The Mammoth Book of Vintage Science Fiction; Carroll & Graf, $8.95 -- Outstanding short novels of the 1950s.
Mile Zero, by Thomas Sanchez; Vintage, $10.95 -- Lush, powerful novel of Key West, where Anglo-Saxon, Latin and Afro words collide.
The Grifters, Pop. 1280, The Getaway and A Hell of a Woman, by Jim Thompson; Vintage Crime/Black Lizard, $8.95 each -- From a tough, mesmerizing author, four smashing suspense novels in the noir tradition. -- Ed Kelly