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REDSHIFT RENDEZVOUS, Stith, John E.
201 REDSHIFT RENDEZVOUS
Stith, John E.
Ace, 1990, 

Book Club (BCE/BOMC), Hardcover, Near Fine, Fine. Book. Walotsky, Ron
Book Club and first hardcover edition. Not a remainder or ex-library copy. (Issued by Science Fiction Book Club, it follows the mass paperback published by Ace.) Ace original edition stated on copyright page. SFBC Code #16011 at bottom rear panel. A single page-leaf is slightly askew from the spine - a printing defect. Faint jacket crease at top right corner side with edges of jacket slightly rubbed, else a near fine copy in fine jacket. Award History: 1990 HOMer Award Winner for Best Novel; 1991 Locus Poll Award Nominee for Best SF Novel (lost to The Fall of Hyperion by Simmons); 1990 Nebula Award Nominee for Best Novel (lost to Tehanu: The Last Book of Earthsea by Ursula Le Guin).

003255

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HELL GATE: A NOVEL OF SUSPENSE, Stout, David and Ruth Furie
202 HELL GATE: A NOVEL OF SUSPENSE
Stout, David and Ruth Furie
Mysterious Press, 1990, 0892964146 / 9780892964147

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. Osyczka, Bodhan
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Fine (unread) copy in fine jacket. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. David Stout's first novel "Carolina Skeletons" received the 1989 Edgar Award for Best First Novel - Stine (ed), The Armchair Detective Book of Lists, 2nd Revised, 1995.

003407

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A DARK MATTER (SIGNED), Straub, Peter
203 A DARK MATTER (SIGNED)
Straub, Peter
Doubleday, 2010, 038551638X / 9780385516389

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Near Fine. Book. 
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Stated First Edition with "1" present in complete number line. Signed by Peter Straub on the title page. Jacket lightly crinkled at upper edges especially at spine, else fine (unread) copy in near fine jacket. Award History: 2010 Bram Stoker Award Winner for Best Novel.
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004764

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SATURN'S CHILDREN (SIGNED), Stross, Charles
204 SATURN'S CHILDREN (SIGNED)
Stross, Charles
Science Fiction Book Club, 2008, 0739499343 / 9780739499344

Book Club (BCE/BOMC), Hardcover, Near Fine, Fine. Book. Grimando, Scott
Book Club Edition and simultaneous with the Ace edition. (Published in July, the same month as the US and UK editions, with the US edition preceding the UK edition by Orbit.) Not a remainder or ex-library copy. Signed by Stross with the very fun inscription "Sproing!" on the title page. Some handling-related edgewear and scuffing on the page block, with some very light creases at the upper edge of jacket, else near fine copy in fine jacket. Full color, wrap around jacket illustration by Scott Grimando. Award History: 2009 Hugo Award Nominee (lost to Graveyard Book by Gaiman); Locus Magazine 2008 Recommended Reading List - SF Novels.
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004017

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LETHE, Sullivan, Tricia
205 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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PERFUME: THE STORY OF A MURDERER, Suskind, Patrick (translated by John E. Woods)
206 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

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YEAR OF OUR WAR [THE], Swainston, Steph
207 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

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JACK FAUST (SIGNED), Swanwick, Michael
208 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

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TALES OF OLD EARTH (SIGNED), Swanwick, Michael
209 TALES OF OLD EARTH (SIGNED)
Swanwick, Michael
Frog Tachyon, 2000, 1583940162 / 9781583940167

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Dashow, Michael
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Signed by Swanwick on the title page. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Collection of nineteen stories, one original to this collection, featuring Swanick's short fiction, including "The Very Pulse of the Machine" which won the 1999 Hugo Award, and his two other Hugo nominated short stories. Introduction by Bruce Sterling. Award History: 2001 Locus Award for Best Collection.
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001742

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SILMARILLION [THE], Tolkien, J. R. R. (edited by Christopher Tolkien)
210 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

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DESTINY MAKERS [THE], Turner, George
211 DESTINY MAKERS [THE]
Turner, George
Avonova Morrow, 1993, 068812187X / 9780688121877

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. 
Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Hardcover first edition, first printing. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Dystopic science fiction and political thriller set in future Australia, where the world is run as a welfare society, and is steadily collapsing under over-population and worldwide recession pressures. A prescient novel by Turner, an Austrialian author who died in 1997. "George Turner ought to be recognized as one of the best sf writers around" and "psychological density in a science-fictional world that addresses important political, social, moral, and ecological issues and you get a pretty remarkable piece of work." - Locus, February 1993. Award History: 1993 Notable Book, NY Times Book Review.

