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M.D.: A HORROR STORY, Disch, Thomas M.
61 M.D.: A HORROR STORY
Disch, Thomas M.
Knopf, 1991, 039458662X / 9780394586625

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. Ferguson, Archie
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Faint dust soiling to top edge of text block with minor scuff mark to bottom edge of text block, else fine copy in fine jacket. Not a remainder, book club or ex-library copy. A straight, square copy without price-clipping. Supernatural horror novel, it traces the evolution of the anti-hero from his boyhood to adult monster. "[R]ich with insights, so beautifully written, poignant, and deeply, cruelly comic." - Faren Miller, Locus, May 1991, pg. 17.

000601

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PRIEST [THE], Disch, Thomas M.
62 PRIEST [THE]
Disch, Thomas M.
Knopf, 1994, 0679418806 / 9780679418801

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Ferguson, Archie
Hardcover first edition, first printing and First American Edition. (Previously published in the UK.) Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Not a remainder, book club or ex-library copy. Noir satire subtitled "A Gothic Romance" by the same author of "The M.D." which was a horror bestseller. "A wickedly funny romp."

000338

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ILLEARTH WAR: AN EPIC FANTASY [THE], Donaldson, Stephen R.
63 ILLEARTH WAR: AN EPIC FANTASY [THE]
Donaldson, Stephen R.
Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1977, 

Book Club (BCE/BOMC), Hardcover, Near Fine, Near Fine. Book. Wyeth, S. C.
Book Club edition, first printing. This Book Club was published one month after the Holt, Rinehart edition in 1977. Not a remainder or ex-library copy. All the Book Club first printing points are present: gutter code H43 on page 435 with code # 1714 printed on the rear jacket flap. (A different gutter code indicates a later printing, not a first printing.) The single, double-page map on pages vi and vii is credited to Lynne K. Plagge on the bottom right. The synopsis titled "What Has Gone Before" is present at pages xi and xii. Navy boards with orange lettering on spine. Copy is square, clean and without previous owner's marks. Jacket is bright without tears, but has some light wear and crinkling at tips and upper edge of page block. A wonderfully preserved copy of book usually in poor condition from rough handling.

004551

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64 LORD FOUL'S BANE
Donaldson, Stephen R.
Nelson Doubleday, 1977, 

Book Club (BCE/BOMC), Hardcover, Near Fine, Very Good. Book. Tate, Janice C.
Book Club Edition, first printing and true first edition. Not a remainder or ex-library copy. First printing code H21 on page 403, indicates a first printing in May 1977. This first printing by the SFBC preceded the Holt Rinehart Winston trade edition, making it the true first edition and relatively rare. Later printings by the SFBC substituted the original cover by Tate for the S. C. Wyeth cover for the HRW trade edition. First printing with brown boards with blue lettering on spine. The First Chronicle of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever. Map by Lynne K. Plagge. Moderate jacket crinkling at top and bottom of spine panel with heavier crinkling and chipping at upper tips. Spine panel is sunned. Brown boards with blue lettering. Boards are square and page block is clean and bright, unusual to find in book club editions, which usually suffer from heavy handling. Award History: 1978 Gandalf Award Nominee (lost to The Silmarillion by J. R. R. Tolkien).

004742

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RUNES OF EARTH [THE]: THE LAST CHRONICLES OF THOMAS COVENANT, Donaldson, Stephen R.
65 RUNES OF EARTH [THE]: THE LAST CHRONICLES OF THOMAS COVENANT
Donaldson, Stephen R.
Gollancz, 2004, 0575075988 / 9780575075986

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Whelan, Michael
Hardcover UK, first printing and first edition. First UK edition. (The US edition by Putnam preceded by one week.) Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Donaldson returns to Thomas Covenant and The Land after a 20 year hiatus. First book in a forthcoming quartet. Striking, unlaminated jacket in black with gold highlights by Laura Brett. Lovely gold and black endpaper and pastedown sheets make this UK edition a wonderful copy for the Donaldson collector. "...Donaldson shows that his epic series still has the power to surprise in this richly imagined start of a final quartet." - Publisher's Weekly. Award History: 2005 World Fantasy Award Nominee for Best Novel (lost to Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke); Borders Books Best of 2004 Science Fiction & Fantasy.

