Catalogue #80 - February 2018
Author Title Edition Condition Price Details
J. P. Martin Uncle Cleans Up The New York Review Children's Collection 2008 First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and a couple of rub spots at the upper tips of the boards else Fine book. Illustrated by Quentin Blake £4.00 ''It is a time of rejoicing at Homeward, the labyrinthine castle that is as magical as Oz and as full of wonders as Willy Wonka's chocolate factory. Uncle, the wise, kind, generous, and fabulously rich elephant who rules over Homeward, has joined with his friends to celebrate their triumph over the ruffians in neighboring Badfort... meanwhile... ''
Andrew Marvell Three Men Make A World (In Bleiler's Checklist) Gollancz 1939 First Edition First Printing Boots Library rebind, covers faded, pen line on lower page edges and page edges browned - Reading Copy £4.00 Britain becomes an agricultural nation when petrol-destroying bacteria end the career of the internal combustion engine....
Misty Massey Mad Kestrel Tor 2008 First Edition First Printing (Paper) Small tear in paper at head of spine else fine book With Publisher's Press Release £4.00 ''In a world where infants with magical powers are torn from their parents to be raised exclusively by the mysterious and powerful Danisoba, Kestrel has managed to keep her abilities concealed - and herself free... Now an adult and quartermaster for a pirate ship, Kestrel... has magical control over the wind... ''
Angus McAllister The Canongate Strangler Dog and Bone 1990 First Edition First Printing (Paper) Edges & corners & two page corner tips creased, & top rear corner tip slightly bumped else Fine book £4.00 ''... a psychological thriller with supernatural overtones set in Edinburgh... Edward Middleton, a respectable lawyer, finds himself strangely involved in a series of murders. Horrified, he at first tries to explain, then to prevent their headlong progress... ''
Anne McCaffrey Changelings Book One of The Twins of Petaybee (With Elizabeth Ann Scarborough) Bantam Press 2006 First Edition in the UK First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and slight spine lean else Fine book in slightly creased Dust Jacket. £4.00 ''... Yana and Sean are now the parents of twins... their destiny is deeply entwined with the sentient planet that is their home. For Ronan and Murel are more than human... each can transform into a seal and converse telepathically with the planet's creatures... Meanwhile Petaybee is changing...''
Anne McCaffrey Changelings Book One of The Twins of Petaybee (With Elizabeth Ann Scarborough) Del Rey 2006 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and slight spine lean else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket. £7.50 ''... now Petaybee is changing in mysterious, unprecedented ways, and the return of off-world scientists threatens the amazing planet and its equally amazing inhabitants... ''
Anne McCaffrey Crystal Line Del Rey 1992 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and bruised at base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £5.00 ''Killashandra was the most experienced, the most gifted Crystal Singer on Ballybran. With her partner, Lars Dahl, she held the record for cutting the terrible, fascinating and infinitely rare black crystals... a new, beautiful, unfathomable manifestation was discovered... Only the Crystal Singers... were thought to stand a chance of survival... ''
Anne McCaffrey Freedom's Challenge Ace/Putnam 1998 First Edition - Issued Simultaneously Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and lower corners else Fine book in like, slightly rubbed, Dust Jacket with a couple of short scratches on the rear panel. £4.00 ''... Kris Bjornson and her fellow slaves were dumped on an uninhabited planet by their Catteni masters... the colonists have learned to survive... Should they settle in here... their duty is to escape, to get back to Earth... ''
Anne McCaffrey Powers That Be (With Elizabeth Ann Scarborough) Del Rey 1993 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket. £4.00 ''... Strange things were happening on Petaybee, it seemed. Unauthorised genetically engineered species had been spotted. Geologic survey teams sent to locate newly discovered mineral deposits were either coming up empty - or disappearing altogether. And the locals weren't talking... ''
Anne McCaffrey The City Who Fought (With S. M. Stirling) Baen 1993 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and page edges lightly marked else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £7.50 ''... Simeon was bored. Not with being a shellperson like Helva... and Tia... he rather pitied 'softshells' their mayfly lives and absurdly limited senses but with running the mining and processing stations that made up his 'body'. So when the arrival of an out-of-control refugee ship interrupted... ''
Anne McCaffrey The Girl Who Heard Dragons Tor 1994 First Edition Thus First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and page edges lightly age-darkened else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. Cover illustration and 24 interior sketches by Michael Whelan. £7.50 The Girl Who Heard Dragons; Velvet Fields; Euterpe On A Fling; Duty Calls; A Sleeping Humpty Dumpty Beauty; The Mandalay Cure; A Flock Of Geese; The Greatest Love; A Quiet One; If Madam Likes You... ; Zulei, Grace, Nimshi And The Damnyankees; Cinderella Switch; Habit Is An Old Horse; Lady-In-Waiting and The Bones Do Lie
Anne McCaffrey The Rowan Ace/Putnam 1990 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and slightly bumped at base of spine else Fine book in like, slightly rubbed, Dust Jacket. Signed and with a 'warm' inscription by the Author £20.00 ''The colonies on Altair were frontier settlements... It was no surprise after torrential rains... that the small Rowan Mining camp was totally destroyed... What was surprising was the psychic wail of agony that went up... belonged to a three-year-old child... and she grew into a beautiful, magical-looking woman... the most important Talent on the planet... ''
Anne McCaffrey The Ship Who Sang Rapp & Whiting 1971 First Edition in the UK First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges marked and slightly bumped else Fine book in slightly browned and edge-worn Dust Jacket with a few short tears Signed by the Author on the Title Page £200.00 ''Helva was a shell person - a human brain encapsulated in a metal body, part of the structure of a spaceship. Brainships combine human will, emotions and intelligence with all the latest in computer technology; so Helva could calculate like a computer and knew all of Shakespeare, world history, had studied art... and she could sing!... ''
Anne McCaffrey The Ship Who Searched (With Mercedes Lackey) Orbit 1994 First Edition in the UK & First Trade Hardback First Printing Bruised at base of spine and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in Fine Dust Jacket. £10.00 ''Tia, a bright and precocious seven-year-old, becomes afflicted by a paralysing alien virus... But Tia won't be satisfied to glide through life in a glorified wheelchair. She would rather strap on a spaceship. And Tia has a special mission: to seek out whatever it was that laid her low, to understand and then eliminate it... ''
Anne McCaffrey The Ship Who Won (With Jody Lynn Nye) Baen 1994 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and slightly bumped at base of spine and lower corners else Fine book in slightly creased Dust Jacket. £5.00 ''... Carialle decided she would strap on a spaceship. Her brawn is a guy named Keff. Their mission: to search the galaxy for intelligent beings... ''
Tom McCarthy C Cape 2010 Fifth Printing Slightly bumped at top of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £4.00 ''... follows the short, intense life of Serge Carrefax, a man who... surges into the electric modernity of the early twentieth century, transfixed by the technologies that will obliterate him... a compelling, sophisticated and sublimely imaginative book uncovering the hidden codes and dark rhythms that sustain life.''
