New Arrivals February 21-27, 2011

Note: New Arrivals is a day early this week to make room for my entry in the Scarry Night flash fiction challenge, which will be posted Monday morning.

After a zero week last time, I’ve got 10 this time. Here we go, images first, then descriptions. Click to enlarge.

Gahan Wilson: 50 Years of Playboy Cartoons by Gahan Wilson [Fantagraphics, 2010 hardcover, slipcased, 3 volumes, new] – humor, cartoons – Wilson, like Charles Adams before him, has his own style and own sense of humor. This collection has all of his work which appeared in Playboy magazine.

The Heir Chronicles by Cinda Williams Chima [Hyperion Book CH, 2009 trade paper boxed set, new] – fantasy – set has 3 novels: The Warrior Heir, The Wizard Heir and The Dragon Heir – I was looking for another book but decided to try these earlier novels by this author.

Imperial 109 by Richard Doyle [Bantam, 1978 mass market paperback, used] – general fiction – I read this many years ago and have remember liking it, so I decided to pick up a used copy and give it another reading.

A Mencken Chrestomathy: His Own Selection of His Choicest Writing by H.L. Mencken [Vintage 1982 trade paper, new] – non-fiction, essays and opinion pieces – George Kelley reviewed some Mencken, perhaps the very book, some time ago and it’s been on my “to buy” list for a while. Now it’s in hand.

The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima [Hyperion Book CH, 2009 hardcover, new] – fantasy – this is the book I went looking for, based on several very positive reviews, before I bought the Heir Chronicles, listed above.

The Exiled Queen by Cinda Williams Chima [Hyperion Book CH, 2010 hardcover, new] – fantasy – and this is the latest (second) of this Seven Realms series.

Missa Da Requiem – Verdi, [CSO, Muti, Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, 2010, new] – classical music, orchestral and choral – this is the 2010 classical album Grammy winner for 2010. Good sound and performances. I have two other recordings of this piece, and don’t usually buy multiples, but made an exception for this one.

Whispering Smith by Frank H. Spearman [Popular Library # 185, used] – western – I figured it was time I read this, and found a copy in pretty good condition, considering it’s age.

About Rick Robinson

Enjoying life in Portland, OR
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2 Responses to New Arrivals February 21-27, 2011

  1. Nice stuff here. Been a fan of Gahan Wilson for many years. The Whispering Smith looks good. Not familiar with Cinda Williams Chima, though the covers are interesting. Be looking forward to some reviews.

  2. The Gahan Wilson set was a must-buy. Glad AMAZON refunded the shipping & handling charges. Like Randy, I’ll be waiting for the reviews of the other books.

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