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Thursday, January 20, 2011

$1 Kindle Find: Lost Hardcore Sci-Fi Pulp Stories from the 1950s

If you're a fan of vintage science fiction and cheap kindle ebooks (hey, who isn't?), then here's a fun find for you: Lost Hardcore Sci-Fi from the 1950s for Hardboiled Fans Only.

Before sci-fi got cute and discovered its softer side, it was hardboiled to the core – as were it hardcore readers.

Its masters were weaned on pulp fiction at a time in the second half of the 20th century when man actually began to reach out for the stars.
When I recently discovered some of the lost masterpieces that fill this 298-page, beautifully illustrated compilation produced exclusively for Kindle, once again I was amazed at how good the writing was of these long-forgotten visionaries.

Hardboiled, sci-fi tales like “The Man Who Hated Mars,” “The Machine That Saved the World,” or “Alien Offer, “brought back the same excitement I first felt as a young man when I stumbled upon my first vintage Sci-Fi pulp story.

In addition to these magnificent gems, this compilation includes the great Robert Silverberg’s first novel, “Starman’s Quest,” which he wrote when he was 19 years old.

This collection of classic science fiction looks like a great deal at $1: Lost Hardcore Sci-Fi from the 1950s.

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