Item Details

Strange Stars: David Bowie, Pop Music, and the Decade Sci-Fi Exploded

Jason Heller
Format
Book
Published
Brooklyn, NY : Melville House Publishing, [2018]
Language
English
ISBN
9781612196978, 1612196977
Summary
Looks at developments in science fiction and pop music in the 1970s, delving into the ways that the work of many influential performers of the time was heavily informed by science fiction and space exploration.
Contents
  • The stars look very different today: the end of the '60s
  • Dancing astronauts of renown: 1970
  • In search of space: 1971
  • I'm the space invader: 1972
  • Comet melody: 1973
  • Secrets of the circuitry mind: 1974
  • Your memory banks have forgotten this funk: 1975
  • What can this strange device be?: 1976
  • A distant planet from where I come: 1977
  • Hit by space junk: 1978
  • When the machines rock: 1979
  • The planet is glowing: the start of the '80s.
Description
xiv, 254 pages ; 24 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-234), discography (pages 237-244), and index.
Technical Details
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