Archive for the “PBBC” Category

Yours Truly, Jack the Ripper, 1989 ed., Pamela West
Well crafted, but very much in the “vast unspeakable conspiracy” realm of Ripper stories.

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The Black Stranger and Other American Tales, 2005, Robert E. Howard
The nice thing about this collection is that it doesn’t shy away from the uglier aspects of Howard’s work, which, given that pretty much every story here is set in the US, there are plenty of opportunities to showcase.

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The Monstrumologist, 2015 ed., Rick Yancey
Well…it finally happened. I got tricked into reading a Young Adult series by a publisher reissuing it under an adult fiction imprint. In all fairness, I probably would have read it anyway, as a series about an asshole scientist in late 1880s America tracking down monsters of the classical variety, in this case some anthropophages straight out of Herodotus, is the sort of thing that is just weird enough to interest me.
I don’t remember kids books being quite so gorey when I was the target audience for YA books, though…

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Fuzzies and Other People, 1984 ed., H. Beam Piper
The last of the series. Speak not to me of “re-imaginings.”

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Fuzzy Sapiens, 1984 ed., H. Beam Piper
These books were hand-me-downs from my father, who bought the entire series and then made me read them.
The only other books he did that with were H.P. Lovecraft collections.

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