About the Academy
The Intergalactic Academy was founded by young adult sci-fi writers Sean Wills and Phoebe North. It’s your online source for everything YA sci-fi, from reviews of new book releases, to rereads of teen SF classics, to interviews with your favorite authors. The Academy updates three times a week (Monday, Wednesdays, and Fridays). Expect giveaways and aliens.
Why science fiction?
Science fiction. Sci-fi. SF. Spec fic. Call it what you want, but this often-times futuristic genre has deep roots. Beginning with Kepler’s Somnium in the 1620s, explorations of known and unknown science have captivated audiences, forcing them to consider the possibilities beyond the present, stretching out into the stars. We’re not just talking Star Trek (though we’ve never met an episode of Deep Space 9 we didn’t like!). We’re talking all sorts of media and literature that pushes boundaries and exercises the imagination.
Particularly the imaginations of teenagers. Adolescence is a time when we naturally look past the limits of our own lives into far-reaching possibilities–toward college and a life outside our hometown. Explorations of life in the future, in distant locales, are a natural extension of these fundamentally adolescent longings. Teens have long recognized this. But now, on the heels of the success of Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games Trilogy, the publishing world is finally starting to catch up. YA novels like Divergent and Across the Universe are taking up the speculative mantle–and we couldn’t be more thrilled to see what comes next!
At the Intergalactic Academy, we’ve long loved sci-fi. We’re so excited to share our love with our favorite audience, and to see what the future might bring!