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WINDUP GIRL [THE] (SIGNED), Bacigalupi, Paolo
1 WINDUP GIRL [THE] (SIGNED)
Bacigalupi, Paolo
Night Shade Books, 2010, 1597801585 / 9781597801584

First Edition, Trade Paperback, Very Fine, No Jacket. Book. Lacoste, Ralph
Trade paperback, first printing. First Printing stated on title page. (Copies are in seventh printings to date.) This trade paperback edition follows the hardcover first edition. Signed by Bacigalupi on the title page. Very fine (unread) copy in very fine covers (without jacket as issued). Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. A clean, square copy. Award History: 2010 Hugo Award Winner; 2010 Nebula Award Winner; 2010 John W. Campbell Award Winner; 2010 Locus Poll Award Nominee for Best SF Novel (lost to Boneshaker by Cherie Priest); 2010 Locus Poll Award Winner for Best First Novel; 2010 Compton Crook Award Winner; 2010 British Science Fiction Award Nominee (lost to The Dervish House by Ian McDonald).
Signed by Author(s)
004397

Price: 60.00 USD
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MOJO AND THE PICKLE JAR, Bell, Douglas
2 MOJO AND THE PICKLE JAR
Bell, Douglas
Tor, 1991, 0812508807 / 9780812508802

First Edition, Mass Market Paperback, Fine, No Jacket. Book. 
First printing, paperback. Fine (unread) copy in fine pictorial wrappers. Not a remainder or ex-library copy. A clean, straight copy. Award History: 1992 Locus Poll Award Nominee for Best First Novel (lost to The Cipher by Kathe Koja); 1991 Philip K. Dick Award Nominee (lost to King of Morning, Queen of Day by Ian McDonald).

002594

Price: 15.00 USD
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HOUSE OF STORMS [THE], Macleod, Ian R.
3 HOUSE OF STORMS [THE]
Macleod, Ian R.
London, Simon & Schuster UK, 2005, 0743256727 / 9780743256728

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Rostant, Larry
Hardcover UK, first printing and true first edition. (The first US edition was published later by Ace in May 2005.) Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Sequel to The Light Ages. (The US edition of Light Ages was published May 6, 2003 and precedes the UK edition, published June 2, 2003. However the UK edition features the outstanding jacket illustration by Edward Miller.) Alternate history where magic triumphed over science in the 17th century. House of Storms takes place one hundred years after the events in Light Ages. "The House of Storms is that uncommon thing, a sequel to be treasured as much as its precursor." - Nick Gevers, Locus, February 2005. "This is a major work by a master writing at the top of his form." - Publisher's Weekly. Ian Macleod is also the author of The Great Wheel (1997) which won the 1998 Locus Poll Award for Best First Novel. Fine full color, wrap-around jacket illustration by Larry Rostant.

003009

Price: 40.00 USD
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LIGHT AGES [THE], Macleod, Ian R.
4 LIGHT AGES [THE]
Macleod, Ian R.
Ace, 2003, 0441010555 / 9780441010554

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Murrello, Judith
Hardcover first edition, first printing and true first edition. (The US edition precedes the UK by one month.) Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Not a remainder, book club nor ex-library copy. Identified as the "First American Edition May 2003" on the copyright page. However, it's official published date is May 6, 2003 and precedes the official publication date of June 2, 2003 for the UK edition published by Earthlight. (However, the UK edition features the outstanding jacket illustration by Edward Miller.) "Several hundred years ago a magical substance known as aether was discovered in England, and it changed the world in this beautifully written, complex fantasy novel." - Publisher's Weekly. The first novel in the The Aether Universe trilogy.

