Small House of Everything

Small House of Everything

Monday, March 2, 2015


  • Louisa May Alcott, The Journals of Louisa May Alcott.   As the years passed, her entries became much shorter, often just a line or a single word.  Edited by Joel Meyerson & Daniel shealy, with Madeleine B. Stern as associate editor.
  • [anonymously edited], Four Summoner's Tales.  Horror anthology with four novellas by Kelley Armstrong, Christopher Golden, David Liss, and Jonathan Maberry.
  • IdsaacAsimov, Charles G. Waugh, & Martin H. Greenberg, editors, The Best Crime Stories of the 19th Century.  Mystery anthology with 15 stories.
  • Robert Asprin & Linda Evans, Wagers of Sin.  SF novel, the second in the Time Scout series.
  • Marian Babson, Murder on a Mystery Tour.  Cozy mystery.  Also published as Weekend for Murder.
  • "George Bagby" (Aaron Marc Stein), Dirty Pool.  An Inspector Schmidt mystery.
  • Iain M. Banks, Use of Weapons.  SF novel in the Culture series.
  • Raymond Benson, The James Bond Bedside Companion.  Nonfiction.  Benson wrote a number of authorized Bond novels following Kingsley Amis and John Gardner.
  • T. I. Binyon, "Murder Will Out":  The Detective in Fiction.  Nonfiction.
  • Jeff Burk, Shatnerquake.  SF parody.  At the very first ShatnerCon, all the characterseer plyed by Willaim Shatner are sucked into our world.  Their mission:  Destroy William Shatner.  Features Captain Kirk, Cartoon Kirk, T. J. Hooker, Denny Crane, Priceline Shatner, a sining Shatner, and others.
  • Angus Burrell & Bennett Cerf, editors, An Anthology of Famous American Stories.  Seventy-three stories.
  • Stephen Calder, Bonanza:  The High-Steel Hazard and Bonanza:  The Money Hole.  Television tie-ins.  Calder wrote three of the five books in this series.
  • Groff Conklin, editor, Four for the Future.  SF anthology with four novelettes.
  • David Drake, Eric Flint, Ryk E. Spoor, & Henry Kuttner, Mountain Magic.  Fantasy anthology with four Hogben stories by Kuttner, five Old Nathan stories by Drake, and a short novel by Flint & Spoor.
  • J. T. Edson, The Half Breed.  A Floating Outfit western.
  • Phyllis Eisenstein, editor, Spec-Lit No. 2.  SF anthology of 14 stories, mostly written by students at Columbia College Chicago.
  • Roger Elwood & Virginia Kidd, editors, Saving Worlds.  Ecologically-themed SF anthology with 20 stories and poems, with an introduction by Frank Herbert.
  • Michael Eury, Comics Gone Ape!  Nonfiction,  A loving history of simians in comics.
  • Christopher Fahy, Nightflyer.  Horror.
  • Edward L. Ferman, editor, The Best from  Fantasy and Science Fiction:  Sixteen Series and The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction:  20th Series.  SF anthologies with thirteen stories and four poems (16th) and eleven stories (20th).
  • Ed Gorman, Martin H. Greenberg, & Larry Segriff, editors, Cat Crimes Through Time.  Mystery anthology with 21 stories.
  • Peter Haining, editor, London After Midnight.  Mystery anthology with 22 stories.
  • Harry Harrison & David Bischoff, Bill, the Galactic Hero on the Planet of Ten Thousand Bars.  SF.
  • Harry Harrison & Jack C. Haldeman, Bill, the Galactic Hero on the Planet of Zombie Vampires.  SF.
  • Edward James, Science Fiction in the 20th Century.  Nonfiction.
  • William W. Johnstone, The Sanction.  Horror.
  • Stephen Jones, editor, Clive Barker's Shadows in Eden.  A compendium of 48 articles by and about Barker.  Also, The Mammoth Book of New Terror, a horror anthology with 26 stories.
  • Walter Kendrick, The Thrill of Fear:  250 Years of Scary Entertainment.  Nonfiction.
  • Elaine Koster & Joseph Pittman, editors, Crimes and Misdemeanors.  Mystery anthology with 18 stories.
  • Mercedes Lackey, Reserved for the Cat.  Fantasy, Book Five in the Elemental Masters series.
