Catalogue #81 - May 2018
Author Title Edition Condition Price Details
Ben Aaronovitch Moon Over Soho Gollancz 2011 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges lightly age-darkened else Fine book in Dust Jacket, with two pin-hole punctures, small spine scrape and small triangular surface loss at base of spine Signed by the Author on the Title Page (with authorial puncture) £20.00 ''My name is Peter Grant, and I'm a Detective Constable in that mighty army for justice known as the Metropolitan Police (a.k.a. the Filth). I'm also a trainee wizard, the first such apprentice in fifty years. Officially I belong to ESC9, Economic and Specialist Crime Unit 9... the unit that nice, well-brought-up coppers, donít talk about in polite company... ''
Douglas Adams So Long, And Thanks For All The Fish Pan 1984 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges lightly age-darkened else Fine book in like Dust Jacket, with the price removed. £5.00 ''...and then, one Thursday, nearly 2,000 years after one man had been nailed to a tree for saying how great it would be to be nice to people for a change, a girl sitting somewhere on her own somewhere in Rickmansworth suddenly realised what it was that had been going wrong all this time, and she finally knew how the world could be made a good and happy place. This time it was right, it would work, and no one would have to get nailed to anything.''
David Almond Clay Hodder 2005 First Edition First Printing Edges/corners lightly rubbed/bumped else Fine Uncorrected Proof. £4.00 ''With fascination, Dave and his best friend Geordie watch the arrival of a new boy, Stephen Rose, in their town ... he seems to have come from nowhere... to live with his distant aunt... 'Crazy Mary'... perhaps he's the answer to Dave and Geordie's prayers - a secret weapon in their war against the monstrous Mouldy and his gang.''
David Almond The Fire-Eaters Hodder 2003 First Edition First Printing Edges/corners lightly rubbed/bumped, a light spine crease and page edges lightly marked - Very Good to Near Fine Uncorrected Proof. £5.00 ''There he was, below the bridge, half-naked, eyes blazing. He sipped from a bottle, breathed across a torch, and fire and flames leapt from his lips. The air was filled with the scent of paraffin. he breathed again, a great high spreading flag of fire. He glared. He roared like an animal
David Alric The Promised One Faber 2006 (Paper) Edges/corners lightly rubbed, else Fine Uncorrected Proof. Illustrated by David Dean £5.00 ''Lucy thinks she's just an ordinary schoolgirl - she's wrong. For Lucy is about to discover that she has an amazing power. A power upon which the very future of the planet may depend... ''
Jay Amory (James Lovegrove) The Fledging of AZ Gabrielson The Clouded World Book I Gollancz 2006 First Edition First Printing Fine Uncorrected Proof. £4.00 ''Az is one of the Airborn. With a stretch and a beat of their eight foot wings his people travel effortlessly around and between their cities, perched high among the clouds. It's a life of ease and beauty. Only Az has no wings, so in his glorious world of freedom and flight, he is a painful - and isolated - oddity... ''
Piers Anthony Chaos Mode HarperCollins 1994 First Edition in the UK First Printing Bruised at base of spine and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in lightly creased, unpriced, Dust Jacket £4.00 ''Unbeaten - indeed, undaunted - by the bizarre obstacles placed in their way in Fractal Mode, Colene and Darius escape to another reality... ''
Piers Anthony Demons Don't Dream New English Library 1993 First Edition in the UK First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in like, unpriced, Dust Jacket. £4.00 ''... Dug is cynical about computers, computer games, girls - almost anything. until he meets his game Companion in Xanth, the seductive snake woman Nada Naga... Kim is thrilled to be playing a Xanth game... much more exciting than the boring real world. But when the ogre she longs to see nearly eats Jenny Elf, she has to revise her definitions... '' No. 16
Piers Anthony Dragon's Gold (With Robert Margroff) Severn House 1992 First Edition in Hardback First Printing Bumped at top and lightly bumped at base of spine, slightly spine crease and top page edges a little foxed else Fine book in like Dust Jacket £10.00 ''... The Kingdom of Rud languishes under the heel of a usurper; an evil sorcerer has taken the throne in the name of his wicked daughter... the people tremble... But Kelvin and Jon... have found a dragon's territory, where scales of purest gold... lie free on the ground... ''
Piers Anthony Earth (Chthon) Severn House 1996 Page edges slightly marked else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket £7.50 Clute - ''... a complexly structured adventure of self-discovery partially set in a vast underground prison, and making ambitious though sometimes over-baroque use of pastoral, and other parallels'' Scarce.
Piers Anthony Fractal Mode HarperCollins 1992 First Edition in the UK First Printing Slightly bumped at base of spine and page edges lightly marked else Fine book in lightly creased, unpriced, Dust Jacket £4.00 ''... Saved from death at the hands of the Emperor Ddwng, would-be lovers Colene and Darius and their companions - Provos, a woman who remembers only the future, and Sequiro, a telepathic horse - stumble into yet another dangerous reality... ''
Piers Anthony Harpy Thyme New English Library 1993 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine, slight spine lean and page edges lightly age-darkened else Fine book in like, unpriced, Dust Jacket. £4.00 ''... the prettiest - and only harpy-goblin sets off to see the good magician Humfry in order to obtain... the perfect husband... He sends her to meet some very old people, all of whom... have been Kings of Xanth... '' No. 17
Piers Anthony If I Pay Thee Not In Gold (With Mercedes Lackey) Baen 1993 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in rubbed Dust Jacket £5.00 ''In the age of the Mazonians women rule through magic - and men suffer what they must. Magical creations only last for a single day... great for dieting... but that is quite long enough for casting a giant wet blanket... over a would-be rampaging male... No uppity males in Mazonia!... ''
Piers Anthony Race Against Time Sidgwick & Jackson 1977 First Edition in the UK First Printing Faint damp-discoloration to rear board and page edges a little browned and marked else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket with a shallow chip at top edge of rear flap and damp-marking to rear panel. £5.00 ''Life moved at an uneventful, predictable pace in Newton, the quiet rural community in which John Smith lived... the sudden appearance of a beautiful and bewildered African girl... from a far distant time... they are racially pure specimens... being bred in artificial environments... '' Scarce
Piers Anthony Rings Of Ice Millington 1975 First Edition in the UK & First Hardback First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in slightly rubbed and marked Dust Jacket with a 20mm tear on lower edge of back panel £10.00 ''The wide white rainbow meant one thing: Noah's flood, only worse. Three men and three women trapped in a motor-home, battle a global flood that spells the end of civilisation... ''
Piers Anthony The Cluster Trilogy (Vicinity Cluster+Chaining The Lady+Kirlian Quest) Millington 1979 All are First Edition in the UK & First Hardback First Printing Page edges of volume one slightly foxed, else Fine copies in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket £35.00 ''...On the far future planet of Outworld, where primitive men and nubile women still battle with giant dinosaurs, the barbaric genius Flint is summoned by the Earth-born to fulfil a mission of Galactic magnitude - the experimental transfer of his Kirlian essence to an alien sphere...''
