Catalogue #82 - August 2018
Author Title Edition Condition Price Details
Peter O'Donnell (Also as Madeleine Brent) A Taste For Death Souvenir Press 1969 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and slightly bumped at base of spine, boards lightly marked and page edges lightly age-darkened - Near Very Good Book £7.50 Modesty Blaise and Willie Garvin take on impossible odds, pitted against Simon Delicta, the man with a taste for death, and Swordmaster Wenczel in a duel to the death. As the adventure unfolds, travelling from London to Panama before reaching the depths of the Sahara desert, the pair will need all their... skills to survive
Peter O'Donnell Cobra Trap Souvenir Press 1996 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket £40.00 ''... The first story... sees her in her Network days, set on dealing with a piece of unfinished business... 'The Dark Angels' finds her retired from the Network and allowing herself to be manipulated... by her good friend Sir Gerald Tarrant... in 'Old Alex' she is trapped by an unknown enemy... In... 'Cobra Trap', the dauntless pair face the most testing assignment of their lives... '' The last, ever, Modesty Blaise. Scarce.
Peter O'Donnell Sabre-Tooth Souvenir Press 1966 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine, cloth tear in gutter at base of spine and page edges lightly foxed - ?Good? Book £5.00 Modesty and... Willie Garvin, find themselves pitted against Karz - a modern Genghis Khan with an army of ruthless mercenaries.... Modesty and Willie become Karz's unwilling recruits in his fortress in the Hindu Kush. Modesty must break Karz's hold over them, and after her betrayal by Willie Garvin must fight his terrifying executioners, the Twins...
Terence X. O'Leary's Terence X O'Leary's War Birds April 1935 Issue Odyssey Publications 1974 (Paper) Top corners a little marked/stained and two small splashes on rear cover else Fine magazine £10.00 Complete reprint (with colour cover) in digest form of the April issue of a scarce pulp magazine from 1935 which only ran to three issues. With Book-Length Thrill Novel - O'Leary, Dyno Blaster by Arthur Guy Empey - Qwings of destruction flash over the earth at nine hundred miles per hour and the Mighty Mick matches magic with the vile ruler of a vile kingdom... ''
Lauren Oliver Panic Hodder & Stoughton 2014 First Edition in the UK First Printing - Issued Simultaneously Bruised at base of spine and upper corners else Fine book in like Dust Jacket slightly rubbed near the base of the front fold. £5.00 ''Panic began... in Carp, a poor town... in the middle of nowhere: because it was summer, and there was nothing else to do. It's a game played only by the desperate... knowing they are gambling with their lives... Heather never thought she would compete... But when she finds something, and someone, to fight for... ''
Lewis Padgett (Henry Kuttner & C. L. Moore) Mutant Gnome Press 1953 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine, boards worn and lightly stained, a few page corner tips creased and page edges lightly browned ?Good? book. £7.50 Stories of the Baldies - mutant telepaths - The Piper's Son; Three Blind Mice; The Lion and the Unicorn; Beggars in Velvet; Humpty Dumpty
Edgar Pangborn (Also as Bruce Harrison) Davy Dobson 1967 First Edition in the UK First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and page edges lightly age-darkened else Fine book in slightly creased and torn, price-clipped, Dust Jacket with a shallow chip along the top edge of the front panel £4.00 ''Davy, a New Time being, descendant of a survivor of the last great holocaust tells his own unusual and, in many ways, terrifying story. Little remains of Old Time except fragments ploughed up in some field and a few of the scholarly books of a civilisation which, in its final attainment of scientific knowledge, destroyed itself... ''
Barbara Paul An Exercise for Madmen Hale 1981 First Hardback Edition and First in the UK First Printing Slightly bumped at top and bruised at base of spine and page edges lightly marked else Fine book in slightly creased and worn, price-clipped Dust Jacket, with price-sticker glue stain and dust soiling on the rear panel £5.00 '''... If you were orbiting a desolate planet that had one rather large blue bubble on it, where would you land?... Pythia. A planet of scientists where a synthetic society of technicians and their proto-human creations were quarantined, light years away from Earth and her colonies. It was here that the Alien landed... ''
Marge Piercy City of Darkness, City of Light Michael Joseph 1997 First Edition in the UK First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges lightly age-darkened else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket £4.00 ''... the French Revolution... the courageous women who sparked the Revolution by taking to the streets... three of the women who played prominent roles... Claire Lacombe... Manon Philipon... Pauline Leon... the Revolutionary Republican Women are born... the sweep of the French Revolution... ''
Sarah Pinborough 13 Minutes Gollancz 2016 First Edition First Printing Fine Uncorrected Proof. £5.00 ''I was dead for 13 minutes. I donít remember how I ended up in the icy water but I do know this it wasn't an accident and I wasn't suicidal.''
Sarah Pinborough Poison Gollancz 2013 First Edition First Printing - Issued Without Dust Jacket Page edges slightly marked else Fine Uncorrected Proof. With Publisher's promotion sheet. Illustrated by Les Edwards £5.00 ''Take a wicked queen, a handsome prince, a beautiful princess, and a poisoned apple... and get the true tale of Snow White, told the way it always should have been... ''
Sarah Pinborough The Language of Dying Jo Fletcher 2009 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket with a light crease to top edge of front panel and light strain to upper tip of front fold £4.00 ''Tonight is a special, terrible night. A woman sits at her father's bedside watching the clock tick away the last hours of his life. Her brothers and sisters - all broken, their bonds fragile - have been there for the past week, but now she is alone. And that's always when it comes. The clock ticks, the darkness beckons. If it comes at all.''
Ricardo Pinto The Stone Dance of the Chameleon (The Chosen+The Standing Dead+The Third God) Bantam 1999-2009 All are First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and/or base of spines, a few page top corners bruised and page edges lightly browned else Fine books in Near Fine Dust Jacket, with a long strain in the front gutter of volume 2. Books 1 & 2 Signed by the Author on the Title Page £22.50 ''... the Commonwealth of the Three Lands... its heart, Osrakum... Here the society of the Masters... men who rule with savage cruelty... Soon after Carnelian is born, his father is exiled... Years later... Three Masters... beg Carnelian's father to return... to oversee the election of a new God Emperor... and sets in motion the concluding events in a story four thousand years old... ''
Frederik Pohl (Also as Walter Lasly; Edson Mccann & Donald Stacy) Gladiator At Law (With Cyril Kornbluth) Gollancz 1964 First Edition in the UK First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges foxed and lightly browned - Good to Very Good Book £7.50 G-M-L Homes, manufacturers of bubble houses, the greatest advance in the history of architecture, had become the biggest and most powerful corporation in the history of commerce. Unfortunately, power, greed, and rampant criminal activity had taken over corporate principals...
