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MOTHERSHIP, Brosnan, John
61 MOTHERSHIP
Brosnan, John
Gollancz, 2004, 0575074914 / 9780575074910

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Wallace, Emma
Hardcover UK, first printing and true first edition. (This is the only hardcover edition. No US publication known at this time.) Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Expedition by the medieval-like inhabitants of Urba set out to discover the reason for the terrible portents in the sky, and the sudden disappearance of the Elites, unknown to them that Urba is actually a millenia old generation ship and the Elite were the ship's crew.

002494

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NEW YORK NIGHTS, Brown, Eric
62 NEW YORK NIGHTS
Brown, Eric
Gollancz, 2000, 0575068728 / 9780575068728

First Edition, Hardcover, As New, As New. Book. Moore, Chris
Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Hardcover UK, first printing and true first edition. (No US edition published.) Not a remainder nor ex-library copy. Volume One of the Virex Trilogy. In the near future American society is decimated and fractionalized by refugees after a limited nuclear exchange turnes the eastern seaboard into a hot-zone. Two private investigators who specialize finding missing persons in this social chaos pursue a case which plunges them into the Virtual Reality culture, where the question is asked: Which is better? The real world of social chaos or the VR world where you can be a god? "[The Virex Trilogy is] described with a delicacy and precision often reminiscent of Ballard or Bradbury." - Barron, Anatomy of Wonder 5, II-167. "Mystery and SF competently melded." - Paul Di Filippo.

001621

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WEB: UNTOUCHABLE, Brown, Eric
63 WEB: UNTOUCHABLE
Brown, Eric
Orion Dolphin Press, 1997, 1858815282 / 9781858815282

First Edition, Pictorial Cover, Very Fine, No Jacket. Book. Fangorn
Hardcover copy in pictorial boards without jacket as issued. First edition and first printing. Very fine (unread) copy. Book 3 in The Web juvenile series. Other authors in this shared-world series include Stephen Baxter, Stephen Bowkett, Eric Brown, Peter Hamilton and Maggie Furey.

000533

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PARADOX LOST AND TWELVE OTHER GREAT SCIENCE FICTION STORIES, Brown, Fredric and Elizabeth C. Brown
64 PARADOX LOST AND TWELVE OTHER GREAT SCIENCE FICTION STORIES
Brown, Fredric and Elizabeth C. Brown
Random House, 1973, 0394484487 / 9780394484488

First Edition, Hardcover, Near Fine, Near Fine. Book. 
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Stated First Edition without the letter "A" on the copyright page. (During this period Random House dropped the "A" to indicate a first printing from the letter sequence. A second printing would drop the "B" letter and so on.) Not a book club, remainder for ex-library copy. Moderate foxing on top and side edge of page block. Bottom edge of jacket shows some light wear. Aside from these defects a straight, square copy. The jacket is clean without tears with the $5.95 price intact. Rare to find a copy intact without previous owner's marks. Posthumous collection of 12 of Brown's stories previously published between 1942 and 1963 in Astounding, Playboy and other magazines. Introduction by Elizabeth C. Brown.

004355

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WORLD SCIENCE FICTION CONVENTION BUCCONEER 1998 SOUVENIR BOOK, Bucconeer Worldcon 1998
65 WORLD SCIENCE FICTION CONVENTION BUCCONEER 1998 SOUVENIR BOOK
Bucconeer Worldcon 1998
Baltimore Worldcon 1998, 1998, 

First Edition, Pictorial Cover, Very Fine, No Jacket. Book. Whelan, Michael
Fine (unread) copy in fine pictorial cover. Full color with b&w drawings. Souvenir book presented at the 54th Annual Science Fiction Convention held at Baltimore, Maryland from August 5 to 9, 1998. Over 100 pages of original short stories, articles and essays by the Guests of Honor including: C. J. Cherryh, Milton A. Rothman, Stanley Schimdt, Michael Whelan, J. Michael Straczynski and Charles Sheffield. Original full color, wrap-around cover art by Michael Whelan.

001077

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DIPLOMATIC IMMUNITY (SIGNED), Bujold, Lois McMaster
66 DIPLOMATIC IMMUNITY (SIGNED)
Bujold, Lois McMaster
Baen, 2002, 0743435338 / 9780743435338

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Good, Very Fine. Remainder. Hickman, Stephen
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Stated First Printing with "1" present in complete number line. Signed by Bujold on the title page. Unfortunate remainder stripe on top edge of page block, else fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Not book club or ex-library copy. A clean, straight copy without price-clipping. A Vorkosigan novel. Award History: 2003 Locus Award Nominee (lost to The Years of Rice and Salt by Kim Stanley Robinson); 2004 Nebula Award Nominee (lost to The Speed of Dark by Elizabeth Moon); Amazon's Best of 2002 Editors' Picks: Science Fiction & Fantasy. Publisher's Weekly The Year in Books: SF/ Fantasy/ Horror Top Ten List.
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002526

