Friday Face Off: Scifi written in 1975 or before

Friday Face Off

The Friday Face-Off was originally created by Books by Proxy:
each Friday, bloggers showcase book covers on a weekly theme.
Visit Lynn’s Books (@LynnsBooks) for a list of upcoming themes.
Please visit also Tammy at Books, Bones & Buffy (@tammy_sparks)
thanks to whom I discovered this meme.

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This week, the theme is “Scifi written in 1975 or before”

As soon as I saw the theme, I thought of this book, as I cohosted a readalong on it, and it was published in 1969.
And how lucky I am, there are so so many of amazing book covers on it.
Here is just a sample of the most striking.
I circled my favorite one.

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WHICH COVER IS YOUR FAVORITE? WHY?

Friday face off scifi

I am amazed at the diversity of covers.
Some just go with the strain idea (#20), without giving any clue of the space aspect.
Some focus only on the space dimension (#23), even in a rather romantic way (#19).
#17 is my favorite because of all the details, artistically put together.

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Have you read this book?
WHICH COVER IS YOUR FAVORITE? WHY?
Next Friday: a murder mystery in space

Book review: The Three-Body Problem

The Three Body Problem

The Three-Body Problem
(Remembrance of Earth’s Past #1),
by Cixin Liu
Translated from the Chinese
by Ken Liu
Tor Books
11/11/2014
First published as 三体
in May 2006
399 pages
Science Fiction

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I discovered Cixin Liu three years ago, thanks to Supernova Era, and was planning to read The Three-Body Problem one day. The book got suddenly pushed at the very top of my TBR when it was chosen for me by the staff of my awesome public library for their Winter Reading Challenge. Obviously not a challenge at all!

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Book review: Termination Shock

Termination Shock

Termination Shock,
by Neal Stephenson
William Morrow
11/16/2021
896 pages
Science Fiction/Technothriller/
Environment/Climate Change

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I had meant to read Neal Stephenson for many years, but all his books are quite long, and only recently did I finally decide to take the plunge when I found his latest novel (896 pages) on Netgalley.
This technothriller Termination Shock is related to climate change, and as I have recently enjoyed other cli-fi (scifi related to climate change) for instance Migrations, I thought this would work. It did.

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