MOSF Journal of Science Fiction

Volume 1, Number 3

31 December 2016

ISSN 2474-0837


Managing Editor:

Monica Louzon, MLS


Assistant Managing Editor:

Rachel Lazarus, Ph.D.



Bodhisattva Chattopadhyay, Ph.D.; Thomas Connolly, M.A.; Barbara Jasny, Ph.D.;

Jandy Hanna, Ph.D.; Melanie Marotta, Ph.D.; Aisha Matthews; & Heather McHale, Ph.D.



Matias de Carnevale; Joe Medwid; & Angela Tvarozek


Layout Design:

Andy Davies & L. Paul Miller


Editorial Board:

Nancy Kress, M.A., M.S.; Charles E. Gannon, Ph.D.; Patrick Thaddeus Jackson, Ph.D.;

Terence McSweeney, Ph.D.; & Marleen S. Barr, Ph.D.


Cover Art:

Ryan Andrade, “Post Apocalyptic Classroom” (2016)



Evil Doctor, Ethical Android: The Instantiation of Conscience through Subroutines in Star Trek

By Victor Grech, Mariella Scerri, and David Zammit.


Riding the Wave: Science Fiction Media Fandom and Informal Science Education

By Moira O’Keeffe.


A Comparison of Dystopian Nightmares and Utopian Dreams:

Two Paths in Science Fiction Literature That Both Lead to Humanity’s Loss of Empathy

By Alisha G. Scott.


Sponsored by the Museum of Science Fiction & hosted by the University of Maryland Libraries.


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College Park, MD 20742


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content in keeping with the principle that

making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.