Catalogue #81 - May 2018
Author Title Edition Condition Price Details
Mickey Zucker Reichert The Last of the Renshai Millennium 1993 First Edition in Hardback First Printing Slightly bumped at top and bruised at base of spine else Fine book in like, unpriced, Dust Jacket 7.50 ''... Down through the centuries... four masters of magic have struggled to maintain the delicate balance of power in the troubled Northlands. But now the mortal world teeters on the brink of the long foretold Great War... When their enemies band together in a surprise attack... one Renshai will escape the genocide... a lone warrior... and a master of destruction... ''
John Remenham (John A. Vlasto) The Peacemaker Macdonald 1947 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and page edges foxed and marked - around Very Good book in grimy and slightly torn Dust Jacket, frayed and slightly chipped at top and base of spine. 7.50 ''When Myron P. Lord, American armament manufacturer, had achieved... one thousand million dollars he felt he had fulfilled all ambition. But Charlotte... pleaded with him... to devote his energies and wealth to a new cause: the creation of universal peace... fantasy of the future... '' Listed in Bleiler's Checklist of Fantastic Literature.
Adam Roberts (Also as A. R. R. R. Roberts, A R R R Roberts, A3R Roberts and Robertski Brothers) Jack Glass A Golden Age Story Gollancz 2012 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at base of spine and lower edge of font board, couple of damp marks near lower edge of front panel and page edges lightly browned - Very Good? book in like Dust Jacket (with the damp markings inside the font panel. 5.00 ''Jack Glass is the murderer. That, at least, is quite transparent. He has sliced a lethal swathe through known space. He is without pity or scruple... Were the authorities ever to discover that it was actually Jack Glass that they had captured and detained on a remote prison asteroid they would return and kill him immediately... ''
Keith Roberts Anita Millington 1976 First Edition in the UK & First Hardback First Printing Ex. Public Library - slightly bumped at top and base of leaned spine and corners, lower board edges worn, pages browned and marked, with pocket, label and stamp. 10.00 The Witch; Anita; Outpatient; The Simple for Love; The Charm; The Familiar; The Jennifer; The Middle Earth; The War at Foxhanger; Idiot's Lantern; Timothy; Cousin Ella Mae; Sandpiper; Junior Partner; The Mayday. Scarce.
Keith Roberts Grainne (BSFA Award Winner 1988) Kerosina 1987 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and bruised at base of spine else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket 10.00 ''Ostensibly, the novel charts the career of one Alistair Bevan, writer and adman... Through Bevan's vivid memories we meet Grainne; blue stocking, seductress, darling of the media... the girl-goddess doomed by her own proud nature who plunged all Ireland into war and shadow... ''
Keith Roberts The Boat of Fate an historical novel Prentice-Hall 1974 First Edition in the US First Printing Covers creased and marked, corners rubbed, page edges browned, marked and a little water-marked - Good? Uncorrected Proof 5.00 ''The Roman Empire in its death-throes provides the background for this superb historical novel that recreates the experience of one man trying to cope with his changing world... '' Early Proofs are very scarce.
Frank M. Robinson Science Fiction Of The 20th Century An Illustrated History Barnes & Noble 1999 First Edition in Paperback First Printing (Note: Large Book!) Lightly rubbed at the top of the spine else Fine Book 7.50 Wonderful Lavishly Illustrated Indexed History: The Future is Here... It's 1901!; Isn't it Amazing?; No, It's Wonderful; Astounding, The Class Act; Stellar Companions and Dwarf Stars; The Major Moons of Jupiter; The Big and the British; Good Things in Small Packages; Bound to be Read; Future Dreams; The Death of Science Fiction? and For Sale - The Future.
Frank M. Robinson The Power Eyre & Spotiswoode 1957 First Edition in the UK First Printing Slightly bumped at top and bruised at base of slightly faded spine and page edges browned and slightly foxed - near Good Book 4.00 ''Behind him the steps kept pace. The night hid their owner; but against that power the night was no barrier, Soon, Tanner knew, his mind would blur, his breathing slacken and a hand would slowly tighten around his heart. There is a small group of people. One of them has a power which sets him (or her?)... far above the others... ''
Kim Stanley Robinson 2312 Orbit 2012 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine, and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket Signed by the Author on the Title Page 10.00 ''... Scientific and technical advances have opened gateways to an extraordinary future... new habitats have been created throughout the solar system... But in this year... a sequence of events will force humanity to confront its past, its present and its future... ''
Kim Stanley Robinson Antarctica HarperCollins 1997 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket Signed by the Author on the Title Page 7.50 ''... The world's last unstripped asset. Antarctica is in danger of becoming a free-for-all - oil reconnaissance teams intent on mass extraction, adventure travelers trailing waste across the tundra, and strategic interests covertly vying for influence... a gripping, provocative eco-thriller set early in the next century...''
Kim Stanley Robinson Aurora Orbit 2015 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and corners and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket Signed by the Author on the Title Page 15.00 ''... the incredible story of our first voyage beyond the solar system to find a new home... ''
Kim Stanley Robinson Escape From Kathmandu Unwin Hyman 1990 First Edition in the UK First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges lightly age-darkened else Fine book in like Dust Jacket Signed by the Author on the Title Page 7.50 ''...things started getting crazy when they met a real, live yeti, the US Secret Service, ex-president Jimmy Carter and a bunch of loony scientists in the Hotel Star in Kathmandu... a wonderfully entertaining read.''
