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SENTINEL [THE], Clarke, Arthur C.
141 SENTINEL [THE]
Clarke, Arthur C.
Berkley Books, 1984, 

Book Club (BCE/BOMC), Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. Woods, Lebbeus
Book Club, first printing and first trade hardcover edition. First printing with code 0O8 on page 206. Not a remainder or ex-library copy. Faintly chipped at tips and corners, else fine copy in fine jacket. A clean, square copy without marks, difficult to find in fine condition. Interior b&w illustrations by Lebbeus Woods. First published in paperback by Berkley (1983) and later in a signed hardcover edition (Jan, 1984), this Book Club edition is the first trade hardcover edition (published in March, 1984). Collects 10 of Clarke's early short stories, published between 1946 and 1983 and includes the outline for the novel The Songs of Distant Earth and the title short story, The Sentinel (written in 1948 and first published in 1951). The Sentinel which was expanded later into Clarke's seminal novel, 2001: A Space Odyssey.

004153

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SONGS OF DISTANT EARTH [THE], Clarke, Arthur C.
142 SONGS OF DISTANT EARTH [THE]
Clarke, Arthur C.
Ballantine Del Rey, 1986, 0345332199 / 9780345332196

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. Whelan, Michael
Hardcover first edition, first printing and first hardcover edition. (Preceded by the Grafton paperback edition published in the UK.) Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy.A fine (unread) copy in fine jacket. A clean, square copy in pristine jacket with price intact in protective brodart cover. Unusual to find copies in fine condition without previous owner's marks or inscriptions. An idyllic planet inhabited by a small community of humans is visited by huge colony ship carrying one million refugees from Earth. Clarke's first novel after publishing 2010: Odyssey Two. Very nice jacket illustration by Michael Whelan.

000481

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GARDEN OF RAMA, Clarke, Arthur C. and Gentry Lee
143 GARDEN OF RAMA
Clarke, Arthur C. and Gentry Lee
Bantam Books, 1991, 0553072617 / 9780553072617

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. Swendsen, Paul
Hardcover first edition, first printing and first US edition. (Preceded by Gollancz edition in the UK.) September, 1991 printing stated on copyright page with "1" present in complete number line. Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Maroon cloth over blue boards. A clean, square copy in pristine jacket with price intact and protected in brodart cover. Beautiful condition for a book this age.

005033

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RAMA II, Clarke, Arthur C. and Gentry Lee
144 RAMA II
Clarke, Arthur C. and Gentry Lee
Bantam Books, 1989, 0553057146 / 9780553057140

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. Swendsen, Paul
Hardcover first edition, first printing and first US edition. (Preceded by Gollancz edition in the UK.) December, 1989 printing stated on copyright page with "1" present in complete number line. Black cloth over black boards. Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. A clean, square copy in pristine jacket with price intact and protected in brodart cover. Sequel to Rendezvous with Rama.

005032

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TRIGGER [THE], Clarke, Arthur C. and Michael Kube-McDowell
145 TRIGGER [THE]
Clarke, Arthur C. and Michael Kube-McDowell
Voyager HarperCollins, 1999, 0002247119 / 9780002247115

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Gambino, Fred
Hardcover UK, first printing and true first edition. (Preceded the US edition published later by Bantam.) Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. A clean, square copy in pristine jacket with UK price intact. Not a book club, remainder nor ex-library copy. The development rendering bombs and guns virtually harmless ushers a race to control this new technology.