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DERVISH IS DIGITAL, Cadigan, Pat
67 DERVISH IS DIGITAL
Cadigan, Pat
Macmillan, 2000, 0333779533 / 9780333779538

First Edition, Trade Paperback, Very Fine, No Jacket. Book. 
First Printing, trade paperback and the first world edition. (The first hardcover was published by Tor in July, 2001.) Very fine (unread) condition. Mystery/SF novel with the return of Doré Konstantin, the embattled investigator of the TechnoCrime, Artificial Reality Division first introduced in the novel Tea from an Empty Cup. Tea was called by Salon magazine "a tightly plotted, crisply written novel that fits the classic noir mystery template set down by the likes of Raymond Chandler more comfortably than anything William Gibson has ever written." Cadigan is the two-time winner of the Arthur C Clarke Award for best science fiction novel of the year.

001746

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DERVISH IS DIGITAL (SIGNED), Cadigan, Pat
68 DERVISH IS DIGITAL (SIGNED)
Cadigan, Pat
Macmillan, 2000, 0333779533 / 9780333779538

First Edition, Trade Paperback, Very Fine, No Jacket. Book. 
First Printing, trade paperback and the first world edition. (The first hardcover was published by Tor in July, 2001.) Very fine (unread) condition. Signed by Cadigan on the title page. Mystery/SF novel with the return of Doré Konstantin, the embattled investigator of the TechnoCrime, Artificial Reality Division first introduced in the novel Tea from an Empty Cup. Tea was called by Salon magazine "a tightly plotted, crisply written novel that fits the classic noir mystery template set down by the likes of Raymond Chandler more comfortably than anything William Gibson has ever written." Cadigan is the two-time winner of the Arthur C Clarke Award for best science fiction novel of the year.
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001747

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DIRTY WORK (SIGNED), Cadigan, Pat
69 DIRTY WORK (SIGNED)
Cadigan, Pat
Ziesing, 1993, 0929480279 / 9780929480275

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Berry, Rick
Hardcover, and first trade edition. Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Signed by Cadigan on the title page. Not a book club, remainder nor ex-library copy. Collection of 18 stories including "Lost Girls" first published here. Each story is preceded by an author introduction. "[P]assionate, fiesty, lyrical when it needs to be. But above all it's powerful." - Locus, November 1993.
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001286

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DEAD GIRLS, Calder, Richard
70 DEAD GIRLS
Calder, Richard
St. Martins Press, 1995, 0312130457 / 9780312130459

First Edition, Hardcover, As New, As New. Book. Rostant, Larry
Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Hardcover, first printing and first US edition. (Preceded by the HarperCollins UK, edition published in 1993). Not a remainder nor ex-library copy. SF novel about a plague that turns women into plastic dolls. Calder's well received first novel and the first book in the trilogy. Award History: 1996 Locus Poll Award Nominee for Best First Novel (lost to The Bohr Maker by Linda Nagata).

000337

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ENDER'S SHADOW, Card, Orson Scott
71 ENDER'S SHADOW
Card, Orson Scott
Tor, 1999, 031286860X / 9780312868604

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. Falkenstern, Lisa
Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Hardcover first edition, first printing. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. A clean, straight copy without price-clipping. Parallel novel to Ender's Game, exploring the early life of Ender's strategist, Bean. Award History: 2000 Hugo Award Nominee (lost to A Deepness in the Sky by Vinge); 2000 Locus Poll Award Nominee (lost to Cryptonomicon by Stephenson).

003301

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SHADOW PUPPETS, Card, Orson Scott
72 SHADOW PUPPETS
Card, Orson Scott
Tor, 2002, 0765300176 / 9780765300171

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Rebenschied, Shane
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Stated First Edition with "1" present in complete number line. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. (It's very difficult to find first edition copies today without remainder mark flaws on them.) Award History: 2003 Locus Poll Award Nominee for Best SF Novel (lost to The Years of Rice and Salt by Kim Stanley Robinson.)

003288

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TIME'S FOOL, Carrington, Grant
73 TIME'S FOOL
Carrington, Grant
Doubleday Science Fiction, 1981, 0385152884 / 9780385152884

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. Herr, Margo
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Stated first printing with printing Code K 51 on page 179. Fine (unread) copy in fine jacket. Not a remainder, book club or ex-library copy.The author's first novel best known for his short fiction. A clean, square copy without price-clipping.