Hugh McDaid Robot Warriors The Top Secret History of the Pilotless Plane (With David Oliver Orion Media 1997 First Edition First Printing Edges slightly rubbed else Fine Copy in Like Dust Jacket £5.00 ''At a top secret base in the Nevada desert, deep inside a place known to the world as Area 51, the US government are testing their most secret weapon: an unmanned strike aircraft designed to destroy the most advanced air defences and render any nation open to destruction... ''
Jack McDevitt Polaris Ace 2004 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and bruised at base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket, with a little wear at the top of the front fold. £7.50 ''The luxury space yacht Polaris carried an elite group of the wealthy and curious thousands of light years from earth to witness a spectacular stellar phenomenon. It never returned... Sixty years later... Prominent antiques dealer Alex Benedict manages to secure some artefacts... ''
Jack McDevitt Seeker (2007 Nebula Award Winner) Ace 2005 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and top page edges browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £10.00 ''Near the end of the twenty-seventh century... two ships set out from Earth... the Bremerhaven... the Seeker... On a distant planet, the voyagers established a colony they named Margolia. Then they and the colony disappeared from recorded history... Thousands of years later... ''
Jack McDevitt The Engines Of God Ace 1994 First Edition Second Printing Bruised at top and slightly bumped at base of spine and top page edges foxed and no longer quite parallel else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket, with a ca. 10mm tear on the back panel adjacent to the spine, with associated creasing. £5.00 ''Two hundred years ago, humans made a stunning discovery in the far reaches of the solar system: a huge statue of an alien creature, with an inscription that defied all efforts at translation. Now, as faster-than-light drive opens the stars to exploration, humans are finding other relics... Then... ''
Ian McDonald Necroville (The Terminal Cafe) Gollancz 1994 First Edition First Printing Bruised at base of spine and page edges lightly browned and slightly marked else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £5.00 ''In the twenty-first century nanotechnology has revolutionised the world... Now nanotechnology can resurrect the dead - and by 2063 they account for almost a third of the world's population. They have their own cities , Necrovilles, within the cities of the living and have evolved a separate and alien culture...''
Ian McDonald Planesrunner Everness Book I Jo Fletcher 2013 First Edition in the UK First Printing Bruised at top and slightly bumped at base of spine and one page edge with a tiny tear else Fine book in like, slightly rubbed, Dust Jacket. £7.50 ''There is not just one you, there are many... We're part of a multiplicity of universes in parallel dimensions - and Everett Singh's dad has found a way in. But he's been kidnapped... There's only one clue... a mysterious app... the Infundibulum... Everett's got to find a way to unlock the secret... and cross entire dimensions to find his father... ''
Cliff McNish Angel Orion 2007 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket with a touch of wear at the base of the spine panel. £7.50 ''NOT FIT TO BE A DAUGHTER... NOT FIT TO BE A FRIEND... NOT FIT TO BE AN ANGEL... Two girls are inextricably linked by destiny... Stephanie is friendless, strange, a misfit. Freya can't stop seeing angels. But when one of the angels starts to stalk her... ''
Cliff McNish The Doomspell Orion 2000 First Edition First Printing Bruised & slightly rubbed at top & base of spine else Fine Uncorrected Proof with decorated card covers - as issued £10.00 ''... Rachael and Eric are ripped through the wall and hurtled on to another world. Like thousands of other children before them, they have been snatched away by the Witch... Rachael discovers that she has extraordinary gifts... transform herself into a feather, or fly on an owl's back, just as the Witch can... for the Witch's victims, Rachael is their only hope... '' Scarce
R. M. Meluch The Sagittarius Command A Novel of the Merrimack DAW 2007 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £7.50 ''...The pride of the U. S. space fleet.. But when the alien life-form known as the Hive... begins wreaking destruction across the galaxy... what they learn... is that there is no safe place in near or deep space when it comes to the Hive... '' Book 3 in the series
Karen Michalson Enemy Glory Tor 2001 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and against the side of the spine panel else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £4.00 ''... a dark, atmospheric fantasy world where the realm of the supernatural lies in the north while warring kingdoms and a complex religion devoted to gods and goddesses of good and evil dominate the south. Young Llewelyn is an unhappy child.. solaced by an ailing local hedge witch, who lies to him... ''
Sarah Micklem Firethorn Voyager 2005 First Edition in the UK First Printing Bruised at base of spine and light pressure mark on cover else Fine Uncorrected Proof. £4.00 ''''Firethorn remembers little of her past; her parents a vague and teasing memory, but service in the Dame's household provides a... tolerable existence... her comfortable world is turned upside down when her old mistress dies... she is forced to run away... she emerges... blessed, or cursed, with uncanny abilities.''
