Books For Sale - December 2017
Author Title Edition Condition Price Details
Alan Nayes The Unnatural Forge 2003 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top & base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £5.00 ''... Dr. Charmaine has only two clues to the beautiful young woman's death: she reeks of the city sewers, and her last word was the Spanish slang for monkey... in an experiment gone horribly awry, Kovacs holds the key to the Sewer Stalker, the bizarre hybrid creature who lusts insatiably for beautiful women... ''
Patrick Ness The Crash of Hennington Flamingo 2003 First Edition First Printing Page edges lightly browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket, with the price removed £10.00 ''With the legendary Cora Larsson finally stepping down as Mayor... the seaside town of Hennington finds itself in a state of flux. In the midst of the worst heatwave in living memory, even the crash of rhinos that wanders the city streets and parks is becoming restless, and has caused several rush-hour traffic jams... '' His first (satirical, non-fantasy) novel.
Sylvain Neuvel Waking Gods Book Two of the Themis Files Michael Joseph 2017 First Edition in the UK First Printing Fine Uncorrected Proof. £10.00 ''... An unknown vessel, not of this world, materializes in London. A colossal figure towering over the city, it makes no move. Is this a peaceful first contact or the prelude to an invasion... Dr Rose Franklin has no memory of the last few years... she died, and was brought back to life... but why... pieces of an epic puzzle... ''
Adam Nevill House of Small Shadows Macmillan 2013 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped & worn at top & rubbed at base of spine, front cover & a few first pages slightly curled, top front cover lightly creased & page edges lightly marked & slightly bumped - Very Good Uncorrected Proof. Signed by the Author on the Title Page £5.00 ''The Red House: home to the damaged genius of the late M. H. Mason, master taxidermist and puppeteer, where he lived and created some of his most disturbing works... the time has come for his creations to rise from the darkness.. At night the building comes alive... soon the barriers between reality, sanity and nightmare begin to collapse... ''
Kim Newman (Also as Jack Yeovil) Bad Dreams Simon & Schuster 1990 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket, with a tiny flake of material loose at the top of the rear fold £7.50 ''...Anne meets the Monster, an immortal life-taker who lives at the centre of his own twisted and ever-changing dream... sucked through a corpse-haunted wardrobe into a nightmare that fuses the worst of London's nightlife, the Monsters immortal memories...''
Kim Newman Life's Lottery A Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Book Simon & Schuster 1999 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and slightly bumped at base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £25.00 ''... an entirely new kind of novel, an interactive fiction which invites the reader to become the central character... and make choices with him, from childhood, through adolescence to maturity and beyond. You may choose your friends, education, partners, job, habits, obsessions, family, future, life... ''
Kim Newman The Night Mayor Simon & Schuster 1989 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and bruised at base of spine and page edges lightly marked else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £5.00 ''In the city it's always two-thirty in the morning and raining. Edward G. Robinson is strangling Joan Bennet on a fire escape, James Cagney is bleeding to death in a gutter, Humphrey Bogart is walking the mean streets and the Night mayor has the power to assume any identity he chooses...''
Mark Charan Newton Drakenfeld Tor 2014 First Edition First Printing Bruised at base of spine and top corners, fore-edge of front board lightly bumped and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. With Publisher's Press Release £15.00 ''... The monarchies of the Royal Vispasian Union have been bound together for two hundred years by laws maintained and enforced by the powerful Sun Chamber. As a result, nations have flourished but corruption and murder will always find a way to thrive... Sun Chamber Officer Lucan Drakenfeld... quickly becomes involved in an intriguing case... ''
Mark Charan Newton Nights of Villjamur Legends of the Red Sun Book One Tor 2009 Third Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £4.00 ''... When the Emperor commits suicide, his elder daughter, Rika, is brought home to lead the Jamur Empire, but the sinister Chancellor plans to get rid of her and claim the throne. Meanwhile a senior investigator in the city inquisition must solve the high-profile and savage murder of a city politician... ''
Mark Charan Newton Retribution Tor 2014 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. With Publisher's Press Release £10.00 ''...Lucan Drakenfeld and his associate Leana are ordered to... Kuvash,,, capital of Koton... a revered priest has gone missing... a [place of contradictions, wealth and poverty exist uneasily side-by-side... several more bodies... mutilated and dumped... an killer... who seems to delight in inflicting torture and pain... no leads and no suspects... ''
Adam Nichols The Pathless Way Millennium 1996 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and corners, faint damp-mark on front board and page edges lightly marked else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £5.00 ''... a mysterious calling that beckons few... understood by fewer still. But those who adhere to the teachings of the Closter command a host of skills that break all the rules of the known world - make black white, and solid ground behave like rippling water... ''
Adam Nichols The War Of The Lord's Veil Millennium 1994 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and page edges slightly marked and no longer quite parallel - Very Good book in slightly creased and rubbed Dust Jacket with a short (3mm) split at the top of the rear fold and a mark at the top of the rear flap. £5.00 ''The savage Veil army sweeps through the wild northern hinterland... taking all they please... their demonic helmets yielding unearthly strength... a young man named Tai will soon escape with two bizarre creatures... Crane, the Dreamwalker and witch-woman, is awaiting the change-bringer that her dreams foretell... ''
Larry Niven Burning Tower Pocket Books 2005 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top of spine else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket. £5.00 ''... the fire god Yangin-Atep has retreated into myth, leaving the residents of Tep's Town unprotected... From out of the desert come monsters... Lord Sandry and his beloved, Burning Tower, must travel... into a world where the manna that fuels magic is still strong... '' Sequel to THE BURNING CITY.
Larry Niven Destiny's Road Orbit 1997 First Edition in the UK First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £4.00 ''Almost 250 years ago, the starcruiser Argos reached the planet Destiny, carrying the first settlers... the landing craft... seared the wide, smooth Road into the rock... no settler who has travelled down the Road has ever returned... Jemmy Bloocher is a young farm boy who...accidentally kills... his flight becomes a quest to... uncover the many mysteries of Destiny's Road.''
Larry Niven Destiny's Road Tor 1997 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £5.00 ''... Wide and smooth, it was seared into a flow of molten lava by the fusion drive of the Cavorite as the landing craft hovered a metre above the planet's rocky surface... Jemmy Bloocher... yearns to leave the mind-numbing work in his father's fields and follow the Road... ''
Larry Niven Dream Park: The Voodoo Game Pan 1991 First Edition First Printing Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £7.50 ''... 25 gamers will line up against the most sophisticated forces in modern technology, cunningly allied with the most potent powers of ancient magic. Their task: to stop Tata Nkiti, undead Man-Demon and desecrator of corpses, and his insatiable army of devils - before they destroy the good followers of the White Path...''
Larry Niven Footfall Gollancz 1985 First Edition in the UK First Printing Slightly bumped at base of spine and lower rear corner and front free end paper and page edges lightly marked else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £5.00 ''... Earth was about to receive visitors from another star... Almost everyone agreed... would have to be friendly. But they were soon proved catastrophically wrong... Suddenly Earth was at the mercy of invaders... whose tactical advantage seemed insuperable... ''
Larry Niven Ringworld's Children Tor 2004 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £7.50 ''... Louis Wu... becomes enmeshed in interplanetary and interspecies intrigue as war, and a powerful new weapon, threaten to tear the Ringworld apart forever. Now, the future of Ringworld lies in its children... ''
Larry Niven The Gripping Hand Pocket 1993 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine, binding slightly strained and page edges a little marked - Very Good book in slightly creased and worn Dust Jacket. £5.00 ''... twenty-five years have passed since the second Empire of man quarantines the mysterious aliens known only as Moties... Humanity's finest minds... analysing and agonising over the deadly threat... For the Moties must breed - or die. And the single wall standing between them and the galaxy beyond is starting to crumble... ''
Larry Niven The Legacy of Heorot Gollancz 1987 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and page edges lightly age-darkened else Fine book in like Dust Jacket, with a touch of wear at the upper tip of the frear fold. £4.00 ''... the colonists begin to realise that on Avalon there are complex and lethal biological puzzles which they had not even begun to understand, including the strangest and most dangerous creature any human has ever had to face... the most convincing and hair-raising novel ever of humans struggling to survive on a strange new world.''
Larry Niven The Legacy Of Heorot Simon & Schuster 1987 First Edition in the US First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine, and spine panel a little sun-faded, glue residue from small price sticker on front free end paper, publisher's remainder stamp on lower page edges and page edges lightly marked else Fine book in lightly browned, rubbed and creased Dust Jacket, with a short crease in the rear flap £4.00 ''civilization on Earth was rich, comfortable and overcrowded. Millions applied, but only the best were chosen to settle on Tau Ceti Four. The colony was a success, an idyll, the stuff of dreams, but beyond the perimeter the nightmare has begun to chatter''
Larry Niven The Ringworld Engineers Holt Rinehart 1980 First TradeEdition First Printing Bruised at base of spine and top page edges foxed else Fine book in lightly creased Dust Jacket with damp-marking on the inside of the upper edge of the rear panel £10.00 ''... It has been twenty years since the quixotic, worldsweary Louis Wu discovered Ringworld... Now he returns, the captive of... Pierson Puppeteers... to find the Ringworld no longer stable... ''
Larry Niven The Ringworld Throne Orbit 1996 First Edition First Printing Small material tear at top of spine panel else Fine Uncorrected Proof, in slightly creased and lightly rubbed Proof Dust Jacket With Publisher's promotion sheet £20.00 ''Louis Wu is back - but he's now two hundred years old and definitely not looking for any more adventures. Until, that is, he meets an alien Puppeteer who has the power to make him young again. In exchange, Wu must return to the Ringworld, to save it from destruction... ''
Larry Niven The Smoke Ring Macdonald 1987 First Edition in the UK First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £4.00 ''in the free-fall environment of the Smoke Ring - a doughnut-shaped gaseous envelope surrounding a neutron star - whole societies had evolved... None of them remembered their Earth roots... ''
Jeff Noon Falling Out Of Cars Doubleday 2002 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine, corners bruised else Fine book in like, slightly creased, Dust Jacket, creased at the top of the spine panel £5.00 ''Marlene Moore... 's journeying around England, a land that turns stranger and more dreamlike the further she travels... And the job that started Marlene on this journey turns out to be far weirder, and more dangerous, than she ever imagined... ''
Jeff Noon Needle in the Groove Anchor 2000 First Edition First Printing Upper rear spine corner bumped (with a short material tear) and a couple of page lower corner tips creased else Fine Uncorrected Proof. £7.50 ''... conjures the mystery of dance culture... allowing the complex rhythms of the music to infect his language... liquid dub poetics... he discovers a world where the scratches of the stylus cut the body... a dj's samples are melodies of blood... love is a ghost lost in the boom box... and the only remix that matters... ''
Jeff Noon Nymphomation Doubleday 1997 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and a few page corners creased else Fine book in like, slightly creased and rubbed, Dust Jacket. £5.00 ''The air of Manchester is alive with burbflies, automated advertisements chanting their slogans... loudest of all is for Domino Bones, the new lottery game... A group of mathematics students are looking at the odds... searching for the hidden mysteries behind the game... The Company is devouring Manchester... They are not scared of killing off a few dumb students... ''
Jeff Noon Pixel Juice Doubleday 1998 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and shallow bump to centre of front board else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £10.00 ''In the first shop they bought a packet of dogseed, because Doreen had always wanted to grow her own dog... Pixel juice is the outpourings of an overactive mind. A selection of fifty stories... each one strange, telling, disturbing, or sometimes just plain weird... ''
Claire North (Catherine Webb Also as Kate Griffin) The Sudden Appearance of Hope Orbit 2016 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges no longer quite parallel else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £15.00 ''My name is Hope Arden. I am the girl the world forgets. It started when I was sixteen years old. A father forgetting to drive me to school. A mother setting the table for three, not four. A friend who looks at me and sees a stranger. No matter what I do, the words I say, the crimes I commit - you will never remember who I am. That makes... me dangerous... ''
Andre Norton (Also as Andrew North & Allen Weston) Breed To Come Kestrel/Penguin 1975 Second Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and top edge of front board and top page edges lightly foxed else Fine book in lightly rubbed Dust Jacket, with the spine panel background faded from gold to grey (as usual) £5.00 ''When desperate measures failed to control what they had begun and could not stop, men fled their polluted planet, leaving behind an epidemic virus born of experimentation. Unlike men, whom the disease had destroyed, the animals of the planet thrived, each generation more forceful and intelligent than the last... ''
Andre Norton Leopard In Exile Carolus Rex: Book II Tor 2001 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £5.00 ''... Sarah's love, the Duke of Wessex, is always close behind, balancing the desire to save his wife from unknown perils, his need to save the King of France from Napoleon's and de Sade's clutches, and his responsibility to save King Charles II's England from those who would destroy it... '' Sequel to The Shadow of Albion
Naomi Novik Empire Of Ivory HarperVoyager 2007 First Edition in Hardback and the UK First Printing Bruised at base of spine else Fine book in lightly creased Dust Jacket with the upper tip of the rear fold slightly rubbed £30.00 ''More than a year has passed since Temeraire and Lawrence departed for the Orient... but after many adventures... Britain's welcome shores are in sight... Something is very wrong... '' Fourth volume in the fantasy Temeraire series.
