Books For Sale - November 2017
Author Title Edition Condition Price Details
Brian Wilson Aldiss Science Fiction Quiz Weidenfeld & Nicolson 1983 First Edition First Printing - Issued Without Dust Jacket Lower corners lightly rubbed else Fine book in laminated boards - as issued. 4.00 128 pages of challenging questions. Maximum score 5,000 points. Answers given... (if needed)
Anonymous Brighton Shock Pocket Programme World Horror 2010 First Edition First Printing Tiny 'nick' at base of spine else Fine book Includes Addendum sheet of Programme changes 4.00 Hardback pocket programme for World Horror 2010. includes Programme Details, Notes on Participants, Hotel Map, A celebration of William F. Nolan by Jason V. Brock, Brian Lumley by Bob Eggleton and Dennis Etchison by Paula Guran and more...
Brian Ash The Visual Encyclopedia of Science Fiction Pan 1977 First Edition First Printing (Paper) One spine crease, covers lightly rubbed and page edges lightly age-darkened - Near Fine Book 7.50 ''...A documented pictorial checklist of the SF world - concepts/themesbooks/mags/comics/films/TV/Radio/art/fandom/cults/personal commentaries by the greatest names in SF writing... '' Over 350 large format pages
Iain Banks Raw Spirit In Search of the Perfect Dram Century 2003 First Edition First Printing Bruised at base of spine and lower corners and page edges lightly browned and slightly marked else Fine book in slightly creased Dust Jacket, with the price removed 7.50 A tour of Scotland, with whisky thrown in (back), autobiography and ramblings - or, how to get a publisher to pay for your holiday... perhaps it should have been called Free Spirit
Charles Barren Foundation The Review of Science Fiction Nos. 7/8-95 The Science Fiction Foundation 1973-2011 Mostly Very Good or better Copies 3.00 Nos. 51, 55, 57, 59, 64, 65, 95 @ 1; 20, 21, 24, 27-29, 31, 35, 37, 39, 41 @ 2; 25, 27-29 @ 3; 14-15 @4; 11/12, 17 @5; 7/8 @ 8; 26 (special PKD issue) @ 10 - prices reflecting age, condition and scarcity.
David Bassom Creating Babylon 5 Boxtree 1996 First Edition in the UK Third Printing Covers a little creased, old price sticker 'ghost' inside front cover - Very Good Book 4.00 ''The year is 2258, ten years after the Earth/Minbari war. In an effort to prevent further bloodshed the Earth Alliance created the babylon project. Positioned in a key sector of the galaxy, the babylon 5 space station serves as a... port-of-call for diplomats, traders, hustlers and travellers... a galactic cultural melting-pot.''
Hy Bender The Sandman Companion Titan 2000 First Edition in the UK First Printing Bruised at base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 7.50 274 pages - extensive interviews with Gaiman... many of the artists and key creative people who contributed... in-depth analysis of the series' literary devices and symbolism... rarely seen artwork... sixteen-page color section... Acknowledgements; Introduction; Part One: Overview; Part Two: The Sandman Collections; Part Three: Backstory; Appendixes
Gregory Benford Deep Time How Humanity Communicates Across Millennia Avon 1999 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket with a little wear at the top and base of the rear fold 5.00 ''... Combining the logical rigour of a scientist with the lyrical beauty of a novelist, Gregory Benford explores... fascinating questions in a provocative analysis of humanity's attempts to make its culture immortal, to cross the immense gulf that... deep-time messages must span... ''
Laurent Bouzereau Star Wars Episode I The Making of the Phantom Menace Ebury Press 1999 First Edition in the UK First Printing (Paper) Corners a little rubbed, spine lightly bumped - Very Good to Near Fine Book 2.00 ''...your exclusive entrée to the behind-the-scenes world where the wonders of the newest chapter in the Star Wars saga are brought to life by masters of movie-making magic... a tour de Force through every fascinating facet of production on the dream project of the decade... interviews with George Lucas as he discusses the genesis of the Star Wars story... ''
Poppy Z. Brite Courtney Love: The Real Story Orion 1995 First Edition in the UK First Printing Top front corner bruised and top page edges lightly foxed else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 5.00 ''... renowned both as the driving force behind the greatest of the grrl rock bands, Hole, and as the widow of... the legendary lead singer of Nirvana who tragically committed suicide at the height of his international fame... With over thirty photographs... and extracts from ... letters and journals... first full account... '' For the completist?
