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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Science-fiction book fair to take place this weekend: Final Frontier
Business Review, March 26th

Science fiction lovers can attend the 4th edition of the Final Frontier book fair this weekend, taking place on March 28 and 29 in Nexus Gamers Club. Publishing houses and science-fiction and fantasy experts will be in attendance to offer discounts up...Read more

Sci-Fi Encounters: Interview with Michelle Howard
USA TODAY, March 25th

The only time I've ever personally seen this idea was in Andre Norton 's classic Witch World novel Year of the Unicorn, one of my favorite books. But Ms. Norton's story was fantasy, with magic involved, and Michelle's book is pure science-fiction romance...Read more

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Paste Magazine, March 25th

Steven Spielberg has signed on to direct Ready Player One, based on the bestselling novel by Ernest Cline. The book mostly takes place in a virtual world and became a cult favorite shortly after its publication in 2011. This is expected to be Spielberg...Read more

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The Atlantic, March 24th

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The best science-fiction and fantasy books for March
Washington Post, March 24th

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CNET, March 19th

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Huffington Post, March 14th

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Sci-Fi Book Review: “Elsewhen”
Universe Today, March 9th

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