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VISIONS OF FANTASY: TALES FROM THE MASTERS (SIGNED), Asimov, Isaac and Martin Greenberg (eds)
1 VISIONS OF FANTASY: TALES FROM THE MASTERS (SIGNED)
Asimov, Isaac and Martin Greenberg (eds)
Doubleday, 1989, 0385263597 / 9780385263597

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. Elmore, Larry
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Stated "First Edition, October 1989" on copyright page. Signed by contributing author Jane Yolen and dated "2015" at her story contribution. Fine (unread) copy in fine jacket. Jacket is clean, without tears with price intact. Collects 12 fantasy stories, previously published. Cover and interior black and white illustrations by Larry Elmore. Introduction by Isaac Asimov. Contributing authors include: Anne McCaffrey; William Lee; Jane Yolen; Howard Goldsmith; Bruce Coville; Ray Bradbury; Marion Zimmer Bradley; Madeleine L'Engle; Isaac Asimov; Al Sarrantonio; Lewis & Edith Shiner; and Elizabeth S. Helfman.
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003893

Price: 30.00 USD
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MIDNIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS [THE] (SIGNED), Bernhardt, William
2 MIDNIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS [THE] (SIGNED)
Bernhardt, William
Ballantine Books, 1998, 0345428102 / 9780345428103

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Fine. Book. Laslo, Rudy
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Small jacket wrinkle at bottom edge of spine panel, else very fine (unread) copy in fine jacket. Signed by Bernhardt on the title page. Suspense novel where an attorney tries to stop the estranged husband of a client from carrying out threats against the couple's child during Christmas.
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001217

Price: 20.00 USD
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RULE OF THE DOOR AND FANCIFUL REGULATIONS [THE], Biggle, Jr., Lloyd
3 RULE OF THE DOOR AND FANCIFUL REGULATIONS [THE]
Biggle, Jr., Lloyd
Doubleday Science Fiction, 1967, 

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Fine. Book. Clancy, William
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Stated First Edition on copyright page. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Jacket is lightly crinkled at top edge of spine panel with some scuffing towards bottom edge, else very fine (unread) copy in fine jacket. Collects nine short stories published between 1957 and 1963 with an original essay by Biggle. Copy is pristine, without the usual previous owner's marks, tears or other defects. A straight, square copy with original $3.95 price intact, unusual thus.

004347

Price: 75.00 USD
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DERVISH IS DIGITAL, Cadigan, Pat
4 DERVISH IS DIGITAL
Cadigan, Pat
Macmillan, 2000, 0333779533 / 9780333779538

First Edition, Trade Paperback, Very Fine, No Jacket. Book. 
First Printing, trade paperback and the first world edition. (The first hardcover was published by Tor in July, 2001.) Very fine (unread) condition. Mystery/SF novel with the return of Doré Konstantin, the embattled investigator of the TechnoCrime, Artificial Reality Division first introduced in the novel Tea from an Empty Cup. Tea was called by Salon magazine "a tightly plotted, crisply written novel that fits the classic noir mystery template set down by the likes of Raymond Chandler more comfortably than anything William Gibson has ever written." Cadigan is the two-time winner of the Arthur C Clarke Award for best science fiction novel of the year.

001746

Price: 25.00 USD
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DERVISH IS DIGITAL (SIGNED), Cadigan, Pat
5 DERVISH IS DIGITAL (SIGNED)
Cadigan, Pat
Macmillan, 2000, 0333779533 / 9780333779538

First Edition, Trade Paperback, Very Fine, No Jacket. Book. 
First Printing, trade paperback and the first world edition. (The first hardcover was published by Tor in July, 2001.) Very fine (unread) condition. Signed by Cadigan on the title page. Mystery/SF novel with the return of Doré Konstantin, the embattled investigator of the TechnoCrime, Artificial Reality Division first introduced in the novel Tea from an Empty Cup. Tea was called by Salon magazine "a tightly plotted, crisply written novel that fits the classic noir mystery template set down by the likes of Raymond Chandler more comfortably than anything William Gibson has ever written." Cadigan is the two-time winner of the Arthur C Clarke Award for best science fiction novel of the year.
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001747

Price: 35.00 USD
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IDORU (SIGNED), Gibson, William
6 IDORU (SIGNED)
Gibson, William
Putnam, 1996, 0399141308 / 9780399141300

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Werner, Honi
Hardcover first edition, first printing and first US edition. Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Signed by Gibson on the title page. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Clean, square copy in bright jacket. Thematic sequel to the cyberpunk novel Virtual Light (1993) and second novel in The Bridge Trilogy. "[E]ntertaining, funny, and slyly subversive of the whole cyberpunk aesthetic." - Locus, Oct. 1996, pg. 21.
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004170

Price: 35.00 USD
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SCIENCE FICTION CENTURY [THE], Hartwell, David G. (ed)
7 SCIENCE FICTION CENTURY [THE]
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).

