From H G Wells to 1984 and beyond, the evolution of science fiction from the 1890s to the 1960s is a fascinating insight into the hopes and fears of those times. Firmly positioning this time period as the 'classic' age of the genre, this book takes you on a tour of the stars, utopian and dystopian futures, worlds of Artificial Intelligence and techno-thrillers, all of which ask pertinent questions of today.
Whilst no selection can ever be truly exhaustive, this volume offers an accessible view of the spectrum of writing that this period offers. From Ballard and Aldiss to G. K. Chesterton and J. B. Priestley it celebrates a side of science fiction beyond the alien spaceship stereotypes and demonstrates why it continues to be so important in our uncertain times.