John K. H. Brunner (Also as Henry Crosstrees, Jr., Ellis Quick & Keith Woodcott) Childless Couples and Delinquent Children Science and Public Policy 1985 - Volume 12 Number 3 June (Paper) Slightly browned and marked - Near Fine 5.00 Three page article written by John Brunner. Stapled sheets provided by the Publisher as the Author's complimentary copies. Rare.
Nigel Calder Einstein's Universe BBC 1979 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and lower corners and page edges lightly age-darkened else Fine book in slightly creased, torn and rubbed Dust Jacket with the lamination peeling 4.00 ''... explains the salient ideas of relativity in plain language, taking full advantage of the latest research... warped space, time out of joint, and the astounding energy hidden in ordinary matter... ''
Barbara Cartland I Seek The Miraculous Sheldon Press 1978 First Edition First Printing Bruised at base of spine, light spine crease, page edges a little marked & gift inscription on prelim page else Fine book in slightly spine-faded Dust Jacket with a small (2 x 3mm) print lamination chip missing from top of spine Signed and Personalised by the Author on the Title Page 10.00 ''... This book is not an autobiography. I have set down the many incidents when I have been inspired, when I have had a glimpse of the World Behind the World. Also the times when I was disappointed and disillusioned. It has been a thrilling and absorbing search... ''
Arthur Cotterell The Mythology Library Classical Mythology The Ancient Myths and Legends of Greece and Rome Hermes House 2002 First Edition Thus First Printing (Paper) Rear corners bruised/lightly rubbed else Fine Book 5.00 ''The authoritative A-Z of the mythical figures of Ancient Greece and Rome Over 160 alphabetical entries describing the central mythical figures of each culture, with copious cross-references Superb pictorial spreads on the mystical themes and symbols central to each culture Beautifully illustrated with over 200 images spanning fifteen centuries... ''
Jeremy Crampton The Book of Gold 1 & 2 The Newsletter on Gene Wolfe and his works Self-published 1988 First Edition First Printing A4 paper, spine stapled, creased once vertically (for mailing, covers slightly creased/marked, a couple of short tears, lower rear corner of vol. 1 torn - Very Good copies 5.00 Introduction; Soldier De-mystified; The onomastic column; Review of Soldier; Selected Glossary; Editorial; Soldier De-mystified (part II); The medieval legend of St. Katherine; Locjaw - the lettercol; A reader's warm and temperate love for Gene; I call it as I see it, a column of opinion
Patrick Curry Defending Middle Earth Tolkien, Myth and Modernity Floris Books 1997 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and page edges lightly marked else Fine book in like Dust Jacket, a little creased and rubbed along the top edge, and with a couple of tiny tears. 10.00 ''The work of J. R. R. Tolkien has... been widely labelled as reactionary and escapist by critics... shows just how mistaken they are. he reveals Tolkien's profound and subtle advocacy of community, ecology and spiritual values against the destructive forces of runaway modernity... ''
Andrew Darlington ''Nebula'': But Far From Nebulous A personal history of Scotland's only professional S.F. magazine Unpublished 1992 A4 typed sheets, stapled top left hand corner, hole-punched, slightly creased, with pen annotations/corrections, underlinings and sno-pake 4.00 9 pages: an article of 2,600 words (approx.) apparently unpublished
David Day Tolkien The Illustrated Encyclopedia BCA 1992 Second Printing Fine book in Dust Jacket with ca. 15mm tear at base of rear panel adjacent to spine and a little light creasing. Illustrated by Ivan Allen, Sarah Ball, Graham Bence, Rachel Chilton, Sally A. Davies, Andrew Mockett, Tracy O'Dea, Liz Pyle and 10 others 5.00 ''The first encyclopedic illustrated guide to the world of Middle-earth and the Undying Lands... brings together every important aspect of Tolkien's vast cosmology. More than 500 alphabetic entries cover... History, Geography, Sociology, Natural History and Biology... maps, genealogies and time charts, together with... illustrations... '' Including Index of Principal Sources & Index
Samuel Edwards Victor Hugo New English Library 1975 First Edition in the UK First Printing Page edges browned else Fine book in slightly creased and rubbed Dust Jacket. 5.00 ''... Victor Hugo, the poet, novelist, dramatist, essayist and critic has influenced generations of writers and artists... the advocate of univerrsal suffrage and... philosopher played a powerful part in the turbulent life of the nineteenth century... women espacially found him hard to resist... ''
Kilmeny Fane-Saunders RadioTimes Guide to Science Fiction BBCWorldwide 2001 First Edition First Printing (Trade Paper) Lower cover corners lightly creased else Fine Book 3.00 ... More than 1,500 films... 300 television series... Highlights from... radio broadcasting... Indexes to Actors, Directors, Writers... Who's Who in Science Fiction, Internet Guide, Alternative titles, Colour and black-and-white pictures, Trivia and Quizzes. Introduction by Brian W. Aldiss.
