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The Rough Guide to Sci-Fi Movies

by John Scalzi

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It's basically a book of lists and pretty subjective opinions about the Best Sci-Fi Movies Ever. I do agree with most of them. ( )
  KarenM61 | Nov 28, 2013 |
It's basically a book of lists and pretty subjective opinions about the Best Sci-Fi Movies Ever. I do agree with most of them. ( )
  KarenM61 | Nov 28, 2013 |
An entertainingly written guide to SF movies. Rather than just offer write-ups on various movies, also gives segments on the history of SF, movies from other countries, bad (and good) science in SF movies (the Core comes in for special treatment here), SF on TV and on other media. Popular locations for filming and popular settings for movies and much more. Fun to dip into even if you're fairly well acquainted with 'the Canon' and don't have much of an interest in seeking out obscure stuff. Though its probably not something that can be read straight through. ( )
  iftyzaidi | May 27, 2010 |
A fun overview of the history and evolution of science fiction movies. It is entertainingly written and Scalzi isn't shy about saying this is a good movie and that isn't, this worked, that didn't, and these are so bad they're still worth watching just for laughs. "Sci-fi" is rather loosely defined, with quite a few fantasy (usually darker fantasy) movies included. ( )
  bluesalamanders | May 11, 2008 |
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The Rough Guide to Sci-Fi Movies is a comprehensive guide to the 'final frontier' of film. It explores our fascination with space exploration, time travel, fantastical worlds and alternative futures. This guide explains how everything from the philosophy of Plato to classic Victorian tales and cult comic books have helped to create one of cinema's most engaging genres. Discover the classics from Mexico, Russia and Japan, not forgetting the Anime science fiction tradition, along with everything else you need to know from Metropolis to Star Wars, via Blade Runner, 2001 and Alien. The Rough Guide to Sci-Fi Movies is your essential guide to a galaxy of film unbounded by time or space.… (more)

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