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MACHINE'S CHILD: THE NEW COMPANY NOVEL [THE], Baker, Kage
21 MACHINE'S CHILD: THE NEW COMPANY NOVEL [THE]
Baker, Kage
Tor, 2006, 0765315513 / 9780765315519

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Very Fine. Book. Youll, Paul
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Faint handling-related edge wear, else fine copy in very fine jacket. A clean, square copy. A Company novel and the second to last in the series prior to Ms. Baker's passing in 2010.

004158

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ON COMPANY TIME: THE FIRST TWO COMPANY NOVELS, Baker, Kage
22 ON COMPANY TIME: THE FIRST TWO COMPANY NOVELS
Baker, Kage
Science Fiction Book Club, 1999, 0739401521 / 9780739401521

Book Club (BCE/BOMC), Hardcover, Near Fine, Very Good. Book. Jensen, Bruce
Book Club Edition, first printing and hardcover edition, with "First SFBC Fantasy Printing: February 1999" stated on copyright page with code 36398 on rear jacket panel. Not a remainder or ex-library copy. Omnibus edition, collects the first two Company novels together for the first and only time: In the Garden of Iden (1997 in the UK, 1998 in the US) and Sky Coyote (1999). Jacket edges moderately torn and frayed at head and heel of spine panel. Closed tear (1 cm in length) with associated crinkling at top edge near tip. Defects aside. a clean, square copy without price-clipping.

003870

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INVERSIONS, Banks, Iain M.
23 INVERSIONS
Banks, Iain M.
Orbit, 1998, 1857236262 / 9781857236262

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Salwowski, Mark
Hardcover UK, first printing and the true first edition. Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. A "story with two stories" about two protagonists, one a soldier and the other a doctor, in a world where social order is breaking down into chaos. As an added wrinkle, both are agents from the advanced Culture civilization. "This could be SF, of a rather sneaky sort...filled with murders, subtle poisons, and political machinations with a very personal edge." Locus - September 1998. Beautiful full color, wrap-around jacket illustration by Mark Salwowski. Award History: 1998 British Science Fiction Award Nominee (lost to The Extremes by Christopher Priest).

000910

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SURFACE DETAIL, Banks, Iain M.
24 SURFACE DETAIL
Banks, Iain M.
Orbit, 2010, 0316123404 / 9780316123402

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. 
Hardcover first edition, first printing and first US edition. Stated First U.S. Edition: October 2010 on the copyright page with "1" present in complete number line. (Published simultaneously with the Orbit UK edition on October 7, 2010.) Light jacket crinkling at top edge of spine panel, else the jacket is bright, clean and without tears. Page block is clean, square without marks. A fine (unread) copy in fine jacket. Award History: 2011 Locus Award Nominee for Best Science Fiction novel (lost to Blackout and All Clear by Connie Willis).

004555

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CANDLE, Barnes, John
25 CANDLE
Barnes, John
Tor, 2000, 031289077X / 9780312890773

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Fine. Book. Youll, Stephen
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Stated First Edition on copyright page. Not a remainder, book club or ex-library copy. Jacket moderately bumped at tips and more severely at head of spine panel, else fine copy in near fine jacket. Award History: 2001 Locus Poll Award Nominee (lost to The Telling by Ursula Le Guin); 2001 Prometheus Award Nominee (lost to Forge of the Elders by L. Neil Smith). Full color, wrap-around jacket by Stephen Youll.

003613

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FINITY, Barnes, John
26 FINITY
Barnes, John
Gollancz, 2000, 0575068906 / 9780575068902

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Harris, John
Hardcover first edition, first printing and first UK edition. (Preceded by the Tor edition published in 1999.) Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Virtual-reality mystery wrapped inside an alternate history story where American democracy survives in small expatriate groups in a world dominated by 12 "Reichs" which are the legacy of the Axis victory in WWII. "[A] genuine adventure of ideas." - Locus, February 1999, pg. 19. Excellent cover painting in the classic SF style by John Harris.