001586

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JONATHAN STRANGE AND MR. NORRELL: A NOVEL, Clarke, Susanna
146 JONATHAN STRANGE AND MR. NORRELL: A NOVEL
Clarke, Susanna
London, Bloomsbury, 2004, 0747570558 / 9780747570554

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Rosenberg, Portia
Hardcover UK, first printing and first UK edition. (The US edition precedes by 3 weeks.) Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. This copy is wrapped in black jacket. Besides some editorial changes, the UK edition has some differences from the US edition, specifically the addition of a white silk placeholder ribbon, black page edging and a different photo of Ms. Clarke on the rear jacket flap not in the US edition. The first edition was issued in two jacket states: one creme (white) and the other black, this is the black jacket. (All later printings will have black jackets only.) Heavily promoted new novel which meets the critics rave reviews. The US edition is already into its 8th printing and appearing in red jackets. ''A quite extraordinary novel, not least because of the quiet, almost leisurely ways by which it achieves its extraordinariness.'' - Gary K. Wolfe, Locus. Award History: 2005 Nebula Award Nominee (lost to Camouflage by Joe Haldeman); 2005 Locus Award Winner for Best First Novel; 2005 World Fantasy Award Winner for Best Novel); 2005 Locus Award Winner for Besf First Novel; 2005 Hugo Award Winner for Best Novel; SF Site's Best SF and Fantasy Books of 2004: Editors' Choice; 2004 British SF Award Nominee for Best Novel (lost to River of Gods by McDonald); Borders Books Best of 2004 Science Fiction & Fantasy. NY Times Books: 100 Notable Books of the Year; Locus 2004 Recommended Reading List: First Novels.

003209

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JONATHAN STRANGE AND MR. NORRELL: A NOVEL (CREME JACKET VARIANT), Clarke, Susanna
147 JONATHAN STRANGE AND MR. NORRELL: A NOVEL (CREME JACKET VARIANT)
Clarke, Susanna
New York, Bloomsbury, 2004, 1582344167 / 9781582344164

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Rosenberg, Portia
Hardcover first edition, first printing and true first edition. Stated First Edition with "1" present in complete number line. Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. (Despite the "First US Edition" statement on the copyright page, this US edition precedes the UK edition by 3 weeks.) Not book club, remainder or ex-library copy. This copy has the coveted creme colored jacket protected with a clear, archival cover. First edition first printings were issued in two jacket variants: one creme and the other black with red endpapers. (True first editions have red endpapers with a creme or black jacket. All later printings have white endpapers and black or red jackets only.) Collectors note all first printing points are present: "First U.S. Edition 2004" state on copyright page with full number line, $27.95 price on jacket flap and red endpapers. Collectors have edged toward collecting the creme colored jackets over the black as all later printings were published in black jackets only. Also, neither the the creme nor black colored jackets are laminated, making them very prone (especially the creme jacket), to wear and smudges. Time and handling have made the creme jackets the premier collector's trade edition. ''A quite extraordinary novel, not least because of the quiet, almost leisurely ways by which it achieves its extraordinariness.'' - Gary K. Wolfe, Locus. The US edition is already into its 8th printings. Award History: 2005 Locus Award Winner for Best First Novel; 2005 World Fantasy Award Winner for Best Novel); 2005 Locus Award Winner for Best First Novel; 2005 Hugo Award Winner for Best Novel; SF Site's Best SF and Fantasy Books of 2004: 2005 Nebula Award Nominee (lost to Camouflage by Joe Haldeman); Editors' Choice; 2004 British SF Award Nominee for Best Novel (lost to River of Gods by McDonald); Borders Books Best of 2004 Science Fiction & Fantasy. NY Times Books: 100 Notable Books of the Year; Locus 2004 Recommended Reading List: First Novels.

004473

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JONATHAN STRANGE AND MR. NORRELL: A NOVEL (SIGNED & DATED), Clarke, Susanna
148 JONATHAN STRANGE AND MR. NORRELL: A NOVEL (SIGNED & DATED)
Clarke, Susanna
Bloomsbury, 2004, 1582344167 / 9781582344164

