Catalogue #80 - February 2018
Author Title Edition Condition Price Details
Hilbert Schenck Chronosequence Tor 1988 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket. £7.50 ''... in reading the journal, Eve finds the seeds of a very great mystery... perhaps more than two hundred years ago, several alien beings landed on earth... two have been influencing nearby human beings in strange and sometimes wonderful ways... ''
Stuart David Schiff Whispers Volume 2 Nos. 4 Whole Number 8 (Editor) Stuart David Schiff 1975 First Edition First Printing Spine a little worn, front cover lightly stained and damp rippled at lower edge - as are following few pages, crease to top front cover corner and next 16 pages, index page stamped $2.00 - around Good to Very Good book £4.00 Fiction by Ramsey Campbell; Avram Davidson; David Campton; David Drake; Articles by: Robert Bloch; David Drake; Artwork by: John Linton, Lee Brown Coye; Todd Klein, Jim Pitts & others
Liesel Schwarz A Conspiracy of Alchemists The Chronicles of Light and Shadow Del Rey 2013 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine, one page edge slightly bumped and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £7.50 ''In a Golden Age where spark reactors power the airways, and creatures of Light and Darkness walk openly... an unusual cargo drags airline-pilot Elle Chance into the affairs of the mysterious Mr. Marsh, she... must do everything in her power to stop the Alchemists from unleashing a magical apocalypse... ''
Darrell Schweitzer Weird Tales (Editor, With George H. Scithers & John Betancourt) Terminus 1988-93 Generally Very Good or better Copies £2.50 Each! 290 Spring '88 Gene Wolfe; 291 Summer '88 Tanith Lee; 292 Fall '88; 293 Winter '88/9 Avram Davidson; 294 Spring-Fall '89 Karl Edward Wagner; 296 Spring '90 David S. Schow; 297 Frank Kelly Freas Summer '90; 298 Fall '90 Chet Williamson; 299 Winter '90/1 Jonathan Carroll; 300 Spring '91 Robert Bloch; 302 Fall '91 Bill Nolan; 303 Winter '91/2 Thomas Ligotti; 304 Spring '92 John Brunner
Darrell Schweitzer Weird Tales #304 Vol. 53 No 3 (Editor) Terminus 1992 (Spring) Bruised & rubbed at top & base of spine else Fine book £5.00 Special John Brunner Issue - and one of this author's complimentary copies. Includes JB's Who Lies Beneath a Spell, Concerning the Forthcoming Inexpensive Paperback Translation of the Necronomicon of Abdul Alhazred and Dropping Ghyll, Ramsey Campbell's Welcomeland, Tanith Lee's The Lily Garden, Robert J. Howe's Little Boy Black and Blue, Sue Robinson's Up to No Good and S.P. Somtow's Hunting the Lion...
George H. Scithers Asimov's SF Adventure Magazine Vol. 1 No. 1 Fall (Editor) Davis Publications 1978 Slightly worn at top and base of spine, small paper tear at top of upper staple, short tear to fore-edge of rear cover and page edges lightly browned - Very Good magazine £5.00 Isaac Asimov's Editorial: Adventure!; Poul Anderson's Captive of the Centaurianess; Grendel Briarton's Through Time & Space With Ferdinand Feghood; Alan Dean Foster's Bystander; Ray Russell's Test Tube; Jesse Peel's Where Is Thy Brother, Epimetheus?; Isaac Asimov's Fair Exchange?; Harry Harrison's The Stainless Steel Rat Wants You and more
Luke Scull Dead Man's Steel Head of Zeus 2016 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and a few top page corner tips bruised else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. With Publisher's Promotion Sheet £15.00 ''The Age Of Ruin is near complete: in the far north the Nameless stirs beneath the Spine Mountains and its demons push ever southwards; from the west the Fade have returned, vowing to purge the realm of humankind; and an ancient weapon, forged in the Godswar, has once again been unleashed to ravage the land... ''
Luke Scull The Grim Company Head of Zeus 2013 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top of spine and tips of upper corners else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £15.00 ''... Perhaps the wild magic of the dead gods has corrupted Dorminia's Magelord, as it has the earth itself. Perhaps Salazar's desperate lust for power has finally quenched his last spark of humanity... Still, pockets of resistance remain... when two formidable Highlanders save the life of a young rebel, it proves the foundation for an unlikely fellowship... ''
Lucius Shepard Life During Wartime Grafton 1988 First Edition in the UK & First Hardback First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and page edges browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. With the Publisher's Compliments Slip £4.00 ''David Mingolla is... destined for greater-than-average things. In the sensuous and savage jungle, he is about to enter a war zone of the spirit where the well-guarded borders between good and evil, love and hate, myth and reality will become irrevocably blurred...''
Will Shetterly The Gospel of the Knife Tor 2007 First Edition Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket with a shortish crease in the front flap £7.50 ''When Chris Nix was four years old, his family was nearly destroyed... now fourteen... He barely remembers the events at Dogland and has completely forgotten the powerful beings who cam to his aid... a mysterious benefactor wants to send Chris to an exclusive private school... '' Sequel to Dogland
Susan Shwartz The Grail Of Hearts Tor 1992 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and lower front corner, small cloth tear at base of spine and top page edges foxed/marked else Fine book in slightly worn and torn Dust Jacket. £4.00 ''... The woman Kundry has been many things in her long life... It is from the very shadow of the Cross that Kundry began herb fateful journey, for her laughter at the Crucifixion has condemned her to wander the Earth... till her soul is cleansed and her sin washed clean... ''
Jan Siegel (Amanda Hemmingway) Prospero's Children HarperCollins 1999 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket, with a scrape/surface tear at the top edge of the front panel. £3.00 ''A mysterious house in the remote Yorkshire moors awaits sixteen-year-old Fern and her brother... the old house gradually gives up its secrets their familiar world starts to fracture, giving access to a magical and corrupt land destroyed thousands of years ago... ''
Clifford D. Simak The Visitors Sidgwick & Jackson 1981 First Edition in the UK First Printing Slightly bumped at top and bruised at base of spine, page edges no longer quite parallel and page edges lightly age-darkened and slightly marked else Fine book in lightly creased Dust Jacket. £4.00 ''It looked like a big black box - perhaps fifty feet high, two hundred long... had scooped him up... then let him go... He knew that the visitor was a living, intelligent creature. Then more... descended...''