Kim Stanley Robinson The Martians Voyager 1999 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in slightly creased and rubbed Dust Jacket, with a 3mm tear at the top edge of the front panel Signed by the Author on the Title Page 7.50 ''... Robinson's essential companion to the Mars series. New novellas and short stories head the collection, featuring many of the trilogy's central characters in events previously only hinted at in the novels. Added to this are works on Martian mythology, the Martian Constitution, scientific extracts and a series of Mars-inspired poems... ''
Roger Robinson Philip E. High Checklist of first publications Beccon Publications 1987 First Edition First Printing Single-sheet A5, creased - Good? 1.00 Books - Hardback and Paperback publication - sorted alphabetically; Short Stories - sorted alphabetically - first magazine appearances
Spider Robinson Stardance Sidgwick & Jackson 1979 First Edition in the UK First Printing Page edges lightly age-darkened else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket, with a short tear and a little delamination at the top of the front flap and Publisher's 5.95 price sticker on the front flap 5.00 ''Because she was the way she was - big, beautiful, sexy - there was no way on Earth Shara Drummond could become a professional dancer in spite of her soaring genius... but the zero gravity environment of the orbiting Skyfac... meant catering to the whims of a perverse millionaire... And when the aliens appeared... ''
J. K. Rowling Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Bloomsbury 2007 First Edition First Printing (With 'YA' Dust Jacket Illustration) Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and top page edges a little marked else Fine book in laminated boards (as issued) and slightly creased Dust Jacket 4.00 ''Harry has been burdened with a dark, dangerous and seemingly impossible task... ''
J. K. Rowling The Tales of Beedle the Bard Translated from the original runes by Hermione Granger Children's High Level Group 2008 First Edition First Printing - Issued Without Dust Jacket Page edges lightly browned and one page corner tip creased else Fine book in laminated boards - as issued 5.00 Introduction; The Wizard and the Hopping Pot; The Fountain of Fair Fortune; The Warlock's Hairy Heart; Babbitty Rabbitty and her Cackling Stump; The Tale of the Three Brothers; A Personal Message from Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne MEP with additional notes for each story by Professor Albus Dumbledore.
Joanna Russ Picnic On Paradise Macdonald 1969 First Edition in the UK & First Hardback First Printing Front corners bruised, faint damp-mark on rear end papers and page edges marked - Very Good book in slightly marked and worn Dust Jacket with a longish tear at the top of the rear fold 7.50 ''... Brought forward to a future age when the planet Paradise is torn by an inexplicable war, Trans-Temporal Agent Alyx is given the job of guiding eight very important tourists across the planet to safety... ''
Joanna Russ The Two Of Them Berkley 1978 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine, boards faintly marked and small mark on rear free end paper - Very Good Book 5.00 ''Irene, a rebellious product of an American 1950s upbringing, has fled from a repressive and sexist society into a life of apparent equality and adventure as part of the elite Trans-Temporal Authority's cadre of travelers. Under the tutelage of Ernst, a friend/lover and teacher/father, Irene has achieved status and dignity... assigned to a Muslim world... ''
Eric Frank Russell Deep Space Dobson 1974 Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges lightly age-darkened else Fine book in like, lightly browned, Dust Jacket, with the red spine lettering faded to a uniform cream.. 15.00 First Person Singular; The Witness; Last Blast; Homo Saps; The Timid Tiger; A Little Oil; Rainbow's End; The Undecided and Second Genesis
Eric Frank Russell Sentinels From Space (The Star Watchers revised a.k.a. Sentinels Of Space) Museum Press 1954 First Edition in the UK First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine, a few page corner tips creased, free end papers and page edges lightly browned and top page edges slightly foxed - Very Good book 7.50 ''David Raven, a space captain and Mars pilot, was no ordinary man... the World Council... gave him his orders: Stop a war. The colonies of Mars and Venus were impatiently striking for independence... In these planets twelve distinct types of mutant had evolved... ''
Eric Frank Russell The Great Explosion Dobson 1962 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine, library labels on front end papers, front free end paper with old biro price and crinkled due to remains of library plate (as are next couple of pages and page edges age-darkened - Good? book in slightly browned Dust Jacket with a short tear at the top of the spine 50.00 ''... the Blieder-drive... made hay of astronomical distances... A veritable spray of Blieder-driven ships shot outwards as every strange sect, cult or group that thought it would be happier somewhere else took to the star trails... four hundred years. Then came the time to pick up the pieces... ''
Mary Doria Russell The Sparrow (1997 BSFA & 1998 Arthur Clarke Winner) Villard 1996 First Edition First Printing Corners bruised/slightly bumped, edges rubbed and page edges lightly browned - Very Good to Near Fine Advance Reader's Copy. With Publisher's Letter 5.00 ''... the story of a charismatic Jesuit priest, a linguist, Emilio Sandoz, who undergoes an experience so harrowing and profound that it makes him question the existence of God... involving the first contact between human beings and extraterrestrial life... begins with a small mistake...''
Brandon Sanderson Calamity Gollancz 2016 First Edition in the UK Second Printing Bruised at base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket 5.00 ''When Calamity lit up the sky, the Epics were born. David's fate has been tied to their villainy ever since... Steelheat killed his father. Firefight stole his heart. And now Regalia has turned his closest ally into a dangerous enemy... And David is just about crazy enough to face down the most powerful High Epic of all to get his friend back. Or die trying.'' A Reckoners Novel
Brandon Sanderson Shadows of Self Gollancz 2015 First Edition in the UK First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in slightly rubbed and creased Dust Jacket 10.00 ''... An invitation to the criminal elite of Elendel... to an auction... becomes a death sentence for all involved when an unknown assailant slaughters everyone in attendance. Waxillium Ladrian investigates and is shocked to discover the perpetrator may be a kandra calling herself Bleeder... gone rogue... ''
Brandon Sanderson The Bands of Mourning Gollancz 2016 First Edition in the UK First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and two page corner tips creased else Fine book in slightly creased Dust Jacket 10.00 ''... the mythical metalminds owned by the Lord Ruler, said to grant anyone who wears them the powers that the Lord Ruler had at his command... now a kandra researcher has... images that seem to depict the Bands... Waxillium... is recruited... to investigate... And faces his most terrifying challenge yet.''
