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Author: Howard V Hendrix; George Edgar Slusser; Eric S Rabkin
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2011.
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"These 17 essays explore the study of Mars. Topics covered include the role of scientific discovery in the development of science fiction as a genre and the ways in which science fiction and popular discourse have influenced science; the extent of life in the solar system; and the presence of Mars in the work of popular writers"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Visions of Mars.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2011
(DLC) 2010053294
(OCoLC)664656875
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Howard V Hendrix; George Edgar Slusser; Eric S Rabkin
ISBN: 9780786484706 0786484705 1283018721 9781283018722
OCLC Number: 711003847
Description: 1 online resource (vi, 216 pages)
Contents: Approaching Mars. Mars of science, Mars of dreams / Joseph D. Miller --
Where is Verne's Mars? / Terry Harpold --
Rosny's Mars / George Slusser --
The uses of Mars. Dibs on the Red Star: the Bolsheviks and Mars in the Russian literature of the early twentieth century / Ekaterina Yudina --
The Martians among us: Wells and the Strugatskys / George Slusser --
Savagery on Mars: representations of the primitive in Brackett and Burroughs / Dianne Newell and Victoria Lamont --
The (in)significance of Mars in the 1930s / John W. Huntington --
Spawn of "Micromégas": views of Mars in 1950s France / Bradford Lyau --
Is Mars heaven? The Martian chronicles, Fahrenheit 451 and Ray Bradbury's landscape of longing / Eric S. Rabkin --
Re-presenting Mars: Bradbury's Martian stories in media adaptation / Phil Nichols --
Robert A. Heinlein and the Red Planet / David Clayton --
Business as usual: Philip K. Dick's Mars / Jorge Martins Rosa --
Kim Stanley Robinson: Icehenge to Blue Mars / Christopher Palmer --
Martian musings and the miraculous conjunction / Kim Stanley Robinson --
Chronicling Martians / Sha LaBare --
Science and fictional Mars. Mars as cultural mirror: Martian fictions in the early space age / Robert Crossley --
Beyond Goldilocks and Matthew Arnold: interplanetary triage, extremophilia, and the outer limits of life in the inner solar system / Howard V. Hendrix.
Responsibility: edited by Howard V. Hendrix, George Slusser and Eric S. Rabkin.

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"These 17 essays explore the study of Mars. Topics covered include the role of scientific discovery in the development of science fiction as a genre and the ways in which science fiction and popular discourse have influenced science; the extent of life in the solar system; and the presence of Mars in the work of popular writers"--Provided by publisher.

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