PD Smith

Science and the cinema

05 June 2008 | movies, Reviewing, Science & literature, SF, TLS, Wells | Post a comment

Wells, Invisible ManThis week's issue of the Times Literary Supplement contains my review of two intriguing but rather different books: H.G. Wells, Modernity and the Movies, by Keith Williams (Liverpool UP, 2007), and Hollywood Science: Movies, Science, & the End of the World, by Sidney Perkowitz (Columbia UP, 2007).

Both are well worth reading. Williams' book sent me back to Wells' novel When the Sleeper Wakes (1899). I'd forgotten what an extraordinary book it is.

The review is not yet online, but you can read my version of it here.

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