If you aren’t reading Auxiliary Memory, the blog of James W. Harris, perhaps you should be. Some of the best essays about life and Science Fiction I have ever read, have been while reading James’s blog. Recently he is cataloging what he feels are the best SF books of the 1950’s and 1960’s. As a writer of SF, I feel that I have to be educated about my genre and listening to the opinions of folks who have read and loved the genre since the early days is invaluable to me.
Do yourself a favor and subscribe to his mailing list so that his posts arrive in your email inbox. His intuitive and insightful thoughts about life and SF are one of the great joys of my week.