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A WOMAN OF THE IRON PEOPLE, Arnason, Eleanor
1 A WOMAN OF THE IRON PEOPLE
Arnason, Eleanor
Morrow, 1991, 0688103758 / 9780688103750

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Good, Fine. Book. Ruddell, Gary
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Minor crinkling to extremities of dustjacket edges from wear, else fine jacket without price-clipping or tears. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Very minor bow to front cover board, else near fine condition. Arnason's first SF novel. Anthropological SF novel surrounding the investigation by a woman scientist of the alien culture on a planet in the Sigma Draconis system. The human survey team is riven by gender and social politics that complicate both the investigation and interpretation of the data gathered from the planet. Critically compared to Vinge's The Snow Queen, Kress' An Alien Light and Slonczewski's Door Into Ocean. See Barron (ed), Anatomy of Wonder 5, II-37.

002324

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ENDER'S SHADOW, Card, Orson Scott
2 ENDER'S SHADOW
Card, Orson Scott
Tor, 1999, 031286860X / 9780312868604

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. Falkenstern, Lisa
Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Hardcover first edition, first printing. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. A clean, straight copy without price-clipping. Parallel novel to Ender's Game, exploring the early life of Ender's strategist, Bean. Award History: 2000 Hugo Award Nominee (lost to A Deepness in the Sky by Vinge); 2000 Locus Poll Award Nominee (lost to Cryptonomicon by Stephenson).

003301

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GHOST BRIGADES [THE] (SIGNED & DATED), Scalzi, John
3 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).
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003499

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LORD VALENTINE'S CASTLE, Silverberg, Robert
4 LORD VALENTINE'S CASTLE
Silverberg, Robert
Harper & Row, 1980, 0060140267 / 9780060140267

First Edition, Hardcover, Near Fine, Poor. Book. Walotsky, Ron
Hardcover first edition, first printing. (Originally serialized in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, 1979). Not book club, remainder or ex-library copy. The text block shows age-related wear, but is remarkably clean and square. The jacket, however is in poor condition, it's price-clipped, shows numerous open and closed tears with associated crinkling and chips, especially at the head and heel of the spine panel with creasing in the inner flaps. An excellent copy of this award-winning title to marry to a superior jacket. Barron (ed. ): Fantasy Literature 4A-232. Award History: 1981 Balrog Award Nominee (lost to The Wounded Land by Stephen R. Donaldson); 1981 Hugo Award Nominee (lost to The Snow Queen by Joan D. Vinge); 1981 Locus Poll Award Nominee (lost to The Snow Queen by Joan D. Vinge).

003956

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SONGS FROM THE STARS, Spinrad, Norman
5 SONGS FROM THE STARS
Spinrad, Norman
Simon & Schuster, 1980, 0671253263 / 9780671253264

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. McAfee, Mara
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Full number line with "1" present. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Immaculate page block. Jacket is without tears with $11.95 price intact. A pristine copy. Award History: 1981 Locus Poll Award Nominee (lost to The Snow Queen by Joan D. Vinge).

004463

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STEEL BEACH (SIGNED), Varley, John
6 STEEL BEACH (SIGNED)
Varley, John
Ace Putnam, 1992, 0399137599 / 9780399137594

First Edition, Trade Paperback, Very Good, No Jacket. Book. Hamilton, Todd Cameron
Trade paperback, first printing. Advance Reading Copy. Spine creased with slight lean. Slight soiling due to wear, else very good condition. Signed by Varley on the title page. The book title is derived from the slang term used by sailors and marines to describe the ship's deck area used for recreation. Set in the Eight Worlds universe 200 years after humanity is exiled from the Earth by aliens. ".... the most vigorous novel [Varley] has written since The Ophiuchi Hotline .... For those who may have wondered where John Varley has been and where he is now, Varley's newest novel speaks loud and clear."- Locus, June 1992. "The plot is in effect Varley's excuse to give the reader a guided tour of a marvel-filled new world." - Barron (ed) Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 4-469. "We differ from the first lungfish that left the water of the oceans for the surface of the Earth mainly in that our beach is steel, not sand. " - Clute, Science Fiction: The Illustrated Encyclopedia, Classics of the 1990's, pg. 235. Varley is also the author of the acclaimed Demon trilogy and the SF novel The Golden Globe (1998), a novel so big the invading aliens are a minor theme. Award History: 1993 Hugo Award Nominee for Best Novel (lost to co-winners A Fire Upon the Deep by Vinge and Doomsday Book by Willis); 1993 Locus Poll Award Nominee for Best SF Novel (lost to Doomsday Book by Willis).
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000778

