This book combines the reading public's interest in science fiction with the always popular biography genre. The book contains one hundred concise chapters, each containing a brief biography of one of the most influential figures in the development of modern science fiction as well as a timetable detailing the highlights of the person's life and career. Included are important editors such as John Campbell Jr and Hugo Gernsback; filmmakers such as Gener Roddenberry and Stanley Kubrick; and most importantly, acclaimed writers ranging from historical figures Jules Verne, Edgar Allen Poe, Arthur Conan Doyle, and H G Wells to modern masters Arthur Clarke, Isaac Asimov, and Robert Heinlein.Ask those same fans to name the best serious science fiction movie ever and the majority of them will give the same response: 2001: A Space Odyssey When it was first released in 1968, 2001: A Space Odyssey was a controversial movie.
|Title||:||Who Shaped Science Fiction?|
|Publisher||:||Nova Kroshka Books - 2000|