Lost Transmissions: The Secret History of Science Fiction and Fantasy. Desirina Boskovich.

Lost Transmissions: The Secret History of Science Fiction and Fantasy

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New York: 2019
First edition, Hardcover, New sans dust jacket as issued,
275 pp.

“A fascinating illustrated history of lost, overlooked, and uncompleted works of science fiction and fantasy. Science fiction and fantasy reign over popular culture now. Lost Transmissions is a rich trove of forgotten and unknown, imagined-but-never-finished, and under-appreciated-but-influential works from those imaginative genres, as well as little-known information about well-known properties. Divided into sections on Film & TV, Literature, Art, Music, Fashion, Architecture, and Pop Culture, the book examines Jules Verne's lost novel; AfroFuturism and Space Disco; E.T.'s scary beginnings; William Gibson's never-filmed Aliens sequel; Weezer's never-made space opera; and the 8,000-page metaphysical diary of Philip K. Dick. Featuring more than 150 photos, this insightful volume will become the bible of science fiction and fantasy's most interesting and least-known chapters.” Foreword by Jeff VanderMeer and with essays by Neil Gaiman, William Gibson, Nick Mamatas, Molly Tanzer, Jeff VanderMeer and many others. #64241

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