Thursday, December 5, 2013

Vintage Science Fiction Month

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Beginning January 1, 2014, Little Red Reviewer will be hosting Vintage Science Fiction month.  Any work of science fiction published prior to 1979 qualifies. 

Here's what she has to say about it: Shiny new stuff is well, shiny and new, and we all love it.   But what came before it?  Your favorite author happened to mention they were inspired by the writing of Jack Vance or H.P. Lovecraft or Andre Norton or James Blish? Aren’t you curious about how your favorite authors put their own spin on the dying earth and chthonic horrors?  To get a little philosophical, by knowing where I came from, I can better see where I stand, and better see where we’ve yet to go.  This January, let’s find out.

I've got several books that would qualify sitting on the TBR pile for I'm going to join up for at least two vintage SF reads in January.

1. The Poison Belt by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [1913] (1/2/14)
2. Shakespeare's Planet by Clifford D. Simak [1976] (1/6/14)
3. Dangerous Visions #3 by Harlan Ellison, ed [1969] (1/11/14)
4. Angels & Spaceships by Fredric Brown [1954] (1/12/14)
5. Triumph by Philip Wylie [1963] (1/18/14) 
6. Other Times, Other Worlds by John D. MacDonald [1978--all stories pre-1969] (1/26/14)
7. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick [1968] (1/29/14)

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