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SCIENCE FICTION

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GHOST FROM THE GRAND BANKS [THE], Clarke, Arthur C.
81 GHOST FROM THE GRAND BANKS [THE]
Clarke, Arthur C.
Gollancz, 1990, 0575049065 / 9780575049062

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Good, Very Good. Book. Stimpson, Tom
Hardcover UK, first printing and true first edition. (Precedes the US edition by Bantam Spectra.) Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Age-related shelfwear to textblock and jacket edges, else near fine copy in near fine jacket. A clean, straight copy without price-clipping.

002669

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SENTINEL [THE], Clarke, Arthur C.
82 SENTINEL [THE]
Clarke, Arthur C.
Berkley Books, 1984, 

Book Club (BCE/BOMC), Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. Woods, Lebbeus
Book Club, first printing and first trade hardcover edition. First printing with code 0O8 on page 206. Not a remainder or ex-library copy. Faintly chipped at tips and corners, else fine copy in fine jacket. A clean, square copy without marks, difficult to find in fine condition. Interior b&w illustrations by Lebbeus Woods. First published in paperback by Berkley (1983) and later in a signed hardcover edition (Jan, 1984), this Book Club edition is the first trade hardcover edition (published in March, 1984). Collects 10 of Clarke's early short stories, published between 1946 and 1983 and includes the outline for the novel The Songs of Distant Earth and the title short story, The Sentinel (written in 1948 and first published in 1951). The Sentinel which was expanded later into Clarke's seminal novel, 2001: A Space Odyssey.

004153

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SONGS OF DISTANT EARTH [THE], Clarke, Arthur C.
83 SONGS OF DISTANT EARTH [THE]
Clarke, Arthur C.
Ballantine/Del Rey, 1986, 0345332199 / 9780345332196

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Good, Very Good. Book. Whelan, Michael
Hardcover first edition, first printing and first US edition. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Very faint, age-related edge wear with faint sun-faded strip on back jacket at spine panel. Else a clean, straight copy without price-clipping. Near Fine (unread) copy in near fine jacket. An idyllic planet inhabited by a small community of humans is visited by huge colony ship carrying one million refugees from Earth. Clarke's first novel after publishing 2010: Odyssey Two.

000481

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TRIGGER [THE], Clarke, Arthur C. and Michael Kube-McDowell
84 TRIGGER [THE]
Clarke, Arthur C. and Michael Kube-McDowell
Voyager HarperCollins, 1999, 0002247119 / 9780002247115

First Edition, Hardcover, As New, As New. Book. Gambino, Fred
Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Hardcover UK, first printing and true first edition. (Preceded the US edition published by Bantam.) Not a remainder nor ex-library. The development rendering bombs and guns virtually harmless ushers a race to control this new technology.

001586

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APPLESEED, Clute, John
85 APPLESEED
Clute, John
Orbit, 2001, 1857237587 / 9781857237580

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. 
Hardcover UK, first printing and true first edition. (The first US edition was published later in January 2002 by Tor.) Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. "Whether this is pretentious adolescent obscenity, a synesthetic masterpiece which redefines the genre, or a honker of a shaggy dog story is a debate primed to run for years." - Gary S. Dalkin. "Renaissance philosophy, the complicated evolution of religion, art history, even alchemy, get a heretical new spin as Clute keeps bursting through the confines of space opera, heading somplace different." - Locus, May 2001. Awards: NY Times Best SF Books of 2002 List

002040

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QUICK [THE], Cole, Burt
86 QUICK [THE]
Cole, Burt
Morrow, 1989, 0688084788 / 9780688084783

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Kelly, Ken
Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Hardcover first edition, first printing. Libertarian Science Fiction novel. A soldier in America's second civil war fights citizens rebelling against economic breakdown and government incompetence. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy.

001155

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CONJURE SOUVENIR PROGRAMME BOOK, Conjure 2006
87 CONJURE SOUVENIR PROGRAMME BOOK
Conjure 2006
Conjure Natcon 2006, 2006, 

First Edition, Pictorial Cover, Very Fine, No Jacket. Book. 
Fine (unread) copy in fine pictorial cover. Souvenir book presented at Conjure 2006, the National Science Fiction Convention in Brisbane, Australia from April 14 - 17, 2006. Over 50 pages of interviews and articles by the Guests of Honor including: Bruce Sterling, Cory Doctorow, Sean Williams, Jonathan Strahan, Kim Wilkins and Erika Lacey. Original full color, wrap-around cover art.

