Books For Sale - December 2017
Author Title Edition Condition Price Details
A. E. Van Vogt Supermind Sidgwick & Jackson 1978 First Edition in Hardback First Printing Top page edges lightly marked else Fine Book in Dust Jacket with spine lettering faded from orange to yellow, the top 2mm of laminate at the head of the spine a little wrinkled and Publisher's £4.50 sticker on the front flap With Publisher's Review Slip £50.00 Research Alpha sought the answer to the ultimate intelligence... the reason for humanity's very existence... found answers they never expected. What they found ultimately lead to... Point Omega - when man becomes one with totality!'' Scarce
Jack Vance (Also as Peter Held; John Holbrook Vance, Alan Wade and, sometimes, Ellery Queen) Lurulu Tor 2004 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and slightly bumped at base of spine, front board lightly marked and page edges lightly age-darkened else Fine book in like, lightly rubbed and creased, Dust Jacket. £7.50 ''... Lurulu is something different, and far more elusive. It cannot be precisely defined, but seems to come when yearnings are being gratified - not necessarily from the fact, which is too close to an inert tranquillity. It seems that there is an active component of lurulu, which can be fragile... '' Sequel to ‘Ports Of Call’.
Jack Vance Monsters In Orbit Dobson 1977 First Edition in the UK & First Hardback First Printing Page edges lightly age-darkened else Fine Book in slightly marked Dust Jacket £50.00 ''Though still quite young , Jean Parlier had already had an active interplanetary life. Wanted on her native world, she had escaped to Earth on wits and courage. A very pretty girl, she had a very unusual type of personal vitality which captivated men. But her aim was not a man, but first getting her hands on a million dollars... ''
Jeff VanderMeer Veniss Underground Tor 2003 First Edition in the UK First Printing Slightly worn at top of spine, corners a little rubbed and a few page corner tips creased else Fine Uncorrected Proof. £4.00 ''On a far-future Earth where vast deserts... surround walled city-states, the mysterious Quinn manipulates biological engineering to create semi-sentient species for use as both toys and manual labour... Nicholas pays Quinn a visit, he... will discover just how dangerous it is to know Quinn... '' His first novel.
John Varley Science Fiction Special 42 Titan John Varley Tin Woodman Dennis R. Bailey and David F. Bischoff Sidgwick & Jackson 1982? First Combined Edition First Printing - Issued Without Dust Jacket Bruised at top and base of spine and lower corners Tin Woodsman's pages browned, & top page edges foxed - Very Good book in slightly faded laminated boards £4.00 The first book of the Gaean trilogy 1979 Nebula and 1980 Hugo nominee with ''... a complex adventure involving a telepathic human, a living alien starship, a convincingly psychopathic villain, and a galactic chase... '' - Clute
Elizabeth Vaughan Warprize Gollancz 2007 First Edition in Hardback First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £5.00 ''Xylara is a Daughter of Xy, brought up to do her duty to her country... Lyra's... incompetent half-brother... is on the throne... But the once-great kingdom... is falling to the Warlord... the Warlord has claimed tribute... Xylara... his Warprize... ''
Marian Veevers Bloodlines Gollancz 1996 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £4.00 ''Three women, separated by time but drawn together across the years by one nightmare, a curse so strong that it threatens kings and babes alike... ''
Joan Vinge Eyes of Amber and Other Stories Macdonald 1981 First Edition in Hardback Bruised at and base of spine and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in slightly rubbed, creased and worn Dust Jacket. £10.00 Introduction by Ben Bova; Eyes of Amber; To Bell the Cat; View from a Height; Media Man; The Crystal Ship and Tin Soldier
Joan Vinge Fireship and Mother and Child Sidgwick & Jackson 1981 First UK & Trade Hardback Edition Lower corners bruised, top page edges lightly age-darkened and one pin-head-sized spot on lower page edges else Fine book in Dust Jacket, a little rubbed along the lower edge, and flaps browned. With Publisher's Review Slip £10.00 ''Two outstanding novellas... Fireship... it was meant to enhance a secret agent's abilities to penetrate and computer... but... made Earth too hot for him... Mother and Child... The Neane were the masters of their world, their power supported by the living Gods who walked among them... But suddenly... ''
Joan Vinge The Outcasts Of Heaven Belt Sidgwick & Jackson 1981 First Edition in Hardback First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and top front corner, and page edges lightly age-darkened else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket. £10.00 ''... They came from the distant planet called Morningside on a desperate quest for aid from Heaven Belt... the fabulous asteroid system that was, so legend said, as rich as old Earth... '' Scarce.
Vernor Vinge A Fire Upon The Deep Millennium 1992 First Edition in the UK First Printing Bumped and slightly torn at top of spine, covers lightly creased and top page edges lightly speckled - Very Good Uncorrected Proof. £10.00 ''A space saga of awesome conception, and a riveting novel of conflict, love, loss and survival... ''
Vernor Vinge Marooned In Realtime Bluejay 1986 First Edition First Printing Slightly rubbed at top of spine, top page edges a little grubby, lower page edges marked - Very Good to Near Fine Uncorrected Proof in slightly browned, creased and worn proof Dust Jacket with a couple of short tears. £15.00 Clute - ''Sequel to The Peace War (1984)... is similarly acute in its presentation of technologies... though its use once again of protagonists with seemingly paranormal powers tends to reduce any sense of novelty. The intricately plotted progress of various characters from near to far future, via an inventively deployed stasis-field technology, is narratively arousing... ''
Vernor Vinge Marooned In Realtime Bluejay 1986 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped and rubbed at top of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £15.00 Clute - ''Sequel to The Peace War (1984)... is similarly acute in its presentation of technologies... though its use once again of protagonists with seemingly paranormal powers tends to reduce any sense of novelty. The intricately plotted progress of various characters from near to far future, via an inventively deployed stasis-field technology, is narratively arousing... ''
Vernor Vinge Rainbows End Tor 2006 First Edition First Printing Bruised and slightly rubbed at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £7.50 ''Robert Gu is a recovering Alzheimer's patient... He was a world-renowned poet... he has no choice but to learn how to cope with the new information age in which the virtual and the real are a seamless continuum... he unwittingly becomes part of a wide-ranging conspiracy to use technology as a tool for world domination... ''
Vernor Vinge The Collected Stories Of Vernor Vinge Tor 2001 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £10.00 Foreword; ''Bookworm, Run!''; The Accomplice; The Peddler's Apprentice (With Joan D. Vinge); The Ungoverned; Long Shot; Apartness; Conquest by Default; The Whirligig of Time; Bomb Scare; The Science Fair; Gemstone; Just Peace (With William Rupp); Original Sin; The Blabber; Win a Nobel Prize!; The Barbarian Princess & Fast Times at Fairmont High
Paul Voermans And Disregards The Rest Gollancz 1992 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £3.00 ''Australian writer... extraordinary achievement, treating the themes of alien contact, time and alternate realities with verve and freshness... '' His first book
Paul Voermans And Disregards The Rest Gollancz 1992 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and page edges a little marked and bumped else Fine book in slightly creased Dust Jacket. Signed and Warmly Personalised by the Author on the Title Page £10.00 ''Australian writer... extraordinary achievement, treating the themes of alien contact, time and alternate realities with verve and freshness... '' His first book
Paul Voermans The Weird Colonial Boy Gollancz 1993 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top of spine, end papers lightly browned and page edges lightly marked else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £4.00 ''... Nigel finds a way of following the fish... He's still in Australia. It's still 1978. but who is this English King Rupert at war with the European Community?... There are prison camps and public executions... Understanding it all could mean the death sentence for... Nigel... ''
William T. Vollmann Thirteen Stories and Thirteen Epitaphs Andre Deutsch 1990 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine, lower corners bruised, a few pasge lower corners lightly creased and page edges lightly age-darkened else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £10.00 ''... history and myth are fused by prose as eerily beautiful as an Arctic landscape... ''
Paula Volsky Illusion Gollancz 1991 First Edition in Hardback First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges foxed else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket. £4.00 ''... the Exalted rule supreme, exercising absolute control over the peasants on their lands. But the magical powers of the Exalted have been fading for generations... and... revolt is in the air as seditionists fulminate against the tyranny, greed and corruption... ''
Kurt Von Trojan Mars in Scorpio Wakefield Press 1990 First Edition First Printing (Paper) Lower page edges slightly marked else Fine book £4.00 ''The air shimmers over baking hills and the bush is tinder dry. From the stereo thunders the voice of Adolph Hitler... he saw Vienna burning, limbs stuck in trees, the muzzle flashes of submachine guns. Later, in Australia, he stood immobile while mental hospital attendants lifted screaming patients from their beds by the balls... ''
Kurt Von Trojan The Atrocity Shop Altair Publishing 1998 First Edition First Printing (Paper) Corners slightly worn else Fine book £4.00 ''... We meet him, sleeping rolled up in a carpet, in a freezing attic; then find him in a luxury penthouse. His sudden affluence comes from the Atrocity Shop and its furtive customers; captains of industry, judges, politicians... Meanwhile the strutting Nazi leader, Hector Krafft, and urban terrorist Carmen Rouge build backyard atomic bombs...''
Elisabeth Vonarburg Blood Out of a Stone Nanopress 2009 First Edition First Printing - Issued Without Dust Jacket Fine Book with (simulated?) leather binding £20.00 Introduction by Ursula K. Le Guin; The Poligloti; Eon; The Museum of Impermanence; To Die, a Little; Pas de deux; The Beginning of the Circle; Blood Out of a Stone and With Open Eyes
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. Bagombo Snuff Box: Uncollected Short Fiction Putnam 1999 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at base of spine and lower corners else Fine book in like, slightly creased, Dust Jacket. £7.50 Preface by Peter Reed; Introduction; Twenty-Four stories and Coda to My Career as a Writer for Periodicals.
Jonathan Waite Passionate and Confused Jottings from Smallship One Self Published 2011 (Paper) (Print on Demand?) Fine Book £10.00 ''... a very careful selection of the best bits and bobs from my blog... here are some of the posts that moved people, amused people, or simply started arguments... ''
Jonathan Waite Three Windows Selected Mediumish Stories Self Published 2009 (Print on Demand?) Fine Book £10.00 Introduction; The Sallow Man - At a country house weekend... an eerie call reaches out... ; The Shop - A humdrum shop in an ordinary mall sells goods that are out of this world; Loose Threads: A Tale of the Truesingers - in the far future, the fate of a planet may hang on the music of a three-girl group...
