Saturday, October 24, 2009


Keep watching for this cover of the soon to be published NEW AND UPDATED edition of this essential film reference book: Keep Watching the Skies ! The 21st Century Edition by Bill Warren.

Bill Warren's book is an absolute must-have. Acknowledged as an indispensable guide to 1950's science fiction films, this new edition includes additions, updates and revisions that Warren has labored over since 2007. Originally published in two volumes, here's the publisher's (McFarland) description:

Long recognized as the definitive reference work on the hundreds of science fiction movies that terrified and fascinated a generation with zombified teenagers, robots, invading aliens and monsters of every description from 1950 through 1962, Bill Warren’s Keep Watching the Skies! is newly revised and expanded in this 21st Century Edition. Featuring new entries on several films not found in the original two volumes, it also revisits, revises and expands the commentary on every film that was covered previously. In addition to a detailed plot synopsis, cast and credit listing, and overview of each film’s critical reception, it delivers richly informative assessments of the films and a wealth of insights and anecdotes about their making, often drawing on remarks by the filmmakers that have emerged since publication of the original edition. Now arranged alphabetically by film title for ease of use, and containing more than 270 photographs (many of them rare, and some in color), it includes for the first time a single comprehensive index as well as seven useful appendices.

The new 21st Century Edition features an extraordinary cover by Kerry Gammill, and new interior artwork by Frank Dietz, along with hundreds of fabulous photos.

You can pre-order Keep Watching The Skies!-The 21st Century Edition directly from the publisher at McFarland

Warren, Gammill and Dietz have been friends and associates for several years now, and I want to pass along these links for you to see more of artists Gammill and Dietz work. Kerry Gammill's Monster Kid Online Magazine can be found HERE, and Frank Dietz Sketchy Things can be found HERE.

Can you identify all of the famous characters depicted in Gammill's fab cover art?

1 comment:

  1. That looks great! I am glad these books are being updated and revised. I treasure my copies of the originals. Kerry's cover is incredible!