reading

The following list of books and stories I am currently reading or rererading [and have recently read or reread] is more or less just for myself in order to keep track, because I seem to be unable to catch up with publishing as regular blog entries my thoughts on, and the excerpts of the books I am reading. My whole reading more or less is in one way or another connected to my bigger project, occasional exceptions granted. The hope is that one day I will be able to connect all of it in a sensible way. The list is in descending chronological order, meaning the most recent item is on top. Texts which are legally available for download are hyperlinked and marked with a .

scheduled reading or rereading

HARRISON, WILLIAM [NEAL]. 1973. Roller ball murder. Esquire Magazine 80(3) [September 1973].
VINGE, VERNOR [STEFFEN]. 1981. True names [novella]. Binary Star 5: 133-233.
HAMMETT, [SAMUEL] DASHIELL. 1931. The glass key. New York: Alfred A. Knopf.
CONNELL, RICHARD [EDWARD jr.]. 1924. The most dangerous game (aka The hounds of Zaroff) [short story]. Collier’s Weekly 19 January 1924.
DANN, JACK AND GARDNER DOZOIS (eds.). 2007. Dangerous games. New York: Ace Books.
BACHMAN, RICHARD (aka KING, STEPHEN [EDWIN]). 1979. The long walk. New York: Signet Books.
BACHMAN, RICHARD (aka KING, STEPHEN [EDWIN]). 1982. The running man. New York: Signet Books.
HARDING, LUKE [DANIEL]. 2014. The Snowden files: The inside story of the world’s most wanted man. London: Guardian Faber.

currently reading or rererading

GIER, KERSTIN. 2010. Smaragdgrün: Liebe geht durch alle Zeiten. Würzburg: Arena.
GREENWALD, GLENN [EDWARD]. 2014. No place to hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. surveillance state. New York: Metropolitan Books.
GILMOUR, DAVID. 2007. The film club. Markham: Thomas Allen Publishers.
BRUNNER, JOHN [KILIAN HOUSTON]. 1975. The shockwave rider. New York: Harper & Row.
BALLARD, J[AMES] G[RAHAM]. 1975. High rise. London: Jonathan Cape.
SAYERS, DOROTHY L[EIGH]. 1930. Strong poison. London: Gollancz.

