Catalogue #80 - February 2018
Author Title Edition Condition Price Details
Phyllis Eisenstein Sorcerer's Son Grafton 1990 First Edition in the UK First Printing Bruised at top & base of spine & page edges a little browned else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket. £5.00 ''As Cray Ormoru, son of the enchantress Delivev, grows to be a man in magical Castle Spinweb, he yearns to find his father. who disappeared years before... and so Cray sets out on the journey which would take him.... to a fortress of bronze, totally unprepared for the sorrows and dangers that lie ahead... ''
Steven Erikson Deadhouse Gates A Tale of the Malazan Book of the Fallen Bantam 2000 First Edition First Printing (Trade Paper) One lightish crease in front cover, page edges lightly browned & last few page corners bumped - Very Good Plus book £30.00 ''... the Malazan Empire teeters on the brink of chaos... the thrilling, brutal second chapter in the monumental Malazan Book of the Fallen... ''
Steven Erikson (Steve Rune Lundin) Memories of Ice A Tale Of The Malazan Book Of The Fallen Bantam 2001 First Edition First Printing (Paper) Front cover corners creased, spine multiply creased and page edges lightly browned else Fine book £7.50 ''The ravaged continent of Genaback has given birth to a terrifying new empire: the Pannion Domin. Like a tide of corrupted blood, it seethes across the land, devouring all who fail to hear the word of its elusive prophet... In its path stands an uneasy alliance... '' Third in the series
Kelley Eskridge Solitaire Eos 2002 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top & base of spine & top corners & small mark on front free end paper else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £4.00 ''Since the moment she came into the world, Ren 'Jackal' Segura has been treated differently. As a Hope, she is a symbol of the highest principles of human society and is guaranteed a position of influence in the global government once she comes of age. But... Jackal discovers that everything she believes, everything she is, is a lie... ''
Alan Fenton The Return of Arthur (The Call of Destiny [The Return of Arthur]+The Hour of Camelot) Dovecote Press 2010 First Edition in Paperback First Printing (Volume 1 First Paperback, Volume 2 First Edition) Base of spine panels slightly rubbed - Fine Copies With the Publisher's Information Sheet £5.00 ''It is said that in times of trouble King Arthur will return... ''
Johan-Martijn Flaton Intersection August 24-28 1995 The 53rd World Science Fiction Convention (Editor, with Kees van Torn) Intersection 1995 First Edition First Printing (Paper) Edges/corners bruised - Near Fine book £5.00 Worldcon Programme Book - Articles, appreciations etc. about Samuel R. Delany, Gerry Anderson, Peter Morwood & Diane Duane and Les Edwards, Fan Funds, Hugos, Membership list and much more
Michael Foot The History of Mr Wells Doubleday 1995 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and page edges browned and a little marked else Fine book in like, price-clipped, Dust Jacket, with around 25mm of the edge of the front fold eroded (? nibbled?) £4.00 ''... inspired new biography Michael Foot... brings new insights... arguing that several of Wells's novels are masterpieces... He casts fresh light on the women Wells loved and who loved him... ''
Christopher Fowler Bryant & May and the Invisible Code Doubleday 2012 First Edition First Printing Bruised and lightly rubbed at top and bumped at base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £7.50 ''... a woman sitting alone in a church courtyard... die she does... Bryant & May are refused the case... they're investigating why the wife of their greatest enemy has suddenly started behaving strangely... There's a brutal stabbing in a London park... a trail that leads to Bedlam and Bletchley Park... ''
Christopher Fowler Full Dark House Doubleday 2003 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges slightly browned and marked else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £7.50 ''Arthur Bryant and John May are London's longest-serving detectives. When a bomb claims Bryant's life, it ends a partnership that has lasted for over half a century. Desperately searching for clues to the killer's identity, May becomes convinced that the answer lies in their very first case together... ''
Christopher Fowler The Victoria Vanishes Doubleday 2008 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £10.00 ''... While walking London's backstreets one evening, Arthur Bryant sees a middle-aged lady, slightly the worse for wear, coming out of a pub. The next morning her lifeless body is found at the point where their paths crossed... but... the pub has vanished... ''
Karen Joy Fowler Sarah Canary Hodder & Stoughton 1992 First Edition in the UK First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and 'Special Price'... stamp on rear end paper else Fine book in slightly creased Dust Jacket with a touch of wear at the tips of the folds £4.00 Clute - ''...may be the finest First Contact novel yet written. A strange female figure... arrives in the state of Washington in 1873 and is dubbed Sarah Canary, because of the birdlike sounds she makes... finally disappears, never having said a word. As an emblem of the enigma behind the idea of First Contact she is perhaps definitive...''
Max Frei The Stranger The Labyrinths of Echo: Book One Gollancz 2009 First Edition in the UK First Printing (Translated from the Russian by Polly Gannon) Lower edge of four pages bumped else Fine Uncorrected Proof £4.00 ''A self-described twenty-something 'classic loser', and insomniac, hardened smoker, a glutton and a loafer, there's nothing much going for Max Frei... at least not until he arrives in the magical city of Echo... he's about to become a secret agent, tasked to solve extravagant, impossible crimes with noting but his wits and a handful of unexplained magical abilities... ''
Brian Froud The Goblin Companion A Field Guide To Goblins (With Terry Jones) Pavilion Books 1996 First Edition First Printing - Issued Without Dust Jacket (Approx. 215 x 150 mm) Bruised at top and base of spine and a short surface crease near the top rear corner else Fine book in padded boards, as issued £7.50 A catalogue of goblins, discovered by Brian Froud for Jim Henson's The Labyrinth and detailed by Terry Jones...
