Science Fiction Lounge

The circulating science fiction collection was originally formed from the donated personal collection of LMC professor Irving "Bud" Foote in 1998, and has grown since that time to include thousands of science fiction works and criticism for research and leisure reading. The collection also includes significant periodicals where many science fiction writers have been featured over the years, such as Fantasy & Science FictionAsimov's, and FemSpec. Stop by and browse, or take books home to enjoy.

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Science Fiction

History of the Collection

In 1998, literature professor Irving "Bud" Foote laid the foundation for the science fiction collection by donating his personal book and magazine collection to Georgia Tech Archives, which currently holds more than 10,000 science fiction and fantasy novels, anthologies, and more than 1,000 periodical issues. 

American science fiction printed between 1950 and 1990 is the collection's strongest coverage area. Most fiction items are held in Georgia Tech Archives; duplicate copies of these items (when available) can be found in the Library's general collection, along with a variety of secondary and reference works related to science fiction studies.

The continuing growth of the Georgia Tech Science Fiction Collection relies on the generous support of donors. Past donations have led to current collection strengths, primarily mid-20th century American book and magazine science fiction; ongoing donations augment emerging collecting areas, such as southeastern US science fiction fandom.