Extremist reading: reading a light, Victorian cozy mystery and then an American 1960s Thomas Disch novel. Camp Concentration by Thomas M. Disch (1940 – 2008) was published as a novel in 1968. It has been on my to-be-read list for awhile. I was reluctant to read it because I knew it contained some of Disch’s… Read More Camp Concentration
This year I have mainly read vintage science fiction novels. While that remains my preferred genre, I do like to read just about everything else as well. However, I admit, the other genres usually do not entertain me or engage me as successfully as the science fiction. So, giving space and aliens and the future… Read More Why Shoot a Butler?
A Trace of Memory was first published in novel form in 1963. It is the second novel by Laumer that I have read. The novel is actually an expanded version of the story that appeared in Amazing Stories in 1962 (July – September). I read a 1984 Tor Books edition with artwork by Bob Layzell.… Read More A Trace of Memory
Way Station by Clifford D. Simak (1904 – 1988) is the third novel by the author that I have read. It was published in 1963 and won the 1964 Hugo Award for best novel. Off the bat, I have to say that this is the most polished of the three novels by Simak that I… Read More Way Station
One Step From Earth is a collection of vignettes by Harry Harrison and published in 1970. The collection presents a possible timeline in human history that follows the development of “matter transmission” technology. I read the Macmillan hardback edition with cover art by Carl Titolo. Harry Harrison (1925 – 2012) is known for his Stainless… Read More One Step From Earth
The Shores of Space by Richard Matheson (1926 – 2013) was a quick read for me. The thirteen stories zipped by in no time at all. Originally published in 1957, the book collects some of Matheson’s stories from the early 1950s. Matheson seems most well known for his horror stories, including: I Am Legend, The… Read More The Shores of Space
Recalled to Life by Robert Silverberg was a quick read that was rather apropos for a major election year. This novel was originally published, as a novel, in 1962 (Lancer). There was a revised edition published by Doubleday in 1972 and then the ACE edition that I read, published 1977. Frankly, I think the ACE… Read More Recalled to Life