Science fiction and fantasy
Reviews cover these genres :Fantasy
SFF for Children and Young Adults
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In This DecadeThe director Christopher Nolan was born in 1970.
The author Cory Doctorow was born in 1971.
The director Len Wiseman was born in 1973.
The author Stephenie Meyer was born in 1973.
The author Joe Abercrombie was born in 1974.
The author Brent Weeks was born in 1977.
The author Dan Wells was born in 1977.
The author J. R. R. Tolkien died in 1973.
As deadly Thread threaten the planet, a dragonrider looks for a better solution to the problem. Part of the Dragonriders of Pern series.
A young dragonrider impresses an unusual white dragon with interesting abilities. Part of the Dragonriders of Pern series.
An illegitimate prince discovers he has the Sight. The first novel in the Merlin series.
Sinister grey men have arrived and are stealing time. It is up to the ragged Momo, with the help of some friends, to stop them.
A young singer faces an uncertain future when his voice breaks. But when he comes into contact with dragons his life takes a different path. Part of the Dragonriders of Pern series, and the Harper Hall trilogy.
A young woman travels the galaxy on the back of her mount, searching for a mysterious place known as Doubleluck.
Menolly wants to be a Harper, but her parents do not approve of her musical ambitions. The first book in the Harper Hall series, set in the Pern universe.
A young woman becomes an apprentice at the Harper Hall, along with her fire lizards. The second book in the Harper Hall series, set in the Pern universe.
A couple move to a small town for peace and quiet, but every night there is howling in the woods.
In a dystopian future a young man leads a violent gang. Can the state brainwash him into behaving more peacefully? An adaptation of an Anthony Burgess novel.
When a 12 year old girl begins to behave strangely, her mother asks some priests for help. They believe she is under demonic possession.
Life is idyllic within a domed city until the age of thirty, but nobody is allowed to live beyond that. A state assassin is sent to infiltrate a Sanctuary of escaped runners outside the dome.
Aliens visit Earth in this story of first contact.
An alien with super-strength poses as a mild-mannered reporter, and battles the criminal mastermind Lex Luthor.
A young boy is one of the winners of a golden ticket to tour the factory of a reclusive and eccentric confectionery maker.
An alien from a dying planet comes to Earth to try to save it. But first he must contend with mankind.
A woman and her daughter who misunderstand each other swap bodies and lives one Friday.
A villain plans to wipe out most of humanity from his refuge in space. The 11th Bond movie.
Sinbad and his crew search for a magical fountain whilst escaping from an evil wizard and numerous monsters animated by Ray Harryhausen stop-motion animation.
A newly engaged couple end up in a strange castle full of larger than life characters in this musical horror comedy.
A couple move to a quiet suburb, but the wife becomes suspicious when she realises that most of the women in the town are only interested in domestic tasks.
A cop sets out to get revenge for the murder of his family by a motorcycle gang.
A pilot from the 20th century is frozen and emerges in the 25th century, where he must adjust to the new time and save Earth from attack.
After a lawyer travels to Transylvania to meet Count Dracula, people around him sicken mysteriously in this vampire movie based on the novel by Bram Stoker.
A couple of orphaned children with special powers try to escape the grip of an evil man who wants to exploit them.
When a man washes up on a remote island he is taken in by a scientist. But he discovers something is wrong with the other occupants of the island.
Science Fiction and Fantasy from the 1970s
Film ReviewsSilent Running (1972) directed by Douglas Trumbull
A man battles to preserve the last forests in the solar system.
Star Wars: A New Hope (1977) directed by George Lucas
Luke Skywalker learns the ways of the Jedi in order to save the galaxy from an evil Emperor and the terrifying Darth Vader.
Alien (1979) directed by Ridley Scott
The crew of a commercial spaceship try to escape a lethal alien in the depths of space.
Book ReviewsThe World Inside (1971) by Robert Silverberg
Life inside a skyscraper, crowded in with thousands of other people.
We Can Build You (1972) by Philip K. Dick
For Louis Rosen, it's time to get out of selling pianos and go where the real money is: building artificial people.
Rendezvous With Rama (1973) by Arthur C. Clarke
An enormous alien craft arrives in the solar system. But why has it come?
Inconstant Moon (1973) by Larry Niven
Space exploration features heavily in this collection of short stories.
Protector (1973) by Larry Niven
An alien arrives with one goal: to protect his species. But what will his mission mean for mankind?
Interview With The Vampire (1976) by Anne Rice
In the first episode of The Vampire Chronicles a reluctant vampire recounts his life story to date.
Morlock Night (1979) by K. W. Jeter
The Morlocks meet King Arthur and the legend of Atlantis in this steampunk and time travel novel.