Small House of Everything

Small House of Everything

Monday, February 24, 2014


I was being very good this week until I came upon a sale on Saturday -- ten books for a buck.  I couldn't resist.
  • Poul Anderson, creator, and Martin H. Greenberg & Charles G. Waugh, editors - Mercenaries of Tomorrow.  SF anthology with ten stories.
  • Piers Anthony, Crewel Lye and Man from Mundania.  Fantasies, both Xanth novels.
  • Johnny D. Boggs, Killstraight.  Western.
  • Peter V. Brett, The Warded Man.  Fantasy.
  • Algis Budrys, editor, L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Volume XVI.  SF anthology with 13 stories from the 2000 quarterly contest as well as four articles.
  • Lois McMaster Bujold, A Civil Campaign.  SF novel in the Vorkosigan saga.
  • Orson Scott Card. The Ships of Earth.  SF, Volume 3 in the Homecoming series.
  • John Carnell, editor, New Writings in SF - 4.  SF anthology with seven stories.
  • Terry Carr, editor, New World of Fantasy.  Fantasy anthology, the first in the series, with 15 stories.
  • Vera Chapman, Blaedud the Birdman. Fantasy.
  • "Samantha Chase" (Ruth Glick & Eileen Buckholtz), Needlepoint.  Thriller.
  • Lee Child, editor, The Best American Mystery Stories 2010.  Mystery anthology of 20 stories from 2009.  Otto Penzler serves as the series editor, giving Child a preliminary list of 50 stories to choose from.
  • Arthur C. Clarke, Voices from the Sky.  Nonfiction collection of 24 articles.
  • Ralph Cotton, Showdown at Rio Sagrado.  Western.
  • "Kit Dalton," Buckskin #28:  Apache Rifles.  Adult western.
  • Cynthia DeFelice, The Light on Hogback Hill.  YA mystery.
  • Thomas M. Disch, 334.  Classic SF novel
  • Sara Douglass, Starman.  Fantasy, Book Three of The Wayfarer Redemption.
  • Gardner Dozois, editor, The Year's Best Science Fiction:  Eighth Annual Collection and The Year's Best Science Fiction:  Ninth Annual Collection.  SF anthologies with 25 stories from 1990 and 28 stories from 1991.
  • "Lesley Egan" (Elizabeth Linington), Scenes of Crime.  Mystery.
  • Howard Engel, Crimes of Passion.  Nonfiction.  The author of the Benny Cooperman mysteries turns his attention to over 25 real-life crimes of passion.
  • Thomas Gifford, Hollywood Gothic.  Thriller.
  • Charles Boardman Hayes, The Mutineers.  YA sea adventure.  A solid book published in 1925 and it looked really interesting for a dime.
  • Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson, Dune:  The Battle of Corrin and Dune:  The Machine Crusade.  SF entries in the Legends of Dune series, indeterminably following Frank Herbert.
  • Nancy Holder, Pearl Harbor, 1941.  YA historical romance. 
  • Richard Horne, A Is for Armageddon.  A catalog of all the many ways the world as we know it can end.  There are a lot of ways.
  • John Irving, Trying to Save Piggy Sneed.  Collection of three memoirs, six stories, and three homages.
  • Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Anthology Volume 1.  SF anthology of 26 items from the first three years of IASF.
  • Steven L. Kent, Rogue Clone.  SF.
  • Damon Knight, editor, Orbit 12.  SF anthology with 13 stories.
  • Ursula K. LeGuin, Tales from Earthsea.  Fantasy collection with five stories.
  • Michael Moorcock, editor, New Worlds Quarterly #1.  SF anthology with ten stories and an essay. 
  • Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club.  I'd tell you about this book but that violates the first rule of this book.
  • Frederik Pohl, Pohlstars.  SF collection of twelve stories.
  • Byron Preiss & Michael Reaves, Dragonworld.  Fantasy.
  • Dan Schmidt, ghostwriter, Don Pendleton's Stony Man #70:  Ramrod Intercept.  Men's action adventure.
  • "Jon Sharpe" (house name), The Trailsman #68:  Bullet Caravan.  Adult western.
  • David Sherman, Demontech, Book II:  Rally Point.  military fantasy.
  • Sterling Silliphant, Bronze Bell and Steel Tiger.  John Locke (nope, not the character from Lost) thrillers.  Silliphant did some great work for television and the movies, so the novels are worth a try.
  • Robert Silverberg, editor, Chains of the Sea.  SF anthology with three novellas.
  • Cordelia Titcomb Smith, editor, Great Science Fiction Stories.  YA SF anthology with ten stories and one novel excerpt.
  • Whitley Strieber, 2012:  The War for Souls.  SF.  The Mayans were right.
  • Rosemary Sutcliffe, The Shining Company.  YA historical.   
  • Dariel Telfer, The Caretakers.  Novel, pretty hot for 1959.
  • Joan Vinge, The Snow Queen and The Summer Queen.  Fantasies.
  • Per Wahloo & Maj Sjowall, The Terrorists, bound with Mignon G. Eberhart's Family Fortune and Georges Simenon's Maigret and the Apparition.  A Detective Book club volume.
  • Leslie Waller, Trocadero.  Thriller.
  • Margaret Weiss & Tracy Hickman, Forging the Darksword.  Fantasyk, the first volume in the Darksword trilogy.
  • Donald E. Westlake, Money for Nothing.  Comic thriller.
  • Kate Wilhelm, The Good Children.  Thriller.
ALSO:  I picked up a paperback copy of Frederik Pohl and C. M. Kornbluth's Search the Sky (Ballantine #61, 1954) in fairly good condition (some spine wear, lower corner fold on cover, some marking on inside front cover, tiny mar on back cover).  For a dime, I just couldn't leave it there -- especially with that great Powers cover.  It's available, first come first serve; just let me know by e-mail ( with your mailing address and I'll ship it off. 


  1. John Irving is one of my favourite writers and though I have read many of his books, I hadn't heard of his collection of memoirs, stories, and homages. This should be interesting. Thank you, Jerry.

  2. I used to read all of John Irving but he lost me after SON OF THE CIRCUS. Didn't read this one either. But the first six were something.