Naomi Novik Temeraire Voyager 2006 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and a small stain on page fore-edges else Fine book in slightly creased Dust Jacket. £10.00 ''As Napoleon's Grand Army tear Europe apart, his vast armada is poised to engage Admiral Nelson's smaller fleet and threaten Britain. But the struggle is over more than land and sea, for both sides have an air force. And the fiery death they rain down... comes from the very guts of the beasts they are flying: DRAGONS... ''
Naomi Novik Temeraire: The Throne Of Jade Voyager 2006 First Edition in the UK & Hardback First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £7.50 ''The battle for Europe rages upon land and sea... and in the skies. Squadrons of aviators rain fiery death upon their enemies... from the very guts of the beasts they are flying: dragons... Temeraire was intended to be a companion to the Emperor Napoleon... But tidings... have reached the Chinese, and they furiously demand their dragon's return... ''
Naomi Novik Victory of Eagles Ballantine/Del Rey 2008 First Edition First Printing Covers a little worn and torn - around Very Good Uncorrected Proof £5.00 ''The long-dreaded invasion of Great Britain is at hand. Napoleon's vast armies have consolidated his hold on Europe, and he is poised to attack across the English Channel... Will Lawrence has been jailed for treason, and his dragon, Temeraire, is consigned to the breeding grounds... ''
Eric S. Nylund Pawn's Dream Hodder & Stoughton 1996 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and slightly bumped and rubbed at base of spine and page edges a little browned else Fine book in slightly creased and rubbed Dust Jacket. £7.50 ''... Roland Pritchard has a life of unending tedium, loneliness and despair. His only escape is into the fertile landscape of his dreams: a magical realm of demons, war and miraculous adventure... But now something is happening that cannot be rationally explained. An extraordinary merging of nightmare and daydream... ''
Eric S. Nylund Signal to Noise Avon 1998 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and lower corners and page edges lightly marked else Fine book in Dust Jacket, with a short crease at the lower corner of the rear flap. £5.00 ''...Jack Potter has clawed and cheated his way into the elite Academy of Pure Sciences. There, with access to the best 'bubbles - networked virtual reality environments tapped directly into the subconscious - Jack puts computer cryptography to work for the highest bidder... But... Jack discovers a message from the stars... ''
Joyce Carol Oates Mudwoman Fourth Estate 2012 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine , light pressure mark on rear board and boards slightly bowed else Fine book in like Dust Jacket with a touch of wear near the base of the front fold With Publisher's Promotion Sheet £5.00 ''Mudgirl is a child abandoned by her mother on the flats of Black Snake River... the well-meaning couple who adopt... impress on her their Quaker values... Meredith 'M.R.' Neukirchen is the first female president of a prestigious Ivy League university... at once a ghost story and a portrayal of an individual who breaks - but finds a way to heal herself.''
Peter O'Donnell Cobra Trap Souvenir Press 1996 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £40.00 ''... The first story... sees her in her Network days, set on dealing with a piece of unfinished business... 'The Dark Angels' finds her retired from the Network and allowing herself to be manipulated... by her good friend Sir Gerald Tarrant... in 'Old Alex' she is trapped by an unknown enemy... In... 'Cobra Trap', the dauntless pair face the most testing assignment of their lives... '' The last, ever, Modesty Blaise. Scarce.
Timothy O'Grady Motherland Chatto & Windus 1989 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket, slightly damp-marked on the inside (no show-through). £5.00 ''An ornately bound book containing handwritten records which date from the twelfth century, the chronicle of an ancient family. Clairvoyant visions which point the way towards unknown lives and stir up long-buried memories... driven by a desperate love, a man embarks on a search for his wayward mother... ''
Nnedi Okorafor The Book of Phoenix Hodder 2015 First Edition First Printing (Trade Paper) Fine Book £3.00 ''... They call her many things - a research project, a test-subject, an experiment, an abomination... she is Phoenix, an 'accelerated woman' - grown and raised in Manhattan's famous Tower 7... Although she's only two years old, Phoenix has the body and mind of an adult - and powers beyond imagining... ''
Patrick O'Leary The Black Heart PS Publishing 2009 First Edition First Printing - Issued Without Dust Jacket Bruised at top & base of spine else Fine book in laminated boards - as issued £7.50 Introduction by James Morrow; Author's Introduction; The Cane; Catching a Dream; Yo-Yo, Stradivarius & Me; The Black Heart; The Dreaming Bird; The Whole Schmear; What Mattered Was Sleep; The Witch's Hand; The Verge of a Pucker; The Me After the Rock; The Flying Child; The Wooden Leg; The Bearing of Light & The Oldest Man on Earth
Chad Oliver A Star Above It and other stories volume 1 of selected stories NESFA 2003 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £15.00 Introduction: Chad Oliver by Howard Waldrop; Blood's a Rover; The Land of Lost Content; The Ant and the Eye; Artifact; Any More at Home Like You?; Rewrite Man; The Edge of Forever; The Boy Next Door; A Star Above It; The Mother of Necessity; Night; Technical Advisor; Between the Thunder and the Sun; The One That Got Away; Transfusion; Guardian Spirit; The Gift; To Whom It May Concern; A Stick for Harry Eddington & Old Four-Eyes
Chad Oliver The Shores Of Another Sea Robson 1985 A few page edges slightly marked and torn else Fine book in like Dust Jacket £5.00 ''On the dusty, remote plains of Kenya, Royce Crawford runs a baboonery... One day there is a strange light in the East African sky, and the baboons start disappearing from their cages... he finds that the animals have changed. The strange look of cold intelligence... reveals to Crawford that he is no longer the hunter, but the hunted...''
Rebecca Ore (Rebecca B. Brown) Slow Funeral Tor 1994 First Edition First Printing Fine Uncorrected Proof. £7.50 ''That morning, if Maud Fuller had been a horse, people would have said witches had been riding her, leaving her hair in brown knots, her body sweaty, her long nose puffed, her eyelids thick around her eyes. But, no, sex and a technical man left her that way. Ultimately though, she would figure she had been witch-ridden... ''
Paul Park Coelestis HarperCollins 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 ''... On a distant planet, discovered and developed by America eons ago, two native alien races co-exist; the aboriginals and the Coelestis. One race has sold its soul to the colonists: the other has been hunted to the edge of extinction - the Coelestis - majestic, strange, terrifying. Now only two survive... ''
Paul Park The White Tyger Tor 2007 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and bumped at base of spine and page edges a little marked else Fine book in like Dust Jacket a little torn and frayed at the base of the spine panel £4.00 ''Miranda Popescu is at the fulcrum of a deadly political and diplomatic battle between conjurors in a fantasy world where 'Roumania', now occupied by the German army, is still a leading European power. Her enemies are the mad Baroness Ceausescu, serving as a figurehead-of-state, and the ghost of the sinister Elector of Ratisbon... ''
Severna Park Hand of Prophecy Avon 1998 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and board edges else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £4.00 ''... a galaxy whirls in conflict as tyrant slavers prepare to... reclaim the frontier planets wrested from them generations ago... Living on one... is Frenna, bred for bondage and given a virus that guarantees two decades of youth... followed by an agonising death... but there is an escape... A cure... ''
Den Patrick The Boy With The Porcelain Blade Gollancz 2014 First Edition First Printing Bruised at base of spine else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket. £7.50 ''Lucien... has grown up an outsider... He is lonely, tormented... and a pawn in a political game... Landfall is a harsh world of secrets and rivalries, where whispers are as lethal as blades, where control is fragile and the peace waits to be broken. Lucien will have to rely on more than just his blade to protect the ones he loves.''
Den Patrick The Boy With The Porcelain Blade Gollancz 2014 First Edition First Printing Covers slightly creased some page corners bumped and creased and page edges lightly marked - Good Uncorrected Proof. £5.00 ''Lucien... has grown up an outsider... He is lonely, tormented... and a pawn in a political game... Landfall is a harsh world of secrets and rivalries, where whispers are as lethal as blades, where control is fragile and the peace waits to be broken. Lucien will have to rely on more than just his blade to protect the ones he loves.''
Seth Patrick Reviver Macmillan 2013 First Edition in the UK First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. With Publisher's Promotional Sheet £7.50 ''... Abe to wake the recently dead and let them bear witness... they have become accepted by the uneasy public. The testimony of the dead is permitted in courtrooms... the Forensic Revival Service... Jonah Miller... questioning the victim of a brutal murder, he encounters a terrifying presence. Something is watching... ''
Fiona Patton The Golden Tower Book Two of The Warriors of Estavia Daw 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. £4.00 ''... Now Anavatan is poised at a crucial turning point as... three children of prophecy... prepare for a confrontation that will shake the Gods themselves... all sides will be drawn into the conflict that will reshape their world... ''
Diana L. Paxson The White Raven New English Library 1988 First Edition in the UK First Printing Slightly bumped at top and bruised at base of spine and page edges browned and foxed else Fine book in like, slightly creased, Dust Jacket. With Publisher's Press Release, Review Slip and reviewer's notes £4.00 ''... a riveting world of fantasy shot through with the stark reality of post-Arthurian times; a world where fidelity breeds betrayal and love spirals into a hatred so strong it rocks kingdoms... Dughan lies dying... only the Celtic Queen Mairenn can cure. Through her formidable magical powers, he lives to return to his homeland, in warring Britain... ''
Diana L. Paxson The White Raven Morrow 1988 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top & base of spine & across lower edge of boards, page edges slightly marked & a couple of page edges a little damp-wrinkled else Fine book in slightly creased Dust Jacket. Signed by the Author on the Title Page £7.50 ''... the names Tristan, Isolde, and Mark are linked to an awful destiny, a bond of love and hate, loyalty and betrayal, heroism, devotion, and magic beyond imagining... re-creates the world-famous story of their love, but with a formerly missing element now added to a consequently more vibrant whole... ''
Mervyn Peake Boy In Darkness Hodder 1996 First Separate Hardback Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket, with a short tear at the base of the rear fold and a long triangle at the base of the front panel a little light-faded. Illustrated by P. J. Lynch £7.50 ''Titus Groan, in his desire to leave Gormenghast, becomes trapped in a desert of grey space. While there is no sign of life, something stirs below ground. Something alone and alive. Something that smiles very gently to itself as it sits upon its throne, waiting patiently... ''
Alexey Pehov Shadow Blizzard Tor 2010 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket with a touch of wear at the top tip of the front fold Translated by Andrew Bromfield. With Publisher's Promotional News Sheet £10.00 ''After the loss of friends and comrades, after betrayal and battle, master thief Shadow Harold finally enters Hrad Spein - the dreaded underground complex where the object of Harold's quest, the Rainbow Horn, is hidden... he must succeed where battalions of soldiers and wizards have failed... ''
Victor Pelevin The Helmet of Horror The Myth of Theseus and the Minotaur Cannongate 2006 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket, with a touch of rubbing at the tips of the folds £4.00 ''... In this radical reinvention of the ancient story, the labyrinth exists again - in the endless maze of the Internet. The only path through the alienated landscape lies in the threads trailing from chatrooms where strangers sit trapped and alone before their screens, assigned obscure aliases and commanded by the Helmet of Horror, the Minotaur himself... ''
Benjamin Percy Red Moon Hodder 2013 First Edition First Printing Bruised at base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. With Publisher's Press Release £7.50 ''Every teenage girl thinks she's different. When government agents kick down Claire Forrester's front door and murder her parents, Claire realises just how different she is... the night of the red moon is coming, when an unrecognisable world will emerge, and the battle for humanity will begin... ''
Ludek Pesek The Log Of A Moon Expedition Collins 1969 First Edition Translated from the German (published in Germany in 1967). Slightly bumped at base of spine and page edges a little marked else Fine book in worn Dust Jacket. £5.00 ''... This is the enthralling diary of an eight-man scientific expedition: the astronauts' assignment is to spend fourteen lunar days,,, carrying out as great variety of scientific work on the lunar surface. Yet a sequence of accidents... ''
Pierre Pevel The Alchemist in the Shadows Gollancz 2010 First Edition First Printing (Trade Paper) Upper rear corner slightly creased else Fine book Translated by Tom Clegg. With Publisher's Press Release £4.00 ''Cardinal Richelieu... is on guard... France is under threat... a secret society known as the Black Claw is conspiring against him... his most trusted men... the Cardinal's Blades... ready to risk their lives... a beautiful, infamous, deadly Italian spy... demands... protection... Because La Donna can name their enemy... '' Sequel to The Cardinal's Blades
Tom Piccirilli Headstone City Bantam Spectra 2006 First Edition First Printing (Paper) Corners and edges slightly worn - Very Good to Near Fine Advance Reading book £5.00 ''On the streets of Brooklyn, a haunted man must settle his accounts with the living - and the dead... ''
Marge Piercy City of Darkness, City of Light Fawcett 1996 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at base of spine and spine panel a little uneven else Fine book in rubbed, printed clear plastic Dust Jacket - as issued. £5.00 ''... the French Revolution... the courageous women who sparked the Revolution by taking to the streets... three of the women who played prominent roles... Claire Lacombe... Manon Philipon... Pauline Leon... the Revolutionary Republican Women are born... the sweep of the French Revolution... ''
Marge Piercy City of Darkness, City of Light Michael Joseph 1997 First Edition in the UK First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges lightly age-darkened else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket. £4.00 ''... the French Revolution... the courageous women who sparked the Revolution by taking to the streets... three of the women who played prominent roles... Claire Lacombe... Manon Philipon... Pauline Leon... the Revolutionary Republican Women are born... the sweep of the French Revolution... ''
Sarah Pinborough Murder Jo Fletcher 2014 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and one page corner tip creased else Fine book in lightly creased Dust Jacket. £7.50 ''Dr Thomas Brown, Police Surgeon, thinks he has finally recovered from the terrible events of years before. He no longer has nightmares about Jack the Ripper - or the other monster... even more malign who was in Jack's shadow... a woman's body is found... and a letter... some things will not remain buried: once again his uncanny enemy is loose... ''
Sarah Pinborough Poison Gollancz 2013 First Edition First Printing - Issued Without Dust Jacket Page edges slightly marked else Fine Uncorrected Proof. With Publisher's promotion sheet. Illustrated by Les Edwards £5.00 ''Take a wicked queen, a handsome prince, a beautiful princess, and a poisoned apple... and get the true tale of Snow White, told the way it always should have been... ''
Richard Pini Elfquest The Blood Of Ten Chiefs Volume One Tor 1986 First Edition First Printing (Paper) Upper corner of rear cover creased and page edges lightly browned else fine Book £10.00 ''The Wolfriders lived for ten thousand years on the World of Two Moons, before Cutter, Blood of Ten Chiefs, was born to lead them to freedom. A lot can happen in ten thousand years... '' With contributions by Piers Anthony, Diane Carey, C. J. Cherryh, Diana L. Paxson, Nancy Springer, Janny Wurts and others
Ricardo Pinto The Chosen Book One of the Stone Dance of the Chameleon Trilogy Bantam 1999 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and a few page top corners bruised and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket, with a tiny nick near the upper tip of the rear fold Signed by the Author on the Title Page £10.00 ''... the Commonwealth of the Three Lands... its heart, Osrakum... Here the society of the Masters... men who rule with savage cruelty... Soon after Carnelian is born, his father is exiled... Years later... Three Masters... beg Carnelian's father to return... to oversee the election of a new God Emperor... and sets in motion the concluding events in a story four thousand years old... ''
Ricardo Pinto The Standing Dead Book Two of The Stone Dance Of The Chameleon Trilogy Bantam 2002 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in like, lightly creased, Dust Jacket, with a long strai in the front gutter. Signed by the Author on the Title Page £5.00 ''... Captive among the tribes of Earthsky, Carnelian... grows to love these simple people... but the dark forces Carnelian helped to unleash in Osrakum begin to cast their shadow over his adopted tribe... the presence Carnelian has unwittingly brought with him... ''
Edgar Allan Poe Forty-Two Tales Including The Fall of the House of Usher The Murders in the Rue Morgue The Pit and the Pendulum Octopus 1979 Page edges lightly age-darkened else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket. Illustrated by Harry Clarke £5.00 Complete and unabridged - 638 pages
Edgar Allan Poe The Fall of the House of Usher Great Writers Library 1986 - Issued Without Dust Jacket Bruised at base of spine else Fine book with decorated boards, as issued. £4.00 39 stories.
