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ENGINE CITY, Macleod, Ken
161 ENGINE CITY
Macleod, Ken
Orbit, 2002, 1841491489 / 9781841491486

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Gibbons, Lee
Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Hardcover UK, first printing and true first edition. (The first US edition was published January 2003 by Tor.) Book Three and the concluding volume in the Engines of Light space opera series. Full color, wrap-around dustjacket illustration by Lee Gibbons.

002308

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LEARNING THE WORLD: A NOVEL OF FIRST CONTACT, Macleod, Ken
162 LEARNING THE WORLD: A NOVEL OF FIRST CONTACT
Macleod, Ken
Orbit, 2005, 1841493430 / 9781841493435

First Edition, Hardcover, Hold, Near Fine. Book. Gibbons, Lee
Hardcover UK, first printing and true first edition. Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. The first US edition was published November 1, 2005 by Tor. Award History: 2005 John W. Campbell Memorial Award Finalist (lost to Market Forces by Richard Morgan); 2006 Shortlist for the Arthur C. Clarke Award (lost to Air by Geoff Ryman); 2006 Hugo Award Nominee for Best Novel (lost to Spin by Robert Charles Wilson).

003093

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BEYOND APOLLO, Malzberg, Barry N.
163 BEYOND APOLLO
Malzberg, Barry N.
Random House, 1972, 0394479238 / 9780394479231

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Good, Fine. Book. Hane, Roger
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Veritical smudges on front board with faint discolorations at side edge measuring 2.0 cm long by 1.0 cm wide, with similar very faint discolorations at top and bottom edges of textblock, otherwise a clean, straight copy without any lean. Jacket has faint vertical crease at right flap. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Jacket is complete and not price-clipped. The first novel of Malzberg's to be published in hardcover, an excellent writer who specialized in "bitterly humorous psychological tales, many of them present-tense and first person." Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction (1990), page 28. Beyond Apollo is "a blackly humorous piece of genre-subversion, typical of this author's work...it aroused a great deal of controversy." Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction (1990), page 36. "[A] wickedly funny undermining of the SF myth of the conquest of space, of which Campbell was one of the principal promoters." Barron, Anatomy of Wonder (1995), *4-273. Award History: Winner of the 1973 John W. Campbell Award for Best Novel. (The first year the award was presented.)

002391

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INSIDE STRAIGHT: A WILDCARDS NOVEL, Martin, George R. R. (ed)
164 INSIDE STRAIGHT: A WILDCARDS NOVEL
Martin, George R. R. (ed)
Tor, 2008, 0765317818 / 9780765317810

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Very Fine. Book. Komarck, Michael
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Stated First Edition with number line complete. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Very faint dent on lower edge of page block, else fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Edited by George R. R. Martin, original anthology set in Martin's Wildcards universe. Contributing authors include: Daniel Abraham, Melinda M. Snodgrass, Carrie Vaughn, Michael Cassutt, Caroline Spector, John Jos. Miller, George R. R. Martin, Ian Tregillis and S. L. Farrell.

004294

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CYBERWEB, Mason, Lisa
165 CYBERWEB
Mason, Lisa
AvoNova/Morrow, 1995, 0688139876 / 9780688139872

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. 
Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Hardcover first edition, first printing. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Sequel to Arachne.

001625

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ORION ARM: THE RAMPART WORLDS BOOK 2, May, Julian
166 ORION ARM: THE RAMPART WORLDS BOOK 2
May, Julian
HarperCollins Voyager, 1999, 0002246244 / 9780002246248

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Bradbury, Stephen
Hardcover UK, first printing and true first edition. (Precedes the Ballantine/Del Rey US edition.) Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. The second volume in the Rampart Worlds series. A clean, straight copy without price-clipping in bright jacket.

001530

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ANCIENTS OF DAYS: THE SECOND BOOK OF THE CONFLUENCE, McAuley, Paul J.
167 ANCIENTS OF DAYS: THE SECOND BOOK OF THE CONFLUENCE
McAuley, Paul J.
Gollancz, 1998, 0575064285 / 9780575064287

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Fine. Book. Young, Paul
Hardcover UK, first printing and true first edition. (The first US edition was published later by Morrow in 1999.) Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Not a book club, remainder or an ex-library copy. The second book in McAuley's future history series, preceded by Child of the River (which made the Publisher's Weekly Best of 1998 List). Millions of years in the future, a group of the humanoid, but not quite human, population explore the artificial world called Confluence. "[E]ndless, variegated stream of images and episodes that McAuley produces from his magic hat." Locus - September 1998, pg. 70. Award History: 1999 Locus Recommended Reading List - Science Fiction Novels.

