It’s been good reading weather. There are several books on the way, here’s what showed up this last week, including one at the very last moment.
H. B. Fyfe Resurrected, The Works of Horace Brown Fyfe edited by Greg Fowlkes [Resurrected Press Science Fiction 2010 trade paper, new] – science fiction story collection. This collection contains 15 stories, all of them otherwise long out of print. I’ve enjoyed Fyfe’s stories in science fiction digests over the years and hope to enjoy this too.
The Lost City by John Blaine [Grosset & Dunlap 1947 hardcover (later printing, pre-re-edit), used] – Rick Brandt boys’ science adventure series #2. While I was able to read nearly all of the Hardy Boys series and many of the Tom Swift Jr. adventures, the Rick Brant books weren’t available from the library nor the department stores where the others were sold. I have no idea why. So I’ve only read one or two of them, and remember them fondly. I got this for a song and enjoyed it a lot. Now I want more.
The Four Just Men by Edgar Wallace [Oxford University Press 1995 mass market paperback, used] – mystery novel. After reading the Friday Forgotten Books review of this by Sergio Angelini, HERE, I had to get my hands on a copy, and found a nice one on PaperBack Swap. Sergio’s fine review (you really should click over and read it) is so thorough there’s really nothing to add, other than I’ll be reading it soon.
The Enemy by Lee Child [Delacorte 2005 mass market paperback, used] – mystery/thriller. This is #8 in the series.
One Shot by Lee Child [Delacorte 2006 mass market paperback, used] – mystery/thriller. This is #9 in the series. Barbara is reading this series through in order.
and just in at the last possible moment…
The Miracle Menace by Kenneth Robeson [Altus Press 2013 trade paper, new] – adventure / science fiction. This is the newest, latest volume in Altus Press’ series of The Wild Adventures of Doc Savage, written by Will Murray and Lester Dent as Kenneth Robeson. These are a lot of fun. A big “thank you” to Randy Johnson for this one!
I was sorry to hear Robert Barnard passed away this last week. Though I own several of his books, I’ve only read a couple of them. I’ll pick one to read this coming week.
I read The Lost City, the Rick Brant book shown above, and it was a lot of fun. I’m about a third way into The Penguin Science Fiction Omnibus, the SF short story collection I picked up recently and shown in last weeks’ New Arrivals. Also read, for Friday Forgotten Books, Eleven by Patricia Highsmith. I’m continuing to really enjoy the book of SF reviews by Algis Budrys, I’m about two-thirds of the way through it. Unfortunately, it’s caused me to go looking for several older SF books, but that’s okay. As I look about, there’s so much to read here, it’s hard to know what to start next, once I finish the things that have bookmarks in them now. It’s a good problem to have.
So, what did YOU get, new, used or from the library, and
what have you been reading?