The Visual Encyclopedia Of Science Fiction Brian Ash

ISBN: 9780330252751

Published: 1977


352 pages


The Visual Encyclopedia Of Science Fiction  by  Brian Ash

The Visual Encyclopedia Of Science Fiction by Brian Ash
1977 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 352 pages | ISBN: 9780330252751 | 8.59 Mb

The Visual Encyclopedia of Science Fiction is an illustrated collection of bibliographic essays on the history and subject matter of science fiction. It was edited by Brian Ash and published in 1977 by Pan Books in the UK and Harmony/Crown Books in the US. The book starts with a parallel chronology of significant events in the fields of science fiction stories, magazines, novels, movies/TV/radio, and fandom, from 1805 to 1976. The books thematic sections contain introductions by science fiction authors, and extensive bibliographies of science fiction works featuring each theme.

It includes extended essays on science fiction, called Deep Probes. The chapters are numbered in the style of a technical manual. Illustrations are primarily book and magazine covers, and interior illustrations from magazines, including a number of illustrations by Virgil Finlay, among others. The book received positive reviews within the field of childrens literature, including the American Library Association.[1] Reviews from the field of science fiction were less enthusiastic:[2]

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