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PLATO PAPERS: A PROPHECY [THE], Ackroyd, Peter
1 PLATO PAPERS: A PROPHECY [THE]
Ackroyd, Peter
Doubleday, 2000, 0385497687 / 9780385497688

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Good, Very Fine. Book. Hsu, Timothy
Hardcover first edition, first printing. First US edition. (Previously published in the UK in 1999 by Chatto & Windus.) Faint page fold on half-title page, else fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy.

003035

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MOSTLY HARMLESS, Adams, Douglas
2 MOSTLY HARMLESS
Adams, Douglas
Harmony Books, 1992, 0517577402 / 9780517577400

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. Cross, Peter
Hardcover first edition, first printing and first US edition. (Preceded by the Heinemann UK edition published in 1992.) Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Trace of age-related wear on top edge of page block, else a fine (unread) copy in fine jacket. A clean, square copy without price-clipping or the usual previous owner's marks. The fifth and final book in the classic Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series. A good read when you need some perspective on life's craziness. "[P]art satire, part slapstick." Barron, (ed.) Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 4-1.

004101

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ALL THE BIRDS IN THE SKY, Anders, Charlie Jane
3 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

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ASSEMBLERS OF INFINITY, Anderson, Kevin J. and Doug Beason
4 ASSEMBLERS OF INFINITY
Anderson, Kevin J. and Doug Beason
Bantam Spectra, 1993, 0553299212 / 9780553299212

Book Club (BCE/BOMC), Hardcover, Near Fine, Near Fine. Book. Lee, Pamela
Book Club edition, first printing and first hardcover edition. (Originally published in 1992 as a serial in Analog magazine. Subsequently published as a paperback. This is the first hardcover edition.) Page block shows light, handling related edge wear. Light jacket chipping at upper tips and crinkling at lower edge of spine panel, else the jacket is bright and intact. No inscriptions or previous owner's marks. A near fine copy in near fine jacket. Award History: 1994 Locus Poll Award Nominee (lost to Green Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson); 1994 Nebula Award Nominee (lost to Red Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson).

004549

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DANCER FROM ATLANTIS [THE], Anderson, Poul
5 DANCER FROM ATLANTIS [THE]
Anderson, Poul
Doubleday, 1971, 

Book Club (BCE/BOMC), Hardcover, Fine, Poor. Book. Frazetta, Frank
Book Club Edition and first world edition. Not a remainder or ex-library copy. Seven binding priorities, which this is Currey binding priority (A) with Code 29 M on page 179. Jacket code 3411 on rear flap. Light dust soiling on top edge of text block. Jacket is chipped at top and bottom of spine panel, two closed 3cm vertical tears at bottom edge of jacket, "91335" inscribed by previous owner on rear panel, and spots, possibly from a spill, on front and side jacket panels. Although the jacket for this copy is poor, the copy itself in in fine condition. Not leaned, not remainder nor ex-library. A clean, straight copy for book this age. A great copy for a collector wanting to marry a fine copy with a better jacket.

002742

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DAY OF THEIR RETURN [THE] , Anderson, Poul
6 DAY OF THEIR RETURN [THE]
Anderson, Poul
Doubleday, 1974, 

Book Club (BCE/BOMC), Hard Cover, Fine , Fine. Corben, Richard V.
Book Club and first hardcover edition. Code 6067 on rear jacket flap. Binding priority A (no printing code on page), per L. W. Curry, Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors: A Bibliography of First Printings of Their Fiction, 1979. Not a remainder nor ex-library copy. Previous owner's bookplate on front free endpaper. Jacket only faintly chipped at corners, else a clean, square copy without clipping. The jacket is clean, sharp and nearly perfect, unusual condition for a book club edition and a book this age. An excellent candidate to marry this superior jacket to a superior copy.

003391

Price: 14.70 USD
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BROTHER TERMITE, Anthony, Patricia
7 BROTHER TERMITE
Anthony, Patricia
Harcourt Brace & Company, 1993, 0151144222 / 9780151144228

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Rosenberg, Craig Stuart
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. A clean, straight copy without price-clipping. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Second novel by the author of Cold Allies. Tale of alien mind control in the White House. "Anthony is a fine prose stylist with a knack for creating believable characters in a small space." Barron (ed.) Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 4-13. This novel has been sold to a major studio for motion picture treatment.

