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PRELUDE TO FOUNDATION, Asimov, Isaac
1 PRELUDE TO FOUNDATION
Asimov, Isaac
Doubleday Foundation, 1988, 0385233132 / 9780385233132

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Fine. Book. Vallejo, Boris
Hardcover first edition, first printing and first trade edition. (Preceded by the limited edition published by Phantasia Press.) Very fine (unread) copy in fine jacket. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Published without the "First Edition" statement on the copyright page - one of the few Doubleday books that has no statement of printing on the copyright page. (The "First Edition" statement was sold to Phantasia Press for the limited edition.) First Printing with code #0588 on rear jacket flap indicating a May, 1988 printing. This copy is clean, square and without the usual previous owner's marks. Except for a pair of creases on the front and rear jacket flaps, the jacket is near pristine condition with the $18.95 price intact. An unread (and almost pristine) copy. Unusual in such fine condition. Wonderful full color, wrap-around jacket illustration by Boris Vallejo.

004352

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KALEIDOSCOPE CENTURY, Barnes, John
2 KALEIDOSCOPE CENTURY
Barnes, John
Tor, 1995, 0312855613 / 9780312855611

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Eggleton, Bob
Hardcover first edition, first printing and true first edition. Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. This copy is one of the rare, surviving first printings of the first edition. (Both "First edition: May 1995" and the number sequence "0987654321" appear on the copyright page.) The first edition was recalled by Tor because of an "unacceptably large numbers of errors in the text." The defective copies were exchanged for copies of the second printing (really the 2nd edition) which corrected all the errors. SF novel set in a dark, harrowing 21st century. "Barnes has constructed a brutal vision of a history that might have been .... (his last line is absolutely chilling)." - Locus, June 1995 pg. 57. Barnes is the author of Orbital Resonance (1991 Nebula Nominee), A Million Open Doors (1992 Nebula Nominee), Mother of Storms (1994 Hugo and 1995 Nebula Nominee), and co-author of Encounter with Tiber (with Buzz Aldrin). His work is provocative, gritty, hard-SF, and touching distance away from finally winning the awards he richly deserves. He only gets better.

000724

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TITAN, Baxter, Stephen
3 TITAN
Baxter, Stephen
HarperCollins Voyager, 1997, 0002254247 / 9780002254243

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Moore, Chris
Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Hardcover UK, first printing and true first edition. Not a remainder nor ex-library. Barron (ed), Anatomy of Wonder 5, II-87. A declining NASA cobbles together a manned, shoe-string expedition to explore Titan. "Speculative fiction as it may happen." The American space program we all wish it was by the British author of Voyage and The Time Ships. Award History: 1998 Arthur C. Clarke Award Nominee (lost to The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell); 1998 Locus Poll Award Nominee (lost to The Rise of Endymion by Simmons).

000616

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APPLESEED, Clute, John
4 APPLESEED
Clute, John
Orbit, 2001, 1857237587 / 9781857237580

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. 
Hardcover UK, first printing and true first edition. (The first US edition was published later in January 2002 by Tor.) Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. "Whether this is pretentious adolescent obscenity, a synesthetic masterpiece which redefines the genre, or a honker of a shaggy dog story is a debate primed to run for years." - Gary S. Dalkin. "Renaissance philosophy, the complicated evolution of religion, art history, even alchemy, get a heretical new spin as Clute keeps bursting through the confines of space opera, heading somplace different." - Locus, May 2001. Awards: NY Times Best SF Books of 2002 List

002040

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ILL-MADE MUTE [THE], Dart-Thornton, Cecilia
5 ILL-MADE MUTE [THE]
Dart-Thornton, Cecilia
Macmillan, 2001, 0333907531 / 9780333907535

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Gregory, Paul
Hardcover first edition, first printing and first UK edition. (Preceded by the US edition published by Warner Books in May, 2001.) Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Debut novel and Book 1 in the The Bitterbynde series. Subdued fantasy elements but richly crafted story that slowly unfolds with the telling. This series will become richer with each book added to the mix. "Dart-Thornton's world takes many traditional elements of epic fantasy and manages to stir them into something charming and new". - Charlene Brusso. "Featuring a courageous and unusual heroine, this series opener belongs in most fantasy collections." - Library Journal. "With deep roots in folklore and myth, tirelessly inventive, fascinating, affecting and profoundly satisfying. A stunning, dazzling debut". - Kirkus Reviews, March 2001. Click to view the UK edition featuring the fine front and back jacket panel illustrations by Paul Gregory.

002059

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M.D.: A HORROR STORY, Disch, Thomas M.
6 M.D.: A HORROR STORY
Disch, Thomas M.
Knopf, 1991, 039458662X / 9780394586625

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. Ferguson, Archie
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Faint dust soiling to top edge of text block with minor scuff mark to bottom edge of text block, else fine copy in fine jacket. Not a remainder, book club or ex-library copy. A straight, square copy without price-clipping. Supernatural horror novel, it traces the evolution of the anti-hero from his boyhood to adult monster. "[R]ich with insights, so beautifully written, poignant, and deeply, cruelly comic." - Faren Miller, Locus, May 1991, pg. 17.

