fiction Texts and Studies book series, and of Comparative Literature and CultureDeletion: The Online Journal in Science Fiction Studies, Extrapolation, Historical Materialism: Research in Critical Marxist Theory, Intensities: The Journal of Cult Media, Monstrum, Paradoxa: Studies in World Literary Genres, Science Fiction Film and Television and Science Fiction Studies. â€‹

Area of expertise

Science fiction film, literature and television. The Anthropocene and anthropogenic climate destabilisation. Film noir and neo-noir. Afrofuturism. African speculative fiction. Political cinema. Marxism. 


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