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1. The Jester At Scar – E. C. Tubb: book five in the Dumarest of Terra series. Scar was a miserable little planet. Covered with ly fungi, it was the main industry of the world. Certain spore were vital, others deadly, one, the Golden Spore, hugely valuable. A find could make one wealthy. Dumarest was looking for it to get off the planet.
And someone was looking for Dumarest. Or rather the blood-red ring he wore.
2: Technos – E. C. Tubb: seventh book in the Dumarest of Terra series. A dying man’s last words brought Dumarest to the planet of Loame, the “garden” planet. The name a mockery, the lands were being devoured by a mutated visrus the destroys everything it touches.
3: The Innocent(ebook) – Vincent Zandri: Jack Marconi, warden at Green Haven prison, is transporting Edward Vasquez to a dentist appointment when the van is attacked, freeing Vincent who leaves laughing just before Marconi is stomped into unconsciousness. Marconi knows he will get the blame and he’s right. Accept the blame, resign, and it will all go away. He decides he has to find Vasquez on his own.
4: Doctor Who: The Coming of The Terraphiles – Michael Moorcock: By the acclaimed fantasy writer, the eleventh Doctor and Amy encounter the Terraphiles, a group obsessed with Earth’s history and re-enacting ancient sporting events. They are out to win the coveted Arrow of Law.
Getting the Terraphiles to Miggea, planet of the competition, is tricky, never mind the mysterious Captain Cornelius and his pirates and the murderer in the midst of their team hampering their efforts to win.
5: Dead Skip – Joe Gores: P. I. Bart Heslip, a former boxer, is left in a coma after being svagely beaten. His fellow workers at Dean Kearny Associates take on the job of finding who did it. The first novel in the DKA series.
6: The Nighttime is The Right Time(ebook) – Bill Crider: a collection of stories by the mystery author.