If you have ever seen the David Niven movie Where the Spies Are, you will be familiar with Host of Extra‘s author James Leasor (1923-2007).
Operation Jealousy is one of many Alex Glenne spy novels written by French writer M G Braun (Maurice Gabriel Brault) who passed in 1984.
K W Jeter is back with his latest Kim Oh novel: Real Dangerous Ride.
The Sword Of Rhiannon by Leigh Brackett (Ace, 1953) First published in 1949 as “The Sea-Kings Of Mars”, The Sword Of Rhiannon is among the best science fantasy stories to emerge from the later golden…
Dark of the Sun (AKA The Mercenaries) by Wilbur Smith (Fawcett, 1965) Dark of the Sun by Wilbur Smith is about a particular historical event. In 1960, Belgium pulled out of the Congo region in…
The Chosen is a definite improvement in the adventures of Anja Creed, she who bears the sword of St. Joan Of Arc. We still don’t know a lot about her origins, other than she was raised in a Catholic orphanage in New Orleans. Roux and Garin have little to do with the action, but they remain tangential to the story. But the novel builds to an ending which makes me wonder if the producers of Cabin in the Woods read this book while their movie was in pre-production.
The first of a proposed series, Hot Rail To Hell, was published a few years ago by Robert Vardeman as an attempt to revive the mens’ action novels of the 1970’s. Vardeman heads the Baroness Yahoo group and dedicated it to her creator, Lyle Kenyon Engel. Although we haven’t been blessed with another book in this “Conversant USA” series, one can always hope. Digital publishing makes the job a lot easier these days. Vardeman lists many other books in his resume, so he has the chops to keep the ball rolling.
I had to read Cavern of the Blood Zombies by Xu Lei after finishing Search for the Buried Bomber. The sequel to Bomber hadn’t been translated and I was thirsting for more books by this author. Luckily, Things Asian Press has managed to put two other of his books into print.