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May The Armed Forces Be With You

Author : Stephen Dedman
ISBN : 9781476622866
Genre : History
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Science fiction and the United States military often inhabit the same imaginative space. Weapons technology has taken inspiration from science fiction, from the bazooka and the atomic bomb to weaponized lasers and drones. Star-spangled superheroes sold war bonds in comic books sent to GIs during World War II, and adorned the noses of bombers. The same superheroes now appear in big-budget movies made with military assistance, fighting evil in today’s war zones. A missile shield of laser satellites—dreamed up by writers and embraced by the high command—is partially credited with ending the Cold War. Sci-fi themes and imagery are used to sell weapons programs, military service and wars to the public. Some science fiction creators have willingly cooperated with the military; others have been conscripted. Some have used the genre as a forum for protest. This book examines the relationship between the U.S. military and science fiction through more than 80 years of novels, comics, films and television series, including Captain America, Starship Troopers, The Twilight Zone, Dr. Strangelove, Star Trek, Iron Man, Bill the Galactic Hero, The Forever War, Star Wars, Aliens, Ender’s Game, Space: Above and Beyond and Old Man’s War.
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ISBN : UIUC:30112100064960
Genre : Military art and science
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Return Of The B Science Fiction And Horror Heroes

Author : Tom Weaver
ISBN : 0786407557
Genre : Performing Arts
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The people who directed, produced, and starred in the scary and fantastic movies of the genre heyday over thirty years ago created memorable experiences as well as memorable movies. This McFarland Classic brings together over fifty interviews with the directors, producers, actors, and make-up artists of science fiction and horror films of the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s. From B movies to classics, Samuel Z. Arkoff to Acquanetta, these veteran vampire baits, swamp monsters, and flying saucers attackees share their memories. This classic volume represents the union of two previous volumes: Interviews with B Science Fiction and Horror Movie Makers ("more fun than the lovably cheap movies that inspired it"--Booklist/RBB); and Science Fiction Stars and Horror Heroes ("candid...a must" --ARBA). Together at last, this combined collection of interviews offers a candid and delightful perspective on the movies that still make audiences squeal with fear, and occasionally, howl with laughter.
Category: Performing Arts

Interviews With B Science Fiction And Horror Movie Makers

Author : Tom Weaver
ISBN : 9780786428588
Genre : Performing Arts
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For fans of SF and horror films, will there ever be a decade to compare with the 1950s? Actors, directors, producers, and crews prevailed over microbudgets and four-day shooting schedules to create enduring films. This book turns a long-overdue spotlight on many who made memorable contributions to that crowded, exhilarating filmmaking scene. John Agar, Beverly Garland, Samuel Z. Arkoff, Gene Corman, and two dozen more reminisce about the most popular genre titles of the era. Lengthy, in-depth interviews feature canny questions, pointed observations, rare photos, and good fun.
Category: Performing Arts

The Year S Best Science Fiction Twenty First Annual Collection

Author : Gardner Dozois
ISBN : 9781429903844
Genre : Fiction
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The stories in this collection imaginatively take readers far across the universe, into the very core of their beings, to the realm of the Gods, and to the moment just after now. Included are the works of masters of the form and the bright new talents of tomorrow. This book is a valuable resource in addition to serving as the single best place in the universe to find stories that stir the imagination and the heart.
Category: Fiction

Military Gadgets

Author : Nicholas D. Evans
ISBN : 0131440217
Genre : Aeronautics, Military
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Coalition soldiers in the war in Iraq had access to the most extraordinary array of high-tech weapons ever created. 'Military Gadgets' introduces over 100 of today's most exciting and advanced military technologies.
Category: Aeronautics, Military

Daily Report

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Genre : Eurasia
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The Challenge

Author : Tom Rothschild
ISBN : 9781465323217
Genre : Fiction
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This futuristic science fiction by Tom Rothschild; picks up where The Neptune Expedition left off. The novels narrator is again a crewman aboard a space craft which has a mission with a shroud of secrecy around it. All, the narrator can determine is, there is definitely a military urgency to it, as four of his five, fellow crew members are expertly trained in combat skills. Also, instead of mining equipment, their vessel is loaded with weapons and explosives. As he is trained to be a part of this combat squad, their true reason for being adrift in Space is revealed to him. What happens next is the result of two opposing forces coming into contact with each other, as each rises to The Challenge.
Category: Fiction

Soul Of The River

Author : Shawn Thompson
ISBN : 1896182550
Genre : History
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