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FOUNDATION AND EARTH, Asimov, Isaac
1 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

Price: 10.00 USD
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PLAINS OF PASSAGE [THE] (SIGNED), Auel, Jean M.
2 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

Price: 45.00 USD
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SENTINEL [THE], Clarke, Arthur C.
3 SENTINEL [THE]
Clarke, Arthur C.
Berkley Books, 1984, 

Book Club (BCE/BOMC), Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. Woods, Lebbeus
Book Club, first printing and first trade hardcover edition. First printing with code 0O8 on page 206. Not a remainder or ex-library copy. Faintly chipped at tips and corners, else fine copy in fine jacket. A clean, square copy without marks, difficult to find in fine condition. Interior b&w illustrations by Lebbeus Woods. First published in paperback by Berkley (1983) and later in a signed hardcover edition (Jan, 1984), this Book Club edition is the first trade hardcover edition (published in March, 1984). Collects 10 of Clarke's early short stories, published between 1946 and 1983 and includes the outline for the novel The Songs of Distant Earth and the title short story, The Sentinel (written in 1948 and first published in 1951). The Sentinel which was expanded later into Clarke's seminal novel, 2001: A Space Odyssey.

004153

Price: 20.00 USD
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SONGS OF DISTANT EARTH [THE], Clarke, Arthur C.
4 SONGS OF DISTANT EARTH [THE]
Clarke, Arthur C.
Ballantine/Del Rey, 1986, 0345332199 / 9780345332196

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Good, Very Good. Book. Whelan, Michael
Hardcover first edition, first printing and first US edition. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Very faint, age-related edge wear with faint sun-faded strip on back jacket at spine panel. Else a clean, straight copy without price-clipping. Near Fine (unread) copy in near fine jacket. An idyllic planet inhabited by a small community of humans is visited by huge colony ship carrying one million refugees from Earth. Clarke's first novel after publishing 2010: Odyssey Two.

000481

Price: 15.00 USD
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RUNES OF EARTH [THE]: THE LAST CHRONICLES OF THOMAS COVENANT, Donaldson, Stephen R.
5 RUNES OF EARTH [THE]: THE LAST CHRONICLES OF THOMAS COVENANT
Donaldson, Stephen R.
Gollancz, 2004, 0575075988 / 9780575075986

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Whelan, Michael
Hardcover UK, first printing and first edition. First UK edition. (The US edition by Putnam preceded by one week.) Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Donaldson returns to Thomas Covenant and The Land after a 20 year hiatus. First book in a forthcoming quartet. Striking, unlaminated jacket in black with gold highlights by Laura Brett. Lovely gold and black endpaper and pastedown sheets make this UK edition a wonderful copy for the Donaldson collector. "...Donaldson shows that his epic series still has the power to surprise in this richly imagined start of a final quartet." - Publisher's Weekly. Award History: 2005 World Fantasy Award Nominee for Best Novel (lost to Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke); Borders Books Best of 2004 Science Fiction & Fantasy.

004032

Price: 25.00 USD
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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

Price: 25.00 USD
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QUIET POOLS [THE], Kube-McDowell, Michael P.
7 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

Price: 25.00 USD
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TALES OF OLD EARTH (SIGNED), Swanwick, Michael
8 TALES OF OLD EARTH (SIGNED)
Swanwick, Michael
Frog Tachyon, 2000, 1583940162 / 9781583940167

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Dashow, Michael
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Signed by Swanwick on the title page. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Collection of nineteen stories, one original to this collection, featuring Swanick's short fiction, including "The Very Pulse of the Machine" which won the 1999 Hugo Award, and his two other Hugo nominated short stories. Introduction by Bruce Sterling. Award History: 2001 Locus Award for Best Collection.
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001742

Price: 35.00 USD
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STEEL BEACH (SIGNED), Varley, John
9 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

Price: 15.00 USD
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PASSAGE: A NOVEL (SIGNED), Willis, Connie
10 PASSAGE: A NOVEL (SIGNED)
Willis, Connie
Bantam, 2001, 0553111248 / 9780553111248

First Edition, Soft cover, Fine, No Jacket. Book. Becker, Royce M.
Advanced Reading Copy (ARC). Trade paperback, first printing. No jacket as issued. Signed by Connie Willis on the title page. Bantam promotional letter also enclosed. (Rare to find the promotional letters still with the ARCs.) Tips lightly worn with some faint scuffing to page block edges, else fine copy without jacket as issued. A clean, square copy without tears. Full color page of the book's pending jacket illustration by Royce Becker precedes the half-title page. Joanna Lander, a scientist researching patients' Near Death Experiences (NDF), collaborates with another scientist who has perfected a psychoactive drug that can send a person into NDF and pull them back. But Lander's repeated trips to NDF brings something back with her, and opens a door unknown to anyone. A gripping time-travel novel by the award-winning author of the time-travel novels The Doomsday Book, To Say Nothing of the Dog and Lincoln's Dreams. "[M]asterfully blends tragedy, humor, and fear in an unforgettable meditation on humanity and death." - Therese Littleton, Amazon (May, 2001). "The book's multiplying internal and external mazes provide an emblem of human complexity, foolishness, and deeper terrors, some reaching from beyond death." - Locus, May 2001. Award History: 2002 Locus Award Winner for Best SF Novel; 2002 Hugo Award Nominee for Best Novel (lost to American Gods by Gaiman); 2002 John W. Campbell Award Nominee (lost to dual winners Terraforming Earth by Jack Williamson and The Chronoliths by Robert Charles Wilson); 2002 Arthur C. Clarke Award Nominee (lost to Bold as Love by Gwyneth Jones); San Francisco Chronicle Book Review Best of 2001 List for Best Novel; 2001 Nebula Award Nominee for Best Novel (lost to Quantum Rose by Asaro).
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004254

Price: 75.00 USD
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