Jonathan Waite Two Magicians Self Published 2009 (Paper) (Print on Demand? No ISBN) Fine Book £10.00 ''When Mordecai... Court Magus... woke up that morning, he had no special plans... If he had known that within a matter of hours he would be... bereft of his magic... caught up in a palace revolution... on the run from a murderous master criminal... saddled with a skinny, smelly, unreliable apprentice... ''
Howard Waldrop Night Of The Cooters More Neat Stories Ursus/Ziesing 1990 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. Illustrated by Terry Lee, Janet Aulisio, Don Maitz, Karen Barnes, Roger Stine, Arnie Fenner, Jim Fanning and Ken Keller £12.50 Introduction by Chad Oliver; Night Of The Cooters; French Scenes; The Passing of the Western; The Adventure of the Grinder's Whistle; Thirty Minutes Over Broadway!; The Annotated Jetboy; Hoover's Men; Do Ya, Do Ya, Wanna Dance?; Wild, Wild Horses and Fin de Cycle
Ian Wallace The World Asunder Dobson 1978 First Edition in the UK & First Hardback First Printing Bruised at top of spine, previous owner's details on fixed free end paper and page edges lightly marked else Fine book in like, internally lightly foxed and edge-worn Dust Jacket with the price removed and Publisher's £5.95 price sticker on flap. £5.00 ''... a conflict between time epochs, the struggle of demi-gods, the development of a super-weapon... and the creation of the strangest peace-keeping organisation ever devised. Running through it all is a moving novel of human relations... ''
Hugh Walpole Portrait Of A Man With Red Hair A Romantic Macabre Macmillan 1925 First Edition First Printing - Trade Issue Slightly bumped and slightly worn at base of spine, bruised and worn at top, and top front corner slightly bumped, page edges slightly foxed and marked Very Good to Near Fine book . £10.00 ''... I will invoke the great names of Hoffmann and Hawthorne for its God-fathers... But the word allegory is, in these days, a dangerous one, and some one will soon be showing me that we have, each one of us, his Sea-Fog, his White Tower, and that it is the fault of his own weakness if he does not fling out of the window his Red-Haired Man...''
Jo Walton Among Others Tor 2012 First Edition Second Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and a few top page edges no longer quite parallel else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £25.00 ''... the story of a young woman struggling to escape a troubled childhood, a brilliant diary of first encounters with the great novels of modern fantasy and science fiction, and a spellbinding tale of escape from ancient enchantment... ''
Jo Walton Among Others Corsair 2012 First Edition in the UK First Printing Bruised at top and slightly bumped at base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £15.00 ''What happens after you have saved the world but discovered the world doesn't care? Morwenna Phelps and her twin sister live in Wales, raised by a half-mad mother who dabbles in magic. There Mori finds refuge in two worlds: while she lays with spirits who live among factory ruins, her mind finds freedom and promise in the fantasy and science fiction novels ... ''
Paul Ware Flight Of The Mariner Hodder & Stoughton 1997 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and page edges foxed, browned and slightly bumped - Very Good book in slightly creased Dust Jacket. £5.00 ''Shushuan, world of the Vinh. Across a gulf of space and time that cannot be measured by Earth's science, the ancient, forgotten birthplace of humankind still calls to its long-lost offspring. But only a handful of those descendants, a special few in whom the race-memory still lies buried, are able - or willing - to respond... ''
Janet M. Warner The Chronicles of Mershane Canis Major to Rainby: The Carraway Connection Self Published 2011 (Paper) (Print on Demand?) Fine Book (Note: Lacks Bar-Code on rear cover) £10.00 ''He is a talented poet, a master of words, whose songs play on the hearts of his admirers with seemingly supernatural potency. But his own heart is in turmoil, enthralled by a vision of unattainable beauty... his quest to know and claim his beloved will bring him face to face with a truth he cannot handle... ''
Janet M. Warner The Chronicles of Mershane Daydar IV: The Kniva Project, Book Four: Harvest of the World Self Published 2011 (Paper) (Print on Demand?) Light spine creasing else Fine Book (Note: Lacks Bar-Code on rear cover) £7.50 ''Severin Torrent, Governor of Salak and Commander Elect of Security in the Fringes, has come to Daydar IV on a state visit, and to reclaim his pet, MERSHANE BRINGER. What he finds will shock him to his core... '' Last in the tetralogy.
Janet M. Warner The Chronicles of Mershane Daydar IV: The Kniva Project, Book One: StormChild Self Published 2009 (Paper) (Print on Demand?) One spine crease and a small split at base of spine, front cover corners lightly rubbed and short crease to top corner, a few page top corners a little creased - this copy appears to have been used for proofing, with corrections in pencil on a number of pages - near Very Good Book (Note: Lacks Bar-Code on rear cover) £7.50 ''A budding Urthan colony that hides a deadly secret plays host to a coterie of exotic visitors, the last remnant of the defeated Harket race. But they are not all they seem. Their leader... is in fact MERSHANE BRINGER, a prince of the Rhagan Empire. driven... to put right a long-forgotten wrong... ''
Janet M. Warner The Chronicles of Mershane Daydar IV: The Kniva Project, Book Three: DragonLord Self Published 2011 (Paper) (Print on Demand?) Fine Book (Note: Lacks Bar-Code on rear cover) £10.00 ''Daydar IV is under water, its Urthan colonists evacuated to an outlying orde station in the hills. Now MERSHANE BRINGER and his Circle must find a more hospitable place for them. And there are a few other little problems still to solve... ''
Janet M. Warner The Chronicles of Mershane Daydar IV: The Kniva Project, Book Two: StormLord Self Published 2011 (Paper) (Print on Demand?) Front cover corners lightly rubbed else Fine Book (Note: Lacks Bar-Code on rear cover) £10.00 ''... a deeper problem has come to light, a dangerous instability in the planet's crust, held at bay only by Kniva's ancient kephera technology. If Mer and his Circle deactivate the machines, the human colony and all its people will be lost. Meanwhile, Mer has his own problems... ''
Janet M. Warner The Chronicles of Mershane Rainby to Salak (and back): Bracelets, Bells and Dragon Dice Self Published 2009 (Paper) (Print on Demand?) Base of spine lightly rubbed else Fine Book (Note: Lacks Bar-Code on rear cover) £10.00 ''The planet RAINBY -0 where all the bigotry and prejudice of the Urthan Unity is taken to its most hideous extreme. And yet it was on Rainby that MERSHANE BRINGER encountered two men who would become his staunchest allies and closest friends... Rainby would learn to rue the day these three souls were thrown together... ''
Janet M. Warner The Chronicles of Mershane Salak to Rha: Betwixt and Between Self Published 2010 (Paper) (Print on Demand?) Fine Book (Note: Lacks Bar-Code on rear cover) £10.00 'MERSHANE BRINGER has been many things in his life - Trader, smuggler, pirate, slave. But always... the mysterious planet RHA, has called him to come home... these stories... range from Mer's earliest forays into Unity space to the eve of his departure for DAYDAR IV...
Janet M. Warner The Chronicles of Mershane Salak: Blood on Bookwalk Self Published 2010 (Paper) (Print on Demand?) Fine Book (Note: Lacks Bar-Code on rear cover) £10.00 ''... as murder erupts on peaceful Bookwalk, Mer must find and defuse a psychic time bomb which could reignite the flames of war... fist volume of the Chronicles of Mershane to appear in print... ''
Freda Warrington A Blackbird in Silver New English Library 1985 First Edition First Printing (Trade Paper) Front cover lightly creased, lightly rubbed at base of spine and page edges a little browned - Very Good to Near Fine book Signed by the Author on the Title Page £4.00 ''... From Forluin, green, half-fabled land of beauty and peace, had journeyed Estarinel, grave and strong... From the terrible Empire of Gorethria, hated and feared... rode Ashurek, once High Commander... And the third was known only as Medrian... Theirs was the Quest... to seek out and slay the great Serpent...'' Scarce - this is one of the Author's own copies.
Freda Warrington A Dance In Blood Velvet Macmillan 1994 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine - Fine book in like Dust Jacket. Signed by the Author on the Title Page £200.00 ''For the love of her vampire suitor Karl, Charlotte has forsaken her human life. Her only contact with people now, is when she hunts them down to feed. Her thirst for blood repulses her but its fulfilment brings ecstasy... '' Volume Two in her Vampire Trilogy. Scarce - this is one of the Author's own copies.
Freda Warrington Dark Cathedral Signet 1996 First Edition First Printing (Paper) Edges slightly rubbed, one page corner tip creased and page edges lightly browned - Very Good to Near Fine book £10.00 ''For all of their childhood, young Beth Herne and her brother Luke have lived in fear - beaten and terrorised because of their mother's religious beliefs. Until one summer... Beth discovers independence. And her descent into darkness begins... ''
Freda Warrington Darker Than The Storm New English Library 1992 First Edition First Printing (Paper) Edges very slightly rubbed and lower front corner bruised - Near Fine book Signed by the Author on the Title Page £4.00 ''Prince Ashurek... looked up amazed. the towers of Niankan-Siol soared skywards, all blue gold and glass, seemingly as light as air. Walkways, weightless and swaying, threaded between the pinacles and spires, while winged creatures and transports flitted and looped among the glittering heights... beyond the teeming city the whole land was dissolving into Chaos and darkness... ''
Freda Warrington Elfland Tor 2009 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £7.50 ''Rosie Fox is a daughter of the Aetherials, an ancient race from the Spiral - the innermost realm of the Otherworld - who live secretly among us... Auberon and Jessica are the warm heart of Cloudcroft and of Rosie's loving family. But on the hill lives the mysterious, aloof Lawrence Wilder, Gatekeeper to the inner realms of Elfland...''
Freda Warrington The Blood Trilogy Macmillan 1992-5 All Are First Edition First Printing (Three Volumes) Bruised at top and/or base of spines - Fine copies in like Dust Jacket. Signed by the Author on the Title Pages £600.00 ''Karl... though vampire, is completely in the power of his maker, Kristian... Karl is determined to kill him - but vampires are indestructible. Madeleine Neville is eighteen: it is 1923. Her father... has filled Parkland hall with guests for her birthday... Among them is... Karl...'' The Three Volumes of her Vampire Trilogy. Scarce - these are the Author's own copies.
Freda Warrington The Dark Blood of Poppies Pan 1996 First Edition in Paperback First Printing Covers slightly rubbed and page edges lightly browned else Fine book Signed by the Author on the Title Page £22.50 ''The ballerina Violete Lenoir has fallen victim to the bite of the vampire Charlotte. her fire and energy have fuelled a terrifying change and led her to a terrifying realisation; that she has become Lilith, the demon mother of all vampires... ''
Freda Warrington The Dark Blood of Poppies A Vampire Fantasy Macmillan 1995 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. Signed by the Author on the Title Page £100.00 ''The sequel to A Dance In Blood Velvet; a sensual and erotic vampire novel. The ballerina Violette Lenoir has fallen victim to the bite of the vampire Charlotte. Her fire and energy have fuelled a terrifying change and leads her to a dreadful realisation; that she has become Lilith, the demon mother of all vampires... '' Volume Three in her Vampire Trilogy. Scarce - this is one of the Author's own copies.
Freda Warrington The Rainbow Gate New English Library 1989 First Edition First Printing Bruised at base of spine and lower corners else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. Signed by the Author on the Title Page £25.00 ''...The land of the Chalcenians ripples with sunlight, energy and laughter; the home of the Domendrans is dark and dank... When Helen's friend Rianna begins to make exquisite dolls to sell... Helen finds herself drawn back to the strange other-world she and Rianna knew as children... they must play their part in an age-old conflict... which will save or destroy our own world.'' - one of the Author's own copies.
