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SCIENCE FICTION

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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
261 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
262 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
263 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
264 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
265 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.
266 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
267 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.
268 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
269 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
270 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
271 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
272 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
273 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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TIME TRIP [THE], Swigart, Rob
274 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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SURVIVAL PLANET: A NOVEL OF THE FUTURE, Tofte, Arthur
275 SURVIVAL PLANET: A NOVEL OF THE FUTURE
Tofte, Arthur
Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1977, 0672522047 / 9780672522048

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. 
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Small (1.0 cm in length) closed jacket tear at top right corner with tiny dent and associated crinkling at bottom edge of rear panel, else fine copy in fine jacket. A clean, straight copy. Juvenile SF by an author inspired by Stanley Weinbaum.

002743

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CHRYSALIS 10 (SIGNED), Torgeson, Roy (ed) with Connie Willis, Thomas F. Monteleone and Steve Rasnic Tem
276 CHRYSALIS 10 (SIGNED)
Torgeson, Roy (ed) with Connie Willis, Thomas F. Monteleone and Steve Rasnic Tem
Doubleday, 1983, 0385175981 / 9780385175982

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Good, Very Good. Book. Barber, Tom
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Signed by contributors Thomas F. Monteleone and Steve Rasnic Tem at their respective story contributions and Connie Willis on the Contents page. Heavy jacket crinkling to top edge of spine panel and moderate crinkling at top right corner. Dust soiling at top edge of page block, else very good copy in very good jacket. The copy is clean and square with $10.95 price intact, unusual for a book this age. Original anthology featuring stories by the following authors: Jay A. Parry, David F. Bischoff, Tanith Lee, Steve Rasnic Tem, Andrew Weiner, Roger Zelazny, Thomas F. Monteleone, Tetsu Yano, Leanne Frahm, Connie Willis and Gardner Dozois. Neat jacket illustration by Tom Barber.
Signed by Author(s)
002744

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DESTINY MAKERS [THE], Turner, George
277 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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GREAT WAR: WALK IN HELL (SIGNED), Turtledove, Harry
278 GREAT WAR: WALK IN HELL (SIGNED)
Turtledove, Harry
Hodder & Stoughton, 2000, 0340715472 / 9780340715475

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Stone, Steve
Hardcover UK, first printing and first UK edition. (Preceded by the US edition published in 1999.) Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Signed by Turtledove on the title page. Not a book club, remainder or an ex-library copy. A clean, straight copy without price-clipping. Sequel to The Great War: The American Front. World War I is raging across the US, and the slaves in the South have risen against their masters under the flag of socialism. Continuation of Turtledove's alternate history of America. Great story telling. Wonderful jacket illustration by Steve Stone. Excellent associational title for the Turtledove collector.
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001489

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GREAT WAR: WALK IN HELL [THE] (SIGNED), Turtledove, Harry
279 GREAT WAR: WALK IN HELL [THE] (SIGNED)
Turtledove, Harry
Del Rey, 1999, 0345405617 / 9780345405616

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Pratt, George
Hardcover first edition, first printing and true first edition. (Preceded the UK edition by Hodder & Stoughton.) Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Signed by Turtledove on the title page. Not a book club, remainder nor ex-library copy. A clean, straight copy without price-clipping. Sequel to The Great War: The American Front. World War I is raging across the US, and the slaves in the South have risen against their masters under the flag of socialism. Continuation of Turtledove's alternate history of America. Great story telling. Sobering jacket painting by George Pratt.
Signed by Author(s)
001920

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GUNPOWDER EMPIRE: CROSSTIME TRAFFIC - BOOK ONE (SIGNED), Turtledove, Harry
280 GUNPOWDER EMPIRE: CROSSTIME TRAFFIC - BOOK ONE (SIGNED)
Turtledove, Harry
Tor Books, 2003, 076530693X / 9780765306937

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Sano, Kazuhiko
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Signed by Turtledove on the title page. Not a book club, remainder nor ex-library copy. First in a new series about a family working for a government bureau which manages alternate timelines throughout human history.
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003219

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