Elizabeth Ann Scarborough Last Refuge Bantam 1992 First Edition First Printing Fine Uncorrected Proof. 7.50 ''... begins a generation after the events in Nothing Sacred... ''
Elizabeth Ann Scarborough Nothing Sacred Doubleday 1991 First Edition First Printing Fine Uncorrected Proof. 7.50 Clute - ''The protagonist... is... a woman haunted by the distress of the world, this time a century hence, who discovers that the prison camp in Tibet to which she is sent is in fact Shangri-La, and that the Buddhist doctrine of reincarnation is not simply a belief.. ''
Darrell Schweitzer Weird Tales 304 Spring (Editor, With George H. Scithers & John Betancourt) Terminus 1992 Lower edge of front cover lightly rubbed else Fine magazine One of J. B.'s authorial copies with his bookplate inside front cover 5.00 Special John Brunner Issue: Who Lies Beneath a Spell, Concerning the Forthcoming Inexpensive Paperback Translation of the Necronomicon of Abdul Alhazred and Dropping Ghyll by J. B. and more by Ramsey Campbell, Tanith Lee, Robert J. Howe, Sue Robinson, S. P. Somtow and more...
Hugh Scott Something Watching Walker 1990 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket 5.00 ''... When Alice's mother is clearing out the loft, ready for the family's move from their chalet bungalow to an old castle, Alice sees the leopard-skin coat for the first time. And it makes her shudder. Attached to the coat is a label insisting that it be burned... out in the darkness, there is something watching and waiting. Something evil. Something monstrous... ''
Hugh Scott Why Weeps The Brogan? Walker 1989 First Edition Second Printing Bruised at top and some page edges no longer quite parallel else Fine book in lightly rubbed Dust Jacket 2.50 ''... According to the clock in CENTRAL HALL the date is WED. 4 YEARS 81 DAYS FROM HOSTILITIES - marking another day in Saxon and Gilbert's ritualised existence. Saxon bakes, Gilbert brushes and together they leave their home in THE COFFEE SHOP to collect provisions... '' Evocative and memorable - winner of the Whitbread Children's novel 1989.
Will Self Grey Area and other stories Bloomsbury 1994 First Edition First Printing - Issued Without Dust Jacket Spine creased during production and lightly rubbed, front cover creased, top corners lightly rubbed, one page top edge lightly creased and page edges lightly browned else Fine Uncorrected Proof. 7.50 Nine short stories: Between the Conceits; The Indian Mutiny; A Short History of the English Novel; Incubus or The Impossibility of Self-Determination as the Desire; Scale; Chest; Grey Area; Inclusion ®; The End of the Relationship
Samantha Shannon The Bone Season Bloomsbury 2013 First Edition First Printing Fine book in like Dust Jacket With Publisher's Promotional Sheet 10.00 ''The year is 2059. Nineteen-year-old Paige Mahoney is working for the criminal underworld of Scion London... Her job: to scout for information by breaking into people's minds... Paige is a dreamwalker, a clairvoyant... Attacked, drugged and kidnapped, Paige is transported to.. a city... controlled by a powerful, otherworldly race called the Rephaim... ''
Robert Sheckley Dimension Of Miracles Gollancz 1969 First Edition in the UK & First Hardback First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and lower front corner and page edges lightly age-darkened else Fine book in Dust Jacket, with a small chip at the lower edge of the front panel and some bookworm attention to the spine panel and the price removed. 30.00 '''... Carmody, is an ordinary fellow who goes home from the office and is confronted with a cosmic Messenger. He has won a prize in the Intergalactic Sweepstakes and is enchanted off to Galactic Centre... ''
Robert Sheckley The Robert Sheckley Omnibus Gollancz 1973 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket, with a crease running the length of the rear flap. 30.00 ''... twelve of Sheckley's stories which present a spectrum of his best writing. In addition to the stories, the volume contains Sheckley's famous novel, Immortality Inc., about a man involved in a car crash who wakes to find himself in the 22nd century - and in a new body... ingenious, sardonic, intelligent and entertaining... ''
Charles Sheffield Science Fiction Special 41 Sight of Proteus The Web Between The Worlds Sidgwick & Jackson 1982? First Combined Edition First Printing - Issued Without Dust Jacket Slight spine creasing, pages browned, and a few ?oil? splashes on title page - Very Good to Near Fine book in slightly rubbed laminated boards 7.50 ''his first novel, describes in ultimately optimistic terms the wide-ranging effects of machine-driven shapechanging technologies...'' with ''... his second novel, famously posited a sky-hook space elevator at almost exactly the same time as Arthur C. Clarke presented an astonishingly similar space elevator... '' - Clute
Sharon Shinn Angel-Seeker Ace 2004 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 ''... returns once more to the planet of Samaria, where men and angels live under the watchful eye of the god Jovah... '' Follows Archangel...