Piers Anthony The Gutbucket Quest (With Ron Leming) Tor 2000 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket £7.50 ''Slim's a Texas bluesman of a certain age, down on his luck and just about broke... He loves his music... Then one day the music loves him back. In a single hot burst of lightning that comes straight up out of the ground, Slim finds himself in Tejas. It's a little bit magic and a whole lot different, but the blues are the same... ''
Piers Anthony The Ring (With Robert Margroff) Macdonald 1969 First Edition in the UK & First Hardback First Printing Bruised at top of spine and page edges slightly marked else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket with old biro price on front flap £20.00 ''After a distinguished space service career, Jeff had come back to the planet of his birth bent on vengeance - against the powerful man who had framed Jeff's father and caused the whole of his family to be sent into space exile.''
Piers Anthony Total Recall Legend 1990 First Edition in the UK First Printing Spine ends bruised and top corners and page edges a little browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket £7.50 ''Douglas Quaid is haunted by nightmares of what seems someone else's life. Though he has never been to Mars, he dreams of the planet, of covert missions, unfriendly agents, a beautiful woman, and a life much more glamorous than his earthbound AD 2089 reality... inspired by a classic Phillip K. Dick short story... ''
Isaac Asimov (Also as Paul French) Child Of Time (With Robert Silverberg a.k.a. The Ugly Little Boy) Gollancz 1991 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine, signature of Clute & details on front free end paper and page edges lightly age-darkened else Fine book in like Dust Jacket £5.00 ''Timmy is a little boy. He's four years old. And he was born forty thousand years ago... the story of a Neanderthal child snatched from his own time... in a daring and controversial scientific experiment... '' Based on the short story The Ugly Little Boy.
Isaac Asimov (Also as Paul French) Forward The Foundation Doubleday 1993 First Trade Edition in the UK First Printing Slightly rubbed at top of spine, lower front corner lightly creased, small light bump to lower page edges and page edges lightly age-darkened/browned else Fine Uncorrected Proof in slightly creased Proof Dust Jacket With Publisher's Promotion Sheet (for the paperback), Press Release and Compliments Slip requesting review (with reviewer's notes) and biography £50.00 ''... Asimov fills in the remaining gaps in this epic story... the danger, intrigue and sacrifice that brought about the fall of the Galactic Empire and the birth of the new order... ''
Isaac Asimov Foundation Foundation and Empire Second Foundation Everyman's Library 2010 Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges lightly marked else Fine book in like Dust Jacket £5.00 Introduction by Michael Dirda; Bibliographical Note; Select Bibliography; Chronology; Foundation; Foundation and Empire; Second Foundation; About the Introducer.
Isaac Asimov Magic The Final Fantasy Collection Voyager 1996 First Edition in the UK First Printing Slightly bumped at top and bruised at base of spine and lower front corner and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in like, lightly worn, Dust Jacket £5.00 Publishers' Introduction; To Your Health; The Critic on the Hearth; It's a Job; Baby, It's Cold Outside; The Time Traveler; Wine is a Mocker; The Mad Scientist; The Fable of the Three Princes; March Against the Foe; Northwestward; Princess Delightful and the Flameless Dragon and Twenty pieces On Fantasy and Beyond...
Isaac Asimov Nemesis Doubleday 1989 First Edition in the UK First Printing Corners slightly rubbed, lower rear corner creased and some page edges browned/marked - very good Uncorrected Proof in like, creased, Proof Dust Jacket with a tiny chip missing at the base of the spine. £30.00 ''... a dwarf star, pinkish-red, the colour of blood and destruction. Circling nemesis is a planet. Circling the planet is a satellite. and circling the satellite, Rotor... one of Earth's hundred space colonies... the fate of Earth, and maybe even Rotor itself, rests with a fifteen-year-old girl... who possesses unique and uncanny mental gifts... ''
Isaac Asimov The Robots Of Dawn Granada 1984 First Edition in the UK First Printing Bruised at top and slightly bumped at base of spine else Fine book in slightly creased Dust Jacket, with a small amount of damp marking on the inside (no show-through). £4.00 ''A puzzling case of 'roboticide' takes interplanetary detective Elijah Bailey from Earth to the planet Aurora... where humans and robots coexist in seemingly perfect harmony. There, the most advanced robot in the Universe - an awesomely human machine - has been murdered... ''
A. A. Attanasio (Also as Adam Lee) Arthor Hodder & Stoughton 1996 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket £7.50 ''... The adolescent Arthor is a brutal warrior, a Dark Age killing machine... Sent... on a mission... Arthor becomes entangled with some dangerous magic too potent for even his lethal combat skills... Against such powerful odds, Arthor's reaching... Camelot... begins to look alarmingly uncertain... ''
A. A. Attanasio Centuries Hodder & Stoughton 1997 First Edition First Printing Bruised at base of spine and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket With Publisher's Press Release £15.00 ''... In this future our home planet is changed in wondrous ways, the Solar System colonised... genetic engineering and the melding of artificial and organic intelligence create strange new forms of consciousness, hugely extended lifespans and frighteningly alien priorities for a transformed humanity... and the threat of apocalyptic extinction not just for Earth but for the entire universe... ''
A. A. Attanasio (Also as Adam Lee) Solis HarperCollins 1994 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped and faded at top and base of spine and page edges browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket, with a short tear at the base of the front panel £4.00 ''A thousand years from now, Charles Outis awakes to discover that he is a brain without a body; his grey matter was preserved through cryogenics... forcibly installed into a bit of interstellar transportation... lamenting his tale of woe across the radio waves... he finds his fate on... Mars... ''
