Books For Sale - April 2014
Author Title Edition Condition Price Details
Daniel Abraham The Long Price Book One: Shadow and Betrayal Orbit 2007 First Combined Edition First Printing (Trade Paper) One light spine crease and cover edges slightly rubbed else Fine Book 2.00 ''In a remote mountain academy, the political expendable younger sons of the Great Houses study for an extraordinary task... mastery of the andat, and the rank of Poet... these men - part sorcerers, part scholars... holds the enemies of Khaiem in check... strategies are being set in place... that could lead to the fall of the Khaiem... ''
Peter Ackroyd Milton In America Sinclair-Stephenson 1996 First Edition First Printing Lower corners slightly bumped, lower page edges foxed and browned and a few page corners bumped else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 5.00 ''What if John Milton, Cromwell's secretary, anticipating the king's return to London, had decided to flee England in order to avoid imprisonment or death? What if he had crossed the ocean and joined the Puritans recently settled in New England?... an enthralling story of conflict, treachery, hypocrisy and greed... ''
Peter Ackroyd The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein Chatto & Windus 2008 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 10.00 ''Victor Frankenstein, a serious-minded student from Switzerland, meets 'Mad Shelley', poet and atheist, at Oxford University. Soon, the two young men are deep in discussion of electrical science and natural philosophy... Frankenstein embarks on his anatomy experiments... ''
Douglas Adams So Long, And Thanks For All The Fish Pan 1984 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and upper corners else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket. 7.50 ''...and then, one Thursday, nearly 2,000 years after one man had been nailed to a tree for saying how great it would be to be nice to people for a change, a girl sitting somewhere on her own somewhere in Rickmansworth suddenly realised what it was that had been going wrong all this time, and she finally knew how the world could be made a good and happy place. This time it was right, it would work, and no one would have to get nailed to anything.''
Douglas Adams The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Gollancz 2012 First Printing - Issued Without Dust Jacket Bruised at base of spine else Fine book. 5.00 ''... When the Earth is demolished to make way for a new hyperspace bypass, Arthur Dent finds himself hitching a ride on a spaceship full of grumpy bureaucrats, accompanied by his now-revealed-as-an-alien best friend, while still in his pyjamas and dressing gown. Frankly it's all a bit much before lunchtime... ''
Douglas Adams The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Gollancz 2002 Bruised at base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. With facsimile Author's signature on front end paper 4.00 ''One Thursday lunchtime Earth is unexpectedly demolished to make way for a new hyperspace bypass. For Arthur Dent, who has only just had his house demolished that morning, this is already more than he can cope with. Sadly, however, the weekend has only just begun. And the Galaxy is a very, very large and startling place indeed... ''
Douglas Adams The Restaurant At The End Of The Universe Millennium 1994 Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and top corners bruised else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket. With facsimile Author's signature on front end paper 4.00 ''Milliways... has been projected forwards in time to the exact moment of the end of the universe. While galactic gourmets sample delectable dishes they watch in total comfort as constellations collide and asteroids explode in what can only be described as the ultimate cabaret... ''
Douglas Adams The Restaurant At The End Of The Universe Gollancz 2002 Bruised at base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. With facsimile Author's signature on front end paper 4.00 ''... When all the questions of space, time, matter and the nature of being have been resolved, only one question remains: where shall we have dinner? The Restaurant At The End Of The Universe is the obvious answer, as it provides the ultimate gastronomic experience... ''
Richard Adams The Girl In A Swing Allen Lane 1980 First Edition First Printing Bruised at base of spine & top page edges a little dusty else Fine book in like, unpriced, Dust Jacket. 5.00 Not the ''Suppressed'' First State with the lead female called Kathe Gutner, (which seems to have been sent to Australia/Canada) this state has the name changed to ''Karin Forster'' as being 'easier' for an English-speaking audience (and perhaps avoiding a lawsuit?). A haunting love-story...
Robert Adams The Death Of A Legend A Horseclans Novel Macdonald 1985 First Edition in Hardback First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges a little browned else Fine book in slightly rubbed and marked Dust Jacket. 5.00 ''... Bili was forced to choose between braving the dangers of nature gone mad or fighting... savage natives on their own ground... before he could decide. his troops were spotted by the beings who claimed this eerie land as their own... '' Volume 8 in the series.
Gill Alderman The Archivist A black romance Unwin Hyman 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 Publisher's promotional 16 page booklet 10.00 ''For thousands of years the planet Guna has been ruled by a powerful matriarchy. Science is banned...Scientific data and secrets accumulated over the centuries have been locked away in the Forbidden Archive... The Archivist is a man driven by obsessive guilt and ambition... and nurses a heretical plan for revolution that will destroy the rule of women... ''
Brian Wilson Aldiss Cracken At Critical Kerosina 1987 First Edition in the UK First Printing Limited State & Thus Signed by the Author (No 14/300) Fine book in like Dust Jacket and box, together with The Magic of the Past (unsigned) 25.00 ''... It is 30 years since Brian Aldiss' first science fiction book was published, and Cracken at Critical is the author's own sardonic glance at the formative years of his career as a writer. For those who appreciate serious SF, this book will come as a welcome dose of light relief... ''
Brian Wilson Aldiss Enemies Of The System A Tale Of Homo Uniformis Cape 1978 First Edition First Printing Bruised at base of spine and red top-edge stain slightly faded else Fine book in like, slightly worn, Dust Jacket, with the lamination at the top edge of the rear panel rubbed. With Publisher's Review Slip 10.00 ''Set one million years into the future where the human race has evolved into a utopian race called homo uniformis: Man Alike Throughout. Supremely logical, their thoughts controlled by a centralised nervous system, these utopianists are freed, by a beneficial design called Biocom, from the emotional problems and absurd evolutionary flaws which have always plagued homo sapiens''
Brian Wilson Aldiss Harm Duckworth 2007 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top & base of spine & across top board edges else Fine book in slightly worn Dust Jacket with a short (5mm) tear near the base of the front fold & a short crease in the front flap Signed by the Author on the Title Page 5.00 ''It is the very near future. Paul Ali a young SF writer of Muslim descent... Arrested by agents of... the Hostile Activities Research Ministry... Paul is... held incommunicado and brutally interrogated... retreats into his imagination... the two worlds start to converge... aspects of their identities blur and finally merge... and profound new questions arise... ''
Brian Wilson Aldiss New Arrivals, Old Encounters Twelve Stories Cape 1979 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top of spine and page edges lightly age-darkened else Fine book in like Dust Jacket, price-clipped with Piblishjer's 9.95 sticker on front flap 5.00 New Arrivals, Old Encounters; The Small Stones of Tu Fu; Three Ways; Amen and Out; A Spot of Konfrontation; The Soft Predicament; Non-Isotropic; One Blink of the Moon; Space for Reflection; Song of the Silencer; Indifference and The Impossible Puppet Show
Brian Wilson Aldiss Super-State A Novel Of A Future Europe Orbit 2002 First Edition First Printing Upper front corner lightly bumped and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket 3.00 ''Welcome to the near future: to the super-state of Europe forty years from now, a Europe embracing everywhere, from the west coast of Ireland to the east coast of Greece... where technology advances ever onwards, where humanitarian concerns slip ever backwards, and where the answers to the big questions remain as elusive as ever...''
Roger MacBride Allen Isaac Asimov's Utopia Millennium 1996 First Edition in Hardback First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket with a small (7 x 2 mm) delaminated area at top edge of rear panel 10.00 ''Isaac Asimov's famous Three Laws, which provide far-future humanity with omni-compliant robots, ultimately led to a vision of hell - human existence with all challenge and conflict removed. Thus Asimov proposed the New Laws to Roger MacBride Allen, laws which endow humanity with helping hands, but not slaves... '' Third of the trilogy.
Roger MacBride Allen The Ring Of Charon The First Book of the Hunted Earth Orbit 1991 First UK & Trade Hardback Edition First Printing Bruised at base of spine and page edges a little age-darkened else Fine book in slightly rubbed and creased Dust Jacket. 7.50 ''... When Larry... manages to harness the giant Ring of Charon, orbiting Pluto's only moon, to control a field of over one million gravities... no one knows... the entity hidden in Earth's Moon... would then tell the aliens it was time to vanish the Earth.''
Aaron Allston Terminator 3 Terminator Dreams Tor 2004 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 5.00 ''Despite the heroic efforts of John Connor and Kate Brewster, and the ultimate sacrifice of a T-850 terminator, Skynet became operational and mobilised its machine forces in an all-out war against its prime enemy, mankind... '' Novel based on the characters created in the movie ''Terminator 3: Rise Of The Machines''.
David Ambrose The Discrete Charm Of Charlie Monk Macmillan 2000 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in like, slightly creased, Dust Jacket. 4.00 '' 'You're custom-built, Charlie, a hero for our time... We want you thinking, but only up to a point... ' Charlie... is the ultimate superhero... no conscience... no memory. Dr Susan Flemyng has found a way to give memory back... should she take the greatest risk of all, and trust Charlie?... ''
Martin Amis Heavy Water And Other Stories Cape 1998 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket with a small pressure mark adjacent to spine. 7.50 Nine stories Career Move; Denton's Death; State of England; Let Me Count the Times; The Coincidence of the Arts; Heavy Water; The Janitor on Mars; Straight Fiction; and What Happened to Me on My Holiday.
Martin Amis Time's Arrow or The Nature of the Offence Cape 1991 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 10.00 ''How many times have I asked myself: when is the world going to start making sense? Yet the answer is out there. It is rushing towards me over the uneven ground. Nobody knows I'm here: I'm stuck with this man, brutally yoked to Tod and his nightmare visions - the white coat, the black boots, the bloodstained rubber bib. My future, his past... ''
Jay Amory (James Lovegrove) The Fledging of AZ Gabrielson The Clouded World Book I Gollancz 2006 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 7.50 ''Az is one of the Airborn. With a stretch and a beat of their eight foot wings his people travel effortlessly around and between their cities, perched high among the clouds. It's a life of ease and beauty. Only Az has no wings, so in his glorious world of freedom and flight, he is a painful - and isolated - oddity... ''
Jay Amory (James Lovegrove) The Wingless Boy Gollancz 2006 First Combined Edition First Printing (Paper) Fine book. With Publisher's Press Release 5.00 ''Az is one of the Airborn. With a stretch and a beat of their eight foot wings his people travel effortlessly around and between their cities, perched high among the clouds. It's a life of ease and beauty. Only Az has no wings, so in his glorious world of freedom and flight, he is a painful - and isolated - oddity... '' The first two books in the series.
Kevin J. Anderson (Also as Gabriel Mesta) Hidden Empire The Saga Of Seven Suns Earthlight 2002 First Edition First Printing - Issued Simultaneously Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 7.50 ''Journey through a galaxy teeming with life in all its incarnations... merchants, politicians and soldiers... a semi-sentient forest; gypsy Roamers who mine the clouds of gas giants.. Using clues found in ... ancient ruins, Margaret and Louis Colicos constructed the Klikiss Torch, a device that could transform gas giants into new suns... ''
Kevin J. Anderson (Also as Gabriel Mesta) Hidden Empire The Saga Of Seven Suns Book 1 Warner 2002 First Edition First Printing - Issued Simultaneously Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and page edges a little browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 7.50 ''... humans, ambitious for new territory, see the galaxy as theirs for the taking. And when two xeno-archaeologists discover a Klikiss device that can convert gas giants planets into new, life-giving suns, the humans promptly put their new technology to the test. The result is hideous beyond imagination... '' First of the series
Kevin J. Anderson (Also as Gabriel Mesta) Ignition Tor 1997 First Edition in the US First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and lower front corner and one page corner tip creased else Fine book in like Dust Jacket with a short staple scratch on the front panel 4.00 ''The launching of the shuttle Atlantis will make history. Another triumph for the space programme, and a political coup: a Russian cosmonaut is scheduled to perform the first spacewalk from an American unit... The mission is proceeding like clockwork.. No one knows the real danger... ''
Kevin J. Anderson (Also as Gabriel Mesta) The Edge Of The World & The Map of All Things Terra Incognita Books One & Two Orbit 2009-10 All Are First Edition First Printing (Trade Paper) (Two Volumes) Page corners of book two slightly bumped else Fine copies 6.00 ''Two nations, traditional enemies, have finally forged an uneasy peace. But all it takes is a single tragic accident... and the world is once more cast into the fires of war. But while war rages... a great quest will defy the storms and sea-serpents to venture beyond the horizon... 'here be monsters'... ''
Kevin J. Anderson (Also as Gabriel Mesta) The Edge Of The World Terra Incognita Book One Orbit 2009 First Edition First Printing (Paper) Slightly bumped at base of spine else Fine book 3.00 ''Two nations, traditional enemies, have finally forged an uneasy peace. But all it takes is a single tragic accident... and the world is once more cast into the fires of war. But while war rages... a great quest will defy the storms and sea-serpents to venture beyond the horizon... 'here be monsters'... ''
Poul Anderson Ensign Flandry Severn House 1977 First UK Hardback Edition First Printing Bruised at top of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket with the top edge of the front panel creased 5.00 ''Dominic Flandry... at the age of nineteen and straight out of naval academy... the Merseans were coming after Flandry with every weapon in their terrible arsenal. And... Earth's own armadas were after him too - for desertion, high treason and other assorted crimes... ''
Poul Anderson Operation Chaos Severn House 1995 First Hardback Edition in the UK First Printing Bruised at top & base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 7.50 ''In war against Black Magic, two top ops are thrown together for a desperate, near-suicidal mission, and when these two... meet, it's love at first fight... he's a giant werewolf, and she's a witch whose cat familiars don't like werewolves... ''
Poul Anderson Science Fiction Special 20 Orbit Unlimited Poul Anderson Singularity Station Brian N. Ball The Best of John W. Campbell Sidgwick & Jackson 1977 First Combined Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and top page edges lightly foxed, some page edges age-darkened and around 32 page edges stained - Good to Very Good book in slightly worn Dust Jacket with the spine panel background slightly faded With Publisher's Review Slip 5.00 ''Once Earth's space fleets had spanned the gulf between the worlds... But... Earth changed... '' ''... where interstellar forces seemed to break the time-space continuum, where quasars formed, and gravity, light - and perhaps time - were twisted... '' With The Double Minds, Forgetfulness, Who Goes There?, Out Of Night, And Cloak Of Aesir & foreword by James Blish
Poul Anderson The Broken Sword Compton Russell 1974 First Edition in Hardback First Printing Thus Slightly bumped and worn at top and base of spine, slight bump to upper edge of rear panel and page edges a little browned else Fine book in original imprinted plastic Dust Jacket. Note: there appears to have been a reaction which affected the orange boards directly under the black DJ lettering, lightening it to yellow in these places only. 35.00 Although first published by Abelard Schuman in 1954 this First UK Hardback edition follows the text of the 1971 Ballantine Adult Fantasy edition, revised by the author, and was his preferred text. As this edition was only issued to the UK Public Library system, and was not generally for sale, it is somewhat uncommon.
Poul Anderson The Merman's Children Sidgwick & Jackson 1981 First Edition in the UK First Printing Slightly bumped at top & base of spine & page edges a little marked else Fine book in like, unpriced, Dust Jacket. 4.00 ''... the story of how the last age of Faery passed and of how the fairy folk gave way before the inevitable spread of Christendom... the tragic chronicle of how the scattered remnants of Faery lived and scrambled to survive in the last days of Magic... ''
Taylor Anderson Destroyermen Into The Storm RoC 2008 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and lower page edges lightly marked else Fine book in like, slightly rubbed, Dust Jacket. 7.50 ''... USS Walker - a Great War-vintage 'four stacker' destroyer... in full retreat from pursuit by Japanese battleships... heads... into a squall... but emerges somewhere else... the water teems with vicious, monstrous fish... dinosaurs grazing... an alternate world... Humans have not evolved, but two other species have. And they are at war... '' First in the series
Piers Anthony Bio of a Space Tyrant Volume 1: Refugee Severn House 1988 First UK Hardback Edition First Printing Bruised at top & base of spine & across a few page edges Fine book in slightly creased Dust Jacket. 7.50 ''Later he was to be accused of every crime and perversion in the galaxy, but Hope Hubris began as an innocent boy... daring to defend his sister against the violent assault of a wealthy scion... forced to flee... Pursued... across the airless desert, they barely escaped with their lives... ''
Piers Anthony Dragon's Gold Severn House 1992 First Edition in Hardback First Printing Bumped at top and lightly bumped at base of spine, slightly spine crease and top page edges a little foxed else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 10.00 ''... The Kingdom of Rud languishes under the heel of a usurper; an evil sorcerer has taken the throne in the name of his wicked daughter... the people tremble... But Kelvin and Jon... have found a dragon's territory, where scales of purest gold... lie free on the ground... ''
Piers Anthony Earth Severn House 1996 Page edges slightly marked else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket. 7.50 Clute - ''... a complexly structured adventure of self-discovery partially set in a vast underground prison, and making ambitious though sometimes over-baroque use of pastoral, and other parallels'' Scarce.
