Category Archives: Friday Forgotten Books

Friday Forgotten Book – The Man-Kzin Wars by Larry Niven et. al.

The Man-Kzin Wars by Larry Niven, Poul Anderson, Dean Ing, Baen Books, 1988, paperback, science fiction This is the first book in the franchise portion of Niven’s Known Space universe. It opens with his short story “The Warriors” and that’s followed by two … Continue reading

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Friday Forgotten Book – Bodies Are Where You Find Them by Brett Halliday

Bodies Are Where You Find Them by Brett Halliday (Davis Dresser), © Dell 1941 mass market paperback – mystery – Mike Shayne # 5 Shayne and his wife are about to leave on a trip to New York when the phone rings. You know … Continue reading

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tempted, sidetracked, reminded

This is an example of how it happens. Patti Abbott, author, blogger and friend, posted about sentences on September 21st: What Makes a Sentence Great? she asked. So who was/is a great sentence maker? Well, my first thought was Hemingway, but then … Continue reading

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Friday Forgotten Book – Superman For All Seasons by Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale

Superman For All Seasons by Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale © 1999, DC Comics, graphic novel This may be the finest Superman graphic novel ever done. I know that’s a big statement, and I realize that fans will all have their own … Continue reading

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Review: Tales by Charles Todd

Tales by Charles Todd © 2015, stories originally published 2010- 2014, Harper-Collins, Witness Impulse imprint, 2015 trade paperback mystery short story collection – Ian Rutledge, Bess Crawford This thin (159 page) collection features two of Todd’s series characters, Ian Rutledge and Bess … Continue reading

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Forgotten Anthology: The Hard-Boiled Detective edited by Herbert Rhum

this is the 239th in my series of forgotten or seldom read books The Hard-Boiled Detective – Stories from Black Mask Magazine 1920-1951 edited by Herbert Rhum, Vintage Books 1977 mass market paperback, mystery story anthology It should come as no … Continue reading

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Forgotten Collection: Grottos of Chinatown by Arthur J. Burks

this is the 238th in my series of forgotten or seldom read books Grottos of Chinatown by Arthur J. Burks, Off-Trail Publications 2009 trade paper. Pulp mystery short story collection featuring undercover detective Dorus Noel. Cover art by Raphael DeSoto This book collects, for … Continue reading

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Forgotten Omnibus: Tales of Sector General by James White

this is the 237th in my series of forgotten or seldom read books Tales of Sector General by James White, [1999 Science Fiction Book Club omnibus containing 3 Sector General novels: The Galactic Gourmet (1996), Final Diagnosis (1997) and Mind Changer (1998). Science fiction. At … Continue reading

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Anthology, Collection, Omnibus

I suppose everyone has their own way of defining these things, and some people get more determined about it than others, and some even strident. You’ll have your own opinions, and that’s fine, I’m just giving these the way I … Continue reading

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Forgotten Book: Eragon by Christopher Paolini

this is the 236th in my series of forgotten or seldom read books Eragon by Christopher Paolini, Knopf 2003 hardcover fantasy – Inheritance  Book 1 (of 4) “Wind howled through the night, carrying a scent that would change the world. A tall Shade … Continue reading

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