A. A. Attanasio (Also as Adam Lee) The Dark Shore Hodder & Stoughton 1996 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and top corners slightly bumped, small spot offset on front end papers and page edges browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket £5.00 ''Irth is a world where magic rules... The nobility... dwell in floating cities that drift above their realms, plotting against each other for domination. Those who fail in their attempts to hold or usurp power are cast off the Edge into the abyss... they fall into the cold world of the Dark Shore from whence no one has ever returned. Until now... ''
A. A. Attanasio Wyvern Ticknor & Fields 1988 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges lightly age-darkened else Fine book in slightly creased Dust Jacket £7.50 Clute - ''... follows the rite of passage into adulthood of a blond Tarzan-like enfant sauvage whom the ''natives'' of Borneo think is a demon and who is raised by a soul-catcher sorcerer to fulfil prophecies; in the event he becomes a pirate, shifting en passant from the realm of fantasy to the realm of historical romance... ''
Avi The Christmas Rat Atheneum 2000 Third Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket £4.00 ''''He is one weird Christmas visitor - his hair and moustache an unearthly white-blond, his voice a gruff rumble. he fills the apartment doorway. From two metal cases he produces what a boy would expect from an exterminator: Toxic roach powders and poisonous frog bombs. But a crossbow?... ''
Kage Baker Black Project, White Knights Golden Gryphon 2002 First Edition First Printing Fine book in like Dust Jacket, lightly rubbed at the top of the spine panel. £10.00 Part of the Company Dossiers series: Introduction: The Hounds of Zeus; Noble Mold; Smart Alec; Facts Relating to the Arrest of Dr. Kalugin; Old Flat Top; The Dust Enclosed Here; The Literary Agent; Lemuria Will Rise!; The Wreck of the Gladstone; Monster Story; Hanuman; Studio Dick Drowns Near Malibu; The Likely Lad; The Queen in Yellow; The Hotel at Harlan's Landing
Kage Baker In The Garden Of Iden Hodder & Stoughton 1997 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine, a few page top corners lightly creased and a few page fore-edges slightly marked else Fine book in like Dust Jacket £100.00 ''Mendoza... Rescued as a child from the Spanish Inquisition's dungeons... adopted by a twenty-fourth century corporation which has unlocked the secrets of time travel... using them to plunder the past... Mendoza's body has endured genetic manipulation and continual surgery to create a woman with staggering intelligence and a virtually indestructible body... ''
Kage Baker Mendoza in Hollywood Harcourt Brace 2000 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and page edges lightly age-darkened else Fine book in like Dust Jacket, with a small wear spot at the top of the spine. £10.00 ''At a stagecoach inn on the road to Los Angeles (Cahuenga Pass, 1862), botanist Mendoza meets her fellow cyborgs. Porfirio, the security tech, has broken the rules by maintaining contact with his mortal family... we learn that Mendoza is being haunted in her dreams by the man she loved and lost three centuries ago. Then his ghost is unexpectedly reincarnated... ''
Kage Baker Sky Coyote Harcourt Brace 1999 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket £20.00 ''The year is 1699, the place the Lost City in the heart of the Mayan jungle - but in fact it's New World One, a rest-and-rec centre for Dr. Zeus's hard-working immortal operatives... Enter Facilitator Joseph. He's been given a new assignment, and it's a tough one... ''
Kage Baker The Anvil Of The World Tor 2003 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and page edges lightly marked else Fine book in like Dust Jacket, with a tiny wear spot at the top of the rear fold. £10.00 ''... a journey across a landscape filled with bizarre creatures, human and otherwise... the tale of Smith... of the Children of the Sun... a race given to blood feuds... he agrees to be the master of a caravan ... to the seaside town of Saleh. The caravan is dogged by murder, magic and the brooding image of the Master of the Mountain, a powerful demon... ''
Kage Baker The Empress Of Mars Tor 2009 First Edition Thus First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and a number of page lower corners bruised and creased else Fine book in like, slightly rubbed, Dust Jacket £15.00 ''When the British Arean Company founded it's Martian colony, it welcomed any settlers it could get... only to be abandoned when the BAC discovered it couldnít turn a profit... This is the story of Mary Griffith... who opened the only place to buy a beer on the Tharsis Bulge... a rollicking story of action, planetary romance and high adventure.''
Kage Baker The Graveyard Game Harcourt Brace 2001 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and bruised and lightly rubbed at base of spine and page edges lightly marked else Fine book in like Dust Jacket, with a tiny 'nick' near the top of the rear fold. £7.50 ''You wouldn't take Lewis for a an immortal cyborg... And Joseph... his parents drew the Neolithic cave paintings in the Cevennes... They're looking for Mendoza, our heroine, who was banished Back Way Back... Soon they will begin uncovering some extremely hush-hush stuff about what the Company has been doing... ''
Kage Baker The House Of The Stag Tor 2008 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and slightly bumped at base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket £10.00 ''... Before the Riders came to their remote valley, the Yendri led a tranquil pastoral life. When the Riders conquered and enslaved them, just a few escaped to the forests. Only one of them possessed the necessary rage to fight back: Gard the foundling, half-demon, who began a one-man guerrilla war against the Riders... ''
Iain Banks (Also as Iain M. Banks) A Song of Stone Abacus 1997 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at base of spine and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket £3.00 ''The war is ending... For the castle and its occupants the troubles are just beginning. Armed gangs roam its lawless land...Taking to the road with the other refugees... seems safer than remaining in the ancient keep. However, the lieutenant of an outlaw band has other ideas, and the castle becomes the focus for a dangerous game of desire, deceit and death.''
Iain Banks Complicity Little, Brown 1993 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top of spine and a few page fore-edges lightly creased else Fine book in like Dust Jacket Signed and personalised by the Author on the Pre-lim Page £50.00 ''... vividly explores the morality of greed, corruption & violence and ventures into the darker regions of human purpose. It confirms Iain Banks' status both as an exceptional storyteller and as one of the most imaginative and witty novelists of our time.''
