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ALDISS, BRIAN W
Intangibles Inc. & Other Stories
London, United Kingdom, Faber & Faber. 1969, First Edition. Hard Cover with dust jacket, 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. "Bizarre corporation Intangibles Inc. are represented by a small bespectacled man with a very long face, who travels about selling his product to people who don't really know what an intangible is but whose lives are gradually dominated by the presence of an Intangible in their homes. Such is the theme of the title story in this collection of five novellas, which also include 'Send Her Victorious' - featuring a psychiatrist who believes he is the Emperor Franz Joseph and a client posing as Freud; and 'Since the Assassination' - about a president with a drug-pushing wife and a schizoid son." Published in the USA as 'Neanderthal Planet' with only 4 stories. CONDITION Red cloth with bright gilt title (faintly speckled to edge o/w unworn) 197 pages. Bright and crisp with a little spotting to leading edge. DJ has a small spot to front and light toned to spine. Very Good/Very Good.
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Book number: 14134
USD 16.00 [Appr.: EURO 14.25 | £UK 13 | JP¥ 1723]

 
ANTHONY, PIERS
Omnivore
London, United Kingdom, Faber & Faber. 1969, First Edition. Hard Cover with dust jacket, 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Frist UK Edition. First in Authors "Of Man and Mata" series. "Three scientists came to the mysterious planet Nacre to discover, to explore, to record. Utterly defenseless, they trekked through the grotesque jungle of multiform mushrooms and dense spore-clouds, hoping to unlock the secret of this strange world. The stunning climax of their mission was just the beginning of a complex drama in which their survival--and return to earth-could spell the extinction of humanity." CONDITION Red cloth with bright Gilt title is clean and unworn, 221 pages. Bright and crisp copy. DJ is unworn and not price clipped. Only fault is lightest spotting to ends and edges. Near Fine/Near Fine.
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Book number: 14137
USD 45.00 [Appr.: EURO 40 | £UK 36 | JP¥ 4845]

 
BALLARD, J G
The Crystal World
London, United Kingdom, Jonathan Cape. 1966, First Edition. Hard Cover with dust jacket, 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Authors 5th Novel Richard A. Lupoff described The Crystal World as the best of Ballard's "catastrophe novels," saying it was "Idiosyncratic but highly effective, a very important science fiction book. CONDITION Grey bds are cean and unworn, 221 pages are bright and crisp as unread. DJ has slightly faded spine, two short tears. Fine/Near Fine.
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Book number: 15925
USD 475.00 [Appr.: EURO 422 | £UK 379.25 | JP¥ 51138]

 
BIGGLE, LLOYD JNR
The Still, Small Voice of Trumpets
London, United Kingdom, Rapp & Whiting. 1969, First Edition. Hard Cover with dust jacket, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. First UK Edition. Lloyd Biggle, Jr. is one of the old-time masters of science fiction, with a long string of best-selling novels in the 1960s and 1970s. "Interplanetary agent Jef Forzon's mission was to touch off a democratic revolution among the oppressed and brutalized people of the planet Kurr. The ruler of Kurr, King Rovva, had so brilliantly controlled his people, through a mixture of torture and kindness, that few were ready to follow young Forzon, and many were ready to betray him.Alone, with a price on his head, Forzon must find a means to "turn on" this music-loving people before it was too late." CONDITION Brown bds (clean and unworn) 189 pages. Bright and crisp with imperceptable spotting to end pages, eps slight toned. DJ has faint crease top front edge. Very Good/Very Good.
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Book number: 14132
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BINDER, EANDO
Lords of Creation
Philadelphia, USA, Prime Press. 1949, First Edition. Cloth with dust jacket, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Has been in one collection since new and is in exceptionally good condition, wrapper has sunned spine, has paper tape protection to inside. Purple polished cloth bds with crisp Gilt title, not worn, interior tight and bright not inscribed. Fine/Near Fine.
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Book number: 7611
USD 30.00 [Appr.: EURO 26.75 | £UK 24 | JP¥ 3230]

