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 ABE, SHANA, The Dream Thief
ABE, SHANA
The Dream Thief
New York: Bantam Books, 2006. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Near Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket is crisp and clean. "Shana Ab was born in Texas. She spent much of her childhood living in Colorado, with a brief stint in Mexico as a foreign exchange student, and, at age seventeen, lived in Japan as a model. Throughout her childhood, Ab wrote, completing what she calls "The Silliest Romance Novel Ever" during her free time during modeling shoots. [1] Her writing focused on romance, as those were the types of books that she most enjoyed reading. She later attended college in Los Angeles, graduating with a degree in drama. Her second novel, also a contemporary romance, took third place in a writing contest. She sent the book to several prospective agents, many of which responded with questions similar to "Nice voice but what line are you writing for?" Unwilling to try to fit her writing into some of the rules that governed contemporary romances, Ab chose to concentrate on historical romances. For her first attempt at a historical romance, the newlywed Ab chose to tell the story of her own romance with her husband, set in medieval times. The manuscript was purchased by Bantam Books and published as A Rose in Winter." (from Wikipedia). Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket .
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Book number: 39916
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Keywords: Science Fiction Shana Abe Fantasy The Drakon Series Science Fiction

 ABERCROMBIE, JOE, Half the World
ABERCROMBIE, JOE
Half the World
New York: Del Rey, 2015. 1st American Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Near Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket is crisp and clean. "Abercrombie had a job making tea at a television production company before taking up a career as a freelance film editor. As a freelance film editor, Abercrombie found himself with more free time than he previously had. With this time, he decided to reconsider a story plot he conceived while attending University. Abercrombie began writing The Blade Itself in 2002, completing it in 2004. It took a year of rejection by publishing agencies before Gillian Redfearn of Gollancz accepted the book for a five-figure deal in 2005 ("a seven-figure deal if you count the pence columns"). It was published by Gollancz in 2006 and was followed in the succeeding two years by two other books in the trilogy, by the titles of Before They Are Hanged and Last Argument of Kings, respectively. In 2008, Joe Abercrombie was a finalist for the John W. Campbell award for Best New Writer." (from Wikipedia). Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket .
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Book number: 39914
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Keywords: Science Fiction Joe Abercrombie Shattered Sea Trilogy Fantasy Science Fiction

 ABERCROMBIE, JOE, Half a King
ABERCROMBIE, JOE
Half a King
New York: Del Rey, 2014. 1st American Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping and rubbing. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a small edge tear, with beginning wrinkling to the bottom rear spine joint of the dust jacket along with light rubbing and edge wear to the corners.. Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket .
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Book number: 40076
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Keywords: Science Fiction Joe Abercrombie Science Fiction

 ADAMS, DOUGLAS, Mostly Harmless
ADAMS, DOUGLAS
Mostly Harmless
New York: Harmony Books, 1992. 1st American Edition; 1st Edition. Hardcover. Illustrated by Peter Cross. Cover Art; This book is in Fine condition and has a Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket is crisp and clean. "It's very easy to get a little disheartened when your planet has been blown up, the woman you love has vanished in a misunderstanding about the nature of space-time, the spaceship you are on crashes in flames on a remote and Bob-fearing planet and all you have to fall back on are a few simple sandwich-making skills. However, instead of being disheartened, Arthur Dent makes the terrible mistake of starting to enjoy life a bit and, immediately, all hell breaks loose." "After leaving university Adams moved back to London, determined to break into TV and radio as a writer. An edited version of the Footlights Revue appeared on BBC2 television in 1974. A version of the Revue performed live in London's West End led to Adams being discovered by Monty Python's Graham Chapman. The two formed a brief writing partnership, earning Adams a writing credit in episode 45 of Monty Python for a sketch called "Patient Abuse". He is one of only two people outside the original Python members to get a writing credit (the other being Neil Innes). The sketch plays on the idea of mind-boggling paper work in an emergency, a joke later incorporated into the Vogons' obsession with paperwork. Adams and Chapman also co-wrote the "Marilyn Monroe" sketch which appeared on the soundtrack album of Monty Python and the Holy Grail." ; Vol. 5. Fine in Fine dust jacket .
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Book number: 34343
USD 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 18.5 | £UK 16.5 | JP 2176]
Keywords: Science Fiction Douglas Adams The Hitchhiker's Trilogy Humor Humorous Stories Fantasy Fantastic Fiction Science Fiction