John Gardner Moriarty Weidenfeld & Nicholson 1974 First Edition Bruised at top and base of spine and old price on front free end paper else Fine book in like Dust Jacket, slightly rubbed and creased at the top of the spine panel £5.00 ''... Professor James Moriarty... returns to London in 1900 to find that his huge criminal empire... has been infiltrated, raided and plundered by the coming crime boss, Idle Jack Idell... he has evidence that one of his closest lieutenants... is betraying him... '' Third in his Moriarty trilogy and his last book.
Jane Gaskell Atlan Hodder & Stoughton 1965 First Edition Bruised at top and base of spine and top page edges badly foxed and fore-edges lightly foxed Good to Very Good book in slightly rubbed and browned Dust Jacket. £7.50 ''Wolves ravening through the snow. A high tower window - half-masked by storm-beat creeper - a pale face looking out - waiting... Cija doesn’t wait long... plunged into the war blazing across the continent of Atlantis... ''
David Gemmell (Also as Ross Harding) Dark Moon Bantam 1996 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and top front corner, and page edges a little browned else Fine book in slightly creased Dust Jacket. £15.00 ''... Then, on one unforgettable day, a dark moon rose above the Great Northern Desert... In moments the desert had vanished.. and a great city could be seen glittering... From this city re-emerged the blood-hungry Daroth, powerful and immortal, immune to spear and sword... Now the fate of the human race rests on the talents of three heroes... ''
David Gemmell Drenai Tales Volume Three (The Legend Of Deathwalker+Winter Warriors+Hero in the Shadows) Orbit 2002 First Combined Edition First Printing Limited State Signed by the Author No. 643/1000) Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. Signed by the Author on the Title Page £80.00 With new Introductions by the Author...
David Gemmell Drenai Tales Volume Two (Quest For Lost Heroes+Waylander II+The First Chronicles Of Druss The Legend) Orbit 2002 First Combined Edition First Printing (Paper) Fine Book £30.00 With a new Introduction by the Author...
David Gemmell Hero In the Shadows Bantam 2000 First Edition First Printing - Issued Simultaneously Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £7.50 ''... returns to the savage lands of his acclaimed Drenai Saga... The ruined city of Kuan-Hador reeks of dark mystery... it is home to fearsome wild things and legends that freeze the blood... was the capital of a vast empire ruled by evil sorcerers... trapped in another world... and the spell of imprisonment has begun to fade... Waylander... must kill a man who cannot die.''
David Gemmell Midnight Falcon Bantam 1999 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at base of spine and bruised at top and page edges a little browned else Fine book in slightly creased Dust Jacket. £7.50 ''The ghosts of the past stand close in an epic story that begins with a young man's avowal: 'Tell him that one day I shall cut his vile heart out.' The speaker is Bane... Born of treachery, his name a curse, he grew up among the warriors of the Rigante. They valued his skills in war, but they feared the violence in his heart... continues the compelling tale of the Rigante... ''
David Gemmell Ravenheart Bantam 2001 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges lightly browned and age-darkened else Fine book in like Dust Jacket with a tiny wear-spot at the top of the front fold £5.00 ''... One woman remains who follows the ancient paths once trod by the Rigante. She is the Wyrd of Wishing Tree Wood, and she alone knows the nature of the evil soon to be unleashed on a doomed and unsuspecting world... ''
David Gemmell Rhyming Rings Gollancz 2017 First Edition in Hardback First Printing Lower front corner bruised and lower page edges slightly marked else Fine Uncorrected Proof. With Publisher's Press Release £10.00 ''An ambidextrous killer is murdering women, leaving virtually no evidence behind. Struggling journalist Jeremy Miller wishes he was covering the case. Instead, he's stuck with heart-warming local stories... So when his stories and the murder case start to converge no one is more surprised than Jeremy. Or, as it turns out, more at risk.''
David Gemmell Stormrider Bantam 2002 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top of spine and top corners and slightly bumped at base of spine and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket. £7.50 ''... Centuries after Connavar's triumphant battles gained the Rigante their freedom, the clan finds itself oppressed once again. Magic that once flourished has been all but snuffed out... only in the north are the clansmen free... the magic still reigns, strengthened by the bold, brilliant victories of the outlaw leader known as Ravenheart... ''
David Gemmell Troy (Lord Of The Silver Bow+Shield of Thunder+Fall Of Kings - With Stella Gemmell) Bantam 2005-7 All Are First Edition First Printing (Three Volumes) Slightly bumped/bruised at top and/or base of spines and page edges lightly browned else Fine copies in lightly rubbed Dust Jacket. £35.00 ''Helikaon. the young prince... haunted by a scarred and traumatic childhood. The priestess Andromache... and the legendary warrior Argurios... a city torn apart by destructive rivalries... a time of bravery and betrayal... bloodshed and fear. A time for heroes... ''
David Gemmell White Wolf Bantam 2003 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at base of spine and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £4.00 ''Skilgammon the Damned had vanished from the pages of history... the General had taken the legendary Swords of Night and Day... Now he must travel through a perilous, demon-haunted realm seeking a mysterious temple, and the ageless goddess who rules it... But he does not travel alone. The man beside him is Druss the Legend... ''
Adele Geras Ithaka David Fickling 2005 First Edition First Printing Page edges lightly age-darkened else Fine book in Dust Jacket a little creased at the top edge of the rear panel, a short tear at the top of the rear fold and a tiny 'nick' at the top of the spine panel Signed and Personalised by the Author on the Title Page £7.50 ''... Penelope, faithful and devoted wife of Odysseus, has been waiting for more than ten years for her husband to return... the peace of Ithaka is shattered by the arrival of strangers ambitious for the hand of... Penelope... passions inspired by the gods... not a retelling of Homer's Odyssey... the story of the women left behind, waiting... ''
Glen David Gold Carter Beats The Devil Hodder & Stoughton 2001 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and page edges lightly marked and age-darkened else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket with a crease running the length of the rear flap. £7.50 ''... the master magician Charles Carter walks onto the stage of the Curzon Theatre for the most daring performance of his life. Its climax involves a battle with the devil himself. and this evening President Warren G. Haeding is taking part. Two hours later President Harding will be dead... ''
John Gordon The Giant Under The Snow Orion 2006 First Edition Thus First Printing Fine book in like Dust Jacket. Chapter head illustrations by Garry Blythe £10.00 ''On a school trip, Jonk Winters finds herself alone, and wanders into a dark temple of trees. She stumbles across a mound that strangely resembles a hand and, falling between the fingers, finds a glinting object ornately designed. The hand belongs to the Green Man, stirred now from centuries of rest... '' Revised from the text originally published in 1968
Edward Gorey The Gilded Bat Pomegranate 2008 Second Printing Fine Book in like Dust Jacket £5.00 ''... the transformation of Maudie Splaytoe, a girl prone to staring at dead birds, into Mirella Splatove, a tragic and mysterious ballerina... an ascent to the peak of fame, followed by an unexpected and dreadful demise... ''
P. Anderson Graham The Collapse of Homo Sapiens (In Bleiler's Checklist) Putnam 1923 First Edition First Printing (Later Binding - tan cloth stamped in black) Covers lightly rubbed previous owner's name on front fixed end paper, end papers slightly browned and marked and page edges foxed and age-darkened - Very Good book £10.00 A time traveller from 1920 visits England two hundred years in the future. English civilization has been destroyed by wars with socialists and blacks. The few survivors live in the woods and cannot believe that scientific and mechanical aids ever existed. ...
