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GLIMMERING: A NOVEL OF THE COMING MILLENNIUM [THE], Hand, Elizabeth
21 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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COSMONAUT KEEP, Macleod, Ken
22 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
23 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.
24 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
25 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.
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000229

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VURT, Noon, Jeff
26 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
27 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
28 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
29 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

Price: 75.00 USD
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BLUE MARS (SIGNED), Robinson, Kim Stanley
30 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

Price: 60.00 USD
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EMPIRE OF FEAR [THE], Stableford, Brian
31 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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LETHE, Sullivan, Tricia
32 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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A DEEPNESS IN THE SKY, Vinge, Vernor
33 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

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PASSAGE: A NOVEL (SIGNED), Willis, Connie
34 PASSAGE: A NOVEL (SIGNED)
Willis, Connie
Bantam, 2001, 0553111248 / 9780553111248

First Edition, Soft cover, Fine, No Jacket. Book. Becker, Royce M.
Advanced Reading Copy (ARC). Trade paperback, first printing. No jacket as issued. Signed by Connie Willis on the title page. Bantam promotional letter also enclosed. (Rare to find the promotional letters still with the ARCs.) Tips lightly worn with some faint scuffing to page block edges, else fine copy without jacket as issued. A clean, square copy without tears. Full color page of the book's pending jacket illustration by Royce Becker precedes the half-title page. Joanna Lander, a scientist researching patients' Near Death Experiences (NDF), collaborates with another scientist who has perfected a psychoactive drug that can send a person into NDF and pull them back. But Lander's repeated trips to NDF brings something back with her, and opens a door unknown to anyone. A gripping time-travel novel by the award-winning author of the time-travel novels The Doomsday Book, To Say Nothing of the Dog and Lincoln's Dreams. "[M]asterfully blends tragedy, humor, and fear in an unforgettable meditation on humanity and death." - Therese Littleton, Amazon (May, 2001). "The book's multiplying internal and external mazes provide an emblem of human complexity, foolishness, and deeper terrors, some reaching from beyond death." - Locus, May 2001. Award History: 2002 Locus Award Winner for Best SF Novel; 2002 Hugo Award Nominee for Best Novel (lost to American Gods by Gaiman); 2002 John W. Campbell Award Nominee (lost to dual winners Terraforming Earth by Jack Williamson and The Chronoliths by Robert Charles Wilson); 2002 Arthur C. Clarke Award Nominee (lost to Bold as Love by Gwyneth Jones); San Francisco Chronicle Book Review Best of 2001 List for Best Novel; 2001 Nebula Award Nominee for Best Novel (lost to Quantum Rose by Asaro).
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004254

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KNIGHT [THE]: BOOK ONE OF THE WIZARD KNIGHT, Wolfe, Gene
35 KNIGHT [THE]: BOOK ONE OF THE WIZARD KNIGHT
Wolfe, Gene
Tor, 2004, 0765309890 / 9780765309891

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Fine. Book. Manchess, Gregory
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Stated First Edition with "1" present in complete number line. Very light wear to jacket edges with a tiny, shallow bump on top front corner, else very fine (unread) copy in fine jacket. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. A clean, square copy without price-clipping. Hardcover first editions without remainder marks are nearly impossible to find today due to the small print run. Award History: 2005 World Fantasy Award Nominee for Best Novel (lost to Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke); 2004 Nebula Award Nominee for Best Novel (lost to Paladin of Souls by Bujold).

003930

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