Join SFRA

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.

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.

Membership Options

Electronic Only

Includes electronic access to year's issues of SFRA ReviewExtrapolation and Science Fiction Studies, all electronically available back issues of SFRA Review, and electronic access to the previous three years of Science Fiction Studies. Because there are no shipping costs, there is no geographically-based fee scale.

Electronic Plus Print

Includes electronic access to year's issues of SFRA ReviewExtrapolation and Science Fiction Studies, all electronically available back issues of SFRA Review, and electronic access to the previous three years of Science Fiction Studies. Also includes print copies of the year's issues of Extrapolation and Science Fiction Studies.

Joint Membership

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.

Student Membership

Available to students for a maximum of five years.

Emeritus Membership

Receives only SFRA Review, not Extrapolation or Science Fiction Studies.


Please note: During November and December the SFRA does not accept memberships for the current calendar year. Once we have updated prices to reflect next year's costs for subscriptions, members will be able to place renewal orders (which will be delayed into January). Most members will find it easiest simply to wait until January to join. Thank you for your patience as we work with the journals.

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