1976 – a year in science fiction


1976.pngIf you’ve been tracking these short posts since 1970 kicked them off, you’ll know the form by now. It’s a set of posts listing key releases in science fiction that shaped the 1970s from the perspective of a UK fan. It’s not exhaustive, nor is it meant to be.

1976

Again please let me know if I’ve missed anything glaring by using the comments. Thanks for dropping by!

Science fiction books

  • Joe Haldeman’s The Forever War wins the Hugo, ahead of Roger Zelazny’s Doorways in the Sand and Robert Silverberg’s The Stochastic Man (and others)
  • Roger Zelazny did get the Hugo for his novella Home is the Hangman
  • Asimov’s The Bicentennial Man appears
  • Frank Herbert brings us Children of Dune
  • Anne McCaffrey thrills us with Dragonsong

Science fiction films

  • A Boy and His Dog won the Hugo for best dramatic presentation of Monty Python and the Holy Grail, and Dark Star
  • David Bowie appears as The Man Who Fell to Earth
  • Logan’s Run is released
  • Other titles include Futureworld and At the Earth’s Core

Science fiction on TV (UK)

  • Star Maidens
  • The Bionic Woman
  • Children of the Stones
  • The New Avengers

Science fiction music

  • Jon Anderson releases Olias of Sunhillow
  • Vangelis releases Albedo 0.39
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