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FIRES OF EDEN (SIGNED), Simmons, Dan
181 FIRES OF EDEN (SIGNED)
Simmons, Dan
Putnam, 1994, 0399139222 / 9780399139222

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Very Fine. Book. Garrido, Hector
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Tiny page dent (0.5cm in size) near the top of the side edge of page block, else fine (unread) copy in very fine dustjacket. Signed by Simmons on the title page. Vengeful gods and volcano sacrifices against the exotic backdrop of Hawaii, Simmons weaves another macabre tale that's neither fantasy nor horror, but both with a rich flavoring of ironic humor. Very worthy of the Locus award. Award History: 1996 Locus Award Winner for Best Horror Novel.
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000802

Price: 40.00 USD
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ILIUM, Simmons, Dan
182 ILIUM
Simmons, Dan
Eos, 2003, 0380978938 / 9780380978939

First Edition, Hardcover, Near Fine, Near Fine. Book. Ruddell, Gary
Hardcover first edition, first printing and true first edition. (The UK edition was published later by Gollancz in August, 2003.) Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Light bumping with associated jacket crinkling at upper tips. Aside from these defects a fine (unread) copy in fine jacket for this collectible book. A clean, straight copy without price-clipping. Full color, wrap-around jacket by Gary Ruddell. Award History: 2004 Locus Poll Award Winner for Best SF Novel; 2004 Hugo Award Nominee for Best Novel (lost to Paladin of Souls by Bujold); Locus Magazine: Best of 2003 Recommended Reading List for Science Fiction Novels; Amazon's Top Ten Books of 2003 - Science Fiction & Fantasy; Amazon's Top 50 Books of 2003; Barnes & Noble Best Books of 2003 - Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror; Publisher's Weekly The Year in Books 2003: SF/Fantasy/Horror.

003458

Price: 20.00 USD
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YEAR ZERO (SIGNED), Stableford, Brian
183 YEAR ZERO (SIGNED)
Stableford, Brian
Sarob Press, 2000, 1902309103 / 9781902309101

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Denton, Tim
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Limited edition, one of 300 signed, limited copies by this specialty publisher. Signed by Stableford on the title page. Satirical millennial fantasy novel. Molly's determination to get a fresh start in the year 2000 leads her to a rejuvenated Elvis, angels, demons, fays, and alien Greys.
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001674

Price: 50.00 USD
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ALTAIR: ALTERNATIVE AIRINGS OF SPECULATIVE FICTION (SIGNED), Stephenson, Robert, et al., (eds) with Joe Haldeman and Sean Williams
184 ALTAIR: ALTERNATIVE AIRINGS OF SPECULATIVE FICTION (SIGNED)
Stephenson, Robert, et al., (eds) with Joe Haldeman and Sean Williams
Altair Publishing, 1998, 

First Edition, Trade Paperback, Fine, No Jacket. Book. Bleckly, Rob
First printing, trade paperback. Some minor creasing near spine, else fine (unread) copy. Presentation copy of SF magazine in trade paperback format. Limited edition copy signed by the senior editor Robert Stephenson and hand-numbered 735 of 1000 copies. Also signed by contributors Joe Haldeman and Sean Williams, the former on the Contents page and the latter with the inscription "To Sean/Sean Williams" at his article contribution "No Axis, No Boundary." First issue of a new SF/Fantasy semi-annual magazine subtitled: "Alternative airings of speculative fiction." All original fiction, articles and non-fiction. Contributing authors include: Joe Haldeman, Robert J. Sawyer, David Bischoff, Charles de Lint, Sean Williams and Simon Brown.
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002821

Price: 30.00 USD
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ALTAIR: ALTERNATIVE AIRINGS OF SPECULATIVE FICTION (SIGNED), Stephenson, Robert, et al., (eds) with Joe Haldeman, Charles de Lint and Sean Williams
185 ALTAIR: ALTERNATIVE AIRINGS OF SPECULATIVE FICTION (SIGNED)
Stephenson, Robert, et al., (eds) with Joe Haldeman, Charles de Lint and Sean Williams
Altair Publishing, 1998, 

