Kessel, John. "Herman Melville: Space Opera Virtuoso"
What if: Herman Melville was born a century later.
Summary: The science fiction career of Melville, at first a popular contributor to Gernsback's Amazing Stories but later the misunderstood author of such abstract works as Starry Deeps, or The Wail.
Published: In The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, January 1980; and The Pure Product, Tor 1997 (0312861176BUY), 1999 (0312866801BUY).