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Updated November 22, 2017


Our recent acquisitions. All books listed on the New Titles webpage are hardcover first editions, first printings unless stated otherwise. Each book listed in the New Titles pages are also listed in their respective genre category webpages.

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ALL THE BIRDS IN THE SKY, Anders, Charlie Jane
1 ALL THE BIRDS IN THE SKY
Anders, Charlie Jane
Tor, 2016, 0765379945 / 9780765379948

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. Staehle, Will
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Stated First Edition with "1" present in complete number line. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Fine (unread) copy in fine jacket. Award History: 2017 Nebula Award Winner for Best Novel; 2017 Locus Poll Award Winner for Best Fantasy Novel; 2017 Hugo Award Nominee for Best Novel (lost to The Obelisk Gate, N.K. Jemisi).

004997

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ROBOTS AND EMPIRE, Asimov, Isaac
2 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

Price: 25.00 USD
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PUMP SIX AND OTHER STORIES, Bacigalupi, Paolo
3 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

Price: 15.00 USD
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FOUNDATION'S FEAR (SIGNED), Benford, Gregory
4 FOUNDATION'S FEAR (SIGNED)
Benford, Gregory
Orbit, 1997, 1857234634 / 9781857234633

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. Gambino, Fred
Hardcover first edition, first printing and first UK edition. First Published in Great Britain printed on copyright page. Signed by Benford on the title page. Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Excellent condition for a book this age. Published two months after the US edition by HarperPrism. Volume 1 of The Second Foundation Trilogy. Wonderful two-panel dustjacket illustration by Fred Gambino capturing the sheer mass of the world city of Trantor.
Signed by Author(s)
004477

Price: 30.00 USD
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BEYOND THE FALL OF NIGHT (SIGNED), Benford, Gregory and Arthur C. Clarke
5 BEYOND THE FALL OF NIGHT (SIGNED)
Benford, Gregory and Arthur C. Clarke
Ace Putnam, 1990, 0399134999 / 9780399134999

First Edition, Hardcover, Near Fine, Near Fine. Book. Leeds, Judith Kazdym
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Signed by Benford on the title page. Faint age and handling-related edgewear to page block and jacket edges, else near fine copy in near fine jacket. A square, straight copy without price-clipping. Sequel to Clarke's classic novella Against the Fall of Night. (First published in paperback, the first hardcover was published by Gollancz in 1953.)
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003897

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LAST EVER AFTER [THE]: THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD AND EVIL BOOK THREE (SIGNED), Chainani, Soman
6 LAST EVER AFTER [THE]: THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD AND EVIL BOOK THREE (SIGNED)
Chainani, Soman
Harper, 2015, 0062435736 / 9780062435736

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. Bruno, Iacopo
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Stated First Edition with "1" present in complete number line. Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Signed by Chainani on a specially printed tipped-in sheet. The tipped-in page bears The School of Good and Evil crest above Chainani's signature. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Book Three in the very popular The School for Good and Evil juvenile series where ordinary teenagers are kidnapped then trained to be fairy tale heroes and villains. It's Good versus Evil and Boys versus Girls. A lot of fun for young readers. The School for Good and Evil (2013) debuted on the New York Times Bestseller List. The series has been translated into 22 languages and will soon be a major motion picture from Universal Studios, who purchased the rights in a seven-figure deal. The sequel is A World Without Princes (2014). Wonderful interior color and b&w art by illustrator Iacopo Bruno. A colorful, vibrant book to keep forever.
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004794

Price: 35.00 USD
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CHANUR'S VENTURE (SIGNED), Cherryh, C. J.
7 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

Price: 25.00 USD
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LORD FOUL'S BANE, Donaldson, Stephen R.
8 LORD FOUL'S BANE
Donaldson, Stephen R.
Nelson Doubleday, 1977, 

