Monthly Archives: January 2019

Vintage Science Fiction Month: Northwest Smith by C.L. Moore

Hither came Northwest Smith, the earthman, sunburnt skin, paled-eyed, in spaceman’s leathers, a pirate, a smuggler, a gunslinger, facing life and death with an equal grin, to tread the back-alley bars and lost ruins of the solar system heatgun in … Continue reading

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The Dragon Hand is a Solid Fantasy with a Killer Premise

The Dragon Hand is a solid fantasy with a killer premise.  An epic fantasy featuring a dragon as the protagonist?  Yes, please.  The Dragon Hand has great epic fantasy bones and some killer set pieces.  Unfortunately, some weak spots keep … Continue reading

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Guest Post: The Little Red Reviewer on Shambleau and Black God’s Kiss by C.L. Moore

Today for Vintage Science Fiction Month I am happy to host a guest post from official Friend of the Blog and fellow local book reviewer Andrea at The Little Red Reviewer.  Andrea has been blogging about books of the speculative … Continue reading

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Robert Jordan’s Previously Unpublished Warrior of the Altaii to be Published in Fall 2019

Tor Books has just announced that they will be publishing Warrior of the Altaii by Robert Jordan in fall 2019.  Warrior of the Altaii is the book that started Jordan’s career, but it has never been published.  Expect something more … Continue reading

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Vintage Science Fiction Month: Space Cadet by Robert Heinlein

I know that Space Cadet is a good book on an intellectual level.  But it doesn’t evoke the same kind of visceral gut reaction that Have Space Suit—Will Travel did.  There certainly isn’t anything remotely as gripping as the two … Continue reading

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Top Ten Tuesday: New-To-Me Favorite Authors of 2018

This is my favorite of all Top Ten Tuesday posts.  To the point that you can find favorite new-to-me authors posts going back past when I actually started participating in Top Ten Tuesdays.  Some blog prompts are so great you … Continue reading

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Vintage Science Fiction Month: Nightfall and Other Stories by Isaac Asimov

Nightfall and Other Stories is a collection of 20 pieces of short fiction by Isaac Asimov, including, of course, the novelette “Nightfall,” one of his most famous works.  “Nightfall” was Asimov’s 32nd work but in many ways his first breakout … Continue reading

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