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DREAMFALL (SIGNED), Vinge, Joan D.
7 DREAMFALL (SIGNED)
Vinge, Joan D.
Warner, 1996, 0446516279 / 9780446516273

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Whelan, Michael
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Stated First Printing with number line complete. Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Signed by Joan D. Vinge on the title page. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy.
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000931

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A DEEPNESS IN THE SKY, Vinge, Vernor
8 A DEEPNESS IN THE SKY
Vinge, Vernor
Tor, 1999, 0312856830 / 9780312856830

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. Eggleton, Bob
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Stated First Edition with "1" present in complete number. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. This a fine (unread) copy in fine jacket. This copy is clean, square with the $27.95 price intact. The excellent sequel (but prequel to the events in) the 1993 Hugo Co-winner and 1992 Nebula Nominated novel A Fire Upon the Deep. The second book in Vinge's Zones of Thought series. Both books are the best alien-contact novels since Ursula Le Guin's Left Hand of Darkness or Larry Niven's The Mote in God's Eye. Award History: 1999 Nebula Award Nominee (lost to Parable of the Talents by Butler); 2000 Prometheus Award Winner for Best Libertarian SF Novel; 1999 HOMer Award Nominee for Best Novel (lost to The Veiled Web by Asaro); 2000 Hugo Award Winner for Best Novel; 2000 Locus Poll Award Nominee (lost to Cryptonomicon by Stephenson); 2000 British Fantasy Award Nominee (lost to Indigo by Graham Joyce); 2000 John W. Campbell Memorial Award Winner; 2000 Arthur C. Clarke Award Nominee (lost to Distraction by Sterling). Magnificent jacket art by Bob Eggleton.

004476

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CHILDREN OF THE SKY, Vinge, Vernor
9 CHILDREN OF THE SKY
Vinge, Vernor
Tor, 2011, 0312875622 / 9780312875626

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

004443

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RAINBOWS END: A NOVEL WITH ONE FOOT IN THE FUTURE, Vinge, Vernor
10 RAINBOWS END: A NOVEL WITH ONE FOOT IN THE FUTURE
Vinge, Vernor
Tor, 2006, 0312856849 / 9780312856847

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Martiniere, Stephan
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Stated First Edition with number line complete. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. A clean, square copy. Award History: 2007 Hugo Award Winner for Best Novel; 2007 Locus Poll Award Winner for Best SF Novel.

004045

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1976 ANNUAL WORLD'S BEST SF [THE], Wollheim, Donald A. (ed) and Arthur Saha
11 1976 ANNUAL WORLD'S BEST SF [THE]
Wollheim, Donald A. (ed) and Arthur Saha
Daw Books, 1976, 

Book Club (BCE/BOMC), Hard Cover, Fine, Fine. Jezierski, Chet
Book Club, first printing and first hardcover edition. (First published in paperback the same year by Daw Books.) Not a remainder nor ex-library copy. First printing with code R26 on page 276 and code 2864 on rear jacket flap. (Priority A binding per L. W. Currey, Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors: A Bibliography of First Printings of Their Fiction, 1979.) Some faint jacket crinkling at corners and edges of spine panel, else fine copy in fine jacket. Very small and faint red colored mark on bottom edge of page block. A clean, straight copy without clipping. Collects the best short fiction published the previous year in magazines. The authors include: Fritz Leiber; Joan D. Vinge, Vernor Vinge; Barrington J. Bayley; Lisa Tuttle; George R. R. Martin; Brian Stableford; Michael Bishop; P. J. Plauger; Stephen Robinett; John Brunner and Richard Cowper. Edited with an Introduction by Wollheim. Award History: 1977 Locus Poll Award Nominee for Best Anthology (lost to Best SF of the Year 5 edited by Terry Carr).

003359

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WORLD SCIENCE FICTION CONVENTION CONJOSE 2002 SOUVENIR BOOK, World Science Fiction Society
12 WORLD SCIENCE FICTION CONVENTION CONJOSE 2002 SOUVENIR BOOK
World Science Fiction Society
World Science Fiction Society (WSFS), 2002, 

First Edition, Trade Paperback, Very Fine, No Jacket. Book. 
Very fine (unread) copy. Souvenir Book presented at ConJose 2002, the 60th World Science Fiction Convention in San Jose, California, from August 29 to September 2, 2002. Over 160 pages of original art, short stories, articles and essays by the Guests of Honor including: Vernor Vinge, David Cherry, John and Bjo Trimble, Ferdinand Feghoot and Tad Williams.

002320

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