Dan Simmons Carrion Comfort (BFS Derleth & Bram Stoker Award Winner 1990) Dark Harvest 1989 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at base of spine and corners and page edges foxed and lightly age-darkened - Good to Very Good book in slightly worn and creased Dust Jacket, torn at the tops of the folds £5.00 Clute - ''... horror, though with an sf underpinning... The ''carrion-eaters'' of the title are mutant humans who have acquired the capacity to control other humans through direct psychic access to their hind-brains, while at the same time feasting psychically on the experiences into which they force their victims... ''
Dan Simmons Lovedeath Warner 1993 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and a few top page edges a little bumped else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £7.50 With foreword and notes by the author. Entropy's Bed at Midnight; Dying in Bangkok; Sleeping With Teeth Women; Flashback; The Great Lover
Dan Simmons Phases Of Gravity Headline 1990 First Edition in Hardback First Printing Bruised at base of (slightly mis-cut) spine and page edges lightly browned else Fine Uncorrected Proof in rather creased and rubbed, Proof Dust Jacket with the spine panel red faded to orange. £20.00 ''Richard Baedecker once walked on the moon but... His quest for higher meaning begins when he meets a mysterious young woman who leads him on a journey to the 'places of power' in his own past... ''
Dan Simmons Prayers To Broken Stones Dark Harvest 1990 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges lightly age-darkened else Fine book in like Dust Jacket, a little rubbed at the tips of the folds Signed and Personalised by the Author £10.00 Introduction by Harlan Ellison; The River Styx Runs Upstream; Eyes I Dare Not Meet In Dreams; Vanni Fucci Is Alive and Well and Living in Hell; Vexed to Nightmare by a Rocking Cradle; Remembering Siri; Metastasis; The Offering; E-Ticket to Namland; Iversons Pits; Shave and a Haircut, Two Bits and three others. Illustrated by Ron Lindahn and Val Lakey Lindahn
Dan Simmons The Fall Of Hyperion (BSFA Award Winner 1992) Headline 1991 First Edition in the UK First Printing & Thus (With Missing Page of Text restored) Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges browned and top page edges foxed else Fine book in lightly edge-rubbed Dust Jacket, with a short scratch on the front panel £7.50 ''... the mysterious Time Tombs are opening and seven pilgrims risk their lives to petition the entity called the Shrike - a creature that may well control the fate of all humanity... In a moment the paths of man, machine and god will intersect. And nothing will ever be the same.. ''
Dan Simmons The Hollow Man Headline 1992 First Edition in the UK First Printing Bruised at top and slightly bumped at base of spine and page edges a little browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket with dark blue of spine panel faded to mid-blue £3.00 ''All his life, Jeremy Bremen has been cursed with the unwanted ability to read minds... For years his wife Gail has served as a shield between Jeremy and the world's neurobabble... But now Gail is dying and Jeremy comes face to face with the horror of his own omniscience... ''
Dan Simmons The Rise Of Endymion Bantam 1997 First Edition First Printing Bruised at base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket, with a tiny (ca. 1.5 mm) split at the top of the spine panel. £15.00 ''The final chapter of this magnificent saga begins with two momentous events: the death and resurrection of Pope Julius XIV and the coming-of-age of the new messiah... Her name is Aenea... ''
Johanna Sinisalo Giants At The End Of The World A Showcase of Finnish Weird (Editor, with Toni Jerrman) Worldcon 75 2017 First Edition First Printing (Paper) Fine Book £5.00 Short stories and extracts for the 75th Worldcon by Pasi Ilmari Jaaskelainen, Maria Turtschaninoff, Tiina Raevaara, Johanna Sinisalo, Emmi Itaranta, Miina Supinen, Anne Leinonen, Jenny Kangasvuo, Anni Nupponen, Hannu Rajaniemi and Leena Likitalo. With an Introduction by the Editor
Michael Slade (Jay Clarke, also with John Banks, Lee Clarke, Rebecca Clarke, and Richard Covell) Zombie (Evil Eye) Hodder & Stoughton 1996 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped and worn at top and slightly bumped at base of spine, board fore-edges rubbed and page edges lightly browned and marked - Very Good book in slightly creased, unpriced, Dust Jacket. £7.50 ''A murderous battle against overwhelming odds in Africa over a hundred years ago and a crazed killer on a mission of primal vengeance today... bloody age-old rituals of unspeakable mutilation and their grisly echoes in a series of atrocities... ''
Michele Slung Shudder Again 22 Tales of Sex and Horror (Editor) Roc 1993 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and slightly bumped at base of spine and six page top edges slightly creased else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £5.00 Nancy A. Collins; Thomas Ligotti; Ray Bradbury; Elizabeth Jane Howard; Ray Russell; David Kuehls; Arthur Machen; May Sinclair; Harlan Ellison; J. G. Ballard; Sarah Smith; Robert Aickman; Lisa Tuttle; Charles Beaumont; Claudia O' Keefe; T. H. White; Mervyn Peake; Robert Bloch; A. E. Coppard; Ramsey Campbell; Clement Wood; Arthur Conan Doyle; Preface & Notes
Anna Smaill The Chimes Sceptre 2015 Second Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £7.50 ''A boy stands by the roadside on his way to London, alone in the rain. No memories, beyond what he can hold in his hands at any given moment. No directions, as written words have long since been forbidden. No parents - just a melody that tugs at him, a thread to follow, A song that says if he can just get to the capital, he may find some answers ... ''
Justin Somper Vampirates Demons of the Ocean Simon & Schuster 2005 First Edition First Printing (Paper) Corners a little rubbed and slightly bumped/creased - Very Good to Near Fine Book £10.00 ''The year is 2505. the oceans have risen. A new era of piracy is dawning. A vicious storm separates twins Connor and Grace Tempest, destroying their boat... Picked up by one of the more notorious pirate ships, Connor soon finds himself wielding a cutlass... Grace finds herself aboard a more mysterious ship... '' First of the series. First printings are scarce.
Justin Somper Vampirates Tide of Terror Simon & Schuster 2006 First Edition First Printing (Paper) Edges slightly rubbed else Fine book £7.50 ''... Connor Tempest may only be fourteen but he's taken to the life of a pirate like a duck to water. But his loyalties are divided.. Grace Tempest isn't finding the pirate life so appealing. She cannot shake the feeling that all is not well on the vampirate ship she left behind... ''
S. P. Somtow (Also as Somtow Sucharitkul) Darker Angels Gollancz 1997 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges lightly marked else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £5.00 ''... At the heart of the tale is the houngan Old Joseph, a voodoo priest who has given up one eye in exchange for ultimate knowledge and who has dared to raise the dead from the battlefields of the Civil War. From the college rooms of the young Lord Byron to the slave auctions of Haiti, from revival meetings to dark rituals of resurrection...''
