1st U.S. ed.
255 p. ; 22 cm.
Includes bibliographical references.
In other worlds : SF and the human imagination. Flying rabbits : denizens of distant space ; Burning bushes : why heaven and hell went to Planet X ; Dire cartographies : the roads to Utopia -- Other deliberations. An introductory note ; Woman on the edge of time by Marge Piercy ; H. Rider Haggard's She ; The queen of quirkdom : The birthday of the world and other stories by Ursula K.Le Guin ; Arguing against ice cream : Enough : Staying human in an engineered age by Bill McKibben ; George Orwell : some personal connections ; Ten ways of looking at The island of Doctor Moreau by H.G. Wells ; Never let me go by Kazuo Ishiguro ; After the last battle : Visa for Avalon by Bryher ; Brave new world by Aldous Huxley ; Of the madness of mad scientists : Jonathan Swift's Grand Academy -- Five tributes ; An introductory note ; Cryogenics : a symposium ; Cold-blooded ; Homelanding : Time capsule found on the dead planet ; "The peach women of Aa'a" from The Blind Assassin.