recently read or reread

2015
LOVECRAFT, H[OWARD] P[HILLIPS]. 1922 [1917]. The tomb [short story]. The Vagrant 14: 50-64.
LOVECRAFT, H[OWARD] P[HILLIPS]. 1916 [1908]. The alchemist [short story]. The United Amateur 16(4): 53-57.
LOVECRAFT, H[OWARD] P[HILLIPS]. 1918 [1905]. The beast in the cave [short story]. The Vagrant 7: 113-120.
LOVECRAFT, H[OWARD] P[HILLIPS]. 2008 [1902]. “The mysterious ship [short story],” in H. P. Lovecraft: The fiction, pp. 1027-1033. New York: Barnes & Noble.
LOVECRAFT, H[OWARD] P[HILLIPS]. 1959 [1898]. “The mystery of the grave-yard, or: “A dead man’s revenge.” A detective story [short story],” in The shuttered room and other pieces compiled by August Derleth, pp. 48-52. Sauk City: Arkham House.
LOVECRAFT, H[OWARD] P[HILLIPS]. 1959 [1898]. “The secret cave or John Lees adventure [short story],” in The shuttered room and other pieces compiled by August Derleth, pp. 46-47. Sauk City: Arkham House.
LOVECRAFT, H[OWARD] P[HILLIPS]. 1959 [1897]. “The little glass bottle [short story],” in The shuttered room and other pieces compiled by August Derleth, pp. 45-46. Sauk City: Arkham House.
SAYERS, DOROTHY L[EIGH]. 1928. Lord Peter views the body. London: Gollancz.
SAYERS, DOROTHY L[EIGH]. 1927. Unnatural death. London: Benn.
SAYERS, DOROTHY L[EIGH]. 1926. Clouds of witness. London: T. Fisher Unwin.
2014
SAYERS, DOROTHY L[EIGH]. 1923. Whose body? London: T. Fisher Unwin.
SHUL, BRIAN. 1992 [1991]. Sled driver: Flying the world’s fastest jet. Earl Shilton: Midland Publishing Limited.
SAYERS, DOROTHY L[EIGH]. 1928. The unpleasantness at the Bellona Club. London: Ernest Benn.
AMBLER, ERIC [CLIFFORD]. 1956. The Night-Comers. London: Hodder and Stoughton.
AMBLER, ERIC [CLIFFORD]. 1953. The Schirmer inheritance. London: Hodder and Stoughton.
AMBLER, ERIC [CLIFFORD]. 1952. Judgement on Deltchev. London: Hodder and Stoughton.
GIER, KERSTIN. 2010. Saphirblau: Liebe geht durch alle Zeiten. Würzburg: Arena.
GIER, KERSTIN. 2009. Rubinrot: Liebe geht durch alle Zeiten. Würzburg: Arena.
AMBLER, ERIC [CLIFFORD]. 1940. Journey into fear London: Hodder and Stoughton.
AMBLER, ERIC [CLIFFORD]. 1938. Epitaph for a spy. London: Hodder and Stoughton.
AMBLER, ERIC [CLIFFORD]. 1938. Cause for alarm. London: Hodder and Stoughton.
AMBLER, ERIC [CLIFFORD]. 1937. Uncommon danger [aka Background to danger]. London: Hodder and Stoughton.
AMBLER, ERIC [CLIFFORD]. 1985. Here lies Eric Ambler. London: Hodder and Stoughton.
DNEPROV, ANATOLY [aka MITSKEVICH, ANATOLY PETROVICH]. 1968 [1959]. “Crabs on the island [short story],” in The molecular cafe edited by Anonymous. Moscow: Mir Publishers. Republished in the U.S. as The island of the crabs. International Science-Fiction 1(2): 49-62. Originally published as “Крабы идут по острову [Kraby idut po ostrovu],” in Дорога в сто парсеков edited by Anatoly Varshavsky. Moscow: Molodaya Gvardiya. [in German: Insel der Krebse]
AMBLER, ERIC [CLIFFORD]. 1936. The dark frontier. London: Hodder and Stoughton.
CHRISTIE, Dame AGATHA [MARY CLARISSA]. 1938. Appointment with death. London: Collins Crime Club.
SARBAN (aka WALL, JOHN WILLIAM). 1952. The sound of his horn. London: Peter Davies Ltd.
JACKSON, SHIRLEY [HARDIE]. 1948. The lottery [short story]. The New Yorker 26 June 1948: 25-28.
SHECKLEY, ROBERT. 1958. The prize of peril [short story]. The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction 14(5): 5-19.
TAKAMI, KOUSHUN. 2003 [1999]. Battle Royale. San Francisco: VIZ Media. Originally published as Battle Royale. Tokyo: Ohta Shuppan.
COLLINS, SUZANNE [MARIE]. 2010. Mockingjay. New York: Scholastic.
