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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Blasting, billowing, bursting forth With the power of ten billion butterfly sneezes Man with his flaming pyre Has conquered the wayward breezes Climbing to tranquility Far above the cloud Conceiving ... Read full review

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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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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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