I’m an enthusiastic follower of the Little Red Reviewer’s Vintage Science Fiction Month Not-a-Challenge, and this year I’ve gotten my act together a lot earlier than last, when I squeaked in at the end of the month with a review of Destination Void. The only rule of Vintage Science Fiction Month is whatever you review has got to be older than the Little Red Reviewer (written in 1979 or earlier), or older than you. I get to choose and since I’m too old to keep counting all those years, I’ll go with her year of 1979.
Here’s my line-up for the coming month. I may not actually review them all (I don’t like to write about titles that lose my interest), but here is the TBR list.
Ursula K. Le Guin: The Lathe of Heaven (1971) – my favorite of all her books.
Theodore Sturgeon: More Than Human (1953) – this will be my belated introduction to one of the masters.
H. G. Wells: The Shape of Things to Come (1933) as well as the movie adaptation by Alexander Corda, called Things to Come.
Andre Norton: The Time Traders (1958)
Anne McCaffrey: Dragonflight (1968)
C. L. Moore: Northwest Smith stories (1930s)
So that’s my vintage science fiction month list. I have to resist adding another dozen books to it since I’ll barely have time to write about all of these. What are your favorite vintage titles for the coming month?