The Forgotten Books of Sci Fi/Fantasy/Horror

Reply Thu 9 Apr, 2009 04:58 pm
Some science fiction/fantasy/horror books seem to see reprint after reprint. Other worthwhile books have faded from the shelves. Who will remember these lost gems?

a panel of authors gives their favourites

The Forgotten Books of Sci Fi/Fantasy/Horror

as for me, in the 70's there was a series of books published by Byron Preiss, called "Weird Heroes"

Weird Heroes, "New American Pulp", was a series of novels and anthologies produced by Byron Preiss in the 1970s that dealt with new heroic characters inspired by the classic pulp magazine characters. And like the pulps, the series was also heavy on art, having many well-known artists illustrate the stories.

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Reply Thu 9 Apr, 2009 05:20 pm
I would consider that the two works of Olaf Stapledon,


"Last and First Men, "

and its sequel "Star Maker"


to be amongst the most unfamilar to modern sci fi readers. Sadly so, because each novel presents scores of civilizations and species that became the themes for many other sci fi books generations later. The philosophical writing is a bit stilted but the ideas induce in a reader visions of new worlds general sci fi rarely shows.

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