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Thursday, June 2, 2016

RADIUM AGE SCI-FI: 100 BEST

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A guy by the name of Josh Glenn has put together a list of the best 100 Science Fiction stories from the 'Radium Age', 1904-1933. I'm a little leery, a lot of what gets written and published is absolute dreck, not worth your time or mine. And the qualities that recommend a story for inclusion on this list may not have anything to do with whether it is a good story or not. On the other hand, there are books that I have read and thoroughly enjoyed that wouldn't make any critic's best-of list. You take a gamble every time you pick up a book.  Aldous Huxley's Brave New World is from this era.
    I vaguely remember reading and enjoying some Tom Swift stories when I was a kid, and the cover art from some of the old Science Fiction books and magazines was pretty cool. I might have to try one of these. ARS Technica has the story. HiLoBROW has the list. HiLoBooks has republished some of them and they are available on AmazonVia Posthip Scott.

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