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For the first time in illustrated form, this comprehensive history of science fiction traces its origins and, in fascinating detail, charts its history from its beginnings as a "schlock" genre to its respected status today. Who was the first author to write a science fiction story? How did American science fiction begin? What SF novel is the world's best-seller? What were the "pulps," and how did they predict with uncanny accuracy the 21st Century world around us? These are just some of the questions answered in chapters dedicated to the founding mothers and fathers of the genre and the creations to which they gave birth. More than just a simple history lesson, THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE FICTION is a thoughtful and analytical reflection on the genre itself.
We have a 14-day return policy, which means you have 14 days after receiving your item to request a return.
To be eligible for a return, your item must be in the same condition that you received it. For example, if the comic book was sealed, you must return it in sealed condition, if it was in a special case or box it must be returned in its original packaging, etc.
To start a return, please contact us first at email@example.com. If your return is accepted, we’ll give you instructions on how and where to send your package. Items sent back to us without first requesting a return will not be accepted.
The buyer is responsible for careful packaging, shipping costs and insurance for the return shipping. Walt's Comic Shop cannot be made responsible for an eventual loss of the returned item.
You can always contact us for any return question at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please inspect your order upon reception and contact us immediately if the item is defective, damaged or if you receive the wrong item, so that we can evaluate the issue and make it right. Please keep our original packing box until the damage claim has been cleared.
The waiting period until the complaint may not be longer than 5 days after receipt in the case of transport damage and the like ("externally visible damage"); in the case of production issues ("internal damage") no longer than 30 days. We cannot be held responsible for damages that are discovered and reported later.
Due to high return shipping costs we do not offer replacements for non-EU countries and some EU island states: Balearic Islands, Malta, Cyprus. In case of damage we will try to come to an amicable agreement.
Exceptions / non-returnable items
Certain types of items cannot be returned, like custom products (such as special orders or personalized items). Please get in touch if you have questions or concerns about your specific item.
We will notify you once we’ve received and inspected your return, and let you know if the refund was approved or not. If approved, you’ll be automatically refunded on your original payment method. Please remember it can take some time for your bank or credit card company to process and post the refund too.
HC = Hardcover.
TP = Trade Paperback (Softcover).
OGN / GN = Graphic Novel, defined as in "not a collection of previously released material".
PX = Previews Exclusives.
DM Var / DM Only = Direct Market Variant, means this cover/edition can only be obtained through Comic Shops (and not through regular bookstores).
*PRE-ORDER* = This is a pre-order, check the item description for when the product is expected to be in stock.
*PREVIEWS PRE-ORDER* *01/01/2024* = This is a pre-order with the release date when the product is expected to be in stock is included in the product title.
*OOP* = "Out of print", which means that none of our suppliers have any stock left and chances of restock/reprint are low for the foreseeable future. The copies that are currently in our warehouse are the last.
*TEMPORARILY OOP* = "Temporarily out of print" Currently none of our suppliers have the book in stock, but a restock/reprint has been announced - however, no exact date is known, nor is the whole thing 100% certain.
*RESTOCK INCOMING* = We have already reordered this item and it will be available again soon. You can leave your email on the item page and we will inform you as soon as it is available again.
*NICK&DENT* *C1* = Damaged product in Condition 1, see article description for more info on our grading system.
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