Friday, April 24, 2020

The Authentic Book of Space (1954)

First came Authentic Science Fiction as a monthly magazine of both science fiction and science fact articles. Then came a British annual for children taking advantage of the trend towards space subject in books.

Edited by H.J. Campbell ; foreword by Arthur C. Clarke. Authentic Science Fiction.  London. (100 pp.),28 cm.

 A amazing treasure of the early British space literature, the contents are a mixture of articles and fictional stories by science fiction writers associated with the British Interplanetary Society (B.I.S.) and the London Science Fiction Circle. 

 This copy was signed by one of the great American SF Collectors and occasional writer, Forrest J. Ackerman.

It has a number of interesting articles about the history of rockets, navigating rockets, a reprint of a B.I.S. paper on artificial satellites, and how to communicate with aliens. Also the usual comic strips, puzzles, and various games. 

No comments:

Post a Comment