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Welcome to Vintage Month!

Posted on: January 1, 2015

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Hi Everyone, and welcome to Vintage Science Fiction month!  the goal is to read some older stuff, and have fun doing it.  If you are participating in Vintage month, head on over to The Sci-Fi Experience at Stainless Steel Droppings for a twofer.  Feel free to link to your reviews in the comments of the Vintage SciFi not-a-challenge tab up top, and if you are on twitter feel free to use #VintageSciFi

 

I’ve got some fantastic guest posts coming up for you, along with reviews of books like Babel-17, Stand on Zanzibar, Kate Wilhelm’s The Infinity Box and Mark Geston’s Lords of the Starship, among others. But I’ve got more than just books for you this time!  During December i watched the beginning of the iconic science fiction tv show Space 1999, and went back to enjoy the first season of Star Trek.  Thanks to a facebook acquaintance, I was introduced to the Starlog and Galaxy magazine collection at The Internet Archive.

 

I don’t know about you, but I’m ready to be on Red Alert for the Interstellar Patrol!

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32 Responses to "Welcome to Vintage Month!"

G’day – not doing the challenge, but I am currently reading “Seeds of Time” by John Wyndham – so I might try to do a review for the ‘not a challenge’🙂
Cheers
KT

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Excellent! I’m looking forward to hearing your thoughts on Seeds of Change!😀

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Yay! So glad it is “officially” here. I kicked it off early with a read of Pebble in the Sky by Isaac Asimov. Great book. I’m about partway through Heinlein’s Assignment in Eternity, so that will be one I read for Vintage. I’m currently reading The Uplift War for the science fiction book club. It doesn’t quite make the cut, being from 1987…but given that that was the year I graduated from high school, and I’ve been to college and been married a quarter century since then, it certainly “feels” like I’m reading a classic, lol!

I grabbed The Stainless Steel Rat Wants You from my basement pile as a possible re-read for VSFM. It has been a long while since I’ve re-read that one.

So great to start the year with this, Happy New Year!!!

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I’m of the opinion Uplift War should count just because it feels so much like good old fashioned science fiction… but I’m not the one making the rules.

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I want to read Stranger in a Strange Land and Canticle for Liebowitz this year… not sure I’ll get to them in January but I bet I can do one of them.

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Babel-17 is an excellent book, especially if you are into linguistics. I’ll be playing along in some capacity.

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Thrilled to have you along in any capacity you’d like.😀

my review for Babel-17 isn’t going up for a few days yet, but WOW did I love it!!

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Woohoo! I’m going to read Heinlein for the first time ever, and a bunch of Iron Curtain SF, Lem and Strugatsky bros. Here’s my post! http://howlingfrog.blogspot.com/2015/01/january.html

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I wanted to do The Circus of Dr Lao for this but can’t find my copy ANYWHERE. Wanted to reread it so bad.

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do what the rest of us do: purchase another copy because even though you KNOW you own something, you can’t find it.

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Looking forward to your thoughts on Mark Geston. I should have my first post up in a couple of days, now that our cold snap is ending and I can spend more time in my (unheated) mancave.

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[…] review is part of Vintage Science Fiction Month. Head on over to the Little Red Reviewer to read more reviews of great early science fiction for […]

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Finished my first official read for Vintage SF month and put up a review on my blog:

http://www.stainlesssteeldroppings.com/the-stainless-steel-rat-wants-you-harry-harrison

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[…] to pick and choose as I go with books, but I will be kicking it off with my book of choice for Vintage SciFi Month, which is Dune. I’ll tackle that one in its three parts, so my thoughts on Part One will be […]

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So what publication date timeframe does it have to be printed in for it to be considered vintage?

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anything published/filmed/recorded 1979 or earlier. I arbitrarily chose 1979 because that’s the year I was born.🙂

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I’ve literally only just discovered Vintage Sci-Fi Month, but with any luck I’ll still have time to join in!🙂 I only just started getting into sci-fi last year so classic/vintage sci-fi is fairly alien to me. (Ha. Alien.)

I’m going to try to read and review The House on the Strand by Daphne du Maurier and The Chrysalids by John Wyndham. This is such a fun Not-A-Challenge, and I’m looking forward to more of your posts!😀

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ha ha, very punny! 😀 And no worries, you’ve plenty of time to join in. and John Wyndham and Daphne du Maurier, YAY!!!!!

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Read and reviewed my second novel for Vintage SF: Assignment in Eternity by Robert A. Heinlein.

http://www.stainlesssteeldroppings.com/assignment-in-eternity-robert-a-heinlein

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[…] Okay, so here is the very first post for my self-imposed reading challenge for the year (details of which are here, if you missed them)! And, given the timing and my choice of book to kick things off with, naturally I’m killing two birds with one stone and making this one my contribution to Vintage Sci-Fi Month. […]

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My plan is to read Dune this month, but my first entry for Vintage SF Month is: Torsos Of Mars

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And now for some Soviet SF: Prisoners of Power by the Strugatsky brothers. I love these guys. http://howlingfrog.blogspot.com/2015/01/prisoners-of-power.html

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[…] Part of my Sci-Fi Experience 2015 as well as the Vintage Sci-Fi Not a Challenge […]

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