004437

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BOOK OF DARK WISDOM: ISSUE 3, Jones, William (ed)
8 BOOK OF DARK WISDOM: ISSUE 3
Jones, William (ed)
Elder Signs Press, 2004, 0015457184 / 9780015457181

First Edition, Trade Paperback, Very Fine, No Jacket. Book. Escher, Manfred
Very fine (unread) condition. Magazine in glossy wrapper featuring dark fiction and Lovecraftian horror fiction. Essays, fiction, poetry and interior illustrations by the following: William Jones, Marian Kensler, E.S. Magill, David Conyers, Shannon Riley, Chris Welch, Christopher Streffin, Don D'Ammassa, Richard Gavin, D.F. Lewis, Melanie Logue, Eric S. Brown, Lee Clark Zumpe, Michael Penncavage, Mark Yohalem, Justin Martin, Stephen Leclerc, Kevin Dole, David Ruiz, Mike Middleton, Bryan Reagan and Tracey Potter Zumpe.
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002836

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FATA MORGANA, Kotzwinkle, William
9 FATA MORGANA
Kotzwinkle, William
Knopf, 1977, 0394409051 / 9780394409054

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Near Fine. Book. Servello, Joe
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Heavy crinkling with small, triangular tear-out at head of spine panel. Jacket is also price-clipped. Owner's inscription on front free endpaper. Aside from these defects a clean, square copy. Unusual to find intact, un-remaindered copies. Phantasmagorical novel set in 1860's Paris. Beautiful full color wrap-around jacket and interior illustrations by Joe Servello.

004195

Price: 15.00 USD
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LENS OF THE WORLD (SIGNED), MacAvoy, R.A.
10 LENS OF THE WORLD (SIGNED)
MacAvoy, R.A.
William Morrow & Co, 1990, 0688094848 / 9780688094843

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Parkinson, Keith
Hardcover first edition, first printing. State First Edition with "1" present in complete number line. Signed and inscribed "To Larry/Bertie MacAvoy" on the title page. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket wrapped in protective brodart cover. Volume 1 in the Nazhuret of Sordaling series.
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004590

Price: 25.00 USD
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WIND SINGER: BOOK ONE IN THE WIND ON FIRE TRILOGY [THE], Nicholson, William
11 WIND SINGER: BOOK ONE IN THE WIND ON FIRE TRILOGY [THE]
Nicholson, William
Hyperion Books for Children, 2000, 0786805692 / 9780786805693

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Sis, Peter
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Stated first edition with "1" present in complete number line. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Young adult fantasy. Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. A clean, straight copy without price-clipping. Jacket and interior illustrations by Peter Sis. Book One in the Wind on Fire Trilogy. Award History: 2001 Locus Poll Award Nominee (lost to Mars Crossing by Geoffrey A. Landis).

004159

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McATRIX DERIDED (aka Matrix Derided), Robertski Brothers (pseud. Adam Roberts)
12 McATRIX DERIDED (aka Matrix Derided)
Robertski Brothers (pseud. Adam Roberts)
Gollancz, 2004, 0575075686 / 9780575075689

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Carrel, Douglas
Hardcover UK, first printing and true first edition. Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Rich parody of the Matrix movies by Adam Roberts using the pseudonym the Robertski Brothers. (This book is often mis-titled as "The Matrix Derided" in sellers' listings.) Roberts is also the author of the bestselling parody The Soddit and the science fiction novels Salt, On, Polystom and Snow. In addition to the biting wit, included is a hilariously funny "catalog" listing additional titles from the "SF Masterpieces Cheaper Than Commissioning New Novels Reprint" series published by "Victor Gollums" including: "Dung" by Francis 'Dip' Sherbert; "Nerdomancer" by William 'Wild-Bill' Hiccough-Gibson and "The Second Mars Trilogy" by Stan Lee Kim-il-Sung Robinsonade, among other famous authors.

002618

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CLOSE TO HOME: AN INSPECTOR BANKS' MYSTERY (SIGNED), Robinson, Peter
13 CLOSE TO HOME: AN INSPECTOR BANKS' MYSTERY (SIGNED)
Robinson, Peter
William Morrow & Co, 2003, 0060198788 / 9780060198787

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. 
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Not a book club, remainder nor ex-library copy. A clean, straight copy without price-clipping.Signed by Robinson on tipped-in signature page specially printed by the publisher. A tipped-in sheet is an extra page added by the publisher, usually between the half-title page and the endpapers. The publisher will send a certain number of blank sheets to the author, the author signs the sheets (i.e. pages) and sends them back to the publisher who binds them into the book during the publication process. So, this copy of signed prior to publication by Robinson. A very nice collectible copy. An Inspector Bank's mystery.
Signed by Author(s)
003003

Price: 25.00 USD
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HAMMER OF THE SUN [THE], Rohan, Michael Scott
14 HAMMER OF THE SUN [THE]
Rohan, Michael Scott
William Morrow & Co, 1988, 0688073689 / 9780688073688

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. Gilbert, Yvonne
Hardcover first edition, first printing and first US edition. Previously published in the UK by Macdonald. Stated First Edition with "1" present in complete number line. Faint jacket crinkling at top edge of spine panel, else a clean, square copy with original $19.95 price intact. Complete with black & white endpaper maps complete. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Unusually nice condition for a book this age. Volume 3 in the Winter of the World series. Wonderful full color, wrap-around jacket illustration by Yvonne Ann Gilbert.

