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Here is the the cover art and synopsis of the upcoming collection of essays Vintage Visions: Essays on Early Science Fiction by Arthur B. Evans, coming in June 2014.

Here’s the synopsis:

Vintage Visions is a seminal collection of scholarly essays on early works of science fiction and its antecedents. From Cyrano de Bergerac in 1657 to Olaf Stapledon in 1937, this anthology focuses on an unusually broad range of authors and works in the genre as it emerged across the globe, including the United States, Russia, Europe, and Latin America. The book includes material that will be of interest to both scholars and fans, including an extensive bibliography of criticism on early science fiction—the first of its kind—and a chronological listing of 150 key early works. Before Dr. Strangelove, future-war fiction was hugely popular in nineteenth-century Great Britain. Before Terminator, a French author depicted Thomas Edison as the creator of the perfect female android. These works and others are featured in this critical anthology.

Contributors include Paul K. Alkon, Andrea Bell, Josh Bernatchez, I. F. Clarke, William J. Fanning Jr., William B. Fischer, Allison de Fren, Susan Gubar, Rachel Haywood Ferreira, Kamila Kinyon, Stanislaw Lem, Patrick A. McCarthy, Sylvie Romanowski, Nicholas Ruddick, and Gary Westfahl.

Book info as per Amazon US [Also available via Amazon UK]:

  • Paperback: 350 pages
  • Publisher: Wesleyan (June 11, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0819574384
  • ISBN-13: 978-0819574381
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1 Comment on Cover & Synopsis: VINTAGE VISIONS: ESSAYS ON EARLY SCIENCE FICTION by Arthur B. Evans

  1. Looking forward to it. Scooped it on EcoSciFi (

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