Notes on Contributors

Marleen S. Barr teaches in the Department of Communication and Media at Fordham University. She has received the Science Fiction Research Association Pilgrim Award for lifetime achievement in science fiction criticism. Her books include Feminist Fabulation, Genre Fission, and Alien to Femininity. She recently published Oy Pioneer!, a humorous feminist academic novel. <>

Michael Bennett is a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Social Science at Michigan Technological University. He has a Ph.D. from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. His research focuses on the ethical, legal and societal implications of emerging technologies, and the intersection of race and technology. <>

Mark Bould is a Senior Lecturer in Film Studies at the University of the West of England. He is an advisory editor for Historical Materialism, Horror, and Science Fiction Studies. He is the author of Film Noir: From Berlin to Sin City (2005) and The Cinema of John Sayles (forthcoming) and co-editor of Parietal Games: Critical Writing By and On M. John Harrison (2005), Neo-Noir (forthcoming), and The Routledge Companion to Science Fiction (forthcoming). <>

Carl Freedman is a professor and the Director of Graduate Studies in the English Department of Louisiana State University. He is the author of many articles and several books, including Critical Theory and Science Fiction (2000) and The Incomplete Projects: Marxism, Modernity, and the Politics of Culture (2002). He has recently completed The Age of Nixon: A Study in Cultural Power, and is writing mainly about film these days. <>

Robert P. Horstemeier became interested in flying saucers during his childhood in the 1950s. He has been active for many years in organizations interested in UFOs but has maintained a critical distance from their claims, which he regards as originating in extraterrestrial expectations engendered in science fiction and in the fantastic portion of the popular science literature. <>

Dennis Lensing teaches in the Liberal Studies Division of Huston-Tillotson University, a historically black institution in Austin, Texas. He is a Ph.D. candidate in English Literature at the University of New Mexico, studying postwar American fiction and the construction of a new consumerist ethic. He has published essays on writing about AIDS and on the novels of Buchi Emecheta and Thomas Pynchon. <>

Yusuf Nuruddin is a visiting assistant professor of Africana Studies at the University of Toledo.  He is a frequent contributor to Socialism and Democracy, as well as member of its editorial board. His research on African American Muslims appears in other journals and edited collections. He is also the managing editor of a forthcoming journal, Timbuktu: Contemporary Islamic Thought of the African Diaspora. <>

Alcena Madeline Davis Rogan is an Assistant Professor of English at Gordon College in Barnesville, Georgia. She has published three articles and a number of book reviews on science fiction. She is currently revising her dissertation, "The Future in Feminism: Reading Strategies for Feminist Theory and Science Fiction," into a book manuscript. <>

Jonathan Scott is Assistant Professor of English at Al-Quds University in East Jerusalem. He is the author of Socialist Joy in the Writing of Langston Hughes (University of Missouri Press, 2006). His articles have appeared in Modern Fiction Studies, Langston Hughes Review, Minnesota Review, Race & Class, College Literature, Journal of Teaching Writing, Rethinking Marxism, and Socialism and Democracy, and in the e-zines CounterPunch, Black Commentator, and ChickenBones. At present he is working on a study of the Palestinian literary tradition. <>

Steven Shaviro is the DeRoy Professor of English at Wayne State University. He is the author of The Cinematic Body (Minnesota, 1993), Doom Patrols: A Theoretical Fiction about Postmodernism (Serpent's Tail, 1997), and Connected, Or, What It Means to Live in the Network Society (Minnesota, 2003). <>

Sherryl Vint is an assistant professor of English at St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia. She is an advisory editor for Science Fiction Studies and Horror. She is the author of Bodies of Tomorrow: Technology, Subjectivity, Science Fiction (2006) and co-editor of and The Routledge Companion to Science Fiction (forthcoming). She has published articles on science fiction, feminism and popular culture, and animal studies. <>

Victor Wallis, the managing editor of Socialism and Democracy, teaches in the department of Liberal Arts at the Berklee College of Music. His writings on ecology and technology have appeared in Capitalism Nature Socialism, Organization & Environment, the Historisch-Kritisches Wörterbuch des Marxismus, and Socialism and Democracy, and have been translated into six languages. <>

Lisa Yaszek is Associate Professor of Literature and Gender Studies at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where she is also curator of the Bud Foote Science Fiction Collection. Her essays on the relations of science, society, and science fiction have appeared in Extrapolation, Signs: Journal of Women in Society and Culture, and Rethinking History. Her book Galactic Suburbia: Gender, Technology, and Science Fiction is forthcoming from Ohio State University Press. <>