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RAISING THE STONES, Tepper, Sherri
281 RAISING THE STONES
Tepper, Sherri
Doubleday, 1990, 0385415109 / 9780385415101

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. Ayers, Alan
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Stated First Edition on copyright page. Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. A clean, square copy in pristine jacket with protective cover. Novel set in the same universe as GRASS, which was nominated for the 1990 Hugo Award. "Two other fine novels set in the same universe and examining similar themes are Raising the Stones and Sideshow." - Anatomy 4, 4-*454.

004329

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SURVIVAL PLANET: A NOVEL OF THE FUTURE, Tofte, Arthur
282 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
283 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.
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002744

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DESTINY MAKERS [THE], Turner, George
284 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
285 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
286 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.
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001920

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GUNPOWDER EMPIRE: CROSSTIME TRAFFIC - BOOK ONE (SIGNED), Turtledove, Harry
287 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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ALTERNATE GENERALS II (SIGNED), Turtledove, Harry (ed) and S.M. Stirling
288 ALTERNATE GENERALS II (SIGNED)
Turtledove, Harry (ed) and S.M. Stirling
Baen, 2002, 0743435281 / 9780743435284

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. Blair, Dru
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Fine (unread) copy in fine jacket. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Signed by the editor Harry Turtledove and by contributor S.M. Stirling on the Contents page. Edited by Harry Turtledove, the second anthology in the fascinating alternate history series speculating on the historical "what if" focusing on famous generals through history. Interesting reading. Contributing authors include: Jim Fiscus, Michael F. Flynn, Harry Turtledove, Noreen Doyle, Judith Tarr, Roland J. Green, Chris Bunch, S. M. Stirling, Richard Foss, Susan Shwartz, R. M. Meluch, Joel Richards, Esther M. Friesner and William Sanders.
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003921

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WEAPON MAKERS [THE], Van Vogt, A.E.
289 WEAPON MAKERS [THE]
Van Vogt, A.E.
Corwin Greenberg, 1952, 

First Edition, Hardcover, Near Fine, Very Good. Book. Weber, Nettie
Hardcover first edition, first printing and first US edition. First Thus edition. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Light green boards with black lettering on spine. Near fine copy in very good jacket. Light, age-related dust soiling to top edge of page block. Bottom edge of spine lightly scuffed. Jacket spine panel is sunned, but complete without tears and with original $2.75 price intact. Boards straight and square, pages clean and bright. A nice, bright copy. Originally published as a magazine serial in 1943, later published in hardcover by Hadley Publishing in 1947. Re-published by Corwin in 1952 as a "fix-up" with revised text fixing numerous errors in the previous Hadley edition. (A. E. van Vogt coined the term "fix-up" in his 1975 autobiography "Reflections of A. E. van Vogt" referring to his previously published stories altered to fit together by adding new cementing material.) 1,000 copies were printed.

004345

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MAMMOTH, Varley, John
290 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
291 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
292 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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CHILDREN OF THE SKY, Vinge, Vernor
293 CHILDREN OF THE SKY
Vinge, Vernor
Tor, 2011, 0312875622 / 9780312875626

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

004443

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RAINBOWS END: A NOVEL WITH ONE FOOT IN THE FUTURE, Vinge, Vernor
294 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
295 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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BLUEBEARD, Vonnegut, Kurt
296 BLUEBEARD
Vonnegut, Kurt
Delacorte Press, 1987, 0385295901 / 9780385295901

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. Adams, Jeff
Hardcover first edition, first printing and first trade edition. (Preceded by Franklin Library limited edition. Also note that Delacorte Press also did a limited signed edition.) Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Fine (unread) copy faintly bumped at head of spine panel, else fine jacket. A clean, square copy without price-clipping or previous owner's marks.

003582

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HOWARD WHO? TWELVE OUTSTANDING STORIES OF SPECULATIVE FICTION, Waldrop, Howard
297 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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HA' PENNY (SIGNED), Walton, Jo
298 HA' PENNY (SIGNED)
Walton, Jo
Tor, 2007, 0765318539 / 9780765318534

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Grossman, Howard
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Signed by Walton on the title page. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Sequel to the critically-acclaimed novel Farthing (2006). The Still Life With Facists trilogy is set in the alternate history where Churchill is overthrown an England makes peace with the Nazis - think SS-GB by Len Deighton (1978) . Award History: 2008 Locus Poll Award Nominee (lost to The Yiddish Policemen's Union Michael Chabon).
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004131

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CONVERTS, Watson, Ian
299 CONVERTS
Watson, Ian
St. Martin's Press, 1984, 0312169450 / 9780312169459

First Edition, Hardcover, Poor, Very Good. Ex-Library. Marsh, James
Hardcover first edition. Ex-library copy. Not a book club edition. This copy is leaned with the usual ex-library markings, paste-ons and handling. However, the jacket is complete without tears, stains or price-clipping. Further, the jacket has been cleaned with all library paste-ons removed with only a faint tape ghost from the libary sticker remaining at bottom edge of spine panel. A nice first edition jacket to marry to a superior copy or a convenient reading copy.

003098

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DENNER'S WRECK, Watt-Evans, Lawrence
300 DENNER'S WRECK
Watt-Evans, Lawrence
Avon Books, 1988, 

Book Club (BCE/BOMC), Hardcover, Fine, Near Fine. Book. Walotsky, Ron
Book Club, first printing and first hardcover edition. (Previously published in only paperback this edition issued by the SFBC is the first hardcover edition.) Code 13539 on rear jacket panel. Minor chips and wrinkling at tips of jacket panels with some faint crinkling at head and heal of spine panel. Jacket is moderately scuffed at top corner of rear jacket panel near spine. Not a remainder nor ex-library copy. Aside from the these defects, the jacket is clean, un-clipped and without tears. A straight, square copy with original publisher's stamp on rear flyleaf. Known primarily for fantasy, this was Watt-Evans' first SF novel.

003444

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