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Vintage science fiction
Haining, Peter.
First Carroll and Graf edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Carroll & Graf Publishers ; [Emeryville, CA] : [Distributed by Publishers Group West], 1999.

Physical Description:
viii, 513 pages; 21 cm
Prologue: The cinema of possiblilties -- Destination moon / Robert A. Heinlein -- It came from outer space / Ray Bradbury -- The conquest of space / Werner Von Braun -- Panic in the year zero / Ward Moore -- 2001: A space odyssey / Arthur C. Clarke -- Logan's run / William F. Nolan -- Star Trek: The motion picture / James Blish -- Total recall / Philip K. Dick -- The lawnmower man / Stephen King -- Candyman / Clive Barker -- Prologue: "Worlds of space in the living room" -- Superman / George Lowther -- Tales of tomorrow / Evan Hunter -- The Quartermass experiment / Nigel Kneale -- The Twilight zone / Rod Serling -- Out of the world / John Wyndham -- Doctor Who / Bill Strutton -- The Outer limits / Jerry Sohl -- Out of the unknown / Isaac Asimov -- The Martian chronicles / Ray Bradbury -- Final reward / Terry Pratchett.
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PS648.S3 V56 1996 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
PS648.S3 V56 1996 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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From the cerebral 2001 to the B-grade It Came From Outer Space -- both of which are from stories by Arthur C. Clarke and Ray Bradbury, respectively, and are collected here -- sci-fi films have always drawn from the printed word. In addition to tales by Isaac Asimov, Philip K. Dick, Stephen King, and Clive Barker, several stories appear in book form for the first time, such as James Blish's Star Trek scenario, while others such as Werner von Braun's The Conquest of Space, are out of print or hard to find.

Author Notes

Peter Haining's most recent anthology for Carroll & Graf was The Mammoth Book of 20th Century Ghost Stories. He lives in England.

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Library Journal Review

These two new anthologies collect the works that inspired numerous sf films and television programs. Ackerman has concentrated on stories from the early (pre-1960s) days of sf publishing and movie making, and some of these tales show their age in their depiction of women, minorities, and technology. The film versions are considered B-movies by some and classics by others; either way, this collection is a trip back in time for the fan of early sf. Haining's collection is more modern and includes stories from television shows like The Outer Limits, The Twilight Zone, and Dr. Who. Haining also prefaces each work with informative notes and anecdotes. It is revealing to see how the stories that prompted films like Total Recall, Logan's Run, and 2001: A Space Odyssey differ from the cinematic versions. More heavyweight authors appear in this collection, including Stephen King, Clive Barker, and Terry Pratchett. Haining's work has more popular appeal, but both anthologies are fun, and both are recommended for sf collections.√ĄDevon Thomas, Highland Twp. Lib., MI (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.