Small House of Everything

Small House of Everything

Monday, May 21, 2012


Interesting week...
  • Poul Anderson, The King of Ys:  Volume Two (fantasy omnibus containing the third and fourth novels in the series:  Dahut and The Dog and the Wolf) and  Past Times (SF collection with seven stories and an essay).
  • Piers Anthony, Letters to Jenny and Split Infinity.  The first is a year's worth of letters Anthony wrote to a young fan recovering from an accident; the second  is Book One of the fantasy series The Apprentice Adept.
  • "Alex Archer" (Joe Nassise), Rogue Angel:  Cradle of Solitude.  The 33rd (by my count) in the adventure series featuring archeologist Annja Creed, a female Indiana Jones.
  • Robert Lynn Asprin, Myth Alliances.  Fantasy omnibus containing Myth-ing Persons, Little Myth Marker, and M.Y.T.H. Inc. Link.  (I also picked up the Starblaze edition of Little Myth Marker with the great Phil Foglio cover.)  Speaking of Starblaze, the Foglio edition of Myth-Nomers and Im-Pervections also made it into my cart.
  • Iain M. Banks, Use of Weapons.  SF.  A Culture novel.
  • L. Frank Baum, The Land of Oz and The Road to Oz.  Juveniles.  Numbers 2 and 5 in the Oz series. from when del Rey Books tried to spark interest in Oz by publishing the books as "fantasy classics."
  • John Bendel, compiler, National Lampoon Presents True Facts:  The Book.  Humor, some of it strained.
  • David Bischoff, Time Machine 2.  A Choose Your Own Adventure book.
  • W. R. Burneyy, Captain Lightfoot.  Historical novel.
  • Orson Scott Card, Seventh Son.  Fantasy.  Book One in The Tales of Alvin Maker.
  • Leonard Carpenter, Conan the Warlord.  Heroic fantasy.  (The titles in this Tor series always reminds me of the Mike Peters "Conan the Librarian" cartoon.)
  • Lin Carter, editor, Flashing Swords! #4.  Heroic fantasy collection with five stories.
  • C. J. Cherryh, Angel with a Sword.  The first book in the shared world fantasy series Merovingen Nights.
  • "Richard Cowper" (Colin Murry), Clone.  SF.
  • Richis Tankersley Cusick, Buffy the Vampire Slayer:  The Harvest.  YA television tie-in novel.
  • Gordon R. Dickson, Masters of Everon.  SF.
  • David Drake, Charles G. Waugh, and Martin Harry Greenberg, editors, Space Infantry.  SF anthology with twelve stories.
  • James Ellroy, My Dark Places.  Nonfiction.  Ellroy's examination of his mother's 1958 unsolved murder.
  • Linda Fairstein, Entombed.  Mystery.
  • Alan Dean Foster, Alien Nation.  Movie tie-in.
  • Anne George, Murder Carries a Torch.  A Southern Sisters Mystery; this one is an uncorrected ARC.
  • Laura Anne Gilman and Josepha Sherman, Buffy the Vampire Slayer:  Deep Water.  YA television tie-in.
  • Martin Harry Greenberg, Richard Matheson, and Charles G. Waugh, editors, The Twilight Zone:  The Original Stories.  Anthology of thirty stories that were adapted for the television show.
  • Michael Kube-McDowell, Alternities.  SF.
  • Mercedes Lackey, Children of the Night.  Fantasy; the second Diana Tregarde Investigation.
  • Michael Laimo, Dead Souls.  Horror.
  • Louis L'Amour, The Lonesome Gods and Where the Long Grass Blows.  Westerns, with the first being marketed as a historical novel.
  • Barry B. Longyear, The Enemy Papers.  SF collection of stories, articles, and miscellania about Longyear's Enemy Mine universe.
  • Bill Maher, New Rules.  Biting humor that is sometimes uncomfortably dead-on.
  • Michael Malone, The Last Noel.  Novel.  Signed.
  • Elizabeth Massie, Buffy the Vampire Slayer:  Power of Persuation.  YA television tie-in.
  • Anthony Masters, Cries  of Terror.  British pb horror anthology with fourteen mainly familiar stories.
  • Vonda N. McIntyre, Stars Wars: The Crystal Star.  Tie-in to the movie franchise.
  • T. Jefferson Parker, The Border Lords.  Crime, a Charlie Hood novel.
  • Spider Robinson, Callahan's Lady and Callihan's Secret.  SF/fantasy stories from one of my favorite bars (Secrets) and bawdy houses (Lady).
  • James Rollins, The Devil Colony.  Thriller.
  • Fred Saberhagen, The Complete Book of Swords.  SF/fantasy omnibus containing The First Book of Swords, The Second Book of Swords, and The Third Book of Swords.
  • John Saul, Guardian and In the Dark of the Night.  Horror novels.
  • David J. Schow, Seeing Red.  Horror collection withIn the Dark of the Night and fourteen stories.
  • "Michael Slade," Evil Eye. Thriller.
  • Nancy Springer, The White Hart.  Fantasy.
  • Whitley Strieber, The Forbidden Zone.  Horror.
  • "SS Troubadour" (Bob Taylor, aka "The South Shore Troubadour"), Goblin:  A Death in Plymouth.  Self-described as "Gothic Historical Fiction."
  • Karl Edward Wagner, Conan:  The Road of Kings.  Heroic fantasy.
  • Sydney Van Scyoc, Daughters of the Sunstone.  Fantasy omnibus containing Darkchild, Bluesong, and Starsilk.
  • Joan D. Vinge, Fireship and Heaven Chronicles.  SF novel and a colection of two novellas.
And, yes, there were e-books, but I haven't had time to add them to the list  :-(


  1. 864 square feet, Patti, but we make good use of what little we have.

  2. I've never tried anyone's Conan aside from Wagner's, after the unfortunate experience of Lin Carter's and to a lesser extent L. Sprague de Camp's posthumous collabs (when they weren't working together). Carpenter any good? (Too many Ses in Bischoff above.)