S. P. Somtow Jasmine Nights Hamish Hamilton 1994 First Edition First Printing (Paper) Slightly bumped at top and base of spine else Fine Uncorrected Proof in creased Proof Dust Jacket. £5.00 ''Here is a strange, beautiful, funny story of a twelve-year-old Thai boy called Mr Little Frog. The year is 1963... Little Frog refuses to accept that he is Thai... speaks only English, eats only English food, and secretly calls himself Justin... he keeps the company of his books and his pet chameleon until he meets Virgil, a black American boy. Together they embark on a year of magic and discoveries... ''
Jon Sprunk Shadow's Lure Gollancz 2011 First Edition First Printing (Trade Paper) Fine Book £3.00 ''In Othir he was... An assassin beyond compare... But Caim left that life behind when he helped an empress claim her throne. Now, searching for the truth behind the murder of his parents... Caim finds himself in a land in thrall to the Shadow... ''
Phil Stephensen-Payne James Tiptree, Jr. A Lady of Letters (With Gordon Benson, Jr.) Galactic Central 1988 First Edition Paper) Paper covers lightly curled and slightly marked, 'red biro 'ticks' against many listings else Fine A5 Centre-Stapled Booklet £3.00 Introduction; Awards and Pseudonyms; Stories; Books; Series; Poems & Songs; Poem & Song Collections; Articles; Miscellaneous; Non-Fiction Books; Edited Books; Media Presentations; Articles on the Author; Reviews; Books about the Author; Phantom and Forthcoming Titles; Related Works by Other Authors; Textural Variations, Chronological Listing of Fiction
Phil Stephensen-Payne Wilson ''Bob'' Trucker (With Gordon Benson, Jr.) Galactic Central 1994 4th Revised Edition (Paper) Paper covers lightly curled and faintly marked else Fine A5 Centre-Stapled Booklet £3.00 Introduction; Awards and Pseudonyms; Stories; Books; Series; Poems & Songs; Poem & Song Collections; Articles; Miscellaneous; Non-Fiction Books; Edited Books; Media Presentations; Articles on the Author; Reviews; Books about the Author; Phantom and Forthcoming Titles; Related Works by Other Authors; Textural Variations, Chronological Listing of Fiction
Neal Stephenson Anathem Atlantic 2008 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top & base of spine, short, fine biro line on lower page edges & a few page corners slightly bumped else Fine book in slightly creased Dust Jacket £5.00 ''Fraa Erasmas is a young avout living in the Concent of Saunt Edhar, a sanctuary for mathematicians, scientists and philosophers, protected from the corrupting influences of the outside world... Now, in celebration of the... rite of Alpert, Raz and his colleagues prepare to venture beyond the concent's gates... ''
Neal Stephenson Reamde Atlantic 2011 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £7.50 ''... Richard Forthrast... parlayed his wealth into an empire... created T'Rain, a billion-dollar online game... Hackers have struck... unleashing REAMDE, a virus that encrypts ... files and holds them to ransom... unwittingly triggered a deadly war beyond... the game's virtual universe... ''
Neal Stephenson Some Remarks Atlantic 2012 First Edition in the UK First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and page edges lightly browned and no longer parallel - Very Good book in slightly creased Dust Jacket £5.00 Journalism, interviews and meditations: Introduction; Arsebestos; Slashdot Interview; Metaphysics in the Royal Society 1715-2010; It's All Geek to Me; Turn On, Tune In, Veg Out; Gresham College Lecture; Spew; In the Kingdom of Mao Bell (selected excerpts); Under-Constable Proudfoot; Earth Mother, Mother Board; and lots more
Neal Stephenson The Confusion Vol. II Of The Baroque Cycle Heinemann 2004 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top & base of spine & page edges browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £10.00 ''It is the late 1600s on the high seas. A group of Barbary galley slaves plot... an enormous cache of Spanish gold... a daring scheme... they succeed - leaving behind some very unhappy men... Meanwhile... ''
Bruce Sterling The Artificial Kid Harper & Row 1980 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine, two pages creased and a couple with bruised edges and page edges lightly marked Very Good book in torn, creased and chipped Dust Jacket. £4.00 ''... a professional combat artist who videotapes his own acts of violence (committed legally, of course, in the Decriminalised Zone) and sells the tapes to an acid public... but... all is not well... strange political intrigues are brewing... ''
John E. Stith Manhattan Transfer Tor 1993 First Edition First Printing Spine panel very lightly faded else Fine Uncorrected Proof. £5.00 ''When Manhattan - and everyone on it - is kidnapped into space by some unknown alien force, the humans trapped on the island are faced with a baffling (and terrifying) enigma. A new artificial dawn reveals that the city is encased in a bubble - resting on a vast plain, surrounded by dozens of other bubbles containing a multitude of alien cultures... ''
J. Michael Straczynski Othersyde Headline 1991 First Edition in the UK First Printing Bruised at top of spine, a couple of page corners creased & page edges slightly browned else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket with a small nick at the base of the spine & a spot of wear at the top o the front fold £5.00 ''... It's every teenager's dream - 'Happy Birthday, kid - now pack your bags, we're moving to California!' Chris Martino is heading for Los Angeles from the backwoods of New Jersey, to a new home, a new life and a new school, 'California Dreamin', of sun sea, sand and beautiful girls. But at Lennox High the dream turns to nightmare... ''
Jonathan Stroud Heroes of the Valley Hyperion 2009 First Edition in the US First Printing Covers lightly marked else Fine Uncorrected Proof. £5.00 ''Halli loves to hear stories from the days when the valley was a wild and dangerous place... He likes to imagine the night the legendary heroes joined together and fought till dawn to defeat the ancient foe... He is joined by Aud... every bit as reckless and headstrong... they will... discover the truth about the legends... ''
Rosemary Sutcliff The Light Beyond The Forest The Quest for the Holy Grail Bodley Head 1979 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped and lightly faded at top and base of spine, pages lightly marked else Fine book in slightly browned Dust Jacket. Decorations by Shirley Felts £10.00 ''... many would die, or fail in the trials that were to beset them... it would prove a turning point in the lives of the greatest of the Round Table champions, Sir Lancelot and his son Galahad.''