Freda Warrington The Rainbow Gate New English Library 1990 (Paper) Slightly bumped at top of spine, with a short tear and page edges a little browned else Fine book Signed by the Author on the Title Page £5.00 ''...The land of the Chalcenians ripples with sunlight, energy and laughter; the home of the Domendrans is dark and dank... When Helen's friend Rianna begins to make exquisite dolls to sell... Helen finds herself drawn back to the strange other-world she and Rianna knew as children... they must play their part in an age-old conflict... which will save or destroy our own world.'' - one of the Author's own copies.
Freda Warrington The Sapphire Throne Earthlight 2000 First Edition First Printing (Paper) Fine book Signed by the Author on the Title Page £10.00 ''The war appears to be over. Helananthe, granddaughter of the mad king, Garnelys, has gathered her forces and defeated the Amber Citadel of Parione and its evil Bhahdradomen advisers... but matters are not so simple... '' Scarce - this is one of the Author's own copies.
Ivor Watkins Demon Macdonald 1983 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top of spine and page edges browned else Fine book in slightly creased Dust Jacket. £5.00 ''The rains came. And came. Half Wales lay waterlogged. In the depths of an isolated valley, a landslip - and Ancient Evil saw the light of a new day.. the Demon is awakening to claim Its own - and nothing can stand in Its way... ''
Ian Watson Mockymen Golden Gryphon 2003 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £10.00 ''... toward the end of the Second World War the Nazis carried out a blood sacrifice... to create an occult cordon around Norway as the last redoubt of the Third Reich... access the power... to achieve reincarnation... When aliens arrive on Earth in 2010, their technology offers salvation... what else... the secretive aliens may not have revealed?... ''
Ian Watson Salvage Rites and Other Stories Gollancz 1989 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and page edges lightly age-darkened else Fine book in like Dust Jacket, with the yellow spine panel background a little faded Signed and Personalised by the Author on the Title Page £5.00 ''...we immediately encounter a phantasmagoric vision of a society increasingly dependent on recycling its reusable materials (''Salvage Rites''), a planet inhabited by lemur-like aliens who bafflingly produce marvellously finished stone carvings without apparently having the tools to do so (''The Moon and Michelangelo'')... there are fifteen stories... ''
Ian Watson Warhammer 40,000 Chaos Child Boxtree 1995 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and a few spots of foxing on top page edges else Fine book in Dust Jacket with a small (8 mm) tear at the top of the front fold and a spot of wear at the top of the rear fold. Signed by the Author on the Title Page £15.00 ''In the strife-tom galaxy of the 41st millennium can Inquisitor Jaq Draco, hunted by lmperial and alien enemies, learn to read the Eldar book of fate and discover the secret of the final apocalypse? Devastated by the death of his assassin-courtesan Meh'lindi, might Jaq surrender his soul to a daemon to discover the legendary place where time can reverse, so as to bring her back from the dead?... ''
Ian Watson Warhammer 40,000: Harlequin Boxtree 1994 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and lower front corner and page edges lightly marked else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. Signed by the Author on the Title Page. £20.00 ''The galaxy of the 41st millennium is torn by strife. Earth's Inquisition seems at war with itself as secret inquisitors and other shadowy figures conspire to inflict mind-slavery on the human race. Their aim is to create a psychic doomsday weapon but if the weapon backfires the very fabric of reality could be destroyed... ''
David Weber A Beautiful Friendship Baen 2011 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £10.00 ''Stephanie Harrington... is a young woman determined to make discoveries, and the biggest one of all awaits her: an intelligent alien species. The forestdwelling treecats are small, cute, smart, and have a pronounced taste for celery. And they are very, very deadly when they or their friends are threatened... ''
David Weber A Mighty Fortress Tor 2010 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine else Fine book in like, slightly rubbed, Dust Jacket. £7.50 ''Young Cayleb Ahrmahk... 's won the most crushing naval victories in human history... and won the hand of beautiful young Queen Sharleyan... But... The Group of Four, the clique that controls the Church of God Awaiting... has decreed their destruction... Their mighty fleet, equipped with... new weapons, will soon be launched... ''
David Weber A Rising Thunder Baen 2012 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and slightly bumped at base of spine else Fine book in Fine Dust Jacket. £10.00 ''Cold War and hot, the Republic of Haven has been the mortal enemy of Honor Harrington's Star Kingdom since she entered the Academy... She and the Star Empire of Manticore have won that peace... but not in the way she expected... ended one war only to face another, even more terrible conflict... ''
David Weber By Heresies Distressed Tor 2009 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and four top page corners a little bumped and creased else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £7.50 ''The battle for the soul of the planet Safehold has begun... Empress Sharleyan faces the great challenge of her life unaware of all that task truly entails... '' Third in the Safehold Series
David Weber March To The Stars Baen 2003 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £10.00 ''Roger Ramius Sergei Alexander Chiang MacClintock has had a really bad year... A warrior prince who want to have a few choice words with ... Lady Mother, the Empress of Man. But to have them, you, your marines, and your Mardukan allies must cross a demon-haunted ocean, face a civilisation... and 'barbarians'... again battle against impossible odds... ''
David Weber March Upcountry Baen 2001 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket, with a hint of wear at the upper tip of the rear fold £7.50 ''Roger Ramius Sergei Chiang MacClintock... was young, handsome, athletic, an excellent dresser, and third in line for the Throne of Man... so why wouldn't anyone at Court trust him?... a saboteur tried to blow up his transport... Roger found himself shipwrecked on the planet Marduc, whose jungles were full of damnbeasts, killerpillars, carnivorous plants, torrential rain... ''
David Weber Midst Toil and Tribulation Tor 2012 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top of spine else Fine book in slightly creased Dust Jacket, with a tiny (ca. 1mm) tear at the top of the spine panel. £10.00 ''... the populous Republic of Siddarmark is sliding into chaos... the Church of God Awaking has engineered a rebellion against the Lord Protector... civil war stalks the nation... '' Sixth in the Safehold Series
David Weber Out of the Dark Tor 2010 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £10.00 ''The Galactic Hegemony has been around a long time... when the Hegemony Survey Force encountered a world whose so-called sentients - 'humans'... were almost as bad as the Shongairi... it seemed reasonable to use the Shongairi to neutralise them... Now Earth is conquered... more than half the human race has died... ''
David Weber Torch of Freedom Baen 2009 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket, with a fine superficial scratch on the rear panel £7.50 ''... the slavemasters of Mesa plot against the Star Kingdom of Manticore and the newly liberated slave planet of Torch... a dangerous mission to uncover the truth concerning a wave of mysterious assassinations... Meanwhile powerful forces in the Solarian League are maneuvering against each other... '' Sequel to Crown of Slaves
David Weber We Few Baen 2005 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges lightly browned and slightly marked else Fine book in like Dust Jacket, with a fine surface cut at the base of the spine panel. £5.00 ''... Prince Roger is coming home, but home isn't what it was when he left. Traitors have murdered his brother and sister, his nieces and nephews. His mother, the Empress, is still alive, but in the hands of Roger's own biological father, who controls her through drugs and physical and psychological torture... '' Book Four in the 'March' Series
David Weber Wind Rider's Oath Baen 2004 First Edition First Printing Bruised at base of spine, spine slightly 'dished' and top page edges lightly browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £10.00 ''... just what is Bahzell Bahnakson of the Horse Stealer hradani doing in the middle of the Sothoii Wind Plain? Trying to stay alive, of course. But that's not going to be easy... the huge magically-engineered horses with human-level intelligence... evil wizards, hordes of undead demons, at least two Dark Gods, assassins and... ''
Margaret Weis Dragons Of The Fallen Sun The War of Souls Volume One Wizards of the Coast 2000 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine else Fine book in rubbed Dust Jacket. £10.00 ''Forty years have passed since the devastating Chaos War... powerful dragons have seized control of Ansalon... Heroes of the past have gone to their well-deserved rest... new heroes take their place to continue the battle... ''
Margaret Weis Dragons Of The Lost Star The War of Souls Volume Two Wizards of the Coast 2001 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £10.00 ''... a mystical young woman named Mina has appeared out of a magical storm and overrun the land with her army of dark-armoured knights. The elven land of Silvanestri has fallen prey to their might... the great dragon overlord Beryl launches an attack against the people living under her rule... ''
Margaret Weis Rage of the Dragon Tor 2012 First Edition First Printing Fine book in like Dust Jacket. With Publisher's Promotional News Sheet £7.50 ''Skylan Ivorson is the gods-chosen chief of all the Vindras clans, and he has finally been chosen as the proper leader of the people. But the gods from whom the Vindrasi draw their earth-dwelling power are besieged by a new generation of gods who are challenging them for the powers of creation... '' Third in Dragonships of Vindras series
Margaret Weis Secret of the Dragon Tor 2010 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in lightly edge-rubbed Dust Jacket £4.00 ''New gods are challenging the old high god, Torval, for rulership of the world. The only way to stop these brash interlopers lies with the five Bones of the Vekria Dragons... '' Second in Dragonships of Vindras series
Angus Wells Exile's Challenge Millennium 1996 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and corners, and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in slightly creased Dust Jacket with a short (3mm) tear at the lower edge of the front panel With Publisher's Review Slip £5.00 ''The People have found sanctuary from the wrath of the Breakers in the world beyond the arch, their gateway defended by the Grannach... But Davyd's dreams still come, dreams that speak of destruction coming to this new untainted world... ''
Angus Wells Exile's Children Millennium 1995 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and page edges a little marked else Fine book in like, slightly rubbed, Dust Jacket. £5.00 ''From beyond the Mountains of the Maker comes a threat that the People know not how to counter... All that their dreams vividly portend is battle and death... ''
Martha Wells The Gate of Gods Book Three of the Fall of Ile-Rien Eos 2005 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and lower page edges a little marked else Fine book in like Dust Jacket with a touch of wear at the tips of the folds £4.00 ''Searching for a way to stop the dread Gardier... Tremaine Valliarde discovered a new world filled with perils and potential allies. Now aided by her mercurial, mysterious father, Nicholas, and a brave band of heroes, she fights to recover the magical city of Lodun... ''
Martha Wells The Wizard Hunters Book One of the Fall Of Ile-Rien Eos 2003 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and slightly bumped at base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket, with a touch of wear at the upper tip of the front fold £7.50 ''Ile-Rien... Once a fertile and prosperous land, it is now under attack by the Gardier, a mysterious army whose storm-black airships appear from nowhere to strike without warning. Every weapon in the arsenal of Ile-Rien's revered wizards has proved useless... And the last hope... rests within a child's plaything... ''
Mark Wernham Martin Martin's On The Other Side Cape 2008 First Edition First Printing (Paper) Slightly bumped at top of spine and light cover crease else Fine Uncorrected Proof £5.00 ''An episode of Porn Disco, the latest luxury Dermo Shower, a day's work at the Security Department and fistfuls of drugs: this is the daily life of Jensen Interceptor, 'ace' government spy... charged with the unfavourable task of infiltrating... the Martin Martinists.. What Jensen discovers will turn the world upside down, literally... ''
Robert Westall Love Match Methuen 1997 First Edition First Printing Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £7.50 ''Love as war, love as a game of tennis, love as worship... Making the wrong choice, falling in love at the wrong time... Loving the unattainable, love when you do not even know it is love... '' Love Match; The Concert; The Women's Hour; Claudine; Lulworth Cove; Fatty France and First Death
Scott Westerfeld The Last Days RazOr Bill 2006 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket, a littler marked on the inside (no show-through). £15.00 ''The summer is stifling and strange things are happening in New York City... A weird, black, oily substance is oozing from fire hydrants and faucets. A mysterious epidemic is turning people into raving cannibals. And the signs say that worse is coming... '' Sequel to Peeps. Scarce.