 ALDISS, BRIAN W., Helliconia Winter
ALDISS, BRIAN W.
Helliconia Winter
New York: Atheneum, 1985. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Near Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket is crisp and clean.. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket .
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Book number: 39367
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Keywords: Science Fiction Brian W. Aldiss Helliconia Fantasy Science Fiction

0689115385 ALDISS, BRIAN, Seasons in Flight
ALDISS, BRIAN
Seasons in Flight
New York: Atheneum, 1986. 1st American Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. ISBN: 0689115385. This book is in Fine condition and has a Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The dust jacket is crisp and clean. "On an island near Sumatra, south of the equator, the inhabitants await the arrival of a special flight - perhaps the very last flight to leave the northern hemisphere. It carries high-ranking American officials, needing sanctuary from the nuclear holocaust for which they are partly responsible. But the destruction of Science by itself has unleashed primal terrors. The ancient owner of the island makes his long-anticipated comeback." "After the war, he (Aldiss) worked as a bookseller in Oxford. He wrote a number of short pieces for a booksellers' trade journal about life in a fictitious bookshop, which attracted the attention of Charles Monteith, an editor at the British publisher Faber and Faber. As a result, Aldiss's first book was The Brightfount Diaries (Faber, 1955) , a 200-page novel in diary form about the life of a sales assistant in a bookshop. About this time he also began to write science fiction for various magazines. According to ISFDB his first speculative fiction in print was the short story Criminal Record, published by John Carnell in the July 1954 number of Science Fantasy. Several of his stories appeared in 1955 including three in monthly issues of New Worlds, a more important magazine also edited by Carnell. IN 1954, The Observer newspaper ran a competition for a short story set in the year 2500, Aldiss's story Not For An Age was ranked third following a reader vote. The Brightfount Diaries had been a minor success, and Faber asked Aldiss if he had any more writing that they could look at with a view to publishing. Aldiss confessed to being a science fiction author, to the delight of the publishers, who had a number of science fiction fans in high places, and so his first science fiction book was published, [citation needed] a collection of short stories entitled Space, Time and Nathaniel (Faber, 1957). By this time, his earnings from writing matched his wages in the bookshop, so he made the decision to become a full-time writer.". Fine in Fine dust jacket .
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Book number: 34439
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Keywords: 0689115385 Science Fiction Brian Aldiss Science Brian Aldiss Nuclear War Post Apocalypic fiction Science Fiction

 ALDISS, BRIAN W. (WITH DAVID WINGROVE), Trillion Year Spree the History of Science Fiction
ALDISS, BRIAN W. (WITH DAVID WINGROVE)
Trillion Year Spree the History of Science Fiction
London, England: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1986. 1st British Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Near Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright, but noticeably toned due to the acid content of the paper. The dust jacket is crisp and clean.. Very Good+ in Near Fine dust jacket .
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Book number: 39377
USD 30.00 [Appr.: EURO 27.75 | £UK 24.5 | JP 3264]
Keywords: Science Fiction Brian W. Aldiss David Wingrove Reference Science Fiction Reference History Of Science Fiction Science Fiction

 ANDERSON, POUL (POUL WILLIAM ANDERSON), The Broken Sword
ANDERSON, POUL (POUL WILLIAM ANDERSON)
The Broken Sword
New York: Abelard-Schuman, 1954. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. Signed edition. This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Near Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book cover have some light bumping and rubbing. The text pages are clean and bright. This copy has been signed on the title page by the author, Poul Anderson. The dust jacket is mostly clean and bright. There is some very beginning wear to the spine ends of the dust jacket. "Anderson is probably best known for adventure stories in which larger-than-life characters succeed gleefully or fail heroically. His characters were nonetheless thoughtful, often introspective, and well developed. His plot lines frequently involved the application of social and political issues in a speculative manner appropriate to the science fiction genre. He also wrote some quieter works, generally of shorter length, which appeared more often during the latter part of his career. Much of his science fiction is thoroughly grounded in science (with the addition of unscientific but standard speculations such as faster-than-light travel). A specialty was imagining scientifically plausible non-Earthlike planets." (from Wikipedia) ; Signed by Author. Very Good+ in Near Fine dust jacket .
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Book number: 38398
USD 300.00 [Appr.: EURO 277.25 | £UK 244.25 | JP 32637]
Keywords: Science Fiction Poul Anderson Fantasy Sword And Sorcery Signed Edition Science Fiction

