Wednesday, 13 May 2009

BLOG EXCLUSIVE 8 - APOGEE BOOKS: THE SAUCER FLEET AND MORE

Blog reader, Darth, runs Apogee Books in Canada and he has kindly offered blog readers a 20% discount on any of the books on his site - click on the pic above. The discount would be a refund post-sale. Just buy and pay for what you want by Paypal from Darth's Apogee site (prices are in $US), let me know your name (contact me here), address and what you've bought/order no. and after confirmation from me then Darth will send you a 20% refund via Paypal. Here's the background for Apogee's latest fab-looking book, The Saucer Fleet:

The Amazing Sequel to The Spaceship Handbook:

The Saucer Fleet by Jack Hagerty & Jon Rogers .

After years of waiting, fans of the superb "Spaceship Handbook" can now finally see the long awaited sequel by Jack Hagerty and Jon Rogers. Available in full colour, hardback, this 328 page monster with over 400 color illustrations includes the same attention to detail first demonstrated in the Spaceship Handbook, but this time applied to Flying Saucers.
Few things are more iconic of the cold war era than the flying saucer. Although the
archetypal "Chariots of the Gods" goes back to antiquity, the concept of a
Flying Saucer as a vehicle of alien (or sometimes human) intelligence entered
our culture in 1947 and has yet to leave.
This book examines the social phenomenon of flying saucers through the lens of the films and other media of the day. You won't find any chapters on Area 51, Roswell or almond-eyed Grays here. What you will find is a detailed and meticulously researched reference on some of the most popular science fiction films of all time.
Prepare for the landing of The Saucer Fleet!

Chapters include:
THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL
TWIN EARTHS
WAR OF THE WORLDS
THIS ISLAND EARTH
FORBIDDEN PLANET
EARTH VS. THE FLYING SAUCERS
DISNEYLAND FLYING SAUCERS
LOST IN SPACE
THE INVADERS

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