Jan. 5th, 2014

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One more for the road, shall we? This time we look at what Goodreads recommends to me based on my "published in the 1930s" shelf.

The major history things in the 1930s were the Great Depression and the first stirrings of World War Two in Europe and East Asia. It was the Golden Age of pulps, especially the character pulps and science fiction. Also, some really good children's books started in this decade.

The Atlas of Middle-Earth by Karen Wynn Fonstad

Belgarath the Sorceror by David Eddings
Berserker by Fred Saberhagen
Brain Wave by Poul Anderson

The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss
Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut
A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess

Darkness at Noon by Arthur Koestler
Downward to the Earth by Robert Silverberg
The Dragonbone Chair by Tad Williams
Dragons of Autumn Twilight by Margaret Weis
The Dreaming Jewels by Theodore Sturgeon

Five Children and It by E. Nesbit
The Floating Admiral by Detection Club
The Forge by Thomas S. Stribling

Hothouse by Brian W. Aldiss
The House on East 88th Street by Bernard Waber
The Humanoids by Jack Williamson
The Hundred and One Dalmatians by Dodie Smith

The Instumentality of Mankind by Cordwainer Smith

Karlson on the Roof by Astrid Lindgren

Little House on Rocky Ridge by Roger Lea MacBride
Little Toot by Hardie Gramatky
Lord Foul's Bane by Stephen R. Donaldson

The Magic Bedknob by Mary Norton
A Man Lay Dead by Ngaio Marsh
Millions of Cats by Wanda Gag
Mission of Gravity by Hal Clement

Non-Stop by Brian W. Aldiss

Our Animal Friends at Maple Hill Farm by Alice Provensen

Past Master by R. A. Lafferty
The Pride of Chanur by C.J. Cherryh

Ring Around the Sun by Clifford D. Simak
Rocannon's World by Ursula K. LeGuin
Rogue Moon by Algis Budrys

The Saturdays by Elizabeth Enright
Silverthorn by Raymond E. Feist
The Status Civilization by Robert Sheckley
Stone Soup by Jon J. Muth
The Story about Ping by Marjorie Flack
The Story of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting
Strong Poison by Dorothy L. Sayers

This Perfect Day by Ira Levin
Today I Will Fly! by Mo Willems
The 20th Century Children's Book Treasury: Picture Books and Stories to Read Aloud by Janet Schulman

The Very Lonely Firefly by Eric Carle
The Voyage of the Space Beagle by A.E. van Vogt

We by Yevgeny Zamyatin
Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne

Young Lonigan by James T. Farrell

Let me know if you've read any of these, heard interesting buzz, or have a favorite book of the 1930s.


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