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SCIENCE FICTION

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FATHERLAND, Harris, Robert
121 FATHERLAND
Harris, Robert
Random House, 1992, 0679412735 / 9780679412731

First Edition, Hardcover, Near Fine, Near Fine. Book. 
Hardcover first edition, first printing and first US edition. (Preceded by the UK edition.) Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Spine panel moderately sunned with some light handling-related edge wear and tiny smudge on lower edge, else a near fine copy in near fine jacket. Critically acclaimed alternate history novel and Harris' debut novel. This novel is notoriously difficult for categorization as it falls into Science Fiction, Fiction and the Mystery categories. (Anyone remember SS-GB by Len Deighton? Alternate history murder mystery set in Nazi-occupied Great Britain.) A straight, square copy without price-clipping. Award History: 1993 Locus Poll Award Nominee (lost to China Mountain Zhang by Maureen McHugh); Clute, (ed), Debuts 1990-1994, pg. 206, in Science Fiction: The Illustrated Encyclopedia; 1992 Notable Book of the Year, NY Times Book Review.

003690

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FATHERLAND, Harris, Robert
122 FATHERLAND
Harris, Robert
Random House, 1992, 0679412735 / 9780679412731

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. 
Hardcover first edition, first printing and first US edition. Light handling related edgewear, else fine (unread) copy in fine jacket. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Critically acclaimed alternate history novel and Harris' debut novel. This novel is notoriously difficult for categorization as it falls within the Science Fiction, Fiction and the Mystery literary genres. (Remember SS-GB by Len Deighton - alternate history and murder mystery set in Nazi-occupied Great Britain.) A clean, straight copy without price-clipping. Award History: Clute, Debuts 1990-1994, pg. 206, in Science Fiction: The Illustrated Encyclopedia; 1992 Notable Book of the Year, NY Times Book Review.

003753

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STAINLESS STEEL RAT FOR PRESIDENT [THE], Harrison, Harry
123 STAINLESS STEEL RAT FOR PRESIDENT [THE]
Harrison, Harry
Nelson Doubleday, 1982, 

Book Club (BCE/BOMC), Hardcover, Fine, Very Good. Book. Freff
Book Club Edition, first printing and true first edition. First printing with Code "M40" on page 184 and Code 1871 on rear jacket panel. (The Science Fiction Book Club edition preceded the Bantam paperback edition published in 1982.) Not a remainder or ex-library copy. One jacket tear-out (2 cm x 1 cm in size) on lower edge of rear jacket panel near spine with adjacent closed, but jagged tear 1 cm x 2 in size at the lower edge of spine panel. Faint soiling to top edge of page block. Aside from these defects a square, straight copy without clipping. Full color, wrap-around jacket painting by Freff.

003568

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TO THE STARS, Harrison, Harry
124 TO THE STARS
Harrison, Harry
Nelson Doubleday, 1981, 

Book Club (BCE/BOMC), Hardcover, Near Fine, Very Good. Book. Caldwell, Clyde
Book Club Edition, first printing and first hardcover edition. First printing code L18 on page 470 with code #1571 printed on lower rear panel. Omnibus collecting novels Homeworld (1980), Wheelworld (1981) and Starworld (1981) all previously published in paperback. Closed diagonally tear at top edge of front panel with closed tear (1" in length) at lower edge. Jacket tips are moderately chipped and the head and heel of spine panel are moderately bumped with associated crinkling. Aside from the defects the jacket is complete, without the usual clipping, stains for previous owner's marks. The textblock as well is relatively clean, square and free of stains. A great copy to marry to a superior jacket.