003286

Price: 20.00 USD
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INSIDE STRAIGHT: A WILDCARDS NOVEL, Martin, George R. R. (ed)
5 INSIDE STRAIGHT: A WILDCARDS NOVEL
Martin, George R. R. (ed)
Tor, 2008, 0765317818 / 9780765317810

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Very Fine. Book. Komarck, Michael
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Stated First Edition with number line complete. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Very faint dent on lower edge of page block, else fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Edited by George R. R. Martin, original anthology set in Martin's Wildcards universe. Contributing authors include: Daniel Abraham, Melinda M. Snodgrass, Carrie Vaughn, Michael Cassutt, Caroline Spector, John Jos. Miller, George R. R. Martin, Ian Tregillis and S. L. Farrell.

004294

Price: 14.95 USD
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ISAAC ASIMOV'S FANTASY! (SIGNED), McCarthy, Shawna (ed)
6 ISAAC ASIMOV'S FANTASY! (SIGNED)
McCarthy, Shawna (ed)
Dial Press, 1985, 0385230176 / 9780385230179

First Edition, Hardcover, Near Fine, Near Fine. Book. 
Hardcover first edition, first printing. First Printing stated on copyright page. Signed by contributor Connie Willis on the title page. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Minor chipping at upper tips of jacket. Single closed jacket tear with associated crinkling, 1cm in length at bottom edge of rear panel and another closed tear, 1.5 cm in length, in the crease of the front jacket flap fold. Fine copy in near fine jacket. A clean, square copy with original 42.98 price intact. Collects 19 fantasy stories, all previously published. What's interesting about these stories, aside from their first appearances in hardback, is that each story is accompanied by a black and white interior illustrations by a different artist. Contributing authors include: Lucius Shepard, Leigh Kennedy, Sharon N. Farber, Scott Baker, Daphne Castell, Ron Goulart, Gregg Keizer, Kristi Olesen, George Alec Effinger, Lee Killough, Tanith Lee, Robert Thurston, Lillian Stewart Carl, Juleen Brantingham, Richard Kearns, George R. R. Martin, Connie Willis, Ian McDowell and John Kessel. Contributing artists include: Nicholas Jainschigg, James T. Ceribello, Ron Lindahn, Laura Lakey/Artifact, Robert Walters, Gary Freeman, Arthur George, Odbert, Val Lindahn, Judy Mitchell, Richard Crist, George Thompson and Hank Jankus.
Signed by Author(s)
003892

Price: 25.00 USD
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BRASYL (SIGNED), Mcdonald, Ian
7 BRASYL (SIGNED)
Mcdonald, Ian
Pyr Books, 2007, 1591025435 / 9781591025436

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Near Fine. Book. Martiniere, Stephan
Hardcover first edition, first printing and true first edition. (Precedes the UK edition by one month.) Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Signed by McDonald on the title page Moderate bump with associated crinkling at top edge of spine panel, else fine (unread) copy in near fine jacket. A clean, straight copy with $25.00 price intact. All first printing points are present: number sequence 11 thru 07 in reverse order with the "07" present (indicating a 2007 printing) followed by the number sequence 5 thru 1 in reverse order with the "1" present, indicating a first printing. Award History: 2007 British Science Fiction Award Winner; 2008 Hugo Award Nominee (lost to The Yiddish Policemen's Union by Michael Chabon); 2008 Locus Poll Award Nominee (lost to The Yiddish Policemen's Union by Michael Chabon).
Signed by Author(s)
004430

Price: 100.00 USD
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BRASYL (SIGNED), Mcdonald, Ian
8 BRASYL (SIGNED)
Mcdonald, Ian
Pyr Books, 2007, 1591025435 / 9781591025436

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. Martiniere, Stephan
Hardcover first edition, first printing and true first edition. (Precedes the UK edition by one month.) Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Signed by McDonald and inscribed "Worldcon 2011" on the title page. This was at the 69th Worldcon held in Reno, Nevada. A nice presentation copy. Light bumping at head and heel of spine panel with associated crinkling, else fine (unread) copy in fine jacket. All first printing points are present: number sequence 11 thru 07 in reverse order with the "07" present followed by the number sequence 5 thru 1 in reverse order with the "1" present, indicating a first printing. Award History: 2007 British Science Fiction Award Winner; 2008 Hugo Award Nominee (lost to The Yiddish Policemen's Union by Michael Chabon); 2008 Locus Poll Award Nominee (lost to The Yiddish Policemen's Union by Michael Chabon).
Signed by Author(s)
004211

