Monday, May 24, 2010

"Another Science Fiction," Tomorrow, Tuesday May 25, 86th Street Barnes and Noble, 7 PM, NYC

Tomorrow night--Tuesday, May 25--Megan Prelinger, co-founder of San Francisco's inspiring Prelinger Library and author of the new book Another Science Fiction: Advertising the Space Race 1957 - 1962, will be on hand at the 86th Barnes and Noble to sign copies of her book and present an illustrated lecture about her research into science fiction advertising from the late 50s to the early 60s.

Prelinger's book, while not anatomical in theme, does feature a smattering of spectacular space medicine adverts, a few of which you can see above; Perhaps this should come as no surprise, as the book is published by Blast Books, which is (in)famous for its more corporeal offerings such as the Mütter Museum Books and Calendars and last year's best-selling Dissection.

Having had a peek at this book while it was still in production, I can assure you that the non-anatomical images which fill this book are as awe-inspiring and surprising as those you see above, and tomorrow's presentation is sure to be fantastic in every sense of the word!

You can find out more about the event by clicking here; You can find out more about the book by clicking here or here. To find out more about the Prelinger Library, click here.

Thanks so much to Blast Books' Laura Lindgren for sending these wonderful images my way!

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