Book Club (BCE/BOMC), Hardcover, Near Fine, Very Good. Book. Tate, Janice C.
Book Club Edition, first printing and true first edition. Not a remainder or ex-library copy. First printing code H21 on page 403, indicates a first printing in May 1977. This first printing by the SFBC preceded the Holt Rinehart Winston trade edition, making it the true first edition and relatively rare. Later printings by the SFBC substituted the original cover by Tate for the S. C. Wyeth cover for the HRW trade edition. First printing with brown boards with blue lettering on spine. The First Chronicle of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever. Map by Lynne K. Plagge. Moderate jacket crinkling at top and bottom of spine panel with heavier crinkling and chipping at upper tips. Spine panel is sunned. Brown boards with blue lettering. Boards are square and page block is clean and bright, unusual to find in book club editions, which usually suffer from heavy handling. Award History: 1978 Gandalf Award Nominee (lost to The Silmarillion by J. R. R. Tolkien).

004742

Price: 25.00 USD
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DRAGONFLY, Durbin, Frederic S.
9 DRAGONFLY
Durbin, Frederic S.
Arkham House, 1999, 0870541757 / 9780870541759

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Near Fine. Book. Van Hollander, Jason
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Stated First Edition on copyright page. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Copy is clean and square. Jacket is intact, but slightly sunned on the spine panel. A Fine copy in near fine jacket. Limited to 4,000 printed copies. Full color, wrap-around jacket illustration by Jason Van Hollander.

005001

Price: 30.00 USD
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HALF-MADE WORLD [THE], Gilman, Felix
10 HALF-MADE WORLD [THE]
Gilman, Felix
Tor Books, 2010, 0765325527 / 9780765325525

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. MacDonald, Ross
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. The jackets are uncoated and very prone to smudges and stains, but this jacket is fine and unmarked. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library.

004388

Price: 30.00 USD
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SHADOW OF NIGHT (SIGNED), Harkness, Deborah
11 SHADOW OF NIGHT (SIGNED)
Harkness, Deborah
Viking, 2012, 0670023485 / 9780670023486

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. 
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Stated First Edition with "1" present in complete number line. Signed by Harkness on the title page. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Very fine (unread) copy in very fine jacket. Sequel to A Discovery of Witches (2011).
Signed by Author(s)
004998

Price: 25.00 USD
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WOOL (SIGNED), Howey, Hugh
12 WOOL (SIGNED)
Howey, Hugh
Century, 2013, 1780891245 / 9781780891248

First Edition, Trade Paperback, Fine, No Jacket. Book. Getty Images
Trade paperback, UK edition and first edition. This is a fourth printing.(Previously published in hardcover.) Signed by Howey on the title page. Spine is square and is un-creased. The tips are still sharp. Aside from some faint, shallow creases on rear panel, a fine (unread) copy. Originally self-published separately in five chapters as ebooks in the U.S. This UK edition collects the first five ebook chapters comprising the first volume in the Wool Trilogy and published in hardcover for the first time. Currently in production as a major motion picture.
Signed by Author(s)
004792

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BURIED GIANT [THE] (SIGNED), Ishiguro, Kazuo
13 BURIED GIANT [THE] (SIGNED)
Ishiguro, Kazuo
Knopf, 2015, 030727103X / 9780307271037

First Edition, Hardcover, Very Fine, Very Fine. Book. 
Hardcover first edition, first printing and first US edition. (Simultaneous with the UK edition by Faber and Faber, but the time zone difference makes the UK the true first edition.) Stated First Edition with printing date "03/2015" on rear jacket flap, making it a March, 2015 first printing. Signed by Ishiguro on publisher's tipped-in sheet. Ishiguro is also winner of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Literature. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. This copy also has the publisher's black stain on the page edges. (Copies are already in multiple printings. These later printings have plain white page edges as opposed to the black-stained edges.) The book's green jacket is un-laminated, making it prone to scratches. This jacket is pristine without the "Signed First Edition" sticker present. Caution to collectors: Removing the Signed First Edition sticker can scratch off the jacket's green ink from the jacket cover. There is no sticker on this copy and the jacket is in fine condition. "It's a sad, elegiac story, one that has a tone and texture suited to its subject matter: a dreamy journey, repetitive and searching as lost memory." Lydia Millet - Publisher's Weekly Starred Review. Award History: 2016 World Fantasy Award Nominee for Best Novel (lost to The Chimes by Anna Smaill).(Sceptre)
Signed by Author(s)
004747

