Small House of Everything

Small House of Everything

Monday, September 3, 2012


  • Dafydd ab Hugh an Brad Linaweaver, Doom:  Knee-Deep in the Dead.  Gaming tie-in novel.
  • Piers Anthony, Steppe.  SF.
  • Piers Anthony, James Richey, and Alan Riggs, Quest for the Fallen Star.  Fantasy.
  • Don Bendell, Chief of Scouts.  Western and/or historical novel.  Take your pick.
  • David Brin and Gregory Benford, Heart of the Comet.  Hard SF.  The authors' names are reversed on the title page (Benford, the Brin) but Brin's name gets the lead on the copyright notice.
  • "John & Emery Bonett" (John & Felicity Coulson), Better Dead.  Mystery.
  • Martin Caidin, Fork-Tailed Devil:  The P38.  Nonfiction, about the World War II fighter plane.
  • Orson Scott Card, Songmaster.  SF novel, winner of the Edmond Hamilton-Leigh Brackett Memorial award.
  • Thomas H. Cook, Peril.  Suspense.
  • Joseph W. Crosley, The Book of Navy Songs.  Just what the title says.  I put this under Crosley's name because the copyright is in his name and the United States Naval Institute; Crosley did the original 1926 arrangements.  The title page states the book is collected and edited by The Trident Society of the United States Naval Academy.  This is the 1955 revised edition.
  • Gordon R. Dickson, Troy Denning, and Cory Glaberson, Combat Command:  In the World of Gordon R. Dickson's Dorsai:  Dorsai's Command.  Role-playing SF adventure.
  • Howard Fast, Departure and Other Stories.  Nineteen stories.
  • Gherbod Fleming, Brujah.  Horror, a Vampire Clan novel.  Is this a gaming tie-in book?  Dunno, but maybe.
  • Eric Flint and David Drake, Fortune's Stroke.  SF.  A Belarius novel.Steven Gould, Wildside.  YA SF.
  • Susan Hill, Howard's End Is on the Landing.  Nonfiction on books and reading.
  • Winston Graham, Night Without Stars.  Mystery.  The cover painting on this 1951 paperback shows a woman with an unbuttoned blouse, an African mask, a bottle of liquor (or beer, or Hershey's syrup -- hard to tell), and a menacing guy in the background who looks a lot like Broderick Crawford.  Cool.
  • William Horwood, Duncton Wood.  Best-selling talking animal fantasy with moles.
  • Diana Wynne Jones, The Pinhoe Egg.  YA fantasy in the Chrestomanci series.
  • Nancy Kress, Beggars in Spain.  SF novel, expanded from the Hugo and Nebula-winning novelette.
  • Ellen Jushner, Delia Sherman, and Donald G. Keller, editors, The Horns of Elfland.  Fantasy anthology, combining music  and magic.  Fifteen stories.
  • R. A. Lafferty, Aurelia.  SF novel.  Nobody wrote or ever will write by Lafferty.  This 1982 Starblaze Edition notes that the book was edited by (back when she was) Hank Stine.
  • Sterling E. Lanier, Hiero Desteen.  SF omnibus containing Hiero's Journey and The Unforsaken Hiero.  Post-apocalyptic SF novels.
  • John Le Carre, The Mission Song.  Thriller by the king of spy-guy novels.
  • Edward Lee,  Infernal Angel.  Horror.
  • Stephen Leigh, Ray Bradbury Presents:  Dinosaur Planet.  SF, the second novel in a series based on a Bradbury story.
  • Elliot S. Maggin, Superman:  Last Son of Krypton.  Comic book tie-in novel.
  • Larry Niven, creator, Man-Kzin Wars II and Man-Kzin Wars III.  Two SF anthologies in the franchise world created by Niven.  Three and two stories/novellas, respectively.
  • Lillian O'Donell, Cop Without a Shield.  A Norah Mulcahaney mystery.
  • Douglas Preston & Lincoon Child, Gideon's Sword.  Thriller.
  • Dorothy L. Sayers, The Whimsical Christian.  Eighteen religious essays.
  • David Weber, The Short Victorius War.  A Honor Harriington SF military novel.


  1. Where do you get all of these? Do you buy them online? Do you have some fabulous bookstore? How big is your TBR pile.

  2. I have almost stopped buying books online, Patti. Most of my stash now comes from second-hand and thrift stores. The proximity of a Naval Air Base helps keep them supplied with some fairly interesting books. There is one decent used book store in my area but its emphasis does not always match my needs. The only decent new bookstores are two Barnes & Nobles, each an hour and a half away in opposite directions, and there is no decent newstand nearby. (**sigh**) On the plus side, I'm living in a beautiful part of the country about a mile from the Chesapeake Bay.

    My TBR pile is, as you would expect, fairly large and is augmented by Interlibrary loans and e-Books (which I have stopped listing in my Monday INCOMING posts.)

    Current plans are to live to be 1,892 years old in order to make a dent on Mount TBR.

  3. Hank Stine was the only editor Starblaze ever had. Not bad packaging, and undercapitalization, much like Baronet before it.

    The one that leaps out at me otherwise is the Fast. Some of my black beasts here, who more slash at me.

  4. I went back to see your answer from last week's question. We have used bookstores but none of this quality. And I will join you in your plan to live to 1892. Sounds like a good round number.

    1. I'm glad you like the whole longevity thing, Patti. Now all we have to do is convince Kitty and Phil they won't get too bored accompanying us.