Nothing dates so fast as the future...
by, March 2nd, 2012 at 04:19 PM (2023 Views)
As much as I love 'new stuff' at SFFWorld, I think its important to read 'old stuff'. Not only because they're fun (and I love discovering/rediscovering authors) but because I don't think you get a full understanding of what's happening now without it.
Of course, it helps if you have access to the old stuff. I try and read (or in many cases reread after a number of years) the Gollancz SF Masterworks as they appear, which is where a lot of my recent reviews have been from.
I am also very lucky to also have a pretty much complete set of The Magazine of Fantasy and SF from 1948-2000 and a slightly less completeAstounding/Analog from 1948-2002 (there's a couple missing), a full set of Nebulas, quite a lot of Galaxy's and the first five years or so of Isaac Asimov's Sf Magazine.
So I love having a good delve and following authors through the magazines.
At the moment, three authors I'm loving: Leigh Brackett (though not really through the magazines but through the Haffner Press collections); Edmond Hamilton (ditto) and James H Schmitz (through Analog.)
Good solid SF. Recommended and these days often forgotten.