Iain Banks (Also as Iain M. Banks) Stonemouth Little, Brown 2012 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and lower page edges lightly browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket £10.00 ''Stewart Gilmour is back in Stonemouth... it can seem to offer little more than sea-fog, gangsters, cheap drugs and a suspension bridge irresistible to suicides. There's supposed to be a truce between Stewart and the town's biggest crime family... he steps back into the minefield of his past to confront his guilt and all that it has cost him... ''
Iain Banks The Steep Approach To Garbadale Little, Brown 2007 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top of spine and lower friont corner lightly bumped else Fine book in Dust Jacket, with a few barely visible tiny scratches/scrapes in the gloss varnish on the front panel £7.50 ''The Wopuld family built its fortune on a board game called Empire! - now a hugely successful computer game. So successful that the American Spraint Corp wants to buy the firm out. Young renegade Alban, who has been living wild and evading the family tentacles for years, is... persuaded to attend the... Extraordinary General Meeting... ''
Iain Banks The Wasp Factory Macmillan 1984 First Edition First Printing Boards a little bowed and page edges browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket Signed, dated and personalised by the Author on the Title Page £50.00 ''Frank, no ordinary sixteen-year-old, lives with his father outside a remote Scottish village. Their life is, to say the least, unconventional... ''
Iain Banks Transition Little, Brown 2009 First Edition First Printing Bruised at base of spine, faint scrape (?) to rear panel and ''pn prog'' written in pen on Title Page (? Promotion Programme?) - Very Good Uncorrected Proof. £15.00 ''It begins on a train, the highest train in the world... with a man in a cheap business suit walking from one swaying carriage to another, his gait a little unsteady as he holds a small oxygen cylinder with one hand and an automatic handgun in the other... ''
Lynne Reid Banks The Key to the Indian Collins 1999 First Edition in the UK First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket £5.00 ''... Omri's dad has found Omri's greatest secret... the magic cupboard that turns plastic toy figures into real live little people from the past; and the key made by his 'wicked' great-great aunt, that can transform certain containers into time-machines and take present-day people back into the past... Omri and his father... go back two hundred years to the time of Little Bull... ''
Clive Barker Abarat Days Of Magic Nights Of War HarperCollins 2004 First Edition in the UK First Printing Slightly worn/rubbed at corners Very Good to Near Fine Uncorrected Proof. Illustrated throughout in black & white by the author £7.50 ''Candy Quackenbush's adventures in the amazing world of the Abarat are getting more strange by the hour. Christopher Carrion, the Lord of Midnight, has sent his henchman to capture her... Why can she speak words of magic she doesn't remember learning?... ''
Clive Barker Books of Blood Volumes I & II Sphere Books 1984 First Edition in Hardback First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine, small erosion at the base of the front gutter and the rear top corner and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in like, slightly creased, Dust Jacket £5.00 The first, and arguably the best short stories Clive Barker ever wrote, in the scarce Sphere Hardback edition.
Clive Barker Books Of Blood Volumes I-VI Sphere 1984-5 All Are First Edition First Printing (Paper) (Six Volumes) Vol. IV has pages browning and PUBLISHERS DAMAGED STOCK stamped on front free end paper else Near Fine Copies. £50.00 First Edition, First Issue paperbacks with the distorted mirror illustrations - not by the author. A labour of love - stories packed away into his bottom drawer over 10 or so years, and then offered to a publisher who said - 'Write another three books and we'll publish the lot!'
Clive Barker The Books Of Blood Volumes IV & V Leisure Circle 1985 First Edition in Hardback First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine, page edges browned and slightly rubbed and previous owner's initials on front free end paper - Very Good book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket £5.00 ''... mingle the poetic with the barbaric, the beautiful with the repulsive... the potent... cocktail of fantasy, mystery and pure nightmare that has rapidly elevated Barker to the first rank of horror writers... ''
Clive Barker The Great And Secret Show The First Book of the Art Collins 1989 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine, faint damp-marking along lower edge of rear board, a couple of page top edges with tiny (ca. 1-2 mm) tears and creasing and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket, with damp-marking along inside lower edge of rear panel £4.00 ''... Armageddon begins quietly. It is 1971. In... Palomo Grove four girls go swimming in a mysterious and haunted lake. Nine months later several children are born. Two are the offspring of the Jaff, a man-spirit obsessed with darkness and depravity. The other is the son of Fletcher, a force for light who has fought the Jaff across America... ''
Clive Barker Weaveworld Collins 1987 First Edition First Printing - Issued Simultaneously Bruised at top and base of spine and top corners slightly bumped and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket Signed, Dated and Personalised by the Author on the Title Page £30.00 ''... a carpet in which a world of rapture and enchantment is hiding; a world which comes back to life, alerting the dark forces from which it was hiding, and beginning a desperate battle to preserve the last vestige of magic which Humankind still has access to... ''
Steve Barlow Star Bores/Star Bores The Prequel (With Steve Skidmore) HarperCollins 2004 First/Hardback Edition First Printing Page edges lightly browned else Fine book in Fine Dust Jacket £5.00 ''Long, long, long, long ago in a galaxy far, far, far, far, far away... A story of UNBELIEVABLE heroism, UNSPEAKABLE villainy, where new but appallingly familiar characters mess about in a hilarious struggle of good versus evil using loads of cool machines... '' Back-to-back double
Mike Baron The Punisher in Intruder (With Bill Reinhold Willie Schubert and Linda Lessman Marvel 1989 First Edition First Printing Fine Graphic Novel in Fine Dust Jacket £7.50 ''Frank Castle is a lone avenger, striking out at crime and corruption... a vengeful Fury... we see a side of Frank Castle that has never been seen... delve in to his secretive past to learn some of the complex motivations of this solitary soldier... ''
Charles Barren Foundation The Review of Science Fiction Nos. 7/8-95 (With Kenneth Bulmer, George Hay, Peter Nichols, Malcolm Edwards, Edward James etc.) The Science Fiction Foundation 1973-2011 Mostly Very Good or better Copies £3.00 Nos. 51, 55, 57, 59, 64, 65, 95 @ £1; 20, 21, 24, 27-29, 31, 35, 37, 39, 41 @ £2; 25, 27-29 @ £3; 14-15 @£4; 11/12, 17 @£5; 7/8 @ £8; 26 (special PKD issue) @ £10 - prices reflecting age, condition and scarcity.
L. Frank Baum Journeys Through Oz (The Wonderful Wizard of Oz+The Marvelous Land of Oz) Derrydale Books 1979 Slightly bumped at top and bruised at base of spine and page edges lightly age-darkened else Fine book in like Dust Jacket £7.50 Foreword by Solomon J. Schepps - reprinted from The annotated Wizard of Oz, 1973 (Illustrated by W. W. Denslow) and The Marvelous Land of Oz, 1904 (Illustrated by John R. Neill)
Stephen Baxter Deep Future Gollancz 2001 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £5.00 ''How different will life be at the end of the 21st century? Can technology save us from ecological disaster? What is to be learnt from the abortive Apollo and Shuttle proqrammes that will help us escape the bounds of Earth in the future? And if we do escape Earth can we make a home on the harsh planets and moons of our solar system?... ''
Stephen Baxter Evolution Gollancz 2002 First Edition First Printing Bruised at base of spine else Fine Uncorrected Proof. Signed & Dated by the Author on the Title Page and with Publisher's Promotion Sheets £10.00 ''... follows the ebb and flow of one stream in the great river of DNA. It turns the story of Darwinian evolution into a constant drama , a daily life and death struggle, a heroic story of life's endurance... a story that transcends generations, species, mankind and, in the end, the Earth itself.''
