MPorcius, a frequent and well-read commentator on my site, has started transferring his numerous amazon reviews and writing new reviews of classic SF (a substantial portion is pre-1980s) to his blog. Please visit him and comment on his posts!
queue rant: I’ve noticed a surprising lack of frequently updated classic SF blogs online. Yes, many bloggers occasionally dabble in the distant era of SF glory or publish yet another review of the obligatory masterpieces because they appear on a some “best of” list (Dune, The Left Hand of Darkness, etc). However, few are devoted to the period and make it a point to write reviews of books that very few people will ever actually read due to their obscurity i.e. blogs that don’t sell out by churning out reviews of new Tor releases (I have declined their offer) or endless 4/5 or 5/5 starred let’s pat each other on the back reviews of self-published (and generally awful) ebooks after a few months. I apologize if I have stepped on anyone’s toes.
Authors such as Brian N. Malzberg, Kit Reed, Doris Piserchia, R. A. Lafferty, Robert Sheckley, C. M. Kornblth, Miriam Allen deFord, Barrington J. Bayley, Michael G. Coney (and hundreds of others virtually unknown to modern audiences) all deserve an audience.
Other sites with similar aims:
Hank at MPorcius Fiction Log
Jesse at Speculiction
Ian Sales at SF Mistressworks
Chris at Battered, Tattered, Yellowed, & Creased (he reviews other genre books as well)
Tarbandu at The PorPor Books Blog
For more detail about these bloggers consult this LIST