Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Short Story Wednesday: the links to the reviews: 18 January 2023

Patti Abbott is on vacation, happily not too immediately threatened by mudslides in California, and I'll go ahead and gather the Short Story Wednesday items for the next week or so. TM

Patricia Abbott: Antarctica (in part) by Claire Keegan

Monday, January 2, 2023

At Last: FRIDAY'S "FORGOTTEN" BOOKS AND MORE: the links to the reviews, texts, etc.: 1-30 September 2021

Rescued from draft status.

Cele Goldsmith Lalli at the World SF Convention 1962

Patricia Abbott: Catastrophe and Other Stories by Dino Buzzati (translated by Judith Landry); Let Him Go by Larry Watson; Bring Your Baggage and Don't Pack Light by Helen Ellis; Stories from Justice by Larry Watson; "Outside the Jurisdiction" from Justice by Larry Watson; In the Morning, I'll Be Gone by Adrian McKinty; Troubled Daughters, Twisted Wives edited by Sarah Weinman (and particularly the Patricia Highsmith and Dorothy Salisbury Davis stories); "So Much Water, So Far from Home" by Raymond Carver (UCSB Spectrum, 1975)

Bob Adey: Smear Job (David Callan #4) by James Mitchell

Thomas Baird: The Glimpses of the Moon by "Edmund Crispin" (Robert Bruce Montgomery)

Brad Bigelow: Sigh for a Strange Land by Monica Stirling; the 1976 Club: The Red House by Else Jerusalem (translated by Grace Isabel Colbron)

Mike Blake: The Naked Sun by Isaac Asimov

Les Blatt: Miss Pym Disposes by "Josephine Tey" (Elizabeth Mackintosh)

Peter Blauner: Christ in Concrete by Pietro di Donato

Elgin Bleecker: The Big Book of the Continental Op by Dashiell Hammett (edited by Richard Layman and Julie Rivett)

Joachim Boaz: "The Oceans are Wide" by Frank M. Robinson, Science Stories, April 1954, edited by Bea Mahaffey and Ray Palmer; Furthest by Suzette Hayden Nelson; In Watermelon Sugar by Richard Brautigan; Fellowship of the Stars edited by Terry Carr

John Boston: Amazing Stories August 1966, edited by Joseph "Ross"; Watchers of the Dark by Lloyd Biggle, Jr.; Amazing Stories October 1966, edited by Joseph "Ross"; "In Praise of Cele Goldsmith Lalli"

Cora Buhlert: The Star Warriors by Lin Carter; Cele Goldsmith Lalli and the Sword & Sorcery Revival

Brian Busby: the novels of Robert Barr (and The Story of Esther Costello by Nicholas Monsarrat); the paperback originals of Brian Moore as "Michael Bryan"; Kim Campbell: The Making of a Politician and other work by Robert Fife; Poldrate Street (aka The Undertaker Dies) by Garnett Wilson; The Water-Drinker and The Yellow Briar by "Patrick Slater" (John Mitchell)

James M. Cain interviewed by David Zinsser, The Paris Review, Spring/Summer 1978,  edited by George Plimpton

Douglas Cohen: Realms of Fantasy April 1997 edited by Shawna McCarthy

Eric Leif Davin: Hugo Gernsback and his magazines

Liz Dexter: Peace Breaks Out by Angela Thirkell; Black Joy edited by Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff and Timi Sotire; The Impossible Mile by Johnny and Becki Agar; Digging to America by Anne Tyler; Index, A History of the by Dennis Duncan; Noah's Compass by Anne Tyler; The Heart of a Woman by Maya Angelou; The Transgender Issue by Shon Faye

Scott Edelman: Veronica Schanoes; Javier Hernandez, Zach Kruse, Carl Potts and Arlen Shumer on Steve Ditko

Lucy R. Fisher: Passenger to Frankfurt by Agatha Christie

Barry Gardner: Two for the Dough by Janet Evanovich; am I out of step? (in 1995)

