Mechanismo, H. Harrison
Reed Books, New Hampshire, 1978
118pp, b/w & full color illustrations throughout
Mechanismo explores emerging technologies of the day and how humanity will interact with them. Harry Harrison serves up a lively, sometimes irreverent, narrative of several technology studies: starships, mechanical man, weapons and space gear, space cities, fantastic machines and movies. Ample artwork and photos are paired with detailed, imaginative captions. Most of the art is in color and includes many familiar artists from the TTA stable. Descriptions of popular sci-fi movies are also included, notably Star Wars (along with some well-known Ralph McQuarrie concept paintings).