Sci Fi Overview

Science fiction studies programs are increasingly popular both in the United States and abroad, but most are housed within traditional English departments. Georgia Tech’s extant science fiction resources, along with LMC’s commitment to interdisciplinary humanistic inquiry and the unit’s history of working productively with other colleges across campus, guarantees that the Institute can make a unique contribution to this growing field of study.

LMC is currently home to a number of scholars who research, teach and create science fiction. The core faculty associated with LMC’s science fiction initiatives are Professors Kathleen Ann Goonan, Jay Telotte, and Lisa Yaszek.  In addition to their scholarly and pedagogical work, these faculty members organize annual science fiction symposia, run research groups dedicated to science fiction studies, and mentor students interested in pursuing careers in science fiction writing and criticism.

Tech Initiatives

In collaboration with the Georgia Tech Library and other interested parties across the Institute, LMC faculty are working on several initiatives to grow the unit’s reputation as a major center for science fiction studies. 

Sci Fi Lab Radio Show

A student produced and led radio show that broadcasts every Thursday night on WREK radio at 91.1 FM or online at

Rite of Passage

An independent, full-length steamfunk film that members of the Georgia Tech community are producing in collaboration with MV Media and Roaring Lion productions.

Sci Fi Lounge

Crosland Tower Library houses over 12,000 science fiction related items and has been written up in Science Fiction Studies as one of the top twenty collections of its kind in the world.

Future plans include creating a science fiction studies masters’ degree program that combines courses in science fiction studies, science and technology studies and archival research methods with lab-based research experiences.

For further information about science fiction initiatives at Georgia Tech, please contact Professor Lisa Yaszek at