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Astounding wonder : imagining science and science fiction in interwar America /

Main Author: Cheng, John.
Format: Book
Published: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, c2012.
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Table of Contents:
  • "Magazines for morons": pulp magazines and the emergence of science fiction
  • Conversations from the "backyard": reading and imaging community
  • Discovering the freedom of facts: fact, fiction, and authority of science
  • Involving adventure, reassuring romance: engendering science fiction's domestic tranquility
  • Human martians and Asian aliens: the racial nature of wondrous worlds
  • The progress of time: Einstein, history, and the dimensions of time travel
  • "Fandom is just a goddam hobby": the industry of fans and professionals
  • "We want to play with spaceships": popular rocket science in action.