004032

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RUNES OF EARTH: THE LAST CHRONICLES OF THOMAS COVENANT, BOOK 1 (UNCORRECTED MANUSCRIPT), Donaldson, Stephen R.
66 RUNES OF EARTH: THE LAST CHRONICLES OF THOMAS COVENANT, BOOK 1 (UNCORRECTED MANUSCRIPT)
Donaldson, Stephen R.
Putnam Publishing Group, 2004, 0399152326 / 9780399152320

First Edition, Soft cover, Fine, No Jacket. Book. Whelan, Michael
First edition, first printing. Uncorrrected manuscript preceding the first edition. Faint smudges on spine and around the bottom half of rear panel, else fine (unread) copy without jacket, issued in full color pictorial soft cover. A straight, square copy. Also contains a full color promotional postcard featuring the jacket illustration by Michael Whelan. Award History: 2005 World Fantasy Award Nominee (lost to Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke).

002853

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PROPHETS FOR THE END OF TIME, Donnelly, Marcos
67 PROPHETS FOR THE END OF TIME
Donnelly, Marcos
Baen, 1998, 0671577751 / 9780671577759

First Edition, Mass Market Paperback, Fine, No Jacket. Book. Hickman, Stephen
Paperback, first printing. Tiny (1 cm) bump at lower corner of rear panel at spine, else a fine and unread copy without spine crease, wear or other defects. Award History: 1999 Nebula Award Preliminary Nominee for Best Novel (lost to Parable of the Talents by Butler).

001473

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NAMELESS DAY [THE], Douglass, Sara
68 NAMELESS DAY [THE]
Douglass, Sara
Voyager HarperCollins Publishers Australia, 2000, 0732265185 / 9780732265182

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. Tan, Shaun
Hardcover UK, first printing and true first edition. (First published in Australia. The first US edition was published later by Tor.) Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Normal age-related browning at page block edges. Two very faint smudges on top edge of page block, else fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. A straight, square copy. The jacket is clean, bright with original price intact. Book One of The Crucible, followed by The Wounded Hawk (2001) and The Crippled Angel (2002). Sadly, Sara Douglass passed away in September, 2011. "This captivating historical fantasy ranks with the best in the subgenre." - Publisher's Weekly. Award History: Amazon's Best of 2004 Top 10 Editors' Picks: Science Fiction & Fantasy.

002665

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69 SINNER: BOOK FOUR OF THE WAYFARER REDEMPTION
Douglass, Sara
Tor, 2004, 0312870469 / 9780312870461

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Royo, Luis
Hardcover first edition, first printing and first US edition. The US is also the first hardcover edition. (Previously published by HarperCollins Australia in trade paperback in 1997.) Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Not a remainder, book club or ex-library copy. Copies of this book in fine condition without remainder marks are increasingly scarce to come by. Clean, straight and without price-clipping. Award History: 1997 Aurealis Award Nominee for Best Fantasy Novel (lost to The Infernal by Kim Wilkins); 1998 Ditmar Award Nominee for Best Australian Long Fiction (lost to The White Abacus by Damien Broderick). Fine full color, wrap-around jacket illustration by Royo.

003363

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FORTRESS OF GLASS [THE] (SIGNED), Drake, David
70 FORTRESS OF GLASS [THE] (SIGNED)
Drake, David
Tor, 2006, 076531259X / 9780765312594

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. Donato
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Signed by Drake on the title page. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Page block lightly toned due to age, else very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Full color, wrap-around jacket illustration by Donato.
Signed by Author(s)
004096

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QUEEN OF DEMONS (SIGNED), Drake, David
71 QUEEN OF DEMONS (SIGNED)
Drake, David
Tor, 1998, 031286468X / 9780312864682

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Donato
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Signed by Drake on the title page. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Also enclosed is a full color bookmark promoting Lord of the Isles also signed by Drake. Second novel in the series, and the sequel to Lord of the Isles. Click to view the full color, wrap-around jacket illustration by Donato.
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001856

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A WIZARD ALONE, Duane, Diane
72 A WIZARD ALONE
Duane, Diane
Harcourt, Inc., 2002, 0152045627 / 9780152045623

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Near Fine. Book. Andrews, Vaughn
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Very lightly bumped at tips and head and heel of spine panel with associated jacket crinkling, else a fine copy in near fine jacket. A clean, square copy without price-clipping. The sixth book in Duan's extremely popular Young Wizards series. Scarce to find this Young Adult title without the usual dedications to children. Award History: 2003 Locus Poll Award Nominee for Best Young Adult Novel (lost to Coraline by Neil Gaiman).

