Category Archives: Books & Reading

current reading: Rogues edited by Martin & Dozois

Rogues edited by George R.R. Martin & Gardner Dozois, Bantam 2014 832 page hardcover, various genres This twenty-one story anthology is large. The hardcover page count is shown above, but the paperback edition I read had even more, a whopping … Continue reading

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Friday Forgotten Stories – G Stands for Glory by Norvell Page

G Stands For Glory by Norvell Page © 1936-1939, originally published in Ace G-Man Stories, this edition: Altus Press 2010 limited edition hardcover (also available in trade paperback)  – pulp crime short stories featuring the F.B.I. It’s the stories, not the book, that are … Continue reading

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current reading: nothing this week

I’ve been reading a little of this, and a little of that, but not anything to fill a post this time. I’ll have something next week. Meanwhile, what have you been reading?

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Friday Forgotten Stories – Space Pioneers edited by Hank Davis

Space Pioneers edited by Hank Davis and Christopher Ruocchio, Baen 2018 mass market paperback, science fiction This nineteen story anthology is edited by one of Baen’s best, Hank Davis. Though the book is pretty new, the stories range from as … Continue reading

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current reading: Foreign Bodies

Foreign Bodies edited by Martin Edwards, Poisoned Pen Press 2018 trade paperback, British Library Crime Classics series, mystery short stories. “The first ever collection of classic crime in translation from the golden age of the genre in the 20th century. … Continue reading

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Friday Forgotten Stories: Bodies From the Library

Bodies From The Library selected and introduced by Tony Medawar, mystery, subtitled Lost Tales of Mystery and Suspense by Agatha Christie and other Masters of the Golden Age, Collins Crime Club 2018 hardcover. Stories from the Golden Age. Sixteen forgotten tales … Continue reading

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current reading: Cinda Williams Chima

The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima, fantasy, Hyperion Books, 2009 hardcover, 519 pages 16-year-old Han Alister encounters three underage wizards setting fire to the sacred mountain of Hanalea. Alister is unaware that this will lead to a series of … Continue reading

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Friday book: The Smoke at Dawn by Jeff Shaara

The Smoke at Dawn by Jeff Shaara, Ballentine Books 2014 historical novel, Civil War It is Summer, 1863. The Federal triumph at Vicksburg has secured complete control of the Mississippi River from the Confederacy, cementing the reputation of Ulysses S. … Continue reading

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current reading: Eight Million Ways to Die by Lawrence Block

Eight Million Ways to Die by Lawrence Block, graphic novel version, adapted and illustrated by John K. Snyder III, IDW Publishing (July 17, 2018), 144 pages There were several mentions of this in the latest issue of Mystery Scene magazine. Several reviewers … Continue reading

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A Chain of Thunder by Jeff Shaara

A Chain of Thunder by Jeff Shaara, Ballantine Books 2013, volume 2 of The Civil War Western Theater, historical novel (fictionalized) Continuing with Shaara’s Civil War books, which I read in ebook format. Last week I reviewed A Blaze of Glory, … Continue reading

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