Approaching Mars. Mars of science, Mars of dreams / Joseph D. Miller -- Where is Verne's Mars? / Terry Harpold -- Rosny's Mars / George Slusser -- The uses of Mars. Dibs on the Red Star: the Bolsheviks and Mars in the Russian literature of the early twentieth century / Ekaterina Yudina -- The Martians among us: Wells and the Strugatskys / George Slusser -- Savagery on Mars: representations of the primitive in Brackett and Burroughs / Dianne Newell and Victoria Lamont -- The (in)significance of Mars in the 1930s / John W. Huntington -- Spawn of "Micromégas": views of Mars in 1950s France / Bradford Lyau -- Is Mars heaven? The Martian chronicles, Fahrenheit 451 and Ray Bradbury's landscape of longing / Eric S. Rabkin -- Re-presenting Mars: Bradbury's Martian stories in media adaptation / Phil Nichols -- Robert A. Heinlein and the Red Planet / David Clayton -- Business as usual: Philip K. Dick's Mars / Jorge Martins Rosa -- Kim Stanley Robinson: Icehenge to Blue Mars / Christopher Palmer -- Martian musings and the miraculous conjunction / Kim Stanley Robinson -- Chronicling Martians / Sha LaBare -- Science and fictional Mars. Mars as cultural mirror: Martian fictions in the early space age / Robert Crossley -- Beyond Goldilocks and Matthew Arnold: interplanetary triage, extremophilia, and the outer limits of life in the inner solar system / Howard V. Hendrix.Notes:
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