Clifford D. Simak City Weidenfeld & Nicolson 1954 First Edition in the UK First Printing Slightly bumped and rubbed at top and base of spine, boards lightly marked and page edges browned and slightly marked - Very Good Book 10.00 ''After many thousands of years the human race has long since passed away and its history is only a legend, half-believed, half-disbelieved by the master race of dogs which now rule the world. The stories in this book are the legendary tales of their human predecessors and their robots which the dogs tell to each other by their firesides... ''
Francesca Simon The Lost Gods Profile Books/Faber 2013 First Edition First Printing Page edges lightly browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket Illustrated by Adam Stower. Signed and Personalised by the Author & Illustrator on the Title Page 7.50 ''... Freya was an ordinary schoolgirl... until the Norse gods stormed into her life. Woden, Thor and Freyja are lost gods down from Asgard. And they need Freya's help... '' Sequel to The Sleeping Army
Paul Simpson Farscape The Illustrated Companion Seasons 1-4 (With David Hughes & Ruth Thomas) Titan 2000-3 First Edition in the UK First Printings (Paper) (Four volumes) Light corner/spine edge rubbing else Fine books 10.00 ''... the only fully authorised guide to the series, packed with exclusive cast and crew interviews, photos and design art, an in- depth look at all the special effects wizardry of the Creature Shop and a comprehensive... episode guide... ''
Clive Sinclair Augustus Rex Andre Deutsch 1992 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket Original Drawings by Yosl Bergner 5.00 ''All the reputable sources inform us that August Strindberg, the great Swedish playwright, died on 14 May 1912. But there is one dissenting voice: Beelzebub. Lord of the Flies. If Beelzebub is to be believed, Strindberg did not die but sold his soul in the nick of time. Raised from the grave in 1961, he was thereafter led into temptation.. ''
Curt Siodmak Donovan's Brain Barrie & Jenkins 1971 Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges lightly age-darkened else Fine book in lightly creased and browned, price-clipped, Dust Jacket, with a short tear at the upper tip of the front fold 10.00 ''... my name is Dr. Patrick Cory - and I am about to be destroyed by the immense power of a brain which I have, with my own hands, made immortal... ''
Matthew Skelton Endymion Spring Puffin 2006 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top of spine else Fine book in lightly rubbed and slightly creased Dust Jacket 4.00 ''In the dead of night, a cloaked figure drags a heavy box through snow-covered streets. The chest, covered in images of mythical beasts, can only be opened when the fangs of its serpent's-head clasp taste blood. Centuries later, in an Oxford library, a boy touches a strange book and feels something pierce his finger... ''
Cordwainer Smith (Also as Felix C. Forrest; Paul Myron Anthony Linebarger & Carmichael Smith) Space Lords Sidgwick & Jackson 1969 First Edition in the UK & First Hardback First Printing Bumped at top and bruised at base of spine, one page lower corner creased and page edges a little browned - Very Good Book 5.00 ''Stories of the far future which paint a picture - weird, beautiful, and terrifying - of the strangest universe ever imagined... '' Mother Hittun's Littul Kittons; The Dead Lady of Clown Town; Drunkboat; The Ballad of Lost C'Mell and A Planet Named Shayol
Edward E. Smith Lord Tedric (With Gordon Eklund) Baronet1978 First Edition First Printing (Paper) Edges slightly rubbed, covers slightly curled and creased and top page edges a little marked Very Good to Near Fine book 4.00 ''Tedric, member of the select Imperial Corps of the One Hundred, is sent on a mission to the planet Evron Eleven to help put down a riot... There are... forces threatening the safety of the Empire... '' First book of the series, expanded by Gordon Eklund from the original story published in Universe Science Fiction in 1954.
Allen Steele Coyote Ace 2002 First Edition Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and lower corners else Fine book in like Dust Jacket With Publisher's Promotional Sheet with critical notes 7.50 ''... The crime of the century begins without a hitch. On July 5, 2070, as it's about to be launched, the starship Alabama is hijacked -- by her captain and crew. In defiance of the repressive government of the United Republic of Earth, they replace her handpicked passengers with political dissidents... These become Earth's first pioneers in the exploration of space... ''
Allen Steele The Weight Legend 1995 First Edition First Printing Page edges lightly browned else Fine book in Fine Dust Jacket Signed by the Author on the Title Page 7.50 ''... Set in the same universe as... LABYRINTH OF NIGHT and ORBITAL DECAY, this is a story of humans beings under pressure in the least forgiving of environments, a place where two seconds can mark the difference between life and death... ''
Phil Stephensen-Payne Eric Frank Russell (1/6/05 - 2/28/78; Sandhurst, Surrey A Working Bibliography) (With Gordon Benson, Jr.) Photocopy of 1986 Original A5 pages, single-sided, stapled at top left, annotated before photocopy, last page loose - Good? 3.00 Pseudonyms, Awards, Stories, Books, Series, Poems and Songs, Poems and Song Collections, Articles, Miscellaneous, Non-Fiction Books, Books Edited, Translations by, Books Translated by, Media Presentations, Articles About, Reviews, Books About, 'Phantom' titles, Textual Variations and Notes...