003642

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MOONSTONE AND TIGER-EYE: AUTHOR'S CHOICE MONTHLY ISSUE 29 (SIGNED), Charnas, Suzy McKee
74 MOONSTONE AND TIGER-EYE: AUTHOR'S CHOICE MONTHLY ISSUE 29 (SIGNED)
Charnas, Suzy McKee
Pulphouse Puplishing, 1992, 

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Barr, George
Hardcover first edition, first printing. First signed and limited edition. Very fine (unread) condition in uncoated, multi-tone paper dustjacket. (Few of this series had mult-tone jacket designs.) Signed by Charnas on the title page. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Collection of two stories plus introduction. No. 29 in the Pulphouse Author's Choice Monthly series. Nicely crafted limited edition, one of 300 signed and unnumbered copies.
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001695

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CHANUR'S VENTURE (SIGNED), Cherryh, C. J.
75 CHANUR'S VENTURE (SIGNED)
Cherryh, C. J.
Daw, 1985, 

Book Club (BCE/BOMC), Hardcover, Near Fine, Very Good. Book. Whelan, Michael
Book Club edition and first printing Code P08 on page 181 with code 3885 on rear jacket panel. First Thus edition. (Previously published in limited and limited trade editions by specialty publisher Phantasia Press in 1984, this is the first hardcover for the commercial market.) Not a remainder or ex-library copy. Several small closed tears and nicks at top edge of jacket panel. One vertical jacket dent (1.0 cm in length) on rear panel near spine. Page block shows some minor age-related wear, but overall a clean, square copy without clipping. Set in Cherryh's Union-Alliance universe and sequel to The Pride of Chanur. Interior map by David Cherry. Award History: 1985 Locus Poll Award Nominee for Best SF Novel (lost to The Integral Trees by Larry Niven).
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003452

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CLOUD'S RIDER (SIGNED), Cherryh, C. J.
76 CLOUD'S RIDER (SIGNED)
Cherryh, C. J.
Warner, 1996, 0446519103 / 9780446519106

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. Youll, Steve
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Signed by Cherryh on the title page. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Lightly bumped at bottom tips, else fine (unread) copy in fine jacket. Second novel in the Finisterre series.
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003850

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KIF STRIKE BACK [THE] (SIGNED), Cherryh, C. J.
77 KIF STRIKE BACK [THE] (SIGNED)
Cherryh, C. J.
Daw, 1986, 

Book Club (BCE/BOMC), Hardcover, Near Fine, Fine. Book. Cherry, David A.
Book Club edition. First printing code "Q10" on page 252 and code 01175 at bottom corner of rear jacket panel. Not a remainder or ex-library copy. Signed by Cherryh on the title page Issued by the Science Fiction Book Club. Moderate foxing on upper page block, else square and straight copy without the usual clipping or previous owner's marks. Jacket has two faint tape ghosts on rear panel, else is clean without tears or stains. Unusually good condition for a book club this age. Previously published in limited and trade editions in 1985 by specialty publisher Phantasia Press. Third novel in Cherryh's excellent and under-recognized Chanur series. Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 4-105. Award History: 1986 Locus Poll Award Nominee (lost to The Postman by David Brin).
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004014

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2010: ODYSSEY TWO, Clarke, Arthur C.
78 2010: ODYSSEY TWO
Clarke, Arthur C.
Ballantine Del Rey, 1982, 0345303059 / 9780345303059

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. Whelan, Michael
Hardcover first edition, first printing and first US trade edition. (First published in the UK by Granda, later in the US as limited by Phantasia Press.) Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Typical age-related wear on page block edges, else a fine copy in fine jacket. This copy does not show the usual heavy-handling for books this age. A wonderful, nearly pristine collector's copy. Award History: 1982 SF Chronicle Award (lost to The Claw of the Conciliator by Gene Wolfe); 1983 Hugo Award Nominee (lsot to Foundation's Edge by Asimov); 1983 Locus Poll Award Nominee (lost to Foundation's Edge by Asimov).

004092

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GHOST FROM THE GRAND BANKS [THE], Clarke, Arthur C.
79 GHOST FROM THE GRAND BANKS [THE]
Clarke, Arthur C.
Gollancz, 1990, 0575049065 / 9780575049062

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Good, Very Good. Book. Stimpson, Tom
Hardcover UK, first printing and true first edition. (Precedes the US edition by Bantam Spectra.) Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Age-related shelfwear to textblock and jacket edges, else near fine copy in near fine jacket. A clean, straight copy without price-clipping.

002669

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SENTINEL [THE], Clarke, Arthur C.
80 SENTINEL [THE]
Clarke, Arthur C.
Berkley Books, 1984, 

Book Club (BCE/BOMC), Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. Woods, Lebbeus
Book Club, first printing and first trade hardcover edition. First printing with code 0O8 on page 206. Not a remainder or ex-library copy. Faintly chipped at tips and corners, else fine copy in fine jacket. A clean, square copy without marks, difficult to find in fine condition. Interior b&w illustrations by Lebbeus Woods. First published in paperback by Berkley (1983) and later in a signed hardcover edition (Jan, 1984), this Book Club edition is the first trade hardcover edition (published in March, 1984). Collects 10 of Clarke's early short stories, published between 1946 and 1983 and includes the outline for the novel The Songs of Distant Earth and the title short story, The Sentinel (written in 1948 and first published in 1951). The Sentinel which was expanded later into Clarke's seminal novel, 2001: A Space Odyssey.

004153

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