002465

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CHILD OF THE RIVER: THE FIRST BOOK OF THE CONFLUENCE, McAuley, Paul J.
168 CHILD OF THE RIVER: THE FIRST BOOK OF THE CONFLUENCE
McAuley, Paul J.
Gollancz, 1997, 0575064277 / 9780575064270

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Young, Paul
Hardcover UK, first printing and true first edition. (The first US edition was published by Avon Eos in June 1998.) Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Not a book club, remainder or an ex-library copy. "McAuley has begun shaping a powerful epic that could be one of the most important in recent SF." - Locus, December 1997, pg. 68. "It promises to be a major work that will undoubtedly be compared to Majipoor and other SF creations." - Science Fiction Chronicle, February 1998, pg. 59. "On a distant planet seeded with 10,000 bloodlines, beset by crumbling technology and feral machines, a young man seeks his destiny. In this assured and dazzlingly inventive novel, the ever-versatile McAuley tackles the tale of the far future and makes it his own." - Publisher's Weekly. Award History: 1998 Publisher's Weekly Best of 1998 List.

001093

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MAKING HISTORY (SIGNED), McAuley, Paul J.
169 MAKING HISTORY (SIGNED)
McAuley, Paul J.
PS Publishing, 2000, 1902880099 / 9781902880099

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Hardy, David A.
Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Hardcover first edition. Limited edition numbered to 200 signed copies. Signed by McAuley and Introducer Michael Swanwick on the limitation page. Full color, wrap-around jacket by David A. Hardy. PS Publising is a specialty publisher of mostly original works, all novellas, commissioned by Peter Crowther. Each one also comes with an original introduction, written by a fellow author. They are true firsts, limited to 200 hardbacks and 300 paperbacks, and signed and numbered. SF novella, chronologically the first of a series dealing with the aftermath of McAuley's "Quiet War" story.
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001577

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SECRET OF LIFE [THE], McAuley, Paul J.
170 SECRET OF LIFE [THE]
McAuley, Paul J.
Voyager, 2001, 0002259044 / 9780002259040

First Edition, Hardcover, As New, As New. Book. 
Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Hardcover UK, true first edition and first printing. (The first US edition was published June, 2001.) Not a remainder nor ex-library copy. In 2025 the Earth is irreparably damaged. Commercial greed, political infighting and a mass fear that whatever is done will only make things worse hampers the search for scientific solutions to the devastation. An active micro-organism discovered several kilometres below the Mars surface by scientists at the Chinese Martian base is smuggled back to Earth and accidentally plunged into the Pacific Ocean. The "chi" was left undisturbed for 2 billion years on Mars, and it super evolved the ability to swap DNA at will, maximizing its survival whatever the environment. Now a plankton ocean is covering the Pacific, and the question left to answer is: Who is colonizing who? Award History: Nominee for the 2002 Arthur C. Clarke Award for Best SF Novel. (Lost to Bold as Love by Gwyneth Jones); Locus Recommending Reading List for 2001; Best Novel Nominee for the 2001 British Science Fiction Awards. (Lost to Chasm City by Alaistar Reynolds.)

001849

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SHRINE OF STARS: THE THIRD BOOK OF THE CONFLUENCE, McAuley, Paul J.
171 SHRINE OF STARS: THE THIRD BOOK OF THE CONFLUENCE
McAuley, Paul J.
Gollancz, 1999, 0575064293 / 9780575064294

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Young, Paul
Hardcover UK, first printing and true first edition. Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. The Third Book of the Confluence trilogy, set 10 million years in mankind's future. Preceded by Child of the River (Gollancz 1997) and Ancients of Days (Gollancz 1998).

001327

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WHOLE WIDE WORLD, McAuley, Paul J.
172 WHOLE WIDE WORLD
McAuley, Paul J.
Voyager, 2001, 0002259036 / 9780002259033

First Edition, Hardcover, As New, As New. Book. 
Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Hardcover UK, first printing and true first edition. (The first US edition was published by Tor in May, 2002.) Not a remainder nor ex-library copy. A noir SF thriller set in near-future Britain. "Despite the bleak background of Whole Wide World, there's a thoroughly satisfying outcome. A good, tough and thoughtful SF thriller." - David Langford, Amazon website. Award History: Locus Recommending Reading List for 2001. (Locus, February, 2002.)

002064

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CHRONICLES OF PERN [THE]: FIRST FALL, McCaffrey, Anne
173 CHRONICLES OF PERN [THE]: FIRST FALL
McCaffrey, Anne
Ballantine Books, 1993, 0345368983 / 9780345368980

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Parkinson, Keith
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Not a remainder, book club or ex-library copy. Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Excellent condition for a book this age and popular. The ninth novel in the Dragonriders of Pern series and the first Pern short story collection, and a prequel to events chronicled in Dragonflight.

004088

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COELURA [THE], McCaffrey, Anne
174 COELURA [THE]
McCaffrey, Anne
Tor, 1987, 0312930429 / 9780312930424

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Dameron, Ned
Hardcover first edition, first printing and first US trade edition. (Preceded by the limited edition published by Underwood Miller. A UK edition was published next, followed by the Tor trade edition.) Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Previously published by Underwood-Miller in 1983. The first novel in The Crystal Universe. Novella with interior illustrations by Ned Dameron.

