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Updated July 7, 2017


Our recent acquisitions. All books listed on the New Titles webpage are hardcover first editions, first printings unless stated otherwise. Each book listed in the New Titles pages are also listed in their respective genre category webpages.

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ALL THE BIRDS IN THE SKY, Anders, Charlie Jane
1 ALL THE BIRDS IN THE SKY
Anders, Charlie Jane
Tor, 2016, 0765379945 / 9780765379948

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. Staehle, Will
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. Award History: 2017 Nebula Award Winner for Best Novel; 2017 Locus Poll Award Winner for Best Fantasy Novel; 2017 Hugo Award Nominee for Best Novel (lost to The Obelisk Gate, N.K. Jemisi).

004997

Price: 75.00 USD
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ROBOTS AND EMPIRE, Asimov, Isaac
2 ROBOTS AND EMPIRE
Asimov, Isaac
Doubleday, 1985, 0385190921 / 9780385190923

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Fine. Book. Shaw, Barclay
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Very fine (unread) copy in fine jacket. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Stated First Edition with code P032 on page 382 and code 0985 on rear jacket flap. If these points are not present it is not a first printing. (Again, it is not a Book Club edition, but was published by Doubleday simultaneous with the Phantasia Press limited edition.) Faint wear at tips of jacket. There is a single 1 cm closed tear at bottom tip of rear jacket panel, else the jacket is clean without marks or price-clipping. The page block is crisp, clean and square. A wonderful copy difficult to find that aren't ex-library or remaindered. Barron (ed.) Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 4-21. Clute, Science Fiction: The Illustrated Encyclopedia, pg. 134. Award History: 1986 Locus Poll Award Nominee for Best SF Novel (lost to The Postman by Brin).

004451

Price: 25.00 USD
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PUMP SIX AND OTHER STORIES, Bacigalupi, Paolo
3 PUMP SIX AND OTHER STORIES
Bacigalupi, Paolo
Night Shade Books, 2010, 1597802026 / 9781597802024

First Edition, Trade Paperback, Very Fine, No Jacket. Book. Noble, Claudia
Trade Paperback, first edition and first printing. Stated First Edition on copyright page. Very fine (unread) copy without jacket as issued. Follows the first hardcover edition published in 2008. Collects 10 of Bacigalupi's short stories, many of which won awards, including the Sturgeon Award.

004797

Price: 15.00 USD
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MOVING MARS (SIGNED WITH DOODLE), Bear, Greg
4 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

Price: 125.00 USD
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FOUNDATION'S FEAR (SIGNED), Benford, Gregory
5 FOUNDATION'S FEAR (SIGNED)
Benford, Gregory
Orbit, 1997, 1857234634 / 9781857234633

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. Gambino, Fred
Hardcover first edition, first printing and first UK edition. First Published in Great Britain printed on copyright page. Signed by Benford on the title page. Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Excellent condition for a book this age. Published two months after the US edition by HarperPrism. Volume 1 of The Second Foundation Trilogy. Wonderful two-panel dustjacket illustration by Fred Gambino capturing the sheer mass of the world city of Trantor.
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004477

Price: 30.00 USD
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IN ALIEN FLESH (SIGNED), Benford, Gregory
6 IN ALIEN FLESH (SIGNED)
Benford, Gregory
Tor, 1986, 0312933444 / 9780312933449

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. Bergeron, Joe
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. First Published stated on copyright with "1" present in complete number line. Signed by Benford on the title page. Faint age-related edge wear and light scuffing, otherwise a fine (unread) copy in fine jacket. A clean, square copy without price-clipping. A very nice collector's copy in fine condition for a book this age. Collection of thirteen stories plus a poem by the author. Gregory Benford is one of the best hard SF authors at combining physics with literary style. The same author of the critically acclaimed Galactic Center series. The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, (Pringle, ed.), pg. 159. Award History: 1987 Locus Poll Award Nominee (lost to Blue Champagne by John Varley).
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004160

