November 30, 2018

Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur, November 2018

Attention 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 historical-contextual essays.
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. (Update: More.)

Books to Read While the Algae Grow in Your Fur; Scientifiction and Fantastica; Pleasures of Detection, Portraits of Crime; Tales of Our Ancestors; Cthulhiana; Heard About Pittsburgh, PA

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