We’re excited to be able to offer a giveaway for 10 (count ’em) copies of Sci-Fi Chronicles: A Visual History of the Galaxy’s Greatest Science Fiction, an awesome book for any science fiction fan. (I wrote a bit about it recently at Kirkus Reviews.)
Here’s more information about the book and how you can win:
The definitive encyclopedia for the science fiction fanatic.
From Barbarella to Blade Runner, from Solaris to Star Wars, and from 1984 to 2001, Sci-Fi Chronicles seeks out 200 of the greatest galactic creations. Presented in an arresting blend of incisive text, infographic timelines, and stunning photographs, each chronologically arranged entry features an entertaining overview written by a science fiction expert, plus:
- The lifespan of sci-fi creations, for example, from book to movie to television series
- Other key media, such as comics, graphic novels, video games, manga, where appropriate
- Film and television stills, book and comic covers, and other archive material.
- Larger franchises — such as Doctor Who and The War of the Worlds — feature lavish spreads of photographs illustrating how they have evolved from black-and-white beginnings to big-budget blockbusters. Seminal sagas like Star Wars and Star Trek enjoy not only a “real world” timeline of films and TV broadcasts, but also a fascinating spread detailing their role in the series’ fictional universe.
The book is divided into five distinct sections:
Early Science Fiction: The Birth of a Genre, 1818-1940 – including Frankenstein, Journey to the Center of the Earth, A Connecticut Yankee, The Time Machine, The Lost World, Tarzan
The Golden Age: 1920-1950 – including Karel Capek, Metropolis, Buck Rogers, Olaf Stapledon, King Kong, Flash Gordon, Frederick Pohl, The Thing, Batman, Stan Lee, Arthur C. Clarke, George Orwell
The Era of the Atom: The Marvels and Perils of Science, 1950- 1970 – including Dan Dare, Quatermass, The Fly, The Twilight Zone, Solaris, The Jetsons, Barbarella, Dune, Soylent Green, Logan’s Run, Land of the Giants, The Iron Man, A Boy and His Dog
Dark Futures: Apocalypse and the War in Space, 1970-1990 – including The Stepford Wives, Moebius, Star Wars, Judge Dredd, Mork and Mindy, V, Neuromancer, Back to the Future, Red Dwarf
The Adventure Continues: Modern Science Fiction, 1990-Present – including Jurassic Park, Men in Black, Doom, Babylon 5, Stargate, The Matrix, Halo, Jericho, The Hunger Games, Fringe, Wall-E, Avatar.
Sci-Fi Chronicles is a truly international guide, with entries focusing on everything from Hollywood blockbusters to Russian cult classics, and from European literature to Australian franchises. It is perfect for dipping into, while its memory-jogging mentions and illustrations make it impossible to put down. It will delight long-standing sci-fi aficionados, yet with a scope that extends from vintage volumes to amazing anime, Sci-Fi Chronicles will also entrance a younger generation.
And here’s how you can enter for a chance to win:
- Send an email to contest at sfsignal dot com. (That’s us).
- In the subject line, enter “Sci-Fi Chronicles“
- In the body of the email, please provide a mailing address so the prize can be sent as soon as possible. (The winning address is used only to mail the prize. All other address info will be purged once the giveaway ends.)
- Geographic restrictions: This giveaway is open only to residents of the U.S. and Canada
- The giveaway will end Friday, December 19th, 2014 (9:00 PM U.S. Central time). The winners will be selected at random, notified, and announced shortly thereafter.