This text attempts to shape definitions of the American science fiction film, studying the connection between the films and social preconceptions. It covers many classic films and discusses their importance, seeking to rescue the genre from the neglect of film theorists. The book should appeal to both film buff and fans of science fiction.
Vivian Sobchack is professor of film studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. She is the 1995 winner of the Pilgrim Award for scholarship in science fiction and author of several books on film, including The Address of the Eye: A Phenomenology of Film Experience.