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Rosenberg, Portia
Hardcover first edition, first printing and true first edition. Stated First Edition with "1" present in complete number line. Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. (Despite the "First US Edition" statement on the copyright page, this US edition precedes the UK edition by 3 weeks.) Presentation copy signed by Clarke and dated in the European fashion as "23rd Sept 04" on the title page, the same month as publication, making this copy unique. This copy has the coveted creme colored jacket (now protected in a clear, archival sleeve.) Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. First edition first printings were issued in two jacket variants: one creme and the other black with red endpapers. (True first editions have red endpapers with a creme or black jacket. All later printings have white endpapers and black or red jackets only.) Collectors note all first printing points are present: "First U.S. Edition 2004" state on copyright page with full number line, $27.95 price on jacket flap and red endpapers. Collectors have edged toward collecting the creme colored jackets over the black as all later printings were published in black jackets only. Also, neither the the creme nor black colored jackets are laminated, making them very prone (especially the creme jacket), to wear and smudges. Time and handling have made the creme jackets the premier collector's trade edition. ''A quite extraordinary novel, not least because of the quiet, almost leisurely ways by which it achieves its extraordinariness.'' - Gary K. Wolfe, Locus. The US edition is already into its 8th printings. Award History: 2005 Locus Award Winner for Best First Novel; 2005 World Fantasy Award Winner for Best Novel); 2005 Locus Award Winner for Best First Novel; 2005 Hugo Award Winner for Best Novel; SF Site's Best SF and Fantasy Books of 2004: 2005 Nebula Award Nominee (lost to Camouflage by Joe Haldeman); Editors' Choice; 2004 British SF Award Nominee for Best Novel (lost to River of Gods by McDonald); Borders Books Best of 2004 Science Fiction & Fantasy. NY Times Books: 100 Notable Books of the Year; Locus 2004 Recommended Reading List: First Novels.
Signed by Author(s)
002758

Price: 400.00 USD
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JONATHAN STRANGE AND MR. NORRELL: A NOVEL (SIGNED), Clarke, Susanna
149 JONATHAN STRANGE AND MR. NORRELL: A NOVEL (SIGNED)
Clarke, Susanna
Bloomsbury, 2004, 1582344167 / 9781582344164

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Near Fine. Book. Rosenberg, Portia
Hardcover first edition, first printing and true first edition. Stated First Edition with "1" present in complete number line. (Despite the "First US Edition" statement on the copyright page, the US edition precedes the UK edition by 3 weeks.) Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Signed by Clarke on the title page. This copy is the coveted creme jacket variant. The creme jacket shows some light scuff marks, a defect for which these unlaminated creme jackets are particularly prone. (Now protected in a clear, archival sleeve.) Also, there's an unfortunate tape ghost, very faint but visible, on the outside of the jacket's spine panel near the heel approx. 4.5 cm x 1.0 cm in size. Very light bumping at head and heel of jacket spine panel and upper tips, but without associated crinkling. Aside from these defects a fine copy in near fine jacket. A straight, square copy without price-clipping or previous owner's marks. All First Edition points are present: "First U.S. Edition 2004" stated with full number line present. Red endpapers with $27.95 price intact. (True first printings have red endpapers with a creme or black jacket. All later printings have white endpapers and black or red jackets only.) The first edition was issued in two jacket states: one creme and the other black. Also, neither the the creme nor black colored jackets were laminated by the publisher, making them very prone (especially the creme jacket), to wear and smudges. ''A quite extraordinary novel, not least because of the quiet, almost leisurely ways by which it achieves its extraordinariness.'' - Gary K. Wolfe, Locus. The US edition is well past its 8th printing and appears with red jackets. Award History: 2005 Nebula Award Nominee (lost to Camouflage by Joe Haldeman); 2005 Locus Award Winner for Best First Novel; 2005 World Fantasy Award Winner for Best Novel); 2005 Locus Award Winner for Besf First Novel; 2005 Hugo Award Winner for Best Novel; SF Site's Best SF and Fantasy Books of 2004: Editors' Choice; 2004 British SF Award Nominee for Best Novel (lost to River of Gods by McDonald); Borders Books Best of 2004 Science Fiction & Fantasy. NY Times Books: 100 Notable Books of the Year; Locus 2004 Recommended Reading List: First Novels.
Signed by Author(s)
003876

