The second in Stirling’s Lords of Creation series brings us to Mars, in the proper tradition of Burroughs, Bradbury, and Brackett. This one was even better than The Sky People.
Venture back, long ago, to the far-away world… of Venus. An amazing pastiche-slash-homage to the likes of Burroughs, done with modern sensibilities and writing style.
Handyman turned hired muscle Ray agrees to help out a girl, who claims a hood is threatening her life. With that, Ray’s drawn in by a dangerous current… towards the Mob.
Scuba diver James McGregor is hired to salvage a ship that hasn’t sunk yet. From there, he’s embroiled in dense layers of intrigue, setups and double-crosses.
One of the first Cold War-era spy thrillers, a fine little tale of post-war intrigue. It has everything: the Orient Express, Soviets, Bulgarians, OSS operatives, and yes, even Nazis.
Shirley Angela is sick of playing nursemaid to her ailing stepfather. TV repairman Jack Ruxton is roped into her schemes of murder, hoping to cash in on the dying man’s healthy savings. But if Shirley doesn’t cause Jack’s downfall, his greed will…
Witty radiologist vacationing in Spain finds himself mixed up in murder and intrigue; he has to stay one step ahead of a French-speaking cowboy, a crazy mathematician, and a dwarf wealthy beyond measure. Really.