First Edition, Trade Paperback, Near Fine, No Jacket. Book. Bleckly, Rob
First printing, trade paperback. Faint creasing near spine, faint rubbing mark at top right tip and faint tape residue (left by a removed price sticker), on lower corner of back panel, else near fine (unread) copy. SF magazine in trade paperback format. Limited edition signed by Robert Stephenson, the senior editor, and hand-numbered 769/1000. Also signed by contributors Joe Haldeman, Charles de Lint (and dated "'04") and Sean Williams (inscribed "To Sean/Sean Williams." First issue of a new SF/Fantasy semi-annual magazine subtitled: "Alternative airings of speculative fiction." All original fiction and non-fiction. Contributing authors include: Joe Haldeman, Robert J. Sawyer, David Bischoff, Charles de Lint, Sean Williams and Simon Brown.
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000893

Price: 30.00 USD
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GALVESTON, Stewart, Sean
186 GALVESTON
Stewart, Sean
Ace, 2000, 0441006868 / 9780441006861

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Fine. Book. Stabin, Victor
Hardcover first edition, first printing. One very small (0.5cm in length) closed jacket tear at top edge of spine panel, else very fine (unread) copy in fine jacket. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. A clean, straight copy without price-clipping. Difficult to find clean first editions without remainder marks. Thematic sequel to Mockingbird, which was nominated for the 1999 Nebula Award for Best Novel. In the magic infused 21st century, a new wave of magic washes over Galveston giving birth to magical creatures and new gods. "[Stewart] is one of our finest fantasists" - Locus, February 2000. Award History: Co-Winner of the 2001 World Fantasy Award for Best Novel (tied with Declare by Dan Simmons). Winner of the 2001 Sunburst Award for best novel-length Canadian literature of the fantastic. Best Novel Nominee for the 2001 Locus Poll Award (lost to The Telling by Ursula K. Le Guin).

002440

Price: 24.95 USD
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GALVESTON (SIGNED), Stewart, Sean
187 GALVESTON (SIGNED)
Stewart, Sean
Ace, 2000, 0441006868 / 9780441006861

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. Stabin, Victor
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Stated First Edition with number line complete. Light age-related wear on page block edges, else fine (unread) copy in fine jacket. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Presentation copy signed by Stewart and inscribed "For Richard - This rope of sand and water - " on the title page. A clean, square copy without price-clipping or jacket tears. Clean first editions without remainder marks are rare to come by. Thematic sequel to Mockingbird, which was nominated for the 1999 Nebula Award for Best Novel. In the magic infused 21st century, a new wave of magic washes over Galveston giving birth to magical creatures and new gods. "[Stewart] is one of our finest fantasists" - Locus, February 2000. Award History: Co-Winner of the 2001 World Fantasy Award for Best Novel (tied with Declare by Dan Simmons). Winner of the 2001 Sunburst Award for best novel-length Canadian literature of the fantastic. Best Novel Nominee for the 2001 Locus Poll Award (lost to The Telling by Ursula K. Le Guin).
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004314

Price: 60.00 USD
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ICE, IRON AND GOLD, Stirling, S. M.
188 ICE, IRON AND GOLD
Stirling, S. M.
Night Shade Books, 2007, 1597801151 / 9781597801157

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. Chong, Vincent
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Stated First Edition. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Fine (unread) copy in fine jacket. Trade edition. Collects thirteen stories, one original to this collection.

004372

Price: 15.00 USD
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LETHE, Sullivan, Tricia
189 LETHE
Sullivan, Tricia
Gollancz, 1995, 0575060360 / 9780575060364

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Very Fine. Book. Rostant, Larry
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Page block shows minor, age-related yellowing (normal for acid treated books at this time), else very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. This is Sullivan's first novel. Her novel Dreaming in Smoke (1998) won the 1999 Arthur C. Clarke Award. Award History: 1996 Arthur C. Clarke Award Nominee (lost to Fairyland by Paul J. McAuley); 1996 Locus Poll Award Nominee (lost to The Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson); 1996 British Fantasy Award Nominee (lost to Requiem by Graham Joyce).

