There's a couple of very interesting new releases coming out in the next month or so.
The first is Otto Penzler's new anthology - this time it's adventure stories. It's not a collection of stories solely from the magazine ADVENTURE; rather, it does have some from that fine pulp, but has some from other pulps as well. I think we were all a little surprised that the book is coming out so soon - according to Amazon it's going to be released in May. Penzler's collection of BLACK MASK stories was just released a few months ago (or it seems like it).
Anyway, Otto is known for his fantastic anthologies, so I'm sure this collection will be the same. You can pre-order it here at amazon.
I was a little surprised with the cover art - it's totally different from the ADVENTURE covers; this new cover has more of a 1950s or 1960s feel to it. Here's some ADVENTURE covers from the 1920s-30s in contrast.
But the quality of stories is always so good in Otto's collections that they speak for themselves.
The second book was a wonderful surprise to find out about, and I immediately put in my Amazon cart: a new book by I.J. Parnham. You all might remember the wonderfully funny Fergal O'Brien western THE TREASURE OF ST. WOODY last year.
Now Ian has a new book of the Fergal O'Brien series coming out in April, THE MIRACLE OF SAINT MARIA. Ian told me that this book is in the same style and spirit of ST. WOODY, which means that it will be hilarious and a page turner.
You better believe I'll be reviewing this new one here. SAINT MARIA can be pre-ordered at Amazon here.
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