Small House of Everything

Small House of Everything

Monday, May 23, 2011


A mixed bag this week, but a lot of good science fiction by some favorite authors, including Farmer, Lafferty,
and Spinrad.  Gilman, Hoffman, and Loomis are great Western finds, just as Warner and Yarbro are for fantasy. 
  • Piers Anthony and Mercedes Lackey, If I Pay Thee Not in Gold.  Fantasy.
  • Donald Bacon, The Midnight Hour.  Horror.
  • Brian N. Ball, The Regiments of Night.  SF novel.  This one's an early DAW paperback (#19) witha great Freas cover.
  • Philip Jose Farmer, The Stone God Awakens.  SF novel.
  • Eric Flint and David Drake, In the Heart of Darkness.  Science fiction/fantasy.  Another in the saga of Belisarius, Roman general.
  • George Gilman, Edge:  Slaughterday.  Adult western, #24 in the series.
  • Donald Hamilton, The Devastators.  Spay novel, #9 in the Matt Helm series.
  • John Hardin, Tar Heel Ghosts.  Non-fiction.  Stories of ghosts and such from North Carolina.
  • Lee Hoffman, Nothing But a Drifter.  Western.  A brilliant writer, sadly forgotten.
  • Hans Holzer, The Ghost Hunter's Strangest Cases.  Non-fiction.  I've made no bones about my feelings that Holzer was a humbug, but I do enjoy reading about his "cases".
  • K. W. Jeter, Dr. Adder.  SF novel.
  • Joan Kahn, editor, Some Things Dark and Dangerous.  Horror anthology.Electric forest  Sixteen stories, including crime, mystery, and non-fiction.
  • Tanith Lee, Electric Forest.  Science fiction.
  • R. A. Lafferty, Annals of Klepsis.  SF novel.  The rights to Lafferty's entire literary estate were recently auctioned off, with Locus Enterprises the winner; this is good news.
  • Noel Loomis, Heading West.  Western collection of seven stories.  Introduction by Bill Pronzini; I wonder if this is one of the single-author collections that Pronzini has edited.  Also, unfortunately, there's no reference to where the stories were originally published.
  • Nancy Martin, Some Like It Lethal.  Mystery novel.  Third in the Blackbird Sisters series.
  • Jack McDevitt, Infinity Beach.  SF novel.  Nominated for the Nebula, Campbell, and Locus awards; published in England as Slow Lightning
  • Thomas Mordane, Bloodroot.  Horror.
  • Andre Norton, Zarsthor's Bane.  Science fiction.  A Witch World novel.
  • Julie Phillips, James Tiptree, Jr.:  The Double Life of Alice B. Sheldon.  Biography of a writer whose tragic death is still mourned.
  • Norman Spinrad, Bug Jack Barron.  The classic SF novel that was denounced on the floor of Parliament.
  • Ramsay Thorne, Renegade #11:  Citadel of Death.  Adult western actually written b y Lou Cameron.
  • Robert W. Walker, Disembodied.  Horror.
  • Richard S. Wheeler, Second Lives:  A Novel of the Gilded Age.  Historical novel/western. 
  • Sylvia Townsend Warner, Lolly Willowes.  Fantasy.  Interestingly, this novel (Warner's first) was the first Book-of-the-Month Club selection.
  • Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, Ariosto (fantasy) and Sins of Omission (horror).  I used to devour Yarbro's novels like peanuts, but for some reason, got out of the habit.  She's a solid writer I have to revisit.
  • Roger Zelazny and Gerald Hausman, Wilderness.  Historical novel/western.

No comments:

Post a Comment