Frederik Pohl Homegoing Del Rey 1989 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at base of spine and lower corners bruised else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £7.50 ''Sandy Washington was a pretty normal guy. The only real difference...was that Sandy had been raised by aliens on their spaceship. The Hakh'hli had done everything they could to give Sandy an Earth-type boyhood... Now, finally, the Hakh'hli were bringing Sandy home to Earth... ''
Frederik Pohl Starburst Gollancz 1982 First Edition in the UK First Printing Bruised at top and slightly bumped at base of spine and page edges lightly age-darkened else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £5.00 ''A group of young Americans have been selected to make the first interstellar voyage... the ostensible project is a gigantic fake... The real project... hopes to stimulate the crew into scientific research and discoveries which will be invaluable... The plan succeeds... The crew's discoveries turn them into virtual supermen and women... ''
Frederik Pohl The Coming of the Quantum Cats Gollancz 1987 First Edition in the UK First Printing Slightly bumped at top of spine and page edges lightly age-darkened else Fine book in slightly creased and rubbed Dust Jacket, with the price removed £5.00 ''... researchers in one alternative version of the present day manage to open a gate into certain others... The secret falls into the hands of one militaristic version of the USA, which hatches a plan to destroy Russia... Meanwhile... conflict and confusion spread... the scientists who discovered the secret are desperately trying to restore everything to its proper universe... ''
Frederik Pohl The Day The Martians Came St. Martin's Press 1988 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine, small black dot on lower page edges and small triangular piece missing from the lower edge of one page and page edges lightly age=darkened else Fine book in like Dust Jacket £7.50 ''Of the two hundred and seventy-six astronauts under Captain Seerseller's charge, only thirty-eight survive to leave the planet. Just as America begins to accept its mission to colonise Mars as a failure, Henry Steegmen... accidentally discovers an underground city... ''
Frederik Pohl The Voices Of Heaven Tor 1994 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and page edges lightly marked else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £5.00 ''... Pava is a world in turmoil, where a small human colony struggles to survive despite chronic shortages... and where frequent earthquakes threaten to destroy everything the settlers manage to create... On this fragile world, the only innocents are the Leps, an indigenous intelligent species... ''
Tim Powers Expiration Date Tor 1996 First US & Hardback Edition & Thus First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket Signed by the Author on the Title Page £20.00 ''... Los Angeles... a city full of ghosts - and full, too, of unpleasant characters who extend their lives and enhance their power by catching and absorbing the ghosts of the recently dead... ''
Tim Powers Hide Me Among The Graves Corvus 2012 First Edition in the UK First Printing Top page edges no longer quite parallel else Fine Book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket £7.50 ''London 1862. A city of over three million souls. Of stinking fog and dark winding streets. Through these streets walks the poet Christina Rosetti, haunted and tormented by the ghost of her uncle, John Polidori. Without him, she cannot write, but her relationship with him threatens to shake London itself to the ground... ''
Tim Powers Medusa's Web Corvus 2016 First Edition in the UK First Printing (Paper) Slightly bumped at base of spine and page edges a little rubbed else Fine book £5.00 ''In the wake of their Aunt Amity's suicide, Scott and Madeleine... are summoned to... the eerie, decaying mansion in the Hollywood hills in which they were raised. But their decadent and reclusive cousins... do not welcome Scott and Madeleine's return to the... old house that is a conduit for the supernatural... ''
Terry Pratchett A Blink of the Screen Collected Shorter Fiction Doubleday 2012 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and a number of page edges slightly bumped (a few with tiny tears) and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in Fine Dust Jacket. Illustrated by Josh Kirby and others £7.50 Foreword by A.S. Byatt; 21 Non-Discworld Shorter Writings; 11 Discworld Shorter Writings; Appendix; Deleted extract from 'The Sea and Little Fishes'; List of Illustrations
Terry Pratchett Men At Arms BCA 2006 First Printing - Issued Without Dust Jacket (Unseen Library Edition) Small tarnish spot on front cover gilt decoration else Fine Book Cover illustration by Paul Kidby £40.00 Quarter Leather (?) binding, blocked in Gold, Discworld Map End Papers, silk ribbon. '' 'Be a Man in the City Watch! The City Watch needs Men!' ... And they need all the help they can get. Because there's evil in the air and murder afoot and something very nasty in the streets... '' The Fifteenth Discworld Novel. Unseen Library Edition are all Scarce.
Terry Pratchett Moving Pictures BCA 2004 First Printing - Issued Without Dust Jacket (Unseen Library Edition) Fine Book Cover illustration by Paul Kidby £40.00 Quarter Leather (?) binding, blocked in Gold, Discworld Map End Papers, silk ribbon. ''Cameras roll - which mean that the imps inside have to paint really fast... when alchemists discover the magic of the silver screen. But what is the dark secret of Holy Wood Hill?... it's up to the Disc's first film stars to find out...'' The Tenth Discworld Novel. Unseen Library Edition are all Scarce
Terry Pratchett Sourcery Gollancz 1988 Second Impression Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges lightly age-darkened/browned - Very Good to Near Fine Book £7.50 ''A sourcerer is born - a wizard so powerful that by comparison all other magic is just mucking about in pointy hats. And his very existence brings the Discworld... to the very verge of all-out thaumaturgical war. All that stands in its way is Rincewind... ''
Terry Pratchett Wyrd Sisters (Wyrd Sisters (Starring Three Witches, also kings, daggers, crowns, storms, dwarfs, cats, ghosts, spectres, apes, bandits, demons, forests, heirs, jesters, tortures, trolls, turntables, general rejoicing and divers alarums.) BCA 2002 - Issued Without Dust Jacket (Unseen Library Edition) Fine Book Cover illustration by Paul Kidby £50.00 Quarter Leather (?) binding, blocked in Gold, Discworld Map End Papers, silk ribbon. ''Kingdoms wobble, crowns topple and knives flash on the magical Discworld as the statutory three witches meddle in royal politics... '' The Sixth Discworld Novel. Unseen Library Edition are all Scarce.
