Friday, April 19, 2019

Friday's "Forgotten" Books and More: the links to the reviews: 19 April 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. And sparing a thought for the late Gene Wolfe, who died this past week. 
From left, back row: Gene Wolfe, Elizabeth Anne Hull, Brian Aldiss,
 Frederik Pohl. Front row: Harlan Ellison, Kate Wilhelm, Ellen Datlow.

Patricia Abbott: News of the World by Paulette Jiles

Barbara Barrett: The Edge of Tomorrow by Howard Fast

Joachim Boaz: New Worlds SF, April 1964, edited by John Carnell

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

Ben Boulden: "Hawksbill Station" (novella version) by Robert Silverberg

Brian Busby: The March of the White Guard by Gilbert Parker

Susanna Calkins: Death and the Joyful Woman by "Ellis Peters" (Edith Pargeter)

Martin Edwards: Marion aka Murder Off the Record by John Bingham (review removed by ME)

Peter Enfantino: (Proto-Marvel) Atlas Horror Comics, March 1952

Will Errickson: Dead White by Alan Ryan

José Ignacio Escribano: La berlina de Prim ("Prim’s Carriage") by Ian Gibson

Curtis Evans: The Cases of Lieutenant Timothy Trant by "Q. Patrick" (Richard Webb and Hugh Wheeler); "Mrs. B's Black Sheep" by "Q. Patrick"; Speaker of Mandarin by Ruth Rendell

Olman Feelyus: Frankincense and Murder by Baynard Kendrick

Paul Fraser: Astounding Science-Fiction, September 1943, edited by John W. Campbell, Jr. 

John Grant: A Line of Blood by Ben McPherson

Aubrey Hamilton: The Dogs of War by Frederick Forsyth

Rich Horton: Take a Girl Like You by Kingsley Amis; The Story of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting; Reduction in Arms and The Barons of Behavior by Tom Purdom; Rachel Swirsky's short fiction; The Stepsister Scheme by Jim C. Hines; Gene Wolfe, 1931-2019; Fandom Harvest and other fannish writing by Terry Carr

Jerry House: The Vanguard of Venus by Landell BartlettEh!, November-December 1954 (Charlton Comics' first imitation of Mad)

Kate Jackson: The Noonday Devil by Ursula Curtiss; Love Lies Bleeding by Edmund Crispin

Tracy K.: The Shortest Way to Hades by Sarah Caudwell; Entry Island by Peter May

Colman Keane: Deep Cover and Recoil by Brian Garfield

George Kelley: The Best of Li'l Abner by Al Capp

Joe Kenney: The Great God Now by Edward S. Hanlon; American Avenger #1: Beat a Distant Drum by "Robert Emmett" (Robert L. Waters)

Rob Kitchin: IQ by Joe Ide

B. V. Lawson: Death on Remand by "Michael Underwood" (John Michael Evelyn)

Evan Lewis: "The Ghost of Dutch Emil"  and "Right Hook to Tokyo" by Ed Lacy (prose content in Rangers Comics August 1946 and December 1945 respectively)

Steve Lewis: "Murder, 1986" by P. D. James (Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, October 1970, edited by Frederic Dannay); "A Madonna of the Machine" by Tanith Lee (Other Edens II edited by Christopher Evans and Robert Holdstock); Spit in the Ocean by Shelley Singer; "Long Shot" by Vernor Vinge (Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact, August 1972, edited by Ben Bova); The Saint in New York by Leslie Charteris; Spider-Woman, June 1978, written and illustrated by Marv Wolfman, Carmine Infantino and Tony DeZuniga; "Skin Deep" by Kristin Kathryn Rusch (Amazing Stories, January 1988, edited by Patrick Price)

Lawrence Maddox: the Assignment: novels by Edward S. Aarons

John F. Norris: Dangerous to Me by "Rae Foley" (Elinore Denniston)

John O'Neill: The Nightmare and Other Stories of Dark Fantasy by "Francis Stevens" (Gertrude Barrows Bennett)

Matt Paust: Smoke Detector by Eric Wright 

James Reasoner: Captain Shark #2: Jaws of Death by "Richard Silver" (Kenneth Bulmer)

Richard Robinson: G Stands for Glory: The G-Man Stories by Norvell Page  

Gerard Saylor: Directorate S by Steve Coll

Jack Seabrook and Peter Enfantino: DC War Comics, October 1974

Steven Silver: "Build Your Own A-Bomb and Wake Up the Neighborhood" by George W. Harper (Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact, April 1979, edited by Stanley Schmidt)

Victoria Silverwolf: Worlds of Tomorrow, April 1964, edited by Frederik Pohl

Dan Stumpf: The Screaming Mimi by Fredric Brown

Kevin Tipple: ...A Dangerous Thing by Bill Crider

"TomCat": The Complete Cases of Inspector Allhoff, V. 1 by D. L. Champion; "An Urban Legend Puzzle" by Rintaro Norizuki (translation by Beth Cary), Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, January 2004, edited by Janet Hutchings; The 3-13 Murders by Thomas B. Black

Steve Lewis reviews the James story...note also the brilliant Davidson story...


Mathew Paust said...


Paul Fraser said...

Thanks for the link Todd--what date is that photo?

Todd Mason said...

Thanks, Matt!

You're quite welcome, Paul. I'm not sure...a less artifacted (I suspect) version of the photo was on display at Wolfe's funeral, I gather. Sometime in the '90s? Ellen might have a better sense of it now...

Jack Seabrook said...

Thanks, Todd, and Happy Easter!

Todd Mason said...

Thanks to you, Jack, happy holidays, and a very happy (single--so far!) birthday to Lorraine!

Jim C. said...

As always, thanks for the mention. I need to blog about Sharon Tandy soon.