Friday, March 22, 2019

Friday's "Forgotten" Books and More: the links to the reviews: 22 March 2019

Now available again, as of this week
in QP &  ebook from Down & Out Books
This week's books and more, unfairly (or sometimes fairly) neglected, or simply those the reviewers below think you might find of some interest (or, infrequently, you should be warned away from); certainly, most weeks we have a few not at all forgotten titles...if I've missed your review or someone else's, please let me know in comments...a number of more obscure works this week by major CF writers, including a new edition of the first collection by FFB founder Patti Abbott...




David Vineyard: "Flowers for Violet" by Cleve F. Adams, Clues Detective Stories, May 1936, edited by F. Orlin Tremaine

Friday, March 15, 2019

Friday's "Forgotten" Books and More: the links to the reviews, 15 March 2019 (the Ides)

This week's books and more, unfairly (or sometimes fairly) neglected, or simply those the reviewers below think you might find of some interest (or, infrequently, you should be warned away from); certainly, most weeks we have a few not at all forgotten titles...if I've missed your review or someone else's, please let me know in comments...as we face small trials (Facebook for a day was removing all the links to my blog) or much larger ones (and sparing a thought for former FFB contributor Richard Wheeler, who died in February, and the people killed and terrorized in the events in Christchurch, New Zealand, over the last day). 

Patricia Abbott: Sleep While I Sing by L. R. Wright; What It Might Feel Like to Hope by Dorene O'Brien 

Paul Bishop: the Gunships series by "Jack Hamilton Teed" (Christopher Lowder) 

Les Blatt: Three Witnesses by Rex Stout 

John Boston: Amazing: Fact and Science Fiction Stories, April 1964, edited by Cele Goldsmith Lalli 

Ben Boulden: Snowbound by Richard S. Wheeler; Things to Come, January/February 1955, the catalog of the (Doubleday) Science Fiction Book Club 

Brian Busby: The Bright Path to Adventure by Gordon Sinclair 

Martin Edwards: Arrogant Alibi by C. Daly King

Peter Enfantino and Jack Seabrook: Warren Comics (Creepy and Blazing Combat), October to December 1965, edited by Archie Goodwin

Will Errickson: The Manitou by Graham Masterton 

José Ignacio Escribano: Agatha Christie's Secret Notebooks by John Curran

Curtis Evans: Swing, Brother, Swing by Ngaio Marsh

Paul Fraser: The Great SF Stories 5 (1943) edited by Isaac Asimov and Martin H. Greenberg; Unknown Worlds, June 1943, edited by John W. Campbell, Jr. 

Barry Gardner: Kahawa by Donald Westlake

John Grant: The Secret History of the Pink Carnation by Lauren Willig; The Art Forger by B. A. Shapiro

Aubrey Hamilton: Death in the Quadrangle by Eilis Dillon

Rich Horton: Antic Hay by Aldous Huxley; PITFCS: Proceedings of the Institute for Twenty-First Century Studies edited by Theodore R. Cogswell; Bridge of Birds by Barry Hughart;

Jerry House: The Select (aka The Foundation) by F. Paul Wilson 

Gabino Iglesias: The Light of Day by Eric Ambler

Kate Jackson: three novels by Michael Gilbert; 
Death in Store by Jennifer Rowe 

Tracy K: Turncoat by Aaron Elkins

Colman Keane: Cast the First Stone and Heart of Stone by James W. Ziskin

George Kelley: The Great SF Stories 7 (1945) edited by Isaac Asimov and Martin H. Greenberg

Joe Kenney: Cold Iron by "Robert Stone Pryor"

Margot Kinberg: The Division Bell Mystery by Ellen Wilkinson

Rob Kitchin: Winston's War by Michael Dobbs

B. V. Lawson: The Port of London Murders by "Josephine Bell" (Doris Collier Ball)

Evan Lewis: Half Past Mortem by John A. Saxon

Jonathan Lewis: Journey into Fear by Eric Ambler

Steve Lewis: The Goodbye Look by "Ross Macdonald" (Kenneth Millar); "Eurema's Dam" by R. A. Lafferty; Lemons Never Lie by "Richard Stark" (Donald Westlake); "Schroedinger's Kitten" by George Alec Effinger

Mike Lind: Dashiell Hammett, Man of Mystery by Sally Cline

Todd Mason: best of the year horror fiction annuals for 2016

Jess Nevins: some women writers of horror from around the world 
  
John F. Norris: The Flight of the Doves by Walter Macken

Patrick Ohl: In the Best Families by Rex Stout (hosted by Kevin Tipple)

Scott D. Parker: Weird Western Tales, December 1973, edited by Joe Orlando

Matt Paust: The Trail to Seven Pines by Louis L'Amour; Ways of Looking at a Woman by Caroline Hagood

James Reasoner: "Blitzkrieg in the Past" by "John York Cabot" (David Wright O'Brien), Amazing Stories, July 1942, edited by Ray Palmer; All-Western Magazine, August 1936, edited by West F. Peterson

Richard Robinson: A Blaze of Glory by Jeff Shaara

Gerard Saylor: Murdaland, #1 (2007), edited by Michael Lagnas

Jack Seabrook: "One More Mile to Go" by F. J. Smith, Manhunt, June 1956, edited by Scott Meredith 

Steven Silver: Convergent Series by Larry Niven

Victoria Silverwolf: Fantastic: Stories of Imagination, July 1963, edited by Cele Goldsmith-Lalli

"TomKat": Challenge the Impossible: The Final Problems of Dr. Sam Hawthorne by Edward D. Hoch

David Vineyard: The Seven Sleepers by Francis Beeding

Thursday, March 14, 2019

best horror fiction annuals for 2016 (mostly...collecting 2015 first publications, with one exception)

Almost a peak year, perhaps the peak year, for horror annuals, even with Best British Horror skipping 2016 and 2017, to arrive again (rise from the dead) last year...and with the Jones and Australian annuals arriving some months late for their target year.












This one not published till 2017, and the last so far. 

  • Publication: The Year's Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2015
  • Editors: Liz GrzybTalie Helene
  • Date: 2017-04-04
  • Publisher: Ticonderoga Publications
  • Price: A$35.00
  • apparently uncredited cover artwork purchased from an image-bank.