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SCIENCE FICTION

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SONGS FROM THE STARS, Spinrad, Norman
261 SONGS FROM THE STARS
Spinrad, Norman
Simon & Schuster, 1980, 0671253263 / 9780671253264

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. McAfee, Mara
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Full number line with "1" present. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Immaculate page block. Jacket is without tears with $11.95 price intact. A pristine copy. Award History: 1981 Locus Poll Award Nominee (lost to The Snow Queen by Joan D. Vinge).

004463

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ARCHITECTS OF EMORTALITY, Stableford, Brian
262 ARCHITECTS OF EMORTALITY
Stableford, Brian
Tor, 1999, 0312872070 / 9780312872076

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. Donato
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Fine (unread) copy in fine jacket. A clean, straight copy without price-clipping.

003795

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YEAR ZERO (SIGNED), Stableford, Brian
263 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.
Signed by Author(s)
001674

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OCEANSPACE (SIGNED), Steele, Allen
264 OCEANSPACE (SIGNED)
Steele, Allen
Ace, 2000, 044100685X / 9780441006854

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Ducak, Danilo
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. A clean, square copy without price-clipping.
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004031

Price: 25.00 USD
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ALTAIR: ALTERNATIVE AIRINGS OF SPECULATIVE FICTION (SIGNED), Stephenson, Robert, et al., (eds) with Joe Haldeman and Sean Williams
265 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

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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
266 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

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HEAVY WEATHER, Sterling, Bruce
267 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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ZEITGEIST, Sterling, Bruce
268 ZEITGEIST
Sterling, Bruce
Bantam, 2000, 0553104934 / 9780553104936

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Near Fine. Book. Dinyer, Eric
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Faint, horizontal jacket crease at lower edge of rear panel with some minor jacket wrinkles, else fine (unread) copy in near fine jacket. A clean, square copy without price-clipping. Award History: 2001 Locus Poll Award Nominee (lost to The Telling by Ursula K. Le Guin).

003797

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ZENITH ANGLE [THE] (SIGNED & DATED), Sterling, Bruce
269 ZENITH ANGLE [THE] (SIGNED & DATED)
Sterling, Bruce
Ballantine Del Rey, 2004, 0345460618 / 9780345460615

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Stevenson, David
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Not a remainder, book club or ex-library copy. Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Signed on the title page by Sterling and dated "May 19 2004" within a couple weeks of its April 27th publication date, making this copy unique. Techno-thriller. "[A] provocative and highly quotable novel that successfully reminds us [...] that what we tend to regard as speculative SF futures have often been with us all along, just beneath our antiquated radar." - Gary K. Wolfe, Locus, March 2004. Award History: Locus 2004 Recommended Reading List: Science Fiction Novels.
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002564

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WHEELERS, Stewart, Ian and Jack Cohen
270 WHEELERS
Stewart, Ian and Jack Cohen
Warner Books, 2000, 044652560X / 9780446525602

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Eggleton, Bob
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Nice jacket illustration by Bob Eggleton.

001840

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ICE, IRON AND GOLD, Stirling, S. M.
271 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

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REFORMER [THE] (SIGNED), Stirling, S. M. and David Drake
272 REFORMER [THE] (SIGNED)
Stirling, S. M. and David Drake
Baen, 1999, 0671578049 / 9780671578046

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Ruddell, Gary
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Signed by both Stirling and Drake on the title page. Stated first printing. Clean, straight copy without price-clipping.
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004094

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REDSHIFT RENDEZVOUS, Stith, John E.
273 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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SATURN'S CHILDREN (SIGNED), Stross, Charles
274 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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GOLDEN HELIX [THE], Sturgeon, Theodore
275 GOLDEN HELIX [THE]
Sturgeon, Theodore
Doubleday, 1979, 

Book Club (BCE/BOMC), Hardcover, Near Fine, Near Fine. Book. Gleeson, Tony
Book Club Edition, first printing and true first edition. First printing code J 43 on page 246 with code #3552 on back flap. Not a remainder or ex-library copy. The true first edition, this is the first appearance for this Sturgeon collection of ten stories. One tiny, (2.0 cm in length) closed tear at bottom edge of front jacket panel, very minor wrinkling at top and bottom of edge jacket panel, with blank owner's bookplate fixed to front free endpaper, else near fine copy in a near fine jacket (not price-clipped). First hardcover edition collecting stories originally published in various magazines during the 1950's, including the excellent "The Golden Helix" published in Thrilling Wonder Strories (1954). Includes a two-page introduction and introductory notes for all the stories by Sturgeon. Two panel, classic SF jacket illustration by Tony Gleeson. Pringle (ed) The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, pg. 140. "Among the finest short story writers in America." Barron (ed) Anatomy of Wonder (1995) *4-446.

000588

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DOUBLE VISION, Sullivan, Tricia
276 DOUBLE VISION
Sullivan, Tricia
Orbit, 2005, 1841493376 / 9781841493374

First Edition, Soft cover, Very Fine, No Jacket. Book. Gibbons, Lee
Trade paperback UK, first printing and true first editon. Very fine (unread) copy. This is the first world edition, published on July 7, 2005 by Orbit as a trade paperback. Dystopic, fast-paced SF from the author of Maul.

003290

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LETHE, Sullivan, Tricia
277 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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TALES OF OLD EARTH (SIGNED), Swanwick, Michael
278 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.
Signed by Author(s)
001742

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TIME TRIP [THE], Swigart, Rob
279 TIME TRIP [THE]
Swigart, Rob
Houghton Mifflin Co., 1979, 0395277566 / 9780395277560

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. Shields, Charles
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Full number line. Fine copy in fine jacket. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. A clean, straight copy without price-clipping or previous owner's marks. Wonderful condition for a book this age. Erotic SF with a distinctive 70's flair - think swinging Logan's Run. Excerpts appeared in Penthouse magazine if that gives a better indication of the book's theme.

004325

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GRASS, Tepper, Sheri S.
280 GRASS
Tepper, Sheri S.
Doubleday, 1989, 0385260121 / 9780385260121

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. Chichoni, Oscar
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Stated First Edition on copyright page. Rust-orange colored cloth over gray-green boards. Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. A straight, square copy in un-clipped jacket in protective brodart cover. Tepper returns to feminism and religious intolerance in the well-written series. "This is a beautifully written novel with well-developed charaters and a number of very interesting aliens." - Anatomy of Wonder *II-1128.

004330

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