Vintage sci-fi that isn't bad

Added by Devin Coldewey on 2020-11-25 22:29:59


Vintage sci-fi that isn't bad
A lot of classic sci-fi has aged poorly for a number of reasons. Here are a few that still hold up.
  • His Master's Voice}

    His Master's Voice

    "--BOOK JACKET. "Among them is Peter Hogarth, an eminent mathematician whose posthumous diary makes up the novel.
  • The Martian Chronicles}

    The Martian Chronicles

    Bradbury's Mars is a place of hope, dreams and metaphor - of crystal pillars and fossil seas - where a fine dust settles on the great, empty cities of a silently destroyed civilization.
  • The Night Land}

    The Night Land

    Telling the story of a dying earth, The Night Land starts with a man from the 17th century who, mourning the death of his true love, is given a vision through the eyes his future incarnation.
  • The Machine Stops}

    The Machine Stops

    The story is set in a futuristic world in which society lives underground and is completely dependent upon a machine for survival. Predicted technologies in the story include things like instant messaging and also the Internet.
  • Roadside Picnic}

    Roadside Picnic

    First published in 1972, Roadside Picnic is still widely regarded as one of the greatest science fiction novels, despite the fact that it has been out of print in the United States for almost thirty years.
  • Last And First Men}

    Last And First Men

    First published in 1930, Last and First Men is full of pioneering speculations about evolution, terraforming, genetic engineering and many other subjects.
  • The Left Hand of Darkness}

    The Left Hand of Darkness

    Embracing the aspects of psychology, society, and human emotion on an alien world, The Left Hand of Darkness stands as a landmark achievement in the annals of intellectual science fiction.
  • Inverted World}

    Inverted World

    The city is winched along tracks through a devastated land full of hostile tribes.
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