This #VintageSciFiMonth was a little busy for me so I didn’t get as much reading in as I would have liked to, but I did enjoy 2/3rds of the books I read!
This year I started off with a group read of DORSAI! by Gordon R Dickson. This was my third time reading this classic SciFi tale of a young man who stood outside of humanity and eventually takes the lead of our species. It was interesting reading this one with other folks. Their perspectives added to my experience with the book!
Sighhhh….. I got the wrong book! The Silver Warriors is a sequel to an earlier Moorcock book: The Eternal Champion. I quickly changed my plans and downloaded The Eternal Champion to my Kindle Fire and devoured it! I truly enjoy his writing style. This book was a lot of fun to read.
Titan by John Varley was NOT fun to read. It was an awkward descent into the author’s sexual focus. When you tell a tale of First Contact NORMALLY there is some form of excitement in the humans…. but nope! None in Varley’s characters. That just interrupts their sex lives, but not really. They still focus more on that than contact with the aliens. The majority of their contact with aliens is spent marveling at the genitals of the aliens or trying to figure out which aliens they can kill and eat. Basically this is an awkward book and I hope you skip it.
Tactics Of Mistake is the fourth book in Dickson’s Childe Cycle and I’ll be reading this in February as this month got away from me. I’m looking forward to it!
Did you enjoy your Vintage SciFi Month reads? What books did you read? What authors did you try? Will you be joining in next year? We hope you will!
Michael Moorcock is great! I’ve read a bunch of his stuff and enjoyed all of it.
I’m pretty sure I have a copy of Varley’s Titan around here somewhere, and as soon as I find it it’s going in the donate bin.
Good plan!!!! It’s an atrocious train wreck of a book! Feels more like a cheesy porno with SciFi elements than a serious SciFi. I do love Michael Moorcock. His ability to paint aeons of civilization with a few pen strokes is just astounding.
Well I managed two of my four planned reads. Lol but I enjoyed them both
That’s awesome!! Now you already have books ready for next year too! Ha!