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THE SOUND OF THINGS TO COME event at Tattered Cover with Trace Reddell

When Feb 21, 2019
from 07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Where Tattered Cover, 2526 East Colfax Ave., Denver, CO 80206
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The Sound of Things to Come (Trace Reddell)Trace Reddell will be at Tattered Cover on Thursday, February 21 at 7:00 p.m. for a reading and signing of his new book, The Sound of Things to Come: An Audible History of the Science Fiction Film.


Including original readings of classics like The Day the Earth Stood Still, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Star Wars, and Blade Runner, this book delivers a comprehensive history of sound in science fiction cinema. Approaching movies as sound objects that combine cinematic apparatus and consciousness, Trace Reddell presents a new theory of sonic innovation in the science fiction film.


"The Sound of Things to Come is a lively, endlessly inventive exploration of the sonic worlds of science fiction cinema (beginning even before the advent of synchronized sound). The breadth and subtlety of Trace Reddell’s interdisciplinary scholarship is impressive, and his book is an ongoing homage to the valuable conceptual and cognitive challenges upon which effective science fiction depends." —Scott Bukatman, Stanford University


"Building on the highly original concept of the sonic novum, Trace Reddell has written the first comprehensive theoretical approach to musical science fiction. The Sound of Things to Come is an alternative history of science fiction cinema, a handbook of sophisticated close analyses of many important films, and a re-envisioning of the role of sound technology in modernist aesthetics." —Istvan Csicsery-Ronay, author of The Seven Beauties of Science Fiction Studies

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