By Gary Westfahl
This e-book gathers jointly some of the illuminating essays on technology fiction and myth movie penned by way of an incredible critic within the SF box. The items are approximately geared up within the chronological order of whilst the flicks and tv courses being mentioned first seemed, with essays offering extra basic overviews clustered close to the start and finish of the amount, to supply the general air of secrecy of a historic survey. even supposing this publication doesn't faux to supply a finished historical past of technology fiction and myth movies, it does intermingle analyses of flicks and television courses with a few discussions of similar performs, novels, tales, and comedian books, quite within the essays in this Island Earth and 2001: an area Odyssey and its sequels. Inciteful, exciting, and whole of clever and witty observations approximately technological know-how fiction and its occasionally curious dating with the visible media, those essays will either pride and entertain critics, lovers, and audience alike.
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A Sense-of-Wonderful Century: Explorations of Science Fiction and Fantasy Films by Gary Westfahl