Assembled from years three and four of its history, this collection brings together 20 of the best tales that appeared in Adventure, including rarely or never-before reprinted works by Talbot Mundy, Rafael Sabatini, Edgar Wallace, H.D. Couzens, J. Allan Dunn, George Washington Ogden, Stephen Chalmers and others.
The stories, include authors both familiar and forgotten to today's readers, represent historical and modern-set fiction (modern as in circa 1914) in all corners of the globe.
"Orders Gray" by Marion Polk Angellotti [Medieval Italy] "The Black Violin" by Nevil G. Henshaw [New Orleans] "The Capture of Lone Bill" by Hapsburg Liebe [Western] "Paid" by W. Townend [Afghanistan] "The Shanghaied Policeman" by S.B.H. Hurst [New York] "In a Righteous Cause" by Talbot Mundy [India] "Messire Richard" by Warwick Deeping [Medieval England] "The Word of Borgia" by Raphael Sabatini [Renaissance Italy] "The Getting of Boh Na-Ghee" by Gordon McCreagh [Burma] "Clearing a Snarl" by Frederick William Wallace [North Atlantic fishing] "Down the River" by G.W. Ogden [Colonial Mississippi] "The Impulsiveness of Black Douglas" by Stephen Chalmers [Northwest Mounties] "The Chang-Hwa Pearl" by H.D. Couzens [China; South Seas; Hawaii] "Queen of the Species" by Prince Sarath Ghosh [India] "The Taking of Peter Pan" by George Brydges Rodney [Mexico; humorous] "The Sea-Wife's Challenge" by Henry Oyen [Brooklyn; North Atlantic; some fantasy elements] "A Maker of Wars" by Edgar Wallace [Africa; humorous] "Safe or Out?" by Hugh S. Fullerton [Ohio; baseball; humorous] "The Greenstone Mask" by Allan Dunn [South Seas]
Ok, sure. We’ve all got our little preconceived notions about who librarians are and what they do.
Many people think of librarians as diminutive civil servants, scuttling about “Sssh-ing” people and stamping things. Well, think again buster.
Librarians have degrees. They go to graduate school for Information Science and become masters of data systems and human/computer interaction. Librarians can catalog anything from an onion to a dog’s ear. They could catalog you.
Librarians wield unfathomable power. With a flip of the wrist they can hide your dissertation behind piles of old Field and Stream magazines. They can find data for your term paper that you never knew existed. They may even point you toward new and appropriate subject headings.
People become librarians because they know too much. Their knowledge extends beyond mere categories. They cannot be confined to disciplines. Librarians are all-knowing and all-seeing. They bring order to chaos. They bring wisdom and culture to the masses. They preserve every aspect of human knowledge. Librarians rule. And they will kick the crap out of anyone who says otherwise.
A FIGHT FOR LOVE: A BOXER MEETS HIS MATCH, OUTSIDE THE RING!
An aspiring boxer finds his biggest challenges just might come from outside the ring in this new drama from playwright-director Jose Turner at the Pasadena Playhouse's Carrie Hamilton Theater. Noted for its authentic dialogue and broad appeal, A Fight for Love has all the hallmarks of a classic boxing tale: the gritty training gym, the semi-retired old trainer, and drama in and out of the ring. But Turner puts some fresh twists into the tale, drawing on bigger themes of influence, love and destiny.
Carrie Hamilton Theatre at the Pasadena Playhouse - 39 S. El Molino Ave. Pasadena, CA 91101
In just one week, a new book by Donald E. Westlake will arrive in bookstores – the last new Westlake novel we'll ever have.
The Comedy Is Finished tells the story of a famous radio, movie and TV comedian (think Bob Hope) who gets kidnapped by a group of political radicals that threaten to kill him unless ten of their cohorts are freed from federal prison. It's a gripping, moving, surprising book with all the qualities readers expect from Westlake, and the early response from reviewers has been outstanding:
"A tense, compelling story ... painfully insightful ... [readers will] be hard-pressed to put the book down." - Booklist
"A terrifying sprint for redemption and rescue with the reader kept in agonizing suspense until the literal last page. Not to be missed."- Mystery Scene
"This isn't a dream...we’re all in the presence of the master one last time." - Open Letters Monthly
"A welcomed treat for Westlake’s many fans." - Library Journal
"Sharply written and insightful." - Publishers Weekly
"Rife with unexpected scenes of great emotional power and poignancy...You just don’t expect a razor-wire read like this to be so full of feeling ... The Comedy Is Finished is a perfect capper to a brilliant career." - Tom Piccirilli, The Cold Spot
"That didn’t take long ... we already have the first great book of 2012...some of the finest work of the author’s career." - Vince Keenan