Another Science Fiction: Advertising the Space Race 1957-1962

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Blast Books, 2010 - Art - 240 pages
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The late 1950s and early '60s were the golden age of science fiction, an era when the farthest reaches of imagination were fed by the technological breakthroughs of the postwar years. While science fiction writers expressed the dreams and nightmares of the era in pulp print, real-life rocket engineers worked on making space travel reality. The imaginations of many Cold War scientists were fed by science fiction literature, and companies often promoted their future capabilities with fantastical, colorful visions aimed at luring young engineers into their booming workforce. In between the dry articles of trade journals, a new visual vernacular sprang up. Aerospace industry ads pitched the idea that we lived in a moment where anything was possible -- gravity was history, and soon so would be the confines of our solar system. Another Science Fiction presents nearly 200 entertaining, intriguing, inspiring, and mind-boggling pieces of space-age eye candy.

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Review: Another Science Fiction: Advertising the Space Race 1957-1962

User Review  - Brian Greiner - Goodreads

A lovely book, that I discovered while browsing at the local book store. I'm old enough to remember seeing some of these ads in 'Scientific American' and other magazines. I have always wondered why ... Read full review

Review: Another Science Fiction: Advertising the Space Race 1957-1962

User Review  - Dan - Goodreads

This book was tailor-made for my space-race-steeped childhood psyche. While I was not, of course, reading Aviation Week and Missiles and Rockets magazines as a toddler, the graphics that Megan ... Read full review

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