China Mieville Iron Council (2005 Arthur Clarke Winner) Macmillan 2004 First Edition in the UK First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket. £7.50 ''It is a time of revolts and revolutions, conflict and intrigue. New Crobuzon is being ripped apart... In the midst of this turmoil, a mysterious masked figure spurs strange rebellion, while treachery and violence incubate in strange places... search for a lost hope, an undying legend... the time of the Iron Council.''
China Mieville King Rat Macmillan 1998 First Edition First Printing (Paper) Pressure marks at base of front cover (also affecting first page), light crease at lower edge of front cover and lower front corner creased/rubbed - Very Good to Near Fine book £15.00 ''Something is stirring in London's dark, stamping out its territory in brickdust and blood. Something has murdered Saul's father, and left Saul to pay for the crime. But a shadow from the urban waste breaks into his prison cell and leads him to freedom. A shadow called King Rat.. '' Scarce.
L. E. Modesitt, Jr. Archform: Beauty Tor 2002 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine else Fine book in lightly creased Dust Jacket. £7.50 ''Four centuries in the future, the world is rich - nanomachines watch the health of the wealthy and manufacture food and gadgets for everybody - but no Utopia... a society where technology takes care of everyone's basic needs but leaves most people struggling to extract a meaningful life from a world crowded with wonders but empty of commitment... ''
L. E. Modesitt, Jr. Fall of Angels Orbit 1997 First Edition in the UK First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and a few page lower corners and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £5.00
L. E. Modesitt, Jr. Gravity Dreams Tor 1999 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and slightly bumped at base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £7.50 ''... a stand-alone action adventure... in the distant future on Earth, our hero, Tyndel... is exiled to a more technologically advanced civilisation... He must adjust quickly... Fortunately he has the rare talent to become a space pilot. What no one expect... is that he might meet God... ''
L. E. Modesitt, Jr. Imager's Intrigue The Third Book of the Imager Portfolio Tor 2010 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket with a hint of wear at the base of the front fold With Publisher's News Sheet £7.50 ''... Rhenn has come into his own. He has a wife and a young child, and a solid career as an imager. But he has made more than one enemy... and even his great powers will not allow him to escape the past... ''
L. E. Modesitt, Jr. Mage-Guard Of Hamor Tor 2008 First Edition Second Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket. £5.00 ''... the second of two volumes set mostly on the continent of Hamor, far across the sea from Recluce... Rahl was... sent to the mages training school for testing, then banished to Hamor. His education now continues under dangerous circumstances... '' Sequel to Natural Ordermage
L. E. Modesitt, Jr. Natural Ordermage Tor 2007 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and a few page corner tips creased else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £5.00 ''... Rahl, a young apprentice scrivener on the island of Recluce, likes life to work out in his favor. To make sure things go his way, he uses a small amount of order magic in opportunistic moments, but his abilities are starting to get the attention of the Council magisters. He's not like other ordermages, the same rules don't seem to apply to his magic... ''
L. E. Modesitt, Jr. Scion Of Cyador Tor 2000 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and slightly bumped at base of spine else Fine book in slightly creased Dust Jacket. £5.00 ''... continues the story begun in Magi'i of Cyador... ''
L. E. Modesitt, Jr. The Ethos Effect Tor 2003 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and bruised at base of spine else Fine book in slightly creased Dust Jacket, with a short tear at the upper tip of the front fold. £5.00 ''Set in the same universe as The Parafaith War... but two centuries later, and intended to be read independently... the story of Commander Van C. Albert of the Republic Space Force of Taran, a brave and resourceful officer... an embarrassment to the high command... is given only dead-end assignments... ''
L. E. Modesitt, Jr. The Octagonal Raven Tor 2001 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and slightly bumped at base of spine and page edges lightly marked else Fine book in lightly creased Dust Jacket. £7.50 ''... a far-future SF adventure set in a society whose foundations are about to crumble... ''
L. E. Modesitt, Jr. The Shadow Sorceress Book Four of The Spellsong Cycle Tor 2001 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and 8 lower page corner tips bumped else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £5.00 ''... focuses on the challenges facing Secca... thrust into a position of power and responsibility... must immediately take command of all her magical resources to help suppress internal dissension in a neighbouring province... ''
L. E. Modesitt, Jr. Wellspring Of Chaos Tor 2004 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket, a little rubbed at the head of the spine. £5.00 ''... set roughly sixty years after the close of The Order War, it does not require previous knowledge of Recluce to be enjoyed... ''
Kim MohanFiction Amazing Stories No. 600 (Editor) T. S. R. 1999 Spine a little creased, covers curled near spine, short crease to lower rear cover corner - Very Good magazine £10.00 'Special Collector's Edition': Harlan Ellison's The Toad Prince or, Sex Queen of the Martian Pleasure-Domes; with fiction retrospectives from Bernard Brown, Frances M. Deegan, Paul W. Fairman, Vance Simmonds, James Patrick Kelly & Pamela Sargent; with Robert Silverberg, George Zebrowski, Neal Barrett, Jr., and more
David Moody Autumn The City Gollancz 2011 First Edition in Hardback First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in a slightly creased Dust Jacket, with a spot of wear at the base of the front fold. £7.50 ''A virulent disease has ripped across the face of the planet, killing billions of people in under twenty-four hours... A small group of survivors have been cowering in fear in the desolate remains of a silent city,,, when a company of soldiers appears... '' Sequel to Autumn.
