The History of Science Fiction and Its Toy Figurines

The History of Science Fiction and Its Toy Figurines

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Publisher's Synopsis

Science fiction, as the name suggests, is the combination of science and fantasy. In addition to a literary form, it also encompasses film, TV, comics, toys and our beloved toy astronauts, or other figures such as aliens, monsters and other playable genres. The term science fiction was coined by publisher Hugo Gernsbach around the first decades of the last century to refer to the predominantly 'space' adventures covered in his magazines. Space invaded radio, cinema, TV, and consequently for a long time toy figurines were predominantly space-related, later evolving into other themes. This lavishly illustrated book covers both the history of literary science fiction, following in the footsteps of contemporary official criticism, and toy figurines inspired by science fiction. You will also find several other themes, such as the link between science fiction figures and cinema, radio, TV, comics, and more. Luigi Toiati offers to both guide the reader on an often-nostalgic walk through science fiction in all its various forms, and to describe the figurines and brands associated with it.

Book information

ISBN: 9781399005548
Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Ltd
Imprint: Pen & Sword Military
Pub date:
Number of pages: 560
Weight: 1652g
Height: 179mm
Width: 256mm
Spine width: 40mm