Writers whose work combines to shape our OSS heritage of dreams...
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Edwin Lester Arnold - for Lieutenant Gulliver Jones - His Vacation, see the Diary for
8th December 2016, which includes a comparison with
Gustave Le Rouge's La Guerre des Vampires.
J G Ballard - see the OSS Diary, 4th February 2017, for The Day of Forever.
Alfred Bester - see the OSS Diary, 25th February 2017, for artificial asteroids.
Robert Bloch - for The Fear Planet see Not Sure Where to Put it? Try an Asteroid.
Tobias S Buckell - for Pale Blue Memories see Slaves of Venus.
Bruce Carter - for The Perilous Descent see the Diary, The Moment of Amaze.
Susan Cooper - for Mandrake see the Diary entry, Planetary Intelligences
Ray Cummings - see the Asteroids page for Brigands of the Moon; see also
Lester del Rey - see Battle on Mercury
Dougal Dixon - for After Man see the OSS Diary, 9th November 2016.
See that same entry also for the book by Dougal Dixon and John Adams,
The Future is Wild.
Alexandre Dumas - see Planet D'Artagnan.
Allan W Eckert - for The Hab Theory see the OSS Diary, 24th September 2016.
Philip José Farmer - for Sail On! Sail On! see the Earth page.
John Russell Fearn - for Something From Mercury see
Havoc caused by imported Mercurian critters.
Otto Willi Gail - for The Shot From The Moon see An Ice-Age Venus - II.
Randall Garrett - for Hot Trip for Venus see the
Diary, Backbone of the Old Solar System.
Will Garth - for The Bloodless Peril see Those Plants Again.
John Michael Greer - see Star's Reach and
the Diary, John Greer, Carl Jung and the Jasoomization of Earth.
Matthew Hughes - see A Return to Bradbury's Mars.
Carl Jacobi - for Tepondicon see The Galilean Satellites.
D F Jones - see the OSS Diary for 11th January 2017, regarding
a late invasion from Mars.
See also the Diary for 14th February 2017 regarding
how the incredible news of the existence of the
Martians is received.
Henrik Dahl Juve - for The Monsters of Neptune and The Struggle for Neptune
see Neptunian Allure.
Colin Kapp - for Lambda 1 see the Diary, 19th November 2016.
Cyril Kornbluth - see the OSS Diary, 26th February 2017, for The Adventurer.
Myer Krulfeld - for The Lunar Pit see Poor Deadly Moonmen.
Frederic Arnold Kummer, Jr. - for Signboard of Space see the extract,
Silent remains of a lost Martian civilization.
Gustave Le Rouge - see also the OSS Diary, 15th October 2016, for
points in favour of his version of Mars. Also, for favourable comparison
with the work of Edwin Lester Arnold see the Diary for 8th December 2016.
For this site's changed approach to Le Rouge see
Leeway for John Carter's French Predecessor.
Hugh Lofting - for Dr Dolittle In the Moon see the Diary, The Torn-Off Moon.
J T McIntosh - for One In Three Hundred see the OSS Diary, 4th December 2016.
R W Mackleworth - for the Moon made habitable in Starflight 3000 see the Diary entry,
A Book that Veers Away.
David I Masson - for Mouth of Hell see Tilted Landscape, Pre-Kroth.
Sean McMullen - for The Miocene Arrow see A Prehistoric World War.
Walter M Miller - for Crucifixus Etiam see Sacrifices for a future Mars.
Michael Moorcock - see the Themes page for links to comparisons between
his Old Mars and Burroughs' Barsoom.
e.g. for City of the Beast see How Not to Do It - and How to Do It.
See also the extract, A Blue City on the Red Planet.
Patrick Moore - for his Mars see the OSS Diary for 22nd November 2016.
For a great Mars-trip "recruitment moment"
see the Diary for 11th August 2016,
quoting from Mission to Mars.
For his delightful youngsters' guide to palaeontology and
Earth history, True Book About the Earth, see
the Diary, 24th November 2016.
Larry Niven - for Wait it Out see the Pluto page;
for The Coldest Place see The Darkside of Mercury and
the OSS Diary, 26th December 2016;
for Becalmed in Hell see the page on hyper-brains;
for the Plutonian conflagration in World of Ptavvs see the Diary,
Niven and Clarke on the Cusp.
Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle - see the OSS Diary, 8th April 2017,
for the brief suspicion of Saturnians in Footfall.
Chad Oliver - for The Reporter see Conversation in a Martian Bar.
H Beam Piper - for Omnilingual see the Alien Scripts page
Mike Resnick - see In the Tombs of the Martian Kings.
Alva Rogers - re A Requiem For Astounding see the Diary, 27 November 2016,
regarding the significance of the year 1941 in the history of
R H Romans - see Land Rush, King Rush, Moon Rush: R H Romans' Lunar Epic of 1930
Mary Rosemblum - see Shoals.
Rupert Sheldrake - for the morphic resonance concept see categories of thought
on the religion page
Robert Silverberg - for Lair of the Dragonbird see A Unique Venusian.
E E "Doc" Smith - see the page on Ganymede;
see the Jupiter page for a nice one-line description
of the Jovian jungle
and a more detailed consideration of the hexans and their foes.
See the OSS Diary, 30th March 2017, for Jovian telemorphs,
human and hexan, in Spacehounds of IPC.
Extract: Deadly Ganymedean Plant-Animal.
Brett Stirling - see A Different Slant on Captain Future.
Donald Suddaby - see Prisoners of Saturn
Theodore L Thomas
John Varley - for 1955 (article), see the OSS Diary, 7th December 2016.
Howard Waldrop - for The Dead Sea Bottom Scrolls see Academia on Mars.
Donald Wandrei - for Finality Unlimited see the page section, Mountains on the Sun.
H G Wells - for The War of the Worlds
see Martian Landings in The War of The Worlds;
Global Dispatches and Extraordinary Gentlemen;
The Date of the Invasion;
for The Time Machine see the Diary entries, A Far-Future Night Sky
and A Park-Like Future Earth?
For The First Men in the Moon see that page and also
the Diary entry, Lunar Brains.
For The Crystal Egg see Beetles or winged folk - who rules Mars?
regarding a misreading of the story.
Jack Williamson - for The Crucible of Power
see the OSS Diary, 26th January 2017;
for Operation Gravity see the Diary entry entitled
Science Points the Way - Now Go and Play;
for The Plutonian Terror
see the Pluto page and the hyper-brains page;
for Salvage in Space see the Titania page.
For The Moon Era see ancient inhabited Moon and
the extract, On the Moon in ancient days.
John Wyndham - see Time to Rest;
also the OSS Diary, 6th February 2017 for The Last Lunarians.
For Wyndham and the fecund Venus of The Outward Urge, see
the Diary for 16th November 2016.
For The Kraken Wakes see the Diary for 9th December 2016.
For Exiles on Asperus see the Asteroids page.
For Stowaway to Mars see Martians - Cheerful or Fatalistic?
Roger Zelazny - A Rose for Ecclesiastes