Frederik Pohl (Also as Walter Lasly; Edson Mccann & Donald Stacy) Beyond The Blue Event Horizon Gollancz 1980 First Edition in the UK First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges lightly foxed else Fine book in Dust Jacket with a short (6mm) tear at the top of the front panel, a crease running the length of the spine panel and the blue spine lettering slightly faded. £7.50 ''... the sequel to the award-winning Gateway... the alien mysteries of the Heechee are slowly revealed... a novel that convincingly portrays the power of human curiosity and the strengths and failings of human emotions... a breathtaking vista of the alien... ''
Frederik Pohl Black Star Rising Gollancz 1986 First Edition in the UK First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and top front corner slightly bumped else Fine book in like Dust Jacket a little crumpled at top of spine panel. £5.00 ''Two hundred years from now the USA and USSR are largely forgotten, having destroyed each other as world powers... China and India have moved in to pick up the pieces... an alien spacecraft approaches Earth and demands to talk to the President of the USA... there is no such person... but the aliens wont take no for an answer... ''
Frederik Pohl Mars Plus Baen 1994 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and bruised at base of spine and remainder felt pen line across lower page edges else Fine book in like, slightly rubbed, Dust Jacket. £5.00 ''... the events chronicled in... Man Plus were only the beginning. It is now fifty years later. Man is, or seems to be, on Mars to stay, but things have become... strange, even compared to the population of cyborgs, half-cyborgs and just plain humans... ''
Frederik Pohl Midas World Gollancz 1983 First Edition in the UK First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine, slight spine lean and page edges a little marked with a few corners folded else Fine book in slightly creased, unpriced, Dust Jacket. £5.00 ''''The Midas Plague'' - the story which first described this society and which is included in revised form... quickly became recognised as one of the classic science fiction social satires. Midas World brilliantly unfolds further implications of the ideas... ''
Frederik Pohl The Early Pohl Doubleday 1976 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine else Fine book in slightly creased. foxed and marked Dust Jacket slightly eroded at the top of the spine panel and with one short tear. £5.00 ''... Together with eight stories and one poem... is hiss delightful autobiographical commentary on each of them... '' Elegy to a Dead Planet: Luna; The Dweller in the Ice; The King's Eye; It's a Young World; Daughters of Eternity; Earth, Farewell!; Conspiracy on Callisto; Highwayman of the Void and Double-Cross.
Gillian Polack Langue [dot] doc 1305 Satalyte 2014 First Edition First Printing Tiny rub at base of spine else Fine Uncorrected Proof. Signed by the Author on the Title Page £7.50 ''There are people involved. That's the first mistake. Scientists were never meant to be part of history. Anything in the past is better studied from the present. it's safer… a team of Australian scientists - and a lone historian - travel back to... 1305 they discover being impartial, distant and objective just doesn't work... ''
Daniel Polansky A City Dreaming Hodder & Stoughton 2016 First Edition First Printing Upper front corner lightly curled, lower rear corner slightly creased else Fine Uncorrected Proof. £5.00 ''M is a drifter with a sharp tongue and few scruples , and limited magical ability... in... New York, trouble is a hard thing to avoid, and now a rivalry... threatens to make the Big Apple go the way of Atlantis... M will have to call in every favour, waste every charm, and blow every spell he's ever acquired - he might even have to get out of bed before noon.''
Daniel Polansky Low Town The Straight Razor Cure Hodder & Stoughton 2011 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges lightly marked else Fine book in like, slightly creased, Dust Jacket. £7.50 ''Rigus is the greatest city in the Thirteen Lands, a glittering metropolis of crystalline citadels and sumptuous manors, where gentlewomen hide delicate smiles behind silken sleeves and bored nobles settle affairs of honour with cold steel. But light casts shadow, and... Low Town is an ugly place... ''
Daniel Polansky Those Above Book 1 of The Empty Throne Hodder & Stoughton 2015 First Edition First Printing Fine Uncorrected Proof. With Publisher's Press Release £10.00 ''They enslaved humanity three thousand tyears ago. Near immortal, they rule from their palaces in the eternal city at the centre of the world. They enforce their will with fire and sword... ''
Rachael Pollack Temporary Agency Orbit 1994 First Edition in the UK First Printing Bruised at top of spine and top corners and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in slightly creased Dust Jacket. £4.00 ''Ellen Pierson and a Malignant One cross paths - and the world will never be the same... '' Set in the world of Unquenchable Fire.
Rachael Pollack Temporary Agency Orbit 1994 First Edition in the UK First Printing Fine Uncorrected Proof Signed and Personalised by the Author on the Title Page £5.00 Orbit Uncorrected Proof Copy with St. Martin's Press covers. ''Ellen Pierson and a Malignant One cross paths - and the world will never be the same... '' Set in the world of Unquenchable Fire
Tim Powers Expiration Date Tor 1996 First US & Hardback Edition & Thus First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. Signed by the Author on the Title Page £20.00 ''... Los Angeles... a city full of ghosts - and full, too, of unpleasant characters who extend their lives and enhance their power by catching and absorbing the ghosts of the recently dead... ''
Tim Powers Expiration Date Tor 1996 First US & Hardback Edition & Thus First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and top edge of front board slightly bumped else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £10.00 ''... Los Angeles... a city full of ghosts - and full, too, of unpleasant characters who extend their lives and enhance their power by catching and absorbing the ghosts of the recently dead... ''
Tim Powers Medusa's Web Corvus First Edition in the UK First Printing (Paper) Slightly bumped at base of spine and page edges a little rubbed else Fine book £5.00 ''In the wake of their Aunt Amity's suicide, Scott and Madeleine... are summoned to... the eerie, decaying mansion in the Hollywood hills in which they were raised. But their decadent and reclusive cousins... do not welcome Scott and Madeleine's return to the... old house that is a conduit for the supernatural... ''
Amanda Prantera Conversations With Lord Byron on Perversion, 163 Years After His Lordship's Death Cape 1987 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £7.50 ''... Not only had the machine been fed every snippet of information available about the poet's life, with all his work and correspondence, but took into account his temperament and tastes... It was clear that the young, rather pretty female researcher, Anna, enjoyed an intimate rapport with 'Lord Byron'... we discover the startling truth about the legendary rake... ''
Terry Pratchett Carpe Jugulum Doubleday 1998 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine, lower front and upper rear corners slightly bumped and page edges lightly rubbed and browned else Fine book in like, price clipped, Dust Jacket with a small scrape near the top edge of the rear panel £5.00 ''Mighty Oats has not picked a good time to be a priest... he's caught up in a war between vampires and witches... And the vampires are intelligent - not easily got rid of with a garlic enema... ''
Terry Pratchett Equal Rites BCA 2001 First Printing - Issued Without Dust Jacket (Unseen Library Edition) Fine Book Illustrated by Paul Kidby £50.00 Quarter Leather (?) binding, blocked in Gold, Discworld Map End Papers, silk ribbon. 'Plodding through the eternal void is the great turtle A'Tuin. On his back (or hers - the question is unresolved) stand four elephants.. ... '' The Third Discworld Novel. Unseen Library Edition are all Scarce
Terry Pratchett Eric Gollancz 1990 First Edition First Printing (Paper) A very small amount of edge-rubbing and page edges slightly marked else Fine Book Illustrated by Josh Kirby £12.50 ''... Eric is fourteen, lives on the famed and magical Discworld, and is the first ever demonology hacker. Fortunately he doesn't succeed in raising any devils, but he does raise Rincewind (the most incompetent wizard in the universe) and the Luggage (the world's most dangerous travel accessory)...''
