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MOSTLY HARMLESS, Adams, Douglas
1 MOSTLY HARMLESS
Adams, Douglas
Harmony Books, 1992, 0517577402 / 9780517577400

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. Cross, Peter
Hardcover first edition, first printing and first US edition. (Preceded by the Heinemann UK edition published in 1992.) Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Trace of age-related wear on top edge of page block, else a fine (unread) copy in fine jacket. A clean, square copy without price-clipping or the usual previous owner's marks. The fifth and final book in the classic Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series. A good read when you need some perspective on life's craziness. "[P]art satire, part slapstick." Barron, (ed.) Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 4-1.

004101

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SO LONG, AND THANKS FOR ALL THE FISH, Adams, Douglas
2 SO LONG, AND THANKS FOR ALL THE FISH
Adams, Douglas
Harmony Books, 1985, 0517554399 / 9780517554395

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Good, Very Good. Book. Cross, Peter
Hardcover first edition, first printing and first US edition. (Preceded by the UK edition published by Pan Books.) First edition with black boards and rude planet etched in green on the front. Moderate age and handling wear to edges of page block, bottom edge of spine panel lightly bumped and one small, closed tear (1 cm in length) at top edge of front jacket panel. Aside from these defects a clean, square copy without price-clipping or previous owner's marks.

003676

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ASSEMBLERS OF INFINITY, Anderson, Kevin J. and Doug Beason
3 ASSEMBLERS OF INFINITY
Anderson, Kevin J. and Doug Beason
Bantam Spectra, 1993, 0553299212 / 9780553299212

Book Club (BCE/BOMC), Hardcover, Near Fine, Near Fine. Book. Lee, Pamela
Book Club edition, first printing and first hardcover edition. (Originally published in 1992 as a serial in Analog magazine. Subsequently published as a paperback. This is the first hardcover edition.) Page block shows light, handling related edge wear. Light jacket chipping at upper tips and crinkling at lower edge of spine panel, else the jacket is bright and intact. No inscriptions or previous owner's marks. A near fine copy in near fine jacket. Award History: 1994 Locus Poll Award Nominee (lost to Green Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson); 1994 Nebula Award Nominee (lost to Red Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson).

004549

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DAY OF THEIR RETURN [THE] , Anderson, Poul
4 DAY OF THEIR RETURN [THE]
Anderson, Poul
Doubleday, 1974, 

Book Club (BCE/BOMC), Hard Cover, Fine , Fine. Corben, Richard V.
Book Club and first hardcover edition. Code 6067 on rear jacket flap. Binding priority A (no printing code on page), per L. W. Curry, Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors: A Bibliography of First Printings of Their Fiction, 1979. Not a remainder nor ex-library copy. Previous owner's bookplate on front free endpaper. Jacket only faintly chipped at corners, else a clean, square copy without clipping. The jacket is clean, sharp and nearly perfect, unusual condition for a book club edition and a book this age. An excellent candidate to marry this superior jacket to a superior copy.

003391

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BROTHER TERMITE, Anthony, Patricia
5 BROTHER TERMITE
Anthony, Patricia
Harcourt Brace & Company, 1993, 0151144222 / 9780151144228

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Rosenberg, Craig Stuart
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. A clean, straight copy without price-clipping. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Second novel by the author of Cold Allies. Tale of alien mind control in the White House. "Anthony is a fine prose stylist with a knack for creating believable characters in a small space." Barron (ed.) Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 4-13. This novel has been sold to a major studio for motion picture treatment.

000401

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COLD ALLIES, Anthony, Patricia
6 COLD ALLIES
Anthony, Patricia
Harcourt Brace & Company, 1993, 0151185034 / 9780151185030

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Rosenberg, Craig Stuart
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Stated First Edition with "A" present. Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. A clean, straight copy without price-clipping. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Anthony's first novel. She's also the author of Brother Termite, Happy Policeman and Flanders. "A fine first novel." Barron, Anatomy of Wonder 5, II30. Clute, Science Fiction: The Illustrated Encyclopedia, Debuts, pg. 207. Anthony's novel Flanders made the Publisher's Weekly Best of 1998 list. Award History: 1994 Locus Award Winner for Best First Novel.

000669

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CRADLE OF SPLENDOR, Anthony, Patricia
7 CRADLE OF SPLENDOR
Anthony, Patricia
Ace, 1996, 044100301X / 9780441003013

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Smollin, Mark
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. Brazil joins the space race by launching a rocket into orbit. The mysterious means of propulsion begins a scramble among the rest of the space to discover what sort of propulsion Brazil's rockets used to reach orbit.

001814

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BALOOK, Anthony, Piers
8 BALOOK
Anthony, Piers
Underwood-Miller, 1990, 088733069X / 9780887330698

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Woodroffe, Patrick
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Stated First Edition with "1" present in complete number line. Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. A clean, straight copy in pristine condition. Jacket art and interior illustrations by Patrick Woodruffe.

