Vividly illustrated with images of film posters, magazines, and books - many shown here for the first time - Science Fiction of the 20th Century
offers an insider's view of the prophetic writers, illustrators, and editors who made science fiction the most popular form of entertainment in the 20th century.
From dime novels to pulp magazines, from books to films and television, science fiction has chronicled both our hopes for the future and our fear of it. Best-selling author Frank M. Robinson tells the story-behind-the-story from Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (published in the 1800s) through the fantastic visions of Arthur C. Clarke, Ray Bradbury, Robert Heinlein, Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, and a host of others - many of whom made science fiction not only their profession but their life. The atomic bomb, the space program, cloning, and the Internet come to life on paper and celluloid as talented writers, artists, and filmmakers share their sense of wonder and their adventures of the mind