Price: 80.00 USD
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KIRINYA: CHAGA 2 (SIGNED), Mcdonald, Ian
9 KIRINYA: CHAGA 2 (SIGNED)
Mcdonald, Ian
Gollancz, 1998, 0575060778 / 9780575060777

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Posen, Mike
Hardcover UK, first printing and true first edition. Signed by McDonald and inscribed "Worldcon 2011" on the title page. Rare to find signed copies in very fine condition. Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Sequel to Chaga. "What began as all dazzle, chutzpah, and splendid similes comes to have genuine depth, a powerful humanity .. Kirinya offers a remarkable view of a world in transformation."- Locus, July 1998.
Signed by Author(s)
000918

Price: 60.00 USD
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TENDELEO'S STORY (SIGNED), Mcdonald, Ian
10 TENDELEO'S STORY (SIGNED)
Mcdonald, Ian
PS Publishing, 2000, 1902880137 / 9781902880136

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Hardy, David A.
Hardcover UK, and true first edition. Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Limited edition, one of 300 signed/numbered copies printed by this specialty publisher. Signed by McDonald and Introducer Robert Silverberg on the limitation page. Stand alone novella set in the Chaga series. Award History: Winner of the 2001 Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Short Story Award.
Signed by Author(s)
001668

Price: 60.00 USD
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HEAVY WEATHER, Sterling, Bruce
11 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

Price: 20.00 USD
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WHEELERS, Stewart, Ian and Jack Cohen
12 WHEELERS
Stewart, Ian and Jack Cohen
Warner Books, 2000, 044652560X / 9780446525602

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

001840

Price: 20.00 USD
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CONVERTS, Watson, Ian
13 CONVERTS
Watson, Ian
St. Martin's Press, 1984, 0312169450 / 9780312169459

First Edition, Hardcover, Poor, Very Good. Ex-Library. Marsh, James
Hardcover first edition. Ex-library copy. Not a book club edition. This copy is leaned with the usual ex-library markings, paste-ons and handling. However, the jacket is complete without tears, stains or price-clipping. Further, the jacket has been cleaned with all library paste-ons removed with only a faint tape ghost from the libary sticker remaining at bottom edge of spine panel. A nice first edition jacket to marry to a superior copy or a convenient reading copy.

003098

Price: 10.00 USD
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QUEENMAGIC, KINGMAGIC, Watson, Ian
14 QUEENMAGIC, KINGMAGIC
Watson, Ian
St. Martins Press, 1988, 0312015038 / 9780312015039

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. 
Hardcover first edition, first printing and first US edition. (First published by Gollancz in 1986.) Stated First Edition with "1" present in complete number line. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Minor crinkling to jacket at top and bottom edges at spine panel, otherwise fine copy in fine jacket. Excellent condition for a book this age. Highly recommended fantasy novel, where the rules of combat are ordered according to the rules of chess. Barron (ed) Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 4-488.

000512

Price: 15.00 USD
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HOW TO LIVE SAFELY IN A SCIENCE FICTIONAL UNIVERSE, Yu, Charles
15 HOW TO LIVE SAFELY IN A SCIENCE FICTIONAL UNIVERSE
Yu, Charles
Pantheon Books, 2010, 0307379205 / 9780307379207

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Simpson, Adam
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Stated First Edition with "1" present in complete number line. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. This copy is clean, square and in mint condition. This novel was published with an un-laminated jacket and is very prone to smudges and soiling from handling. This jacket is clean and pristine, rare thus for a 1st printing. This is Yu's critically-acclaimed debut novel. Award History: 2011 Locus Poll Award Nominee (lost to Kraken by China Miéville); 2011 John W. Campbell Award Nominee (lost to The Dervish House by Ian McDonald).

004313

Price: 30.00 USD
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