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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Sci-Fi Writers Find Warmer Climate Amid Cuban Thaw
New York Times, June 26th

While science fiction is growing in popularity in Cuba — Yoss said that more books in this genre are to be published this year than in years past and that attendance at sci-fi workshops and events is growing — it has been hobbled throughout its history...Read more

Comic Book Review – 2000AD's Sci-Fi Summer Special
Flickering Myth (blog), June 24th

2000 ad sci fi Borag Thungg, Earthlets! Welcome to 2000AD's Sci-Fi Summer Special, which after the success of the 2014 return the wise bodies who have overall control have gifted us with another 48-pages of wonders from within the towers of 2000AD...Read more

The best recent science fiction novels – review roundup
The Guardian, June 18th

The best recent science fiction novels – review roundup. Eric Brown on Alastair Reynolds' Poseidon's Wake, Sarah Lotz's Day Four, Kit Reed's WHERE, Ian Whates's Pelquin's Comet, Amanda Downum's Dreams of Shreds and Tatters and Stefan Mohamed's ...Read more

Bradley Cooper is bringing Dan Simmons' classic sci-fi Hyperion books to TV
Digital Spy UK, June 11th

Cooper announced the Syfy partnership, saying: "It is an absolute honour to enter into the world created by Dan Simmons that is arguably one of the greatest works of science fiction, and help realise it for television audiences." Network boss Dave Howe ...Read more

Sci-fi author's book deal paves way for fellow writers
South China Morning Post (subscription), June 6th

Book publishing deals are often announced in arcane terms, and even when the numbers are revealed, they can feel predictable: celebrity memoirs sell for millions of dollars, while mere mortals scrape by from contract to contract. But science fiction...Read more

Black Mirror Is Almost as Smart as a Good Sci-Fi Book
Wired, June 6th

TV sci-fi tends toward mediocrity, and most serious science fiction fans turn to novels for stories that explore complex ideas in new and interesting ways. So it's exciting when a show comes along that's as smart as a good book. Black Mirror, the...Read more

Local vet claims science fiction book ripped off his experiences
Buffalo News, June 5th

David Bellavia claims his wartime experiences in Iraq, the subject of his 2007 book, “House to House,” were ripped off by another author. Bellavia, in a new lawsuit filed in Buffalo federal court, says the names, descriptions and experiences in “Flesh...Read more

Sci-fi book eyes our thirsty future
U-T San Diego, June 5th

“The Water Knife,” the new science-fiction thriller from Hugo Award winner Paolo Bacigalupi, is set in a not-too-distant future where drought has decimated the American Southwest. Rich folks stay in self-contained, high-rise communities, while the less ...Read more