Friday, December 7, 2018

Friday's "Forgotten" Books (and Short Fiction, Magazines, Comics and more): the links to the reviews: 7 December 2018

This week's books, 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.  Founder Patti Abbott is on hiatus this if I've missed yours or someone else's, please let me know in comments...

Frank Babics: The Reality Trip and Other Implausibilities by Robert Silverberg

Les Blatt: Artists in Crime by Ngaio Marsh

Elgin Bleecker: Lie Catchers by Paul Bishop

Brian Busby: Maclean's, December 1918, edited by Thomas B. Costain (and featuring Robert Service's poem "The Wife")

Alice Chang: All Your Worth by Elizabeth Warren and Amelia Warren Tyagi

Martin Edwards: On Suspicion by "David Fletcher" (Dulan Barber)

Peter Enfantino and Jack Seabrook: DC war comics: December 1973 and the best of '73

Will Errickson: Winter Wolves by Earle Westcott

Curtis Evans: Scared to Death and Death in the Round by Anne Morice

Paul Fraser: New Worlds, June 1965, edited by Michael Moorcock and Langdon Jones

Barry Gardner: Beggar's Choice by Jerry Kennealy

John Grant: The Black Angel by Cornell Woolrich; A Grave Mistake by Ngaio Marsh; The House by the Lock by A. M. Williamson

James Wallace Harris: Friday by Robert Heinlein

Rich Horton: Where I Wasn't Going (aka Challenge the Hellmaker) by Walt and Leigh Richmond; Absolute Uncertainty (and other stories) by Lucy Sussex; some short fiction by John Crowley

Jerry House: Ahmed and the Oblivion Machines by Ray Bradbury

Kate Jackson: Courtier to Death by "Anthony Gilbert" (Lucy Malleson); Murder by Matchlight by E. C. R. Lorac

Tracy K: Iron Lake by William Kent Krueger

Colman Keane; The First Short Story Collection by "Anonymous-9" (Elaine Ash)

George Kelley: The Great SF Stories 4 edited by Isaac Asimov and Martin H. Greenberg

Joe Kenney: Glimpses by Lewis Shiner

Margot Kinberg: The Invisible Ones by Stef Penney

Rob Kitchin: Red Plenty by Francis Spufford

B. V. Lawson: Five Passengers from Lisbon by Mignon G. Eberhart

Evan Lewis: Dark Valley Destiny: The Life of Robert E. Howard by L. Sprague de Camp, Catherine Crook de Camp and Jane Whittington Griffin; Carmine Infantino et al.: "Charlie Chan: The Hit and Run Murder Case" (Charlie Chan, June/July 1948)

Jonathan Lewis: The Boys from Brazil by Ira Levin

Steve Lewis: Behold, Here's Poison by Georgette Heyer; Blood Shot by Sara Paretsky; "Double Dare" by Robert Silverberg (Galaxy Science Fiction, November 1956); "The Silver Mask Murders" by Erle Stanley Gardner (Detective Fiction Weekly, 23 November 1935)

Mike Lind: The Moving Target by "Ross Macdonald" (Kenneth Millar)

Gideon Marcus: Gamma, July 1963, edited by Charles Fritch 

Todd Mason: some 1963 and 1973 fantasy magazines: Gamma, July 1963, edited by Charles Fritch; Magazine of Horror, August 1963, edited by Robert A. W. Lowndes; Fantastic, September 1973, edited by Ted White; The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, August 1973, edited by Edward Ferman; The Haunt of Horror, August 1973, edited by Gerard F. Conway

Francis M. Nevins: Q.E.D.Hell-Gate Tides and Dead End Street by [Emma] Lee Thayer

John F. Norris: Death at the Wheel by Vernon Loder

John O'Neill: The Fungus by "Harry Adam Knight" (John Brosnan and Leroy Kettle, in this case)

Matt Paust: Death of a Dissident by Stuart Kaminsky

James Reasoner: A Day Which Will Live in Infamy edited by Brian Thomsen and Martin H. Greenberg

Richard Robinson: Stakeout on Page Street by Joe Gores

Gerard Saylor: The Zealot by Simon Scarrow

Jack Seabrook: "And the Desert Shall Blossom" by Loren D. Good (Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, March 1958)

Steven H. Silver: "The Tweener" by Leigh Brackett; "Worlds within Worlds" by Roger Dee; "The Power of Kings" by John DeCles; "Intaglio" by Kurt R. A. Giambastiani; "In the Bosom of His Family" by John Dalmas; "Death in Transit" by Jerry Sohl; "Escape to Other Worlds with Science Fiction" by Jo Walton

Kerrie Smith: The Honourable Thief by Meaghan Wilson Anastasios

Kevin Tipple: Snowjob by Ted Wood; Mystery Weekly Magazine, July 2018, edited by Kerry Carter

"TomCat": The Strawstack Murder Case by Kirke Mechem

Danielle Torres: Singing in Tune with Time: Stories and Poems About Ageing edited by Elizabeth Cairns

Prashant Trikannad: Timequake by Kurt Vonnegut

David Vineyard: The Darkness at Windon Manor by "Max Brand" (Frederick Faust)

A. J. Wright: the work of W. C./William Chambers Morrow

Matthew Wuertz: Galaxy Science Fiction, May 1954, edited by H. L. Gold


Rick Robinson said...

Todd, the link you associated with mine goes to James Reasoner's blog. Correction, please. Thanks.

Todd Mason said...

Just saw that just before I saw your note. Fixed...and now checking for some other possible "colonizations" of one line by another. I wonder if WordPress ever has this difficulty? Thanks, and sorry for the delay.

Casual Debris said...

Hi Todd, I've got one up this week as well:


Todd Mason said...

Thank you, Frank! Adding now.

Elgin Bleecker said...

Hey Todd – Thanks for doing the FFB this week. I just posted a review of a book that is neither forgotten nor old, but readers of your site, visitors to Patti’s, and regulars of FFB would enjoy it: Paul Bishop’s LIE CATCHERS.

Todd Mason said...

That can work for me...Paul's work isn't well-enough known yet.

Elgin Bleecker said...

Thanks, Todd.

TracyK said...

This is a very interesting list. Lots of check out. Thanks for hosting and thanks for including my link.

Todd Mason said...

You're quite welcome! Thank you both, Elgin and Tracy...

noirencyclopedia said...

As always an interesting set of links; many thanks for it!

Curious that two of us should have been writing about Ngaio Marsh this week. It was my impression she had fallen rather from favor and into obscurity. And I agree with les Blatt that Artists in Crime is one of her best -- at least according to my memories of those I've read. I have it on my list for a reread sometime soon.

Todd Mason said...

Thank you, John...if listings in FFB are any indication over the last decade, the rehabilitation of Marsh's reputation is well on its way.

Prashant C. Trikannad said...

Thanks for adding mine, Todd. Hope to review forgotten and no-so-forgotten books more often.