Piers Anthony Harpy Thyme Tor 1994 First Edition in the US 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. 4.00 ''Gloha was the only creature of her kind in all the wide, wonderful world of Xanth, the beautiful young offspring of a chance mating between a harpy and a goblin... she wondered where she would find the one true love with whom she would share her life... a perilous quest in search of truth, friendship, and, just possibly, happiness as well... ''
Piers Anthony If I Pay Thee Not In Gold Baen 1993 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in rubbed Dust Jacket. 5.00 ''In the age of the Mazonians women rule through magic - and men suffer what they must. Magical creations only last for a single day... great for dieting... but that is quite long enough for casting a giant wet blanket... over a would-be rampaging male... No uppity males in Mazonia!... ''
Piers Anthony Kirlian Quest Millington 1979 First Edition in the UK & First Hardback First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges a little browned else Fine book in slightly worn Dust Jacket. 5.00 ''...The Second War of Energy is over, but hurtling towards Cluster is a million-ship spacefleet from the energy galaxy of Amoeba - and only Herald the Healer can stop it!'' Third in the series.
Piers Anthony Race Against Time Sidgwick & Jackson 1977 First Edition in the UK First Printing Faint damp-discoloration to rear board and page edges a little browned and marked else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket with a shallow chip at top edge of rear flap and damp-marking to rear panel. 5.00 ''Life moved at an uneventful, predictable pace in Newton, the quiet rural community in which John Smith lived... the sudden appearance of a beautiful and bewildered African girl... from a far distant time... they are racially pure specimens... being bred in artificial environments... '' Scarce
Piers Anthony Rings Of Ice Millington 1975 First Edition in the UK & First Hardback First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in slightly rubbed and marked Dust Jacket with a 20mm tear on lower edge of back panel 10.00 ''The wide white rainbow meant one thing: Noah's flood, only worse. Three men and three women trapped in a motor-home, battle a global flood that spells the end of civilisation... ''
Piers Anthony The Cluster Trilogy Millington 1979 First Edition in the UK & First Hardbacks First Printings Page edges of volume one slightly foxed, else Fine copies in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket 35.00 ''...On the far future planet of Outworld, where primitive men and nubile women still battle with giant dinosaurs, the barbaric genius Flint is summoned by the Earth-born to fulfil a mission of Galactic magnitude - the experimental transfer of his Kirlian essence to an alien sphere...''
Piers Anthony The Dastard Tor 2000 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and top corners else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 7.50 ''Becka was a crossbreed... she journeyed to the Good Magician Humphrey to discover her True Purpose in life. Much to her astonishment... the Magician told her that a great Destiny awaited her - one that would affect the future of all of Xanth... ''
Piers Anthony The Gutbucket Quest Tor 2000 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 7.50 ''Slim's a Texas bluesman of a certain age, down on his luck and just about broke... He loves his music... Then one day the music loves him back. In a single hot burst of lightning that comes straight up out of the ground, Slim finds himself in Tejas. It's a little bit magic and a whole lot different, but the blues are the same... ''
Piers Anthony The Ring Macdonald 1969 First Edition in the UK & First Hardback First Printing Bruised at top of spine and page edges slightly marked else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket with old biro price on front flap 20.00 ''After a distinguished space service career, Jeff had come back to the planet of his birth bent on vengeance - against the powerful man who had framed Jeff's father and caused the whole of his family to be sent into space exile.''
Piers Anthony Total Recall Legend 1990 First Edition in the UK First Printing Spine ends bruised and top corners and page edges a little browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 7.50 ''Douglas Quaid is haunted by nightmares of what seems someone else's life. Though he has never been to Mars, he dreams of the planet, of covert missions, unfriendly agents, a beautiful woman, and a life much more glamorous than his earthbound AD 2089 reality... inspired by a classic Phillip K. Dick short story... ''
Piers Anthony Vicinity Cluster Millington 1979 First Edition in the UK & First Hardback First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in slightly worn Dust Jacket with the spine panel slightly faded. 5.00 ''...the first volume in the sexy, savage, brilliantly conceived CLUSTER trilogy of interplanetary adventure...''
Keith Antil Moon In The Ground Norstrilia Press 1979 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top of spine and lower cornersb else Fine book in Dust Jacket worn at the corners and ends of spine. 5.00 ''What is really happening at the famous and very secret US base just outside of Alice Springs?... Communication with Pandora? And who is Pandora? An ancient Aboriginal god, the origin of the Rainbow Snake legends from the dreamtime? A computer with a very quirky sense of humour... a fable of remarkable emotional intensity and intellectual clarity... '' Scarce.
Christopher Anvil (Harry C. Crosby, Jr.) Interstellar Patrol II: The Federation of Humanity Baen 2005 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top & base of spine & page edges a little marked with top page edges a little browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 7.50 ''Vaughan Roberts and his two companions had been trapped on a crime-ridden, chaotic planet until they bamboozled the population with a gigantic hoax - which brought then to the attention of the Interstellar Patrol, who were looking for a few good con men... ''
Tom Arden (David Rain) Sisterhood of the Blue Storm Fourth Book of THE OROKON Gollancz 2000 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and bruised at base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 5.00 ''... Ten boys on the cusp of adulthood arrive on the empty tropical island of Xaro to undergo their Manhood Trial, an age-old ritual meant to build character as they leave childhood behind. They thought they could survive alone. But that was before the killing began. That was before the Blue Storm... ''
Tom Arden Sultan of the Moon and Stars Third Book of THE OROKON Gollancz 1999 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top of spine and upper corners and slightly bumped at base of spine else Fine book in slightly worn Dust Jacket. 4.00 ''... Rich in horror and high adventure, outrageous comedy and aching romance... a lush and startling tapestry of dreams and dangers... ''
Tom Arden The Harlequin's Dance First Book of THE OROKON Gollancz 1997 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges a little marked else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 3.00 ''The god Orok gave to his five children crystals of surpassing beauty, to be embedded in a circle on the Rock of Being And Unbeing, whence had sprung the gods, the earth and all its peoples... until the dark god Koros plucked his crystal from the rock and plunged the world into chaos and despair... the first book in a sweeping fantasy epic...''
Tom Arden (David Rain) The King and Queen of Swords Second Book of THE OROKON Gollancz 1998 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top of spine and a few page edges bruised and very faintly marked else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 5.00 ''... Rich in magic, mystery, horror and humour... vividly depicts and eighteenth-century world of armies and assassins, brothels and bandits, love and longing, ransom and rape - and looming over it all, the ancient riddle of the King and Queen of Swords.''
Campbell Armstrong Agents of Darkness Hodder & Stoughton 1991 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine else Fine book in slightly rubbed and creased Dust Jacket. 5.00 ''Charlie Galloway was a good cop... a close friend calls for help... A brutal murder has taken place... Charlie's investigation becomes, ultimately, a journey of painful self-discovery... on a trail of intrigue and rapid-fire action that reaches from Manila to the White House... ''
Kelley Armstrong Spell Bound Orbit 2011 First Edition in the UK First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket. 5.00 ''Savannah Levine is in danger. That's not usually a problem. But, caught in the grip of a disturbing and violent murder case, Savannah swore to give up her unique gifts if it would save an innocent young girl... someone - or something - was listening... Now she has no idea how to restore her powers, just when she needs them the most... ''
Jake Arnott The Devil's Paintbrush Sceptre 2009 First Edition First Printing - Issued Without Dust Jacket Bruised at top and base of spine and a little wear/rubbing at the base of the spine else Fine book laminated boards - as issued 5.00 ''Paris, 1903. Major-General Sir Hector Macdonald, one of the greatest heroes of the British Empire, is facing ruin in a shocking homosexual scandal, when he meets the notorious occultist, Aleister Crowley... a tale that ranges from the battlefields of the Sudan to the backstreets of Edinburgh... Black magic, Baden-Powell and Islamic revolution... ''
Catherine Asaro Ascendant Sun Tor 2000 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 7.50 ''... Kelric returns to Skolian space, only to find the Empire in control of the Allied forces of Earth... With little more than the clothes on his back and his family imprisoned by the Allieds, Kelric is forced to take work on a merchant vessel. . But when that vessel enters Euban space, Kelric finds his worst nightmare realized: he is auctioned as a slave ''provider'' to the cruel Aristos... ''
Catherine Asaro Primary Inversion Tor 1995 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top & base of spine else Fine book in rubbed Dust Jacket. 10.00 ''... the distant future, when three empires - including that of Earth - contend among the stars... Sauscony... a space fighter pilot is being trained as a potential heir to the Skolian Empire. She is cybernetically linked to the powerful Skolian Web, accessible only to her family, who are offspring of a genetic experiment in psi powers... ''
Catherine Asaro Skyfall Tor 2003 First Edition First Printing Bruised at base of spine else Fine book in Fine Dust Jacket. 5.00 ''... Skyfall goes back to the beginning, to the rebirth of Skolia, showing how a chance meeting on a backwater planet forged a vast interstellar empire... ''
Catherine Asaro The Final Key Tor 2005 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in Fine Dust Jacket. 5.00 Volume Two of the Triad, sequel to ''Schism'' - part of the Saga of the Skolian Empire sf series. ''... the Skolian Empire come under all-out assault from its nemesis, the Euban Concord, who have undermined the Skolians via subterfuge and assassination, leaving them ripe for conquest... ''
Catherine Asaro The Moon's Shadow Tor 2003 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top & slightly bumped at base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 4.00 ''... a thrilling new chapter in this galaxy-spanning epic, as the titanic conflicts which have raged across the cosmos at last come to a climax... ''
Sarah Ash Songspinners Millennium 1996 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top & base of spine & page edges lightly browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. Signed by the Author on the Title Page 5.00 ''Music is a drug for some and a palliative for others; for Orial it may be a death sentence written in the rainbow irises of her eyes... For years she has obeyed her physician father's orders and fought against her desire to write and sing tunes of her own making... the first step on the road to madness and to war... ''
Neal Asher Brass Man Tor (UK) 2005 First Edition First Printing Slightly rubbed at top & base of spine & lower corners slightly creased else Fine Uncorrected Proof. 7.50 ''On the primitive Out-Polity world of Cull, a knight errant called Anderson is hunting a dragon, little knowing that, far away, someone else has resurrected a brass killing machine called 'Mr Crane' to assist in a similar hunt... ''
Neal Asher Cowl Tor (UK) 2004 First Edition First Printing One spine crease & page edges a little marked else Fine Uncorrected Proof. 4.00 ''Tthe Heliothane Dominion now rules... the solar system. But its worst enemy, Cowl, an artificially forced advance in human evolution has escaped into the past... The torbeast, Cowl's pet, is growing vast and dangerous, shedding its scales wherever its master orders. These 'tors' are designed for bringing human samples back to Cowl... then the beast feeds... ''
Neal Asher Cowl Tor (UK) 2004 Second Printing Page edges lightly browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 5.00 ''In the fourth millennium, the Heliothane Dominion rules triumphant in the solar system. But some of its enemies have escaped into the past, where they are still capable of wreaking havoc across time. By far the worst of them is Cowl, an artificially forced advance in human evolution... ''
Neal Asher Orbus Tor (UK) 2009 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 12.50 ''In charge of an old cargo spaceship, the Old Captain Orbus flees a violent and sadistic past, but he doesn't know that the lethal war drone, Sniper, is a stowaway, and that the past, is rapidly catching up with him. His old enemy Prador Vrell... is now seeking to exact vengeance... ''
Neal Asher Polity Agent The fourth Cormac novel Tor (UK) 2006 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket with a touch of wear at the base of the front fold. 7.50 ''From eight hundred years in the future, a runcible gate is opened into the Polity and those coming through it had been sent specially to take the alien 'Maker' back to its home civilisation... destroyed by a devastating virus... the Jain technology... ''
Neal Asher Prador Moon A Novel of the Polity Tor (UK) 2007 First UK & Trade Hardback Edition First Printing Slightky bumped at top of spine and top front corner bruised else Fine book in like Dust Jacket with a tiny slit (1-2 mm) at the base of the front fold 5.00 ''... when the Polity finally discovers alien life in the form of massive, hostile. crab-like carnivores known as the Prador, there can only be one outcome... total warfare... ''
Neal Asher The Departure An Owner Novel Tor (UK) 2011 First Edition First Printing Lght bump at the top of the spine else Fine Uncorrected Proof. 7.50 ''Beginning the origin story of Alan Saul, the Owner of the Worlds - this is the start of a long-running series... ''
Neal Asher The Technician Tor 2010 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 10.00 ''The Theocracy has been dead for twenty years, and the Polity rules on Masada. But the Tidy Squad consists of rebels who cannot accept the new order. Their hate for the surviving theocrats is undiminished, and the iconic Jeremiah Tombs is at the top of their hit list... ''
Isaac Asimov (Also as Paul French) Buy Jupiter And Other Stories Gollancz 1975 First Edition in the UK First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine, boards slightly bowed and page edges slightly marked and lightly age-darkened else Fine book in slightly browned Dust Jacket. With Publisher's review slip 10.00 Darwinian Pool Room; Day of the Hunters; Shah Guido G.; Button, Button; The Monkey's Finger; Everest; The Pause; Let's Not; Each An Explorer; Blank!; Does A Bee Care?; Silly Asses; Buy Jupiter; A Statue For Father; Rain, Rain, Go Away; Founding Father; Exile to Hell; Key Item; The Proper Study and five more
Isaac Asimov I, Robot Dobson 1978 Third Impression Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges lightly marked else Fine book in Dust Jacket, worn along the lower edge and with the spine panel faded 10.00 Introduction; Robbie; Runaround; Reason; Catch That Rabbit; Liar!; Little Lost Robot; Escape!; Evidence and The Evitable Conflict
Isaac Asimov (Also as Paul French) Prelude To Foundation Doubleday 1988 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top of spine else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket. 7.50 ''...It is the year 12,020 G. E. and Emperor Cleon, First of that Name, sits uneasily on the Imperial throne. Here on Trantor... forty billion people have created a civilisation of unimaginable technological and cultural complexity. It is a world so intricately woven that pulling one thread would unravel it all... ''
Isaac Asimov (Also as Paul French) The Best Science Fiction of Isaac Asimov Grafton 1987 First Edition in the UK First Printing Top corners slightly bumped and page edges slightly browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 7.50 ''... Asimov offers here twenty-eight of his choicest short works that cover his entire writing career... And each selection is accompanied by a brief introduction by the author... laced with his special brand of wit, wonder and charm... ''
Isaac Asimov The Ugly Little Boy Doubleday 1992 First Edition in the US First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket with a spot of wear at the base of the rear fold 5.00 ''... When Stasis Technologies, Ltd., plucks a Neanderthal child off the prehistoric tundra and transports it into the twenty-first century, the scientific conglomerate gives no thought to the creature's human feelings. The nurse assigned to the case must somehow bridge the 40,000-year gap to forge an emotional bond that transcends time... ''
Janet Asimov (Also as Janet O. Jeppson) Mind Transfer Walker 1988 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top & base of spine, spine creased, & red felt pen dot on bottom page edges else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 5.00 ''What happens to a human mind when its patterns are transferred to a superior robot brain? If the transfer succeeds, will the robot be accepted by biological humans? If the transfer fails, what will the results be like?... ''
Peter Atkins Big Thunder HarperCollins 1997 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 10.00 ''...A gentleman vigilante from the pages of a 1930's pulp magazine materialises in present-day Manhattan ready to orchestrate a mass-murder that will at long last reconcile the living with the dead... the most vicious of the cloaked avengers... A young woman... caught up in the dreadful unfolding of a supernatural apocalypse... ''
Peter Atkins Morningstar Or The Vampires Of Summer HarperCollins 1992 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and page edges foxed else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 5.00 ''... in each case, the cause of death was a massive rupture to the heart, caused by the insertion of a sharpened wooden stake... in each case the victim's mouth was stuffed with garlic... It falls to Donovan Moon, reporter, to meet the man behind the murders, and who claims to be eliminating a community of vampires... ''
A. A. Attanasio (Also as Adam Lee) Arthor Hodder & Stoughton 1996 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 7.50 ''... The adolescent Arthor is a brutal warrior, a Dark Age killing machine... Sent... on a mission... Arthor becomes entangled with some dangerous magic too potent for even his lethal combat skills... Against such powerful odds, Arthor's reaching... Camelot... begins to look alarmingly uncertain... ''
A. A. Attanasio (Also as Adam Lee) Solis Hodder & Stoughton 1994 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 4.00 ''A thousand years in the future, Charles Outis (who has had his head cryonically frozen... ) wakes to find himself enslaved by brutal technocracy. His brain is imprisoned in an automated mining factory in the asteroid belt... his only hope of bodily reincarnation (through cloning) and sanctuary lies in Solis, an elite community on Mars... ''
A. A. Attanasio The Dark Shore Hodder & Stoughton 1996 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and top corners slightly bumped, small spot offset on front end papers and page edges browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 5.00 ''Irth is a world where magic rules... The nobility... dwell in floating cities that drift above their realms, plotting against each other for domination. Those who fail in their attempts to hold or usurp power are cast off the Edge into the abyss... they fall into the cold world of the Dark Shore from whence no one has ever returned. Until now... ''
A. A. Attanasio (Also as Adam Lee) The Dragon And The Unicorn Hodder & Stoughton 1994 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and bruised at base of spine, and page edges a little browned else Fine book in like, unpriced, Dust Jacket, slightly creased at top of spine panel. 4.00 ''... the first in a brilliant new series of Arthurian fantasies that will set this most enduring of primal legends in a fascinating new light... '' Followed by Arthor and The Perilous Order.
