After some beautiful Spring weather, it got pretty rainy – we needed it – so I got some extra reading time in.
After last week’s Doc Savage overload, things have calmed down considerably. Two books I’d been waiting for came in. Here they are:
Collected Short Works of Poul Anderson, Volume 5: Door to Anywhere by Poul Anderson, edited by Rick Katze [NESFA Press, February 2013 hardcover, new] – science fiction, collection of short works including some poems – I love the works of Poul Anderson. I have the first four volumes NESFA (New England Science Fiction Association) has published and getting this one was a natural for me. I admit to being a volume or two behind in my reading, but I’ll catch up. I’ve read more than half of what’s in this collection and have much of it in other books, but the fine volume and the siren song of the things I haven’t read – or just don’t recall reading – is more than enough to have me eager to get started on this one. I heartily recommend all of the books in this fine series.
Hell in Boxes by Lester Dent [Altus Press 2012 trade paper, new] – weird menace pulp mystery – Here we have the complete exploits of Lynn Lash and Foster Fade, three novels of each character, from the early and mid 1930s. Promises to be really entertaining.
I read the first of the new adventures of Doc Savage, The Desert Demons, and enjoyed it in spite of some “cowboy lingo” in parts. I also finished were Murray Leinster’s Space Tug and P.G. Wodehouse, A Life in Letters. There was – probably still is – a great deal I didn’t know about Wodehouse. Now I want to read some of his stories and novels. Just arrived from the library is Crooked Adam by D.E. Stevenson. It’s a wartime spy novel written by this Scottish author, written in 1942. New author for me. I haven’t picked up any of the short story collections I’ve been gnawing at and need to have a go at them.
What did you get, new, used or from the library?
What have you been reading?