Small House of Everything

Small House of Everything

Monday, October 29, 2012


  • "Marie Brennan" (Bryn Neuenschwanger), Doppleganger and Warrior and Witch.  Fantasy,  the Doppleganger duology.  The first has been reprinted as Warrior, the second as Witch.
  • Alafair Burke, Dead Connection.  The first Ellie Hatcher mystery.
  • Orson Scott Card, Sarah.  Historical novel, the first in Card's Women of Genesis series.
  • Philip R. Craig, Death in Vineyard Waters (originally The Woman Who Walked Into the Sea).  A J. W. Jackson mystery, retitled by Avon Books to better fit into their title for Craig's Jackson series  -- which Avon called "Martha's Vineyard" mysteries.
  • Elizabeth B. Custer, "Boots and Saddles" or, Life in Dakota With General Custer.  Memoir, and an attempt by his widow to portray Custer as a gentle, loving man.  I doubt if she can convince me, but this should give a good account of army life in the old West.  This is Volume 17 in The Western Frontier Library from the University of Oklahoma Press.
  • Norma Lorre Goodrich, King Arthur and Merlin.  Historical biographies of the legendary characters, drawing from the "fields of history, linguistics, anthropology, archeology, and literature."  Should be interesting.
  • Martin H. Greenberg, editor, Crash Dive.  Anthology of submarine warfare fiction; nine stories.
  • Virginia Hamilton, The People Could Fly:  American Black Folktales.  A classic collection of twenty-four folk tales.  The illustrations by Leo and Diane Dillon are a joy.
  • Charlaine Harris, six mystery novels, including three in the Lily Bard series (Shakespeare's Landlord, Shakespeare's Champion, and Shakespeare's Trollop), two in the Aurora Teagarden series (A Boneto Pick and Three Bedrooms, One Corpse), and Harris' first book, a standalong (Sweet and Deadly).
  • Geraldine McCaughrean, Peter Pan in Scarlet.  The first-ever authorized sequel.
  • William T. Quick, Planet of the Apes.  Movie (yeah, of  the abysmal Mark Wahlberg version)tie-in.
  • Carsten Stroud, Sniper's Moon.  Thriller.
  • S. M. Stirling, Islandin the Sea of Time, Against the Tide of Years, and On the Oceans of Eternity.  Three novels of the Change, in which Nantucket Island is swept back in time to 1250 B.C.
  • Harry Turtledove, The Guns of the South.  Alt history SF.  AK-47s in the Civil War.
  • Harry Turtledove, S. M. Stirling, Mary Gentle, and Walter Jon Williams, Worlds That Weren't.  Collection of four alt history SF novellas.
  • J. E. A. Tyler, The Tolkien Companion.  A 1975 concordance of Tolkien's The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The Adventures of Tom Bombadil, and The Road Goes Ever On.
  • Joseph A. West, Gunsmoke:  The Last Dog Soldier.  Television tie-in.  I'll save my Marshal Dillon for some far-off Bad Joke Wednesday post.


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    1. We are snuggly nestled and have lost power only twice since 4:00 pm. Candlelight is romantic.

  2. Crash Dive: Anthology of submarine warfare fiction? That one is positively new to me. The last book about submarine warfare I read was THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER by Tom Clancy, a gripping tale. I wouldn't be able to hold my own for two minutes in one of those things.

    1. Nine stories, Prashant, by James H. Cobb, Jim DeFelice, R. J. Pineiro, William H. Keith, Jr., John Helfers, Tony Geraghty, Jean Rabe, Doug Allyn, and Bendon DuBois -- a pretty good line-up.

      I don't get claustrophobic, but submarines would not be a good idea for me, either. I'd keep banging my head.