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APPLESEED, Clute, John
150 APPLESEED
Clute, John
Orbit, 2001, 1857237587 / 9781857237580

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. 
Hardcover UK, first printing and true first edition. (The first US edition was published later in January 2002 by Tor.) Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. "Whether this is pretentious adolescent obscenity, a synesthetic masterpiece which redefines the genre, or a honker of a shaggy dog story is a debate primed to run for years." - Gary S. Dalkin. "Renaissance philosophy, the complicated evolution of religion, art history, even alchemy, get a heretical new spin as Clute keeps bursting through the confines of space opera, heading somplace different." - Locus, May 2001. Awards: NY Times Best SF Books of 2002 List

002040

Price: 35.00 USD
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WARRIOR RETURNS [THE], Cole, Allan
151 WARRIOR RETURNS [THE]
Cole, Allan
Ballantine Del Rey, 1996, 0345394593 / 9780345394590

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. Gnemo
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Jacket faintly bumped at head and heel of spine panel (normal for book this age), else a fine (unread) copy in fine jacket. A clean, straight copy without price-clipping. Excellent full color, wrap-around jacket illustration by Gnemo.

003471

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FAR KINGDOMS [THE] (SIGNED), Cole, Allan and Chris Bunch
152 FAR KINGDOMS [THE] (SIGNED)
Cole, Allan and Chris Bunch
Ballantine Books, 1993, 034538055X / 9780345380555

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Gnemo
Hardcover first edition, first printing and true first edition. (This is the only US edition to precede the UK editions.) Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Enclosed bookplate laid-in (not attached) and inscribed "Best Wishes" by co-author Allan Cole. First book in the Anteros trilogy. The Far Kingdom's edition is the only book in the series to be a true US first. The sequels, The Warrior's Tale (1994) and Kingdoms of the Night (1995), were both published simultaneously as US and UK editions. Click to view the wonderful full color, wrap-around jacket art by Gnemo. Award History: 1993 Chelsey Award Winner for Best Cover Art by Gnemo.
Signed by Author(s)
000139

Price: 40.00 USD
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QUICK [THE], Cole, Burt
153 QUICK [THE]
Cole, Burt
Morrow, 1989, 0688084788 / 9780688084783

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Kelly, Ken
Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Hardcover first edition, first printing. Libertarian Science Fiction novel. A soldier in America's second civil war fights citizens rebelling against economic breakdown and government incompetence. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy.

001155

Price: 15.00 USD
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ARTEMIS FOWL: THE ETERNITY CODE, Colfer, Eoin
154 ARTEMIS FOWL: THE ETERNITY CODE
Colfer, Eoin
Puffin Books, 2003, 0670913529 / 9780670913527

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. Fleetwood, Tony
Hardcover UK, first printing and true first edition. (Precedes the Miramax U.S. edition.) Stated First Edition with "1" present. The third book in the immensely popular Artemis Fowl juvenile series, preceded by Artemis Fowl (2001) and The Arctic Incident (2002). Page block is tonned by age (normal for books manufactured without using the acid-base page washing process), else a fine (unread) copy in fine jacket. A straight, square copy without marks or inscriptions with original price intact.

004791

Price: 30.00 USD
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CONJURE SOUVENIR PROGRAMME BOOK, Conjure 2006
155 CONJURE SOUVENIR PROGRAMME BOOK
Conjure 2006
Conjure Natcon 2006, 2006, 

First Edition, Pictorial Cover, Very Fine, No Jacket. Book. 
Fine (unread) copy in fine pictorial cover. Souvenir book presented at Conjure 2006, the National Science Fiction Convention in Brisbane, Australia from April 14 - 17, 2006. Over 50 pages of interviews and articles by the Guests of Honor including: Bruce Sterling, Cory Doctorow, Sean Williams, Jonathan Strahan, Kim Wilkins and Erika Lacey. Original full color, wrap-around cover art.