Stephen Baxter Firstborn A Time Odyssey: 3 (With Arthur C. Clarke - Firstborn A Time Odyssey : Book Three) Del Rey 2008 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket £10.00 ''The Firstborn - the mysterious race of aliens who first became known to science fiction fans as the builders of the iconic black monolith in 2001: A Space Odyssey... '' Third book in A Time Odyssey trilogy
Stephen Baxter Moonseed HarperPrism 1998 First Edition in the US First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and lower rear cover corner lightly creased else Fine Uncorrected Proof. With Publisher's Promotion Sheet £10.00 ''From the Moon to the Earth... tons of mineral samples were brought back... No one suspected the awesome secret it contained... When the Moon rock accidentally comes in contact with lava... he witnesses solid rock turning to seething dust. This is the... Moonseed: it eats planets, and it's here... ''
Stephen Baxter Moonseed HarperCollins 1998 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at base of spine and lower front corner, spine slightly 'dished' a few page top corner tips creased and top page edges slightly foxed else Fine book in slightly creased Dust Jacket £5.00 ''From the Moon to the Earth... tons of mineral samples were brought back... No one suspected the awesome secret it contained... When the Moon rock accidentally comes in contact with lava... he witnesses solid rock turning to seething dust. This is the... Moonseed: it eats planets, and it's here... ''
Stephen Baxter Origin Manifold 3 HarperCollins 2001 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket £5.00 ''... brings together in spellbinding fiction some of the most advanced ideas in cosmology today... '' Third in the series - sequel to 'Time' and 'Space'
Stephen Baxter Sunstorm A Time Odyssey: 2 (With Arthur C. Clarke) Del Rey 2005 First Edition First Printing Bruised at base of spine else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket £5.00 ''... scientists discover an anomaly in the sun's core... evidence of alien intervention... a sunstorm designed to scour the Earth of all life... Religious and political differences threaten to undermine every effort... ''
Stephen Baxter The H-Bomb Girl Faber & Faber 2007 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and a few page corner tips and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in like, slightly rubbed, Dust Jacket £5.00 ''Liverpool 1962. A place and time of danger and passion. A thrilling new music is bursting on to the grey streets of the post war city; a music that electrifies, a music that promises to change everything... But in Cuba... nuclear tensions are at breaking point... fourteen-year-old Laura Mann. She's on the run, hunted by strange forces fighting over the future... the H-Bomb Girl... ''
Stephen Baxter Titan Voyager 1997 First Edition First Printing Light bruise and touch of wear at the base of the spine else Fine Uncorrected Proof With Publisher's Press Release, Publicity News and other material £10.00 ''... NASA's Cassini probe will reach Saturn in 2004: Titan is the amazing story of a visionary's response to Cassini's discovery of life on Saturn's moon... The epic saga of one woman's will to succeed and the triumph of a dream over bureaucracy and fear...''
Stephen Baxter Vacuum Diagrams Stories of the Xeelee Sequence Voyager 1997 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top of spine and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket £7.50 Prologue: Eve; Era: Expansion; The Sun-People; The Logic Pool; Gossamer; Cilia-of-Gold; Lieserl; Era: Squeem Occupation ; Pilot; The Xeelee Flower; More Than Time or Distance; The Switch; Era: Qax Occupation; Blue Shift; The Quagma Datum; Planck Zero; Era: Assimilation; The Gödel Sunflowers; Vacuum Diagrams; Era: The War to End Wars; Stowaway; The Tyranny of Heaven; Hero; VI: Era: Flight; Secret History; Era: Photino Victory; Shell; The Eighth Room; The Baryonic Lords; Epilogue: Eve and The Xeelee Sequence: Timeline
Barrington J. Bayley The Rod Of Light Arbor House 1987 First Edition in Hardback and the US First Printing Bruised at top and slightly bumped at base of spine and page edges lightly marked else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket, with the spine panel very slightly faded Signed and Personalised by the Author on the Title Page £15.00 Clute - ''The Soul of the Robot, along with its sequel The Rod of Light marked a change of pace in its treatment of such robot themes as the nature of self-consciousness; the book makes complex play with a number of philosophical paradoxes, though the author's touch here is uncharacteristically light''
Peter S. Beagle The Innkeeper's Song ROC 1993 First Edition First Printing Bruised and lightly rubbed at top and base of spine and lower front corner and page edges marked else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket Signed by the Author on the Title Page £10.00 ''... the story of young Tikat's search for the lover whose death and resurrection he witnessed. It is a search that will lead him into a world of magic and mystery beyond his comprehension, for his wild ride sets him on the trail of three women who are blessed - or cursed - to undertake an impossible mission of their own... ''
Peter S. Beagle The Last Unicorn Viking 1968 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine, pink top page edge stain slightly faded and a little spotted and page edges lightly browned - Very Good book in worn, torn, browned and marked Dust Jacket, frayed at the top and base of the spine. £25.00 ''... the story of a quest, the search by the unicorn -, immortal, infinitely beautiful - for her lost fellows... she is joined by Schmendrick the magician - a name pointing to the low comedy that surprisingly... coexists here with terror, pathos, tenderness, paradox, and wit... odd, evocative and brilliant book... ''
Greg Bear Dead Lines HarperCollins 2004 First Edition First Printing Fine book in slightly creased Dust Jacket £5.00 ''... a new kind of phone, the Trans. The problem with the Trans is that not only can you talk to your friends on it, you can also talk to the dead...'' Dedicated to J. Sheridan Le Fanu. Henry James. M. R. James. Arthur Machen. H. P. Lovecraft. Shirley Jackson. Fritz Leiber. Richard Matheson... and many others
Greg Bear Dinosaur Summer Warner 1998 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket Illustrations by Tony DiTerlizzi £5.00 ''... the Lothar Gluck Circus, once the world's foremost dinosaur attraction, has gone bankrupt... now two filmmakers and the circus trainer plan to return the giants to... the Lost World, the plateau of El Grande in Venezuela... '' With 5 full-colour and many black-and-white illustrations
Greg Bear Queen Of Angels Warner 1990 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and small faint mark to rear board else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket £5.00 ''''December, 2047: the miraculous microscopic machines of nanotechnology build a clean, prosperous America... And the horribly mutilated corpses of eight young students are found in the luxury apartment of famed poet Emanuel Goldsmith... ''
Greg Bear Slant Tor 1997 First Edition in the US First Printing Slightly bumped at top and bruised at base of spine and page edges lightly marked else Fine book in lightly rubbed Dust Jacket £7.50 ''... returns to the startling future... in Queen of Angels... In the sixth decade of the 21st century, the world has been transformed by two things. Nanotechnology has been perfected... And the study of the mind has brought a revolution in both human psychotherapy and artificial intelligence... a sane and perfect world. Almost... ''
Henry N. Beard Bored of the Rings A Parody of J. R. R. Tolkein's The Lord of the Rings (With Douglas C. Kenny) Gollancz 2001 First Edition in Hardback First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and a few page edges slightly bumped and creased else Fine book in like Dust Jacket £10.00 ''For more than 30 years rumours have spread of a dark and wicked manuscript that came from out of the fabled West. It tells of the adventures of Frito, his 'faithful' friend Spam, the wizard Goodgulf, Arrowroot the ranger. Legolam the elf and Gimlet the dwarf as they take that ring to the Zazu pits of Fordor... '' Had at least 24 printings - Scarce.