Chris Westwood The Silence Piatkus 1993 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket with the price removed. £10.00 ''The past is forever closing in, however hard you try to escape it. And when it finds you - when the telephone rings and a voice you hoped never to hear again speaks your name - the silence that follows can be deadly... '' Scarce.
Django Wexler The Shadow Throne Book Two of the Shadow Campaigns Del Rey (UK) 2014 First Edition in the UK First Printing Slightly bumped at top and bruised at base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £10.00 ''The King of Vordan is dying, nad his daughter, Raesinia, is destined to become the first Queen in centuries... But politics knows no loyalties, especially Duke Orlanko, spy-master and the most feared man in Vordan. He will bow his knee to no Queen, unless she is firmly under his influence... ''
Django Wexler The Thousand Names Book One of the Shadow Campaigns Del Rey (UK) 2013 First Edition in the UK First Printing Rear cover corners a little rubbed and page edges lightly browned else Fine Uncorrected Proof. £10.00 '' 'Give me the Thousand Names.' The ancient voice trailed off into a fading whisper... A new sound filled the cavern. A hiss, rising from the shadows in every direction at once... echoing and re-echoing until the whole fast temple seemed top be alive. 'Kill them,' Mother's voice said, echoing louder and louder until it thundered through the hiss of the smoke. 'Kill them all.' ''
Django Wexler The Thousand Names Book One of the Shadow Campaigns Del Rey (UK) 2013 First Edition in the UK First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine a few page tips lightly bumped and top page edges lightly browned else Fine book in like, lightly rubbed, Dust Jacket. With Publisher's Promotional Sheet £15.00 '' 'Give me the Thousand Names.' The ancient voice trailed off into a fading whisper... A new sound filled the cavern. A hiss, rising from the shadows in every direction at once... echoing and re-echoing until the whole fast temple seemed top be alive. 'Kill them,' Mother's voice said, echoing louder and louder until it thundered through the hiss of the smoke. 'Kill them all.' ''
Robert Freeman Wexler In Springdale Town PS Publishing 2003 First Edition First Printing Limited State Signed by the Author (Paper) (No PC/500) Fine book £5.00 ''... Springdale appears to be a quiet village, unblemished by shopping mall or mega-store... some say Springdale exists only on the contoured highways of our collective imagination. Others point to references dating back to Colonial Boston, to multiple versions of a ballad telling a story of remorse and disgrace... ''
Edith Wharton To Be Read By Candlelight Two Tales of Suspense Parsimony Press 2000 First Combined Edition First Printing - Issued Without Dust Jacket Fine book £5.00 Two of Edith Wharton's haunting tales: The Triumph of Night and The Eyes. 63 page booklet bound in red. Although the second impression is relatively common the first printing is scarce.
John Whitbourn A Dangerous Energy Gollancz 1992 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine else Fine book in slightly creased Dust Jacket. Signed, Dated and Personalised by the Author on the Title Page £5.00 ''England 1967: ruled by the power of the Catholic Church, as it has been since the failure of the Protestant Reformation. In this England there are steam trains, but no internal combustion engine, rifles but no electricity; heresy but no democracy. And in this England, magic works... '' This author's first book.
John Whitbourn Popes And Phantoms Gollancz 1993 First Edition First Printing Bruised at base of spine and a couple of speckles on the page edges else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. Signed and Personalised by the Author £7.50 ''Admiral Slove was a man of his time, but of more than one dimension... in his sixteenth century, a pirate might be followed by the corpse of his victim, walking across the ocean, until putrescence claimed it. Or an interview with the Pope might be mirrored, exactly, by one with the Devil. Reality shifts could cause a King to see his capital city shimmer into another Realm entirely...''
John Whitbourn To Build Jerusalem Gollancz 1995 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. Signed by the Author on the Title Page £7.50 ''One morning in 1995, Jonah Ransome, clothier, is going about his everyday business when he meets a beautiful demon in his storecupboard. At around the same time, the King of England with his entire court, vanishes abruptly before the astonished eyes of his public... Even in an England where the Reformation failed... such events could be described as unusual... ''
James White Dark Inferno Michael Joseph 1972 First Edition First Printing Top page edges slightly foxed else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket. £30.00 ''... a detailed story of space flight which James White has made completely credible; so much so that, as the Euridice gets into trouble, the tension has all the horror and breathless suspense of actual reporterage.''
James White Final Diagnosis A Sector General Novel Tor 1997 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and slightly bumped at base of spine else Fine book in like, slightly creased, Dust Jacket. £7.50 ''... It's always been an article of faith at Sector General that infections can't pass from one alien species to another. But... ''
James White Mind Changer A Sector General Novel Tor 1998 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket. £10.00 ''... the staff are facing a terrifying new development: Dr O'Mara has been promoted to head of the hospital... on a temporary basis... as long as it takes to train his own replacement as chief psychiatrist... ''
James White The Galactic Gourmet A Sector General Novel Tor 1996 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and bruised at base of spine and lower corners slightly bumped else Fine book in like, slightly creased, Dust Jacket. £5.00 ''... sector general... the tale of the great Gurronsevas, a massive six-legged alien of considerable dignity... the most renowned chef in all the galactic federation... the greatest challenge of his professional life: making hospital food palatable... ''
Steve White Extremis Baen 2007 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and bruised at base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £7.50 ''Once before the sentient races in the known part of the galaxy - humans, Orions, Ophiuchi and Gorm - had united to defeat alien invaders... Decades later... grown complacent... a huge fleet of ships... fleeing... when their star went nova... they plan to conquer the entire inhabited region of the galaxy - unless the old alliance... can stop them... '' A Starfire Novel.
Steve White The Prometheus Project Baen 2005 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top of spine & lower board edges & page edges a little marked and browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £5.00 ''... the largest disimformation operation in history, targeted at the aliens who ruled the galaxy... but someone in the Project was selling secrets to an interstellar mafia... about the real state of affairs on Earth... ''
Henry Whitehead Jumbee And Other Uncanny Tales Spearman 1974 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, rubbed Dust Jacket. £20.00 Henry S. Whitehead R. H. Barlow; Jumbee; Cassius; Black Tancrède; The Shadows; Sweet Grass; The Black Beast; Seven Turns in a Hangman's Rope; The Tree-Man; Passing of a God; Mrs. Lorriquer; Hill Drums; The Projection of Armand Dubois; The Lips; The Fireplace;
Kit Whitfield Bareback Cape 2006 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket with a hint of wear at the base of the folds. £7.50 ''For those born feet-first, life is normal... every full moon night, you lock yourself in a secure room to fur up in peace. But for those born head-first... locked in his or her human skin... first and foremost a conscript, drafted at eighteen into DORLA, the Department for the Ongoing Regulation of Lycanthropic Activity... ''
Kit Whitfield In Great Waters Cape 2009 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. With Publisher's Promotional Sheet £5.00 ''... Since the ninth century, when the deepsmen invaded Venice, an uneasy alliance has held between the people of the land and the sea. That alliance was brokered by the warrior queen, Angelica, half landsman, half deepsman, the mother of the royal houses of Europe. Now, centuries later, no navy can cross the seas without allies in the ocean... ''
Leonard Wibberley Merchant of Rome A Novel Of Christ and Caesar Cassell 1974 First Edition in the UK First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and boards a little worn else Near Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £5.00 ''On the day when Caligula, Emperor of Rome, obsessed with thoughts of his own divinity, demanded of Theophilus: 'Admit it, admit it. Am I not greater than the Nazarene?' the fate of Theophilus lay in the balance... ''
Cherry Wilder (Cherry Barbara Grimm Lockett also as Cherry Barbara Grimm) Cruel Designs Piatkus 1995 First Edition First Printing Bruised at base of spine else Fine book in slightly creased and rubbed Dust Jacket with a short (5mm) tear at the top of the rear fold. £4.00 ''... a tour du force, combining the horror of the supernatural with that of the all too real... there are horrifying echoes from the house's past and visitations from its femme fatale who will not be laid to rest until... ''
Cherry Wilder Signs Of Life Tor 1996 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and lower page edges a little marked else Fine book in like Dust Jacket with a small (2mm) tear at the base of the rear fold. £7.50 ''... most of the crew and passengers of an interstellar ship escape... before the ship explodes and land, widely dispersed, on Rhomary Land. This is the story of how these people survive and are reunited with each other and the original survivors who have now been living for generations on the planet... '' Set on the same planet as Second Nature.
Kate Wilhelm A Flush Of Shadows Five Short Novels Featuring Constance Leidl And Charlie Meiklejohn St. Martin's Press 1995 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £5.00 ''Over the years, Constance Leidl and Charlie Meikeljohn have investigated a wide variety of murder and arson cases... This outstanding collection assembles for the first time the shorter cases... '' Introduction; With Thimbles, With Forks, and Hope; Sister Angel; All For One; The Gorgon Field; Torch Song; About the Author
Kate Wilhelm Cambio Bay St. Martin's Press 1990 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and bruised at base of spine and page edges lightly browned and slightly marked else Fine book in worn Dust Jacket. £4.00 ''Rich in mythology and in the human spirit, Cambio Bay is a warm-hearted tale of truth and power and all that we can be.''
Kate Wilhelm Sweet, Sweet Poison Hale 1991 First Edition in the UK First Printing Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £5.00 A Charlie and Constance mystery...
Kate Wilhelm The Best Defense St. Martin's Press 1994 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at base of spine & page edges lightly browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £5.00 ''... the sister of 'Baby Killer' Kennerman asks for help... incompetent lawyers and a smear-campaign... are going to allow a killer to go free... A gripping, poignant, and masterful courtroom novel... '' Sequel to Death Qualified
Kate Wilhelm The Clewiston Test Farrar Straus 1976 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and lower corners and top page edges a little foxed else Fine book in slightly rubbed and creased Dust Jacket with some small chips of clear laminate missing from lower edge £5.00 ''...a gifted young researcher, has isolated a blood serum that temporarily but completely suppresses pain - without... any of the side-effects of conventional anaesthetics... evidence appears that some of the test chimpanzees have become murderously psychotic...''
Kate Wilhelm Welcome, Chaos Houghton Mifflin 1983 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and page edges lightly age-darkened else Fine book in like Dust Jacket, creased at the base of the spine £7.50 ''What wools happen to the precarious balance of terror if scientists could extend life for centuries? If one power bloc had biological protection against radiation... Whose thumb would press the button first?... ''
Nancy Willard Sister Water Knopf 1993 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £5.00 ''... Jessie Woolman first saw the angel of death when she was a girl. That was before she married Henry... Now Henry is gone... and Jessie's two grown daughters... wondering how best to care for their mother... Into their lives... come the mysterious creatures of the river... that joins the worlds of the living and the dead... '' Sequel to Things Invisible to See.