A. A. Attanasio (Also as Adam Lee) Wyvern Grafton 1989 First Edition in the UK First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. With Publisher's Review Slip 5.00 ''... a spellbinding tale of pirates and soul-catchers, sorcery and battles, love and revenge.''
Margaret Atwood Oryx And Crake Bloomsbury 2003 First Edition in the UK First Printing Bruised at top & base of spine & page edges lightly browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 5.00 ''... Snowman... slowly starving to death.. searches for supplies in a wasteland where insects proliferate and pigoons and wolvogs ravage the Pleeblands... he tries to piece together what has taken place... How did everything fall apart... Why is he left with nothing but his haunting memories?... ''
Jean M. Auel The Plains Of Passage Crown 1990 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Near Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 7.50 ''... Ayla and Jondalar set out on horseback across the windswept grasslands of Ice Age Europe... the woman... talks to animals with their own sounds... The tall, yellow-haired man... is... held in awe... for the new weapon he devises, the spear-thrower... Together they... must reach that place on earth they can call home... ''
F. Britten Austin The War God Walks Again Williams & Norgate 1926 First Edition First Printing (red pebbled cloth stamped black & gold) Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and front corners a little rubbed, spine slightly browned and leant, boards a little marked and page edges foxed and age-darkened - with front free end paper glued to fixed end paper - apparently a production fault - near Very Good. 10.00 Clute - ''... collection... of stories illustrating problems for UK military security arising in future wars from new weaponry and tactics... occasionally eloquent... '' Included in Bleiler's Checklist of Fantastic Literature.
Fiona Avery The Crown Rose Pyr 2005 First Edition First Printing Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 5.00 ''... the story of Isabelle of France, born heir to the throne... the year is 1240... a time of intense chivalry and faith... one man enters Isabelle's life...becoming her icon, her soul's other half, and her destiny - a man who may... be much more than an ordinary man.. he is far, far older than he appears... ''
Jonathan Aycliffe (Denis MacEoin also as Daniel Easterman) The Lost HarperCollins 1996 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and bumped at base of spine and page edges browned and slightly marked else Fine book in unpriced Dust Jacket. 5.00 ''... British-born Michael Feraru, scion of a long line of Romanian aristocrats, leaves his country of birth... to reclaim his heritage - a Draculian castle deep in the heart of Transylvania...In a series of letters, journal entries and tape... transcripts, Feraru describes his journey into the heart of the Romanian countryside, wasted by years of neglect... as though the twentieth century had never reached it... ''
Jonathan Aycliffe (Denis MacEoin also as Daniel Easterman) The Matrix HarperCollins 1994 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 5.00 ''... Andrew Macleod... A sociologist, his work involves an investigation of occult groups in the city... in the library... he hears strange sounds... Hidden among the shelves is a curious book, a magical treatise from the sixteenth century, which contains a terrifying illustration that disturbs him and begins to haunt his sleep... ''
Steve Aylett The Inflatable Volunteer Phoenix House 1999 First Edition First Printing Ink transfer from board fore-edges to inside folds of Dust Jacket else Fine book in Fine Dust Jacket Signed by the Author on the Title Page 10.00 ''... Welcome to Eddie's world... where grave fillers throng the pavements, where ants are plotting to slash and burn us before we do it to them, where it doesn't pay to have too many dealings with John Satan. Anything can happen, and does. All the time... ''
Elizabeth Ayrton Day Eight Hutchinson 1979 First Edition First Printing Pressure and rub marks to top inside corner of prelim and title and next few pages, else Fine book in slightly browned Dust Jacket With Publisher's Promotional Letter 4.00 Clute - ''... 'her sf novel, Day Eight (1978), portrays a near-future UK in ecological extremis, to which Gaia responds through a sudden acceleration in the evolution of species other than humanity... ''
Natalie Babbitt Tuck Everlasting Bloomsbury 2002 Page edges lightly browned else Fine Book in laminated boards and Fine Dust Jacket (As Issued) 5.00 ''When Winnie stumbles across a spring which can bestow the gift of everlasting life, she also stumbles across the unforgettable Tuck family. The Tucks, having drunk from this spring, will never age, and will never die... '' Published to promote the memorable film.
Richard Bachman (Stephen King) The Regulators Penguin/Viking 1996 First (Canadian) Trade Edition First Printing - Issued Simultaneously Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 7.50 ''... It's a summer afternoon in Wentworth, Ohio, and on Poplar Street everything's normal... By the time night falls... the surviving residents will find themselves in another world, one where anything, no matter how terrible, is possible... and where the regulators are on their way. By what power they have come, how far they will go, and how they can be stopped - these are the desperate questions. The answers are absolutely terrifying.''
Richard Bachman (Stephen King) Thinner New American Library 1984 Sixth printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges slightly marked else Fine book in torn and slightly rubbed Dust Jacket. 5.00 ''... Billy Halleck sideswipes an old gypsy woman as she is crossing the street... and everything in his pleasant, upwardly mobile life changes. He is exonerated in the local court... but a blacker, far worse judgement has been passed on him... Billy Halleck begins losing weight. He is pleased at first, them worried, and finally terrified... ''
Dennis R. Bailey Tin Woodman Doubleday 1979 First Edition First Printing (Code J08 on P. 181) Bruised at top & base of spine, page edges slightly browned else Fine book in slightly worn & rubbed Dust Jacket. 5.00 ''Talents. In a far, yet disquietingly near future, this is what the 'Normals' called children born with psionic abilities. They were hated and feared... An alien artifact is discovered - showing signs of life... There is only one hope to break through to the seemingly dormant creature- a brilliant, unstable teen-ager with unprecedented mental energy... ''
Dennis R. Bailey Tin Woodman Sidgwick & Jackson 1980 First Edition in the UK First Printing Bruised at top of spine and page edges a little browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 4.00 ''Talents. This is what 'Normals' call children born with psionic abilities. Talents are hated and feared for their powers, and they feel the hostile emotional stream that emanates from Normals... When the star-cruiser Pegasus detects an alien... there is only one Talent thought capable of establishing contact... ''
Hilary Bailey Polly Put The Kettle On Constable 1975 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and corners, board edges slightly bumped and marked and page edges lightly marked else Fine book in slightly rubbed and torn Dust Jacket with the spine panel background slightly faded (as usual) . 5.00 ''Polly Kops is redheaded, clever, turbulent and, above all, illegitimate. She lives in stylish squalor in a broken-down Gothic house near Portobello Road. There, too, her heavy-rock songwriter/writer husband, Alexander, their twin daughters, Polly's pregnant cousin, a malevolent old abortionist, a drug addict.. rock musicians, groupies and hangers-on...'' Apparently based on her life with Mike Moorcock. Her first book - scarce.
Hilary Bailey Polly Put The Kettle On Constable 1975 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top of spine and page edges lightly foxed else Fine book in Dust Jacket with a couple of pieces of lamination missing, a small tear and a little erosion at base of rear fold and spine panel slightly faded (as usual) With a non-ascribed inscription and Signed on the Title Page 15.00 ''Polly Kops is redheaded, clever, turbulent and, above all, illegitimate. She lives in stylish squalor in a broken-down Gothic house near Portobello Road. There, too, her heavy-rock songwriter/writer husband, Alexander, their twin daughters, Polly's pregnant cousin, a malevolent old abortionist, a drug addict.. rock musicians, groupies and hangers-on...'' Apparently based on her life with Mike Moorcock. Her first book - scarce.
Kage Baker At The Edge of the West Hodder & Stoughton 2000 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top or base of spine and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket with a little wear at the tops of the folds Note: This copy bound with spine title upside down relative to pages 10.00 ''... It has been three centuries since Mendoza lost the man she loved: three centuries of lonely, unremitting toil as a field botanist for her 24th century masters... then Nicholas Harpole's ghost is unexpectedly reincarnated in a very large, very suave and very handsome British spy... a dream come true, or the worst thing that could possibly have happened... ''
Nicholson Baker The Fermata Chatto & Windus 1984 First Edition First Printing - Issued Without Dust Jacket Slightly bumped at top and base of spine else Fine book in laminated boards - as issued 5.00 ''... the story of Arno Strine, a temporary typist, who has perfected the knack of stopping time in its tracks and taking women's clothes off... An hilarious comedy about sexual fantasy and fantastic sexuality''
Nicholson Baker The Fermata Random House 1994 First Edition in the US First Printing Corners bruised and page edges slightly and page edges a little marked else Fine book in like Dust Jacket 7.50 ''Arno Strine likes to stop time and take women's clothes off. He is hard at work on his autobiography, The Fermata. It proves in the telling to be a very provocative, funny, and altogether morally confused piece of work.''
Scott Baker Ancestral Hungers Tor 1995 First Edition Thus First Printing Slightly bumped at top & base of spine & page edges lightly marked else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 7.50 ''Somewhere in contemporary Illinois, young David Bathory returns to his ancestral estate after the death of his father... the direct male heir to a birthright he has tried to deny... control over the entire extended family of vampires... ''
Will Baker The Raven Bride Hodder & Stoughton 1998 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and top page edges a little browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 5.00 ''The time: an uncomfortably close tomorrow. The place: one of the wildest and remotest on the planet Earth... Here a beautiful young woman, Satchi, half Russian and half Koryak, is drawn reluctantly into the primal, sometimes horrific way of life of the native reindeer herdsmen when they take her from a wrecked research outpost... ''
Scott Bakker (Also as R. Scott Bakker) Neuropath Orion 2008 First Edition First Printing Top rear corner lightly creased else Fine Uncorrected Proof 4.00 ''... His best friend, Neil, has spent years as a government neuroscientist... has embarked on a spree of killings and mutilations that beggar the imagination. And the FBI want Tom to apprehend him... ''
David Baldacci Absolute Power Warner 1996 First Edition First Printing Bumped at top and base of spine and board edges slightly bumped as are the top page edges, and a few corners creased else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 5.00 ''... Can the President of the United States get away with murder?... combines the highest levels of political intrigue with big-money law, cutting-edge forensics, and the riveting search for truth hidden within the power of the Oval Office... '' Thriller. His first book.
David Baldacci Total Control Simon & Schuster 1997 First Edition in the UK First Printing Bruised at top & base of spine & page edges lightly browned else Fine book in slightly rubbed & creased Dust Jacket. 5.00 ''She has the world. A husband she loves. ajob at which she excells and a cherished daughter. Then, as a plane plumets into the Virginia countryside, everything changes... a sinister plot with the murder of the country's single most powerful individual... a trail of dead bodies and shocking, exposed secrets... '' Thriller. His second book.
Tony Ballantyne Blood and Iron Tor/Pan Macmillan 2010 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in slightly creased Dust Jacket. 5.00 ''Appointed Commander of the Emperor's Army of Sangrel, Wa-Ka-Mo-Do of Ko tries to establish relations between the existing robot population and the humans who have recently arrived on Yukawa... But, with limited resources and tensions growing between robot and human, it's only a matter of time before problems arise... .'' Sequel to Twisted Metal
Tony Ballantyne Twisted Metal Tor/Pan Macmillan 2009 First Edition First Printing Edges slightly rubbed else Fine Uncorrected Proof 7.50 ''... Penrose... a world at war. The robots of Artemis led by the utterly committed Kavan believe in the progression of their nation... they march on other cities - twisting metals and minds to their cause. Only the robots of Turing City stand in their way... robots who believe that they are something more than metal... ''
J. G. Ballard Millennium People Flamingo 2003 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket. 7.50 ''... a bomb goes off at Heathrow... David Markham... discovers that his ex-wife Laura is among the victims... he starts to investigate London's fringe protest movements... Markham... is swept up in a campaign that spirals rapidly out of control... the cornerstones of middle England become targets and growing panic grips the capital... '' Surprisingly scarce.
J. G. Ballard Rushing To Paradise Flamingo 1994 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges a little browned else Fine book in like, price clipped, Dust Jacket. 7.50 ''...the story of sixteen-year-old Neil Dempsey, who finds himself caught up in... obsessive crusade to save the albatross... a brilliant and controversial satire on extremism, guaranteed to ruffle the feathers of environmentalists, animal-rights activists and feminists.''
J. G. Ballard Super-Cannes Flamingo 2000 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and slightly bumped at base of spine else Fine book in like, slightly rubbed and scratched Dust Jacket. 7.50 ''Paul Sinclair is calm, sane and curious. He and his bright young wife Jane drive down... to the new community of Eden-Olympia, just above Cannes... Paul... learns that he and his wife have been housed in a villa whose previous occupant had been driven to massacre notable executives on a horrific shooting spree... ''
J. G. Ballard The Day Of Creation Gollancz 1987 First Edition First Printing (1st State Uncorrected Proof Copy from JGB's Typescript) Slightly bumped at top of spine, spine panel and 1st cm or so of front panel a little faded, 3cm biro line on front panel and page edges a little marked - Very Good Uncorrected Proof Bound in thin, pale blue card and Signed by the Author on the Title Page 30.00 ''I knew I was still infected with an intermittent fly fever. A posse of armed gendarmerie was after my blood, I was infatuated with a teenage girl, and almost everyone I had recruited to my bizarre cause was either dead or dying... ''
J. G. Ballard The Day Of Creation Lester & Orpen Denys 1987 First Canadian Edition First Printing Top board edges slightly rubbed else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 5.00 ''...The parched, diseased, impoverished terrain of central Africa... Then an apparent miracle occurs. In front of Mallory's eyes... water bubbles to the surface: first a trickle, but soon a powerful flood... and a sizeable river seems to be forming... to the obsessed Mallory the river is in some way his creation... to be explored... ''
J. G. Ballard The Day Of Creation Gollancz 1987 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 7.50 ''...The parched, diseased, impoverished terrain of central Africa... Then an apparent miracle occurs. In front of Mallory's eyes... water bubbles to the surface: first a trickle, but soon a powerful flood... and a sizeable river seems to be forming... to the obsessed Mallory the river is in some way his creation... to be explored... ''
J. G. Ballard The Kindness Of Women HarperCollins 1991 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 7.50 ''... we follow the narrator, Jim, to England after the war. He tries and fails to find stability as a medical student at Cambridge and a trainee RAF pilot in Canada; then after marrying and settling happily into family life, his world is shattered by domestic tragedy... ''
Iain Banks (Also as Iain M. Banks) A Song of Stone Abacus 1997 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at base of spine and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 4.00 ''The war is ending... For the castle and its occupants the troubles are just beginning. Armed gangs roam its lawless land...Taking to the road with the other refugees... seems safer than remaining in the ancient keep. However, the lieutenant of an outlaw band has other ideas, and the castle becomes the focus for a dangerous game of desire, deceit and death.''
