Sci-Fi Chronicles: A Visual History of the Galaxy's Greatest Science Fiction by Firefly Books (Paperback / softback, 2014)
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- DescriptionThe 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 chrologically 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 vels, video games, manga, where appropriate
- Film and television stills, book and comic covers, and other archive material.
- Early Science Fiction: The Birth of a Genre, 1818-1940 including Frankenstein, Journey to the Center of the Earth, A Connecticut Yankee, The Time Machine, The Lost World, Tarzan
- The Golden Age: 1920-1950 including Karel Capek, Metropolis, Buck Rogers, Olaf Stapledon, King Kong, Flash Gordon, Frederick Pohl, The Thing, Batman, Stan Lee, Arthur C. Clarke, George Orwell
- The Era of the Atom: The Marvels and Perils of Science, 1950- 1970 including Dan Dare, Quatermass, The Fly, The Twilight Zone, Solaris, The Jetsons, Barbarella, Dune, Soylent Green, Logan's Run, Land of the Giants, The Iron Man, A Boy and His Dog
- Dark Futures: Apocalypse and the War in Space, 1970-1990 including The Stepford Wives, Moebius, Star Wars, Judge Dredd, Mork and Mindy, V, Neuromancer, Back to the Future, Red Dwarf
- The Adventure Continues: Modern Science Fiction, 1990-Present including Jurassic Park, Men in Black, Doom, Babylon 5, Stargate, The Matrix, Halo, Jericho, The Hunger Games, Fringe, Wall-E, Avatar.
- Author BiographyGuy Haley is an experienced science-fiction journalist and critic. He was deputy editor of SFX magazine, and edited gaming magazine White Dwarf and SF magazine Death Ray. He is the author of Reality 36, Omega Point and Champion of Mars.
- PublisherFirefly Books
- Date of Publication11/09/2014
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectEncyclopedias & General Reference
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintFirefly Books
- Content Noteillustrations
- Weight1792 g
- Width173 mm
- Height244 mm
- Spine43 mm
- Edited byGuy Haley
- Foreword byStephen Baxter
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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