000830

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MORETA: DRAGONLADY OF PERN, McCaffrey, Anne
175 MORETA: DRAGONLADY OF PERN
McCaffrey, Anne
Ballantine Del Rey, 1983, 0345298748 / 9780345298744

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. Whelan, Michael
Hardcover first edition, first printing and first US edition. (The UK edition by Severn preceded by one month.) Stated First Edition with "1" present in complete number line. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Fine (unread) copy in fine jacket, without the usual heavy handling defects. A clean, square copy without price-clipping. Unusual to find this title in fine condition. The fourth novel in the Dragonriders of Pern series. Very fine full color, wrap-around jacket illustration by Michael Whelan. Anatomy 4, 4-289. Award History: 1984 Hugo Award Nominee (lost to Startide Rising by Brin); 1984 Locus Poll Award Nominee (lost to Startide Rising by Brin).

004108

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RENEGADES OF PERN [THE], McCaffrey, Anne
176 RENEGADES OF PERN [THE]
McCaffrey, Anne
Ballantine Del Rey, 1989, 0345340965 / 9780345340962

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. Whelan, Michael
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Stated First Edition with "1" present in complete number line. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Fine (unread) copy in fine jacket. A clean, straight copy without price-clipping. The seventh novel set in the Dragonriders of Pern universe between the events in Dragonquest and The White Dragon. Very nice full color, three-quarter wrap-around jacket illustration by Michael Whelan. Award History: Winner of the 1990 Science Fiction Book Club's Book of the Year Award.

003706

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ROAD [THE], McCarthy, Cormac
177 ROAD [THE]
McCarthy, Cormac
Knopf, 2006, 0307265439 / 9780307265432

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Near Fine. Book. Kidd, Chip
Hardcover first edition, first printing. First Edition stated on copyright page. Not a remainder, book club or ex-library copy. All first printing points present: Rust-orange boards with black cloth spine. (A later printings have black boards only.) First Edition stated on copyright page with "10/2006" on rear jacket flap. The year "2006" stated on bottom of title page. Original $24.00 on price jacket without price clipping. Small spot (pin-head size) on bottom edge of page block. The front jacket flap has two faint, shallow fold creases, at the top and bottom corners. The spine lettering is slightly sunned, else the jacket is clean and intact. A fine (unread) copy in near fine jacket. A clean, square copy without price-clipping. A beautiful copy of an intense novel. Award History: 2007 Pulitzer Prize Winner for Fiction; 2006 James Tait Black Memorial Prize Winner; 2007 Oprah Book Club Selection.

004973

Price: 275.00 USD
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ISAAC ASIMOV'S FANTASY! (SIGNED), McCarthy, Shawna (ed)
178 ISAAC ASIMOV'S FANTASY! (SIGNED)
McCarthy, Shawna (ed)
Dial Press, 1985, 0385230176 / 9780385230179

First Edition, Hardcover, Near Fine, Near Fine. Book. 
Hardcover first edition, first printing. First Printing stated on copyright page. Signed by contributor Connie Willis on the title page. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Minor chipping at upper tips of jacket. Single closed jacket tear with associated crinkling, 1cm in length at bottom edge of rear panel and another closed tear, 1.5 cm in length, in the crease of the front jacket flap fold. Fine copy in near fine jacket. A clean, square copy with original 42.98 price intact. Collects 19 fantasy stories, all previously published. What's interesting about these stories, aside from their first appearances in hardback, is that each story is accompanied by a black and white interior illustrations by a different artist. Contributing authors include: Lucius Shepard, Leigh Kennedy, Sharon N. Farber, Scott Baker, Daphne Castell, Ron Goulart, Gregg Keizer, Kristi Olesen, George Alec Effinger, Lee Killough, Tanith Lee, Robert Thurston, Lillian Stewart Carl, Juleen Brantingham, Richard Kearns, George R. R. Martin, Connie Willis, Ian McDowell and John Kessel. Contributing artists include: Nicholas Jainschigg, James T. Ceribello, Ron Lindahn, Laura Lakey/Artifact, Robert Walters, Gary Freeman, Arthur George, Odbert, Val Lindahn, Judy Mitchell, Richard Crist, George Thompson and Hank Jankus.
Signed by Author(s)
003892

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WING COMMANDER: PROPHECY, McCubbin, Chris
179 WING COMMANDER: PROPHECY
McCubbin, Chris
Origin, 1997, 0761512071 / 9780761512073

First Edition, Pictorial Cover, Fine, No Jacket. Book. 
First edition, first printing. Trade paperback. Official Strategy Guide for the Wing Commander: Prophecy PC game. The strategy is clean, square and without any previous owner's marks. A very nice associational item for the popular and cutting-edge (for the 1990's) space combat PC game featuring Mark Hamill returning to his role as Christopher "Maverick" Blair.

003378

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OMEGA, McDevitt, Jack
180 OMEGA
McDevitt, Jack
Ace, 2003, 0441010466 / 9780441010462

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Ducak, Danilo
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Stated First Edition with "1" present in complete number line. Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Not a remainder, book club or ex-library copy. Award History: 2004 Nebula Award Nominee for Best Novel (lost to Paladin of Souls by Lois McMaster Bujold); 2004 Locus Poll Award Nominee (lost to Ilium by Dan Simmons); Winner of the 2004 John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Novel; Locus Magazine: Best of 2003 Recommended Reading List for Science Fiction Novels. Very collectible copy.

003969

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