New York: Abrams, 2019. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. 7 1/4 X 9 1/4 Inches. 276 PP. Near Fine. Item #4884
First printing with complete number line to the "1" on the copyright page. Original price of $29.99 on rear panel. Highly entertaining collection of shorts on the history of Science-Fiction in literature, art, movies, fashion and Fandom. This book offers by William Gibson and Neil Gaiman among others. The entries are a bit all over the place, but I must admit that the authors and editors did a great job at swinging from the enduring creations of Ralph McQuarrie (Star Wars conceptual artist) to the Voynich manuscript. Not everyday you read about how WarGames (Broderick) shaped military policy in real-life or how the E.T. of the 80's that we knew and loved came from the pen of Harrison Ford's girlfriend at the time (although he and Melissa Mathison did share a 20+ year marriage together). As if you couldn't tell, I really like this book.