Last week 4 books, this week just 2. Yes, loyal readers you should be alarmed. But there’s a reason. Everything that comes into the house now has to be boxed and go into a moving van in about seven weeks. That means I have to pack it, lift it, since I insist on packing all my own books and CDs. The rest of the house? Sure, the movers can mess with that, but not my books. So, just the two this week, both were on back order and just arrived. There are just a very few more things in the pipeline. Then there will be a break while we get moved, make the drive, get set up at the other end and all that joy.
Here are the newcomers, with – as always – the covers first and the descriptions below.
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City if Baal by Charles Beadle [Off-Trail Publications, 2007 trade paper, new] – pulp reprint – subtitled “Adventures in Colonial Africa” – 7 short stories and novelettes by Beadle, who served in the British military in the colonies of southern Africa, saw duty in the Boer War, then travelled through the continent working as an oddjobber, trader and explorer. Also a nice introduction and historical information on the period.
The Golden Anaconda and Other Strange Tales of Adventure by Elmer Brown Mason [Off-Trail Publications, 2009 trade paper, new] – pulp reprint – 5 short stories featuring Wandering Smith (from The Popular Magazine) and 5 with various heros in various locations. A U.S. Government entomologist, Mason traveled the world in search of adventure.