Matilda’s Stepchildren

Matilda's Stepchildren

Series John Grimes
Ken W. Kelly
Author A. Bertram Chandler
Year 1983 (first published 1979)
Publisher DAW
ISBN 0-87997-845-7

John Grimes, owner of the deep space pinnace Little Sister, could not afford to be fussy about whom he carried. But there were compensations, for if his ship had not been chartered to take Fenella Pruin, muckraking reporter, to exclusive New Venusberg he would never have been able to visit that fabulous pleasure planet. Continue reading

The Disappearing Dwarf

Illustrator Darrell K. Sweet
Author James P. Blaylock
Year 1983
Publisher Del Ray/Ballantine
ISBN 0-345-30376-8


Life as a man of leisure was becoming a bit dull for Jonathan Bing, Master Cheeser, so he welcomed Professor Wurzle’s invitation to visit the empty castle of Selznak, the Evil Dwarf. There they chanced upon a treasure map!

Soon Jonathan, his wonderpooch Ahab, Professor Wurzle, and Miles the Magician set off by boat for the location of the treasure… the unknown city called Landsend.

But between them and their goal lay the Case of the Missing Squire, the Attack of the Headless Oarsmen, a mysterious witch, some evil goblins—and the Secret of the Purloined Globe…

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