Saturday, November 9, 2019

FRIDAY'S "FORGOTTEN" BOOKS AND MORE: the links to the reviews and texts: 8 November 2019

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.

Patricia Abbott: The Odds by Stewart O'Nan

Stacy Alesi: The N List: Fiction Reviews 1983-2013 

Angie Barry: Cimarron Rose by James Lee Burke

Brad Bigelow: Cats in the Isle of Man by Daisy Fellowes; Mr. and Mrs. Cugat by Isabel Scott Rorick 

Paul Bishop: bicycling fiction: The Black Jersey by Jorge Zepeda Patterson (translated by Achy Obejas); The Big Loop by Claire Huchet Bishop; Two Wheels; Derailleur; Perfect Circles; Dead Air and Deadroll by Greg Moody; Cat by Freya North; The Race and The Tour by Dave Shields 

Les Blatt: The Chinese Orange Mystery by "Ellery Queen" (Manfred B. Lee and Frederic Dannay); Plot It Yourself  by Rex Stout 

Joachim Boaz: Cage a Man by F. M. Busby 

Ben Boulden: Missing at Tenoclock by "Arthur Williams" (Jack M. Bickham) 

Paul D. Brazill: Still Bleeding by Steve Mosby; White Rabbit by K. A. Laity

Brian Busby: The Miracle and Other Poems by Virna Sheard 

Jason Cavarallo: Invisible Fences by Norman Prentiss; Gateway by Frederik Pohl 

Bill Crider: The Best of Robert Bloch (chosen as well) by Robert Bloch

Martin Edwards: The Far Cry by Fredric Brown 

Peter Enfantino and Jack Seabrook: Warren horror comics, September-November 1969, edited by Bill Parente

Will Errickson: 1980s horror anthologies

José Ignacio Escribano: The Seventh Hypothesis and other work by Paul HalterThe Inugami Clan by Seisho Yokomizo (translated by Olga Marín Sierra) 

Curtis Evans: Henry von Rhau, continued; Agatha Christie and adenoids; Christie and contemporary poets

"Olman Feelyus": Famous Trials 4 edited by James H. Hodge (and booksale finds); Severance by Ling Ma; Mamur Zapt and the Spoils of Egypt by Michael Pearce; The Executioner #21: Firebase Seattle by Don Pendleton 

Paul Fraser: Astounding Science-Fiction, January 1944, edited by John W. Campbell, Jr. 

Barry Gardner: True Crime by Andrew Klavan

John Grant: Inkheart by Cornelia Funke (translated by Anthea Bell) 

Aubrey Hamilton: Madame Storey by Hulbert Footner; The Worm of Death by "Nicholas Blake" (Cecil Day-Lewis)

Bev Hankins: Ellery Queen's Challenge to the Reader edited by "Ellery Queen"(--in this case possibly Frederic Dannay alone) 

Rich Horton: The Creatures of Man by Howard L. Myers; The Precipice and short stories by Ben Bova; stories by Rahul Kanakia 

Jerry House: Look Behind You! by Arthur J. Burks; 

T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents, November 1965, edited by Sam Schwartz 

Tracy K: The Manual of Detection by Jedediah Berry

Karen/"Kaggsy": Berlin Alexanderplatz by Alfred Döblin (translated by Eugene Jolas)

Colman Keane: Shadows by "Jill Emerson" (Lawrence Block); Dark Passage and The Moon in the Gutter by David Goodis 

George Kelley: American Science Fiction: Eight Classic Novels of the 1960s edited by Gary K. Wolfe 

Elizabeth Hand and Joshua Kendall: The Third Man and other work by Graham Greene

Joe Kenney: The Stardroppers by John Brunner; The Spy at Angkor Wat by Bill S. Ballinger 

Rob Kitchin: London Boulevard by Ken Bruen

Sean Kitching: Ubik by Philip K. Dick

B. V. Lawson: Ghost of a Chance by "Kelley Roos" (Audrey Kelley and William Roos) 

Xavier Lechard: Ursula Curtiss

Des/D. F. Lewis: Petals and Violins by D. P. Watt

Evan Lewis: The Dead-Line by W. C. Tuttle; the Nero Wolfe comic strip, weeks 1 & 2 

