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Welcome to Mars free pdf "Welcome to Mars "is a captivating look at the culture of postwar America and its dream of limitless technological and human development. Utilizing declassified government archives, newspaper records, ad campaigns, and B-movies of the period, Hollings weaves an intricate web of Cold War politics, UFO scares, psychedelic research, and 1950s pop culture. From the atom bomb and suburban planning to the space race and little-green-men movies, "Welcome to Mars" shows the startling connections between science fact and science fiction, a feedback loop in which real technological advances and government experimentation gave rise to science fiction fantasy, which then fed new innovation and research. Table of ContentsIntroduction: Scenes From A History As Yet UnwrittenChapter 1--1947: Rebuilding LemuriaChapter 2--1948: Flying Saucers Over AmericaChapter 3--1949: Behaviour ModificationChapter 4--1950: Cheapness And SplendourChapter 5--1951: Absolute ElsewhereChapter 6--1952: Red PlanetChapter 7--1953: Other Tongues, Other FleshChapter 8--1954: Meet The MonstersChapter 9--1955: Popular MechanicsChapter 10--1956: 'Greetings, My Friend!'Chapter 11--1957: Contact With SpaceChapter 12--1958: Mass HysteriaChapter 13--1959: Teenagers From Outer SpaceConclusion: Thinking the UnthinkableBibliographyIndexList of Illustrations

About Ken Hollings

KEN HOLLINGS is a writer based in London. His work appears in a wide range of journals and publications, including "The Wire, Sight and Sound, Strange Attractor, Frieze, Blast, "and "Nude, " and in the anthologies "The Last Sex, Digital Delirium, Undercurrents, London Noir "and "Krautrock." His novel "Destroy All Monsters" was hailed by "The Scotsman" as "a mighty slab of trippy, cult, out-there fiction, mind-bending reading." He has written and presented critically acclaimed programmes for BBC Radio 3, Radio 4, Resonance FM, NPS in Holland, and ABC Australia. His newest book, "The Bright Labyrinth," will appear in 2013. Foreword writer ERIK DAVIS is the author of "Techgnosis: Myth, Magic and Mysticism in the Age of Information" and has written widely on counterculture, esotericism, and music. The author lives in London, England.

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Author : Ken Hollings
Publisher : North Atlantic Books
Data Published : 18 March 2014
ISBN : 1583947612
EAN : 9781583947616
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 312 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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