000844

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DARKNESS DESCENDING (SIGNED), Turtledove, Harry
212 DARKNESS DESCENDING (SIGNED)
Turtledove, Harry
Tor, 2000, 0312869150 / 9780312869151

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Fine. Book. Eggleton, Bob
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Minor jacket crinkling at the top-right corner of spine panel, without associated bumping to board. Else a very fine (unread) copy in fine jacket. Signed by Turtledove on the title page. Not a book club, remainder nor ex-library copy. Sequel to Into The Darkness. Jacket art by Bob Eggleton. Award History: 2000 Chesley Award Nominee for Best Cover Illustration.
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001919

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RABBIT AT REST, Updike, John
213 RABBIT AT REST
Updike, John
Alfred A. Knopf, 1990, 0394588150 / 9780394588155

First Edition, Hardcover, Near Fine, Fine. Book. 
Hardcover first edition, first printing and First Trade Edition. (A limited edition was published previously by The Franklin Library.) First Trade Edition stated on copyright page. Updike's fourth and final novel about ex-basketball player Harry "Rabbit" Angstrom, preceded by Rabbit, Run (1960), Rabbit Redux (1971) and Rabbit is Rich (1981). First printing points present: purple topstain on top edge of page block and the date "10/90" printed on lower edge of rear jacket panel indicating an October, 1990 printing. Copy shows some age and handling-related edgewear to textblock with some minor rounding of the top and bottom edges of the spine panel (caused by shelving). Slight bow to rear board. Aside from these defects a square, straight copy with jacket and original $21.95 price intact. Award History: 1991 Pulitzer Prize Winner for Fiction.

004805

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FINCH, Vandermeer, Jeff
214 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

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MAMMOTH, Varley, John
215 MAMMOTH
Varley, John
Ace, 2005, 0441012817 / 9780441012817

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Fine. Book. Fiore, Annette
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Faint jacket wrinkles at top edges and corners, else very fine (unread) copy in fine jacket. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Award History: 2006 Locus Poll Award Nominee (lost to Accelerando by Charles Stross)

003714

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STEEL BEACH (SIGNED), Varley, John
216 STEEL BEACH (SIGNED)
Varley, John
Ace Putnam, 1992, 0399137599 / 9780399137594

First Edition, Trade Paperback, Very Good, No Jacket. Book. Hamilton, Todd Cameron
Trade paperback, first printing. Advance Reading Copy. Spine creased with slight lean. Slight soiling due to wear, else very good condition. Signed by Varley on the title page. The book title is derived from the slang term used by sailors and marines to describe the ship's deck area used for recreation. Set in the Eight Worlds universe 200 years after humanity is exiled from the Earth by aliens. ".... the most vigorous novel [Varley] has written since The Ophiuchi Hotline .... For those who may have wondered where John Varley has been and where he is now, Varley's newest novel speaks loud and clear."- Locus, June 1992. "The plot is in effect Varley's excuse to give the reader a guided tour of a marvel-filled new world." - Barron (ed) Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 4-469. "We differ from the first lungfish that left the water of the oceans for the surface of the Earth mainly in that our beach is steel, not sand. " - Clute, Science Fiction: The Illustrated Encyclopedia, Classics of the 1990's, pg. 235. Varley is also the author of the acclaimed Demon trilogy and the SF novel The Golden Globe (1998), a novel so big the invading aliens are a minor theme. Award History: 1993 Hugo Award Nominee for Best Novel (lost to co-winners A Fire Upon the Deep by Vinge and Doomsday Book by Willis); 1993 Locus Poll Award Nominee for Best SF Novel (lost to Doomsday Book by Willis).
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000778

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A DEEPNESS IN THE SKY, Vinge, Vernor
217 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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RAINBOWS END: A NOVEL WITH ONE FOOT IN THE FUTURE, Vinge, Vernor
218 RAINBOWS END: A NOVEL WITH ONE FOOT IN THE FUTURE
Vinge, Vernor
Tor, 2006, 0312856849 / 9780312856847

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Martiniere, Stephan
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Stated First Edition with number line complete. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. A clean, square copy. Award History: 2007 Hugo Award Winner for Best Novel; 2007 Locus Poll Award Winner for Best SF Novel.

004045

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GRAND ELLIPSE [THE]: A NOVEL, Volsky, Paula
219 GRAND ELLIPSE [THE]: A NOVEL
Volsky, Paula
Bantam, 2000, 0553108042 / 9780553108040

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. Merrian, Daniel
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Faint bumping at top and bottom edges of spine panel, else fine copy in fine jacket. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Award History: 2001 Locus Poll Award Nominee (lost to A Storm of Swords by George R. R. Martin); 2001 World Fantasy Award Nominee (lost to co-winners Declare by Tim Powers and Galveston by Sean Stewart).

003754

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HOWARD WHO? TWELVE OUTSTANDING STORIES OF SPECULATIVE FICTION, Waldrop, Howard
220 HOWARD WHO? TWELVE OUTSTANDING STORIES OF SPECULATIVE FICTION
Waldrop, Howard
Doubleday & Company, 1986, 038519708X / 9780385197083

First Edition, Hardcover, Poor, Very Good. Ex-Library. Herr, Margo
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Ex-library copy. Not a book club edition. This copy has the usual ex-library markings, paste-ons and heavy handling. "First Edition" so stated on copyright page. Collects Waldrop's short fiction with an Introduction by George R. R. Martin. The dustjacket itself is complete with price intact. Tape residue on rear of jacket where mylar cover was taped to the back of the jacket. Rear of jacket exhibits scuffing caused by rubbing from the black boards. The library sticker at the botttom of the spine panel has been removed and cleaned, leaving a faint tape ghost. Two additional very faint tape ghost smudges on spine panel. Other than these defects, the jacket is clean and complete without any of the usual library stickers, sparing the jacket the usual sticker damage. A very nice jacket to marry to a superior copy. Award History: 1987 Locus Poll Award Nominee (lost to Blue Champagne by John Varley).

003536

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