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Ken Hollings: new essay for British Film Institute Compendium
'Days of Fear and Wonder', edited by James Bell, British Film Institute, October 2014.

‘Breathing the Same Air: Cold War Sci-Fi’

A new essay by Ken Hollings has appeared in the latest British Film Institute Compendium, 'Days of Fear and Wonder'

An essay by Ken Hollings, titled ‘Breathing the Same Air: Cold War Sci-Fi’, has been included in the latest BFI compendium Days of Fear and Wonder, which has just been published to coincide with the British Film Institute’s extensive festival of Science Fiction movies, taking place between late October and December this year. The essay was specially commissioned by the compendium’s editor, James Bell, and appears alongside pieces by Kim Newman, Mark Fisher, Roger Luckhurst, Helen Lewis and Marketa Uhlirova. The volume offers a comprehensive overview of what has quite often been overlooked as a vital film genre and covers a wide range of its facets, including politics, science and technology, evolution and mutation, costume design, architecture, kitsch and alien cultures.

For more information and ordering details, please visit the BFI website.

PUBLICATION DETAILS: Days of Fear and Wonder, edited by James Bell, ISBN 978-1-844457-861-0, British Film Institute, £16.99, publication date October 21, 2014