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SERPENT'S SILVER, Anthony, Piers and Robert E. Margroff
1 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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MOTHER OF STORMS, Barnes, John
2 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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FAERIE TALE, Feist, Raymond E.
3 FAERIE TALE
Feist, Raymond E.
Doubleday, 1988, 0385236239 / 9780385236232

First Edition, Hardcover, Near Fine, No Jacket. Book. Giusti, Robert
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Stated first edition. Tanned page block, normal for a book this age. The jacket is missing. A solid, square copy without previous owner's marks. A wonderful copy to marry to a superior jacket. Award History: 1989 Locus Poll Award Nominee for Best Horror Novel (lost to Those Who Hunt the Night by Barbara Hambly).

004374

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IDORU (SIGNED), Gibson, William
4 IDORU (SIGNED)
Gibson, William
Putnam, 1996, 0399141308 / 9780399141300

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Werner, Honi
Hardcover first edition, first printing and first US edition. Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Signed by Gibson on the title page. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Clean, square copy in bright jacket. Thematic sequel to the cyberpunk novel Virtual Light (1993) and second novel in The Bridge Trilogy. "[E]ntertaining, funny, and slyly subversive of the whole cyberpunk aesthetic." - Locus, Oct. 1996, pg. 21.
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004170

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THE EOS READER: FORTHCOMING BOOKS 2004 - 2005 (SIGNED), Gill, Diana and Jennifer Brehl, Mike Shohl, Kate Nintze and Lois Bujold
5 THE EOS READER: FORTHCOMING BOOKS 2004 - 2005 (SIGNED)
Gill, Diana and Jennifer Brehl, Mike Shohl, Kate Nintze and Lois Bujold
Eos, 2004, 

First Edition, Trade Paperback, Very Fine, No Jacket. Book. 
Trade paperback, first printing. Very fine (unread) condition. This is a 95 page promotional booklet that features Sneak Preview excerpts from forthcoming books by Eldon Thompson for The Crimson Sword, Lois McMaster Bujold for The Hallowed Hunt and Dan Simmons for Olympos. Signed by Bujold at her excerpt for The Hallowed Hunt. The first appearance for this novel and a fun item for the Bujold collector. The Returning Favorites section features reprints of works by James Alan Gardner, Margaret Weis, Tracy Hickman, Richard Fawkes, Mary Stewart, Sheri S. Tepper, Dave Duncan, Sean Russell, Anne McCaffrey, Elizabeth Ann Scarborough, Marc Scott Zicree, Robert Charles Wilson, Nancy Kress, Victoria Strauss, Mitchell Graham, Shirley Rousseau Murphy, Paul Witcover, Tony Daniel and Raymond E. Feist.
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002840

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SCIENCE FICTION CENTURY [THE], Hartwell, David G. (ed)
6 SCIENCE FICTION CENTURY [THE]
Hartwell, David G. (ed)
Tor, 1997, 0312863381 / 9780312863388

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. Harris, John
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Fine (unread) copy in fine jacket. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Anthology collecting 45 stories claimed by Hartwell as the best of the 20th Century, a controversial attempt to form a definitive anthology of the definitive SF published between 1895 ("Another World" translated by Damon Knight in 1962) up to 1996. Each story is introduced by Hartwell with a brief discussion of the author's works. Authors include: Lino Aldani, Poul Anderson, Gregory Benford, Eddy C. Bertin, James Blish, Algis Budrys, Dino Buzzati, Hal Clement, Mildred Clingerman, John Crowley, Gordon Eklund, Harlan Ellison, Philip Jose Farmer, E. M. Forster, William Gibson, Charles Harness, Frank Herbert, Wolfgang Jeschke, Rudyard Kipling, Nancy Kress, Alexander Kuprin, Philip Latham, C. S. Lewis, Jack London, Frank Belknap Long, Richard A. Lupoff, James Morrow, Chad Oliver, Edgar Pangborn, J.H. Rosny aine, Margaret St. Clair, Michael Shaara, Robert Silverberg, Cordwainer Smith, Bruce Sterling, Michael Swanwick, Willam Tenn, James Tiptree, Jr., George Turner, Jack Vance, A. E. van Vogt, H. G. Wells, Connie Willis, Adam Wisniewski-Snerg, John Wyndham and Roger Zelazny. Award History: 1998 Locus Poll Award Nominee for Best Anthology (lost to The Year's Best Science Fiction: Fourteenth Annual Collection by Dozois).