Price: 25.00 USD
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BEYOND THE FALL OF NIGHT (SIGNED), Benford, Gregory and Arthur C. Clarke
7 BEYOND THE FALL OF NIGHT (SIGNED)
Benford, Gregory and Arthur C. Clarke
Ace Putnam, 1990, 0399134999 / 9780399134999

First Edition, Hardcover, Near Fine, Near Fine. Book. Leeds, Judith Kazdym
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Signed by Benford on the title page. Faint age and handling-related edgewear to page block and jacket edges, else near fine copy in near fine jacket. A square, straight copy without price-clipping. Sequel to Clarke's classic novella Against the Fall of Night. (First published in paperback, the first hardcover was published by Gollancz in 1953.)
Signed by Author(s)
003897

Price: 25.00 USD
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LAST EVER AFTER [THE]: THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD AND EVIL BOOK THREE (SIGNED), Chainani, Soman
8 LAST EVER AFTER [THE]: THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD AND EVIL BOOK THREE (SIGNED)
Chainani, Soman
Harper, 2015, 0062435736 / 9780062435736

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Bruno, Iacopo
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 Chainani on a specially printed tipped-in sheet. The tipped-in page bears The School of Good and Evil crest above Chainani's signature. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Book Three in the very popular The School for Good and Evil juvenile series where ordinary teenagers are kidnapped then trained to be fairy tale heroes and villains. It's Good versus Evil and Boys versus Girls. A lot of fun for young readers. The School for Good and Evil (2013) debuted on the New York Times Bestseller List. The series has been translated into 22 languages and will soon be a major motion picture from Universal Studios, who purchased the rights in a seven-figure deal. The sequel is A World Without Princes (2014). Wonderful interior color and b&w art by illustrator Iacopo Bruno. A colorful, vibrant book to keep forever.
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004794

Price: 35.00 USD
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CHANUR'S VENTURE (SIGNED), Cherryh, C. J.
9 CHANUR'S VENTURE (SIGNED)
Cherryh, C. J.
Daw, 1985, 

Book Club (BCE/BOMC), Hardcover, Near Fine, Very Good. Book. Whelan, Michael
Book Club edition and first printing Code P08 on page 181 with code 3885 on rear jacket panel. First Thus edition. (Previously published in limited and limited trade editions by specialty publisher Phantasia Press in 1984, this is the first hardcover for the commercial market.) Not a remainder or ex-library copy. Several small closed tears and nicks at top edge of jacket panel. One vertical jacket dent (1.0 cm in length) on rear panel near spine. Page block shows some minor age-related wear, but overall a clean, square copy without clipping. Set in Cherryh's Union-Alliance universe and sequel to The Pride of Chanur. Interior map by David Cherry. Award History: 1985 Locus Poll Award Nominee for Best SF Novel (lost to The Integral Trees by Larry Niven).
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003452

Price: 25.00 USD
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DRAGONFLY, Durbin, Frederic S.
10 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.

005001

Price: 30.00 USD
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HALF-MADE WORLD [THE], Gilman, Felix
11 HALF-MADE WORLD [THE]
Gilman, Felix
Tor Books, 2010, 0765325527 / 9780765325525

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. MacDonald, Ross
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. The jackets are uncoated and very prone to smudges and stains, but this jacket is fine and unmarked. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library.

004388

Price: 30.00 USD
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SHADOW OF NIGHT (SIGNED), Harkness, Deborah
12 SHADOW OF NIGHT (SIGNED)
Harkness, Deborah
Viking, 2012, 0670023485 / 9780670023486

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. 
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Stated First Edition with "1" present in complete number line. Signed by Harkness on the title page. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Sequel to A Discovery of Witches (2011).
Signed by Author(s)
004998

Price: 25.00 USD
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WOOL (SIGNED), Howey, Hugh
13 WOOL (SIGNED)
Howey, Hugh
Century, 2013, 1780891245 / 9781780891248