Alasdair Gray Lanark A Life In Four Books Canongate 1984 Limited Edition Signed by the Author (No. 750/1000) Bumped at top of rear board, adjacent to spine, lower rear corner bruised and around 35 pages whose lower corners are curved so that they are no longer parallel with the other pages else Fine book in lightly creased Dust Jacket. £75.00 ''... opinions vary... allegory, fantasy, satire, science-fiction, vision of the future or life after death... ''
Alasdair Gray Something Leather Bloomsbury 1990 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £7.50 ''... is about the love-lives of June, Senga, Donalda and a distant cousin of a queen from 1963 to 1990. Also in it are unhappy children, a dangerously liberal headmistress, a tobacconist's family, a student, night-watchman, pimp, businessman, boilerman, policeman, ex-serviceman, quiet couple, tinker, nurse, commercial traveller... has no fantasy... '' Scarce
Andrew M. Greeley Angel Fire Legend 1989 First Edition in the UK First Printing Slightly bumped at base of spine, lower corners bruised and page edges browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. With Publisher's Review Slip £5.00 Clute - ''US Roman Catholic priest and writer... Angel Fire (1988) is a science-fantasy novel about an Irish-descended Nobel Prize-winning scientist -- he has been honoured for the already discredited ''punctuated equilibrium'' theory of evolution... blessed with a literal guardian angel, who protects him very well... ''
Andrew M. Greeley The Final Planet Legend 1988 First Edition in the UK First Printing Bruised at top and slightly bumped at base of spine and page edges browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. With Publisher's Review Slip £4.00 ''Zylong... from space it looks beautiful... the final planet for the men and women of the pilgrim vessel Iona, members of the Holy Order of St. Brigid and St. Brendan... their ship is a battered hulk, good for only one more landfall... ''
Joseph Green Gold The Man (The Mind Behind The Eye) Gollancz 1971 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges lightly age-darkened else Fine book in lightly creased Dust Jacket. £7.50 ''Gold... is a genetically engineered homo superior, evolved in a future world in which mankind is threatened with extermination by aliens from another star system... one of the aliens, a 300-foot-high giant, has been captured... Gold, hidden in... the giant's brain, discovers what lies behind the assault on earth, and what he must do to save his fellow human-beings.... ''
Simon R. Green Blood And Honour Gollancz 1992 First Edition First Printing Page edges marked and foxed else Fine book in Fine Dust Jacket. £5.00 ''... three princes, one mad, one bad and one too sick to fight for his father's throne. Which is where the Great Jordan came in. He had been one of the land's great actors... ''
Simon R. Green Drinking Midnight Wine Gollancz 2001 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at base of spine else Fine copy in a like dust jacket. £10.00 ''When Toby Dexter follows the woman with the most perfect mouth in the world through a door which shouldn't even exist, he discovers the magic world of Mysterie... there are rainbows with colours he's not sure he's ever seen before; hole-in-the-wall cash machines shower him with money and... he's looked at as if he's the strange one... '' Scarce
Simon R. Green Moonbreaker Ace 2017 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at base of spine else Fine book in Dust Jacket torn at the top of the spine. £4.00 ''... My name is Eddie Drood, aka Shaman Bond, the very secret agent. And I am a dead man walking. I've been poisoned by Dr. DOA. There is no cure, no treatment... So all that is left to me and my love, Molly Metcalfe, is to track down my killer and stop him before he can murder anyone else... ''A Secret Histories Novel
Colin Greenland Daybreak On A Different Mountain A Fantasy Novel Unwin Hyman 1984 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. Signed and Personalised by the Author on the Title Page £7.50 ''Walled off from a world it no longer remembers, the city of Thryn decays in arrogant isolation... Lupio, a cynical and decadent young aristocrat... decides to break ancient law and flee... He joins up with Dubilier, a failed poet and dreamer... Together they travel through completely unknown lands... ''
Colin Greenland Seasons Of Plenty The Tabith Jute Trilogy Volume 2 HarperCollins 1995 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in slightly creased Dust Jacket. Signed by the Author on the Title Page. £7.50 ''Space Captain Tabitha Jute... has defeated the Capellan overlords, and liberated the gigantic alien spaceship known as Plenty. Now she and her friends have to get out of the system. And quickly. So begins the first human voyage to another star - a journey that will take the strange ship and a motley complement of refugees and villains... into the unknown reaches of time and space... ''
James Gunn The Magicians Sidgwick & Jackson 1978 First Edition in the UK First Printing (With Publisher's £3.95 Price Sticker on front flap) Bruised at top and base of spine and lower front corner, small brown mark on front free end paper and page edges foxed and lightly marked else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket with blue spine panel background slightly faded £4.00 ''When an elderly lady walks into Casey's office and offers him a thousand dollars to find out the real name of... Solomon, it seems like easy money. But Solomon is a magician... carries false identification... can change his appearance... a power-hungry crook with political ambitions... a struggle between black and white magic.''
