Hugo Gernsback and the Century of Scienc Fiction
by Gary Westfahl
McFarland & Company Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 0786430796
Date: 30 July 2007 List Price $35.00 Amazon US / Amazon UK
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An examination of science fiction editor and author Hugo Gernsback's career, this work explores the many ways in which his work influenced the genre. The book summarizes the science fiction theories of Gernsback and his successors, considers his efforts to define science fiction both verbally and visually, and for the first time offers detailed studies of his rarest periodicals, including Technocracy Review, Superworld Comics, and Science-Fiction Plus. An analysis of his ground-breaking novel, Ralph 124C 41+: A Romance of the Year 2660, and its influences on a variety of science fiction novels, films and television programs is also offered.
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