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QUICK [THE], Cole, Burt
1 QUICK [THE]
Cole, Burt
Morrow, 1989, 0688084788 / 9780688084783

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Kelly, Ken
Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Hardcover first edition, first printing. Libertarian Science Fiction novel. A soldier in America's second civil war fights citizens rebelling against economic breakdown and government incompetence. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy.

001155

Price: 15.00 USD
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MAUREEN BIRNBAUM, BARBARIAN SWORDSPERSON: THE COMPLETE STORIES, Effinger, George Alec
2 MAUREEN BIRNBAUM, BARBARIAN SWORDSPERSON: THE COMPLETE STORIES
Effinger, George Alec
Guild America Books, 1994, 1568651015 / 9781568651019

Book Club (BCE/BOMC), Hardcover, Near Fine, Near Fine. Book. Kelly, Ken
Book Club edition, first printing and first hardcover edition. Code #03994 on rear jacket. Not a remainder or ex-library copy. Jacket is scuffed in places, but otherwise intact without tears. A near fine copy in near fine jacket without previous owner's marks. Introduction by Mike Resnick. Collection of eight stories (one original to this collection), featuring Maureen "Muffy" Birnbaum, transported out of the shopping mall into various barbarian worlds, including Barsoom, Pellucidar and the Horseclans among others. (Effinger added later adventures and placed Maureen into these universes at request of their creators). A very fun spoof of the classic sword and sorcery genre. The start of each story features a full-page black & white illustration spoofing the iconic Frank Franzetta illustrations. Award History: 1994 Locus Poll Award Nominee for Best Collection (lost to Impossible Things by Connie Willis).

004414

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BEST SF: 1969, Harrison, Harry and Brian Aldiss (eds)
3 BEST SF: 1969
Harrison, Harry and Brian Aldiss (eds)
Putnam, 1970, 

First Edition, Hardcover, Near Fine, Very Good. Book. Lehr, Paul
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Not a remainder, book club or ex-library copy. Black boards with title in purple letters on spine and front cover. Heavy jacket crinkling at top edge at spine panel and front tip. Faint dust soiling at top edge of page block. Moderate rubbing (1.5 cm in length) on lower edge of jacket spine panel. Aside from these defects a square, clean copy without price-clipping or previous owner's marks. Anthology collecting short fiction originally published only in the SF magazines. Contributors include: Anthony Burgess; Brian Aldiss; Frederik Pohl; James Tiptree, Jr.; D. M. Thomas; Dr. Paul Ehrlich; Pg Wyal; Ursula K. Le Guin; Edward Lucie-Smith; John Cotton; J. G. Ballard; Ken W. Purdy; Joseph Wesley; Jon Hartridge; Philip K. Dick; Bruce McAllister; Algis Budrys. Introduction by Harrison and Afterword by Aldiss.

003663

Price: 14.95 USD
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FOUR WAYS TO FORGIVENESS, Le Guin, Ursula
4 FOUR WAYS TO FORGIVENESS
Le Guin, Ursula
Gollancz, 1996, 0575063017 / 9780575063013

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. Crisp, Steve
Hardcover first edition, first printing and first UK edition. (Preceded by the HarperPrism US edition published in 1995.) First Published in Great Britain stated on copyright page. Fine (unread) copy in fine jacket. Not a remainder, book club or ex-library copy. Thematic collection of four linked novellas set in the Hainish universe of Left Hand of Darkness. Award History: 1995 Notable Book, NY Times Book Review, 3 Dec. 1995; 1996 Locus Poll Award Winner for Best Collection; 1996 Prometheus Award Nominee (lost to The Star Fraction by Ken MacLeod).

003886

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COSMONAUT KEEP, Macleod, Ken
5 COSMONAUT KEEP
Macleod, Ken
Orbit, 2000, 1857239865 / 9781857239867

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Gibbons, Lee
Hardcover UK, first printing and true first edition. (The US edition was published in 2001.) Not a book club, remainder or an ex-library copy. Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. A clean, straight copy without price-clipping. Best Novel Nominee for the 2002 Hugo Award. (Lost to American Gods by Gaiman.) First Contact novel, and first in the Engines of Light, a new series that is both near-future political intrigue and space opera. Macleod, the Scottish equivalent of Bruce Sterling, is the author of the The Star Fraction (a 1996 runner-up for the Arthur C. Clarke Award), and like Sterling focuses his writing in the realm of political SF. He was nomiated for the 1998 British Science Fiction Award (BSFA) for The Cassini Division, and won it in 1999 for The Sky Road. "MacLeod's original and subversive way of imagining his futures easily overshadows the formulaic elements of his narrative." - Locus, May 2001. "Cosmonaut Keep opens MacLeod's new SF sequence Engines of Light. It is highly entertaining and intelligent, promising more good things to come." - David Langford. "[T]he greatest living Trotskyist libertarian cyberpunk science-fiction writer." - Salon website. Both panels for the excellent full color, wrap-around dustjacket illustration by Lee Gibbons are pictured here. Award History: 2002 Hugo Award Nominee for Best Novel; 2001 Arthur C. Clarke Award Nominee (lost to Parable of the Talents by Octavia Butler.)

001778

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ENGINE CITY, Macleod, Ken
6 ENGINE CITY
Macleod, Ken
Orbit, 2002, 1841491489 / 9781841491486

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Gibbons, Lee
Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Hardcover UK, first printing and true first edition. (The first US edition was published January 2003 by Tor.) Book Three and the concluding volume in the Engines of Light space opera series. Full color, wrap-around dustjacket illustration by Lee Gibbons.

002308

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LEARNING THE WORLD: A NOVEL OF FIRST CONTACT, Macleod, Ken
7 LEARNING THE WORLD: A NOVEL OF FIRST CONTACT
Macleod, Ken
Orbit, 2005, 1841493430 / 9781841493435

First Edition, Hardcover, Hold, Near Fine. Book. Gibbons, Lee
Hardcover UK, first printing and true first edition. Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. The first US edition was published November 1, 2005 by Tor. Award History: 2005 John W. Campbell Memorial Award Finalist (lost to Market Forces by Richard Morgan); 2006 Shortlist for the Arthur C. Clarke Award (lost to Air by Geoff Ryman); 2006 Hugo Award Nominee for Best Novel (lost to Spin by Robert Charles Wilson).

003093

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CONAN: EXCLUSIVE EXCERPTED EDITION, Thomas, Roy
8 CONAN: EXCLUSIVE EXCERPTED EDITION
Thomas, Roy
DK Publishing, 2007, 0756635322 / 9780756635329

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, No Jacket. Book. Frazetta, Frank
Hardcover first edition, first printing and First American Edition. Stated First Printing with "1" present in complete number line. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Chapterbook lavishly illustrated with scores of color illustrations by artists including: Frank Frazetta, Gary Gianni, Alex Ross, Ken Kelly and others. Also includes the full map of the Hyborian World at the time of Conan the Barbarian. Each chapter is a synopsis in text and illustrations of Conan's adventures as Cimmerian, Thief, Mercenary, Warrior, Chieftan, Corsair and finally King. Each chapter includes regional maps and details regarding the culture and religion where Conan's adventures take place. A wonderful association item for the Conan collector.

004630

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