004437

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DARK OF THE NIGHT: NEW TALES OF HORROR AND THE SUPERNATURAL (SIGNED), Jones, Stephen (ed)
7 DARK OF THE NIGHT: NEW TALES OF HORROR AND THE SUPERNATURAL (SIGNED)
Jones, Stephen (ed)
Pumpkin Books, 1997, 1901914011 / 9781901914016

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. Broecker, Randy
Hardcover UK, first printing and first trade edition.(A limited edition was published simultaneously with the trade edition.) Fine (unread) copy in fine jacket. Signed by the editor Stephen Jones on the title page. Original anthology with 15 new tales of horror and the supernatural. Contributing authors include: Ramsey Campbell, Jo Fletcher, Caitlin R. Kiernan, Stephen Laws, Richard Christian Matheson, Nicholas Royle, Michael Marshall Smith, David Case, Christopher Fowler, Roberta Lannes, Paul J. McAuley, Kim Newman, Jay Russell and Douglas E. Winter. Frontispiece drawing by Randy Broecker.
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001304

Price: 100.00 USD
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BOOK OF DARK WISDOM: ISSUE 3, Jones, William (ed)
8 BOOK OF DARK WISDOM: ISSUE 3
Jones, William (ed)
Elder Signs Press, 2004, 0015457184 / 9780015457181

First Edition, Trade Paperback, Very Fine, No Jacket. Book. Escher, Manfred
Very fine (unread) condition. Magazine in glossy wrapper featuring dark fiction and Lovecraftian horror fiction. Essays, fiction, poetry and interior illustrations by the following: William Jones, Marian Kensler, E.S. Magill, David Conyers, Shannon Riley, Chris Welch, Christopher Streffin, Don D'Ammassa, Richard Gavin, D.F. Lewis, Melanie Logue, Eric S. Brown, Lee Clark Zumpe, Michael Penncavage, Mark Yohalem, Justin Martin, Stephen Leclerc, Kevin Dole, David Ruiz, Mike Middleton, Bryan Reagan and Tracey Potter Zumpe.
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002836

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CITY [THE]: A NOVEL (SIGNED), Koontz, Dean
9 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.
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004824

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SOLE SURVIVOR (SIGNED), Koontz, Dean R.
10 SOLE SURVIVOR (SIGNED)
Koontz, Dean R.
Knopf, 1997, 0679425268 / 9780679425267

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. Kidd, Chip
Hardcover first edition, first printing and first US edition. (US was published Feb. 1997 after the UK hardcover by Headline.) Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Signed by Koontz on a special tipped-in sheet. 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 copy of signed prior to publication by Koontz. 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)
003443

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SOLE SURVIVOR: A NOVEL (SIGNED), Koontz, Dean R.
11 SOLE SURVIVOR: A NOVEL (SIGNED)
Koontz, Dean R.
Knopf, 1997, 0679425268 / 9780679425267

First Edition, Hardcover, 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 handling-related wear to jacket and page block edges (read once and gently), else a fine copy in fine 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 by Koontz on a special tipped-in sheet. 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 copy of signed prior to publication by Koontz. 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.
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004739

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BEST OF FRITZ LEIBER [THE], Leiber, Fritz
12 BEST OF FRITZ LEIBER [THE]
Leiber, Fritz
Nelson Doubleday, 1974, 

Book Club (BCE/BOMC), Hardcover, Near Fine, Near Fine. Book. Kresek, Larry
Book Club Edition, first printing and first hardcover edition. Not a remainder or ex-library copy. First printing code E 22 on page 299 with code #6203 on rear jacket flap. Rear panel lightly scuffed with jacket showing moderate crinkling at head of spine panel and tips. Several vertical folds in rear jacket flap, else a near fine copy in near fine jacket. Excellent condition for a bookclub this age. Not remainder or ex-library copy. Issued by Science Fiction Book Club. Collects 22 of Leiber's fantasy tales, most now classics in the genre. Introduction by Poul Anderson with Afterword by Leiber. Award History: 1975 Locus Poll Award Winner for Best Single Author Collection.

003907

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ANCIENTS OF DAYS: THE SECOND BOOK OF THE CONFLUENCE, McAuley, Paul J.
13 ANCIENTS OF DAYS: THE SECOND BOOK OF THE CONFLUENCE
McAuley, Paul J.
Gollancz, 1998, 0575064285 / 9780575064287

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Fine. Book. Young, Paul
Hardcover UK, first printing and true first edition. (The first US edition was published later by Morrow in 1999.) Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Not a book club, remainder or an ex-library copy. The second book in McAuley's future history series, preceded by Child of the River (which made the Publisher's Weekly Best of 1998 List). Millions of years in the future, a group of the humanoid, but not quite human, population explore the artificial world called Confluence. "[E]ndless, variegated stream of images and episodes that McAuley produces from his magic hat." Locus - September 1998, pg. 70. Award History: 1999 Locus Recommended Reading List - Science Fiction Novels.

002465

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14 FIRES OF PARATIME [THE] (SIGNED)
Modesitt, L. E.
Timescape Books, 1982, 

Book Club (BCE/BOMC), Hardcover, Fine, Very Good. Book. Walotsky, Ron
Book Club edition, hardcover and true first edition. Original publication, first published as a book club. Code N19 on page 215 and number 1869 at bottom corner of rear jacket flap. Signed by Modesitt on the title page. Not a remainder nor ex-library copy. Jacket is moderately chipped and creased at bottom spine panel with one tiny (1cm) closed tear. Upper right corner of front jacket panel has a ghost mark caused by a price label that was later removed. Else fine copy in near fine jacket. This copy is clean, square without clipping or previous owner's marks. Modesitt's first book and the first novel in the Timedivers series. Wonderful full color, wrap-around jacket illustration by Ron Walotsky.
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003446

Price: 24.95 USD
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RUN (SIGNED), Patchett, Ann
15 RUN (SIGNED)
Patchett, Ann
HarperCollinsPublishers, 2007, 0061340634 / 9780061340635

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Very Fine. Book. 
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Stated First Edition with "1" present in complete number line. First American Edition. Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Signed by Patchett on a special, tipped-in page. 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 Patchett. This promotional copy is different than others, in that the tipped-in page usually has a signature only. This publisher's copy includes a publisher's statement that this copy was especially signed by Patchett for the publisher.
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004644

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CLOSE TO HOME: AN INSPECTOR BANKS' MYSTERY (SIGNED), Robinson, Peter
16 CLOSE TO HOME: AN INSPECTOR BANKS' MYSTERY (SIGNED)
Robinson, Peter
William Morrow & Co, 2003, 0060198788 / 9780060198787

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. 
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Not a book club, remainder nor ex-library copy. A clean, straight copy without price-clipping.Signed by Robinson on tipped-in signature page specially printed by the publisher. 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 copy of signed prior to publication by Robinson. A very nice collectible copy. An Inspector Bank's mystery.
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003003

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LEGENDS II: NEW SHORT NOVELS BY THE MASTERS OF MODERN FANTASY (SIGNED), Silverberg, Robert (ed) and Robert Silverberg, Robin Hobb, Anne McCaffrey and Tad Williams
17 LEGENDS II: NEW SHORT NOVELS BY THE MASTERS OF MODERN FANTASY (SIGNED)
Silverberg, Robert (ed) and Robert Silverberg, Robin Hobb, Anne McCaffrey and Tad Williams
Ballantine Del Rey, 2004, 0345456440 / 9780345456441

