Now in Paper! The Road to Science Fiction is a six-volume anthology of science fiction that covers the development of science fiction from its earliest prototypes in the Sumerian Gilgamesh and the Greek epics to approximately 1990. Created originally to provide anthologies for use in classes, these volumes have become mass-market sellers as well, since they are not only a source of outstanding stories but also explain what constitutes science fiction, how it developed and the contribution the authors and the stories have made to the evolution of science fiction. Cloth edition previously published in 1979.
James Gunn is Emeritus Professor of English at University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS.
Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 The First Voyage to the Moon Chapter 3 From A True Story-by Lucian of Samosata Chapter 4 Strange Creatures and Far Traveling Chapter 5 From The Voyages and Travels of Sir John Mandeville-Anonymous Chapter 6 The Good Place That Is No Place Chapter 7 From Utopia-by Thomas More Chapter 8 The New Science and the Old Religion Chapter 9 From The City of the Sun-by Tommaso Campanella Chapter 10 Experience, Experiment, and the Battle for Men's Minds Chapter 11 From The New Atlantisby Francis Bacon Chapter 12 A New Look at the Heavens and Another Trip to the Moon Chapter 13 Somnium, or Lunar Astronomy-by Johannes Kepler Chapter 14 Commuting to the Moon Chapter 15 From A Voyage to the Moon-by Cyrano de Bergerac Chapter 16 The Age of Reason and the Voice of Dissent Chapter 17 From "A Voyage to Laputa"-by Jonathan Swift Chapter 18 Imaginary Voyages in the Other Direction Chapter 19 From The Journey to the World Underground-by Ludvig Holberg Chapter 20 Visitors From Space Chapter 21 Micromegas-by Francois Marie Arouet de Voltaire Chapter 22 Science and Literature: When Worlds Collide Chapter 23 FromFrankenstein-by Mary Shelley Chapter 24 Science as Symbol Chapter 25 Rappaccini's Daughter-by Nathaniel Hawthorne Chapter 26 Anticipations of the Future Chapter 27 Mellonta Tauta-by Edgar Allen Poe Chapter 28 Expanding the Vision Chapter 29 The Diamond Lens-by Fitz-James O'Brien Chapter 30 The Indispensable Frenchman Chapter 31 From Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea Chapter 32 From Around the Moon-by Jules Verne Chapter 33 Lost Civilizations and Ancient Knowledge Chapter 34 From She-by H. Rider Haggard Chapter 35 The New Frontier Chapter 36 From Looking Backward-by Edward Bellamy Chapter 37 New Magazines, New Readers, New Writers Chapter 38 The Damned Thing-by Ambrose Bierce Chapter 39 A Flying Start Chapter 40 With the Night Mail-by Rudyard Kipling Chapter 41 The Father of Modern Science Fiction Chapter 42 The Star-by H.G. Wells Chapter 43 About the Editor