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Before They Were Giants by James L. Sutter, editor [Planet Stories, July 2010 trade paper, new] – science fiction short story collection – This is Planet Stories #28. This collects the first published stories of 15 science fiction authors, most of whom will be familiar (the names, not the stories) to most SF readers. I’ve enjoyed all of the Planet Stories books I’ve gotten, which, since I have a subscription, is most of them. Very nice line-up in this one.
The Empire of the Air by George Allan England [Black Dog Books, 2006 trade paper, new] – science fiction novel – This was originally published in four parts in late 1914. Strange flying globes, invaders from the fourth dimension, a small group of scientists who must try to save the world. First time in book form.
In A Righteous Cause by Talbot Mundy [Black Dog Books, 2009 trade paper, new] – adventure short stories – Ten stories and non-fiction pieces from Adventure magazine, 1913, plus a new historical introduction by Mundy biographer Peter Ellis. This is the third Mundy volume I’ve gotten recently though I’ve yet to read any of them. Soon…
Peter the Brazen by George F. Worts [Black Dog Books, 2007 trade paper, new] – adventure novel – I enjoyed South of Sulu, also by Worts and also published by Black Dog Books, that I had to get this novel. Peter Moore, the title character, is a radio operator on a ship in the south seas. Intrigue and adventure follow him, or he finds it without looking.
The Silver Menace by Murray Leinster [Black Dog Books, 2007 trade paper, new copy] – science fiction, 2 novelettes – “Murray Leinster” is the pseudonym of Will F. Jenkins, who wrote a lot of science fiction over the years. This volume contains the title novelette along with A Thousand Degrees Below Zero, (on cover) both published in 1919.