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QUIET POOLS [THE], Kube-McDowell, Michael P.
141 QUIET POOLS [THE]
Kube-McDowell, Michael P.
Ace, 1990, 0441699111 / 9780441699117

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. Moore, Chris
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Minor age-related wear, else fine copy in fine jacket. Critically acclaimed SF novel about the political intrigue and social conflict over the plan, called the Diaspora Project, to send Earth's best people on a lifelong star voyage of colonization. Barron (ed) Anatomy 4, 4-239. Clute, Science Fiction:The Illustrated Encyclopedia - Notable Works, pg. 206. Award History: 1990 HOMer Award Nominee (lost to Redshit Rendezvous by John Stith); 1991 Hugo Award Nominee (lost to The Vor Game by Bujold); 1991 Locus Poll Award Nominee for Best SF Novel (lost to The Fall of Hyperion by Simmons).

000906

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MANY WATERS, L'Engle, Madeleine
142 MANY WATERS
L'Engle, Madeleine
Farrar Straus & Giroux, 1986, 0374347964 / 9780374347963

First Edition, Hardcover, Near Fine, Near Fine. Book. Mikolaycak, Charles
Hardcover first edition, first printing. "First Edition, 1986" stated on copyright page. Not a book club, reminder or ex-library. Minor age-related wear to page block edges (normal handling for a book this age). Jacket and boards lightly bumped at upper tips and bottom of spine panel, else a near fine copy in near fine jacket. Jacket is complete with $12.95 price intact. A rare first printing that is neither price-clipped nor an ex-library copy. A straight, square copy. Full color, wrap-around cover art by Mikolaycak. Includes the "L'Engle Family Tree" of characters in the "Wrinkle in Time" series (uncredited) on the endpapers.

004574

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ORCHID EATER [THE], Laidlaw, Marc
143 ORCHID EATER [THE]
Laidlaw, Marc
St. Martins Press, 1994, 0312105150 / 9780312105150

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Poor. Book. Weiman, John
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Not a book club, remainder nor ex-library copy. Fine (unread) copy in poor jacket including jagged 2cm closed tear at top left corner of front panel and jacket crinkling at corners and bottom edge of spine panel. The copy is clean, straight and without marks of any kind. A fine copy to marry to a jacket in superior condition. Novel by the same author of the gonzo SF novel Dad's Nuke (1985). Laidlaw won the 1996 International Horror Guild Award for Best Novel for The 37th Mandala.

003138

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WAR MACHINES OF KALINTH [THE]: THE 2ND SAGA OF DIRSHAN, THE GOD-KILLER, Lancour, Gene
144 WAR MACHINES OF KALINTH [THE]: THE 2ND SAGA OF DIRSHAN, THE GOD-KILLER
Lancour, Gene
Doubleday & Company, 1977, 0385126603 / 9780385126601

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. Marcesi, Steve
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. State first edition. Some light foxing to the page block edges, else fine copy in fine jacket. A straight, square copy without price-clipping and jacket intact. Fine condition for a book this age. The second book in the Dirsham the Godkiller series, preceded by The Lerios Mecca (1973).

004056

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BATTLESTAR GALATICA, Larson, Glen A. And Robert Thurston
145 BATTLESTAR GALATICA
Larson, Glen A. And Robert Thurston
Berkley Books, 1978, 

Book Club (BCE/BOMC), Hardcover, Fine, Near Fine. Book. 
Book Club, first hardcover edition and first printing. A fine copy in near fine jacket. Not remainder or ex-library copy. Issued by Science Fiction Book Club, this novel is based upon the original TV series. First printing code I47 on page 214 and code #1953 on rear jacket panel. (Published in December 1978, three months after the paperback edition by Berkely.) Light foxing at top edge of page block. Jacket lightly rubbed in spot at top corner of spine hinge and scattered small spots on rear jacket panel. A single small closed, but jagged tear at heel of spine panel. Blue boards with brown lettering. A clean, square copy without clipping.

