Monthly Archives: May 2018

Time Storm, by Gordon R. Dickson

Reading books has always been something a minority of people do for recreation. Reading books that have not seen any form of publicity or marketing for decades is rarer still. Reading thicker, obscure books packaged in dense paperbacks from the … Continue reading

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Kiss Her Goodbye, by Allan Guthrie

Hard Case Crime has always featured first-time publications alongside the reprints and discovered “lost” novels in its catalogue, and with few exceptions the new novels have been packaged with cover art to look like vintage crime paperbacks. That is certainly … Continue reading

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Whisper, by William Marshall

William Marshall, a rather obscure Australian mystery author, is one of those writers whose books follow the same formula, on the strength that that formula is unlike anyone else’s. As this post suggests, his police procedurals resemble a spinning plates … Continue reading

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Inherit the Stars, by James P. Hogan

The sub-genre of “Hard” SF (roughly, fiction built on the foundation of carefully extrapolated science ideas) never went away after its inception as Hugo Gernsback’s Ralph 124C 41+ in 1911, but it certainly had its down periods. The most recent was probably … Continue reading

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