Sally Gunnell Running Tall (With Christopher Priest) Bloomsbury 1994 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and some lower page corners else Fine book in like, lightly creased, Dust Jacket. £7.50 ''Sally's own story of the long road to Olympic gold, World Championship and World Record'' Told with the assistance of Christopher Priest, and quite possibly the hardest job he's ever undertaken...
John Gwynne Valour Book Two of The Faithful and the Fallen Tor (UK) 2014 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and slightly bumped at base of spine and page edges lightly marked else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £10.00 ''The Banished Lands are torn by war as the army of the High King Nathair sweeps the realm... Left for dead... Cywen fights to survive... Meanwhile the young warrior Corban flees... Embroiled in struggles for power and survival the mortal world is unaware of the greatest threat of all... ''
H. W. Hall Science Fiction Book Review Index: 1923-1973 (Editor) Gale Research 1975 First Edition First Printing - Issued Without Dust Jacket Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges age-darkened and some entries with pencil checks else Fine book in laminated boards - as issued £10.00 Large hardback - with listings of 13,820 reviews of more than 4200 books from seventy-six periodicals: 438 pages. Book Reviews sorted by Author and Title with a Directory of Science Fiction Magazines and more
Laurell K. Hamilton Bullet An Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, Novel Headline 2010 First Edition in the UK First Printing Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £5.00 ''If I had ever wanted to give in to hysterics, it was then. How do you fight something with no body to kill? How do you fight something that can possess the most powerful vampires in the world and use them like puppets... ''
Laurell K. Hamilton Strange Candy Berkley 2006 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and top page corners bumped and creased else Fine book in slightly creased Dust Jacket with a short tear at the lower edge of the rear panel £5.00 Introduction; Those Who Seek Forgiveness; A Lust of Cupids; The Edge of the Sea; A Scarcity of Lake Monsters; Selling Houses; A Token for Celandine; A Clean Sweep; The Curse-Maker; Geese; House of Wizards; Here Be Dragons; Winterkill; Steaming Souls and The Girl Who Was Infatuated With Death
Peter F. Hamilton Night Without Stars Chronicle of the Fallers Macmillan 2016 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £15.00 ''The planet Bienvenido is in crisis. It has finally escaped the Void... But it's millions of light-years from Commonwealth assistance, and humans are battling with the Fallers for control of their world... A mysterious figure known as the Warrior Angel leads a desperate resistance... ''
Charlaine Harris Dead Reckoning Gollancz 2007 First Edition First Printing - Issued Simultaneously Slightly bumped at top & base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £7.50 ''Sookie Stackhouse is a cocktail waitress in Bon Temps, Louisiana. It's a job which has its own challenges, but now the vampires and shapeshifters are finally 'out', you'd think the supernaturals would get on with each other... ''
Maria Dahvana Headley Queen of Kings Bantam 2011 First Edition First Printing (Trade Paper) Fine Uncorrected Proof. With the Publisher's Information Sheet £5.00 ''What if Cleopatra hadn't died in 30BC? What if she couldn't die? What if she became immortal?... a blood-craving, shape-shifting immortal: a not-quite-human manifestation of a goddess who seeks to destroy the world... the first book in an ambitious trilogy... ''
Jason Hightman The Saint of Dragons HarperCollins 2004 First Edition First Printing Page edges lightly browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £3.00 ''Simon St. George has been living at the Lighthouse School since he was two years old, and has no idea what it feels like to be part of a family... suddenly two men show up, both claiming to be his father... he's actually descended from Saint George... and... he's expected to carry on the family business... dragons are alive, evil, and could be causing trouble... ''
Lynda Hilburn The Vampire Shrink Jo Fletcher 2011 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and lower edge of rear board else Fine book in slightly edge-rubbed Dust Jacket. £4.00 ''... Kismet Knight... is inspired to become the vampire shrink, offering her services to people who believe they are undead. Kismet herself, as a scientist, knows it's hokum, but she's looking at it in a purely psychoanalytic light... until she meets the leader of a vampire coven, a sexy, mysterious man who claims to be a 800-year-old vampire... ''
Joe Hill The Fireman Gollancz 2016 First Edition in the UK First Printing (Issued with Red page edges ) Slightly bumped at top and base of spine else Fine book in slightly worn Dust Jacket, with 'Signed by the Author' sticker on front panel. Signed by the Author on a pre-lim page £10.00 ''Nobody knew where the virus came from. Fox News said it had been set loose by ISIS, using spores that had been invented by the Russians in the 1980s... Pregnant school nurse, Harper Grayson had seen lots of people burn on TV, but the first person she saw burn for real was in the playground behind the school... one woman's story of survival at the end of the world.''
