Mark Bould is a Reader in Film and Literature at UWE Bristol. He is the author of four books of film theory, and has been awarded both the Science Fiction Research Association’s Pilgrim Lifetime Achievement Award for Critical Contributions to the Study of Science Fiction and Fantasy (2016) and the International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts Distinguished Scholarship Award (2019). He has written for Big Echo, Boston Review, Electric Sheep, Fabrikzeitung, Film International, Los Angeles Review of Books, Mithila Review, Salvage and Vector. He is a former editor of Science Fiction Film and Television, a journal he founded, and of Historical Materialism: Research in Critical Marxist Theory. He co-founded and co-edits the Studies in Global Science Fiction monograph series for Palgrave/Macmillan. He also serve on the advisory/associate boards of fourteen journals and monograph series.He regularly gives keynotes, research presentations and public lectures at academic and public venues around the world.