Alan Moore Saga of The Swamp Thing Book One Turtleback 2012 - Issued Without Dust Jacket Bruised at top of spine and two page upper corner tips creased else Fine book in laminated boards - as issued Art by Stephen Bissette, John Totleben, Dan Day and Rick Veitch £7.50 Introduction by Len Wein; Foreword by Ramsey Campbell; The Saga of The Swamp Thing #20-27; Biographies. ''... set new standards for graphic storytelling and touched off a revolution in the medium... building on the title's framework of gothic horror with a remarkably intuitive narrative style and an unprecedented depth of characterisation... ''
Perry Moore The Chronicles of Narnia The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe Official Illustrated Movie Companion HarperCollins 2005 First Edition in the UK First Printing (Paper) Slightly bumped at top of spine, corners slightly rubbed and rear cover creased - Very Good book £5.00 ''... how C. S. Lewis's amazing land... was brought to the big screen... ''
Janet Morris Threshold (With Chris Morris) Roc 1990 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top & base of spine else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket slightly worn at the base of the front fold £5.00 '',,, Threshold Terminal... a Grand Hotel in space... a young test pilot, Joe South, is thrust five hundred years into the future and finds himself in the thick of interstellar smuggling, intrigue and the rough underworld of an alien environment... ''
Bradford Morrow The Diviner's Tale Corvus 2011 First Edition in Hardback First Printing Bruised at top & base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. With Publisher's promotional sheet £7.50 ''Cassandra Brooks is a single mother-of-two, schoolteacher and water diviner. Deep in the woods... she is confronted by the body of a young girl, swinging from a tree, hanged. When she returns with the authorities, the body has vanished... a girl turns up in the woods, alive, mute... Cassandra's hanged girl... ''
Pat Murphy Wild Angel by Mary Maxwell by Max Merriwell Tor 2000 First Edition First Printing Lower edge of front cover lightly rippled else Fine Uncorrected Proof. £4.00 ''''When Sarah McKensie's parents are murdered, the young girl is saved by a mother wolf and raised in the pack. Part Mowgli, part Tarzan of the Apes, Sarah becomes the Wild Angel of the Sierras... ''
Garth Nix Sabriel Collins 2002 First Edition in the UK First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges lightly browned and no longer quite parallel else Fine book in slightly rubbed acetate Dust Jacket £7.50 ''Sabriel is the daughter of the Mage Abhorsen. Ever since she was a tiny child, she has lived outside the Wall of the Old Kingdom - far away from the uncontrolled power of Free Magic, and away from the Dead who won't stay dead. But now her father is missing... Sabriel embarks on a quest fraught with supernatural dangers... ''
Garth Nix Shade's Children HarperCollins 2006 First Edition in the UK in Hardback First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges lightly age-darkened else Fine book in like, slightly creased, Dust Jacket. £4.00 ''... In a futuristic urban wasteland, evil Overlords have decreed that no child shall live past the age of fourteen. Ella, Drum, Gold-Eye and Ninde have all escaped... recruited into a resistance movement by... Shade... Hunted ceaselessly by savage, mutant creatures, Shade's children work together to discover the source of the Overlord's power... ''
Claire North (Catherine Webb Also as Kate Griffin) The End of the Day Orbit 2017 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and bruised at base of spine and page edges no longer quite parallel else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £10.00 ''Charlie meets everyone - but only once. You might meet him in a hospital, in a warzone or at the scene of a traffic accident. Then again, you might meet him at the North Pole - Charlie gets everywhere. |Sometimes he is sent as a courtesy; sometimes as a warning. Either way, it will be the most important meeting of your life.''
Robert Nye Faust Hamish Hamilton 1980 First Edition First Printing Bruised and faded at base of spine, light spine creasing, spine a little leaned, previous owner's bookplate on front fixed end paper and page edges lightly age-darkened - near Very Good Book in slightly creased and rubbed Dust Jacket with the red spine background faded. Signed and personalised on the bookplate to that individual - R. N.'s teacher £20.00 ''... the unexpurgated memoirs of the fat knight, transcribed and edited in modern spelling. The atmosphere and texture of life in the late 14th and early 15th centuries are marvellously evoked. Falstaff stands revealed as the spirit of England personified... ''
Desiderius Papp Creation's Doom (Translated by H. J. Stenning) Jarrolds 1934 First Edition First Printing (With 8 page Spring 1934 Catalogue at rear) Slightly bumped at top and base of spine, covers slightly marked, corners worn, small paper stamp on front free end paper, end papers lightly foxed, pages age-darkened - Good book With all 8 illustrations £7.50 ''This book tells of the future of mankind, of the fate in store for our earth in the millions of years to come... '' Appears to be mainly future speculation/analysis a little romanticised, rather than Science Fiction.
Norman Partridge Mr Fox And Other Feral Tales A Collection A Recollection A Writer's Handbook Subterranean 2005 First Edition Thus First Printing ( Bruised at top and slightly bumped at base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket, with a touch of wear at the tips of the front fold £15.00 ''... This expanded edition features every story included in the original, an excerpt from an unpublished zombie novel, and 11 additional stories... In a freewheeling introduction and extensive story notes, Partridge shares what he's learned about the craft and commerce of writing horror... '' With Foreword by Ed Bryant and Afterword by the Author
Michelle Paver Spirit Walker Chronicles of Ancient Darkness Orion 2005 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top & base of spine else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket. £7.50 ''A cry echoed through the Forest. He froze. It was not the yowl of a vixen, or a lynx seeking a mate. It was a man. Or something that had once been a man. With a creeping sense of dread, Torak watched the light between the trees begin to fail... '' Book Two.