COLLINS, SUZANNE [MARIE]. 2009. Catching fire. New York: Scholastic.
COLLINS, SUZANNE [MARIE]. 2008. The hunger games. New York: Scholastic.
WALLACE, [RICHARD HORATIO] EDGAR. 1929. “Planetoid 127,” in Planetoid 127 and The Sweizer Pump by Edgar Wallace. London: The Readers Library Publishing Company Ltd.
BUDRYS, ALGIS. 1977. Michaelmas. New York: Berkley Books, G.P. Putnam’s Sons.
CHRISTIE, Dame AGATHA [MARY CLARISSA] AND CHARLES OSBORNE. 1998 [1930]. Black coffee [novelized play]. London: HarperCollins.
ELLISON, HARLAN [JAY]. 1967. I have no mouth and I must scream [short story]. If 17(3): 24-36.
CHRISTIE, Dame AGATHA [MARY CLARISSA]. 1927. The big four. London: William Collins & Sons.
2013
ROHMER, SAX (aka WARD, ARTHUR HENRY SARSFIELD). 1973. The wrath of Fu Manchu. London: Tom Stacey.
ROHMER, SAX (aka WARD, ARTHUR HENRY SARSFIELD). 1959. Emperor Fu Manchu. London: Herbert Jenkins.
ROHMER, SAX (aka WARD, ARTHUR HENRY SARSFIELD). 1957. Re-enter Fu Manchu. London: Herbert Jenkins.
ROHMER, SAX (aka WARD, ARTHUR HENRY SARSFIELD). 1948. The shadow of Fu Manchu. New York: The Crime Club.
ROHMER, SAX (aka WARD, ARTHUR HENRY SARSFIELD). 1941. The island of Fu Manchu. New York: The Crime Club.
ROHMER, SAX (aka WARD, ARTHUR HENRY SARSFIELD). 1939. The drums of Fu Manchu. New York: The Crime Club.
ROHMER, SAX (aka WARD, ARTHUR HENRY SARSFIELD). 1936. President Fu Manchu. New York: The Crime Club.
ROHMER, SAX (aka WARD, ARTHUR HENRY SARSFIELD). 1934. The trail of Fu Manchu. New York: The Crime Club.
ROHMER, SAX (aka WARD, ARTHUR HENRY SARSFIELD). 1933. The bride of Fu Manchu. London: Cassell.
ROHMER, SAX (aka WARD, ARTHUR HENRY SARSFIELD). 1932. The mask of Fu Manchu. New York: The Crime Club.
ROHMER, SAX (aka WARD, ARTHUR HENRY SARSFIELD). 1931. The daughter of Fu Manchu. London: Cassell.
ROHMER, SAX (aka WARD, ARTHUR HENRY SARSFIELD). 1917. Si-Fan mysteries (aka The hand of Fu Manchu). London: Methuen.
ROHMER, SAX (aka WARD, ARTHUR HENRY SARSFIELD). 1916. The devil doctor (aka The return of Dr. Fu Manchu). London: Methuen.
ROHMER, SAX (aka WARD, ARTHUR HENRY SARSFIELD). 1917. The mystery of Fu Manchu (aka The insidous Dr. Fu Manchu). London: Methuen.
BUDRYS, ALGIS. 1958. Who? New York: Pyramid Books.
MARQUAND, JOHN P[HILLIPS]. 1957. Stopover: Tokyo (aka Rendezvous in Tokyo, aka The last of Mr. Moto, aka Right you are, Mr. Moto). Boston: Little, Brown and Company.
BIGGERS, EARL DERR. 1932. Keeper of the keys. New York: Bobbs-Merrill.
BIGGERS, EARL DERR. 1930. Charlie Chan carries on. New York: Bobbs-Merrill.
BIGGERS, EARL DERR. 1929. The black camel. New York: Bobbs-Merrill.
BIGGERS, EARL DERR. 1928. Behind that curtain. New York: Bobbs-Merrill.
BIGGERS, EARL DERR. 1926. The chinese parrot. New York: Bobbs-Merrill.
BIGGERS, EARL DERR. 1925. The house without a key. New York: Bobbs-Merrill.
AMBLER, ERIC [CLIFFORD]. 1969. The intercom conspiracy (aka The quiet conspiracy). New York: Athenaeum.
AMBLER, ERIC [CLIFFORD]. 1939. The mask of Dimitrios (aka A coffin for Dimitrios). London: Hodder and Stoughton.
ATHERTON, GERTRUDE [FRANKLIN HORN]. 1923. Black oxen. New York: A. L. Burt Company.
LOVECRAFT, H[OWARD] P[HILLIPS]. 1928 [1926]. The call of Cthulu [short story]. Weird Tales 11(2): 159-178, 287.
KIPLING, [JOSEPH] RUDYARD. 1912. As easy as A.B.C.: A tale of 2150 A.D. [short story]. The London Magazine March and April 1912.
KIPLING, [JOSEPH] RUDYARD. 1905. With the night mail [short story]. McClure’s Magazine 26(1): 23-35.
2012 and before
GALOUYE, DANIEL F[RANCIS]. 1964. Simulacron-3. New York: Bantam.
DEIGHTON, LEN. The IPCRESS file. London: Hodder & Stoughton.