Iain Banks The Bridge Macmillan 1986 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and slightly bumped at base of spine and page edges browned else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket, with the top flap edges slightly eroded (?nibbled?). 35.00 ''... The man who wakes up in the extraordinary, surrealistic world of the bridge has amnesia, and his doctor doesn't seem to want to cure him... Dreams in which desperate men drive sealed carriages across barren mountains to a bizarre rendezvous; an illiterate barbarian storms an enchanted tower under a stream of verbal abuse... ''
Iain Banks (Also as Iain M. Banks) Transition Little, Brown 2009 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top & base of spine & a couple of light bumps to rear panel else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket. 20.00 ''It begins on a train, the highest train in the world... with a man in a cheap business suit walking from one swaying carriage to another, his gait a little unsteady as he holds a small oxygen cylinder with one hand and an automatic handgun in the other... ''
Iain M. Banks (Also as Iain Banks) Look To Windward Orbit 2000 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges browned else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket. Signed by the Author on the Title Page 50.00 ''... It led to the destruction of two suns and the billions of lives they supported. Now, eight hundred years later, the light from the first of those ancient deaths has reached the Culture... ''
Iain M. Banks (Also as Iain Banks) Matter Orbit 2008 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and page edges lightly marked else Fine book in like, slightly rubbed, Dust Jacket. 5.00 ''... a crime within a war... a desperate flight, and a search for the one - maybe two - people who could clear his name. For his brother it means a life lived under constant threat... for their sister... it means returning to a place she's thought abandoned forever... Djan Seriy Anaplian has changed almost beyond recognition to become an agent of the Culture... ''
Iain M. Banks The Hydrogen Sonata Orbit 2012 First Edition First Printing (W. H. Smith's Limited Edition Cover) Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 20.00 ''The Scavenger species are circling. It is, truly, the End Days for the Gzilt civilisation. A ancient people, organised on military principles and yet almost perversely peaceful, the Gzilt helped set up the Culture... the Regimental High Command is destroyed... Cossont appears to have been involved, and she is now wanted - dead, not alive... ''
Iain M. Banks The Spheres and The Secret Courtyard B. S. F. G. 2010 First Edition First Printing Limited State (Paper) (No. 445/500) Lower corners bruised else Fine centre-stapled booklet 20.00 39 pages - published by The Birmingham Science Fiction Group to celebrate his appearance as Guest Of Honour at Novacon 40, November 2010 - The Spheres was included in the original draft of Transition... The Secret Courtyard was a plot line strand of Matter that was easily trimmable... Scarce.
Clive Barker Abarat Days Of Magic Nights Of War HarperCollins 2004 First Edition in the UK First Printing Slightly bumped and rubbed at extremities and smallish mark (?chocolate?) on top page edges - Very Good Uncorrected Proof. Illustrated throughout in full colour by the author 5.00 ''Candy Quackenbush's adventures in the amazing world of the Abarat are getting more strange by the hour. Christopher Carrion, the Lord of Midnight, has sent his henchman to capture her... Why can she speak words of magic she doesn't remember learning?... ''
Clive Barker Books of Blood Volumes I & II Sphere Books 1984 First Edition in Hardback First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and pages slightly browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 20.00 The first, and arguably the best short stories Clive Barker ever wrote, in the scarce Sphere Hardback edition.
Clive Barker Books Of Blood Volumes I-VI Sphere 1984-5 All Are First Edition First Printing (Paper) (Six Volumes) Vol. IV has pages browning and PUBLISHERS DAMAGED STOCK stamped on front free end paper else Near Fine Copies. 50.00 First Edition, First Issue paperbacks with the distorted mirror illustrations - not by the author. A labour of love - stories packed away into his bottom drawer over 10 or so years, and then offered to a publisher who said - 'Write another three books and we'll publish the lot!'
Clive Barker Clive Barker's Books Of Blood Volume I Macdonald 1991 Bruised at base of spine else Fine book in slightly rubbed and creased Dust Jacket. 5.00 Introduction by Ramsey Campbell; The Book of Blood; The Midnight Meat Train; The Yattering and Jack; Pig Blood Blues; Sex, Death and Starshine; In The Hills, The Cities - some of the best he ever wrote...
Clive Barker Coldheart Canyon HarperCollins 2001 First Edition First Printing Covers slightly rubbed else Fine Uncorrected Proof. 7.50 ''Hollywood made a star of Todd Pickett. But time is catching up with him. He doesn't have the perfect looks he had last year. After plastic surgery goes awry, Todd needs somewhere to hide... the ghosts of the A-list stars of the Twenties... the coldhearted, now forgotten star... who is alive and exquisite after a hundred years... ''
Clive Barker Everville The Second Book of the Art HarperCollins 1994 First Edition First Printing Limited State (No 1355/2000) Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges a little browned else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket. 15.00 ''On a mountain peak, high above the city of Everville, a door stands open: a door that opens onto the shores of the dream-sea Quiddity. And there's not a soul below who'll not be changed by that fact... ''
Clive Barker Galilee A Romance HarperCollins 1998 First Edition in Hardback in the UK First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges browning else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 4.00 ''Every family has its secrets. The Gearys are no exception... the Gearys are still at war. Their enemies are another dynasty... whose origins lie not in history but in myth, whose influence is felt... in the sensual exchanges of flesh and soul... ''
Clive Barker The Books Of Blood Volumes IV & V Leisure Circle 1985 First Edition in Hardback First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine, page edges browned and previous owner's name on front free end paper else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 15.00 ''... mingle the poetic with the barbaric, the beautiful with the repulsive... the potent... cocktail of fantasy, mystery and pure nightmare that has rapidly elevated Barker to the first rank of horror writers... ''
Clive Barker The Essential Clive Barker Selected Fictions HarperCollins 1999 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top & base of spine & page edges lightly browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 4.00 ''... a veritable treasurehouse of fiction, containing over seventy excerpts from novels and plays, and four full-length short stories... ''576 pages, with a foreword by Armistead Maupin.
James Barnes The Unpardonable War Macmillan 1904 First Edition First Printing (Green Cloth with Red, White and Blue Inlay in cover, Gilt titles to spine) Slightly bumped and worn at top and base of spine and corners, page edges and end papers age-darkened and a little foxed, top page gilt edge a little tarnished and previous owner's name on front free end paper and title pages 15.00 War between Britain and America...
John Barnes A Million Open Doors Tor 1992 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and on top page edges else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket. 5.00 ''... change has come to Nou Occitan. Formerly isolated... by the limitations of lightspeed... this swashbuckling world finds itself being transformed by the springer, the new technology of instantaneous travel between the stars... a small but growing number of Occitan youth embrace a new way of life... ''
John Barnes A Million Open Doors Millennium 1993 First Edition in the UK Slightly bumped at top and base of spine else Fine book in rubbed Dust Jacket. With Publisher's review slip - and review written on the reverse 4.00 Clute - ''... instantaneous matter transmission... each formerly isolated planet is going through intense culture shock. Giraut, who comes from a high-tech, pseudomedieval culture... finds himself employed on Caledony, a grim, no-frills world... The clash of cultures is fascinating... ''
John Barnes Apostrophes and Apocalypses Tor 1998 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top of spine and upper rear corner and page edges lightly marked else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 7.50 Foreword; While You Wait; Two Cheers for Ned Ludd and One for Crazy Eddie; Gentleman Pervert, Off on a Spree; How to Build a Future; Stochasm; Under the Covenant Stars; For the End; Finalities Beside the Grave; Restricted to the Necessary; Enrico Fermi and the Dead Cat and 15 more...
John Barnes Earth Made Of Glass Tor 1998 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 7.50 ''... twelve years after the events of A Million Open Doors... their task is to bring into the community of the Thousand Cultures the one human world that has yet to build a springer - the terrifyingly hostile world of Briand... ''
John Barnes Earth Made Of Glass Orion 1998 First Edition in the UK First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 5.00 ''... sequel to... A Million Open Doors... At the furthest reaches of the galaxy exist the Thousand cultures, societies scattered across 31 inhabited worlds in 25 star systems... humanity is expanding and... fight over access to frontier worlds... a war of hatred as three cultural factions threaten a struggle with echoes of the bloodiest genocides of the 20th century.''
John Barnes Earth Made Of Glass Tor 1998 First Edition First Printing Corners slightly rubbed, lower page edges slightly marked - Very Good to Near Fine Uncorrected Proof 4.00 ''... a thousand years hence, humanity's hundreds of settles worlds are finally coming back into regular contact... Reknitting mankind's diversity is a challenging task... ''
John Barnes Finity Tor 1999 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and top corners slightly bumped else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 5.00 ''Lyle Pripart's world is coming apart...he was a settled Professor at the University of Aucland... descendant of American expatriates... doesn't care for the Reichs that have dominated the world since the Axis victory over a century ago... His fiancee turns out to be a gun-toting weapons expert... grew up in a world... in which America surrendered to the Soviet Union in the 1970's... ''
John Barnes Finity Gollancz 2000 First Edition in the UK First Printing Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 5.00 ''Earth in 2063: Adolf Hitler won World War II. There are intelligent cars and personal ballistic transports... but there is no United States of America. The USA appears to have almost vanished from humanity's collective memory... Lyle Peripart isn't even aware that he can't keep the USA in his mind for longer than a minute or two - until... ''
John Barnes Kaleidoscope Century Millennium 1995 First Edition in the UK First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and top corners else Fine book in like, unpriced, Dust Jacket. 5.00 ''... in the late 1980's Joshua... a 'non-critical' spy, was unknowingly subjected to scientific experimentation - injected with a virus tailored for bodily renewal. And every fifteen years, he regains ten... Every time... his virus makes him very sick; and when he emerges from his fever... most of his memories have disappeared... he keeps... a hypertext account of the lives he has lived... ''
John Barnes Mother Of Storms Millennium 1994 First Edition in the UK First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and a few page edges bruised else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 5.00 Clute - ''his most impressive novel... a powerful and complex portrait of a near future world wracked by the eponymous self-fuelling storm, and on the verge of numerous cusps, ethical and practical. Through virtual reality, sex has become extraordinarily present in everyone's consciousness, and genetic engineering helps point the way to the stars. Meanwhile the storm continues... ''
John Barnes One For The Morning Glory Tor 1996 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top of spine and slight spine lean else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 5.00 ''... Young Prince Amatus... secretly sipped the forbidden elixir, leaving him literally half the lad he'd once been... his left side vanished without trace... But a year and a day later, four mysterious strangers appeared... As Amatus grew to manhood, the four Companions helped him cope with his curious curse and guided him on a perilous quest to discover his true destiny... ''
John Barnes The Merchants of Souls Tor 2001 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges a little marked else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 10.00 ''Girault Leones, special agent for the shadowy instrumentality in charge of reintegrating humanity's sundered fragments, had been betrayed by his closest friend and superior. The result was the destruction of the planet Briand and the end of Girault's marriage... ''
Steven Barnes Blood Brothers Tor 1996 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top & base of spine & page edges a little marked else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 5.00 ''Austin Tucker was a Green Beret... Derek Waites was once an outlaw computer hacker... Two hundred years ago, an African sorcerer bought his freedom by teaching his white master the secret of immortality... the two men are brothers in blood... if tucker and Waites can resolve their differences long enough to work together, they can defeat this ancient evil... ''
Steven Barnes Charisma Tor 2002 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 7.50 ''... an experiment in techniques to teach high-risk children... the strategic skills that will allow them to succeed in life... their model... a black man who has... become one of the wealthiest, most powerful men in America... The children are focused, driven... inventive and intelligent... But there is... a ruthlessness that is surprising... ''
Steven Barnes Star Wars The Cestus Deception Del Rey 2004 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top & base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 5.00 ''Ord Cestus, a planet mostly barren and inhospitable,,, first colonised as a prison world... rich ore deposits... a successful droid-manufacturing industry... Possessed of tactical capabilities that rival... even the most advanced Jedi... '' A Clone Wars novel.
Neal Barrett, Jr Skinny Annie Blues Kensington 1996 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine, lower corners slightly bumped, 50 inside circle stamped on front free end paper and page edges a little marked else Fine book in like Dust Jacket with a 10mm tear at base of spine panel 5.00 ''... Welcome to Wiley Moss's world: a teeming, skewed landscape called the Southwest, populated by a cast of hopelessly venal and endlessly fascinating characters who always have one more guilty secret to reveal... from a redneck porno king to a Whitney Houston look-alike who's a terror on wheels to Annie herself, an angel in cut-offs who stirs primal passions in every man she meets... '' Not S. F.
Neal Barrett, Jr. Perpetuity Blues and other stories Golden Gryphon 2000 First Edition First Printing Fine book in like Dust Jacket, slightly rubbed at the top of the spine panel. 7.50 Includes: Perpetuity Blues; Diner; ''A Day at the Fair''; Sallie C.; From the Novel: The Hereafter Gang 1. High Fashion; Cush; Class of '61; Trading Post; Winter on the Belle Fourche; Stairs; From the Novel: The Hereafter Gang 2. Mummies; Under Old New York; Highbrow; Ginny Sweethips Flying Circus and From the Novel: The Hereafter Gang 3. The Model Shop
Jonathan Barry Cat Magic Tor 1986 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top & base of spine & page edges foxed else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket. 7.50 ''''... Maywell, New Jersey, is a sleepy little town... until in a laboratory George Walker completes his first experiment in reanimation: He kills an animal and brings it back to life. Next he will try a human subject. But before he does, he and the entire town of Maywell will have to deal with the force his first success unleashes... ''
John Barth Letters a novel Secker & Warburg 1980 First Edition in the UK First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket. 4.00 ''... several narratives... become one... a rising tide, the plot will surge forward, recede, surge further forward... The correspondents include the author... the amiably lecherous Acting Provost of a Maryland college; sundry descendants of characters from earlier fictions... and a nut in Lily Dale, N. Y., who believes himself... rightful king of France... ''
John Barth The End of the Road Secker & Warburg 1962 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 browned an rubbed Dust Jacket, with a few short tears and the price crossed out. 10.00 ''... In Jake... there is something of the Everyman, drifting and aimless, cruel and kind, lustful at times, gentle at others, but always surviving, rather guiltily, to the end of the road.''
T. J. Bass The Godwhale Eyre Methuen 1975 First Edition in the UK & First Hardback First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges lightly age-darkened else Fine book in slightly rubbed and creased Dust Jacket with the rear (plain white) flap lightly foxed. 5.00 ''...Well over 600 feet long, Rorqual was a cyborg: part whale, part ship, and a marvelously complex combination of biology and mechanics. She had been built to serve Man, and yearned for his return and the feel of his bare feet on her decks... ''
Martin Bax The Hospital Ship Cape 1976 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top & base of spine else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket with the price crossed through by marker pen. With Publisher's Review Slip 10.00 ''From harbour all round the world, the hospital ship picks up casualties... Emergency cases of men and women in states of severe psychic withdrawal and large groups of autistic children... victims of... a world-wide disaster... On land the holocaust spreads... the hospital ship sails on... struggling to save itself from its own lunacy.'' Recommended by J. G. Ballard!
Stephen Baxter Chiron B. S. F. G. 1993 First Edition First Printing Limited State (Paper) No 257/400 Covers slightly creased and worn else Fine book Signed by the Author on the Title Page - Cover by David A Hardy and signed by him 15.00 Short story published to celebrate Stephen Baxter as Guest of Honour at Novacon 23
Stephen Baxter Evolution Gollancz 2002 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine, a few page corner tips creased and page edges a little browned else Fine book in slightly creased Dust Jacket. Signed by the Author on the Title Page 5.00 ''... follows the ebb and flow of one stream in the great river of DNA. It turns the story of Darwinian evolution into a constant drama , a daily life and death struggle, a heroic story of life's endurance... a story that transcends generations, species, mankind and, in the end, the Earth itself.''
Stephen Baxter Flux HarperCollins 1993 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like, unpriced, Dust Jacket. Signed by the Author on the Title Page 125.00 ''Made from elementary particles, a submicroscopic race of humans was engineered to survive in the mantle of the Star. Being human, they soon have a history of ingenious achievement, culture, government... and superstition and war... ''
Stephen Baxter Mammoth: Book 1: Silverhair Millennium 1999 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and lower rear corner else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. Signed by the Author on the Title Page 10.00 ''The mammoths have measured the slow pulse of the seasons as the Earth spins... Their memories stretch back across the million year cycles of the ice sheets. Their stories tell of the making of the world, of the great heroes and heroines of mammoth legend... ''
Stephen Baxter Moonseed HarperCollins 1998 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at base of spine and lower front corner, spine slightly 'dished' a few page top corner tips creased and top page edges slightly foxed else Fine book in slightly creased Dust Jacket. 5.00 ''From the Moon to the Earth... tons of mineral samples were brought back... No one suspected the awesome secret it contained... When the Moon rock accidentally comes in contact with lava... he witnesses solid rock turning to seething dust. This is the... Moonseed: it eats planets, and it's here... ''
Stephen Baxter Moonseed HarperCollins 1998 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at base of spine & lower front corner, spine slightly 'dished' a few page top corner tips creased & top page edges slightly foxed else Fine book in slightly creased Dust Jacket. Signed by the Author on the Title Page 5.00 ''From the Moon to the Earth... tons of mineral samples were brought back... No one suspected the awesome secret it contained... When the Moon rock accidentally comes in contact with lava... he witnesses solid rock turning to seething dust. This is the... Moonseed: it eats planets, and it's here... ''
Stephen Baxter Navigator Time's Tapestry: 3 Gollancz 2007 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped 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 7.50 ''... William the Conqueror's men attempt to stamp out the flames of rebellion... the flame of the crusades burns back and forth across Outremer... will it all be swept away by the rumoured might of the Mongols... Where have the plans for these terrifying weapons of war come from? What does the Weaver of Time's Tapestry intend?