Michael Swanwick Tales Of Old Earth Tachyon Publications 2000 First Edition First Printing Bruised at base of spine and page edges slightly marked else Fine book in Fine Dust Jacket. Signed by the Author on the Title Page £20.00 Introduction by Bruce Sterling, and nineteen stories, including the Hugo-Award-winning short story The Very Pulse Of The Machine
Shaun Tan Tales From Outer Suburbia Arthur A. Levene 2009 First Edition in the US First Printing Fine Book in Dust Jacket with a tiny 'nick' at the base of the spine and a touch of wear at the upper tip of the rear fold £7.50 ''You thought you knew suburbia. Then you meet an exchange student from another world, discover a secret room that lets you escape to a place of perfect beauty, find a neighbourhood where brightly painted missiles decorate every yard, and wait for a blind reindeer who demands a very special offering... ''
Shaun Tan The Arrival Hodder 2007 First Edition in the UK Fifth Printing - Issued Without Dust Jacket Bruised at base of spine else Fine book in laminated boards - as issued £4.00 A surreal, fantastical tale of immigration, told beautifully entirely in pictures
Laini Taylor Days of Blood and Starlight (Days of Blood & Starlight) Hodder 2012 First Edition First Printing - Issued Simultaneously Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like, slightly rubbed, Dust Jacket, with the price removed £10.00 ''Once upon a time, an angel and a devil fell in love and dared too imagine a new way of living - one without massacres and torn throats and bonfires of the fallen, without revenants or bastard armies or children ripped from their mothers' arms to take their turn in the killing and dying... ''
Adrian Tchaikovsky The Tiger and The Wolf Echoes of the Fall: Book One Macmillan 2016 First Edition First Printing (Trade Paper) Covers a little rubbed, a few lower page corners bruised and page edges lightly browned - Very Good to Near Fine Book Signed by the Author on the Title Page and with a small sketch of a wolf's head £5.00 ''... war is coming... Maniye's father is the Wolf clan's chieftain, but she's an outcast. Her mother was queen of the Tiger and these tribes have been enemies for generations. Maniye also hides a deadly secret. All can shift into their clan's animal form, but Maniye can take on tiger and wolf shapes... ''
Sheri S. Tepper Beauty Doubleday 1991 First Edition First Printing Fine Uncorrected Proof. £4.00 ''During the last few years we've all been made increasingly aware of the destruction of habitat that's been going on... It sometimes seems to me that all beauty is dying... And that makes me think of Sleeping Beauty and wonder if she, Beauty that is, might not be a metaphor for what is happening to the world at large: perfect Beauty born, Beauty cursed with death... ''
Sheri S. Tepper Shadow's End HarperCollins 1994 First Edition First Printing - Issued Simultaneously Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and page edges a little browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £5.00 ''... Dinadh, the strangest and most secretive of all inhabited worlds... Astounding insights, extraordinary aliens and colossal dangers... ''
Sheri S. Tepper Sideshow Bantam 1992 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges a little marked else Fine book in like Dust Jacket with the front flap plastic lamination slightly browned. £5.00 ''On the planet of Elsewhere... a mysterious force has arisen... one-time hallucinations of religious rituals have taken on real shape... Enforcer Fringe Owldark has been sent with a small crew to investigate... the arrival of Hobbs Land gods... ''
Sheri S. Tepper The Companions Eos 2003 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £7.50 ''Three planets have been recently discovered in deep space... Jungle, lush and foreboding, swallowed up an eleven-member exploratory team... while hot, harsh, and dusty Stone turned out to phenomenally rich in rare ore... Moss... the most enigmatic... and dangerous... ''
Patrick Tilley Fade-Out Little, Brown 1992 First Edition in Hardback Thus First Printing (Follows the revised text in the Grafton 1987 paperback) Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £7.50 ''... it had really happened. An alien spacecraft was in orbit around planet Earth. And nine weeks later civilisation was on the edge of a total breakdown... ''
Patrick Tilley Star Wartz Tales of Adventure from the Rimworld Orbit 1995 First Edition First Printing Bruised at base of spine else Fine book in Dust Jacket with a touch of wear to the top edge of the spine panel With Publisher's Advertising Sheet £5.00 ''Struggling freelance journalist Andrew Webber... is offered a lunch appointment... he is understandably perturbed to discover that the venue has changed. By several zillion miles. Miraculously transported to the Rimworld... promising untold wealth and excitement... ''
Mark Timlin Quick Before They Catch Us No Exit Press 1999 First Edition First Printing Limited State Signed by the Author (No. 5/100) Slightly bumped at top & base of spine & page edges a little browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. Signed on Limited, Numbered Label affixed to front free end paper £10.00 ''Family trouble! Growing old quietly was never an option for Nick Sharman. When he takes on a job for a prosperous Manchester businessman, looking for his runaway daughter, he should perhaps have known better. But he finds himself in a race against time to save the girl... ''
J. R. R. Tolkien Narn I Chin Hurin The Tale of the Children of Hurin (Edited by Christopher Tolkien) HarperCollins 2007 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top of spine and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. Illustrated by Alan Lee £4.00 ''There are tales of Middle-earth from times long before The Lord of the Rings, and the story told in this book is set in the great country that lay beyond the Grey Havens in the West: lands where Treebeard once walked, but which were drowned in the great cataclysm that ended the First Age of the World... ''
J. R. R. Tolkien The Lord Of The Rings BBC 1987 (Audio Tapes) Apparently Fine Tapes with Map, Biographical Note and Cast List in Box with lid gold inlay tarnished £7.50 Thirteen tapes: The Shadow of the Past; The Black Riders; The Knife in the Dark; The Ring Goes South; The Mirror of Galadriel; The Breaking of the Fellowship; The King of the Golden Hall; The Voice of Sauron; The Two Towers; The Choices of Master Samwise; The Battle of Pelennor Fields; Mount Doom & The Grey Havens
J. R. R. Tolkien The Silmarillion Allen & Unwin 1977 Second Printing Bruised at top of spine and page edges lightly browned else Near Fine book in slightly rubbed and creased Dust Jacket, with a short tear at the top edge of the rear panel £5.00 ''... the story of the First Age in Tolkien's world, the ancient drama to which characters in The Lord of the Rings look back, and in whose events some of them, such as Elrond and Galadriel took part... the history of the rebellion of Feanor and his kindred against the Gods... and their war, hopeless despite all their heroism, against the great Enemy...''
Wilson Tucker Red Herring Cassell 1953 First Edition in the UK First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and corners and page edges and end papers age-darkened and slightly foxed - Very Good book £5.00 ''Nobody but a drunk could think up such a screwy assignment for a private detective... she 'phoned in the middle of the night and asked him to help make her brother Clifford disappear... And Horne... took the job... On the first night of his Horne-arranged disappearance, Clifford is found dead with a screw-driver in his heart... '' Scarce
A. E. Van Vogt Destination: Universe! Eyre & Spottiswoode 1953 First Edition in the UK First Printing Slightly bumped at base of spine, spine darkened, top corners bruised and page edges age-darkened and slightly marked - Very Good book £7.50 This author’s first short story collection: ten stories: Far Centaurus, The Monster, Dormant, The Enchanted Village, A Can of Paint, Defence, The Rulers, Dear Pen Pal, The Sound and The Search.
