A Critical Anthology
The hollow earth is one of the most important settings in the literature of the imagination that fed into early science fiction. Subterranean Worlds presents a fascinating look at the theme of the hollow earth and its history, as well as the geological theories which produced many of these stories. It excerpts key passages from the major subterranean world fictions, some translated into English for the first time. With helpful introductions to each selection and a comprehensive bibliography, this book is the definitive treatment of this entertaining topic.
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"Subterranean Worlds is an excellent introduction to the topic, and will take a permanent place on the shelf of reference works indispensable for historians of geology, fantasy, science fiction, and utopias."—Paul Alkon, Leo S. Bing Professor of English, University of Southern California
"Fitting supplies deft introductions to each of the selections in the volume; his mastery of primary material and secondary literature on the subject is enhanced by his enthusiasm for the project."—John T. O'Connor, Professor of History, University of New Orleans
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