First Edition, Trade Paperback, Fine, No Jacket. Book. Getty Images
Trade paperback, UK edition and first edition. This is a fourth printing.(Previously published in hardcover.) Signed by Howey on the title page. Spine is square and is un-creased. The tips are still sharp. Aside from some faint, shallow creases on rear panel, a fine (unread) copy. Originally self-published separately in five chapters as ebooks in the U.S. This UK edition collects the first five ebook chapters comprising the first volume in the Wool Trilogy and published in hardcover for the first time. Currently in production as a major motion picture.
Signed by Author(s)
004792

Price: 25.00 USD
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BURIED GIANT [THE] (SIGNED), Ishiguro, Kazuo
14 BURIED GIANT [THE] (SIGNED)
Ishiguro, Kazuo
Knopf, 2015, 030727103X / 9780307271037

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. 
Hardcover first edition, first printing and first US edition. (Simultaneous with the UK edition by Faber and Faber, but the time zone difference makes the UK the true first edition.) Stated First Edition with printing date "03/2015" on rear jacket flap, making it a March, 2015 first printing. Signed by Ishiguro on publisher's tipped-in sheet. Ishiguro is also winner of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Literature. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. This copy also has the publisher's black stain on the page edges. (Copies are already in multiple printings. These later printings have plain white page edges as opposed to the black-stained edges.) The book's green jacket is un-laminated, making it prone to scratches. This jacket is pristine without the "Signed First Edition" sticker present. Caution to collectors: Removing the Signed First Edition sticker can scratch off the jacket's green ink from the jacket cover. There is no sticker on this copy and the jacket is in fine condition. "It's a sad, elegiac story, one that has a tone and texture suited to its subject matter: a dreamy journey, repetitive and searching as lost memory." Lydia Millet - Publisher's Weekly Starred Review. Award History: 2016 World Fantasy Award Nominee for Best Novel (lost to The Chimes by Anna Smaill).(Sceptre)
Signed by Author(s)
004747

Price: 100.00 USD
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CITY [THE]: A NOVEL (SIGNED), Koontz, Dean
15 CITY [THE]: A NOVEL (SIGNED)
Koontz, Dean
Bantam Books, 2014, 0345545931 / 9780345545930

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Biel, Scott
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Stated First Edition with "1" present in complete number line. Signed by Koontz on a special, tipped-in page. Very fine (new and unread) copy in very fine jacket. A tipped-in sheet is an extra page added by the publisher, usually between the half-title page and the endpapers. The publisher will send a certain number of blank sheets to the author, the author signs the sheets (i.e. pages) and sends them back to the publisher who binds them into the book during the publication process. So, this is a Publisher's signed edition, signed prior to publication by Koontz. A very nice collectible copy. A coming of age story with magical elements centered on a young, gifted musician.
Signed by Author(s)
004824

Price: 40.00 USD
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SOLE SURVIVOR: A NOVEL (SIGNED & DATED), Koontz, Dean R.
16 SOLE SURVIVOR: A NOVEL (SIGNED & DATED)
Koontz, Dean R.
Knopf, 1997, 0679425268 / 9780679425267

First Edition, Hardcover, Near Fine, Fine. Book. Kidd, Chip
Hardcover first edition, first printing and first US edition. (The US edition was published Feb. 1997 after the UK hardcover by Headline.) Faint age-related wear to page block edges with light foxing at top edge, else a near fine copy in fine, unclipped jacket. The page block is straight and square. The jacket is clean without tears and price intact. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Signed and inscribed "To Jan / Survive and Thrive" and dated "3/15/97" by Koontz on the half-title page. The March date places this copy one month after it's official publication date in February, 1997. A very nice collectible copy. A reporter investigates the fatal plane disaster where a survivor walks away, contrary to the official story that there were no crash survivors.
Signed by Author(s)
004803

Price: 50.00 USD
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ROAD [THE], McCarthy, Cormac
17 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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BRASYL (SIGNED), Mcdonald, Ian
18 BRASYL (SIGNED)
Mcdonald, Ian
Pyr Books, 2007, 1591025435 / 9781591025436