004624

Price: 20.00 USD
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AVALON, Seton, Anya
15 AVALON
Seton, Anya
Houghton Mifflin Company, 1965, 

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. Hofmann, William
Hardcover first edition, first printing. State First Printing with all points present. Historical novel set in Viking-age England, Iceland and North America. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Jacket is price-clipped, otherwise intact without tears are stains. A clean, square copy without previous owner's marks. There is one closed tear (1cm in length) at top edge near spine with some bumping and crinkling at head and heel of spine panel. Otherwise, excellent condition for a book this age. Decorative endpaper maps and full color, wrap-around jacket painting by William Hofmann.

004238

Price: 10.00 USD
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TEKSECRET (SIGNED), Shatner, William with Judith, Garfield Reeves-Stevens, Ron Goulart and Boris Vallejo
16 TEKSECRET (SIGNED)
Shatner, William with Judith, Garfield Reeves-Stevens, Ron Goulart and Boris Vallejo
Ace Putnam, 1993, 0399138927 / 9780399138928

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. Vallejo, Boris
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Signed on the title page by jacket artist Boris Vallejo. Small, very faint pen mark on side edge of textblock, else fine (unread) copy in fine jacket. Very nice jacket painting by Boris Vallejo.
Signed by Author(s)
002888

Price: 70.00 USD
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TEKWAR (SIGNED), Shatner, William with Judith, Garfield Reeves-Stevens, Ron Goulart and Boris Vallejo
17 TEKWAR (SIGNED)
Shatner, William with Judith, Garfield Reeves-Stevens, Ron Goulart and Boris Vallejo
Ace Putnam, 1989, 0399134956 / 9780399134951

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. Vallejo, Boris
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Signed on the title page by jacket artist Boris Vallejo. Minor bumping to top outer corners, else a fine (unread) copy in fine jacket without tears or clipping. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. A clean, straight copy without price-clipping. Shatner's first novel, and the first novel in the Tek series. Very nice dustjacket painting by Boris Vallejo. Ron Goulart co-wrote Tekwar, Teklords (1991) and Teklab (1991) but is un-credited as co-author.
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000694

Price: 75.00 USD
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YEAR OF OUR WAR [THE], Swainston, Steph
18 YEAR OF OUR WAR [THE]
Swainston, Steph
Gollancz, 2004, 0575070056 / 9780575070059

First Edition, Hardcover, New, New. Book. Miller, Edward
Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Hardcover, first printing and true first edition. (The first US edition was published in paperback by Eos in February 2005.) Debut novel with a great pre-publication blurb by Mieville, describing the book as "one of the ten key New Weird titles." Ariel from The Alien Online describes this debut novel as "an astonishingly detailed and gorgeously realised fantasy scenario." And "[Swainston] transgresses supposed genre protocols (sequences of horror and surrealism mixed with large tracts of fantasy, with just enough airholes to permit a science-fictional reading), but the manner in which it invents and unfolds its own story, with a focus that grows sharper and more compelling as the narrative grows." - Gary K. Wolfe, Locus, May 2004. Cheryl Morgan at Emerald City writes "The book is a fantasy novel, but it is quite unlike any fantasy you will have read before." Award History: 2004 William L. Crawford Award Winner for best new fantasy writer Steph Swainston for The Year of Our War; Locus 2004 Recommended Reading List: First Novels.

002550

Price: 34.95 USD
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ALTERNATE GENERALS II (SIGNED), Turtledove, Harry (ed) and S.M. Stirling
19 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.
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003921

Price: 35.00 USD
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HONG ON THE RANGE (SIGNED), Wu, William F.
20 HONG ON THE RANGE (SIGNED)
Wu, William F.
Walker & Company, 1989, 0802768628 / 9780802768629

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Near Fine. Book. Hale, Phil and Richard Berry
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Jacket faintly sunned on lower front edge, else fine copy in near fine jacket. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Presentation copy signed by Wu on the title page and inscribed "Worldcon 2006" and also dated "8/26/86" for some unknown reason. The first stand-alone book and hardcover published in the Jack Hong series. Interior illustrations by Phil Hale.
Signed by Author(s)
003435

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