LE CARRÉ, JOHN [aka CORNWELL, DAVID JOHN MOORE]. 2010. Our kind of traitor. New York: Viking Press.
LE CARRÉ, JOHN [aka CORNWELL, DAVID JOHN MOORE]. 1979. Smiley’s people. London: Hodder & Stoughton.
LE CARRÉ, JOHN [aka CORNWELL, DAVID JOHN MOORE]. 1977. The honourable schoolboy. New York, London: Random House, Hodder & Stoughton.
LE CARRÉ, JOHN [aka CORNWELL, DAVID JOHN MOORE]. 1974. Tinker, tailor, soldier, spy. New York, London: Random House, Hodder & Stoughton.
LE CARRÉ, JOHN [aka CORNWELL, DAVID JOHN MOORE]. 1965. The looking glass war. London: William Heinemann.
LE CARRÉ, JOHN [aka CORNWELL, DAVID JOHN MOORE]. 1963. The spy who came in from the cold. London: Victor Gollancz & Pan.
LE CARRÉ, JOHN [aka CORNWELL, DAVID JOHN MOORE]. 1962. A murder of quality. London: Gollancz.
LE CARRÉ, JOHN [aka CORNWELL, DAVID JOHN MOORE]. 1961. Call for the dead. London: Victor Gollancz Ltd.
ALLAIN, MARCEL AND PIERRE SOUVESTRE. 1915 [1911]. Fantômas. New York: Brentano’s Publishers Inc.
STEPHENSON, NEAL [TOWN] AND GEORGE JEWSBURY. 1994. Interface. New York: Bantam.
HAMMETT, [SAMUEL] DASHIELL. 1934. The thin man. New York: Alfred A. Knopf.
JONES, DENNIS FELTHAM. 1977. Colossus and the crab. New York: Berkley.
JONES, DENNIS FELTHAM. 1974. The fall of Colossus. New York: Putnam.
JONES, DENNIS FELTHAM. 1966. Colossus. London: Rupert Hart-Davis.
VERNE, JULES [GABRIEL]. 1911 [1904]. Master of the world. London: Sampson Low. Originally published as Maître du monde. Paris: Pierre-Jules Hetzel.
VERNE, JULES [GABRIEL]. 1887 [1886]. Robur the conqueror (aka The clipper of the clouds). London: Sampson Low. Originally published as Robur-le-Conquérant. Paris: Pierre-Jules Hetzel.
HAMMETT, [SAMUEL] DASHIELL. 1929. Red harvest. New York: Alfred A. Knopf.
HAMMETT, [SAMUEL] DASHIELL. 1930. The maltese falcon. New York: Alfred A. Knopf.
VINGE, VERNOR [STEFFEN]. 1986. Marooned in realtime. New York: Bluejay Books, St. Martin’s Press.
VINGE, VERNOR [STEFFEN]. 1985. “The ungoverned,” in Far frontiers vol. 3 edited by Jim Baen and Jerry Pournelle, pp. 10-59. Riverdale: Baen.
VINGE, VERNOR [STEFFEN]. 1984. The peace war. New York: Bluejay Books.
CHANDLER, RAYMOND [THORNTON] AND ROBERT BROWN PARKER. 1989 [1958]. Poodle springs. New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons.
CHANDLER, RAYMOND [THORNTON]. 1958. Playback. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.
CHANDLER, RAYMOND [THORNTON]. 1953. The long good-bye. London: Hamish Hamilton.
CHANDLER, RAYMOND [THORNTON]. 1949. The little sister. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.
CHANDLER, RAYMOND [THORNTON]. 1943. The lady in the lake. New York: Alfred A. Knopf.
CHANDLER, RAYMOND [THORNTON]. 1942. The high window. New York: Alfred A. Knopf.
CHANDLER, RAYMOND [THORNTON]. 1940. Farewell, my lovely. New York: Alfred A. Knopf.
CHANDLER, RAYMOND [THORNTON]. 1939. The big sleep. New York: Alfred A. Knopf.
SHELLEY, MARY. 1818. Frankenstein; or, The modern Prometheus. London: Lackington, Hughes, Harding, Mavor & Jones.
VERNE, JULES [GABRIEL]. 1966 [1870]. Twenty thousand leagues under the sea. New York: Washington Square Press. Originally published as Vingt mille lieues sous les mers. Paris: Pierre-Jules Hetzel.
WELLS, H[ERBERT] G[EORGE]. 1896. The island of Doctor Moreau. London: William Heinemann.
WELLS, H[ERBERT] G[EORGE]. 1897. The invisible man. London: William Heinemann.
WELLS, H[ERBERT] G[EORGE]. 1898. The war of the worlds. London: William Heinemann.
Currently I am not able to reconstruct my reading further back.
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