Terry Pratchett Feet Of Clay Gollancz 1996 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and page edges lightly age-darkened else Fine book in slightly creased Dust Jacket. £7.50 ''... Who's murdering harmless old men? Who's poisoning the Patrician? As autumn fogs hold Ankh-Morpork in their grip, the City Watch have to track down a murderer who can't be seen. Maybe the golems know something - but the solemn men of clay... have started to commit suicide... In the gloom of the night, Watch Commander Sir Samuel Vimes finds that the truth might not be out there at all... ''
Terry Pratchett Going Postal Doubleday 2004 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £4.00 ''Moist von Lipwig is a con artist and a fraud and man faced with a life choice: be hanged, or put Ankh-Morpork's ailing postal service back on its feet. It's a tough decision... ''
Terry Pratchett Guards! Guards! Gollancz 1989 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at base of spine and page edges lightly browned and marked else Fine book in like Dust Jacket, with a small spot of wear at the upper tip of the front fold £50.00 ''Some night-time prowler is turning the citizens of Ankh-Morpork... into something resembling small charcoal biscuits. And that's a real problem for Captain Vimes of the City Watch, who must tramp the mean streets of the naked city searching for a seventy-foot-long fire-breathing dragon which, he believes, can help him with his enquiries... ''
Terry Pratchett I Shall Wear Midnight Doubleday 2010 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and bruised at base of spine and page edges lightly browned and with two small flecks on top page edges else Fine book in like, slightly rubbed Dust Jacket. £7.50 ''Tiffany Aching is a witch. And she thinks she's doing a good job for the people of the Chalk. even if the job does seem to involve a lot of bandaging legs and cutting old ladies' toenails and not much, well, magic. Or sleep. But somewhere - some time - there's a tangled ball of evil and spite, of hatred and malice, that has woken up... ''
Terry Pratchett Jingo Gollancz 1997 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges no longer quite parrallel and lightly browned/marked else Fine book in lightly creased Dust Jacket. £4.00 ''... A new land has surfaced, and so have old feuds. And as two armies march, Commander Vimes of Ankh-Morpork City Watch has got just a few hours to deal with a crime so big that there's no law against it. It's called 'war'... ''
Terry Pratchett Monstrous Regiment Doubleday 2003 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and lower front corner and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £4.00 ''It all began as a sudden strange fancy... Polly Perks had to become a boy in a hurry. Cutting off her hair and wearing trousers was easy. Learning to fart and belch in public and walk like an ape took more time... And now she's enlisted in the army, and is searching for her lost brother. But there's a war on... ''
Terry Pratchett Nation Corgi 2009 First Edition in Paperback First Printing Corners slightly rubbed, else Fine Trade Paperback £3.00 ''... Mau is on his way home from the Boys' Island. Soon he will be a man. And then the wave comes - a huge wave, dragging black night behind it... The village has gone. The Nation as it was has gone. Now there's just Mau... a trouserman girl... and an awful lot of big misunderstandings... ''
Terry Pratchett Nation Doubleday 2008 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £4.00 ''... Mau is on his way home from the Boys' Island. Soon he will be a man. And then the wave comes - a huge wave, dragging black night behind it... The village has gone. The Nation as it was has gone. Now there's just Mau... a trouser-man girl... and an awful lot of big misunderstandings... ''
Terry Pratchett Night Watch Doubleday 2002 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £4.00 ''Commander Sam Vines of the Ankh-Morpork City Watch had it all. but now he's back in his own rough, tough past without even the clothes he was standing up in when the lightning struck. living in the past is hard. Dying in the past is incredibly easy... ''
Terry Pratchett Raising Steam Doubleday 2013 First Edition First Printing (Waterstones Exclusine Edition with different Dust Jacket llustration) Bruised at top and base of spine, small mark on lower page edges and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in laminated boards (as issued) and Fine Dust Jacket. £7.50 ''... a new invention has arrived in Ankh-Morpork - a great clanging monster of a machine... Moist von Lipwig is not a man who enjoys hard work... a new job offer from Vetenari hard to refuse... grease, goblins, a fat controller... and some very angry dwarfs... ''
Terry Pratchett Reaper Man Gollancz 1991 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and top edge of rear board, one small mark to top page edges and page edges a little age-darkened else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket, with a small fingernail strain/puncture in front gutter £40.00 ''Death is missing - presumed... er... gone. Which leads to the kind of chaos you always get when an important public service is withdrawn... Ghosts and poltergeists fill up the Discworld... Meanwhile, on a little farm far, far away, a tall, dark stranger is turning out to be really good with a scythe... ''
Terry Pratchett Small Gods Gollancz 1992 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges lightly age-darkened else Fine book in like Dust Jacket, with the price removed £25.00 ''Brutha is the Chosen One. His god has spoken to him... Brutha is a simple lad... his wants are few. He wants to overthrow a huge and corrupt church. He wants to prevent a horrible holy war... He wants peace justice and brotherly love. He wants the Inquisition to stop torturing him now, please... ''
Terry Pratchett Sourcery BCA 2002 First Printing - Issued Without Dust Jacket (Unseen Library Edition) Bruised at top of spine else Fine book Cover illustration by Paul Kidby £60.00 Quarter Leather (?) binding, blocked in Gold, Discworld Map End Papers, silk ribbon. ''A sourcerer is born - a wizard so powerful that by comparison all other magic is just mucking about in pointy hats. And his very existence brings the Discworld... to the very verge of all-out thaumaturgical war. All that stands in its way is Rincewind... '' The Fifth Discworld Novel. Unseen Library Edition are all Scarce
Terry Pratchett The Colour of Magic Corgi Audio 1993 First Thus (Two Abridged Audio Tapes - Approved by the Author) Still sealed in original wrap - Fine Front Cover Illustration by Josh Kirby £10.00 ''Is it fantasy? No - it's a different and more eccentric reality where the world is flat and moves through space on the back of a giant turtle... '' Read by Tony Robinson
Terry Pratchett The Discworld Companion Gollancz 1994 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges lightly age-darkened else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £4.00 ''For the newcomer and old hand alike the Discworld can be a fatally confusing planet. From the great city of Ankh-Morpork, featuring a river you could skateboard across if it wasn't so knobbly, to the distant Ramtop Mountains and the mysterious Counterweight Continent, the Discworld is a place where Death waits around every corner... For safety's sake you need a guide... ''
Terry Pratchett The Light Fantastic Colin Smythe 1990 Third printing Bruised at base of spine else Fine book in like, unpriced, Dust Jacket, with Publisher's Price sticker on the rear panel £25.00 ''... the Discworld is moving towards a seemingly inevitable collision with a malevolent red star, and it has only one possible saviour. Unfortunately this happens to be Rincewind... ''
Terry Pratchett The Long Earth Doubleday 2012 First Edition in the UK First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine else Fine book in laminated boards (as issued) and like Dust Jacket. £5.00 ''... this was the office of the transEarth Institute, an arm of the Black Corporation... This wasn't Joshua's world. None of it was his world. In fact, when you got right down to it, he didn't have a world, he had all of them. All of the Long Earth... ''
Terry Pratchett The Long Earth Doubleday 2012 First Edition in the UK First Printing Slightly bumped at top and bruised at base of spine and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in decorated boards (as issued) and slightly creased foil Dust Jacket - the Waterstones Metallic Edition with 'exclusive story' £6.00 ''... this was the office of the transEarth Institute, an arm of the Black Corporation... This wasn't Joshua's world. None of it was his world. In fact, when you got right down to it, he didn't have a world, he had all of them. All of the Long Earth... ''
Terry Pratchett The Long Utopia Doubleday 2015 First Edition First Printing Limited State Issued Simultaneously? (No. 177/825) Bruised at top of spine else Fine book in laminated boards and lightly rubbed box £40.00 ''... After the cataclysmic upheavals of Step Day and the Yellowstone eruption, humanity is spreading further into the Long Earth... and new challenges emerge... ' Fourth in the series.'
Terry Pratchett The Long Utopia Doubleday 2015 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in laminated boards and like Dust Jacket - as issued. £15.00 ''... After the cataclysmic upheavals of Step Day and the Yellowstone eruption, humanity is spreading further into the Long Earth... and new challenges emerge... ' Fourth in the series.'
Terry Pratchett The Shepherd's Crown Doubleday 2015 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in lightly rubbed Dust Jacket. £10.00 ''Deep in the Chalk, something is stirring. The owls and the foxes can sense it, and Tiffany Aching feels it in her boots. An old enemy is gathering strength. This is a time of endings and beginnings, old friends and new, a blurring of edges and a shifting of power. Now Tiffany stands between the light and the dark, the good and the bad... ''
Terry Pratchett The Truth Doubleday 2000 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top of spine and page edges slightly browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. . £3.00 ''''William de Worde is the accidental editor of the Discworld's first newspaper. Now he must cope with the traditional perils of a journalist's life - people who want him dead, a recovering vampire with a suicidal fascination for flash photography, some more people who want him dead in a different way... ''
Terry Pratchett The Unadulterated Cat A Campaign for Real Cats Gollancz 1989 First Edition First Printing (Paper) Slightly bumped at top and base of spine abd upper rear cover corner lightl;y creased else Fine book Illustrated by Gray Jolliffe £5.00 ''Can you recognise a real, unadulterated cat when you see one? Or have you grown too used to the boring, mass-produced cats the advertising industry adores? Real cats never eat from bowls (at least, not the ones marked CAT). Real cats never wear flea collars... or appear on birthday cards... or chase anything with a bell in it... ''
Terry Pratchett The Wee Free Men A Story Of Discworld Doubleday 2003 First Edition First Printing - Issued Simultaneously Slightly bumped at base of spine and page edges browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £7.50 ''There's trouble on the Aching farm - a monster on the river, a headless horseman in the driveway and nightmares spreading down from the hills. And now Tiffany Aching's little brother has been stolen by the Queen of the Fairies... Tiffany's got to get him back. To help her she has a weapon (a frying pan), her Granny's magic book (well, Diseases of Sheep, actually)... ''
Terry Pratchett Thief Of Time Doubleday 2001 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spineand top corners and page edges lightly age-darkened else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £5.00 ''... comes complete with a full supporting cast of heroes and villains, yetis, martial artists and Ronnie, the fifth Horseman of the Apocalypse (who left before they became famous).''
Terry Pratchett Thud! Doubleday 2005 First Edition First Printing - Issued Simultaneously Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket, with a touch of wear at the tips of the folds £4.00 ''Koom Valley? That was where the trolls ambushed the dwarfs, or the dwarfs ambushed the trolls. It was far away. It was a long time ago. But if he doesn't solve the murder of just one dwarf. Commander Sam Vimes... is going to see it fought again, right outside his office... '' Companion volume to Where's My Cow.
Terry Pratchett Unseen Academicals HarperCollins 2009 First Edition in the US First Printing? Small adhesive 'bleed' on front and rear boards and fine pen line on top page edges (not remainder) else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £5.00 ''The wizards of Ankh-Morpork's Unseen University are renowned for many things - wisdom, magic, and their love of teatime - but athletics is most assuredly not on the list... so when Lord Vetinari... strongly suggests to Archchancellor Mustrum Ridcully that the university revive an erstwhile tradition and... put forth a football team... ''
Terry Pratchett Witches Abroad Gollancz 1991 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £25.00 ''It seemed an easy job... After all, how difficult could it be to make sure that a servant girl doesn't marry a prince? But for the witches Granny Weatherwax, Nanny Ogg and Magrat Garlick, travelling to the distant city of Genua, things are never that simple... ''
Douglas Preston (Also as Lincoln Preston with Lincoln Child) Still Life With Crows Warner 2003 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine, top page edges browned and page edges a little marked else Fine book in like Dust Jacket with a few slivers of lacquer missing from the front panel (?sticker removal). £5.00 ''... a ghastly murder has taken place. The unknown victim has been placed in a small clearing in a sea of corn, mutilated and arranged... neighbours begin to disappear... No one is safe... the local curse and the truth of Medicine Creek's greatest enigma, the Ghost Warrior Massacre... ''
Douglas Preston (Also as Lincoln Preston with Lincoln Child) The Wheel of Darkness Warner 2007 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top & base of spine & page edges a little browned else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket. £5.00 ''A luxury ocean liner on its maiden voyage... An ancient Tibetan box, its contents unknown, sealed with a terrifying warning... When the Agozyen walks the Western Sea, And darkness upon darkness wheels, The waters shall rise up in fury... ''
Peter Preston 51st State Viking 1998 First Edition Second Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £4.00 ''... It is twenty or thirty years since the Blair government disintegrated, and the country's relations with its fellow EU members are as vexed as ever... the Leader of the House the Right Honourable Rupert Warner... determines to turn against his own Prime Minister... and leads the country out of Europe to a higher, finer destiny. Or so it seems... ''
Cherie Priest Dreadful Skin Subterranean Press 2007 First Edition First Printing Lower front corner slightly curled else Fine Uncorrected Proof. £15.00 ''Jack Gilbert went to India to serve his Queen... returned... a violently changed man with an unnatural sickness that altered his body and warped his mind. Eileen Callaghan left an Irish convent with a revolver and a secret. She knows everything and nothing about Jack's curse... ''
Christopher Priest The Prestige Touchstone 1995 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine, light crease to front free end paper and page edges lightly age-darkened else Fine book in lightly creased and slightly rubbed Dust Jacket. Signed and Personalised by the Author on the Title Page- to one of the Committee at whose Convention he was Guest £100.00 ''... a masterpiece of magic and illusion, of scientific exactitude coming up against the tricks and mysteries of nature... his most accomplished and compelling novel to date.'' - Very Scarce
Malcolm Pryce Don't Cry For Me Aberystwyth Bloomsbury 2007 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £5.00 ''Aberystwyth at Christmas. The smell of pine drifts along the Prom, mingling with the reek of bladderwrack, toffee apple, vanilla and wet donkey fur. And in a filthy alley in Chinatown, a man in a red-and-white coat with a long white beard lies dead in a pool of his own gore... Aberystwyth at Christmas. Compliments of the Season.''
