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A FISHERMAN OF THE INLAND SEA, Le Guin, Ursula K.
141 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

Price: 15.00 USD
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TELLING [THE], Le Guin, Ursula K.
142 TELLING [THE]
Le Guin, Ursula K.
Harcourt, Inc., 2000, 0151005672 / 9780151005673

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. 
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Not a remainder, book club or ex-library copy. A clean, straight copy without price-clipping. First full-length novel set in the Hainish cycle since the publication of The Dispossessed (1974). "This is humanist SF at its best, Le Guin in top form." - Locus, August, 2000. Award History: Winner of the 2001 Locus Poll Award for Best SF Novel; 2001 Endeavour Award Winner for Distinguished Novel or Collection.

001924

Price: 34.95 USD
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THREE HAINISH NOVELS, Le Guin, Ursula K.
143 THREE HAINISH NOVELS
Le Guin, Ursula K.
Doubleday, 1978, 

Book Club (BCE/BOMC), Hardcover, Near Fine, Near Fine. Book. Woolhiser, Jack
Book Club Edition and first printing with Code T19 on page 370. Not a remainder or ex-library copy. Moderate foxing at top edge of page block. Faint shelfwear with a single small but jagged tear (0.5 cm in length) at top edge of spine panel, else a fine copy in a fine jacket. A clean, square wonderfully preserved copy without previous owner's marks and difficult to find in such condition. First combined edition collecting ROCANNON'S WORLD, PLANET OF EXILE and CITY OF ILLUSIONS. Issued by the Science Fiction Book Club and edited by Jeffrey Levin, this Book Club edition comprises the correct and consistent text preferred by Le Guin for all three novels "after years of increasingly garbled edtions" as stated by Le Guin in her Acknowledgment.

003484

Price: 15.00 USD
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A SPECTER IS HAUNTING TEXAS, Leiber, Fritz
144 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

Price: 49.95 USD
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SILK CODE [THE], Levinson, Paul
145 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

Price: 10.00 USD
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WORLD OUT OF MIND, M'Intosh, J. T. (pseudonym of James M. Macgregor)
146 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

Price: 50.00 USD
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LENS OF THE WORLD (SIGNED), MacAvoy, R.A.
147 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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LIGHT AGES [THE], Macleod, Ian R.
148 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
149 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

Price: 45.00 USD
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BEYOND APOLLO, Malzberg, Barry N.
150 BEYOND APOLLO
Malzberg, Barry N.
Random House, 1972, 0394479238 / 9780394479231

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Good, Fine. Book. Hane, Roger
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Veritical smudges on front board with faint discolorations at side edge measuring 2.0 cm long by 1.0 cm wide, with similar very faint discolorations at top and bottom edges of textblock, otherwise a clean, straight copy without any lean. Jacket has faint vertical crease at right flap. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Jacket is complete and not price-clipped. The first novel of Malzberg's to be published in hardcover, an excellent writer who specialized in "bitterly humorous psychological tales, many of them present-tense and first person." Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction (1990), page 28. Beyond Apollo is "a blackly humorous piece of genre-subversion, typical of this author's work...it aroused a great deal of controversy." Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction (1990), page 36. "[A] wickedly funny undermining of the SF myth of the conquest of space, of which Campbell was one of the principal promoters." Barron, Anatomy of Wonder (1995), *4-273. Award History: Winner of the 1973 John W. Campbell Award for Best Novel. (The first year the award was presented.)

002391

Price: 30.00 USD
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INSIDE STRAIGHT: A WILDCARDS NOVEL, Martin, George R. R. (ed)
151 INSIDE STRAIGHT: A WILDCARDS NOVEL
Martin, George R. R. (ed)
Tor, 2008, 0765317818 / 9780765317810

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Very Fine. Book. Komarck, Michael
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Stated First Edition with number line complete. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Very faint dent on lower edge of page block, else fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Edited by George R. R. Martin, original anthology set in Martin's Wildcards universe. Contributing authors include: Daniel Abraham, Melinda M. Snodgrass, Carrie Vaughn, Michael Cassutt, Caroline Spector, John Jos. Miller, George R. R. Martin, Ian Tregillis and S. L. Farrell.

004294

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CYBERWEB, Mason, Lisa
152 CYBERWEB
Mason, Lisa
AvoNova/Morrow, 1995, 0688139876 / 9780688139872

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. 
Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Hardcover first edition, first printing. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Sequel to Arachne.

001625

Price: 10.00 USD
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ANCIENTS OF DAYS: THE SECOND BOOK OF THE CONFLUENCE, McAuley, Paul J.
153 ANCIENTS OF DAYS: THE SECOND BOOK OF THE CONFLUENCE
McAuley, Paul J.
Gollancz, 1998, 0575064285 / 9780575064287

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Fine. Book. Young, Paul
Hardcover UK, first printing and true first edition. (The first US edition was published later by Morrow in 1999.) Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Not a book club, remainder or an ex-library copy. The second book in McAuley's future history series, preceded by Child of the River (which made the Publisher's Weekly Best of 1998 List). Millions of years in the future, a group of the humanoid, but not quite human, population explore the artificial world called Confluence. "[E]ndless, variegated stream of images and episodes that McAuley produces from his magic hat." Locus - September 1998, pg. 70. Award History: 1999 Locus Recommended Reading List - Science Fiction Novels.

