Thanks to Vintage Month, I discovered . . . .
Posted January 17, 2016on:
Taking a cue from Lynn’s Book Blog, I’d like to highlight a few Vintage titles I’ve previously enjoyed by showing off their cover art. What makes these books so special to me, is that without Vintage month, I wouldn’t have ever discovered them.
As you scroll through this cover art gallery, ask yourself: if you saw these books with this cover art at the bookstore, how likely would you be to pick up the book?
Just recently, I fell head over heels for Clifford Simak’s Way Station, written in 1963. Such a feel-good story!
I know Andre Norton is super famous for her Witch World books, but my favorite of hers is The Zero Stone, written in 1968. Alien cats and treasure hunting? what’s not to like? The Zero Stone has a sequel, Uncharted Stars, which I have a copy of, I just haven’t read yet.
I am constantly recommending Stanislaw Lem’s The Cyberiad. if you’ve only suffered through his Solaris, I beg you to give him another chance with this collection of interrelated satirical short stories about two robots who, well, accidentally break everything. The most unforgettable part of this book is where one of them bets the other that he can’t write a sonnet where every word starts with the letter “S”. Not only is the sonnet written, but translator Michael Kandel was able to brilliantly translate it from the original Polish into English, and every work still starts with S! Originally published in 1965 in Poland, the first English version of The Cyberiad wasn’t available until 1974.