Islands in the Sky: The Space Station Theme in Science Fiction Literature [Second Edition]

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Borgo Press, 2009 - Literary Criticism - 266 pages
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Pilgrim Award-winning critic Gary Westfahl here updates his classic study of the space station theme in science fiction, providing the most comprehensive examination of the topic ever written. From "The Brick Moon" (1869) to Star Trek's Deep Space 9, these literary and cinematic outposts have provided waystations for the imaginative exploration of new worlds and new civilizations. Westfahl's balanced and detailed study will be a necessary addition to modern critical collections on genre fiction. Complete with comprehensive bibliographies of primary and secondary sources, plus a detailed index.

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GARY WESTFAHL teaches at University of California, Riverside. His previous books include "Science Fiction, Children's Literature, and Popular Culture: Coming of Age in Fantasyland" (2000), "Space and Beyond: The Frontier Theme in Science Fiction" (2000), "Science Fiction, Canonization, Marginalization, and the Academy" (2002), and "Unearthly Visions: Approaches to Science Fiction and Fantasy Art" (2002), all available from Greenwood Press.

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