000601

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LORD FOUL'S BANE, Donaldson, Stephen R.
7 LORD FOUL'S BANE
Donaldson, Stephen R.
Nelson Doubleday, 1977, 

Book Club (BCE/BOMC), Hardcover, Near Fine, Very Good. Book. Tate, Janice C.
Book Club Edition, first printing and true first edition. Not a remainder or ex-library copy. First printing code H21 on page 403, indicates a first printing in May 1977. This first printing by the SFBC preceded the Holt Rinehart Winston trade edition, making it the true first edition and relatively rare. Later printings by the SFBC substituted the original cover by Tate for the S. C. Wyeth cover for the HRW trade edition. First printing with brown boards with blue lettering on spine. The First Chronicle of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever. Map by Lynne K. Plagge. Moderate jacket crinkling at top and bottom of spine panel with heavier crinkling and chipping at upper tips. Spine panel is sunned. Brown boards with blue lettering. Boards are square and page block is clean and bright, unusual to find in book club editions, which usually suffer from heavy handling. Award History: 1978 Gandalf Award Nominee (lost to The Silmarillion by J. R. R. Tolkien).

004742

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TERANESIA, Egan, Greg
8 TERANESIA
Egan, Greg
Gollancz, 1999, 057506854X / 9780575068544

First Edition, Hardcover, As New, As New. Book. 
Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Hardcover, and the true first edition. (Preceded the US edition published by HarperPrism.) Strange and inexplicable evolutionary changes on an isolated Indonesian island focus in the person of a young boy. "Egan's most humane and at times his most funny novel to date." - Locus, September 1999, pg. 20. "[T]his may be [Egan's] most emotionally adventurous book, a thematic companion to Distress, but quite a bit farther out on a limb." - Locus, July 1999, pg. 58. Award History: 1999 Locus Recommended Reading List; Winner of the 1999 Aurealis Award for Best SF Novel; Winner of the 2000 Ditmar Award for Best Novel.

001263

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BRAND NEW CHERRY FLAVOR, Grimson, Todd
9 BRAND NEW CHERRY FLAVOR
Grimson, Todd
HarperPrism, 1996, 0061052337 / 9780061052330

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. 
Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Hardcover first edition, first printing. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Dark fantasy novel where a young actress' curse on a Hollywood hotshot takes on strange aspects, including the form of dreadlocked wizard named Boro, who may or may not be the personification of a bloodthirsty Mayan diety. "Grimson wittily chronicles daily life in the southland, '90s style, nailing every outfit, restaurant meal, and sexual bout as Lisa tries to make her way in the world." - Locus, Oct. 1996. "[C]ool, funny and visceral." - Locus, Feb. 1997.

001197

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TORCHING [THE], Heidish, Marcy
10 TORCHING [THE]
Heidish, Marcy
Simon & Schuster, 1992, 0671743759 / 9780671743758

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Metz, Julie
Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Hardcover first edition, first printing. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. "[A] subtle, character driven novel of the supernatural at work in one woman's life." - Locus, May 1992. Her novel Deadline was nominated for an Edgar for Best First Novel.

000192

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FREEZE FRAMES (SIGNED), Kerr, Katharine
11 FREEZE FRAMES (SIGNED)
Kerr, Katharine
Tor, 1995, 0312890443 / 9780312890445

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Danisi, Joseph M.
Hardcover first edition, first printing. First US and first hardcover edition. Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Signed by Kerr on the title page. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Published previously in UK by HarperCollins as the paperback titled "Freezeframes". Original collection of linked stories set in an alternative San Francisco, California. Collected here, the novella "Resurrection" was previously published by Axolotl Press. "...Kerr's unfolding future seem very real, from hippie exhuberance to a darkening political and economic landscape...and onto a future of ironies and surprises." - Locus, May 1995, pg. 61.
Signed by Author(s)
000682

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HOUSE OF STORMS [THE], Macleod, Ian R.
12 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

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LIGHT AGES [THE], Macleod, Ian R.
13 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

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COSMONAUT KEEP, Macleod, Ken
14 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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A PLIOCENE COMPANION: A GUIDE TO THE SAGA OF PLIOCENE EXILE, May, Julian
15 A PLIOCENE COMPANION: A GUIDE TO THE SAGA OF PLIOCENE EXILE
May, Julian
Houghton Mifflin Company, 1984, 0395365163 / 9780395365168

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Near Fine. Book. Fabian, Stephen
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Not a book club, remainder nor ex-library copy. Jacket shows a single closed tear at the head of the spine panel with associated jacket creasing and crinkling (1.0 cm in size). Other than this defect a clean, straight copy without price-clipping. A reader's guide to the people, places and events described in the Saga of the Pliocene Exile series.

003373

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ORION ARM: THE RAMPART WORLDS BOOK 2, May, Julian
16 ORION ARM: THE RAMPART WORLDS BOOK 2
May, Julian
HarperCollins Voyager, 1999, 0002246244 / 9780002246248

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Bradbury, Stephen
Hardcover UK, first printing and true first edition. (Precedes the Ballantine/Del Rey US edition.) Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. The second volume in the Rampart Worlds series. A clean, straight copy without price-clipping in bright jacket.