Elizabeth Willey A Sorcerer And A Gentleman Tor 1995 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and slightly bumped at base of spine and top page edges slightly dusty else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £7.50 ''... Once there was only the land of Phesaotois, with a cold and baneful Stone at its magical heart. Much later came the land of Pheyarcer, younger and hotter, with its Well of Fire inextricably bound up with its ruler, the great Panurgus. Then Panurgus died, touching off a bitter struggle between his sons... ''
Elizabeth Willey The Well-Favored Man Tor 1993 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £10.00 ''... Argylle, where the ruling family... brilliant, flighty, civilised... nearly-immortal warriors and magicians... young Prince Gwydion's been stuck with ruling... Strange things keep turning up. A plague of monsters... a ravenous Great Dragon... Gwydion's long-lost... quite unexpected... sister... high-tech aliens... ''
Billy Dee Williams PSI/Net Tor 1999 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £5.00 ''Former Air Force Major Trent Calloway... marriage ruined in the aftermath of his psychic spying... was drugged during his remote-viewing sessions years ago... ever-increasing side effects in him and the other government psychic spies... their psychic abilities are still expanding at frightening rates... ''
Conrad Williams Nearly People PS Publishing 2001 First Edition First Printing Limited State Signed by the Author (No. 63/300) Bruised at top spine else Fine book in slightly worn Dust Jacket. £7.50 Introduction by Michael Marshall Smith and signed by both. ''... Howling Mile. A city of the future. Barred from surrounding areas in the aftermath of a deadly toxic spill, its citizens are a crushed, hateful breed, slowly imploding in a vicious cycle of violence and cannibalism... Yet within this black arena, hope has come... ''
Liz Williams Precious Dragon A Detective Inspector Chen novel Night Shade 2007 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £7.50 ''Detective Inspector Chen and Zhu Izrh are given a major assignment to escort an emissary from Heaven on a diplomatic mission to Hell. Zhu tries to dodge his demonic family's overtures, but ends up embroiled in hell's political intrigues. At the same time, a young boy born to ghostly parents in Hell is being chased by Hell's most dangerous creatures... ''
Mazarkis Williams The Tower Broken Tower and Knife, Book Three Jo Fletcher 2013 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and of spine and three page tips creased else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £7.50 ''Months have passed... the God's wounds fester... Sarmin is powerless to stop the damage spreading... High Mage Gownan strives to save Nooria... by passing into the realm of fire to broker a deal with the efreet... Yrkmir marches ever closer... Time is running out... ''
Mazarkis Williams The Tower Broken Tower and Knife, Book Three Jo Fletcher 2013 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top of spine and once on top edge of front board else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. With Publisher's Press Release £7.50 ''Months have passed... the God's wounds fester... Sarmin is powerless to stop the damage spreading... High Mage Gownan strives to save Nooria... by passing into the realm of fire to broker a deal with the efreet... Yrkmir marches ever closer... Time is running out... ''
Michael Williams Allamanda Hodder 1997 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and slightly bumped at base of spine, a few page corner tips creased and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in slightly creased and rubbed Dust Jacket. £5.00 ''Pursued by a power more terrifying than any magic they can summon, the Hawken family flees to somber Allamanda to find a way to recapture their besieged home ... Leading the refugees is Garrick... too young for the awesome responsibility... '' Sequel to Arcady.
Nigel Williams Black Magic Hutchinson 1988 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in slightly creased Dust Jacket. Illustrations by Julek Heller £7.50 '''Once upon a time... ' a father starts to tell his children a story. It concerns a black magician whom nobody likes, and his plot to do something vile to his popular brother... not only does the story itself, almost against its teller's will, take on a resonance he never expected, but his whole life and marriage come under its sway... '' A Hutchinson Novella
Sean Williams The Blood Debt Books of the Cataclysm Two Pyr 2006 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges lightly marked else Fine book in Dust Jacket lightly rubbed at the tips of the folds £7.50 ''One millennium after the death of Seth Castillo... Sal Hrvati and Shilly... are conscripted into a hunt for... a Homunculus with a mission... and a past that stretches back to the Cataclysm... Meanwhile, in a remote city on the edge of two worlds, where blood has power and water is more precious than freedom... '' Sequel to The Crooked Letter
Tad Williams Otherland Legend/Orbit 1996-2001 All are First Edition in the UK First Printing (Four Volumes) Volume 3 pages browned, all volumes slightly bumped/bruised at top/base of spines else Fine books in slightly creased and rubbed Dust Jacket. £15.00 ''... takes us to our own near future when a global conspiracy at the highest levels threatens to sacrifice our Earth for the promise of a far more exclusive place - Otherland, a universe where any fantasy can be made real, but which is ruled by Earth's wealthiest and most ruthless power-brokers, The Grail Brotherhood... '' Note: Postage charged at cost
Tad Williams Otherland Volume Four Sea Of Silver Light Orbit 2001 First Edition in the UK Slightly bumped at top and base of spine else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket. Signed by the Author on the Title Page £10.00 ''... Otherland is owned and controlled by a secret cartel... when a small band of adventurers penetrated Otherland's defences the Brotherhood moved swiftly to destroy them... they surv9ived - just. But now... ''
Tad Williams Otherland Volume Four Sea Of Silver Light Daw 2001 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine else Fine book in slightly creased and rubbed Dust Jacket. £5.00 ''... Otherland... created and controlled by... the world's most powerful and ruthless individuals... when... a small band of adventurers... penetrate the veil of secrecy... they found themselves trapped... Their only hope for survival... was to make their way through the Otherland network to the terrifying void... ''
Tad Williams Otherland Volume One City of Golden Shadow Legend 1996 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. £3.00 ''... takes us to our own near future when a global conspiracy at the highest levels threatens to sacrifice our Earth for the promise of a far more exclusive place - Otherland, a universe where any fantasy can be made real, but which is ruled by Earth's wealthiest and most ruthless power-brokers, The Grail Brotherhood... ''
Tad Williams Otherland Volume One City Of Golden Shadow Daw 1997 First Edition First Printing Bruised at base of spine and spine slightly 'dished' else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £5.00 ''... home to the wildest dreams and darkest nightmares... The best minds of two generations have labored to build it... it is claiming the Earth's most valuable resource - its children... unusual times call for unusual champions...''
Tad Williams Otherland Volume Two River of Blue Fire Daw 1998 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine else Fine book in like, slightly rubbed, Dust Jacket. £5.00 ''... a private, multi-dimensional universe built over two generations... a small band of adventurers have penetrated the veil of secrecy... trapped... ''
Tad Williams Otherland Volume Two River of Blue Fire Orbit 1998 First Edition in the UK First Printing Page edges lightly age-darkened/browned else Fine Book in lightly creased Dust Jacket with Signed By The Author sticker on the front panel Signed by the Author on the Title Page £7.50 ''... a small band of adventurers has penetrated the secrecy that surrounds Otherland and has broken into the amazing worlds within worlds it contains. But now they are trapped, unable to escape back to their flesh-and-blood bodies in the real world. And as dangers and circumstances split their party into small scattered groups... ''
Tad Williams Shadowmarch Volume One Daw 2004 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 ''... a vast tale of magic, intrigue, terror, sacrifice, and war... For generations the misty Shadowline has marked the boundary between the lands of men and the lost northern lands that are the lair of their inhuman enemies, the ageless Qar... ''
Tad Williams The War Of The Flowers Orbit 2003 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and page edges browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £4.00 ''In the great city, in a dimly lit office... two deadly creatures meet. A dark bargain is struck... The child must die... In our own world, a young man, Theo, discovers a manuscript... a strange fairy tale of fantastic creatures and a journey to a magical realm... written as a diary... ''
Walter Jon Williams City On Fire HarperPrism 1997 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in slightly worn and lightly rubbed Dust Jacket. £4.00 ''The tremendous mass of the world-city generated a mysterious substance - the plasm that accumulates like rising water under the concrete and steel. Latent unless tapped, plasm can propel ships or knock down buildings; it can reverse ageing, amplify sex or alter genes. its awesome geomantic power can penetrate anything... '' Sequel to Metropolitan.
Walter Jon Williams Implied Spaces Night Shade Books 2008 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 ''When mankind's every need is serviced by artificial intelligence, and death itself is only a minor inconvenience, what does it mean to be human? Aristide a semi-retired computer scientist turned swordsman, is a scholar of the implied spaces, seeking meaning... in a universe where reality itself has been sculpted and designed by superhuman machine intelligence... ''
Walter Jon Williams The Boolean Gate Subterranean 2012 First Edition First Printing Limited State Signed by the Author (No. PC/500) Slightly marked at base of spine and page edges lightly marked else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. Additionally Personalised by the Author £20.00 ''Mark Twain was one of the greatest minds of his time... Nicola Tesla was an unworldly genius... an innocent friendship... another, stranger intelligence that may be coming into being... Has Tesla somehow opened the gateway to a profoundly alien intelligence... ''
Chet Williamson Reign Dark Harvest 1990 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine else Fine book in slightly worn Dust Jacket. Illustrated by John & Laura Lakey £5.00 ''For a quarter of a century, Denis Hamilton's reign as Emperor of the theatre... romantic hero of the musical, A Private Empire... fame. awards and wealth... the Emperor... lurks in the halls, cellars, and catwalks... violent and terrible acts... Dennis must stop the Emperor before... a reign of blood... steals his friends, his lover... his soul.''
Michael Z. Williamson The Weapon Baen 2005 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and across the top edges of both boards and a few page corners lightly creased else Fine book in edgeworn Dust Jacket with a short tear at the lower edge of the rear panel. £4.00 ''Kenneth Chinran... lived in deep cover for year... Then the Earth forces attacked his home system... as a result of his attacks, billions died... Then the secret police discovered his identity. With his daughter... he was on the run... Chinran is a warrior in his soul... he won't go down without a fight that his pursuers... will never forget.''
