The Speculations research project, established in 2011, is a substantial study of Australian popular fiction. The research – which defines speculative fiction as including science fiction, horror, and fantasy – is focused on expanding the recognition of the important place 'popular' fiction has in Australian storytelling culture. It includes some young adult material.
Speculations is concerned with:
The Speculations project has generated large amounts of bibliographical, biographical, and historical data on the works, authors, and publishers of genre publications, thereby redressing the lack of scholarly resources for and about Australian speculative fiction.
We welcome your participation. Please contact us to find out about contributing to the Speculations project.
AustLit's data enhancement goals for this project were, initially, to: