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COLD ALLIES, Anthony, Patricia
1 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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TOTAL RECALL, Anthony, Piers
2 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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ROBOTS AND EMPIRE, Asimov, Isaac
3 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
4 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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MOTHER OF STORMS, Barnes, John
5 MOTHER OF STORMS
Barnes, John
Tor, 1994, 0312855605 / 9780312855604

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Eggleton, Bob
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Out-of-print on publication. Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Stated First Edition with number "1" present in complete number line. Near-future disaster novel, it's Twister" on a planetary scale. This novel, along with Bruce Sterling's Heavy Weather, was the precursor to the disaster theme of the '90's, i.e. Mother Nature strikes back. Strong character driven novel with adult themes and relationships. "Barnes allows the better aspects of human character, our humanity, to overcome both the overwhelming blandness of our consumer culture, simultaneous with the revelation that the same consumer culture is nothing but a house of cards against the fury of Mother Nature". Clute, Science Fiction: The Illustrated Encyclopedia, Notable Works, pg. 207. This is Barnes' third novel to be nominated for the Nebula award. Award History: 1995 Hugo Nominee; (lost to Mirror Dance by Lois McMaster Bujold); 1995 Nebula Nominee (lost to The Terminal Experiment by Robert J. Sawyer).

000086

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MOVING MARS (SIGNED WITH DOODLE), Bear, Greg
6 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 .
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000788

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COUNT GIGER'S BLUES, Bishop, Michael
7 COUNT GIGER'S BLUES
Bishop, Michael
Tor, 1992, 0312851995 / 9780312851996

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Near Fine. Book. Canty, Tom
Hardcover first edition, first printing. One small closed jacket tear (0 .7 cm in size), at top right corner of front jacket panel, else very fine (unread) copy in near fine jacket. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. A clean, straight copy without price-clipping. Bishop's critically acclaimed satire about American consumer culture told through the protogonist, a cultured renaissance man, transformed by an accident into superhero and subsequent pop-culture icon. Scarce novel published in a non-laminated jacket very prone to chips and nicks, difficult to find in fine condition. Clute, Science Fiction: The Illustrated Encyclopedia, Notable Works 1990-1994, pg. 206.

002479

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APPLESEED, Clute, John
8 APPLESEED
Clute, John
Orbit, 2001, 1857237587 / 9781857237580

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. 
Hardcover UK, first printing and true first edition. (The first US edition was published later in January 2002 by Tor.) Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. "Whether this is pretentious adolescent obscenity, a synesthetic masterpiece which redefines the genre, or a honker of a shaggy dog story is a debate primed to run for years." - Gary S. Dalkin. "Renaissance philosophy, the complicated evolution of religion, art history, even alchemy, get a heretical new spin as Clute keeps bursting through the confines of space opera, heading somplace different." - Locus, May 2001. Awards: NY Times Best SF Books of 2002 List

002040

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MISSION TO MOULOKIN, Foster, Alan Dean
9 MISSION TO MOULOKIN
Foster, Alan Dean
Nelson Doubleday, 1979, 

Book Club (BCE/BOMC), Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. Stone, D. K.
Book Club, first printing and first hardcover edition. At least the first US hardcover or possibly the true first edition. (A paperback was published by Del Rey in 1979 and reportedly a UK hardcover by NEL the same year, but precedence unknown.) Issued by SFBC with code J03 on page 281 and code 3373 on rear jacket flap. Not a remainder or ex-library copy. Some faint scratches on rear jacket panel with very light wear at tips, else a fine copy in fine jacket. A beautiful copy of one of Foster's more important books without the tears and stains so common with book club editions. A straight, square copy without clipping or previous owner's marks. Wonderful glossy jacket illustration by D. K. Stone. Sequel to Icerigger (1974) and the second book in the Icerigger Trilogy. "[T]he [Ice Rigger Trilogy] comprising his best work to date." - Clute and Nicholls, The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, pg. 441.

003756

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SARAH CANARY (SIGNED), Fowler, Karen Joy
10 SARAH CANARY (SIGNED)
Fowler, Karen Joy
Henry Holt, 1991, 0805017534 / 9780805017533

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. Jaramillo, Raquel
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Signed by Fowler on the title page. Not a book club, remainder nor ex-library copy. A straight, square copy and bright, intact dust jacket. An excellent copy. "[B]rilliantly conceived, beautifully written book." Anatomy 4, *4-173. "[M]ay be the finest First Contact novel yet written." Clute & Nicholls, The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, pg. 443. Award History: 1992 Nebula Award Nominee for Best Novel (lost to Doomsday Book by Willis); 1991 Notable Book, NY Times Book Review, 1 Dec. 1991; 1991 James Tiptree, Jr. Award Nominee for Gender-bending SF (lost to co-winners A Woman of the Iron People by Arnason and White Queen by Gwyneth Jones); 1993 Arthur C. Clarke Honorable Mention.
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000169

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FATHERLAND, Harris, Robert
11 FATHERLAND
Harris, Robert
Random House, 1992, 0679412735 / 9780679412731

First Edition, Hardcover, Near Fine, Near Fine. Book. 
Hardcover first edition, first printing and first US edition. (Preceded by the UK edition.) Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Spine panel moderately sunned with some light handling-related edge wear and tiny smudge on lower edge, else a near fine copy in near fine jacket. Critically acclaimed alternate history novel and Harris' debut novel. This novel is notoriously difficult for categorization as it falls into Science Fiction, Fiction and the Mystery categories. (Anyone remember SS-GB by Len Deighton? Alternate history murder mystery set in Nazi-occupied Great Britain.) A straight, square copy without price-clipping. Award History: 1993 Locus Poll Award Nominee (lost to China Mountain Zhang by Maureen McHugh); Clute, (ed), Debuts 1990-1994, pg. 206, in Science Fiction: The Illustrated Encyclopedia; 1992 Notable Book of the Year, NY Times Book Review.

003690

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FATHERLAND, Harris, Robert
12 FATHERLAND
Harris, Robert
Random House, 1992, 0679412735 / 9780679412731

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. 
Hardcover first edition, first printing and first US edition. Light handling related edgewear, else fine (unread) copy in fine jacket. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Critically acclaimed alternate history novel and Harris' debut novel. This novel is notoriously difficult for categorization as it falls within the Science Fiction, Fiction and the Mystery literary genres. (Remember SS-GB by Len Deighton - alternate history and murder mystery set in Nazi-occupied Great Britain.) A clean, straight copy without price-clipping. Award History: Clute, Debuts 1990-1994, pg. 206, in Science Fiction: The Illustrated Encyclopedia; 1992 Notable Book of the Year, NY Times Book Review.

003753

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QUIET POOLS [THE], Kube-McDowell, Michael P.
13 QUIET POOLS [THE]
Kube-McDowell, Michael P.
Ace, 1990, 0441699111 / 9780441699117

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. Moore, Chris
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Minor age-related wear, else fine copy in fine jacket. Critically acclaimed SF novel about the political intrigue and social conflict over the plan, called the Diaspora Project, to send Earth's best people on a lifelong star voyage of colonization. Barron (ed) Anatomy 4, 4-239. Clute, Science Fiction:The Illustrated Encyclopedia - Notable Works, pg. 206. Award History: 1990 HOMer Award Nominee (lost to Redshit Rendezvous by John Stith); 1991 Hugo Award Nominee (lost to The Vor Game by Bujold); 1991 Locus Poll Award Nominee for Best SF Novel (lost to The Fall of Hyperion by Simmons).

000906

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VURT, Noon, Jeff
14 VURT
Noon, Jeff
Crown, 1993, 0517599910 / 9780517599914

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. 
Hardcover first edition, first printing. First US and first hardcover edition. (Previously published as a paperback by Ringpull Press, UK in 1993. Ringpull later published a hardcover in 1995.) Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Noon's first novel. There is a faint handling-related jacket crease in top right corner, the top corners are slightly bumped and there's faint handlling-related soiling along the side edge of the textblock. However, these are minor defects in otherwise near fine copy in near fine jacket. Award History: Winner of the 1994 Arthur C. Clarke Award. Also cited under Debuts in Science Fiction: The Illustrated Encyclopedia, Clute (ed.), page 207.

002672

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HEAVY WEATHER, Sterling, Bruce
15 HEAVY WEATHER
Sterling, Bruce
Bantam Spectra, 1994, 0553093932 / 9780553093933

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. 
Fine copy in fine jacket. Hardcover first edition, first printing. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. A clean, square copy without price-clipping. Earth in 2031, a cyperpunk-ian future where societies and individuals cope with the breakdown of civilization caused by chaotic weather patterns, new diseases and disintegrating social and governmental institutions. Bleeding-edge (as opposed to cutting-edge) cyberpunk at its best. "[C]yberpunk in the sagebrush." And "Sterling hacks the future, and an elegant hack it is." - Locus, September 1994, p. 27. 1994 Notable Book, NY Times Book Review, 4 Dec. 1994. Clute, Science Fiction: The Illustrated Encyclopedia, Notable Works, pg. 207. Award History: 1994 Notable Book of the Year, NY Times Book Review.

003323

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STEEL BEACH (SIGNED), Varley, John
16 STEEL BEACH (SIGNED)
Varley, John
Ace Putnam, 1992, 0399137599 / 9780399137594

First Edition, Trade Paperback, Very Good, No Jacket. Book. Hamilton, Todd Cameron
Trade paperback, first printing. Advance Reading Copy. Spine creased with slight lean. Slight soiling due to wear, else very good condition. Signed by Varley on the title page. The book title is derived from the slang term used by sailors and marines to describe the ship's deck area used for recreation. Set in the Eight Worlds universe 200 years after humanity is exiled from the Earth by aliens. ".... the most vigorous novel [Varley] has written since The Ophiuchi Hotline .... For those who may have wondered where John Varley has been and where he is now, Varley's newest novel speaks loud and clear."- Locus, June 1992. "The plot is in effect Varley's excuse to give the reader a guided tour of a marvel-filled new world." - Barron (ed) Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 4-469. "We differ from the first lungfish that left the water of the oceans for the surface of the Earth mainly in that our beach is steel, not sand. " - Clute, Science Fiction: The Illustrated Encyclopedia, Classics of the 1990's, pg. 235. Varley is also the author of the acclaimed Demon trilogy and the SF novel The Golden Globe (1998), a novel so big the invading aliens are a minor theme. Award History: 1993 Hugo Award Nominee for Best Novel (lost to co-winners A Fire Upon the Deep by Vinge and Doomsday Book by Willis); 1993 Locus Poll Award Nominee for Best SF Novel (lost to Doomsday Book by Willis).
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000778

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