004875

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TOTAL RECALL, Anthony, Piers
9 TOTAL RECALL
Anthony, Piers
Morrow, 1989, 0688052096 / 9780688052096

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. Berkey, John
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Some minor age-related edge wear, else fine (unread) copy in fine jacket. A straight, square copy without price-clipping. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Novelization of the Sci-Fi movie Total Recall starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, in turn based upon the short story by Philip K. Dick: "We Can Remember It for You Wholesale." The film version remained loyal to PKD's compelling vision of corrupt political systems, neurotic rulers and multilayered social and personal paranoia. Clute, Science Fiction: The Illustrated Encyclopedia, pg. 162. Classic starship painting on the dustjacket illustration by John Berkey.

000078

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A WOMAN OF THE IRON PEOPLE, Arnason, Eleanor
10 A WOMAN OF THE IRON PEOPLE
Arnason, Eleanor
Morrow, 1991, 0688103758 / 9780688103750

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Good, Fine. Book. Ruddell, Gary
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Minor crinkling to extremities of dustjacket edges from wear, else fine jacket without price-clipping or tears. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Very minor bow to front cover board, else near fine condition. Arnason's first SF novel. Anthropological SF novel surrounding the investigation by a woman scientist of the alien culture on a planet in the Sigma Draconis system. The human survey team is riven by gender and social politics that complicate both the investigation and interpretation of the data gathered from the planet. Critically compared to Vinge's The Snow Queen, Kress' An Alien Light and Slonczewski's Door Into Ocean. See Barron (ed), Anatomy of Wonder 5, II-37.

002324

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AFRICA ZERO, Asher, Neal
11 AFRICA ZERO
Asher, Neal
Cosmos Books / Wildside Press, 2005, 1587154471 / 9781587154478

First Edition, Trade Paperback, Near Fine, No Jacket. Book. Maverick, David
Trade paperback, first printing. Originally serialized in Threads (2001), this book collects together these stories into a single novel. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. One single, heavy crease at lower front tip, about 1" in length with a very faint vertical crease near spine (read once and carefully), else covers are intact and in fine condition. Page block is bright and square without soiling. Publisher's ISBN label affixed to back cover.

004523

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FOUNDATION AND EARTH, Asimov, Isaac
12 FOUNDATION AND EARTH
Asimov, Isaac
Doubleday, 1986, 0385233124 / 9780385233125

First Edition, Hardcover, Near Fine, Near Fine. Book. Wallerstein, Alan
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Stated First Edition on copyright page. True first printing with all points present: Navy boards with red cloth spine. Code "1086" on rear jacket flap indicating an October, 1986 printing and code "BB27" on page 356. Original $16.95 price is intact on front jacket flap. Not a remainder, book club or ex-library copy. The text block is clean and square, with minimal wear. Jacket shows several tiny closed tears and associated moderate crinkling at corners and along edges at head and heel of spine panel. Aside from these defects this copy is clean, straight and not price-clipped. No previous owner's stamps or stickers as is common with this title. Award History: 1987 Locus Poll Award Nominee for Best SF Novel (lost to Speaker for the Dead by Card).

004665

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PRELUDE TO FOUNDATION, Asimov, Isaac
13 PRELUDE TO FOUNDATION
Asimov, Isaac
Doubleday Foundation, 1988, 0385233132 / 9780385233132

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Fine. Book. Vallejo, Boris
Hardcover first edition, first printing and first trade edition. (Preceded by the limited edition published by Phantasia Press.) Very fine (unread) copy in fine jacket. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Published without the "First Edition" statement on the copyright page - one of the few Doubleday books that has no statement of printing on the copyright page. (The "First Edition" statement was sold to Phantasia Press for the limited edition.) First Printing with code #0588 on rear jacket flap indicating a May, 1988 printing. This copy is clean, square and without the usual previous owner's marks. Except for a pair of creases on the front and rear jacket flaps, the jacket is near pristine condition with the $18.95 price intact. An unread (and almost pristine) copy. Unusual in such fine condition. Wonderful full color, wrap-around jacket illustration by Boris Vallejo.

004352

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ROBOTS AND EMPIRE, Asimov, Isaac
14 ROBOTS AND EMPIRE
Asimov, Isaac
Doubleday, 1985, 0385190921 / 9780385190923

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Fine. Book. Shaw, Barclay
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Very fine (unread) copy in fine jacket. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Stated First Edition with code P032 on page 382 and code 0985 on rear jacket flap. If these points are not present it is not a first printing. (Again, it is not a Book Club edition, but was published by Doubleday simultaneous with the Phantasia Press limited edition.) Faint wear at tips of jacket. There is a single 1 cm closed tear at bottom tip of rear jacket panel, else the jacket is clean without marks or price-clipping. The page block is crisp, clean and square. A wonderful copy difficult to find that aren't ex-library or remaindered. Barron (ed.) Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 4-21. Clute, Science Fiction: The Illustrated Encyclopedia, pg. 134. Award History: 1986 Locus Poll Award Nominee for Best SF Novel (lost to The Postman by Brin).

