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SCIENCE FICTION CENTURY [THE], Hartwell, David G. (ed)
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).


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ULTIMATE FRANKENSTEIN [THE] (SIGNED), Preiss, Byron (ed) with Mike Resnick, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, F. Paul Wilson and Charles de Lint
Preiss, Byron (ed) with Mike Resnick, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, F. Paul Wilson and Charles de Lint
Preiss Dell, 1991, 0440503523 / 9780440503521

First Edition, Trade Paperback, Fine, No Jacket. Book. Jensen, Bruce
First printing, trade paperback. Minor wear at edges and corners, else fine (unread) softcover copy without tears or defects. Signed by contributing authors Mike Resnick, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro (and dated "290CT04") and F. Paul Wilson (and inscribed "WHC '006") on the Contents page. Also signed by Charles de Lint (and dated "'04") at his story contribution. Original anthology with stories on the subject of the Frankenstein monster. Authors: Asimov, Katherine Dunn, Aldiss, Bishop, Vonnegut, Resnick, Wilson, Farmer, Yarbro, Schutz, Somtow, Estleman, Tem, Friesner, Schow, Haber, Reeves-Stevens, Harrington, de Lint, Effinger, and Leonard Wolf.
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SILMARILLION [THE], Tolkien, J. R. R. (edited by Christopher Tolkien)
Tolkien, J. R. R. (edited by Christopher Tolkien)
Houghton Mifflin Company, 1977, 0395257301 / 9780395257302

First Edition, Hardcover, Near Fine, Very Good. Book. Tolkien, J.R.R.
Hardcover first edition, first printing. First US edition. (Previously published in in the UK by George Allen & Unwin.) Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. True first issue with all points present per Hammond A15c: "First Printing" and "First American Edition" is stated followed by full number line on the copyright page. Price $10.95 intact on front jacket flap with "Father Giles of Ham" listed instead of "Farmer Giles" of Ham in the book publication list in the front endpapers (page 3). Broken type on right edge of lines 28-29 and 30-32 on page 229. Red top stain on type block and boards are green cloth with silver spine lettering and copper devices. Fold-out map of Beleriand is clean, intact without tears and still attached to rear free endpaper. Jacket is frayed and chipped at tips and head and heel of spine panel. Several jacket creases at top edge of front panel with one jagged but closed tear 1.5 cm in lenght. Handling and age-related wear to page block edges, but normal for a book this age. Faint scuff mark on top edge of page block. Defects said, still a straight, square copy with a tight binding and without price-clipping or previous owner's marks. "Major work of mythology that Tolkien held in higher esteem that The Lord of the Rings." - Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature *4A-251. Award History: 1978 Locus Award Winner for Best Fantasy Novel.


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