004268

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LIVING GOD: PART FOUR OF A HANDFUL OF MEN [THE], Duncan, Dave
73 LIVING GOD: PART FOUR OF A HANDFUL OF MEN [THE]
Duncan, Dave
Ballantine Del Rey, 1994, 0345378997 / 9780345378996

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Good, Fine. Book. Burns, Jim
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Two small handling-related stains showing at bottom edge of page block with a faint smudge at the top edge, else a near fine copy in fine jacket. A square, straight copy without price-clipping. The fourth volume in the Handful of Men series.

003338

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PAST IMPERATIVE: ROUND ONE OF THE GREAT GAME, Duncan, Dave
74 PAST IMPERATIVE: ROUND ONE OF THE GREAT GAME
Duncan, Dave
Avonova Morrow, 1995, 068814361X / 9780688143619

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Near Fine. Book. Stawicki, Matt
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Not a remainder, book club or ex-library copy. Jacket faintly bumped at tips and head and heel of spine panel, else fine copy in near fine jacket.

003612

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UPLAND OUTLAWS, Duncan, Dave
75 UPLAND OUTLAWS
Duncan, Dave
Ballantine Del Rey, 1993, 0345378970 / 9780345378972

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. Burns, Jim
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Minor bumping at top and bottom edges of spine panel, with faint age and handling-related wear to jacket edges, else a fine copy in fine jacket. A clean, straight copy without price-clipping. The second volume in the Handful of Men series.

003281

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DRAGONFLY, Durbin, Frederic S.
76 DRAGONFLY
Durbin, Frederic S.
Arkham House, 1999, 0870541757 / 9780870541759

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Near Fine. Book. Van Hollander, Jason
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Stated First Edition on copyright page. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Copy is clean and square. Jacket is intact, but slightly sunned on the spine panel. A Fine copy in near fine jacket. Limited to 4,000 printed copies. Full color, wrap-around jacket illustration by Jason Van Hollander.

005001

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MAUREEN BIRNBAUM, BARBARIAN SWORDSPERSON: THE COMPLETE STORIES, Effinger, George Alec
77 MAUREEN BIRNBAUM, BARBARIAN SWORDSPERSON: THE COMPLETE STORIES
Effinger, George Alec
Guild America Books, 1994, 1568651015 / 9781568651019

Book Club (BCE/BOMC), Hardcover, Near Fine, Near Fine. Book. Kelly, Ken
Book Club edition, first printing and first hardcover edition. Code #03994 on rear jacket. Not a remainder or ex-library copy. Jacket is scuffed in places, but otherwise intact without tears. A near fine copy in near fine jacket without previous owner's marks. Introduction by Mike Resnick. Collection of eight stories (one original to this collection), featuring Maureen "Muffy" Birnbaum, transported out of the shopping mall into various barbarian worlds, including Barsoom, Pellucidar and the Horseclans among others. (Effinger added later adventures and placed Maureen into these universes at request of their creators). A very fun spoof of the classic sword and sorcery genre. The start of each story features a full-page black & white illustration spoofing the iconic Frank Franzetta illustrations. Award History: 1994 Locus Poll Award Nominee for Best Collection (lost to Impossible Things by Connie Willis).

004414

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UNTITLED (POSTCARD) (SIGNED), Eggleton, Bob
78 UNTITLED (POSTCARD) (SIGNED)
Eggleton, Bob


First Edition, Pictorial Cover, Very Fine, No Jacket. Book. Eggleton, Bob
Full color postcard (6" x 8.5" in size) featuring an untitled illustration by Bob Eggleton. Signed by Eggleton. Promotional card for galleries, news and events at Bob Eggleton's website.
Signed by Author(s)
003315

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ANGRY CANDY, Ellison, Harlan
79 ANGRY CANDY
Ellison, Harlan
Houghton Mifflin Company, 1988, 0395483077 / 9780395483077

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. Ellison, Harlan
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Full number line with "1" present. Collects 17 of Ellison's short fiction stories, several are award-winning stories (including "Soft Monkey" and "Palladin of the Lost Hour" that won the 1986 Hugo Award), with an Introduction by Ellison. Faint jacket wear at edges and head of spine panel, with faint age-related wear on page block (normal handling for a book this age). Jacket is complete without tears and $18.95 price intact. A straight, square copy in excellent condition for collectible title such as this one. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Award History: 1988 Bram Stoker Award Nominee (lost to Charles Beaumont: Selected Stories by Charles Beaumont); 1989 Locus Poll Award Winner for Best Collection and 1989 World Fantasy Award Winner for Best Collection.

004573

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DEATHBIRD STORIES, Ellison, Harlan
80 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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