We’ve had very nice Spring weather, slightly cool and wet, but typical for Portland, and it’s moving into the mid 70s and on to the low 80s this coming week.
Two books this time, one because Bill Crider reviewed it, one because I wanted it.
The Fugitive Stars by Daniel Ransom (Ed Gorman) [DAW 1995 mass market paperback, used copy] – science fiction. After reading Bill Crider’s review of this, I couldn’t resist.
Tales from High Hallack Volume 1 by Andre Norton, edited by Jean Rabe [Premier Digital Publishing 2014 trade paper, purchased new] – science fiction / fantasy short story collection. From the publisher’s description:
“For well over a half century, ANDRE NORTON was one of the most popular science fiction and fantasy authors in the world. With series such as Time Traders, Solar Queen, Forerunner, Beast Master, Crosstime, and Janus, as well as many stand-alone novels, her tales of adventure have drawn countless readers to science fiction. Her fantasy novels, including the bestselling Witch World series, her Magic series, and many other unrelated novels, have been popular with readers for decades. Norton died on March 2005 at her home in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
Jean Rabe was the co-author of several novels with Andre Norton, and edited several of her short stories for various DAW Books anthologies. Rabe and Norton were long-time friends.”
This is the first of three volumes now in print. I’m not sure if there will be more coming. I got this to try, and will buy the rest if I’m happy with it.
I have finished the first two of the three novels in The Planet Pirates omnibus mentioned last week. The three books combined run nearly 850 pages.
Barbara finished Cockroaches and The Leopard by Jo Nebso, both of which she liked a lot, and read The Killer by Jonathan Kellerman, which she said was “pretty good”.
What new did you get, what have you been reading?