Radu Florescu In Search Of Frankenstein Exploring the Myths Behind Mary Shelly's Monster Robson 1996 First Edition Thus First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and page edges a little marked else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 7.50 ''What is the link between Mary Shelly's 1818 novel... and the history and myth surrounding the barons Frankenstein... How much did Mary know of their dramatic history when she visited the castle in 1814? Did she know of the curse... or of the birth at the castle of the infamous alchemist Konrad Dippel... ?''
Malcolm Gaskill Hellish Nell Fourth Estate 2001 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top & base of spine & page edges lightly browned else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket. 7.50 ''Private séances... were once more of a public affair... thousands of people went to the spooks' hoping to see mediums manifest ghostly forms... 'Hellish Nell' ... was the best there had ever been. But fame turned to infamy... she was tried at the Old Bailey under the 1735 Witchcraft Act, and sentenced... ''
Orville Goldner The Making Of King Kong: The Story Behind A Film Classic Ballantine 1976 First Printing (Paper) Edges/corners slightly bumped and rubbed, prelims slightly marked and page edges lightly age-darkened - Very Good book 4.00 ''Here for the first time is the complete story... More than 160 photographs... Brilliants artists' renderings of scenes and effects... Fully detailed descriptions of the special effects, and how they were achieved... interviews... biographies... A total history... '' 284 pages with many b/w illustrations of the original film.
Daniel Grotta J R R Tolkien Architect Of Middle-Earth A Biography Running Press 1992 First Printing (Paper) A few rubs to cover edges and lower page edges rubbed else Fine book. 5.00 ''... little is known about the personal life... kidnapped by a native and taken into the bush... raised by Catholic priest... the bloody horror of the trenches... ''
Peter Haining (Also as Rik Alexander, William Pattrick, Richard Peyton & Sean Richards) Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street W. H. Allen 1980 Slightly bumped at top and base of spine, smallish mark at base of external rear gutter and page edges slightly browned else Fine book in slightly edge-rubbed Dust Jacket with the front panel a little damp-rippled and a small internal mark opposite the base of the rear gutter. 5.00 ''... Here, Peter Haining does much to prove that Sweeney Todd did exist, and did indeed own a barber's shop in Fleet Street. he also presents the original nineteenth century novel by Frederick Hazleton, which will delight... those avid readers and collectors of the Victorian Penny dreadful. The contemporary illustrations add to the relish.''
Peter Haining The Mystery and Horrible Murders of Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Muller 1979 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at base of spine and page edges lightly marked else Fine book in lightly rubbed, price-clipped, Dust Jacket. 7.50 ''... Was he a real person who actually murdered a hundred and more victims - or just a figment of a writer's brilliant imagination? Why is it that... plays featuring his dark deeds have become... popular and enduring... the novel has been unheard of for a century and a quarter?... '' Scarce.