Kit Pedler Brainrack (With Gerry Davis) Souvenir Press 1974 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges lightly browned and slightly foxed else Fine book in like, slightly rubbed and browned, Dust Jacket, faintly damp-marked at the base of the spine and with a shallow tear at the top of the front flap £7.50 ''...man is suddenly thrown into conflict with his own technology... Evolution is proceeding in a totally unexpected direction... Alexander Mawn, believes he has found the answer, but his efforts to expose the truth bring him into direct conflict with an influential group of industrialists… ''
Doris Piserchia (Also As Curt Selby) Mister Justice Dobson 1977 First Edition in the UK & First Hardback First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine, previous owner's name, date and town on front fixed end paper inside jacket flap, page edges speckled and lightly browned - Very Good Book in slightly browned and marked Dust Jacket, with a faint damp-mark at base of spine, the price removed and Publisher's £3.95 price sticker on flap £5.00 ''... Justice has taken pictures of things that happened three or four decades ago with a camera invented eleven years ago?... He has a time-machine?... He can be anywhere. Once a moment is past it is completely open to him... There is another possibility... There may not be any machine... '' Her first full-length novel.
Editors of Playboy The Playboy Book Of Science Fiction and Fantasy (Editor) Souvenir Press 1967 First Edition in the UK First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and page edges lightly marked and slightly foxed - Good Book. £4.00 Preface and 32 stories by J. G. Ballard, Charles Beaumont, Robert Bloch, Ray Bradbury, Fredric Brown, Arthur C. Clarke, Avram Davidson, Jack Finney, Bruce Jay Friedman, Walt Grove, George Langelaan, H. C. Neal, Alan E. Nourse, Ray Russell, Robert Sheckley, Theodore Sturgeon, William Tenn, Bernard Wolfe and others.
Frederik Pohl (Also as Walter Lasly; Edson Mccann & Donald Stacy) Beyond The Blue Event Horizon Gollancz 1980 First Edition in the UK First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges lightly foxed else Fine book in Dust Jacket with a short (6mm) tear at the top of the front panel, a crease running the length of the spine panel and the blue spine lettering slightly faded. £7.50 ''... the sequel to the award-winning Gateway... the alien mysteries of the Heechee are slowly revealed... a novel that convincingly portrays the power of human curiosity and the strengths and failings of human emotions... a breathtaking vista of the alien... ''
Frederik Pohl Black Star Rising Gollancz 1986 First Edition in the UK First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and top front corner slightly bumped else Fine book in like Dust Jacket a little crumpled at top of spine panel. £5.00 ''Two hundred years from now the USA and USSR are largely forgotten, having destroyed each other as world powers... China and India have moved in to pick up the pieces... an alien spacecraft approaches Earth and demands to talk to the President of the USA... there is no such person... but the aliens wont take no for an answer... ''
Frederik Pohl Homegoing Gollancz 1990 First Edition in the UK First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket, with the spine panel orange faded to yellow (as usual). £4.00 ''The only difference between Sandy Washington and any other young man of his age is that Sandy has been raised on a spaceship - by aliens... Now, finally, the Hakh'li are bringing Sandy home to Earth: and while they're at it, they intend to give humanity some extraordinary gifts... ''
Frederik Pohl Mars Plus (With Thomas T. Thomas) Baen 1994 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and bruised at base of spine and remainder felt pen line across lower page edges else Fine book in like, slightly rubbed, Dust Jacket. £5.00 ''... the events chronicled in... Man Plus were only the beginning. It is now fifty years later. Man is, or seems to be, on Mars to stay, but things have become... strange, even compared to the population of cyborgs, half-cyborgs and just plain humans... ''
Frederik Pohl Midas World Gollancz 1983 First Edition in the UK First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine, slight spine lean and page edges a little marked with a few corners folded else Fine book in slightly creased, unpriced, Dust Jacket. £5.00 ''''The Midas Plague'' - the story which first described this society and which is included in revised form... quickly became recognised as one of the classic science fiction social satires. Midas World brilliantly unfolds further implications of the ideas... ''
Frederik Pohl The Early Pohl Doubleday 1976 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine else Fine book in slightly creased. foxed and marked Dust Jacket slightly eroded at the top of the spine panel and with one short tear. £5.00 ''... Together with eight stories and one poem... is hiss delightful autobiographical commentary on each of them... '' Elegy to a Dead Planet: Luna; The Dweller in the Ice; The King's Eye; It's a Young World; Daughters of Eternity; Earth, Farewell!; Conspiracy on Callisto; Highwayman of the Void and Double-Cross.
Daniel Polansky Those Above Book 1 of The Empty Throne Hodder & Stoughton 2015 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and one page lower tip creased else Fine book in like Dust Jacket, with a touch of wear at the tips of the folds. £5.00 ''They enslaved humanity three thousand years ago. Near immortal, they rule from their palaces in the eternal city at the centre of the world. They enforce their will with fire and sword... ''
Terry Pratchett Equal Rites Gollancz 1994 Seventh Impression Bruised at top of spine and page edges lightly age-darkened else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. Cover Illustration by Josh Kirby £25.00 ''Plodding through the eternal void is the great turtle A'Tuin. On his back (or hers - the question is unresolved) stand four elephants.. ... Predicting his own death, the wizard Drum Billet sets out to pass on his power and staff to his predicted successor... But there is a problem. The eighth son turns out to be a daughter... ''
Terry Pratchett Eric BCA 2003 First Printing - Issued Without Dust Jacket (Unseen Library Edition) Fine Book Illustrated by Paul Kidby £50.00 Quarter Leather (?) binding, blocked in Gold, Discworld Map End Papers, silk ribbon. ''... Eric is fourteen, lives on the famed and magical Discworld, and is the first ever demonology hacker. Fortunately he doesn't succeed in raising any devils, but he does raise Rincewind... and the Luggage...'' The Ninth Discworld Novel. Unseen Library Edition are all Scarce
Terry Pratchett Feet Of Clay Gollancz 1996 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and page edges lightly age-darkened else Fine book in slightly creased Dust Jacket. £7.50 ''... Who's murdering harmless old men? Who's poisoning the Patrician? As autumn fogs hold Ankh-Morpork in their grip, the City Watch have to track down a murderer who can't be seen. Maybe the golems know something - but the solemn men of clay... have started to commit suicide... In the gloom of the night, Watch Commander Sir Samuel Vimes finds that the truth might not be out there at all... ''
Terry Pratchett Going Postal Doubleday 2004 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £4.00 ''Moist von Lipwig is a con artist and a fraud and man faced with a life choice: be hanged, or put Ankh-Morpork's ailing postal service back on its feet. It's a tough decision... ''
Terry Pratchett Guards! Guards! BCA 2003 First Printing - Issued Without Dust Jacket Fine book. Illustrated by Paul Kidby £40.00 Quarter Leather (?) binding, blocked in Gold, Discworld Map End Papers, silk ribbon. ''Some night-time prowler is turning the citizens... into... small charcoal biscuits... a real problem for Captain Vimes... who must tramp the mean streets... searching for a seventy-foot-long fire-breathing dragon which..., can help him with his enquiries... '' The Eighth Discworld Novel. Unseen Library Edition are all Scarce
Terry Pratchett Johnny And The Bomb Doubleday 1996 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine, binding slightly strained and page edges a little browned and lightly marked else Fine book in slightly creased Dust Jacket £5.00 ''...She seems to hold the key to different times, different eras... suddenly now isn't the safe place Johnny once thought it was...and... Johnny wonders just how much changing the past can really change the future...''
