The Astounding Illustrated History of Fantasy & Horror (Inspirations & Techniques)

The Astounding Illustrated History of Fantasy & Horror (Inspirations & Techniques)

by Mike Ashley (Author), Michael Kerrigan (Author), Michael Kerrigan (Author), Mike Ashley (Author), Matt Cardin (Author), Dave Golder (Author), Dave Golder (Author), Ramsey Campbell (Foreword), S.T. Joshi (Consultant Editor), Roger Luckhurst (Author), Russ Thorne (Author), Rosie Fletcher (Author)


Companion title to The Astounding Illustrated History of Science Fiction this new book reflects the same roots in Gothic literature but follows a complementary path through the 20th century, to the movies of Peter Jackson, the success of streaming TV series such as Grimm, and the fantasy of Neil Gaiman's American Gods. From the wellspring of Frankenstein, Germanic fairy tales, and heroic, epic myths a dark and fantastic path can be found to the fragmentation of the 1930s: the schlock horror of early modern movies, the invention of High Fantasy by Tolkien and fellow Inkling C.S. Lewis, and the pulp magazine powerhouse Weird Tales with Robert E. Howard's sword and sorcery archetype Conan. A brilliant concoction of movie posters, stills, book covers, fantastic art and incredible timelines.


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Format: Illustrated
Pages: 192
Edition: Illustrated
Publisher: Flame Tree Illustrated
Published: 24 Aug 2018

ISBN 10: 1786648032
ISBN 13: 9781786648037

Author Bio
S.T. Joshi (consultant editor and introduction) is the author of The Weird Tale (1990), The Modern Weird Tale (2001), and Unutterable Horror: A History of Supernatural Fiction (2012). His award-winning biography H.P. Lovecraft: A Life (1996) was later expanded as I Am Providence: The Life and Times of H. P. Lovecraft (2010). He has prepared editions of the work of Arthur Machen, Lord Dunsany, M.R. James, Algernon Blackwood, Ambrose Bierce, Clark Ashton Smith, and other classic authors of weird fiction, as well as the anthology American Supernatural Tales (2007).