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Author Cheng, John.
Title Astounding wonder : imagining science and science fiction in interwar America / John Cheng.
Published Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, c2012.
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 Floor4  PS374.S35 C484 2012    IN LIBRARY
Description 392 p. : ill ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [317]-374) and index.
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.
Subject Science fiction, American -- History and criticism.
Science fiction -- Periodicals -- History.
Literature and science -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Science in popular culture -- United States.
ISBN 0812243838 (hardcover : alk. paper)
9780812243833 (hardcover : alk. paper)
OCLC number 761383885