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IT'S OBVIOUS YOU WON'T SURVIVE BY YOUR WITS ALONE, Adams, Scott
1 IT'S OBVIOUS YOU WON'T SURVIVE BY YOUR WITS ALONE
Adams, Scott
Andrews and McMeel, 1995, 0836204158 / 9780836204155

First Edition, Trade Paperback, Very Good, No Jacket. Book. Adams, Scott
Oversized trade paperback. 3rd Printing. Not a remainder nor ex-library. Moderate edgewear along textblock edges with minor bumping at corner edges, else a clean, straight copy.

002937

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ROBOTS AND EMPIRE, Asimov, Isaac
2 ROBOTS AND EMPIRE
Asimov, Isaac
Doubleday, 1985, 0385190921 / 9780385190923

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Fine. Book. Shaw, Barclay
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Very fine (unread) copy in fine jacket. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Stated First Edition with code P032 on page 382 and code 0985 on rear jacket flap. If these points are not present it is not a first printing. (Again, it is not a Book Club edition, but was published by Doubleday simultaneous with the Phantasia Press limited edition.) Faint wear at tips of jacket. There is a single 1 cm closed tear at bottom tip of rear jacket panel, else the jacket is clean without marks or price-clipping. The page block is crisp, clean and square. A wonderful copy difficult to find that aren't ex-library or remaindered. Barron (ed.) Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 4-21. Clute, Science Fiction: The Illustrated Encyclopedia, pg. 134. Award History: 1986 Locus Poll Award Nominee for Best SF Novel (lost to The Postman by Brin).

004451

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ROBOTS AND EMPIRE, Asimov, Isaac
3 ROBOTS AND EMPIRE
Asimov, Isaac
Doubleday, 1985, 0385190921 / 9780385190923

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. 
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Not a remainder, Book Club or ex-library copy. Stated First Edition with code P 032 on page 382 and code 0985 on rear jacket flap. (Again, it is not a Book Club edition, but was published by Doubleday simultaneously with the Phantasia Press edition.) Faint jacket crinkling at bottom and top corners of spine panel. One very small (0.5 cm in length) closed tear at top edge of rear jacket panel. A single 3 inch closed tear running diagonally upward from the lower tip up towards the center of the jacket which was "repaired" by a previous owner with scotch tape. Other than these jacket defects the book itself is clean, square and without previous owner's marks. Wonderful copy to marry to a pristine jacket. Difficult to find copies of this title in fine condition that aren't ex-library or remaindered. Barron (ed.) Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 4-21. Clute, Science Fiction: The Illustrated Encyclopedia, pg. 134. Award History: 1986 Locus Poll Award Nominee for Best SF Novel (lost to The Postman by Brin).

000080

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TERANESIA, Egan, Greg
4 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

Price: 44.95 USD
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MISSION TO MOULOKIN, Foster, Alan Dean
5 MISSION TO MOULOKIN
Foster, Alan Dean
Nelson Doubleday, 1979, 

Book Club (BCE/BOMC), Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. Stone, D. K.
Book Club, first printing and first hardcover edition. At least the first US hardcover or possibly the true first edition. (A paperback was published by Del Rey in 1979 and reportedly a UK hardcover by NEL the same year, but precedence unknown.) Issued by SFBC with code J03 on page 281 and code 3373 on rear jacket flap. Not a remainder or ex-library copy. Some faint scratches on rear jacket panel with very light wear at tips, else a fine copy in fine jacket. A beautiful copy of one of Foster's more important books without the tears and stains so common with book club editions. A straight, square copy without clipping or previous owner's marks. Wonderful glossy jacket illustration by D. K. Stone. Sequel to Icerigger (1974) and the second book in the Icerigger Trilogy. "[T]he [Ice Rigger Trilogy] comprising his best work to date." - Clute and Nicholls, The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, pg. 441.