 
BLISH, JAMES
Midsummer Century
United Kingdom, Faber & Faber. 1973, First Edition. (ISBN: 0571103308) Hard Cover with dust jacket, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 1st British edition. Author is one of the Star Trek series writers. An accident propels the mind of the young astrophysicist John Martels to the 250th century, or the midsummer century. Human civilization has fallen and risen again many times and both humans and birds have evolved. In the 250th century the birds have evolved into telepathic and intelligent beings who seek to exterminate their main rivals; the humans. CONDITION Red bds (top front cnr slightly bruised o/w unworn) 106 pages, very bright and crisp. DJ is shelf rubbed with a little minor damage. Very Good/Very Good.
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Book number: 14130
USD 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 13.5 | £UK 12 | JP¥ 1615]
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BRUNNER, JOHN
The Brink
London, Victor Gollancz. 1959, First Edition. Hard Cover with dust jacket, 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Noted SF authors first hardback though he had published 3 paperbacks prior to this. CONDITION Red bd with bright Gilt title (clean with bumped top front cnr) 192 pages. Copy is very bright and crisp with light spotting to edges. DJ is bright with lightly toned spine and a few nibbles. Very Good/Very Good.
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Book number: 14646
USD 70.00 [Appr.: EURO 62.25 | £UK 56 | JP¥ 7536]

 
BULMER, H K (KENNETH)
Encounter in Space. Panther No. 29
London, United Kingdom, Hamilton & Co. 1952, First Edition. Soft Cover, 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. illus wraps, digest size, pp 127, crisp unread copy, sl age toned to end pages, minor wear to spine. Near Fine/N/A.
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Book number: 12433
USD 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 22.25 | £UK 20 | JP¥ 2691]

 
BULMER, H K (KENNETH); & CLARKE, A V (VINCE)
Space Treason. Panther
London, United Kingdom, Hamilton & Co. 1952, First Edition. Soft Cover, 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Bulmers' first book very scarce. illus wraps, digest size, pp 112, crisp unread copy, sl chipped to spine. Near Fine/N/A.
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Book number: 12439
USD 85.00 [Appr.: EURO 75.75 | £UK 68 | JP¥ 9151]

 
BURKE, JONATHAN
Twilight of Reason. Panther No. 118
London, United Kingdom, Panther Books. 1954, First Edition. Soft Cover, 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. illus wraps, digest size, pp 159. Crisp unread copy with sl wear at spine heel, ink price to cover. Near Fine/N/A.
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Book number: 12436
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BURKETT, WILLIAM R
Sleeping Planet
London, Victor Gollancz. 1965, First Edition. (ISBN: 00000000000) Hard Cover with dust jacket, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Originally published in Anolog Magazine 1964. First edition of Authors first book. "Lulled into a coma by the exotic fumes from a strange plant, the people of Earth experienced terrible dreams while orange-skinned invaders begin taking control. But even as the planet slumbered to its downfall, a few Terrans miraculously remained awake. These were "The Unaffected" - men like Brad Donovan and Jimmy Rierson who battled the invaders with every weapon of technology and psychology at their disposal to prevent Earth from becoming a land of the living dead." CONDITION Red bds with bright gilt title (unworn) faded to spine ends, pp 297. Copy is bright and crisp with foxed edges and name inside front. DJ has loss to spine ends and wear to tips, spotting. Very Good/Good.
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Book number: 15956
USD 40.00 [Appr.: EURO 35.75 | £UK 32 | JP¥ 4306]
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BURROUGHS, EDGAR RICE
Synthetic Men of Mars
London, Methuen & Co. 1941, First Edition. (ISBN: 00000000000) Hard Cover, 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. First UK edition. 9th tale in the Barsoom series, originally 6 part series printed in Argosy Weekly 1939, US edition published 1940 CONDITION Orange cloth bds, 251 pages. Mostly bright internally, foxing to ends edges and spine, nicks to cloth at extremities, cup mark to front cover, name stamped inside front. Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 15954
USD 30.00 [Appr.: EURO 26.75 | £UK 24 | JP¥ 3230]
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DE CAMP, L. SPRAGUE
Rogue Queen
New York, U.S.A. Doubleday. 1951, First Edition. Hard Cover with dust jacket, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Has been in one collection since new and is in exceptionally good condition, wrapper sl rubbed to head and foot of spine which is sunned, has paper tape protection to inside. Beige bds with crisp Red title, not worn, interior tight and bright not inscribed. Complete with advertising cards for 2 later Edition p/b with their cover art. Fine/Near Fine.
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Book number: 7608
USD 45.00 [Appr.: EURO 40 | £UK 36 | JP¥ 4845]

