1975 – a year in science fiction


1975.pngWith a sense of inevitability, my tour of 1970s science fiction hits 1975. As usual it’s not a complete list, more a sense of the big releases or key moments from the year.

It’s notionally from the perspective of a teenage fan at the time. Do feel free to browse and comment.

1975 in science fiction

Again are there any big items missing, particular those a UK fan would / should have been aware of? Let me know in the comments!

Science fiction books

  • Ursula K LeGuin wins the Hugo with The Dispossed. She beats Mote in God’s Eye from Niven and Pournelle as well as Flow My Tears from Philip K Dick
  • Joe Haldeman’s The Forever War
  • Orbitsville by Rob Shaw
  • Imperial Earth by Arthur C Clarke

Science fiction films

  • Young Frankenstein wins the film Hugo over Zardoz, The Questor Tapes and Flesh Gordon
  • Death Race 2000
  • Escape to Witch Mountain
  • The Land that Time Forgot
  • The Rocky Horror Picture Show
  • Rollerball
  • The Stepford Wives

Science fiction on TV (UK)

  • Sky
  • Space: 1999
  • Survivors
  • The Changes

Science fiction music

  • Hawkwind release Warrior on the Edge of Time
  • Pink Floyd release Wish You Were Here
  • Queen’s Night at the Opera includes not only Bohemian Rhapsody but more relevant (perhaps) Year of ’39
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