The perfect companion to AMC’s six-part television series James Cameron’sStory of Science Fiction,this unique book explores the history and evolution of the genre with contributions from the filmmakers who have helped bring it to life
For the show, James Cameron personally interviewed six of the biggest names in science fiction filmmaking—Guillermo del Toro, George Lucas, Christopher Nolan, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Ridley Scott, and Steven Spielberg—to get their perspectives on the importance and impact of the genre. This book reproduces the interviews in full as the greatest minds in the genre discuss key topics including alien life, time travel, outer space, dark futures, monsters, and intelligent machines.
An in-depth interview with Cameron is also featured, plus essays by experts in the science fiction field on the main themes covered in the show. Illustrated with rare and previously unseen concept art from Cameron’s personal archives, plus imagery from iconic sci-fi movies, TV shows, and books, James Cameron’s Story of Science Fiction offers a sweeping examination of a genre that continues to ask questions, push limits, and thrill audiences around the world.
Randall Frakes has been an author and screenwriter for thirty-five years. Frakes wrote novelizations of The Terminator and Terminator 2: Judgment Day and edited Titanic: James Cameron's Illustrated Screenplay. He lives in Los Angeles.
Brooks Peck is a curator at the Museum of Pop Culture. There he has curated exhibitions on the search for extraterrestrial intelligence, Battlestar Galactica, and Star Trek, among others. He also cowrote two creature features for the Syfy Channel, Rage of the Yeti and Zombie Apocalypse. He lives in Seattle.
“This is a terrific companion book, not just for sci-fi fans, but it's a great study for burgeoning filmmakers at what influences a writer or director, and what they put into their creations. It's a phenomenally inspiring and enlightening series of interviews and a must-have for movie buffs of all ages.”