- Full Description
A fine all-new illustrated history of science fiction. Using timelines, online links, illustrations, movie posters & well-selected stills, book covers, and more, this amazing new book propels us into the well of modern imagination, from its roots in Frankenstein, through Verne, H.G. Wells, the late gothic and weird horror of Lovecraft to the mass market Pulps. Then a new generation of writers (Bradbury, Bloch, Asimov, Philip K. Dick), television and film, right up to the present day.
Many of the old guard authors had their work transitioned to screenwriting for the movies and early TV (Psycho, Star Trek, Twilight Zone), inspiring, in turn, the invasion of superheroes, gigantic spaceships, and dystopian landscapes onto our data-streaming tablets and computers. Battlestar Galactica,Firefly, The Matrix... plus an entire chapter that carries us up to 2016--again with a complete time-line of events each year.
Profusely illustrated in an oversized format. They've done a fine job of selecting good book covers, pulps, excellent cast shots from the television series (see ours here of Battlestar Galactica), scenes from films, candid shots of creators, from writers to directors. Chapter by chapter, you get the highlights of sci-fi from its very beginnings in the 19th century, through our formative years, and up to the present.
Quite well done. From British bargain-priced publisher Flame Tree, who produce excellent art books in all genres.
- Additional Information
Item Code ASTIH Publisher Flame Tree Publish Date 2017 ISBN 9781786645272 Binding Hard Cover Dimensions 12x11 # Pages 192pg Color Full Color