Back to the Future Encyclopedia

Brand: Brand: Hasslein Books
Manufacturer: Hasslein Books
ISBN 0578113449
EAN: 9780578113449
Category: Awesome Stuff
Price: $24.99  (12 customer reviews)
Dimension: 10.00 x 8.00 x 0.80 inches
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Consider yourself a Back to the Future fan, butthead? If you've only watched the films, you've only seen part of the story. A Matter of Time: The Unauthorized Back to the Future Lexicon brings you the entire franchise: every character, place and object ever featured in the BTTF mythos, from the movies, screenplays, cartoons, novels, video games, card game, amusement-park ride, music videos and more. Every McFly, Brown, Tannen, Parker, Clayton and Strickland. Every crazy invention. Every Hill Valley business-past, present and future. The Back to the Future Lexicon covers it all.

This staggeringly complete encyclopedia, written by the author of Timeline of the Planet of the Apes and Lexicon of the Planet of the Apes, contains:

• Nearly 3,000 alphabetical entries detailing every character, scientific innovation, institution, location, vehicle, business and more, from every corner of the BTTF universe

• A stunning painted cover and more than 25 breathtaking, full-page interior sketches from artist Pat Carbajal, produced exclusively for this volume

• A foreword by's Stephen Clark, a noted expert on the Back to the Future mythos

• Detailed listings of Doc Brown's many inventions, as well as all known ancestors, descendants and aliases for every major character from the film trilogy

• An episode guide to Back to the Future's entire expanded universe

• A gallery featuring more than 150 covers from the films' home-video releases, novels, comics and more


  • Used Book in Good Condition

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Top Reviews

An Absolute Must Have!
by DMK - Indy (5 out of 5 stars)
January 9, 2013

I consider myself a HUGE Back to the Future fan. I thought I knew everything there was to know about my favorite trilogy of all time. Wow, was I wrong! Do you know Marty McFly's phone number in the year 2015? Do you know Biff's home address? Neither did I, but I learned both in just the first few pages! Heck, I learned something mind-blowing in just the foreword alone! I won't spoil it but it involves the mall scene in part 1 when Marty first sees the DeLorean. If you even remotely enjoy this trilogy, or cartoon, or card game, or video game (I could go on and on!) get this book! You will not be disappointed! Every square inch of the Back to the Future universe is accounted for! I cannot imagine how much time had to go into creating it.
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Great Book for the BTTF Fan
by Mylin (5 out of 5 stars)
February 16, 2013

My husband is a huge BTTF Fan and he LOVED this book. It includes so much random information from not only the three movies but also the theme park ride, the game, and even a pinball machine. This is a MUST for any BTTF fan.
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Awesome gift!
by wolfpack923 (5 out of 5 stars)
November 22, 2014

I bought this as a gift for an impossible to buy for 15 year old. No surprise - he loves it! Hasslein Books, you've done it again!
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by Yee-haw Texas (5 out of 5 stars)
December 6, 2012

What a terrific book for the BTTF fanatic! Everything is in this one. Well worth the money if you really love the BTTF Trilogy.
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by Jessica (5 out of 5 stars)
September 11, 2013

This is easily the best printed book about BTTF. I am absolutely thrilled by how thorough it is! Can't wait to start reading.
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Thank you
by Angie Moore (5 out of 5 stars)
June 28, 2013

for the prompt service. The book was a father's day present. He enjoyed it very much. Thank you again for the prompt service
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Not What I thought it was.
by Scott Cooper (4 out of 5 stars)
October 14, 2013

It is more like a dictionary. I thought there would be more photos or pictures. It's ok for a die hard BTTF fan.
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Gift and was a hit
by Rita Goodner (5 out of 5 stars)
December 26, 2012

This was a Christmas gift and the person receiving was very pleased with the book -- a big fan of Back to the Future
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Goes deep into the fictional world of BTTF
by thewritersjourney (5 out of 5 stars)
April 24, 2013

Three movies, two seasons of cartoons, and a handful of comic books contributed to one of the most fascinating time traveling franchises of all-time: Back to the Future. One may have difficulty navigating through all the who's and what's in the massive universe that came into existence because of BTTF, but Rich Handley helps bring some sense to it all in A Matter of Time: The Unauthorized Back to the Future Lexicon. Handley goes so deep into this fictional world, he includes not only the aforementioned movies, cartoons, and comics, he delves into the short-lived fan magazine, music videos, video games, commercials, amusement park rides, and even the photographs hanging in the Doc Brown's Chicken restaurant at Universal Studios. And while it is reasonable to assume that the general public at least has access to these sources, Handley even gets his hands on screenplay drafts and film outtakes.

Some of the details here are very miniscule, from Marty McFly's driver's license number to words that were scrawled in graffiti in various places during the movie. Of course, you can learn about the Flux Capacitor, Doc Brown, and the entire McFly clan. There are also entries in the lexicon showing Darth Vader, Eddie Van Halen, and Alex Keaton's place in the Back to the Future universe.

The appendices in the back of the book complement the book wonderfully. An episode guide, cover gallery, and even a family tree of sorts are among the extra pages at the end of A Matter of Time. Perhaps the most interesting page in this volume is the reproduction of the telephone book page Marty tore out in 1955, showing Doc's historical address and phone number.

From beginning to end, A Matter of Time will delight Back to the Future fans with tidbits that they had forgotten.
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by Amazon Customer (1 out of 5 stars)
September 19, 2019

After reading these comments I have come to the hypothesis that the author's friends wrote these reviews. Sadly disappointed

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