1: Starfleet Academy: The Assassination Game – Alan Gratz: set in the continuity of the last movie, it covers our favorite crew’s Academy days. I was somewhat disappointed in this one as the author lifted a scene from TOS episode THE TROUBLE WITH TRIBBLES. The bar fight scene with the Klingons and the aftermath. An aggressive canine race instead of Klingons, Kirk filling Scotty’s role, Leslie in place of Chekov. It’s probably been fifteen years since I last swa the show and I recognized the dialogue word for word.
2: The Final Country – James Crumley: a novel in the Milo Milodragovitch series.
3: Bordersnakes – James Crumley: a novel featuring both his PI characters, Milo and C. W. Sughrue.
4: The Man Who Watched Trains Go By – Georges Simenon; this edition is a new translation with an introduction by Luc Sante
5: Gods of Opar – Philip Jose Farmer: the Subterranean Press editon containing the two previously published novels and one finished for this edition.
and the ebooks:
6: The Sixth Rider – Max McCoy; 20th anniversary edition.
7: Blood Diamonds – Ed Lynskey; latest crime novel from this fine writer.
8: Bullet For A Virgin – Peter Brandvold: new western by Mr. Brandvold. All reviews made it hard to resist.
9: The Prodigal Gun – Ed Gorman and James Reasoner: To the left, the only reason I needed to pick this one up.
10: Devil May Care – James Mullaney; second novel in the Craig Banyon series, a slightly off kilter adventure line.