Stephen Baxter Raft Grafton 1991 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. Signed by the Author on the Title Page 350.00 ''Imagine a universe where the force of gravity is one billion times as strong as the gravity we know. Human beings have detectable gravity fields. Stars are only about a mile across, and burn out within a year of their formation... ''
Stephen Baxter Ring HarperCollins 1994 First Edition First Printing Slightly rubbed at top and base of spine, slightly bumped at base of spine and page edges a little rubbed and browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. Signed and dated by the Author on the Title Page 175.00 ''... The age-old battle of light and dark takes on a new and deeply disturbing aspect... as a few frail humans reach bravely into the future to confront the fabulous Xeelee, owners of the universe... ''
Stephen Baxter Space Manifold 2 HarperCollins 2000 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. Signed by the Author on the Title Page 5.00 ''... when Nemoto, a Japanese researcher on the Moon, discovers evidence of extraterrestrial intelligence in the solar system... suddenly, there are signs of intelligent life in deep space in all directions... ''
Stephen Baxter The Hunters Of Pangaea NESFA 2004 First Edition First Printing Limited State Signed by the Author & Artist (No. 38/200) Binding slightly strained and tiny rub at top and base of spine else Fine copy in a fine dust jacket and like box Additionally fully Signed, dated and Personalised by the Author 50.00 Introduction by John G. & Kathryn Cramer; collection of eighteen stories and five essays (mostly reprints). Cover art by Richard Hescox.
Stephen Baxter The Time Ships HarperCollins 1995 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and lower corners and top page edges lightly browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. Signed and Personalised by the Author on the Title Page and dated 3.6.95 150.00 ''... the Traveller wakes in his house in Richmond the morning after his return from his first time journey full of bitter self-reproach. He abandoned his charming and helpless Eloi friend Weena to the cannibal appetites of the Morlocks... And so the Traveller promptly embarks on a second journey to the year A.D.802,701... ''
Stephen Baxter Timelike Infinity HarperCollins 1992 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and page edges slightly marked else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. Signed by the Author on the Title Page 100.00 ''Michael Poole has spent many years grappling with the concepts of quantum physics in the construction of an extraordinary device - a spacetime wormhole, linking present, past and future worlds and making time travel possible... ''
Stephen Baxter Titan Voyager 1997 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at base of spine & page edges lightly browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. Signed by the Author on the Title Page 5.00 ''... NASA's Cassini probe will reach Saturn in 2004: Titan is the amazing story of a visionary's response to Cassini's discovery of life on Saturn's moon... The epic saga of one woman's will to succeed and the triumph of a dream over bureaucracy and fear...''
Stephen Baxter Titan Voyager 1997 First Edition First Printing Light bruise and touch of wear at the base of the spine else Fine Uncorrected Proof With Publisher's Press Release, Publicity News and other material 10.00 ''... NASA's Cassini probe will reach Saturn in 2004: Titan is the amazing story of a visionary's response to Cassini's discovery of life on Saturn's moon... The epic saga of one woman's will to succeed and the triumph of a dream over bureaucracy and fear...''
Stephen Baxter Traces Voyager 1998 First Edition First Printing Lightly bumped at top of spine and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. Signed by the Author on the Title Page 5.00 Traces; Darkness; The Droplet; No Longer Touch the Earth; Mittelwelt; A Journey to the King Planet; The Jonah Man; Downstream; The Blood of Angels; Columbiad; Brigantia's Angels; Weep for the Moon; Good News; Something for Nothing; In the Manner of Trees; Pilgrim 7; Zemlya; Moon Six; George and the Comet; Inherit the Earth; In the MSOB and Afterword
Stephen Baxter Transcendent Destiny's Children: Book 3 Gollancz 2005 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine else Fine book in Dust Jacket with a 10mm tear at the top of the spine adjacent to the rear panel and a puncture in the gutter of the rear panel adjacent to the tear. Signed by the Author on the Title Page 4.00 ''... As the world struggles through the middle years of the 21st century; global warming, the end of oil, Michael Poole is being haunted. By the far future. Or a far future at least... where the Transcendents have made themselves into something unimaginably powerful... different... where they would be on the cusp of godhood... ''
Barrington J. Bayley Annihilation Factor Allison & Busby 1979 First Edition in the UK & First Hardback First Printing & Thus? Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges a little browned and marked else Fine book in like Dust Jacket slightly worn at top of front fold 10.00 ''... Science fiction on the grand scale, of the type that inspired the film Star Wars, this novel is also a tale of intrigue and duplicity...''
Barrington J. Bayley Collision With Chronos Allison & Busby 1977 First Edition in the UK & First Hardback & Thus First Printing Bruised at base of spine and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in slightly worn Dust Jacket. With Publisher's Review Slip 7.50 ''... These creatures aren't alien to Earth. They're Terran. They evolved here, millions of years in the future. Bu the same token, we are in their future. The Earth has two completely different evolutionary developments on it, separated in time and associated with separate time-streams... ''
Barrington J. Bayley Empire Of Two Worlds Allison & Busby 1979 First Edition Thus First Printing Bruised at base of spine and page edges a little browned else Fine book in Dust Jacket slightly worn at top of front and rear folds and with one crease line vertically through the rear panel 10.00 ''... Gang-leader Becmath was a man with a vision: to break the stasis of centuries and put his world on a course of change and invention - and in the process to build an empire for himself. His lieutenant Klein believed... Becmath was a genius and a man of destiny... stayed faithful to him when they were to him even when they were expelled from their city... in a desperate search for the lost gateway to Earth... ''
Peter S. Beagle The Folk Of The Air Del Ray 1986 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top & base of spine & corners, felt pen remainder line across lower page edges & page edges lightly age-darkened else Fine book in rubbed Dust Jacket. 10.00 ''When Farrell returned to Avicenna after years away, he found his oldest friend Ben living with an unattractive older woman named Sia... mixed up with the League for Archaic Pleasures... Sia's ancient house developed rooms that impossibly appeared and disappeared. Apparently helpless, Sia still had enormous powers that no human could defy... ''
Greg Bear City At The End of Time Gollancz 2008 First Edition First Printing (Trade Paper 17/7/08; Hardback 19/7/08) A few page edges slightly bumped else Fine Uncorrected Proof With Publisher's Press Release 7.50 ''... In a time like the present, on a world that may or may not be our own, three young people... dream of a fabulous, decadent city in the distant future: the Kalpa. the dreams of Ginny and Jack overtake them without warning, leaving their bodies behind while carrying their consciousnesses forward, into the minds of two inhabitants... ''
Greg Bear Darwin's Radio HarperCollins 1999 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine, spine a little 'dished' and page edges a little browned and rubbed else Fine book in like Dust Jacket with a small spot of wear at the base of the front spine panel. 5.00 ''Christopher Dicken, 'virus hunter' of the Epidemic Intelligence Service, joins an emergency Taskforce on the order of the President. Around the world, what were thought to be ancient junk genes in human DNA have been stimulated to assemble encoded proteins and RNA into an infectious virus... it attacks only women - and it kills unborn children... ''
Greg Bear Dead Lines HarperCollins 2004 First Edition First Printing Fine book in slightly creased Dust Jacket 5.00 ''... a new kind of phone, the Trans. The problem with the Trans is that not only can you talk to your friends on it, you can also talk to the dead...'' Dedicated to J. Sheridan Le Fanu. Henry James. M. R. James. Arthur Machen. H. P. Lovecraft. Shirley Jackson. Fritz Leiber. Richard Matheson... and many others
Greg Bear Hull Zero Three Orbit (U.S.) 2010 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 7.50 ''A starship hurtles through the emptiness of space... one man wakes up... wet, naked, and freezing to death. The dark halls are full of monsters but trusting other survivors... might be the greater danger... What happened to Hull Zero Three?... ''
Greg Bear Legacy Legend 1995 First Edition in the UK First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and page edges browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 5.00 ''In the early days of EON's infinitely long artificial universe, the Way, a beautiful new world has been discovered: Lamarckia. Evolution on Lamarckia has taken a radically different course, growing in ways both unbelievable and stunning. When four thousand members of a radical fringe political movement emigrate illegally... young Hexamon agent Olmy is given his first major assignment... ''
Greg Bear Moving Mars Tor 1993 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 7.50 ''is connected to the world depicted in Queen of Angels, is a broader and more traditional tale. Its depiction of Mars may lack some of the resolute arguments that accompany every speculative suggestion in Kim Stanley Robinson's Mars sequence, but Bear's novel gains a commensurate freedom of sweep in its story -- which intermixes politics and an array of scientific discoveries -- of the emancipation of Mars from the hegemony of a paranoia-driven Earth. The title, it may be fair to add, is meant literally'' (John Clute/Encyclopedia of SF).
Greg Bear Quantico HarperCollins 2005 First Edition Slightly bumped at top of spine and one page corner creased else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 15.00 ''... the war against terrorism is almost lost. Nuclear and biological weapons are in the hands of Islamic radicals... The FBI seeks one man who appears to be on a bitter mission to wipe history's slate clean... the last class at Quantico, 'Cop Valhalla'... join forces with a veteran bioterror expert to foil attacks on... Jerusalem, Rome and the Hajj in Mecca... ''
Greg Bear Queen Of Angels Warner 1990 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and small faint mark to rear board else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket. 5.00 ''''December, 2047: the miraculous microscopic machines of nanotechnology build a clean, prosperous America... And the horribly mutilated corpses of eight young students are found in the luxury apartment of famed poet Emanuel Goldsmith... ''
Greg Bear Queen Of Angels Gollancz 1990 First Edition in the UK First Printing Bumped at top and slightly bumped at base of spine and lower corners else Fine book in like Dust Jacket with a little wear at the top and base of the front fold With Publisher's Review Slip 5.00 ''... 2047... the eve of the Binary Millennium... a world of highly advanced, cybernetically enhanced personalities... enormously complex city arcologies... of reports from the first robot exploration of a dead civilisation on another world... a murder mystery which proves to have implications for the entire society...
Greg Bear Slant Legend 1997 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and slightly bumped at base of spine and page edges a little browned else Fine book in Dust Jacket with a touch of wear to the tips of the front fold and small pressure marks on the back panel. 4.00 ''Old mental illnesses are coming back to haunt people long cured... Choy and Burke, last seen in... Queen of Angels, have since moved on... Through the myriad people they deal with day by day, they begin to understand the possible terrors this new mental plague could unleash...''
Greg Bear Vitals Del Rey 2002 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and lower corners else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 4.00 ''... Hal Cousins is one of a handful of scientists nearing the most sought-after discovery in human history: the key to short-circuiting the ageing process... Across the country, scientists are being inexplicably murdered... Suddenly Hal is trapped inside an ever-twisting maze of shocking revelations... ''
Henry N. Beard Bored of the Rings A Parody of J. R. R. Tolkein's The Lord of the Rings Gollancz 2001 First Edition in Hardback First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and a few page edges slightly bumped and creased else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 10.00 ''For more than 30 years rumours have spread of a dark and wicked manuscript that came from out of the fabled West. It tells of the adventures of Frito, his 'faithful' friend Spam, the wizard Goodgulf, Arrowroot the ranger. Legolam the elf and Gimlet the dwarf as they take that ring to the Zazu pits of Fordor... '' Now in its 24th printing - Scarce.
Alexander Beliaev Professor Dowell's Head Collier 1981 First Printing (Paper) Previous owner's name, date and town inside front cover, page edges lightly browned - Very Good to Near Fine Book Introduction by Theodore Sturgeon. 4.00 ''... Written half a century ago, this prophetic novel foresees not only organ transplants but other disturbing phenomena of our time, such as the use of mental hospitals as prisons and the manipulation of the news media. In the heads that Kern 'rescues' from death, we see a poignant parable of mankind's disembodied life in a high-technology age...''
Pamela Belle The Silver City Pan 1995 First Mass Market Edition First Printing (Paper) A little edge and corner rubbing, covers and spine lightly creased - Very Good to Near Fine book 5.00 ''The Ska'I, savage barbarians intent on slaughter, are massing in the hills... Only Halthris of the nomadic Tanathi can warn the beautiful city... a chance encounter on the steppe throws her into a terrifying world of decadent royalty, sinister political intrigue and lethal magic... '' First in the trilogy - scarce.
Gregory Benford Beyond The Fall Of Night Ace/Putnam 1990 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top of spine, place & date on prelim page and top page edges lightly foxed and marked else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket. 5.00 ''... for Alvin of Loronei, the first child born in Diaspar in 4,000 years, there are no barriers. With the aid of robots unknowingly old, Alvin fulfils his dream and escapes... he finds another inhabited city on the far side of the planet... '' Foreword by Arthur Clarke
Gregory Benford (Also as Sterling Blake) Cosm Orbit 1998 First Edition in the UK First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket. 3.00 ''... something goes wrong with a brilliant young physicist's most ambitious experiment... the explosion has left something behind: a sphere the size of a basketball, made of nothing known to science...''
Gregory Benford (Also as Sterling Blake) Cosm Avon 1998 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and page edges a little marked else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 7.50 ''... inside a massive installation of ultra-high-energy scientific equipment, something goes wrong... one of the most significant breakthroughs in history... a wondrous sphere the size of a basketball, made of nothing known to science... a vista on an entirely different universe... ''
Gregory Benford (Also as Sterling Blake) Cosm Orbit 1998 First Edition in the UK First Printing Light spine crease and edges/corners slightly rubbed else Fine Uncorrected Proof. With Publisher's promotion slip 5.00 ''... something goes wrong with a brilliant young physicist's most ambitious experiment... the explosion has left something behind: a sphere the size of a basketball, made of nothing known to science...''
Gregory Benford Eater Eos 2000 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 7.50 ''... a wandering black hole beyond the orbit of Pluto... an encoded message is received from the black hole... the thing is alive, intelligent, its mind residing in powerfully fluctuating fields of electromagnetic energies that radiate outward from its infinitely dense core... it wants a closer look at Earth... and its inhabitants... ''
Gregory Benford (Also as Sterling Blake) Foundation's Fear The Second Foundation Trilogy Orbit 1997 First Edition in the UK First Printing Slightly bumped at top & base of spine & felt pen remainder line along lower page edges else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 5.00 ''Hari Seldon, close to perfecting his theory of Psychohistory, is now a reluctant candidate for the position of First Minister. But there is considerable, and dangerous, opposition to him, and he and his wife... are forced to flee to Trantor... Meanwhile, two simulations of human intelligence escape from human control and prowl the world electronic Net... ''
Gregory Benford Foundation's Fear The Second Foundation Trilogy Orbit 1997 First Edition in the UK First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine, a few page corner tips bruised, heavy black marker line along lower page edges and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket. 4.00 ''Hari Seldon, close to perfecting his theory of Psychohistory, is now a reluctant candidate for the position of First Minister. But there is considerable, and dangerous, opposition to him, and he and his wife... are forced to flee to Trantor... Meanwhile, two simulations of human intelligence escape from human control and prowl the world electronic Net... ''
Gregory Benford Furious Gulf Gollancz 1994 First Edition in the UK First Printing Slightly bumped at base of spine and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket with a touch of wear at the base of the folds 4.00 ''... Greg Benford's eagerly awaited Galactic Centre novel... draws us into a vortex of wonder and danger at the heart of the galaxy... Containing the remnants of humanity from the planet Snowglade, the spaceship Argo hurtles toward an uncertain destiny. But there are whispers of mutiny... and the hostile 'mechs'... pursuing the Argo are drawing ever closer... ''
Gregory Benford In The Ocean Of Night Sidgwick & Jackson 1978 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, with the lamination at the top edge of the rear panel rubbed. 30.00 ''... a new comet is discovered... Icarus is a solid body, and its impact would create a disaster worse than any fusion bomb... Astronaut Nigel Walmsley is sent out to intercept and vaporize Icarus... but what he finds beneath its barren surface moves him to defy orders... '' Scarce
Gregory Benford Matter's End Gollancz 1996 First Edition in the UK First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine else Fine book in slightly creased and rubbed Dust Jacket with a ?fingernail? puncture on the edge of the rear fold 5.00 Freezeframe; Mozart on Morphine; Centigrade 233; Sleepstory; Calibrations and Exercises; Leviathan; Shakers of the Earth; Proselytes; Touches; Nobody Lives on Burton Street; Dark Sanctuary; Side Effect; Knowing Her; Stand-In; Time Guide; We Could Do Worse; Slices; Immortal Night; The Bigger One; Cadenza; Matter's End and Afterword.
