The Museum of Science Fiction has just released its first scholarly science fiction journal that is now available for you to download.

According to the Letter from Editor Monica Louzon, the debut issue of ‘MOSFF Journal of Science Fiction’ includes essays “that explore science fiction through analysis of various themes, including—but by no means limited to—globalization, mythology, social commentary, and assemblage theory.”

There are essays that discuss bioengineering from Paolo Bacigalupi’s ‘The Windup Girl’ and ‘The Calorie Man’, the meaning of Hindu gods in Indian science fiction novels, and how different sexual relationships in science fiction (interspecies, android/human, etc.) reflect the changing landscape of what was once taboo. There’s also an article on ‘Dune’ and how reading it through the lens of a philosophy known as assemblage theory can better explain Paul’s journey as he builds his empire.

You can download the first issue here.

The ‘MOSF Journal of Science Fiction’ is also accepting submissions. They’re encouraging any range of sci-fi enthusiasts (not just academics) to submit as long as the article is thoroughly researched, well-written and provides a compelling argument. You can learn more about that here.

Once you’ve  downloaded the issue, let us know what you thought of it in the comments below!