Small House of Everything

Small House of Everything

Monday, August 6, 2012


A quiet book week where I spent more great family time than I did book buying time.
  • [anonymously edited], Warcraft Archive.  Gaming tie-in omnibus with four novels:  Day of the Dragon by Richard A. Knaak, Lord of the Clans by Christie Golden, The Last Guardian by Jeff Grubb, and Of Blood and Honor by Chris Metzen.  (That last is more of a novella, if you're really picky about classifications.  But, to be fair, it was previously published only as an e-Book and they can be any size as long as you put an e- before the Book.)  These were evidently the first four Warcraft tie-ins.   
  • Paul Fairman, That Girl.  Television tie-in from 1971.  Fairman was the founding editor of If Science Fiction and the one time editor of Amazing and Fantastic, author of a number of tie-in novels and others, and a ghost writer for Ellery Queen and Lester del Rey.
  • Dean James. Posted to Death.  A Simon-Kirby Jones mystery.
  • Walt Kelly, Impollutable Pogo.  Classic, classic, classic.
  • Jeffrey Marks, editor, Canine Crimes.  Collection of fifteen dog mysteries.
  • Fletcher Pratt, A Compact History of the United States Navy.  Nonfiction.  In addition to his well-known work in fantasy and science fiction, Pratt was a respected populizer of military and Civil War history.
  • Georges Simenon, Maigret's Failure.  Translation of Un Echec de Maigret by Daphne Woodward.


  1. Jerry, this doesn't seem like "a quiet book week" though probably quieter than your previous Incoming(s). I haven't read most of the books listed under "Just Scratching The Surface" though I'd love to read "Akhnaton," the play by Agatha Christie. I've downloaded a couple of ebooks by Gertrude Atherton but "The Foghorn" isn't one of them.

  2. I have ANHKNATON buried in a boxsomewhere, Prashad, and I hope to pull it out for the Christie Forgotten Books post. Atherton was a very popular writer during the last part of the 19th Century and the first quarter of the 20th Century; about 30 of her books are available online. Of her two collections online, THE BELL IN THE FOG AND OTHERS STORIES contains mainly supernatural tales and BEFORE THE GRINGO CAME is about Old California. THE FOGHORN, her third collection, contains four stories, again supernatural, only one of which (the novella "Eternal Now")is not available online.