Small House of Everything

Small House of Everything

Monday, April 15, 2013


I'm trying to ignore my taxes and concentrate on the following books.  Alas, I fear the taxes will win out.  For today, anyway.
  • Robert Adams, Stairway to Forever and Monsters and Magicians.  Fantasy, the first two books in the Stairway to Forever series.
  • Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact, November and December 1975 issues, back when Ben Bova was editor.
  • Isaac Asimov, Asimov on Physics.  Nonfiction collection of seventeen articles from F&SF, culled from previous collections with new introductory material.
  • Rhys Bowen, Evans to Betsy.  A Constable Evans mystery.
  • David Brin, Earth.  SF.
  • Marion Zimmer Bradley, Children of Hastur.  SF omnibus volume of two Darkover novels:  The Heritage of Hastur and Sharra's Exile.
  • Terry Brooks, The Wishsong of Shannara.  Fantasy, the third book in the original Shannara series.
  • Erskine Caldwell, Gulf Coast Stories.  Collection of twenty-one stories.  This is a 1957 Signet paperback, when Caldwell was opne of Signet's biggest sellers.  Does anybody read Caldwell any more?
  • Lin Carter, In the Green Star's Glow.  SF, the fifth in the Green Star Saga.  A better editor than a writer, Carter was one of the ultimate fanboys.
  • C. J. Cherryh, The Book of Morgaine (SF omnibus volume containing the three books in the trilogy:  Gate of Ivrel, Well of Shiuan, and Fires of Azeroth) and Arafel's Saga (fantasy omnibus containing  The Dreamstone and The Tree of Swords and Jewels).
  • Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay.  YA fantasy, the concluding volume in The Hunger Games trilogy.
  • John Dalmas, The Regiment.  Military SF.
  • John deChancie & Martin H. Greenberg, editors, Castle Fantastic.  Fantasy anthology with sixteen stories.
  • Gordon R. Dickson, The Earth Lords.  Fantasy.
  • Richard M. Dorson, American Folklore.  Non-fiction.
  • David Drake, Surface Action (military SF), The Tank Lords (military SF collection of four stories and one novel, Rolling Hot), and Vettius and His Friends (fantasy/horror collection of twelve stories about Roman soldier Vettius and merchant Dama).
  • Tannarive Due, The Between.  Horror.
  • Jasper Fforde, The Eyre Affair.  Fantasy, the first Thursday Next book.
  • Alan Dean Foster, Cachelot and the first two books in The Damned series, A Call to Arms and The False Mirror.  SF all.
  • Donald Goines, Street Players.  Another of the author's urban Black ghetto crime novels.
  • Stephen Goldin, Mind Flight.  SF.
  • Reginald Hill, The Stranger House.  Suspense.
  • "Alfred Hitchcock,"  editor, Murders on the Half-Skull.  Mystery anthology of fourteen stories (from 1956 to 1969) from Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine.
  • Toni L. P. Kelner, The Curse of the Kissing Cousins (originally published as Without Mercy) and Who Killed the Pinup Queen?  Both in the "Where Are They Now?" mystery series.
  • Katherine Kerr, A Time of Omens.  Fantasy.
  • Caitlin R. Kiernan, Silk.  Horror.
  • David A. Kyle, Lensman from Rigel.  SF novel in E. E. "Doc" Smith's Lensman universe.
  • The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, April 1976, back when Ed Ferman was editor.
  • John Passarella, Wither's Rain.  A Wendy Ward horror novel.
  • "Ellis Peters" (Edith Partager), The Devil's Novice.  A Brother Cadfael mystery.
  • Juliet Piggott, Japanese Mythology.  Non-fiction, part of the Library of the World's Myths and Legends series from Peter Bendrick Books.  An overview, but the illustrations are lovely.
  • Frederik Pohl, The World at the End of Time.  SF.
  • Charles Sheffield, Aftermath.  SF.
  • Mary Stewart, The Crystal Cave, The Hollow Hills, and The Last Enchantment.  A boxed set of the author's original Arthurian trilogy.
  • Jay Williams & Raymond Abrashkin, Danny Dunn, Scientific Detective.  Juvenile SF from a long-running series.
  • Gene Wolfe, Nightside the Long Sun.  SF, first volume of The Book of the Long Sun.


  1. O yeah, thrift shops. It's getting harder; thrift shops are closing down (and, in one case, burning down)in my area.