Saturday, June 20, 2009

Houlihan's Equation

Project Gutenberg continues to deliver.

Houlihan's Equation by Walter J. Sheldon (Fantastic Universe September 1955)

"The tiny spaceship had been built for a journey to a star. But its small, mischievous pilots had a rendezvous with destiny—on Earth."

The Hoofer by Walter M. Miller, Jr. (Fantastic Universe September 1955)

"A space rover has no business with a family. But what can a man in the full vigor of youth do—if his heart cries out for a home?"

Also available for download courtesy of Suvudu are some classic titles.

The Stealer of Souls (1963) by Michael Moorcock

With a forward by Alan Moore, this volume contains not only the original story collection of the title, but also one of Moorcock's early Sojan stories, letters, and even Stormbringer, the penultimate title of the entire Elric saga.

I forgot to mention that there's a post over on the Tachyon blog in which The Readers of Boing Boing interview Michael Moorcock. Well worth a read if you're a fan.

Red Mars (1992) by Kim Stanley Robinson

The first volume in Robinson's Mars trilogy, which became an instant classic.

For Love of Mother-Not (1983) by Alan Dean Foster

The first novel in Foster's Pip and Flinx series, telling the timeless story of a boy and his minidrag. There's also an interview with Alan Dean Foster over at BSC. The interviewer strikes a frivolous tone and is overly effusivive, giving the whole thing a rather insincere feel, but it's still a good intoduction to Foster and his works.

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