Christopher Priest The Prestige (World Fantasy Award 1996) Touchstone 1995 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine, light crease to front free end paper and page edges lightly age-darkened else Fine book in lightly creased and slightly rubbed Dust Jacket Signed and Personalised by the Author on the Title Page- to one of the Committee at whose Convention he was Guest £100.00 ''... a masterpiece of magic and illusion, of scientific exactitude coming up against the tricks and mysteries of nature... his most accomplished and compelling novel to date.'' - Very Scarce
Ellery Queen Queen's Quorum a History of the Detective-Crime Short Story as Revealed By the 106 Most Important Books Published in This Field Since 1845 (Frederic Dannay and Manfred B. Lee) Gollancz 1953 Ex. Nottingham Public Library with stamps marks, codes etc., spine darkened, front board splashed, plate removed from front free end paper, webbing visible between title and frontispiece and marked for re-setting (?) - Poor Book £10.00 Highly idiosyncratic chronological summary of the Detective Field based on the historical importance, the literary quality and its desirability to collectors'. With checklist and Index. Important and surprisingly scarce
Ellery Queen The Fourth Side Of The Triangle (Avram Davidson) Gollancz 1965 First Edition in the UK First Printing Bruised at base of spine, spine darkened and end papers lightly browned and page edges browned with top page edges marked/browned - Good book £4.00 Detective story based on an outline by Frederic Dannay, with Avram Davidson's text revised by both Frederic Dannay and Manfred Lee (who together originally wrote as Ellery Queen).
Melanie Rawn Elsewhens Tor 2013 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and slightly bumped at base of spine and top page edges lightly browned else Fine book in lightly rubbed Dust Jacket £7.50 ''... one of the uses of magic is to present plays that immerse the audience in the sights, sounds, and emotions of the story. Cade is a tregetour - a wizard who is both a playwright and magic-wielder... But a tregetour is useless without a glisker - and elf who can spin the magic out onto the stage. And Cade's glisker, Mieka, is something special... ''
Tom Reamy San Diego Lightfoot Sue And Other Stories Earthlight Publishers 1979 First Edition Slightly bumped at top and bruised at base of spine and top page edges slightly browned and marked else Fine book in slightly rubbed and creased Dust Jacket Wraparound colour dust jacket and endpapers by Leo & Diane Dillon £12.50 Introduction by Harlan Ellison Twilla; Under the Hollywood Sign; Beyond the Cleft; San Diego Lightfoot Sue; Dinosaurs; The Sweetwater Factor; The Mistress of Windraven; The Detweiler Boy; Insects in Amber; Waiting for Billy Star; 2076: Blue Eyes and afterword/reminiscence by Howard Waldrop.
Celia Rees The Wish House Macmillan 2005 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket £5.00 ''In the scorching summer of 1976, on holiday in Wales, Richard meets the inhabitants of the Wish House... a famous artist... His sixteen-year-old daughter, Clio... The whole exuberant, talented Dalton clan amaze Richard... and Clio entrances him utterly... ''
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... ''
Mickey Zucker Reichert The Western Wizard Millennium 1993 First Edition in the UK & First Hardback Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges slightly marked else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £15.00 ''When Odin breathed life into the mortal realms, he also created the Cardinal Wizards... But now the days decreed in ancient prophecy have come. The Great War has been fought... the word is carried forth on falcon's wings that the Western Wizard is no more... unless... the Wizard of the East, can find the one mortal... the worlds of gods and mortals alike will fall... ''
Jenna Rhodes The Four Forges The Elven Ways: Book One DAW 2006 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top & slightly bumped at base of spine else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket £4.00 ''... Kerith, a world... bereft of magic after the devastating Magi wars which killed off the Magi, leaving behind their Galdarkan minions, the fighters they had created...the Vaelinars had mysteriously appeared from nowhere... no memory of how they had come... carrying forward an enmity they scarcely understood... a different sort of elemental magic...
Anne Rice (Also as Anne Rampling & A. N. Roquelaure) Blood And Gold The Vampire Marius Chatto & Windus 2001 First Edition in the UK First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket £7.50 ''... one of the oldest vampires of them all... Criss-crossing through the stories of other vampires... haunted by Pandora and by his alter ego Mael, tracked by the Talamasca... the self-styled guardian of 'those who must be kept'... ''
Anne Rice Christ the Lord The Road to Cana Chatto & Windus 2008 First Edition in the UK First Printing - Issued Simultaneously Light crease to upper rear cover corner and bruised at base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket £4.00 ''... Whispers of a virgin birth have long surrounded Jesus. His brother, his mother, his friends, wait for some sign of the path he will take... Both divine and human, he struggles with the demands of his family, the human need for love, and his overwhelming sense of destiny... ''
Anne Rice Pandora New Tales of the Vampires Chatto & Windus 1998 First Edition in the UK First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket £7.50 ''David Talbot, vampire survivor of Memnoch the Devil, calls forth Pandora in modern-day Paris to tell her own story. Two thousand years old, she was a mortal girl in ancient Rome at the time of Caesar Augustus... As a follower of the secret blood-tainted cult of Isis, Pandora had to flee to Antioch... ''
Anne Rice Servant Of The Bones Chatto & Windus 1996 First Edition in the UK First Printing Slightly bumped at top and bruised at base of spine and page edges a little browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket £5.00 ''''... Azriel is a rebel ghost who holds in his memories the long and troubled history of Western civilisation. Born almost 2500 years ago... Azriel is forced to take the role of a god for three days, paying for his people's freedom with an eternity of half-death, half-life... his restless spirit can be called forth by whoever holds the casket of golden bones... ''
Anne Rice The Vampire Armand The Vampire Chronicles Chatto & Windus 1998 First Edition in the UK First Printing Bruised at base of spine, 6 pages from centre of first signature unstitched and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £4.00 ''... the story of Armand - eternally young, with the face of a Botticelli angel... ''
Anne Rice Violin Chatto & Windus 1997 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top of spine & lower front corner & page edges a little browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket £5.00 ''In this powerful confessional novel... another ghost... the mesmeric and dangerous Stefan - part incubus, part inspiration... nineteenth-century violinist appears on the street corner in twentieth century New Orleans, to haunt Triana... Stefan takes Triana back to Vienna in the early 1800s where Beethoven was his teacher... ''
Anne Rice Vittorio, The Vampire New Tales of the Vampires Knopf 1999 First Edition First Printing Bruised at base of spine and remainder dot on bottom page edges else Fine book in like Dust Jacket £5.00 ''... the mesmerising story of a Vittorio, a vampire in the Italian Age of Gold... Vittorio is seduced by the vampire Ursula, the most beautiful of his supernatural enemies... he finds himself facing demonic adversaries, war and political intrigue... ''
Rick Riordan The Serpent's Shadow Puffin 2012 First Edition First Printing - Issued Simultaneously Bruised at top and base of spine and top edge of front board and page edges lightly marked else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket, with Signed By The Author sticker on the front panel Signed by the Author on the Title Page £15.00 ''Carter and Sadie Kane, descendants of the magical House of Life, are in pretty big trouble... Apophis, the giant snake of Chaos, is still threatening to plunge the world into eternal darkness. Now the Kanes must do something no magician has ever manage defeat Apophis himself. No pressure there, then... '' Third in the trilogy.
