Vintage Sci Fi: Book No.29

vintage-sf-badgeNo.29 Starship Troopers by Robert A Heinlein

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 and tomorrow’s choice are a little bit sneaky – and I will explain.  These are two books that I’m currently reading but haven’t yet finished or reviewed but I think they’re great examples and so they’re going on the list: Starship Troopers by Robert A Heinlein.  I really like the first edition for this one.

First edition: 1959

Starship_Troopers_(novel) First edition

1986 by Berkeley:

1986

2010 by Ace Books:

2010 Ace Books

 

 

Vintage Sci Fi: Book No.28

vintage-sf-badgeNo.28 Dragonflight by Anne McCaffrey

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 : Dragonflight by Anne McCaffrey.   First published in 1968 two of the short stories that make up the first book made McCaffrey the first woman to win a Huge or Nebula Award.

Let’s look at covers.  Starting with a first edition:

First edition5.jpg

1968 Del Rey:

Ballantine 1968

1970 Corgi:

1970Corgi

1986 Ballantine:

1968 Pern

1997 Del Rey:

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Vintage Sci Fi: Book No.26

vintage-sf-badgeNo.26 She by H Rider Haggard

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 : She by Rider Haggard.  Okay, strictly speaking this is a bit of a tricksy one – because given the nature of the book and also given the author, I would say this falls more in the field of adventure/fantasy – but, I think the concept of a lost world, the immortality contained here and the special magical abilities of Ayesha – who is a sorceress who can heal and read minds – well, I’m just going with it!  Originally serialised and published in 1887 this is one of the original classics and has never been out of print:

1957 Hodder:

1957 Hodder

1978 Ballantine:

1978 Ballantine

1982 Penguin Books:

1982 Penguin2

1996 Blackstone Audio:

1996 Blackstone.jpg

2002 Modern Library:

2002 Modern Library

2007 Penguin – I think this is my favourite:

2007 Penguin2.jpg

 

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

Vintage Sci Fi: Book No.24

No.24: The Stepford Wives by Ira Levin

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 : The Stepford Wives by Ira Levin.  This is one of my ‘is-it-isn’t-it’ sci fi choices.  This is a great story though and who among us doesn’t know the ‘Stepford’ term – it’s become quite symbolic.  Originally published in 1972 the book leaves the final interpretation fairly vague – unlike the film which definitely sci-fis the story up!  Anyway, satire, horror and a little sci fi – I’m going with the brainwashing theme to support that conclusion:

First edition cover:

First Edition 1972.jpg

1972 Library Magna:

1972 Library Magna.jpg

1998 Bloomsbury Publishing:

1998 Bloomsbury.jpg

2011 Corsair:

2011 Corsair

 

 

 

 

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