Ian Stewart Heaven (With Jack Cohen) Warner 2000 First Edition First Printing Fine book in Fine Dust Jacket 5.00 ''... Across the vast cosmos, a diverse array of creatures must band together to defeat the galaxy's deadliest and most destructive force... ''
Paul Stewart Beyond the Deepwoods The Edge Chronicles (With Chris Riddell) Doubleday 1998 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top & slightly bumped at base of spine & lower corners, page edges a little marked & a faint ink smudge at the top edge of the rear panel - Very Good to Near Fine book in slightly worn & creased Dust Jacket a little damp-marked on the inside. Signed and Personalised by the Author & Illustrator and with a double-page signed original drawing by the illustrator on the blank pages at the rear of the book. 150.00 ''Dark and deeply mysterious, the Deepwoods are home to many fantastical peoples and creatures... beyond the Deepwoods lie further harsh and perilous lands: the Edgelands, a barren wasteland of swirling mists and nightmares, the enchanting but treacherous Twilight Woods, the stinking, desolate landscape of the Mire... ''
Paul Stewart Blobheads (With Chris Riddell) (Invasion of the Blobs+Talking Toasters+School Stinks!+Beware of the Babysitter Macmillan 2003 First Combined Edition First Printing (Paper) Slightly bumped & rubbed at top & base of spine, a few light spots on top page edges & page edges lightly browned else Fine book. Signed and Personalised by the Author & Illustrator. 7.50 ''... Blobheads are PURPLE, WEIRD ALIENS from THE PLANET BLOB Zerek, Kerek and Derek are on a VERY important mission. They're looking for the High Emperor of the Universe. His nose oozes green stuff. He smells pongy. He's less than a year old. And they think they will find him in Billy Barnes bathroom... ''
Paul Stewart Fergus Crane (2004 Nestle 6-8 year old Gold Prize Winner) (With Chris Riddell) Doubleday 2004 First Edition First Printing Fine book in slightly creased Dust Jacket Signed by the Author and Illustrator on the Title Page 7.50 ''... the Daring Exploits of Fergus Crane and his amazing journey to the Emerald Sea... ''
Paul Stewart Midnight Over Sanctaphrax Book 3 Of The Edge Chronicles (With Chris Riddell) Doubleday 2000 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top & base of spine & lower corners, previous owner's name on front free end paper & page edges a little marked else Fine book in like, slightly creased, Dust Jacket 10.00 ''Far over the Edge, a mighty storm is brewing - a whirling vortex of immense power and unimaginable ferocity that is essential to the survival of the Edgelands... in its path is Sanctaphrax - a magnificent city built on a floating rock and tethered to the land by a massive chain... ''
Ronald Story Guardians of the Universe? New English Library 1980 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine, ® stamped on title page and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in like, lightly rubbed, Dust Jacket 7.50 ''... sensitive to the possibility of the existence of UFOs and of some form of intervention in human affairs... Meticulously researched... contains over eighty illustrations both of artifacts that von Daniken and others cite as evidence of their theories and of those who offer a different explanation, as well as pictures of genuine UFOs... the most complete Bibliography... ''
Theodore Sturgeon (Also as Frederick R. Ewing & Ellery Queen) Thunder and Roses stories of Science-Fiction and Fantasy (A Way Home - With 3 Stories Dropped, 1 Added) Michael Joseph 1957 First Edition Thus First Printing Bruised at top and slightly bumped at base of spine, rear board a little rubbed. free end papers foxed and lightly browned, page edges lightly foxed and browned - Very Good book 7.50 Edited by Grof Conklin. Includes '... And My Fear Is Great... ', not in A Way Home and Mewhu's Jet; Minority Report; The Hurkle is a Happy Beast; Thunder and Roses; Bulkhead; Tiny and the Monster and A Way Home, which are...
Judith Tarr Household Gods (With Harry Turtledove) Tor 1999 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and page edges slightly marked else Fine book in like, slightly creased and rubbed, Dust Jacket 7.50 ''... a modern young professional, proud of her legal skills... awakens... a widowed tavernkeeper in the Roman frontier town of Carnuntum around 170 A. D... a tale of a woman's strength and self-discovery... ''
Judith Tarr Lord of the Two Lands Tor 1993 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and lower page edges lightly marked/stained else Fine book in like Dust Jacket 5.00 ''In 336 b.c., Egypt lay under the yoke of Persia... A great warrior and general... determined to challenge the might of the Persian Empire... called Alexander... they sent Meriamon... daughter of Pharaoh... to find Alexander, and persuade him to... come south... ''
Adrian Tchaikovsky Precious Little Things B. S. F. G. 2017 First Edition First Printing Limited State (Paper) No 81/250 Fine A5 centre-stapled booklet Cover by David A Hardy 10.00 Published to celebrate Adrian Tchaikovsky as Guest of Honour at Novacon 47 - A Mind Full of Spiders An Introspective; Left To Their Own Devices; Precious Little Things
Kate Thompson Switchers Bodley Head 1997 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and slightly bumped at base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket, with a small strain at the lower edge of the front panel. 4.00 ''... Kevin knows that Tess is a Switcher, for he is one too - able to take on any animal shape he chooses and to think, feel and live as that creature. Kevin persuades Tess to join him as a rat... The rats take Tess and Kevin... to see Lizzie... who tells the children they alone can save the world... ''
J. R. R. Tolkien A Secret Vice Tolkien on Invented Languages (Edited by Dimitra Fimi and Andrew Higgins) HarperCollins 2016 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in lightly rubbed Dust Jacket With Publisher's Promotion Sheet 7.50 Foreword; Introduction; A Secret Vice, Notes; Essay on Phonetic Symbolism, Notes; The Manuscripts, Notes; Coda: The Reception and Legacy of Tolkien's Invented Languages; Appendices: Chronology, Abbreviations, Bibliography
J. R. R. Tolkien Beowulf A Translation and Commentary together with Sellic Spell (Edited by Christopher Tolkien) HarperCollins 2015 First Edition in Paperback First Printing A few lower page corners bruised else Fine Book With Publisher's promotion sheet 5.00 ''... This edition is twofold, for there exists an illuminating commentary on the text of the poem by the translator himself, in the written form of a series of lectures... a substantial selection has been made, to form also a commentary on the translation in this book... ''
Nicholai Tolstoy The Coming Of The King Bantam 1989 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and page edges slightly marked else Fine book in like Dust Jacket with red on spine panel faded. 5.00 ''... takes us into the world of Merlin, into the bright daylight and the deep shadows of Britain in what we call the Dark Ages. It is a world of warriors in love with slaughter and death, but also of poets and druids, a world of savage cruelty but also of intense natural beauty, of laughter and proud boasting, but also of magic and mysticism... ''
Thomas Tryon (Also as Tom Tryon) The Night of the Moonbow Hodder & Stoughton 1990 First Edition in the UK First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and top rear corner else Fine book in Fine Dust Jacket 5.00 ''... back to 1938... an idyllic landscape, a sunlit world that evokes the halcyon days of childhood... to be overtaken by the darkness that lies beneath its surface... We are held spellbound in the shadow of a blossoming terror... and as the novel rushes to its stunning climax... Leo becomes the unwitting catalyst and prime actor in an explosion of evil.''