Phil Hardy The Aurum Film Encyclopedia Science Fiction Aurum 1984 First Edition First Printing Bruised at base of spine and page edges lightly marked else Fine book in slightly rubbed and creased Dust Jacket. 20.00 ''... forgettable nonsense from Astro-Zombies and I Married a Monster from Outer Space to some of the greatest films ever made... plot summaries and full statistical information on over 1,200 science fiction films... It is the first book on the subject to be fully international in scope... with over 450 black and white stills and 16 pages of colour plates... ''
Don Herron Reign of Fear The Fiction And The Film of Stephen King Underwood-Miller1992 First Edition Thus in the US First Printing (Paper) Bruised at base of spine, a few scratches on rear cover, edges/corners slightly rubbed & one loose page (reglued) creased & slightly bumped - Good book. 5.00 Collects 19 introductions, articles, interview and essays by Frank Belknap Long, Thomas M. Disch, Thomas Tessier, L. Sprague de Camp, Dennis Etchison, Charles Willeford and many others
Robert Holdstock (Also as Ken Blake; Robert Black; Chris Carlsen; Steven Eisler; Richard Kirk & Robert Faulcon) Encyclopedia of Science Fiction Cathay Books 1978 A hint of wear at the top of the spine and trace of label removal on front free end paper else Fine book in Dust Jacket with the lower edge lighly rubbed 5.00 With a Foreword by Isaac Asimov, Locations by Robert Holdstock, Marriage of Science and Fiction by Brian Stableford, Major Themes by Douglas Hill, Pulps & Magazines by Michael Ashley, Screen Trips by Alan Frank, Machine As Hero by Harry Harrison, Alien Encounter by Chris Morgan, Art & Artists by David Hardy, Fiction to Fact by Patrick Moore, Etc.,
L. Ron Hubbard (Also as Winchester Remington Colt, Elron, Rene Lafayette and Kurt von Rachen) Three Items Various 1982-86 Covers a little creased, newspaper folded and browned - Very Good items 10.00 First Issue of 'Ron' Collector's Edition #1 - by and about L.R.H.'s life and work, includes the short The Dangerous Dimension & article from 1938: Tomorrow's Miracles; Extracted reprint of Rocky Mountain News Feb 20th 1983 headlined 'L. Ron Hubbard Speaks Out On 'Battlefield Earth' & Booklet 'L. Ron Hubbard The Man and His Work
Link Hullar Favorites Tattered Pages 1989 Top of spine slightly bumped, other corners bruised, spine slightly creased and rubbed else Fine, centre-stapled magazine Many black & white pictures by Frank Hamilton 10.00 Celebrating the Great Pulp Heroes, Authors & Artists: Articles by Link Hullar: Preface; The Pulps and American History: An Informal Comment; Doc Savage and the Great Depression; D. S. and the Rebellious Sixties; Polished Bronze; The Bama Doc Savage Covers: A Personal Comment; The Big Bronze Apple, Vengeance is Mine...
B. T. Jeeves A Checklist of Astounding Part 1 1930-1939 Author and Story Only Jeeves 1963 First Edition (Paper) Stapled spine has also been hole-punched, card covers slightly ragged - Very Good Book 3.00 Listing in two sections: By Author and By Title
B. T. Jeeves A Checklist of Astounding Parts 1-3 1930-1959 Jeeves 1963-70 All Are First Edition (Paper) Spine has been taped, then tape removed abruptly, so surface delamination and 1cm of covers adjacent browned, part one hole-punched for binder - Very Good 20.00 File copies - Listing in four sections: By Issue; By Author; By Title and Listing of all fact articles
B. T. Jeeves Astounding Stories/Science Fiction Synopsis + N3F Checklist ? 1984? Card covers, clip bound, typed with annotations, on page torn 5.00 Largely complete listing of story title, author (to '35) story summary (1 sentence) and some artists from Jan. '32 to Oct '52 & 1956 26 pages - no trace of N3F Checklist
B. T. Jeeves Index to If March 1952 - October 1958 ? 1984? A4 Card covers, clip bound, typed, with sno-pake corrections and a pen annotation 5.00 Full index for each issue, Cover Artist, stories, articles, letters - 12 pages
Jane Killick The Making of Judge Dredd Boxtree 1995 First Edition First Printing (Paper) Slightly rubbed at the top of the spine else Fine book 4.00 ''... From the first stroke of a comic book artist's pen to the last snip of the film editor's scissors, this is the complete story of the year's most visually stunning movie.''
