As Featured in:
The Smithsonian Magazine Times Radio Books from Scotland Le Temps
BBC Radio Scotland Dwell The Digital Bits The Classic Adventurer
Overseas: The Official Magazine of the Royal Over-Seas League
Retro Gamer The Spectrum Show Magazine History Scotland
Crash The Herald A View on Bond Slivers of Cinema
Forth Valley Radio The Courier Ozy The Media Education Journal
You can be guaranteed to come away from a Thomas Christie book with a level of enlightenment not previously held. His knowledge of every topic he tackles is encyclopedic – he is the master of fine detail and no corner of his chosen field escapes his attention and authoritative judgments.
Thomas Christie's breadth of reference, along with his narrative skills and bibliographical details will make Notional Identities a needed and valuable point of future reference for both general readers and literary critics to come.
Professor Roderick B. Watson
Author of The Literature of Scotland
The James Bond Movies of the 1980s is a most involving piece of scholarship, superbly written and carefully considered, and providing due recognition toward a solid and engaging - yet under recognised - series of films.
Author of A Close Look at A View to a Kill
The Spectrum of Adventure does a terrific job of it. To say the book is comprehensive is an understatement. [...] All in all, it's a vital and enjoyable resource. Alongside the familiar you're bound to find titles you've never played, and Thomas Christie's words will make you want to hunt them down. Highly recommended.
Mark James Hardisty
Editor of The Classic Adventurer
With The Shadow in the Gallery, Thomas Christie took the Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum to a place rarely experienced by Scottish museums today - a place in Scottish literature. The Smith Trustees are grateful for the new perspectives this has given to visitors, and to the engagement with others who might never visit.
Dr Elspeth King
Director Emerita of the Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum, Author of The People's Palace and Glasgow Green
Notional Identities should be thoroughly valuable as scholarship but also has great potential to be widely read, both in Scotland and internationally.
Professor Alan Riach
Author of Representing Scotland in Literature, Popular Culture and Iconography: The Masks of the Modern Nation
The Spectrum of Adventure is a very useful work of reference. [...] The dedicated collector who is interested in the background history of the games, or the student of gaming history, will find much here to fascinate.
Adventure Trail, Crash Annual 2019
In Contested Mindscapes Tom Christie shows how dementia has been included and portrayed through film and various media. The opportunities and possibilties of how these presentations may have enlightened, and continue to enlighten, audiences of the effects and impact of dementia is reassuring. The study and presentation is ideal for film/media studies students, healthcare students and professionals, and also for families, friends, carers and volunteers.
Director, Happy Days Dementia Workshop and Design
A real “lad o’ pairts”, best known for his painstakingly researched but eminently readable scholarly works on 20th Century Scottish Literature and James Bond films in particular, Dr Christie brings these same talents to his first novel, The Shadow in the Gallery. Featuring real-life characters, Agatha Christie meets John Dickson Carr in this intriguing mystery whose denouement I defy you to predict. A true tour de force.
David M. Addison
Award-Winning Author of An Innocent Abroad
The Spectrum of Adventure is a fantastic read for anyone who is in the slightest interested in interactive fiction. It covers so many subjects as part of its overall narrative of the most known and not so known, outstanding or indifferent, adventure games for the Sinclair Spectrum. [...] This is not a book of reviews; it covers the companies, authors and stories of the games with insights into the history and structure along with how parsers have evolved over time.
Editor of The Spectrum Show Magazine
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