001530

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WHOLE WIDE WORLD, McAuley, Paul J.
17 WHOLE WIDE WORLD
McAuley, Paul J.
Voyager, 2001, 0002259036 / 9780002259033

First Edition, Hardcover, As New, As New. Book. 
Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Hardcover UK, first printing and true first edition. (The first US edition was published by Tor in May, 2002.) Not a remainder nor ex-library copy. A noir SF thriller set in near-future Britain. "Despite the bleak background of Whole Wide World, there's a thoroughly satisfying outcome. A good, tough and thoughtful SF thriller." - David Langford, Amazon website. Award History: Locus Recommending Reading List for 2001. (Locus, February, 2002.)

002064

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DOWN THESE DARK SPACEWAYS (SIGNED), Resnick, Mike (ed) and Robert J. Sawyer
18 DOWN THESE DARK SPACEWAYS (SIGNED)
Resnick, Mike (ed) and Robert J. Sawyer
Science Fiction Book Club, 2005, 1582881642 / 9781582881645

First Edition, Hardcover, Near Fine, Near Fine. Book. Giancola, Donato
Book Club edition, first printing and first hardcover edition. Not a remainder or ex-library copy. Signed by contributor Robert J Sawyer and dated "13 April 2009" on the contents page. Original publication by the Science Fiction Book Club with "First Science Fiction Book Club printing May 2005" stated on copyright page. Slight wear with corners lightly bumped with moderate bumping at top and bottom edges of spine panel. Original anthology edited by Mike Resnick featuring SF mystery novellas by Mike Resnick, David Gerrold, Catherine Asaro, Robert Reed, Jack McDevitt and Robert J. Sawyer.
Signed by Author(s)
003534

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COMMEMORATIVE PEANUTS STAMP - (FDC) SNOOPY LIMITED FIRST ISSUE POSTAGE STAMP, Schultz, Charles
19 COMMEMORATIVE PEANUTS STAMP - (FDC) SNOOPY LIMITED FIRST ISSUE POSTAGE STAMP
Schultz, Charles
United State Postal Service, 2001, 

First Edition, No Binding, Very Fine, No Jacket. Book. 
Mint condition. Commemorative, limited edition stamp with First Day Cover (FDC) depicting Snoopy as the "World War I Flying Ace" wearing his helmet and scarf on top his red doghouse once again fighting the Red Baron. First Day Of Issue was May 17, 2001. First day cancellation by the Post Office using a rubber pictorial hand-cancel stamp also depicting Snoopy with the "First Day of Issue" statement. Each stamp was hand-placed on a crisp, white No. 10 envelope by the postal clerk in Santa Rosa, then cancelled by the Post Office. Only four of these unique hand-stamps were created by the United States Postal Service to commemorate Charles Schultz' creation of the Peanuts. Cancellation using the special hand-stamp was only done at the main post office in Santa Rosa, California (home to the Schultz family and Peanuts' museum), and ceased as of June 15, 2001. (After June 15th, of the four hand-stamps, one went to the Schultz family, one to the Peanuts museum and one to the Smithsonian. The fourth hand-stamp was destroyed.) A unique item for the stamp collector as well as Peanuts fan.

004306

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COMMEMORATIVE SNOOPY STAMP - LIMITED ISSUE STAMP & LIMITED ISSUE ENVELOPE, Schultz, Charles
20 COMMEMORATIVE SNOOPY STAMP - LIMITED ISSUE STAMP & LIMITED ISSUE ENVELOPE
Schultz, Charles
United State Postal Service, 2001, 

First Edition, No Binding, Very Fine, No Jacket. Book. 
Mint Condition. Limited edition commemorative stamp depicting Snoopy as the "World War I Flying Ace" wearing his helmet and scarf while flying his doghouse in a dogfight against his arch-nemesis, the Red Baron. Each stamp was hand-placed by the postal clerk in Santa Rosa onto a limited edition, No. 10 sized envelope also issued by the Post Office that illustrates Snoopy walking a letter to a mailbox. The stamp was then cancelled by the postal clerk and bears the first day cancellation by the U.S. Post Office using the special rubber pictorial hand-cancel stamp. Day Of Issue was May 17, 2001. The stamp and envelope (size No. 10) are in mint condition and bear the May 17, 2001 cancellation date stamped on the front by the U.S. Postal Service. Only four of the unique hand-stamps were created by the United States Postal Service to commemorate Charles Schultz' creation of the Peanuts. Cancellation using the special hand-stamp was only done at the main post office in Santa Rosa, California (home to the Schultz family and Peanuts' museum), and ceased as of June 15, 2001. (After June 15th, of the four hand-stamps, one went to the Schultz family, one to the Peanuts museum and one to the Smithsonian. The fourth hand-stamp was destroyed.) A unique item for the stamp collector as well as Peanuts fans.

004305

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