Keith Roberts A Heron Caught In Weeds Kerosina 1987 First Edition First Printing Limited State (Paper) (No.356/650) Bruised at base of spine else Fine booklet Signed by the Author on the Title Page £10.00 Poems by Keith Roberts selected by James Goddard: Grainne; Calais Encounter; Home Thoughts from a Coach; De Profundis, Pro Temporis; A Civic Problem Observed; Spanbroekmolen; Hill 60; Sanctuary Wood; Tyne Cot; Ypres, 1980; At Hellfire Corner; The Last Resort; A L'enfant Sauvage; Envoi and many others.
Keith Roberts Kaeti & Company Kerosina 1986 First Edition First Printing Bruised at base of spine and page edges browned else Fine book in lightly rubbed Dust Jacket £7.50 ''... Kaeti and her companions inhabit a strange world; a 'theatre of the mind' where the unexpected is commonplace, where ghosts, vampires and even the odd goddess may be encountered... '' Ten Stories.
Keith Roberts The Boat of Fate Hutchinson 1971 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and previous owner's name and date on half-title else Fine book in Fine Dust Jacket £25.00 ''This superb historical novel... recreates... the whole experience of the Roman Empire in its death-throes. Written with wit, imagination, pace and great descriptive talent, it recalls for the modern reader an age of violence and disintegration... ''
Keith Roberts The Inner Wheel Hart-Davis 1970 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges and end papers slightly browned and marked - Very Good book. £10.00 ''... Fear was the key to understanding. It rode the Steam Fair gallopers, haunted Libby Maynard till her brain blew apart; it walked with Roley in a dawn bay, where a dream-house folded steel wings above the cliffs. Fear was the weapon on the Groups ; yet they were also afraid. The Groups developed gestalt brains... ''
Keith Roberts The Inner Wheel Hart-Davis 1970 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped and a little eroded at top and base of spine, front free end paper missing, library card, plate, bar-code and stamps and page edges browned and marked - Poor book with Dust Jacket laminated to the boards £5.00 ''... Fear was the key to understanding. It rode the Steam Fair gallopers, haunted Libby Maynard till her brain blew apart; it walked with Roley in a dawn bay, where a dream-house folded steel wings above the cliffs. Fear was the weapon on the Groups ; yet they were also afraid. The Groups developed gestalt brains... ''
Madeleine E. Robins The Stone War Tor 1999 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped and faded at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket £5.00 ''... confused reports come from New York. Millions of refugees are streaming out, each bearing contradictory tales of fire, earthquake, explosions, collapse... the full nature of the catastrophe is still unclear, for its roots lie in mystery, in wounds to a human heart... ''
Kim Stanley Robinson Science In The Capital (Forty Signs Of Rain+Fifty Degrees Below+Sixty Days and Counting (Sixty Days & Counting) - later revised as Green Earth) HarperCollins 2004-7 All Are First Printing (Books 1 & 2 1st Edition, Book 3 1st UK) Bruised/slightly bumped at top and/or base of spines, book 1 lower front corner bumped and with faint pen notes on front free end paper and some signatures differentially browned all with page edges lightly browned and lightly marked else Fine books in like, slightly rubbed, Dust Jacket, book 3 with a tiny split at the base of the front fold £15.00 ''... January 2004: There's a storm coming... The world's climate is changing... Disturbing weather data is coming in and Charlie's working on a vital new bill... to tackle the problem. But according to the President... the weather isn't important... Meanwhile, the temperature is rising; the ice-caps are melting. Catastrophe beckons.''
Justina Robson Living Next Door To The God Of Love (Living Next-Door To The God of Love) Macmillan 2005 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine, one page fore-edge with a short tear (not affecting text and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in lightly creased Dust Jacket Signed by the Author on the Title Page £7.50 ''Metropolis is a city of superheroes where you can become anyone you like, fighting all day, partying till dawn... Sankhara is a universe where everything is remade by night, according to the inhabitants' deepest. darkest dreams... Koker Ai exists in another time and space... ''
Michael Scott Rohan The Forge In The Forest The Winter Of The World Volume Two Macdonald 1987 First Edition First Printing Page edges lightly browned else Fine book in Fine Dust Jacket. £10.00 Clute - ''... a world threatened by an Ice Age unleashed by powers inimical to humanity, an apprentice Smith acquires various magical weapons; his wanderings take him into more fertile lands and then across the ocean to a final conflict which will settle the destiny of humankind... ''
Michael Scott Rohan The Gates Of Noon Gollancz 1992 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like, price-clipped, Dust Jacket £5.00 ''... Shadows from the past, from the present - and from somewhere that is neither, where myths and archetypes stalk the world. Entangled by old loves and ancient hatreds, with witches and warlocks to help him and the original Bogyman on his trail, Steve must fight to reconcile past and present... ''
Michael Scott Rohan The Lord Of The Middle Air Gollancz 1994 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket £5.00 ''Young Walter Scot is hot on the heels of cattle raiders in the service of the dark Lord of Soulis when he encounters his kinsman Michael Scot - and his life is changed forever. Even in the turbulent Borderlands of thirteenth-century Scotland Michael had a fearsome reputation as a magician and master of forbidden arts, trafficking with the demons of the middle air... ''
Sax Rohmer (Arthur Sarsfield Ward Also as Michael Furey) The Island Of Fu Manchu Allan Wingate 1978 Page edges lightly browned else Fine book in slightly rubbed and browned Dust Jacket, with the price removed. £7.50 ''Surrounded by the blood warm waters of the Caribbean, the island of Fu Manchu housed a chamber of terror which could alter the balance of power throughout the world. Skilled in the ancient African art of death, the servants of the evil doctor wove their deadly spells. Men died horribly - and rose to walk again!... ''
Matt Ruff Fool On The Hill Bloomsbury 1989 First Edition in the UK First Printing Slightly bumped at top of spine and corners, spine a little creased and page edges lightly age-darkened else Fine Uncorrected Proof. £5.00 ''...a full-blown epic of life and death, good and evil, magic and love... dogs and cats can talk, a subculture of spirits lives in the shadows and underfoot... and the Bohemians, a group of Harley- and horse-riding students dedicated to all things unconventional, hold all-night revels for the glory of their cause... ''
Jay Russell Celestial Dogs Raven/Robinson 1996 First Edition First Printing (Paper) Covers slightly bumped, else Fine Uncorrected Proof £7.50 ''The search for a missing Hollywood hooker draws Marty to the streets of L.A. where he encounters demons relentless and hungry for human flesh.!''
