In today’s age being geek is chic. Now all of those years of being deeply submerged into the worlds of fantasy and Sci-Fi can now pay off. Joseph A. McCullough has created 104 quizzes of varying difficulty to test one’s knowledge in these areas. Osprey Adventures, part of Osprey Publishing has published this fun book for us to look at.
192 pages await fans of Science Fiction and Fantasy to test their knowledge on these subjects. Questions are either multiple choice, True or False, matching or even short answer. The answers can be marked right on the pages, giving the user even more of a sense of ownership of the book. There is an answer key in the back as well to check answers.
In addition to the quiz questions, there are plenty of illustrations provided by artist Miguel Coimbra.
This book has multiple uses. First, it makes a great gift for fans of these genres. Covering the most popular subjects like Star Wars or Lord of the Rings, down to Hugo award winners, this is a tome of trivial knowledge that will stretch and test the minds of those who open it. Second, the book can be used to expand your own knowledge of Sci-Fi and Fantasy. Third, it can be used to bring your not so savvy friends up to speed on Star Trek, Spider-Man, or even the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
The best part is the quality of publishing and the price point. The pages are of great paper quality, binding is excellent. The cover artwork reminds me of the 1950s and the artwork along the binding gives an aged appearance. With a USD price of $12.95 I think this is a great deal. So if you are looking for a gift for someone, or you want to test your trivial knowledge, look for this one at your local hobby store.