Introduction: science fiction's "composite" project -- The pulps in the consumer's republic -- The real thing: the pulps imagine film -- Convergence and the rhetoric of scientifilm -- Cover stories: visualizing film -- Of war and beyond.
"Cinematic influence shaped the experience and cultural understanding of science fiction during the formative pre-World War II period. Each chapter focuses on representations of film in pulp magazines -film-related advertisements; a film-related rhetoric that surfaced in science fiction stories; fans' and editors' discussions of film; and the covers and story illustrations for which the pulps were infamously known. The book's final chapter considers how, during the war and the decade immediately following, that cinematic influence shifted due to the recession of the modernist agenda and an array of new technologies, including television. By looking at those pulps during the key period in the development of science fiction, this book lays out film's early imprint on the genre and suggests the extent of its influence--an influence that would culminate in both SciFi film and literature coming into separate but equally impressive cultural prominence at approximately the same moment during the 1950s"--
Motiv i litteraturen (sao)
Motion pictures in literature. (LCSH)
Science fiction, American -- 20th century -- History and criticism. (LCSH)
Pulp literature, American -- 20th century -- History and criticism. (LCSH)