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Science Fiction and Other Suspect Ruminations

Reviews of Vintage Science Fiction (1945-1985).

  • By Joachim Boaz
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What pre-1985 science fiction are you reading? + Update No. XII
A selection of read volumes from my site What pre-1985 science fiction are you reading or planning to read this month? Here’s April’s installment of this column. First, a bit about Isaac Asimov’s Foundation (1951) …
On , by Joachim Boaz, 1,233 words
Short Story Reviews: Clifford D. Simak’s “Masquerade” (1941) and “Tools” (1942)
Today I’ve selected two early Clifford D. Simak “apprentice” stories–“Masquerade” (1941) and “Tools” (1942)–deeply critical of the American business ethic.1 Collectively they posit a future in which colonization goes hand-in-hand with the exploitation of resources, …
On , by Joachim Boaz, 1,605 words
Updates: Recent Science Fiction Purchases No. CCCXXXIII (Keith Laumer, Vernor Vinge, Mack Reynolds, Daphne du Maurier)
Which books/covers/authors in the post intrigue you? Which have you read? Disliked? Enjoyed? 1. It’s A Mad, Mad, Mad Galaxy, Keith Laumer (1968) Richard Powers’ cover for the 1st edition Back cover: “This frenetic collection …
On , by Joachim Boaz, 863 words