Literature Lab

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Imagining Mars

Posted by dsherman on October 15th, 2012

Robert Crossley talks about the long, strange tradition of Mars writing and its relation to the scientific imagination.  How have Mars and its life-forms been imagined, and how has this imaginative work affected scientific desire?  How has space exploration affected the stories we tell about Mars?  Crossley, professor emeritus at University of Massachusetts, Boston, is the author of Imagining Mars: A Literary History.