Wesleyan UP's "Early Classics of Science Fiction"

Robert Crossley. Imagining Mars: A Literary History. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan Univ. Press, 2010.
6 x 9 ", 384 pp.
$40.00 cloth ISBN 978-0-8195-6927-1

"A substantial and delightful book on the literary images and narratives of Mars; eminently readable, full of imaginative insights that will in turn awaken the reader's own imagination to the wonders of the universe." --Steven J. Dick, former NASA chief historian and author of The Biological Universe

"I know of no other book that attempts such a vast survey, holding together the literatures of science fiction and of the scientific study of Mars. Crossley's focus allows him to analyze the relation of science fiction to the modern history of scientific understanding with a precision, authority, and textual detail that a more traditional history of the genre could never attain." --John Huntington, professor of English, University of Illinois at Chicago

"This is a remarkable study, showing how attitudes and conceptions of Mars have evolved in the popular imagination. The scholarship is solid and thorough, presented in a fascinating and easy-to-read fashion."--Peter Fitting, editor of Subterranean Worlds