Another Science Fiction
Another Science Fiction
Advertising the Space Race 1957–1962
Megan Prelinger



The late 1950s and early '60s were the golden age of science fiction, an era when the farthest reaches of imagination were fed by the technological breakthroughs of the postwar years. While science fiction writers expressed the dreams and nightmares of the era in pulp print, real-life rocket engineers worked on making space travel reality. The imaginations of many Cold War scientists were fed by science fiction literature, and companies often promoted their future capabilities with fantastical, colorful visions aimed at luring young engineers into their booming workforce. In between the dry articles of trade journals, a new visual vernacular sprang up. Aerospace industry ads pitched the idea that we lived in a moment where anything was possible — gravity was history, and soon so would be the confines of our solar system. Another Science Fictionpresents nearly 200 entertaining, intriguing, inspiring, and mind-boggling pieces of space-age eye candy.

Title Another Science Fiction
Subtitle Advertising the Space Race 1957–1962
Author Megan Prelinger
Publisher Blast Books
Title First Published 13 April 2010
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 240 p.
ISBN-10 0922233357
ISBN-13 9780922233359
Publication Date 13 April 2010
Main content page count 240
Weight 16 oz.
 


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