Price: 100.00 USD
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SOLE SURVIVOR: A NOVEL (SIGNED & DATED), Koontz, Dean R.
14 SOLE SURVIVOR: A NOVEL (SIGNED & DATED)
Koontz, Dean R.
Knopf, 1997, 0679425268 / 9780679425267

First Edition, Hardcover, Near Fine, Fine. Book. Kidd, Chip
Hardcover first edition, first printing and first US edition. (The US edition was published Feb. 1997 after the UK hardcover by Headline.) Faint age-related wear to page block edges with light foxing at top edge, else a near fine copy in fine, unclipped jacket. The page block is straight and square. The jacket is clean without tears and price intact. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Signed and inscribed "To Jan / Survive and Thrive" and dated "3/15/97" by Koontz on the half-title page. The March date places this copy one month after it's official publication date in February, 1997. A very nice collectible copy. A reporter investigates the fatal plane disaster where a survivor walks away, contrary to the official story that there were no crash survivors.
Signed by Author(s)
004803

Price: 50.00 USD
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ANCILLARY MERCY, Leckie, Ann
15 ANCILLARY MERCY
Leckie, Ann
Orbit, 2015, 0316246689 / 9780316246682

First Edition, Trade Paperback, Fine, No Jacket. Book. Harris, John
Trade paperback, first printing. True first edition. Stated First Edition with "1" present in complete number line. Not a remainder or ex-library copy. Very fine (unread) copy. Page block is clean, square and without any remainder mark so common with this title. Award History: 2016 Locus Award for Best SF Novel; 2016 Hugo Award Nominee (lost to The Fifth Season by N. K. Jemisin); 2016 Nebula Award Nominee (lost to Uprooted by Naomi Novik).

004982

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BRASYL (SIGNED), Mcdonald, Ian
16 BRASYL (SIGNED)
Mcdonald, Ian
Pyr Books, 2007, 1591025435 / 9781591025436

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Near Fine. Book. Martiniere, Stephan
Hardcover first edition, first printing and true first edition. (Precedes the UK edition by one month.) Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Signed by McDonald on the title page Moderate bump with associated crinkling at top edge of spine panel, else fine (unread) copy in near fine jacket. A clean, straight copy with $25.00 price intact. All first printing points are present: number sequence 11 thru 07 in reverse order with the "07" present (indicating a 2007 printing) followed by the number sequence 5 thru 1 in reverse order with the "1" present, indicating a first printing. Award History: 2007 British Science Fiction Award Winner; 2008 Hugo Award Nominee (lost to The Yiddish Policemen's Union by Michael Chabon); 2008 Locus Poll Award Nominee (lost to The Yiddish Policemen's Union by Michael Chabon).
Signed by Author(s)
004430

Price: 100.00 USD
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GLASS DRAGONS: A NOVEL OF THE MOONWORLDS SAGA (SIGNED) by McMullen and Lockwood, McMullen, Sean
17 GLASS DRAGONS: A NOVEL OF THE MOONWORLDS SAGA (SIGNED) by McMullen and Lockwood
McMullen, Sean
Tor, 2004, 0765307979 / 9780765307972

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. Lockwood, Todd
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Signed by McMullen on the title page. Also signed by cover artist Todd Lockwood on the title page with a doodle of dragon. Fine (unread) copy with a tiny (0.5cm) dent in the top textblock in fine jacket with a faint bump at top right corner. A clean, straight copy without price-clipping. Sequel to Voyage of the Shadowmoon. Very nice full color, wrap-around jacket illustration by Todd Lockwood. Award History: Locus 2004 Recommended Reading List: Fantasy Novels.
Signed by Author(s)
002968

