Small House of Everything

Small House of Everything

Monday, October 21, 2013


  • "James Axler," Death Hunt, Hellbenders, No Man's Land, and Separation.  All part of the seemingly endless post-apocalyptic men's action-adventure series Deathlands, scribed under a house name.  Also, from its companion series The Outlanders, Book 1 of the Heart of the World sequence, Talon and Fang.
  • Charles Ardai, editor, Great Tales of Madness & the Macabre.  Mystery/fantasy anthology with 29 stories, many from EQMM, AHMM, and IASFM.
  • John Ball, Phase Three Alert.  World War II thriller.
  • Neal Barrett, Jr., Aldair, Across the Misty Sea.  SF.
  • Richard Lee Byers, Dissolution.  Gaming (Forgotten Realms) tie-in novel, Book I of R. A. Salvatore's War of the Spider Queen series.
  • "Jack Campbell" (John Hemry), The Lost Fleet:  Courageous.  SF.
  • Nancy A. Collins, Darkest Heart.  Horror, a Sonja Blue novel.  The author explains that Part One of the book appeared earlier as a chapbook Cold Turkey, later rewritten as Chapter 3 of her novel Paint It Black.
  • Glen Cook, The Garrett Files.  Omnibus containing the first three novels in the fantasy series about Garrett, P. I.:  Sweet Silver Blues, Bitter Gold Hearts, and Cold Copper Tears.
  • Joseph Curtin, Daughters of the Moon.  Vampire novel.
  • Ellen Datlow, editor, Lovecraft Unbound.  Horror anthology with 20 stories.
  • Jeffery Deaver, The Cold Moon.  A Lincoln Rhyme mystery.
  • Gardner Dozois, editor, The Year's Best Science Fiction:  Twenty-First Annual Collection (29 stories from 2003), The Year's Best Science Fiction Stories:  Twenty-Second Annual Collection (28 stories from 2004), and The Year's Best Science Fiction:  Twenty-Fourth Annual Collection (28 stories from 2006).
  • P. N. Elrod, The Vampire Files, Volume One. Omnibus of the first three Jack Fleming, Vampire P.I. novels:  Bloodlust, Lifeblood, and Bloodcircle.
  • Matt Forbeck, The Road to Death.  Gaming (Eberron) tie-in novel, Book 2 of The Lost Mark
  • Esther Friesner, editor, Chicks 'n Chained Males.  Third in the humorous anthology series about warrior women.  Eighteen stories,
  • Simon R. Green, Everybody Comes to the Nightside.  Omnibus of three John Taylor/Nightside fantasy novels:  Something from the NightsideAgents of Light and Darkness, and Nightingale's Lament.
  • "Rohmer Zane Grey," Zane Grey's Laramie Nelson:  The Lawless Land.  Collection of four western stories from the rebooted 1970s Zane Grey's Western Magazine.  Despite claims in the book, "Rohmer Zane Grey" was a house name used by various authors and is not the son of Zane Grey.
  • Joe Haldeman, The Forever War.  The SF classic.
  • Tom Holland, Lord of the Dead.  Vampire novel.
  • Jemiah Jefferson, Voice of the Blood.  Horror.
  • William W. Johnstone, The First Mountain Man:  Absaroka Ambush/Courage of the Mountain Man and Cunning of the Mountain Man/Power of the Mountain Man.  Two western omnibuses.
  • Brandon Keith, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. and the Affair of the Gentle Saboteur. Television tie-in juvenile novel, the first of two by this author from Whitman Publishing.  Keith may be a pseudonym; he also wrote a Green Hornet and an I Spy novel for Whitman.
  • Damon Knight, editor, Orbit 11.  SF anthology with 20 stories,
  • Richard La Plante, Mind Kill.  Suspense.
  • Jeff Lindsay, Dexter Is Delicious.  Crime novel featuring everybody's favorite serial killer.
  • Jane Lindskold, Thirteen Orphans.  Fantasy.
  • Steve Lopez, The Sunday Macaroni Club.  Suspense.
  • Margaret Maron, High Country Fall.  A Deborah Knott mystery.
  • George R. R. Martin & Gardner Dozois, editors, Down These Strange Streets. Urban fantasy anthology with 17 stories.
  • Graham Masterton, A Terrible Beauty.  Horror.
  • "Barbara Michaels" (Barbara Mertz), Ammie, Come Home, Greygallows, House of Many Shadows, Houses of Stone, Patriot's Dream, Search the Shadows, Vanish with the Rose, and The Wizard's Daughter.  Mysteries, often romantic, often tinged with the supernatural.  The author, who passed away recently, also wrote as "Elizabeth Peters."
  • Andre Norton, Beast Master's Planet. SF omnibus of two Hosteen Storm novels:  The Beast Master and Lord of Thunder
  • Naomi Novik, Throne of Jade and Black Powder War.  Books 2 and 3 of the fantasy Temeraire series.  Dragons and Napoleon, oh my!
  • Stewart O'Nan, Last Night at the Lobster.  Novel.
  • Garfield Reeves-Stevens, Nighteyes.  SF.
  • J. W. Rider, Hot Tickets.  P.I. novel, the second featuring Malone, following Jersey Tomatoes.
  • "James Rollins" (Jim Czajkowski) & Rebecca Cantrell, The Blood Gospel.  Thriller, the first book in The Order of the Sanguines series.  This edition also includes a bonus novella.
  • Michael Shea, The Mines of Behemoth.  Fantasy featuring Nifft the Lean.
  • Whitley Strieber, The Last Vampire.  Horror.
  • James Swallow, Faith and Fire.  Gaming (Warhammer 40,000), the first in the Sisters of Battle series.
  • Thomas Burnett Swann, The Weirwoods.  Fantasy. 
  • Cecelia Tan, editor, Erotica Vampirica:  Thirty-One Tales of Supernatural Desire.  Omnibus of four Circlet Press anthologies of erotic horror:  Blood Kiss, Erotica Vampirica, Cherished Blood, and The Beast Within.
  • James M. Thompson, Dark Blood.  Horror.
  • Tamara Thorne, Candle Bay.  Vampire novel.
  • "Peter Tremayne" (Peter Berresford Ellis), Raven of Destiny and Ravenmoon.  Historical fantasies from an author who knows ancient Ireland better than almost anyone else.
  • Harry Turtledove, Jaws of Darkness.  Fantasy.
  • David Weber & Eric Flint, Crown of Slaves.  SF novel in the Honorverse.
  • Robert Weinberg, Stefan Dziemianowicz, & Martin H. Greenberg, editors, Rivals of Dracula. Horror anthology with 19 stories.
  • Robert Wilson, The Vanished Hands.  A Inspector Jefe Javier Falcon mystery.
  • Murray Wolfson & Vincent Buranelli, In the Long Run We Are All Dead.  A macroeconomics murder mystery.

1 comment:

  1. Do you actually have time to read all of these? You must be more focused than I am.