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Near Fine. Book. Martiniere, Stephan
Hardcover first edition, first printing and true first edition. (Precedes the UK edition by one month.) Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Signed by McDonald on the title page Moderate bump with associated crinkling at top edge of spine panel, else fine (unread) copy in near fine jacket. A clean, straight copy with $25.00 price intact. All first printing points are present: number sequence 11 thru 07 in reverse order with the "07" present (indicating a 2007 printing) followed by the number sequence 5 thru 1 in reverse order with the "1" present, indicating a first printing. Award History: 2007 British Science Fiction Award Winner; 2008 Hugo Award Nominee (lost to The Yiddish Policemen's Union by Michael Chabon); 2008 Locus Poll Award Nominee (lost to The Yiddish Policemen's Union by Michael Chabon).
Signed by Author(s)
004430

Price: 100.00 USD
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GLASS DRAGONS: A NOVEL OF THE MOONWORLDS SAGA (SIGNED) by McMullen and Lockwood, McMullen, Sean
19 GLASS DRAGONS: A NOVEL OF THE MOONWORLDS SAGA (SIGNED) by McMullen and Lockwood
McMullen, Sean
Tor, 2004, 0765307979 / 9780765307972

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. Lockwood, Todd
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Signed by McMullen on the title page. Also signed by cover artist Todd Lockwood on the title page with a doodle of dragon. Fine (unread) copy with a tiny (0.5cm) dent in the top textblock in fine jacket with a faint bump at top right corner. A clean, straight copy without price-clipping. Sequel to Voyage of the Shadowmoon. Very nice full color, wrap-around jacket illustration by Todd Lockwood. Award History: Locus 2004 Recommended Reading List: Fantasy Novels.
Signed by Author(s)
002968

Price: 50.00 USD
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SPEED OF DARK [THE], Moon, Elizabeth
20 SPEED OF DARK [THE]
Moon, Elizabeth
Ballantine Books, 2003, 0345447557 / 9780345447555

First Edition, Hardcover, Near Fine, Near Fine. Book. Metz, Julie
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Stated First Edition with "1" present in complete number line. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Winner of the 2004 Nebula Award for Best Novel. Boards and jacket moderately bumped at upper corners with crinkling at head and heel of spine panel. Page block shows faint handling-related wear. Several small dents in top and side edge of page block. Slight spine lean, which is common with this tilte. Overall, a near fine copy in near fine jacket. "'If I had not been what I am, what would I have been?'" wonders Lou Arrendale, the autistic hero of Moon's compelling exploration of the concept of "normalcy" and what might happen when medical science attains the knowledge to "cure" adult autism. Arrendale narrates most of this book in a poignant earnestness that verges on the philosophical and showcases Moon's gift for characterization." - Publisher's Weekly. "Moon is effective at putting the reader inside Lou's mind, and it is both fascinating and painful to see the behavior and qualities of so-called normals through his eyes." - Meredith Parets, American Library Association. Award History: 2004 Nebula Award Winner for Best Novel; Locus Magazine: Best of 2003 Recommended Reading List for Science Fiction Novels; Amazon.com Top Ten Books of 2003 - Science Fiction & Fantasy.

004728

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DRAGONFLY, Durbin, Frederic S.
DRAGONFLY
Durbin, Frederic S.
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SHADOW OF NIGHT (SIGNED), Harkness, Deborah
SHADOW OF NIGHT (SIGNED)
Harkness, Deborah
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ALL THE BIRDS IN THE SKY, Anders, Charlie Jane
ALL THE BIRDS IN THE SKY
Anders, Charlie Jane
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SPEED OF DARK [THE], Moon, Elizabeth
SPEED OF DARK [THE]
Moon, Elizabeth
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ROAD [THE], McCarthy, Cormac
ROAD [THE]
McCarthy, Cormac
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