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Hardcover (Trade)

Original publication February 2012
2nd edition, 1st printing, February 2012
Hardcover (Trade) price: $28.00
Weight: 2.06

ISBN-13: 978-1-61037-301-2
ISBN-10: 1-61037-301-4
Page count: 414
Book Size: 5-1/2" x 8-1/2"

24 Frames into the Future

Scalzi on Science Fiction Film

This text relates to the 2nd edition • Hardcover (Trade)

by John Scalzi

24 Frames into the Future: Scalzi on Science Fiction Film is the 2012 Boskone Book by Guest of Honor John Scalzi. John Scalzi's first job was not actually writing a science fiction novel; rather, he was a film critic for the Fresno Bee. Only years later did he write Old Man's War, his critically acclaimed first novel. In this book, collecting many of his essays on Science Fiction films, you can read Scalzi's thoughts on movies, how they're produced, and how storytelling differs between movie and print. You'll get to read his prognostications about the Oscars and Hugos, and what he felt about how the awards actually turned out—not to mention why "show business" is not "show art". Scalzi also has a lot to say about that rarified universe outside SF, and he also puts into perspective the way it has both taken from SF's culture and fashioned it. The full-color dust jacket illustration is by Daniel dos Santos, the Boskone 49 Official Artist, and the dust jacket design is by Alice N. S. Lewis.

Table of Contents

  • Introducing John Scalzi by Daniel M. Kimmel
  • The Opening Credits
  • Thoughts About Movies
  • Movie Production
  • The Art of Storytelling
  • Awards and Brickbats
  • Movies and Money
  • Thoughts About Everything
  • Movies Then and Now
  • End Notes
  • Index of Movie Titles
  • Index of Movie People

Printing History

Book produced for Boskone 49, February 2012.

Hardcover state ISBN-13 978-1-61037-301-2, $28.00, 961 numbered copies.

Boxed state ISBN-13 978-1-61037-302-9, $49.00, 140 numbered and signed copies (and 10 reserved for presentation purposes). Out of print!

Edited by Peter Olson
Cover art by Daniel dos Santos
Cover & interior design by Alice N. S. Lewis