The Science Fiction Universe and Beyond: Syfy Channel Book of Sci-Fi

Travel where no man has gone before with this decade-by-decade progression of science-fiction classics. From the classic, low-budget space exploration Flash Gordon tales of the Saturday matinee serials, to the slick CGI-realized world of The Matrix, science-fiction films have long been pushing the boundaries of the visually and dramatically fantastic—turning the known world on its head, playing with the laws of physics, and all the while holding their audience spellbound. The Science Fiction Universe . . . and Beyond offers a breadth of knowledge, insight, and passion to a century of close encounters, black holes, time travel, distant planets, impossible quests, nuclear war, futuristic technology, inexplicable forces, spaceships, extraordinary monsters, and subterranean societies.Arranged chronologically, showing the progression of sci-fi over the decades, and delving into interesting back stories and trivia, this volume includes a variety of classic films and television shows, such as The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951), Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956), The Twilight Zone (1959–1964), Doctor Who (1963–1989), 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), A Clockwork Orange (1971), Star Wars, Episode IV—A New Hope (1977), Alien (1979), E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982), Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994), Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), Stargate SG-1 (1997–2007), Battlestar Galactica (2004–2009), and many others.

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3 Comments

  1. Fun and informative Mike Mallory’s “The Science Fiction Universe and Beyond” is an amusing mix of interesting information and witty comments on the history of Science Fiction films and T.V. shows. I found a lot of information about shows and film I never knew before combined with witty comments. That and the use of many great pictures, a good many which I had never seen before makes this a great read for anybody with any interest in Science fiction films and T.V. shows or a wonderful gift for that geek in your…

  2. Excellent intro to Sci-Fi while still satisfying the hardcore fan! This is a great historical overview of the whole Sci-Fi genre. Well written, tons of interesting facts, and beautifully illustrated. Makes a great gift for the sci-fi fan in your life. If you liked Universal Studios Monsters, than you will LOVE this book. Highly recommended!

  3. SI-FI DELIGHT Covers Si-Fi quite well. Good reproductions. A good reference guide as well as interesting just to look at all the various representations over the decades.

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