University of Liverpool - Life on Mars

August 27, 2009

A rare first edition of an influential science fiction novel set on Mars has been acquired by the Science Fiction Foundation Collection at the University of Liverpool. The book, Lieut. Gullivar Jones: His Vacation, was poorly received upon publication in 1905 but has since earned a reputation as one of the most important works of 20th-century science fiction. It will be kept in the university's Sydney Jones Library, which is home to the largest collection of science fiction books, periodicals and archives in Europe.

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