SCIENCE FICTION; 100 YEARS OF GREAT MOVIES is a nicely-illustrated survey of "the 20 best SF films ever made." Whether you agree with their selections or not, this 2016 LIFE special edition is a quick, entertaining look at some nifty films.
SCIENCE FICTION divides its flicks chronologically. After a two-page summary of SF films, the magazine takes the reader through the 'Age of Anxiety' (1950-1969), 'A New Hope?' (1970-1989) and 'Reel to Reality' (1990-2015). Well-known flicks like THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL, INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS, 2001, STAR WARS, ALIEN, BACK TO THE FUTURE, THE MATRIX, STAR TREK and AVATAR are covered in two- to four-page write-ups. The book is illustrated throughout with b&w and color photographs.
Neither exhaustive nor exhausting, SCIENCE FICTION, 100 YEARS OF GREAT MOVIES is a nicely-done short-and-sweet guide to some great flicks. It's perfect for killing time while you're waiting at the doctor's office! Recommended.