Foundation: The International Review Of Science Fiction

Foundation is the essential critical review of science fiction, and is published three times a year (Spring, Summer and Winter) by the Science Fiction Foundation. ISSN: 0306-4964258. It is peer-reviewed, and strict anonymity is accorded to both authors and reviewers alike.

  • Editor: Paul March-Russell
  • Book Reviews Editors: Sean Guynes-Vishniac (US), Will Slocombe (UK) 
  • Editorial Team: Cait Coker, Andrew Ferguson, Heather Osborne, Maureen Speller, Allen Stroud

The views expressed in the journal are those of the authors and do not necessarily coincide with those of the Editors or Editorial Team. Submissions to Foundation must meet the requirements of the style guide. Articles approx. 6000 words and double-spaced should be submitted to the Editor; reviews up to 1500 words and double-spaced should be submitted to the Book Reviews Editor (please see Contacts for the correct email address). Books for review, clearly marked 'For Review', should be submitted to either Sean Guynes or Will Slocombe at the following addresses:

For UK/European publishers - Dr Will Slocombe, Department of English, School of the Arts, University of Liverpool, 19 Abercromby Square, Liverpool, L69 7ZG, UK

For US publishers - Sean Guynes-Vishniac, Department of English, Wells Hall C614, 619 Red Cedar Road, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA

Copyright clearance is the responsibility of the author. Accepted articles become the copyright of the journal, and permissions to reprint must be submitted to the Editor. In addition to the print journal, articles are also made available electronically via Literature Online (ProQuest) and Literature Reference Center Plus (EBSCO). Author accepted manuscripts (post peer-review) may be uploaded to an institutional depository within three months of publication. PDFs of the typeset manuscript are also available on request.

The table of contents for the latest issue of Foundation is available here:

In addition to our print issue, further book/exhibition reviews can be viewed at:

A list of past and current winners of the Foundation Essay Prize can be found here:

A list of past and current selections for The Fourfold Library can be found here:

You can also follow the journal on facebook (!/groups/153811061470013/?fref=ts) and twitter (@Foundation_SF).


Subscriptions (2018)

Individuals (three numbers): £23 (UK); £25 (Europe, inc. Eire); £29/$44 (USA) (Rest of the World)

Student discount (three numbers): £15/$23 (USA)

Institutions (three numbers): £47/$77 (anywhere); £8/$13 (airmail surcharge)

Single issues of Foundation can be purchased for £8/$13 (USA)

For further details, please contact Roger Robinson (see Membership secretary in Contacts)


Back Issues

A number of back issues are available for purchase, starting with issue 21 (February 1981). See fuller details on the dedicated pages. Please contact Andy Sawyer if you wish to purchase back issues of Foundation.