Auteur, the publisher behind the highly successful horror film book series Devil’s Advocates (whose titles include Witchfinder General, Blair Witch Project, Suspiria, and Dead of Night amongst others), has announced Constellations, an exciting new series of books about science fiction in film and TV. The series launches with two titles on truly classic films, Close Encounters of the Third Kind – Spielberg’s masterpiece is re-released by the BFI on May 28th – and Blade Runner released on May 28th. And forthcoming titles in the series include Inception, RoboCop, Seconds, Altered States and Aliens.
“This stunning, sharp series of books fills a real need for authoritative, compact studies of key science fiction films. Written in a direct and accessible style by some of the top critics in the field, brilliantly designed, lavishly illustrated and set in a very modern typeface that really shows off the text to best advantage, the volumes in the Constellations series promise to set the standard for SF film studies in the 21st century,” according to Wheeler Winston Dixon, professor at the University of Nebraska and author of numerous books on science fiction and horror films.
“Like the future itself, the imaginative possibilities of science fiction are limitless. And the very development of cinema is inextricably linked to the genre, which, from the earliest depictions of space travel and the robots of silent cinema to the immersive 3D wonders of contemporary blockbusters, has continually pushed at the boundaries. Constellations provides a unique opportunity for writers to share their passion for science fiction cinema and television in a book-length format. Authors place their chose title in a variety of contexts – generic, institutional, historic and social – enabling Constellations to map the terrain of science fiction film and TV from the past to the present…and the future.”SHARE YOUR COMMENTS BELOW OR ON TWITTER @STARBURST_MAG
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