We put in a half dozen dwarf conifers in a new “conifer bed”, first amending the soil and after planting we added Hemlock bark. Also, I’ve had some dental work, with another visit next week. Yipee.
Well lookie here, some new stuff. The explanation is “I just couldn’t resist“. Oops.
Once Upon A Star, The Adventures of Manning Draco Volume 1 by Kendall Foster Crossen [Altus Press 2013 trade paper, new] – mystery / SF. It should be fun following the adventures of a 35th century insurance detective chasing con men, insurance frauds and various scammers across the galaxy. Volume 2 is also in print and available.
The Diploids by Katherine MacLean [Wildside Press 2000 trade paper, new] – science fiction, 1962 short story collection . After reading a short essay on MacLean a groundbreaking woman SF author, in Kirkus, I decided to read some of her work. None was available through the library, but I found this. Though I may have read some of these in ASF, I have no memory of it.
Web of the Worlds by Harry Harrison and Katherine MacLean [Armchair Fiction 2012 paperback double, new] – science fiction. I went looking for this and it turned out to be a double, in the classic Ace Books two-books-in-one format. The other book is Rule Golden by Damon Knight (see below).
The Whispering Gorilla by Don Wilcox [Armchair Fiction 2014 double, new] – mystery/adventure. How could you resist a book with this title? I couldn’t, and the other novel in this double (below) is the sequel.
The Return of the Whispering Gorilla by David V. Reed [Armchair Fiction 2014 double, new] – mystery/adventure. And the story continues, this time written by David Reed. Same gorilla with a human brain, but battling Nazis this time.
Rule Golden by Damon Knight [Armchair Fiction 2012 paperback double, new] – science fiction. I haven’t read any Knight for a long time.
Not much here. I’ve been reading some short stories, more Black Mask collection and a graphic novel, Catwoman Vol. 2, Dollhouse. I’m reading the Manning Draco collection listed above and got an SF story collection from the library.
What new did you get, what have you been reading?