Podcast for Imagining Mars

Robert Crossley has done a podcast for his latest book, Imagining Mars: A Literary History (Wesleyan University Press 2011). As I mention in a recent review, it is a magnum opus of criticism on the development and evolution of literature about Mars. In the podcast, Crossley talks about the long, strange tradition of Mars writing and its relation to the scientific imagination.  How have Mars and its life-forms been imagined, and how has this imaginative work affected scientific desire?  How has space exploration affected the stories we tell about Mars? Imagining Mars is currently available in hardcover and kindle formats. Highly recommended for scholars of science fiction and popular science as well as those interested in a cultural history of the West.