Chris Beckett Dark Eden (2013 Arthur Clarke Winner) Corvus 2012 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at base of spine and page edges lightly browned and slightly marked else Fine book in lightly rubbed Dust Jacket With Publisher's Press Release £15.00 ''... You are John Redlantern. You will break the laws of Eden, shatter the Family and change history. You will be the first to abandon hope, the first to abandon the old ways, the first to kill another, the first to venture into the Dark, and the first to discover the truth about Eden.''
Chris Beckett Daughter of Eden Corvus 2016 First Edition First Printing Bruised at base of spine and lower front cover edge lightly rubbed else Fine Uncorrected Proof. £10.00 ''... the people of New Earth declare war on the people of Mainground... After generations of division and disagreement... bloodshed and slaughter... the most extraordinary event... one that will change the history of Eden forever. It will alter their future and re-shape their past... it is the true story of Eden.'' Last of the trilogy.
Stefano Benni Terra! (Translated by Annapaola Cancogni Pluto Press 1986 First Edition in the UK First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket £7.50 ''... Set some centuries after World War III is inadvertently started by a mouse, on a nuclear-winterized planet where radioactive alligators roam the sewers and the people live underground... an extraordinary mix of Star Wars for adults, 2001 with a sense of humour... A gleeful send-up of science fiction, history, myth, hard science and soft psychobabble... ''
Ann Benson Thief of Souls Delacorte 2002 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges lightly marked else Fine book in like Dust Jacket £5.00 ''... an astounding tale of two crime waves separated by nearly 600 years... In the city of Nantes, in the year 1440. Her world of faith, loyalty, and family is buckling under the weight of her suspicions about a dead child... In... Los Angeles, in... 2002, a detective gets the kind of call she dreads most... ''
Bryan Berry The Venom-Seekers Panther Books/Hamilton 1953 First Edition First Printing Spine lettering dulled and page edges a little browned and marked else Fine Book slightly rubbed Dust Jacket with a little wear and tear at the top and base of the spine £20.00 ''Johnny Lamont isn't the sort of man you should trust too far. He's crooked, he's tough, and he's got a heart of gold - when he gets around to realising it, anyway. But when a beautiful girl asked him to pilot a spaceship into an alien planetary system to aid her search for her brother, he took on the toughest assignment of his life. For the missing man had gone back in time... ''
Alfred Bester Tender Loving Rage Tafford 1991 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges slightly marked else Fine book in like Dust Jacket £10.00 ''From high society cocktail parties to wild bashes on Fire Island, this is how the beautiful people live. But for Julene Krebs, all the money in Manhattan can't protect her from a menace lurking just beneath the surface, a menace from her past from which she cannot escape... '' Non fantastical novel, written in the 1950's.
Alfred Bester The Deceivers Severn House 1984 First Edition in Hardback First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket £7.50 His last science fiction novel.
John Betancourt Slabs Tavern And Other Uncanny Places W Paul Ganley 1990 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and top page edges lightly marked else Fine book in like Dust Jacket, slightly worn at the top of the spine and top of the folds Facsimile Authorial signature on the Frontispiece £7.50 On the Rocks at Slab's; The Pirates of Caluur; The Last Guardian of Ru Ishti; The Weird of Massal Dey; Well Bottled at Slab's; Faramigon's Eye; The Last Child of Masferigon; The Brothers Lammiat; Cleaning Up at Slab's. Illustrations by George Barr.
Lloyd Biggle, Jr. A Hazard of Losers Council Oak 1991 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine, spine lettering rubbed and page edges lightly marked else Fine book in slightly marked Dust Jacket, a little worn/eroded at the corners. £5.00 ''Someone's rigging the Keno games in Las Vegas, and not even the casino experts... can figure out how. Enter J. Fletcher, private detective, just in time to discover the body of a longtime casino employee. Solving the murder is essential to breaking up the Keno rigging operation... '' Scarce.
Michael Bishop (Also as Philip Lawson with Paul di Filippo) A Little Knowledge Putnam 1977 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges lightly age-darkened else Fine book in lightly browned and creased Dust Jacket, a little torn and eroded at the top of the spine. £5.00 ''In the domed city of Atlanta, after the breakup of the United States, a young writer... is in trouble... on the city newspaper... finds himself assigned to cover the first public appearance of the alien Cygnusians... a Christian revivalist dictatorship rules Atlanta... one of the aliens chooses to appear... ''
Michael Bishop (Also as Philip Lawson with Paul di Filippo) Ancient Of Days Arbor House 1985 First Edition First Edition First Printing Bruised and lightly rubbed at top and base of spine and page edges lightly age-darkened else Fine book in like Dust Jacket £10.00 ''... time-travel with a unique twist: imagine a living specimen of a multimillion-year-old hominid species encountering the contemporary United States... the story of a habilene man found wandering in a Georgia pecan orchard, a living descendant of a habilene tribe brought from Africa... as a slave... ''
Michael Bishop The Secret Ascension Philip K. Dick Is Dead, Alas Tor 1987 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top of spine and page edges lightly age-darkened else Fine book in like Dust Jacket £10.00 ''... an intensely imagined alternate universe in which the U.S. has a permanent moonbase, Richard M. Nixon is in the fourth term of an 'imperial presidency,' and an obscure novelist named Philip K. Dick has just died in California... And then he returns... ''
Terry Bisson In The Upper Room and other likely stories Tor 2000 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and lower corners and page edges lightly marked else Fine book in like Dust Jacket, with a short crease in the front flap £7.50 In The Upper Room; There Are No Dead; The Edge of the Universe; The Joe Show; macs; Tell Them They Are Full of Shit and They Should Fuck Off; The Player; An Office Romance; 10:07:24; First Fire; Get Me to the Church on Time; Smoother; Incident at Oak Ridge; Dead Man's Curve; He Loved Lucy; Not This Virginia
John Blackburn Mister Brown's Bodies Cape 1975 First Edition First Printing Page edges lightly marked else Fine book in like Dust Jacket, lightly browned along the top edge. £10.00 ''Adrift and starving in a life-raft off the coast of Africa, Bill Easter and his corpulent side-kick Peggy Tey take refuge on the Pandora - a broken-down yacht crewed by a bizarre religious order... John Blackburn unravels one of his most horrific and menacing yarns to date... ''