003196

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ARCHANGEL, Conner, Michael
88 ARCHANGEL
Conner, Michael
Tor, 1995, 0312857438 / 9780312857431

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. Schmehl, Brad
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Lightly bumped at head and heel of spine panel, else fine (unread) copy in fine jacket. Not a remainder, book club or ex-library copy. Fascinating and detailed alternate history and murder-mystery novel set in post-WWI 1920's Minneapolis, after a devastating plague decimates whites and leaves the black population immune and struggling to carry-on civiliation. Against this backdrop vampire-like murders are occuring in the city that are begin hushed-up. A second novel by this Nebula-winning author, it includes rich narratives on jazz music, pirate radio, prejudice and social breakdown. "[A] tour de force." - Publisher's Weekly. "Conner's dystopic vision of a nation wracked by fear and prejudice serves double duty as a modern parable and a taut sf thriller. This disturbingly thought-provoking novel belongs in most sf collections." - Library Journal.

003767

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WORLD SCIENCE FICTION CONVENTION CONUCOPIA 1999 SOUVENIR BOOK, Conucopia 1999
89 WORLD SCIENCE FICTION CONVENTION CONUCOPIA 1999 SOUVENIR BOOK
Conucopia 1999
NASFIC, 1999, 

First Edition, Pictorial Cover, Fine, No Jacket. Book. Austin, Alicia
Fine (unread) copy in fine pictorial cover. Souvenir Book presented at the 1999 Conucopia North American Science Fiction Convention in Anaheim, CA., August 26 to 29, 1999. Contains 82 pages of original articles, artwork and essays by Guests of Honor including: Dr. Jerry Pournelle, Ellen Datlow and Richard and Nicki Lynch) with appreciations and programming notes. Cover art by Alicia Austin.

001255

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IN THE COURTS OF THE SUN, D'Amato, Brian
90 IN THE COURTS OF THE SUN
D'Amato, Brian
Dutton, 2009, 0525950516 / 9780525950516

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Mollica, Gene
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Stated First Edition with number line complete. Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy.

004411

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SUPERLUMINAL: A NOVEL OF INTERPLANETARY CIVIL WAR, Daniel, Tony
91 SUPERLUMINAL: A NOVEL OF INTERPLANETARY CIVIL WAR
Daniel, Tony
Eos / HarperCollins Publishers, 2004, 0061051438 / 9780061051432

First Edition, Hardcover, Near Fine, Near Fine. Book. Bridges, Gregory
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Stated First Edition with number line complete. Jacket has faint wrinkles on front and back panelst, but without tears or chips. Page block shows handling-related wear with the spine a little loose, but intact without any separation. Aside of from these defects a near fine copy in near fine jacket. Sequel to Metaplanetary (2001). Very nice full color, wrap-around jacket illustration by Gregory Bridges.

004349

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BONES OF ZORA [THE], De Camp, L. Sprague and Catherine De Camp
92 BONES OF ZORA [THE]
De Camp, L. Sprague and Catherine De Camp
Phantasia Press, 1983, 0932096271 / 9780932096272

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. Poyser, Victoria
Hardcover first edition and first trade edition. (Preceded by the signed and numbered Phantasia limited edition.) One of 2,000 trade copies. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Except for small amount of crinkling at top and bottom corners of the dustjacket, this copy is straight, unmarked and very fine (unread) condition in very fine dustjacket. Difficult to find Phantasia titles in very fine condition. The sixth book in De Camp's campy but very fun Krishna series. The series is both SF and Fantasy (starfarers marooned on a medieval world are exploited technically and sexually by the savvy natives), and de Camp took time in this series to poke fun at the SF/Fantasy stereotypes. We'll miss him. Phantasia Press was the premier specialty publisher for SF and Fantasy titles in the 1980's, and these finely crafted editions are very collectible, and theirs titles included Asimov's Robots of Dawn, Brin's Startide Rising, Ellison's Medea, and Gibson's Neuromancer. Excellent full color, wrap-around dustjacket illustration by Victoria Poyser.

001386

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WOLFLING, Dickson, Gordon R.
93 WOLFLING
Dickson, Gordon R.
Baen, 1991, 

Book Club (BCE/BOMC), Hardcover, Fine, Near Fine. Book. Morrissey, Pat
Book Club and first hardcover edition. Code #17096 or rear jacket panel. Originally serialized in 1969, it was later published as a paperback by Dell. This is the first hardcover edition. Some faint crinkling at top edge of jacket, else a fine copy in near fine jacket. A clean, square copy without the usual heavy-handling seen in book club editions. Not a remainder or ex-library copy.

