Small House of Everything

Small House of Everything

Monday, August 19, 2013


  • Michael Barson, editor, Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel:  The Lost Marx Brothers Radio Show.  Radio scripts from the NBC radio that aired as part of its Five Star Theatre series in 1932-3; and it's just two Marx Brothers, Groucho and Chico.
  • Gail Carriger, The Parasol Protectorate.  Steampunk fantasy omnibus containing Soulless, Changeless, and Blameless, all featuring Alexia Tarabotti.
  • David Dodge, The Last Match.  A previously unpublished thriller uncovered by Hard Case Crime.
  • Rose Estes, Master Wolf, The Price of Power, The Demon Hand, and The Name of the Game.  Gaming tie-in novels, Books 3-6 of the Grayhawk Adventures series.
  • Terry Goodkind, Confessor.  Fantasy, the twelfth book in The Sword of Truth series.
  • "Rohmer Zane Grey," King of the Outlaw Horde.  Four western novelettes featuring Zane Grey's Arizona Ames and supposedly written by "his son" but  Rohmer Zane Grey is a house name and at least one -- if not all -- of these four novelettes was penned by Bill Pronzini and Jeffrey Wallman.
  • Gary Gygax, Saga of Old City.  Gaming tie-in novel, Book 1 of the Grayhawk Adventures series.
  • Barbara Hambly, Ishmael.  Star Trek tie-in novel.
  • Nathan Hollander, The Harker File.  Thriller, first in a series featuring an investigative reporter named Harker.
  • William W. Johnstone & J. A. Johnstone, Phoenix Rising:  Firebase Freedom.  2012 right-wing paranoid thriller.  Islamic invaders take over America and "President Ohmshidi" admits that he has always been a Muslim.  Somehow, I can picture this book's base audience.
  • Mercedes Lackey, Diana Tregarde Investigates.  Fantasy omnibus containing Children of the Night, Burning Water, and Jinx High.
  • Tanith Lee, Sounds and Furies.  Collection of seven horror stories.
  • Michael Malone, Handling Sin.  Novel.
  • Annette Peltz McComas, editor, The Eureka Years:  Boucher and McComas's Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, 1949-1954.  F/SF collection with 22 stories, plus accompanying correspondence, poems, articles, and other material detailing the early years of the magazine.  A truly fascinating book.
  • Teresa Moorey, The Fairy Bible:  The Definitive Guide to the World of Fairies.  Reference, sort of.  The author has a very broad interpretation of the word "fairy," methinks.
  • Philip Francis Nowlan, Wings Over Tomorrow:  The Collected Science Fiction of Philip Francis Nowlan.  The original two Buck Rogers stories from when he was just Anthony and not Buck, plus four other SF stories.  The title of the book, BTW, seems to come from an unproduced radio play not included in the book.
  • Robert Reed, Sister Alice.  SF.
  • Al Sarrantonio, Hallows Eve.  Horror.
  • Neal Stephenson, Reamde.  SF.
  • Somtow Sucharitkul, Mallworld.  SF.
  • Judith Tarr, The Isle of Glass.  Fantasy, Volume One of The Hound and the Falcon trilogy.
  • Peter Turnbull, The Man with No Face.  Police procedural featuring Glasgow's P Division.
  • Lawrence Watt-Evans, The Sword of Bheleu.  Fantasy.
  • F. Paul Wilson & Matthew J. Costello, Mirage.  Medical thriller.
  • Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, Midnight Harvest, Night Blooming, and Writ in Blood.  Three Saint-Germain vampire novels.

Kitty went booking with me.  Among the books she picked up were:
  • Tamera Alexander, From a Distance.  Inspirational historical romance.
  • Blanche Wiesen Cook, Eleanor Roosevelt, Volume 2:  The Defining Years 1933-1938.  Biography.
  • Anthony Horowitz, Stormbreaker.  YA, the first Alex Rider adventure.
  • Jonathan Kellerman, The Clinic and Dr. Death.  An Alex Delaware mystery and a stand-alone thriller.
  • Mark Kurlansky, Salt:  A World History.  Nonfiction.
  • "Elizabeth Peters," The Jackal's Head.  Mystery from another writer too soon gone.
  • Kerrilyn Sparks, Eat Prey Love and Sexiest Vampire Alive.  Paranormal romance.
  • John A. Ullman, Fried Fog and Other Cape Cod Yarns.  Thirty-eight of the author's "Apocrypha" columns from The Cape Codder newspaper.  Signed.
And I picked up Steven Johnson's The Ghost Map:  The Story of London's Most terrifying Epidemic -- and How It Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World because she goes ga-ga over that sort of book.


  1. You too are keeping the book business afloat.

  2. As on reflection you'd realize, Harpo wasn't too good for radio except for musical interludes.