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I am managing editor of Science Fiction Studies, general editor of Wesleyan University Press's "Early Classics of Science Fiction" series, and author of books and articles on Jules Verne, Jean Cocteau, French science fiction, and other subjects.


Science Fiction Studies
SFS was founded in 1973 and has been called the world's most respected scholarly journal for the study of science fiction (sf). It is refereed, very selective, and publishes articles, interviews, and book reviews three times per year (March, July, November). The SFS website features abstracts of every article, full texts of every review, and selected major essays that have appeared in the journal. It also includes important documents in the history of science fiction, a host of links to useful websites related to sf, and a bibliography of sf criticism. Beginning in the summer of 2002, all sold-out back issues are also posted (full-text) on the SFS website. For a photo of the editorial staff of SFS (circa 1998), click here.

Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction
In July 2010, the co-editors of SFS published a classroom textbook of science fiction called The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction.
It contains 52 stories from the 19th century to today, with a brief headnote about the author preceding each story. The book features an introduction that analyzes the genre and its reading protocols and also includes an extensive bibliography of critical works about science fiction at the end. Accompanying the anthology is an online "Teacher's Guide" for using the book in an academic setting; it is located at: http://www.wesleyan.edu/wespress/sfanthologyguide/


"Early Classics of Science Fiction"
Since 2000, I have served as the general editor for this new book series from Wesleyan University Press. This series contains three lines: critical editions of classic English-language sf, new translations of non-English sf, and monographs and other scholarly studies that focus on early sf (pre-1940). According to Wesleyan, the primary goal of this "Early Classics of Science Fiction" series is: "to provide a venue for the publication and scholarly study of neglected early works of science fiction and, in so doing, to expand and enrich the traditional definitions of the genre." Here is a list of the books published so far in this series. Click on the title to see an enlarged photo of the book cover as well as a selection of book reviews.

fall 2001:
Jules Verne, Invasion of the Sea. (1905) Trans. Edward Baxter. Ed. Arthur B. Evans.
Jules Verne, The Mysterious Island. (1875) Trans. Stanley Kravitz. Eds. William Butcher and Arthur B. Evans.

spring 2002:
Camille Flammarion, Lumen. (1872) Trans. and ed. Brian Stableford.
Justine Larbalestier, The Battle of the Sexes in Science Fiction.

fall 2002:
Jean-Baptiste Cousin de Grainville, The Last Man. (1805) Trans. and ed. I.F and M. Clarke.
Jules Verne, The Mighty Orinoco. (1898) Trans. Stanford Luce. Eds. Walter James Miller and Arthur B. Evans.

spring 2003:
Kenneth Mackay, The Yellow Wave. (1895) Eds. Andrew Enstice and Janeen Webb.
Andrea Bell and Yolanda Molina-Gavilán, eds., Cosmos Latinos.

fall 2003:
Ignatius Donnelly, Caesar's Column. (1889). Ed. Nicholas Ruddick..
S. Fowler Wright, Deluge. (1928). Ed. Brian Stableford.

spring 2004:
Albert Robida, The Twentieth Century. (1882). Trans. Philippe Willems. Ed. Arthur B. Evans.
A. Merritt, The Moon Pool. (1918). Ed. Michael Levy.
Olaf Stapledon. Star Maker. (1937). Ed. Patrick A. McCarthy.

fall 2004:
W. Warren Wagar. H. G. Wells: Traversing Time.
Emile Souvestre. The World As It Shall Be. (1846). Trans. Margaret Clarke. Ed.
I.F. Clarke.
Peter Fitting, ed. Subterranean Worlds: A Critical Anthology.

spring 2005
Edward Bulwer-Lytton. The Coming Race. (1871). Ed. David Seed.

fall 2005
Jules Verne. The Begum's Millions. (1879). Trans. Stanford L. Luce. Eds. Peter Schulman and Arthur B. Evans.

spring 2006
Honoré de Balzac. The Centenarian. (1822). Trans. and ed. Danièle Chatelain and George Slusser.

fall 2006
H.G. Wells. Star Begotten. (1937). Ed. John Huntington.

spring 2007
Jules Verne. The Kip Brothers. (1902). Trans. Stanford L. Luce. Eds. Jean-Michel Margot and Arthur B. Evans.

