The FAQ book series is hit and miss.
Come expecting “all that’s left to know” about a subject and you may find yourself pleasantly surprised, or blandly disappointed.
Science fiction fans – who are among the most diehard types of fans imaginable – will be disappointed with Modern Sci-Fi Films FAQ. They likely already know much more about
Star Wars, Avatar, Alien, Blade Runner and the like than what Tom DeMichael shares here.
However, the uninitiated (i.e. those living under a cinematic rock) will find a pleasant introduction to a handful of the most well-known science fiction films of the last 40 years. Keep in mind
that these are all mainstream films, nothing of the B variety--a genre that deserves its own FAQ book.
Each film entry includes a synopsis and a few details on the movie’s production and impact--enough to sway your decision to place the movie in your Netflix cue. If that’s all you’re looking for, then this book is for you.