Here's a classic French Foreign Legion cover, a genre that's almost completely forgotten today. A number of years ago I tried to sell one of my editors on the idea of a French Foreign Legion novel, but no luck. Now, of course, I could write one whenever I wanted and publish it as an e-book, but finding the time is the problem. Maybe someday.
At any rate, this looks like a fine issue. In addition to the Legion novel by Georges Surdez, one of the best writers in that genre, it also includes short stories by the great H. Bedford-Jones and reliable pulpster Albert Richard Wetjen and part of the serialized novel "Spy of the North" by Luke Short, which was later reprinted as BARREN LAND MURDERS and BARREN LAND SHOWDOWN, the title under which it's best known. I don't think it's in the top rank of Short's work, but it's worth reading.
Current Reading, October 13 – 19, 2014
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