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CHILD OF VENUS, Sargent, Pamela
241 CHILD OF VENUS
Sargent, Pamela
Eos, 2001, 006105027X / 9780061050275

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Very Good. Book. Targete, Jean
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Jacket faintly bumped at top edge of spine panel and a shallow, very faint vertical scratch running from the top to the bottom edges of the rear panel. Other than these defects, a fine (unread) copy in near fine jacket. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. A clean, straight copy without price-clipping. The final book in the Venus trilogy. "The author of Venus of Shadows and Venus of Dreams concludes her trilogy set in the far future with a tale of redemption and bravery that belongs in most sf collections." - Library Journal. Stunning full color, wrap-around jacket by Jean Pierre Targete. Award History: 2002 Nebula Award Nominee (lost to American Gods by Gaiman).

003365

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STARPLEX, Sawyer, Robert J.
242 STARPLEX
Sawyer, Robert J.
Ace, 1996, 0441003729 / 9780441003723

Book Club (BCE/BOMC), Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. Walotsky, Ron
Book Club Edition, first printing and first hardcover edition. (Originally serialized in the July through October 1996 issues of Analog Science Fiction and Fact magazine. Later published in paperback by Ace. This BCE is the first hardcover edition.) The Book Club is also the only hardcover edition to date. Printing code #14361 on rear jacket panel with the printing statement "This book is an Ace original edition, and has never been previously published" plus the statement "[t]his novel was serialized in the July through October 1996 issues of Analog Science Fiction and Fact magazine" also on the title page. Ron Walotsky is the artist for the Book Club edition jacket. Jacket is bright and intact without tears, but has some tiny chipping at tips. Very faint age and handling-related wear to page block edges, but is otherwise clean and square without previous owner's marks. A fine copy in fine jacket. Very unusual to find Book Clubs in fine condition. Award History: 1996 HOMer Award Winner; 1997 Aurora Award Winner; 1997 SF Chronicle Award Nominee (lost to Holy Fire by Bruce Sterling); 1997 Nebula Award Nominee (lost to Slow River by Nicola Griffith); 1997 Hugo Award Nominee (lost to Blue Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson).

004845

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GHOST BRIGADES [THE] (SIGNED & DATED), Scalzi, John
243 GHOST BRIGADES [THE] (SIGNED & DATED)
Scalzi, John
Tor, 2007, 0765354063 / 9780765354068

First Edition, Mass Market Paperback, Very Fine, No Jacket. Book. Harris, John
First Printing, mass market paperback. Very fine (unread) copy. Signed by Scalzi and dated "4/26/07" on the title page, the same week as the official publication date for the mass market paperback. First published in hardcover by Tor in 2006. Sequel to Old Man's War (2005), the award-winning SF novel and one of the best hard military-SF novels since Glen Cook's Passage At Arms (1985). (Haven't read Passage At Arms? Read it. As Joe Bobb Briggs would say "check it out"). Award History: 2007 Locus Poll Award Nominee (lost to Rainbow's End by Vernor Vinge).
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003499

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LAST COLONY [THE] (SIGNED), Scalzi, John
244 LAST COLONY [THE] (SIGNED)
Scalzi, John
Tor, 2007, 0765316978 / 9780765316974

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Harris, John
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Stated First Edition with "1" present in complete number line. Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Signed by Scalzi on the title page. A pristine copy. Sequel to Old Man's War (2205) and The Ghost Brigades (2006). Award History: 2008 Hugo Award Nominee (lost to The Yiddish Policemen's Union by Michael Chabon).
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004864

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RADIANCE [POSTCARD] (SIGNED), Scholz, Carter
245 RADIANCE [POSTCARD] (SIGNED)
Scholz, Carter
Picador, 2002, 

First Edition, Pictorial Cover, Very Fine, No Jacket. Book. 
Postcard signed by Scholz promoting his novel Radiance.
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002477

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TROUBLE AND HER FRIENDS, Scott, Melissa
246 TROUBLE AND HER FRIENDS
Scott, Melissa
Tor, 1994, 0312857330 / 9780312857332

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Very Fine. Book. Jainschigg, Nicholas
Hardcover first edition, first printing. First printing with "1" present in complete number line. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Very faint scuffing around top-edge of text block, else fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Sequel to her well-received novel Burning Bright. Fast-paced cyberpunk adventure and sociological study centering on the gay central character in this Lambda Award-winning Science Fiction novel. A good read by an excellent SF author. Award History: 1994 Lambda Award for Lesbian and Gay Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror; 1994 James Tiptree, Jr. Award Nominee (lost to co-winners The Matter of Seggri by Ursula K. Le Guin and Larque on the Wing by Nancy Springer).