Wilson Tucker The Year Of The Quiet Sun Hale 1971 First Edition in Hardback First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine, rear free end paper partly browned and page edges browned and slightly marked/foxed else Fine book in worn, scratched, marked and eroded Dust Jacket, with a large piece missing from the top edge of the rear panel. 10.00 ''... the project's goal was to survey the future.. in person... three specially trained men would be sent to the year 2000, and they would return with invaluable data... But when the survey team reached their target they found a savage land... ''
Frederick Turner A Double Shadow Berkley Putnam 1978 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine, boards a little bowed and edges a little rubbed and small bump to lower page edges - Very Good book in torn and tape-repaired Dust Jacket 5.00 Clute - ''... set on a far-future terraformed Mars, it depicts in dying-Earth flavours the conflicts of two characters who represent deeply contrasting classes of evolved humans; their strife leads them to transcend their volatile human condition... ''
Catherynne M. Valente The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two Much-in-Little 2014 First Edition in the UK First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and lower rear corner and page edges lightly marked else Fine book in slightly creased Dust Jacket, with a tiny bump in the front panel 7.50 ''September misses Fairyland... little does she know that this time she will be spirited away... and find herself faced with saving Fairyland from a moon-Yeti with great and mysterious powers.'' Third in the series
Mark Waid Steed and Mrs Peel A Very Civil Armageddon (With Caleb Monroe) Boom! 2013 First Edition First Printing (Paper) Fine Graphic Novel With Publisher's promotion sheet 4.00 ''... The Hellfire Club has reformed - no longer lo0oking to the past, but instead determined to bend the British Isles to their warped version of the 'future.' Their first target is the heart of London - are John Steed and Emma Peel ready... ''
Jo Walton Among Others (2012 Hugo & 2011 Nebula Winner) Tor 2012 First Edition Second Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and a few top page edges no longer quite parallel else Fine book in like Dust Jacket 25.00 ''... the story of a young woman struggling to escape a troubled childhood, a brilliant diary of first encounters with the great novels of modern fantasy and science fiction, and a spellbinding tale of escape from ancient enchantment... ''
David Weber March Upcountry (With John Ringo) Baen 2001 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket, with a hint of wear at the upper tip of the rear fold 7.50 ''Roger Ramius Sergei Chiang MacClintock... was young, handsome, athletic, an excellent dresser, and third in line for the Throne of Man... so why wouldn't anyone at Court trust him?... a saboteur tried to blow up his transport... Roger found himself shipwrecked on the planet Marduc, whose jungles were full of damnbeasts, killerpillars, carnivorous plants, torrential rain... ''
David Weber Mission of Honor Baen 2010 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and slightly bumped at base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket 10.00 ''... now the unstoppable juggernaut of the mighty Solarian League is on a collision course with Manticore... and Honor sees it coming... But there arte things not even Honor knows about... '' Number 12 in the series with Baen CD-ROM Library Version 22
David Weber Out of the Dark Tor 2010 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket 10.00 ''The Galactic Hegemony has been around a long time... when the Hegemony Survey Force encountered a world whose so-called sentients - 'humans'... were almost as bad as the Shongairi... it seemed reasonable to use the Shongairi to neutralise them... Now Earth is conquered... more than half the human race has died... ''
David Weber Torch of Freedom (With Eric Flint) Baen 2009 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket, with a fine superficial scratch on the rear panel 7.50 ''... the slavemasters of Mesa plot against the Star Kingdom of Manticore and the newly liberated slave planet of Torch... a dangerous mission to uncover the truth concerning a wave of mysterious assassinations... Meanwhile powerful forces in the Solarian League are maneuvering against each other... '' Sequel to Crown of Slaves
David Weber War Of Honor Baen 2002 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges lightly marked else Fine book in like Dust Jacket With The Honorverse CD-ROM 7.50 ''NO ONE WANTED ANOTHER WAR... Unfortunately, what they wanted didn't matter... '' Tenth book in the series.
David Weber Wind Rider's Oath Baen 2004 First Edition First Printing Bruised at base of spine, spine slightly 'dished' and top page edges lightly browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket 10.00 ''... just what is Bahzell Bahnakson of the Horse Stealer hradani doing in the middle of the Sothoii Wind Plain? Trying to stay alive, of course. But that's not going to be easy... the huge magically-engineered horses with human-level intelligence... evil wizards, hordes of undead demons, at least two Dark Gods, assassins and... ''
Django Wexler The Thousand Names Book One of the Shadow Campaigns Del Rey (UK) 2013 First Edition in the UK First Printing Rear cover corners a little rubbed and page edges lightly browned else Fine Uncorrected Proof. 10.00 '' 'Give me the Thousand Names.' The ancient voice trailed off into a fading whisper... A new sound filled the cavern. A hiss, rising from the shadows in every direction at once... echoing and re-echoing until the whole fast temple seemed top be alive. 'Kill them,' Mother's voice said, echoing louder and louder until it thundered through the hiss of the smoke. 'Kill them all.' ''
Django Wexler The Thousand Names Book One of the Shadow Campaigns Del Rey (UK) 2013 First Edition in the UK First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine a few page tips lightly bumped and top page edges lightly browned else Fine book in like, lightly rubbed, Dust Jacket With Publisher's Promotional Sheet 15.00 '' 'Give me the Thousand Names.' The ancient voice trailed off into a fading whisper... A new sound filled the cavern. A hiss, rising from the shadows in every direction at once... echoing and re-echoing until the whole fast temple seemed top be alive. 'Kill them,' Mother's voice said, echoing louder and louder until it thundered through the hiss of the smoke. 'Kill them all.' ''
Kate Wilhelm Cambio Bay St. Martin's Press 1990 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and bruised at base of spine and page edges lightly browned and slightly marked else Fine book in worn Dust Jacket 4.00 ''Rich in mythology and in the human spirit, Cambio Bay is a warm-hearted tale of truth and power and all that we can be.''
