Orbiting Ray Bradbury's Mars: Biographical, Anthropological, Literary, Scientific and Other Perspectives - Critical Explorations in Science Fiction and Fantasy (Paperback)Gloria McMillan (editor), Donald E. Palumbo (editor), C.W. Sullivan III (editor)
Paperback 264 Pages / Published: 30/09/2013
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This essay collection explores the life and work of scifi doyen Ray Bradbury from a variety of perspectives. Noting the impact of the Southwest on Bradbury, some of the essays analyse Bradbury's southwest metaphors: colonial pollution of a pristine ecology, the impacts of a colonial invasion upon an indigenous population, the meeting of cultures with different values and physical aspects. Other essays view Bradbury via the lens of post-colonialism, drawing parallels between such works as The Martian Chronicles and real-life colonialism and its effects. Others view Bradbury sociologically, analysing border issues in his 1947 New Yorker story I See You Never, written long before the issue of Mexican deportees appeared on the American literary horizon. From the scientific side, four essays by astronomers document how Bradbury formed the minds of many budding scientists with his vision. On August 22, 2012, the Martian landing site of the ""Curiosity"" rover in the Gale Crater was named ""Bradbury"". This honour shows that Bradbury forms a significant link between the worlds of fiction and planetary science.
Publisher: McFarland & Co Inc
Number of pages: 264
Weight: 376 g
Dimensions: 226 x 155 x 20 mm
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