Tuesday, December 27, 2011

2012 - some nice, but pricey, books coming

Thunder in the Void

The Complete John Thunstone

Where the Summer Ends

Walk on the Wild Side

These are titles I definitely want in print, even if there are eVersions (I don't think there will be.)

I have the two paperback TOR Wagner horror collections, but they are far from good shape.

I don't know how many of Wellman's Thunstone tales I have read.  One title rings a bell from an anthology.

I enjoy what I have read from Kuttner, and I need to read more from him.  I know he was an influence on Wagner.  Kuttner had a gritty, real edge that crept in even when it wasn't supposed to.  I really want to read what he did in the space opera vein.


  1. These look great to me, especially the Kuttner and Wagner stuff. I've never been a huge fan of Wellman, though have liked some of his stuff quite a lot.

  2. Paul, Haffner Press has published a couple of collections of Kuttner's work already, one of early horror (1st of 2 IIRC) and the other some of the science fiction he's best known for. They're worth checking out. Centipede did volume of Kuttner's horror stories with a somewhat different ToC, but it was hideously expensive and is out of print.

    I've got most of the Wagner in previous collections, so I'll probably pass on these due to the price. I have the Thunstone collection Nightshade did about a decade ago, along the other four Wellman collections and the two Kane volumes, but I'll probably pick this one up.

    All of these are great collections, and I'm really looking forward to getting the Kuttner space opera volume as well as the humorous stuff Haffner is publishing later in the year. I intend to do more reviews of Kuttner on my blog this year, plus some Brackett. I've been neglecting him of late.

  3. I've only read a couple of Wellmans S&S shorts but I'd like to check this out.