Friday, January 26, 2018

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

This week's books, unfairly (or sometimes fairly) neglected, or simply those the reviewers below think you might find of some interest (or, infrequently, to be warned away from)--certainly, this week we have no shortage of not at all forgotten titles. Patti Abbott will host again next week.

Rest in Glory: Ursula K. Le Guin, Julius Lester, Dallas Mayr.

Walter Albert: The Alienist by Caleb Carr

Yvette Banek: The Ponson Case by Freeman Wills Croft

Bernadette: Fierce Kingdom by Gin Phillips

Les Blatt: The Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie; The Sunken Sailor by Patricia Moyes

John Boston: Amazing: Fact and Science Fiction Stories, February 1963, edited by Cele Goldsmith

Brian Busby: The Heiress of Castle Cliffe by May Agnes Fleming 

Bill Crider: The Winter is Past by Harry Whittington

Martin Edwards: The Deadly Dove by Rufus King

Peter Enfantino, Jack Seabrook and Jose Cruz: EC Comics, September 1954

Barry Ergang (hosted by Kevin Tipple): The Case of the Sleepwalker's Niece by Erle Stanley Gardner

Will Errickson: The Tribe by Bari Wood (among her other work); Dallas Mayr (aka Jack Ketchum)

Curtis Evans: The White Cockatoo by Mignon G. Eberhart

Elisabeth Grace Foley: The Caine Mutiny by Herman Wouk 

Paul Fraser: Astounding Stories, February 1938, edited by John W. Campbell, Jr.

Barry Gardner: Night Prey by "John Sandford" (John Camp) 

John Grant: Malice by Keigo Hagashino (translated by Alexander O. Smith); Beware the Young Stranger by "Ellery Queen" (in this case, Talmage Powell)

Rich Horton: Lavinia by Ursula K. Le Guin; Rainbow's End by Vivian Radcliffe; Planet of No Return by Poul Anderson; Star Guard by Andre Norton; Rocannon's World by Ursula K. Le Guin; The Kar-Chee Reign by Avram Davidson

Jerry House: An Earth Gone Mad by Roger Dee [Aycock] 

TracyK: Death Wears Pink Shoes by Robert James

Colman Keane: Crime Syndicate, January 2016, edited by Michael Pool and Eric Beetner

George Kelley: The Great SF Stories (1964) edited by Robert Silverberg and Martin Harry Greenberg

Joe Kenney: Logan's World by William F. Nolan

Margot Kinberg; Killer Instinct by Zoë Sharp

Rob Kitchin: Blood Curse by Maurizio de Giovanni

B. V. Lawson:  Mrs. Knox's Profession by Jessica Mann

Ursula K. Le Guin: early writing 

Evan Lewis: The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara

Steve Lewis: "Dyed to Death" by K. G. McAbee; The Blind Side by Patricia Wentworth

Brian Lindenmuth: Iron Men and Silver Stars edited by Donald Hamilton 

Gideon Marcus: The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, February 1963, edited by Avram Davidson

Todd Mason: The Dark Side edited by Damon Knight (et al.); SF Horizons edited by Harry Harrison and Brian W. Aldiss

Steven Nester: Hollywood and LeVine by Andrew Bergman 

James Nicoll: Hammer's Slammers by David Drake

John F. Norris:  The Other Passenger by John Kier Cross

John O'Neill: The Machine in Shaft Ten by M. John Harrison

Matt Paust: Present Danger by Stella Rimington

James Reasoner: "Ki-Gor--And the Temple of the Moon-God" by "John Peter Drummond"

Jack Seabrook and Peter Enfantino: DC War Comics 1971 

John Self: The Ice Palace by Tarjei Vesaas (translated by Elizabeth Rokkan)

Steven Silver: "Lost Paradise" by Catherine L. Moore 

Victoria Silverwolf: Fantastic: Stories of Imagination, February 1963, edited by Cele Goldsmith (featuring Le Guin's "second story")

Kerrie Smith: The Murder at Sissingham Hall by Clara Benson

Kevin Tipple: Mexico Fever by George Kier

"TomKat": The Vampire Tree by Paul Halter (translated by John Pugmire)

Prashant Trikannad: Merrick by Ben Boulden


Elisabeth Grace Foley said...

I'm not sure if it qualifies as a "forgotten" book, but I reviewed The Caine Mutiny by Herman Wouk this week. Add to the list if you like! :)

Todd Mason said...

Not the only UnForgotten this week! Thanks!

Yvette said...

Todd, this pale green color type is VERY difficult to read.

Todd Mason said...

Thanks...I hadn't heard that before (and as soon as they're activated, they go gray, so I hadn't ever had an all-green text block...

Kevin R. Tipple said...

I have a hard time with the green as well.

Thank you for picking up Barry's review. Another is set up for next week from him and there is one in the pipeline for the following week thanks to Barry as well.

Todd Mason said...

Good to know! Both the problems with the light green (which, thanks to Blogspot making my old "theme" obsolete required a slight revision of "theme"), and the upcoming reviews...Thanks.

Rich Horton said...

The LeGuin essay is very interesting (and I have the LOA volume, so I've read the whole thing) ... I have to admit I'd love to be able to read that first novel, that Knopf said they'd have published 10 years earlier ...

Todd Mason said...

I think a number of us would. Perhaps it's still in her papers. Whether she wanted anyone else to see it is another thing to consider...

Yvette said...

One other thing, Todd, the link to Tracy K's review doesn't go to her blogpost. Thanks again for stepping up and doing the hosting gig - much appreciated, as always.

Todd Mason said...

Thanks, Yvette. I should've checked that, but Friday and today have been busier than anticipated.

Denny Lien said...

The link for John O'Neill: The Machine in Shaft Ten by M. John Harrison doesn't work for me -- braings up the Nichols entry on HAMMER'S SLAMMERS instead.

Todd Mason said...

Thanks, Denny...sometimes the links will "colonize" adjacent links. Now fixed.