Books, etc. that came through the front door – Week of May 9-15, 2010
Mystery Cats edited by Cynthia Manson [mass market paperback published by Signet Books, 1991, used copy] – 16 short stories featuring cats and crime, from EQMM and AHMM between 1963 and 1991.
Hiero’s Journey by Sterling E. Lanier [mass market paperback, published by Bantam Books, 1974, used copy] – fantasy/science fiction, story of a hero in a post-nuclear holocaust world.
The Columbo Collection by William Link [limited edition, signed numbered hardcover published by Crippen & Landru, 2010, new copy] – includes a Forward and 12 new, original stories – plus a bonus story – by Link, creator of the Columbo television series and a dozen other TV series.
Foyle’s War – Seasons 1–5 [on DVD, 19 discs, 32 hours, new copy] complete U.K. broadcast edition, all 19 episodes, each 90 minutes, written by Anthony Horowitz, starring Michael Kitchen. I love this series, and after watching the first couple of seasons decided I had to own it. Just superb!
Polaris of the Snows by Charles B. Stilson [published by Altus Press, 2008, trade paper. new copy] – Omnibus of three novels, Polaris—of the Snows, Minos of Sardanes and Polaris and the Golden Goddess Glorian. These novels were originally published in 1916 and 1917, in response to the popularity of Edgar Rice Burrough’s Tarzan.
Old Sails by Captain A.E. Dingle [published by Black Dog Press, 2009, trade paper, new copy] – these 12 stories were originally published in the 1920s in various pulp magazines. First publication in 70 years. Black Dog Press is publishing a lot of great stuff!
Blood ‘N’ Thunder magazine, Winter 2010 [published quarterly by Ed Hulse, perfect bound, new copy] – periodical devoted to pulp magazines. As I read more reviews on various blogs about pulp reprints, I’m gaining an interest in the original magazines and the fiction in them. I’ll not become a collector, but it’s fun, especially as a break from my other reading, to enjoy this magazine.