Sunday, January 31, 2016

Vintage Science Fiction Month: Complete

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From Redhead at Little Red Reviewer:

Throughout the month of January, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 I will be reading and discussing as much “older than I am” science fiction and fantasy that I can, and everyone is invited to join me!  We’ll be talking about time travel, laser guns, early robotics, first contact, swords and sorcery, predictions for humanity and the authors who came up with it all. Haphazardly, the defining year for “vintage” is 1979.  Read all about it herehere, and here and most recently here.  The only “rule” for this not-a-challenge is that your blog post must be during the month of January.

You too, can be on red alert for the Interstellar Patrol by using the badge above in your posts, or blog side bar, or wherever you’d like. 

To Join: Go to the Vintage SciFi Not-a-Challenge site.

What Qualifies:
Anything or anyone who created science fiction, or something speculative fiction-ish that was published (or recorded, or put on TV or the silver screen) before 1979.  It can be hard scifi, or not. Have aliens, or not.  Fantasy is OK too.  Jules Verne is perfect, so is Mary Shelley. Or maybe War of the Worlds, original Star Trek, C.L. Moore, Isaac Asimov, Andre Norton, Cordwainer Smith, Clifford Simak, Ursula K. LeGuin, Kurt Vonnegut, James Tiptree Jr, A.E. van Vogt, Frank Herbert,  I can go on forever here.

When Redhead posted the 2016 version, I jumped right in for another round. As in the past, my commitment was at least two science fiction reads in January. I even managed to sneak in an extra one!

1. The Purple Cloud by M. P. Shiel [1901] (1/2/16)
2. Imagination Unlimited edited by Everett F. Bleiler & T. E. Dikty [1952] (1/18/16)
3. The Platypus of Doom & Other Nihilists by Arthur Byron Cover [1976] (1/23/16)

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