Sci-fi chronicles : a visual history of the galaxy's greatest science fiction / general editor Guy Haley ; foreword by Stephen Baxter.
Contributor(s): Haley, Guy [author.] | Baxter, Stephen [author of introduction, etc.].Material type: BookPublisher: Port Melbourne, Victoria : Craftsman House, an imprint of Thames and Hudson Australia, 2014Description: 576 pages : colour illustrations ; 25 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780987392749 (paperback); 0987392743 (paperback).Other title: Science fiction chronicles.Subject(s): Science fiction films -- Encyclopaedias | Science fiction television programs -- EncyclopaediasDDC classification: 791.43615
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What links Stingray to Space: 1999? Which Czech writer coined the word "robot"? Who was Pierre Boulle and how did he spawn one of Hollywood's greatest franchises? All the answers and much more are in Sci-Fi Chronicles. From Barbarella to Blade Runner, from Solaris to Star Wars, and from 1984 to 2001, Sci-Fi Chronicles seeks out the greatest galactic creations. With an arresting blend of incisive text, infographic timelines, and stunning photographs, the book illustrates how world-conquering works emerged and evolved. Each chronologically-arranged entry charts the development of a much-loved sci-fi title -- from book to movie to television series, for example. Other key media -- comics, graphic novels, video games, manga -- are included where appropriate. Entries are enticingly embellished with film and television stills, book and comic covers, and other archive material. Expert text gives an entertaining overview, and color-coded timelines provide an at-a-glance guide to key publication, release, and broadcast dates. Larger franchises -- such as Doctor Who and The War of the Worlds -- feature a lavish spread of photographs, illustrating how they have evolved from black-and-white beginnings to big-budget blockbusters. And seminal sagas like Star Wars and Star Trek enjoy not only a "real world" timeline of film releases and TV broadcasts, but also a fascinating spread detailing how each work fits into the series' fictional universe. Sci-Fi Chronicles 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 also entrance a younger generation, with its scope extending from vintage volumes to amazing anime.
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