Al Sarrantonio 100 Hair-Raising Little Horror Stories (Editor, With Martin H. Greenberg) Michael O'Mara 1994 First Edition in the UK First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and page edges lightly age-darkened else Fine book in like Dust Jacket £7.50 Washington Irving; Chet Williamson; Steve Rasnic Tem; Donald A Wollheim; Edgar Allan Poe; Ambrose Bierce; Al Sarrantonio; Henry Slesar; Richard Chizmar; Avram Davidson; Gary Raisor; E. F. Benson; Saki; Mark Twain; Bill Nolan, Ed Gorman; Eric Frank Russell, Joe Lansdale; H. P. Lovecraft; James Gunn, Robert Sheckley, Barry Pain and lots more...
James H. Schmitz The Demon Breed Macdonald 1969 First UK & Trade Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in slightly worn Dust Jacket £25.00 ''... the Parahuans had come out of space... They had captured Ticos Cay, the only man who knew they were there, until Nile Etland came looking for him... she was faced with two problems: to rescue Ticos... and to stay alive long enough to get a message to the rest of the population... ''
Luke Scull The Grim Company Roc 2013 First Edition in the US First Printing Bruised at top of spine and tips of upper corners else Fine book in like Dust Jacket £10.00 ''The gods are dead. The Magelord Salazar and his magically enhanced troops crush any dissent they find in the minds of the populace... Demons and abominations plague the Highlands. The world id desperately in need of heroes, but what it gets instead are a ragbag band of old warriors, a crippled Halfmage, two orphans, and an oddly capable manservant... ''
Darren Shan Death's Shadow HarperCollins 2008 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges lightly age-darkened else Fine book in like Dust Jacket £4.00 ''The apocalypse came and the world burned. But it wasn't the end, and out of the destruction new life has emerged. Bec is back... After centuries of imprisonment, she's more powerful than ever, but the demons no longer stand alone... '' Book 7 The Demonata
Darren Shan Demon Apocalypse HarperCollins 2007 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges lightly age-darkened else Fine book in like Dust Jacket, with the spine panel a little faded £4.00 ''... One boy's life is ripped to shreds before his eyes... One wrathful demon master hellbent on revenge... An army of grisly Demonata on the rampage... It's the end of the world as we know it.'' Book 6 The Demonata
Darren Shan Wolf Island HarperCollins 2008 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket £4.00 ''As the mysterious shadow builds an army of demons, Grubbs and his team search desperately for answers, But when they follow up a new lead, it leads them to an old, unexpected foe - the Lambs The curse of the Gradys has returned with a vengeance. Werewolves are on the loose. And they're hungry... '' Book 8 The Demonata
Alex Shearer The Cloud Hunters Hot Key Books 2012 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket £4.00 ''... the Cloud Hunters are outsiders, outcasts... In Christien's world, there are no oceans, no continents, there are only hundreds of islands, suspended in an atmosphere heavy enough to buoy them up... and just dense enough to swim in. Water is a rare luxury. Only the Cloud Hunters are brave enough to sail through the skies full of danger to find it... ''
Robert Silverberg New Dimensions Science Fiction Number 5 (Editor) Gollancz 1976 First Edition First Printing Page edges lightly foxed and age-darkened else Fine Book in Dust Jacket with spine panel red slightly faded £5.00 Nicholas Fisk's Find the Lady; Dorothy Gilbert's A Solfy Drink, A Saffel Fragrance; Marta Randall's A Scarab in the City of Time; Robert Thurston's Theodora and Theodora; Felix C. Gottschalk's A Day In The South Quad; Michael Bishop's Rogue Tomato and more by George Alec Effinger, Jack Dann, Barry Malzberg, Greg Benford, Richard Lupoff...