Kate Wilhelm Sweet, Sweet Poison Hale 1991 First Edition in the UK First Printing Fine book in like Dust Jacket 5.00 A Charlie and Constance mystery...
Kate Wilhelm The Best Defense St. Martin's Press 1994 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at base of spine & page edges lightly browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket 5.00 ''... the sister of 'Baby Killer' Kennerman asks for help... incompetent lawyers and a smear-campaign... are going to allow a killer to go free... A gripping, poignant, and masterful courtroom novel... '' Sequel to Death Qualified
Kate Wilhelm The Dark Door Gollancz 1990 First Edition in the UK First Printing Slightly bumped at base of spine and top rear corner and page edges no longer quite parallel else Fine book in like Dust Jacket, with the orange spine background faded to yellow (as usual) With Publisher's Review Slip 5.00 ''Charlie Meiklejohn and Constance Leidl... return... to probe a mystery whose origins lie beyond the Earth... A series of arson attacks... a series of outbreaks of sudden, murderous insanity, each one centred on a remote, deserted building... ''
Kate Wilhelm Welcome, Chaos Houghton Mifflin 1983 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, creased at the base of the spine 7.50 ''What wools happen to the precarious balance of terror if scientists could extend life for centuries? If one power bloc had biological protection against radiation... Whose thumb would press the button first?... ''
Nancy Willard Sister Water Knopf 1993 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket 5.00 ''... Jessie Woolman first saw the angel of death when she was a girl. That was before she married Henry... Now Henry is gone... and Jessie's two grown daughters... wondering how best to care for their mother... Into their lives... come the mysterious creatures of the river... that joins the worlds of the living and the dead... '' Sequel to Things Invisible to See.
Conrad Williams Nearly People PS Publishing 2001 First Edition First Printing Limited State Signed by the Author (No. 63/300) Bruised at top spine else Fine book in slightly worn Dust Jacket 7.50 Introduction by Michael Marshall Smith and signed by both. ''... Howling Mile. A city of the future. Barred from surrounding areas in the aftermath of a deadly toxic spill, its citizens are a crushed, hateful breed, slowly imploding in a vicious cycle of violence and cannibalism... Yet within this black arena, hope has come... ''
Mazarkis Williams The Tower Broken Tower and Knife, Book Three Jo Fletcher 2013 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top of spine and once on top edge of front board else Fine book in like Dust Jacket With Publisher's Press Release 7.50 ''Months have passed... the God's wounds fester... Sarmin is powerless to stop the damage spreading... High Mage Gownan strives to save Nooria... by passing into the realm of fire to broker a deal with the efreet... Yrkmir marches ever closer... Time is running out... ''
Gary K Wolfe Bearings Reviews 1997-2001 Beccon 2010 First Edition First Printing (Paper) Fine book Cover Illustration by Judith Clute 16.00 Introduction by Peter Straub. Second in the series of collected Locus reviews, covering most of his review columns from the beginning of 1997 up to the end of 2001 - nearly 200 books.
Gary K Wolfe Sightings: Reviews 2002-2006 Beccon 2011 First Edition First Printing (Paper) Fine book Cover Illustration by Judith Clute 17.00 Third in the series of collected Locus reviews, covering over 200 books. Including Barth Anderson; Margaret Atwood; Stephen Baxter; Greg Bear; Gregory Benford; Terry Bisson; Ray Bradbury; David Brin; Damien Broderick; Fredric Brown; Tobias S. Buckell; Mark Budz; Octavia E. Butler; Jack Cady; John W. Campbell Jr; Orson Scott Card; Jonathan Carroll and many others
Gene Wolfe Lake Of The Long Sun The Second Volume of The Book Of The Long Sun Hodder & Stoughton 1994 First Edition in the UK First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and corners and page edges a little browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket 10.00 ''... Patera Silk... has made a pact with the wealthy, sinister Blood... so Silk has embarked on a quest which begins to reveal to him the hidden secrets of his world... ''
Gene Wolfe Nightside The Long Sun New English Library 1993 First Edition in the UK First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and discrete ''THIS BOOK WAS WAREHOUSE DAMAGED... '' on rear fixed end paper else Fine book in like Dust Jacket 5.00 First volume of The Book of the Long Sun, set on board the Generation Starship sent from Urth to colonise a distant planet.
Gene Wolfe Peace Tor 1995 A hint of rubbing at top and base of spine else Fine Uncorrected Proof. 10.00 Clute - ''... may be his finest. Intricately told through nests of interconnecting stories, none, significantly, is ever concluded and seemingly from the viewpoint of a man in late middle age reflecting with some amiability on his life in a small town somewhere in the US Midwest, it is in fact a posthumous fantasy whose implications are complexly appalling... ''
Gene Wolfe Plan[e]t Engineering NESFA 1984 First Edition First Printing Limited State Signed by the Author (No. 854/1000) Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and page edges lightly marked else Fine book in dust jacket, lightly rubbed and creased at the top of the spine 15.00 Collection of stories, essays and poems, published to commemorate his appearance as Guest Of Honour at Boskone XX1. - 225 numbered copies were signed by both author and cover artist Vincent Di Fate, and slipcased.
Gene Wolfe Soldier Of Arete New English Library 1990 First Edition in the UK First Printing Lower rear corner bruised and top page edges a little dusty else Fine book in like Dust Jacket 7.50 ''... ancient Greece... Xerxes, the Great King, prepares for conquest... Latro's mind has been injured. Each day, he forgets all that has ever happened to him. Only by reading the scroll in which his companions make him write each day's event does he know anything of his past: who are his friends, his enemies, his lovers, his betrayers...''
