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Night Voices: Strange Stories., Aickman,  Robert
1 Aickman, RobertNight Voices: Strange Stories. 01646
Victor Gollancz: London. 1985.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Collects supernatural six stories: foreword by Barry Humphries. Uncommon UK hardcover.

Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new) but for a touch of rubbing to rear (black) panel.

Price: 75.00 GBP
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Night Train., Amis,  Martin
2 Amis, MartinNight Train. 01951
Jonathan Cape: London. 1997.
Second printing.
Hardcover.
Murder mystery novel.

Faint spotting along top page edges, else a fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Price: 5.00 GBP
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Frontier Crossings., Anonymous (ed.),
3 Anonymous (ed.),Frontier Crossings. 01847
1987.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Oversize hardcover.
Convention book for the 1987 World SF Convention held in Brighton, England. Includes pieces by Boris and Arkady Strugatsky, Doris Lessing, Ray Harryhausen, William Gibson, Brian W. Aldiss, Arthur C. Clarke, Walt Willis and artist Jim Burns. 196 pages.

Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

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Omnivore., Anthony,  Piers
4 Anthony, PiersOmnivore. 01585
Ballantine Books: NY. 1968.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Paperback original.
SF novel.

NF/Fine (unread) copy.

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5 Barron, T. A.The Seven Songs Of Merlin. 01744
Philomel Books: NY. 1997.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Fantasy: book Two of The Lost Years Of Merlin.

Fine copy in a fine dustjacket.

Price: 5.00 GBP
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A Touch Of The Creature (sighed/limited)., Beaumont,  Charles
6 Beaumont, CharlesA Touch Of The Creature (sighed/limited). 01938
Subterranean Press: USA. 2000.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Collection of fourteen unpublished stories: foreword by his son Christopher Beaumont, introduction by Richard Matheson. Limited to 1000 numbered hardcover copies signed by Christopher Beaumont.

Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Price: 20.00 GBP
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The Stars In Shroud., Benford,  Gregory
7 Benford, GregoryThe Stars In Shroud. 01571
Berkley: NY. 1978.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Expanded and revised version (with title change!) of his earlier DEEPER THAN THE DARKNESS (Ace paperback original, 1970).

''his first solo novel was Deeper than the Darkness (1970; later revised and title change THE STARS IN SHROUD, 1978), one of many stories in which humanity's confrontation with aliens proves deeply disturbing'' (Brian Stableford/Encyclopedia of SF).


Fine copy in an almost fine dustjacket.

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Boys' World: 37 various issues (includes Michael Moorcock's WRATH OF THE GODS)., BOYS' WORLD,  (Odgams Press: UK)
8 BOYS' WORLD, (Odgams Press: UK)Boys' World: 37 various issues (includes Michael Moorcock's WRATH OF THE GODS). 42967
Odhams Press: London. 1963-1964.
First edition.
Oversize comic.
89 issues of this UK weekly boys' comic were published in total 1963-1964, after which it merged with Eagle. There were 49 issues in volume 1 (1963) and 40 issues in volume 2 (1964). This broken run of 37 issues consists of - vol 1 no 12 (13th April, 1963), 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 43, 48, then vol 2 no 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 24, 25 and 37 (12th September 1964). Probably the best remembered strip in Boys' World was WRATH OF THE GODS, an epic fantasy set in ancient Greece and written by MICHAEL MOORCOCK and initially drawn by Ron Embleton (first 23 issues), published from January 1963 as a colour centrespread and continuing until just after its amalgamation with Eagle in October 1964. The stories recounted the adventures of an impetuous young man, Arion, and his various encounters with the minor gods and magical figures of the ancient Greek myths. Compared with the usual standard of comics writing at the time they were well paced and inventive, but are more memorable for the groundbreaking artwork (Ron Tiner/Encyclopedia of Fantasy). Other UK illustrators for the comic were Brian Lewis and Frank Bellamy).

''launched by Odhams Press on 26th January 1963, Boys' World's more notable strips included Interpol secret agent Merlo the Magician, archaeologist Pike Mason, Bret Million: The Angry Planet (inspired by/ripping off Harry Harrison's Deathworld), The Ghost World (about a human colony on an alien planet originally believed to be uninhabited until the settlers discover the hostile natives are invisible to the human eye because they move at superhuman speeds), Dr. What and his Time Clock (a pastiche of Doctor Who), The Iron Man (a robot adventurer), and Billy Binns (whose supernatural spectacles granted the unwitting boy special powers). However, probably the best remembered strip in Boys' World was WRATH OF THE GODS, an epic fantasy initially drawn by Ron Embleton, which told the tale of Arion, who was charged to find the lost weapons of Ajax by Zeus, facing numerous mythological challenges along the way. Boys' World was cancelled after 89 issues on 3rd October 1964 and merged into Eagle. Billy Binns and The Iron Man were among the strips that survived the merger''.


Overall VG or better copies.

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9 Brand, MaxBest Western Stories Volume 11. 02106
Dodd, Mead: NY. 1985.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Edited, and with an introduction by William F. Nolan.