000401

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COLD ALLIES, Anthony, Patricia
8 COLD ALLIES
Anthony, Patricia
Harcourt Brace & Company, 1993, 0151185034 / 9780151185030

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Rosenberg, Craig Stuart
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Stated First Edition with "A" present. Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. A clean, straight copy without price-clipping. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Anthony's first novel. She's also the author of Brother Termite, Happy Policeman and Flanders. "A fine first novel." Barron, Anatomy of Wonder 5, II30. Clute, Science Fiction: The Illustrated Encyclopedia, Debuts, pg. 207. Anthony's novel Flanders made the Publisher's Weekly Best of 1998 list. Award History: 1994 Locus Award Winner for Best First Novel.

000669

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CRADLE OF SPLENDOR, Anthony, Patricia
9 CRADLE OF SPLENDOR
Anthony, Patricia
Ace, 1996, 044100301X / 9780441003013

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Smollin, Mark
Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Hardcover first edition, first printing. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. A clean, straight copy without price-clipping. Brazil joins the space race by launching a rocket into orbit. The mysterious means of propulsion begins a scramble among the rest of the space to discover what sort of propulsion Brazil's rockets used to reach orbit.

001814

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ISLE OF WOMAN, Anthony, Piers
10 ISLE OF WOMAN
Anthony, Piers
Tor, 1993, 0312855648 / 9780312855642

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Peterson, Eric
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. A clean, square copy without price-clipping. The first book in the Geodyssey series.

003852

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OMNIVORE, Anthony, Piers
11 OMNIVORE
Anthony, Piers
Ballantine Books, 1969, 

Book Club (BCE/BOMC), Hardcover, Near Fine, Very Good. Book. 
Book Club Edition, first printing and first US hardcover edition. (Originally published in paperback by Ballantine Books in 1968. The first hardcover was published in the UK by Faber & Faber in 1969 per L. W. Curry, Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors: A Bibliography of First Printings of Their Fiction, 1979.) Not a remainder or ex-library copy. Science Fiction Book Club first printing with printing code 20 K on page 187 and Code #1825 on rear jacket flap. Dark blue boards lettered in white. Small jacket tear out (0.5 cm x 1 cm square) at lower spine panel. Light jacket crinkling at head and heel of spine panel with slight chipping at upper tips. Closed tear (2 cm in length) at top right corner of rear jacket panel. Aside from these defects a clean, square copy without clipping or stains. Faint edgewear with jacket lightly age tanned at edges, else near fine copy in very good jacket. Jacket is non-glossy paper without illustrator credit. Due to paper jacket condition it's difficult to find copies of this title without jacket stains. First book in Anthony's Omnivore trilogy.

003736

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TOTAL RECALL, Anthony, Piers
12 TOTAL RECALL
Anthony, Piers
Morrow, 1989, 0688052096 / 9780688052096

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. Berkey, John
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Some minor age-related edge wear, else fine (unread) copy in fine jacket. A straight, square copy without price-clipping. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Novelization of the Sci-Fi movie Total Recall starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, in turn based upon the short story by Philip K. Dick: "We Can Remember It for You Wholesale." The film version remained loyal to PKD's compelling vision of corrupt political systems, neurotic rulers and multilayered social and personal paranoia. Clute, Science Fiction: The Illustrated Encyclopedia, pg. 162. Classic starship painting on the dustjacket illustration by John Berkey.

000078

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SERPENT'S SILVER, Anthony, Piers and Robert E. Margroff
13 SERPENT'S SILVER
Anthony, Piers and Robert E. Margroff
Tor, 1988, 0312931034 / 9780312931032

First Edition, Hardcover, Near Fine, Near Fine. Book. Sweet, Darrell K.
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Page block shows the usual age-related tonning with some added handlling-related wear. Spine ends and corners have some light bumping and rubbing. Very small nick at bottom edge of front jacket panel. Aside from the normal wear on a book this age, a straight, square copy without the usual price-clipping. Sequel to Dragon's Gold and the second book in the Adventures of Kelvin Rud fantasy series. Another fun and fantastical jacket illustration by Darrell K. Sweet.

003790

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EMPRESS OF THE ENDLESS DREAM [THE], Arden, Tom
14 EMPRESS OF THE ENDLESS DREAM [THE]
Arden, Tom
Gollancz, 2001, 0575063742 / 9780575063747

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Jenkins, Kevin
Hardcover UK, first printing and true first edition. (No US publication for any book in this excellent fantasy series.) Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. The Fifth Book of The Orokon series. The final volume in Arden's five-volume apocalyptic fantasy epic comprising macabre humor, horror, dark fantasy and mysticism all set in a world equivalent to our 17th century Europe, where the world-saving youth begins the quest as a remarkably unlikable and immature young man, a refreshing break from the one dimensional, wholesome hero-types we usually get in quest fantasy novels. Arden is relatively unknown in the U.S. and deserves more recognition. Innovative adult fantasy at its very best. Beautiful dust jacket illustration by Kevin Jenkins.