001493

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KALEIDOSCOPE CENTURY, Barnes, John
27 KALEIDOSCOPE CENTURY
Barnes, John
Tor, 1995, 0312855613 / 9780312855611

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Eggleton, Bob
Hardcover first edition, first printing and true first edition. Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. This copy is one of the rare, surviving first printings of the first edition. (Both "First edition: May 1995" and the number sequence "0987654321" appear on the copyright page.) The first edition was recalled by Tor because of an "unacceptably large numbers of errors in the text." The defective copies were exchanged for copies of the second printing (really the 2nd edition) which corrected all the errors. SF novel set in a dark, harrowing 21st century. "Barnes has constructed a brutal vision of a history that might have been .... (his last line is absolutely chilling)." - Locus, June 1995 pg. 57. Barnes is the author of Orbital Resonance (1991 Nebula Nominee), A Million Open Doors (1992 Nebula Nominee), Mother of Storms (1994 Hugo and 1995 Nebula Nominee), and co-author of Encounter with Tiber (with Buzz Aldrin). His work is provocative, gritty, hard-SF, and touching distance away from finally winning the awards he richly deserves. He only gets better.

000724

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MOTHER OF STORMS, Barnes, John
28 MOTHER OF STORMS
Barnes, John
Tor, 1994, 0312855605 / 9780312855604

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Eggleton, Bob
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Out-of-print on publication. Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Stated First Edition with number "1" present in complete number line. Near-future disaster novel, it's Twister" on a planetary scale. This novel, along with Bruce Sterling's Heavy Weather, was the precursor to the disaster theme of the '90's, i.e. Mother Nature strikes back. Strong character driven novel with adult themes and relationships. "Barnes allows the better aspects of human character, our humanity, to overcome both the overwhelming blandness of our consumer culture, simultaneous with the revelation that the same consumer culture is nothing but a house of cards against the fury of Mother Nature". Clute, Science Fiction: The Illustrated Encyclopedia, Notable Works, pg. 207. This is Barnes' third novel to be nominated for the Nebula award. Award History: 1995 Hugo Nominee; (lost to Mirror Dance by Lois McMaster Bujold); 1995 Nebula Nominee (lost to The Terminal Experiment by Robert J. Sawyer).

000086

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LIVING REAL, Bassett, James C.
29 LIVING REAL
Bassett, James C.
HarperPrism, 1997, 0061057290 / 9780061057298

First Edition, Original Wraps, Fine, No Jacket. Advance Reading Copy/Proof. 
First printing, trade paperpack. First printing with "1" present in complete number line. Advance Reading Copy (uncorrected proof) which in the publishing industry precedes the publication of the first edition. Very fine (unread) copy in pink wraps. A first novel. Introduction letter signed by Bassett laid in.

000693

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EXULTANT: DESTINY'S CHILDREN BOOK TWO, Baxter, Stephen
30 EXULTANT: DESTINY'S CHILDREN BOOK TWO
Baxter, Stephen
Gollancz, 2004, 0575074280 / 9780575074286

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Fine. Book. 
Hardcover UK, first printing and true first edition. (The first US was published in December, 2004.) Faint jacket crinkling at bottom edge of spine panel, else very fine (unread) copy in fine jacket. In 25,000 years, mankind will be involved in a death struggle against the alien Xeelee for control of the galaxy. To win, mankind initiates a selective breeding program to build the ulitmate soldiers for the final victory in battles to be waged at the galaxy's core. The second book in the Destiny's Children series, preceded by Coalescent. Award History: Locus 2004 Recommended Reading List: Science Fiction Novels.

003289

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MAMMOTH BOOK III: ICEBONES, Baxter, Stephen
31 MAMMOTH BOOK III: ICEBONES
Baxter, Stephen
Gollancz, 2001, 0575072105 / 9780575072107

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Barrett, Peter
Hardcover UK, first printing and true first edition. Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. transported to Mars as embryos as part of an effort to revive the species, the mammoths were left behind when the failed human colony returns to Earth. With mankind gone, only Icebones, the daughter of Silverhair, has the knowledge to teach her fellow Mammoths how to survive and flourish. Jacket illustration by Peter Barrett.

001905

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MOONSEED, Baxter, Stephen
32 MOONSEED
Baxter, Stephen
Voyager, 1998, 0002254263 / 9780002254267

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Moore, Chris
Hardcover UK, first printing and true first edition. (Preceded the US edition published by Harper Collins.) Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Not a remainder, book club or ex-library copy. A clean, straight copy. A virus-like dust contained in rocks brought back from the Moon threatens the plant life of Earth. Very cool dustjacket illustration by Chris Moore.