004189

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WEST OF EDEN, Harrison, Harry
125 WEST OF EDEN
Harrison, Harry
Bantam Books, 1984, 0553050656 / 9780553050653

First Edition, Hardcover, Near Fine, Near Fine. Book. Schleinkofer, David and Bill Sanderson
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Jacket shows light crinkling at tips and head of spine panel. Also, slightly sunned on the lower half of the spine panel. Light to moderate age and handling-related wear to page block edges. Aside from the these defects, a clean, square copy without price clipping or previous owner's marks with one very small pen strike on bottom edge. Rare to find copies not ex-libraries in fine or near fine condition. Interior illustrations by Bill Sanderson. First book of the "West of Eden" trilogy. Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 4-201. Award History: 1985 Locus Poll Award Nominee (lost to The Integral Trees by Larry Niven).

004257

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BEST SF: 1969, Harrison, Harry and Brian Aldiss (eds)
126 BEST SF: 1969
Harrison, Harry and Brian Aldiss (eds)
Putnam, 1970, 

First Edition, Hardcover, Near Fine, Very Good. Book. Lehr, Paul
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Not a remainder, book club or ex-library copy. Black boards with title in purple letters on spine and front cover. Heavy jacket crinkling at top edge at spine panel and front tip. Faint dust soiling at top edge of page block. Moderate rubbing (1.5 cm in length) on lower edge of jacket spine panel. Aside from these defects a square, clean copy without price-clipping or previous owner's marks. Anthology collecting short fiction originally published only in the SF magazines. Contributors include: Anthony Burgess; Brian Aldiss; Frederik Pohl; James Tiptree, Jr.; D. M. Thomas; Dr. Paul Ehrlich; Pg Wyal; Ursula K. Le Guin; Edward Lucie-Smith; John Cotton; J. G. Ballard; Ken W. Purdy; Joseph Wesley; Jon Hartridge; Philip K. Dick; Bruce McAllister; Algis Budrys. Introduction by Harrison and Afterword by Aldiss.

003663

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TURING OPTION [THE], Harrison, Harry and Marvin Minsky
127 TURING OPTION [THE]
Harrison, Harry and Marvin Minsky
Warner Books, 1992, 0446515655 / 9780446515658

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. Gillot, Carol
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Small "x" mark by previous owner at top corner of front free endpaper, else fine copy in fine jacket. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy.

003433

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SCIENCE FICTION CENTURY [THE], Hartwell, David G. (ed)
128 SCIENCE FICTION CENTURY [THE]
Hartwell, David G. (ed)
Tor, 1997, 0312863381 / 9780312863388

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. Harris, John
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Fine (unread) copy in fine jacket. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Anthology collecting 45 stories claimed by Hartwell as the best of the 20th Century, a controversial attempt to form a definitive anthology of the definitive SF published between 1895 ("Another World" translated by Damon Knight in 1962) up to 1996. Each story is introduced by Hartwell with a brief discussion of the author's works. Authors include: Lino Aldani, Poul Anderson, Gregory Benford, Eddy C. Bertin, James Blish, Algis Budrys, Dino Buzzati, Hal Clement, Mildred Clingerman, John Crowley, Gordon Eklund, Harlan Ellison, Philip Jose Farmer, E. M. Forster, William Gibson, Charles Harness, Frank Herbert, Wolfgang Jeschke, Rudyard Kipling, Nancy Kress, Alexander Kuprin, Philip Latham, C. S. Lewis, Jack London, Frank Belknap Long, Richard A. Lupoff, James Morrow, Chad Oliver, Edgar Pangborn, J.H. Rosny aine, Margaret St. Clair, Michael Shaara, Robert Silverberg, Cordwainer Smith, Bruce Sterling, Michael Swanwick, Willam Tenn, James Tiptree, Jr., George Turner, Jack Vance, A. E. van Vogt, H. G. Wells, Connie Willis, Adam Wisniewski-Snerg, John Wyndham and Roger Zelazny. Award History: 1998 Locus Poll Award Nominee for Best Anthology (lost to The Year's Best Science Fiction: Fourteenth Annual Collection by Dozois).

