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PLAINS OF PASSAGE [THE] (SIGNED), Auel, Jean M.
1 PLAINS OF PASSAGE [THE] (SIGNED)
Auel, Jean M.
Crown Publishers, 1990, 0517580497 / 9780517580493

First Edition, Hardcover, Near Fine, Fine. Book. Hiroko
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Stated First Edition with "1" present in complete number line. Signed and inscribed "To Jan" by Auel on the title page. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Page block is square and intact, but shows age and handling-related wear from having been carefully read. Overall, the text block is clean, but not bright. Dust jacket is bright, intact and without the usual sunning along the spine panel common to this large volume. A near fine copy in fine jacket. The fourth novel in the Earth's Children series.
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004873

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EXULTANT: DESTINY'S CHILDREN BOOK TWO, Baxter, Stephen
2 EXULTANT: DESTINY'S CHILDREN BOOK TWO
Baxter, Stephen
Gollancz, 2004, 0575074280 / 9780575074286

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Fine. Book. 
Hardcover UK, first printing and true first edition. (The first US was published in December, 2004.) Faint jacket crinkling at bottom edge of spine panel, else very fine (unread) copy in fine jacket. In 25,000 years, mankind will be involved in a death struggle against the alien Xeelee for control of the galaxy. To win, mankind initiates a selective breeding program to build the ulitmate soldiers for the final victory in battles to be waged at the galaxy's core. The second book in the Destiny's Children series, preceded by Coalescent. Award History: Locus 2004 Recommended Reading List: Science Fiction Novels.

003289

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CARL'S AFTERNOON IN THE PARK (SIGNED), Day, Alexandra
3 CARL'S AFTERNOON IN THE PARK (SIGNED)
Day, Alexandra
Farrar Straus & Giroux, 1991, 0374311099 / 9780374311094

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, No Jacket. Book. Day, Alexandra
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Stated first edition on copyright page. Color illustrated boards without dustjacket as issued. Signed by Alexandra Day on the front free endpaper with the author's unique dog's paw page stamp. Illustrated in full color by the author. Minor bumping at top and bottom edges of spine with some faint rubbing at tips, else fine copy without any previous owner's marks or inscriptions. (Difficult to find children's books without inscriptions.)
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003518

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A WIZARD ALONE, Duane, Diane
4 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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THIEF LORD [THE] (SIGNED), Funke, Cornelia
5 THIEF LORD [THE] (SIGNED)
Funke, Cornelia
Chicken House Scholastic Inc., 2002, 0439404371 / 9780439404372

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. Birmingham, Christian
Hardcover first edition, sixth printing. First US edition and first hardcover edition. (Previously published in the UK in trade paperback.) Signed by Funke on the title page. Minor bumping on top and bottom edges of spine panel, else fine copy in fine jacket. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Funke's first novel to appear in English, and the basis for the not-so-good-but-likable film in 2006. Award History: 2003 Corine Award Winner.
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004035

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REBEL OF RHADA [THE], Gilman, Robert Cham (pseud. Alfred Coppel)
6 REBEL OF RHADA [THE]
Gilman, Robert Cham (pseud. Alfred Coppel)
Harcourt, Brace & World, Inc., 1969, 

First Edition, Hardcover, Near Fine, Near Fine. Book. Loehle, Richard
Hardcover first edition, first printing and first hardcover edition. Stated First Edition on copyright page. Blue boards with gold lettering. Dark purple rear jacket panel shows some rubbing with some very light crinkling at top and bottom edges of spine panel (normal for a book this age). Previous owner's stamp on half-title page. The page block is bright, square and without stains. A superior copy. A Space-Opera intended for tough, older children, it's a thoughtful work on the decline and resurgence of civilization. Some 10,000 years in the future, mankind has slipped back to a feudal culture, except for the star ships that still link the interstellar empire together. The starship engines run on unlimited energy, but the rest of technology is lost to myth and superstition. Priests chant navigation codes, war horses are transported in the holds for knights and torches light the passageways of the starship because no one remembers how to fix the lights. Within this decay, Kier of Rhada is called to Earth by the 10 year old Emperor to account for himself.

004501

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ROBOT SANTA: THE FURTHER ADVENTURES OF SANTA'S TWIN, Koontz, Dean
7 ROBOT SANTA: THE FURTHER ADVENTURES OF SANTA'S TWIN
Koontz, Dean
HarperCollins Publishers, 2004, 0060509430 / 9780060509439

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. Parks, Phil
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Stated First Edition with full number line present. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Very light jacket crinkling at head of spine panel, else a fine (unread) copy in fine jacket. A clean, square copy without the usual dedications by previous owners. Illustrated Children's story book by this noted Horror writer. Wonderfully illustrated by Phil Parks. Santa's brother, Bob, constructs an android Santa in rocket sleigh piloted by a Gorilla and eight robot reindeer. Of course, the path to you-know-where is paved with good intentions, and Bob's intentions to help his brother on Christmas Eve goes terribly wrong.

