We are proud to present the fourth issue of Fafnir – Nordic Journal of Science Fiction and Fantasy Research in the year 2016!
We had some unfortunate slowdowns in publishing this issue due to a cyber-attack, some technical difficulties and staff changes. We apologize for any inconvenience.
But now, the issue is out, and what an issue it is! The issue includes four research articles, one essay, three conference reports, and one book review. Our special issue is devoted to speculative fiction in comics, graphic novels and animations. For this issue, we also have a guest editor, Dr. Katja Kontturi, whom we would like to thank for her participation in our team. We would also like to express our sincere thanks to our visiting sub-editor Tanja Välisalo, who made the final publication of the issue possible.
This is also the last issue on which we had Dr. Juri Timonen as our sub-editor and layout designer. We would like to thank our co-editor Timonen for his effective three years in our team. The journal would not have been possible without Juri’s meticulous dedication. Thank you very much, Juri!
The next issue will be published as scheduled in March 2017. Please also see our call for papers for our issue 2/2017. Theme for the edition is ’reception, audience/s and fandom studies’. The deadline for submission is 15th March 2017.
Do remember that Fafnir welcomes submissions of research articles, short overviews, academic book reviews, essays, opinion pieces and the like. On our website you can find more detailed information on the journal and the upcoming issues.
Finally, starting from our next issue we will have a new editor, Dr. Bodhisattva Chattopadhyay from the University of Oslo, Norway. We wish Dr. Chattopadhyay a warm welcome to our editorial team!
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