Thanks to the generosity of friends, more than one package showed up this last week. Such unexpected largess is appreciated, even if I am trying to cut down on the book count here. First the images, then the descriptions (as always).
A Confederation of Valor by Tanya Huff [DAW SF 2006 paperback, used, gift] – science fiction omnibus – the first two novels in the Confederation series, Valor’s Choice and The Better Part of Valor. I haven’t read this series, but have enjoyed the short pieces by Huff that I’ve read, so this should be good.
The Mystery of Dr. Fu Manchu by Sax Rohmer [Titan Books 2012 trade paper, new gift] – adventure-mystery – this is the first of the series of Fu Manchu books Rohmer wrote. Titan is apparently going to re-publish all of them in a uniform edition, which will be darn nice. I have most of them in one edition of another, but not all and not uniform. Time to re-read!
The Return of Dr. Fu Manchu by Sax Rohmer [Titan Books 2012 trade paper, new gift] – adventure-mystery – this is the second of the Fu Manchu books Rohmer wrote, and the second Titan has published. As I said above, I have most of the Fu Manchu books in one edition of another, but not all and not uniform.
A Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin. [Bantam Spectra 2003 paperback, used, gift] – fantasy – the thrid volume in Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire which will no doubt go on for years and a handful or two of books, but I already have the first book, half read, and this one arrives, so I’ve ordered the second book to fill out the initial trilogy.
Trigger and Friends by James H. Schmitz [Ridan 2001 paperback, used, gift] – science fiction – this is the third book in the Telsey series. I read the first couple in short story and novelette form in Astounding SF / Analog a long ago and probably read the contents here too, but have forgotten. No matter, I enjoy Schmitz’ writing and will enjoy this book.