 
CAMPBELL, JOHN W JNR
The Incredible Planet
Pensylvania, USA, Fantasy. 1949, First Edition. Cloth with dust jacket, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Has been in one collection since new and is in exceptionally good condition, wrapper art is by A.J. Donnell and is sl rubbed to head and foot of spine, has paper tape protection to inside. Purple bds with crisp Gilt title, not worn, interior tight and bright not. Fine/Near Fine.
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Book number: 7609
USD 120.00 [Appr.: EURO 106.75 | £UK 96 | JP¥ 12919]

 
CAMPBELL, JOHN W JNR
The Mightiest Machine
Rhode Island, USA, Hadley. 1947, First Edition. Cloth with dust jacket, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ill.: Pailthorpe, Robert. Has been in one collection since new and is in exceptionally good condition, wrapper has with sl. faded spine and light scuffed, very fresh not worn, has paper tape protection to inside. Red pebbled cloth bds with crisp Gilt title, not bumped or worn, interior tight and bright in unread state. Near Fine/Near Fine.
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Book number: 7618
USD 170.00 [Appr.: EURO 151.25 | £UK 135.75 | JP¥ 18302]
Keywords: Pailthorpe, Robert

 
CARR, ROBERT SPENCER
Beyond Infinity
Pensylvania, USA, Fantasy. 1951, First Edition. Cloth with dust jacket, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Has been in one collection since new and is in exceptionally good condition, wrapper art is by Hannes Bok and is sl rubbed to head and foot of spine, has paper tape protection to inside. Teal bds with crisp Gilt title, not worn, interior tight and bright not inscribed. Fine/Near Fine.
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Book number: 7610
USD 45.00 [Appr.: EURO 40 | £UK 36 | JP¥ 4845]

 
CARTER, DEE PSUED. (DENNIS HUGHES)
Chloroplasm : Lion Science Fiction
London, United Kingdom, Curtis Warren. 1952, First Edition. Soft Cover, 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. illus wraps, digest size, pp 159. Copy is crisp and unread, mice have nibbled at spine hell, price to front, else unworn. Very Good/N/A.
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Book number: 12440
USD 40.00 [Appr.: EURO 35.75 | £UK 32 | JP¥ 4306]

 
CHAMBERS, ROBERT W; WHITE, EDWARD LUCAS
Famous Fantastic Mysteries : Volume 12, Number 4, May 1951
U S A, All-Fiction Field Inc. 1951, Edition Unstated. Magazine, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ill.: Finlay, Virgil. Contains The Slayer of Souls; and Lukundoo. CONDITION Very light edge wear and sl wear to spine ends, crease to bottom front cnr, pp 112 nice illus. Edge yellowing to newsprint pages. Nice crisp copy. Very Good/N/A.
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Book number: 12665
USD 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 22.25 | £UK 20 | JP¥ 2691]
Keywords: Science Fiction Fantasy Finlay, Virgil

 
CONKLIN, GROFF (ED)
Invaders of the Earth : More Tales of Space and Time
London, United Kingdom, Weidenfeld & Nicolson. 1952, First United Kingdom. Hard Cover with dust jacket, 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. 14 short stories. Contributors include Murray Leinster, A E Van Vogt, Howard Koch and Henry Norton. CONDITION Black bds with crisp Silver title and atom design to front (fresh and unworn) pp 256. Nice crisp copy, small book seller stamp to ffep. Original DJ is fresh apart from sl age soiling top front which is also sl chipped with small tear internally repaired with archival tape. Fine/Near Fine.
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Book number: 12414
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CONKLIN, GROFF (ED)
Strange Adventures in Science Fiction
United Kingdom, Grayson & Grayson. 1954, First British. Hard Cover with dust jacket, 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Not Dated (1954 BL) 9 short stories. Contributors include David H Keller, Theodore Sturgeon, John D MacDonald, A E Van Vogt and Murray Leinster. CONDITION Red bds with Blue title (fresh and unworn) pp 238. Nice crisp copy with sl dust spotting to foredge, small book seller stamp to ffep. Original DJ is fresh with chips mainly to spine head else unworn. Near Fine/Near Fine.
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Book number: 12417
USD 40.00 [Appr.: EURO 35.75 | £UK 32 | JP¥ 4306]

