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Yesterday's Tomorrows - The Story of Classic British Science Fiction in 100 Books (Paperback): Mike Ashley

Yesterday's Tomorrows - The Story of Classic British Science Fiction in 100 Books (Paperback)

Mike Ashley

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Join Mike Ashley on a characterful tour of the most ingenious and often forgotten books from the rich history of classic British science fiction. From the enrapturing tales of H. G. Wells to the punishing dystopian visions of 1984 and beyond, the evolution of science fiction from the 1890s to the 1960s is a fascinating journey into the hopes and fears of those years. Establishing this period as what we can now appreciate as the 'classic' age of the genre, which for most of this time had no name, Mike Ashley takes us on a tour of the stars, utopian and post-apocalyptic futures, worlds of AI and techno-thriller masterpieces asking piercing questions of the present. Though not seeking to be exhaustive, this book offers an accessible view of the impressive spectrum of imaginative writing which the genre's classic period has to offer. Towering science fiction greats such as Ballard and Aldiss run alongside the, perhaps unexpected, likes of G. K. Chesterton and J. B. Priestley and celebrate a side of science fiction beyond the stereotypes of space opera and bug-eyed monsters; the side of science fiction which proves why it must continue to be written and read, so long as any of us remain in uncertain times.

General

Imprint: British Library Publishing
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: October 2020
Authors: Mike Ashley
Dimensions: 210 x 149mm (L x W)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 320
ISBN-13: 978-0-7123-5371-7
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Literary & linguistic reference works > Literary reference works
Books > Fiction > Genre fiction > Science fiction
Books > Fiction > Special features > Classic fiction
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism > Novels, other prose & writers > General
Books > Fiction > New Fiction Releases
LSN: 0-7123-5371-2
Barcode: 9780712353717

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