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                           MY BOOK REVIEWS – SHORT STORIES

These reviews and abstracts cover just about every book I have read recently. Scroll through the whole alphabetical list of abstracts and reviews below, or look through the following genre and sub-category list

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 ROBERT ABERNETHY SINGLE COMBAT *****

AESOP FABLES   *****

Brian Aldiss - A Space For Reflection *****

Brian Aldiss – Three Evolutionary Enigmas *****

BRIAN ALDISS – THE UNDERPRIVILEGED *****

ASIMOV, ISAAC; - 100 GREAT SCIENCE FICTION SHORT SHORT STORIES.  *****

ISAAC ASIMOV – AN OVERVIEW STORIES.  *****

ISAAC ASIMOV – PROFESSION***

ASHTON SMITH, CLARK - THE CHARNEL GOD  *****

ASHTON SMITH, CLARK THE COMING OF THE WHITE WORM *****

ASHTON SMITH, CLARK - THE DARK EIDELON*****

ASHTON SMITH, CLARK - THE DEATH OF MALYGRIS  *****

ASHTON SMITH, CLARK  THE EMPEROR OF DREAMS 1st Review*****

ASHTON SMITH, CLARK  -THE EMPEROR OF DREAMS 2cd review  *****

 ASHTON SMITH, CLARK  - THE EMPEROR OF DREAMS. 3rd review*****

ASHTON  SMITH, CLARK - THE EMPEROR OF DREAMS (4th Review).  *****

ASHTON SMITH, CLARK  - THE EMPEROR OF DREAMS (5th Review)*****

ASHTON SMITH, CLARK  - GENIUS LOCI  *****

ASHTON SMITH, CLARK  - NECROMANCY IN NAAT*****

ASHTON SMITH, CLARK  - UBBO SATHIA*****

HONORE DE BALZAC – THE ATHEIST’S MASS   *****

ELIZABETH BEAR – TIGER TIGER*****

FRANK BELLAMY THE DAILY MIRROR BOOK OF GARTH 1975*****

ALFRED BESTER – FONDLY FAHRENHEIT ***** 

AMBROSE BIERCE - AN INHABITANT OF CARCOSA*****

AMBROSE BIERCE – A BABY TRAMP*****

AMBROSE BIERCE – BEYOND THE WALL ****

 

AMBROSE BIERCE – THE BOARDED WINDOW ***

 

AMBROSE BIERCE - CIVIL WAR STORIES*****

AMBROSE BIERCE – THE DAMNED THING ****

AMBROSE BIERCE - THE MAN AND THE SNAKE*****


AMBROSE BIERCE - THE MOONLIT ROAD*****


AMBROSE BIERCE - MOXON'S MASTER*****

 

BLACK STATIC MAGAZINE #1**

 BLOCH, ROBERT – A QUIET FUNERAL*****

 BLOCH, ROBERT – THE BOGEYMAN WILL GET YOU*****

ROBERT BLOCH - THE CLOAK*****


ROBERT BLOCH - THE DARK DEMON *****

 BLOCH, ROBERT – THE DEVILS’ TICKET*****

 BLOCH, ROBERT – LIZZIE BORDEN TOOK AN AXE*****

 BLOCH, ROBERT – THE MAN WHO KNEW WOMEN*****

ROBERT BLOCH – THE OPENER OF THE WAY *****

ROBERT BLOCH – THE SEAL OF THE SATYR*****

 BLOCH, ROBERT – THE SKULL OF THE MARQUIS DE SADE*****

 BLOCH, ROBERT – THE WEIRD TAILOR. ***** 

ROBERT BLOCH – YOURS TRULY, JACK THE RIPPER*****

TOM BOARDMAN - AN ABC OF SCIENCE FICTION *****

BILLY BRAGG – REVOLUTION ROCK *****

LOIS MCMASTER BUJOLD – BORDERS OF INFINITY *****

LOIS MCMASTER BUJOLD – LABYRINTH *****

JOHN W. CAMPBELL - WHO GOES THERE?*****

CAMPBELL, RAMSEY - NEW TALES OF THE CTHULHU MYTHOS.*****

TRUMAN CAPOTE – BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S*****

TRUMAN CAPOTE – SHORT STORIES*****

 

