I enjoyed all of the stories in BFM, but my favorite is “The City Born Great,” and it just so happens that this story is the basis for her upcoming novel The City We Became, so I’m super excited for that. (I was already super excited, but now I’m doubly super excited, which is a lot of excitement.)
The short story that inspired Elton John to write “Rocket Man” is in this collection! It’s titled “The Rocket Man” (imagine that), and right away it reminded me of Elton John’s song, so I HAD to do that research. And sure enough, Bradbury’s story was the inspiration for the song. How cool is that?! I love Elton John and was so excited to learn that little tidbit.
I have been meaning to read Foundation for years. When I was a kid, my dad and my Nonny had these science fiction magazines, the kind that looked more like a mass market paperback than what we think of as magazines today. I don’t remember the titles of them — there were a couple different ones — but I remember them having a lot of Isaac Asimov stories in them, and I loved those stories.
Who Goes There?, written by John W. Campbell, Jr., is my second book for Vintage Science Fiction Month. Originally published in August 1938 in Astounding
The year is 2025 and the world is split into two superpowers: Wes-Dem and Pac-Peop. World War III has kept millions of people around the
Vintage Science Fiction Month takes place every January and is hosted by Andrea of the Little Red Reviewer and Jacob of RedStarReviews. They have a