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Visions of Mars : Essays on the Red Planet in Fiction and Science.

Author: Howard V Hendrix; George Slusser; Eric S Rabkin
Publisher: Jefferson : McFarland & Co., Publishers, 2011.
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Seventeen wide-ranging essays explore the evolving scientific understanding of Mars, and the relationship between that understanding and the role of Mars in literature, the arts and popular culture. Essays in the first section examine different approaches to Mars by scientists and writers Jules Verne and J.H. Rosny. Section Two covers the uses of Mars in early Bolshevik literature, Wells, Brackett, Burroughs,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Hendrix, Howard V.,
Visions of Mars : Essays on the Red Planet in Fiction and Science
Jefferson : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, c2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Howard V Hendrix; George Slusser; Eric S Rabkin
ISBN: 9780786484706 0786484705 1283018721 9781283018722
OCLC Number: 707067753
Notes: Cover; Table of Contents; Preface; Introduction; One. Approaching Mars; Two. The Uses of Mars; Three. Science and Fictional Mars; Appendix 1; Appendix 2; About the Contributors; Index.
Description: 1 online resource (223 p.)
Contents: Cover; Table of Contents; Preface; Introduction; One. Approaching Mars; Two. The Uses of Mars; Three. Science and Fictional Mars; Appendix 1; Appendix 2; About the Contributors; Index.

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Seventeen wide-ranging essays explore the evolving scientific understanding of Mars, and the relationship between that understanding and the role of Mars in literature, the arts and popular culture. Essays in the first section examine different approaches to Mars by scientists and writers Jules Verne and J.H. Rosny. Section Two covers the uses of Mars in early Bolshevik literature, Wells, Brackett, Burroughs, Bradbury, Heinlein, Dick and Robinson, among others. The third section looks at Mars as a cultural mirror in science fiction. Essayists include prominent writers (e.g., Kim Stanley Robins.

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