Golden Age Science Fiction

The Golden Age of Science Fiction — often recognized as the period from the late 1930s through the 1950s — was an era during which the science fiction genre gained wide public attention and many classic science fiction stories were published. In the history of science fiction, the Golden Age follows the "pulp era" of the 1920s and 30s, and precedes New Wave science fiction of the 1960s and 70s. According to historian Adam Roberts, "the phrase Golden Age valorises a particular sort of writing: 'Hard SF', linear narratives, heroes solving problems or countering threats in a space-opera or techno ...more

The Fourth Galaxy Reader
Empire
Lucky Starr and the Pirates of the Asteroids (Lucky Starr, #2)
Lucky Starr, Book 1 (Lucky Starr, #1-2)
David Starr, Space Ranger (Lucky Starr, #1)
The Peregrine
Men, Martians and Machines
Next of Kin
The Enemy Stars
The Mammoth Book of Vintage Science Fiction: Short Novels of the 1950s (The Mammoth Book Of...series)
The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag
The Mammoth Book of Golden Age Science Fiction: Ten Classic Stories from the Birth of Modern Science Fiction Writing
Martians, Go Home
Citizen In Space
Danger Planet (Captain Future, #5)
Isaac Asimov
In Hamilton's The Universe Wreckers... it was in that novel that, for the first time, I learned Neptune had a satellite named Triton... It was from The Drums of Tapajos that I first learned there was a Mato Grosso area in the Amazon basin. It was from The Black Star Passes and other stories by John W. Campbell that I first heard of relativity. The pleasure of reading about such things in the dramatic and fascinating form of science fiction gave me a push toward science that was irresistible. ...more
Isaac Asimov, Before the Golden Age: A Science Fiction Anthology of the 1930s