The History of Science Fiction: A Graphic Novel Adventure
What is science fiction? Short answer: sci-fi stories only make sense to those who understand how technology can change the world. Its origins can be traced back to “The Odyssey.” The 19th century brought us Mary Shelly’s “Frankenstein” and the writings of Jules Verne. As technology advanced, so did science fiction. The genera now encompass novels and graphic novels, literary magazines, comic books, radio and podcasts, science fiction on the big and small screen, as well as video games.
Science fiction has come a long way from ancient times to what it is today. The History of Science Fiction, A Graphic Novel Adventure is a comprehensive look into the genre. Written by best-selling author Xavier Dollo and illustrated by award-winning artist Djibrilo Morissette-Phan, this is a book that any sci-fi nerd would love to own. The illustrations are wonderful, depicting characters, vehicles, and creators that we’ve all come to love and enjoy. The story of the genre is informative and entertaining. A highlight for me is the fictional round-table discussion with authors John Campbell, Isaac Asimov, Robert Heinlein A.E. Van Vogt, and Theodore Sturgeon in the section “Golden Age of Science Fiction.” Throughout this book, Dollo and Morissette-Phan include influential examples of the genera’s many forms. This is a wonderful journey through sci-fi and beyond.
|Page Count||216 pages|
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