Writers whose work combines to shape our OSS heritage of dreams...
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John Jacob Astor - for A Journey in Other Worlds see the OSS Diary, 18th March 2017.
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.
Stanton A Coblenz - for The Moon People see the OSS Diary for 17th January 2017
Susan Cooper - for Mandrake see the Diary entry, Planetary Intelligences
Lester del Rey - see Battle on Mercury
Philip K Dick - for The World Jones Made see the OSS Diary for 9th September 2016.
See Was Dick for or against the final frontier? for Dick and space expansion.
On that same topic, see the Diary for 10th November 2016 for
the negative view of Mars in The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch.
See also various fictional dates in the 1990s.
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.
Randall Garrett - for Hot Trip for Venus see the
Diary, Backbone of the Old Solar System.
John Michael Greer - see Star's Reach
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.
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.
Gustave Le Rouge - see the OSS Diary, 15th October 2016, for
points in favour of his version of Mars.
Hugh Lofting - for Dr Dolittle In the Moon see the Diary, The Torn-Off Moon.
Frank Belknap Long Jr. - for Red Moon see the OSS Diary for 12th March 2017.
David I Masson - for Mouth of Hell see Tilted Landscape, Pre-Kroth.
Sean McMullen - for The Miocene Arrow see A Prehistoric World War.
P Schuyler Miller - for an excerpt from the Mars story The Cave see Mars Quiz.
Walter M Miller - for Crucifixus Etiam see Sacrifices for a future Mars.
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
Mary Rosemblum - see Shoals.
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.
Donald Suddaby - see Prisoners of Saturn
Theodore L Thomas
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.
Manly Wade Wellman - for The Solar Invasion see Ul Quorn Back from the Dead.
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.
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.
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 Exiles on Asperus see the Asteroids page.
Roger Zelazny - A Rose for Ecclesiastes