Philip G. Williamson Dinbig Of Khimmur Grafton 1991 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and bruised at base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £7.50 ''... the first novel in one of the most exciting and ambitious fantasy saga-series of the decade... a world of the imagination presented in rich and convincing detail, populated by characters who display fascinating magical powers but who always remain entirely credible in their actions and relationships... ''
Philip G. Williamson Enchantment's Edge Hodder & Stoughton 1996-8 All Are First Edition First Printing (Three Volumes) Bruised at top and/or base of spines and page edges slightly browned else Fine copies in Fine Dust Jacket - Vol. 3 priced. £20.00 ''... an outstanding work of high fantasy... a tense, intricately woven saga of conflict, mystery, magic and betrayal set in an exotic land where the fabulous and the unexpected are the norm and anything is possible... ''
Bill Willingham Peter & Max A Fables Novel Vertigo 2009 First Edition First Printing ? (Note: No edition information on Copyright Page) Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket Illustrated by Steve Lialoha £7.50 ''... in the heart of The Black Forest, Peter Piper and his older brother Max encounter ominous forces that will change them both... an epic tale of sibling rivalry, magic, music and revenge that spans medieval times to the present day... '' With The Price of a Happy Ending - an 8 page bonus story
Connie Willis Passage Bantam 2001 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £10.00 ''... the electrifying story of a psychologist who has devoted her life to tracking death. But when she volunteers for a research project that simulates the near-death experience, she will either solve life's greatest mystery - or fall victim to its greatest terror... ''
Colin Wilson Spider World The Delta Grafton 1987 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and faint evidence of plate removal from front free end paper else Fine book in like, unpriced, Dust Jacket with the spine panel background very slightly faded £10.00 ''... the human. Niall... must build on his tenuous position with the reluctant but dependable help of the Bombadier beetles and... must organise his forces towards the domination of the giant spiders... ''
F. Paul Wilson (Also as Colin Andrews and Mary Elizabeth Murphy with Mary Wilson) Black Wind Tor 1988 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and corners and and page edges lightly age-darkened - Very Good to Near Fine book in like Dust Jacket Signed by the Author on the Title Page £5.00 ''... Hirohito's victory has been prophesied; to achieve it, Hiroki must work to discover once again the terrible secret of the Black Wind... ''
F. Paul Wilson Mirage Warner 1996 First Edition in the US First Printing Slightly bumped at top & base of spine, felt pen remainder mark on lower page edges & page edges slightly marked else Fine book in slightly rubbed & creased Dust Jacket. Signed by the Author on the Title Page £4.00 '' ... a unique medical thriller that takes us into the haunted mind of a coma victim, uncovers the deepest repressions of the subconscious and reveals a frightening new world where memories can be created, altered, and even destroyed... ''
F. Paul Wilson Reprisal New English Library 1991 First Edition in the UK First Printing Bruised and lightly rubbed at top and base of spine else Fine book in slightly rubbed and creased, unpriced, Dust Jacket. £7.50 ''... the Adversary twenty years later, in a nightmarish tale of violence, eroticism and fear... Drawn into the net of corruption and malignity are... Lisl... in love and only slightly disturbed by ... a sadomasochistic sex life... Ev, recovering alcoholic... and Veilleur, the Adversary's age-old foe... the apocalyptic battle between good and evil.''
G. Willow Wilson Alif the Unseen Corvus 2012 First Edition in the UK First Printing Covers a little rubbed, rear cover near upper corner with many fine superficial scratches, a few page edges bumped and page edges lightly marked - Very Good Uncorrected Proof. £5.00 ''Set in a brilliantly realised and very contemporary Middle East... includes a Djinn called Vikram the Vampire, a wonderfully admirable and adorable old imam, the Islamist girl next door, a peculiarly liberal princeling from the Emirate's ruling family and an American convert to Islam... a page-turning thriller... funny and fascinating... ''
Robert Charles Wilson Darwinia Tor 1998 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine, a couple of page top edges no longer parallel (bookmark) and page edges lightly marked else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £5.00 ''... a very different twentieth century, haunted, wonderful and strange. In 1912 history was changed by the Miracle, when the old world of Europe was replaced by Darwinia, a strange land of nightmarish jungle and antediluvian monsters... young Guildford Law travels... on a mission of discovery... ''
Steve Wilson The Lost Traveller A Motorcycle Grail Quest Epic and Science Fiction Western Macmillan 1976 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and top corners and prelim pages slightly creased else Fine book in slightly worn Dust Jacket. £10.00 ''Tracts of America have been laid waste by nuclear devastation. On the West Coast, the state known as the Fief preserves a precarious civilisation... and on the fringes... the Hell's Angels, proud and violent, live out their perpetual outlaw existence. When the Fief needs three riders, it is three Angels who are sent eastwards on their machines to find the man... whose skill will bring life to the Dead Lands... ''
Stanley Winchester (John Christopher) Men With Knives W. H. Allen 1968 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped and top few mm faded at top and slightly bumped at base of spine and page edges a little age-darkened else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket slightly marked on the inside (no show-through) with the top tip of the rear flap partly missing (manufacturing fault?) and top of the rear fold slightly eroded £7.50 Medical thriller written by Sam Youd, better known as John Christopher and only recently revealed to have written four books under the name of Stanley Winchester. This is the second. ''... a group of surgeons in a Dublin clinic, held in check by a newly appointed Surgical Director, a man whose temperament and views soon clash with their own conservatism... ''
David Wingrove Chung Kuo Book One The Middle Kingdom New English Library 1989 First Edition First Printing Bruised at base of spine and a couple of signatures differentially browned (as usual) else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket with the price removed. £5.00 ''... now at the turn of the twenty-second century,... the Empire of the Han has encompasses all of the world. War, famine and political instability are things of the past. The Council of Seven - Han lords each more powerful than the greatest of the ancient Emperors - rule... with absolute authority, their boast that they have ended Change and stopped the Great Wheel turning... ''
David Wingrove Chung Kuo Book Seven Days Of Bitter Strength New English Library 1995 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges a little browned else Fine book in slightly creased Dust Jacket, with a small split at top of the front fold £25.00 ''Armageddon has come and gone. From the ruins of City Europe a healthier, less autocratic society has arisen: a little China on the Rhine. Yet this fledgling state is fragile... ''
David Wingrove Chung Kuo Book Six White Moon, Red Dragon New English Library 1994 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges a little browned and no longer quite parallel else Fine book in lightly creased Dust Jacket. £7.50 ''America has fallen, Mars is a ruin and in Africa a brutal war has devastated a prosperous continent. Chung Kuo, once an unchanged and unchanging world where seven emperors ruled an obedient forty billion, is now in dangerous turmoil, its solitary ruler, Li Yuan, increasingly powerless to act... '' Scarce.
David Wingrove Son of Heaven Chung Kuo Book 1 Corvus 2011 First Edition Thus First Printing Slightly rubbed at top and base of spine, lower front and upper rear corners else Fine Uncorrected Proof. £7.50 The first of a 20 book completely revised sequence, set in 2065, and the reawakened economic power-house of China
Paul Witcover The Emperor of All Things Bantam 2013 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top of spine and small bump at top edge of front board else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £10.00 ''1758. The Age of Enlightenment... England is embroiled in a war that stretches from her North American colonies to Europe and beyond... Daniel Quare... tasked with seeking... a pocket watch rumoured to possess properties that have more to do with magic than with any known science... a French spy who will stop at nothing... ''
Allen Wold The Planet Masters Sidgwick & Jackson 1979 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and corners and page edges age-darkened and marked - Good book in similarly slightly bumped Dust Jacket. £5.00 ''Larson McCade... has come to the decadent planet of Seltique, culturally isolated from the rest of the galaxy after its bid for political mastery two thousand years ago... he is... looking for The Book of Aradka, a non-human artefact that could make him a wealthy man for the rest of his life and the only way he can find it is to divulge the secrets of the Planet Masters.''
Gene Wolfe Exodus From The Long Sun Tor 1996 First Edition in the US First Printing Surface paper tear across base of spine, upper cover corner rubbed and first few page corners a little curled, lower rear cover corner lightly creased and covers lightly rubbed and marked - Very Good Uncorrected Proof. £7.50 ''Patera Silk, who has received enlightenment from a god, has risen from a humble priest to ruler of his city-state. Revolution and war have broken out, and the mysterious gods have intervened in human affairs in ways that make them appear much like a dysfunctional family as immortals. An unknowable crisis has been building... ''
Gene Wolfe Exodus From The Long Sun Hodder & Stoughton 1996 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at base of spine and lower rear corner, a few lower page corners bruised and page edges differentially browned else Fine book in like, unpriced, Dust Jacket. £5.00 ''In earlier volumes of The Book of the Long Sun, the reader saw Patera Silk, charismatic young augur of the decaying city of Viron, beginning to discover the astounding true nature of his strange world... now matters move... into devastatingly unexpected dimensions... ''
Gene Wolfe Free Live Free Gollancz 1985 First Edition in the UK First Printing & Thus Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges lightly age-darkened else Fine book in like Dust Jacket, with a hint of wear at the upper tip of the rear fold £5.00 ''... four ill-assorted characters living free of charge in a run-down rooming house in a part of Chicago... owned by the mysterious Ben Free. The four set out to trace him... partly because they are sure he has some great hidden or lost wealth, connected with a mysterious place he once lived in called the High Country.''
Gene Wolfe Lake Of The Long Sun Tor 1994 First Edition First Printing Upper front corner slightly bumped and small faint mark on rear cover else Fine Uncorrected Proof. £10.00 ''... Patera Silk... has made a pact with the wealthy, corrupt Blood... so he has embarked on a quest which reveals to him the hidden secrets of his world: a huge spaceship illuminated by the artificial long sun... ''
Gene Wolfe Lake Of The Long Sun The Second Volume of The Book Of The Long Sun Hodder & Stoughton 1994 First Edition in the UK First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and corners and page edges a little browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £10.00 ''... Patera Silk... has made a pact with the wealthy, sinister Blood... so Silk has embarked on a quest which begins to reveal to him the hidden secrets of his world... ''
Gene Wolfe Nightside The Long Sun New English Library 1993 First Edition in the UK First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and discrete ''THIS BOOK WAS WAREHOUSE DAMAGED... '' on rear fixed end paper else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £5.00 First volume of The Book of the Long Sun, set on board the Generation Starship sent from Urth to colonise a distant planet.
Gene Wolfe Peace Tor 1995 A hint of rubbing at top and base of spine else Fine Uncorrected Proof. £10.00 Clute - ''... may be his finest. Intricately told through nests of interconnecting stories, none, significantly, is ever concluded and seemingly from the viewpoint of a man in late middle age reflecting with some amiability on his life in a small town somewhere in the US Midwest, it is in fact a posthumous fantasy whose implications are complexly appalling... ''
Gene Wolfe Shadow & Claw Orb 1994 First Combined Edition First Printing (Paper) A couple of corners lightly rubbed, a couple of signatures differentially lightly browned, one page corner tip and part of a page edge slightly creased - Very Good to Near Fine Uncorrected Proof. £5.00 ''... one of the finest works of science fiction ever written... ''
Gene Wolfe Soldier Of Arete New English Library 1990 First Edition in the UK First Printing Lower rear corner bruised and top page edges a little dusty else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £7.50 ''... ancient Greece... Xerxes, the Great King, prepares for conquest... Latro's mind has been injured. Each day, he forgets all that has ever happened to him. Only by reading the scroll in which his companions make him write each day's event does he know anything of his past: who are his friends, his enemies, his lovers, his betrayers...''
Gene Wolfe Soldier Of The Mist Gollancz 1986 First Edition in the UK First Printing Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £7.50 ''...the fantastic historical world of Greece in the year 479 (B.C.), when the Gods still walked the Earth...Latro, is a mercenary soldier... and has suffered a head wound... he no longer remembers who he is or where he is from... can now see and converse with all the invisible beings - gods and goddesses, ghosts and demons and werewolves...''
