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Forrest J Ackerman's World of Science Fiction

Forrest J. Ackerman

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ISBN 10: 1575440695 / ISBN 13: 9781575440699
Published by Stoddart, Los Angeles, 1997
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Fine in near fine dust jacket with very slight wear. Laid in is a promotional brochure for the book which unfolds to become a poster. Signed and numbered ("#69) by Ackerman on the front endpaper. Bookseller Inventory # b25208

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Title: Forrest J Ackerman's World of Science ...

Publisher: Stoddart, Los Angeles

Publication Date: 1997

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition.

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Offers a historical look at science fiction as a genre in literature, films, and television


You know what you're in for as soon as you see the big-headed evil alien clutching a helpless, scantily clad girl on the cover. Mr. Sci-Fi himself, Forrest J. Ackerman, takes you on a tour of all the cool movies, terrific books, and strange stuff that makes up our favorite genre. From the heady early days of sparking rockets and threatening Martians to today's dystopian futures and strong female leads, we're treated to a fun (and funny) overview of science fiction film and television, illustrated profusely with photos from the author's vast and famous collection of memorabilia. A hall of fame introduces the writers who started it all, and a cook's tour of the old pulp magazines of the '30s, '40s, and '50s is enough to make us nostalgic for the days before industrial light and magic. This is a lighthearted, very personal reference that deserves a place on the shelf of pop-culture sci-fi fans.

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