Robin Hobb (Megan Lindholm) The Tawny Man I Fool's Errand Voyager 2001 First Edition First Printing Covers lightly curled and page edges slightly marked/browned else Fine Uncorrected Proof. With Publisher's Review Slip and Promotional sheet £25.00 ''... Fifteen years have passed since the end of the Red Ship War... Fitz has wandered the world... But... Visitors bring unwelcome news: the Witted are being persecuted... and young Prince Dutiful... has gone missing just before his crucial diplomatic wedding... ''
Robert Holdstock (Also as Ken Blake; Robert Black; Chris Carlsen; Steven Eisler; Richard Kirk & Robert Faulcon) Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (Editor) Octopus 1978 First Edition First Printing A little rubbed at top and base of spine and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in slightly creased Dust Jacket, with a tiny 'nick' at the base of the spine £7.50 With a Foreword by Isaac Asimov, Locations by Robert Holdstock, Marriage of Science and Fiction by Brian Stableford, Major Themes by Douglas Hill, Pulps & Magazines by Michael Ashley, Screen Trips by Alan Frank, Machine As Hero by Harry Harrison, Alien Encounter by Chris Morgan, Art & Artists by David Hardy, Fiction to Fact by Patrick Moore, Etc.,
Liz Holliday Odyssey Nos.1-3 1997-1998 (Editor) Odyssey 1997-1998 Fine copies £5.00 Fiction by Stephen Baxter, Vonda McIntyre, Paul Barnett, Darrell Schweitzer, Charles Stross, Cherith Baldry, Ben Jeapes Roz Kaveney and others, Interviews with Tim Powers, Stephen Baxter, Terry Bisson, Reviews, Criticism and much more...
Guy Holmes P.E.A.C.E. Simon & Schuster 2000 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top & bruised at base of spine & page edges a little marked else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £4.00 ''The New York City of the not-too-distant future is a surveillance state... Police Enforced Anti-Crime Environment... Mac Wells... one of New York's elite undercover agents... strange and random acts of violence persist... a conspiracy that reaches to the highest echelons of the police department... and the government... ''
Tom Holt (Also as Thomas Holt & K. J. Parker) Djinn Rummy Orbit 1995 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. With Publisher's Promotional Sheet £5.00 ''Inside an aspirin bottle, nobody can hear you scream... when Kayaguchiya (Kiss, to his friends), a Force Twelve genie with an attitude, is released after fourteen years of living with two dozen white tablets, there's bound to be trouble... ''
Tom Holt Faust Among Equals Orbit 1994 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and slightly bumped and rubbed at base of spine, one page with a manufacturing crease and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. Signed, Inscribed and Personalised by the Author and with Publisher's Promotion Sheet £15.00 ''The management buy-out of Hell wasn't going quite as well as had been hoped. For a start there had been all that nasty business with the perjurers, and then came the news that the Most Wanted Man in history had escaped, and all just as the plans for the new theme park EuroBosch, were under way... ''
Tom Holt Flying Dutch Orbit 1991 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and top corners else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £7.50 ''It's amazing the problems drinking can get you into. One little swig from an oddly shaped-bottle and you go from being an ordinary Dutch sea-captain to an unhappy immortal, drifting round the world with your similarly immortal crew, unable to stay in port for very long owing to side effects... Worst of all, Richard Wagner writes an opera... ''
Tom Holt Grailblazers Orbit 1994 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine, slight spine lean and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in lightly rubbed Dust Jacket. £5.00 ''... the Grail is still missing, presumed ineffable; the knights have dumped the Quest and now deliver Pizzas; the sinister financial services industry of the lost kingdom of Atlantis threatens the universe with fiscal Armageddon; while in the background lurks the dark, brooding, red-caped presence of Father Christmas...''
Tom Holt Lucia In Wartime Macmillan 1986 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top of spine and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in lightly creased Dust Jacket with a spot of wear at the top of the rear fold £25.00 ''It is 1939. War threatens Europe... it has to be admitted that the hostilities that occupy the attention of Lucia and George are with Elizabeth Mapp-Flint rather than with the enemy across the Channel... Lucia's domination of the little Sussex town is under serious threat... '' Scarce
Tom Holt Odds And Gods Orbit 1995 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. With Publisher's Press Release £7.50 'It's a god's life at the Sunnyvoyde Residential Home for retired deities. Everlasting life can be a real drag when all you've got to look forward to is cauliflower cheese on Wednesdays... there's a major technical problem with the thousand-year-old traction engine... lovingly restored by... Thor, Odin and Frey... ''
Tom Holt Paint Your Dragon Orbit 1996 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top of spine and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £5.00 ''... Sculptress Bianca Wilson is a living legend. St George is also a legend... when Bianca's sculpture of the patron saint and his scaly chum gets a bit too 'life-like', it opens up a whole new can of wyrms... ''
Tom Holt The Portable Door Orbit 2003 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £7.50 ''... what if your new employer was not the simple humdrum paper-shuffling outfit you supposed it to be? What if it was an elaborate front for the Dark Forces of Oddness?... ''
Tom Holt The Walled Orchard St. Martin's Press 1991 First Edition in the US First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine,, orange boards a little faded on spine and at extremities and a couple of page lower corners damp-rippled else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £5.00 Volume Two in the Walled Orchard series: sequel to Goatsong... ''... Eupolis describes the collapse of the world's most admired democracy and the end of the Athenian dream... ''
