24 Frames into the Future: Scalzi on Science Fiction Films
by John Scalzi
Review by Steve Sawicki
NESFA Press Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9781610373012
Date: 15 February 2012 List Price $28.00 Amazon US / Amazon UK
Product Description: 24 Frames into the Future: Scalzi on Science Fiction Film is the 2012 Boskone Book by Guest of Honor John Scalzi. John Scalzi's first job was not actually writing a science fiction novel; rather, he was a film critic for the Fresno Bee. Only years later did he write Old Man's War, his critically acclaimed first novel. In this book, collecting many of his essays on Science Fiction films, you can read Scalzi's thoughts on movies, how they're produced, and how storytelling differs between movie and print. You'll get to read his prognostications about the Oscars and Hugos, and what he felt about how the awards actually turned out not to mention why "show business" is not "show art". Scalzi also has a lot to say about that rarified universe outside SF, and he also puts into perspective the way it has both taken from SF's culture and fashioned it.
(Source: NESFA Press)