Terry Pratchett Lords And Ladies BCA 2006 First Printing - Issued Without Dust Jacket (Unseen Library Edition) Fine book Cover illustration by Paul Kidby £40.00 Quarter Leather (?) binding, blocked in Gold, Discworld Map End Papers, silk ribbon. ''It's a hot Midsummer Night. The crop circles are turning up everywhere - even on the mustard-and-cress of Pewsey Ogg. aged four. And Magrat Garlick, witch, is going to be married in the morning... '' The Fourteenth Discworld Novel. Unseen Library Edition are all Scarce.
Terry Pratchett Mort A Discworld Big Comic VG Graphics 1994 First Edition Thus First Printing - Issued Without Dust Jacket Slightly bumped, and with a touch of wear, at top and base of spine and corners and previous owner's annotation on front free end paper else Fine book in laminated boards - as issued Illustrated by Graham Higgins £20.00 ''... Being Death's apprentice is a good job. Board and lodging, free use of the company horse, and you don't even need time off for your grandmother's funeral. Looking like a skeleton is not compulsory, either. And you meet lots of interesting people. Although, of course, not for very long. All in all, it's a job for life... ''
Terry Pratchett Nanny Ogg's Cookbook Including Recipes, Items of Antiquarian Lore, Improving Observations of Life, Good Advice for Young People on the Threshold of the Adventure That is Marriage, Notes on Etiquette & Many Other Helpful Observations that will Not Offend the most Delicate of Sensibilities (With Stephen Briggs and Mlle Tina Hannan) Doubleday 1999 First Edition First Printing - Issued Without Dust Jacket Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and lower corners else Fine book in laminated boards - as issued Illustrated by Paul Kidby. With Publisher's promotion sheets (and free typo's) £15.00 Preface by the Author; A Note from the Editors; Nanny Ogg's Philosophy of Cookery; The Recipes incorporating Dwarf Cookery; On Etiquette and Afterword (I particularly liked the Spicy Spotted Dick and Sticky Toffee Rat Onna Stick... )
Terry Pratchett Nation Corgi 2009 First Edition in Paperback First Printing Corners slightly rubbed, else Fine Trade Paperback £3.00 ''... Mau is on his way home from the Boys' Island. Soon he will be a man. And then the wave comes - a huge wave, dragging black night behind it... The village has gone. The Nation as it was has gone. Now there's just Mau... a trouserman girl... and an awful lot of big misunderstandings... ''
Terry Pratchett Only You Can Save Mankind Doubleday 1992 First Edition First Printing Light pressure mark on front board and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in slightly rubbed and creased Dust Jacket Signed and Personalised by the Author on the half-title £30.00 ''The mighty alien fleet from the very latest computer game thunders across the computer screen... Hands poised on the joystick, Johnny prepares to blow them into the usual million pieces... And they send him a message: We surrender. They're not supposed to do that!... ''
Terry Pratchett Only You Can Save Mankind Doubleday 1992 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 ''The mighty alien fleet from the very latest computer game thunders across the computer screen... Hands poised on the joystick, Johnny prepares to blow them into the usual million pieces... And they send him a message: We surrender. They're not supposed to do that!... ''
Terry Pratchett Pyramids (The Book Of Going Forth) (BSFA Award Winner 1990) Gollancz 1989 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine, lower corners bruised and page edges lightly age-darkened else Fine book in slightly creased Dust Jacket. £40.00 ''It isn't easy, being a teenage pharaoh. You're not allowed to carry money, uninhibited young women peel your grapes for you, everyone thinks you're responsible for making the sun rise and the corn grow... and, on top of everything else, the Great Pyramid has just exploded... ''
Terry Pratchett Small Gods Gollancz 1992 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 £25.00 ''Brutha is the Chosen One. His god has spoken to him... Brutha is a simple lad... his wants are few. He wants to overthrow a huge and corrupt church. He wants to prevent a horrible holy war... He wants peace justice and brotherly love. He wants the Inquisition to stop torturing him now, please... ''
Terry Pratchett Snuff Doubleday 2011 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £4.00 'It is a truth universally acknowledged that a policeman taking a holiday will barely have had time to open his suitcase before he finds his first corpse. Commander Sam Vimes... not for him a mere body in a wardrobe... many, many bodies - and an ancient crime more terrible than murder... ''
