Science Fiction of the 20th Century: An Illustrated History #2020

Science Fiction of the 20th Century: An Illustrated History By Frank M. Robinson Ann G. Bennett Science Fiction of the th Century An Illustrated History From pulp mags to films explore the science fiction world behind the scenes in a colorful array of posters books and history from visionaries that shaped this popular fascinating genre Full color
  • Title: Science Fiction of the 20th Century: An Illustrated History
  • Author: Frank M. Robinson Ann G. Bennett
  • ISBN: 9781888054293
  • Page: 482
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Science Fiction of the 20th Century: An Illustrated History By Frank M. Robinson Ann G. Bennett From pulp mags to films, explore the science fiction world behind the scenes in a colorful array of posters, books and history from visionaries that shaped this popular, fascinating genre Full color.
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      Frank M Robinson was an American science fiction and techno thriller writer he got his start writing for the old pulp fiction magazines He wrote several novels with Thomas N Scortia until Scortia s death in 1986.Born in Chicago, Illinois Robinson was the son of a check forger He started out in his teens working as a copy boy for International News Service and then became an office boy for Ziff Davis He was drafted into the Navy for World War II, and when his tour was over attended Beloit College, where he majored in physics, graduating in 1950 Because he could find no work as a writer, he ended up back in the Navy to serve in Korea, where he kept writing, read a lot, and published in Astounding magazine.After the Navy, he attended graduate school in journalism, then worked for a Chicago based Sunday supplement Soon he switched to Science Digest, where he worked from 1956 to 1959 From there, he moved into men s magazines Rogue 1959 65 and Cavalier 1965 66 In 1969, Playboy asked him to take over the Playboy Advisor column He remained there until 1973, when he left to write full time.After moving to San Francisco in the 1970s, Robinson, who was gay, was a speechwriter for gay politician Harvey Milk he had a small role in the film Milk After Milk s assassination, Robinson was co executor, with Scott Smith, of Milk s last will and testament.Robinson is the author of 16 books, the editor of two others, and has penned numerous articles Three of his novels have been made into movies The Power 1956 was a supernatural science fiction and government conspiracy novel about people with superhuman skills, filmed in 1968 as The Power The Glass Inferno, co written with Thomas N Scortia, was combined with Richard Martin Stern s The Tower to produce the 1974 movie The Towering Inferno The Gold Crew, also co written Scortia, was a nuclear threat thriller filmed as an NBC miniseries and re titled The Fifth Missile.He collaborated on several other works with Scortia, including The Prometheus Crisis, The Nightmare Factor, and Blow Out In 2009 he was inducted into the Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame

    785 thoughts on “Science Fiction of the 20th Century: An Illustrated History”

    1. Ok this is a true coffee table sized book not that you would dare leave it out on one since I would be paranoid it would be damaged but its an impressive book both in size and weight But the book itself well its simply a celebration of all this science fiction however it mainly focuses of the written work but with films sneaking in towards the end.The book covers off the birth of science fiction always a point for debate till around the year 2000, now obviously it cannot cover everything in that [...]


    2. More a history of the industry than of the genre and its works I think I expected depth from what turned out to essentially be a coffee table book Although, the I did come away with a list of books, short stories, and movies to look into, the text was a good reference for the science fiction fan, though perhaps a bit dry and a few years outdated.


    3. Illustrated reference work received as a gift Some really cool covers of the great works of science fiction novels and magazine covers from Astounding, Asimov, Aboriginal science fiction.Good history of the genre.


    4. This is a lavishly illustrated coffee table book, with a light but passable text The organi zation could be better, but there are tons of great book and magazine cover reproductions.


    5. The best thing about this book are the great pictures of the old science fiction magazines Lots of great information included.



    6. A coffee table book which is lots of fun and the artwork is spectacular Great nibble at the history of science fiction publishing.


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