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CHANUR'S VENTURE (SIGNED), Cherryh, C. J.
61 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).
Signed by Author(s)
003452

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CLOUD'S RIDER (SIGNED), Cherryh, C. J.
62 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.
Signed by Author(s)
003850

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KIF STRIKE BACK [THE] (SIGNED), Cherryh, C. J.
63 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.
64 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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SENTINEL [THE], Clarke, Arthur C.
65 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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SONGS OF DISTANT EARTH [THE], Clarke, Arthur C.
66 SONGS OF DISTANT EARTH [THE]
Clarke, Arthur C.
Ballantine/Del Rey, 1986, 0345332199 / 9780345332196

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Good, Very Good. Book. Whelan, Michael
Hardcover first edition, first printing and first US edition. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Very faint, age-related edge wear with faint sun-faded strip on back jacket at spine panel. Else a clean, straight copy without price-clipping. Near Fine (unread) copy in near fine jacket. An idyllic planet inhabited by a small community of humans is visited by huge colony ship carrying one million refugees from Earth. Clarke's first novel after publishing 2010: Odyssey Two.

000481

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JONATHAN STRANGE AND MR. NORRELL: A NOVEL, Clarke, Susanna
67 JONATHAN STRANGE AND MR. NORRELL: A NOVEL
Clarke, Susanna
London, Bloomsbury, 2004, 0747570558 / 9780747570554

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Rosenberg, Portia
Hardcover UK, first printing and first UK edition. (The US edition precedes by 3 weeks.) Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. This copy is wrapped in the creme (white) jacket. Besides some editorial changes, the UK edition has some differences from the US edition, specifically the addition of a silk placeholder ribbon not in the US edition and a different photo of Ms. Clarke on the rear jacket flap. The first edition was issued in two jacket states: one creme and the other black, this is the creme-colored jacket. (All later printings will have black jackets only.) Heavily promoted new novel which meets the critics rave reviews. Collectors have edged toward collecting the creme colored jackets over the black as all later printings will be published in black jackets only. Also, neither the the creme nor black colored jackets are laminated, making them very prone (especially the creme jacket), to wear and smudges. The US edition is already into its 8th printing and appearing in red jackets. Time and handling will make the creme jackets the premier collector's trade edition. ''A quite extraordinary novel, not least because of the quiet, almost leisurely ways by which it achieves its extraordinariness.'' - Gary K. Wolfe, Locus. Award History: 2005 Nebula Award Nominee (lost to Camouflage by Joe Haldeman); 2005 Locus Award Winner for Best First Novel; 2005 World Fantasy Award Winner for Best Novel); 2005 Locus Award Winner for Besf First Novel; 2005 Hugo Award Winner for Best Novel; SF Site's Best SF and Fantasy Books of 2004: Editors' Choice; 2004 British SF Award Nominee for Best Novel (lost to River of Gods by McDonald); Borders Books Best of 2004 Science Fiction & Fantasy. NY Times Books: 100 Notable Books of the Year; Locus 2004 Recommended Reading List: First Novels.

003185

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JONATHAN STRANGE AND MR. NORRELL: A NOVEL, Clarke, Susanna
68 JONATHAN STRANGE AND MR. NORRELL: A NOVEL
Clarke, Susanna
London, Bloomsbury, 2004, 0747570558 / 9780747570554

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Rosenberg, Portia
Hardcover UK, first printing and first UK edition. (The US edition precedes by 3 weeks.) Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. This copy is wrapped in black jacket. Besides some editorial changes, the UK edition has some differences from the US edition, specifically the addition of a white silk placeholder ribbon, black page edging and a different photo of Ms. Clarke on the rear jacket flap not in the US edition. The first edition was issued in two jacket states: one creme (white) and the other black, this is the black jacket. (All later printings will have black jackets only.) Heavily promoted new novel which meets the critics rave reviews. The US edition is already into its 8th printing and appearing in red jackets. ''A quite extraordinary novel, not least because of the quiet, almost leisurely ways by which it achieves its extraordinariness.'' - Gary K. Wolfe, Locus. Award History: 2005 Nebula Award Nominee (lost to Camouflage by Joe Haldeman); 2005 Locus Award Winner for Best First Novel; 2005 World Fantasy Award Winner for Best Novel); 2005 Locus Award Winner for Besf First Novel; 2005 Hugo Award Winner for Best Novel; SF Site's Best SF and Fantasy Books of 2004: Editors' Choice; 2004 British SF Award Nominee for Best Novel (lost to River of Gods by McDonald); Borders Books Best of 2004 Science Fiction & Fantasy. NY Times Books: 100 Notable Books of the Year; Locus 2004 Recommended Reading List: First Novels.