Dan Simmons Endymion Headline 1996 First Edition in the UK First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine, one page lower corner creased and page edges browned and no longer quite parallel else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £5.00 ''... The daughter of Brawne Lamia and the cybrid John Keats, eleven-year-old Aenea... is in grave danger. The powerful Pax military... thinks that... Aenea may well be... a threat to the Church... and then there's the unpredictable entity called the Shrike, which, it's thought, could control the fate of all mankind... ''
William Sloane Stories For Tomorrow An Anthology of Modern Science Fiction (Editor) Eyre & Spottiswoode 1955 First Edition in the UK First Printing Slightly bumped and faded at top and base of spine free end papers browned, old price on front free end paper partly erased and page edges lightly age-darkened - Very Good book in slightly worn, torn and creased Dust Jacket, with the price removed £3.00 About This Book and 22 stories by Ray Bradbury; Anthony Boucher; Mari Wolf; William Sloane; Raymond F. Jones; Murray Leinster; Kris Neville; H. B . Fyfe; Milton Lesser; John Christopher; Wilmar H. Shiras; Chad Oliver; James Blish; Eric Frank Russell; Frank M. Robinson; Mildred Clingerman; Ralph Williams; Arthur C. Clarke and Clifford D. Simak
Jim Smith The Lord of the Rings The Films, The Books, The Radio Series (With J. Clive Matthews) Virgin Books 2004 First Edition First Printing (Paper) Light crease to lower front cover corner else Fine book. £4.00 ''... takes a detailed look at both Jackson's films and some of the previous adaptation attempts - both on screen and on radio - and provides detailed commentary on the particular difficulties... The differing visual approaches... the roles played by actors and special effects... difficulties, decisions, triumphs and mistakes
Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve The Trickster and The Troll University of Nebraska Press 1997 First Edition First Printing ? Slightly bumped at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket £7.50 ''The friendship and adventures of Iktomi and Troll, the trickster figure from Lakota legend and the well-known character from Norse mythology, are the subject of this imaginative, marvelously spun tale. The gentle, lumbering Troll meets Ikomi... The vain, opportunistic trickster soon discovers that he has lost his people... ''
Francis Spufford Red Plenty Faber 2010 First Edition Fourth Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and page edges lightly age-darkened else Fine book in like Dust Jacket with the backing paper at the lower edge of the front panel a little worn and torn. £5.00 ''Once upon a time in the Soviet Union... the twentieth-century magic called 'the planned economy'... was going to gush forth an abundance of good things... And... in the heady years of the late 1950s, the magic seemed to be working... about the scientists who did their genuine brilliant best... a comedy of ideas, and a novel about the cost of ideas.'' Marginal S.F.
Brian Stableford Young Blood Simon & Schuster 1992 First Edition First Printing Page edges lightly browned else Fine book in lightly rubbed Dust Jacket £7.50 ''A vampire... comes out of the shadowy borderlands of existence in response to the unvoiced desires of philosophy student Anne Charet. By choosing to see him she gives him substance; after feeding him, she too begins to hunger for blood... ''
Olaf Stapledon Odd John A Story Between Jest and Earnest Methuen 1935 First Edition (Paper) (?Fourth State 2/- NET on spine) Spine paper creased and torn, covers a little worn and age-darkened, first few pages foxed and top page edges darkened and slightly foxed - ?Good? book £25.00 Clute - ''the individual Superman appears... After founding an Island community purged of normal humans, and creating a Utopia there, he and his fellow "supernormals", who comprise an early version of the Pariah Elite, finally achieve something akin to the wisdom of the Eighteenth Men; a spiritual gain which costs them their lives... ''
Jill Staynes Out of That World Faber 1979 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and boards slightly marked, one page top corner creased and page edges lightly age-darkened else Fine book in like, slightly marked Dust Jacket Jacket Illustrated by Margery Gill £4.00 ''Berite had come to Longbarrow unwillingly...it was an eerie place... where Berite was strangely aware of unseen figures, dancing. Once she had picked up the elfstone she was in contact with something outside the everyday life... She had entered the life of the beautiful frightening inhabitants of the Mound.''
Neal Stephenson The Baroque Cycle (Vol. 1 2004 Arthur Clarke Winner) (Quicksilver+Confusion+The System of the World) Heinemann 2003/2004 First Edition/ First Edition in the UK First Printing (Vol. 1 & 2 1st, Vol. 3 1st UK) Slightly bumped at top and base of spines, Vol. 1 pages no longer parallel, Vol. 2 top page edges a little marked and Vol. 3 a few page corner tips creased else Fine book in slightly creased Dust Jackets. £30.00 ''... The story of Daniel Waterhouse. fearless thinker and conflicted Puritan, pursuing knowledge in the company of the greatest minds of Baroque-era Europe, in a chaotic world where reason wars with the bloody ambitions of the mighty... ''
Neal Stephenson The System Of The World Heinemann 2004 First Edition in the UK First Printing Page edges lightly browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £7.50 ''The year is 1714. Daniel Waterhouse has returned to England, where he joins forces with his friend Isaac Newton to hunt down a shadowy group attempting to blow up Natural Philosophers with 'Infernal Devices'... a long-simmering dispute between Newton and... Leibnitz comes to a head... '' Conclusion to the Baroque Cycle.
Thomas M. K. Stratman Cthulhu's Heirs Tales of the Mythos for the New Millennium (Editor) Chaosium 1994 First Edition Second Printing (Paper) Corners/edges very slightly rubbed and page edges lightly marked else Fine Book £5.00 Introduction by the Editor and stories by D. F. Lewis; Hugh B. Cave; Arthur William Lloyd Breach; t. Winter-Damon; Ramsey Campbell; Robert M. Price; Joe Murphy; Darrell Schweitzer and Jason Van Hollander; Victor Milan; Gregory Nicoll; Charles M. Saplak; Gordon Linzner; David Niall; Dan Perez; Scott David Aliolovski; Craig Anthony & 5 others
Phil Strong The Other Worlds 25 Modern Stories of Mystery and Imagination (Editor, also as The Other Worlds) Garden City 1942 Slightly bumped at top and slightly bumped and worn at base of spine and corners, end papers slightly foxed and page edges lightly marked - Very Good book in worn, torn, creased and slightly chipped/eroded Dust Jacket. £4.00 Foreword; Strange Ideas by Ralph Milne Farley; John Jessel, Lester Del Rey and others; Fresh Variants by Theodore Sturgeon, Eando Binder, Murray Leinster; Harry Bates; Kelvin Kent (Henry Kuttner) and others; Horrors by H. P. Lovecraft, Manly Wade Wellman, Seabury Quinn, August Derleth, Henry Kuttner and others