 ANDERSON, POUL, The Earth Book of Stormgate
ANDERSON, POUL
The Earth Book of Stormgate
New York: Berkeley Putnam, 1978. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book is in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket is mostly clean and bright, with some light rubbing and edge wear to the spine ends, corners, and flap joints.. Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket .
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Book number: 39540
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Keywords: Science Fiction Poul Anderson Stormgate Short Stories Science Fiction

 ANDERSON, POUL / ANDRE NORTON, Planet of No Return / Star Guard an Ace Double
ANDERSON, POUL / ANDRE NORTON
Planet of No Return / Star Guard an Ace Double
New York: Ace Books, 1956. Trade Edition. Paperback. SIGNED EDITION. This copy has been signed by Poul Anderson on the title page of his book. This is an Ace Double with two books in one. This is a mass market paperback book. The book is in Very Good only condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The spine joints have noticeable rubbing and wear, and there is some light rubbing and creasing to the front, top and bottom edges of the book covers. The spine of the book has several creases. The text pages are clean, but noticeably toned due to the acid content of the paper. This copy has been signed by Poul Anderson on the title page of Planet of No Return. "Poul William Anderson (November 25, 1926 July 31, 2001) was an American science fiction author who began his career during the Golden Age of the genre and continued to write and remain popular into the 21st century. Anderson also authored several works of fantasy, historical novels, and a prodigious number of short stories. He received numerous awards for his writing, including seven Hugo Awards and three Nebula Awards." ; Signed by One Author. Very Good+ .
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Book number: 32176
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Keywords: Science Fiction Poul Anderson Andre Norton Ace Double Space Opera Signed Editions Science Fiction

 ANDREWS, ALLEN, The Pig Plantagenet
ANDREWS, ALLEN
The Pig Plantagenet
New York: Viking Press, 1981. 1st American Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. Illustrated by Michael Foreman. B&W Illustrations; This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Near Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. There is some beginning bumping to the spine ends of the book covers. The text pages are clean and bright. There is one nick to the top edge of the text block. The dust jacket is mostly clean and bright. In the Pig Plantagenet author Allen Andrews has created a work of such freshness and breadth of appeal that it transcends category. Michael Foreman's illustrations - at once elegant and whimiscal - capture perfectly the wit and liveliness of a book that can be read both as an allegory about conservation and as a work of completely original - and most definitely adult - humor." " Allen Andrews: UK writer whose fantasy has been restricted to the Plantagenet Animal-Fantasy sequence The Pig Plantagenet (1980) and Castle Crespin (1982) featuring a pig named Plantagenet. The setting is 13th-century France. The forest is endangered by the lord of the chteau, who wishes to massacre the local family of boars. Plantagenet saves them; but they must now Quest for a safe place.". Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket .
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Book number: 33201
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Keywords: Science Fiction Fantasy Allen Andrews Michael Foreman Pigs Allegory Conservation Humor Science Fiction

 ANNAN, DAVID, Robot the Mechanical Monster
ANNAN, DAVID
Robot the Mechanical Monster
New York: Bounty Books, 1976. Reprint. Paperback. B&W Illustrations; This is a trade sized paperback book with illustrated covers and a glued spine. The book is in Very Good condition and is lacking the dust jacket. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light edge wear, rubbing and with some light curling as well. The text pages are clean and bright.. Very Good .
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Book number: 37349
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Keywords: Science Fiction David Annan Monsters Robots Non Fiction Science Fiction