001169

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ORIGIN: MANIFOLD 3, Baxter, Stephen
33 ORIGIN: MANIFOLD 3
Baxter, Stephen
Voyager, 2001, 000225770X / 9780002257701

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 in February 2002 by Ballantine as Manifold: Origin.) The final volume in the Manifold trilogy. "[A] complex and ambitious novel that never forgoes its human scale, and contains some of Baxter's most viscerally powerful writing to date." - Locus, September 2001. "Highly superior SF, guaranteed to jolt one's sense of wonder." - David Langford.

002045

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SPACE: MANIFOLD 2, Baxter, Stephen
34 SPACE: MANIFOLD 2
Baxter, Stephen
Voyager, 2000, 0002257718 / 9780002257718

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. 
Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Hardcover UK, first printing and true first edition. (The first US edition was published in January, 2001.) The second volume in Baxter's Manifold series, preceded by Time: Manifold 1. "[S]triking for its combination of Clarkean wonder with eschatological bleakness." - Locus, February, 2001.

001656

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TITAN, Baxter, Stephen
35 TITAN
Baxter, Stephen
HarperCollins Voyager, 1997, 0002254247 / 9780002254243

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Moore, Chris
Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Hardcover UK, first printing and true first edition. Not a remainder nor ex-library. Barron (ed), Anatomy of Wonder 5, II-87. A declining NASA cobbles together a manned, shoe-string expedition to explore Titan. "Speculative fiction as it may happen." The American space program we all wish it was by the British author of Voyage and The Time Ships. Award History: 1998 Arthur C. Clarke Award Nominee (lost to The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell); 1998 Locus Poll Award Nominee (lost to The Rise of Endymion by Simmons).

000616

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TRACES, Baxter, Stephen
36 TRACES
Baxter, Stephen
HarperCollins Voyager, 1998, 0002254271 / 9780002254274

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. Moore, Chris
Hardcover UK, true first edition and first printing. Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Baxter's second short fiction collection (preceded by Vacuum Diagrams). No US edition published. Not a book club, remainder nor ex-library copy. Collects 22 previously published stories, mostly published in Interzone, showcasing a great cross-section of Baxter's work during the last decade. This collection is a cornucopia of Baxter's ranging interests and themes, including pastiches dedicated to Blish, Campbell, Clarke, and H.G. Wells, among others. Interesting reading and fun stuff for Baxter fans.

000864

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HALO: CRYPTUM (SIGNED), Bear, Greg
37 HALO: CRYPTUM (SIGNED)
Bear, Greg
Tor, 2010, 0765323966 / 9780765323965

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Sparth
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Stated First Edition with "1" present in complete number line. Signed by Bear on the title page. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library. Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. A clean, square copy in pristine condition.
Signed by Author(s)
004837

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MOVING MARS (SIGNED WITH DOODLE), Bear, Greg
38 MOVING MARS (SIGNED WITH DOODLE)
Bear, Greg
Tor, 1993, 031285515X / 9780312855154

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Barlowe, Wayne
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Stated First Edition with "1" present in complete number line. Signed by Bear on the title page with a doodle of Mars "moving" across the title page. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. A pristine, never read copy in protective brodart jacket. Barron, Anatomy of Wonder 5, *II-95. "[The] most daring of all the several Mars novels that have appeared in the 1990's." Clute, Science Fiction: The Illustrated Encyclopedia, pg. 196, and at Notable Works, pg. 207, ibid. Dust jacket by Wayne Barlowe. Award History: 1994 Nebula Award Winner; 1994 Hugo Award Nominee (lost to .
Signed by Author(s)
000788

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VITALS (SIGNED), Bear, Greg
39 VITALS (SIGNED)
Bear, Greg
Ballantine Del Rey, 2002, 0345435281 / 9780345435286

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Greco, Tony
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Stated First Edition with "1" present in full number line. Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Signed by Bear on the title page. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. A clean, straight copy. Biological thriller by "one of SF's more versatile and unpredictable writer." Nick Gevers, Locus, December 2001.
Signed by Author(s)
002864

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GOLDEN TROUBADOUR [THE], Bell, Gordon B.
40 GOLDEN TROUBADOUR [THE]
Bell, Gordon B.
McGraw Hill, 1980, 0070043930 / 9780070043930

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. Sparkman, Gene
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. A clean, square copy with marks, jacket tears or price-clipping.

003856

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