Imagining Mars by Robert Crossley

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  • Title: Imagining Mars
  • Author: Robert Crossley
  • Category: Fiction
  • Date: January 2011
  • Lenguage: English
  • Pages: unknown
  • ISBN: 819571059

 

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For centuries, the planet Mars has captivated astronomers and impressed writers of all genres. Whether imagined because the image of the bloody god of battle, the cradle of an alien species, or a attainable new residence for human civilization, our closest planetary neighbor has performed a central function in how we take into consideration ourselves within the universe. From Galileo to Kim Stanley Robinson, Robert Crossley traces the historical past of our fascination with the purple planet because it has advanced in literature each fictional and scientific. Crossley focuses particularly on the interaction between scientific discovery and literary invention, exploring how writers all through the ages have tried to assimilate or resist new planetary information. Covering texts from the 1600s to the current, from the obscure to the traditional, Crossley reveals how writing about Mars has mirrored the wishes and social controversies of every period. This astute and stylish research is ideal for science fiction followers and readers of common science. Ebook Edition Note: The photograph of Arthur C. Clarke photograph on p. 209 has been redacted

 

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