Montague Summers The Supernatural Omnibus being a collection of stories of apparitions, witchcraft, werewolves, diabolism, necromancy, satanism, divination, sorcery, goetry, voodoo, possession, occult doom and destiny (Editor) Gollancz 1931 First Edition First Printing Ex. Circulating Library - poor Book with later issue 10/6 Dust Jacket (?1956?) which is slightly marked, rubbed and creased, has a darkened spine and has 6 FEB 1956 stamped on the front flap £10.00 622 pages. 36 page introduction by the Editor and 38 stories... Le Fanu, Nesbit, Stoker, Landon, Heron, Edwards, Northcote, Braddon, Mulholland, Dickens, O'Sullivan, Lee, Pater, Collins, Barham, John, Marryatt, Guinan and Seabrook
Steph Swainston No Present Like Time Gollancz 2005 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket With Publisher's Press Release £7.50 ''It has been five years since the Insects last swarmed in the Fourlands. Their insatiable hunger left countless dead and the land devastated... Jant... thinks his wife may be having an affair with the world's strongest man, and an inhabited island has been discovered three months' sail... which is obviously impossible... ''
Laini Taylor Dreams of Gods & Monsters (Dreams of Gods and Monsters) Little Brown 2014 First Edition First Printing - Issued Simultaneously? Slightly bumped at top and base of spine else Fine book in lightly rubbed Dust Jacket, with a slit at the lower edge of the front flap £5.00 ''Two worlds are poised on the brink of a vicious war... Karou has taken control of the chimaera's rebellion... the brutal angel emperor brings his army to the human world... with even bigger threats on the horizon... ''
Emma Tennant The Last Of The Country House Murders Cape 1974 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at base and bruised at top of spine, top edge of boards slightly faded, top corner of front free end paper removed and page edges lightly browned - Very Good book in like, slightly rubbed, price-clipped Dust Jacket with the spine panel pink lettering slightly faded and sticker 'ghost' on the front flap. £5.00 ''In England after the Revolution, the 'Last Of The Country House Murders' is planned - by the Government... Jules Tanner, aesthete and survivor of the old regime is to be decked out as a tourist attraction, and Haines... has the task of selecting possible murderers... But nothing is quite as Haines fears or hopes... ''
Diana Thornley Echoes Of Issel Tor 1996 First Edition Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket £4.00 ''... Tristan, the hero of Ganwold's Child, is now a young soldier... and his military training is progressing, when a new crisis occurs... The alien masuki slavers are about to attack... and only Tristan... knows the planetary defences... '' The second volume in The Saga Of The Unified Worlds series
E. C. Tubb (Also as Chuck Adams; Judy Cary; J. F. Clarkson; James S. Farrow; James R. Fenner; Charles S. Graham; Charles Grey; Volsted Gridban; Gill Hunt; E. F. Jackson; Gregory Kern; King Lang; Mike Lantry; P. Lawrence; Chet Lawson; Arthur Maclean; Carl Maddox; M. L. Powers; Paul Schofield; Brian Shaw; Roy Sheldon; John Stevens & Edward Thompson) A Scatter Of Stardust Dobson 1976 First Edition in the UK & First Hardback First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and top page edges lightly age-darkened else Fine book in like Dust Jacket, with a ca 2mm tear near the upper tip of the front fold. £4.00 ''... Magic and science, mind and matter, strange worlds and deadly weapons, all these must be contended with in E. C. Tubb's universe... '' Eight short stories - The Bells of Acheron; Anne; Return Visit; The Shrine; Survival Demands; Little Girl Lost; The Eyes of Silence and Enchanter's Encounter.
Joan Vinge Eyes of Amber and Other Stories Macdonald 1981 First Edition in Hardback Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in slightly rubbed, creased and worn Dust Jacket £10.00 Introduction by Ben Bova; Eyes of Amber; To Bell the Cat; View from a Height; Media Man; The Crystal Ship and Tin Soldier
Paula Volsky Illusion Gollancz 1991 First Edition in Hardback First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges foxed else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket £4.00 ''... the Exalted rule supreme, exercising absolute control over the peasants on their lands. But the magical powers of the Exalted have been fading for generations... and... revolt is in the air as seditionists fulminate against the tyranny, greed and corruption... ''
Paula Volsky The Grand Ellipse Bantam 2000 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket £5.00 ''In the modern, civilized republic of Vonahr, a land blessed with gaslight, steam engines, and indoor plumbing, the need for magic seems a thing of the past. But soon the Vonahrish will find that magic is their only hope - for an unstoppable evil is on the march... ''
Jo Walton Among Others (2012 Hugo & 2011 Nebula Winner) Corsair 2012 First Edition in the UK First Printing Bruised at top and slightly bumped at base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket £15.00 ''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 ... ''
Janet M. Warner The Chronicles of Mershane Daydar IV: The Kniva Project, Book Four: Harvest of the World Self Published 2011 (Paper) (Print on Demand?) Light spine creasing else Fine Book (Note: Lacks Bar-Code on rear cover) £7.50 ''Severin Torrent, Governor of Salak and Commander Elect of Security in the Fringes, has come to Daydar IV on a state visit, and to reclaim his pet, MERSHANE BRINGER. What he finds will shock him to his core... '' Last in the tetralogy.
Janet M. Warner The Chronicles of Mershane Daydar IV: The Kniva Project, Book One: StormChild Self Published 2009 (Paper) (Print on Demand?) One spine crease and a small split at base of spine, front cover corners lightly rubbed and short crease to top corner, a few page top corners a little creased - this copy appears to have been used for proofing, with corrections in pencil on a number of pages - near Very Good Book (Note: Lacks Bar-Code on rear cover) £7.50 ''A budding Urthan colony that hides a deadly secret plays host to a coterie of exotic visitors, the last remnant of the defeated Harket race. But they are not all they seem. Their leader... is in fact MERSHANE BRINGER, a prince of the Rhagan Empire. driven... to put right a long-forgotten wrong... ''
Janet M. Warner The Chronicles of Mershane Daydar IV: The Kniva Project, Book Three: DragonLord Self Published 2011 (Paper) (Print on Demand?) Fine Book (Note: Lacks Bar-Code on rear cover) £10.00 ''Daydar IV is under water, its Urthan colonists evacuated to an outlying orde station in the hills. Now MERSHANE BRINGER and his Circle must find a more hospitable place for them. And there are a few other little problems still to solve... ''
Janet M. Warner The Chronicles of Mershane Daydar IV: The Kniva Project, Book Two: StormLord Self Published 2011 (Paper) (Print on Demand?) Front cover corners lightly rubbed else Fine Book (Note: Lacks Bar-Code on rear cover) £10.00 ''... a deeper problem has come to light, a dangerous instability in the planet's crust, held at bay only by Kniva's ancient kephera technology. If Mer and his Circle deactivate the machines, the human colony and all its people will be lost. Meanwhile, Mer has his own problems... ''
