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So much Vintage SciFi, I can’t keep up!

Posted on: January 20, 2021

Y’all are posting SO MUCH wonderful Vintage SciFi posts, I can barely keep up! And I love you for it!

As always, my apologies if I missed your post in this link up.  Feel free to add you link to the comments, and/or tag #VintageSciFi on twitter.



It wouldn’t be Vintage Month with out a Star Trek book!  Jean at Howling Frog reviews The Entropy Effect by Vonda McIntyre, and she also takes a look at the 1954 Best From Fantasy and Science Fiction Magazine and a really, really vintage science fiction story, The Blazing-World, writte in 1666 by Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle


Galactic Journey is quite literally 100% Vintage by volume,  they are making their way to the future, one day at a time, 55 years behind the rest of us.   On Jan 16th, they received the March 1966 issue of Worlds of Tomorrow, and talked about the fiction within.


AnnaBookBel reviewed something that looks right up my alley – Monday Starts on Saturday by Arkady and Boris Strugatksy


J.G. Ballard is popular this year – Bookforager reviewed the cosy catastrophe novel The Crystal World, and Reißwolf reviewed his dystopian story The Voices of Time


AQ’s Reviews has a review up of Beyond This Horizon by Robert A. Heinlein,  and Philip K. Dick’s Now Wait for Last Year.


Kristen Brand talks about her favorite vintage comic book heroines, Mysta of the Moon


Over at SciFiMind, John is discussing The Shape of Things to Come by H.G. Wells, a story that thinks it’s a past dream, out of the future.


Kaedrin enjoyed the “twisty espionage thriller” Worlds of the Imperium by Keith Laumer


Lydia Schoch found some gorgeous Vintage SciFi artwork to share


Infinite Speculation reviewed Ray Bradbury’s The Martian Chronicles, one of those books that every time I read it, I enjoy it more!


Eclectic Theist found that Robert Silverberg’s The Stochatic Man is more than the sum of it’s parts.


Over at Black Gate Magazine, James Davis Nicoll has fantastic suggestions for Vintage Science Fiction about Patrolling Space


Distorting the Medium reviewed Nightmare Journey by Dean R. Kootz. Friendly dog? check. Smart-ass kid? check!


Lynn’s Book Blog has a cover art gallery of one of my favorite vintage titles, The Moon is A Harsh Mistress by Heinlein


Everyday Should be Tuesday enjoyed Space Cadet by Robert Heinlein, but still thinks Have Spacesuit: Will Travel is better.  He also reviewed Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury


Joachim Boaz has an in depth review of Of All Possible Worlds by William Tenn, along with a ton of cover art


Calmgrove offers a beautiful and soothing review of Ursula K. LeGuin’s The Lathe of Heaven



As always, I am sure I have missed posts.  you can tease me on twitter about it. . .but in the meantime, please leave you posts in the comments!

18 Responses to "So much Vintage SciFi, I can’t keep up!"

Don’t want to complain, I just want to add the posts that I already linked:
Jeffty is Five (1977) short story by Harlan Ellison – review:

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William Gibson’s 1981 cyberpunk short story “Johnny Mnemonic” with the adorable Molly Millions:

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Sorry I have nothing, I’ve been quite ill, in hospital, now out but still not reading much (just some E.B. White), no SFF. Not sure I’ll get anything read this month.


oh my goodness Richard, I had no idea! but you are home now, I hope? I know what you can read – a ton of wonderful reviews of vintage scifi!


Yes, home, but just not in reading mood. Nothing sounds appealing.

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I hope you are feeling better soon.


[…] now and then a book surprises me, especially when searching through the often dated fiction for Vintage SciFi Month. Anne McCaffrey’s Dragonflight, first in a mighty line of 23 novels set in the Pern universe, is […]


Andre Norton! She wrote so many books and I am ignorant of them.

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I know! Seems like she published nearly a hundred books! I’ve only read a handful of her books, but of those that I’ve read, The Zero Stone is my favorite.


Well, I know I’m cutting things fine but I did buy Norton’s Time Traders and also Black Amazon of Mars by Leigh Brackett so hopefully will fit those in soon.
Lynn 😀

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I’ve not read Time Traders, but I think i have a copy somewhere. Can’t wait to hear your thoughts on these two!


So many great posts!!! Squeee!

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[…] to the end of Vintage SciFi Month, I’m back to the 1930s again with the amazing Northwest Smith Stories by C. L. Moore. Lurid and […]

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[…] basically skipping Vintage SF Month last year, I am glad I dove back in this year.  Every month is a good month for vintage SF, but it […]

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