Tom Holt Valhalla Orbit 2000 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 ''As everyone knows, when great warriors die their reward is eternal life in Odin's bijou little residence known as Valhalla. But Valhalla has changed. It has grown. It has diversified. Just like any corporation, the Valhalla Group has had to adapt to survive. Unfortunately, not even an omniscient Norse god could have prepared Valhalla for the arrival of Carol Kortright, one-time cocktail waitress... ''
Tom Holt Wish You Were Here Orbit 1998 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top of spine and page edges lightly age-darkened else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £4.00 ''It was a busy day on Lake Chicopee. But it was an eclectic bunch of sightseers and tourists that had the strange local residents rubbing their hands with delight... most promising of all, there was Wesley Higgins... who was there because he knew the legend of the ghost of Okeewana. All he had to do was immerse himself in the... lake and he would find his heart's desire... ''
Tom Holt Ye Gods! Orbit 1992 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top & base of spine & page edges a little marked else Fine book in like Dust Jacket with a crease along front flap £15.00 ''... Being a Hero bothers Jason Derry. It's easy to get maladjusted when your mum's a suburban housewife and your dad's the Supreme Being. It can be a real drag slaying fabulous monsters and retrieving golden fleeces from fire-spitting dragons, and then having to tidy your room before your mum'll let you watch Star Trek... ''
Rhys Hughes Journeys Beyond Advice Sarob Press 2002 First Edition First Printing (302 copies printed) Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £15.00 Dedication; The World Beyond the Stairwell; A Rape of Knots; Mah Jong Breath; The Swine Taster; The Semi-Precious Isle; The Herb Garden of Earthly Delights; The Singularity Spectres; Afterword; Acknowledgements
Graeme Hurry Kimota 8 (Editor) Preston S.F.G. 1998 Cover slightly creased - Near Fine booklet £4.00 88 pages - Fiction by Neal L. Asher, Joel Lane, Paul Finch, Ceri Jordan and Cherith Baldry, Interview with Peter Hamilton, reviews and letters
Robert Jackson Frontier Crossings 45th World Science Fiction Programme Book (Editor) Conspiracy 1987 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £5.00 Guests: Doris Lessing; Alfred Bester; Arkady & Boris Strugatsky; Ray Harryhausen; Jim Burns; Joyce & Ken Slater and Dave Langford with Brian Aldiss as Toastmaster - articles, critiques, bibliographies, portfolios, Hugo listings, adverts and much, much more...
Kate Jacoby (Tracey Oliphant) Black Eagle Rising Third Book of Elita Gollancz 2000 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at base of spine else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket £5.00 ''... Robert has spent the last five years in hiding... Nash has been draining the lifeblood from magic-users to regain his own powers... times are changing... '' Following Exile's Return and Voice of the Demon.
Tove Jansson Moominsummer Madness Benn 1971 Fifth Impression Slightly bumped at top and base of spine, front free end paper removed, old biro price on half-title, library stamp on half-title and copyright pages, pages marked and browned - ?Good? book in slightly torn and stained Dust Jacket, a little chipped/eroded at corners £10.00 ''... Moominpapa is persuaded to try his hand at a new drama, called The Lion's Brides... further entrancing adventures of Moomintroll and his friends... ''
Vadim Jean Terry Pratchett's Hogfather The Illustrated Screenplay (With Terry Pratchett, Bill Kaye & Stephen Player) Gollancz 2006 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £7.50 ''Hogswatchnight is fast approaching, and the Hogfather (that jolly fat man who delivers presents to the kiddies) is missing. But it's vital that all the presents are delivered, otherwise the sun won't rise tomorrow. However, there is another supernatural entity who can be everywhere at once and, most importantly, knows where everyone lives... ''
T. M. Jenkins The Waking Macmillan 2006 First Edition First Printing Bruised at base of spine & a couple of light pressure marks across the front panel else Fine book in like Dust Jacket with a small tear at the top of the front fold. £5.00 ''... 2070: sixty-four years after his own violent death Nate is resuscitated, using the body of an anonymous donor... all too soon, an investigative journalist blows the cover... threatens both to expose the identity of the mysterious donor and unravel the truth behind Sheehan's murder all those years ago... ''
Milton Johns Patriot Future Lyford Books 1997 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top & base of spine & small mark on front free end paper else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £4.00 ''... part Bladerunner, part 1984... America... 2021... Federal Police Narcotics Detective Matt Sherida... struggles every day to stem the tide of an insidious new narcotic... a second role... to infiltrate a rebel political movement... ''
Graham Joyce (Also as William Heaney) Smoking Poppy Gollancz 2001 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at base of spine and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £5.00 ''Danny Innes is the wrong side of forty... estranged from his wife... kids have grown up and he's lonely and bitter. But you never stop being a father... up into the mist shrouded jungle uplands... in a land of opium, vicious drug gangs and spirit-haunted villages finds his daughter. And some painful truths... ''
Graham Joyce Some Kind of Fairy Tale Gollancz 2012 First Trade Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges lightly marked else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £7.50 ''... Peter Martin gets an unexpected phone call from his parents... His sister, Tara, has come back home... But twenty years ago Tara took a walk in the woods and never came back... full of stories... travelling the world... But her stories don't quite hang together... looks no different from the young woman who walked out the door... a haunted, otherworldly quality... ''
Graham Joyce The Limits Of Enchantment Gollancz 2005 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like, slightly rubbed, Dust Jacket. Signed by the Author on the Title Page £15.00 ''... When you come to know the nature of the teller of this tale you may have good reason to doubt both. You may suspect the balance of my mind, and you may condemn my position. You may start to disbelieve... And when you feel most far from me, then at that moment listen hard... and trust the tale and not the teller.''.