spring 2008
John Rieder. Colonialism and the Emergence of Science Fiction.

fall 2008
Franz Rottensteiner, ed. The Black Mirror and other Stories: An Anthology of Science Fiction from Germany and Austria

spring 2009
Nicholas Ruddick. The Fire in the Stone: Prehistoric Fiction from Charles Darwin to Jean M. Auel

fall 2010
Robert Crossley. Imagining Mars: A Literary History

spring 2011
Rachel Haywood Ferreira. The Emergence of Latin American Science Fiction

spring 2012
J.-H. Rosny aîné. Three Science Fiction Novellas: From Prehistory to the End of Mankind. Trans. and ed. Danièle Chatelain and George Slusser.

fall 2012
Enrique Gaspar. The Time Ship: A Chrononautical Journey. (1887). Trans. and ed. Yolanda Molina-Gavilán and Andrea Bell.

winter 2012
Anindita Banerjee. We Modern People: Science Fiction and the Making of Russian Modernity

spring 2013
Jules Verne. Travel Scholarships. (1903). Trans. Teri J. Hernández. Ed. Volker Dehs and Arthur B. Evans.

spring 2014
Arthur B. Evans, ed. Vintage Visions: Essays on Early Science Fiction

Verniana
In 2008, a new and entirely online scholarly journal called Verniana was founded by the late Prof. Zvi Har'El and a handful of international Verne scholars (including myself) who serve as its Editorial Board. Verniana publishes original scholarly essays and reviews pertaining to the life and works of the French author Jules Verne (1828-1905). Texts published in Verniana may be written in any modern language (abstracts of each are provided in English and French) and are fully peer-reviewed. A free and totally open-access journal, Verniana may be accessed by any reader with an Internet connection. Any text published in Verniana may be copied, distributed, and transmitted free of charge provided that it is not used for commercial purposes, that it is not altered in any way, and that its original appearance in Verniana is acknowledged. A link to the home page of Verniana is here.

Books, Articles, Lectures, etc.
My scholarly interest in science fiction developed, oddly enough, out of my studies in French surrealism. My first publication was a 1977 book on Jean Cocteau called Jean Cocteau and his Films of Orphic Identity. While working on my Ph.D. at Columbia University in the early 1980s, I became fascinated with the "surreal" genre of science fiction, eventually completing a doctoral dissertation on Jules Verne in 1985. Its subsequent publication as Jules Verne Rediscovered (winning the Eaton Award in 1990) marked the beginning of my ongoiing research and editorial work in the field of science fiction. Some of my other publications, lectures, interviews, etc. are listed below, a few of which are available online (click on the title).

books, as author:
Jean Cocteau and his Films of Orphic Identity
(Art Alliance Press, 1977).

Jules Verne Rediscovered: Didacticism and the Scientific Novel (Greenwood Press, 1988).

books, as editor:
En Route! Review Grammar, ed. Katia Brillé Lutz (Harcourt Brace, 1985).
On Philip K. Dick: 40 Articles from Science-Fiction Studies (SF-TH, 1992).
The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction (Wesleyan UP, 2010).
Jules Verne. Invasion of the Sea (Wesleyan UP, 2001).
Jules Verne. The Mysterious Island (Wesleyan UP, 2001).
Jules Verne. The Mighty Orinoco (Wesleyan UP, 2002).
Jules Verne. The Begum's Millions (Wesleyan UP, 2003).
Albert Robida. The Twentieth Century (Wesleyan UP, 2004).
Jules Verne. The Kip Brothers (Wesleyan UP, 2007).
Jules Verne. Travel Scholarships (Wesleyan UP, 2013).
Vintage Visions: Essays on Early Science Fiction (Wesleyan, 2014).

