Small House of Everything

Small House of Everything

Monday, November 21, 2011


Slightly over two dozen books this week.
  • Stephen Baxter, Manifold Time.  SF.
  • Richard Lee Byers, Dark Fortune.  Horror.
  • James M. Cain, Mignon.  Historical novel.
  • Agatha Christie, Six Mary Westmacott Novels.  Omnibus of the romance novels Christie first published under the "Mary Westmacott" name:  Giants' Bread, Absent in the Spring, Unfinished Portrait, The Rose and the Yew TreeA Daughter's a Daughter, and The Burden.  Most of my copies of Westmacott had gone walkabout some time ago; this gave me a chance to get all six in an inexpensive volume.
  • Richie Tankersley Cusick, The House Next Door.  YA horror.
  • David Drake, Fortress.  Military SF.
  • Daphne du Maurier, Don't Look Now.  2008 compilation of nine du Maurier stories, selected by Patrick McGrath.
  • Roger Elwood, Dwellers.  Christian novel of the war of good vs. evil, with the Nephilim and Satan as the baddies.  I don't expect too much from Elwood and a quick glance shows I'm probably right:  the hero's name is Kindred and his rescuer/mentor is named Klatu.
  • S. K. Epperson, Borderland.  Horror.
  • Mertin H. Greenberg, editor, The Further Adventures of Superman.  Look!  It's a bird!  It's a plane!  No, it's an anthology of ten stories featuring the Man of Steel!
  • M. R. Henderson, By Reason Of...  Suspense.
  • L. Ron Hubbard, If I Were You.  Two fantasy stories, a  story "preview, and the usual touting of L. Ron as a genius.
  • Stephen King, Blockade Billy.  Sure, I read this in the Cemetery Dance edition, but this is the Scriber edition with the added story "Morality."
  • Louis L'Amour, May There Be a Road.  Collection of ten adventure stories.
  • Denise Little, editor, Familiars.  Fantasy anthology, 15 stories.
  • Jack McDevitt, Ancient Shores.  SF.
  • Craig McDonald, Head Games.  Thriller with the head of Pancho Villa.
  • Martin Millar, The Good Fairies of New York.  Fantasy.  Scottish thistle fairies want to start a punk rock band in New York.
  • Thomas F. Monteleone, The Reckoning.  Horror novel from the Mothers and Fathers Italian Association.
  • George P. Pelecanos, Nick's Trip.  A Nick Stefanos mystery.
  • Christopher Pike, Thirst, No. 1.  Omnibus edition of three YA horror novels:  The Last Vampire, Black Blood, and Red Dice.
  • Robert Rankin, Armageddon The Musical and Nostadamus Ate My Hamster.  Humorous SF.
  • Alistair Reynolds, Chasm City.  SF.
  • Greg Rucka, Critical Space.  Suspense.  An Atticus Kodiak novel..
  • David Weber & Linda Evans, Hell's Gate.  Doorstopper military SF novel -- over 1200 pages!
  • Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman, editors.  I picked up this quintet of "Dragonlance" anthologies for twenty cents apiece, so I thought I'd give them a try:  The Dragons of Krynn, Heroes and Fools:  Tales of the Fifth Age, The Players of Gilean:  Tales from the World of Krynn (this one is based on a novella by Weis and Aron Eisenberg [Nog from Deep Space Nine]), Rebels and Tyrants:  Tales of the Fifth Age, and Relics and Omens:  Tales of the Fifth Age.  Sixty-three stories all together.

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