Short Fiction Wren, P C: Port o' Missing Men (1934); v1, 18 Aug 2019
#1  Pulpmeister 08-18-2019, 04:08 AM
Six further short stories of the Foreign Legion. These follow directly on from "Flawed Blades"

1: The Return of Odo Klemens
2: The Betrayal of Odo Klemens
3: The Life of Odo Klemens
4: Moon-rise
5: Moon-shadows
6: Moon-set
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#2  ymmv 04-07-2020, 04:38 PM
According to information from a Wren bibliographer this ebook only has six stories out of nine-teen.

Contents should have been:

Contents: I. Moon-rise — II. Moon-shadows — III. Moon-set —IV. The Hand of Fate — V. The Fires of Hell — VI. McSnorrt's Love Affair — VII. Killing No Murder —VIII. The Return of Odo Klemens — IX. The Betrayal of Odo Klemens — X. The Life of Odo Klemens —XI. The Crack of Doom. — XII. The Dust That Was Barren — XIII. Brown brother — XIV. "Be Sure Your Sin ..." —XV. Different Sorts of Fools —XVI. The Coward — XVII. The Statue and the--Bust! — XVIII. Diamond Cut Glass — XIX. Spanish Maine's Little Joke.

#3  Pulpmeister 04-10-2020, 09:22 PM
All the editions I have actually been able to access just had this six. I haven't been able to find an edition with any more, including in second hand and collector book sale descriptions. If something turns up, I'll make a v2. At 30,000 odd words it certainly seems slimmer than the typical book of the period, where 70-80,000 words would be more likely.

#4  ymmv 05-03-2020, 05:08 PM
The full hardcover book is about 400 pages, so nineteen stories is more likely than six.

There's a set of five story collections for sale on Amazon that has all the known short stories by PC Wren. Those books were created by the aforementioned PC Wren collector and bibliographer. One volume has 9 stories from Port o' Missing Men, the other has the other10.

#5  crich70 05-06-2020, 02:11 AM
I wonder if perhaps the other 10 might still be in copyright and that's why it's hard to find them. It wouldn't surprise me.

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