Gregory Benford Sailing Bright Eternity Gollancz 1995 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and fore-edge of front board and page edges slightly marked else Fine book in like, slightly creased Dust Jacket with a touch of wear at the top tip of the front fold 5.00 ''... the final chapter of humanity's future has begun and one man... has been alive through it all... An ancient scientist from the distant past... marooned inside an anomaly of time and space. From here he recalls... ''
Gregory Benford The Stars In Shroud Berkley 1978 First Edition Thus First Printing Slightly bumped at top and bruised at base of spine and page edges lightly marked else Fine book in like, slightly rubbed, Dust Jacket. 5.00 Clute - ''...his first solo novel... one of many stories in which humanity's confrontation with aliens proves deeply disturbing... ''
Gregory Benford (Also as Sterling Blake) Tides Of Light Bantam 1989 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and slightly bumped at base of spine and page edges a little marked else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 7.50 ''The centre of our galaxy is magnificent, wondrous - and utterly deadly. Located there is an enormous black hole, a pit into which a million suns have fallen... Against this haunting starscape, a small human band flees from an enemy it cannot hope to combat - enormously superior artificial minds in great insectlike machines... ''
Robert Jackson Bennett Mr. Shivers Orbit 2010 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket. 4.00 ''It is the time of the great depression... Marcus Connelly seeks not a new life, but a death... for the mysterious scarred man who murdered his daughter... Countless others have lost someone to the scarred man... but... the man they are hunting is more than human... ''
Leigh Beresford Fantocine Hale 1981 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top of spine and upper corners, small tear to upper rear gutter cloth, and page edges lightly age-darkened else Fine book in like, slightly rubbed. Dust Jacket with one short (5 mm) tear at top edge of rear panel 5.00 ''To be scion of the hy-Granness was more than just being a thief. Marraign hy-Granness was the son of the finest family of peculators ever to practise the art... ''
Alfred Bester Extro Eyre Methuen 1975 First Edition in the UK First Printing Top mm of spine panel faded and page edges browned else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket with a thin slice of the front panel adjacent to the spine slightly faded, and a few marks on the inside (no show-through) 5.00 ''... Alfred Bester's first science fiction novel in nineteen years... a breathtakingly fast-moving adventure peopled with brilliant, talented, witty eccentrics. Scattered about the overcrowded, frenzied solar system there is a small group of immortals...people become immortal - by dying particularly horribly... ''
Alfred Bester Golem e100 Sidgwick & Jackson 1980 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 browned Dust Jacket. with a couple of tiny edge nicks With Publisher's Review Slip. Illustrated by Jack Gaughan 7.50 ''... In the American mega-city of the future, a group of charming ladies... attempt to raise the Devil... these enchanting ladies manage to create a new one... a manifestation of their collective unconscious that goes on a rampage of rape, torture and murder... ''
Alfred Bester The Deceivers Severn House 1984 First Edition in Hardback First Printing Slightly bumped at top and bruised at base of spine and page edges a little browned else Fine book in like, slightly rubbed, Dust Jacket. 7.50 His last science fiction novel.
John Betancourt Slabs Tavern And Other Uncanny Places W Paul Ganley 1990 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and top page edges lightly marked else Fine book in like Dust Jacket, slightly worn at the top of the spine and top of the folds Facsimile Authorial signature on the Frontispiece 7.50 On the Rocks at Slab's; The Pirates of Caluur; The Last Guardian of Ru Ishti; The Weird of Massal Dey; Well Bottled at Slab's; Faramigon's Eye; The Last Child of Masferigon; The Brothers Lammiat; Cleaning Up at Slab's. Illustrations by George Barr.
John Gregory Betancourt The Dawn of Amber Tetralogy ibooks 2002-5 All are First Edition First Printing Book 1 probably an unissued library book, books 2, 3 & 4 Very Good, all in Near Fine Dust Jacket 25.00 ''... many important questions about Amber and the Courts are left unanswered... ''
Lucia Bibolini Wizardess Born Publish Britannica 2004 First Printing (Paper) Fine book 5.00 ''A dark shadow hangs over the peaceful kingdom of Tanseen. An evil is about to be unleashed... Born at the joining of Prithvi's twin moons, Avaishya... wields the greatest magic, Prithvi has seen in generations... The gods have chosen another three companions to aid the young wizardess... ''
Lloyd Biggle, Jr. This Darkening Universe Millington 1977 First Edition in the UK First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else and page edges a little marked Fine book in like, slightly creased, Dust Jacket. 7.50 ''... Darzek pursues an 'unidentified death force' across the galaxy in an exciting and desperate attempt to analyse and destroy it. He encounters several alien life forms on the way... ''
Anne Billson Stiff Lips Macmillan 1996 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine else Fine book in like, slightly creased, Dust Jacket. 5.00 ''Sophie, Clare's best friend has everything - the natural blonde hair, the money, artistic talent, a deeply attractive... boyfriend and... a beautiful new flat in Notting Hill Gate... Clare's not going to stand back and let her friend have all the fun. If Sophie's got ghosts, then Clare wants them too... a story of girls, ghosts and glitterati.''
Michael Bishop (Also as Philip Lawson with Paul di Filippo) A Funeral For The Eyes Of Fire Kerosina 1989 First Edition in the UK & First Hardback First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and top corners and faint tape residue marks on end papers else Fine book in slightly creased Dust Jacket. 4.00 ''Successfully fusing cultural anthropology, metaphysics and space opera into a story that questions our very understanding of what it is to be human, and what it is to be alien... a book that is thoughtful and colourful, entertaining and informative... ''
Michael Bishop (Also as Philip Lawson with Paul di Filippo) A Funeral For The Eyes Of Fire Kerosina 1989 First Edition in the UK & First Hardback First Printing Limited State Signed by the Author (No 210/250) Fine book in Fine Dust Jacket and box 25.00 This edition heavily revised, and with a new introduction, by the author, and an afterword by Ian Watson. With a similarly bound and numbered copy of Within The Walls of Tyre, a screenplay.
Michael Bishop Transfigurations Gollancz 1980 First Edition in the UK First Printing Bruised at top & base of spine and page edges slightly marked and bumped else Fine book in slightly creased Dust Jacket. 5.00 ''In a clearing of the great forest of the planet Bosk Veld, a strange ape-like species of alien, the Asadi, act out their almost-incomprehensible rituals, rainbow eyes flashing, spinning like pin-wheels. Egon Chaney, in his... study, 'Death and Designation Among the Asadi' has shown how their life-style has degenerated from a level of complex technological sophistication... ''
Zealia Bishop The Curse Of Yig Arkham House 1953 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top & base of spine & page edges & end papers lightly browned else Fine book in lightly rubbed Dust Jacket, with a little wear & creasing at the base of the spine & upper tip of the front fold 75.00 Collects three stories: The Curse Of Yig, Medusa's Coil and The Mound, all revised by H. P. Lovecraft, plus profiles of Lovecraft (A Pupil's View) and August Derleth (A Wisconsin Balzac)
Terry Bisson Fire On The Mountain Arbor House 1988 First Edition Second Printing Small bump at the lower edge of each board else Fine book in like Dust Jacket - with DJ spine lettering slightly off-centre (as usual) 4.00 ''... a world in which the Civil War brought about an independent black nation in the South, and the New World is now a divided utopia on the site of the former United States... ''
Holly Black Tithe A Modern Fairytale Simon & Schuster 2002 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and bumped at base of spine else Fine book in like, slightly rubbed, Dust Jacket. 10.00 ''Kaye is a modern nomad... she travels from city to city with her mother's rock band until an ominous attack forces the sixteen-year-old back to her childhood home. There... Kaye soon finds herself an unwilling pawn in an ancient power struggle between two rival faerie kingdoms - a struggle that could very well mean her death... ''
John Blackburn A Sour Apple Tree Secker & Warburg 1958 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and lower front corner and page edges browned and slightly bumped - Very Good to Near Fine book - no Dust Jacket 5.00 ''Until the previous week General Kirk, of British Intelligence, had been convinced that John Glyde, the notorious broadcasting traitor, had died when Germany collapsed... Was John Glyde alive? And if so, where?... as the list of suicidal murders spread... was there a unifying brain behind them all?'' Weird thriller.
John Blackburn The Cyclops Goblet Cape 1977 First Edition First Printing Bruised at base of spine, worn spot near top corner of front free end paper and page edges marked - Very Good book in rubbed Dust Jacket with a crease in the rear flap. 5.00 ''... the egregious Bill Easter and his partner, the corpulent Peggy, are down on their luck... But why should the Wellington Booths want him to mutilate a Renaissance gold goblet? What has an old flame of Bill's, now in a lunatic asylum, to do with their plans? What is the terrible secret concealed on the lonely island off the coast of Scotland?... ''
Sterling Blake (Gregory Benford) Chiller New English Library 1993 First Edition in the UK First Printing (Paper) Upper front corner creased and signature of John Clute on prelim page else Fine Uncorrected Proof 4.00 ''... Biochemist Alex Cowell... Dr Susan Hegerty... Kathryn Sheffield... on the verge of... cryonics... But the enemy... a man who calls himself George. A computer hacker... he believes the righteous fire of God burns within him... an angel of death... a serial killer with a mission... ''
James Blish (Also as William Atheling, Jr.) A Clash Of Cymbals Faber 1965 Second Impression Bruised at base of spine and lower board edges lightly rubbed else Fine book in lightly rubbed Dust Jacket. 7.50 ''... When the scientists of the wandering planet He, journeying through intergalactic space, heard the sounds of hydrogen atoms coming into existence... they realized they had discovered the birthplace of continuous creation. But they didn't know until later that they had uncovered mankind's Day of Judgment.''
James Blish The Star Trek Reader IV Dutton 1978 First Edition in Hardback First Printing Thus Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like, slightly worn, Dust Jacket. 15.00 ''... These exciting stories are in hardcover for the first time and will provide long-lasting pleasure... as you... join the crew of the Enterprise 'to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilisations, to boldly go where no man has gone before.' ''
Matej Bor (Vladimir Pavsic) A Wanderer In The Atomic Age Drzavna Zalozba Slovenije 1970 First Edition First Printing Small stain on rear end paper and top page edges - Very good book in slightly worn Dust Jacket with tiny material loss at base of spine Translated from the Slovene by Janko Lavrin, Illustrated by Nora Lavrin 5.00 Poem in Slovene with English translation, interleaved with graphic black-and-white illustrations, introduction by Bozidar Borko. ''... a strong poetic expression the potential dilemma of present-day humanity, whether 'to be or not to be'... the possibility that the great advances of contemporary science... can by the flames of hatred be turned into a catastrophe... ''
Alice Borchardt The Dragon Queen Del Rey 2001 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 7.50 ''... Guinevere possesses power... dazzling power to rival even that of Merlin... she travels from an Underworld to an Otherworld of the Past... calling on ancient powers to aid her... Seeking revenge, Merlin banishes Arthur... Now Guinevere must face Merlin's wrath without him... '' First volume in The Tales of Guinevere trilogy.
George Borodin (George Alexis Milkomanovitch Milkomane - also as George Alexis Bankoff, George Braddon, Peter Conway, Alex Redwood and George Sava) Spurious Sun T. Werner Laurie 1948 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine, boards slightly marked, rubbed and bowed and page edges add end papers a little marked - near Very Good book 4.00 Clute - ''... a ponderously told but cogently meditated tale about the effects of a nuclear explosion in Scotland; against the odds, world peace comes closer.''
Ben Bova Kinsman Sidgwick & Jackson 1980 First Edition in the UK First Printing Bruised at base of spine and one signature slightly loose else Near Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 4.00 ''To Chet Kinsman, space held the promise of peace and beauty that Earth denied him - yet it was Kinsman who stained the purity of space with murder. His atonement shaped his life and the destiny of his planet - and drew him inexorably to use, and finally betray, those closest to him.''
Ben Bova Leviathans of Jupiter Tor 2011 First Edition First Printing Bruised at base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 10.00 ''... a new expedition to attempt communication with the leviathans... Piloting a massive ship designed to withstand Jupiter's hostile environment, a team of four young scientists braves the unknown... ''
Ben Bova Saturn Tor 2003 First Edition in the US First Printing Slightly bumped at base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 5.00 ''Earth groans under the rule of fundamentalist political regimes... Freedom and opportunity exist in space, for those with the nerve and skill to run the risks... a great ark on a one-way expedition... to Saturn... the greatest secret of all, the real purpose of the expedition... ''
Ben Bova The Aftermath Hodder & Stoughton 2007 First Edition in the UK First Printing Bruised at top & base of spine else Fine book in like, slightly creased, Dust Jacket. 7.50 ''... Low on fuel, her communications destroyed, the ore ship Syracuse flees towards deep space with fifteen-year-old Theo Zacharias at the helm... Three years later... the man who now calls himself Dorn - the destroyer of Chrysalis - roams space... He encounters Theo... ''
Ben Bova The Rock Rats The Asteroid Wars: 2 Hodder & Stoughton 2002 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top & base of spine, a small mark on front free end paper & pre-lim page, & page edges lightly browned else Fine book in slightly creased Dust Jacket. 7.50 ''... Martin Humphries - the fabulously wealthy, coldly ruthless owner of the greatest space-based industrial giant - has been checked, but his malice and ambition remain... piracy, sabotage and murder.'' Sequel to The Precipice.
Ben Bova Vengeance Of Orion Severn House 1988 First Edition in the UK First Printing Bruised at base of spine else Fine book in slightly rubbed, price clipped, Dust Jacket. 4.00 ''... the compelling sequel to... Orion... the mystical world of the Great Hunter, an immortal being who is the champion of mankind... a haunting tale of Orion's love and loss... set against the glittering backdrop of ancient Greece... ''
Ben Bova Voyagers III Star Brothers Methuen 1990 First Edition in the UK First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and page edges browned else Fine book in slightly rubbed and creased Dust Jacket with a little wear at the tips of the folds 7.50 ''... Keith Stoner is a man with a mission. Since his return from Space, fifteen years ago, he has used the superhuman powers invested in him by his Star Brother to work tirelessly towards peace and economic stability... But... the process of Nanotechnology... could mean the self-destruction of the human race. Only he may be able to stop the evil forces... ''
John Bowen After The Rain Faber 1958 First Edition First Printing Bruised at base of spine, slight spine lean, a few page corners creased, page edges slightly foxed and traces of plate removed from front fixed end paper else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket with red lettering on spine panel a little faded. 20.00 Clute - ''... his sf novel proper...in which a lunatic inventor starts a second Flood. Most of the novel takes place on a satirically convenient raft of fools, where survivors of the disaster act out their humanness and win through in the end only because of the dour fanaticism of one person. '' Later turned into a stage play. Uncommon.
Chris Boyce Catchworld Gollancz 1975 First Edition First Printing Bumped at top and slightly bumped at base of spine, corners bruised and page edges foxed else Fine book in slightly bumped Dust Jacket. 7.50 Clute - ''his most important work to date... joint winner of the Gollancz/Sunday Times SF Novel Award.. an ornate, sometimes overcomplicated tale combining sophisticated brain-computer interfaces and space opera; the transcendental bravura of the book's climax is memorable... ''
T. C. Boyle A Friend Of The Earth Bloomsbury 2000 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and top front and lower rear corners bruised also some signatures slightly browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 5.00 ''It's 2025. Tyrone O' Shaughnessy Tierwater is ekeing out a bleak living in southern California, managing a pop-star's private menagerie, holding some of the last surviving animals in the world. Global warming is a reality, Once... Ty was so serious about environmental causes that as an ecoterrorist... he had endangered the lives of both... his daughter... and his wife... ''
Ray Bradbury Quicker Than The Eye Severn House 1999 First Edition in the UK First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine, lower board edges slightly rubbed and page edges lightly marked else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 7.50 Underseaboat Doktor; Zaharoff/Richter Mark V; Remember Sascha?; Another Fine Mess; The Electrocution; Hopscotch; The Finnegan; That Woman on the Lawn; The Very Gentle Murders; Dorian in Excelcus; No News, or What Killed the Dog and 10 others and an afterword
Scott Bradfield Animal Planet Picador 1995 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top of spine and page edges a little marked else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. Signed by the Author on the Title Page 7.50 ''On Animal Planet, animals possess the ability ton talk as well as any human being. They rebel... breaking out of zoos and leaving homes to live as independent beings... a steady job... Charlie the Crow, rabble-rouser and avian revolutionary... becomes a media celebrity... Everyone wants a piece of Charlie's radical action... ''
Scott Bradfield The History Of Luminous Motion Bloomsbury 1989 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and lower edge of front board a little dulled by damp else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket with a little damp marking at the lower edge (no show-through). 4.00 ''... a seven-year-old... Philip likes... A life of random driving and random men... So when his Mother meets Pedro, and Philip finds himself with a room of his own, going to school and trembling under the threat of a birthday party, he is not the best pleased. His revenge, when it comes, is terrible and slow... ''
Scott Bradfield The Secret Life Of Houses Unwin Hyman 1988 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine else Fine book in like, slightly rubbed and creased, Dust Jacket. Signed by the Author on the Title Page 5.00 ''In this outstanding collection of short stories Scott Bradfield bears witness to the alien and desperate dreams we create and inhabit in the wasteland of our transient, acquisitive society. Funny and disturbing... '' '... his best stories appear in The Secret Life of Houses (expanded later as Greetings From Earth)... '' - Clute
Scott Bradfield What's Wrong With America Picador 1994 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and top page edges a little marked else Fine book in like Dust Jacket with a crease running the length of the front flap 5.00 ''Tired of living with Marvin, her unloving, cantankerous husband, Emma O'Hallahan shoots him in the back of his head and buries him in the garden. From then on her daily routine is thrown into turmoil, her life becoming increasingly distorted as she rebels against her old self - filling her fridge with frozen TV dinners, Kit-Kats, and brandy...'' Scarce.
