Fantastic TV: 50 Years of Cult Fantasy and Science Fiction - From "Doctor Who" to "Heroes"

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Fantastic TV is an illustrated celebration of five decades of sci-fi and fantasy series. Featuring interviews with the writers behind each classic show, it offers a unique insight into the impact of genre TV from the men and women who brought their visions to life on the small screen. In a string of heartfelt tributes, Savile describes the importance of classic shows that continue to influence the writers and artists of today.

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A lifelong genre fan, Steven Savile has written franchise fiction in the Doctor Who, Torchwood, Primeval, Stargate, Guild Wars, Warhammer, Star Wars and Jurassic Park series, as well as adapting the cult comic Slainé, and in 2009 won the International Media Tie- In Writer s Scribe Award for his bestselling novel based upon the cult UK science-fiction series Primeval: Shadow of the Jaguar. He won the Writers of the Future Award for his novella, Houdini s Last Illusion. His debut thriller, Silver, has been translated into fourteen languages.

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A tribute to half a century of science-fiction and fantasy television includes coverage of such examples as The Twilight Zone, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Heroes, in a fan's resource that draws on writer and originator interviews and is complemented by black-and-white photography. Original.

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