004711

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YOUNG BLEYS, Dickson, Gordon R.
94 YOUNG BLEYS
Dickson, Gordon R.
Tor, 1991, 0312931301 / 9780312931308

First Edition, Hardcover, Near Fine, Fine. Book. Royo, Luis
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Faint handling-related edgewear (normal for a book this age) with one very small (0.5 cm in size) dent on side edge of page block, else near fine copy in fine jacket. A clean, straight copy without price-clipping. Set in the Childe Cycle, the same universe where the Dorsai! events take place. Fine full color, wrap-around jacket illustration by Luis Royo.

003470

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FOR THE WIN (SIGNED), Doctorow, Cory
95 FOR THE WIN (SIGNED)
Doctorow, Cory
Tor, 2010, 0765322161 / 9780765322166

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Near Fine. Book. 
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Stated First Edition with "1" present in complete number line. Signed by Doctorow on the title page. Jacket has minor wear at head and heel of spine panel with same faint ripples in front jacket panel. Else, copy is clean, square and bright with price intact. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy.
Signed by Author(s)
004603

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TERANESIA, Egan, Greg
96 TERANESIA
Egan, Greg
Gollancz, 1999, 057506854X / 9780575068544

First Edition, Hardcover, As New, As New. Book. 
Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Hardcover, and the true first edition. (Preceded the US edition published by HarperPrism.) Strange and inexplicable evolutionary changes on an isolated Indonesian island focus in the person of a young boy. "Egan's most humane and at times his most funny novel to date." - Locus, September 1999, pg. 20. "[T]his may be [Egan's] most emotionally adventurous book, a thematic companion to Distress, but quite a bit farther out on a limb." - Locus, July 1999, pg. 58. Award History: 1999 Locus Recommended Reading List; Winner of the 1999 Aurealis Award for Best SF Novel; Winner of the 2000 Ditmar Award for Best Novel.

001263

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DEATHBIRD STORIES, Ellison, Harlan
97 DEATHBIRD STORIES
Ellison, Harlan
Bluejay Books, 1983, 

Book Club (BCE/BOMC), Hardcover, Fine, Near Fine. Book. Shaw, Barclay
Book Club Edition. Code 039 on page 294 and code #1100 on rear jacket panel. Not a remainder or ex-library copy. First Thus. This reissue of Ellison's celebrated short story collection that was originally published in 1975 by Harper & Row. (Revised by Ellison, this Book Club edition restores missing material to match Ellison's preferred text. Many of the stories had been liberally edited over time causing mistakes and errors to creep into the text.) Award History: 1978 British Science Fiction Award Winner; 1976 Locus Poll Award Nominee (lost to The Wind's Twelve Quarters by Ursula K. Le Guin); 1976 World Fantasy Award Nominee (lost to The Enquiries of Dr. Eszterhazy by Avram Davidson).

003759

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EDGEWORKS 3: THE HARLAN ELLISON HORNBOOK AND HARLAN ELLISON'S MOVIE (SIGNED), Ellison, Harlan
98 EDGEWORKS 3: THE HARLAN ELLISON HORNBOOK AND HARLAN ELLISON'S MOVIE (SIGNED)
Ellison, Harlan
White Wolf Publishing, 1997, 1565049624 / 9781565049628

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Fine. Book. Bauman, Jill
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Not a book club, remainder nor ex-library copy. Signed by Ellison on the title page in bright blue ink. Very faint bump with associated jacket crinkling at bottom corner of rear panel, else fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. First omnibus edition collecting The Harlan Ellison Hornbook and Harlan Ellison's Movie. This is Volume 3 of what was a projected series of 20 volumes titled "The Collected Ellison." A clean, straight copy without price-clipping.
Signed by Author(s)
000714

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MARTIAN RAINBOW, Forward, Robert L.
99 MARTIAN RAINBOW
Forward, Robert L.
Ballantine Del Rey, 1991, 0345347129 / 9780345347121

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Near Fine. Book. Burns, Jim
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Spine panel of jacket faintly sunned, else very fine (unread) copy in near fine jacket. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy.

003431

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SATURN RUKH, Forward, Robert L.
100 SATURN RUKH
Forward, Robert L.
Tor, 1997, 0312863217 / 9780312863210

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Eggleton, Bob
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Robert Forward's last novel. Fine full color, wrap-around jacket by Bob Eggleton.

004157

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