Robert Westall Futuretrack 5 Kestrel 1983 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges a little marked else Fine book in like, slightly rubbed, Dust Jacket £15.00 ''Henry Kitson makes his first mistake when he scores a hundred percent in his exams... Promoted to Tech, he is equipped with a white coat and a clipboard and becomes one of that small body who keep the country's computerised living-systems going. His second mistake is going on the razzle... Kitson becomes pinball champion and meets blonde, leather-clad Keri... ''
Robert Westall The Night Mare Methuen 1995 First Edition First Printing Eroded at top of rear panel adjacent to spine (and affecting this corner of 13 pages) else Fine Uncorrected Proof £5.00 ''Miss Crimond was sitting in Dad's chair which had once been Grandpa's chair; and Billy hated her. To Billy and all the families who rented houses in Back Tennyson Street, Miss Crimond was the arch enemy. Billy and his gang declare war... But Billy's campaign has unexpected consequences when he sees the night mare, the horse of his dreams... ''
Ronald Wickers Venture Science Fiction (UK) (Editor) Atlas Publishing 1963-5 (28 Issues) Generally Very Good or better copies £25.00 the lot or £2 each. - Nos. 1-8, 10-15, 18- 25 & 27-28 - There were only 28 issues in the UK
Arthur Wilcox Moon Rocket Nelson 1946 First Edition First Printing Boards a little bowed, blue top page stain slightly faded, previous owner's bookplate on front free end paper and page edges lightly age-darkened and foxed - Near Very Good book in slightly worn, torn and browned Dust Jacket with the price removed With two newspaper clippings from 1958 £10.00 ''A trip to the moon!... For many years men have dreamed of visiting that crater-pitted planet a quarter of a million miles away... This book... describes in detail how - in the not-too-far-distant-future - travellers from Earth may one day set foot upon the moon... ''
Cherry Wilder Signs Of Life Tor 1996 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and lower page edges a little marked else Fine book in like Dust Jacket with a small (2mm) tear at the base of the rear fold. £7.50 ''... most of the crew and passengers of an interstellar ship escape... before the ship explodes and land, widely dispersed, on Rhomary Land. This is the story of how these people survive and are reunited with each other and the original survivors who have now been living for generations on the planet... '' Set on the same planet as Second Nature.
Cherry Wilder The Luck Of Brin's Five Angus & Robertson 1970 First Australian Edition First Printing Slightly bumped and rubbed at top and base of spine, lower board edges a little shelf-worn, a few page corner tips creased and page edges lightly marked else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £4.00 ''Life was peaceful on the planet of Torin. Those who lived there, the Moruia, were an ancient people, but... life seemed to go on as it always had. But one winter night... this dreamtime changed forever. The navigator of a bio-survey team from Earth crashed... ''
Gene Wolfe Free Live Free Ziesing 1984 First Edition First Printing Limited State Signed by the Author (No. 361/750) Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges lightly age-darkened else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. Additionally signed by the illustrators Carl Lundgren, Rick DeMarco and Rich Schindler £30.00 '' 'Free Live Free,' said the newspaper ad, and the out-of-work detective Jim Stubb, the occultist Madame Serpentina, the salesman Ozzie Barnes, and the overweight prostitute Candy Garth are brought together to live for a time in Free's old house... Free drops mysterious hints of his exile from his homeland, and of the lost key to his return... ''
Clive Woodall One For Sorrow Two For Joy Ziji/Duckworths 2003 First Edition First Printing (Paper) Fine book Signed by the Author on the Title Page £5.00 ''Welcome to Birddom - a land where magpies rule. Dark forces are at work. An evil intelligence is masterminding their inexorable rise. Dominance has been achieved by systematic genocide and slaughter... Birddom needs a hero. a bird to fight the darkness, and bring light back to the land. But what can one bird do, in the face of such evil?''
Farnsworth Wright Weird Tales Volume 29 Number 3 March (Editor) Weird Tales 1937 Spine torn and almost detached, a little eroded at top and faded, front cover lower edge a little torn and top left hand corner with a shortish tear, and a little rubbing/creasing and page edges browned - Good Magazine Cover illustration by M. Brundage £30.00 Strange Orchids by Dorothy Quick; Rescued by Edgar Daniel Kramer; The Brood of Bubastis by Robert Bloch; Resting-Place by Clarence Edwin Flynn; The Guardian of the Book by Henry Hasse and more by Felix Kowalewski; G. G. Pendarves, Earl Peirce, Jr., Eando Binder, Manly Wade Wellman, Jay Wilmer Benjamin; Edmond Hamilton, William J. Makin & H. P. Lovecraft
Samuel Youd (John Christopher) The Summers At Accorn Longmans 1963 First Edition Slightly bumped at top and base of spine, number '19' written in pen on top page edges and page edges lightly browned and faintly marked - Good book £7.50 ''Set in the English countryside, this novel deals with... the plight of a family who, having always lived in a large country house, find themselves unable to face the harsh economic facts of the twentieth century... how the Summers family find happiness and strength for the future... '' Very scarce non-SF novel.
David Zindell The Ea Cycle (The Lightstone+Lord of Lies+Black Jade) Voyager 2001-5 All are First Edition First Printing (Three Volumes) Bruised/slightly bumped at top and/or base of spines else Fine copies in like Dust Jacket Book One Signed by the Author on the Title Page £35.00 ''On the island continent of Ea it is late in the Age of the Dragons. It is a dark time of chaos. war, and the dashed dreams of long-lost ages. Once again Morjin, the fallen angel, is seeking the Lightstone. With it he will eventually find a way to free Angra Mainyu, the Lord of Lies, the dark archangel imprisoned for a million years... ''
Marcus Zusak The Book Thief Doubleday 2007 First Edition in the UK First Printing ('Adult' design card cover) Front corners slightly rubbed and curled, one page top corner creased and page edges slightly rubbed and marked - Very Good to Near Fine Uncorrected Proof. £30.00 ''... 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier... Liesel, a nine-year-old girl, is living with a foster family... Her parents have been taken away to a concentration camp. Liesel steals books... This novel is narrated by Death... I visit the Book Thief three times... ''
Marcus Zusak The Book Thief Bodley Head 2007 First Edition in the UK First Printing ('Young Adult' design Dust Jacket) Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges lightly age-darkened else Fine book in lightly rubbed Dust Jacket, with a little wear at the corners. £20.00 ''... 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier... By her brother's graveside, Liesel Meminger's life is changed when she picks up a single object from the snow... The Gravedigger's Handbook... her first act of book thievery... Narrated by Death... a story about the power of words and the ability of books to feed the soul... ''

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