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MAUREEN BIRNBAUM, BARBARIAN SWORDSPERSON: THE COMPLETE STORIES, Effinger, George Alec
1 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

Price: 15.00 USD
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CHICKS IN CHAINMAIL, Friesner, Esther (ed)
2 CHICKS IN CHAINMAIL
Friesner, Esther (ed)
Baen, 1995, 0671876821 / 9780671876821

Book Club (BCE/BOMC), Hardcover, Fine, Near Fine. Book. Elmore, Larry
Book Club, first printing and first hardcover edition. (First published in paperback by Baen.) Not a remainder or ex-library copy. Top and bottom edges of spine panel lightly bumped, else fine copy in near fine jacket. A Baen Book original. A clean, square copy without clipping. Original anthology revising the gender roles for men and women in the stereotyped male-dominated heroic fantasy novels. Now something of a cult favorite, this anthology features stories which are refreshingly funny or refreshingly twisted. Contributing authors include: Roger Zelazny; Elizabeth Moon; Susan Shwartz; Harry Turtledove; Holly Isle; Margaret Ball; David Vierling; Elizabeth Ann Scarborough; Jody Lynn Nye; eluki bes shahar; Mark Bourne; Janni Lee Simner; Laura Frankos; Esther Friesner; Nancy Springer; Lawrence Watt-Evans; Josepha Sherman; Jan Stirling; Elisabeth Waters and Alec George Effinger. Award History: 1996 Locus Poll Award Nominee (lost to The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twelfth Annual Collection by Dozois); 1996 British Fantasy Award Nominee (lost to Last Rites & Resurrections by Andy Cox).

003972

Price: 10.00 USD
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CHICKS IN CHAINMAIL (SIGNED), Friesner, Esther (ed) and Harry Turtledove
3 CHICKS IN CHAINMAIL (SIGNED)
Friesner, Esther (ed) and Harry Turtledove
Baen, 1995, 0671876821 / 9780671876821

Book Club (BCE/BOMC), Hardcover, Fine, Near Fine. Book. Elmore, Larry
Book Club, first printing and first hardcover edition. (First published in paperback by Baen.) Not a remainder or ex-library copy. Signed by the editor Esther Friesner on the title page and Harry Turtledove on the Contents page. Small section on front where laminate has separated from the jacket surface (1.5 cm x 1.5 cm square). Minute jacket crinkling at tips and spine panel. Aside from these defects a fine (unread) copy in near fine jacket. A Baen Book original. A clean, square copy without clipping. Original anthology revising the gender roles for men and women in the stereotyped male-dominated heroic fantasy novels. Now something of a cult favorite, this anthology features stories which are refreshingly funny or refreshingly twisted. Contributing authors include: Roger Zelazny; Elizabeth Moon; Susan Shwartz; Harry Turtledove; Holly Isle; Margaret Ball; David Vierling; Elizabeth Ann Scarborough; Jody Lynn Nye; eluki bes shahar; Mark Bourne; Janni Lee Simner; Laura Frankos; Esther Friesner; Nancy Springer; Lawrence Watt-Evans; Josepha Sherman; Jan Stirling; Elisabeth Waters and Alec George Effinger. Award History: 1996 Locus Poll Award Nominee (lost to The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twelfth Annual Collection by Dozois); 1996 British Fantasy Award Nominee (lost to Last Rites & Resurrections by Andy Cox).
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003469

Price: 20.00 USD
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ISAAC ASIMOV'S FANTASY! (SIGNED), McCarthy, Shawna (ed)
4 ISAAC ASIMOV'S FANTASY! (SIGNED)
McCarthy, Shawna (ed)
Dial Press, 1985, 0385230176 / 9780385230179

First Edition, Hardcover, Near Fine, Near Fine. Book. 
Hardcover first edition, first printing. First Printing stated on copyright page. Signed by contributor Connie Willis on the title page. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Minor chipping at upper tips of jacket. Single closed jacket tear with associated crinkling, 1cm in length at bottom edge of rear panel and another closed tear, 1.5 cm in length, in the crease of the front jacket flap fold. Fine copy in near fine jacket. A clean, square copy with original 42.98 price intact. Collects 19 fantasy stories, all previously published. What's interesting about these stories, aside from their first appearances in hardback, is that each story is accompanied by a black and white interior illustrations by a different artist. Contributing authors include: Lucius Shepard, Leigh Kennedy, Sharon N. Farber, Scott Baker, Daphne Castell, Ron Goulart, Gregg Keizer, Kristi Olesen, George Alec Effinger, Lee Killough, Tanith Lee, Robert Thurston, Lillian Stewart Carl, Juleen Brantingham, Richard Kearns, George R. R. Martin, Connie Willis, Ian McDowell and John Kessel. Contributing artists include: Nicholas Jainschigg, James T. Ceribello, Ron Lindahn, Laura Lakey/Artifact, Robert Walters, Gary Freeman, Arthur George, Odbert, Val Lindahn, Judy Mitchell, Richard Crist, George Thompson and Hank Jankus.
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003892

Price: 25.00 USD
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