000242

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TEKSECRET (SIGNED), Shatner, William with Judith, Garfield Reeves-Stevens, Ron Goulart and Boris Vallejo
247 TEKSECRET (SIGNED)
Shatner, William with Judith, Garfield Reeves-Stevens, Ron Goulart and Boris Vallejo
Ace Putnam, 1993, 0399138927 / 9780399138928

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. Vallejo, Boris
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Signed on the title page by jacket artist Boris Vallejo. Small, very faint pen mark on side edge of textblock, else fine (unread) copy in fine jacket. Very nice jacket painting by Boris Vallejo.
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002888

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TEKWAR (SIGNED), Shatner, William with Judith, Garfield Reeves-Stevens, Ron Goulart and Boris Vallejo
248 TEKWAR (SIGNED)
Shatner, William with Judith, Garfield Reeves-Stevens, Ron Goulart and Boris Vallejo
Ace Putnam, 1989, 0399134956 / 9780399134951

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. Vallejo, Boris
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Signed on the title page by jacket artist Boris Vallejo. Minor bumping to top outer corners, else a fine (unread) copy in fine jacket without tears or clipping. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. A clean, straight copy without price-clipping. Shatner's first novel, and the first novel in the Tek series. Very nice dustjacket painting by Boris Vallejo. Ron Goulart co-wrote Tekwar, Teklords (1991) and Teklab (1991) but is un-credited as co-author.
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000694

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STAR TREK: VULCAN'S FORGE, Sherman, Josepha and Susan Shwartz
249 STAR TREK: VULCAN'S FORGE
Sherman, Josepha and Susan Shwartz
Pocket Books, 1997, 0671009265 / 9780671009267

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. Birdsong, Keith
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Fine copy in fine jacket. Not a remainder, book club or ex-library copy.

003432

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OUTPOST (PC GAME & MANUAL), Sierra
250 OUTPOST (PC GAME & MANUAL)
Sierra
Prima Publishing Sierra, 1996, 1559585080 / 9781559585088

First Edition, Trade Paperback, Near Fine, No Jacket. Book. 
Classic Windows-PC game for Windows 95 by Sierra. Plus the original 386 page Official Strategy Guide. Some edgewear, else the Strategy Guide is straight and complete without owner's marks. CD-ROM is clean without scratches in its original jewel case. Jewel case includes the original mini-startup guide. Original owner.

002947

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LORD VALENTINE'S CASTLE, Silverberg, Robert
251 LORD VALENTINE'S CASTLE
Silverberg, Robert
Harper & Row, 1980, 0060140267 / 9780060140267

First Edition, Hardcover, Near Fine, Poor. Book. Walotsky, Ron
Hardcover first edition, first printing. (Originally serialized in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, 1979). Not book club, remainder or ex-library copy. The text block shows age-related wear, but is remarkably clean and square. The jacket, however is in poor condition, it's price-clipped, shows numerous open and closed tears with associated crinkling and chips, especially at the head and heel of the spine panel with creasing in the inner flaps. An excellent copy of this award-winning title to marry to a superior jacket. Barron (ed. ): Fantasy Literature 4A-232. Award History: 1981 Balrog Award Nominee (lost to The Wounded Land by Stephen R. Donaldson); 1981 Hugo Award Nominee (lost to The Snow Queen by Joan D. Vinge); 1981 Locus Poll Award Nominee (lost to The Snow Queen by Joan D. Vinge).

003956

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EDGE OF SPACE: THREE ORIGINAL NOVELLAS, Silverberg, Robert (ed)
252 EDGE OF SPACE: THREE ORIGINAL NOVELLAS
Silverberg, Robert (ed)
Elsevier/Nelson Books, 1979, 0525666257 / 9780525666257

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. Fref
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Fine copy in fine jacket. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Minor jacket crinkling at heel of spine panel and faint dust soiling at top edge of page block. Extremely well cared for book. A clean, square copy without price-clipping, tears or previous owner's marks. Original anthology edited with introduction by Robert Silverberg featuring three orignal novellas by Glenn Chang, Phyllis Gotlieb and Mark J. McGarry. Very cool full color, wrap-around jacket illustration by Fref. Award History: 1980 Locus Poll Award Nominee for Best Anthology (lost to Universe 9 by Terry Carr).

003584

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FAR HORIZONS (SIGNED), Silverberg, Robert (ed) with Robert Silverberg, Joe Haldeman, David Brin, Nancy Kress, Greg Bear and Gregory Benford
253 FAR HORIZONS (SIGNED)
Silverberg, Robert (ed) with Robert Silverberg, Joe Haldeman, David Brin, Nancy Kress, Greg Bear and Gregory Benford
Avon Eos, 1999, 0380976307 / 9780380976300

