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Welcome to Vintage Month!

Posted on: January 1, 2021

Welcome to Vintage Science Fiction Month!

 

 

Right out of the gate we have some excellent reviews and blog posts:

 

John at SciFi Mind posted his Vintage Month reading list, I’m most looking forward to John’s reviews of Ursula K. LeGuin’s Lathe of Heaven, and C.L. Moore’s Northwest Smith stories.

H.P. at Everyday Should be Tuesday got started a few hours early with a fun review of the time travel romp Lest Darkness Fall, by L. Sprague de Camp. Double entry accounting? really?  (I tease!)

Lynn at Lynn’s Book Blog has a truly gorgeous cover art gallery of   Be sure to grab her January schedule of themed cover art tags.

John at WikiFiction has a fantastic review of A Case of Conscience by James Blish. I had no idea Blish was a biologist, i love learning new things!  Alien biology, evolution, and religion? that’s a firm YES from me!

Starship CoffeeCake (what a great twitter name!) has plans to reread Larry Niven’s Ringworld. I hope they live-tweet their reading adventure!

If you’re still building your January TBR, GW recommends Galactic Sybil Sue Blue by Rosel George Brown.  She’s a mad, mod heroine!

Joseph’s first read of the month is Mythago Wood by Robert Holdstock, a title and author I’m not familiar with, so now I’m even more curious to read Joseph’s thoughts on this book!

And if you’re looking for some issues of Astounding Magazine, where you can read famous stories in their very first printing, Astronaut LeTigre offered the perfect link to the Internet Archive’s section on Astounding.

 

We’re only ten hours into Vintage Month and the party is already hopping! If I’m able to hop online later tonight, I’ll update this post with more links as I find them.

I’m knee deep is some Henry Kuttner stories, and working on a review of R.U.R.  Stay groovy my friends!

 

 

2020,  don’t let the door hit you on the ass on the way out, m’kay?

20 Responses to "Welcome to Vintage Month!"

While I‘m not reading Vintage SF at the moment, I‘m deep in the 80s Cyberpunk. I hope that counts a little bit 😁

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I make the rules around here, and I say that totally counts. 🙂

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Great! And that recent Silverberg (see today’s review) is totally retro vintage as well!

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I’m in! Just picked out some vintage sf today

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alright! Looking forward to hearing your thoughts on the stories you picked! 🙂

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Ooh. Is a spot of vintage fantasy welcome too?

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absolutely!! Vintage fantasy, vintage sci-fantasy vintage scifi, vintage ghost stories, we love all of it during Vintage Month!

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[…] than these two, I plan on reading one or two books for Vintage Science Fiction Month, an event hosted by Andrea, the Little Red […]

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I would like to read something for this but still haven’t decided what. Perhaps the Ursula LeGuin book?
Lynn 😀

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the LeGuin is an excellent choice! It’s a satifying, slow burn.

what kinda book are you in the mood for? adventure? space opera? robots? short story? post apocalytpic? first contact? sci-fantasy?

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Post apocalyptic or sci-fantasy would be good if you have any recs??

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Sci-Fantasy recs:
Black God’s Kiss by C.L. Moore
Dragonriders of Pern by Anne McCaffrey
Lord Valentine’s Castle by Robert Silverberg
any story featuring Eric John Stark by Leigh Brackett

post apocalyptic:
Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang by Kate Wilhelm
The Long Tomorrow by Leigh Brackett
Childhood’s End by Arthur C Clarke
Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut (one of my fave’s!)
I Am Legend by Richard Matheson

hope that helped?

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[…] I had not idea this was a thing but just discovered there’s a crew running a vintage sci-fi month. […]

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[…] I had not idea this was a thing but just discovered there’s a crew running a vintage sci-fi month. […]

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(Sheesh, I just realized I left my comment on an earlier VintageSciFi post, so commenting here again!)

Thanks for hosting this great meme, and look forward to reading reviews all around!

My own very first #VintageSciFiMonth post is about Lord of Light by Roger Zelazny, at https://lexlingua.co/lord-of-light-zelazny-vintagescifi-month/

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