The Road to Science Fiction

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  • Copyright: 2002-10-01
  • Publisher: Scarecrow Pr
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Now in Paper! The Road to Science Fiction is a six-volume anthology of science fiction that covers the development of science fiction from its earliest prototypes in the Sumerian Gilgamesh and the Greek epics to approximately 1990. Created originally to provide anthologies for use in classes, these volumes have become mass-market sellers as well, since they are not only a source of outstanding stories but also explain what constitutes science fiction, how it developed and the contribution the authors and the stories have made to the evolution of science fiction. Cloth edition previously published in 1979.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. vii
The First Voyage to the Moonp. 1
From A True Storyp. 3
Strange Creatures and Far Travelingp. 13
From The Voyages and Travels of Sir John Mandevillep. 16
The Good Place That Is No Placep. 22
From Utopiap. 25
The New Science and the Old Religionp. 31
From The City of the Sunp. 33
Experience, Experiment, and the Battle for Men's Mindsp. 42
From The New Atlantisp. 44
A New Look at the Heavens and Another Trip to the Moonp. 63
Somnium, or Lunar Astronomyp. 65
Commuting to the Moonp. 79
From A Voyage to the Moonp. 81
The Age of Reason and the Voice of Dissentp. 87
From "A Voyage to Laputa"p. 90
Imaginary Voyages in the Other Directionp. 119
From The Journey to the World Undergroundp. 122
Vistors from Spacep. 128
From Micromegasp. 130
Science and Literature: When Worlds Collidep. 146
From Frankensteinp. 149
Science as Symbolp. 159
Rappaccini's Daughterp. 162
Anticipations of the Futurep. 186
Mellonta Tautap. 189
Expanding the Visionp. 201
The Diamond Lensp. 203
The Indispensable Frenchmanp. 224
From Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seap. 227
From Around the Moonp. 245
Lost Civilizations and Ancient Knowledgep. 256
From Shep. 259
The New Frontierp. 276
From Looking Backwardp. 279
New Magazines, New Readers, New Writersp. 304
The Damned Thingp. 307
A Flying Startp. 315
With the Night Mailp. 318
The Father of Modern Science Fictionp. 336
The Starp. 339
About the Editorp. 349
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