Fafnir wins World Fantasy Award!

We are proud and exhilarated to announce that Fafnir has won a World Fantasy Award in the Special Award – Non-Professional category. Here is our acceptance speech delivered in the awards ceremony by our editors-in-chief: We’re thrilled to be accepting this award, the first World Fantasy Award ever given to an academic journal, and we congratulate our fellow nominees. The award validates the importance of open-access speculative fiction scholarship as a rich contribution to the discourse about who we are as human beings and who we want to be. Fafnir has been publishing for only six years, and it’s been the work of many talented people. We’d like to first mention…

The Issue 1/2020 of Fafnir is Now Out!

We are proud to present issue 1 of Fafnir – Nordic Journal of Science Fiction and Fantasy Research in the year 2020! The issue can be read at http://journal.finfar.org/fafnir-1-2020/. Do remember that Fafnir welcomes submissions of research articles, short overviews, academic book reviews, essays, opinion pieces, and the like. Remember to also join Fafnir’s Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/fafnirjournal and follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/Fafnir_Journal. Best regards,Bodhisattva Chattopadhyay, Laura E. Goodin, and Esko Suoranta, Editors-in-chiefDennis Wise, Reviews EditorFafnir – Nordic Journal of Science Fiction and Fantasy Research e-mail: submissions@finfar.org, email for reviews: reviews@finfar.org

CFP: Fafnir 1/2021

Call for Papers: Fafnir 1/2021 Fafnir – Nordic Journal of Science Fiction and Fantasy Research invites authors to submit papers for issue 1/2021. Research into any and all aspects of science fiction, fantasy, and other speculative genres is welcome from a range of disciplines. Fafnir – Nordic Journal of Science Fiction and Fantasy Research is a peer- reviewed academic journal published online twice a year. Fafnir is a publication of the Finnish Society for Science Fiction and Fantasy Research (FINFAR). Fafnir publishes various texts ranging from peer-reviewed research articles to short overviews and book reviews in the field of science fiction and fantasy research. The submissions must be original works written in English, Finnish, or Scandinavian languages. Manuscripts…

The Issue 2/2019 of Fafnir – Special Edition on Speculative Climate Fiction is Now Out!

We are proud to present issue 2/2019 of Fafnir – Nordic Journal of Science Fiction and Fantasy Research! This Special Edition on Speculative Climate Fiction can be read at http://journal.finfar.org/fafnir-2-2019/. Do remember that Fafnir welcomes submissions of research articles, short overviews, academic book reviews, essays, opinion pieces, and the like. Remember to also join Fafnir’s Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/fafnirjournal and follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/Fafnir_Journal. Best regards,Juha Raipola, Guest EditorBodhisattva Chattopadhyay, Laura E. Goodin, and Esko Suoranta, Editors-in-chiefDennis Wise, Reviews EditorFafnir – Nordic Journal of Science Fiction and Fantasy Research e-mail: submissions@finfar.org, email for reviews: reviews@finfar.org

CFP: Fafnir 2/2020

Call for Papers: Fafnir 2/2020 Fafnir – Nordic Journal of Science Fiction and Fantasy Research invites authors to submit papers for 2/2020. Research into any and all aspects of science fiction, fantasy, and other speculative genres is welcome from a range of disciplines. Fafnir – Nordic Journal of Science Fiction and Fantasy Research is a peer-reviewed academic journal published online twice a year. Fafnir is a publication of The Finnish Society for Science Fiction and Fantasy Research (FINFAR). Fafnir publishes various texts ranging from peer-reviewed research articles to short overviews and book reviews in the field of science fiction and fantasy research. The submissions must be original works written in…

The Issue 1/2019 of Fafnir is Now Out!

We are proud to present issue 1 of Fafnir – Nordic Journal of Science Fiction and Fantasy Research in the year 2019! The issue can be read at http://journal.finfar.org/fafnir-1-2019/. Do remember that Fafnir welcomes submissions of research articles, short overviews, academic book reviews, essays, opinion pieces, and the like. Remember to also join Fafnir’s Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/fafnirjournal. Best regards,Bodhisattva Chattopadhyay, Laura E. Goodin, and Esko SuorantaEditors-in-chief, Fafnir – Nordic Journal of Science Fiction and Fantasy ResearchDennis Wise, Reviews editor e-mail: submissions@finfar.org, email for reviews: reviews@finfar.org

CFP: Fafnir 1/2020

Call for Papers: Fafnir 1/2020 Fafnir – Nordic Journal of Science Fiction and Fantasy Research invites authors to submit papers for 1/2020. Fafnir – Nordic Journal of Science Fiction and Fantasy Research is a peer-reviewed academic journal published in electronic format twice a year. Fafnir is a publication by The Finnish Society for Science Fiction and Fantasy Research (FINFAR) since 2013. Fafnir publishes various texts ranging from peer-reviewed research articles to short overviews and book reviews in the field of science fiction and fantasy research. The submissions must be original works written in English, Finnish, or Scandinavian languages. Manuscripts for research articles should be between 20,000 and 40,000 characters in length. The…

The Issue 2/2018 of Fafnir is Now Out!

We are proud to present issue 2 of Fafnir – Nordic Journal of Science Fiction and Fantasy Research in the year 2018! The issue can be read at http://journal.finfar.org/fafnir-2-2018/. Do remember that Fafnir welcomes submissions of research articles, short overviews, academic book reviews, essays, opinion pieces, and the like. Remember to also join Fafnir’s Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/fafnirjournal. Best regards,Bodhisattva Chattopadhyay, Laura E. Goodin, and Aino-Kaisa KoistinenEditors-in-chief, Fafnir – Nordic Journal of Science Fiction and Fantasy ResearchDennis Wise, Reviews editor e-mail: submissions@finfar.org, email for reviews: reviews@finfar.org

CFP: Fafnir 2/2019 – Special Edition on Speculative Climate Fiction

Call for Papers: Fafnir 2/2019 – Special Edition of Fafnir on Speculative Climate Fiction Guest editor: Dr. Juha Raipola, Tampere University Fafnir – Nordic Journal of Science Fiction and Fantasy Research invites authors to submit papers for a special edition on speculative climate fiction. Over the last decade, interest in global anthropogenic climate change as a topic of fiction has grown consistently. In conjunction with increasing societal concern about the impact of global environmental change, a growing number of imaginative visions of climate futures have begun to appear in fiction. Now commonly discussed under the broad rubric of climate fiction, or cli-fi, these fictional accounts of global climate change have typically…

The Issue 1/2018 of Fafnir is Now Out!

We are proud to present issue 1 of Fafnir – Nordic Journal of Science Fiction and Fantasy Research in the year 2018! The issue can be read at http://journal.finfar.org/fafnir-1-2018/. Do remember that Fafnir welcomes submissions of research articles, short overviews, academic book reviews, essays, opinion pieces, and the like. Remember to also join Fafnir’s Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/fafnirjournal. Best regards, Bodhisattva Chattopadhyay, Laura E. Goodin, and Aino-Kaisa Koistinen Editors-in-chief, Fafnir – Nordic Journal of Science Fiction and Fantasy Research Dennis Wise, Reviews editor e-mail: submissions@finfar.org, email for reviews: reviews@finfar.org