002465

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CHILD OF THE RIVER: THE FIRST BOOK OF THE CONFLUENCE, McAuley, Paul J.
154 CHILD OF THE RIVER: THE FIRST BOOK OF THE CONFLUENCE
McAuley, Paul J.
Gollancz, 1997, 0575064277 / 9780575064270

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Young, Paul
Hardcover UK, first printing and true first edition. (The first US edition was published by Avon Eos in June 1998.) Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Not a book club, remainder or an ex-library copy. "McAuley has begun shaping a powerful epic that could be one of the most important in recent SF." - Locus, December 1997, pg. 68. "It promises to be a major work that will undoubtedly be compared to Majipoor and other SF creations." - Science Fiction Chronicle, February 1998, pg. 59. "On a distant planet seeded with 10,000 bloodlines, beset by crumbling technology and feral machines, a young man seeks his destiny. In this assured and dazzlingly inventive novel, the ever-versatile McAuley tackles the tale of the far future and makes it his own." - Publisher's Weekly. Award History: 1998 Publisher's Weekly Best of 1998 List.

001093

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SECRET OF LIFE [THE], McAuley, Paul J.
155 SECRET OF LIFE [THE]
McAuley, Paul J.
Voyager, 2001, 0002259044 / 9780002259040

First Edition, Hardcover, As New, As New. Book. 
Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Hardcover UK, true first edition and first printing. (The first US edition was published June, 2001.) Not a remainder nor ex-library copy. In 2025 the Earth is irreparably damaged. Commercial greed, political infighting and a mass fear that whatever is done will only make things worse hampers the search for scientific solutions to the devastation. An active micro-organism discovered several kilometres below the Mars surface by scientists at the Chinese Martian base is smuggled back to Earth and accidentally plunged into the Pacific Ocean. The "chi" was left undisturbed for 2 billion years on Mars, and it super evolved the ability to swap DNA at will, maximizing its survival whatever the environment. Now a plankton ocean is covering the Pacific, and the question left to answer is: Who is colonizing who? Award History: Nominee for the 2002 Arthur C. Clarke Award for Best SF Novel. (Lost to Bold as Love by Gwyneth Jones); Locus Recommending Reading List for 2001; Best Novel Nominee for the 2001 British Science Fiction Awards. (Lost to Chasm City by Alaistar Reynolds.)

001849

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CHRONICLES OF PERN [THE]: FIRST FALL, McCaffrey, Anne
156 CHRONICLES OF PERN [THE]: FIRST FALL
McCaffrey, Anne
Ballantine Books, 1993, 0345368983 / 9780345368980

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Parkinson, Keith
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Not a remainder, book club or ex-library copy. Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Excellent condition for a book this age and popular. The ninth novel in the Dragonriders of Pern series and the first Pern short story collection, and a prequel to events chronicled in Dragonflight.

004088

Price: 10.00 USD
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COELURA [THE], McCaffrey, Anne
157 COELURA [THE]
McCaffrey, Anne
Tor, 1987, 0312930429 / 9780312930424

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Dameron, Ned
Hardcover first edition, first printing and first US trade edition. (Preceded by the limited edition published by Underwood Miller. A UK edition was published next, followed by the Tor trade edition.) Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Previously published by Underwood-Miller in 1983. The first novel in The Crystal Universe. Novella with interior illustrations by Ned Dameron.

000830

Price: 10.00 USD
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MORETA: DRAGONLADY OF PERN, McCaffrey, Anne
158 MORETA: DRAGONLADY OF PERN
McCaffrey, Anne
Ballantine Del Rey, 1983, 0345298748 / 9780345298744

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. Whelan, Michael
Hardcover first edition, first printing and first US edition. (The UK edition by Severn preceded by one month.) Stated First Edition with "1" present in complete number line. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Fine (unread) copy in fine jacket, without the usual heavy handling defects. A clean, square copy without price-clipping. Unusual to find this title in fine condition. The fourth novel in the Dragonriders of Pern series. Very fine full color, wrap-around jacket illustration by Michael Whelan. Anatomy 4, 4-289. Award History: 1984 Hugo Award Nominee (lost to Startide Rising by Brin); 1984 Locus Poll Award Nominee (lost to Startide Rising by Brin).

004108

Price: 15.00 USD
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RENEGADES OF PERN [THE], McCaffrey, Anne
159 RENEGADES OF PERN [THE]
McCaffrey, Anne
Ballantine Del Rey, 1989, 0345340965 / 9780345340962

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. Whelan, Michael
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Stated First Edition with "1" present in complete number line. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Fine (unread) copy in fine jacket. A clean, straight copy without price-clipping. The seventh novel set in the Dragonriders of Pern universe between the events in Dragonquest and The White Dragon. Very nice full color, three-quarter wrap-around jacket illustration by Michael Whelan. Award History: Winner of the 1990 Science Fiction Book Club's Book of the Year Award.

003706

Price: 15.00 USD
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ROAD [THE], McCarthy, Cormac
160 ROAD [THE]
McCarthy, Cormac
Knopf, 2006, 0307265439 / 9780307265432

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Near Fine. Book. Kidd, Chip
Hardcover first edition, first printing. First Edition stated on copyright page. Not a remainder, book club or ex-library copy. All first printing points present: Rust-orange boards with black cloth spine. (A later printings have black boards only.) First Edition stated on copyright page with "10/2006" on rear jacket flap. The year "2006" stated on bottom of title page. Original $24.00 on price jacket without price clipping. Small spot (pin-head size) on bottom edge of page block. The front jacket flap has two faint, shallow fold creases, at the top and bottom corners. The spine lettering is slightly sunned, else the jacket is clean and intact. A fine (unread) copy in near fine jacket. A clean, square copy without price-clipping. A beautiful copy of an intense novel. Award History: 2007 Pulitzer Prize Winner for Fiction; 2006 James Tait Black Memorial Prize Winner; 2007 Oprah Book Club Selection.

004973

Price: 250.00 USD
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