A Journey into Space with 1950s Radio, TV, Films, Comics and Books
by John Wade
If you remember Quatermass, Forbidden Planet, The Eagle, Asimov books and a wide array of other 1950's radio, tv, films, comics and books, or even if you don't, this book is fascinating trawl through an age of innovation and truly great science fiction, dubbed by many as the 'golden age of science fiction'.
The Golden Age of Science Fiction describes from a sometimes personal perspective the 1950s as a wonderful decade for science fiction. This book provides many colour illustrations that not only shows that the artwork of the age was both ground-breaking and striking but for many it simply evokes everything Si-Fi. Now long forgotten, Science Fiction was of advertised in early television broadcasts as unsuitable for children and the inescapable barrier of the X certificate in the cinema barring anyone under the age of sixteen. Many younger fans had only the radio to fall back on and that turned out to be more fertile for the budding SF fan than might otherwise have been thought. All these mediums had plenty to offer, and this book breaks them down into sections covering Radio, TV, Films, Comics and Books with an authoritative look at each.
The 1950s did not provide the super-accuracy and amazing technical quality of today's science fiction films but for many these pale into insignificance beside the radio, early TV and B-picture films about people who built rockets in their back gardens and flew them to lost planets, or tales of aliens who wanted to take over, if not our entire world, then at least our bodies. The Golden Age of Science Fiction is for everyone who enjoys Science Fiction and is a nostalgic look at the very roots of the genre.
Size: 152x229mm, 224 pages. ISBN: 9781526751591