Vintage Sci Fi: it begins…
This month I will be attempting to increase my vintage sci fi reads by taking part in Little Red Reviewer’s Vintage Sci Fi event. The details are here and LRR’s first post is here. I’m going to start with Starship Troopers and see what comes after that.
Starting during the month of December and concluding at the end of January there are two awesome sci fi events. For the month of December I posted a sci fi movie quote each day as part of the 2016 Sci Fi Experience over at Stainless Steel Droppings (this event runs to end of Jan). As part of Vintage Sci Fi I’m going to post a book cover a day for a Vintage Sci Fi book that I’ve read (some of these will have reviews – some won’t be as recent). This probably won’t be as easy as it seems as I tend to have less sci fi reads and vintage, well, even less so – so let’s see how I get on. My first, self induced, challenge of the new year!
To start the ball rolling I thought I’d go with a vintage book published in 1895. A book that can probably be credited with being one of the earliest to look at time travel and one that I really enjoyed. The Time Machine by HG Wells – has had a number of reprints – three versions below, the first image is the original first edition, the second is the cover of the illustrated book and the third is one of the more recent reprints. See what you think (I prefer the illustrated book cover):
“Looking at these stars suddenly dwarfed my own troubles and all the gravities of terrestrial life.” ( H G Wells)