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STARPLEX, Sawyer, Robert J.
41 STARPLEX
Sawyer, Robert J.
Ace, 1996, 0441003729 / 9780441003723

Book Club (BCE/BOMC), Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. Walotsky, Ron
Book Club Edition, first printing and first hardcover edition. (Originally serialized in the July through October 1996 issues of Analog Science Fiction and Fact magazine. Later published in paperback by Ace. This BCE is the first hardcover edition.) The Book Club is also the only hardcover edition to date. Printing code #14361 on rear jacket panel with the printing statement "This book is an Ace original edition, and has never been previously published" plus the statement "[t]his novel was serialized in the July through October 1996 issues of Analog Science Fiction and Fact magazine" also on the title page. Ron Walotsky is the artist for the Book Club edition jacket. Jacket is bright and intact without tears, but has some tiny chipping at tips. Very faint age and handling-related wear to page block edges, but is otherwise clean and square without previous owner's marks. A fine copy in fine jacket. Very unusual to find Book Clubs in fine condition. Award History: 1996 HOMer Award Winner; 1997 Aurora Award Winner; 1997 SF Chronicle Award Nominee (lost to Holy Fire by Bruce Sterling); 1997 Nebula Award Nominee (lost to Slow River by Nicola Griffith); 1997 Hugo Award Nominee (lost to Blue Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson).

004845

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HAVOC SWIMS JADED, Schow, David J.
42 HAVOC SWIMS JADED
Schow, David J.
Subterranean Press, 2006, 1596060670 / 9781596060678

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Dietz, Frank
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy.Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Collection of 13 horror short stories, a Forward by "Bertrand Nightenhelser" with full color, wrap-around jacket and interior illustrations by Frank Dietz. Craig Spector collaborated on the short story "Dismantling Fortress Architecture" with Schow. The short stories previously appeared in "magazines that no longer exist or anthologies that are out of print" - read Schow's hilarious rant on the copyright page.

003507

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NANTUCKET SLAYRIDES: THREE SHORT NOVELS (SIGNED), Shepard, Lucius and Robert Frazier
43 NANTUCKET SLAYRIDES: THREE SHORT NOVELS (SIGNED)
Shepard, Lucius and Robert Frazier
Eel Grass Press, 1989, 0938075101 / 9780938075103

First Edition, Trade Paperback, Fine, No Jacket. Book. Potter, J.K.
First Printing, trade paperback. Some faint creases on the wrapper, else fine copy without jacket as issued . Not a remainder or ex-library copy. A clean, straight copy. Signed by co-author Lucius Shepard on the title page. Collects three original stories, two by Shepard, the third by Frazier.
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002978

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EDGE OF SPACE: THREE ORIGINAL NOVELLAS, Silverberg, Robert (ed)
44 EDGE OF SPACE: THREE ORIGINAL NOVELLAS
Silverberg, Robert (ed)
Elsevier/Nelson Books, 1979, 0525666257 / 9780525666257

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. Fref
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Fine copy in fine jacket. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Minor jacket crinkling at heel of spine panel and faint dust soiling at top edge of page block. Extremely well cared for book. A clean, square copy without price-clipping, tears or previous owner's marks. Original anthology edited with introduction by Robert Silverberg featuring three orignal novellas by Glenn Chang, Phyllis Gotlieb and Mark J. McGarry. Very cool full color, wrap-around jacket illustration by Fref. Award History: 1980 Locus Poll Award Nominee for Best Anthology (lost to Universe 9 by Terry Carr).

