Classics of Science Fiction

Classics of Science Fiction at Loscon 42

By John Hertz:  We’ll take up three Classics of SF at Loscon XLII, one discussion each.  Come to as many as you like.  You’ll be welcome to join in.

I’m still with “A classic is a work that survives its own time.  After the currents which might have sustained it have changed, it remains, and is seen to be worthwhile for itself.”  If you have a better definition, bring it.

Each of our three is famous in a different way.  Each may be more interesting now than when first published.

Have you read them?  Have you re-read them?

Arthur C. Clarke
A Fall of Moondust (1961)

Fall of Moondust Clarke

 

Robert A. Heinlein
“All You Zombies….” (1959)

All You Zombies Heinlein

Franz Kafka
Amerika (1927)

Amerika Kafka

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Walter Farley
The Island Stallion Races (1955)

Island Stallion Races Farley