Saturday, October 3, 2009

Guide to Mars science exhibit lists Tom & Jerry, omits Bradbury & Burroughs

The Family Guide of Activities & Things to Do, a 13-page publication (PDF) that accompanies Facing Mars, the interactive, hands-on, five-year traveling science exhibition that premiered at Canada's Ontario Science Centre in 2008, ensures that every child and parent who reads the guide will be left behind when it comes to learning about the important works of Martian science fiction and fantasy.

Although the ten pages of the guide that focus on the science of Mars are excellent, the two pages of additional resources that list films and books should be rewritten. At the moment, the list of films includes the SF/F flicks Tom and Jerry: Blast Off to Mars (2005), Escape from Mars (1999), My Favorite Martian (1999), Mars Attacks! (1996) and Capricorn One (1978). The lone SF/F book: Space Station Mars (2005) by Daniel San Souci.

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