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Science Fiction

Published March 29, 2024 Updated March 29, 2024

A deck of 55 cards, celebrating a time when Science Fiction truly was, Science Fiction.

2016 United Kingdom Bird Playing Cards Piatnik Haime and Butler Movies & Film Pop Culture Sci-Fi Space Add to Collection

Above: playing card featuring a vintage sci-fi poster design with a distressed woman and the caption "Not of This Earth," evoking classic horror themes.

A charming and beautiful thoughtfully chosen collection of 54 images, depicting a time before man stepped on the moon and when A.I. and C.G.I. were just letters of the alphabet!

One small step for man…

This delightful selection captures a whole plethora of media: film posters, pulp magazines, bubble gum cards, birthday cards, books and toys.

In this deck you will discover, Frankenstein, Lion Annuals, I Robot, Invaders From Mars, Metropolis, Ray Bradbury, Jeckyll and Hyde and even Science Fiction Quarterly!

A double-sided info card, provides a Brief History of Science Fiction, concisely written by Nicholas Bird.

Design and text is by Nicky Bird Design, published by Bird Playing Cards, designed by Haime and Butler, printed by Piatnik.

The cards are all vertically viewed. The Piatnik number is 1659. The super quality of the cards is everything you would expect from this printer.  The deck is still available from Bird Playing Cards.


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By Ian Taylor

Member since June 20, 2022

I've played card games from the age of three, collecting all things "cards" from 16 and finally started to specialise at 58! Thanks to these wonderful pages and a certain Mr Lodge, my main interest is in British decks, with examples of the English standard pattern in other countries. I am beginning to develop a liking for Belgium and German cards, too. It's nice to be able to spend time writing profiles for WOPC, on more modern yet beautiful decks. Looking forward to retiring in April, when I can spend more time on this wonderful interest.


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