003584

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ALTAIR: ALTERNATIVE AIRINGS OF SPECULATIVE FICTION (SIGNED), Stephenson, Robert, et al., (eds) with Joe Haldeman and Sean Williams
45 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
46 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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POE'S CHILDREN: A NEW HORROR ANTHOLOGY (SIGNED), Straub, Peter (ed) and Joe Hill
47 POE'S CHILDREN: A NEW HORROR ANTHOLOGY (SIGNED)
Straub, Peter (ed) and Joe Hill
Doubleday, 2008, 0385522835 / 9780385522830

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. Cohen, Rebecca
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Stated First Edition with "1" present in complete number line. Signed by editor Peter Straub on the title page and by contributor Joe Hill (with a doodle of a ghost) at his story "20th Century Ghosts". Original anthology, edited by Peter Straub, featuring 24 horror stories. Light, handling related wear to page block edges, else fine copy in fine jacket. Contributing authors include: Dan Choan, Elizabeth Hand, Melanie Tem, Steve Rasnic Tem, M. John Harrison, Ramsey Campbell, Brian Evenson, Kelly Link, Jonathan Carroll, M. Rickert, Thomas Tessier, David J. Schow, Glen Hirshberg, Thomas Ligotti, Benjamin Percy, Bradford Morrow, Peter Straub, Stephen King, Joe Hill, Ellen Klages, Tia V. Travis, Graham Joyce, Neil Gaiman, John Crowley and Rosalind Palermo Stevenson.
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004755

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GOLDEN HELIX [THE], Sturgeon, Theodore
48 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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LETHE, Sullivan, Tricia
49 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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SILMARILLION [THE], Tolkien, J. R. R. (edited by Christopher Tolkien)
50 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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TOLKIEN COMPANION [THE], Tolkien, J. R. R. (Tyler, J. E. A editor)
51 TOLKIEN COMPANION [THE]
Tolkien, J. R. R. (Tyler, J. E. A editor)
St Martins Press, 1976, 0517279142 / 9780517279144

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Good, Very Good. Book. Zucker, Joseph
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Heavy scuff mark on side edge of textblock with moderate age-related soiling. Slight indication of front board separation from spine. Jacket shows minor wear at corners and bears two closed tears, 2.0 cm and the other 1.0 cm in length, at bottom edge of front panel. A well-preserved, but handled copy of a book that was the first to compile the vast world of Middle Earth. Interior black and white illustrations by Kevin Reilly. Wonderful full color, wrap-around jacket by Joseph Zucker.

003047

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ALTERNATE GENERALS II (SIGNED), Turtledove, Harry (ed) and S.M. Stirling
52 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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METROPOLITAN (SIGNED), Williams, Walter Jon
53 METROPOLITAN (SIGNED)
Williams, Walter Jon
HarperPrism, 1995, 0061052124 / 9780061052125

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. Heffernan, Phil
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Very fine (unread) copy in fine jacket. Signed by Williams on the title page. Not a remainder, book club or ex-library copy. A clean, straight copy without price-clipping. A world-city where technology is powered by geomancy. Metropolitan's sequel, City On Fire, was published by HarperPrism to excellent reviews in the NY Times Book Review - "[R]arest of entertainments, a sequel that improves on a successful predecessor." Gerald Jonas, NY Times Book Review, 23 Feb. 1997. The sequel, City On Fire was named a 1997 Notable Book by the NY Times Book Review, and nominated for the 1997 Nebula Award. Award History: 1995 Nebula Nominee Nominee for Best Novel (lost to The Terminal Experiment [vt Hobson's Choice ] by Robert J. Sawyer).
Signed by Author(s)
002573

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CALDE OF THE LONG SUN (SIGNED), Wolfe, Gene
54 CALDE OF THE LONG SUN (SIGNED)
Wolfe, Gene
Tor, 1994, 0312855834 / 9780312855833

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. Bober, Richard
Hardcover first edition, first printing and first US edition. (Preceded by the UK edition by Hodder & Stoughton.) Signed by Wolfe on the title page. Not a book club, remainder nor ex-library copy. Very faint scuffing to side textblock, with a small 1cm closed tear at bottom edge of back dustjacket panel, else fine (unread) copy in fine dustjacket. The third and scarcist volume in Wolfe's The Book of the Long Sun series, thematic sequel to Wolfe's enduring masterpiece, The Book of the New Sun. Difficult to find in fine condition without price-clipping or remainder marks. Award History: 1995 Nebula Award Nominee for Best Novel (lost to The Terminal Experiment by Robert J. Sawyer.)
Signed by Author(s)
002161