  • Louis L'Amour, Callaghen, Flint, Kilrone, Over on the Dry Side, Reilly's Luck, The Shadow Riders, The Tall Stranger, and Tucker.  Western novels.  Also, two Sackett novels:  The Lonely Men and Milo Talon (Talon's  mother was a Sackett. so this one is oblilquely a Sackett novel and not part of the official canon), and Fair Blows the Wind, a historical novel with pirates.  Western collections Bowdrie's Law (ten stories), Durchman's Flat (eleven stories), Riding for the Brand (twelve stories), and Yondering (revised edition; 16 stories and one poem).
  • Y. S. Lee, The Agency:  The Body in the Tower.  ARC.  The second Mary Quinn mystery featuring an all-female detective unit operating out of Miss Scrimshaw's Academy for girls in 1859 London.
  • [MAD Magazine, aka "The Usual Gang of Idiots"], The MAD Bathroom Companion:  The Mother Load.  Humor omnibus containing The MAD Bathroom Companion, The MAD Bathroom Companion, Number Two, and The Mad Bathroom Companion, Turd in a Series.  Admittedly, I have the mind of a thirteen-year-old boy.
  • Gary McCarthy, Gunsmoke:  Dead Man's Witness and Gunsmoke:  Marshal Festus.  Radio/television tie-ins.  McCarthy wrote four novels in the series, but "I didn't enjoy them and they didn't work for me."  Hmm.
  • "Hank Mitchum" (house name), the Stagecoach Station series: #1 Dodge City, #3 Cheyenne, #5 Virginia City, #6 Santa Fe, #7 Seattle, #8 Fort Yuma, #9 Sonora, #10 Abilene, #11 Deadwood, #12 Tucson, #13 Carson City, #14 Cimarron, #16 Mojave, #17 Durango, #18 Casa Grande, #19 Last Chance, #20 Leadville, #23 El Paso, #24 Mesa Verde, #25 San Antonio, #27 Pecos, #29 Panhandle, #32 Taos, #33 Death Valley, #34 Deadman Butte, #36 Casper, #37 Shawnee, #38 Grand Teton, #41 Red Buffalo, #42 Fort Davis, #43 Apache Junction, #44 Socorro, #45 Presidio, #47 Juarez, #49 Gila Bend, #50 Buckskin Pass, #51 Wild West, and #52 The Last Frontier.  I'm not sure who wrote what here.  James (according to Wikipedia) wrote seven books in the series; of those listed above, he wrote #29, 33, 51, and 52.  Other authors are unidentified,
  • Andre Norton, Mirror of Destiny, a fantasy, and Wizards' Worlds, a collection of thirteen stories.
  • Flannery O'Connor, The Complete Stories.  Thirty-one stories.
  • Mel Odom, Apocalypse Dawn, Apocalypse Crucible, and Apocalypse Burning.  The first three (of four) books in the Left Behind Apocalypse military series, based on Tim LaHaye/Jerry B. Jenkins Christian thriller series dealing with those left behind after the Rapture.  LaHaye and Jenkins created a Left Behind industry; in addition to over a dozen books of their own and to Odom's military series, there's also a political series by another writer, as well as devotionals, gift books, calendars, graphic novels, audio products, and so much more.  Who knew the Apocalypse could be so profitable?
  • Penzler, Otto, editor, The Black Lizard Big Book of Pulps.  Fifty-nine crime stories from the pulps of the 20s, 30s, and 40s with the majority of them coming from Black Mask.
  • Fred Saberhagan, The First Swords.  Fantasy omnibus containing The First Book of Swords, The Second Book of Swords, and The Third Book of Swords
  • Arthur W. Saha, editor, The Year's Best Fantasy Stories:  7.  Fantasy anthology with eleven stories from 1980.
  • Elizabeth Ann Scarborough, Nothing Sacred.  SF novel.
  • Lawrence Schimel & Martin H. Greenberg, editors, Vampire Stories from the American South.  Horror anthology with twelve stories.  Also published as Southern Blood:  Vampire Stories from the American South.
  • Howard Schwartz, editor, Tales of Wisdom:  One Hundred Modern Parables.  A hundred parables from 72 writers.  Maybe I can get some wisdom from this book.  Lord knows I need it.
  • "Jon Sharpe"  (I have no idea who's behind the house pseudonym on this one), The Trailsman #240: Frisco Filly.  Adult western.  Skye Fargo runs into a deadly extortion racket in San Francisco's theater district.
  • Dorothy Simpson, Dead by Morning.  An Inspector Luke Thanet mystery.
  • Ann & Jeff VanderMeer, editors, Fast Ships, Black Sails.  Pirate/fantasy anthology with 18 stories.
  • Charles Harry Whedbee, Outer Banks Mysteries and Sea Stories.  North Carolina folklore and legends.

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