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About Farah Mendlesohn

Farah Mendlesohn is Reader in Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature at Middlesex University, UK, co-editor of the Hugo Award–winning Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction, and author of The Inter-Galactic Playground: A Critical Study of Children’s and Teen’s Science Fiction (McFarland, 2009).

The Campaign for Shiny Futures

When Roger Sutton asked me why science fiction for teens did not get the same attention or respect as fantasy, I wanted to throw up my hands and say, “Because it’s written by the ignorant, published by the ignorant, and reviewed by the ignorant — present company included.” Here’s why. The notion that SF for […]