Andrew Pyper Lost Girls Orion 2011 First Edition First Printing Bruised & slightly rubbed at top & base of spine else Fine Uncorrected Proof. With Publisher's Press Release £5.00 ''Don't all kids imagine there's a haunted house in their neighbourhood? Can you remember yours? But what if you knew something bad really had happened in that house? What if you saw it? What if you tried not to think about it for the next thirty years? What if, one day, you had to back into that house... ''
Andrew Pyper The Demonologist Orion 2013 First Edition in the UK First Printing (Paper) Slightly rubbed and marked at the base of the front panel and page edges lightly marked else Fine Uncorrected Proof in slightly worn Proof Dust Jacket £5.00 ''... David Ullman... wasn't a believer... was offered a trip to Venice in the capacity of a 'demonologist'... seeing it as a free vacation for my teenage daughter and myself. But what I witnessed... changed what I believe forever... the voice that passed from my daughter's lips before she jumped from the hotel's roof belonged to a being I have long studied... ''
Irene Radford Guardian Of The Balance Merlin's Descendants Volume One Daw 1999 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and slightly bumped at base of spine and page edges lightly marked else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £5.00 ''Her name was Arylwren - Wren to those she numbered among her friends. She was the child who should not have been, daughter of Myrddin Emrys... and Deirdre - The Morrigan - high priestess of the Druids. Both had been promised to the gods, and Myrddin, gifted with prophecy from childhood, had been sworn to eternal celibacy... ''
Robert Rankin Knees Up Mother Earth Gollancz 2004 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in slightly creased Dust Jacket. With Publisher's Promotion Sheet £7.50 ''... There's big trouble in little Brentford. Property developers are planning to destroy Griffin Park, the borough's beloved football ground... Horror! Shock! Outrage! Something must be done... Magic, time travel and football: not exactly your everyday combination... ''
Robert Rankin Raiders of the Lost Car Park Doubleday 1994 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £7.50 ''Cornelius Murphy and his tiny companion Tuppe, the stuff of epics and so forth, have a plan: enter the Forbidden Zones, rescue Hugo Rune (mage, inventor, close personal friend of Einstein, author of The Book of Ultimate Truths and father to Cornelius) and find some of the boundless wealth reputed to be stored there... ''
Robert Rankin Snuff Fiction Doubleday 1999 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket with a short (5mm) split at the base of the rear fold. £5.00 ''Society's plug is about to be pulled, big time. At the stroke of midnight on 31 December 1999, computer systems all over the world will crash and plunge us into chaos... forget about impending doom and enter the glamorous world of snuff-snorting. Oh, and don't forget to bring a hankie... ''
Robert Rankin The Book Of Ultimate Truths Doubleday 1993 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and lower board edges and page edges a little browned else Fine book in slightly creased Dust Jacket. £5.00 ''He had walked the Earth as Nostradamus, Uther Pendragon, Count Caligliostro and Rodrigo Borgia. He could open a tin of sardines with his teeth, strike a Swan Vesta on his chin, rope steers, drive a steam locomotive and hum all the works of Gilbert and Sullivan without becoming confused or breaking down in tears... ''
Robert Rankin The Brentford Chainstore Massacre Doubleday 1997 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at base of spine and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £5.00 ''There is nothing more powerful than a bad idea whose time has come. And there can be few ideas less bad or more potentially apocalyptic than... Using DNA strands extracted from the dried blood on the Turin Shroud... not just a single Jesus... a full half-dozen... ''
Robert Rankin The Brightonomicon Gollancz 2005 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine else Fine book in slightly creased Dust Jacket. £5.00 ''When our teenage hero takes his beloved one, Enid Earles, away for a dirty weekend in Brighton, things do not go as he might have wished. Instead of a night of passion... He narrowly escapes... drowning... brought ashore by the Perfect Master, Cosmic Dick and self-styled Logos of the Aeon... Hugo Rune.. ''
Robert Rankin The Da-Da-De-Da-Da Code Gollancz 2007 First Edition Second Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and top corners else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £4.00 ''... Jonny Hooker is a tormented man, but his former problems pale into insignificance when he received a Very Special Letter telling him his name has been selected... to be a WINNER... But to claim his prize, he has to solve the Da-Da-De-Da-Da Code... ''
Robert Rankin The Fandom Of The Operator Doubleday 2001 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and page edges browned else Fine book in slightly worn Dust Jacket. £4.00 ''Gary Cheese is twenty-two years of age. His hobbies include music, girls, TV and the detective novels of the twentieth century's bestselling novelist, the now legendary P. P. Penrose. And attempting to reanimate the dead... ''
Robert Rankin The Greatest Show Off Earth Doubleday 1994 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and lower edge of front board and page edges a little browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket with a telephone number written inside the rear flap £5.00 ''Raymond's had a rough couple of days. snatched from his allotment by a flying starfish from Uranus and sold as a delicacy in a Venusian food market, it seems like his luck has changed when he is rescued by the travelling circus. But then this isn't an ordinary circus... the professor has a little job for Raymond... save Planet Earth from extinction by Friday... ''
Robert Rankin The Toyminator Gollancz 2006 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and boards lightly marked else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £7.50 ''Somewhere over the rainbow and just off the Yellow Brick Road stands Toy City, formerly known as Toy Town... There have been outbreaks of STC - Spontaneous Toy Combustion... strange signs and portents... With the body count rising... it is time for a hero... Eddie Bear... and his loyal sidekick, Jack.'' Sequel to Hollow Chocolate Bunnies...
Robert Rankin The Toyminator Gollancz 2006 First Edition First Printing Corners slightly creased/rubbed/curled else Fine Uncorrected Proof With Publisher's Press Release £5.00 ''Somewhere over the rainbow and just off the Yellow Brick Road stands Toy City, formerly known as Toy Town... There have been outbreaks of STC - Spontaneous Toy Combustion... strange signs and portents... With the body count rising... it is time for a hero... Eddie Bear... and his loyal sidekick, Jack.'' Sequel to Hollow Chocolate Bunnies...
Robert Rankin The Witches of Chiswick Gollancz 2003 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top of spine and page edges differentially browned else Fine book in Fine Dust Jacket. £4.00 ''... We have al been lied to. A great and sinister conspiracy exists to keep us from uncovering the truth about our past... The War Of The Worlds was a true account of real events... Captain Nemo's Nautilus even now lies rusting at the bottom of the North Sea... there really was an invisible man... Queen Victoria had a sexual relationship with Dr Watson... ''
Robert Rankin Waiting For Godalming Doubleday 2000 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £4.00 ''... God is dead. He died in mysterious circumstances while on a fishing trip to Norfolk, leaving a wife, three children and a great deal of valuable property... he left his beloved planet Earth to his youngest son, Colin. Which seems mightily suspicious as the meek were expecting to inherit it. Colin is all for flogging it off to the highest bidder... ''
Robert Rankin Web Site Story Doubleday 2001 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges lightly age-darkened else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £5.00 ''... The Millennium Bug... a computer virus and it's about to make the deadly species crosssover from machine to mankind... The Black Death was spread by rats... this plague will be spread by a mouse... ''
John Rankine (Douglas R. Mason) Moons Of Triopus Dobson 1968 First Edition First Printing Page edges lightly age-darkened else Fine book in lightly rubbed Dust Jacket. £4.00 ''In opposing the Triopus project Grant Kirby was... by himself. Powerful commercial and political lobbies saw him as a threat and wanted him silenced. Was there... a menace in the Green Planet... Kirby himself only found the answer when the Triopusans entered the equation... second... in the Space Corporation series that began with Never The Same Door.''
John Rankine The Vort Programme Dobson 1979 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and top corners slightly bumped and top page edges lightly age-darkened else Fine book in like, slightly browned and rubbed, Dust Jacket, with a short (ca. 2mm) tear and crease at the head of the spine, with Dust Jacket delamination over the front gutter. £7.50 ''Robert Cain had no idea why he had been sent to enroll at Picton Polytech but when a blue and yellow auto car dropped eight feet and nearly crushed him... he knew there was more to it than just a crash course in The Science of Mental Life... Who was programming the androids... an action-packed adventure... '' Scarce
Julian Rathbone Trajectories Gollancz 1998 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges lightly marked else Fine book in like, rubbed Dust Jacket. Signed by the Author on the Title Page £7.50 ''... contrasts the idyll that was the origin of our species with its final decades in a polluted, doomed environment, and the pampered, secure life of the haves with the squalor and civil strife of the majority... an apocalyptic vision which is both prophecy and warning... ''
Melanie Rawn Elsewhens Tor 2013 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and slightly bumped at base of spine and top page edges lightly browned else Fine book in lightly rubbed Dust Jacket. £7.50 ''... one of the uses of magic is to present plays that immerse the audience in the sights, sounds, and emotions of the story. Cade is a tregetour - a wizard who is both a playwright and magic-wielder... But a tregetour is useless without a glisker - and elf who can spin the magic out onto the stage. And Cade's glisker, Mieka, is something special... ''
Melanie Rawn Skybowl Macmillan 1995 First Edition in the UK Slightly bumped at top and base of spine, spine creased and page edges browned and lightly (?tea?) stained - Very Good book in slightly worn Dust Jacket. £4.00 ''... A generation of peace among the Sunrunners was shattered by a seemingly unstoppable invasion force - leaving a world split asunder by war and the powers of sorcery... it is only the combined powers of Sunrunning and Sorcery that will allow them the chance to defeat the invaders... ''
Melanie Rawn The Diviner Daw 2011 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and bruised at base of spine and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £5.00 ''... tells of the development of a new and powerful magic... It begins with Azzad al-Ma'aliq... Saved by... mysterious desert healers... though the Shagarra keep him safe from the seemingly endless stream of assassins his enemy sends after him, Azzad is convinced that the only way he will rid himself of this threat is by claiming the blood debt owed his family... ''
Melanie Rawn The Golden Key Macmillan 1996 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and slightly bumped at base of spine, front board and page edges lightly marked else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £7.50 ''... a complex, fully realised civilisation in which one very unique family guards a secret... which could turn their whole world upside down... the art of the Grijalva family... the ability to manipulate time and reality within their paintings... ''
Melanie Rawn The Ruins Of Ambrai Exiles : Book One Macmillan 1996 First Edition in the UK Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £7.50 ''A thousand years ago the Mageborn fled prejudice and persecution to colonize the planet Lenfell. But as well as their magic they brought hatred... A war... let loose Wild Magic across the land... and unleashed the hideous spectres known as the Wraithbeasts. Generations after the war... ''
Tom Reamy Blind Voices Putnam 1978 First Edition Bruised at base of spine and page edges lightly marked else Fine book in Dust Jacket, with a touch of wear at the base of the spine and a 2mm tear and creasing at the top £12.50 ''One summer day in the 1920s, Haverstock's Travelling Curiosus and Wondershow rides in to a small mid-western town,,, Three teenage girls attend the opening performance that evening, which, for each, promises love and threatens death... ''
Tom Reamy San Diego Lightfoot Sue And Other Stories Earthlight Publishers 1979 First Edition Slightly bumped at top and bruised at base of spine and top page edges slightly browned and marked else Fine book in slightly rubbed and creased Dust Jacket. Wraparound colour dust jacket and endpapers by Leo & Diane Dillon £12.50 Introduction by Harlan Ellison Twilla; Under the Hollywood Sign; Beyond the Cleft; San Diego Lightfoot Sue; Dinosaurs; The Sweetwater Factor; The Mistress of Windraven; The Detweiler Boy; Insects in Amber; Waiting for Billy Star; 2076: Blue Eyes and afterword/reminiscence by Howard Waldrop.
Tom Reamy Science Fiction Special 37 Blind Voices Tom Reamy The Ultimax Man Keith Laumer Sidgwick & Jackson 1981 First Combined Edition in the UK First Printing - Issued Without Dust Jacket Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and rear corners, top corners slightly worn, spine panel lightly faded and page edges lightly age-darkened else Fine book in laminated boards - as issued £5.00 ''... One summer day in the 1920's Haverstock's Travelling Curiosa and Wondershow rides into a small Midwestern town... a presentation of mysterious wonders, feats of magic, strange creatures, and frightening powers... ''
L. P. Reeves Last Days of the Peacemaker Hale 1976 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and top corners and page edges lightly browned and a little marked else Fine book in rubbed and slightly marked Dust Jacket. £4.00 ''A nuclear device devastates London... all the blame is heaped upon a world renowned figure and fighter for peace... George finds himself inextricably tangled with the efforts of the Peacemaker to prove his innocence... ''
Mickey Zucker Reichert The Last of the Renshai Millennium 1993 First Edition in Hardback First Printing Slightly bumped at top and bruised at base of spine else Fine book in like, unpriced, Dust Jacket. £7.50 ''... Down through the centuries... four masters of magic have struggled to maintain the delicate balance of power in the troubled Northlands. But now the mortal world teeters on the brink of the long foretold Great War... When their enemies band together in a surprise attack... one Renshai will escape the genocide... a lone warrior... and a master of destruction... ''
Katya Reimann A Tremor In The Bitter Earth Tor 1998 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges lightly marked else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £4.00 ''... returns to the enthralling... world of Wind From A Foreign Sky... Gaultry Blas is a young woman with a knowledge of woods magic and a special bond to the twin goddesses... She has saved her land from subversion by the scheming agents of the Bissanty empire... the short-lived peace is shattered by a horrifying betrayal crafted by the dark magic of Bissanty assassins.''
John Remenham (John A. Vlasto) The Peacemaker Macdonald 1947 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and page edges foxed and marked - around Very Good book in grimy and slightly torn Dust Jacket, frayed and slightly chipped at top and base of spine. £7.50 ''When Myron P. Lord, American armament manufacturer, had achieved... one thousand million dollars he felt he had fulfilled all ambition. But Charlotte... pleaded with him... to devote his energies and wealth to a new cause: the creation of universal peace... fantasy of the future... '' Listed in Bleiler's Checklist of Fantastic Literature.
Mike Resnick Kirinyaga A Fable of Utopia Del Rey 1998 First Edition Thus First Printing Bruised at top and slightly bumped at base of spine and page edges lightly marked else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. With Reviewer's (brief) notes £7.50 ''... one man's utopia... Koriba, a distinguished, educated man of Kikuyu ancestry... is determined to build a utopian colony... on the terraformed planet he proudly names Kirinyaga... Reinstating the ancient customs and stringent laws... He must face many challenges... ''
Mike Resnick The Buntline Special Pyr 2010 First Edition First Printing (Paper) Bruised at base of spine and corners and a few page corners lightly creased else Fine book £4.00 ''The year is 1881. The United States ends at the Mississippi River. Beyond lies the Indian nations, where the magic of powerful Medicine Men has halted the advance of the Americans... Thomas Alva Edison... on a mission... to protect this great genius, Wyatt Earp and his brothers... Against them stand the Apache wizard Geronimo and the Clanton Gang... ''
Mike Resnick The Return of Santiago Tor 2003 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine, previous owner's name stamped on front free end paper, a few page corners bumped and creased and page edges a little marked - Very Good book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket. £5.00 ''It has been more than a century since the bandit and assassin known as Santiago blazed a trail of havoc and glory across the Inner Frontier. Some say he is immortal, destined to return again when he is needed most. Most say he was gunned down by a bounty hunter long ago... But... ''
Alastair Reynolds Blue Remembered Earth Gollancz 2012 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket with a tiny scratch on the front panel £7.50 'Geoffrey and Sunday Akinya want no part of their family and its wealth... But when their Grandmother dies she leaves behind a secret that throws Geoffrey and Sunday into a desperate race against their family. A race run beneath the unblinking eye of The Mechanism.''