003209

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JONATHAN STRANGE AND MR. NORRELL: A NOVEL (CREME JACKET VARIANT), Clarke, Susanna
69 JONATHAN STRANGE AND MR. NORRELL: A NOVEL (CREME JACKET VARIANT)
Clarke, Susanna
New York, Bloomsbury, 2004, 1582344167 / 9781582344164

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Rosenberg, Portia
Hardcover first edition, first printing and true first edition. Stated First Edition with "1" present in complete number line. Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. (Despite the "First US Edition" statement on the copyright page, this US edition precedes the UK edition by 3 weeks.) Not book club, remainder or ex-library copy. This copy has the coveted creme colored jacket protected with a clear, archival cover. First edition first printings were issued in two jacket variants: one creme and the other black with red endpapers. (True first editions have red endpapers with a creme or black jacket. All later printings have white endpapers and black or red jackets only.) Collectors note all first printing points are present: "First U.S. Edition 2004" state on copyright page with full number line, $27.95 price on jacket flap and red endpapers. Collectors have edged toward collecting the creme colored jackets over the black as all later printings were published in black jackets only. Also, neither the the creme nor black colored jackets are laminated, making them very prone (especially the creme jacket), to wear and smudges. Time and handling have made the creme jackets the premier collector's trade edition. ''A quite extraordinary novel, not least because of the quiet, almost leisurely ways by which it achieves its extraordinariness.'' - Gary K. Wolfe, Locus. The US edition is already into its 8th printings. Award History: 2005 Locus Award Winner for Best First Novel; 2005 World Fantasy Award Winner for Best Novel); 2005 Locus Award Winner for Best First Novel; 2005 Hugo Award Winner for Best Novel; SF Site's Best SF and Fantasy Books of 2004: 2005 Nebula Award Nominee (lost to Camouflage by Joe Haldeman); Editors' Choice; 2004 British SF Award Nominee for Best Novel (lost to River of Gods by McDonald); Borders Books Best of 2004 Science Fiction & Fantasy. NY Times Books: 100 Notable Books of the Year; Locus 2004 Recommended Reading List: First Novels.

004473

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JONATHAN STRANGE AND MR. NORRELL: A NOVEL (SIGNED & DATED), Clarke, Susanna
70 JONATHAN STRANGE AND MR. NORRELL: A NOVEL (SIGNED & DATED)
Clarke, Susanna
Bloomsbury, 2004, 1582344167 / 9781582344164

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Rosenberg, Portia
Hardcover first edition, first printing and true first edition. Stated First Edition with "1" present in complete number line. Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. (Despite the "First US Edition" statement on the copyright page, this US edition precedes the UK edition by 3 weeks.) Presentation copy signed by Clarke and dated in the European fashion as "23rd Sept 04" on the title page, the same month as publication, making this copy unique. This copy has the coveted creme colored jacket (now protected in a clear, archival sleeve.) Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. First edition first printings were issued in two jacket variants: one creme and the other black with red endpapers. (True first editions have red endpapers with a creme or black jacket. All later printings have white endpapers and black or red jackets only.) Collectors note all first printing points are present: "First U.S. Edition 2004" state on copyright page with full number line, $27.95 price on jacket flap and red endpapers. Collectors have edged toward collecting the creme colored jackets over the black as all later printings were published in black jackets only. Also, neither the the creme nor black colored jackets are laminated, making them very prone (especially the creme jacket), to wear and smudges. Time and handling have made the creme jackets the premier collector's trade edition. ''A quite extraordinary novel, not least because of the quiet, almost leisurely ways by which it achieves its extraordinariness.'' - Gary K. Wolfe, Locus. The US edition is already into its 8th printings. Award History: 2005 Locus Award Winner for Best First Novel; 2005 World Fantasy Award Winner for Best Novel); 2005 Locus Award Winner for Best First Novel; 2005 Hugo Award Winner for Best Novel; SF Site's Best SF and Fantasy Books of 2004: 2005 Nebula Award Nominee (lost to Camouflage by Joe Haldeman); Editors' Choice; 2004 British SF Award Nominee for Best Novel (lost to River of Gods by McDonald); Borders Books Best of 2004 Science Fiction & Fantasy. NY Times Books: 100 Notable Books of the Year; Locus 2004 Recommended Reading List: First Novels.
Signed by Author(s)
002758