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SPEED OF DARK [THE], Moon, Elizabeth
18 SPEED OF DARK [THE]
Moon, Elizabeth
Ballantine Books, 2003, 0345447557 / 9780345447555

First Edition, Hardcover, Near Fine, Near Fine. Book. Metz, Julie
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Stated First Edition with "1" present in complete number line. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Winner of the 2004 Nebula Award for Best Novel. Boards and jacket moderately bumped at upper corners with crinkling at head and heel of spine panel. Page block shows faint handling-related wear. Several small dents in top and side edge of page block. Slight spine lean, which is common with this tilte. Overall, a near fine copy in near fine jacket. "'If I had not been what I am, what would I have been?'" wonders Lou Arrendale, the autistic hero of Moon's compelling exploration of the concept of "normalcy" and what might happen when medical science attains the knowledge to "cure" adult autism. Arrendale narrates most of this book in a poignant earnestness that verges on the philosophical and showcases Moon's gift for characterization." - Publisher's Weekly. "Moon is effective at putting the reader inside Lou's mind, and it is both fascinating and painful to see the behavior and qualities of so-called normals through his eyes." - Meredith Parets, American Library Association. Award History: 2004 Nebula Award Winner for Best Novel; Locus Magazine: Best of 2003 Recommended Reading List for Science Fiction Novels; Amazon.com Top Ten Books of 2003 - Science Fiction & Fantasy.

004728

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PAPER CHASE [THE] (SIGNED), Osborn, Jr., John Jay
19 PAPER CHASE [THE] (SIGNED)
Osborn, Jr., John Jay
Houghton Mifflin Company, 1971, 0395126703 / 9780395126707

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. 
Hardcover first edition, first printing. Stated First Printing on copyright page. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. The book is the basis for the 1973 film starring John Houseman. There is an inscription by Osborn that is partially legible. (The last name is illegible, possibly a presentation copy to a friend or associate of the author.) Signed by Osborn and inscribed "To Simon R_______ / _______ / Affectionate Regards" on the front free endpaper. Red endpapers, salmon colored top stain with code "0871" present on front jacket flap indicating an August, 1971 printing. This copy is clean, without previous owners' marks or plates. Bound in dark blue cloth with gilt lettering and original $4.95 price intact. Two small, closed tears (1 cm in length) at top edge of front jacket panel. Copy is clean, square without previous owner's marks. An almost pristine copy of a seminal work that helped define a generation of lawyers.
Signed by Author(s)
004820

Price: 600.00 USD
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SELLAMILLION [THE]: THE DISAPPOINTING OTHER TOLKIEN PARODY, Roberts, A. R. R. R. (aka Adam Roberts)
20 SELLAMILLION [THE]: THE DISAPPOINTING OTHER TOLKIEN PARODY
Roberts, A. R. R. R. (aka Adam Roberts)
Golllancz, 2004, 0575076119 / 9780575076112

First Edition, Hardcover, Fine, Fine. Book. Carrel, Douglas
Hardcover UK, first printing and first edition. First published in Great Britain in 2004 by Gollancz stated on copyright page. A fine (unread) copy in fine jacket with price intact. Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Interior maps by Dave Senior. By the author of The Soddit, this tells the "true" story about the "War of the Thing"...maybe. It will cause smiles and some chuckling to the Tolkien fan.

004804

Price: 20.00 USD
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EXTRAS (SIGNED), Westerfeld, Scott
EXTRAS (SIGNED)
Westerfeld, Scott
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ANCILLARY MERCY, Leckie, Ann
ANCILLARY MERCY
Leckie, Ann
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GOLIATH (SIGNED), Westerfeld, Scott
GOLIATH (SIGNED)
Westerfeld, Scott
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I AM THE MESSANGER
Zusak, Markus
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LORD FOUL'S BANE, Donaldson, Stephen R.
LORD FOUL'S BANE
Donaldson, Stephen R.
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