Sci-Fi: Days of Fear and Wonder – A BFI Compendium

Explore the other worlds, future visions and altered states of sci-fi film and TV in this new book, which contains 160 pages of lavishly illustrated essays.

Sci-Fi: Days of Fear and Wonder - A BFI Compendium

Sci-Fi: Days of Fear and Wonder - A BFI Compendium

Sci-Fi: Days of Fear and Wonder charts a course through the other worlds, future visions and altered states of sci-fi film and television, taking us from the magical invention of early cinema and onwards past the flying saucers, forbidden planets and Martian invaders of 1950s Cold War sci-fi and the adventures in space and time of Doctor Who.

Sci-Fi: Days of Fear and Wonder - A BFI Compendium

Sci-Fi: Days of Fear and Wonder - A BFI Compendium

We journey deep into the virtual realities of cyberspace and through the nightmarish visions of future dystopias, meeting advanced artificial intelligences, biological mutations and alien lifeforms, and on to the special-effects-laden, galaxy-spanning entertainments of today.

Sci-Fi: Days of Fear and Wonder - A BFI Compendium

Sci-Fi: Days of Fear and Wonder - A BFI Compendium

Through a range of lavishly illustrated new essays, Sci-Fi: Days of Fear and Wonder – A BFI Compendium shows how sci-fi is as much about ideas as spectacle, and how it expresses our sense of fear and wonder like no other genre.

Sci-Fi: Days of Fear and Wonder - A BFI Compendium

Sci-Fi: Days of Fear and Wonder - A BFI Compendium

With 160 pages of lavishly illustrated new essays written by many of the foremost authorities in the field, including Kim Newman, Stephen Baxter, Alastair Reynolds, Matthew Sweet, Helen Lewis, John Clute, Roger Luckhurst, Adam Roberts, Adam Rutherford and Simon Ings. 

Sci-Fi: Days of Fear and Wonder - A BFI Compendium

Sci-Fi: Days of Fear and Wonder - A BFI Compendium

It is the essential companion to the BFI’s Days of Fear and Wonder season.

Sci-Fi: Days of Fear and Wonder - A BFI Compendium

Sci-Fi: Days of Fear and Wonder - A BFI Compendium

Sci-Fi: Days of Fear and Wonder - A BFI Compendium

Sci-Fi: Days of Fear and Wonder - A BFI Compendium

 

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