Paul Kincaid Call And Response Beccon 2014 First Edition First Printing (Paper) Fine Book 16.00 Introduction: What is Literary Criticism for?; Brian W. Aldiss; Paul Auster; Christopher Barzak; The Best; Arthur C. Clarke; John Crowley; Samuel R. Delany; Philip K. Dick; Hal Duncan; Steve Erickson; Lisa Goldstein; Jon Courtenay Grimwood; M. John Harrison; Robert Holdstock; Gwyneth Jones; Paul McAuley; Ian McDonald; Ken MacLeod; China Mieville; The New; Christopher Priest; Alastair Reynolds; Keith Roberts; Secret Histories; Lucius Shepard; Jo Walton; H.G. Wells; Gene Wolfe; Index
Andy Lane The Art of Wallace & Gromit The Curse of the Were-Rabbit Titan 2005 First Edition First Printing - Issued Simultaneously (Paper) Edges slightly rubbed else Fine Book 3.00 ''... a vivid behind-the-scenes tour... from initial concept sketches to finished movie... early development artwork by... Nick Park... interviews... Early design work never seen in the finished film... Wallace's amazing inventions and the smashing sets!... stills, concept art, behind-the-scenes photos, storyboards, sketches and more... ''
H. P. Lovecraft Selected Letters 1934-1937 Arkham House 1976 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges lightly foxed else Fine book in faintly marked Dust Jacket, with a short tear at the top of the rear fold 30.00 436 pages of H. P. L.'s erudite, informative, opinionated letters - Volume V
Gary Lovisi Collector's Special #1: Novel Library A Bibliographic Investigation Gryphon Books 1997 First Edition First Printing Small scrape on cover else Fine book 4.00 85 pages centre-stapled booklet with colour covers and 2 full pages colour spreads of all the Novel Library covers... details of 46 titles, authors, blurbs, and pieces on The Avon (Books) Connection, Jack Woodford - and with extra Addendum sheet
Duncan Lunan Man and The Stars Contact & Communication with other Intelligence Souvenir Press 1974 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and page edges lightly age-darkened else Fine book in like, lightly rubbed and creased Dust Jacket. 4.00 ''... In 1972, as President... he chaired a series of discussions on interstellar travel, led by experts in the technology, astronomy, logistics and psychology of space exploration...Before the book was complete... Lunan was able to decipher a set of radio signals received in the 1920's... an origin in the galaxy Bootes... ''
Todd McCaffrey Dragonwriter A Tribute to Anne McCaffrey and Pern Smart Pop/Benbella 2013 First Edition First Printing (Paper) Upper front corners a little rubbed else Fine Book 7.50 Contributions by David Brin; Sharon Lee and Steve Miller; David Gerrold; Elizabeth Moon; Lois McMaster Bujold; Wen Spencer; Jody Lynn Nye and Bill Fawcett; Mercedes Lackey; Elizabeth Ann Scarborough; Chelsea Quinn Yarbro; Michael Whelan and others, with Afterword, Acknowledgements and About the Editor
Hugh McDaid Robot Warriors The Top Secret History of the Pilotless Plane Orion Media 1997 First Edition First Printing Edges slightly rubbed else Fine Copy in Like Dust Jacket 5.00 ''At a top secret base in the Nevada desert, deep inside a place known to the world as Area 51, the US government are testing their most secret weapon: an unmanned strike aircraft designed to destroy the most advanced air defences and render any nation open to destruction... ''
Raymond T. McNally In Search of Dracula The History of Dracula and Vampires Robson 1995 First Edition in the UK First Printing Thus Bruised at top and base of spine and top page edges lightly foxed else Fine book in slightly worn Dust Jacket with the price removed. 7.50 ''... Now, in this wholly rewritten and updated edition, the authors include many previously unknown facts and much new material, such as excerpts from Bram Stoker's newly discovered diaries... and a comprehensive examination of recent adaptations of the Dracula story in novels, in stage and on screen... the Count continues to fascinate... ''
Daniel Mersey Arthur King of the Britons From Celtic Hero to cinema icon Summerdale 2004 First Edition First Printing (Paper) Edges/corners slightly rubbed else Fine book 4.00 Arthur, King of the Britons; Arthur, the medieval legend; Arthur, the Celtic warlord; Arthur of the Pre-Raphaelites and the Arthur of the movies... would the real King Arthur please stand up?... the many theories and myths surrounding this famous icon in his compelling biography.''
Edward Milward-Oliver The Len Deighton Companion Grafton 1987 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and pages slightly damp-rippled else Fine book in like Dust Jacket, with a touch of wear at the fold tips. 5.00 Includes Interview with Len Deighton; Twenty-five-year Chronology of British and American First Editions; The Len Deighton Companion A-Z; Alphabetical List of Themes Explored; Register of Characters by Nationality; Bibliography: Fiction 1962-1987; Bibliography: Non-Fiction 1954-1987, Quiz Answes and Sources
Marcie Muir Australian Children's Books A Bibliography Volume One 1774-1972 and Volume Two 1973-1988 Melbourne University Press 1992 All Are First Edition Thus First Printing (Two Volumes) Slightly bumped and rubbed at top and base of spine else Fine book in like, slightly rubbed Dust Jacket with a short (2mm) tear at the top edge of the rear panel. 50.00 Introduction; Acknowledgements; Locations; References; Abbreviations; Bibliography Australia; A Select Bibliography of the South West Pacific Area; Title Index; Illustrator Index for Vol 1 & Introduction; An Outline of the Bibliography; Acknowledgements; Select List of References; Abbreviations; Bibliography; Title Index; Illustrator Index for Vol 2.
