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VIATOR (SIGNED), Shepard, Lucius
221 VIATOR (SIGNED)
Shepard, Lucius
Night Shade Books, 2004, 1892389444 / 9781892389442

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Picacio, John
Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Hardcover, and first trade edition. Signed on the title page by both the author Lucius Shepard and John Picacio the illustrator (who added the date "2006" with his signature). Haunting horror novel with excellent critical reviews. "Filled with long, beautiful sentences that play out like never-ending riffs from a jazz musician's horn, the new novel by World Fantasy Award winner Shepard works as a stylistic experiment and as a short, edgy look at the intricacies of fate and the power each individual may or may not have over his own destiny." - Reed Business Information.
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002923

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ELSEWHERE: A BORDERTOWN NOVEL (SIGNED), Shetterly, Wil
222 ELSEWHERE: A BORDERTOWN NOVEL (SIGNED)
Shetterly, Wil
Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1991, 0152007318 / 9780152007317

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Nolan, Dennis
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Signed by Shetterly on the title page. Not a book club, remainder nor ex-library copy. Set in the Bordertown universe. A young runaway comes of age among the punk elves and humans living in Bordertown, the rundown city between our world and Faerie. Award History: 1992 Locus Poll Award Nominee for Best Fantasy Novel (lost to Beauty by Sherri S. Tepper); 1992 Mythopoeic Fantasy Award Nominee for Children's Literature (lost to Haroun and the Sea of Stories by Salman Rushdie).
Signed by Author(s)
003345

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SHARDS OF EMPIRE (SIGNED), Shwartz, Susan
223 SHARDS OF EMPIRE (SIGNED)
Shwartz, Susan
Tor, 1996, 0312857160 / 9780312857165

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Bober, Richard
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Signed by Shwartz on the title page. Not a book clulb, remainder or ex-library copy. Award History: 1997 Nebula Award Preliminary Ballot.
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000731

Price: 20.00 USD
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DRAGON CHARMER [THE] (SIGNED), Siegel, Jan (pseud. Amanda Hemingway)
224 DRAGON CHARMER [THE] (SIGNED)
Siegel, Jan (pseud. Amanda Hemingway)
Ballantine Del Rey, 2001, 0345439023 / 9780345439024

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Peterson, Eric
Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Hardcover, first printing and first US edition. (Previously published in the UK by Voyager.) Signed by Siegel on the title page and dated "26.8.2001" the same month as the US publication, making this copy unique. Not a book club, remainder nor ex-library copy. A clean, straight copy without price-clipping. The story continues 10 years after the events in Prospero's Children. The Old Spirit is stirring, and seeks vengence on Fern. Like Prospero, The Dragon-Charmer also sports the pastel colored unlaminated dustjacket design. The next book in the series, titled Witch's Honour, was published by Voyager, UK in March, 2002. Jacket painting by Eric Peterson.
Signed by Author(s)
002020

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WITCH'S HONOUR, Siegel, Jan (pseud. Amanda Hemingway)
225 WITCH'S HONOUR
Siegel, Jan (pseud. Amanda Hemingway)
Voyager, 2002, 0002258390 / 9780002258395

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Howe, John
Hardcover UK, first printing and true first edition. Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. (The first US edition was published later by Ballantine/Del Rey as The Witch Queen.) Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. The compelling conclusion to this excellent fantasy trilogy. Wonderful full color, wrap-around jacket artwork by John Howe.

002245

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LEGENDS II: NEW SHORT NOVELS BY THE MASTERS OF MODERN FANTASY (SIGNED), Silverberg, Robert (ed) and Robert Silverberg, Robin Hobb, Anne McCaffrey and Tad Williams
226 LEGENDS II: NEW SHORT NOVELS BY THE MASTERS OF MODERN FANTASY (SIGNED)
Silverberg, Robert (ed) and Robert Silverberg, Robin Hobb, Anne McCaffrey and Tad Williams
Ballantine Del Rey, 2004, 0345456440 / 9780345456441

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. 
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Signed on the Contents page by Robert Silverberg (and inscribed "Worldcon 2006") and contributing authors Robin Hobb, Tad Williams and the late Anne McCaffrey. Contributing authors include: Terry Brooks; Diana Gabaldon; Neil Gaiman; George R. R. Martin; Anne McCaffrey; Tad Williams; Raymond E. Feist; Elizabeth Haydon; Robin Hobb; Orson Scott Card and Robert Silverberg.
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003274

Price: 200.00 USD
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DROOD (SIGNED & DATED), Simmons, Dan
227 DROOD (SIGNED & DATED)
Simmons, Dan
Little, Brown & Company, 2009, 0316007021 / 9780316007023

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. 
Hardcover first edition, first printing and true first edition. (This trade edition precedes the limited edition published by Subterranean Press.) Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Signed by Simmons and dated "2/19/09" on the title page, just ten days after its February 9th publication date. A stunning novel and scarce to find signed and dated by Simmons. Award History: 2010 Locus Award Nominee for Best Fantasy Novel;
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004024

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EMPIRE OF FEAR [THE], Stableford, Brian
228 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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GALVESTON, Stewart, Sean
229 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

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GALVESTON (SIGNED), Stewart, Sean
230 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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NIGHT WATCH [THE], Stewart, Sean
231 NIGHT WATCH [THE]
Stewart, Sean
Ace, 1997, 0441004458 / 9780441004454

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. McGovern-Benson, Tara
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. A clean, straight copy without price-clipping. Magic has usurped natural law in the world in 2074.

002434

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PERFUME: THE STORY OF A MURDERER, Suskind, Patrick (translated by John E. Woods)
232 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
233 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
234 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).
Signed by Author(s)
004485

Price: 30.00 USD
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PILLAR OF FIRE, Tarr, Judith
235 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

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QUEEN OF THE AMAZONS, Tarr, Judith
236 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

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SHADOWMANCER: SPECIAL EDITION, Taylor, G. P.
237 SHADOWMANCER: SPECIAL EDITION
Taylor, G. P.
Faber and Faber, 2003, 0571221998 / 9780571221998

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. 
Hardcover UK, first edition and first printing. First hardcover edition. Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. First Printing of this Special Editon published in October 2003 with a special forward and a previously unpublished final chapter by the author. Originally published in paperback in 2002 by Mount Publishing, Shadowmancer was later published (again in paperback) in the UK in June 2003 by Faber and Faber, but without the final chapter revealing what really happened to Raphah, Thomas and Jacob Crane when they sailed away onboard the Magenta. In October 2003, Faber and Faber published this Special Edition and first hardcover restoring Chapter 26, the final chapter. The first US hardcover edition was published in 2004.

003342

Price: 25.00 USD
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GIBBON'S DECLINE AND FALL, Tepper, Sherri
238 GIBBON'S DECLINE AND FALL
Tepper, Sherri
Bantam, 1996, 0553100548 / 9780553100549

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. Bodek, Stuar
Hardcover first edition, first printing. An August, 1996 printing stated on copyright page with "1" present in complete number line, indicating a first edition, first printing. Dark-gray colored cloth over light-gray boards. Fine (unread) copy in fine jacket. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. A straight, square copy in un-clipped jacket

000559

Price: 20.00 USD
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CONAN: EXCLUSIVE EXCERPTED EDITION, Thomas, Roy
239 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)
240 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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