Neal Tringham’s Science Fiction Hobby Games: A First Survey available now
Pseudonymz has published Neal Tringham’s Science Fiction Hobby Games: A First Survey online and will have physical copies available soon.
From the announcement:
Based on the Hugo Award winning third edition of the Clute and Nicholls Encyclopedia of Science Fiction but with the addition of over 20,000 words of new material, Neal Tringham’s Science Fiction Hobby Games: A First Survey is the first book on its subject.
Available now as an eBook from DriveThruRPG and other sites, and soon to be in print, this work serves as a history and guide to tabletop gaming franchises set in original science-fictional milieux.
Its subject is the pen and paper role playing games and board and counter wargames that preceded modern videogames and still evolve alongside them, as well as the gamebooks, board games, card games and postal games that are their less famous cousins. Included are detailed critical overviews of more than a hundred fantastical universes published between 1969 and 2013, along with essays on popular types of tabletop game and the natures of their settings and stories. Throughout, sf games are treated as an integral part of the long history of science fiction, and as a new way of enabling its explorations of the future and other worlds.