SFRA is the oldest professional organization for the study of science fiction and the fantastic across media. Founded in 1970, SFRA facilitates research and pedagogy related to science fiction, fantasy, and related speculative genres. Members include scholars, educators, librarians, editors, authors, publishers, archivists, and artists from across the globe. Academic affiliation is not a requirement of membership.
We annually pause membership additions in November for book-keeping reasons, restarting them in the new year. Please check back if you wish to start a new membership and that option is not available.
SFRA members benefit from the SFRA community, may present at the SFRA annual conference, and receive the following:
SFRA Review. Four issues per year. Includes extensive book reviews of both non-fiction and fiction, review articles, feature articles, association news, and calls for papers. Available electronically, the Review can also be ordered in print for an additional fee.
Extrapolation. Three issues per volume year. The oldest journal in the field, with critical, historical, and bibliographical articles, book reviews, letters, occasional special topic issues, and an annual index.
Science Fiction Studies. Three issues per volume year. Includes critical, historical, and bibliographical articles, review articles, reviews, notes, letters, international coverage, and an annual index.
Includes electronic access to year's issues of SFRA Review, Extrapolation and Science Fiction Studies, all electronically available back issues of SFRA Review, and electronic access to all previous years of Science Fiction Studies, dating back to 1973. Because there are no shipping costs, there is no geographically-based fee scale. This option is available throughout the year.
Includes electronic access to year's issues of SFRA Review, Extrapolation and Science Fiction Studies, all electronically available back issues of SFRA Review, and electronic access to all previous years of Science Fiction Studies, dating back to 1973. Also includes print copies of the year's issues of Extrapolation and Science Fiction Studies. This option is only available from December until the end of August.
For two members of the same household who share an address. Only one member should fill out application. Second member will receive an invitation to join.
Available to students for a maximum of five years.
Receives only SFRA Review, not Extrapolation nor Science Fiction Studies.