ANGELA CARTER – AMERICAN GHOSTS AND OLD WORLD WONDERS*****

ANGELA CARTER – BLACK VENUS*****

CARTER, ANGELA – THE BLOODY CHAMBER *****

ANGELA CARTER – EARLY SHORT STORIES *****

ANGELA CARTER – FIREWORKS*****

ANGELA CARTER – THE LOVES OF LADY PURPLE*****

ANGELA CARTER – UNCOLLECTED STORIES*****

ANGELA CARTER (EDITOR) – THE VIRAGO BOOK OF FAIRY STORIES*****

Janine Ashbless – Bear Skin ****

CHARRIERE, HENRI - PAPILLON *****

CHAUCER, GEOFFREY - THE CANTERBURY TALES (INDEX OF LINKS TO THE FULL SET)*****

JOHN CHEEVER – THE ENORMOUS RADIO *****

JOHN CHEEVER – THE SWIMMER *****

BILLY CHILDISH – ACTION TIME AND VISION *****

CHOWDRY AND SHARRATT – BITCH LIT*****

CLARK, ARTHUR C - THE NINE BILLION NAMES OF GOD*****
 
CLARKE, ARTHUR  C – OVERVIEW
*****

Jay Clifton – Loco Mosquito ****

CONAN DOYLE, SIR ARTHUR – THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES *****  

COWIE, JONATHON & CHESTER, TONY ESSENTIAL SF – A CONCISE GUIDE.   *****

MAX DACHARNE – MIDGET SUBMARINE *****

CRAIG DAVIDSON – A MEAN UTILITY  ***

LESTER DEL REY – FOR I AM A JEALOUS PEOPLE!*****

JOOLZ DENBY – WEST ONE (SHINE ON ME) *****

AUGUST DERLITH - THE LONESOME PLACE *****

JENNI DOHERTY – THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF WORDERS*****

GORDON R DICKSON – THE MORTAL AND THE MONSTER*****

DAVID DRAKE – TIME SAFARI*****

PHYLIS EISENSTEIN – IN THE WESTERN TRADITION*****

PHILLIP JOSE FARMER – THE ALLEY MAN*****

ALYSON FIXTER & EMILY DUBBERLEY – ULTIMATE BURLESQUE*****

FLEMING, IAN - THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS*****

F SCOTT FITZGERALD - THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON***

E M FORSTER – THE MACHINE STOPS *****

  GAIMAN, NEIL - A STUDY IN EMERALD *****

GAIMAN, NEIL - CORALINE  *****

NEIL GAIMAN - THE FLINTS OF MEMORY LANE *****

NEIL GAIMAN OCTOBER IN THE CHAIR ***

NEIL GAIMAN - ODD AND THE FROST GIANTS*****

JAMES FINN GARNER – POLITICALLY CORRECT BEDTIME STORIES*****

GRAHAM GREENE – THE DESTRUCTORS *****

HARVEY, COLIN & OTHERS - PULP IDOL -    *

Ernest Hill – The Z Factor *****

NICHOLAS HOGG – GIMME DANGER ***** 

ROBERT E HOWARD – CONAN – BEYOND THE BLACK RIVER *****

ROBERT E HOWARD – CONAN – THE BLACK STRANGER *** 

HOWARD, ROBERT E. - THE CONAN CHRONICLES VOLUME ONE - THE PEOPLE OF THE BLACK CIRCLE*****

ROBERT E HOWARD - THE HOUR OF THE DRAGON *****

ROBERT E HOWARD – JEWELS OF GWALHUR ***

ROBERT E HOWARD – CONAN – THE PHOENIX ON THE SWORD ***

ROBERT E HOWARD –RED NAILS  *****

ROBERT E HOWARD – CONAN – THE SCARLET CITADEL  ****

 

CHRISTOPHER ISHERWOOD - GOODBYE TO BERLIN

 