Terry Pratchett Sourcery Gollancz 1988 Second Impression Bruised at base of spine and page edges lightly age-darkened else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. Signed and Personalised by the Author on the Title Page £60.00 ''A sourcerer is born - a wizard so powerful that by comparison all other magic is just mucking about in pointy hats. And his very existence brings the Discworld... to the very verge of all-out thaumaturgical war. All that stands in its way is Rincewind... ''
Terry Pratchett Terry Pratchett's Discworld Wyrd Sisters The Illustrated Screenplay Corgi 1998 First Edition Thus First Printing (Paper) Corners slightly rubbed, rear cover slightly creased and lower rear corner creased - Very Good to Near Fine book. £5.00 ''... Three witches on a stormy heath, a king cruelly murdered, a usurper on the throne, rivers of blood... sound familiar?... a young prince adrift from his rightful inheritance, a travelling band of thespians... the essence of Shakespeare without having to read thirty-seven plays... ''
Terry Pratchett The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents Doubleday 2001 First Edition First Printing - Issued Simultaneously Slightly bumped at base of spine and page edges browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £7.50 ''Maurice, a streetwise tomcat, has the perfect money-making scam. He's found a stupid-looking kid who plays a pipe, and he has his very own plague of rats... And everyone knows the stories about rats and pipers... ''
Terry Pratchett The Bromeliad (Truckers+Diggers+Wings) Doubleday 1989-90 All Are First Edition First Printing (3 Volumes) Bruised/slightly bumped at top and/or base of spines and page edges lightly age-darkened else Fine books in like Dust Jackets, with orange spine lettering on 'Diggers' slightly faded £50.00 ''... a devastating piece of news is to shatter the nomes' existence: the Store - their world - is to be demolished... ''
Terry Pratchett The Colour of Magic Corgi Audio 1993 First Thus (Two Abridged Audio Tapes - Approved by the Author) Still sealed in original wrap - Fine Front Cover Illustration by Josh Kirby £10.00 ''Is it fantasy? No - it's a different and more eccentric reality where the world is flat and moves through space on the back of a giant turtle... '' Read by Tony Robinson
Terry Pratchett The Light Fantastic Colin Smythe 1993 Fourth Printing Page edges lightly marked else Fine book in like, unpriced, Dust Jacket, with Publishers Price sticker on the rear panel £20.00 ''... the Discworld is moving towards a seemingly inevitable collision with a malevolent red star, and it has only one possible saviour. Unfortunately this happens to be Rincewind... ''
Terry Pratchett The Long Utopia (With Stephen Baxter) Doubleday 2015 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in laminated boards and like Dust Jacket - as issued. £15.00 ''... After the cataclysmic upheavals of Step Day and the Yellowstone eruption, humanity is spreading further into the Long Earth... and new challenges emerge... ' Fourth in the series.'
Terry Pratchett Thief Of Time Doubleday 2001 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spineand top corners and page edges lightly age-darkened else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £5.00 ''... comes complete with a full supporting cast of heroes and villains, yetis, martial artists and Ronnie, the fifth Horseman of the Apocalypse (who left before they became famous).''
Terry Pratchett Thud! Doubleday 2005 First Edition First Printing - Issued Simultaneously Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket, with a touch of wear at the tips of the folds £4.00 ''Koom Valley? That was where the trolls ambushed the dwarfs, or the dwarfs ambushed the trolls. It was far away. It was a long time ago. But if he doesn't solve the murder of just one dwarf. Commander Sam Vimes... is going to see it fought again, right outside his office... '' Companion volume to Where's My Cow.
Terry Pratchett Truckers (Adapted by Brian Trueman) Ladybird 1992 First Edition Thus First Printing - Issued Without Dust Jacket Fine book. Illustrated with scenes from the Cosgrove Hall TV serial. £5.00 ''... The nomes are in danger! The department store where they live is about to be demolished and they need to move to a new home. But how do you drive a full-sized lorry through city streets when you and your friends are just four inches high?''
Terry Pratchett Witches Abroad BCA 2004 - Issued Without Dust Jacket (Unseen Library Edition) Fine book Cover illustration by Paul Kidby £50.00 Quarter Leather (?) binding, blocked in Gold, Discworld Map End Papers, silk ribbon. ''It seemed an easy job... After all, how difficult could it be to make sure that a servant girl doesn't marry a prince? But for the witches Granny Weatherwax, Nanny Ogg and Magrat Garlick, travelling to the distant city of Genua, things are never that simple... '' The Twelfth Discworld Novel. Unseen Library Edition are all Scarce.