004244

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PIRATICA: BEING A DARING TALE OF A SINGULAR GIRL'S ADVENTURE UPON THE HIGH SEAS, Lee, Tanith
8 PIRATICA: BEING A DARING TALE OF A SINGULAR GIRL'S ADVENTURE UPON THE HIGH SEAS
Lee, Tanith
London, Hodder Children's Books, 2003, 0340854464 / 9780340854464

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Avon, John
Hardcover UK, first printing and true first edition. (The first US edition was published in September, 2004 by Dutton.) Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Not a remainder, book club or ex-library copy. Excellent Young Adult novel. "This is a novel about which the reader cannot help but feel an enormous sense of fun and warmth. The author's editorial tongue is firmly in cheek throughout, but its rip-roaring spirited and pleasurable nevertheless. Suitable for readers aged 12 and over." - John McLay.

002489

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MEANEST DOLL IN THE WORLD [THE], Martin, Ann M., Laura Godwin and Brian Selznick
9 MEANEST DOLL IN THE WORLD [THE]
Martin, Ann M., Laura Godwin and Brian Selznick
Hyperion, 2003, 0786808780 / 9780786808786

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Near Fine. Book. Selznick, Brian
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Top edge of spine panel lightly bumped due to shelving, else fine (unread) copy in fine jacket. Stated first edition with number line complete. (Copies of this title are in their 6th printings, of which this is a 1st printing.) Sequel to The Doll People (2004). Fantastical jacket and interior illustrations by Brian Selznick. Brian Selznick illustrated this children's story and is the author and illustrator for the critically acclaimed children's novel The Invention of Hugo Cabret (2008), which was made into a major film.

004369

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WIND SINGER: BOOK ONE IN THE WIND ON FIRE TRILOGY [THE], Nicholson, William
10 WIND SINGER: BOOK ONE IN THE WIND ON FIRE TRILOGY [THE]
Nicholson, William
Hyperion Books for Children, 2000, 0786805692 / 9780786805693

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Sis, Peter
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Stated first edition with "1" present in complete number line. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Young adult fantasy. Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. A clean, straight copy without price-clipping. Jacket and interior illustrations by Peter Sis. Book One in the Wind on Fire Trilogy. Award History: 2001 Locus Poll Award Nominee (lost to Mars Crossing by Geoffrey A. Landis).

004159

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RINGWORLD'S CHILDREN, Niven, Larry
11 RINGWORLD'S CHILDREN
Niven, Larry
Tor, 2004, 0765301679 / 9780765301673

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Martiniere, Stephan
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. The fourth book in the Ringworld series. Very nice jacket art by Stephan Martiniere. Compare to the full color, wrap-around jacket illustration in the UK edition by Lee Gibbons.

004090

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SCARECROW AND HIS SERVANT [THE], Pullman, Philip
12 SCARECROW AND HIS SERVANT [THE]
Pullman, Philip
Doubleday, 2004, 038540980X / 9780385409803

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Bailey, Peter
Hardcover UK, first printing and true first edition. (The first US was published by Knopf in 2005.) Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Children's novel, and Pullman's first full-length novel since The Amber Spyglass. Interior and jacket illustrations by Peter Bailey.

002857

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TITAN'S CURSE: PERCY JACKSON AND THE OLYMPIANS BOOK 3, Riordan, Rick
13 TITAN'S CURSE: PERCY JACKSON AND THE OLYMPIANS BOOK 3
Riordan, Rick
Miramax Books, 2007, 1423101456 / 9781423101451

First Edition, Hardcover, Near Fine, Near Fine. Book. Rocco, John
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. State First Edition with "1" present in complete number line. The third volume in Riordan's amazing successful and entertaining Percy Jackson series. Light bumping at head and heel of spine panel with associated jacket crinkling. Jacket also shows some shallow folds at top edge. Copy shows light handling from having been read, but read carefully. Still a straight, square copy without the usual dedications by previous owners.

004266

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HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE, Rowling, J. K.
14 HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE
Rowling, J. K.
Scholastic Press, 2005, 0439784549 / 9780439784542

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. GrandPre, Mary
Hardcover first edition, first printing and First American Edition. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Despite the enormous first print run, this title already appears in Third Printings. This copy is a First Printing without the usual remainder marks. Unusual to find copies in fine condition without previous owner's marks. A wonder ful collector's copy. Award History: 2006 Locus Poll Award Nominee for Best Young Adult Book (lost to Pay the Piper: A Rock 'n' Roll Fairy Tale by Jane Yolen and Alan Stemple).