A. E. Van Vogt Supermind Sidgwick & Jackson 1978 First Edition in Hardback First Printing Top page edges lightly marked else Fine Book in Dust Jacket with spine lettering faded from orange to yellow, the top 2mm of laminate at the head of the spine a little wrinkled and Publisher's £4.50 sticker on the front flap With Publisher's Review Slip £50.00 Research Alpha sought the answer to the ultimate intelligence... the reason for humanity's very existence... found answers they never expected. What they found ultimately lead to... Point Omega - when man becomes one with totality!'' Scarce
Jack Vance (Also as Peter Held; John Holbrook Vance, Alan Wade and, sometimes, Ellery Queen) The Dragon Masters Dobson 1965 First Edition in the UK & First Hardback First Printing Bruised at top of spine, page edges browned and top page edges foxed - Very Good Book £10.00 ''War between the Basics and man had been waged intermittently over... many decades... Previous encounters had left each side with prisoners... genetic experiments... transformed men were slaves to the lizardlike Basics... transformed Basics became dragons... to fight the fiercest battle their human masters could plan... ''
John Holbrook Vance (Jack Vance) The Deadly Isles Hale 1970 First Edition in the UK First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and corners, lower corners worn and page edges lightly age-darkened - Good to Very Good Book £15.00 ''... Luke Royce, a young marine biologist, was working on a fish migration study when the brutal and inexplicable attempt on his life was made. From that time on Luke's life depended on his learning who had tried to kill him and why, before the would-be murderer learned of his survival.'' Scarce
George Sylvester Viereck Salome The Wandering Jewess (With Paul Eldridge a.k.a. Salome The Wandering Jewess My First Two Thousand Years of Love) Duckworth 1930 First Edition in the UK First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine, top corners and lower edge of front board and page edges lightly browned and slightly marked/foxed - Very Good book £3.00 ''This is the story of the Eternal Woman, who for two thousand years battles to free her sex from its biological shackles, to place women on an equal footing with men... '' History, philosophy, sexual (and erotic) politics discussed in detail - middle volume of the 'Two Thousand Years' trilogy but easily readable as a stand-alone.
William T. Vollmann Thirteen Stories and Thirteen Epitaphs Andre Deutsch 1990 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine, lower corners bruised, a few pasge lower corners lightly creased and page edges lightly age-darkened else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £10.00 ''... history and myth are fused by prose as eerily beautiful as an Arctic landscape... ''
William T. Vollmann You Bright And Risen Angels Andre Deutsch 1987 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine, top corners and board edges and page edges browned else Fine book in Dust Jacket, with ca. 15mm tear at lower edge of front panel. £10.00 ''... The insects... first appear as a lonely boy's friends... He sees their situation as his own: they are small and weak, and their powerlessness makes them sly and secretive. From this root grows an enormous revenge fantasy which starts from the perspective of the bullied schoolboy and ends indicting the boss-figures who run the world... Hilarious, fantastic, scathing - this novel will take its place among the giants of alternative fiction.''
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. Mother Night Cape 1966 First Edition in the UK First Printing Ex. Public Library with card pocket, stamps, tape stains on end papers, around 10 page top corners bumped and creased in slightly torn Dust Jacket with plastic film protector laminated to D. J. and tape stains on flaps £10.00 ''Behind bars in a new jail in old Jerusalem awaiting trial for war crimes, Howard W. Campbell Jr writes his confession… an American by birth, a notorious Nazi radio-propogandist by reputation, a U. S. Counter-Intelligence agent in fact... This mournful, macabre and diabolically funny tale of unsung heroism... one of the blackest comedies ever.''
Hugh Walters Tony Hale, Space Detective Faber 1973 First Edition First Printing Page edges lightly aged and marked Fine book in slightly rubbed and creased Dust Jacket. £70.00 ''... Tony, Morrey and Serge were summoned by Sir Billy Gillanders to the U.N.E.X.A. headquarters... they were to go to the moon... as detectives... a series of mysterious disappearances from Lunar City... Tony... left to cope single-handed with an increasingly sinister mystery... found... ''
Jo Walton Among Others (2012 Hugo & 2011 Nebula Winner) Corsair 2012 First Edition in the UK First Printing Page edges a little marked else Fine Uncorrected Proof. £50.00 ''What happens after you have saved the world but discovered the world doesn't care? Morwenna Phelps and her twin sister live in Wales, raised by a half-mad mother who dabbles in magic. There Mori finds refuge in two worlds: while she lays with spirits who live among factory ruins, her mind finds freedom and promise in the fantasy and science fiction novels ... ''
Freda Warrington A Blackbird in Silver New English Library 1985 First Edition First Printing (Trade Paper) Front cover lightly creased, lightly rubbed at base of spine and page edges a little browned - Very Good to Near Fine book Signed by the Author on the Title Page £4.00 ''... From Forluin, green, half-fabled land of beauty and peace, had journeyed Estarinel, grave and strong... From the terrible Empire of Gorethria, hated and feared... rode Ashurek, once High Commander... And the third was known only as Medrian... Theirs was the Quest... to seek out and slay the great Serpent...'' Scarce - this is one of the Author's own copies.
Freda Warrington Darker Than The Storm New English Library 1992 First Edition First Printing (Paper) Edges very slightly rubbed and lower front corner bruised - Near Fine book Signed by the Author on the Title Page £4.00 ''Prince Ashurek... looked up amazed. the towers of Niankan-Siol soared skywards, all blue gold and glass, seemingly as light as air. Walkways, weightless and swaying, threaded between the pinacles and spires, while winged creatures and transports flitted and looped among the glittering heights... beyond the teeming city the whole land was dissolving into Chaos and darkness... ''
Freda Warrington Elfland Tor 2009 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £7.50 ''Rosie Fox is a daughter of the Aetherials, an ancient race from the Spiral - the innermost realm of the Otherworld - who live secretly among us... Auberon and Jessica are the warm heart of Cloudcroft and of Rosie's loving family. But on the hill lives the mysterious, aloof Lawrence Wilder, Gatekeeper to the inner realms of Elfland...''
Freda Warrington Midsummer Night Tor 2010 First Edition First Printing Corners lightly rubbed else Fine Uncorrected Proof. Signed by the Author on the Title Page £10.00 ''Decades ago, at a remote British estate where the veil between our world and the world of the Aetherials - the fair folk - is too easily breached... true Aetherials crossed into our world... Decades later... a young woman... stumbles through a portal into the Otherworld... '' Sequel to Elfland
Freda Warrington The Dark Blood of Poppies Pan 1996 First Edition in Paperback First Printing Covers slightly rubbed and page edges lightly browned else Fine book Signed by the Author on the Title Page £22.50 ''The ballerina Violete Lenoir has fallen victim to the bite of the vampire Charlotte. her fire and energy have fuelled a terrifying change and led her to a terrifying realisation; that she has become Lilith, the demon mother of all vampires... ''
Freda Warrington The Rainbow Gate New English Library 1990 (Paper) Slightly bumped at top of spine, with a short tear and page edges a little browned else Fine book Signed by the Author on the Title Page £5.00 ''...The land of the Chalcenians ripples with sunlight, energy and laughter; the home of the Domendrans is dark and dank... When Helen's friend Rianna begins to make exquisite dolls to sell... Helen finds herself drawn back to the strange other-world she and Rianna knew as children... they must play their part in an age-old conflict... which will save or destroy our own world.'' - one of the Author's own copies.
