I recently read the “Overlook Film Encyclopedia of Science Fiction” (folks in the UK will know it as the Aurum Film Encyclopedia of Science Fiction) and was re-struck by how incredible that whole series of books is. (Well, I mean the horror and science fiction books… I’ve never been passionate enough about gangsters or Westerns to read the others in the series.) It’s a shame they never did the complete planned series of all genres, and even sadder that Phil Hardy, the series editor, died earlier this year. I wonder if, were the series remade in 2014 (in some hypothetical internet-free world where there is more of a demand for encyclopedia books, that is), fantasy films would justify a separate category from science fiction, or is the line between the two too blurry?
NEXT UPDATE: Monday!