Wesleyan UP's "Early Classics of Science Fiction"

Peter Fitting, ed. Subterranean Worlds. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan Univ. Press, 2004.
5½ x 8½", 248 pp., 3 b/w illustrations
$29.95 cloth ISBN 0-8195-6723-X

“Fitting supplies deft introductions to each of the selections in the volume; his mastery of primary material and secondary literature on the subject is enhanced by his enthusiasm for the project..”John T. O'Connor, Professor of History, University of New Orleans

“An original treatment of the recurrent motif of the hollow earth in 18th and 19th century European fiction, this critical anthology will be particularly welcome by scholar-teachers of early modern science fiction, utopias, and the fantastic.”Lise Leibacher, Associate Professor of French, University of Arizona

For readers with an interest in either the classic notions of worlds within worlds or in the historical aspects of hollow-Earth literature (notably geology, fantasy, science fiction, and, especially, underground literary utopias), Peter Fitting's Subterranean Worlds is sure to please.Journal of Spelean History