Late for the Sky: The Mentality of the Space Age

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Southern Illinois U P

1992

 

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Introduction: To Hear Us Talk

Probe: The Real Two Cultures

1. Due Back on Planet Earth

Probe: Gnosticism and the Cult Film

2. Departure of the Body Snatchers

Probe: Nemesis and NASA

3. Infinite Presumption

Probe: The Anti-Gnosticism of E. M. Cioran

Probe: "Body's Earth": H. E. Francis' "Ballad of the Engineer Carl Feldmann"

4. The Simulator

Probe: Space Boosters

5. The Abandoned Earth

Probe: The Revolution of the Earth

Conclusion: Dreaming Nothing