Dana Gioia: Collected Poems: 1945-1990, by Barbara Howes

Ed Gorman: Baby Moll by John Farris; archived version with new comments

Doug Greene: Sometimes They Bite by Lawrence Block

Aubrey Hamilton: Patterns in the Dust by Lesley Grant-Adamson; Unholy Dying by R. T. Campbell; Uncle Paul by Celia Fremlin; Blue Murder by "Harriet Rutland" (Olive Seers Shimwell); A Trouble of Fools by Linda Barnes; Rainy City by Earl Emerson; Blood Moon by Gary Disher; Bull Mountain by Brian Panowich; The Judge by Steve Martini

Jerry House: "Legend of the Dropping Well" from Scenes and Legends from the North of Scotland (2nd edition) by Hugh Miller; Gosh! Wow! (Sense of Wonder) Science Fiction edited by Forrest J Ackerman;  Asthma Simpson, the Village Queen by Myer Marcus; "The History of the Prince Tangut, and of the Princess with a Nose of a Foot Long" by Jean Paul Bignon, translated by William Hatchett; "An Oak Coffin" by Louisa T. Meade and "Clifford Halifax" (Edgar Beaumont), The Strand Magazine, March 1894 (edited by Herbert Greenhough Smith); Those Who Can: A Science Fiction Reader edited by Robin Scott Wilson; Buck Ryan in Shadow Castle (Super Detective Picture Library), 1 September 1960, written by Don Freeman and illustrated by Jack Monk

Maxim Jakubowski: The Joy and Sorrow of Fiction Magazines

Tracy K: The Taking of Pelham One Two Three by "John Godey" (Morton Freedgood); "Sugar and Spice" by Vera Caspary The American Magazine December 1943 edited by Summer Blossom; "Sweet Baby Jenny" by Joyce Harrington Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine May 1981 edited by Eleanor Sullivan; The Wheel Spins (aka The Lady Vanishes) by Ethel Lina White; Montalbano, Hard Boiled and Noir compilations; Murder by Parnell Hall; September reading

Jackie Kashian: Michael Charbonneau on Neil Gaiman

Evan Lewis: Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine October, November and December 1946 edited by "Ellery Queen" (Frederic Dannay); The Saint comic strip, week 6, 1948, by Mike Roy and Leslie Charteris (and the previous and subsequent strips); "Vengeance of the Mounted" by Jack Cole True Crime Comics July-August 1948; The Thin Man radio series, 1041; "The Clue of the Tattooed Man" by Clayton Rawson, Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, December 1946, and subsequent contest entries to conclude the story; "The Bandits of Eagle Rock" illustrated by Graham Ingels, Gunfighter November-December 1949; The Shadowed Circle #1 (2021) edited by Steve Donoso; Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, January, February and March 1947, edited by "Queen"/Dannay; "Kit Carson" (anon.) (though Patricia Highsmith might've written for this comic book) It Really Happened #1 1944; Lancecon (small paperback collectors' convention) 1988 (photos by Art Scott); EQMM, April, May and June 1947, edited by Dannay; "A Fight to the Death" illustrated by H. C. Keifer, War Against Crime June-July 1948; "The New Racket" (aka "The Judge Laughed Last" in 1930s newspaper syndication) by Dashiell Hammett The Black Mask 15 February 1924 edited by George W. Sutton, Jr.; "Tom Mix and the Ride for Life" illustrated by Fred Meagher Tom Mix Comics February 1942 

Steve Lewis: Future Science Fiction Jun 1954 edited by Robert A. W. Lowndes; Treasure Hunt by John Lescroat; Threshold of Eternity by John  Brunner; The Mother Shadow by Melodie Johnson Howe; J. Randolph (Randy) Cox, 1936-2021; The War of Two Worlds by Poul Anderson; Worlds of If Science Fiction January 1967 edited by Frederik Pohl

