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Imagining Mars : a literary history

Author: Robert Crossley
Publisher: Middletown, Conn. : Wesleyan University Press, ©2011.
Series: Wesleyan early classics of science fiction series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Mars in the human imagination from the invention of the telescope to the present

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Crossley, Robert.
Imagining Mars.
Middletown, Conn. : Wesleyan University Press, ©2011
(DLC) 2009052182
(OCoLC)495597233
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Crossley
ISBN: 9780819571052 0819571059
OCLC Number: 711003833
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 353 pages, [8] pages of plates) : illustrations (chiefly color).
Contents: Meaning of Mars --
Dreamworlds of the telescope --
Inventing a new Mars --
Percival Lowell's Mars --
Mars and Utopia --
H.G. Wells and the great disillusionment --
Mars and the paranormal --
Masculinist fantasies --
Quite in the best tradition --
On the threshold of the space age --
Retrograde visions --
Mars remade --
Being there --
Becoming Martian --
Afterword : Mars under construction.
Series Title: Wesleyan early classics of science fiction series.
Responsibility: Robert Crossley.

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."..this is the definitive literary history of a planet that has long been prospected by the human imagination, whatever the possibilities of actual settlement there."--Patrick Parinder, The British Read more...

 
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