Yesterday's Tomorrows

The Story of Classic British Science Fiction in 100 Books

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. Les mer

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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.

Detaljer

Forlag
British Library Publishing
Innbinding
Paperback
Språk
Engelsk
ISBN
9780712353717
Utgivelsesår
2020
Format
21 x 15 cm

Om forfatteren

Mike Ashley is the author and editor of more than one hundred books, and is one of the foremost historians of popular fiction. He has edited numerous British Library Science Fiction Classics anthologies, and is the author of a multi-volume comprehensive history of the genre published by Liverpool University Press.

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