articles as chapters in books or encyclopedias :
"Le Franglais vernien." Les Modernités de Jules Verne, ed. Jean Bessière (Presses Universitaires de France, 1988): 87-105.
"French Science Fiction." Handbook of French Popular Culture, ed. Pierre Horn (Greenwood Press, 1990): 229-265.
"Jules Verne." Dictionary of Literary Biography: Nineteenth-Century French Fiction Writers, 1860-1900, ed. Catharine Savage Brosman, Vol. 123 (Gale, 1992): 275-97.
"Jules Verne." TCLC 52: Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism (Gale, 1994): 336, 351-361.
"Vehicular Utopias of Jules Verne." Transformations of Utopia: Changing Views of the Perfect Society, eds. George Slusser et al. (NY: AMS Press, 1999): 99-108.
"Jules Verne and the French Literary Canon." Jules Verne: Narratives of Modernity, (Liverpool University Press, 2000): 11-39.
"Authorities, Canons, and Scholarship: The Role of Academic Journals." Science Fiction, Canonization, Marginalization, and the Academy, ed. Gary Westfahl and George Slusser (Greenwood Press, 2002): 95-100.
"Robida, Albert." Encyclopedia Britannica. 2006. Encyclopedia Britannica Online. <http://www.britannica.com/eb/article-9399929>.
"Verne, Jules." Encyclopedia Britannica. 2006. Encyclopedia Britannica Online. <http://www.britannica.com/eb/article-9075124>.
"Nineteenth-Century SF." The Routledge Companion to Science Fiction, ed. Mark Bould et al. (Routledge, 2009): 13-22.
"Jules Verne." Fifty Key Figures in Science Fiction, ed. Mark Bould et al. (Routledge, 2010): 235-239.


articles in refereed scholarly journals :
"L'Etrange cas de la planète disparue––Hector Servadac.'' Bulletin de la Société Jules Verne 75 (1985): 233.
"Science Fiction vs. Scientific Fiction in France: From Jules Verne to Rosny Aîné.'' Science-Fiction Studies Vol. 15 no. 1, #44 (March 1988): 1-11.
"The Extraordinary Libraries of Jules Verne.'' L'Esprit créateur Vol. 28, no. 1 (1988): 75- 86.
"Catachresis in Early Surrealist Poetry." Romanic Review Vol. 79, no. 4 (1988): 621-632.
"Science Fiction in France: A Brief History and Selective Bibliography.'' Science-Fiction Studies Vol. 16, no. 3, #49 (November 1989): 254-276, 338-368.
"Functions of Science in French Fiction.'' Studies in the Literary Imagination Vol. 22, no. 1 (1989): 79-100.
"Optograms and Fiction: Photo in a Dead Man's Eye.'' Science-Fiction Studies Vol. 20, no. 3, #61 (November 1993): 341-361.
"The Fantastic SF of Maurice Renard.'' Science-Fiction Studies Vol. 21, no. 3, #64 (November 1994): 380-396.
"The 'New' Jules Verne.'' Science-Fiction Studies Vol. 22, no. 1, #65 (March 1995): 35-46.
"Jules Verne et la persistence rétinienne.'' Cahiers du Musée Jules Verne #13 (1996): 11-17.
"Literary Intertexts in Jules Verne's Voyages Extraordinaires.'' Science-Fiction Studies Vol. 23, no. 2, #69 (July 1996): 171-187.
"North American College Courses in Science Fiction, Utopian Literature, and Fantasy. '' Science-Fiction Studies Vol. 23, no. 3, #70 (November 1996): 437-524.
"The Surrealistic Science Fiction of Serge Brussolo." Science-Fiction Studies Vol. 24, no. 3, #73 (November 1997): 430-440, (with Roger Bozzetto).
"The Illustrators of Jules Verne's Voyages Extraordinaires." Science-Fiction Studies Vol. 25, no. 2, #75 (July 1998): 241-270.
"In Memoriam: Richard Dale Mullen." Science Fiction Studies Vol. 25, no. 3, #76 (November 1998): 401-413.
"The Origins of Science Fiction Criticism: from Kepler to Wells." Science Fiction Studies Vol. 26, no. 2, #78 (July 1999): 163-186. Rpt. in French in ReS Futurae: Revue d'études sur la science-fiction. Vol. 1 (2012).
"Hetzel and Verne: Collaboration and Conflict." Science Fiction Studies Vol. 28, no. 1, #83 (March 2001): 97-106.

