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LORD FOUL'S BANE, Donaldson, Stephen R.
21 LORD FOUL'S BANE
Donaldson, Stephen R.
Nelson Doubleday, 1977, 

Book Club (BCE/BOMC), Hardcover, Near Fine, Very Good. Book. Tate, Janice C.
Book Club Edition, first printing and true first edition. Not a remainder or ex-library copy. First printing code H21 on page 403, indicates a first printing in May 1977. This first printing by the SFBC preceded the Holt Rinehart Winston trade edition, making it the true first edition and relatively rare. Later printings by the SFBC substituted the original cover by Tate for the S. C. Wyeth cover for the HRW trade edition. First printing with brown boards with blue lettering on spine. The First Chronicle of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever. Map by Lynne K. Plagge. Moderate jacket crinkling at top and bottom of spine panel with heavier crinkling and chipping at upper tips. Spine panel is sunned. Brown boards with blue lettering. Boards are square and page block is clean and bright, unusual to find in book club editions, which usually suffer from heavy handling. Award History: 1978 Gandalf Award Nominee (lost to The Silmarillion by J. R. R. Tolkien).

004742

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SARAH CANARY (SIGNED), Fowler, Karen Joy
22 SARAH CANARY (SIGNED)
Fowler, Karen Joy
Henry Holt, 1991, 0805017534 / 9780805017533

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. Jaramillo, Raquel
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Signed by Fowler on the title page. Not a book club, remainder nor ex-library copy. A straight, square copy and bright, intact dust jacket. An excellent copy. "[B]rilliantly conceived, beautifully written book." Anatomy 4, *4-173. "[M]ay be the finest First Contact novel yet written." Clute & Nicholls, The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, pg. 443. Award History: 1992 Nebula Award Nominee for Best Novel (lost to Doomsday Book by Willis); 1991 Notable Book, NY Times Book Review, 1 Dec. 1991; 1991 James Tiptree, Jr. Award Nominee for Gender-bending SF (lost to co-winners A Woman of the Iron People by Arnason and White Queen by Gwyneth Jones); 1993 Arthur C. Clarke Honorable Mention.
Signed by Author(s)
000169

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A MASK FOR THE GENERAL, Goldstein, Lisa
23 A MASK FOR THE GENERAL
Goldstein, Lisa
Bantam Spectra, 1987, 055305239X / 9780553052398

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Fine. Book. McGinty, Mick
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Faint chipping at head and heel of spine panel with one tiny closed tear (0.25 cm in size), else very fine (unread) copy in fine jacket. A clean, square copy without price-clipping. "A subtle, but moving novel." - Barron (ed), Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 4- 187. Award History: 1988 Locus Poll Award Nominee (lost to The Uplift War by David Brin); 1990 Arthur C. Clarke Award Nominee (lost to The Child Garden by Geoff Ryman).

003866

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BRAND NEW CHERRY FLAVOR, Grimson, Todd
24 BRAND NEW CHERRY FLAVOR
Grimson, Todd
HarperPrism, 1996, 0061052337 / 9780061052330

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. Dark fantasy novel where a young actress' curse on a Hollywood hotshot takes on strange aspects, including the form of dreadlocked wizard named Boro, who may or may not be the personification of a bloodthirsty Mayan diety. "Grimson wittily chronicles daily life in the southland, '90s style, nailing every outfit, restaurant meal, and sexual bout as Lisa tries to make her way in the world." - Locus, Oct. 1996. "[C]ool, funny and visceral." - Locus, Feb. 1997.

001197

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GLIMMERING: A NOVEL OF THE COMING MILLENNIUM [THE], Hand, Elizabeth
25 GLIMMERING: A NOVEL OF THE COMING MILLENNIUM [THE]
Hand, Elizabeth
HarperPrism, 1997, 0061008052 / 9780061008054

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Very Fine. Book. 
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Not a remainder, book club or ex-library copy. Two pin-sized specks on top edge of page block, else fine copy in very fine jacket. A square, straight copy without price-clipping. Copies without remainder marks in pristine condition are scarce. Award History: 1998 Arthur C. Clarke Award Nominee (lost to The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell); 1998 Locus Poll Award Nominee (lost to The Rise of Endymion by Dan Simmons).