Alastair Reynolds Galactic North Gollancz 2006 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top & base of spine & page edges lightly age-darkened else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket a little crumpled at the base of the rear panel £7.50 Collecting all the Revelation Space universe stories (so far): Great Wall of Mars; Glacial; A Spy in Europa; Weather; Dilation Sleep; Grafenwalder's Bestiary; Nightingale; Galactic North and Afterword
Luke Rhinehart Adventures of Wim Grafton 1986 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and page edges lightly marked and stained else Fine book in lightly browned and creased Dust Jacket, with a little damp marking inside (no show-through). £5.00 ''... the adventures of Wim (He of Many Chances) in his accident-prone search for u.t. (Ultimate Truth)... Following Wim from his birth... turbulent schooldays... the Montauk art of invisibility... Drawing extensively on many of the major works on Wim of the 21st and 22nd centuries... uncovering ,,, some of the many truths, half-truths and downright lies... ''
Jenna Rhodes The Four Forges The Elven Ways: Book One DAW 2006 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top & slightly bumped at base of spine else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket. £4.00 ''... Kerith, a world... bereft of magic after the devastating Magi wars which killed off the Magi, leaving behind their Galdarkan minions, the fighters they had created...the Vaelinars had mysteriously appeared from nowhere... no memory of how they had come... carrying forward an enmity they scarcely understood... a different sort of elemental magic...
Anne Rice Blood And Gold The Vampire Marius Chatto & Windus 2001 First Edition in the UK First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket. £7.50 ''... one of the oldest vampires of them all... Criss-crossing through the stories of other vampires... haunted by Pandora and by his alter ego Mael, tracked by the Talamasca... the self-styled guardian of 'those who must be kept'... ''
Anne Rice (Also as Anne Rampling & A. N. Roquelaure) Christ the Lord The Road to Cana Chatto & Windus 2008 First Edition in the UK First Printing - Issued Simultaneously Bruised at base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £7.50 ''... Whispers of a virgin birth have long surrounded Jesus. His brother, his mother, his friends, wait for some sign of the path he will take... Both divine and human, he struggles with the demands of his family, the human need for love, and his overwhelming sense of destiny... ''
Anne Rice Memnoch The Devil The Vampire Chronicles Chatto & Windus 1995 First Edition in the UK Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and at top edge of front board and page edges browning else Fine book in like, slightly creased, Dust Jacket. £4.00 ''Lestat, perfect vampire and eternal rebel, so gifted for evil yet so drawn to goodness... Amid the luxury and decay of present-day New York, Lestat chooses his victims, taking only those truly evil humans he can also love... In a momentous confrontation, Lestat is brought face to face with Memnoch, the Devil himself... ''
Anne Rice (Also as Anne Rampling & A. N. Roquelaure) Merrick Chatto & Windus 2000 First Edition First Printing - Issued Simultaneously Bruised at top and base of spine and top page edges browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket with a touch of wear at the top of the folds. £5.00 ''... Lestat lives again but in a twilight world of music and memory... Louis de Pointe du Lac... takes centre stage , tortured by the memory of the child vampire Claudia, whom he loved and lost... Merrick must use her black witchcraft to call up the ghost of Claudia - however dangerous this may be... ''
Anne Rice Pandora New Tales of the Vampires Chatto & Windus 1998 First Edition in the UK First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £7.50 ''David Talbot, vampire survivor of Memnoch the Devil, calls forth Pandora in modern-day Paris to tell her own story. Two thousand years old, she was a mortal girl in ancient Rome at the time of Caesar Augustus... As a follower of the secret blood-tainted cult of Isis, Pandora had to flee to Antioch... ''
Anne Rice Servant Of The Bones Chatto & Windus 1996 First Edition in the UK First Printing Slightly bumped at top and bruised at base of spine and page edges a little browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £5.00 ''''... Azriel is a rebel ghost who holds in his memories the long and troubled history of Western civilisation. Born almost 2500 years ago... Azriel is forced to take the role of a god for three days, paying for his people's freedom with an eternity of half-death, half-life... his restless spirit can be called forth by whoever holds the casket of golden bones... ''
Anne Rice The Vampire Armand The Vampire Chronicles Chatto & Windus 1998 First Edition in the UK First Printing Slightly bumped at top & base of spine else Fine book in lslightly creased Dust Jacket. £4.00 ''... the story of Armand - eternally young, with the face of a Botticelli angel... ''
Anne Rice Violin Chatto & Windus 1997 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top of spine & lower front corner & page edges a little browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £5.00 ''In this powerful confessional novel... another ghost... the mesmeric and dangerous Stefan - part incubus, part inspiration... nineteenth-century violinist appears on the street corner in twentieth century New Orleans, to haunt Triana... Stefan takes Triana back to Vienna in the early 1800s where Beethoven was his teacher... ''
Anne Rice Vittorio, The Vampire New Tales of the Vampires Knopf 1999 First Edition First Printing Bruised at base of spine and remainder dot on bottom page edges else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £5.00 ''... the mesmerising story of a Vittorio, a vampire in the Italian Age of Gold... Vittorio is seduced by the vampire Ursula, the most beautiful of his supernatural enemies... he finds himself facing demonic adversaries, war and political intrigue... ''
Robert Richardson The Book of the Dead St. Martin's Press 1989 First Edition in the US First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in slightly worn Dust Jacket. £5.00 ''... he is especially intrigued by wealthy bibliophile Carrington's tale of a literary treasure - the last unpublished Sherlock Holmes story - passed down through the family... Carrington's murderer steals the precious Holmes story from the safe... But eventually, Gus must turn to the master Holmes... to untangle... this very modern murder case.''
Phil Rickman The Chalice Macmillan 1997 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top of spine and 'This Book Belongs To' stamp on front fixed end paper (under Dust Jacket flap) else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. in like, unpriced, Dust Jacket, with a tiny wear spot at the upper tip of the front fold £7.50 ''Glastonbury... considered by many to be 'the holiest earth in England... But... the mystical atmosphere of the place becomes soured by bitterness, violence and death... with earthly issues splitting the town and the supernatural beginning to seep into the cracks, someone must face up to the worst of all possibilities... the existence of an anti-Grail - the Dark Chalice.''
Phil Rickman The Remains of an Altar Quercus 2006 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and top front corner else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £7.50 ''Merrily Watkins, parish priest, single mum... heads for the Malvern Hills to investigate an alleged paranormal dimension to a spate of road accidents... an obsession... around Elgar and The Dream of Gerontius... a place at the centre of an ancient mystery... ''
Phil Rickman To Dream of the Dead Quercus 2008 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £7.50 ''... Only days before Christmas, police in the city of Hereford make a gruesome discovery, linked to the unearthing of the Dinedor Serpent, a unique prehistoric ritual monument... the village is isolated in the floods, cut off with a killer inside... shocking savagery paralyses an ancient community... ''
Judith Merkle Riley A Vision of Light New English Library 1989 First Edition in the UK First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in like, slightly creased Dust Jacket with a few light surface scratches. £5.00 ''Young, wealthy, twice-married Margaret of Ashbury determines to write a book, but the year is 1355 and the notion of a female wanting to record her experiences and thoughts is not just arrogant, it's possibly heretical... '' Her First Book
Judith Merkle Riley The Serpent Garden Viking 1989 First Edition in the UK First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and top rear corner and page edges lightly age-darkened else Fine book in like Dust Jacket with a little wear at the upper tip of the front fold £7.50 ''... the intrigue-ridden courts of sixteenth-century England and France... Henry VIII and... Cardinal Wolsey are scheming to put an English heir on the French throne... they are succeeding thanks... to a breathtaking miniature... Susanna... nearly divine talent for portrait painting... high in the rigging... sits the angel of art... rewards her courage and feisty resourcefulness with...''
John Ringo Against the Tide Baen 2005 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in Dust Jacket, with the upper tips of the folds worn. £7.50 ''''... The battle of dragon carrier on dragon carrier is about to start, with the fleets pursuing each other over half the Atlantis ocean in a game of cat-and-mouse. But all the cats are on the side of the UFS. '' Follows There Will Be Dragons & Emerald Sea
John Ringo Honor of the Clan Baen 2009 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and lower corners and top page edges lightly browned else Fine book in lightly rubbed Dust Jacket. £7.50 ''... With the Federation still a shambles after the Posleen invasion, preventing the recovery of the Posleen and protecting humanity... is paramount... When a betrayal... is revealed to Michael O'Neal, it is his clear duty to eliminate it. And then diamond meets diamond... ''
Rick Riordan The Serpent's Shadow Puffin 2012 First Edition First Printing - Issued Simultaneously Bruised at top and base of spine and top edge of front board and page edges lightly marked else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket, with Signed By The Author sticker on the front panel Signed by the Author on the Title Page £15.00 ''Carter and Sadie Kane, descendants of the magical House of Life, are in pretty big trouble... Apophis, the giant snake of Chaos, is still threatening to plunge the world into eternal darkness. Now the Kanes must do something no magician has ever manage defeat Apophis himself. No pressure there, then... '' Third in the trilogy.
Jennifer Roberson Deepwood Daw 2007 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and page edges browned in one place else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £5.00 ''Alisanos: the deepwood - a magical world with two suns and a sepia sky. It is home to demons, a thousand gods, and numerous other magical entities... the deepwood is sentient... Alisanos... coexists with human lands... its borders are unstable... '' Book Two of Karavans
Jennifer Roberson Sword-Born A Novel of Tiger and Del Daw 1998 First Edition First Printing Bruised at base of spine and page edges marked else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket with a small amount of white material trapped under the lamination on the rear panel. £5.00 ''... Left as an infant to die in the desert, and enslaved by the Southron tribe who found him, he had won his freedom and his name by slaying a deadly sandtiger... Born in the frozen North, she had seen her family brutally murdered... she had studied with the greatest of Northern sword-masters and had become the most deadly sword-singer in the North... ''
Jennifer Roberson Sword-Sworn A Novel Of Tiger And Del Daw 2002 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £7.50 ''The South had always been Tiger's home. Left as an infant to die in the desert... he won his freedom... by slaying a deadly sandtiger... joined the elite brotherhood of Southron sword-dancers... Del was a woman of the North... her family brutally murdered... Motivated by revenge, she studied with the greatest of Northern sword-masters... '' Last in the series
A. R. R. R. Roberts (Adam Roberts) The Sellamillion Gollancz 2004 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £4.00 ''... Here at last are all the grand legends and myths of Lower Middle Earth that A. R. R. R. Roberts lovingly compiled after we rang him up last Thursday with the promise of another contract. Also included are numerous early drafts... correspondence with his publisher. And, err, some poems... ''
A. R. R. R. Roberts (Adam Roberts) The Sellamillion Gollancz 2004 First Edition First Printing Bruised at base of spine and page edges lightly marked else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. Signed by the Author on the Pre-lim Page £7.50 ''... Here at last are all the grand legends and myths of Lower Middle Earth that A. R. R. R. Roberts lovingly compiled after we rang him up last Thursday with the promise of another contract. Also included are numerous early drafts... correspondence with his publisher. And, err, some poems... ''
A. R. R. R. Roberts The Soddit or, Let's Cash In Again or, There, and Back Again, dammit, where did I put it, where is it, I don't believe it, I must have left it There, over Again to There, oh for heaven's sake, it's not here either, Back Yet Again, fuming, oh there it is, Gollancz 2003 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top of spine and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket. Signed by the Author on the Title Page £5.00 ''Following on (inevitably, some might say) from the frankly unlikely success of BORED OF THE RINGS comes a new book from an entirely different author that parodys Tolkien's other (and undoubtedly shorter) masterpiece. Illustrated throughout in glorious monocolour... ''
A3R Roberts (Adam Roberts) Star Warped Gollancz 2005 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges lightly age-darkened else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. Signed by the Author on the pre-lim page £7.50 ''... the Imperial Empire of the Imperium is not happy with the health of its subjects. There must be more exercise, less junk food, not so much salt in the diet. And binge drinking is right out. So a terrible plan is hatched. And in the dark reaches of space... a terrifying weapon... is constructed... the Death Spa... ''
Adam Roberts (Also as A. R. R. R. Roberts, A R R R Roberts, A3R Roberts and Robertski Brothers) By Light Alone Gollancz 2011 First Edition First Printing (Trade Paper Issue) Page edges lightly browned else Fine Book With Publisher's Press Release £7.50 ''In a world where we have been genetically engineered so that we can photosynthesise sunlight with our hair, hunger is a thing of the past... The poor grow their hair, the rich affect baldness and flaunt their wealth by still eating... The young daughter of an affluent New York family is kidnapped... ''
Adam Roberts (Also as A. R. R. R. Roberts, A R R R Roberts, A3R Roberts and Robertski Brothers) I Am Scrooge A Zombie Story for Christmas Gollancz 2009 First Edition First Printing - Issued Without Dust Jacket Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in laminated boards - as issued Illustrations by Zom Leech £5.00 ''Marley was dead to begin with... The legendary Ebeneezer Scrooge sits in his house, his riches forgotten. Downstairs, his front door shudders and shakes under the blows from the zombies that crowd around it hungering for his flesh... Does mankind's survival lie in the hands of one of literature's scrawniest and meanest heroes?... ''
Adam Roberts (Also as A. R. R. R. Roberts, A R R R Roberts, A3R Roberts and Robertski Brothers) Salt Gollancz 2000 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and lower corners and page edges lightly age-darkened else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. Signed by the Author on the Dedication Page £10.00 ''Told by two people, Petj and Barlei, SALT is the story of a planetary colonisation that slips into a tragedy of Biblical proportions. The two communities who went to Salt were united by the dream of a new beginning and, isolated in a landscape of cruel majesty, torn apart by ancient enmities... ''
Adam Roberts (Also as A. R. R. R. Roberts, A R R R Roberts, A3R Roberts and Robertski Brothers) The Real-Town Murders Gollancz 2017 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and bruised at base of spine and lower front corner else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £10.00 ''Alma is a detective in a near-future England... Her partner is ill, and has to be treated without fail every four hours, a task that only Alma can do. If she misses the five minute window her lover will die... Alma is called to a car factory to be shown an impossible death and finds herself caught up in a political coup... ''
Adam Roberts Twenty Trillion Leagues Under The Sea Gollancz 2014 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. Illustrated by Mahendra Singh £7.50 ''France's first nuclear submarine, Plongeur, is on her first sea trial... Out of control, the submarine plummets to a depth where the pressure will crush her hull... the pressure begins to relent... They have gone miles down. Hundreds of miles, thousands... ''
Keith Roberts A Heron Caught In Weeds Kerosina 1987 First Edition First Printing Limited State (Paper) (No.356/650) Bruised at base of spine else Fine booklet Signed by the Author on the Title Page £10.00 Poems by Keith Roberts selected by James Goddard: Grainne; Calais Encounter; Home Thoughts from a Coach; De Profundis, Pro Temporis; A Civic Problem Observed; Spanbroekmolen; Hill 60; Sanctuary Wood; Tyne Cot; Ypres, 1980; At Hellfire Corner; The Last Resort; A L'enfant Sauvage; Envoi and many others.
