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 Fiction, Asimov's, and FemSpec.
Science Fiction Lounge
Fall 2020 Precautions & Procedures:
For the safety of students, faculty, staff and visitors, all circulating science fiction collection materials have been moved to the Library Service Center. All are available for order using the Library's catalog and will be delivered without contact to a Library locker. Deliveries are made once a day from the Library Service Center, and materials will be quarantined for three days after return.
Location & Hours
The Science Fiction Lounge is on the 1st floor of Crosland Tower. The lounge is open whenever the library is open.
About the Circulating Science Fiction Collection
A visit to the Science Fiction Lounge showcases a fantastic variety of science fiction: works of feminist and global science fiction; science fiction art; classic works of the Golden Age, New Wave and Contemporary science fiction movements; Afrofuturism; award-winning books and short stories; collections of Star Trek and Star Wars novels; and a variety of secondary and reference works related to science fiction studies. The original circulating science fiction collection was formed from the personal collection of Georgia Tech literature professor Irving "Bud" Foote, who donated his science fiction book and magazine collection to the Library in 1998.
Recommendations for purchase are welcome and can be made via our Recommend a Purchase form.