003413

Price: 25.00 USD
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PERFUME: THE STORY OF A MURDERER, Suskind, Patrick (translated by John E. Woods)
190 PERFUME: THE STORY OF A MURDERER
Suskind, Patrick (translated by John E. Woods)
Knopf, 1986, 0394550846 / 9780394550848

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. Nymphe et Satrye by Antione Watteau (Louvre, Paris)
Hardcover first edition, first printing and first US edition. (Previously published in 1985 as "Das Parfum" in Germany.) First American Edition stated on copyright page. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Tiny, closed tear (0.5 cm in length) on top rear jacket panel, else a fine copy in fine jacket. This copy is clean, square and without the usual price-clipping, the original $16.95 price is intact. Page block is bright and jacket is sharp. Unusual to find this title in fine condition. Deckled edges with red dye stain on top edge of text block, in the old printing style common with books in the past. Rear jacket panel illustration mirrors the front panel except for the title "Perfume" is translated back into the original "Das Parfum" in German. Patrick Suskind is a German author and screenwriter. He's a recluse, never granting interviews or allowing photos. Wonderful condition for this book. A movie starring Dustin Hoffman was produced. Fantasy Literature 4A-240. Horror Literature 4-293. 1986 Notable Book, NY Times Book Review, 7 Dec. 1986. Award History: 1987 World Fantasy Award Winner for Best Novel.

004710

Price: 60.00 USD
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YEAR OF OUR WAR [THE], Swainston, Steph
191 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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JACK FAUST (SIGNED), Swanwick, Michael
192 JACK FAUST (SIGNED)
Swanwick, Michael
Avon Books, 1997, 0380974444 / 9780380974443

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. Spalenka, Greg
Hardcover first edition, first printing and first US edition. (Published previously by Orion in the UK.) Not a book club, remainder or ex-library. Signed by Swanwick on the title page. Jacket very lightly crinkled at top edge of spine panel, else fine (unread) copy in fine jacket. A clean, square copy. Award History: 1997 British Science Fiction Award Nominee (lost to The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell); 1997 Sidewise Award Nominee (lost to How Few Remain by Harry Turtledove); 1998 Hugo Award Nominee (lost to Forever Peace by Joe Haldeman); 1998 Locus Poll Award Nominee (lost to Earthquake Weather by Tim Powers).
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004485

Price: 30.00 USD
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PILLAR OF FIRE, Tarr, Judith
193 PILLAR OF FIRE
Tarr, Judith
Tor, 1995, 0312855427 / 9780312855420

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Donato
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Well-written historical novel concerning events surrounding the Pharoh Akhenaten, the Isrealites, Moses and Ramses the Great and speculation on the connections between these characters, especially Moses as Prince of Egypt. A clean, straight copy without price-clipping.

004176

Price: 15.00 USD
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QUEEN OF THE AMAZONS, Tarr, Judith
194 QUEEN OF THE AMAZONS
Tarr, Judith
Tor, 2004, 0765303957 / 9780765303950

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Berry, Rick
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Well-written historical fantasy concerning events surrounding the Queen of the Amazons and her daughter during the time of Alexander the Great. A clean, straight copy without price-clipping.

003354

Price: 15.00 USD
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CONAN: EXCLUSIVE EXCERPTED EDITION, Thomas, Roy
195 CONAN: EXCLUSIVE EXCERPTED EDITION
Thomas, Roy
DK Publishing, 2007, 0756635322 / 9780756635329

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, No Jacket. Book. Frazetta, Frank
Hardcover first edition, first printing and First American Edition. Stated First Printing with "1" present in complete number line. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Chapterbook lavishly illustrated with scores of color illustrations by artists including: Frank Frazetta, Gary Gianni, Alex Ross, Ken Kelly and others. Also includes the full map of the Hyborian World at the time of Conan the Barbarian. Each chapter is a synopsis in text and illustrations of Conan's adventures as Cimmerian, Thief, Mercenary, Warrior, Chieftan, Corsair and finally King. Each chapter includes regional maps and details regarding the culture and religion where Conan's adventures take place. A wonderful association item for the Conan collector.