Marion Zimmer Bradley Black Trillium Grafton 1991 First Edition in the UK First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and lower front corner bruised else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. With Publisher's Review sheet 5.00 ''... Late one stormy night three infant princesses are born. As each baby is placed into her mother's arms, so the Archmage Binah bestows on her a gift of great power: a pendant containing a bud of the long-extinct Black Trillium. One day that power will be all that protects the princesses from certain doom... ''
Marion Zimmer Bradley Exile's Song: A Novel of Darkover Daw 1996 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top of spine and corners, and slightly bumped at base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 5.00 ''She was Margaret Alton, the daughter of... the Darkovan representative to the Terran Imperial Senate, but she remembered almost nothing about the planet of her birth, or her early and tumultuous childhood... Beneath the Red Sun... Margaret slowly unravelled the veiled and mysterious secrets of her heritage... driven by a destiny more dreadful than any nightmare... ''
Marion Zimmer Bradley Falcons Of Narabedla Severn House 1991 First Edition in Hardback First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in Dust Jacket with a couple of small wear spots at corners. 5.00 '' - where the Rainbow Cities gleam in every colour imaginable, under the light of twin suns - Where lush flowers croon a song of death in the gardens of Karamy the Golden... and their victims are never found - Where falcons with human intelligence hunt in the forests, but seek no ordinary prey... ''
Marion Zimmer Bradley Lady Of Avalon Viking 1997 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and slight spine lean else Fine book in slightly creased Dust Jacket where the foil inlay is slightly tarnished 5.00 ''... spans the creation of Avalon itself and foreshadows the birth of the legendary King Arthur. Here. we meet three remarkable holy women who steer the fortunes of Roman Britain as they struggle with their on destinies... ''
Marion Zimmer Bradley Priestess Of Avalon HarperCollins 2000 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket. 5.00 ''As the Merlin of Britannia keeps his vigil atop the Tor of Avalon, Rian, the High Priestess of Avalon, dies giving birth. The girl... shall stand at the turning of the Age, the gateway between two worlds... '' Last of the Avalon series, completed by Diana L. Paxson.
Marion Zimmer Bradley Sharra's Exile Severn House 1995 First Separate & Trade Hardback Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket, with a ca 15mm tear at the top of the rear fold 5.00 '' The Age of Chaos had almost destroyed civilisation on the planet of the Bloody Sun. Even the most dangerous Matrix on all Darkover, the legendary Sharra, had been exiled to the far-off Terran empire. But now the Sharra was back, embodied in the image of a chained woman wreathed in flames... ''
Marion Zimmer Bradley The Inheritor Viking 1997 First Edition First Printing Light pressure mark on cover, corners slightly rubbed, page edges lightly marked - Very Good to Near Fine book 3.00 ''Leslie Barneshas just bought her first home, overlooking San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge. It seems the perfect place for Leslie and her sister, a brilliant young musician... but as soon as they move in , a plague of dark events begins... To her horror, Leslie realises that she's living in a vortex of magical power... ''
Marion Zimmer Bradley The Shadow Matrix A Novel Of Darkover Daw 1997 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and spine slightly 'dished' else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket. 5.00 ''... When she began to hear fragments of speech, words which had never been voiced, Margaret learned that she had the Alton gift - forced rapport and compulsion 0- one of the strongest and most dangerous of the inherited laran gifts... '' Sequel to Exile's Song
Marion Zimmer Bradley Thendara House Severn House 1995 First Trade & Separate Hardback Edition First Printing Fine book in slightly creased Dust Jacket. 10.00 ''It was a place on Darkover where the Order of the Renunciates dwelled - women known as Free Amazons, who had renounced all subservience to men... To Thendara House came the Terran Magda... The cross-currents of these two cultures - one male dominated, one egalitarian, bring into focus all the deepest questions of love and marriage... of male and female... of justice and injustice.''
Marion Zimmer Bradley Tiger Burning Bright Morrow/AvoNova 1995 First Edition First Printing Bruised at base of spine, spine slightly twisted and one small speck on top page edges else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 5.00 ''Long has the House of the Tiger ruled Merina - guiding the tiny merchant city/state wisely and skillfully in times of peace and prosperity. But now the Emperor Balthasar has come to devour and destroy... Three courageous women stand between the Emperor and his triumph... ''
Marion Zimmer Bradley Web of Darkness Richard Drew 1985 First Hardback & Combined Edition First Printing Shallow (?fingernail?) indentation in front board, else Fine book in like Dust Jacket with a small puncture on the spine panel 10.00 ''... Atlantis is no longer a dim memory, but a living world where human emotions and weaknesses disturb the delicate balance of unseen powers... '' Scarce
Rebecca Bradley Lady In Gil Gollancz 1996 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top edge of front board else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. With Publisher's Press Release 5.00 ''For more than seventy years the magical statue of the Lady In Gil has laid hidden as the island kingdom groans under the barbed heel of the accursed Sherank... the exiled Scions of Oballef... armed with the Heroic Code... disappeared into the maw of the Gilgard, never to be seen again... '' Followed by Scion's Lady and Lady Pain.
Rebecca Bradley Lady Pain Gollancz 1998 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine else Fine book in slightly worn Dust Jacket with one small tear. 4.00 ''... At the dawn of the world. the Old Ones called it the Harashil. A thousand years before, Oballef called it the Lady in Gil. Tigrallef calls it the Pain - when he's being polite. For more than twenty years he has carried it inside him, a private demon dutifully bent on bringing down the world and everything inside it... '' Third in the Trilogy
Gillian Bradshaw In Winter's Shadow Eyre Methuen 1982 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine, top corners bruised and small (pin shaft) spot on top page edges else Fine book in Dust Jacket with 7 mm tear at top edge of front panel adjacent to spine, with a little associated creasing. 10.00 ''At the heart of In Winter's Shadow stands the isolated figure of Gwynhwyfar, beloved wife of the emperor Arthur Pendragon. Her devotion to the cause of Arthur's empire - a refuge of peace and order in the turbulent darkness of sixth century Britain - is as passionate as her husband's, yet her response to the massing forces which threaten its future is very much her own... ''
Rebecca Brand (Suzy McKee Charnas) The Ruby Tear Forge 1997 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top & base of spine else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket. Including word-processed, 2-page, stapled review with hand-written comment signed Susie Mc 7.50 ''... actress Jessamyn Croft... has almost recovered from the accident that nearly crippled her... her fiancé, Nicolas Griffin... won't answer her calls or letters... doing everything he can to keep her out of his new play, The Jewel... this must all have something to do with the curse on Nicolas's family... and the mysterious... gemstone known as... The Ruby Tear.''
Paul Brandon Swim the Moon Tor 2001 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 5.00 ''... Scottish fiddle-player Richard Brennan... scratches out a living playing music. The land welcomes him like a prodigal returned. And he meets Alish, the enigmatic young woman whose ethereal singing haunts the bay by moonlight. And, one by one, the hidden secrets of the past are unlocked... both terrifying and fantastic... ''
Libba Bray A Great and Terrible Beauty Delacorte 2003 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top & base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 7.50 ''... sixteen-year-old Gemma is... sent to the Spence Academy in London after tragedy strikes her family in India. Lonely, guilt-ridden, and prone to visions of the future that have an uncomfortable habit of coming true... it's at Spence that Gemma's power to attract the supernatural unfolds... ''
Chaz Brenchley The Refuge Hodder & Stoughton 1989 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges browned and slightly marked else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. Signed by the Author on the Title Page 15.00 ''... Mandy Thompson is fifteen and pregnant... Tia Sharif is sixteen and about to be sent... to meet the husband they have arranged for her to marry... Keri Hughes is also sixteen and terrified... meet in the refuge... Owned by a mysterious doctor. run by... a young man with demons of his own... the nightmare is only just about to begin... ''
David Brin Brightness Reef Book One of a New Uplift Trilogy Orbit 1996 First Edition in the UK First Printing Top front corner bruised and page edges browned else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket 3.00 ''On the distant planet of Jipo, six exiled races live side by side. Only ancient relics from their home planets... and the crumbling ruins of the mysterious and god-like Buyur remind the dispossessed of a more noble past,... The races of Jijo, it seems, have been forgotten, along with whatever crimes they committed. But for how long ?... ''
David Brin Earth Bantam 1990 First Edition First Printing - Issued Simultaneously Bruised at top & base of spine & corners & page edges lightly age-darkened else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket. 5.00 ''... It's fifty years from tomorrow. A microscopic black hole has accidentally fallen into the Earth's core... ''
David Brin Glory Season Orbit 1993 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 5.00 ''Long ago the Founding Mothers left old Earth and the Phylum Worlds, seeking to reforge human destiny. Through genetic wizardry, they have altered human genetic patterns. For most of the year, any child born on the planet Stratos is a clone of her mother... Only in summer are 'vars' conceived - old fashioned, gene-mixed girls, and even sometimes boys... ''
David Brin Heaven's Reach The Final Book of the New Uplift Trilogy Bantam 1998 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and front corners bruised else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 5.00 ''... he concludes this second trilogy with his most imaginative and emotionally powerful novel to date - the shattering epic of a universe poised on the brink of revelation... or annihilation... ''
David Brin Heaven's Reach The Final Book of the Second Uplift Trilogy Orbit 1999 First Edition in the UK First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in slightly creased Dust Jacket. 4.00 ''... he concludes this second trilogy with his most imaginative and emotionally powerful novel to date - the shattering epic of a universe poised on the brink of revelation... or annihilation... ''
David Brin Infinity's Shore Book Two of a New Uplift Trilogy Bantam 1996 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and slightly bumped at base of spine else Fine book in slightly creased Dust Jacket. 5.00 ''... an epic of passion, imagination, and adventure, as a peaceful planet with a strange hybrid culture collides with an enigmatic Galactic empire... ''
Kristen Britain The High King's Tomb Daw 2007 First Edition Third Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 4.00 ''... Karigan G'ladheon was now a seasoned Green Rider - an experienced member of the magical messenger corps of the king... But during her first year... a rogue magician had cracked the mighty D'Yer Wall, and tainted magic, from Blackveil Forest had begun to leak into Sacoridia... '' Third in the series
Valeri Briussov The Fiery Angel A Sixteenth Century Romance Spearman 1975 First Edition Thus First Printing (Translated by Ivor Montagu and Sergei Nalbandov) Bumped at top and slightly bumped at base of spine, lower rear corner slightly bumped, corners slightly rubbed, rear end papers lightly marked, a couple of page corners creased and page edges lightly age-darkened - Good book 5.00 ''... a dramatic re-creation of a sixteenth-century world in which the forces of demonology and witchcraft are real and powerful... '' ''Briussof's masterpiece, and one of the great witchcraft novels.''- Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural ''One of the most remarkable novels ever written on the subject of magic and witchcraft.'' - Colin Wilson
Keith Brooke (Also as Nick Gifford) Expatria Gollancz 1991 First Edition First Printing Slightly/bumped at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. With Publisher's Review Slip 3.00 ''The descendants of Expatria's first colonists from Earth have rejected technology. When Mathias Hanrahan, heir to the primacy of newest Delhi, wants to re-introduce the old ways he is framed for his father's murder and forced to flee... After a millennia-long silence, Earth has re-discovered its colony; but the intentions of the visitors are far from clear... ''
Keith Brooke Genetopia Pyr/Prometheus 2006 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket. 7.50 ''The story of the last true humans... a young nman in search of his possibly abducted sister where nano- and biotechnology have transformed and accelerated the evolution of humans and their strangely altered surroundings... ''
Terry Brooks First King Of Shannara Legend 1996 First Edition First Printing - Issued Simultaneously Slightly bumped at top & base of spine & page edges lightly foxed & a little browned else Fine book in Fine Dust Jacket. 5.00 ''... dark forces were on the move from the Northlands... seemingly invincible armies of trolls were fast conquering all that lay to their south... the scouts for the army... were Skull Bearers, disfigured and transformed Druids who had fallen prey to the seduction of the magic arts... at the heart of the evil tide was an archmage and former Druid named Brona!... ''
Terry Brooks High Druid Of Shannara Jarka Ruus Earthlight 2003 First Edition in the UK First Printing Slightly bumped at top of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 5.00 ''Twenty years have passed since the events told in The Voyage Of The Jerle Shannara trilogy... ''
Terry Brooks High Druid Of Shannara Straken Simon & Schuster 2005 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top of spine and across top edge of rear board else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. With Publisher's promotional sheet 5.00 ''Young Penderrin Ohmsford has been charged with the daunting task of rescuing his aunt Grianne, Ard Rhys of the Druid order, from her forced exile in the terrifying dimension of all things damned... ''
Terry Brooks Hook A Novel Arrow 1991 First Edition First Printing - Issued Simultaneously Bruised at top & base of spine, a few page corners lightly creased & a couple of spots of foxing on top page edges else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket with the price removed 5.00 ''What if Peter Pan grew up? And what if, on a visit to London, his own children disappeared from their nursery and a mysterious note was left behind which led Peter back to the notorious Captain Hook?... '' Based on screenplay by Jim V. Hart and Malia Scotch Marmo and with 8 pages of colour photographs
Terry Brooks Star Wars Episode 1 The Phantom Menace Del Rey 1999 First Edition First Printing - Issued Simultaneously Bruised at top and base of spine and lower page edges slightly marked else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 5.00 ''... A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, an evil legacy long believed dead is stirring... ''
Terry Brooks The Dark Legacy Of Shannara Book Two: Bloodfire Quest Orbit 2013 First Edition First Printing - Issued Simultaneously Bruised at top & base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 5.00 ''The quest for the long-lost Elfstones has drawn the leader of the Druid order and her followers into the hellish dimension known as Forbidding, where the most dangerous creatures banished from the Four Lands are imprisoned... the hunt for the powerful talismans that can save the world has become a series of great challenges... ''
Terry Brooks The Elf Queen Of Shannara Del Rey 1992 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and a couple of page corners creased else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket. 4.00 '' ' Find the Elves and return them to the lands of men!' the shade of the Druid Allanon had ordered Wren. It was clearly an impossible task. The elves had been gone... for more than a hundred years... No one in the Westlands knew of them - except, finally, the Aldreshag... '' Book Three of The Heritage of Shannara
Terry Brooks The Voyage of the Jerle Shannara Earthlight 2001-2 First Edition in the UK First Printings (Three volumes) Bruised at top and/or base of spines, page edges a little browned, volume one with light spine creases and a slight spine lean else Fine copies in like Dust Jacket. 10.00 ''When the body of a half-drowned elf is found floating in the seas of the Blue Divide, an old mystery resurfaces. Thirty years ago, the elven prince Kael Elessedil led an expedition in search of a legendary magic said to be more ancient, more powerful, than any in the world... ''
Terry Brooks The Voyage of the Jerle Shannara Book Two Antrax Earthlight 2001 First Edition in the UK First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine, a couple of page corners folded and page edges a little marked else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 4.00 ''... the crew aboard the airship Jerle Shannara is attacked by evil forces, the druid's protégé... and his companions are pursued by the mysterious Ilse Witch... there is something alive in Castledown. Something not human, and old beyond reckoning... Antrax... ''
John Brosnan The Sky Lords St. Martin's Press 1991 First Edition in the US First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and page edges lightly browned and marked else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 4.00 ''Centuries in the future, after the world has been devastated by the Gene Wars, the scattered remnants of humanity struggle against both the spreading biological blight on the ground and the great airships that dominate the skies... '' First of the trilogy.
Robertski Brothers (Adam Roberts) The Mcatrix Derided Gollancz 2004 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. Signed by the Author on the Prelim Page 4.00 ''Gordon (or 'Nemo' as he's known in the internet chatrooms) finds himself rudely awakened to the reality of his mundane existence. Far from being a workaday Database Coordinator, he is the inadvertent slave of Evil Machine Intelligences... who are keeping his body sealed... while distracting his mind with an elaborate virtual world... ''
Eric Brown New York Nights Book One in the Virex Trilogy Gollancz 2000 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at base of spine & page edges lightly browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. Signed by the Author on the Title Page 7.50 ''2040. New York is crowded with the lost. Refugees from the radioactive eastern seaboard, the splintered remains of a society in freefall... when Hal is asked to find a missing computer tech... he is pulled into a bizarre world of counter-cultures intertwined with exotic virtual reality domains... ''
Eric Brown The Time-Lapsed Man And Other Stories Drunken Dragon 1990 First Edition in Hardback First Printing Fine book in Dust Jacket with front panel foil lettering slightly rubbed. 7.50 ''... In the seven stories and one novella in this first collection, a fine story-telling ability combines with originality to create seven fantastic tales of tomorrow (and one of yesterday) imbued with ecstasy and terror, love and redemption...''
