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CRADLE OF SPLENDOR, Anthony, Patricia
1 CRADLE OF SPLENDOR
Anthony, Patricia
Ace, 1996, 044100301X / 9780441003013

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Smollin, Mark
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. Brazil joins the space race by launching a rocket into orbit. The mysterious means of propulsion begins a scramble among the rest of the space to discover what sort of propulsion Brazil's rockets used to reach orbit.

001814

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ILLEARTH WAR: AN EPIC FANTASY [THE], Donaldson, Stephen R.
2 ILLEARTH WAR: AN EPIC FANTASY [THE]
Donaldson, Stephen R.
Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1977, 

Book Club (BCE/BOMC), Hardcover, Near Fine, Near Fine. Book. Wyeth, S. C.
Book Club edition, first printing. This Book Club was published one month after the Holt, Rinehart edition in 1977. Not a remainder or ex-library copy. All the Book Club first printing points are present: gutter code H43 on page 435 with code # 1714 printed on the rear jacket flap. (A different gutter code indicates a later printing, not a first printing.) The single, double-page map on pages vi and vii is credited to Lynne K. Plagge on the bottom right. The synopsis titled "What Has Gone Before" is present at pages xi and xii. Navy boards with orange lettering on spine. Copy is square, clean and without previous owner's marks. Jacket is bright without tears, but has some light wear and crinkling at tips and upper edge of page block. A wonderfully preserved copy of book usually in poor condition from rough handling.

004551

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EDGEWORKS 3: THE HARLAN ELLISON HORNBOOK AND HARLAN ELLISON'S MOVIE (SIGNED), Ellison, Harlan
3 EDGEWORKS 3: THE HARLAN ELLISON HORNBOOK AND HARLAN ELLISON'S MOVIE (SIGNED)
Ellison, Harlan
White Wolf Publishing, 1997, 1565049624 / 9781565049628

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Fine. Book. Bauman, Jill
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Not a book club, remainder nor ex-library copy. Signed by Ellison on the title page in bright blue ink. Very faint bump with associated jacket crinkling at bottom corner of rear panel, else fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. First omnibus edition collecting The Harlan Ellison Hornbook and Harlan Ellison's Movie. This is Volume 3 of what was a projected series of 20 volumes titled "The Collected Ellison." A clean, straight copy without price-clipping.
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000714

Price: 150.00 USD
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BENDING THE LANDSCAPE: FANTASY, Griffith, Nicola and Pagel Stephen (eds)
4 BENDING THE LANDSCAPE: FANTASY
Griffith, Nicola and Pagel Stephen (eds)
White Wolf Publishing, 1997, 1565048369 / 9781565048362

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. 
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Stated First Edition with "1" present in complete number line. Fine (unread) copy in fine jacket. Award-breaking original anthology featuring gay-themed stories in a fantasy setting. (Two anthology sequels followed, one for SF and one for Horror.) These stories feature gay and straight characters. Contributing authors include: Carolyn Ives Gilman, Mark Shepherd, Mark McLaughlin, Holly Wade Matter, Mark W. Tiedemann, Ellen Kushner and Delia Sherman, Charlee Jacob, K. L. Berac, L. S. Silverthorne [as by Lisa S. Silverthorne ], James A. Moore, Leslie What, B. J. Thrower, Dominick Cancilla, Simon Sheppard, M. W. Keiper, Jeff Verona, Robin Wayne , Kim Antieau, Jessica Amanda Salmonson, Don Bassingthwaite, Tanya Huff and Richard Bowes. Award History: 1997 Lambda Award Winner; 1998 World Fantasy Award for Best Anthology.

004759

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COMING [THE] (SIGNED), Haldeman, Joe
5 COMING [THE] (SIGNED)
Haldeman, Joe
Ace, 2000, 0441007694 / 9780441007691

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Ducek, Danilo
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Signed by Haldeman on the title page. Mankind, inhabiting an Earth devastated by pollution and on the brink of war, receives a transmission from space announcing the impending arrival of extraterrestrials. But the astronomer who received the transmission begins to doubt its authenticity, and her investigation amidst the world-wide media circus leaves the question as to who, or what, the world is actually waiting for. By the author of Forever Peace (winner of the 1998 Nebula and Hugo awards) and The Hemingway Hoax (winner of the 1990 Nebula and 1991 Hugo awards.)
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001960

Price: 75.00 USD
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ISAAC ASIMOV'S FANTASY! (SIGNED), McCarthy, Shawna (ed)
6 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.
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003892

Price: 25.00 USD
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KIRINYA: CHAGA 2 (SIGNED), Mcdonald, Ian
7 KIRINYA: CHAGA 2 (SIGNED)
Mcdonald, Ian
Gollancz, 1998, 0575060778 / 9780575060777

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Posen, Mike
Hardcover UK, first printing and true first edition. Signed by McDonald and inscribed "Worldcon 2011" on the title page. Rare to find signed copies in very fine condition. Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Sequel to Chaga. "What began as all dazzle, chutzpah, and splendid similes comes to have genuine depth, a powerful humanity .. Kirinya offers a remarkable view of a world in transformation."- Locus, July 1998.
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000918

Price: 60.00 USD
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SPEED OF DARK [THE], Moon, Elizabeth
8 SPEED OF DARK [THE]
Moon, Elizabeth
Ballantine Books, 2003, 0345447557 / 9780345447555

