Further Information and Pricing

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Liverpool Science Fiction Studies Online combines the internationally-renowned print series Liverpool Science Fiction Texts and Studies and Constellations with the extensive back archive (1959-2004) of the world's first SF journal, Extrapolation.

Launching with over 60 monographs and 1,000 articles in April 2021, this collection combines leading book and journal research in to one unique resource for libraries.

What are the benefits to your library?

  • Comprehensive: an expansive collection of monograph volumes and journal articles with over 28,000 pages of international scholarship from After Human: A Critical History of the Human in Science Fiction from Shelley to Le Guin to Zenna Henderson’s “People” and the Quest for Self-Identity.
  • No embargo: immediate online access to the content plus annual updates to include all new ebooks released throughout a three-year period.
  • Wide-ranging: Extrapolation was founded in 1959 and both the series and the journal archive cover the full spectrum of SF from its inception in the first half of the twentieth-century to its representation in today's popular culture.
  • Interdisciplinary: the collection offers a broad perspective on a variety of themes relating to Science Fiction as presented in literature, film, television, gaming, and comic books including: apocalypse, race, utopia/dystopia, alternate history, post-humanism, biopolitics, cyberpunk, fantasy worlds, speculative fiction, sexuality, Afrofuturism, AI, ecological crisis, politics, technological overreach, space travel, western expansionism and colonialism, and steampunk.
  • Renowned authors: noted contributors include Sean Redmond, Gwyneth Jones, Sonja Fritzsche, Paul Bullock, Mike Ashley, Robert M. Philmus, Jez Conolly, Tom Shippey, Emma Westwood, Nick Riddle.
  • Key monographs: The Country You Have Never Seen: Essays and Reviews, Locating Science Fiction, Blade Runner, Biopunk Dystopias: Genetic Engineering, Jurassic Park, Society and Science Fiction, Terraforming: Ecopolitical Transformations and Environmentalism in Science Fiction, The Damned, Sideways in Time: Critical Essays on Alternate History Fiction.
  • Key articles: Blood, Genes and Gender in Octavia Butler's Kindred and Dawn by Nancy Jesser, The Women History Doesn't See: Recovering Midcentury Women's SF as a Literature of Social Critique by Lisa Yaszsek, Why Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings Should Not Be Popular Culture by Gerard O'Connor, Significant Themes in the Criticism of Soviet Science Fiction to 1965 by Darko Suvin, and Star Trek and Television's Moral Universe by Ina Rae Hark. 
  • Interactive: available on our new super-fast, feature-rich online eReader which presents volumes with a crisp fully-scalable image and the ability to zoom in, bookmark, copy text, print, and download.
  • Digitally preserved: All content is digitally preserved in the CLOCKSS Archive.

2022 Pricing

One-off purchase: £8,000* / US$9,950

One-off purchase includes immediate access to all current content plus three years' worth of future content. Online access is in perpetuity and there are no online hosting fees.

*Institutions in the EU are subject to their respective country’s tax rate for digital goods if not VAT registered.


To order directly please contact Jennie Collinson (Head of Sales & Marketing).