Gene Wolfe Soldier Of The Mist Gollancz 1986 First Edition in the UK First Printing Fine book in like Dust Jacket 7.50 ''...the fantastic historical world of Greece in the year 479 (B.C.), when the Gods still walked the Earth...Latro, is a mercenary soldier... and has suffered a head wound... he no longer remembers who he is or where he is from... can now see and converse with all the invisible beings - gods and goddesses, ghosts and demons and werewolves...''
Gene Wolfe The Castle Of The Otter Ziesing 1982 First Edition First Printing Limited State Signed by the Author Slightly rubbed and bumped at top and bruised at base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket Signed and Personalised by the Author on the Title Page 70.00 ''... more than a simple annotation to or explication of The Book Of The New Sun. Written in conversational style, with ample breathing space allowed for anecdotes, asides and theorising... a lexicon for words and terms employed... essays and an extensive bibliography... '' With Publisher's (unattached) bookplate.
Chris Wooding The Skein Of Lament Gollancz 2004 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges slightly, differentially, browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket 5.00 Book Two of the Braided Path ''The hold of the Weavers on Saramyr's ruling families is growing tighter. And all the while the blight that they have brought to the land grips ever more harshly... ''
Farnsworth Wright Weird Tales Volume 29 Number 6 June (Editor) Weird Tales 1937 Spine slightly worn at top and eroded at base, spine a little creased and faded, front cover edges/corners lightly creased, and a little marking and scuffing on cover, a couple of tears to the rear cover edges, with short detachments at spine ends and page edges browned - Very Good Magazine Cover by M. Brundage 30.00 The Carnal God by John R. Speer & Carlisle Schnitzer; Ragnarok by Henry Kuttner; Clicking Red Heels by Paul Ernst; The Black Kiss by Robert Bloch & Henry Kuttner; The Last Pharaoh [Part 2 of 4] by Thomas P. Kelley; Hymn to Beauty by Charles P. Baudelaire; trans. by Clark Ashton Smith; The Ocean Leech by Frank Belknap Long, Jr. and more
Farnsworth Wright Weird Tales Volume 30 Number 1 July (Editor) Weird Tales 1937 Spine slightly worn and torn at top and base, spine a little creased and faded, front cover edges/corners lightly creased, and a faint bookshop stamp and old price on cover, with short detachments at spine ends and page edges browned - Very Good Magazine Cover by Virgil Findlay 30.00 The Thief of Forthe by Clifford Ball; To Virgil Finlay by H. P. Lovecraft; The Whistling Corpse by G. G. Pendarves; To Howard Phillips Lovecraft by Clark Ashton Smith; Raider of the Spaceways by Henry Kuttner; The Last Pharaoh [Part 3 of 4] by Thomas P. Kelley; The Creeper in the Crypt by Robert Bloch; The Hounds of Tindalos by Frank Belknap Long, Jr. and more
Farnsworth Wright Weird Tales Volume 32 Number 6 December (Editor) Weird Tales 1938 Spine slightly worn at top and base of spine, a couple of small chips at front cover edge, with a lower corner crease and a few small marks, rear panel discoloured and lower 50mm of spine-edge detached and page edges browned - Very Good Magazine Cover by Ray Quigley 30.00 More Lives Than One by Seabury Quinn ; I Found Cleopatra by Thomas P. Kelley ; The Sin-Eater by G. G. Pendarves ; The Snowman by Loretta Burroughs ; Beetles by Robert Bloch ; The Ghost Kings by Robert E. Howard ; Passing of a God by Henry S. Whitehead
Chelsea Quinn Yarbro Cautionary Tales Sidgwick & Jackson 1980 First Edition in the UK First Printing Bruised at top of spine and page edges lightly age-darkened else Fine book in slightly browned Dust Jacket With Publisher's Review Slip 5.00 Collects thirteen stories with an introduction by the author: contains: Everything that Begins with an M; Frog Pond; Ul Bel Di; Lammas Night; Into My Own; Disturb Not My Slumbering Fair; The Meaning of the Word; The Generalissimo's Butterfly; Allies; Dead in Irons; Swan Song; The Fellini Beggar; An Indulgence.
Chelsea Quinn Yarbro False Dawn Sidgwick & Jackson 1979 First Edition in the UK First Printing Page edges lightly age-darkened else Fine book in like Dust Jacket, with Publisher's 5.95 sticker on the front flap With Publisher's Review Slip 4.00 ''War, disease and pollution have made the earth almost uninhabitable. Food is scarce and what food remains is quickly confiscated by the Pirates - a murderous band of raiders determined to save themselves and destroy the last stronghold of civilised human being - the mutant population... ''
Chelsea Quinn Yarbro Time Of The Fourth Horseman Sidgwick & Jackson 1980 First Edition in the UK First Printing Page edges lightly age-darkened else Fine book in like Dust Jacket, with Publisher's 5.95 sticker on the front flap With Publisher's Review Slip 4.00 ''From the first sight of the boy, something felt wrong... he had the symptoms of an infectious disease... modern medical science... had wiped out all of the deadly diseases... a secret government programme to start a 'moderate epidemic' to thin out the population a bit... ''
Paul Zindel The Doom Stone Bodley Head 1996 First Edition in the UK First Printing Bruised at top and slightly bumped at base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket 3.50 ''A deadly predator is roaming Salisbury Plain and Jackson Cawley, a fifteen year old American, is abruptly plunged into the hunt to kill it before it kills again... With the help o a local girl, Alma, Jackson endeavours to discover the lair of the beast. But to do so, they must first unravel the secret of its power and the connection it has to the vast and mysterious Stonehenge. ... ''

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