A young Yankee instigator rolls into a small Southern town. His mission: to get the town riled up over school integration. His motivation: something far more sinister than racism…
Four tales from Lawrence Block’s early days, living on the border between sleaze and crime: south-o-the-border short novel Border Lust, two short stories, and the detective novella “Stag Party Girl.”
By the time he was named the third Science Fiction Grand Master in 1977, Clifford D. Simak had already been …
For twelve long years they remembered. For twelve long years they plotted. And now Captain Driscoll was going to pay for what he had done to them during the war.
The 87th Precinct squadroom is held hostage by a dead con’s suicidal wife, armed with a .38 and a bottle of nitro. Her target—Steve Carella!
David Patton’s life changes for the worse after he tried to help a 17-year-old named Jody Drew, a runaway from a juvenile delinquent home, who blackmails David into her submission.
Family man Chris Martin’s past comes back to haunt him: three escaped convicts walk out of his past to terrorize his family, taking Chris’s young daughter hostage.
On-the-road gambler Johnny Berlin drifts into a small town, rife with the machinations of its at-odds casinos. Berlin’s unwittingly dropped in the middle of them. Murders follow.
Everyman farmer is transported to Asgard to help win Ragnarök by making guns for the Norse Gods. Only problem is he can’t, being a farmer and not a “real” hero and all.
Three short novels of space, in the fine tradition of ’50s pulp. Stories of Earth lost and found, of Earth decadent and pacified, of space battles and time travel and intrigue.
Continuing my Silverberg binge, Planet Stories’ newest omnibus, The Planet Killers. Three halves of three Ace Doubles, space operas with espionage and intrigue akimbo. As a fan of mystery/crime novels, I consider this a good thing.