[bksvol-discuss] Science fiction books being scanned

  • From: Mike <mlsestak@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 21 Jul 2011 20:43:25 -0700

Wow! When I went away for a short vacation with my older brother a couple days ago, the list was drowsing along with only a few emails. I come back, boom, hundreds of emails.

Anyway, I have started to scan a series of 10 science fiction books called Classics of Modern Science Fiction.

The series was published in the 1980s and the stories are mostly from the 1940s and 1950s. These are books that are described by the series editor and in the foreword by Isaac Asimov as overlooked and out of print at the time of the publication of this series. So far I have scanned and read at least some part of 5 of them and agree that these are underappreciated. I am really pleased to have the opportunity to add them to the bookshare library.

The first book in the series is really what caught my attention though, because it was one of the books I listed back when we had the personal favorite book poll. So here is the series ...

Men, Martians and Machines by Eric Frank Russell
The Joy Makers by James Gunn
The Shores of Another Sea by Chad Oliver
The Classic Philip Jose Farmer 1952-1964
The Classic Philip Jose Farmer 1964-1973
The Forgotten Planet by Murray Leinster
The Paradox Men by Charles L. Harness
Unearthly Neighbors by Chad Oliver
Shadows in the Sun by Chad Oliver
Greener Than You Think by Ward Moore

Well, clearly the series editor, George Zebrowski thinks Chad Oliver is an overlooked writer.


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