003611

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SCIENCE FICTION CENTURY [THE], Hartwell, David G. (ed)
26 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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SECOND EMPIRE [THE]: MONARCHIES OF GOD BOOK FOUR, Kearney, Paul
27 SECOND EMPIRE [THE]: MONARCHIES OF GOD BOOK FOUR
Kearney, Paul
Gollancz, 2000, 0575065745 / 9780575065741

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Crisp, Steve
Hardcover UK, first printing and true first edition. First Published in 2000 stated on copyright page. Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Book Four in this critically acclaimed military-fantasy series. The Monarchies of God is a fine, densely written politco-religous series by an author not yet available in the U.S. Densely plotted alternate history where two rival "Western" churches wage politco-religous wars with each other and against an Oriental foe with swords and arquebuses. Magic exists but is being prosecuted and extinguished by church-sanctioned inquisitions. Battles and military themes are portrayed convincingly in C. S. Forrester style realism and brutality. Hard-edged military fantasy that is not for the squeamish.

001580

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COSMONAUT KEEP, Macleod, Ken
28 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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LEARNING THE WORLD: A NOVEL OF FIRST CONTACT, Macleod, Ken
29 LEARNING THE WORLD: A NOVEL OF FIRST CONTACT
Macleod, Ken
Orbit, 2005, 1841493430 / 9781841493435

First Edition, Hardcover, Hold, Near Fine. Book. Gibbons, Lee
Hardcover UK, first printing and true first edition. Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. The first US edition was published November 1, 2005 by Tor. Award History: 2005 John W. Campbell Memorial Award Finalist (lost to Market Forces by Richard Morgan); 2006 Shortlist for the Arthur C. Clarke Award (lost to Air by Geoff Ryman); 2006 Hugo Award Nominee for Best Novel (lost to Spin by Robert Charles Wilson).

003093

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SECRET OF LIFE [THE], McAuley, Paul J.
30 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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TOWING JEHOVAH (SIGNED), Morrow, James
31 TOWING JEHOVAH (SIGNED)
Morrow, James
Harcourt Brace & Company, 1994, 0151909199 / 9780151909193

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. Ng, Simon
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Very minor age-related shelfwear at bottom edge of jacket, else fine (unread) copy in fine jacket. Signed by Morrow on the title page. Not a book club, remainder nor ex-library copy. This is Morrow's second Nebula nomination for Best Novel. Also, Morrow is one of the few authors to transcend genres and be nominated for awards from different categories. Award History: 1995 Arthur C. Clarke Award Nominee (lost to Fools by Cadigan); 1995 Hugo Award Nominee (lost to Mirror Dance by Bujold); 1995 Locus Poll Award Nominee (lost to Mirror Dance by Bujold); 1994 Nebula Award Nominee (lost to Moving Mars by Bear); 1995 World Fantasy Award Winner for Best Novel.
Signed by Author(s)
000229

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VURT, Noon, Jeff
32 VURT
Noon, Jeff
Crown, 1993, 0517599910 / 9780517599914

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. 
Hardcover first edition, first printing. First US and first hardcover edition. (Previously published as a paperback by Ringpull Press, UK in 1993. Ringpull later published a hardcover in 1995.) Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Noon's first novel. There is a faint handling-related jacket crease in top right corner, the top corners are slightly bumped and there's faint handlling-related soiling along the side edge of the textblock. However, these are minor defects in otherwise near fine copy in near fine jacket. Award History: Winner of the 1994 Arthur C. Clarke Award. Also cited under Debuts in Science Fiction: The Illustrated Encyclopedia, Clute (ed.), page 207.

002672

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GODMOTHER NIGHT, Pollack, Rachel
33 GODMOTHER NIGHT
Pollack, Rachel
St. Martins Press, 1996, 031214606X / 9780312146061

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Woolley, Janet
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Stated First Edition with "1" present in complete number line. Not a book club, remainder nor ex-library copy. Winner of the 1997 World Fantasy Award for Best Novel. A contemporary fairytale with feminist elements. Pollack is also the author of the very good Unquenchable Fire (winner of the 1989 Arthur C. Clarke Award), and its sequel, Temporary Agency (nominated for the 1994 Nebula Award). Award History: 1997 World Fantasy Award Winner for Best Novel.