Freda Warrington The Sapphire Throne Earthlight 2000 First Edition First Printing (Paper) Fine book Signed by the Author on the Title Page £10.00 ''The war appears to be over. Helananthe, granddaughter of the mad king, Garnelys, has gathered her forces and defeated the Amber Citadel of Parione and its evil Bhahdradomen advisers... but matters are not so simple... '' Scarce - this is one of the Author's own copies.
Ian Watson Mockymen Golden Gryphon 2003 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £10.00 ''... toward the end of the Second World War the Nazis carried out a blood sacrifice... to create an occult cordon around Norway as the last redoubt of the Third Reich... access the power... to achieve reincarnation... When aliens arrive on Earth in 2010, their technology offers salvation... what else... the secretive aliens may not have revealed?... ''
Ian Watson Salvage Rites and Other Stories Gollancz 1989 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and page edges lightly age-darkened else Fine book in like Dust Jacket, with the yellow spine panel background a little faded Signed and Personalised by the Author on the Title Page £5.00 ''...we immediately encounter a phantasmagoric vision of a society increasingly dependent on recycling its reusable materials (''Salvage Rites''), a planet inhabited by lemur-like aliens who bafflingly produce marvellously finished stone carvings without apparently having the tools to do so (''The Moon and Michelangelo'')... there are fifteen stories... ''
Ian Watson The Jonah Kit (BSFA Award Winner 1978) Scribners 1975 First Edition in the US First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and page edges lightly age-darkened and no longer quite parallel - Very Good Book Signed and Personalised by the Author on the Title Page £5.00 ''... the story of two apparently disconnected pieces of scientific research... Paul Hammond has made the shattering discovery that... God's created Universe no longer exists... Meanwhile... a young Russian boy is found who appears to possess the mind... of a Soviet astronaut who is supposed to be dead... These two events are linked... by the great whale population...''
Ian Watson Warhammer 40,000 Chaos Child Boxtree 1995 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and a few spots of foxing on top page edges else Fine book in Dust Jacket with a small (8 mm) tear at the top of the front fold and a spot of wear at the top of the rear fold. Signed by the Author on the Title Page £15.00 ''In the strife-tom galaxy of the 41st millennium can Inquisitor Jaq Draco, hunted by lmperial and alien enemies, learn to read the Eldar book of fate and discover the secret of the final apocalypse? Devastated by the death of his assassin-courtesan Meh'lindi, might Jaq surrender his soul to a daemon to discover the legendary place where time can reverse, so as to bring her back from the dead?... ''
Ian Watson Warhammer 40,000: Harlequin Boxtree 1994 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and lower front corner and page edges lightly marked else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. Signed by the Author on the Title Page. £20.00 ''The galaxy of the 41st millennium is torn by strife. Earth's Inquisition seems at war with itself as secret inquisitors and other shadowy figures conspire to inflict mind-slavery on the human race. Their aim is to create a psychic doomsday weapon but if the weapon backfires the very fabric of reality could be destroyed... ''
Margaret Weis Dragons Of The Fallen Sun The War of Souls Volume One (With Tracy Hickman) Wizards of the Coast 2000 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine else Fine book in rubbed Dust Jacket. £10.00 ''Forty years have passed since the devastating Chaos War... powerful dragons have seized control of Ansalon... Heroes of the past have gone to their well-deserved rest... new heroes take their place to continue the battle... ''
Margaret Weis Dragons Of The Lost Star The War of Souls Volume Two (With Tracy Hickman) Wizards of the Coast 2001 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £10.00 ''... a mystical young woman named Mina has appeared out of a magical storm and overrun the land with her army of dark-armoured knights. The elven land of Silvanestri has fallen prey to their might... the great dragon overlord Beryl launches an attack against the people living under her rule... ''
Margaret Weis Rage of the Dragon (With Tracy Hickman) Tor 2012 First Edition First Printing Fine book in like Dust Jacket. With Publisher's Promotional News Sheet £7.50 ''Skylan Ivorson is the gods-chosen chief of all the Vindras clans, and he has finally been chosen as the proper leader of the people. But the gods from whom the Vindrasi draw their earth-dwelling power are besieged by a new generation of gods who are challenging them for the powers of creation... '' Third in Dragonships of Vindras series
Manly Wade Wellman Twice In Time Avalon 1957 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine, boards mottled, one page top corner creased and page edges age-darkened - Good Book £5.00 Clute - ''... an effective Time-Travel tale featuring a vivid portrayal of Leonardo da Vinci's Florence... ''
Dennis Wheatley The White Witch of the South Seas Hutchinson 1968 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and slightly bumped at base of spine, top corners bruised and page edges foxed else Fine book in like Dust Jacket with tape markings along the long edges £5.00 ''... Gregory Sallust... again becomes drown into perilous adventure... The Ratu is there to secure finance to recover treasure from a sunken ship... the powerful witch-doctor, Roboumo... Murder, magic, blackmail, kidnapping and ruthless fighting with hand-grenades and machine guns... Finally we meet The White Witch... ''
John Whitbourn A Dangerous Energy Gollancz 1992 First Edition First Printing Bruised and slightly rubbed and page edges lightly browned at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. Signed, Dated and Inscribed by the Author on the Title Page, with a non-personalised inscription £7.50 ''England 1967: ruled by the power of the Catholic Church, as it has been since the failure of the Protestant Reformation. In this England there are steam trains, but no internal combustion engine, rifles but no electricity; heresy but no democracy. And in this England, magic works... '' This author's first book.
John Whitbourn Popes And Phantoms Gollancz 1993 First Edition First Printing Page edges lightly age-darkened else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £4.00 ''Admiral Slove was a man of his time, but of more than one dimension... in his sixteenth century, a pirate might be followed by the corpse of his victim, walking across the ocean, until putrescence claimed it. Or an interview with the Pope might be mirrored, exactly, by one with the Devil. Reality shifts could cause a King to see his capital city shimmer into another Realm entirely...''
Steve White Extremis (With Charles E. Gannon) Baen 2007 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and bruised at base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £7.50 ''Once before the sentient races in the known part of the galaxy - humans, Orions, Ophiuchi and Gorm - had united to defeat alien invaders... Decades later... grown complacent... a huge fleet of ships... fleeing... when their star went nova... they plan to conquer the entire inhabited region of the galaxy - unless the old alliance... can stop them... '' A Starfire Novel.
T. H. White Mistress Masham's Repose Cape 1947 First Edition in the UK First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine, boards slightly rubbed and browned, and page edges age-darkened - Very Good Book £7.50 The adventures of Maria at Malplaquet and the Liliputians she found there...