Gene Wolfe Sword & Citadel Orb 1994 First Combined Edition First Printing (Paper) Bruised at top of spine and edge of rear cover and last few pages a little creased else Fine Uncorrected Proof. £5.00 ''... one of the finest works of science fiction ever written... ''
Gene Wolfe The Knight Book One of The Wizard Knight Tor 2004 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £5.00 ''A young man in his teens is transported from our world to a magical realm that contains seven levels of reality. Very quickly transformed by magic into a grown man of heroic proportions, he takes the name Able and set out on a quest to find the sword that has been promised to him... ''
Jack Womack Ambient Unwin Hyman 1988 First Edition in the UK First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and lower front corner else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £7.50 ''Twenty-first century New York. It's a nightmare... Seamus O'Malley is a bodyguard and assassin in the outrageously powerful Dryco organisation, and he's in deep trouble... Falling in love with his employer's mistress... Getting caught up in the Dryden family's crazy, lethal rivalries... Agreeing to murder the Old Man... ''
Jack Womack Elvissey HarperCollins 1993 First Edition in Hardback & the UK First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and top page edges a little browned else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket, with a little wear at the bottom of the front fold. £5.00 ''... Iz is on a mission from the future... 2033... must travel into 1954... to bring Elvis home to his adoring millions... At the Presley home Elvis - nineteen, acned, backward, never recorded - stands over the blood-spattered body of his ma with a gun in his hand.''
Jack Womack Heathern Unwin Hyman 1990 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £5.00 ''The world economy has gone into mega-crash... but... miracles are happening. A Messiah seems to have risen from the people and is healing the sick, teaching the children, raising the dead...''
N. Lee Wood Faraday's Orphans Gollancz 1996 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and slightly bumped at base of spine and small bump to lower edge of front board and page edges lightly age-darkened else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £4.00 ''Succeeding where all man's efforts have failed, the Earth has created its own, massive eco-holocaust through a geo-magnetic reversal of the poles. The face of the planet has been changed irrevocably; civilisation, where it survives at all, does so in high-tech domed cities, islands of plenty in the wilderness...''
Clive Woodall One For Sorrow Two For Joy Ziji/Duckworths 2003 First Edition First Printing (Paper) Fine book Signed by the Author on the Title Page £5.00 ''Welcome to Birddom - a land where magpies rule. Dark forces are at work. An evil intelligence is masterminding their inexorable rise. Dominance has been achieved by systematic genocide and slaughter... Birddom needs a hero. a bird to fight the darkness, and bring light back to the land. But what can one bird do, in the face of such evil?''
Chris Wooding The Skein Of Lament Gollancz 2004 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges slightly, differentially, browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £5.00 Book Two of the Braided Path ''The hold of the Weavers on Saramyr's ruling families is growing tighter. And all the while the blight that they have brought to the land grips ever more harshly... ''
Chris Wooding The Weavers Of Saramyr Gollancz 2003 First Edition First Printing Cover lettering lightly rubbed else Fine Uncorrected Proof. Signed by the Author & With Publisher's advertising sheets and Bio/Bibliography £7.50 Book one of The Braided Path - ''... the story of an empire that rules over a land being overwhelmed by evil... that comes from within the empire's centre, a sect of magicians close to the throne intent on killing and child born with magic powers. But now the empress has given birth to such a child and revolution is brewing... ''
Persia Wooley Queen of the Summer Stars Poseidon Press 1990 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket with two small tears With Publisher's Review slip £7.50 ''... a wonderfully personal view of King Arthur's Round Table, as seen through the eyes of his tomboy wife... Deftly blending historical fact and Arthurian romance... vividly captures the scope and drama of the legend... ''
John C. Wright Fugitives Of Chaos Tor 2006 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket with a couple of short creases in the font flap £7.50 ''... The five have made sinister discoveries about themselves... Each power comes from a different paradigm or view of the inexplicable universe - and they should not be able to coexist.. '' Book 2 of The Chronicles of Chaos.
Ronald Wright A Scientific Romance Anchor 1997 First Edition First Printing (Paper) Slightly bumped at base and lightly rubbed at top of spine and page edges browned - Very Good to Near Fine book £7.50 ''It is... 1999... David Lambert, jilted lover, lapsed archaeologist and reluctant curator of a museum specialising in Victorian machinery, receives startling information about the return of H. G. Wells's time machine... he investigates and propels himself deep into the next millennium... ''
Janny Wurts Curse Of The Mistwraith Volume 1 The Wars Of Light And Shadow ROC 1994 First Edition in the US First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and felt pen remainder line across lower page edges else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £5.00 ''It began with a Mistwraith that smothered all the world in fog and dampness, and followed with a war that upended order and overthrew the rule of the High Kings. After five long centuries... Only the words of a drunken seer offer hope that the Mistwraith might be defeated... ''
Janny Wurts Peril's Gate The Wars of Light And Shadow Volume 6 Third Book of the Alliance of Light Voyager 2001 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine, a few page corners slightly bumped, a couple of small, faint marks on the edge of the front free end paper and page edges age-darkened else Fine book in slightly edge-rubbed Dust Jacket. £5.00 ''On the world of Athera, two half brothers gifted of Light and Shadow defeated the Mistwraith. Its revenge left them cursed to life-long enmity... Lysaer and his Alliance of Light have raised new forces and touched on the lore of blood magecraft to bring down Arithon, Master of Shadow... ''
Janny Wurts Shadowfane Grafton 1990 First Edition in the UK & First Hardback First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and page edges lightly marked else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket. £5.00 ''... Ivainson Jaric, heir to Firelord's legacy, must assume the powers that destroyed his father. If he survives, if he can free the Stormwarden from a prison of ice, then wind and water, fire and earth, will once more stand united against Lord Scait and his demon hordes... '' Book 3 of the Cycle of Fire. First Printings are quite scarce.
Janny Wurts Stormwarden Grafton 1989 First Edition in the UK & First Hardback First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges a little browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £5.00 ''Written in the records at Vaere is the tale of the binding of the Mharg-demons by Anskiere, wizard of wind and water. Anskiere was aided in this task by Ivain, master of fire and earth... at the moment of greatest peril, Ivain betrayed his companion... and Anskiere survived to swear a powerful oath... ''
Janny Wurts That Way Lies Camelot HarperCollins 1994 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine, one page top corner creased and page edges lightly browned and slightly marked else Fine book in slightly worn Dust Jacket. £4.00 ''... collection of interconnected stories that illustrate the skill and versatility of a wonderfully gifted writer... through time and space, to alternate worlds and the near future...
Janny Wurts To Ride Hell's Chasm Voyager 2002 First Edition First Printing Page edges lightly age-darkened else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £15.00 ''When Princess Anja fails to appear at her betrothal banquet, the tiny, peaceful kingdom of Sessalie is plunged into intrigue... Two warriors are charged with recovering the distraught king's beloved daughter. Taskin, Commander of the Royal Guard... and Mykkael, the rough-hewn newcomer who has won the post of Captain of the Garrison - a scarred veteran... ''
Jonathan Wylie (Julia & Mark J. A. Smith.) Other Lands Little, Brown 1995 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £5.00 ''... Even after a terrible road accident leaves Michael in a deep coma, he still somehow manages to call to her... But if Zoe is to understand his messages and break into his world, then she must risk everything. And she has to embark on a strange and dangerous journey - into another land and another life... ''
Chelsea Quinn Yarbro An Embarrassment of Riches A Novel of the Count Saint-Germain Tor 2011 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. With Publisher's Promotional News Sheet £10.00 ''It is the middle of the thirteenth century... Rakoczy Ferancsi - as the vampire Count Saint-Germain is known... is sent by King Bela to make jewels for the rulers and their nobles. Rakoczy's people are held... Saint-Germain must take care lest they suffer because of his missteps in the dance of politics... ''
Chelsea Quinn Yarbro Cautionary Tales Sidgwick & Jackson 1980 First Edition in the UK First Printing Bruised at top of spine and page edges lightly age-darkened else Fine book in slightly browned Dust Jacket. With Publisher's Review Slip £5.00 Collects thirteen stories with an introduction by the author: contains: Everything that Begins with an M; Frog Pond; Ul Bel Di; Lammas Night; Into My Own; Disturb Not My Slumbering Fair; The Meaning of the Word; The Generalissimo's Butterfly; Allies; Dead in Irons; Swan Song; The Fellini Beggar; An Indulgence.
Chelsea Quinn Yarbro Commedia Della Morte A Novel of the Count Saint-Germain Tor 2012 First Edition First Printing Bruised at base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £10.00 ''... Saint-Germain, who is residing in Italy, learns that Madelaine has been arrested by France's Revolutionary Tribunal and is soon to lose her head. The vampire vows to rescue her... ''
Chelsea Quinn Yarbro False Dawn Sidgwick & Jackson 1979 First Edition in the UK First Printing Page edges lightly age-darkened else Fine book in like Dust Jacket, with Publisher's £5.95 sticker on the front flap With Publisher's Review Slip £4.00 ''War, disease and pollution have made the earth almost uninhabitable. Food is scarce and what food remains is quickly confiscated by the Pirates - a murderous band of raiders determined to save themselves and destroy the last stronghold of civilised human being - the mutant population... ''
Chelsea Quinn Yarbro Night Pilgrims A Novel of the Count Saint-Germain Tor 2013 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £10.00 ''... Saint-Germain... joins the pilgrim caravan led by Sieur Horenbaud, who seeks to cleanse his soul after slaughtering innocents in battle during the Crusades... Margarethe... seeks to restore the health of her husband by praying at Christianity's holiest sites... Rakosczy suspects there is more... than meets the eye... ''
Chelsea Quinn Yarbro Time Of The Fourth Horseman Sidgwick & Jackson 1980 First Edition in the UK First Printing Page edges lightly age-darkened else Fine book in like Dust Jacket, with Publisher's £5.95 sticker on the front flap With Publisher's Review Slip £4.00 ''From the first sight of the boy, something felt wrong... he had the symptoms of an infectious disease... modern medical science... had wiped out all of the deadly diseases... a secret government programme to start a 'moderate epidemic' to thin out the population a bit... ''
Jane Yolen A Sending Of Dragons Julia MacRae 1987 First Edition in the UK First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine, top page edges a little foxed and page edges a little browned and marked - Very Good book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket. £4.00 ''Jakkin and Akki, now possessing a strange kinship with dragonkind, are forced into exile in the wild mountain country of the planet Austar... Why is the dragon they meet mindless with fear... a compelling finale to the Dragon Trilogy... also a fantasy adventure which is complete in itself.''