First Edition, Hardcover, Near Fine, Near Fine. Book. Metz, Julie
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Stated First Edition with "1" present in complete number line. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Winner of the 2004 Nebula Award for Best Novel. Boards and jacket moderately bumped at upper corners with crinkling at head and heel of spine panel. Page block shows faint handling-related wear. Several small dents in top and side edge of page block. Slight spine lean, which is common with this tilte. Overall, a near fine copy in near fine jacket. "'If I had not been what I am, what would I have been?'" wonders Lou Arrendale, the autistic hero of Moon's compelling exploration of the concept of "normalcy" and what might happen when medical science attains the knowledge to "cure" adult autism. Arrendale narrates most of this book in a poignant earnestness that verges on the philosophical and showcases Moon's gift for characterization." - Publisher's Weekly. "Moon is effective at putting the reader inside Lou's mind, and it is both fascinating and painful to see the behavior and qualities of so-called normals through his eyes." - Meredith Parets, American Library Association. Award History: 2004 Nebula Award Winner for Best Novel; Locus Magazine: Best of 2003 Recommended Reading List for Science Fiction Novels; Amazon.com Top Ten Books of 2003 - Science Fiction & Fantasy.

004728

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FORTY SIGNS OF RAIN (SIGNED), Robinson, Kim Stanley
9 FORTY SIGNS OF RAIN (SIGNED)
Robinson, Kim Stanley
Bantam Books, 2004, 0553803115 / 9780553803112

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Forbes, Dominic and Tom Hallman
Hardcover first edition, first printing and first US edition. (Previously published in the UK by HarperCollins.) Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Signed by Robinson on the title page and dated "6-8-04" within one week of the June 1st publication date, making this copy unique. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. The first novel in the The Capital Code trilogy. "There is much that is brilliant in Forty Signs of Rain, and even more that is critically important, but after all the compelling characters and complex ideas that Robinson introduces, some readers might be a little surprised to find that what began as undoubtedly the best novel about the NSF ends as the year's most elaborat lesson plan [concerning the affects of global warming]." - Gary K. Wolfe, Locus, January 2004. Very nice jacket illustration mirrored by the French jacket perspective. Award History: 2005 Locus Poll Award Nominee (lost to The Confusion by Neal Stephenson); 2004 British SF Award Nominee for Best Novel (lost to River of Gods by McDonald); Locus 2004 Recommended Reading List: Science Fiction Novels.
Signed by Author(s)
002629

Price: 75.00 USD
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ZENITH ANGLE [THE] (SIGNED & DATED), Sterling, Bruce
10 ZENITH ANGLE [THE] (SIGNED & DATED)
Sterling, Bruce
Ballantine Del Rey, 2004, 0345460618 / 9780345460615

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Stevenson, David
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Not a remainder, book club or ex-library copy. Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Signed on the title page by Sterling and dated "May 19 2004" within a couple weeks of its April 27th publication date, making this copy unique. Techno-thriller. "[A] provocative and highly quotable novel that successfully reminds us [...] that what we tend to regard as speculative SF futures have often been with us all along, just beneath our antiquated radar." - Gary K. Wolfe, Locus, March 2004. Award History: Locus 2004 Recommended Reading List: Science Fiction Novels.
Signed by Author(s)
002564

Price: 50.00 USD
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SHADOWMANCER: SPECIAL EDITION, Taylor, G. P.
11 SHADOWMANCER: SPECIAL EDITION
Taylor, G. P.
Faber and Faber, 2003, 0571221998 / 9780571221998

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. 
Hardcover UK, first edition and first printing. First hardcover edition. Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. First Printing of this Special Editon published in October 2003 with a special forward and a previously unpublished final chapter by the author. Originally published in paperback in 2002 by Mount Publishing, Shadowmancer was later published (again in paperback) in the UK in June 2003 by Faber and Faber, but without the final chapter revealing what really happened to Raphah, Thomas and Jacob Crane when they sailed away onboard the Magenta. In October 2003, Faber and Faber published this Special Edition and first hardcover restoring Chapter 26, the final chapter. The first US hardcover edition was published in 2004.

003342

Price: 25.00 USD
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ALTERNATE GENERALS II (SIGNED), Turtledove, Harry (ed) and S.M. Stirling
12 ALTERNATE GENERALS II (SIGNED)
Turtledove, Harry (ed) and S.M. Stirling
Baen, 2002, 0743435281 / 9780743435284

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. Blair, Dru
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Fine (unread) copy in fine jacket. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Signed by the editor Harry Turtledove and by contributor S.M. Stirling on the Contents page. Edited by Harry Turtledove, the second anthology in the fascinating alternate history series speculating on the historical "what if" focusing on famous generals through history. Interesting reading. Contributing authors include: Jim Fiscus, Michael F. Flynn, Harry Turtledove, Noreen Doyle, Judith Tarr, Roland J. Green, Chris Bunch, S. M. Stirling, Richard Foss, Susan Shwartz, R. M. Meluch, Joel Richards, Esther M. Friesner and William Sanders.
Signed by Author(s)
003921

Price: 35.00 USD
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A GIFT UPON THE SHORE, Wren, M. K.
13 A GIFT UPON THE SHORE
Wren, M. K.
Ballantine Books, 1990, 0345363418 / 9780345363411

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. Walker, Jeff
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Fine copy in fine jacket. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. A clean, square copy without price-clipping. A post-apocalyptic novel about two women who attempt to preserve books for posterity in what may be the last library in the world, while opposed by a religious zealot named Miriam who leads a group of survivors called the Flock who see all books as blasphemous. A very thoughtful novel.

004163

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