003905

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A FISHERMAN OF THE INLAND SEA, Le Guin, Ursula K.
146 A FISHERMAN OF THE INLAND SEA
Le Guin, Ursula K.
HarperPrism, 1994, 0061052000 / 9780061052002

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. Reinert, Kirk
Hardcover first edition, first printing. First printing stated with "1" present in complete number line. Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Not a remainder, book club or ex-library copy. Interior Illustrations by Michael Storrings. Collects 10 stories, including two from the Hainish universe. Award History: 1994 James Tiptree, Jr. Award Nominee (lost to co-winners The Matter of Seggri by Le Guin and Larque on the Wing by Nancy Springer).

003636

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ANCILLARY MERCY, Leckie, Ann
147 ANCILLARY MERCY
Leckie, Ann
Orbit, 2015, 0316246689 / 9780316246682

First Edition, Trade Paperback, Fine, No Jacket. Book. Harris, John
Trade paperback, first printing. True first edition. Stated First Edition with "1" present in complete number line. Not a remainder or ex-library copy. Very fine (unread) copy. Page block is clean, square and without any remainder mark so common with this title. Award History: 2016 Locus Award for Best SF Novel; 2016 Hugo Award Nominee (lost to The Fifth Season by N. K. Jemisin); 2016 Nebula Award Nominee (lost to Uprooted by Naomi Novik).

004982

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ON SUCH A FULL SEA: A NOVEL, Lee, Chang-Rae
148 ON SUCH A FULL SEA: A NOVEL
Lee, Chang-Rae
Riverhead Books, 2014, 1594486107 / 9781594486104

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. 
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Number "1" present in complete number line. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. The jacket is complete with price intact. Faint jacket wrinkle at bottom edge of front panel with some scattered faint smudges, else fine (unread) copy in fine jacket. Text block is clean, square and without marks. (The jacket is unlaminated, thus very prone to smudges and stains, which are absent on this copy. Increasingly scarce to find first printings with fine jackets.) "Literary best-seller Lee will reach an even larger readership with this electrifying postapocalyptic novel as he tours the country in conjunction with an all-points media and publicity drive." --Donna Seaman -- Starred Review.

004708

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A SPECTER IS HAUNTING TEXAS, Leiber, Fritz
149 A SPECTER IS HAUNTING TEXAS
Leiber, Fritz
Walker & Company, 1969, 

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. Gaughan
First edition, first printing. A fine copy in fine dust jacket without tears or marks. (Originally published as a three-part serial in Galaxy magazine in 1968.) Normal age-related wear to side edge of page block. Price ($4.95) intact on front flap with "First Published" present on copyright page. (See L.W. Currey, Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors, 1979.) Excellent condition for a book this age. Black and white two panel jacket illustration by Gaughan.

003722

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SILK CODE [THE], Levinson, Paul
150 SILK CODE [THE]
Levinson, Paul
Tor, 1999, 0312868235 / 9780312868239

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Fine. Book. Uretsky, Jan and Shelley Eshkar
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Very small closed tear (0.5 cm in size) at lower tip of rear jacket panel, else very fine (unread) copy in fine jacket. Award History: 2000 Locus Poll Award Winner for Best First Novel.

003865

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PROVENDER GLEED, Lovegrove, James
151 PROVENDER GLEED
Lovegrove, James
Gollancz, 2005, 0575076836 / 9780575076839

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Brett, Laura
Hardcover UK, first printing and true first edition. (No US edition known at this time.) Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Future England ruled by plutocratic families, and scion Provender Gleed decides to avoid a marriage and go on the run. A very funky coming-of-age tale.

