Small House of Everything

Small House of Everything

Monday, November 12, 2012


Another good week, heavy on SF and fantasy.
  • Steve Alten, The Loch.  SF thriller about Loch Ness,
  • Piers Anthony, For Love of Evil.  Fantasy, Book Six of the Incarnations of Immortality series.
  • Piers Anthony & Julie Brady, Dream a Little Dream.  Fantasy.
  • Greg Bear, Legacy.  SF.  A prequel to Bear's Eon.
  • Robert Sidney Bowen, They Flew To Fame.  YA non-fiction, nine stories of famous aviators by a prolific pulp writer.
  • Martin Caidin, Exit Earth.
  • John Connolly, The Unquiet.  A Charlie Parker mystery.
  • Lonnie Cruise, Fifty-seven Traveling.  A Kitty Bloodworth mystery.
  • Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling, editors, Snow White, Blood Red.  Anthology of twenty fantasy and horror stories reimagining fairy tales.
  • David Drake, The Forlorn Hope. Standalone military SF.
  • David Drake and Eric Flint, An Oblique Approach.  Military SF, the first novel in the series about Byzantine General Belisarius.
  • Alan Dean Foster, Bloodhype (#11 in the Pip & Flinx series), Codgerspace, Dirge (Book Two of The Founding of the Commonwealth), Running from the Deity (Pip & Flinx #10), Sliding Scales (Pip & Flinx #9), and Trouble Magnet (Pip & Flinx #12).  SF all.
  • "B. M. Gill" (Barbara M. Trimble), Dying to Meet You.   Mystery.
  • Heather Graham, Haunted.  Paranormal romance-thriller.
  • Joe Haldeman, Tool of the Trade.  SF.
  • "Adam Hall" (Elleston Trevor), Quiller Meridian.  Spy-guy thriller, number seventeen (of nineteen) in the series.
  • Harry Harrison and David Bischoff, Bill the Galactic Hero on the Planet of Tasteless Pleasures.  Volume Three the later series following Harrison's original book.
  • Patricia Highsmith, Mermaids on the Golf Course.  Collection of eleven suspense stories.
  • James P. Hogan, The Multiplex Man.  Libertarian SF, winner of the Prometheus Award.
  • Mary G. Houston,  Medieval Costume in England and France:  The 13th, 14th and 15th Centuries.  Non-fiction, complete with patterns.
  • Michael Jecks, The Merchant's Partner and A Moorland Hanging.  The second and third books in the Knights Templar mystery series. (a.k.a. the Medieval West Country mystery series) featuring Sir Baldwin Furnshill, Keeper of the King's Peace, and Simon Puttock, bailiff of Lydford Castle. 
  • Keith Laumer, Retief:  Emissary to the Stars.  SF collection with seven stories about the galactic diplomat.
  • Vera Brodsky Lawrence, Music for Patriots, Politicians, and Presidents:  Harmonies and Discords of the First Hundred Years.  Non-fiction.  A fascinating and heavily illustrated history of songs patriotic, praising, partisan, and bileous from this country's first century.
  • "Jeff Lindsay" (Jeffry P. Freundlich), Dearly Devoted Dexter.  Everybody's favorite serial killer's second outing.
  • David Liss, The Coffee Trader.  "Historical noir."
  • Jeean Markale, The Celts:  Uncovering the Mythic and Historic Origins of Western Culture.  Non-fiction.
  • "Jack McKinney" (Brian Daley and James Luceno), three Robotech novels:  Battlecry (#2), Forceof Arms (#5), and Death Dance (#3 in The Sentinels sub-series).  Gaming/toy/television tie-in.
  • Larry McMurtry, Sin Killer.  Western, Book 1 of The Berrybender Narratives.
  • Marcia Muller and Bill Pronzini, editors, The Web She Weaves.  Mystery anthology with twenty-three stories written by women.  A good combination of the familiar and the unfamiliar.
  • Warren Murphy, The Destroyer #38:  Bay City Blast.  Men's action-adventure.  Richard Sapir is not credited on the cover or the title page but is included in the copyright notice.
  • Thomas Perry, Silence.  Thriller.
  • S. J. Rozan, No Colder Place.  A Lydia Chin/Bill Smith mystery.
  • R. A. Salvatore, Promise of the Witch King (Book II of the Sellswords) and Streams of Silver (Bood Two of The Icewind Dale Trilogy).  Gaming (Forgotten Realms) tie-in novels.
  • Robert Sawyer, Factoring Humanity and Frameshift.  SF.
  • "Mike Shepherd" (Mike Moscoe), Kris Longknife:  Deserter.  The second in this long-running military SF series.
  • Lewis Spence, The Myths of the North American Indians.  Folklore.  Originally published in 1914.
  • Richard Martin Stern, The Tower.  Thriller.  One-half the basis of Irwin Allen's The Towering Inferno.
  • Ross Thomas, The Fools in Town Are All on Our Side.  Crime novel.  Thomas was a master; is he even in print anymore?
  • Lawrence Watt-Evans, The Misenchanted Sword.  Fantasy.
  • Margaret Weiss & Tracy Hickman, Dragons of Winter Night.  Gaming (DragonLance) tie-in novel, Volume II of the Dragonlance Chronicles.


  1. And I wish I were the type of person who knew she would finish the stack you come up with each week. How many books do you read in a year?

  2. I don't have an exact count, but I have read over 180 books in 2012. I used to do at least a book a day but I have swapped some reading time for cuddling/playing time with the Kangaroo and for Mark and Erin's soccer practices and games.