Small House of Everything

Small House of Everything

Monday, August 1, 2016


  • Hans Holzer, The Ghost Hunter's Favorite Cases.  Sixty-two paranormal cases across America that were "investigated" by professional ghost hunter Holzer.  I mentioned before that I am a sucker for this kind of book, kind of a cross between folklore, gossip, and fantasy.  Holzer may be full of hokum, but he's far preferable to others of his ilk, notably the Warrens (even though such writers as Ed Gorman and Ray Garton made valiant efforts ghosting the ghosts).
  • The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, April 1982.  This issue was at a local thrift store.  Stories by Bruce Sterling, Isaac Asimov, Gregory Benford, Michael Shea, and others; Asimov's regular science column; Baird Searles on film; Algis Budrys on books; a poem by Jane Yolen; and Competition results, with first prize going to Lawrence Watt Evans and with Pat Cardigan as a runner up.  F&SF is always a good read.
  • Graham Masterton, Prey.  Horror novel.  "There's something in the attic of Fortyfoot House.  Something that rustles.  Something that scampers and scratches.  Something with fur.  But it isn't a rat.  It's something far,far more terrifying than a rat."  Dick Cheney in a fur coat, perhaps?
  • J. E. Pournelle, "creator" & John F. Carr, associate editor, There Will Be War, Volume VI:  Guns of Darkness.  SF anthology with 14 stories, eight essays, and five poems.  The There Will Be War anthology series ran for nine volumes, from 1983 through 1990, with a tenth volume appearing last year.

1 comment:

  1. Nice. That thing in the attic may be the DT, perhaps? That There Will be War series had some decent military SF in it in the early years, when I saw some of the stories anthologized elsewhere.