003119

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UNTIED KINGDOM, Lovegrove, James
152 UNTIED KINGDOM
Lovegrove, James
Gollancz, 2003, 0575073853 / 9780575073852

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Mulcahey, Steve
Hardcover UK, first printing and true first edition. Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Britain is a pariah state bombed and embargoed back into a semi-fedual society where the social order is breaking down. The story becomes an Odyssey adventure through the deteriorating British countryside when Fen begins the unwilling pursuit to London where his (estranged and not much missed) wife, has been taken by the Bulldog gang as a (not so unwilling) concubine by the gang leader. James Lovegrove has been writing SF since 1990. Well respected in the UK, he is yet relatively unknown in the US. A recent omnibus by Solaris Press, The James Lovegrove Collection: Volume One, has published two of this novels, Days (1997) and Untied Kingdom (2003). Hopefully this omnibus will get Lovegrove the recognition in the US which he deserves.

002346

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WORLDSTORM, Lovegrove, James
153 WORLDSTORM
Lovegrove, James
Gollancz, 2004, 057507387X / 9780575073876

First Edition, Hardcover, New, New. Book. 
Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Hardcover UK, first printing and true first edition. (No US publication date known.) Not a remainder nor ex-library copy. Novel where everyone has paranormal powers. By the same author of Untied Kingdom and The Foreigners.

002797

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MAZE OF WORLDS (SIGNED), Lumley, Brian
154 MAZE OF WORLDS (SIGNED)
Lumley, Brian
Tor, 1998, 0312866046 / 9780312866044

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. Bolinger, Peter
Hardcover first edition, first printing and first US edition. (Preceded by the Hodder & Stoughton, UK edition published in 1997 as The House of Doors: Second Visit.) Fine (unread) copy in fine jacket. Not a book club, remainder nor ex-library copy. Signed by Lumley on the title page. Sequel to The House of Doors.
Signed by Author(s)
001691

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WORLD OUT OF MIND, M'Intosh, J. T. (pseudonym of James M. Macgregor)
155 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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LENS OF THE WORLD (SIGNED), MacAvoy, R.A.
156 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.
Signed by Author(s)
004590

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HOUSE OF STORMS [THE], Macleod, Ian R.
157 HOUSE OF STORMS [THE]
Macleod, Ian R.
London, Simon & Schuster UK, 2005, 0743256727 / 9780743256728

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Rostant, Larry
Hardcover UK, first printing and true first edition. (The first US edition was published later by Ace in May 2005.) Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Sequel to The Light Ages. (The US edition of Light Ages was published May 6, 2003 and precedes the UK edition, published June 2, 2003. However the UK edition features the outstanding jacket illustration by Edward Miller.) Alternate history where magic triumphed over science in the 17th century. House of Storms takes place one hundred years after the events in Light Ages. "The House of Storms is that uncommon thing, a sequel to be treasured as much as its precursor." - Nick Gevers, Locus, February 2005. "This is a major work by a master writing at the top of his form." - Publisher's Weekly. Ian Macleod is also the author of The Great Wheel (1997) which won the 1998 Locus Poll Award for Best First Novel. Fine full color, wrap-around jacket illustration by Larry Rostant.

003009

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LIGHT AGES [THE], Macleod, Ian R.
158 LIGHT AGES [THE]
Macleod, Ian R.
Ace, 2003, 0441010555 / 9780441010554

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Murrello, Judith
Hardcover first edition, first printing and true first edition. (The US edition precedes the UK by one month.) Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Not a remainder, book club nor ex-library copy. Identified as the "First American Edition May 2003" on the copyright page. However, it's official published date is May 6, 2003 and precedes the official publication date of June 2, 2003 for the UK edition published by Earthlight. (However, the UK edition features the outstanding jacket illustration by Edward Miller.) "Several hundred years ago a magical substance known as aether was discovered in England, and it changed the world in this beautifully written, complex fantasy novel." - Publisher's Weekly. The first novel in the The Aether Universe trilogy.

003286

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COSMONAUT KEEP, Macleod, Ken
159 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

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ENGINE CITY, Macleod, Ken
160 ENGINE CITY
Macleod, Ken
Orbit, 2002, 1841491489 / 9781841491486

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Gibbons, Lee
Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Hardcover UK, first printing and true first edition. (The first US edition was published January 2003 by Tor.) Book Three and the concluding volume in the Engines of Light space opera series. Full color, wrap-around dustjacket illustration by Lee Gibbons.

002308

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