Monday, April 16, 2012

My "best of the year" picks: 1962

For background of this list, see opening remarks of my best of 1961 list. List below is in order of publication - earliest first, unknown dated last. All stories, of course, were first published in 1962. Download links are included where I'm aware of an online copy.
  1. [novelette] James White's "Christmas Treason"; F&SF, January: When little kids brought about global nuclear disarmament! Very funny.
  2. [ss] Kurt Vonnegut's "2 B R 0 2 B"; download; If, January: Drastic population control in a society of long lived people.
  3. [ss] Arthur Clarke's "Maelstrom II"; Playboy, April: Totally crazy but effective rescue operation...
  4. [novella] Jack Vance's "The Dragon Masters"; Galaxy, August: Masters are also the slaves!
  5. [novel] Fred Hoyle & John Elliot's "A For Andromeda": One of the most gripping alien invasion stories I've seen.
Related: "Best of" lists; fiction from 1962, 1960s.


Anonymous said...

A for Andromeda was serialised on BBC television in the 1960s. Brilliant!