"Gustave Le Rouge, Pioneer of French Science Fiction." Science Fiction Studies Vol. 29, no. 1, #86 (March 2002): 1-14.
"The Most Translated Verne Novel." Nautilus 2 (January 2002): 6-9. Article co-written with William Butcher.
"Verne en Amérique: genèse d'une légende." Revue Jules Verne #15 (juin 2003): 47-60.
"Jules Verne's English Translations." Science Fiction Studies Vol. 32, no. 1, #95 (March 2005): 80-104.
"A Bibliography of Jules Verne's English Translations." Science Fiction Studies Vol. 32, no. 1, #95 (March 2005): 105-141.
"Jules Verne: Exploring the Limits." Australian Journal of French Studies Vol. 42, no. 3 (September-December 2005): 265-275.
"Jules Verne's America." Extrapolation vol. 48 (Spring 2007): 35-43.
"Jules Verne in English: A Bibliography of Modern Editions and Scholarly Studies." Verniana Vol. 1 (2008): 9-22.
"The Verne School in France: Paul d'Ivoi's Voyages Excentriques." Science Fiction Studies Vol. 36, no. 2, #108 (July 2009): 217-234. Rpt. in French as "Les Voyages excentriques de Paul d'Ivoi" in Galaxies Science-Fiction no. 8/50 (printemps 2010): 141-159.
"Protesting Too Much: The Jules vs. Michel Verne Controversy." Science Fiction Studies Vol. 36, no. 2, #108 (July 2009): 321-326.
"Éditorial." (with Irène Langlet) ReS Futurae: Revue d'études sur la science-fiction. Vol. 1 (2012).
"Editorial: The Verne Translation Renaissance Continues." Verniana (2012-13): i-iv.
"Fishing for Lion with Jules Verne and Joseph Méry." Verniana (2012-13): 35-38.
"The Apocalyptic Science Fiction of Jacques Spitz." Science Fiction Studies Vol. 40, no. 2, #120 (July 2013): 286-300.
"Jules Verne's Dream Machines: Technology and Transcendence." Extrapolation Vol. 54, no. 2 (Summer 2013): 129-146.
"The English Editions of Five Weeks in a Balloon." Verniana Vol. 6 (2013-2014): 139-68.

Articles in popular magazines:
"Jules Verne: Misunderstood Visionary." Scientific American (April 1997): 92-97.
"Jules Verne: visionnaire incompris." Pour la Science #236 (juin 1997): 94-101.

Translations:
Roger Bozzetto. "Intercultural Interplay: SF in France and the US.'' Science-Fiction Studies Vol. 17, no.1, #50 (March 1990): 1-24.
Roger Bozzetto. "Kepler's Somnium.'' Science-Fiction Studies Vol. 17, no. 3, #52 (November 1990): 370-382.
Jean Baudrillard. "Simulacra and Science Fiction." Science-Fiction Studies Vol. 18, no. 3, #55 (November 1991): 309-313.
Jean Baudrillard. "Ballard's Crash.'' Science-Fiction Studies Vol. 18, no. 3, #55 (November 1991): 313-320.
Hélène Colas-Charpentier, "Four Québécois Dystopias.'' 1963-1972,'' Science-Fiction Studies Vol. 20, no. 3, #61 (November 1993): 383-393.
Maurice Renard. "On the Scientific-Marvellous Novel.'' Science-Fiction Studies Vol. 21, no. 3, #64 (November 1994): 397-405.
Roger Bozzetto. "Science Fiction in France: The Comeback." Science Fiction Studies Vol.
26, no. 3, #79 (November 1999): 431-435.
Volker Dehs. "Editorial." Verniana Vol. 2 (2009-10): iii-iv.

