Small House of Everything

Small House of Everything

Monday, November 19, 2012


It's been a quiet (?) week in Lake WoeIsMe, and I still managed to increase my treasure trove by a baker's dozen.
  • The Beano Annual 2009.  Gary Dobbs, the pride of Pontypridd, has often mentioned this UK comic book on his blog, The Tainted Archive.  (Check it out, it's a great site.)  Thought I'd check it out.
  • Friedrich Durrenmatt, Play Strindberg.  A play by the Swiss dramatist who often had one foot in the crime and mystery genre.  Translated by James Kirkup.
  • Andrew Dymond, Farscape:  Dark Side of the Sun.  Television tie-in novel.
  • Radu Florescu, In Search of Frankenstein.  Non-fiction that answers the question, "What do you do after having gone In Search of Dracula?"  Well, now we know what Dr. Florescu did.  The title page notes that Alan Barbour and Matei Cazacu contributed to the book.
  • Alan Dean Foster, Greenthieves.  SF crime novel.
  • Daniel Graham, Jr., The Gatekeepers.  Near-future SF novel about the private development of space.  There's an introduction by Buzz Aldrin.
  • Roger Lancelyn Green, King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table.  A classic retelling for children of the saga.
  • Paul Lieberman, Gangster Squad.  True crime, based on a series of articles in the Los Angeles Times written by Lieberman.  The book was published in August as a movie tie-in, so look for Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling, Sean Penn (as Mickey Cohen), Nick Nolte, Emma Stone, and Giovanni Ribisi to hit the screens soon.
  • John Ringo, Emerald Sea.  SF novel, sequel to There Will Be Dragons.
  • Allen Steele, Coyote Rising and Coyote Frontier.  The second and third books in the Steele's Coyote SF series.
  • Liz Wolfe, Natural Selection.  Thriller.
  • Jack Zipes, Don't Bet on the Prince:  Contemporary Feminist Fairy Tales in North America and England.  Anthology of sixteen stories (by Tanith Lee, Angela Carter, Judith Viorst, Joanna Russ, Jane Yolen, Anne Sexton, Margaret Atwood, and others) and four critical essays.


  1. The Faescape tie-in novel by Dymond you have listed. I have one by that title as by Jim Mortimore. Is this a different novel or just the same with a pseudonym?

  2. That's Farscape, not Faescape. Don't even know what a faescape is. Damn quick fingers!

    1. I don't know,Randy. I cannot find any reference to a Mortimore Farscape book. Supposedly there were three tie-in novels published: one by Keith Decandido, the Andrew Dymond, and one by David Bischoff. Mortimore has basically done Dr. Who tie-ins, a couple of Babylon 5 tie-ins, and one The Tomorrow People tie-in. Dark Side of the Sun (2000)is the only book listed in ISFDB by Dymond. The is a listing on IMDB for an Andrew Dymond, a writer/director and creator of the short-lived series Starhyke; his IMDB listings start in 2003. This may or may not be the same Dymond.

      BTW, Faescape sounds like a fantasy about fairies.

  3. Do you use Goodreads? The link here shows Mortimore as author:

  4. Mind is not working right this morning. Thinking Pink Floyd I guess.

  5. I don't use Goodreads, but a check over there shows Jim Mortimore as the author of the UK Pan Macmillan edition. Abebooks shows the Mortimore book as Farscape 1: Dark Side of the Sun. (DSOTS was the second book in the US.) Amazon shows a review that states "Dymond" was a pen name used by Mortimore. (The Amazon reviews also pretty much trashed the book.) Looks like ISFDB needs some updating, Randy.

  6. The Gangster Squad trailers look intriguing.