002182

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A WOMAN OF THE IRON PEOPLE, Arnason, Eleanor
15 A WOMAN OF THE IRON PEOPLE
Arnason, Eleanor
Morrow, 1991, 0688103758 / 9780688103750

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Good, Fine. Book. Ruddell, Gary
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Minor crinkling to extremities of dustjacket edges from wear, else fine jacket without price-clipping or tears. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Very minor bow to front cover board, else near fine condition. Arnason's first SF novel. Anthropological SF novel surrounding the investigation by a woman scientist of the alien culture on a planet in the Sigma Draconis system. The human survey team is riven by gender and social politics that complicate both the investigation and interpretation of the data gathered from the planet. Critically compared to Vinge's The Snow Queen, Kress' An Alien Light and Slonczewski's Door Into Ocean. See Barron (ed), Anatomy of Wonder 5, II-37.

002324

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AFRICA ZERO, Asher, Neal
16 AFRICA ZERO
Asher, Neal
Cosmos Books / Wildside Press, 2005, 1587154471 / 9781587154478

First Edition, Trade Paperback, Near Fine, No Jacket. Book. Maverick, David
Trade paperback, first printing. Originally serialized in Threads (2001), this book collects together these stories into a single novel. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. One single, heavy crease at lower front tip, about 1" in length with a very faint vertical crease near spine (read once and carefully), else covers are intact and in fine condition. Page block is bright and square without soiling. Publisher's ISBN label affixed to back cover.

004523

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FOUNDATION AND EARTH, Asimov, Isaac
17 FOUNDATION AND EARTH
Asimov, Isaac
Doubleday, 1986, 0385233124 / 9780385233125

First Edition, Hardcover, Near Fine, Near Fine. Book. Wallerstein, Alan
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Stated First Edition on copyright page. True first printing with all points present: Navy boards with red cloth spine. Code "1086" on rear jacket flap indicating an October, 1986 printing and code "BB27" on page 356. Original $16.95 price is intact on front jacket flap. Not a remainder, book club or ex-library copy. The text block is clean and square, with minimal wear. Jacket shows several tiny closed tears and associated moderate crinkling at corners and along edges at head and heel of spine panel. Aside from these defects this copy is clean, straight and not price-clipped. No previous owner's stamps or stickers as is common with this title. Award History: 1987 Locus Poll Award Nominee for Best SF Novel (lost to Speaker for the Dead by Card).

004665

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PRELUDE TO FOUNDATION, Asimov, Isaac
18 PRELUDE TO FOUNDATION
Asimov, Isaac
Doubleday Foundation, 1988, 0385233132 / 9780385233132

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Fine. Book. Vallejo, Boris
Hardcover first edition, first printing and first trade edition. (Preceded by the limited edition published by Phantasia Press.) Very fine (unread) copy in fine jacket. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Published without the "First Edition" statement on the copyright page - one of the few Doubleday books that has no statement of printing on the copyright page. (The "First Edition" statement was sold to Phantasia Press for the limited edition.) First Printing with code #0588 on rear jacket flap indicating a May, 1988 printing. This copy is clean, square and without the usual previous owner's marks. Except for a pair of creases on the front and rear jacket flaps, the jacket is near pristine condition with the $18.95 price intact. An unread (and almost pristine) copy. Unusual in such fine condition. Wonderful full color, wrap-around jacket illustration by Boris Vallejo.

004352

Price: 45.00 USD
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ROBOTS AND EMPIRE, Asimov, Isaac
19 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

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ROBOTS AND EMPIRE, Asimov, Isaac
20 ROBOTS AND EMPIRE
Asimov, Isaac
Doubleday, 1985, 0385190921 / 9780385190923

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. 
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Not a remainder, Book Club or ex-library copy. Stated First Edition with code P 032 on page 382 and code 0985 on rear jacket flap. (Again, it is not a Book Club edition, but was published by Doubleday simultaneously with the Phantasia Press edition.) Faint jacket crinkling at bottom and top corners of spine panel. One very small (0.5 cm in length) closed tear at top edge of rear jacket panel. A single 3 inch closed tear running diagonally upward from the lower tip up towards the center of the jacket which was "repaired" by a previous owner with scotch tape. Other than these jacket defects the book itself is clean, square and without previous owner's marks. Wonderful copy to marry to a pristine jacket. Difficult to find copies of this title in fine condition 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).

000080

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