Jane Yolen Dragon's Blood Julia MacRae 1983 First Edition in the UK First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine, light spine crease and top page edges lightly foxed else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket a little worn at the top of the front fold and a fingernail puncture in the front panel gutter. £5.00 ''Life on the planet Austar IV, does not have much to offer a boy such as Jakkin, bound in service in the great dragon barns... the only way to become a free man is to train a dragon to fight in the gaming pits... Jakkin had no dragon... and theft in the dragon barns carries a terrible price... ''
Janine Ellen Young The Bridge Earthlight 2000 First Edition First Printing (Paper) Lower rear corner slightly creased else Fine Uncorrected Proof £2.00 ''When the Ring aliens first thought to contact other worlds, they gave no consideration to the fact that other species might be constructed differently from themselves. Deep-space dwellers, more like large and complex bundles of genetic information than physical entities, they sent their probes off into the night hoping to build a bridge between their dark and beautiful society and others... ''
Jim Young Armed Memory Tor 1995 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. Signed and Personalised by the Author on the Title Page £7.50 ''... America is caught on a cusp between social breakthrough and total breakdown. Sanity cops try to stem the chaos as a revolution in genetic engineering offers anyone the chance to change shape at will... The Hammerheads are the most dangerous creatures who have ever lived, with the brilliant cunning of human criminals... and insatiable hunger of killer sharks... ''
Jim Young Armed Memory Tor 1995 First Edition First Printing A couple of light cover creases else Fine Uncorrected Proof £4.00 ''... America is caught on a cusp between social breakthrough and total breakdown. Sanity cops try to stem the chaos as a revolution in genetic engineering offers anyone the chance to change shape at will... The Hammerheads are the most dangerous creatures who have ever lived, with the brilliant cunning of human criminals... and insatiable hunger of killer sharks... ''
Jim Young Armed Memory Tor 1995 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top & base of spine else Fine copy in like Dust Jacket. £5.00 ''... America is caught on a cusp between social breakthrough and total breakdown. Sanity cops try to stem the chaos as a revolution in genetic engineering offers anyone the chance to change shape at will... The Hammerheads are the most dangerous creatures who have ever lived, with the brilliant cunning of human criminals... and insatiable hunger of killer sharks... ''
Charles Yu How To Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe Corvus 2010 First Edition in the UK First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £5.00 ''In one minute Charles Yu is going to murder himself. Again. Charles is a time machine repairman... 39 different versions of himself in alternative universes... when he meets a version of his future self, he shoots him in the stomach... he's now stuck in a time loop... All he has... is the book his future self was trying to give him... ''
Timothy Zahn Blackcollar Baen Books 2006 First Hardback & Combined Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges a little browned else Fine book in like, slightly rubbed, Dust Jacket with two short tears at the top of the front fold £7.50 ''Allen Caine was too young to remember when the Earth had not been a conquered planet... but he knew of the legendary blackcollars, guerrilla warriors trained to the limit of human speed and skill, then turned into nearly superhuman combatants by use of the now-lost backlash drug... ''
Timothy Zahn Conquerors' Heritage Bantam 1995 First Edition First Printing (Paper) Spine panel very slightly faded else Fine Uncorrected Proof. £4.00 ''Without warning, a brilliant flash of light came from across the landing field... 'Cover!' Thrr-mezaz snapped as the sharp crack of the explosion slapped across them. He leapt into the partial cover of the Human-Conqueror aircraft. Crouching... he peered out past the aircraft's beak... '' Middle book of the Conqueror Trilogy
Timothy Zahn Manta's Gift Tor 2002 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £5.00 ''... Jakob Faraday is exploring the Jovian atmosphere when large unknown animals attack his probe ship... he's almost captured by the animals, the Qanska. Two decades later, Faraday's mission is to forge a relationship with the Qanska... Unfortunately, Earth's Five Hundred, the money behind the operation, have an ulterior motive, but so do the Qanska... ''
Timothy Zahn Night Train to Rigel Tor 2005 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and slightly bumped at base of spine and fore-edge of front board bruised else Fine book in like Dust Jacket, with a hint of wear at the top tip of the rear fold. £4.00 ''... a man comes to deliver a message to former government agent Frank Compton - then falls dead at his feet... a summons from the Spiders - enigmatic aliens that are part organic and part machine - who run the Quadrail... transportation system that connects civilisations throughout the galaxy... someone is preparing to attack the entire network... ''
Timothy Zahn Odd Girl Out Tor 2008 First Edition First Printing Bruised at base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £7.50 ''Frank Compton's life has been nonstop trouble since he and Bayta... started working for the mysterious alien Spiders that run the intragalactic Quadrail. He's like an old-time railroad detective, but these trains traverse the galaxy, and... he's up against the Madhri... And it wants to control everyone in the Galaxy... ''
Timothy Zahn Star Wars Survivor's Quest Century 2004 First Edition First Printing - Issued Simultaneously Bruised at top and base of spine, rear free end paper creased and top page edges a little marked else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £5.00 ''... After fifty years, the remains of Outbound Flight - a pioneering Jedi expedition viciously destroyed by Thrawn - have been found... the fiercely honor-bound aliens... wish to hand over the remnants of the doomed mission to the New Republic... the Skywalkers... find all they stand for... brutally challenged... ''
Timothy Zahn The Third Lynx Tor 2007 First Edition First Printing Bruised at base of spine and page edges lightly age-darkened else Fine book in like Dust Jacket, with a tiny wear spot at the base of the rear fold £5.00 ''It's not the first time former government agent Frank Compton has had a friend die within moments of meeting him. It's just that they usually have the decency to do it somewhere quiet and out of the way.. '' Sequel to Night Train to Rigel
George Zebrowski Cave Of Stars HarperPrism 1999 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £10.00 ''Old Earth is gone. Destroyed. The remnants of humanity live scattered among the stars...On the planet Tau Ceti IV, the emigrants have fashioned an Earthlike society dedicated to conservativism and God, a theocratic regime where change is a crime... The macrolife habitats have their own rebels... ''
Roger Zelazny The Courts Of Chaos Faber 1980 First Edition in the UK First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges foxed and browned else Fine book in Dust Jacket with a pin-hole in the spine panel £10.00 ''... The King of Amber has disappeared; the powerful but eccentric wizard who may have had a hand in the disappearance isn't telling where or how... ''
Roger Zelazny The Courts Of Chaos Doubleday 1979 First Edition First Printing (With I33 on P. 182 = Aug. '78) Slightly bumped at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket, with a touch of wear at the top of the rear fold £10.00 ''... will clear up a number of mysteries... ''
Roger Zelazny The Hand Of Oberon Faber 1978 First Edition in the UK First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges a little marked else Fine book in price-clipped Dust Jacket with new price overprinted on flap £7.50 ''... Family blood has been spilled on the magic pattern that created Amber, throwing the whole kingdom into chaos as it inevitably begins to disintegrate... ''
Sarah Zettel A Sorcerer's Treason Book One of the Isavalta Trilogy Voyager 2002 First Edition First Printing - Issued Simultaneously Slightly bumped at top and base of spine, board edges a little rubbed and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £4.00 ''Bridget Lederle, a lighthouse-keeper... at the end of the nineteenth century... ostracised by the local community... rescues a tattooed foreigner... this stranger tells... that he is from another world... in which she is a great magical force... Only she can save the Dowager Empress... ''
Sarah Zettel A Sorcerer's Treason Book One of the Isavalta Trilogy Voyager 2002 First Edition First Printing - Issued Simultaneously Top front and lower rear corners a little rubbed/curled and page edges a little marked - Very Good Uncorrected Proof. £4.00 ''Bridget Lederle, a lighthouse-keeper... at the end of the nineteenth century... ostracised by the local community... rescues a tattooed foreigner... this stranger tells... that he is from another world... in which she is a great magical force... Only she can save the Dowager Empress... ''
Sarah Zettel Playing God Warner 1998 First Edition First Printing - Issued Simultaneously Bruised at base of spine else Fine book in Dust Jacket, with a long-ish superficial scratch on the rear panel at the upper tips of the folds a little rubbed. £5.00 ''Bioverse Inc. executive Dr. Lynn Nussbaumer has been handed the project of her career and the challenge of a lifetime: to save an entire planet... a viral weapon that mutated into a universal plague... Evacuate... to vast orbital enclaves for decades... feuds and vendettas... a deadly ploy... internment camps... a new war erupts... ''
Sarah Zettel Sword Of The Deceiver A Novel Of Isavalta Tor 2007 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £10.00 ''For five hundred years... Hastinapura has flourished, ruling the world of Isavalta... Princess Natharie of Sindhu... the empire demands... she is the only one who can satisfy the emperor's wishes... plots threaten to pit Natharie's homeland against Hastinapura in a disastrous war... ''
Marc Scott Zicree Magic Time Ghostlands Eos 2008 First Edition First Printing Bruised at base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £7.50 ''The epic climax of the Magic Time saga... quest across the changed face of America, where machines no longer run and magic holds sway... the Source of the Change that overthrew the world... in the depths of the Ghostlands... ''
Stephan Zielinski Bad Magic Tor 2004 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine, small paper tear near top of spine and page edges lightly age-darkened else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £7.50 ''Magic is real. Strange forces and uncanny creatures abound. Cosmic evil is loose in the world... along with transcendental evil, primordial evil, simmering evil... In San Francisco a motley group... have banded together to fight evil. They're an uncanny mix of alchemists, thaumaturges, necromancers... working their wildly different magics... ''
David Zindell The Broken God Book One of A Requiem for Homo Sapiens HarperCollins 1993 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top of spine and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. With Publisher's review slip £15.00 ''... set in Neverness, legendary City of Light... into its maze of colour-coded streets of ice a wild boy stumbles, starving, frostbitten and grieving... Danlo the Wild, a messenger from the deep past of man... alone of his tribe has survived a plague... his mind shaped by primitive man, brings to Neverness a single long-lost memory that will challenge them all... ''
David Zindell The Ea Cycle Voyager 2001-5 All are First Edition First Printing (Three Volumes) Bruised/slightly bumped at top and/or base of spines else Fine copies in like Dust Jacket. £35.00 ''On the island continent of Ea it is late in the Age of the Dragons. It is a dark time of chaos. war, and the dashed dreams of long-lost ages. Once again Morjin, the fallen angel, is seeking the Lightstone. With it he will eventually find a way to free Angra Mainyu, the Lord of Lies, the dark archangel imprisoned for a million years... ''
David Zindell The Lightstone Book One of the Ea Cycle Voyager 2001 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £7.50 ''On the island continent of Ea it is late in the Age of the Dragons. It is a dark time of chaos. war, and the dashed dreams of long-lost ages. Once again Morjin, the fallen angel, is seeking the Lightstone. With it he will eventually find a way to free Angra Mainyu, the Lord of Lies, the dark archangel imprisoned for a million years... ''
David Zindell The Lightstone Book One of the Ea Cycle Voyager 2001 First Edition First Printing Bumped at top and slightly bumped at base of spine, top corners bruised and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £5.00 ''On the island continent of Ea it is late in the Age of the Dragons. It is a dark time of chaos. war, and the dashed dreams of long-lost ages. Once again Morjin, the fallen angel, is seeking the Lightstone. With it he will eventually find a way to free Angra Mainyu, the Lord of Lies, the dark archangel imprisoned for a million years... ''
David Zindell The Wild Book Two of A Requiem for Homo Sapiens HarperCollins 1995 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and slightly bumped at base of spine, a few page corners slightly bumped and page edges browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. £5.00 ''Trained in Neverness as a pilot, Danlo is nevertheless a primitive still, his pretechnological mind unusually receptive to the alien races, new cultures and bewildering new civilisations he encounters... as Danlo nears the Vild... the Architects are killing the stars - and many of them wish neither to be saved nor educated... humans are being used by gods to reshape matter and energy and change the laws of spacetime... ''
David Zindell War In Heaven Voyager 1998 First Edition First Printing (Paper) Light spine crease, one tiny fleck on page fore-edges and page edges lightly browned else Fine Book With Publisher's review slip £10.00 ''Danlo wi Soli Ringess now has the greatest mission of his life to complete... prevent war in heaven... '' Last in the trilogy - not issued in hardback

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