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Vintage Science Fiction Month: Science Fiction’s Family Tree

It is almost the most magical time of the year: Vintage Science Fiction Month!  By “almost,” I mean more than three months away, because January is Vintage Science Fiction Month, but it is never too early to start plotting what … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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Vintage Science Fiction Month: Astounding by Alec Nevala-Lee

Astounding is, broadly speaking, a biography of four seminal figures in science fiction history: John W. Campbell, Isaac Asimov, Robert A. Heinlein, and L. Ron Hubbard (although Hubbard’s influence is mostly outside of science fiction), and one seminal science fiction … Continue reading

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Thinking About Vintage Science Fiction Month

It is almost the greatest time of the year again—Vintage Science Fiction Month!  Vintage Science Fiction Month is the brainchild of Andrea at The Little Red Reviewer.  The gist is simple: read science fiction written before you were born.  Write … Continue reading

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