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SCIENCE FICTION CENTURY [THE], Hartwell, David G. (ed)
Hartwell, David G. (ed)
Tor, 1997, 0312863381 / 9780312863388

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. Harris, John
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Fine (unread) copy in fine jacket. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Anthology collecting 45 stories claimed by Hartwell as the best of the 20th Century, a controversial attempt to form a definitive anthology of the definitive SF published between 1895 ("Another World" translated by Damon Knight in 1962) up to 1996. Each story is introduced by Hartwell with a brief discussion of the author's works. Authors include: Lino Aldani, Poul Anderson, Gregory Benford, Eddy C. Bertin, James Blish, Algis Budrys, Dino Buzzati, Hal Clement, Mildred Clingerman, John Crowley, Gordon Eklund, Harlan Ellison, Philip Jose Farmer, E. M. Forster, William Gibson, Charles Harness, Frank Herbert, Wolfgang Jeschke, Rudyard Kipling, Nancy Kress, Alexander Kuprin, Philip Latham, C. S. Lewis, Jack London, Frank Belknap Long, Richard A. Lupoff, James Morrow, Chad Oliver, Edgar Pangborn, J.H. Rosny aine, Margaret St. Clair, Michael Shaara, Robert Silverberg, Cordwainer Smith, Bruce Sterling, Michael Swanwick, Willam Tenn, James Tiptree, Jr., George Turner, Jack Vance, A. E. van Vogt, H. G. Wells, Connie Willis, Adam Wisniewski-Snerg, John Wyndham and Roger Zelazny. Award History: 1998 Locus Poll Award Nominee for Best Anthology (lost to The Year's Best Science Fiction: Fourteenth Annual Collection by Dozois).


Price: 10.00 USD
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Van Vogt, A.E.
Corwin Greenberg, 1952, 

First Edition, Hardcover, Near Fine, Very Good. Book. Weber, Nettie
Hardcover first edition, first printing and first US edition. First Thus edition. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Light green boards with black lettering on spine. Near fine copy in very good jacket. Light, age-related dust soiling to top edge of page block. Bottom edge of spine lightly scuffed. Jacket spine panel is sunned, but complete without tears and with original $2.75 price intact. Boards straight and square, pages clean and bright. A nice, bright copy. Originally published as a magazine serial in 1943, later published in hardcover by Hadley Publishing in 1947. Re-published by Corwin in 1952 as a "fix-up" with revised text fixing numerous errors in the previous Hadley edition. (A. E. van Vogt coined the term "fix-up" in his 1975 autobiography "Reflections of A. E. van Vogt" referring to his previously published stories altered to fit together by adding new cementing material.) 1,000 copies were printed.


Price: 100.00 USD
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