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Islands in the Sky: The Space Station Theme in Science Fiction Literature. [Expanded] Second Edition. By Gary Westfahl. Preface by Gregory Benford. Holicong, Pennsylvania: Borgo Press/Wildside Press, 2009.

Islands in the Sky: The Space Station Theme in Science Fiction Literature
This second edition of a book first published in 1996 features an updated final chapter and three new chapters—two of them previously unpublished—representing some additional thoughts on space stations written between 1996 and 2009. Here is a link to the publisher's information about the book, and the book's Table of Contents is below.

Introduction to the Second Edition
Preface by Gregory Benford
I. Parameters
1. Beyond the Planet Earth:
Polemical Introduction
2. Into the Sea of Stars:
Definitions and History of the Space Station in Fiction
3. The Wheel in the Sky:
Space Station Design and Appearance
II. Functions
4."Factory in the Sky":
Space Stations as Businesses
5. Killer Station:
Space Stations as Haunted Houses
6. City in the Sky:
Space Stations as Communities
III. Transformations
7. Exiled from Earth:
The Traveling Space Station
8. "Home on Lagrange":
The Space Habitat
9. The Web between the Worlds:
The Space Elevator—and Beyond
IV. Iconography
10. "Stranger Station":
Space Stations in the Universe of Science Fiction
11. This Strange Tomorrow:
The Future of Space Stations in Life and Literature
V. Appendices
12. Step to the Stars:
The International Space Station in the Context of Science Fiction
13. A Handful of Stars:
Space Stations in the 1990s
14. The Problems of Space Flying:
How Science Fiction Inspired the Space Station
15. "The Aim of Astronautics":
The "Innovative Technologies from Science Fiction" Report on Space Stations in Science Fiction
16. The Fountains of Paradise:
An "Innovative Technologies from Science Fiction" Overview of Space Stations and Space Colonies in Science Fiction
VI. Bibliography
Works Involving Space Stations
Other Works Cited
VII. Index

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