000826

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ON, Roberts, Adam
34 ON
Roberts, Adam
Gollancz, 2001, 0575071761 / 9780575071766

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Moore, Chris
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. Novel by the author of the critically acclaimed first novel Salt, which was a 2001 Arthur C. Clarke Award Nominee. (Lost to Parable of the Talents by Butler.) "Fine writing, hard science, carefully crafted dialogue." - Guardian August 12, 2001. Gravity pulls parallel to the ground, instead of perpendicular. Falling forward standing in a plain would be the equivalent of falling from a skyscraper. Very nice full color, wrap-around jacket art by Chris Moore.

002003

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SALT, Roberts, Adam
35 SALT
Roberts, Adam
Gollancz, 2000, 0575068965 / 9780575068964

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Very Fine. Book. Moore, Chris
Hardcover UK, first printing and true first edition. Faint vertical fold to rear endpaper leaf, else fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. The author's first book. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. A clean, straight copy without price-clipping. Only 900 copies in the first printing. Outstanding full color, wrap-around dustjacket illustration by Chris Moore. Award History: 2001 Arthur C. Clarke Award Nominee.

001872

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BLUE MARS (SIGNED), Robinson, Kim Stanley
36 BLUE MARS (SIGNED)
Robinson, Kim Stanley
Bantam, 1996, 0553101447 / 9780553101447

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. Dixon, Don
Hardcover first edition, first printing and First US edition. (Preceded by the UK edition published by Voyager.) Stated July 1996 printing on copyright page with "1" present in complete number line. Signed by Robinson on the title page. Hardcover copies are well into 3rd printings. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Page block edges show minimal age-related scuffs and smudges, but very lightly handled. Jacket is clean, without tears with $22.95 price intact. A clean, square copy. Final volume in the Mars trilogy. Award History: 1996 British Science Fiction Award Nominee (lost to Excession Iain M. Banks); 1997 Locus Poll Award Winner for Best SF Novel; 1997 Hugo Award Winner for Best Novel; 1997 John W. Campbell Award Nominee (lost to Fairyland by Paul J. McAuley); 1997 SF Chronicle Award Nominee (lost to Holy Fire by Bruce Sterling); 1997 Arthur C. Clarke Award Nominee (lost to The Calcutta Chromosome by Amitav Ghosh).
Signed by Author(s)
004401

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EMPIRE OF FEAR [THE], Stableford, Brian
37 EMPIRE OF FEAR [THE]
Stableford, Brian
Carroll & Graf, 1991, 0881847429 / 9780881847420

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Very Good. Book. O'Leary, Kersti
Hardcover first edition, first printing and first US edition. (Preceded by UK edition published by Simon & Schuster in 1988.) Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Slight dust soiling to top edge of text block with faint scrape running from top to bottom edge of back panel, else a fine (unread) copy in fine jacket. Award History: 1989 Arthur C. Clarke Award Nominee for Best Novel.

002364

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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
38 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.
Signed by Author(s)
000893

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HEAVY WEATHER, Sterling, Bruce
39 HEAVY WEATHER
Sterling, Bruce
Bantam Spectra, 1994, 0553093932 / 9780553093933

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. 
Fine copy in fine jacket. Hardcover first edition, first printing. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. A clean, square copy without price-clipping. Earth in 2031, a cyperpunk-ian future where societies and individuals cope with the breakdown of civilization caused by chaotic weather patterns, new diseases and disintegrating social and governmental institutions. Bleeding-edge (as opposed to cutting-edge) cyberpunk at its best. "[C]yberpunk in the sagebrush." And "Sterling hacks the future, and an elegant hack it is." - Locus, September 1994, p. 27. 1994 Notable Book, NY Times Book Review, 4 Dec. 1994. Clute, Science Fiction: The Illustrated Encyclopedia, Notable Works, pg. 207. Award History: 1994 Notable Book of the Year, NY Times Book Review.

003323

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LETHE, Sullivan, Tricia
40 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

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