SF/F/H n.

abbreviation for science fiction, fantasy, and horror

SF Criticism


  • 1979 Famous Monsters of Filmland May 27 (caption) page image

    Evil Rabbit in scene from animovie WATERSHIP DOWN, under consideration for award by membership of Acad of SF/F/H Films

  • 1991 Locus Sept. 78/3

    As a reader (or a writer) of sf/f/h, a writer who writes well enough to make his or her peers jealous is a blessing to readers.

  • 1993 J. C. Hendee Race for Success in Quantum Spring–“Summer 26/1

    There is something of a small war going on in the field of SF/F/H literature.

  • 1998 Speculations Aug. 26/2

    Escape is an electronic magazine of speculative fiction. We consider all forms of SF/F/H and any combination thereof.

  • 2003 C. Miéville New Weird in Locus Dec. 8/1 China Miéville

    There’s been some talk and argument about the New Weird, a moment—or is that a movement?—in SF/F/H.

  • 2012 P. Di Filippo On Books in Asimov’s Science Fiction June 107/1 Paul Di Filippo

    How can an entire category, essential to the development and history of SF/F/H, simply be written off on strictly mercenary terms?

Research requirements

antedating 1979

Earliest cite

in Famous Monsters of Filmland

Research History
Enoch Forrester submitted a 1998 cite from Cynthia Ward's "The Market Maven" column in Speculations.
Jeff Prucher submitted a 2003 cite from Locus.
Jeff Prucher submitted a 1993 cite from an interview with Brian Herbert in Quantum.
Jesse Sheidlower submitted a 1979 cite from Famous Monsters of Filmland.

We would like cites of any date from other authors.

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