003196

Price: 18.00 USD
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ARCHANGEL, Conner, Michael
156 ARCHANGEL
Conner, Michael
Tor, 1995, 0312857438 / 9780312857431

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. Schmehl, Brad
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Lightly bumped at head and heel of spine panel, else fine (unread) copy in fine jacket. Not a remainder, book club or ex-library copy. Fascinating and detailed alternate history and murder-mystery novel set in post-WWI 1920's Minneapolis, after a devastating plague decimates whites and leaves the black population immune and struggling to carry-on civiliation. Against this backdrop vampire-like murders are occuring in the city that are begin hushed-up. A second novel by this Nebula-winning author, it includes rich narratives on jazz music, pirate radio, prejudice and social breakdown. "[A] tour de force." - Publisher's Weekly. "Conner's dystopic vision of a nation wracked by fear and prejudice serves double duty as a modern parable and a taut sf thriller. This disturbingly thought-provoking novel belongs in most sf collections." - Library Journal.

003767

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CROWN OF SILENCE, Constantine, Storm
157 CROWN OF SILENCE
Constantine, Storm
Gollancz, 2002, 0575066784 / 9780575066786

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Sudworth, Anne
Hardcover UK, first printing and true first edition. (Preceded the US edition by Tor.) Not a book club, remainder nor ex-library copy. A clean, square copy in pristine jacket with UK price intact. The Second Volume in the Chronicles of Magravandias, preceded by Sea Dragon Heir. The boy Shan is left physically and emotionally abused by invading Magravandian soldiers. He's adopted by a Mage, who will teach this boy to use magic as a weapon, and hone his hatred of the Magravandian Empire. Classify it as Gothic fantasy, but really sociological and psychological storytelling at its best, set in the fantastical land of Magravandia. Full color, wrap-around jacket illustration by Anne Sudworth.

001643

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SEA DRAGON HEIR, Constantine, Storm
158 SEA DRAGON HEIR
Constantine, Storm
Gollancz, 1999, 0575066776 / 9780575066779

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Sudworth, Anne
Hardcover UK, first printing and true first edition. (Preceded the first US edition by Tor.) Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. A clean, square copy in pristine jacket with UK price intact. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. First volume in The Magravandias Chronicles series set in a world where the gods take dragon form. The sequels are Crown of Silence and The Way of Light. Magic, sexuality, and political intrigue in an opulent epic fantasy by the reigning master of the gothic fantasy style.

001185

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WAY OF LIGHT [THE], Constantine, Storm
159 WAY OF LIGHT [THE]
Constantine, Storm
Gollancz, 2001, 0575066792 / 9780575066793

First Edition, Half-Leather, Fine, Very Fine. Book. Sudworth, Anne
Hardcover UK, first printing and true first edition. (Preceded the US edition by Tor.) Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. A clean, square copy in pristine jacket with UK price intact. Not a book club, remainder nor ex-library copy. The Third Volume in the Chronicles of Magravandias. Magic, sexuality, and political intrigue in an opulent epic fantasy. Classify it as Gothic fantasy, but really sociological and psychological storytelling at its best, set in the fantastical land of Magravandia. Another beautiful, full color, wrap-around jacket illustration by Anne Sudworth.

001998

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WORLD SCIENCE FICTION CONVENTION CONUCOPIA 1999 SOUVENIR BOOK, Conucopia 1999
160 WORLD SCIENCE FICTION CONVENTION CONUCOPIA 1999 SOUVENIR BOOK
Conucopia 1999
NASFIC, 1999, 

First Edition, Pictorial Cover, Fine, No Jacket. Book. Austin, Alicia
Fine (unread) copy in fine pictorial cover. Souvenir Book presented at the 1999 Conucopia North American Science Fiction Convention in Anaheim, CA., August 26 to 29, 1999. Contains 82 pages of original articles, artwork and essays by Guests of Honor including: Dr. Jerry Pournelle, Ellen Datlow and Richard and Nicki Lynch) with appreciations and programming notes. Cover art by Alicia Austin.

001255

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