Science Fiction Hub

The Science Fiction collections in the University Library's Special Collections & Archives comprise Europe's largest catalogued collection of SF material, including the Science Fiction Foundation Collection and a wealth of literary archives.

Collection highlightOver 35,000 books - from the earliest examples of speculative fiction to the present day, accompanied by 2,500 critical works. Holdings are comprehensive for many English-language writers but geographical coverage is wide-ranging with French, German and Eastern European writers featuring strongly.

Collection highlightOver 2,500 periodical titles - one of the most extensive collections of critical journals, fanzines & fiction magazines in the world. Many titles have been indexed at article level for the first time in our SF Catalogue.

Collection highlightExtensive archival collections - the papers and manuscripts of some of the most important writers in the genre, including John Wyndham, Olaf Stapledon, John Brunner, Eric Frank Russell, Brian Aldiss and many other leading authors.

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Andy Sawyer
Science Fiction Librarian & Course Leader MA Science Fiction Studies
Special Collections & Archives
Sydney Jones Library
The University of Liverpool
PO Box 123
L69 3DA

email: asawyer@liv.ac.uk
tel: (0151) 794 2696

Opening hours

Monday - Friday: 9.30am - 4.45pm

Appointments must be made at least one day in advance.

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