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James Cameron's Story of Science Fiction

This companion to the AMC’s mini-series features the full interviews plus essays by sci-fi insiders and rare concept art from Cameron’s archives. 

For the show, James Cameron personally interviewed six of the biggest names in science fiction filmmaking—Guillermo del Toro, George Lucas, Christopher Nolan, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Ridley Scott, and Steven Spielberg—to get their perspectives on the importance of the genre. This book reproduces the interviews in full as the greatest minds in the genre discuss key topics including alien life, time travel, outer space, dark futures, monsters, and intelligent machines. 

An in-depth interview with Cameron is also featured, plus essays by experts in the science fiction field on the main themes covered in the show. Illustrated with rare and previously unseen concept art from Cameron’s personal archives, plus imagery from iconic sci-fi movies, TV shows, and books, James Cameron’s Story of Science Fiction offers a sweeping examination of a genre that continues to ask questions, push limits, and thrill audiences around the world.

Randall Frakes, Brooks Peck, Sidney Perkowitz, Matt Singer, Gary K. Wolfe, Lisa Yaszek, James Cameron

JAMES CAMERON is an Oscar®-winning film director, celebrated explorer, and the visionary behind record-setting blockbuster movies such as Titanic, Avatar, and Terminator 2: Judgment Day. Cameron’s passion for diving and exploration has led him to embark on a number of trailblazing deep-sea expeditions, including more than thirty dives to Titanic. Cameron made history when he undertook the first-ever solo dive to the Mariana Trench in 2012. DON LYNCH has researched Titanic and her passengers and crew for four decades. Official historian for the Titanic Historical Society, Inc., he authored the books Ghosts of the Abyss and the New York Times best-selling Titanic: An Illustrated History. Lynch was the chief historical advisor for James Cameron’s blockbuster movie, Titanic, and has participated in two of Cameron’s expeditions to the wreck. He lives in Los Angeles. KEN MARSCHALL is a renowned artist who has been painting Titanic since he was sixteen. Since then, his vast familiarity with the ship’s structural details has led to involvement in numerous Titanic projects, from model kits to motion pictures and the illustration of many books. The visual historian for James Cameron’s Titanic movie, Ken later accompanied the director on two Titanic expeditions and dived to the wreck six times. He lives in Southern California. PARKS STEPHENSON first worked with James Cameron during the filming of Ghosts of the Abyss in 2002, studying the underwater footage and creating the first-ever accurate computer-generated imagery of Titanic’s Marconi and Silent rooms. He also joined Cameron’s 2005 expedition for the Discovery Channel program Last Mysteries of the Titanic and made his first dive to the wreck. He lives in Los Angeles. BILL PAXTON is an acclaimed actor and longtime friend of James Cameron known for roles in movies such as Titanic, Aliens, Apollo 13, Twister, and True Lies. He also accompanied Cameron on his 2001 expedition, making a total of four dives to the wreck of Titanic.  DR. JOE MACINNIS is a physician-scientist, deep-sea explorer, and author. He has worked with James Cameron on three expeditions that formed the basis for the documentaries Aliens of the Deep, Last Mysteries of the Titanic, and Deepsea Challenge. His latest book is Deep Leadership: Essential Insights from High-Risk Environments.

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