Posted July 08, 2019 09:30:24 It’s no secret that science fiction has a long and illustrious history in Israel.
And now that its been given a modern face, there are plenty of reasons to celebrate its diversity.
But there are also a lot of reasons why its future is uncertain.
As the Israeli science fiction scene gets bigger, so too does the possibility that some of the best sci-fi fiction of the last decades could one day be sold off to a bigger publisher.
The latest news comes from the country’s largest game store, SodaStream, which is looking to sell a number of sci-fic titles, including the highly anticipated and hugely popular sci-Fantasy series by Joss Whedon.
The titles being sold off at SodaStream are “A.D.E.V.E.,” “The End of the Beginning,” and “The Uninvited,” all of which are licensed works by J.R.
R Tolkien, and all of them are about a space station being attacked by alien forces.
But unlike many other sci-fiction franchises, which have been around for decades, there’s no real clear trend of sci.fic series being pulled from the shelves.
The latest entry in the “B.O.B.B.,” a sci-Fi series by British author Daniel Abraham, sold out its initial print run, but SodaStream is hoping to sell the same number of books in an additional four weeks.
It’s unclear whether the sales will result in a re-run of the book.
The title was not listed on the website of the Israeli publisher, but it’s worth noting that this is not the first time SodaStream has sold a sci.fi title, which includes a “Planet X” trilogy by a British writer, Jonathan Lethem, and the upcoming “The Martian.”
Other titles being pulled are the upcoming sci-comedy “Fable” starring Scarlett Johansson, “The Expanse” by David Mackenzie, and “Maze Runner” by Ridley Scott.
Some of these titles, such as the latter, have been popular among the gaming community, while others, such the sci-tech series “The Wheel of Time,” are considered to be too expensive for the gaming market.
In any case, the sale of sci fi series is becoming more common, and with good reason: the genre is the only one that has a clear future outside of Israel, where it is still a fairly niche market, and it’s likely that a number more will be pulled out of the market before too long.