Just stumbled on this reviewer with the pseudonym ‘ Admiral Ironbombs ‘ . The blog reviews older vintage fiction books , where SciFi is one of the many categories . The undertitle of this blog is : ‘ Battered , Tattered , Yellowed and Creased ‘
Some older fiction has a certain charm to it, and it’s always fun to discover lost writers and forgotten gems. The modern-day revival of pulp and paperback fiction—part of our nostalgic cultural interest in anything mid-century modern—has helped a bit; many publishers have tried to bring older fiction back into the mainstream, or at least out of the historical records department. Plus, there’s the genre history and lost genre history angles; seeing how genres developed on the macro-scale intrigues me. There’s plenty of brilliant novels lost to the ages. There’s a ton of crap out there, too. And I don’t always focus on old and retro-fiction; I have done several modern book reviews so far, and have others in the works. (Always.)
Couldn’t resist to post a few more , from the blog of Joachim Boaz :
And some more SF art covers on : http://sciencefictionruminations.wordpress.com/2013/07/23/adventures-in-science-fiction-cover-art-domed-cities-and-outposts-part-iv/
Errr …. I have a very sweet tooth for these marvellous SF scenery .
Joachim Boaz , a pseudonym , is the author of the Sciencefictionruminations blog . He reviews a lot of vintage Science Fiction writings http://sciencefictionruminations.wordpress.com/science-fiction-book-reviews-by-author/sci-fi-book-review-index-by-rating/
Most of my blog concerns relatively unknown science fiction books interspersed with the occasional esoteric film reviews
Yes, I dable in the esoteric — or rather, I wholeheartedly hurl myself into oceans of esotericism (the back shelves, the dusty corners…) I’m actually more interested in the contents behind the covers — especially 50s/60s/70s sci-fi about social issues — overpopulation, drugs, nuclear war, alien contact and how it changes are conception of the world and ourselves….
I don’t think someone can truly understand/enjoy/or even critique newer science fiction without some understanding of the older classics and the developmental trajectory of the genre…. You should definitely try out some of the old classics — be be warned, my blog is rather more esoteric in nature (it is purposefully not about commonly held classics but rather, more overlooked works)
On this blog , you can stumble on marvellous vintage SF cover art like the ones below :
See much more SF vintage covers on :
I am fascinated by all the fine SF art . One can find some of it scattered here and there on various places . Err …. could not resist to show some :