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LOST TRANSMISSIONS The Secret History of Science Fiction and Fantasy

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LOST TRANSMISSIONS The Secret History of Science Fiction and Fantasy

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Highly Recommended. By Desirina Boskovich. Science fiction and fantasy reign over popular culture now. But it wasn't always thus. Lost Transmissions is a rich trove of forgotten and unknown, imagined-but-never-finished, and under-appreciated-but-influential works, as well as little-known information, revealed in nice bite-sized chapters. Larger sections examine Film & TV, Literature, Art, Music, Fashion, Architecture, and Pop Culture, with dozens of smaller pieces in each section. 75 essays by 30 contributors including Neil Gaiman, Paul Tremblay and William Gibson!

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Science fiction and fantasy reign over popular culture now. But it wasn't always thus. Lost Transmissions is a rich trove of forgotten and unknown, imagined-but-never-finished, and under-appreciated-but-influential works, as well as little-known information, revealed in nice bite-sized chapters. Larger sections examine Film & TV, Literature, Art, Music, Fashion, Architecture, and Pop Culture, with dozens of smaller pieces in each section. 75 essays by 30 contributors including Neil Gaiman, Paul Tremblay and William Gibson!

The book examines Jules Verne’s lost novel; AfroFuturism and Space Disco; E.T.’s scary beginnings; William Gibson’s never-filmed Aliens sequel; Weezer’s never-made space opera; and the 8,000-page metaphysical diary of Philip K. Dick. Featuring more than 150 photos, this insightful volume will become the bible of science fiction and fantasy’s most interesting and least-known chapters.

Illustrators examined include Virgil Finlay, Richard M. Powers, Paul Lehr, David A. Hardy, Bob Pepper and Michael Whelan. Futurist Architecture looks at the work of Syd Mead, Hugh Ferris, and Paolo Soleri (Star Wars). Lev Grossman writes about fantasy maps. The music section examines Pink Floyd, David Bowie, King Crimson, Parliament's Mothership Connection and Rush's album 2012.

150 photos, 75 essays, interviews with artists and writers.

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Item Code LOSTTH
Publisher Abrams
Publish Date 2019
ISBN 9781419734656
Binding Hard Cover
Dimensions 7x9
# Pages 288pg
Color Text/Partial Color
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