Book Reviews:
Paul K. Alkon. Origins of Futuristic Fiction (Georgia University Press, 1987) in Science-Fiction Studies Vol. 16, no. 1, #47 (March 1989): 94-102.
Norbert Spehner. Ecrits sur la science-fiction (Ed. Préamble, 1988) in Science-Fiction Studies Vol. 16, no. 2, #48 (July 1989): 240-242.
Andrew Martin. The Mask of the Prophet (Oxford UP, 1990) in Nineteenth-Century French Studies Vol. 19, #4 (1991): 629-631.
Olena H. Sacuik, ed. The Shape of the Fantastic (Greenwood Press, 1990) in Science-Fiction Studies Vol. 18, no. 1, #53 (March 1991): 140.
Michele K. Langford, ed. Contours of the Fantastic (Greenwood Press, 1990) in Science-Fiction Studies Vol. 18, no. 1, #53 (March 1991): 140.
Monique Lebailly, ed. La Science-fiction avant la SF (Ed. Instant, 1989) in Science-Fiction Studies Vol. 18, no. 1, #53 (March 1991): 141-143.
William Butcher. Verne's Journey to the Centre of the Self (Macmillan, 1990) in Science-Fiction Studies Vol. 18, no. 2, #54 (July 1991): 275-279.
Daniel Compère. Jules Verne: Ecrivain (Droz, 1991) in Nineteenth-Century French Studies Vol. 20, #3-4 (1992): 509-510.
Jules Verne. The Floating Island (Routledge, 1991) in Science-Fiction Studies Vol. 19, no. 2, #57 (July 1992): 261-263.
Jules Verne. The Complete Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, ed. and trans. Emanuel J. Mickel (Indiana University Press, 1992) in Science-Fiction Studies Vol. 19, no. 2, #57 (July 1992): 261- 263.
Roger Bozzetto. L'Obscur objet d'un savoir (Provence UP, 1992) in Science-Fiction Studies Vol. 19, no. 3, #58 (November 1992): 430.
Donald E. Morse et al., eds. Celebration of the Fantastic (Greenwood Press, 1992) in Science-Fiction Studies Vol. 20, no. 1, #59 (March 1993): 119-120.
Nicholas Ruddick, ed. State of the Fantastic (Greenwood Press, 1992) in Science-Fiction Studies Vol. 20, no. 1, #59 (March 1993): 119-120.
Timothy Unwin. Jules Verne: Le Tour du monde en quatre-vingts jours (Glascow UP, 1992) in Nineteenth-Century French Studies Vol. 22, #1-2 (1993-1994): 272-274.
Jules Verne. Adventures of the Rat Family (Oxford UP, 1993) in Science-Fiction Studies Vol. 21, no. 1, #62 (March 1994): 118.
Bruce Cassiday, ed. Modern Mystery, Fantasy, and Science Fiction Writers (Continuum, 1993) in Science-Fiction Studies Vol. 21, no. 1, #62 (March 1994): 119-120.
Paul K. Alkon. Science Fiction Before 1900 (Twayne, 1994) in Science-Fiction Studies Vol. 21, no. 3, #64 (November 1994): 418-420.
Neil Barron, ed. Anatomy of Wonder 4 (R.R. Bowker, 1995) in Science-Fiction Studies Vol. 22, no. 2, #66 (July 1995): 285-288.
Jules Verne. Journey to the Center of the Earth, trans. William Butcher (Oxford UP, 1992) in Science-Fiction Studies Vol. 22, no. 2, #66 (July 1995): 288-289.
Jules Verne. Around the World in 80 Days, trans. William Butcher (Oxford UP, 1995) in Science-Fiction Studies Vol. 22, no. 2, #66 (July 1995): 288-289.
Brian Taves and Stephen Michaluk. The Jules Verne Encyclopedia (Scarecrow Press, 1996) in Science-Fiction Studies Vol. 23, no. 2, #69 (July 1996): 305-306.
David Seed, ed. Anticipations: Essays on Early Science Fiction and its Precursors (Syracuse University Press, 1995) in Utopian Studies Vol. 7, #1 (1996): 144-145.
Jules Verne. Paris in the Twentieth Century in The Indianapolis Star (Sunday, Jan. 12, 1997): D6.
Herbert Lottman. Jules Verne: An Exploratory Biography in SFRA Review No. 228 (March/April 1997): 57-59.
Roger Bozzetto. Territoires des Fantastiques: des romans gothiques aux récits d'horreur moderne (Univ. de Provence, 1998) in Science Fiction Studies Vol. 26, no. 1, #77 (March 1999): 149-150.
Stéphane Nicot, ed. Les Univers de la Science-Fiction: Essais (Galaxies, 1998) in Science Fiction Studies Vol. 26, no. 1, #77 (March 1999): 150-52.
