Wesleyan UP's "Early Classics of Science Fiction"

Arthur B. Evans, ed. Vintage Visions: Essays on Early Science Fiction. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan Univ. Press, 2014.
6" x 9", 448 pp., 12 illustrations
$29.95 Paperback, 978-0-8195-7438-1
$85.00 Hardcover, 978-0-8195-7437-4
$23.99 Ebook, 978-0-8195-7439-8

This is an important collection of classic pieces of commentary on early science fiction by recognized specialists in the field. It has an international range of topics from Europe to Latin America and explains the complex interaction between literature and both science and technology, and sheds invaluable light on the gradual emergence of science-fiction practices from the seventeenth century up to the period between the world wars. It documents in fascinating detail writers’ responses to change and their different ways of embodying expectation in narrative.---David Seed, University of Liverpool

International in scope, Vintage Visions is a treasure house of eye-opening classic essays on science fiction’s early history and prehistory. Collectively, the sixteen essayists offer richer, more varied perspectives on the evolving and experimental relationship between fiction and science than any single-author study could provide.---Robert Crossley, author of Imagining Mars: A Literary History