Vintage Sci Fi: Book No.25

vintage-sf-badgeNo.25 Logan’s Run by Williams F Nolan and George Clayton Johnson

As part of Vintage Sci Fi month being hosted by Little Red Reviewer I’ve given myself a small challenge to post a vintage book each day – one that I’ve read – and to highlight some of the covers.   Today’s choice is : Logan’s Run by Williams F Nolan and George Clayton Johnson.  Logan’s Run was first published in 1967 and is set in a dystopian future where people only live up to the age of 21.  Which is to say everyone is required to die at that age.  It’s not a novel that I loved although it’s a very interesting concept and a fast paced read.  I’m sure that most people will probably be familiar with the movie if not the book. I like the 2000 cover most out of these:

First Edition 1967:

First Edition 1967

1969 Dell:

1969 Dell

1976 Corgi:

1976 Corgi.jpg

2000 Bantam:

2000 Bantam.jpg

2015 Vintage:

2015 Vintage

8 Responses to “Vintage Sci Fi: Book No.25”

  1. Michael

    I read this one a few years ago but wasn’t a huge fan. It has an interesting concept but I’m not sure it was executed all that well.

    I thought maybe this was a tie-in adaptation of the movie when I first read it.

    Which I really need to get around to seeing the movie.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah, it’s only fairly short (I think – it was a while ago) and had quite a fast pace – but the characters were a bit flat. It is a great concept though and I actually enjoyed the film.
      Lynn 😀

  2. Tammy

    One of my favorite cheesy sci-fi movies ever! In fact, it’s been a while, I need to see it again. I think I’ve read the book too. I really like the 2000 cover as well.

    • @lynnsbooks

      I did enjoy the film – it’s been a while though (probably if I watch it now it will seem very dated!)
      Lynn 😀

  3. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    The last cover in the list is the best one: I like the colors and the unfocused image.

    • @lynnsbooks

      I do like that cover too – especially the colours.
      Lynn 😀

  4. jessicabookworm

    I agree with you – I like the 2000 cover. I haven’t read or watched this. My father apparently got the inspiration for my name from a pretty blonde in the film though 😀

    • @lynnsbooks

      No doubt that was the role played by Jenny Agutter? What a great story of how you got your name!
      Lynn 😀

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