BSFA - The British Science Fiction Association

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The BSFA was created by a group of fans in 1958, and was soon established and run as an official national body by readers, authors, critics, editors, booksellers and publishers with the aim of appreciating and encouraging science fiction in every form.

Becoming a member of the BSFA puts you in touch with like-minded people across the country and beyond; whilst linking you to a rich tradition and enabling you to contribute to a vibrant future. Many groundbreaking figures in SFF have been members throughout its history, and many more continue to be today.

The BSFA Committee is not a mysterious clique or a hard-to-enter social circle, we’re just the people who have volunteered to produce the BSFA’s publications and do the work that keeps the organisation thriving. 




  • Community
    Puts you in touch with like-minded people across the country and beyond

  • Exclusive magazines
    We produce Vector and Focus, two fabulous print magazines, sent out regularly and exclusively to BSFA members

  • Support and advice for writers
    Workshops & creative criticism

  • Stay up-to-date
    The latest from SF Studies and SF fandom

  • Attend the Annual General Meeting

  • Vote in the BSFA Awards

Join us now!


Explore over half a century of BSFA history at the Fanac Fan History Project or the Vector site.


The BSFA Constitution. See also the BSFA's entry at Companies House.


Want to organise an event in collaboration with the BSFA? Looking for a speaker? Thinking about running a reading group or a reading series? Hoping to connect with science fiction authors, fans, scholars, design fiction experts, or other creatives and professionals across a range of sci-fi related fields? Get in touch at 

Contact Us


The Hollies, 

67, James St.

Stoke on Trent,


"Get Involved" artwork from Shutterstock. Artist Tithi Luadthong, except "child riding cosmic fish" image, which is by Jorm S.

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