003756

Price: 34.95 USD
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HILD: A NOVEL, Griffith, Nicola
6 HILD: A NOVEL
Griffith, Nicola
Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2013, 0374280878 / 9780374280871

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. Balbusso, Anna and Elena
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Stated First Edition with "1" present in complete number line. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. A fine (unread) copy in fine jacket. Jacket is clean with price intact. Page block is bright without dents or marks. Alternate history novel set in the 7th century. "Hild is a book as loving as it is fierce, brilliant and accomplished. To read it felt like a privilege and a gift. I feel confident that the next time I'm faced with yet another inane repetition of 'women were oppressed so we can't write their stories,' I won't need to painstakingly educate anyone about the realities of medieval life with recourse to books and articles. 'Read Hild' will be enough." - Amal El-Mohtar, NPR.

004831

Price: 30.00 USD
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SILK ROAD: A NOVEL OF EIGHTH CENTURY CHINA, Larsen, Jeanne
7 SILK ROAD: A NOVEL OF EIGHTH CENTURY CHINA
Larsen, Jeanne
Henry Holt, 1989, 0805009582 / 9780805009583

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. Craft, Kinuko Y.
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Historical novel with fantasy elements set in 8th century China during the T'ang Dynasty. The author's first novel. A very nice read for fans of Chinese history and mythology. Minor age and handling-related wear to page block edges, else fine (unread) copy in fine jacket. A clean, square copy without price-clipping.

003869

Price: 15.00 USD
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SWORD AND THE FLAME [THE], Lawhead, Stephen R.
8 SWORD AND THE FLAME [THE]
Lawhead, Stephen R.
Crossway Books, 1984, 0891073108 / 9780891073109

First Edition, Trade Paperback, Near Fine, No Jacket. Book. Cioni, Ray
Trade paperback, first printing and true first edition. Stated "First Printing, 1984" on copyright page without jacket as issued. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Two small scrapes with one small gouge on the front cover (0.5 cm in length). Faint red-colored scuff mark on top corner of page block. Page block edges show some handling related wear, but otherwise the page block is straight, square and the endpaper maps are complete. The covers are complete without tears. This copy is the true first. The first hardcover wasn't published until 2007. The third book in the Dragon King trilogy. Full color, wrap-around cover illustration by Ray Cioni.

004089

Price: 12.00 USD
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WORLD OUT OF MIND, M'Intosh, J. T. (pseudonym of James M. Macgregor)
9 WORLD OUT OF MIND
M'Intosh, J. T. (pseudonym of James M. Macgregor)
Doubleday & Company, 1953, 

First Edition, Hardcover, Near Fine, Near Fine. Book. Powers, Richard
Hardcover first edition, first printing. First Edition stated on copyright page. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Light rubbing at board edges and spine corners with moderate jacket crinkling and chipping at head and heel of spine panel. Page block edges, especially the top edge, are age-darkened. The $2.75 price is intact on front jacket flap. A straight, square copy in blue boards with red spine lettering. Pseudonym of J. T. McIntosh. Former owner's name inked out on front free endpaper. The wonderful Golden Age full color, wrap-around jacket by Richard Powers is still bright and intact, without tears or stains.

003777

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COSMONAUT KEEP, Macleod, Ken
10 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

Price: 45.00 USD
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ISAAC ASIMOV'S FANTASY! (SIGNED), McCarthy, Shawna (ed)
11 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

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MUTANT 59: THE PLASTIC EATERS, Pedler, Kit and Gerry Davis
12 MUTANT 59: THE PLASTIC EATERS
Pedler, Kit and Gerry Davis
Viking, 1972, 0670496626 / 9780670496624

First Edition, Hardcover, Near Fine, Very Good. Book. 
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Price sticker residue on the letter "T" in jacket title. Heavy laminate rippling and creasing on the front jacket flap, with creasing only the rear flap, else near fine copy very good jacket with code 0272 and $5.95 price both intact. Straight, square copy without previous owner's marks.

