fantasy book reviews science fiction book reviewsThis coming Sunday is a big day in American football, and is by far the biggest day in American sports for the year. The streets in Boston and New York will be vacant as fans are glued to their TV screens to watch the big game. Sports are important to the entire human race. One only needs to be outside the United States during the World Cup to realize exactly how important it really is. I personally love American football, MMA, and I even watch the  English Premiere League Football on the Soccer Channel whenever I can. I’ve also been known to watch basketball, baseball, tennis, cricket, Aussie Rules, X-Games, and even Curling.

Quidditch, Harry PotterIt’s obvious I’m a sports fan, so it’s no surprise that I enjoy reading about cool new sports in fantasy novels. There have been some incredible games created in the realms of fantasy and science fiction. Perhaps the most famous recent example is Quidditch from J.K. Rowling‘s HARRY POTTER series. Science fiction readers love their futuristic sports, such as in Matt Forbeck‘s BLOOD BOWL series.

Tell us about a sport you’ve read about in a fantasy or science fiction novel that you wish you could watch or play. If you like, tell us about your plans for this weekend’s festivities, whether it be the Superbowl, or the Chelsea vs. Manchester United match. Or maybe you just plan on locking yourself up in a quiet place with a book until it all goes away?


  • Justin Blazier

    JUSTIN BLAZIER (on FanLit's staff since September 2009) is a Cyber-Security Analyst/Network Engineer located in Northern Kentucky. Like many fantasy enthusiasts, Justin cut his teeth on authors like Tolkien, Anthony, and Lewis. Due to lack of space, his small public library would often give him their donated SFF books. When he is not reading books he is likely playing board games or Tabletop RPGs. Justin lives in a quiet neighborhood with his wife, their daughter, and Norman the dog.