SCIENCE FICTION OF THE 20TH CENTURY. An Illustrated History. By Frank M. Robinson. With Technical Assistance by John Gunnison.
Price: $45.00 USD
Place Published: Portland, Oregon
Publisher: Collector's Press.
Date Published: 1999.
Edition: First Edition, First Printing
Condition: Fine in Dust Jacket
Book Id: 309660
First Edition. Folio, original blue paper-covered boards titled & decorated in white. Pictorial endpapers. 256 pp. Illustrated throughout with large, full-colour plates, mostly reproductions of cover artwork from Robinson's extensive pulp magazine collection, but also with paperback cover art, hardcover dust jacket art, movie stills, lobby cards & posters, etc. A visually stunning production. Fine in dust jacket.
¶ Frank Robinson's fabulous book on modern SF, fabulously illustrated. Frank, born in 1926, had what was at the time the world's greatest collection of Pulp Magazines. He was the author of numerous works of fiction - thrillers, techno-thrillers, and Science Fiction. I met Frank in the early 1980's, and we shared a common love for old pulp magazines. I bought his complete Arkham House collection in the late 1980's, one of my first major purchases after I opened my first bookshop. He was an old friend of mine. He died last June, and he is dearly missed.