004437

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BETTER ANGELS (SIGNED), Hendrix, Howard
129 BETTER ANGELS (SIGNED)
Hendrix, Howard
Ace, 1999, 0441006523 / 9780441006526

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. 
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Signed by Hendrix on the title page and dated "11/12/99" only six weeks after the offical publication date of October 1, 1999. A unique copy. Prequel to Lightpaths and Standing Wave. "[D]efies genre boundaries with great panache." - Locus, Dec 1999, pg. 19.
Signed by Author(s)
001445

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DUNE: HOUSE HARKONNEN, Herbert, Brian and Kevin J. Anderson
130 DUNE: HOUSE HARKONNEN
Herbert, Brian and Kevin J. Anderson
Bantam, 2000, 0553110721 / 9780553110722

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Youll, Steve
Hardcover first edition, first printing and first US edition. (Previously published in the UK by Hodder & Stoughton as Prelude to Dune: House Harkonnen with the fine jacket illustration by Gerry Grace.) Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Second volume in the bestselling prequel series. Preceded by Dune: House Atreides.

003830

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DUNE: HOUSE HARKONNEN (SIGNED), Herbert, Brian and Kevin J. Anderson
131 DUNE: HOUSE HARKONNEN (SIGNED)
Herbert, Brian and Kevin J. Anderson
Bantam, 2000, 0553110721 / 9780553110722

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Very Fine. Book. Youll, Steve
Hardcover first edition, first printing and first US edition. (Previously published in the UK by Hodder & Stoughton as Prelude to Dune: House Harkonnen with the fine jacket illustration by Gerry Grace.) Not a remainder, book club or ex-library copy. Fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Signed both by Herbert and Anderson on the title page. Second volume in the bestselling prequel series. Preceded by Dune: House Atreides.
Signed by Author(s)
002695

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DUNE: THE BATTLE OF CORRIN (SIGNED), Herbert, Brian and Kevin J. Anderson
132 DUNE: THE BATTLE OF CORRIN (SIGNED)
Herbert, Brian and Kevin J. Anderson
Tor, 2004, 0765301598 / 9780765301598

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. Youll, Steve
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Signed by authors Brian Herbert and Kevin Anderson on the title page. Not a remainder, book club or ex-library copy. Very light jacket crinkling at top and bottom edges of jacket caused by bumping, else very fine (unread) copy in fine jacket. Hardcover US, and true first edition. (Precedes the UK edition published by Hodder & Stoughton in September, 2004. However, the UK edition features a spectacular jacket illustration.) Award History: Barnes & Noble's Top Ten Novels of 2004. Fine full color, wrap-around jacket illustration by Stephen Youll.
Signed by Author(s)
003226

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WINDS OF DUNE [THE] (SIGNED), Herbert, Brian and Kevin J. Anderson
133 WINDS OF DUNE [THE] (SIGNED)
Herbert, Brian and Kevin J. Anderson
Tor, 2009, 0765322722 / 9780765322722

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Stone, Steve
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Fine (unread) copy in fine jacket. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Signed by co-author Brian Herbert on the title page.
Signed by Author(s)
004362

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SMILLA'S SENSE OF SNOW, Hoeg, Peter
134 SMILLA'S SENSE OF SNOW
Hoeg, Peter
Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1993, 0374266441 / 9780374266448

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, As New. Book. 
Hardcover first edition, first printing. First US edition, first English translation and Hoeg's first English language book. (Previously published in Danish in 1992.) Mystery novel with science fiction overtones. Not a remainder nor ex-library copy. Very faint handling-related soiling to side edge of textblock, else a fine copy in very fine jacket. A square, straight copy without price-clipping. Turned into an wonderfully haunting film in 1997 starring Julia Ormond. Award History: 1994 Edgar Award Nominee for Best Novel; Winner of the 1994 Dilys Winn Award.

