|Title:||Not the only planet : science fiction travel stories|
|Authors:||Damien Broderick, Editor|
|Publisher:||[S.l.] : Lonely Planet Publications, 1998|
|Series:||Lonely Planet journeys|
|ISBN / ISSN / EAN :||978-0-86442-582-9|
|Subjects:||Science fiction ; Science fiction--Translating into English|
Like a cyborg and a spaceship, like an explorer and a time machine, travel and science fiction have always gone together. "Not the only planet" is a unique collection of stories about travelling both ends of the space-time continuum by internationally celebrated SF writers.
A family takes a package tour to the Crucifixion; astronauts on Mars confront the difficulty of reporting on the unimaginable; and a phrasebook for tourists offers a hilariously skewed vision of travel to come. Hi-tech galaxies, tattered futures, the shiveringly strange and the uncomfortably familiar: when every corner of our current world is thoroughly described in guidebook after guidebook, "Not the only planet" offers a set of exotic postcards from worlds that don't exist. Yet.