Lost Transmissions The Secret History of Science Fiction and Fantasy
Lost Transmissions
The Secret History of Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Imprint: Abrams Image
  • Publication Date: September 10, 2019
  • Price: $23.32
  • ISBN: 978-1-68335-498-7
  • EAN: 9781683354987
  • Page Count: 288
  • Illustrations: 150 color photographs and illustrations
  • Format: Ebook
  • Rights: World English
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A fascinating illustrated history of lost, overlooked, and uncompleted works of science fiction and fantasy

Science fiction and fantasy reign over popular culture now. Lost Transmissions is a rich trove of forgotten and unknown, imagined-but-never-finished, and under-appreciated-but-influential works from those imaginative genres, as well as little-known information about well-known properties. Divided into sections on Film & TV, Literature, Art, Music, Fashion, Architecture, and Pop Culture, the book examines Jules Verne’s lost novel; AfroFuturism and Space Disco; E.T.’s scary beginnings; William Gibson’s never-filmed Aliens sequel; Weezer’s never-made space opera; and the 8,000-page metaphysical diary of Philip K. Dick. Featuring more than 150 photos, this insightful volume will become the bible of science fiction and fantasy’s most interesting and least-known chapters.

About the author

Desirina Boskovich has written for Lightspeed, Tor.com, and Weird Fiction Review, and coauthored The Steampunk User’s Manual (Abrams, 2014). Her short fiction has been published in Clarkesworld, F&SF, and Nightmare magazine. 

Jeff VanderMeer is the author of the New York Times bestselling Southern Reach Trilogy, The Steampunk Bible (Abrams, 2011), and Wonderbook (Abrams, 2013), and coauthor of The Steampunk User’s Manual (Abrams, 2014). His recent novel Borne was a finalist for the Arthur C. Clarke Award.