Friday, May 26, 2017

Friday's "Forgotten" Books: links to the reviews and more.

The second pass (with additions and corrections) for this Friday's crop of reviews of books, and magazines and more, that the contributors feel might warrant more attention than they've received or received of late (except for this which are warnings). A few contributors will probably be added over the course of the day, as they upload their reviews...if I've missed yours or someone else's, please let me know in comments. Thanks, everyone!  Todd Mason

Sergio Angelini: Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch

Mark Baker: The Miser's Dream by John Gaspard

Yvette Banek: Put Out the Light by Ethel Lina White

Les Blatt: Arsène Lupin: Gentleman-Thief by Maurice Leblanc

John Boston: Amazing: Fact and Science Fiction Stories, May 1962, edited by Cele Goldsmith

Bill Crider: The Best of Keith Laumer; Dragon Society and Dragon Venom by Lawrence Watt-Evans

Jose Cruz, Peter Enfantino and Jack Seabrook: EC Comics, March 1953

Scott Cupp: The Willful Princess and the Piebald Prince by "Robin Hobb" (Megan Lindholm)

William Deeck: The Dogs Do Bark by Jonathan Stagge

Martin Edwards: High Seas Murder by Peter Drax

Will Errickson: Surrogate by Nick Sharman

C. C. Finlay: The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, January 1957, edited by "Anthony Boucher"

Paul Fraser: The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, May/June 2017, edited by C. C. Finlay

Barry Gardner: A Superior Death by Nevada Barr

Rich Horton: Rodney Stone by A. Conan Doyle

Jerry House: Adventures into the Unknown, #1, Fall 1948, edited by Richard Hughes--the first horror anthology comic (some Classics Illustrated issues and similar work preceded it...)

TracyK: Murder...Now and Then by Jill McGown

George Kelley: The Prentice-Hall Anthology of Science Fiction and Fantasy edited by Garyn G. Roberts

Joe Kenney: Dragon Hunt by Dave J. Garrity; Moonraker by Ian Fleming

Margot Kinberg: Fatal Enquiry by Will Thomas

Rob Kitchen: Dietrich and Riefenstahl: Hollywood, Berlin and a Century in Two Lives by Karin WielandThe Dead of Winter by Rennie Airth

Marvin Lachman: Net of Cobwebs by Elisabeth Sanxay Holding

B. V. Lawson: Miss Pink at the Edge of the World by Gwen Moffat 

Evan Lewis: The Maltese Falcon comics adapted from Dashiell Hammett's novel, illustration by Rodlow Willard

Steve Lewis: Straits of Fortune by Anthony Gagliano; The Burglar Who Traded Ted Williams by Lawrence Block; The Fast Buck by Bruno Fischer; Catastrophe Planet by Keith Laumer

Gideon Marcus: Galaxy Magazine, June 1962, edited by Frederik Pohl

Phil Noble, Jr.: Filming Live and Let Die by Roger Moore

Matt Paust: Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger's by John Elder Robison

James Reasoner: Trouble at War Eagle by W. C. Tuttle

Richard Robinson: Killer in the Rain by Raymond Chandler

Gerard Saylor: Doc by Maria Doria Russell

Dan Stumpf: Alder Gulch by Ernest Haycox

"TomKat": The Weight of Evidence by Roger Ormerod


Jerry House said...

I have nothing for this week, Todd.

Todd Mason said...

Thanks, Jerry.

BVLawson said...

Todd, I'm a little bit late since Typepad was down last night, but I do have a post for today:

Thanks for collecting the links!

Rick Robinson said...

Todd, the link for mine takes me to James Reasoners blog post.

Todd Mason said...

Thanks, Bonnie! Rick, sorry for the glitch!

Yvette said...

Mine is posted too, Todd. Thanks for taking over till Patti gets back. :)

Yvette said...

Never mind! :)

Todd Mason said...

Thank you, Yvette!

TracyK said...

Thanks to you, Todd, for putting this together. Forgotten Books is one of my highlights of each week for me.

Todd Mason said...

Thank you, Tracy.

SteveHL said...

Would somebody please explain to me what the two Galactic Journey posts, one by John Boston and one by Gideon Marcus, are? I am guessing that these (including the comments) were actually written back in the 1960's, probably from fanzines. Am I correct?

Todd Mason said...

The conceit of the Galactic Journey blog is that it is being created 55 years ago, that the blog and its writers are in 1962. Everything written in the blog is pretty much new, but is pretending to be new then. Hello Yesterday's Today.

SteveHL said...

Thanks for replying. I never heard of Galactic Journey before

Todd Mason said...

Not so very old, however time-displaced.

Todd Mason said...

Up for a fanzine/blog Hugo or so, I believe.

George said...

Thanks again for substituting for Patti Abbott. We all appreciate it!

Todd Mason said...

Thank you, George.

Jack Seabrook said...

Thanks, Todd. I was away for the weekend.