003961

Price: 10.00 USD
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STARPLEX, Sawyer, Robert J.
13 STARPLEX
Sawyer, Robert J.
Ace, 1996, 0441003729 / 9780441003723

Book Club (BCE/BOMC), Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. Walotsky, Ron
Book Club Edition, first printing and first hardcover edition. (Originally serialized in the July through October 1996 issues of Analog Science Fiction and Fact magazine. Later published in paperback by Ace. This BCE is the first hardcover edition.) The Book Club is also the only hardcover edition to date. Printing code #14361 on rear jacket panel with the printing statement "This book is an Ace original edition, and has never been previously published" plus the statement "[t]his novel was serialized in the July through October 1996 issues of Analog Science Fiction and Fact magazine" also on the title page. Ron Walotsky is the artist for the Book Club edition jacket. Jacket is bright and intact without tears, but has some tiny chipping at tips. Very faint age and handling-related wear to page block edges, but is otherwise clean and square without previous owner's marks. A fine copy in fine jacket. Very unusual to find Book Clubs in fine condition. Award History: 1996 HOMer Award Winner; 1997 Aurora Award Winner; 1997 SF Chronicle Award Nominee (lost to Holy Fire by Bruce Sterling); 1997 Nebula Award Nominee (lost to Slow River by Nicola Griffith); 1997 Hugo Award Nominee (lost to Blue Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson).

004845

Price: 25.00 USD
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GHOST BRIGADES [THE] (SIGNED & DATED), Scalzi, John
14 GHOST BRIGADES [THE] (SIGNED & DATED)
Scalzi, John
Tor, 2007, 0765354063 / 9780765354068

First Edition, Mass Market Paperback, Very Fine, No Jacket. Book. Harris, John
First Printing, mass market paperback. Very fine (unread) copy. Signed by Scalzi and dated "4/26/07" on the title page, the same week as the official publication date for the mass market paperback. First published in hardcover by Tor in 2006. Sequel to Old Man's War (2005), the award-winning SF novel and one of the best hard military-SF novels since Glen Cook's Passage At Arms (1985). (Haven't read Passage At Arms? Read it. As Joe Bobb Briggs would say "check it out"). Award History: 2007 Locus Poll Award Nominee (lost to Rainbow's End by Vernor Vinge).
Signed by Author(s)
003499

Price: 25.00 USD
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RESURRECTED MAN [THE] (SIGNED), Williams, Sean
15 RESURRECTED MAN [THE] (SIGNED)
Williams, Sean
Pyr Books, 2005, 1591023114 / 9781591023111

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Fine. Book. Picacio, John
Hardcover first edition, first printing. First US and first hardcover edition. (Previously published as a paperback in Australia in 1998.) Number "1" present in number line with "05" present indicating a 2005 publication. Signed by Williams and inscribed "To Charlie Lane (?)/Fellow lover of SF comics (?). Also enclosed is a personal note written by Williams on his own stationary to the same person. The note reads "Dear Charlie Rose/The Star Wars novel should/be coming from Del Rey. Hope/you don't mind that I've sent you/this as well, for your [illegible]"./[Illegible] = SF = Excellent!/All the Best, Sean". Very light crinkling at top edge of jacket panel, else a very fine (unread) copy in fine jacket. A square, bright copy. A really nice associational copy by a very talented writer. Award History: 1999 Ditmar Award Winner; 1998 Aurealis Award Nominee (lost to The Centurion's Empire by Sean McMullen).
Signed by Author(s)
004537

Price: 50.00 USD
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RANDOM ACTS OF SENSELESS VIOLENCE, Womack, Jack
16 RANDOM ACTS OF SENSELESS VIOLENCE
Womack, Jack
Atlantic Monthly Press, 1994, 0871135779 / 9780871135773

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. 
Hardcover first edition, first printing and first US edition. Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Previously published by HarperCollins UK in 1993. First novel in Womack's Terraplane series. SF novel about five months in the life of a young girl living in near-future New York who witnesses (and chronicles in her diary) the decay and collapse of her family and civilization. "[Random Acts] isn't a comforting book. It's a work of raw courage, confronting the dark without sf's usual shields of irony or isolated intellect. I hope that doesn't scare you off, as it seems to have scared the US publishers so far. Our field is not yet so overrun with genius that we can afford to let even one brilliant, night-minded, novel slip through the cracks." - Locus, November 1993, pg. 21.

000544

Price: 25.00 USD
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