Science Fiction: The Illustrated Encyclopedia

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Dorling Kindersley, 1995 - Fiction - 312 pages
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Science fiction has attracted a large and devoted following over the past century due to its ability to help readers escape from the present and "see" into the future. This encyclopedia provides a unique look into the world of speculative scientific discoveries, aliens, and galactic empires using decade-by-decade timecharts, and the visions of sci-fi writers and illustrators. Over 1,200 color illustrations.

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User Review  - John Bradney - Goodreads

I've thumbed my way through this book so many times I've had to buy a new copy (2 actually, one for reference and the other to sit on my shelf to look good). Apart from the fact it's now missing a decade of good sci-fi, it's indispensable. Read full review

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User Review  - Scott Golden - Goodreads

This is an excellent, well-organized and detailed overview of science fiction media -- particularly focused on 20th century SF magazines, books and films -- by a dedicated chronicler of the genre ... Read full review


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About the author (1995)

Canadian John Clute is perhaps best known for his work on The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (co-edited with Peter Nicholls) and The Encyclopedia of Fantasy (co-edited with Peter Grant). His extensive criticism in numerous publications is collected in part in Strokes and Look at the Evidence. He currently lives in London, England.

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