Price: 399.00 USD
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JONATHAN STRANGE AND MR. NORRELL: A NOVEL (SIGNED), Clarke, Susanna
71 JONATHAN STRANGE AND MR. NORRELL: A NOVEL (SIGNED)
Clarke, Susanna
Bloomsbury, 2004, 1582344167 / 9781582344164

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Near Fine. Book. Rosenberg, Portia
Hardcover first edition, first printing and true first edition. Stated First Edition with "1" present in complete number line. (Despite the "First US Edition" statement on the copyright page, the US edition precedes the UK edition by 3 weeks.) Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Signed by Clarke on the title page. This copy is the coveted creme jacket variant. The creme jacket shows some light scuff marks, a defect for which these unlaminated creme jackets are particularly prone. (Now protected in a clear, archival sleeve.) Also, there's an unfortunate tape ghost, very faint but visible, on the outside of the jacket's spine panel near the heel approx. 4.5 cm x 1.0 cm in size. Very light bumping at head and heel of jacket spine panel and upper tips, but without associated crinkling. Aside from these defects a fine copy in near fine jacket. A straight, square copy without price-clipping or previous owner's marks. All First Edition points are present: "First U.S. Edition 2004" stated with full number line present. Red endpapers with $27.95 price intact. (True first printings have red endpapers with a creme or black jacket. All later printings have white endpapers and black or red jackets only.) The first edition was issued in two jacket states: one creme and the other black. Also, neither the the creme nor black colored jackets were laminated by the publisher, making them very prone (especially the creme jacket), to wear and smudges. ''A quite extraordinary novel, not least because of the quiet, almost leisurely ways by which it achieves its extraordinariness.'' - Gary K. Wolfe, Locus. The US edition is well past its 8th printing and appears with red jackets. Award History: 2005 Nebula Award Nominee (lost to Camouflage by Joe Haldeman); 2005 Locus Award Winner for Best First Novel; 2005 World Fantasy Award Winner for Best Novel); 2005 Locus Award Winner for Besf First Novel; 2005 Hugo Award Winner for Best Novel; SF Site's Best SF and Fantasy Books of 2004: Editors' Choice; 2004 British SF Award Nominee for Best Novel (lost to River of Gods by McDonald); Borders Books Best of 2004 Science Fiction & Fantasy. NY Times Books: 100 Notable Books of the Year; Locus 2004 Recommended Reading List: First Novels.
Signed by Author(s)
003876

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QUICK [THE], Cole, Burt
72 QUICK [THE]
Cole, Burt
Morrow, 1989, 0688084788 / 9780688084783

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Kelly, Ken
Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Hardcover first edition, first printing. Libertarian Science Fiction novel. A soldier in America's second civil war fights citizens rebelling against economic breakdown and government incompetence. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy.

001155

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CONJURE SOUVENIR PROGRAMME BOOK, Conjure 2006
73 CONJURE SOUVENIR PROGRAMME BOOK
Conjure 2006
Conjure Natcon 2006, 2006, 

First Edition, Pictorial Cover, Very Fine, No Jacket. Book. 
Fine (unread) copy in fine pictorial cover. Souvenir book presented at Conjure 2006, the National Science Fiction Convention in Brisbane, Australia from April 14 - 17, 2006. Over 50 pages of interviews and articles by the Guests of Honor including: Bruce Sterling, Cory Doctorow, Sean Williams, Jonathan Strahan, Kim Wilkins and Erika Lacey. Original full color, wrap-around cover art.

003196

Price: 18.00 USD
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ARCHANGEL, Conner, Michael
74 ARCHANGEL
Conner, Michael
Tor, 1995, 0312857438 / 9780312857431

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. Schmehl, Brad
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Lightly bumped at head and heel of spine panel, else fine (unread) copy in fine jacket. Not a remainder, book club or ex-library copy. Fascinating and detailed alternate history and murder-mystery novel set in post-WWI 1920's Minneapolis, after a devastating plague decimates whites and leaves the black population immune and struggling to carry-on civiliation. Against this backdrop vampire-like murders are occuring in the city that are begin hushed-up. A second novel by this Nebula-winning author, it includes rich narratives on jazz music, pirate radio, prejudice and social breakdown. "[A] tour de force." - Publisher's Weekly. "Conner's dystopic vision of a nation wracked by fear and prejudice serves double duty as a modern parable and a taut sf thriller. This disturbingly thought-provoking novel belongs in most sf collections." - Library Journal.