John Blackburn The Cyclops Goblet Cape 1977 First Edition First Printing Bruised at base of spine and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in slightly creased and rubbed Dust Jacket £10.00 ''... the egregious Bill Easter and his partner, the corpulent Peggy, are down on their luck... But why should the Wellington Booths want him to mutilate a Renaissance gold goblet? What has an old flame of Bill's, now in a lunatic asylum, to do with their plans? What is the terrible secret concealed on the lonely island off the coast of Scotland?... ''
John Blackburn The Face of the Lion Cape 1976 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top of spine and page edges foxed and lightly age-darkened else Fine book in lightly creased and rubbed Dust Jacket with a touch of wear at the top of the front fold. £5.00 '' ..Displaying all his talent for suspense and flesh-creeping horror, John Blackburn unleashes in his new thriller not only a madman bent on manufacturing his own atomic bomb but also a fearful new disease... ''
Malorie Blackman (Oneta Malorie Blackman) Cloud Busting Doubleday 2004 First Edition First Printing Edges slightly rubbed, and page edges a little marked and bumped - Near Fine Uncorrected Proof £4.00 ''... Davey is the new boy - he has holes in his jumper and strange ideas in his head. Sam can't stand him; he thinks Davey's a first-class, grade A, top-of-the-dung-heap moron. But when the two boys are thrown together, Sam finds that Davey's eccentric way of looking at the world makes life a lot more exciting, until... '' Told in verse
James Blish (Also as William Atheling, Jr.) The Vanished Jet Weybright 1968 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges lightly age-darkened else Fine book in slightly edge-worn Dust Jacket £10.00 ''Many people were distressed when the United States' new experimental Sub-Orbital Transport failed to land as scheduled at the Paris Air Show. but for fifteen-year-old Stan... the new had special and terrible significance: his parents were aboard... indications were that the ship had exploded on re-entry... Stan decides to find out what happened... '' Scarce.
Robert Bloch (Also as Collier Young) Flowers from the Moon and Other Lunacies Arkham House 1998 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges lightly foxed and marked else Fine book in like Dust Jacket £15.00 Collects 20 macabre stories (four from the Cthulhu Mythos), mostly originally written for Weird Tales and Strange Stories, and many not collected in book form till now. Introduction by Robert M. Price.
Robert Bloch Psycho House Tor 1990 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and lower corners and page edges marked else Fine book in like Dust Jacket £10.00 ''The new Bates Motel is a tourist attraction, a recreation of the original murder site complete down to the automata: knife-wielding figures of Norman and Mother... Opening Day is still to come. and there's a new exhibit... the bloody corpse of a teenage girl crumpled in the front hall, stabbed to death... catching the madman won't be easy... '' Third in the trilogy.
Michael Blumlein The Brains Of Rats Scream Press 1989 First Edition First Printing (Paper) Fine Uncorrected Proof. £10.00 1989 WFC Preview Edition. 1 of 200 copies specially prepared for sale at the 1989 World Fantasy Convention. Introduction and twelve short stories including Tissue Ablation...
Michael Blumlein The Movement Of Mountains St. Martin's Press 1987 First Edition First Printing Small mark at front cover edge else Fine Uncorrected Proof, with Publisher's sticker inside front cover £10.00 ''Jules Ebert is a physician living in a near-future world on the brink of economic crisis... his lover... Jessica persuades Jules to travel to the colonised planet of Eridis... to take up practice there, administering to a race of genetically engineered slaves... huge and corpulent creatures with five-year life-spans; their bodies recycled to create each succeeding generation... ''
Nelson Bond (Also as Nelson S. Bond) Nightmares And Daydreams Arkham House 1968 First Edition First Printing (2040 copies printed.) Bruised at top and base of spine and evidence that the lower book corners have been damp, causing the jacket to adhere to them (now separated) and page edges lightly age-darkened else Fine book in Dust Jacket, a little worn at the top and base of the spine panel and with appropriate internal markings at the base of the folds £10.00 Fifteen weird stories originally published in the pulps (mostly in Blue Book). To People a New World; A Rosy Future for Roderick; The Song; Petersen's Eye; The Abduction of Abner Greer; Bird of Prey; The Spinsters; The Devil to Pay; "Down Will Come the Sky"; The Pet Shop; Al Haddon's Lamp; Last Inning; The Dark Door; Much Ado About Pending; Final Report
Nelson Bond The Thirty-First Of February Gnome Press 1949 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped, worn and browned at top and slightly bumped at base of spine, lower corners bumped, Donald A. Wollheim's stamp on rear free end paper and page edges lightly age-darkened and slightly marked else Fine book in slightly browned and rubbed Dust Jacket, worn at the top of the spine, with a small chip £10.00 Author's Note and Thirteen stories: The Sportsman; The Mask of Medusa; My Nephew Norvell; The Ring; The Gripes of Wraith; The Cunning of the Beast; The Five Lives of Robert Jordan; ''Take My Drum to England''; Saint Mulligan; The Monster from Nowhere; The Man Who Walked Through Glass; The Enchanted Pencil; Pilgrimage
Kyril Bonfiglioli After You With The Pistol Secker & Warburg 1979 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges lightly age-darkened else Fine book in like, unpriced, book-club Dust Jacket £5.00 ''This novel fills a long-wanted gap in the awful annals of Charlie Mortdecai - art-dealer, marksman, dirty-fighting hobbyist and now, to his dismay married to a voluptuous millionairess whose bed-time exploits are equalled by her involvement in bizarre international crime... '' Probably the weakest of the three Mortdecai books - but still enjoyable.
Guy Boothby A Bid For Fortune or Dr. Nikola's Vendetta (In Bleiler's Checklist) (Enter Dr. Nikola) Ward Lock 1895 First Edition First Printing - Issued Without Dust Jacket Slightly bumped and worn at top and base of spine and corners, boards rubbed, front hinge splitting, frontispiece tissue-guard foxed and page edges and end papers slightly browned and foxed - Good book Many illustrations by Stanley L. Wood, Oscar Eckhardt, T. S. C. Crowther and others £25.00 The first of the four Dr. Nikola occult thrillers - possibly the first fictional super-villain?