Graham Joyce The Stormwatcher Night Shade 2003 First Edition in Hardback First Printing Fine book in like Dust Jacket. Signed by the Author on the Limitation Sheet £15.00 ''... a novel of creeping evil tempered by visionary beauty... a kind of locked-room mystery in which one of the company is the dark heart... How well do you know your friends?... ''
Graham Joyce The Tooth Fairy (BFS Derleth Award Winner 1997) Tor 1998 First Edition in Hardback and the US First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and page edges lightly age-darkened else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £10.00 ''Sam and his friends are like any gang of norm al young boys. Roaming wild around the outskirts of their car-factory town... Until the day Sam wakes to find the Tooth Fairy sitting ion the edge of his bed. Not the benign figure of childhood myth, but an enigmatic presence that both torments and seduces him... real or just a figment of his turbulent imagination?... ''
Colin Kapp The Unorthodox Engineers Dobson 1979 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and page edges foxed and lightly age-darkened else Fine book in slightly grubby, edge-torn price-clipped Dust Jacket, with the front flap price-stickered by the publisher £35.00 ''These five stories... concern the scientific ingenuity of Man; when faced with an insuperable problem under alien conditions, unorthodox methods would almost certainly be the only answer... '' The Railways up on Cannis; The Subways of Tazoo; The Pen and the Dark; Getaway From Getawehi and The Black Hole of Negrav. Very Scarce - and GOOD!
Fedor Kaul Maniu Bles 1935 First Edition First Printing (Second State - Green Boards) Bruised at top of spine, spine irregular, boards a little rubbed and lightly stained, boxed, front free end paper removed and page edges browned with a small stain on top page edges - Good? book £7.50 ''It was at a street-fair in an obscure quarter of Berlin that Christopher Leng... first met the clairvoyant, Maniu, who was to exercise such power over the lives of Christopher and others... this thrilling and original novel... traces Maniu's strange history from a fortune-teller's booth in a shabby Berlin street until, as a millionaire in Monte Carlo, he found that his power was broken.''
Marvin Kaye The Incredible Umbrella Hale 1980 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and page edges foxed and slightly marked else Fine book in slightly creased, rubbed and foxed Dust Jacket. £5.00 ''When J. Adrian Fillmore... bought the odd-looking bumbershoot he had no idea it would soon whisk him away from his prosaic life as an English language professor and plant him smack in the middle of a Gilbert and Sullivan cosmos... and beyond... Mikado... Moriarty... Count Dracula... Frankenstein... and an army of isosceles triangles!!... ''
Marvin Kaye Wintermind (With Parke Godwin) Doubleday 1982 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in rubbed Dust Jacket with some small tears and creasing at top and base of spine panel. £5.00 ''''... continues the epic future history begun in The Masters of Solitude. In far-distant America, civilisation is split into a nation of simple, forest-dwelling 'coveners' and a great mysterious City. After a harrowing war that profoundly changes the gentle folkways of the covens, the City at last recognizes the need for interaction with the forest nation... ''
P. B. Kerr Children Of The Lamp The Akhenaten Adventure Scholastic 2004 First Edition in the UK First Printing - Issued Without Dust Jacket Slightly bumped at top & base of spine & page edges a little browned else Fine book in laminated boards - as issued £7.50 ''Humans are made of earth. Djinn are made of fire.'' First in the series about two Djinn Children...
Daniel Keyes Flowers For Algernon (1966 Nebula Winner) Indigo 1996 First Printing (Paper) Page edges browned else Fine Book £5.00 ''This is the story of Charlie, subnormal floor sweeper at Donner's Bakery... triumphant subject of a daring experiment in the enhancement of human intelligence... ''
Daniel Keyes The Fifth Sally Hale 1981 First Edition in the UK First Printing Bruised at top of spine and page edges lightly age-darkened else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket. £15.00 ''... Sally Porter is a drab waitress, divorcee, and loner in the great city. But, though she is quite unaware of it, she is also four other, quite different people... It is the task of the... psychiatrist,,, a man who nevertheless has severe problems of his own... '' Psychological novel.
T. E. D. Klein The Twilight Zone Magazine Volume 2 Number 10 (Editor) TZ Publications 1982 Covers slightly rubbed and page edges lightly browned - Very Good magazine £4.00 Pamela Sargent's The Shrine; Mort Castle's Altenmoor, Where the Dogs Dance; L. P. Hartley's W. S.; David Schow's Pulpmeister; with Marc Scott Zicree, Charles Beaumont, Gahan Wilson and more
Dean R. Koontz (Also as Brian Coffey; K. R. Dwyer; Leigh Nichols, Owen West & Aaron Wolfe) Oddkins A Fable For All Ages Warner 1988 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges lightly age-darkened else Fine book in like, slightly rubbed, Dust Jacket. £15.00 ''... soft, cuddly, sweet-faced toys... share a wonderful, magical secret... they're alive!... made only for very special children, those who face something difficult in life and need a true friend... Only now the toys themselves... are the ones in need of help
Dean R. Koontz Santa's Twin HarperCollins 1996 First Edition in the UK First Printing Slightly rubbed at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket with a little rubbing, and a tiny tear, near the tops of the folds. Illustrated by Phil Parks £4.00 ''... the hilarious and heartwarming story of two little girls, Charlotte and Emily, who set out to save Santa from his mischievous twin Bob Claus - who has not only stolen Santa's sleigh, but has stuffed his toy bag with mud pies, cat poop and broccoli!... ''
Michael P. Kube-Mcdowell Exile Ace 1992 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top & base of spine & one page corner lightly creased else Fine book in slightly creased Dust Jacket with a small spot of wear at the top of the folds. £5.00 ''Ana is a city of dutiful citizens, short vistas and harsh lives. Meer Faschen is a middle-aged petty bureaucrat who... was witness to a rebellion the government says never happened... ''
R. A. Lafferty Space Chantey Dobson 1976 First Edition in the UK & First Hardback First Printing Bruised at base of spine, one signature foxed and other page edges lightly age-darkened else Fine book in slightly creased and lightly browned Dust Jacket with the orange spine letters faded to yellow (as usual) With Publisher's Review Slip £10.00 ''... the Odyssey of Space Captain Roadstrum, who travels far and wide before returning home to Big Tulsa, the Capital of the World, after twenty years, to his wife and his young son Tele-Max. The classical allusions are unmistakable as Lafferty sets his future Odysseus in the midst of the trials and tribulations of a bizarre space, and sings the strange song of his triumphs... ''
