For book collectors, vintage science fiction titles hold a special appeal. They're not just portals to different worlds — all fiction can do that — but time-traveling excursions into the past to see how the greatest visionaries of the day imagined the future.

Whether it is a leather-bound copy of Jules Verne’s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea from 1870, a well-thumbed paperback of Philip K. Dick’s 1968 dystopian nightmare Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, or a beautifully preserved copy of Isaac Asimov’s Foundation from 1951, vintage sci fi classics provide both glimpses of the future and windows on the past. The fact that authors like Ray Bradbury (Fahrenheit 451), Frank Herbert (Dune), and Robert Heinlein (Stranger in a Strange Land) were also amazing writers is simply icing on the cake.

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io9, July 25th

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York writer's sci-fi novel now available as an e-book
Omaha World-Herald, July 24th

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Las Vegas Review-Journal, July 24th

The Ghost Planet,” his first young adult book, as an e-book on on Fourth of July weekend last year. He didn't think about it during his three-day vacation, but when he got back, he was pleasantly surprised to find he had sold more than 600...Read more

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Fritzsche's New Book Looks at World Science Fiction Films
Illinois Wesleyan University, July 16th

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If you feel the same way, today's deal should have you scrambling for your credit card. The Humble Sci-Fi E-Book Bundle lets you name your own price for an impressive collection of fiction. And the price you name dictates exactly how many books you'll get...Read more