Tuesday, February 24, 2009

The Saucer Fleet

OMG, if you like 1950s and 1960s SF movies and TV shows as much as I do, you have to run and buy The Saucer Fleet by Jack Hagerty and Jon Rogers.

It's a painstaking, loving, profusely illustrated tribute to the great screen flying saucers of SF: the C57-D from Forbidden Planet, the Jupiter 2 from Lost in Space, the ship from The Invaders, the manta-ray saucers from The War of the Worlds, Exeter's craft from This Island Earth, and more. Tons of detail, tons of screen captures, tons of blueprints, tons of trivia, all in colour on glossy paper -- many hours of reading/browsing pleasure.

List price is $59.95 (and worth it!), but if you're in Canada grab it from Amazon.ca for just Cdn$37.77 (Amazon.ca says "this title has not yet been released" -- but it has; my copy arrived from them today.)

By the way, the publisher is Canada's own Apogee Books, famed for its Apollo Mission Reports series (but the book is available worldwide). I love, love, love this book!

The Robert J. Sawyer Web Site


At February 25, 2009 3:06 PM , Blogger RadarMan said...

I'm glad you liked Jack Hagerty's and my efforts in producing "The Saucer Fleet." Like our earlier work, "Spaceship Handbook", it was the result of years of research and a love of the subject.

But I was wondering if you could help a couple of less well known writers by mentioning that it is also available from my website, "rogersrocketships.com" and Jack's site, "arapress.com"?

At our websites the SF enthusiast will recieve, for a slightly higher base price, a SIGNED copy and FREE shipping. Am**on has been advertizing it at cutthroat rates for months BEFORE its release and its monopolistic practices are especially harmful to the lesser known and distributed writers such as myself and Jack who are still struggling to get ahead. Your help would be much appreciated, Thank you.


Jon C. Rogers,
Co-Author & Artist,
The Saucer Fleet
Spaceship Handbook

At February 25, 2009 3:14 PM , Blogger RobertJSawyer said...

Absolutely, Jon! Here are links to your sites:



And, by the way, I also have Spaceship Handbook, and think it's fabulous, too!

At February 25, 2009 3:34 PM , Blogger RadarMan said...

Thank you and I'm glad you liked the Spaceship Handbook. It too was more for love than money!

BTW Jack and I are scheduled to be on 'The Space Show" on March 17th 7pm with Dr. Livingston. You might like to tell your friends to give a listen. They might find it interesting.

Thanks again,


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