I had a couple of things last week but was too busy with other posts to do a New Arrivals on Monday, so here is an extra week’s worth. The first, third and fourth books came a week or more ago, the rest this last week. Lots of Edward Marston. See my review of the first in the series (these are the next 6) here.
Black Gate # 15 – Spring 2011 – quarterly fantasy periodical – I subscribe to this, one of several magazines on the market that publish original short fantasy fiction along with book and film reviews and opinion pieces. Quality varies, but it’s usually worth the read.
Dangerous Ways by Jack Vance [Subterranean Press, 2011 hardcover, new] – mystery / crime fiction – this volume collects three of Vance’s crime novels: the Edgar Award-winning The Man in the Cage, the unforgettable hider-in-the-house thriller Bad Ronald, and the exotic South Seas murderfest The Deadly Isles.
Hunt the Space Witch by Robert Silverberg [Planet Stories 2011 trade paper, new] – early science fiction stories – this is a collection of Silverberg’s early, 1950s era stories, published in digests of the time. Kind of pulpy stuff and somewhat predictable, but fun.
The Kiss-Off by Douglas Heyes [Signet 1951 mass market paperback, used] – mystery fiction – bought as a result of a Friday Forgotten Book post somewhere, sometime, it arrived and I’ll get to it one of these days.
books two through seven in the Railway Detective series by Edward Marston:
# 2 – The Excursion Train (2005)
# 3 – The Railway Viaduct (2006)
# 4 – The Iron Horse (2008)
# 5 – Murder on the Brighton Express (2008)
# 6 – The Silver Locomotive Mystery (2009)
# 7 – Railway to the Grave (2010)
all published by Allison and Busby in trade paperback edition, all bought new.
Spider Pulp Double # 19: The Slaves of the Dragon and The Spider and his Hobo Army as by Grant Stockbridge, originally published May 1936 and November 1940 [Girasol Collectables 2011 oversized trade paper, new] – these come out several times a year and I subscribe to the series, this is the latest. The contents are not published in chronological order, the publisher picks what he believes to be the better stories. I’m quite a ways behind on these so it will be a while before I get to this one.