Pretty good variety this week, and a reasonable number – meaning not too many – including one thing ordered because of a Friday Forgotten Books review, one of a “regular” review, and one that was on pre-order.
Down the Mystery River by Bill Willingham [Starscape 2011 hardcover, new] – fiction, YA adventure – with illustrations by Mark Buckingham – just out, this tale of a boy, bear, badger and cat in a mysterious wilderness. Max, a top-notch Boy Scout, has no idea how he suddenly finds himself in these woods, nor how he has acquired the ability to talk with the animals who accompany him on this adventure. I really like Willingham’s fiction, both graphic and written, and expect to enjoy this one a good deal.
The Planet Masters by Robert Silverberg [Planet Stories 2011 trade paper, new] – science fiction – the second volume of Planet Stories’ collections of early Silberg novel / novellas, this contains The Plot Against Earth (1959), The Planet Killers (1959) and One of Our Astroids is Missing (1964).
Say it with Poison by Ann Granger [Avon 1993 paperback, used] – mystery – first in a series featuring Meridith Mitchell – I picked this one up based on a Friday Forgotten book review of one of the later books in the series.