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By Neal Tringham

Science Fiction pastime Games serves as a historical past and advisor to tabletop gaming franchises set in unique science-fictional milieux. Its topic is the pen and paper function enjoying video games and version and counter established wargames that preceded sleek videogames and nonetheless evolve along them, in addition to the gamebooks, board video games, card video games and postal video games which are their much less well-known cousins. integrated are precise severe overviews of greater than 100 fantastical universes released among 1969 and 2013, besides essays on well known sorts of tabletop video game and the natures in their settings and tales. all through, sf video games are handled as a vital part of the lengthy historical past of technology fiction, and as a brand new manner of allowing its explorations of the longer term and different worlds.

Based at the author's contributions to the Hugo Award successful 3rd variation of the Clute and Nicholls Encyclopedia of technology Fiction, this publication includes an additional 20,000 phrases on extra video games and different issues, especially written for this new edition of the text.

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