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Author Wade, John, 1945- author.

Title The golden age of science fiction : a journey into space with 1950s radio, TV, films, comics and books / John Wade.

Publication Info. Barnsley, South Yorkshire : Pen & Sword History, 2019.
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 95th Street Adult Nonfiction  809.38762 WAD    AVAILABLE
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Description xvi, 208 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary John Wade grew up in the 1950s, a decade that has since been dubbed the 'golden age of science fiction'. It was a wonderful decade for science fiction, but not so great for young fans. With early television broadcasts being advertised for the first time as 'unsuitable for children' and the inescapable barrier of the 'X' certificate in the cinema barring anyone under the age of sixteen, the author had only the radio to fall back on - and that turned out to be more fertile for the budding SF fan than might otherwise have been thought. Which is probably why, as he grew older, rediscovering those old TV broadcasts and films that had been out of bounds when he was a kid took on a lure that soon became an obsession. For him, the super-accuracy and amazing technical quality of today's science fiction films pale into insignificance beside the radio, early TV and B-picture films about people who built rockets in their back gardens and flew them to lost planets, or tales of aliens who wanted to take over, if not our entire world, then at least our bodies.
Subject Wade, John, 1945-
Science fiction -- History and criticism.
Science fiction films -- History and criticism.
Science fiction radio programs -- History and criticism.
Science fiction television programs -- History and criticism.
Science fiction comic books, strips, etc. -- History and criticism.
ISBN 9781526729255 hardback
1526729253 hardback
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