Keith Roberts Grainne Kerosina 1987 First Edition First Printing Fine Uncorrected Proof £35.00 Spiral bound photocopy of manuscript. Only 6 copies were produced (I think).
Keith Roberts Kaeti & Company Kerosina 1986 First Edition First Printing Bruised at base of spine and page edges browned else Fine book in lightly rubbed Dust Jacket. £7.50 ''... Kaeti and her companions inhabit a strange world; a 'theatre of the mind' where the unexpected is commonplace, where ghosts, vampires and even the odd goddess may be encountered... '' Ten Stories.
Keith Roberts Kaeti On Tour Sirius 1992 First Edition First Printing Bruised at base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket, with a touch of erosion at the upper tip of the rear fold. £5.00 ''... Kaeti branches out, moves further from her beloved London. In the process she makes a whole range of new, intriguing friends; and lands herself in some scrapes startling even by her standards. The shadows she sprays on the pavements... come alive to haunt her; later, the magic Tiger Sweater... does more than haunt the subjects of her wrath... ''
Keith Roberts Kiteworld Gollancz 1985 First Edition First Printing Bruised at base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. Signed by the Author on the Title Page £10.00 Clute - ''Kiteworld... invokes the atmosphere of earlier work in its depiction of a Britain dominated by religious fanatics, and its constrictive rendering of the life of the crews who man giant kites to guard the frontiers against demons.''
Keith Roberts The Boat of Fate Hutchinson 1971 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and previous owner's name and date on half-title else Fine book in Fine Dust Jacket. £25.00 ''This superb historical novel... recreates... the whole experience of the Roman Empire in its death-throes. Written with wit, imagination, pace and great descriptive talent, it recalls for the modern reader an age of violence and disintegration... ''
Keith Roberts The Boat of Fate an historical novel Prentice-Hall 1974 First Edition in the US First Printing Covers creased and marked, corners rubbed, page edges browned, marked and a little water-marked - Good? Uncorrected Proof £5.00 ''The Roman Empire in its death-throes provides the background for this superb historical novel that recreates the experience of one man trying to cope with his changing world... '' Early Proofs are very scarce.
Al Robertson Waking Hell Gollancz 2016 First Edition First Printing (Trade Paper) Cover edges lightly rubbed and page edges lightly marked else Fine Book With Publisher's Press Release £4.00 ''Leila Fenech is dead. And so is her brother Dieter. But what s really pissing her off is how he sold his afterlife as part of an insurance scam and left her to pick up the pieces. She wants him back so she can kick his backside from here to the Kuiper Belt... '' Follow-up to Crashing Heaven
R. Garcia Y Robertson Lady Robyn Forge 2003 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at base of spine else Fine book in slightly creased Dust Jacket. £7.50 ''... Robyn's fantasy of courtly romance comes up against the brute reality of medieval politics... murder, warfare, and betrayal... an engrossing time-travel romance... '' Follows Knight Errant.
Kenneth Robeson Doc Savage Volume 1 Two Classic Adventures of Doc Savage Sanctum/Nostalgia Ventures 2006 First Combined Edition First Printing (Paper) Top edge of rear cover lightly rubbed else Fine 10 x 7'' book £10.00 Introduction to Fortress of Solitude by Will Murray; Fortress of Solitude (Oct. '38) ''Revealing Doc Savage's Mysteries''; Interlude; The Devil Genghis (Dec. '38) ''... a criminal genius armed with incredible inventions stolen from Doc's Fortress of Solitude''; Postscript; Doc Savage Returns and Lester Den, The Man Behind Doc Savage
Kenneth Robeson Doc Savage Volume 10 Two Amazing Adventures of The Man of Bronze and His Iron Crew! Sanctum/Nostalgia Ventures 2007 First Combined Edition First Printing (Paper) Upper front corner lightly curled else Fine 10 x 7'' book £5.00 Dust of Death (Oct. '35) ''After Long Tom is arrested on spying charges, Doc Savage intervenes in an Amazon jungle border war and battles the mysterious Inca in Gray!''; Restoration in Bronze; Intermission by Will Murray; The Stone Man (Oct. '39) ''The Man of Bronze' discovers a lost race and a strange mist that transforms men into stone''
Kenneth Robeson Doc Savage Volume 14 The Classic Debut Adventures of Doc Savage Sanctum/Nostalgia Ventures 2006 First Combined Edition First Printing (Paper) Corners lightly rubbed else Fine 10 x 7'' book £5.00 Introduction by Lester Dent; The Man of Bronze (March. '33) ''A daring experiment transmutes Clark Savage...''; Intermission; The Land of Terror (Apr. '33) ''Doc Savage battles for his life against the deadly dinosaurs of Thunder Island''; Autobiography by Lester Dent
Kenneth Robeson Doc Savage Volume 17 Two Classic Adventures of Doc Savage Sanctum/Nostalgia Ventures 2008 First Combined Edition First Printing (Paper) Slightly bumped at base of spine and lower front corner else Fine 10 x 7'' book £5.00 The Czar of Fear (Nov. '33) ''The Man of Bronze and his Iron Men combat the Green Bell and his hooded terrorists''; Intermission; The World's Fair Goblin (Apr. '39) ''An eight foot monster haunts the New York World's Fairgrounds''; James Bama's World's Fair memories; Postscript; The men behind Doc. Savage
Kenneth Robeson Doc Savage Volume 18 Two Classic Adventures of Doc Savage Sanctum/Nostalgia Ventures 2008 First Combined Edition First Printing (Paper) Slightly bumped at lower front corner else Fine 10 x 7'' book £7.50 Foreword: The Name is Savage... Doc Savage by Jerry Conway; The Monsters (Apr. '34) ''The Man of Bronze battles scientifically-engineered giants... ''; Intermission; The Whisker of Hercules (Apr. '44) ''A human thunderbolt goes on a c rime spree that sets Doc Savage on his trail''; Doc. Savage in four colours by Will Murray
Kenneth Robeson Doc Savage Volume 9 Two Amazing Adventures of The Man of Bronze and His Iron Crew! Sanctum/Nostalgia Ventures 2007 First Combined Edition First Printing (Paper) Page edges lightly marked else Fine 10 x 7'' book £4.00 The Majii (Sept. '35) ''A living dead man lures Doc Savage onto an Aladdin's cavern of horror''; Intermission; The Golden Man (April '41) ''The Golden Man tests the Man of Bronze's scientific wizardry, exposing secrets of Doc Savage's strange origin'' ; Inside the Fiction Factory by Will Murray and The Man Behind Doc Savage
Madeleine E. Robins The Stone War Tor 1999 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped and faded at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £5.00 ''... confused reports come from New York. Millions of refugees are streaming out, each bearing contradictory tales of fire, earthquake, explosions, collapse... the full nature of the catastrophe is still unclear, for its roots lie in mystery, in wounds to a human heart... ''
Kim Stanley Robinson 2312 Orbit 2012 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine, and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £15.00 ''... Scientific and technical advances have opened gateways to an extraordinary future... new habitats have been created throughout the solar system... But in this year... a sequence of events will force humanity to confront its past, its present and its future... ''
Kim Stanley Robinson Antarctica HarperCollins 1997 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £7.50 ''... The world's last unstripped asset. Antarctica is in danger of becoming a free-for-all - oil reconnaissance teams intent on mass extraction, adventure travelers trailing waste across the tundra, and strategic interests covertly vying for influence... a gripping, provocative eco-thriller set early in the next century...''
Kim Stanley Robinson Escape From Kathmandu Unwin Hyman 1990 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. Signed and Personalised by the Author on the Title Page £7.50 ''...things started getting crazy when they met a real, live yeti, the US Secret Service, ex-president Jimmy Carter and a bunch of loony scientists in the Hotel Star in Kathmandu... a wonderfully entertaining read.''
Kim Stanley Robinson Escape From Kathmandu Unwin Hyman 1990 First Edition in the UK First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges lightly age-darkened else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £5.00 ''...things started getting crazy when they met a real, live yeti, the US Secret Service, ex-president Jimmy Carter and a bunch of loony scientists in the Hotel Star in Kathmandu... a wonderfully entertaining read.''
Kim Stanley Robinson The Martians Voyager 1999 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in slightly creased and rubbed Dust Jacket, with a 3mm tear at the top edge of the front panel £7.50 ''... Robinson's essential companion to the Mars series. New novellas and short stories head the collection, featuring many of the trilogy's central characters in events previously only hinted at in the novels. Added to this are works on Martian mythology, the Martian Constitution, scientific extracts and a series of Mars-inspired poems... ''
Spider Robinson Stardance Sidgwick & Jackson 1979 First Edition in the UK First Printing Page edges lightly age-darkened else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket, with a short tear and a little delamination at the top of the front flap and Publisher's £5.95 price sticker on the front flap £5.00 ''Because she was the way she was - big, beautiful, sexy - there was no way on Earth Shara Drummond could become a professional dancer in spite of her soaring genius... but the zero gravity environment of the orbiting Skyfac... meant catering to the whims of a perverse millionaire... And when the aliens appeared... ''
Spider Robinson Telempath Macdonald & Jane's 1978 First Edition in the UK First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges lightly marked else Fine book in lightly creased Dust Jacket. £4.00 ''A deadly virus has been unleashed and causes the death of the major part of humanity. The virus magnifies the sense of smell, driving most people mad... all human relationships have irretrievably changed, and men have become like animals... and smell the gaseous telepathic beings who inhabit the skies... ''
Justina Robson Heliotrope Ticonderoga. Publications 2011 First Edition First Printing (Trade Paper) Covers slightly creased, many pages creased - Good Book Signed by the Author on the Title Page £4.00 Introduction; Heliotrope; Body of Evidence; The Adventurers' League; The Girl Hero's Mirror Says he's Not The One; The Bull Leapers; Deadhead; Erie Lackawanna's Song; Cracklegrackle; No Man's Island; Tremor; The Seventh Series; The Little Bear; Legolas Does The Dishes; Dreadnaught; An Unremarkable Man and A Dream of Mars
Justina Robson Living Next Door To The God Of Love Macmillan 2005 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine, one page fore-edge with a short tear (not affecting text and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in lightly creased Dust Jacket. Signed by the Author on the Title Page £7.50 ''Metropolis is a city of superheroes where you can become anyone you like, fighting all day, partying till dawn... Sankhara is a universe where everything is remade by night, according to the inhabitants' deepest. darkest dreams... Koker Ai exists in another time and space... ''
Justina Robson Mappa Mundi Macmillan 2001 First Edition First Printing (Trade Paper) Light spine creasing, corners rubbed and page edges lightly marked - Very Good book Signed, Personalised and Inscribed by the Author (twice) on the Title Page £4.00 ''As medical nanotechnology completes a map of the human brain, radical psychologist Natalie Armstrong sees her cutting-edge research suddenly leap out of the sidelines and into the heart of a black project to create comprehensive mind-control... '' Arthur Clarke Award Nominee for 2002
Justina Robson Selling Out Quantum Gravity: Book 2 Gollancz 2007 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 £10.00 ''Ever since the Quantum Bomb of 2015 things have been different; the dimensions have fused and suddenly our world is accessible to elves, demons, ghosts and elementals... and their worlds are open to us. Special Agent Lila Black has been different too: tortured and magic-scarred by elves, re-built by humans into a half-robot... ''
Michaela Roessner Vanishing Point Tor 1993 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and top page edges lightly foxed else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £7.50 ''... suddenly, without warning: 90% of the human race disappeared without trace... Civilisation collapsed... After a few months of violence... a measure of peace was restored in the Bay Area... Now, thirty years after the Disappearance, Dr. Easterman is... continuing a promising line of research on what caused the cataclysmic event... ''
Michael Scott Rohan (Also as Michael Scot, with Allan Scott) Cloud Castles AvoNova/Morrow 1994 First Edition in the US First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and top page edges lightly marked else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £4.00 ''Twice before Stephen Fisher has set sail upon the spiral - that shifting melee of Space and Time that abuts accepted reality at ancient, hidden places... great and terrible forces... are calling him back once more... demons are descending en masse upon Europe, Malevolent beings... have conspired to spill monsters into the Core... ''
Michael Scott Rohan (Also as Michael Scot, with Allan Scott) Cloud Castles Gollancz 1993 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges browned else Fine book in slightly creased, price-clipped, Dust Jacket. £4.00 ''The Spiral: where past and present meet, where myth and legend infiltrate the mundane world, where Hy Brasil and Babylon are a short voyage away from Liverpool or Hamburg - via the cloud archipelagoes... in the heart of hi-tech Europe a denizen from the dawn of time is reaching out to ensnare one of humanity's most sacred emblems... and a new dark age will begin... ''
Michael Scott Rohan The Gates Of Noon Gollancz 1992 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like, price-clipped, Dust Jacket. £5.00 ''... Shadows from the past, from the present - and from somewhere that is neither, where myths and archetypes stalk the world. Entangled by old loves and ancient hatreds, with witches and warlocks to help him and the original Bogyman on his trail, Steve must fight to reconcile past and present... ''
Michael Scott Rohan The Lord Of The Middle Air Gollancz 1994 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £5.00 ''Young Walter Scot is hot on the heels of cattle raiders in the service of the dark Lord of Soulis when he encounters his kinsman Michael Scot - and his life is changed forever. Even in the turbulent Borderlands of thirteenth-century Scotland Michael had a fearsome reputation as a magician and master of forbidden arts, trafficking with the demons of the middle air... ''
Patrick Rothfuss The Slow Regard of Silent Things Gollancz 2014 First Edition First Printing - Issued Simultaneously and Without Dust Jacket Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in laminated boards (as issued) Illustrations by Nate Taylor £10.00 ''Deep below the University, there is a dark place... a broken web of ancient passageways and abandoned rooms. A young woman lives there... snug in the heart of this forgotten place... she is full of mysteries... a brief, bittersweet glimpse of Auri's life, a small adventure... ''
J. K. Rowling Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two Little, Brown 2016 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and page edges lightly marked else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £7.50 ''... nineteen years later... It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn't much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband, and father of three school-age children... As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes darkness comes from unexpected places.''