Douglas Preston (Also as Lincoln Preston with Lincoln Child) The Wheel of Darkness (With Lincoln Child) Warner 2007 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top & base of spine & page edges a little browned else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket. £5.00 ''A luxury ocean liner on its maiden voyage... An ancient Tibetan box, its contents unknown, sealed with a terrifying warning... When the Agozyen walks the Western Sea, And darkness upon darkness wheels, The waters shall rise up in fury... ''
David Pringle The Definitive Illustrated Guide to Fantasy: From the Legend of King Arthur to the Magic of Harry Potter (Editor - a.k.a. Fantasy: The Definitive Illustrated Guide) Carlton 2003 First Printing Bruised at base of spine else Fine book in laminated boards - as issued £5.00 With contributions from David Langford and Brian Stableford. Foreword by Terry Pratchett; Introduction; Types of Fantasy; Fantasy Cinema; Television Fantasy; Who's Who of Fantasy; A-Z of Fantasy Characters & Entities; Fantasy Games; Fantasy Worlds; Fantasy Magazines; Glossary; Index
Andrew Pyper Lost Girls Orion 2011 First Edition First Printing Bruised & slightly rubbed at top & base of spine else Fine Uncorrected Proof. With Publisher's Press Release £5.00 ''Don't all kids imagine there's a haunted house in their neighbourhood? Can you remember yours? But what if you knew something bad really had happened in that house? What if you saw it? What if you tried not to think about it for the next thirty years? What if, one day, you had to back into that house... ''
Hannu Rajaniemi Summerland Gollancz 2018 First Edition First Printing Edges lightly rubbed else Fine Uncorrected Proof. £10.00 ''In 1938, death is no longer feared but exploited. Since the discovery of the afterlife, the British Empire has extended its reach into Summerland, a metropolis for the recently deceased. Yet Britain is not the only contender for power in this life and the next. The Soviets have spies in Summerland... ''
Alastair Reynolds House Of Suns Gollancz 2008 First Edition First Printing Lower front cover corner badly creased, some page edges bumped and marked - Good? Uncorrected Proof. £5.00 ''At the dawn of the human starfaring era a woman called Abigail Gentian split herself into a thousand clones and launched them into the galaxy to gather memories and wisdom. Periodically the shatterlings... meet... they exchange memories. But all is not well... someone has decided it is time to end the Gentian line... ''
John Ringo Honor of the Clan (With Julie Cochrane) Baen 2009 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and lower corners and top page edges lightly browned else Fine book in lightly rubbed Dust Jacket. £7.50 ''... With the Federation still a shambles after the Posleen invasion, preventing the recovery of the Posleen and protecting humanity... is paramount... When a betrayal... is revealed to Michael O'Neal, it is his clear duty to eliminate it. And then diamond meets diamond... ''
John Ringo Vorpal Blade (With Travis S. Taylor) Baen 2007 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 ''... Ranging in topics from the best gun to kill armoured space monsters to particle physics to cosmology... a return to the 'good old days' of SF when the science problems were fun, the women were smart, tough and beautiful, and the beasts were ugly... '' Sequel to Into the Looking Glass
Jem Roberts The Frood The Authorised and Very Official History of Douglas Adams & The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Preface 2014 First Edition First Printing Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £7.50 Do Not Read This Introduction; Fit the First to Fifth; Do Not Read These Acknowledgements Either; Appendices: DNA Timeline, H2G2 Databank, Unpublished Hitchhiker Extracts*; List of Illustrations; Quotations in the Text; Index
Keith Roberts The Boat of Fate an historical novel Hutchinson 1971 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine, library 'withdrawn' stamp on front free end paper, previous owner's details on page facing title and page edges lightly age-darkened and a little marked - Good? book in worn and torn Dust Jacket. Signed and Personalised by the Author on the Title Page £5.00 ''This superb historical novel... recreates... the whole experience of the Roman Empire in its death-throes. Written with wit, imagination, pace and great descriptive talent, it recalls for the modern reader an age of violence and disintegration... ''
Roger Robinson The Writings of Henry Kenneth Bulmer Beccon 1983 First Edition (Paper) Covers a little creased else Fine A5 centre-stapled booklet £3.00 Contents; Editor's Notes; 'On the Pen-name Trail; Appreciation by John Clute; Pseudonyms and Collaborations; Alphabetic listing of fiction; Alphabetic listing of non-fiction; List of edited works; Career Schematic; Book Series; Story Series; Chronological Listing of all work; Other BECCON publications
Michael Scott Rohan (Also as Michael Scot, with Allan Scott) Cloud Castles Gollancz 1993 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges browned else Fine book in slightly creased, price-clipped, Dust Jacket. £4.00 ''The Spiral: where past and present meet, where myth and legend infiltrate the mundane world, where Hy Brasil and Babylon are a short voyage away from Liverpool or Hamburg - via the cloud archipelagoes... in the heart of hi-tech Europe a denizen from the dawn of time is reaching out to ensnare one of humanity's most sacred emblems... and a new dark age will begin... ''
Brian Ruckley Winterbirth The Godless World Book One Orbit 2006 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £7.50 ''An uneasy truce exists between the thanes of the True Bloods. Now, as another winter approaches, the armies of the Black Road march south, from their exile beyond the Vale of Stones. For some, war will bring a swift and violent death.... But all, soon, will fall under the shadow that is descending... ''
Eric Frank Russell Men, Martians And Machines Robson 1985 Bruised and slightly faded at base of spine, one page lower corner creased and page edges and end papers lightly browned else Fine book in slightly creased Dust Jacket. £7.50 ''Enter the slightly askew universe of the late Eric Frank Russell... and follow his space ship Marathon on its remarkable odyssey through the galaxy to the bizarre planets of Mechanistra, Symbiotica and Mesmerica... You'll never meet a more unlikely group of space adventurers - they manage to escape by the skin of their teeth from some of the oddest alien predicaments... ''
Eric Frank Russell Sinister Barrier Dobson 1979 Second Impression Fine book in lightly browned Dust Jacket. £15.00 ''Bill Graham, special investigator, had only 80 hours in which to save Earth from total destruction by the Viten terror - an invisible evil so deadly that man risked madness and death by merely thinking about it.''
Eric Frank Russell Three To Conquer Dobson 1968 Second Impression Bruised at top of spine else Fine book in lightly rubbed, price-clipped, price-stickered, Dust Jacket, with a couple of short tears near the top of the front fold £20.00 ''... Wade Harper, driving peacefully along on an April afternoon... heard a voice cry out in his mind and... found a dying state trooper... the ensuing search for three men would turn out to be a world-wide emergency... ''
Peter Ryan Solar System Allen Lane 1978 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top & base of spine, top few mm of spine panel faded else Fine book in slightly worn & torn Dust Jacket with the red spine lettering a little faded & a little erosion at the top of the spine panel Illustrated by Ludek Pesek £4.00 ''... guide to the solar system... including a dramatic set of paintings by one of the world's leading astronomical artists, a specially created series of charts, diagrams and maps... a unique account of our cosmic inheritance... ''

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