Guy Boothby Doctor Nicola (In Bleiler's Checklist) (Dr. Nicola Returns) Ward Lock 1897 Fourth Edition - Issued Without Dust Jacket Slightly bumped and worn at top and base of spine and corners, presumed spine picture missing, front cover picture slightly chipped, frontispiece tissue-guard browned, 'a good book' in pen on rear free end paper and page edges and end papers slightly browned - Good to Very Good book Illustrated by Stanley L. Wood. £10.00 Clute - ''... mostly set in a Tibetan Lost World... nefarious Inventions proliferate... the charismatic, Mephistophelian Mad Scientist Nikola... searches for a Tibetan process that will resuscitate the dead and ensure Immortality in the living... armed with Psi Powers, and blessed with a powerful experimental intellect which obscurely enables him to Hypnotize anyone... ''
John Boyd (Boyd Bradfield Upchurch also as Boyd Upchurch) Barnard's Planet Berkley 1975 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges and end papers lightly browned else Fine book in slightly worn Dust Jacket. £7.50 ''... a wandering star is about to invade the solar system and destroy the Earth... a neutron star called Barnard's Star... so unthinkably powerful that it removed the star to a different dimensional frame... And thus was created man's first capability of exploring an alien planet that might bear human life... ''
John Boyd The Doomsday Gene Weybright 1973 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. With Publisher's Review Slip £10.00 ''One way to solve tomorrow's population problem is to create men and women with short, intense life-spans... California one hundred years into the future where the microbiologists have let loose seven individuals genetically programmed to do and quickly die... ''
John Boyd The Gorgon Festival Weybright 1972 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges lightly age-darkened else Fine book in marked and slightly worn Dust Jacket, with a short tear at the top of the spine £7.50 ''... an ambitious academic discovers a liquid that restores ageing bodies to their peak of youthful performance... But someone... has designs on the magic formula,,, and exits with the elixir. The chase that ensues takes the reader into some of future California's most flamboyantly far-out purlieus... ''
Peter V. Brett The Skull Throne HarperVoyager 2015 First Edition in the UK Fourth Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and a few page corners not quite parallel else Fine book in lightly rubbed Dust Jacket £20.00 ''The Skull Throne of Krasnia stands empty. Built from the skulls of fallen generals and demon princes, it is a seat of honour and ancient, powerful magic, keeping the demon corelings at bay... without Arlen and Jardir there may be none strong enough to stop them... ''
Poppy Z. Brite Courtney Love: The Real Story Orion 1995 First Edition in the UK First Printing Top front corner bruised and top page edges lightly foxed else Fine book in like Dust Jacket £5.00 ''... renowned both as the driving force behind the greatest of the grrl rock bands, Hole, and as the widow of... the legendary lead singer of Nirvana who tragically committed suicide at the height of his international fame... With over thirty photographs... and extracts from ... letters and journals... first full account... '' For the completist?
Poppy Z. Brite Exquisite Corpse Orion 1996 First Edition First Printing - Issued Simultaneously Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges slightly age-darkened else Fine book in like Dust Jacket £5.00 ''Andrew... convicted serial killer, leaves his prison cell... His journey takes him to New Orleans... to the decadent bars and frivolous boys that haunt the luscious dark corners... Jay... is the scion of an old family... he hunts the night alone for companions who won't be missed... Together, Jay and Andrew find a new and tremulous joy... ''
Poppy Z. Brite The Crow The Lazarus Heart Gauntlet 1999 First Edition First Printing Limited State Signed By The Author Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like, lightly rubbed, Dust Jacket, with a few creases in the rear flap £15.00 ''... a novel about a serial killer... whose madness - a paranoiac fear of the androgyne, the transgendered, the transsexual, and the homosexual, who he knows are Alien invaders spreading contagion... We get buckets, heck, fountains of blood and body parts, true love (but no explicit sex)... '' Afterword by John Shirley.
Christine Brooke-Rose Verbivore Carcanet 1990 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine (and boards bound upside-down) and page edges lightly age-darkened else Fine book in like Dust Jacket, with orange spine panel background faded to yellow (as usual). With reviewer's notes £20.00 ''Jip and Zab... are back... with an apocalyptic mission... Mega-computers... overloaded. The computers rebel... they begin to cut off sentences, chew up words; they turn into verbivores... communication breaks down... chaos. Jip and Zab become intermediaries between the rebel computers and men... ''
Christine Brooke-Rose Xorandor Carcanet 1986 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges lightly age-darkened else Fine book in like Dust Jacket, with spine panel almost completely faded (as usual). £10.00 ''Jip and Zab are sitting on a rock in Cornwall, playing with their portable computer. A message flashes back on the screen: GET OFF MY BACK. What they're sitting on looks like a stone, but functions like a megacomputer with rigorous but occasionally tricky logic... ''
Col Buchanan Farlander The Heart of the World Book One Tor (UIK) 2010 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top of spine and slight spine lean else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket £4.00 ''The Heart of the World is in strife. For fifty years the Holy Empire of Mann, an empire and religion born from a nihilistic urban cult, has been conquering nation after nation. Their leader, Holy Matriarch Sateen, ruthlessly maintains control... The Mercian Free Ports are the only confederacy yet to fall... it's only a matter of time... ''
Tobias S. Buckell Ragamuffin Tor 2007 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top of spine and upper front corner else Fine book in like Dust Jacket £7.50 ''The Benevolent Satrapy rules an empire of forty-eight worlds, linked by thousands of wormholes... Human beings, while technically 'free', mostly skulk around the fringes... struggling to get by. The secretive alien Satraps tightly restrict the technological development... The Ragamuffins are pirates and smugglers... '' Same universe as Crystal Rain
Tobias S. Buckell Sly Mongoose Tor 2008 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket £7.50 ''Welcome to Chilo, a planet with corrosive rain, crushing pressure, and deadly heat.. fourteen-year-old Timas lives in one of the domed cities that float 100,000 feet above the surface, circling near the edge of a monstrous perpetual storm... to make a living, Timas like many other young men, is lowered to the surface in an armored suit to scavenge... ''
Lois McMaster Bujold Captain Vorpatril's Alliance Baen 2012 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and slightly bumped at base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket £10.00 ''Captain Ivan Vorpatril... had the dubious fortune of the hyperactive Miles Vorkosigan as a cousin... his current duty is on the planet Komarr... far from both his cousin and his mother... It's an easy assignment and nobody is shooting at him. What could go wrong?... ''
Lois McMaster Bujold Dreamweaver's Dilemma: Short Stories And Essays (Edited by Suford Lewis) NESFA 1998 First Edition First Printing Limited State (No. 615/1015) Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket £25.00 Through Darkest Adolescence with Lois McMaster Bujold or Thank You, But I Already Have a Life by Lillian Stewart Carl; The Adventure of the Lady on the Embankment; Barter; Garage Sale; The Hole Truth; Dreamweaver's Dilemma; The Mountains of Mourning; My First Novel; Beyond Genre Barriers with 9 more pieces (3 by SL)

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