003767

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WORLD SCIENCE FICTION CONVENTION CONUCOPIA 1999 SOUVENIR BOOK, Conucopia 1999
75 WORLD SCIENCE FICTION CONVENTION CONUCOPIA 1999 SOUVENIR BOOK
Conucopia 1999
NASFIC, 1999, 

First Edition, Pictorial Cover, Fine, No Jacket. Book. Austin, Alicia
Fine (unread) copy in fine pictorial cover. Souvenir Book presented at the 1999 Conucopia North American Science Fiction Convention in Anaheim, CA., August 26 to 29, 1999. Contains 82 pages of original articles, artwork and essays by Guests of Honor including: Dr. Jerry Pournelle, Ellen Datlow and Richard and Nicki Lynch) with appreciations and programming notes. Cover art by Alicia Austin.

001255

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IN THE COURTS OF THE SUN, D'Amato, Brian
76 IN THE COURTS OF THE SUN
D'Amato, Brian
Dutton, 2009, 0525950516 / 9780525950516

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Mollica, Gene
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Stated First Edition with number line complete. Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy.

004411

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SUPERLUMINAL: A NOVEL OF INTERPLANETARY CIVIL WAR, Daniel, Tony
77 SUPERLUMINAL: A NOVEL OF INTERPLANETARY CIVIL WAR
Daniel, Tony
Eos / HarperCollins Publishers, 2004, 0061051438 / 9780061051432

First Edition, Hardcover, Near Fine, Near Fine. Book. Bridges, Gregory
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Stated First Edition with number line complete. Jacket has faint wrinkles on front and back panelst, but without tears or chips. Page block shows handling-related wear with the spine a little loose, but intact without any separation. Aside of from these defects a near fine copy in near fine jacket. Sequel to Metaplanetary (2001). Very nice full color, wrap-around jacket illustration by Gregory Bridges.

004349

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FOR THE WIN (SIGNED), Doctorow, Cory
78 FOR THE WIN (SIGNED)
Doctorow, Cory
Tor, 2010, 0765322161 / 9780765322166

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Near Fine. Book. 
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Stated First Edition with "1" present in complete number line. Signed by Doctorow on the title page. Jacket has minor wear at head and heel of spine panel with same faint ripples in front jacket panel. Else, copy is clean, square and bright with price intact. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy.
Signed by Author(s)
004603

Price: 25.00 USD
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RUNES OF EARTH [THE]: THE LAST CHRONICLES OF THOMAS COVENANT, Donaldson, Stephen R.
79 RUNES OF EARTH [THE]: THE LAST CHRONICLES OF THOMAS COVENANT
Donaldson, Stephen R.
Gollancz, 2004, 0575075988 / 9780575075986

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Whelan, Michael
Hardcover UK, first printing and first edition. First UK edition. (The US edition by Putnam preceded by one week.) Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Donaldson returns to Thomas Covenant and The Land after a 20 year hiatus. First book in a forthcoming quartet. Striking, unlaminated jacket in black with gold highlights by Laura Brett. Lovely gold and black endpaper and pastedown sheets make this UK edition a wonderful copy for the Donaldson collector. "...Donaldson shows that his epic series still has the power to surprise in this richly imagined start of a final quartet." - Publisher's Weekly. Award History: 2005 World Fantasy Award Nominee for Best Novel (lost to Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke); Borders Books Best of 2004 Science Fiction & Fantasy.

004032

Price: 25.00 USD
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NAMELESS DAY [THE], Douglass, Sara
80 NAMELESS DAY [THE]
Douglass, Sara
Voyager HarperCollins Publishers Australia, 2000, 0732265185 / 9780732265182

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. Tan, Shaun
Hardcover UK, first printing and true first edition. (First published in Australia. The first US edition was published later by Tor.) Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Normal age-related browning at page block edges. Two very faint smudges on top edge of page block, else fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. A straight, square copy. The jacket is clean, bright with original price intact. Book One of The Crucible, followed by The Wounded Hawk (2001) and The Crippled Angel (2002). Sadly, Sara Douglass passed away in September, 2011. "This captivating historical fantasy ranks with the best in the subgenre." - Publisher's Weekly. Award History: Amazon's Best of 2004 Top 10 Editors' Picks: Science Fiction & Fantasy.

002665

Price: 75.00 USD
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