003215

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WOOL (SIGNED & DATED), Howey, Hugh
135 WOOL (SIGNED & DATED)
Howey, Hugh
Century, 2013, 1780891237 / 9781780891231

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, No Jacket. Book. Getty Images
Hardcover UK, first edition. This is a second printing. First print edition and first hardcover edition. Signed by Howey and dated "3.19.2013" on the title page. Originally self-published separately in five chapters as ebooks in the U.S. Very small and faint smudge on the bottom edge of page block (1 cm in size), else a very fine (unread) copy in without jacket as issued.This UK edition collects the first five ebook chapters comprising the first volume in the Wool Trilogy and published in hardcover for the first time. Also enclosed is a copy of the promotional newsletter issued by the book store where Howey appeared. Illustrated boards only, published without jacket. Currently in production as a major motion picture.
Signed by Author(s)
004526

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WOOL (SIGNED), Howey, Hugh
136 WOOL (SIGNED)
Howey, Hugh
Century, 2013, 1780891245 / 9781780891248

First Edition, Trade Paperback, Fine, No Jacket. Book. Getty Images
Trade paperback, UK edition and first edition. This is a fourth printing.(Previously published in hardcover.) Signed by Howey on the title page. Spine is square and is un-creased. The tips are still sharp. Aside from some faint, shallow creases on rear panel, a fine (unread) copy. Originally self-published separately in five chapters as ebooks in the U.S. This UK edition collects the first five ebook chapters comprising the first volume in the Wool Trilogy and published in hardcover for the first time. Currently in production as a major motion picture.
Signed by Author(s)
004792

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BATTLEFIELD EARTH: A SAGA OF THE YEAR 3000, Hubbard, L. Ron
137 BATTLEFIELD EARTH: A SAGA OF THE YEAR 3000
Hubbard, L. Ron
St Martins Press, 1982, 0312069782 / 9780312069780

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. Stinson, Paul
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Stated First Edition with "1" present in full number line. Other than some faint bumping at tips and jacket crinkling caused by shelving (most noticeably at the upper front tip), a nearly perfect copy that appears in unread condition. Well preserved by the previous owner and extremely rare copies in fine condition. A fine copy in fine jacket and very collectible in this condition. A clean, straight copy without price-clipping. Iconic jacket illustration by Paul Stinson.

004055

Price: 100.00 USD
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BLADE RUNNER 2: THE EDGE OF HUMAN, Jeter, K. W.
138 BLADE RUNNER 2: THE EDGE OF HUMAN
Jeter, K. W.
Bantam, 1995, 0553099795 / 9780553099799

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. 
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Not a remainder, book club or ex-library copy. Slight edgewear, else fine copy in fine jacket. A clean, straight copy without price-clipping.

003488

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FREEZE FRAMES (SIGNED), Kerr, Katharine
139 FREEZE FRAMES (SIGNED)
Kerr, Katharine
Tor, 1995, 0312890443 / 9780312890445

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Danisi, Joseph M.
Hardcover first edition, first printing. First US and first hardcover edition. Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Signed by Kerr on the title page. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Published previously in UK by HarperCollins as the paperback titled "Freezeframes". Original collection of linked stories set in an alternative San Francisco, California. Collected here, the novella "Resurrection" was previously published by Axolotl Press. "...Kerr's unfolding future seem very real, from hippie exhuberance to a darkening political and economic landscape...and onto a future of ironies and surprises." - Locus, May 1995, pg. 61.
Signed by Author(s)
000682

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GOD'S NOSE: AUTHOR'S CHOICE MONTHLY ISSUE 21 (SIGNED), Knight, Damon
140 GOD'S NOSE: AUTHOR'S CHOICE MONTHLY ISSUE 21 (SIGNED)
Knight, Damon
Pulphouse Publishing, 1991, 

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Barr, George
Hardcover first edition, first printing and first limited edition. Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket in uncoated, multi-color paper dustjacket. (Few of this series had mult-tone jacket designs.) Signed by Knight on the title page. Collects six stories plus author's Introduction. Issue No. 21 in the Pulphouse Author's Choice Monthly series. Nicely crafted limited edition, one of 300 signed and unnumbered copies by this specialty publisher.
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001697

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