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ISBN: 0786706473

ISBN13: 9780786706471

Vintage Science Fiction: Stories Inspired by Landmark Films

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From the cerebral 2001 to the B-grade It Came From Outer Space -- both of which are from stories by Arthur C. Clarke and Ray Bradbury, respectively, and are collected here -- sci-fi films have always drawn from the printed word. In addition to tales by Isaac Asimov, Philip K. Dick, Stephen King, and Clive Barker, several stories appear in book form for the first time, such as James Blish's Star Trek scenario, while others such as Werner von Braun's...

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This book has two parts, the first deals with SF movies and the stories that inspired them, and the second with tv shows. The editor introduces each movie and story, and even mentions directors and actors etc. that might go on to do more famous things, such as Ridley Scott working in design on a British anthology SF show. Vintage Science Fiction : Rocket Ship Galileo - Robert A. Heinlein Vintage Science Fiction : It Came from Outer Space - Ray Bradbury Vintage Science Fiction : Life On Mars - Werner Von Braun Vintage Science Fiction : Lot - Ward Moore Vintage Science Fiction : Sentinel of Eternity - Arthur C. Clarke Vintage Science Fiction : Logan's Run - William F. Nolan Vintage Science Fiction : The Unreal McCoy - James Blish Vintage Science Fiction : We Can Remember It for You Wholesale - Philip K. Dick Vintage Science Fiction : The Lawnmower Man - Stephen King Vintage Science Fiction : The Forbidden - Clive Barker Vintage Science Fiction : Superman - George Lowther Vintage Science Fiction : What Price Venus? - S. A. Lombino Vintage Science Fiction : The R.A.F. and the Sleeping Beauty - Nigel Kneale Vintage Science Fiction : The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street - Rod Serling Vintage Science Fiction : Dumb Martian - John Wyndham Vintage Science Fiction : The Lost Ones - Bill Strutton Vintage Science Fiction : The Invisible Enemy - Jerry Sohl Vintage Science Fiction : Liar! - Isaac Asimov Vintage Science Fiction : I'll Not Look for Wine - Ray Bradbury Vintage Science Fiction : Final Reward - Terry Pratchett Moon Shot. 3 out of 5 A spot of alien people napping. 3.5 out of 5 Interplanetary mission finds locals a decent bunch. 3.5 out of 5 Getting out of town is very important. 3.5 out of 5 Moon machine. 4 out of 5 No old people allowed. At 21, they get rid of you, thanks to some fancy biometric tracking. If you don't think that is a great idea, then special operatives named Sandmen, armed with weaponry that discharges a variety of different ammuntion hunt you down. Logan is a Sandman, and he comes to realise what is going on is wrong. He ends up a runner, and encounters all sorts of bizarre things on his quest for Sanctuary. 4 out of 5 Deadly impostor. 3 out of 5 Brain alteration badness. 4 out of 5 Cat mower massacre prompts new gardening hire who has vegetarian and other disturbing habits. 3.5 out of 5 Wearing someone's name out can really hook you. 3.5 out of 5 An adaptation of the opening television series episode script. The Krypton journey part, he is found by Eben and Sarah Kent, and his adopted father dies after heart strain from an anvil lifting contest at the fair, telling him to use his power against crime, etc. 3.5 out of 5 Space conscripts find the whole vegie thing isn't so bad. 3 out of 5 Alien cave finds can be rather hazardous. 2.5 out of 5 Aliens go in for a bit of small scale divide and conquer experimentation. 4 out of 5 How do you spell the result of forced indenture of a really s
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