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. Halperin, Amy
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Faint diagonal jacket crease at top right corner of front jacket panel and tiny bump with associated crinkling to top edge of spine panel, else a fine (unread) copy in fine jacket. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Signed on the Contents page by each of the following authors: Robert Silverberg, Joe Haldeman, David Brin, Nancy Kress and Greg Bear. Signed on the half-title page by Gregory Benford. Subtitled "Eleven Masters of Science Fiction Return to Their Legendary Worlds." Original anthology, the finest of the year (per Locus Magazines 1999 Recommended Reading List), where some of Science Fiction's greatest writers contribute original stories to their most famous universes: Orson Scott Card, Joe Haldeman, Ursula Le Guin, Anne McCaffrey, Robert Silverberg, Dan Simmons, Nancy Kress and Frederik Pohl. The SF companion volume to Silverberg's "Legends" original anthology by the masters of fantasy. Card, Le Guin and McCaffrey have the distinction (besides Silverberg), of contributing original stories to both the Legends and Far Horizons anthologies. [U]ndeniably the best original SF anthology of the year." - Locus, February, 2000. Award History: 1999 Locus Recommended Reading List - Anthologies; Winner of the 2000 Locus Award for Best Collection; ("Orphans of the Helix" by Dan Simmons, collected in Far Horizons, won the Locus Award for Best Novella).
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001913

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FIRES OF EDEN (SIGNED), Simmons, Dan
254 FIRES OF EDEN (SIGNED)
Simmons, Dan
Putnam, 1994, 0399139222 / 9780399139222

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Very Fine. Book. Garrido, Hector
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Tiny page dent (0.5cm in size) near the top of the side edge of page block, else fine (unread) copy in very fine dustjacket. Signed by Simmons on the title page. Vengeful gods and volcano sacrifices against the exotic backdrop of Hawaii, Simmons weaves another macabre tale that's neither fantasy nor horror, but both with a rich flavoring of ironic humor. Very worthy of the Locus award. Award History: 1996 Locus Award Winner for Best Horror Novel.
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000802

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ILIUM, Simmons, Dan
255 ILIUM
Simmons, Dan
Eos, 2003, 0380978938 / 9780380978939

First Edition, Hardcover, Near Fine, Near Fine. Book. Ruddell, Gary
Hardcover first edition, first printing and true first edition. (The UK edition was published later by Gollancz in August, 2003.) Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Light bumping with associated jacket crinkling at upper tips. Aside from these defects a fine (unread) copy in fine jacket for this collectible book. A clean, straight copy without price-clipping. Full color, wrap-around jacket by Gary Ruddell. Award History: 2004 Locus Poll Award Winner for Best SF Novel; 2004 Hugo Award Nominee for Best Novel (lost to Paladin of Souls by Bujold); Locus Magazine: Best of 2003 Recommended Reading List for Science Fiction Novels; Amazon's Top Ten Books of 2003 - Science Fiction & Fantasy; Amazon's Top 50 Books of 2003; Barnes & Noble Best Books of 2003 - Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror; Publisher's Weekly The Year in Books 2003: SF/Fantasy/Horror.

003458

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256 WALL AROUND EDEN [THE] (SIGNED)
Slonczewski, Joan
Morrow, 1989, 1557100306 / 9781557100306

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Near Fine. Book. Jainschigg, Nicholas
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Stated First Edition with "1" present in complete number line. Signed by Slonczewski on the title page. Copy is bright, square and unread condition. The jacket has two small (0.5 cm in length) closed tears at top edge of front jacket panel with associated horizontal crease, one 1cm closed, but jagged tear near top right corner of front jacket with some chipping and crinkling at top edge of spine panel. Aside from these jacket defects, jacket bright with $18.95 price intact. A fine (unread) copy to marry to a superior jacket. The author's third book. "Her novel can be seen as a welcome rejoinder to the current glut of military SF novels." - Anatomy of Wonder 4 (1995) 4-426.
Signed by Author(s)
002360

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CHILD OF FORTUNE, Spinrad, Norman
257 CHILD OF FORTUNE
Spinrad, Norman
Bantam, 1985, 0553050893 / 9780553050899

First Edition, Hardcover, Near Fine, Very Good. Book. Lin, Yee Chea
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Not a remainder, book club or ex-library copy. Jacket crinkling and minor chipping at head and heel of spine panel and tips. One closed, but jagged tear (2 cm in length) at top edge of rear jacket panel. A clean, square copy without price-clipping.

003605

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SONGS FROM THE STARS, Spinrad, Norman
258 SONGS FROM THE STARS
Spinrad, Norman
Simon & Schuster, 1980, 0671253263 / 9780671253264

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. McAfee, Mara
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Full number line with "1" present. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Immaculate page block. Jacket is without tears with $11.95 price intact. A pristine copy. Award History: 1981 Locus Poll Award Nominee (lost to The Snow Queen by Joan D. Vinge).

004463

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ARCHITECTS OF EMORTALITY, Stableford, Brian
259 ARCHITECTS OF EMORTALITY
Stableford, Brian
Tor, 1999, 0312872070 / 9780312872076

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

003795

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YEAR ZERO (SIGNED), Stableford, Brian
260 YEAR ZERO (SIGNED)
Stableford, Brian
Sarob Press, 2000, 1902309103 / 9781902309101

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Denton, Tim
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Limited edition, one of 300 signed, limited copies by this specialty publisher. Signed by Stableford on the title page. Satirical millennial fantasy novel. Molly's determination to get a fresh start in the year 2000 leads her to a rejuvenated Elvis, angels, demons, fays, and alien Greys.
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001674

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