Mark Lawrence King of Thorns Book Two of The Broken Empire HarperVoyager 2012 First Edition in the UK First Printing Bruised at top and slightly bumped at base of spine and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £15.00 ''The land burns with the fires of a hundred battles as lords and petty kings fight for the Broken Empire. The long road to avenge the slaughter of his mother and brother has shown Honorous Jorg Ancrath the hidden hands behind this endless war... he must gather his own pieces, learn the rules of play, and discover how to break them... ''
Sharon Lee Duainfey (With Steve Miller) Baen 2008 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top of spine and lower edge of rear board else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £5.00 ''... Rebecca's life seems set... when Altimere, a Fey, appears and uses his 'small power' to show her two futures... abused and neglected as the dutiful wife... dressed and bejeweled like a princess... Unfortunately Altimere has an agenda of his own... Rebecca becomes an ignorant and unwitting pawn in a complex game to depose the Fey Queen... ''
Sharon Lee Fledgling A New Liaden Universe Novel (With Steve Miller) Baen 2010 First Edition First Printing Fine book in like Dust Jacket a little rubbed at the top edge of the rear panel. Signed by the Author on the Title Page £7.50 ''Delgado is a Safe World. That means that the population is monitored - for its own good - and behaviour dangerous to society is quickly corrected... Theo Waitley, daughter of Professor Kamele Waitley... is 'physically challenged' and on a course to being declared a Danger to Society... ''
Sharon Lee Ghost Ship A New Liaden Universe Novel (With Steve Miller) Baen 2010 First Edition First Printing Bruised at base of spine and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. Signed by the Authors on the Pre-lim Page £10.00 ''Theo Waitley's not a kid anymore. Branded a 'nexus of violence' before her first solo... gig, she now wears a Fist Class pilot's jacket, has a job offer from Korval, carries multiple weapons, and may wear a Tree-and-Dragon pin, if she dares. Everyone she meets thinks she's dangerous, and most of them approve...''
Sharon Lee Mouse & Dragon A New Liaden Universe Novel (With Steve Miller) Baen 2010 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £7.50 ''Aelliana Caylon has endured much, and finally, she appears to have won all... happy endings sometimes show a few flaws... ''
Sharon Lee Saltation A New Liaden Universe Novel (With Steve Miller) Baen 2010 First Edition Second Printing Slightly bumped at top and bruised at base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. Signed by both Authors on the Title Page £10.00 ''Delgado is a Safe World. That means that the population is monitored - for its own good - and behaviour dangerous to society is quickly corrected... Theo Waitley, daughter of Professor Kamele Waitley... is 'physically challenged' and on a course to being declared a Danger to Society... ''
Tanith Lee Forests Of The Night Unwin Hyman 1989 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top of spine and page edges a little wavy and lightly age-darkened else Fine book in like, very slightly browned Dust Jacket. £15.00 ''... The stories for the collection have been selected by the author, and illustrate the remarkable scope, versatility and artistry of her work... Each story is prefaced with a short introduction by the author which offers fascinating and tantalising glimpses into a writer's world.'' Scarce.
Tanith Lee The Book of the Beast The Secret Books of Paradys II Overlook Press 1991 First Edition in the US First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and a few spots of glue on cloth over rear board else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket. Signed by the Author on the Title Page £5.00 ''''The fantastic world of Paradys continues to unfold...the unspeakable horror of this forgotten city... the bloody trail of the Beast... ''
Herb Lehrman Strange Fantasy No. 8 Spring Ultimate Publishing 1969 Very Good Copy £4.00 Continuation of Science Fiction (Adventure) Classics - First Issue under this title: Some Fabulous Yonder by Philip José Farmer; Dr. Adams’ Garden of Evil by Fritz Leiber; Nine Starships Waiting by Roger Zelazny; Suicide World by Harlan Ellison
Jane Lindskold Five Odd Honors Tor 2010 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket with a small spot of wear at the base of the front panel With Publisher's Promotional News Sheet £5.00 ''Having entered the Halls of the Dead and returned five of their ancestors to life, the Thirteen Orphans and their allies open the ninth gate into the Lands Born from Smoke and Sacrifice... '' Part of the Breaking The Wall series, following Thirteen Orphans & Nine Gates
H. P. Lovecraft Selected Letters 1934-1937 (Edited by August Derleth and James Turner) Arkham House 1976 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges lightly foxed else Fine book in faintly marked Dust Jacket, with a short tear at the top of the rear fold £30.00 436 pages of H. P. L.'s erudite, informative, opinionated letters - Volume V
H. P. Lovecraft Selected Letters IV 1932-1934 (Edited by August Derleth and James Turner) Arkham House 1976 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges lightly browned and with faint scattered foxing else Fine book in slightly creased Dust Jacket, with a couple of tiny (ca 1mm) tears at the top of the spine and the orange spine lettering faded to yellow £30.00 ''During the period covered by this… volume of letters, Howard Phillips Lovecraft resided quietly in Providence, Rhode Island amid a society languishing under the ravages wrought by the great depression... often embarking on brilliant expostulatory voyages to his ever widening circle of correspondents... E. Hoffman Price... Robert E. Howard... Clark Ashton Smith... ''
Helen Lowe The Heir of Night The Wall of Night: Book One Orbit 2011 First Edition First Printing Fine Uncorrected Proof. £4.00 ''... Malian is being trained to rule. Her people garrison the mountain range known as the Wall of Night against an ancient enemy... Malian... 's known little of real danger until... the Keep of the |Winds becomes a bloodbath... creatures with twisted magic flowing in their veins... Malian flees... Then... her own hidden magic flares into life... ''

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