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We are making the first installment of our 50 volume series absolutely free as a searchable PDF download.  64 pages of extensive information on everything SF that happened in 1926 - the year Hugo Gernsback published the very first science fiction magazine AMAZING STORIES.  Articles, summaries, covers, lists, rare photos; it's all here in great detail and beautiful full color.  So what are you waiting for?  Click on the 1926 cover and begin your adventure through the history of the greatest genre ever created!

 

Coming Soon! FUTURES PAST: 1927

Metropolis, Amazing Stories Annual, the history of the SF silent film and SF contributions from the rest of the world are just some of the topics we'll cover.  More books, films, magazines, plays, photos, bios, summaries; more of the history of science fiction than has ever been covered in one publication.  Stay tuned!

Welcome to one of the largest and most ambitious projects ever attempted in the field of science fiction. In the pages of FUTURES PAST we will be covering, in detail, the birth and development of modern science fiction over its first 50 years - from 1926 to 1975. Designed in a yearbook format, each volume of FUTURES PAST will cover all the works, people, organizations and events in detailed chronological order.

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Relive all the novels from THE MASTERMIND OF MARS, BRAVE NEW WORLD, and THE WEAPON MAKERS all the way to more recent classics such as DUNE, THE LEFT HAND OF DARKNESS and SLAUGHTER HOUSE FIVE.

 

Follow the early careers of legendary authors including Bradbury, Clarke, Heinlein, Sturgeon, Asimov, Leinster and many others, year by year, story by story and novel by novel.

 

Learn about and even listen to hundreds of "old time radio" plays produced for shows such as DIMENSION X and BEYOND TOMORROW.  Attend the the first Worldcon held in New York City in 1939 and many other major ones since then. Read about the award winners and the activities. See photos and hear all the details from the people who were there.

 

If that's not enough, how about sf from the rest of the world as well. We will cover significant publications, people and events from...France, Germany, Russia, China, India, and wherever else notable contributions were made.

 

Yes, every book, every magazine, every film, convention, and so much more! FUTURES PAST is dedicated to all those amazing people who helped to shape our modern world by giving us a sense of wonder, by showing us possible futures and addressing social issues long before they touched the mainstream, and by simply daring to ask, "what if..." Our goal is to keep alive the people, works and memories of a great genre and introduce them to a whole new generation of readers, thinkers and dreamers.          Welcome to FUTURES PAST!

Sample pages from the 1926 volume
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