Daniel Compère and J.-M. Margot, eds. Entretiens avec Jules Verne, 1873-1905 (Slatkine, 1998) in Science Fiction Studies Vol. 26, no. 2, #78 (July 1999): 334-336.
Thomas C. Renzi. Jules Verne on Film (McFarland, 1998) in Science Fiction Studies Vol. 26, no. 3, #79 (November 1999): 493-495.
Gregory Claeys, ed. Modern British Utopias, 1700-1850 (Pickering and Chatto, 1997) in Science Fiction Studies vol. 27, no. 2, #81 (July 2000): 365-367.
Jules Verne. Journey to the Centre of the Earth, Around the World in 80 Days, and Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas, trans. William Butcher (Oxford UP, 1992, 1995, 1998) in Nineteenth-Century French Studies Vol. 29, #1-2 (2000): 181-83.
Olivier Dumas, Piero Gondolo della Riva, and Volker Dehs, eds. Correspondance inédite de Jules Verne et de Pierre-Jules Hetzel (1863-1886). Tome I (1863-1874) in Science Fiction Studies Vol. 28, no. 1, #83 (March 2001): 97-106.
Jean-Marc and Randy Lofficier. French Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror and Pulp Fiction: A Guide to the Cinema, Television, Radio, Animation, Comic Books, and Literature from the Middle Ages to the Present (McFarland, 2000) in Science Fiction Studies Vol. 28, no. 2, #84 (July 2001): 275-283.
Jean-Marc Gouanvic. Sociologie de la traduction (Artois Presses, 1999) in Science Fiction Studies Vol. 28, no. 2, #84 (July 2001): 303-304.
Alan Sandison and Robert Dingley, eds. Histories of the Future: Studies in Fact, Fantasy and Science Fiction (Palgrave, 2000) in Science Fiction Studies Vol. 29, no. 1, #86 (March 2002): 128-132.
Nadia Minerva. Jules Verne aux confins de l'utopie. (Paris: L'Harmattan) 2001, in Utopian Studies Vol.13 no.2 (2002): 183-185.
Riikka Forsström. Possible Worlds: The Idea of Happiness in the Utopian Vision of Louis-Sébastien Mercier (Helsinki: Suomalaisen Kirjallisuuden, 2002) in Science Fiction Studies vol. 30, no. 1, #89 (March 2003): 130-132.
Arnaud Huftier, ed. La Belgique: un jeu de cartes? (Presses universitaires de Valenciennes, 2003) in Science Fiction Studies Vol. 31, no. 3, #94 (November 2004): 457-459.
Roger Bozzetto and Arnaud Huftier. Les Frontières du fantastique (Presses universitaires de Valenciennes, 2004) in Science Fiction Studies Vol. 31, no. 3, #94 (November 2004): 457-459.
Jules Verne. Journey Through the Impossible. Trans. Edward Baxter. Ed. Jean-Michel Margot (Prometheus, 2003) in Science Fiction Studies Vol. 31, no. 3, #94 (November 2004): 479-480.
"Centennial Scholarship on Jules Verne." Review of a variety of books on/by Jules Verne published in 2005. In Science Fiction Studies Vol. 34, no. 3, #100 (November 2006): 557-561.
Timothy Unwin. Jules Verne: Journeys in Writing (Liverpool UP, 2005) in Modern Language Review 102.2 (2007): 517-518.
Jules Verne. The Golden Volcano. Trans. and ed. Edward Baxter. Preface Olivier Dumas. (Univ. of Nebraska Press, 2008) in Science Fiction Studies Vol. 36, no. 2, #108 (July 2009): 321-326.
Jules Verne. Amazing Journeys: Five Visionary Classics. Trans. and ed. Frederick Paul Walter. (SUNY Press, 2010) in Science Fiction Studies Vol. 37, no. 3, #112 (November 2010): 515-519.
Jules Verne. The Secret of Wilhelm Storitz. Trans. and ed. Peter Schulmann. (Univ. of Nebraska Press, 2011) in Science Fiction Studies Vol. 39, no. 1, #116 (March 2012): 150-153.
Natacha Vas Deyres. Ces Français qui ont écrit demain: Utopie, anticipation, et science-fiction (Paris: Champion, 2012) in Science Fiction Studies Vol. 40, no. 3, #121 (November 2013): 534-539.
Simon Bréan. La Science-fiction en France (Paris: PUP, 2012) in Science Fiction Studies Vol. 40, no. 3, #121 (November 2013): 534-539.
Jules Verne. The Sphinx of the Ice Realm. Trans. and ed. Frederick Paul Walter (Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 2012) in Science Fiction Studies Vol. 40, no. 3, #121 (November 2013): 572-575.