Steve Lewis: "The Evil Eye of Count Ducrie!" script by Joe Millard, illustration by Reed Crandall, Ken Shannon, Crime Busting Private Eye, October 1951, edited by Alfred Grinet; "Blues in the Kabul Night" by Clark Howard, Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, September/October 2007, edited by Janet Hutchings; Another Weeping Woman by Donald Zochert; "Time Out" by Edward M. Lerner, Analog Science Fiction and Fact, January/February 2013, edited by Stanley Schmidt; The Killing of Katie Steelstock by Michael Gilbert

Gary Lovisi: at Pulp AdventureCon 2019

Richard Lupoff: Frozen Hell by John W. Campbell, Jr.

Todd Mason: US fantasy and sf magazines at the time of Galaxy's founding, late 1950; briefly: The Glass Teat by Harlan Ellison; Smoke and Mirrors by John Leonard; The View from Highway 1 by Michael Arlen; TV: The Television Annual 1978-79 edited by Steven H. Scheuer 

John F. Norris: The Reluctant Medium by L. P. Davies; The Secret of Bogey House by Herbert Adams 

John O'Neill: City of Pearl by Karen Traviss 

Matt Paust: Easy Errors by Steven F. Havill 

Mildred Perkins: Invisible Fences by Norman Prentiss

James Reasoner: "The Green Master" by "Kenneth Robeson" (Lester Dent), Doc Savage, Winter 1949, edited by Daisy Bacon 

Richard Robinson: The Measure of Malice: Scientific Detection Stories edited by Martin Edwards 

Sandra Ruttan: Stain of the Berry by Anthony Bidulka; Bidulka interview

Gerard Saylor: Wall of America by Thomas M. Disch; Rut by Scott Phillips 

Lloyd Schwartz and Robert Giroux: "Was It in His Hand?" by Elizabeth Bishop, Grand Street, #36 1990, edited by Jean Stein

Steve Scott: the Park Falkner stories of John D. MacDonald; "Think You Can Write?": A Symposium (The St. Petersburg Times 11 July 1965) and JDM's contribution

Jack Seabrook: "Escape to Sonoita" by James A. Howard, Suspense, October 1959 

Steven H Silver: H. Warner Munn; The Book of the Dun Cow by Walter Wangerin, Jr. 

Marina Sofia: Exposure by Helen Dunmore, Four Bare Legs in a Bed by Helen Simpson, and other old favorites

Kerrie Smith: Roseanna by Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö (translated by Lois Roth)

Tiff Stevenson and Jackie Kashian: Eve's Hollywood by Eve Babitz

Dan Stumpf: The Haunting of Toby Jugg by Dennis Wheatley 

Scott Tipple: The Batman Who Laughs by Scott Snyder and Jock  

"TomCat": Murder on Wheels by Stuart Palmer; Murder en Route by Brian Flynn; Blind Man's Hood by "Carter Dickson" (John Dickson Carr)

David Vineyard: The Amazing Quest of Doctor Syn by Russell Thorndyke 

Bill Wallace: Soon by Lois Murphy

Pierce Watters: the novels and career of Ralph Arnote


Anonymous said...

Sean Kitching's piece on Philip K. Dick's Ubik brings up the eerie parallel between Radio Free Albemuth's Ferris Fremont and the POTUS. It's been a while since I read that posthumously published book but it was definitely before the 45th... Time to give'r another look. Science-fiction's greatest seer?

Todd Mason said...

See also Richard Wilson's "Harry Protagonist" stories...

Jack Seabrook said...

Thanks, Todd! Quite a crop this week.

Todd Mason said...

Thank you, Jack! Yes...I think I will try to get them back to prompter delivery...but circumstances, and ambition to make the lists more engagingly diverse, have been working against that.