Small House of Everything

Small House of Everything

Monday, September 11, 2017


  • Steve Alten, Phobos:  Mayan Fear.  Thriller with SFnal/fantasy overtones, the third in the Domain series.  "Immanuel Gabriel travels to the end of the world and back for one last shot of global; salvation....Immanuel, the surviving hero foretold in the Mayan creation story, finds his world rocked after an encounter with his deceased grandfather, archaeologist Julius Gabriel.   Julius reveals everything the Mayans knew and feared -- from the very secrets of creation to the presence of extraterrestrial benefactors; from mankind's intended purpose to the preordained End of Days.  If Immanuel is to thwart Judgment Day, he must act swiftly."  This 2011 book follows Domain and Resurrection (2004), and ends on page 512 with these words:  to be continued...  Since then, Alten has published nine books not in this series but has hinted that Book 4 will come.  Let's just wait.
  • Edgar Rice Burroughs, The Outlaw of Torn.  Historical romance.  "The most feared warrior in England.  at 17 -- The greatest swordsman in England.  At 18 -- A price on his head.  At 19 -- The leader of a band of a thousand.  Who was this Norman of Torn?  Where did he come from?  All that anyone knew was that his blade was sharp, his arm strong.  Then -- as he was about to uncover the secret of his birth -- he found himself in the greatest peril he'd ever known."  first published as a five-part serial in New Story Magazine in 1914, it was released as a book in 1927.  This is the Ace paperback with a neat Frazetta cover.

1 comment:

  1. Hello, Jerry! I remember the time I read Edgar Rice Burroughs for the first time and fell in love with his writing. I must revisit the author soon.