Friday, May 31, 2019

FRIDAY'S "FORGOTTEN" BOOKS AND MORE: the links to the reviews: 31 May 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.

This week dedicated to the memories of Sandra Seamans, Dennis Etchison and Anthony Price.

Patti Abbott: The Devil's Own Ragdoll by Mitchell Bartoy; Sandra Seamans, RIP

Frank Babics: The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury

Brad Bigelow: My Heart for a Hostage by Robert Hillyer

Les Blatt: The Clocks by Agatha Christie

Joachim Boaz: The 1972 Annual World's Best SF edited by Donald A. Wollheim

Ben Boulden: Lynched by Ed Gorman

Brian Busby: The Phantom Freighter by "Franklin W. Dixon" (in this case Amy McFarlane)

Bob Byrne: The Khoraja stories by Robert E. Howard and others

Martin Edwards: Anthony Price, RIP

Peter Enfantino: Atlas (proto-Marvel) Horror Comics: May 1952

Will Errickson: Dennis Etchison, RIP; Carnosaur by Harry Adam Knight

José Ignacio Escribano: The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt

Curtis Evans: Melora by Mignon G. Eberhart; "How to Stop Hitler" by "Q. Patrick" (Hugh Wheeler and Richard Webb)

Olman Feelyus: Queenpin by Megan Abbott

Jeremy Finley: Peter's Pence by Jon Cleary

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

John Grant: The Black Book of Secrets by F. E. Higgins; The Murder of Ann Avery by Henry Kuttner (presumably with input from Catherine L. Moore)

Aubrey Hamilton: Death and the Icebox by Linda Berry

James Wallace Harris: Phoenix among other books by Dorothy Mills

Rich Horton: The Girl's Guide to Hunting and Fishing by Melissa Bank; Needle, Iceworld and short stories by "Hal Clement" (Harry C. Stubbs); Mars Crossing and short fiction by Geoffrey Landis; A Posse of Princesses and Senrid by Sherwood Smith; Matthew Hughes stories; Nina Allan stories; Threshold Shift by Eric Brown; Alec Nevala-Lee stories

Jerry House: "The Bacteriological Detective" by Arthur B. Reeve, Cosmopolitan, February 1911, edited by C. P. Narcross; Captain Jet, May 1952, edited by Ruth Roche

Kate Jackson: ...And Presumed Dead by Lucille Fletcher; A High Mortality of Doves by Kate Ellis

Tracy K: Death Sends a Cable by Margaret Taylor Yates

Colman Keane: "The Ehrengraf Fandango" by Lawrence Block (LB Publications e-chapbook, 2014)

George Kelley: The Hugo Winners, Volumes 1 & 2, introduced by Isaac Asimov

Joe Kenney: Room at the Bottom by J. L. Potter; Mafia Women by "Joseph Cenni" (Miles Donis)

Rob Kitchin: A Decline in Prophets by Sulari Gentill

B. V. Lawson: The Yellow Turban by "Charlotte Jay" (Geraldine Halls)

Evan Lewis: Wild Times by Brian Garfield

Steve Lewis: "Half Past Fear" by John Jakes, Super Science Stories, August 1951, edited by Ejler Jakobsson; "Woman Missing" by Helen Neilsen, Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, May 1960, edited by William Manners; Star Trek: The City on the Edge of Forever: The Original Teleplay comics magazine, August 2014, script by Harlan Ellison as adapted by Scott and David Tipton, illustrated by J. K. Woodward; "Persons or Things Unknown" by "Carter Dickson" (John Dickson Carr), The Sketch, Christmas 1938, edited by Bruce Ingram

Todd Mason: The Year's Best Horror Stories: Series VII edited by Gerald W. Page

John O'Neill: Emergence by David R. PalmerIf This Goes On, anthologies edited by Charles Neutzel and by Cat Rambo

Matt Paust: Alligators at Night by Meg Pokrass

Tim Powers: "Who?" by Algis Budrys, Fantastic Universe, April 1955, edited by Leo Margulies

James Reasoner: Run the Wild River by D. L. Champion

Richard Robinson: The Rolling Stones by Robert A. Heinlein

Gerard Saylor: We Few: U.S. Special Forces in Vietnam by Nick Brokhausen; Storm of Steel by Ernst Jünger (translated by Michael Hoffman)

Jack Seabrook and Peter Enfantino: DC War Comics: January 1975

Victoria Silverwolf: Worlds of Tomorrow, October 1963, edited by Frederik Pohl

Kerrie Smith: Where the Dead Lay by David Levien

Kevin Tipple: The Splintered Paddle by Mark Troy

"TomCat": Moorden in Maastricht by "F. van Overvoorde" (F.A. Haak-Ochsendorf)

A. J. Wright: Through the First Gate and other work by John Craig Stewart

Lisa Yaszek: "Created He Them" by Alice Eleanor Jones, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, June 1955, edited by "Anthony Boucher" (William White)


Jack Seabrook said...

Thanks, Todd! Happy June!

Paul Fraser said...

Thanks again, Todd.

Todd Mason said...

Thank you both.

Facebook has again (as in not for the first time) claimed that my post about this blogpost goes Against Facebook Community Standards, and has blocked the original mailing.

So I removed Patti's book's image from the resend, and put on the F&SF cover. No blocking action so far.

It's not as if Facebook bothers to tell me, or I think anyone, what rule or ukase has been broken by circulating this list, either.