It was too much, frankly. I had been putting things on my Amazon wishlist for a while, and I thought I’d get a couple of them and instead I got almost all of them. When Barbara brought out the packages, I was overwhelmed. I’m embarrassed. Still, I’m going to share a few things with you (covers follow). I’ll share specific information on these as I get them read.
The Best Science Fiction of the Year, Vol. 4 edited by Neil Clarke. Anthology. I’m now current on these, already having the first three volumes. This one has stories and novellas from last year.
The Collected Max Carrados Investigations – Bramah, Ernest. I read an ebook of some of these stories last year and enjoyed them, so I wanted to read more.
The Very Best of the Best edited by Gardner Dozois. Anthology. After 35 years of doing Best SF and F, this is the third collection he’s done from those years.
The Mammoth Book of Steampunk edited by Sean Wallace. Anthology. I’ve enjoyed most of the steampunk stories I’ve read
Death of A Busybody by George Ballairs (British Library Crime Classics)
The Division Bell Mystery by Ellen Wilkinson (British Library Crime Classics)
Your continued mentions of the the Best SF by Clarke have convinced me. I need to track these down in ebook form.
I’ll admit I haven’t read any as I’ve been reading other books, but I’ll have them when I’m ready. Still, I should try one before I buy more. The next one comes out next month.
Books! Can’t ask for a better present than books, right? I will be curious to see your verdict on THE DIVISION BELL MYSTERY, which Barzun & Taylor called “a neglected landmark of the genre.”
Right. I started the other one yesterday, DEATH OF A BUSYBODY by Bellairs, but only 6 pages in, as we watched the World Series last night. I have SO MANY anthologies on hand!
75 merits an especially good haul. Happy birthday again.
Thank you, Patti. I’m still a bit stunned by the number 75.
I hope you didn’t waste your energy blowing out candles yesterday. You’ll need to get through that magnificent stash of books. Lucky you!
Jerry, truth is there were another half dozen books I didn’t list, maybe I’ll get to those another day.
Nice Birthday presents! These books should hold you for the rest of 2020!
As you know, there were other books, but I thought this was enough for one post. Thanks again!
A nice haul of books, Richard. Books are the best birthday gifts ever. I look forward to your reviews.
Very nice books there. I hope you do show us more of them later.
I have the George Bellairs book. I haven’t read anything by him yet. The science fiction collections sound good. I have not tried any steampunk at all. I think my husband and son have.