004451

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ROBOTS AND EMPIRE, Asimov, Isaac
15 ROBOTS AND EMPIRE
Asimov, Isaac
Doubleday, 1985, 0385190921 / 9780385190923

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. 
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Not a remainder, Book Club or ex-library copy. Stated First Edition with code P 032 on page 382 and code 0985 on rear jacket flap. (Again, it is not a Book Club edition, but was published by Doubleday simultaneously with the Phantasia Press edition.) Faint jacket crinkling at bottom and top corners of spine panel. One very small (0.5 cm in length) closed tear at top edge of rear jacket panel. A single 3 inch closed tear running diagonally upward from the lower tip up towards the center of the jacket which was "repaired" by a previous owner with scotch tape. Other than these jacket defects the book itself is clean, square and without previous owner's marks. Wonderful copy to marry to a pristine jacket. Difficult to find copies of this title in fine condition that aren't ex-library or remaindered. Barron (ed.) Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 4-21. Clute, Science Fiction: The Illustrated Encyclopedia, pg. 134. Award History: 1986 Locus Poll Award Nominee for Best SF Novel (lost to The Postman by Brin).

000080

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BLIND ASSASSIN [THE] (SIGNED), Atwood, Margaret
16 BLIND ASSASSIN [THE] (SIGNED)
Atwood, Margaret
Doubleday / Nan A. Talese, 2000, 0385475721 / 9780385475723

First Edition, Hardcover, Near Fine, Near Fine. Book. Advertising Archive, London
Hardcover first edition, first printing and first US edition. (Preceded by the McClelland & Stewart edition published in Canada.) Signed and inscribed by Atwood "For _____ - Best Wishes - " on the title page. (The name is illegible.) Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Margaret Atwood travels rarely now, so signed copies will become increasingly scarce and valuable. Light handling-related wear to page block and jacket edges, else a near fine copy in near fine jacket. Previous owner's book plate on ffep. A straight, square copy without tears or marks and price intact. Historical fiction with science fictional elements, it's a novel within a novel set in present-day Canada, but narrated in restrospective about events in Post-WII. Award History: 2000 Man Booker Prize Winner; the 2001 Hammett Prize; 2000 Governor General's Award Nominee; The 20002 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. Time magazine named it the best novel of 2000 and included it in its list of the 100 greatest English-language novels since 1923.
Signed by Author(s)
004761

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PUMP SIX AND OTHER STORIES, Bacigalupi, Paolo
17 PUMP SIX AND OTHER STORIES
Bacigalupi, Paolo
Night Shade Books, 2010, 1597802026 / 9781597802024

First Edition, Trade Paperback, Very Fine, No Jacket. Book. Noble, Claudia
Trade Paperback, first edition and first printing. Stated First Edition on copyright page. Very fine (unread) copy without jacket as issued. Follows the first hardcover edition published in 2008. Collects 10 of Bacigalupi's short stories, many of which won awards, including the Sturgeon Award.

004797

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WINDUP GIRL [THE] (SIGNED), Bacigalupi, Paolo
18 WINDUP GIRL [THE] (SIGNED)
Bacigalupi, Paolo
Night Shade Books, 2010, 1597801585 / 9781597801584

First Edition, Trade Paperback, Very Fine, No Jacket. Book. Lacoste, Ralph
Trade paperback, first printing. First Printing stated on title page. (Copies are in seventh printings to date.) This trade paperback edition follows the hardcover first edition. Signed by Bacigalupi on the title page. Very fine (unread) copy in very fine covers (without jacket as issued). Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. A clean, square copy. Award History: 2010 Hugo Award Winner; 2010 Nebula Award Winner; 2010 John W. Campbell Award Winner; 2010 Locus Poll Award Nominee for Best SF Novel (lost to Boneshaker by Cherie Priest); 2010 Locus Poll Award Winner for Best First Novel; 2010 Compton Crook Award Winner; 2010 British Science Fiction Award Nominee (lost to The Dervish House by Ian McDonald).
Signed by Author(s)
004397

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COMPANY THEY KEEP [THE], Baker, Kage
19 COMPANY THEY KEEP [THE]
Baker, Kage
Science Fiction Book Club, 2007, 0739485989 / 9780739485989

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Jensen, Bruce
Book Club first edition, first printing. Not a remainder or ex-library copy. Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Omnibus collecting The Machine's Child (2006) and The Sons of Heaven (2007), novels seven and eight respectively set in The Company universe.

004196

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MACHINE'S CHILD: THE NEW COMPANY NOVEL [THE], Baker, Kage
20 MACHINE'S CHILD: THE NEW COMPANY NOVEL [THE]
Baker, Kage
Tor, 2006, 0765315513 / 9780765315519

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Very Fine. Book. Youll, Paul
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Faint handling-related edge wear, else fine copy in very fine jacket. A clean, square copy. A Company novel and the second to last in the series prior to Ms. Baker's passing in 2010.

004158

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