London: B. T. Batsford Ltd., 1982, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Contains: Black & white drawings;
From the cover: The Science Fiction and Fantasy Film Handbook is a comprehensive and detailed guide to one of the most popular and enduring genres in the movies, covering several hundred films as diverse as Star Wars and Mary Poppins and involving a whole range of space battles, time warps and bug-eyed monsters. For each film, Alan Frank gives a complete and systematic list of technical credits, a cast list, a brief synopsis of the plot and a quotation from a contemporary review, complimentary or otherwise. The films are illustrated by over 200 stills.
A second section of the book gives detailed biographies of over 50 key figures in the history of science fiction and fantasy films. As well as famous actors and actresses, there are studies of directors, producers, writers, make-up artists and the creators of special effects who are especially important in this imaginative genre. There are 20 portrait photographs of some of the most famous personalities.
Certain themes crop up time and again in the genre, and Alan Frank devotes a series of short essays to Time Travel, Alien Encounters, Robots, Androids and Cyborgs, Apocalypse and After, Future Perfect and Imperfect, Space Travel and Captain Nemo.
The Science Fiction and Fantasy Film Handbook will be an indispensable reference book and source of entertainment for all film goers with a love of the imaginative and the fantastic.
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped.
Black boards with Red titling to the Spine. 187 pages. Index. 10″ x 7½”.