 ANONYMOUS (PSEUDONYM OF MRS. CRAIK - NEE DINAH MARIA MULOCK), The Unkind Word, and Other Stories
ANONYMOUS (PSEUDONYM OF MRS. CRAIK - NEE DINAH MARIA MULOCK)
The Unkind Word, and Other Stories
New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1870. 1st American Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. Several of the stories included in this compilation are supernatural or fantastic in nature. This book is in Very Good+ condition and was likely issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is some beginning bumping and rubbing to the spine ends and corners of the book covers. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a n early booksellers label pasted to the front pastedown page (E. F. Arnold, Kearny St, San Francisco, CA). Included are the short works: The Unkind Word, A Child's Life, His Young Lordship, Elizabeth and Victoria: From a Woman's Point of View, A Woman's Book, The Age of Gold, Living in Perspective, Sermons, The House of Commons, A Few Words About Sorrow, A Hedge-Side Poet, The Last Great Exhibition, To Novelists, and a Novelist, Bodies and Souls, Blind, Children of Israel, Give Us Air! , In the Ring, A Dreadful Ghost, Meadowside House, In her Teens, Clothes, The History of a Hospital, Death on the Seas, To Parents, Misery-Mongers, An Old Scotch Love-Story, A Garden Party, and, The Tale of Two WalksTold to Sick Children "Dinah Maria Craik (born Dinah Maria Mulock, also often credited as Miss Mulock or Mrs. Craik) (20 April 1826 12 October 1887) was an English novelist and poet.... Another collection, titled The Unkind Word and Other Stories, included a scathing criticism of Benjamin Heath Malkin for overworking his son Thomas, a child prodigy who died at seven. Later on, Craik returned to more fanciful tales and achieved a great success with The Little Lame Prince (1874). In 1881 she published a collection of her earlier poems under the title Poems of Thirty Years, New and Old; some, such as Philip my King addressed to her godson Philip Bourke Marston and Douglas, Douglas, Tender and True achieved a wide popularity.". Very Good+ .
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Book number: 33731
USD 175.00 [Appr.: EURO 161.75 | £UK 142.5 | JP 19038]
Keywords: Science Fiction And Fantasy Anonymous Mrs. Craik Dinah Maria Mulock Supernatural Fiction Fantastic Fiction Short Stories Short Fiction Science Fiction

 ANTHONY, PIERS & JODY LYNN NYE, Piers Anthony's Visual Guide to Xanth
ANTHONY, PIERS & JODY LYNN NYE
Piers Anthony's Visual Guide to Xanth
New York: Avon Books, 1989. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. Illustrated by Todd Cameron Hamilton and James Clouse. B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a previous bookstore's ink stamped name and address on the front endpaper. The dust jacket is clean and bright. "Piers Anthony Dillingham Jacob (born 6 August 1934 in Oxford, England) is an English-American author in the science fiction and fantasy genres, publishing under the name Piers Anthony. He is most famous for his long-running novel series set in the fictional realm of Xanth. Many of his books have appeared on The New York Times Best Seller list. He has stated that one of his greatest achievements has been to publish a book beginning with every letter of the alphabet, from Anthonology to Zombie Lover. " (from Wikipedia). Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket .
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Book number: 40073
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Keywords: Science Fiction Piers Anthony Jody Lynn Nye Xanth Fantasy Puns Science Fiction

 ASIMOV, ISAAC, Have You Seen These? a Boskone Book
ASIMOV, ISAAC
Have You Seen These? a Boskone Book
Boston, MA: NESFA Press / BOSKONE, 1974. Limited Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. Limited to 500 numbered copies, this is book number 107. This book is in Fine condition and has a Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket is crisp and clean. This copy has been signed by the author on title page. "Asimov wrote hard science fiction. Along with Robert A. Heinlein and Arthur C. Clarke, Asimov was considered one of the "Big Three" science fiction writers during his lifetime. Asimov's most famous work is the "Foundation" series, the first three books of which won the one-time Hugo Award for "Best All-Time Series" in 1966. His other major series are the "Galactic Empire" series and the Robot series. The Galactic Empire novels are set in earlier history of the same fictional universe as the Foundation series. Later, with Foundation and Earth (1986) , he linked this distant future to the Robot stories, creating a unified "future history" for his stories much like those pioneered by Robert A. Heinlein and previously produced by Cordwainer Smith and Poul Anderson." (from Wikipedia); Signed by Author. Fine in Fine dust jacket .
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Book number: 37883
USD 125.00 [Appr.: EURO 115.5 | £UK 102 | JP 13599]

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