Saturday, November 21, 2009

SFU: Queerness and Edgar Pangborn’s 1954 novel A Mirror for Observers

Class is in session over at DePauw University’s Science Fiction Studies, #109, Volume 36, Part 3, November 2009, where Brian Attebery of Idaho State University argues that the works of science fiction & fantasy author Edgar Pangborn seem “to be grounded in a queer perspective.” According to Attebery, the best example is Pangborn’s SF/F novel, A Mirror for Observers (1954), which details the relationship between a Martian named Elmis and a gifted Earth boy named Angelo.

Pictured: A Mirror for Observers, 1958 Dell paperback.

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