Another Science Fiction: Advertising the Space Race 1957 - 1962

By Megan Prelinger  •  Published 2010 by Blast Books

"A brilliant tour through the iconography and literature of America's grandest corporate dreamtime, the Space Age" --William Gibson


Web Extras:

  • I went to Kennedy Space Center in July, 2011 for the launch of STS-135 as a member of the NASA Tweetup team. Time Magazine featured me in a webisode about the launch.

  • Blog post about the Los Alamos artwork and the NERVA rocket project, with a bit more detail than appeared in the book.

  • November 2011 in-depth author interview in my city neighborhood newspaper.

  • Blog post on early space planes for Dvice, written on the occasion of the launch of STS-135.

  • My Google Authors Talk, August 16, 2011

  • View my small collection of space-themed license plates on Flickr

  • Remarks on Yuri's Day, April 12, 2011 in the Atlantic Tech

  • Blog post about a complaint by a person who, back in 1959, absolutely hated the ads that would become ASF
  • Press

    The New York Times feature profile of the research

    Review in The Space Review by Eve Lichtgarn

    Wired Science in-depth interview by Alexis Madrigal

    Review in The Oregonian by Jeff Baker

    Review in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction by Charles deLint

    Review in USA Today by Dan Vergano

    Review in The San Francisco Bay Guardian by Johnny Ray Huston

    Broadcast Media

    The John Batchelor Show on WABC New York, March 5, 2011 show, 12 midnight hour
    The Leonard Lopate Show on WNYC
    The Space Show with Dr. David Livingston
    Too Much Information with Benjamen Walker on WFMU
    A little spot on CBS Up-to-the-Minute with Michelle Gielan


    In bookstores everywhere!

    Signed copies can be ordered from Booksmith.

    Also available through Amazon.

    Print only reviews:

  • Discover, May 2010
  • Harper's, June 2010
  • SciFi, August 2010
  • Quest: The History of Spaceflight Quarterly, November 2010


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