Release Date: 15 January
128 pages | Hardback Author: Dave Golder Publisher: Flame Tree Publishing
The latest in the large- format Gothic Dreams series, which combine 60- odd illustrations ( usually in the form of fantasy art) with 10,000 words of copy.
This potted overview of the SF genre du jour seeks to define what a dystopia is, explore common themes and chart how the genre has developed, not only in literature but also in films, television and videogames.
Along the way there are some attractive paintings of, for example, overgrown skyscrapers and a flooded London.
Would make a good starting point for a young fan of The Hunger Games who’s ready to have their horizons expanded.
Long- time SFX editor Dave Golder wrote the text, so you should all buy a copy.
In fact, buy two copies. Then give them away and buy two more.