Brian Ruckley Fall of Thanes The Godless World Book Three Orbit 2009 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and slightly bumped at base of spine and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in like, unpriced, Dust Jacket. £10.00 ''An uneasy truce exists between the thanes of the True Bloods. Now, as another winter approaches, the armies of the Black Road march south, from their exile beyond the Vale of Stones. For some, war will bring a swift and violent death.... But all, soon, will fall under the shadow that is descending... ''
Brian Ruckley Winterbirth The Godless World Book One Orbit 2006 First Edition First Printing Top corners slightly creased/rubbed and light crease in front and rear panels else Fine Uncorrected Proof. £5.00 ''An uneasy truce exists between the thanes of the True Bloods. Now, as another winter approaches, the armies of the Black Road march south, from their exile beyond the Vale of Stones. For some, war will bring a swift and violent death.... But all, soon, will fall under the shadow that is descending... ''
Brian Ruckley Winterbirth The Godless World Book One Orbit 2006 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £7.50 ''An uneasy truce exists between the thanes of the True Bloods. Now, as another winter approaches, the armies of the Black Road march south, from their exile beyond the Vale of Stones. For some, war will bring a swift and violent death.... But all, soon, will fall under the shadow that is descending... ''
Matt Ruff Fool On The Hill Bloomsbury 1989 First Edition in the UK First Printing Slightly bumped at top of spine and corners, spine a little creased and page edges lightly age-darkened else Fine Uncorrected Proof. £5.00 ''...a full-blown epic of life and death, good and evil, magic and love... dogs and cats can talk, a subculture of spirits lives in the shadows and underfoot... and the Bohemians, a group of Harley- and horse-riding students dedicated to all things unconventional, hold all-night revels for the glory of their cause... ''
Matt Ruff Fool On The Hill Atlantic Monthly 1988 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in slightly creased Dust Jacket, with the price removed £10.00 ''...a full-blown epic of life and death, good and evil, magic and love... dogs and cats can talk, a subculture of spirits lives in the shadows and underfoot... and the Bohemians, a group of Harley- and horse-riding students dedicated to all things unconventional, hold all-night revels for the glory of their cause... ''
Kristine Kathryn Rusch (Also as Kristine Grayson, Kris Nelscott and with Dean Wesley Smith, Kathryn Wesley & Sandy Schofield) The Fey: Changeling Millennium 1995 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges lightly age-darkened else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £4.00 ''The Blue Isle is under siege, but even this is a success of sorts, since no other nation has survived even one battle with the shape-changers and doppelgangers of the Fey. No other land has managed to keep their magical warriors at bay. But the Blue Isle has in its Holy Water a magic of its own... ''
Kristine Kathryn Rusch (Also as Kristine Grayson, Kris Nelscott and with Dean Wesley Smith, Kathryn Wesley & Sandy Schofield) The White Mists Of Power Millennium 1992 First UK & Trade Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and a few page corners folded else Fine book in like Dust Jacket with the spine panel slightly faded £5.00 ''An innocent excited boy, a prince and heir, takes his first journey to the city. it is nothing like he imagined. Hands pound against his carriage... The streets teem with merchants... magicians, half-mad preachers... But it is the last journey of his life as a prince. soon he will be abandoned and declared dead... ''
Kristine Kathryn Rusch Traitors Millennium 1993 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and letter 'D' stamped across bottom page edges else Fine book in like Dust Jacket with one small tear. £3.00 ''Two people love Emilio Diate - the Golgoth, the king who raised the refugee boy as his own; and Sheba, second to the throne of the Golgoth's deadly enemy, the Kingdom. Both believe he will betray the other side... ''
Salman Rushdie Grimus Gollancz 1975 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and slightly bumped at base of spine, lower corners bruised, end papers lightly browned/marked and page edges foxed and age-darkened - Good book in lightly browned Dust Jacket with a touch of wear near the top of the spine £70.00 ''... Here you will meet the decrepit, yet somehow majestic, figure of Virgil Jones and his eerily tragic companion Dolores O'Toole; you will be led through the startling forests of Dimension-fever; you will arrive at the town of K. where the blinkered and bizarre citizens successfully blind themselves to unacceptable truths... '' His first novel - scarce.
Joanna Russ Picnic On Paradise Macdonald 1969 First Edition in the UK & First Hardback First Printing Slightly bumped at top of spine, slight spine lean and top page edges with small faint grey splashes else Fine book in lightly marked Dust Jacket, with a little rubbing at top and base of spine and top tip of the front fold £10.00 ''... Brought forward to a future age when the planet Paradise is torn by an inexplicable war, Trans-Temporal Agent Alyx is given the job of guiding eight very important tourists across the planet to safety... ''
Eric Frank Russell Deep Space Dobson 1974 Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges lightly age-darkened else Fine book in like, lightly browned, Dust Jacket, with the red spine lettering faded to a uniform cream.. £15.00 First Person Singular; The Witness; Last Blast; Homo Saps; The Timid Tiger; A Little Oil; Rainbow's End; The Undecided and Second Genesis
Eric Frank Russell Dreadful Sanctuary Dobson 1972 First Edition in Hardback Thus First Printing (Follows the revised text prepared for the 1967 Four Square paperback) Bruised at top and slightly bumped at base of spine and page edges lightly age-darkened and slightly marked else Fine book in like, price-clipped, Dust Jacket, with a short tear (ca. 4mm) at the top of the rear panel adjacent to the spine £20.00 ''When the seventeenth rocket to Mars, like its sixteen predecessors, unaccountably explodes... one man decides to try to find out... he hires a private investigator... The results... are surprising, to say the least.''
Eric Frank Russell Sinister Barrier Dobson 1979 Second Impression Fine book in lightly browned Dust Jacket. £15.00 ''Bill Graham, special investigator, had only 80 hours in which to save Earth from total destruction by the Viten terror - an invisible evil so deadly that man risked madness and death by merely thinking about it.''
Eric Frank Russell Three To Conquer Dobson 1968 Second Impression Bruised at top of spine else Fine book in lightly rubbed, price-clipped, price-stickered, Dust Jacket, with a couple of short tears near the top of the front fold £20.00 ''... Wade Harper, driving peacefully along on an April afternoon... heard a voice cry out in his mind and... found a dying state trooper... the ensuing search for three men would turn out to be a world-wide emergency... ''
Jay Russell Celestial Dogs Raven/Robinson 1996 First Edition First Printing (Paper) Covers slightly bumped, else Fine Uncorrected Proof £7.50 ''The search for a missing Hollywood hooker draws Marty to the streets of L.A. where he encounters demons relentless and hungry for human flesh.!''
Mary Doria Russell The Sparrow Black Swan 1997 First Edition in the UK First Printing Covers slightly rubbed, upper rear corner & last few page corners creased - Very Good to Near Fine Uncorrected Proof £7.50 ''... the powerful, haunting story of a charismatic Jesuit priest, Emilio Sandoz, who leads a twenty-first-century scientific mission to make first contact with an extra-terrestrial culture... but nothing can prepare them for the civilisation they encounter on the planet Rakhat, or the tragic misunderstanding that brings the mission to a devastating end... ''
Mary Doria Russell The Sparrow Villard 1996 First Edition First Printing Corners bruised/slightly bumped, edges rubbed and page edges lightly browned - Very Good to Near Fine Advance Reader's Copy. With Publisher's Letter £5.00 ''... the story of a charismatic Jesuit priest, a linguist, Emilio Sandoz, who undergoes an experience so harrowing and profound that it makes him question the existence of God... involving the first contact between human beings and extraterrestrial life... begins with a small mistake...''
Sean Russell The Compass of the Soul Book Two of the River into Darkness DAW 1998 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and lower rear corner and page edges a little marked else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £3.00 ''... a wondrous journey to a world where magic is vanishing as the era of reason and science dawns... two factions vie for control of the magical arts-shrouded and secret, et powerful beyond imagining. Lord Eldrich is last mage... ''
Sean Russell The One Kingdom Book One of The Swans' War Orbit 2001 First Edition First Printing Lower corners of the first 27 pages marked and creased, else Near Fine Uncorrected Proof £3.00 ''... From their home in the Vale of Lakes, three young traders set out on a quest to make their fortune. Carrying a cargo of ancient artefacts, their journey... will take them into a world both strange and terrifying... ''
Sean Russell The One Kingdom Book One of The Swans' War Eos 2001 First Edition in the US First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £5.00 'The cataclysm began more than a century earlier, when the King of Ayr died before naming an heir to the throne, and damned his realm to chaos. The cold-blooded conspiracies of the Renne and the Wills - each family desirous of the prize of rule - would sunder one kingdom, and spawn generations of hatred and discord... ''
Sean Russell The Swans' War Orbit 2001-5 All are First Edition First Printing Slightly/Bumped at top and/or base of spines, page edges lightly browned and lower page edges of Vol. 2 a little bumped and marked - Very Good to Near Fine Books in like, slightly browned, Dust Jackets, Vol. 2 with a short tear at the lower edge of the rear panel £12.50 ''... From their home in the Vale of Lakes, three young traders set out on a quest to make their fortune. Carrying a cargo of ancient artifacts, their journey... will take them into a world both strange and terrifying... ''
Alan Ryan Quadriphobia Doubleday 1986 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in Fine Dust Jacket. £5.00 Kiss the Vampire Goodbye; The Man Who Killed Forever; Candlewyck and The Queen of Kilimanjaro.
Frank Ryan The Sundered World Book One Tir Swift 1999 First Edition in Hardback First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in slightly bumped Dust Jacket with a touch of wear at the top of the rear fold. £5.00 ''... Alan Duval... suddenly, bewilderingly... is transported from Earth to a mirror world - Tir... Granny Ddhu... confers on him the Oraculum of the Tridedana, the gateway to immense power and the first step in a seemingly impossible quest... ''
Geoff Ryman 253 the print re-mix Flamingo 1998 First Edition First Printing (Paper) Bruised at base of spine and upper rear corner, lower rear corner creased, covers lightly rubbed and page edges lightly age-darkened else Fine book. £5.00 ''Everyone you've ever met is in this book. A tube train, optimally full, carries 252 passengers. The driver makes 253. Each has their own personal history, and interaction: imaginative or real, with their fellow travellers. And each has a single page, comprising 253 words, devoted to them... ''
Geoff Ryman 'Was...' A NOVEL HarperCollins 1992 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine, a couple of light marks on the front free end paper and page edges slightly browned else Fine book in slightly rubbed and creased Dust Jacket, with a little erosion at the upper tips of the folds Signed by the Author on the Title Page £5.00 ''... the story of Dorothy. Orphaned in the 1870s, she goes to live in Kansas with her Aunty Em and Uncle Henry. They face drought and poverty. They face each other. Alone, abused, Dorothy meets an itinerant actor called Frank and inspires a masterpiece... ''

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