Daniel Fondanèche. La Littérature d'imagination scientifique. (Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2012) in French Studies 68.2 (2014): 271.

Published notes, correspondence, newspaper articles, interviews, etc.:
Olivier Dumas. "La Loi du Nautilus.'' Bulletin de la Société Jules Verne #98 (1991): 48.
Olivier Dumas. "Les Variantes de Vingt mille lieues sous les mers.'' Bulletin de la Société Jules Verne #105 (1993): 34.
Jim Zook. "Daring Journal of SF Theory." The Chronicle of Higher Education (June 1, 1994): sect. A, p. 8.
"Actualités de Jules Verne.'' Bulletin de la Société Jules Verne #111 (1994): 4.
"Verne: A Friend to Every Boy.'' Foundation: The Review of Science Fiction #64 (Summer 1995): 97-98.
Roger M. Showley. "A Jules Verne S.D. Adventure." San Diego Union-Tribune (Dec. 22, 1999).
Kristi Wright. "Looking Ahead: Jules Verne Would Be Happy With Future." Omaha Sunday World-Herald (Jan. 16, 2000).
Linton Weeks and John Schwartz. "Sci-Fi, Chasing a Warp-Speed Universe." The Washington Post (May 13, 2000): sect. C, pp. 1, 4.
Roger Moore. "Hollywood's Double Vision: Clones." The Orlando Sentinel (Aug. 22, 2001).
Scott McLemee. "Lost Worlds of Science Fiction." The Chronicle of Higher Education (Dec. 21, 2001): sect. A, pp. 12-13.
William Porter. "Afro-American Sci-Fi Writers." The Denver Post (Feb. 17, 2002).
Susan Adams. "Eerily Prescient" Forbes Magazine (April 15, 2002).
Doug Stewart. "Prescient and Accounted For." Smithsonian Vol. 35, no. 12 (March 2005): 103-07. Interview on Verne's centenary.
"Prophetic Jules Verne Recalled a Century After Novelist's Death." Associated Press article reprinted in the Courier-Post (New Jersey) on March 16, 2005 and in The Indianapolis Star on March 25, 2005, among other daily newspapers.
John J. Miller. "A Century After His Death: A Jules Verne Revival."The Wall Street Journal (Sept. 18, 2007): D8.
Ronald Hawkins. "No Longer Considered Pulp Fiction." Reporter-Times (March 20, 2008).
"Two Titans Remembered: Walter James Miller (1918-2101) and E.F. Bleiler (1920-2010)." Science Fiction Studies Vol. 37, #112 (Nov. 2010): 528-530.
Christopher L. Wolfe. "An Extraordinary Voyage through the Writing of Jules Verne." DePauw Magazine. Vol. 76, issue 2 (Fall 2013): 20-25.

Public lectures:
"Technology and Foreign Language Learning." Annual convention of TESOL held at DePauw University on Oct. 9, 1993.
"Jules Verne, Science Fiction, and Academe.'' Guest lecture given at the Smithsonian Institution (Air and Space Museum) on Jan. 24, 1995.
"Can Reading Science Fiction Make You Smarter?" Guest lecture given at Wabash College on Oct. 19, 2010.
"Was Jules Verne a Writer of Science Fiction?" Guest lecture given at Princeton University on April 20, 2012.

Documentary film:
Consultant for the History Channel's Fantastic Voyage: Evolution of Science Fiction (Atlas Media Corp. Producer/Director Bill McClaine. First broadcast on Sept. 28, 2002.)

Awards:
1990 Eaton Award, given by the University of California Riverside and the J. Lloyd Eaton Collection for my Jules Verne Rediscovered as "the best critical study of science fiction or fantasy of the previous year."
2005 Edwin L. Minar Jr. Scholarship Award, given by DePauw University in recognition of "exceptional scholarly achievement."

2012 Clareson Award for Distinguished Service, given each year by the Science Fiction Research Association (SFRA) for "outstanding service activities in the field: promotion of SF teaching and study, editing, reviewing, editorial writing, publishing, organizing meetings, mentoring, and leadership in SF/fantasy organizations."
2014 Prix Cyrano, given each year in France at the Convention Nationale Française de Science-Fiction for "lifetime contributions in promoting French science fiction."