Friday, February 25, 2011

Visions of Mars: Forthcoming collection of essays and articles

Great news! Phil Nichols of the UK-based blog Ray Bradbury & Media reports that Visions of Mars: Essays on the Red Planet in Fiction and Science, an academic volume that examines the way Mars has been depicted in literature, film and popular culture, will be published by McFarland in May 2011.

Edited by Howard V. Hendrix, George Slusser and Eric S. Rabkin, this volume is a collection of essays and articles that are mostly derived from the 2008 J. Lloyd Eaton Science Fiction Conference, which was subtitled "Chronicling Mars" and was held at the University of California, Riverside.

The table of contents, which is posted on McFarland's website, includes the following:
  • "Savagery on Mars: Representations of the Primitive in Brackett and Burroughs" by Dianne Newell and Victoria Lamont
  • "Re-Presenting Mars: Bradbury’s Martian Stories in Media Adaptation" by Phil Nichols
  • "Robert A. Heinlein and the Red Planet" by David Clayton
  • "Business as Usual: Philip K. Dick’s Mars" by Jorge Martins Rosa
Thanks for the tip Phil! This looks like a fantastic work!

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