004261

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ELSEWHERE: A BORDERTOWN NOVEL (SIGNED), Shetterly, Wil
15 ELSEWHERE: A BORDERTOWN NOVEL (SIGNED)
Shetterly, Wil
Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1991, 0152007318 / 9780152007317

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Nolan, Dennis
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Signed by Shetterly on the title page. Not a book club, remainder nor ex-library copy. Set in the Bordertown universe. A young runaway comes of age among the punk elves and humans living in Bordertown, the rundown city between our world and Faerie. Award History: 1992 Locus Poll Award Nominee for Best Fantasy Novel (lost to Beauty by Sherri S. Tepper); 1992 Mythopoeic Fantasy Award Nominee for Children's Literature (lost to Haroun and the Sea of Stories by Salman Rushdie).
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003345

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DRAGON CHARMER [THE] (SIGNED), Siegel, Jan (pseud. Amanda Hemingway)
16 DRAGON CHARMER [THE] (SIGNED)
Siegel, Jan (pseud. Amanda Hemingway)
Ballantine Del Rey, 2001, 0345439023 / 9780345439024

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Peterson, Eric
Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Hardcover, first printing and first US edition. (Previously published in the UK by Voyager.) Signed by Siegel on the title page and dated "26.8.2001" the same month as the US publication, making this copy unique. Not a book club, remainder nor ex-library copy. A clean, straight copy without price-clipping. The story continues 10 years after the events in Prospero's Children. The Old Spirit is stirring, and seeks vengence on Fern. Like Prospero, The Dragon-Charmer also sports the pastel colored unlaminated dustjacket design. The next book in the series, titled Witch's Honour, was published by Voyager, UK in March, 2002. Jacket painting by Eric Peterson.
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002020

Price: 40.00 USD
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NIGHTMARE HOUR: TIME FOR TERROR, Stine, R. L.
17 NIGHTMARE HOUR: TIME FOR TERROR
Stine, R. L.
HarperCollins Publishers, 1999, 0060286881 / 9780060286880

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. O'Leary-Soudant, Shasti
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Stated First Edition with "1" present in complete number line. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Tips lightly bumped, else fine copy in fine jacket. A clean, square copy without price-clipping. Stine's first collection with ten original scary stories for children. Each story is illustrated by a different artist. The contributing artists include: Cliff Nielsen, Edward Koren, Bernie Wrightson, Gary Kelley, Clay Patrick McBride, Mark Summers, Vince Natale, John Collier, Bleu Turrell and John Jude Palencar.

003685

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POE'S CHILDREN: A NEW HORROR ANTHOLOGY (SIGNED), Straub, Peter (ed) and Joe Hill
18 POE'S CHILDREN: A NEW HORROR ANTHOLOGY (SIGNED)
Straub, Peter (ed) and Joe Hill
Doubleday, 2008, 0385522835 / 9780385522830

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. Cohen, Rebecca
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Stated First Edition with "1" present in complete number line. Signed by editor Peter Straub on the title page and by contributor Joe Hill (with a doodle of a ghost) at his story "20th Century Ghosts". Original anthology, edited by Peter Straub, featuring 24 horror stories. Light, handling related wear to page block edges, else fine copy in fine jacket. Contributing authors include: Dan Choan, Elizabeth Hand, Melanie Tem, Steve Rasnic Tem, M. John Harrison, Ramsey Campbell, Brian Evenson, Kelly Link, Jonathan Carroll, M. Rickert, Thomas Tessier, David J. Schow, Glen Hirshberg, Thomas Ligotti, Benjamin Percy, Bradford Morrow, Peter Straub, Stephen King, Joe Hill, Ellen Klages, Tia V. Travis, Graham Joyce, Neil Gaiman, John Crowley and Rosalind Palermo Stevenson.
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004755

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SATURN'S CHILDREN (SIGNED), Stross, Charles
19 SATURN'S CHILDREN (SIGNED)
Stross, Charles
Science Fiction Book Club, 2008, 0739499343 / 9780739499344

Book Club (BCE/BOMC), Hardcover, Near Fine, Fine. Book. Grimando, Scott
Book Club Edition and simultaneous with the Ace edition. (Published in July, the same month as the US and UK editions, with the US edition preceding the UK edition by Orbit.) Not a remainder or ex-library copy. Signed by Stross with the very fun inscription "Sproing!" on the title page. Some handling-related edgewear and scuffing on the page block, with some very light creases at the upper edge of jacket, else near fine copy in fine jacket. Full color, wrap around jacket illustration by Scott Grimando. Award History: 2009 Hugo Award Nominee (lost to Graveyard Book by Gaiman); Locus Magazine 2008 Recommended Reading List - SF Novels.
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004017

Price: 30.00 USD
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CHILDREN OF THE SKY, Vinge, Vernor
20 CHILDREN OF THE SKY
Vinge, Vernor
Tor, 2011, 0312875622 / 9780312875626

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Martiniere, Stephan
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket.

004443

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