Price: 60.00 USD
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1976 ANNUAL WORLD'S BEST SF [THE], Wollheim, Donald A. (ed) and Arthur Saha
55 1976 ANNUAL WORLD'S BEST SF [THE]
Wollheim, Donald A. (ed) and Arthur Saha
Daw Books, 1976, 

Book Club (BCE/BOMC), Hard Cover, Fine, Fine. Jezierski, Chet
Book Club, first printing and first hardcover edition. (First published in paperback the same year by Daw Books.) Not a remainder nor ex-library copy. First printing with code R26 on page 276 and code 2864 on rear jacket flap. (Priority A binding per L. W. Currey, Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors: A Bibliography of First Printings of Their Fiction, 1979.) Some faint jacket crinkling at corners and edges of spine panel, else fine copy in fine jacket. Very small and faint red colored mark on bottom edge of page block. A clean, straight copy without clipping. Collects the best short fiction published the previous year in magazines. The authors include: Fritz Leiber; Joan D. Vinge, Vernor Vinge; Barrington J. Bayley; Lisa Tuttle; George R. R. Martin; Brian Stableford; Michael Bishop; P. J. Plauger; Stephen Robinett; John Brunner and Richard Cowper. Edited with an Introduction by Wollheim. Award History: 1977 Locus Poll Award Nominee for Best Anthology (lost to Best SF of the Year 5 edited by Terry Carr).

003359

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XANADU (SIGNED), Yolen, Jane (ed) with Esther Friesner, Nancy Kress, Gardner Dozois and Mike Resnick
56 XANADU (SIGNED)
Yolen, Jane (ed) with Esther Friesner, Nancy Kress, Gardner Dozois and Mike Resnick
Tor, 1993, 031285367X / 9780312853679

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Roberts, Tony
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Stated First Edition with "1" present in complete number line. First in an original anthology series to be edited by Jane Yolen. Signed by the editor Jane Yolen and inscribed "2015" on the title page. Also signed by contributing authors Patrick Nielsen Hayden, Steven Brust and Esther Friesner on the Contents page, and also by authors Nancy Kress, Gardner Dozois and Mike Resnick at their respective story contributions. Contributing authors include: Ursula Le Guin, Tanith Lee, Nancy Kress, Eleanor Arnason, Esther Friesner, Robert Abel, Steven Brust, Pamela Dean, Gardner Dozois, Frances Hoekstra, Anna Kirwan-Vogel, Elise Matthesen, John Morressy, Leslea Newman, Patrick Nielsen Hayden, Mike Resnick, Pat Schneider, Will Shetterly, William Stafford, Lisa Tuttle, Donna J. Waidtlow and Jane Yolen. For fans of Elenor Arnason, the Xanadu anthology includes the novella "The Hound of Merin" set in the hwarhath universe. (This novella follows the only novel in the series, Ring of Swords. All sequels have only appeared as short stories in magazine format.)
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000364

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QUEEN'S OWN FOOL: A NOVEL OF MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS (SIGNED), Yolen, Jane and Robert J. Harris
57 QUEEN'S OWN FOOL: A NOVEL OF MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS (SIGNED)
Yolen, Jane and Robert J. Harris
Philomel, 2000, 0399233806 / 9780399233807

First Edition, Hardcover, Near Fine, Near Fine. Book. Von Buhler, Cynthia
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Not a remainder, book club or ex-library copy. Signed by co-author Jane Yolen and dated "2015" on the title page. Historical fiction novel for Young Adults. Faint scuffing and handling-related wear along page block edges with page dents on the fore edge, also handling related, else near fine copy in fine jacket. A straight, square copy. Historical fiction told from the perspective of 12 year old girl troubadour named Nicola, the court fool for Mary, Queen of Scots during the turbulent political and religious upheavals in 16th century France and Scotland.
Signed by Author(s)
003645

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