Science Fiction: Voyage to the Edge of Imagination edited by Glyn Morgan
Hardcover – Thames & Hudson – Nov 2022 – 287 pages
Spanning film, TV, radio and every dimension of the written word, Science fiction is ever-expanding, its creators oftem combining the latest scientific discoveries and speculation with the spark of their imagination to captivate their audience.
Science Fiction: Voyage to the Edge of Imagination does not attempt to cover this vast field, but rather to explore avenues through its terrain. Experts consider cyborgs, space travel, alien communication and life shaped by nuclear warfare and climate crisis. They trace the science of science fiction, from the inspirations for Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein to Star Trek, then hailed as “the only science-fiction series in history that has the cooperation and advice of the NAtional Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)” and how the celebrated novelist Kim Stanley Robinson incorporates climate change science into his works
Interviews with five of the genre’s most innovative writers: Charlie Jane Anders, Chen Qiufan, Vandana Singh, Tade Thompson and Kim Stanley Robinson, and more than 200 illustrations, make this a compelling and essential companion to a global phenomenon.