Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, November 2018
conservation notice: I have no taste. I also have no qualifications
to discuss the history of photography, or of black Pittsburgh.
- Cheryl Finley, Laurence Glasco and Joe W. Trotter, with an introduction by Deborah Willis, Teenie Harris, Photographer: Image, Memory, History
- A terrific collection of Harris's photos of (primarily) Pittsburgh's
black community from the 1930s to the 1970s, with good biographical and
- Disclaimer: Prof. Trotter is also on the faculty at CMU, but I
don't believe we've ever actually met.
- Ben Aaronovitch, Lies Sleeping
- Mind candy: the latest installment in the long-running
supernatural-procedural mystery series, where the Folly gets tangled up with
the Matter of Britain.
- Charles Stross, The Labyrinth Index
- Mind candy; Latest installment in Stross's long-running Lovecraftian
spy-fiction series. I imagine a novel about the US Presidency being taken over
by a malevolent occult force seemed a lot more amusing before 2016, when this
must have been mostly written. It's a good installment, but only suitable for
those already immersed in the story.
- Anna Lee Huber, The Anatomist's Wife and A Brush with Shadows
- Mind-candy, historical mystery flavor. These are the first and sixth
books in the series, because I couldn't lay hands on 2--5, but I will.
Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur;
Scientifiction and Fantastica;
Pleasures of Detection, Portraits of Crime;
Tales of Our Ancestors;
Heard About Pittsburgh, PA
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