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. 
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Signed on the Contents page by Robert Silverberg (and inscribed "Worldcon 2006") and contributing authors Robin Hobb, Tad Williams and the late Anne McCaffrey. Contributing authors include: Terry Brooks; Diana Gabaldon; Neil Gaiman; George R. R. Martin; Anne McCaffrey; Tad Williams; Raymond E. Feist; Elizabeth Haydon; Robin Hobb; Orson Scott Card and Robert Silverberg.
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003274

Price: 200.00 USD
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REDSHIFT RENDEZVOUS, Stith, John E.
18 REDSHIFT RENDEZVOUS
Stith, John E.
Ace, 1990, 

Book Club (BCE/BOMC), Hardcover, Near Fine, Fine. Book. Walotsky, Ron
Book Club and first hardcover edition. Not a remainder or ex-library copy. (Issued by Science Fiction Book Club, it follows the mass paperback published by Ace.) Ace original edition stated on copyright page. SFBC Code #16011 at bottom rear panel. A single page-leaf is slightly askew from the spine - a printing defect. Faint jacket crease at top right corner side with edges of jacket slightly rubbed, else a near fine copy in fine jacket. Award History: 1990 HOMer Award Winner for Best Novel; 1991 Locus Poll Award Nominee for Best SF Novel (lost to The Fall of Hyperion by Simmons); 1990 Nebula Award Nominee for Best Novel (lost to Tehanu: The Last Book of Earthsea by Ursula Le Guin).

003255

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PERFUME: THE STORY OF A MURDERER, Suskind, Patrick (translated by John E. Woods)
19 PERFUME: THE STORY OF A MURDERER
Suskind, Patrick (translated by John E. Woods)
Knopf, 1986, 0394550846 / 9780394550848

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. Nymphe et Satrye by Antione Watteau (Louvre, Paris)
Hardcover first edition, first printing and first US edition. (Previously published in 1985 as "Das Parfum" in Germany.) First American Edition stated on copyright page. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Tiny, closed tear (0.5 cm in length) on top rear jacket panel, else a fine copy in fine jacket. This copy is clean, square and without the usual price-clipping, the original $16.95 price is intact. Page block is bright and jacket is sharp. Unusual to find this title in fine condition. Deckled edges with red dye stain on top edge of text block, in the old printing style common with books in the past. Rear jacket panel illustration mirrors the front panel except for the title "Perfume" is translated back into the original "Das Parfum" in German. Patrick Suskind is a German author and screenwriter. He's a recluse, never granting interviews or allowing photos. Wonderful condition for this book. A movie starring Dustin Hoffman was produced. Fantasy Literature 4A-240. Horror Literature 4-293. 1986 Notable Book, NY Times Book Review, 7 Dec. 1986. Award History: 1987 World Fantasy Award Winner for Best Novel.

004710

Price: 60.00 USD
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TOLKIEN COMPANION [THE], Tolkien, J. R. R. (Tyler, J. E. A editor)
20 TOLKIEN COMPANION [THE]
Tolkien, J. R. R. (Tyler, J. E. A editor)
St Martins Press, 1976, 0517279142 / 9780517279144

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Good, Very Good. Book. Zucker, Joseph
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Heavy scuff mark on side edge of textblock with moderate age-related soiling. Slight indication of front board separation from spine. Jacket shows minor wear at corners and bears two closed tears, 2.0 cm and the other 1.0 cm in length, at bottom edge of front panel. A well-preserved, but handled copy of a book that was the first to compile the vast world of Middle Earth. Interior black and white illustrations by Kevin Reilly. Wonderful full color, wrap-around jacket by Joseph Zucker.

003047

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