 
COULSON, KERNAHAN
The Lonely God
London, United Kingdom, Ward, Lock & Co. 1897, First Edition. Soft Cover, 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Coulson Kernahan (1858-1943) was an English novelist, he was associated with Frederick Locker-Lampson on a new edition of Lyra Elegantiarum, he was also the copy-editor of Oscar Wilde's 1891 version of The Picture of Dorian Gray. Story of the mortal sin of suicide, and its supernatural consequences. Originally published as part of the collection of four mortal sines 'A Book of Strange Sins' 1893. This is the first standalone printing of this story. Dated [1897 BL]. CONDITION Decorative wraps, 52 pages with frontis illus. Mostly bright and clean with light scattered foxing, name date 1898 inside front and same name to top of first page. Slight insect damage along the top edge of first and last end page. Very Good/N/A.
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Book number: 14947
USD 45.00 [Appr.: EURO 40 | £UK 36 | JP¥ 4845]
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DEEGAN, JON J HOUSE PSUED. (ROBERT SHARP)
Exiles in Time
London, United Kingdom, Panther Books. 1954, First Edition. Soft Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Not Dated (1954 SFBL). illustrated paper wraps has chips to spine ends and sl crease to front and inked price, pp 159. Copy is bright and crisp. Near Fine/N/A.
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Book number: 12461
USD 30.00 [Appr.: EURO 26.75 | £UK 24 | JP¥ 3230]

 
DEL REY, LESTER
The Infinite Worlds of Maybe
London, Faber & Faber. 1958, First Edition. Hard Cover with dust jacket, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. First UK edition. When Bill Franklin's father disappears suddenly, Bill faces the challenge of seeking out this fascinating world of duality. Mr. Franklin, a scientist, has apparently set off to prove his theory that the "infinite worlds of maybe" do indeed exist; he leaves behind only some jumbled notes, a box-like machine, and spacesuits. From these, Bill and his physics professor eventually are able to project themselves into a series of astonishing new worlds where they are confronted by terrifying dangers. The end to this fascinating search comes with the revelation of an important discovery that is to have lasting implications in all of their lives. taken from DJ flap. CONDITION Blue bds with crisp gilt title (clean and unworn) pp 150. Very bright and crisp internally. Crn clipped at fffep. DJ has a small chip to spine head and is slightly scuffed, small stain bottom front cnr and a little toned, price clipped. Very Good/Very Good.
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Book number: 15837
USD 50.00 [Appr.: EURO 44.5 | £UK 40 | JP¥ 5383]

 
DERLETH, AUGUST (ED)
When Evil Wakes
London, United Kingdom, Souvenir Press. 1963, First Edition. Hard Cover with dust jacket, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Black bds with crisp green metallic title, bottom front cnr canted o/w clean not worn, eps have faint almost imperceptable foxing not inscribed, pp 288 clean and tight. Original wrapper has cover art by SR Boldero, and is Green/Black with white text, it is ege worn with chips and scuffs, with 2" open tear to bottom of spine, and a smaller oper tear to top rear. An excellent copy in a not so good wrapper. Near Fine/Good.
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Book number: 7679
USD 55.00 [Appr.: EURO 49 | £UK 44 | JP¥ 5921]

 
DOZOIS, GARDNER ED; BAKER, SCOTT; BEAR; GREG; GIBSON, WILLIAM; CARD, ORSON SCOTT; KELLY, JAMES PATRICK; WILLIAMS, WALTER JON; ROBINSON, KIM STANLEY SIGNED BY ALL AUTHORS LISTED
The Mammoth Book of Best New Science Fiction : 4th Annual Collection
London, United Kingdom, Robinson Publishing. 1987, First Edition. (ISBN: 094816431x) Soft Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Collection of 27 short stories signed by 7 Authors listed Scott Baker, Greg Bear, William Gibson, Orson Card, James Kelly, Walter Williams and Kim Robinson to either the contents page or the title page of their story, also signed by the Editor Gardner Dozois to title page. CONDITION Covers a little creased with handling signs, 615 pages. Copy is crisp with toned edges. Good/N/A.
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Book number: 14201
USD 50.00 [Appr.: EURO 44.5 | £UK 40 | JP¥ 5383]
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