Another Science Fiction: space race ads on tour


Rick Prelinger sez, "My spouse Megan Prelinger is about to take to the road with her show of paleofuturistic ads from the early, go-go years of the space race. While the images are fascinating in print, they're even more provocative when projected, revealing the gap (and sometimes uncanny resemblance) between the fanciful and actual futures of space exploration. I can't wait to see them on the big screen at DC's National Air & Space Museum, LA's Griffith Observatory and a host of other venues in Portland, Seattle and NYC. Her tour kicks off at San Francisco's Booksmith this coming Tuesday, May 4 with a slide show, reading and release party for her new book Another Science Fiction: Advertising the Space Race 1957-1962."

I have a copy of this on my desk and it is spectacular. Megan and Rick stopped by my office a couple months ago and I got to hear Megan talk about the subject matter and was totally mindblown. This tour is highly recommended.

Another Science Fiction: Advertising the Space Race 1957 - 1962

Images from the book