Lee Anne Nicholson Radio Times Official Collector's Edition Star Trek 30 Years BBC 1996 First Edition in the UK First Printing (Paper) Around 5mm of spine edge lightly bumped/rubbed else Fine Book 5.00 100 Influential People in Star Trek; Leonard Nimmoy Looks Back; Over 400 Episode and Film Descriptions; Special First Ever Pull-Out Map of Federation Space; The Roddenberry Legacy; Behind the Scenes; The Fan Universe; Episode Log
Lynn Picknett The Stargate Conspiracy Revealing the truth behind extraterrestrial contact, military intelligence and the mysteries of ancient Egypt Little Brown 1999 First Edition First Printing One page top corner creased and a couple of fore-edges with tears else Fine book in a fine dust jacket, with a short tear at the lower edge of the rear panel. 4.00 ''... exposes the most insidious and dangerous plan of our times... intelligence agencies, politicians, international bestselling authors, and the world's leading scientists and industrialists... the ancient Egyptian gods were - and are - extraterrestrial beings... about to return through the 'stargate' between our world and theirs... ''
David Pringle The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Fantasy The Definitive Illustrated Guide Carlton 2006 Second Printing (Revised for this edition) Bumped at top and slightly bumped at base of spine, gutter paper near top of spine torn and repaired and board edges bruised - Good? book in torn creased and rubbed Dust Jacket. 3.00 The Origins of Fantasy; Fantastic Story Types and Themes; Fantasy Movies; Fantasy Television; Who's Who of Fantasy; A-Z of Fantastic Characters; Fantasy Games and Fantastic Worlds
David Pringle The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Science Fiction The Definitive Illustrated Guide JG Press 1996 First Edition in the US First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine else Fine book in lightly rubbed Dust Jacket, with a touch of wear at the tips of the folds 5.00 '... Illustrated with over 200 colour photographs, it explains the nature of sf's astounding stories, and gives you a comprehensive guide to the great craftsmen in science fiction, as well as the heroes, villains they created. It also charts the meteoric rise of sf from its earliest pulp fiction status to that of the largest grossing film and television genre ever... ''
Adrian Rigelsford Classic Who The Hinchcliffe Years Seasons 12-14 Boxtree 1995 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket, a little rubbed at the tips of the rear fold. 7.50 ''... Tom Baker first took over as Doctor Who in December 1974... the programme entered perhaps its most critically acclaimed period... ''
Frank M. Robinson Science Fiction Of The 20th Century An Illustrated History Barnes & Noble 1999 First Edition in Paperback First Printing (Note: Large Book!) Lightly rubbed at the top of the spine else Fine Book 7.50 Wonderful Lavishly Illustrated Indexed History: The Future is Here... It's 1901!; Isn't it Amazing?; No, It's Wonderful; Astounding, The Class Act; Stellar Companions and Dwarf Stars; The Major Moons of Jupiter; The Big and the British; Good Things in Small Packages; Bound to be Read; Future Dreams; The Death of Science Fiction? and For Sale - The Future.
Frank M. Robinson Science Fiction Of The 20th Century An Illustrated History Collectors Press 1999 First Edition First Printing Lower spine corners slightly rubbed else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket 20.00 Wonderful Lavishly Illustrated Indexed History: The Future is Here... It's 1901!; Isn't it Amazing?; No, It's Wonderful; Astounding, The Class Act; Stellar Companions and Dwarf Stars; The Major Moons of Jupiter; The Big and the British; Good Things in Small Packages; Bound to be Read; Future Dreams; The Death of Science Fiction? and For Sale - The Future. Note: Very Large Book!
Sax Rohmer (Arthur Sarsfield Ward Also as Michael Furey) The Romance of Sorcery Methuen 1914 First Edition First Printing (Publisher's Catalogue at rear - 6/5/14) Slightly bumped at top and base of spine, base of spine lightly worn, top rubbed but with a short tear, front corners bruised, boards marked, pages browned and lightly foxed, Baron Gretton's bookplate on front fixed end paper - ? Good Copy With Twelve Illustrations 50.00 ''... the world's master Magi have been neglected by popular biographers... '' Preface; Sorcery and Sorcerers; Appolonius of Tyana; Michel de Notre Dame, Called Nostradamus; Dr. John Dee; Cagliostro; Madame Blavatsky; Sorcery and the Law; Conclusion; Index. Very Scarce.
