This is a refreshing, imaginative, and insightful book. The author's familiarity with a wide-range of issues in history, philosophy, politics, cultural theory, religion, and literary theory makes possible a very instructive and illuminating interpretation of a literary genre--science fiction--that has too often been marginalized. This book deserves a large audience from many different fields.
--Michael E. Zimmerman, Professor and Chair, Philosophy, Tulane University
Yanarella's main argument about the importance of science fiction in the literary and political life of the United States, as well as the analysis of key discursive motifs like the cross, the plow, and the skyline, are both incisively formulated. What is most enjoyable in this book is Yanarella's artful combination of critical theory with American science fiction. This book could be used in many different academic courses in the humanities and social sciences because of its analytical scope.
--Tim Luke, Distinguished Professor, Political Science, Virginia Tech