I’m putting together some thoughts on science fiction in the 1970s, and what better place to start than 1970?! I’ve scoured various lists of books / films / TV shows and other places, and the highlights are listed below. I wondered though, what have I missed? If you can add to this, let me know in the comments!
This is not meant to be exhaustive, just titles a fan at the time might have enjoyed or at least been aware of. It’s UK centred in terms of TV.
Science fiction books
- Ursula K LeGuin’s Left Hand of Darkness wins the Hugo, beating Slaughterhouse-Five and others
- Ringworld by Larry Niven
- Nine Princes in Amber by Roger Zelazny
- Tactics of Mistake by Gordon R Dickson
- Tao Zero by Poul Anderson
- The Atrocity Exhibition by JG Ballard
- This Perfect Day by Ira Levin
Science fiction films
- Beneath the Planet of the Apes
- Collossus: The Forbin Project
Science fiction on TV (UK)
- Ace of Wands
- Jon Pertwee takes over as the Third Doctor in Doctor Who: Spearhead from Space