Jon Ronson The Men Who Stare At Goats Picador 2004 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine, slight spine lean and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in lightly rubbed Dust Jacket, with 'The Crazy Rulers of the World' sticker on the front panel 10.00 ''In 1979 a secret unit was established by the most gifted minds within the US army. Defying all known military practice - and, indeed, the laws of physics - they believed that a soldier could adopt the cloak of invisibility, pass cleanly through walls and, perhaps most chillingly, kill goats just by staring at them... '' Basis for the film.
Peter Ruber Arkham's Masters Of Horror a 60th Anniversary Anthology Retrospective of the First 30 Years of Arkham House Arkham House 2000 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 15.00 '' ... a unique insider's view of Arkham's first three decades of operation... 21 essays... about key Arkham House writers... H. P. Lovecraft, Clark Ashton Smith, Robert Bloch, E. Hoffman Price, David h. Keller, Ray Bradbury, Donald Wandrei, Seabury Quinn, Ramsey Campbell... Included also are 21 rare and unusual stories by each writer... ''
Peter Ryan Solar System Allen Lane 1978 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top & base of spine, top few mm of spine panel faded else Fine book in slightly worn & torn Dust Jacket with the red spine lettering a little faded & a little erosion at the top of the spine panel Illustrated by Ludek Pesek 4.00 ''... guide to the solar system... including a dramatic set of paintings by one of the world's leading astronomical artists, a specially created series of charts, diagrams and maps... a unique account of our cosmic inheritance... ''
H. M. Saxby A History of Australian Children's Literature 1841-1941 & 1941-1970 Wentworth Books 1969-71 All Are First Edition First Printing (Two Volumes) Slightly bumped at top and base of spines and page edges a little browned and marked else Fine copies in slightly worn Dust Jacket. 20.00 ''... a guide for parents, teachers, librarians and students... outlines possible trends and patterns... an essential tool and a vital work of reference... ''
Andy Serkis The Lord of the Rings Gollum How We Made Movie Magic Collins 2003 First Edition in the UK First Printing (Paper) Edges lightly rubbed, else Fine Book 4.00 ''... Andy Serkis tells his own story about how a three-week commission to provide a voiceover for Gollum grew into a five-year commission to breathe life and soul into The Lord of the Rings' most challenging creation... ''
Anita Silvey Children's Books and Their Creators Houghton Mifflin 1995 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top & base of spine, at top edge of front board & upper rear corner bumped else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 10.00 ''... contemporary American writing for children... an insightful, often witty guide... information from nearly two hundred outstanding critics, writers, and artists... twentieth-century books, particularly those of the last fifty years... '' Introduction, Notes, Index... 800 pages
Dan Simmons Summer Sketches Lord John Press 1992 First Edition First Printing Tape 'ghosts' on end papers and small stain on one page edge (not affecting text) else Fine Book in Fine Dust Jacket 20.00 ''... the notebook Dan Simmons carried with him on his travels, recording the sights and impressions that later made their way into his books... Calcutta... Romania... his thoughts and experiences, and his sketches... a rare opportunity to view the creative process from its infancy, as an observation or drawing, to its final maturation... ''
Paul Simpson Farscape The Illustrated Companion Seasons 1-4 Titan 2000-3 First Edition in the UK First Printings (Paper) (Four volumes) Light corner/spine edge rubbing else Fine books 10.00 ''... the only fully authorised guide to the series, packed with exclusive cast and crew interviews, photos and design art, an in- depth look at all the special effects wizardry of the Creature Shop and a comprehensive... episode guide... ''
Jim Smith The Lord of the Rings The Films, The Books, The Radio Series Virgin Books 2004 First Edition First Printing (Paper) Light crease to lower front cover corner else Fine book. 4.00 ''... takes a detailed look at both Jackson's films and some of the previous adaptation attempts - both on screen and on radio - and provides detailed commentary on the particular difficulties... The differing visual approaches... the roles played by actors and special effects... difficulties, decisions, triumphs and mistakes
Brian Stableford The Dictionary Of Science Fiction Places Fireside 1999 First Edition First Printing (Trade Paper) Slightly bumped at top of spine and covers lightly curled else Fine book Illustrated by Jeff White 7.50 ''... extraordinary directory of the most famous and interesting locations, both on and off Earth... Stableford illuminates the history, geography, and inhabitants of the strange worlds created by more than 250 writers... Meticulously cross-referenced, with brilliant illustrations... ''
Ralph Steadman The Grapes of Ralph Wine According to Ralph Steadman Ebury Press 1992 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and gift inscription on front free end paper else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. Signed and Dated by the Artist on the pre-lim page 30.00 ''... he was commissioned to illustrate an award-winning wine list... travel... around California, France, Australia, Portugal, Germany, Italy... an amusing, informative and vibrant work... fresh insight into the methods of production and qualities of the wines, and... the characters who produce them... ''
Ronald Story Guardians of the Universe? New English Library 1980 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine, ® stamped on title page and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in like, lightly rubbed, Dust Jacket. 7.50 ''... sensitive to the possibility of the existence of UFOs and of some form of intervention in human affairs... Meticulously researched... contains over eighty illustrations both of artifacts that von Daniken and others cite as evidence of their theories and of those who offer a different explanation, as well as pictures of genuine UFOs... the most complete Bibliography... ''
Tim Underwood Bare Bones: Conversations on Terror with Stephen King New English Library 1989 First Edition in the UK First Printing Bruised at top of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 4.00 ''... a cornucopia of rare insights into Stephen King, the man and the writer... a series of revealing interviews King... discusses his life, his work, his fears and dreams. He talks in detail about his books... and what he plans for the future.''
