In one of my recent books I noted the odd lack of any scholarly survey of the influence of Egyptian mythology on SF and fantastic literature. The only study that strays beyond the influence of 19th century Egyptomania is Phillip Barker’s fannish “Egyptian Mythology in Fantastic Literature”, published in the Fanscient fanzine in 1949 and not reprinted.

This gap has now been partly filled by Kevin McLaren, who has a new short survey essay “The Marriage of Science Fiction and Egyptology” in the undergraduate open access journal The Forum: Cal Poly’s Journal of History.

Scarab-WingedHello, those wings look familiar…