T. H. White The Sword In The Stone Collins 1939 Second Impression Slightly bumped and cloth slightly torn at top and base of spine, spine lettering dulled, boards a little worn and marked, end paper gutters split, pages a little foxed and page edges age-darkened - Good Book £7.50 ''On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays it was Court Hand and Summulae Logicales, while the rest of the week it was the Organon, Repetition and Astrology... '' The adventures of Wart - with the original text, before it was Americanised for possible filming by Walt...
Kit Whitfield Bareback (Benighted) Cape 2006 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 folds. £7.50 ''For those born feet-first, life is normal... every full moon night, you lock yourself in a secure room to fur up in peace. But for those born head-first... locked in his or her human skin... first and foremost a conscript, drafted at eighteen into DORLA, the Department for the Ongoing Regulation of Lycanthropic Activity... ''
Kit Whitfield In Great Waters Cape 2009 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. With Publisher's Promotional Sheet £5.00 ''... Since the ninth century, when the deepsmen invaded Venice, an uneasy alliance has held between the people of the land and the sea. That alliance was brokered by the warrior queen, Angelica, half landsman, half deepsman, the mother of the royal houses of Europe. Now, centuries later, no navy can cross the seas without allies in the ocean... ''
Cherry Wilder (Cherry Barbara Grimm Lockett also as Cherry Barbara Grimm) Cruel Designs Piatkus 1995 First Edition First Printing Bruised at base of spine else Fine book in slightly creased and rubbed Dust Jacket with a short (5mm) tear at the top of the rear fold. £4.00 ''... a tour du force, combining the horror of the supernatural with that of the all too real... there are horrifying echoes from the house's past and visitations from its femme fatale who will not be laid to rest until... ''
Elizabeth Willey A Sorcerer And A Gentleman Tor 1995 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and slightly bumped at base of spine and top page edges slightly dusty else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £7.50 ''... Once there was only the land of Phesaotois, with a cold and baneful Stone at its magical heart. Much later came the land of Pheyarcer, younger and hotter, with its Well of Fire inextricably bound up with its ruler, the great Panurgus. Then Panurgus died, touching off a bitter struggle between his sons... ''
Tad Williams Caliban's Hour Legend 1994 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in like, lightly creased Dust Jacket. With Publisher's Review Request £3.00 ''Caliban is a monster... But what drove him to evil?... One night, twenty years after Prospero and his daughter Miranda sailed away from their island, a dark visitor arrives in Miranda's room - Caliban. Threatening to kill her in revenge for her father's ill-treatment, he tells her the magical and terrible things which led him to his villainy... ''
Tad Williams Otherland Volume One City Of Golden Shadow Daw 1997 First Edition First Printing Bruised at base of spine and spine slightly 'dished' else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £5.00 ''... home to the wildest dreams and darkest nightmares... The best minds of two generations have labored to build it... it is claiming the Earth's most valuable resource - its children... unusual times call for unusual champions...''
Tad Williams Stone Of Farewell Book Two of Memory, Sorrow and Thorn Legend 1993 First Edition in the UK First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £3.00 ''Throughout Osten Ard, the power of the Storm King is growing... Deep in the troll stronghold of Yiqanuc, Simon, once a kitchen boy, now a hero, is recovering from his wounds... his dreams tell him... make for the Stone of Farewell... ''
Chet Williamson Dreamthorp Dark Harvest 1989 First Edition First Printing Bruised at base of spine, small (? manufacturing?) tear in the gutter of the front end papers and page edges lightly age-darkened else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. Illustrated by Bob Eggleton £10.00 ''... a charming Pennsylvania Chautauqua set deep in the woods. A perfect haven from the pressures of urban life. But before long... enmeshed in a nightmare, a dark dream of cruel torture and savage death
Chet Williamson Reign Dark Harvest 1990 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine else Fine book in slightly worn Dust Jacket. Illustrated by John & Laura Lakey £5.00 ''For a quarter of a century, Denis Hamilton's reign as Emperor of the theatre... romantic hero of the musical, A Private Empire... fame. awards and wealth... the Emperor... lurks in the halls, cellars, and catwalks... violent and terrible acts... Dennis must stop the Emperor before... a reign of blood... steals his friends, his lover... his soul.''
Connie Willis Crosstalk Gollancz2016 First Edition First Printing (Trade Paper) Small mark at top front cover corner, one page edge with a short tear and page edges lightly marked else Fine Uncorrected Proof. With Publisher's Press Release £10.00 ''Briddey is a high-powered exec in the mobile phone industry, overseeing new products... she works with her wonderful partner, Trent. They've been together for six magical weeks... and now... An EDD. A procedure which will let them sense each other's feelings... Only Apple are poised to deliver an amazing new product... ''
Paul Witcover Everland and Other Stories PS 2009 First Edition First Printing Cover edges rubbed/worn and spine cross-creased twice and page edges slightly marked - Good Uncorrected Proof. £5.00 ''... Fusing elements of science fiction, fantasy, horror and fairy tales... Everland collects twelve of his best stories... including the Nebula Award finalist 'Left of the Dial'... five appearing here for the first time...
Paul Witcover The Emperor of All Things Bantam 2013 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top of spine and small bump at top edge of front board else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £10.00 ''1758. The Age of Enlightenment... England is embroiled in a war that stretches from her North American colonies to Europe and beyond... Daniel Quare... tasked with seeking... a pocket watch rumoured to possess properties that have more to do with magic than with any known science... a French spy who will stop at nothing... ''
Gene Wolfe Shadow & Claw (The Shadow of the Torturer+The Claw of the Conciliator) Orb 1994 First Combined Edition First Printing (Paper) A couple of corners lightly rubbed, a couple of signatures differentially lightly browned, one page corner tip and part of a page edge slightly creased - Very Good to Near Fine Uncorrected Proof. £5.00 ''... one of the finest works of science fiction ever written... ''
Gene Wolfe Sword & Citadel (The Sword of the Lictor+The Citadel of the Autarch) Orb 1994 First Combined Edition First Printing (Paper) Bruised at top of spine and edge of rear cover and last few pages a little creased else Fine Uncorrected Proof. £5.00 ''... one of the finest works of science fiction ever written... ''
Gene Wolfe The Knight Book One of The Wizard Knight Tor 2004 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £5.00 ''A young man in his teens is transported from our world to a magical realm that contains seven levels of reality. Very quickly transformed by magic into a grown man of heroic proportions, he takes the name Able and set out on a quest to find the sword that has been promised to him... ''
Jack Womack Random Acts Of Senseless Violence Atlantic Monthly Press 1994 First Edition in the US First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and page edges lightly browned and slightly marked else Fine book in like Dust Jacket, with around 10 small puncture marks in the spine panel (?bite marks?) £4.00 ''... Simultaneously chilling and darkly hilarious... takes the jittery urban fears we suppress, both in fiction and in daily life, and makes them explicit - and explicitly terrifying... ''
Bridget Wood (Also as Frances Gordon & Sarah Rayne) Rebel Angel Headline 1993 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine, first few page lower corner tips creased and page edges browned else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket, with a couple of tears and creasing at the top edge of the rear panel, and the spine panel a little faded. £5.00 ''Like his ancestors Cormac of the wolves and the High Queen Grainne... Nuada of the silver arm - has been ousted from Tara, ancient seat of the High Kings of Ireland, but surprisingly he is less than anxious to win it back... ''
Patrick Wood Viaduct Child Scholastic 2002 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and corners else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket with a short scratch on the front panel £5.00 ''The orphaned Dushma lives in the arch of a railway viaduct with her unsympathetic Aunt Megan. Officially a non-person... she spends her time exploring the tangle of streets beneath the viaduct and the outlandish, labyrinthine St Gotha's Cathedral... When police raid her home, Dushma... finds refuge in the forgotten passageways of the city's underground railway... ''
Chris Wooding Poison Scholastic 2003 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and slightly bumped at base of spine else Fine Uncorrected Proof. Signed by the Author on the Title Page £7.50 ''Poison has always been a wilful, contrary girl, prone to being argumentative and stubborn. So when she discovers that her younger sister is has been snatched by the phaeries, she decides to seek out the Phaerie Lord herself to get her back... ''
Chris Wooding The Haunting of Alaizabel Cray (Silver Smarties Winner) Scholastic 2001 First Edition First Printing Bruised at base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. Signed by the Author on the Title Page £10.00 ''... Foul things lurk within the labyrinth of the Old Quarter, and those who venture out at night are easy prey. Prey for the wolves and murderers that stalk the crooked streets, and for creatures more deadly - the wytch-kin... behind the façade of wealth and charity that surrounds the uppermost level of society lies a terrifying pact... '' The Old Ones MAY return... !
