Another Science Fiction by Megan Prelinger
Advertising the Space Race 1957–1962

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 1 Critic Review

unrated

Synopsis

The late 1950s and early '60s were the golden age of science fiction, an era when the farthest reaches of imagination were fed by the technological breakthroughs of the postwar years. While science fiction writers expressed the dreams and nightmares of the era in pulp print, real-life rocket engineers worked on making space travel reality. The imaginations of many Cold War scientists were fed by science fiction literature, and companies often promoted their future capabilities with fantastical, colorful visions aimed at luring young engineers into their booming workforce. In between the dry articles of trade journals, a new visual vernacular sprang up. Aerospace industry ads pitched the idea that we lived in a moment where anything was possible — gravity was history, and soon so would be the confines of our solar system. Another Science Fiction presents nearly 200 entertaining, intriguing, inspiring, and mind-boggling pieces of space-age eye candy.
 

About Megan Prelinger

See more books from this Author
 
Published April 13, 2010 by Blast Books. 240 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Science & Math.

Unrated Critic Reviews for Another Science Fiction

The Space Review

Another Science Fiction: Advertising the Space Race 1957-1962.

Apr 26 2010 | Read Full Review of Another Science Fiction: Adve...

Reader Rating for Another Science Fiction
87%

An aggregated and normalized score based on 17 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes


Rate this book!

Add Review