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Oh, you want some more Vintage Science Fiction?

Posted on: January 11, 2015

oh, you want some more Vintage Sci Fi?


That’s good, because everyone has been posting Vintage-y reviews like crazy!

Jim over at Science Fiction Times reviewed Walkers on the Sky by David J. Lake and Robert Silverberg’s Gorgon Planet (and i bet he’ll have another one up by the time this post publishes!)

My Reader’s Block reviewed Ten Thousand Light Years From Home, a collection of short stories by James Tiptree, Jr, followed up with a review of Asimov’s Choice: Black Holes & Bug-Eyed Monsters edited by George H. Scithers, which is a collection of short fiction from Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine.

Greg at Greg’s Book Haven reviewed Ginger Star by Leigh Bracket

Lynn at Lynn’s Book Blog reviewed Edgar Rice Burroughs’ A Princess of Mars (I totally want Woola as a pet) and also Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

This is how she fight start reviews Cat Country by the Chinese author Lao She

Jean at Howling Frog Books gave Heinlein a try, and reviewed Have Spacesuit, Will Travel, her daughter enjoyed the book too! She followed that review up with Heinlein’s The Puppetmasters (one of my personal favorites!)

Over at Uncertain Tales is an in depth review of The Seeds of Time by John Wyndham

Carl at Stainless Steel Droppings kicked off January with a review of The Stainless Steel Rat Wants You!, followed up with a review of Robert Heinlein’s Assignment in Eternity

Lisa at Over the Effing Rainbow is working her way through Frank Herbert’s Dune for the first time

Joachim Boaz at Science Fiction and Other Suspect Ruminations specializes in science fiction of the vintage variety, and recently posted a review of The Hole In the Zero by M.K. Joseph

The Finch and Pea offers a review of Garrett P. Serviss’ The Second Deluge, along with historical background on the pulp short story magazines of the early 20th century

Two Dudes in an Attic reviewed Med Ship by Murray Leinster, and offers some commentary on how to approach older fiction

4 Responses to "Oh, you want some more Vintage Science Fiction?"

My husband just read his way through an Asimov (Pebble In The Sky) and has been a fan for years. My most recent foray into Vintage Sci-fi was H. G Wells’ War Of The Worlds, but I see a wealth of books here that I need to read – along with new blogs to follow!


I just read Pebble in the Sky last month and loved it!


Thanks so much for this list, I’ll be traveling to a bunch of places to see how everyone is getting all vintage-y!


Thanks for the list. Here’s one of mine to add: Star Surgeon by Alan E. Nourse ( I just started a fan fiction series in this book as well (hoping this little forgotten gem will become more widely known).


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some of the books reviewed here were free ARCs supplied by publishers/authors/other groups. Some of the books here I got from the library. the rest I *gasp!* actually paid for. I'll do my best to let you know what's what.
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