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Rob Latham is a former professor of English at the University of California, Riverside and a science fiction critic.[1]

Rob Latham


Latham was an English professor at the University of Iowa and the University of California, Riverside.[2]

Latham is the author of Consuming Youth: Vampires, Cyborgs, and the Culture of Consumption (2002)[3] based on his 1995 Stanford University Ph.D. thesis[4] Consuming Youth: Technologies of Desire and American Youth Culture.

Latham is a co-editor of the Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction (2010), and editor of The Oxford Handbook of Science Fiction (2014) and Science Fiction Criticism: An Anthology of Essential Writings (2017). He is senior editor and a contributor of the journal Science Fiction Studies and an editor-at-large and a contributor for Los Angeles Review of Books.[1]

In 2013, Latham received the Thomas D. Clareson Award for Distinguished Service from the SF Research Association.[5] He was selected for the Clareson Award jury in 2016 and 2017.[6]


  1. ^ a b Rob Latham, a profile at the LARB
  2. ^ Michael Levy, "Rob Latham," Science Fiction Encyclopedia
  3. ^ "Consuming Youth: Vampires, Cyborgs, and the Culture of Consumption, Latham". Retrieved 2017-06-30.
  4. ^ Rob Latham record at Stanford University
  5. ^ "Science Fiction Research Association - Thomas D. Clareson Award". Retrieved 2017-06-30.
  6. ^ "Award Committees", SFRA