004630

Price: 15.00 USD
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SILMARILLION [THE], Tolkien, J. R. R. (edited by Christopher Tolkien)
196 SILMARILLION [THE]
Tolkien, J. R. R. (edited by Christopher Tolkien)
Houghton Mifflin Company, 1977, 0395257301 / 9780395257302

First Edition, Hardcover, Near Fine, Very Good. Book. Tolkien, J.R.R.
Hardcover first edition, first printing. First US edition. (Previously published in in the UK by George Allen & Unwin.) Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. True first issue with all points present per Hammond A15c: "First Printing" and "First American Edition" is stated followed by full number line on the copyright page. Price $10.95 intact on front jacket flap with "Father Giles of Ham" listed instead of "Farmer Giles" of Ham in the book publication list in the front endpapers (page 3). Broken type on right edge of lines 28-29 and 30-32 on page 229. Red top stain on type block and boards are green cloth with silver spine lettering and copper devices. Fold-out map of Beleriand is clean, intact without tears and still attached to rear free endpaper. Jacket is frayed and chipped at tips and head and heel of spine panel. Several jacket creases at top edge of front panel with one jagged but closed tear 1.5 cm in lenght. Handling and age-related wear to page block edges, but normal for a book this age. Faint scuff mark on top edge of page block. Defects said, still a straight, square copy with a tight binding and without price-clipping or previous owner's marks. "Major work of mythology that Tolkien held in higher esteem that The Lord of the Rings." - Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature *4A-251. Award History: 1978 Locus Award Winner for Best Fantasy Novel.

003864

Price: 75.00 USD
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RING OF FIVE DRAGONS [THE], Van Lustbader, Eric
197 RING OF FIVE DRAGONS [THE]
Van Lustbader, Eric
Voyager, 2001, 0002247291 / 9780002247290

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Howe, John
Hardcover UK, first printing and true first edition. (Published three days prior to the US edition published by Tor.) Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Not a remainder, book club or ex-library copy. A clean, straight copy without price-clipping and in unread condition. First novel in a new fantasy saga exploring the themes which have driven civilization for millennia: the conflicts between good and evil, technology and spiritualism, male and female. "Enthralling and exciting reading, full of unexpected twists and surprises." - Booklist. The UK edition features a wonderful full color, wrap-around dustjacket art by John Howe.

002005

Price: 10.00 USD
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FINCH, Vandermeer, Jeff
198 FINCH
Vandermeer, Jeff
Portland, Oregan, Underland Press, 2009, 0980226015 / 9780980226010

First Edition, Trade Paperback, Very Fine, No Jacket. Book. 
First edition, trade paperback and true first edition. (A limited hardcover edition was subsequently published.) Very fine (unread) copy. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Critically acclaimed steampunk noir by the same author of Veniss novels, nominated for the Nebula Award. Copies now appear in 2nd printings, of which this copy is a 1st printing. Award History: 2010 World Fantasy Award Nominee (lost to City & The City by Mieville); 2010 Nebula Award Nominee for Best Novel (lost to The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi); 2010 Locus Award Nominee (lost to The City & the City by China Miéville).

004154

Price: 30.00 USD
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DREAMFALL (SIGNED), Vinge, Joan D.
199 DREAMFALL (SIGNED)
Vinge, Joan D.
Warner, 1996, 0446516279 / 9780446516273

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Whelan, Michael
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Stated First Printing with number line complete. Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Signed by Joan D. Vinge on the title page. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy.
Signed by Author(s)
000931

Price: 25.00 USD
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A DEEPNESS IN THE SKY, Vinge, Vernor
200 A DEEPNESS IN THE SKY
Vinge, Vernor
Tor, 1999, 0312856830 / 9780312856830

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. Eggleton, Bob
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Stated First Edition with "1" present in complete number. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. This a fine (unread) copy in fine jacket. This copy is clean, square with the $27.95 price intact. The excellent sequel (but prequel to the events in) the 1993 Hugo Co-winner and 1992 Nebula Nominated novel A Fire Upon the Deep. The second book in Vinge's Zones of Thought series. Both books are the best alien-contact novels since Ursula Le Guin's Left Hand of Darkness or Larry Niven's The Mote in God's Eye. Award History: 1999 Nebula Award Nominee (lost to Parable of the Talents by Butler); 2000 Prometheus Award Winner for Best Libertarian SF Novel; 1999 HOMer Award Nominee for Best Novel (lost to The Veiled Web by Asaro); 2000 Hugo Award Winner for Best Novel; 2000 Locus Poll Award Nominee (lost to Cryptonomicon by Stephenson); 2000 British Fantasy Award Nominee (lost to Indigo by Graham Joyce); 2000 John W. Campbell Memorial Award Winner; 2000 Arthur C. Clarke Award Nominee (lost to Distraction by Sterling). Magnificent jacket art by Bob Eggleton.

004476

Price: 35.00 USD
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