Erich von Daniken Arrival of the Gods Revealing the Alien Landing Sites of Nazca Element 1998 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 5.00 'Nazca... the meeting place for archaeologists from around the world... fly over the... pampa and appreciate the massive scale of the extraordinary markings... Erich von Daniken examines the various theories which attempt to explain the ... phoenomena... and puts forward a startling revolutionary solution... ''
Erich von Daniken Signs of the Gods? Souvenir Press 1980 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges slightly age-darkened else Fine book in slightly browned Dust Jacket with the spine panel background a little faded. 4.00 ''What was the Ark of the Covenant and where is it now? Did powers from outer space create the first men? Did extra-terrestrial giants build the megaliths of Malta and the menhirs of Britanny? Was there a nuclear catastrophe in ancient times?... ''
Harry Warner, Jr. A Wealth of Fable (The History of Science Fiction Fandom in the 1950's) Fanhistorica Press 1976 All are First Edition First Printing Limited State (Paper) (All #583/100) Page edges slightly browned and creased and with a few tiny edge-tears - upper rear cover corner of Vol. 1. a little torn - Very Good A4 mimeographed pages - spine stapled Cover by Ross Chamberlain 30.00 Publisher's Note; Introduction by Wilson Tucker; Prolog; 24 Chapters...
Gary Westfahl William Gibson University of Illinois 2013 First Edition First Printing Corners/edges slightly rubbed/worn and page edges lightly marked else Fine Uncorrected Proof. 7.50 ''... the first comprehensive examination... a compelling account of Gibson's writing career and his lasting influence... new information about his childhood and adolescence... more than eighty virtually unknown... publications from his early years... articles, reviews, poems, cartoons, letters and a collaborative story... a new interview... ''
David Wingrove The Science Fiction Source Book Longman 1984 First Edition First Printing Bruised at base of spine else Fine book in slightly creased, unpriced, Dust Jacket. 3.00 ''... a reference book, packed with information about writers, novels, short stories, magazines and works of criticism... Guide to the work of 880... authors... more than 2500 novels and short stories are examined... exhaustive lists of... Magazines and... works of... Criticism... stimulating essays by leading authors and critics... the sub-divisions... and the best works of each type... ''
Gary K Wolfe Bearings Reviews 1997-2001 Beccon 2010 First Edition First Printing (Paper) Fine book Cover Illustration by Judith Clute 16.00 Introduction by Peter Straub. Second in the series of collected Locus reviews, covering most of his review columns from the beginning of 1997 up to the end of 2001 - nearly 200 books.
Gary K Wolfe Sightings: Reviews 2002-2006 Beccon 2011 First Edition First Printing (Paper) Fine book Cover Illustration by Judith Clute 17.00 Third in the series of collected Locus reviews, covering over 200 books. Including Barth Anderson; Margaret Atwood; Stephen Baxter; Greg Bear; Gregory Benford; Terry Bisson; Ray Bradbury; David Brin; Damien Broderick; Fredric Brown; Tobias S. Buckell; Mark Budz; Octavia E. Butler; Jack Cady; John W. Campbell Jr; Orson Scott Card; Jonathan Carroll and many others

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