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Ancient Rockets

Ancient Rockets

Treasures and Train Wrecks of the Silent Screen
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From Metropolis to the pre-technicolor Oz, this fantastical retrospective takes readers through the wildest frontiers of silent films. Glorious landscapes are explored from Tarzan's jungle and Dr. Frankenstein's laboratory to the Adventures of Prince Achmed and 20,000 Leagues under the Sea. Highlighting the earliest and cheesiest special effects, Kage Baker reviews 49 cinematic odysseys with acerbic wit and historical acumen. Contrasting the tour de forces with the utter train wrecks of the silver screen, these sci-fi movies are affectionately viewed, giving special recognition to the flimsy plots, terrifying fiends, and the best and worst directors that inspired generations of fans and filmmakers alike.

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Paperback Editions

2011 : USA Paperback
Title: Ancient Rockets: Treasures and Trainwrecks of the Silent Screen
Author(s): Kage Baker
ISBN: 1-61696-074-4 / 978-1-61696-074-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tachyon Publications
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Kindle Editions

December 2012 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Ancient Rockets: Treasures and Train Wrecks of the Silent Screen
Author(s): Kage Baker
Publisher: Tachyon Publications
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