Review: The Science Fiction and Fantasy Quiz Book by Joseph McCullough

24349519What character did Peter Cushing portray in Star Wars: A New Hope? Who was Arwen Evenstar’s mother? According to Isaac Asimov, what is third law of robotics? Which barbarian hero carried a sword called ‘Graywand’?

Do you dare face the ultimate test of science fiction and fantasy knowledge? This fun-filled book offers the chance to prove your expertise, with questions ranging from easy to nearly impossible, drawn from the greatest novels, movies, comic books, video games and television shows in the history of the genre.

 


I picked up this book from NetGalley because dammit, I had to know if I could still call myself a sci-fi and fantasy nerd (results are in: I can).

This book really highlighted some grey areas in my knowledge though and reminded me that I really do need to sit down and get round to watching Battlestar Galactica at last, and that I need to rewatch everything Joss Whedon ever made.

I can imagine this book being a perfect Christmas gift or brilliant on road trips with similarly nerdy friends. The questions cover a whole range of TV shows, films, books, comics etc. and the answers vary between True/False and short sentences.

One thing that I would mention though is that this book is an absolute bitch to navigate on a Kindle paperwhite, which isn’t really designed to flip backwards and forwards between question and answer pages so I’d really recommend either a print copy or a fancier Kindle than mine.

 

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