N. M. Browne Basilisk Bloomsbury 2004 First Edition First Printing (Paper) A few page corners slightly bumped else Fine book 3.00 ''The Combers live like spiders among endless tunnels linked by rope networks and slippery rock faces. In the beautiful city overhead live the Abovers. These two worlds should never meet, but then the body of a murdered Abover appears in the combes... ''
John K. H. Brunner (Also as Henry Crosstrees, Jr., Ellis Quick & Keith Woodcott) A Maze of Stars Del Rey 1991 First Edition First Printing Corners slightly bumped else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. From the Library of the Author - with his bookplate on the front fixed end paper. 15.00 ''... over six hundred planets had been seeded with human stock by... the Ship. And on each of these worlds, the memory of the Ship had faded into legend... But the Ship still endured... However, it had somehow been damaged in ways even its computer mind could not fathom... '' Pre-dated the Easton Press 'First edition' by some two months.
John K. H. Brunner (Also as Henry Crosstrees, Jr., Ellis Quick & Keith Woodcott) Good Men Do Nothing Hodder & Stoughton 1970 First Edition First Printing Page edges a little marked else Fine book in slightly worn and marked Dust Jacket. John Brunner's copy, with his bookplate on the front fixed end paper 20.00 ''... now and then you come across a man who sums up all by himself the reasons why the devil had to be invented. Curfew crossed the path of someone like that... The trail led him to Greece... Marked out by his colour, at the mercy of the whole efficient police-state, risking death and worse than death... ''
John K. H. Brunner Honky In The Woodpile Constable 1971 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine, top edge of front board and corners, and top page edges foxed else Fine book in like Dust Jacket with spine panel background faded From the Library of the Author with his bookplate on the front fixed end paper. 15.00 ''Black, brilliant and embittered, Max Curfew was also boiling mad... What he found in Madrugada... was totally new in his experience - a reign of terror nurtured by black magic... ''
John K. H. Brunner (Also as Henry Crosstrees, Jr., Ellis Quick & Keith Woodcott) Life In An Explosive Forming Press Poets Trust 1970 First Edition First Printing (Paper) Covers slightly age-browned and marked else Fine book From the Library of the Author with his bookplate inside front cover and Signed on Title Page. 25.00 Twenty Eight poems in 31 pages... scarce. It is most unusual for a book that has come from John's library to be additionally signed by him - possibly this copy was a gift to his wife (Marjorie) and thus was signed, gifted, and then remained in the house with them...
John K. H. Brunner Life In An Explosive Forming Press Poets Trust 1970 First Edition First Printing (Paper) Small faint mark on cover else Fine book From the Library of the Author with his bookplate inside cover 20.00 Twenty Eight poems in 31 pages... scarce.
John K. H. Brunner Players At The Game of People Doubleday (S.F.B.C.) 1980 First Edition First Printing (Code K40 on P. 212 = week 40/1980) Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and page edges foxed else Fine book in slightly worn and creased Dust Jacket with a small chip missing from the top of the spine panel From the Library of the Author - with his bookplate on the front fixed end paper. 7.50 ''... Suppose you could make your dreams come true, simply by lending your body to an unknown, superior being. Would you consider it a good bargain, or fear that you'd bartered your soul?''
John K. H. Brunner The Crucible of Time Del Rey (S.F.B.C.) 1984 (Code O08 on P. 367 = week 8/1984) Bruised at top and base of spine and across a few page lower edges and page edges a little marked else Fine book in torn, creased and worn Dust Jacket. From the Library of the Author - with his bookplate on front fixed end paper 7.50 ''Life - an individual's, a culture's or a civilisation's - can be too interesting. And so it had become for the people of a world crawling across the rubble-strewn arm of a spiral galaxy. They had always lived in an environment that was... daunting... to survive the race would have to abandon the planet. And... invent spacecraft... ''
John K. H. Brunner The Days Of March Kerosina 1988 First Edition First Printing (Paper) Spine panel background brown faded to green else Fine book John Brunner's copy, with his bookplate inside the front cover 7.50 ''Their names where Micky and Gordon, Junius, Dave. Ordinary enough folk perhaps; but with a burning conviction in their cause. In support of it, they marched; with their jazz bands and their babies, their banners and their faith. They marched for the future... '' Published to coincide with the thirtieth anniversary of the first Aldermaston CND March
John K. H. Brunner The Days Of March Kerosina 1988 First Edition First Printing Page edges a little marked else Fine book in like Dust Jacket with the spine panel background brown faded to green John Brunner's copy, with his bookplate on the front fixed end paper 15.00 ''Their names where Micky and Gordon, Junius, Dave. Ordinary enough folk perhaps; but with a burning conviction in their cause. In support of it, they marched; with their jazz bands and their babies, their banners and their faith. They marched for the future... '' Published to coincide with the thirtieth anniversary of the first Aldermaston CND March
John K. H. Brunner The Stone That Never Came Down Doubleday 1973 (Later Issue with P17 on page 206) Bruised at top and base of spine, boards faintly mottled and page edges a little browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. From the Library of the Author - with his bookplate on the reverse of the prelim page. 10.00 ''... Europe trembles on the brink of holocaust; unemployment, inflation, and poverty are rampant; cities crumble from neglect; incompetent governments topple to military coups; bands of 'godheads' bearing crosses they are all too willing to use as clubs commit acts of vandalism, violence, even murder. The only hope... lies in a mysterious new drug... ''
John K. H. Brunner Three Complete Novels Wing 1995 First Combined Edition First Printing (C.O.T.T. First Hardback, T.T.O.T. First Trade Hardback Edition) Bruised at top and base of spine, top corners bumped and page edges a little browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. From the Library of the Author - with his bookplate on front fixed end paper 10.00 ''... a near-future London, haunted by crime, disease and corruption... ... A pair of lovers stranded on a magical Greek isle begin a mysterious romantic interlude. A cosmic time trip transports the pair, chapter by chapter, deeper and deeper into history... the planet is beset with plagues, radical climate swings and meteoric bombardment... ''
John K. H. Brunner Total Eclipse Weidenfeld & Nicolson 1975 First Edition in the UK First Printing Bruised at top of spine, cloth a little faded in places, end papers slightly damp-marked and page edges lightly marked else Fine book in slightly worn and torn Dust Jacket lightly damp-marked inside the rear flap (no show-through) With the Author's Bookplate on the front fixed end paper 7.50 ''What became of mankind's nearest neighbours? A step from Earth, as cosmic distance, goes intelligence appeared at Sigma Draconis. The native species understood techniques not known to humans. They worked miracles with living tissue... But the Draconians are dead... a hundred thousand years... ''
Steven Brust Agyar Tor 1993 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and bruised at base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 5.00 ''What if you could live for centuries, and the only price was your soul... ? Agyar is a man who has paid this price. Born over a century ago... he found... immortality in a woman's blood-red lips... ''
Steven Brust Dragon Tor 1998 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 7.50 ''... Vlad returns in a sweeping new saga of treachery, deception, and dark magics that at last reveal the untold story... the cataclysmic battle at the Walls of Baritt's tomb... ''
Steven Brust Dzur Tor 2006 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top & base of spine, a few lower page corners slightly creased, page edges a little marked & top corner of rear board a little damp-marked else Fine book in like Dust Jacket internally damp-marked at the top of the spine & top edge of rear panel (no show-through). 5.00 ''... Now Vlad's back in Adrilankha. The rackets he used to run are now under the control of the mysterious 'Left Hand of the Jhereg' a secretive cabal of women who answer to no one... His old enemies aren't sure whether they want to kill him, or talk to him and then kill him... ''
Steven Brust Five Hundred Years After Tor 1994 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and lower corners else Fine book in like Dust Jacket with a small (2mm) split at the base of the front fold 7.50 ''... a glittering sequel to his bestselling The Phoenix Guards, reuniting our heroes Khaavren, Pel, Aerich and Tazendra in Dragaera City, five hundred years after the events of the previous book... just in time for an uprising that threatens to destroy the Imperial Orb itself... ''
Steven Brust Freedom and Necessity Tor 1997 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and lower edge of front board bruised else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket. 7.50 ''... Told through letters, diaries, and real contemporary documents, this unique novel... leads the reader through every corner of mid-nineteenth-century Britain... a profusion of guns, swordfights, family intrigues, women disguised as men, secret societies, occult pursuits, philosophical discussions and passionate romance... and a mysterious, magical underplot that will astonish... ''
Steven Brust Issola Tor 2001 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 4.00 ''On the run from house Jhereg, which he double-crossed, Vlad Taltos has been living far too long in the woods... Then suddenly he's found by... Lady Teldra... has come to ask for Vlad's help... After all, what's a little cosmic battle with beings who control time and space?... ''
Steven Brust Jhegaala Tor 2008 First Edition First Printing Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 5.00 ''... with the criminal Jhereg organisation out to eliminate him, Vlad decides to hide out among his relatives... The witches coven that every... city should have is nowhere in evidence... Then a terrible thing happens... ''
Steven Brust The Lord of Castle Black Book Two of the Viscount of Adrilankha Tor 2003 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped and faded at base of spine and lower edge of front board also slightly faded else Fine book in like, slightly rubbed, Dust Jacket. 5.00 ''Journeys! Intrigues! Sword fights! Young persons having adventures! Beloved older characters having adventures, too! Quests! Battles! Romance! Snappy dialogue! Extravagant food! And the missing heir to the Imperial Throne!... '' Sequel to The Paths of the Dead. Afterword by Neil Gaiman
Steven Brust The Phoenix Guards Tor 1991 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and corners bruised else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 7.50 ''... a very different tale that takes place almost a thousand years before Vlad's birth... a delightful fantasy homage to the swashbucklers of Dumas and Sabatini... Khaavren... is a landless son of fallen nobility, possessor of a good sword, and 'tolerably well acquainted with its use.' Along with three loyal friends, he enthusiastically seeks out adventure and romance... ''
Steven Brust To Reign In Hell Steeldragon Press 1984 First Edition First Printing Limited State Signed By The Author & Illustrator (No. 636/1000) Bruised at top and base of spine, a couple of pieces of decorative spine foil blocking missing and page edges marked - Good book in slightly worn, torn and marked Dust Jacket. Illustrated by Kathy Marschall 15.00 ''The time is The Beginning, and the place is Heaven, newly wrested from the chaos that surrounds it. Under the gentle advisorship of the seven Firstborn - Yaweh, Satan, Michael, Raphael, Lucifer, Belial and Leviathan - there is peace. But Heaven's very existence is threatened... Yaweh... conceives the Plan... '' Introduction by Roger Zelazny.
Col Buchanan Farlander The Heart of the World Book One Tor (UIK) 2010 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top of spine and slight spine lean else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket. 5.00 ''The Heart of the World is in strife. For fifty years the Holy Empire of Mann, an empire and religion born from a nihilistic urban cult, has been conquering nation after nation. Their leader, Holy Matriarch Sateen, ruthlessly maintains control... The Mercian Free Ports are the only confederacy yet to fall... it's only a matter of time... ''
Algis Budrys The Furious Future Gollancz 1964 First Hardback Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine, top page edges a little foxed and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in slightly stained and torn Dust Jacket with the price crossed out and eroded at the corners and top and base of the spine panel. 5.00 Introduction; Silent Brother; Between the Dark and the Daylight; And Then She Found Him; The Skirmisher; The Man Who Tasted Ashes; Lower Than Angels; Conflict Between Equals; Dream of Victory and The Peasant Girl
Lois McMaster Bujold Captain Vorpatril's Alliance Baen 2012 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and bruised at top edge of front board else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. Signed by the Author on a BAEN sticker on the pre-lim page 20.00 ''Captain Ivan Vorpatril... had the dubious fortune of the hyperactive Miles Vorkosigan as a cousin... his current duty is on the planet Komarr... far from both his cousin and his mother... It's an easy assignment and nobody is shooting at him. What could go wrong?... ''
Lois McMaster Bujold Dreamweaver's Dilemma: Short Stories And Essays NESFA 1998 First Edition First Printing Limited State (No. 615/1015) Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 25.00 Through Darkest Adolescence with Lois McMaster Bujold or Thank You, But I Already Have a Life by Lillian Stewart Carl; The Adventure of the Lady on the Embankment; Barter; Garage Sale; The Hole Truth; Dreamweaver's Dilemma; The Mountains of Mourning; My First Novel; Beyond Genre Barriers with 9 more pieces (3 by SL)
Lois McMaster Bujold Komarr A Miles Vorkosigan Adventure Baen 1998 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and bruised at base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket with the front cover metallic lettering slightly tarnished. 12.50 ''Komarr could be a garden - with a thousand more years work. or an uninhabitable wasteland if terraforming fails. Now the solar mirror vital to the terraforming... has been shattered... The Emperor of Barrayar sends his newest Imperial Auditor, Lord Miles Vorkosigan, to find out why... ''
Emma Bull Double Feature Nesfa 1994 First Edition First Printing (Unnumbered/1000) Bruised at top and base of spine, boards slightly bowed and top page edges lightly marked else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 7.50 Introduction by Patrick & Teresa Nielsen Hayden; Visionary, Why I Write Fantasy, The Rending Dark, Badu's Luck, The Well-Made Plan, A Bird That Whistles & Wonders of the Invisible World by Emma Bull; Captured Moments, Bound Things, A Happy Birthday, Six Days Outside the Year, Time Travel, the Artifact, and a Famous Historical Personage by Will Shetterly; Danceland Blood; by Emma Bull & Will Shetterly; Emma Bull & Will Shetterly Bibliography & Biography
Emma Bull Territory Tor 2007 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and top page edges lightly browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket 7.50 ''Tombstone, Arizona, in 1881... veins of silver run like ley lines under the earth, a network of power... Above the ground... A magician can drain his friends' strength to strengthen himself, and can place his friends between himself and danger. The one with the most friends stands to win the territory... ''
Melvin Burgess Bloodtide Andersen Press 1999 First Edition Bumped at top of spine & page edges lightly marked else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 3.00 ''London is in ruins, in the hands of two warring families of ganglords... To cement a truce... Val Volson offers Conor the hand of his fourteen-year-old daughter Signy. The wedding feast is interrupted by the dramatic coming to life of a mysterious one-eyed prisoner. The people are in no doubt that it is the god Odin...
Cliff Burns Righteous Blood PS Publishing 2002 First Edition First Printing Limited State Signed By The Author (No. 66/300) Slightly bumped at top and base of spine else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket with a little wear at the fold tips 5.00 Introduced and signed by Tim Lebbon. ''... a compelling and troubling look at evil in our time. in two provocative novellas... the Canadian author casts and unsparing eye on evil in a variety of guises... ''
Jim Butcher Princeps Fury Book Five of the Codex Alera Ace 2008 First Edition First Printing Bumped at top and slightly bumped at base of spine and top page edges marked else Fine book in like, slightly rubbed, Dust Jacket. 7.50 ''... The dreaded Vord - the enemy of Aleran and Vane alike - have spent the last three years laying waste to the Canim homeland. And when the Alerans are cut off from their ships, they find themselves trapped alongside their former enemies... For a thousand years, Alera and her furies have withstood every enemy and survived every foe... ''
Jim Butcher The Dresden Files Ghost Story Orbit 2011 First Edition in the UK First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 7.50 ''... Harry Dresden forgot his own golden rule: magic - it can get a guy killed... And though Harry's continued existence is now in some doubt, this doesn't mean Chicago's resident professional wizard can rest in peace... '' 13th book in the series
Octavia E. Butler Wild Seed Sidgwick & Jackson 1980 First Edition in the UK First Printing Slightly bumped at base of spine and lower corners and page edges lightly browned and age-darkened else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. With Publisher's Review Slip 15.00 ''Doro had been alive for 3,700 years. He had watched generations of his children grow old and die as he struggled to breed a race of immortal telepaths... he discovers the wise woman , Anyanwu, a wild seed... She has lived for hundreds of years... can change herself... into the form of a deadly snake, a swift leopard, a soaring eagle... his implacable enemy... ''
Eugene Byrne Back In The USSA Ziesing 1997 First Edition First Printing Limited State Signed by the Authors on the Limitation Page (No 62/300) Slightly bumped at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket and Fine box. 60.00 ''1989... One of the two superpowers which has dominated the 20th century is on the verge of being torn apart. The old communist regime which has held sway since the Revolution of 1917 is weak and divided... When Eugene Debs led the Revolution, few expected it to lead to the iron-fisted regime of Chairman Al 'Scarface' Capone... ''

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