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The Resource Sci-fi chronicles : a visual history of the galaxy's greatest science fiction, general editor, Guy Haley ; foreword by Stephen Baxter

Sci-fi chronicles : a visual history of the galaxy's greatest science fiction, general editor, Guy Haley ; foreword by Stephen Baxter

Label
Sci-fi chronicles : a visual history of the galaxy's greatest science fiction
Title
Sci-fi chronicles
Title remainder
a visual history of the galaxy's greatest science fiction
Statement of responsibility
general editor, Guy Haley ; foreword by Stephen Baxter
Title variation
  • Science fiction chronicles
  • Visual history of the galaxy's greatest science fiction
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Cataloging source
NLC
Dewey number
791.43/615
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1995.9.S26
LC item number
S35 2014
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1973-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Haley, Guy
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Science fiction films
Label
Sci-fi chronicles : a visual history of the galaxy's greatest science fiction, general editor, Guy Haley ; foreword by Stephen Baxter
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
u201317
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
576 pages
Isbn
9781770852648
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)874735437
Label
Sci-fi chronicles : a visual history of the galaxy's greatest science fiction, general editor, Guy Haley ; foreword by Stephen Baxter
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
u201317
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
576 pages
Isbn
9781770852648
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)874735437

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