Gideon Marcus: The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, October 1966: Isaac Asimov Special Issue edited by Edward L. Ferman

Walker Martin: Windy City Pulp Convention 2021

Todd Mason: "The Governess: A Professor Challenger Story as told by Mr. Edward Malone" by Stephen Gallagher; stories by Kurt Vonnegut, Robert Bloch, Fritz Leiber, Rosel George Brown, Avram Davidson, Fredric Brown et al., from Fantastic August 1960 edited by Cele Goldsmith Lalli  and The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction October 1961 edited by Robert P. Mills; stories by Eudora Welty, Robert M. Coates, James Still and Edita Morris from The World Within: Stories Illuminating the Neuroses of Our Time edited by Mary Louise Aswell

Gloria Maxwell: Christine by Stephen King

Francis M. Nevins: Georges Simenon in the early WW2 years

Bill Peschel: The Chinatown Death Cloud Peril by Paul Malmont

Bill Pronzini: Gil Brewer

James Reasoner: The Girl With No Place to Hide by "Nick Quarry" (Marvin Albert); Smashing Western March 1937; Strange Detective Mysteries September 1940; Trent V. 2: The Kid script by Rodolphe Jacquette, illustration by "Léo" (Luiz Eduardo de Oliviera); Fright by Cornell Woolrich (originally published as by "George Hopley"); 5 Western Novels Magazine April 1952; Amazing Stories July 1943 edited by Raymond Palmer (see also this); Greatest Enemy by Jason Kasper; Interface by Joe Gores; Big Book Western Magazine April 1947; Detective Novels Magazine December 1939 edited by Harvey Burns(?); Rimrock Raiders by "Bradford" (A. Leslie) Scott; Star Western August 1953 edited by Rogers Terril and/or Michael Tilden; Fantastic Adventures May 1942 edited by Raymond Palmer

Richard Robinson: Doing Time by Jodi Taylor; Silver Waves of Summer edited by David M. Olsen; Art Fitzpatrick and Van Kaufman: Masters of the Art of Automobile Advertising by Rob Keil; Best Eaten Cold and Other Stories edited by Martin Edwards; Lightning Strikes by William Kent Krueger

Ron Scheer: The Wire-Cutters by Mollie Davis

Robert Silverberg: The Best Science-Fiction Stories: 1949 edited by Everrett Bleiler and T.D. Ditky

Victoria Silverwolf: Worlds of Tomorrow August 1966 edited by Frederik Pohl; Fantastic September 1966 edited by Joseph "Ross"; Catastrophe Planet by Keith Laumer

Kevin Tipple: Crooked Roads: Crime Stories by Alec Cizak; The Devil's Bones by Larry D. Sweazy; Unhappy Endings by Judy Penz Sheluk; Fallen from Grace by J. R. Lindermuth; 

Scott Tipple: The Builders by Daniel Polanski: 

Danielle Torres: "Sugar and Spice" by Vera Caspary The American Magazine December 1943 edited by Summer Blossom; Say Nothing by Patrick Radden Keefe

David Vineyard: Departure Delayed by Will Oursler; 

Bill Wallace: Weird Tales, edited by Farnsworth Wright: December 1926; January 1927; February 1927; March 1927; Pulp Empire: The Secret History of Comic Book Imperialism by Paul S. Hirsch; The Pocket Austin Ossman Spare edited by Jake Dirnberger; The Unlimited Dream Company by J. G. Ballard; Gorgo Attacks! by Joe Sinnott, Joe Gill and Vince Coletta; Surrealism and the Occult: Shamanism, Magic, Alchemy, and the Birth of an Artistic Movement by Nadia Choucha

A. J. Wright: the novels of William P. McGivern

Mark Yon: New Worlds September 1966 edited by Michael Moorcock; sf Impulse September 1966 edited by Kyril Bonfiglioli and Keith Roberts; October 1966 New Worlds (ed. Moorcock) and sf Impulse edited by Harry Harrison and Keith Roberts