Chris Wooding The Weavers Of Saramyr Gollancz 2003 First Edition First Printing Cover lettering lightly rubbed else Fine Uncorrected Proof. Signed by the Author & With Publisher's advertising sheets and Bio/Bibliography £7.50 Book one of The Braided Path - ''... the story of an empire that rules over a land being overwhelmed by evil... that comes from within the empire's centre, a sect of magicians close to the throne intent on killing and child born with magic powers. But now the empress has given birth to such a child and revolution is brewing... ''
Janny Wurts To Ride Hell's Chasm Voyager 2002 First Edition First Printing Page edges lightly age-darkened else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £15.00 ''When Princess Anja fails to appear at her betrothal banquet, the tiny, peaceful kingdom of Sessalie is plunged into intrigue... Two warriors are charged with recovering the distraught king's beloved daughter. Taskin, Commander of the Royal Guard... and Mykkael, the rough-hewn newcomer who has won the post of Captain of the Garrison - a scarred veteran... ''
John Wyndham (Also as John Beynon & Johnson Harris) The Day Of The Triffids Michael Joseph 1951 First Edition in the UK & Thus First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine, covers very slightly faded and page edges browned and slightly marked - Very Good Book £120.00 ''When a day that you happen to know is Wednesday starts off by sounding like Sunday, there is something seriously wrong somewhere... ''
John Wyndham The Midwich Cuckoos (Village Of The Damned) Michael Joseph 1957 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine, spine lettering dulled, lower rear corner tip bumped and cracked/torn, front end paper gutter torn and page edges and end papers browned Good to Very Good book £30.00 ''One of the luckiest accidents in my wife's life is that she happened to marry a man who was born on the 26th of September. But for that, we should both of us undoubtedly been at home in Midwich on the night of the 26th-27th, with consequences which, I have never ceased to be thankful,. she was spared... ''
John Wyndham Web Michael Joseph 1979 Second Impression Slightly bumped at top of spine and many top page edges uniformly damp-rippled - Good Book in slightly browned and creased Dust Jacket with rear dust jacket flap damp-rippled £10.00 ''... a major... disaster novel which depicts, with horrifying plausibility, the beginning of a world take-over by highly evolved spiders... ''
Chelsea Quinn Yarbro An Embarrassment of Riches A Novel of the Count Saint-Germain Tor 2011 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. With Publisher's Promotional News Sheet £10.00 ''It is the middle of the thirteenth century... Rakoczy Ferancsi - as the vampire Count Saint-Germain is known... is sent by King Bela to make jewels for the rulers and their nobles. Rakoczy's people are held... Saint-Germain must take care lest they suffer because of his missteps in the dance of politics... ''
Stephen Youll The Art of Stephen Youll Paradox Paper Tiger 2001 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top of the spine else Fine book in Dust Jacket with slight fading of spine panel background. £7.50 ''... fantastic beasts and aliens, warrior knights, damsels and sorcerers and alternate worlds of space ships, robots and androids... images from... Star Wars and Blade Runner, together with comic book heroes... ''
Janine Ellen Young The Bridge Earthlight 2000 First Edition First Printing (Paper) Lower rear corner slightly creased else Fine Uncorrected Proof £2.00 ''When the Ring aliens first thought to contact other worlds, they gave no consideration to the fact that other species might be constructed differently from themselves. Deep-space dwellers, more like large and complex bundles of genetic information than physical entities, they sent their probes off into the night hoping to build a bridge between their dark and beautiful society and others... ''
Jim Young Armed Memory Tor 1995 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top & base of spine else Fine copy in like Dust Jacket. £5.00 ''... America is caught on a cusp between social breakthrough and total breakdown. Sanity cops try to stem the chaos as a revolution in genetic engineering offers anyone the chance to change shape at will... The Hammerheads are the most dangerous creatures who have ever lived, with the brilliant cunning of human criminals... and insatiable hunger of killer sharks... ''
George Zebrowski Brute Orbits HarperPrism 1998 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and page edges browned and a little damp-rippled else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £5.00 ''It is the twenty-first century... One of the largest growth industries... capitalises on the opportunity, sending convicts to mine asteroids diverted into near-Earth orbits... the convicts hollow out their own prisons... Then... the asteroid prisons can be inserted into solar orbits, timed to return... when terms run out... ''
George Zebrowski Cave Of Stars HarperPrism 1999 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £10.00 ''Old Earth is gone. Destroyed. The remnants of humanity live scattered among the stars...On the planet Tau Ceti IV, the emigrants have fashioned an Earthlike society dedicated to conservativism and God, a theocratic regime where change is a crime... The macrolife habitats have their own rebels... ''
Roger Zelazny Sign Of The Unicorn Faber 1977 First Edition in the UK First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine, slight spine lean and page edges slightly foxed and browned else Fine book in slightly rubbed and creased Dust Jacket, with the orange spine lettering faded to yellow. £5.00 ''... these princes and princesses - led by Corwin, perhaps the strongest among them - move closer and closer to a revelation of their kingdom's true nature... ''

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