Wesleyan UP's "Early Classics of Science Fiction"

Christopher Palmer. Castaway Tales: From "Robinson Crusoe" to "Life of Pi." Middletown, CT: Wesleyan Univ. Press, 2016.
6" x 9", 272 pp.
$26.95 Paperback, 978-0-8195-7657-6
$80.00 Hardcover, 978-0-8195-7621-7
$21.99 Ebook, 978-0-8195-7622-4

"This is a wonderful book, which in effect identifies a genre of fiction that has always been there, straddling several other genres, and is now here revealed by Palmer in all its glory. His analysis is insightful and entertaining."---Kim Stanley Robinson, New York Times best-selling author

"Intelligent and inventive, Castaway Tales delivers superb readings of familiar texts and contemporary variants. The castaway myth is still fresh, and Palmer's study is impressive in its historical breadth and literary range." ---John Rieder, author of Colonialism and the Emergence of Science Fiction