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Sci-fi chronicles : a visual history of the galaxy's greatest science fiction

Author: Guy Haley
Publisher: Buffalo, New York : Firefly Books, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book is the definitive encyclopedia for the science fiction fanatic. From Barbarella to Blade Runner, from Solaris to Star Wars, and from 1984 to 2001, Sci-Fi Chronicles seeks out 200 of the greatest galactic creations. Presented in an arresting blend of incisive text, infographic timelines, and stunning photographs, each chronologically arranged entry features an entertaining overview written by a science  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Encyclopedias
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Guy Haley
ISBN: 9781770852648 1770852646
OCLC Number: 907681080
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 576 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
Contents: 1818-1925. Early science fiction : the birth of a genre --
1920-50. The days of pulp : the 'golden age' of science fiction --
1950-70. The era of the atom : the marvels and perils of science --
1970-90. Dark futures : apocalypses and the war in space --
1990-present. The adventure continues : modern science fiction --
Famous space ships --
The science fiction chronology --
Genre definitions.
Other Titles: Science fiction chronicles
Visual history of the galaxy's greatest science fiction
Responsibility: general editor, Guy Haley ; foreword by Stephen Baxter.

Abstract:

This book is the definitive encyclopedia for the science fiction fanatic. From Barbarella to Blade Runner, from Solaris to Star Wars, and from 1984 to 2001, Sci-Fi Chronicles seeks out 200 of the greatest galactic creations. Presented in an arresting blend of incisive text, infographic timelines, and stunning photographs, each chronologically arranged entry features an entertaining overview written by a science fiction expert, plus: The lifespan of sci-fi creations, for example, from book to movie to television series; Other key media, such as comics, graphic novels, video games, manga, where appropriate; Film and television stills, book and comic covers, and other archive material. Larger franchises -- such as Doctor Who and The War of the Worlds -- feature lavish spreads of photographs illustrating how they have evolved from black-and-white beginnings to big-budget blockbusters. Seminal sagas like Star Wars and Star Trek enjoy not only a "real world" timeline of films and TV broadcasts, but also a fascinating spread detailing their role in the series' fictional universe. Sci-Fi Chronicles is a truly international guide, with entries focusing on everything from Hollywood blockbusters to Russian cult classics, and from European literature to Australian franchises. It is perfect for dipping into, while its memory-jogging mentions and illustrations make it impossible to put down. It will delight long-standing sci-fi aficionados, yet with a scope that extends from vintage volumes to amazing anime, Sci-Fi Chronicles will also entrance a younger generation. - Publisher.
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