JACOBS, W W - THE MONKEY'S PAW*****

ALBERT JACK – THE OLD DOG AND DUCK***

 JOHN JAKES – THE SELLERS OF THE DREAM*****

M. R. JAMES – O WHISTLE AND I’LL COME TO YOU MY LAD*****

JONES, STEPHEN (EDITOR) SHADOWS OVER INNSMOUTH *****

FRANZ KAFKA – BLUMFELD – AN ELDERLY BACHELOR *

FRANZ KAFKA – DESCRIPTION OF A STRUGGLE*****

FRANZ KAFKA – METAMORPHOSIS*****

FRANZ KAFKA – THE SHORTER STORIES 1st Review.*****

FRANZ KAFKA – THE SHORTER STORIES 2cd Review*****

FRANZ KAFKA – THE SHORTER STORIES 3rd Review*****

FRANZ KAFKA THE VILLAGE SCHOOLMASTER (THE GIANT MOLE)  ****

BOB KANE & OTHERS - THE GREATEST BATMAN STORIES EVER TOLD*****

CAITLAN R KIERNAN – PICKMAN’S OTHER MODEL 1929 ***

KING, STEPHEN – THE MIST*****

KING, STEPHEN – SKELETON CREW *****

DONALD KINGSBURY – THE MOON GODDESS AND THE SON*****

RUDYARD KIPLING - THE JUST SO STORIES -***

LANG, JOHN - FISHER'S GHOST*****

LANSDALE, JOE R. - WRITER OF THE PURPLE RAGE -*****

D H LAWRENCE – CONTENTS*****

LE FANU,  JOSEPH - NARRATIVE OF THE GHOST OF A HAND*****

LOVECRAFT, H P – THE CALL OF CTHULHU   *****

 LOVECRAFT, H. P – THE SHADOW OVER INNSMOUTH   *****   

JOHN LYMINGTON - THE NIGHT SPIDERS *      

MAD*****

LOIS McMASTER BUJOLD – THE MOUNTAINS OF MOURNING*****

LOIS McMASTER BUJOLD – THE WEATHERMAN*****

George R R Martin – The Hedge Knight *****

George R R Martin – Portraits Of His Children *****

George R R Martin – The Skin Trade *****

WALTER M MILLER JNR – DUMB WAITER ****

MOLCHER, DAN, MIKE & SMS – THE END IS NIGH***

NICHOLAS MONSARRAT THE SHIP THAT DIED OF SHAME *****

MOONEY, BRIAN - THE TOMB OF PRISCUS -*****
MICHAEL MOORCOCK – ELRIC*****

ALAN MOORE – DODGEM LOGIC MAGAZINE*****

MOORE, ALAN & SPROUSE, CHRIS - TOM STRONG VOLUME ONE*****

 

MOORE, ALAN & SPROUSE, CHRIS - TOM STRONG VOLUME TWO*****

ALAN MOORE & VARIOUS ARTISTS - TOMORROW STORIES *****

ANAIS NIN -ARTISTS AND MODELS*****

ANAIS NIN - THE BASQUE AND BIJOU*****

ANAIS NIN - DELTA OF VENUS   *****

ADAM NISWANDER – AN ELDRITCH MATTER *****

LARRY NIVEN – FLASH CROWD*****

O'DONNELL, PETER & JIM HOLDAWAY  - MODESTY BLAISE - BAD SUKI *****

 

O'DONNELL, PETER & JIM HOLDAWAY  - MODESTY BLAISE -THE GALLEY SLAVES *****

 

O'DONNELL, PETER & JIM HOLDAWAY  - MODESTY BLAISE -THE RED GRYPHON  *****

 

O'FLAHERTY , LIAM - THE FAIRY GOOSE*****

Charles Partington – Nosferatu’s Ape  *****

STEVE PERRY – THE CASE OF THE WAVY DAGGER*****

FREDERICK POHL – IN THE PROBLEM PIT  *****

Terry Pratchett – Discworld – The Sea And Little Fishes *****

Terry Pratchett – The Hades Business ***

Terry Pratchett – Rincemangle The Gnome Of Ever Moor ***

ANNIE PROULX – BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN  *****

ANNIE PROULX – CLOSE RANGE****

DAN RHODES – ANTHROPOLOGY*****

RICHARDSON, MAURICE. THE EXPLOITS OF ENGLEBRECHT*****

J K ROWLING – THE TALES OF BEEDLE THE BARD*****

GEOFF RYMAN – 253*****

STEPHEN SEGAL & SEAN WALLACE – WEIRD TALES THE 21st CENTURY VOLUME ONE*****

ROBERT SILVERBERG – THE DESERT OF BROKEN DREAMS*****

SIR GAWAIN AND THE GREEN KNIGHT *****

CORDWAINER SMITH – THE BURNING OF THE BRAIN *****

CORDWAINER SMITH – THE CRIME AND GLORY OF COMMANDER SUZDAL *****

CORDWAINER SMITH – THE GAME OF RAT AND DRAGON *****

CORDWAINER SMITH – GOLDEN THE SHIP WAS OH OH OH *****

CORDWAINER SMITH – THE LADY WHO SAILED THE SOUL *****

CORDWAINER SMITH – SCANNERS LIVE IN VAIN *****

 

SMITH, MICHAEL MARSHALL - TO SEE THE SEA*****

THEODORE STURGEON – KILLDOZER*****

 

DYLAN THOMAS – A CHILD’S CHRISTMAS IN WALES *****

 

TOLKIEN, J. R. R. - BILBO'S LAST SONG**

E C Tubb – Random Sample ****

VALE, DENISE - STORIES OF THE STARS*****

Kurt Vonnegut – 2 B R 0 2 B *****

WAGNER, JOHN & OEODARA - XENA WARRIOR PRINCESS – GHOST *****

H G WELLS - THE MAN WITH A NOSE AND OTHER UNCOLLECTED STORIES.***

H. G. WELLS – A PERFECT GENTLEMAN ON WHEELS *****

PETER WILD – FODDERSTOMPF *****

JOHN WYNDHAM – PAWLEY’S PEEPHOLES ***** 

JOHN WYNDHAM – THE RED STUFF  *****

 

                                            

Arthur Chappell

 

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