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Author Markley, Robert, 1952- author

Title Dying planet : Mars in science and the imagination / Robert Markley
Published Durham : Duke University Press, 2005
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Description 1 online resource (444 pages) : illustrations
Series e-Duke books scholarly collection
Contents "A situation in many respects similar to our own" : Mars and the limits of analogy -- Lowell and the canal controversy : Mars at the limits of vision -- "Different beyond the most bizarre imaginings of nightmare" : Mars in science fiction, 1880-1913 -- Lichens on Mars : planetary science and the limits of knowledge -- Mars at the limits of imagination : the dying planet from Burroughs to Dick -- The missions to Mars : Mariner, Viking, and the reinvention of a world -- Transforming Mars, transforming humankind : science fiction in the space age -- Mars at the turn of a new century -- Falling into theory : terraformation and eco-economics in Kim Stanley -- Robinson's Martian trilogy
Summary For more than a century, Mars has been at the center of debates about humanity's place in the cosmos. Focusing on perceptions of the red planet in scientific works and science fiction, Dying Planet analyzes the ways Mars has served as a screen onto which humankind has projected both its hopes for the future and its fears of ecological devastation on Earth. Robert Markley draws on planetary astronomy, the history and cultural study of science, science fiction, literary and cultural criticism, ecology, and astrobiology to offer a cross-disciplinary investigation of the cultural and scientific dy
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 405-435) and index
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Subject Science fiction, American -- History and criticism
LITERARY CRITICISM -- American -- General.
SCIENCE -- Astronomy.
Planets in literature.
Science fiction, American.
Mars (planeet)
Mars (Planet) -- In literature
Mars (Planet)
Mars (Planet)
Mars Planet
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780822387275