Fine copy in an almost fine dustjacket.

Price: 8.00 GBP
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Death In The Dark: Fredric Brown Mystery Library Volume Two., Brown,  Fredric (ed. Stephen Haffner)
10 Brown, Fredric (ed. Stephen Haffner)Death In The Dark: Fredric Brown Mystery Library Volume Two. 42761
Haffner Press: Michigan. 2017.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Second volume in the series. Introduction by Jack Seabrook. 720 pages: ''presents 27 originally appearing in the pulp magazines of 1942'', plus three appendices (63pages) of other material by Brown.

Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Price: 45.00 GBP
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Murder Draws A Crowd: Fredric Brown Mystery Library Volume One., Brown,  Fredric (ed. Stephen Haffner)
11 Brown, Fredric (ed. Stephen Haffner)Murder Draws A Crowd: Fredric Brown Mystery Library Volume One. 42760
Haffner Press: Michigan. 2017.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
First volume in the series. Introduction by Jack Seabrook. 724 pages: collects ''the first 39 stories sold by the author to the pulp magazine markets from 1938 - 1942'', plus two appendices, reprinting the V.O.N. Munchdriller Stories (27 pages) and the William Z. William Stories (118 pages).

Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

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Wyrms., Card,  Orson Scott
12 Card, Orson ScottWyrms. 02353
Arbor House: NY. 1987.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
SF novel.

''over a millennium ago, humans established a religious colony on Imakulata. The newcomers keep as far away from the native Geblics, abuse the empathic Gauntish, and enslave the slow thinking Dwelfs. Since the beginning of the star ship landing, the Heptarchs have ruled humanity on this orb. However, concern surfaces over The Starship Captain's prophecy. The prediction is that the seventh seventh seventh daughter or the 343rd since the first Heptarch will be the mother of Kristos, either the savior or destroyer of the human race. Patience is the daughter of the rightful Heptarch, Lord Peace, slave to the pretender, King Oruc. Peace and his slave Angel teach Patience to live up to her name in order to avoid war. When Lord Peace dies, Patience knows her protection died with her father. Before the Oruc can end the prophecy by killing her, she flees. Her adventure begins, but will she fulfill the prophecy while on the run?'' (Harriet Klausner).


Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

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13 Carlson, William K.Sunrise West. 01574
Doubleday: NY. 1981.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
The author's first book, an sf novel: the sequel was Elysium (1982).

'' features an attempt by multispecies commune-dwellers to survive in a post-holocaust USA'' (John Clute/Encyclopedia of SF).


Fine copy in a fine dustjacket.

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14 Carroll, JonathanA Child Across The Sky (signed/slipcased). 01957
Century/Legend: London. 1989.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Fantasy novel. LIMITED EDITION: 250 numbered hardcover copies specially bound and slipcased, signed by the author. Note: the trade hardcover has a wonderful dustjacket illustrated by Dave McKean, but the publisher, in their infinite un-wisdom, left that off the signed/slipcased edition. Really stupid.

''just as the the word ``weird'' has many implications and shades of meaning, so too does the latest - weird - work by this gifted and perplexing writer. As Carroll himself says, ``Life has a habit of turning dark corners.'' Applied here, this observation seems an understatement: these convoluted corners are both light and dark, are many, varied and constantly challenging. Flashing back and forth in time, the story concerns the apparent suicide of filmmaker Philip Strayhorn, whose bizarre Midnight series has attained cult status. Strayhorn's best friend, Weber Gregston, a filmmaker with a more intellectual bent, is drawn into a dizzying series of events by a videotape that Philip leaves him. The wickedly imaginative twists and turns that follow are only one facet of this intriguing tale, which seems at times like a framework on which to hang a myriad of metaphysical notions. What, for instance, is one to make of a tattoo of a crow that comes alive in an airplane lavatory? Carroll's style is elegant; his writing is by turns disturbing, fey, sardonic, grim - frequently within a single paragraph. The unexpected lies at the heart of this novel, and readers seeking a provocative and stimulating - though not always easy - read will be rewarded'' (Publishers Weekly).


Fine copy in a fine slipcase, as issued without dustjacket.

Price: 40.00 GBP
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The Marriage Of Sticks (signed by the author)., Carroll,  Jonathan
15 Carroll, JonathanThe Marriage Of Sticks (signed by the author). 00447
Victor Gollancz: London. 1999.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Urban fantasy novel. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.

''Returning to her class reunion, Miranda Romanac has her heart set on meeting James Stillman, her first boyfriend, once again. Her life's never quite measured up to the ideal he represented for her but she is devastated to learn that he died three years before, in a car crash. Her life settles back into routine in New York, and she meets the fabulous Frances Hatch, mistress of many of the great in Paris in the twenties, and at the same time starts an affair with a married man. At which point she sees James Stillman, waving to her across the street. And her life changes forever. Confronted, literally, by the lives she's ruined one way or another, she learns the horrifying truth about herself and her own immortal existence''.


Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Price: 15.00 GBP
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The Marriage Of Sticks., Carroll,  Jonathan
16 Carroll, JonathanThe Marriage Of Sticks. 03311
Victor Gollancz: London. 1999.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Urban fantasy novel.

''returning to her class reunion, Miranda Romanac has her heart set on meeting James Stillman, her first boyfriend, once again. Her life's never quite measured up to the ideal he represented for her but she is devastated to learn that he died three years before, in a car crash. Her life settles back into routine in New York, and she meets the fabulous Frances Hatch, mistress of many of the great in Paris in the twenties, and at the same time starts an affair with a married man. At which point she sees James Stillman, waving to her across the street. And her life changes forever. Confronted, literally, by the lives she's ruined one way or another, she learns the horrifying truth about herself and her own immortal existence''.


Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Price: 8.00 GBP
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The Marriage Of Sticks., Carroll,  Jonathan
17 Carroll, JonathanThe Marriage Of Sticks. 01792
Tor: NY. 1999.
First American edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Urban fantasy novel.

''returning to her class reunion, Miranda Romanac has her heart set on meeting James Stillman, her first boyfriend, once again. Her life's never quite measured up to the ideal he represented for her but she is devastated to learn that he died three years before, in a car crash. Her life settles back into routine in New York, and she meets the fabulous Frances Hatch, mistress of many of the great in Paris in the twenties, and at the same time starts an affair with a married man. At which point she sees James Stillman, waving to her across the street. And her life changes forever. Confronted, literally, by the lives she's ruined one way or another, she learns the horrifying truth about herself and her own immortal existence''.


Fine copy in a fine (Thomas Canty) dustjacket (as new).

Price: 5.00 GBP
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18 Chapdelaine, Perry A.Swampworld West. 01570
The Elmfield Press: UK. 1974.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
The author's first book: sf novel.

''routinely explores a colonisation scenario involving problems between native aliens and Earth colonists'' (John Clute Encyclopedia of SF).


Fine copy in a fine dustjacket.

Price: 8.00 GBP
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Annabelle Says (signed by both authors)., Clark,  Simon (& Stephen Laws)
19 Clark, Simon (& Stephen Laws)Annabelle Says (signed by both authors). 01996
The British Fantasy Society (BFS). 1995.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Stapled pictorial wrappers.
28 pages: short story. THIS COPY SIGNED BY BOTH AUTHORS.

Fine (as new) copy.

Price: 15.00 GBP
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2001: A Space Odyssey  (souvenir book), Clarke,  Arthur C.
20 Clarke, Arthur C.2001: A Space Odyssey (souvenir book) 42969
National Publishers Inc.: NY. 1968.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Pictorial wrappers.
40cm x 18cm 16-page booklet with stills from the film and text by Arthur C. Clarke. Very uncommon.

Very good copy.

Price: 25.00 GBP
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21 Clarke, Arthur C. ( & Gentry Lee)Cradle. 01795
Victor Gollancz: London. 1988.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Uncorrected book proof (trade paperback).
SF novel.

Fine (unread) copy.

Price: 5.00 GBP
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22 Dalkey, KaraGoa: Blood Of The Goddess Volume 1. 01746
Tor: NY. 1996.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
SF/fantasy novel.

Fine copy in a fine dustjacket.

Price: 5.00 GBP
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Wonder Woman The Complete History: The Life And Times Of The Amazon Princess., Daniels,  Les
23 Daniels, LesWonder Woman The Complete History: The Life And Times Of The Amazon Princess. 02076
DC Comics: NY. 2000.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Oversize hardcover.
208 pages: full colour throughout.

Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new) with publishers wraparound paper band.

Price: 25.00 GBP
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24 Darnton, JohnNeanderthal. 02018
Random House: NY. 1996.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
SF novel from Pulitzer Prize-winning author.

''US journalist and author, during whose career with the New York Times from 1966 until his retirement in 2005 he earned several prizes for his foreign affairs reporting, including a 1982 Pulitzer Prize. His first three novels are sf - in NEANDERTHALn(1996), a Lost Race of telepathic Neanderthals, bifurcated into peaceful and warlike segments, is discovered in far Tajikistan, deep in the Himalayas; The Experiment (1999) is a medical sf tale with technothriller elements, as cloning experiments lead into life-extension conspiracies; and Mind Catcher (2002) focuses on two scientists and their increasingly fraught attempts to gain radical insights from a brain-damaged boy, including the capture and retention of the human soul'' (John Clute/Encyclopedia of SF, 3rd Edition).


Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

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25 de Haven, TomThe End-Of-Everything Man. 02240
Doubleday: NY. 1991.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Fantasy novel: Chronicles Of The King's Tramp Volume 2: sequel to WALKER OF WORLDS.

''The Chronicles of the King's Tramp sequence Walker of Worlds (1990), The End-of-Everything Man (1991) and The Last Human (1992) is a full and uninhibited fantasy. The first volume rather hectically conveys the eponymous walker, fittingly named Jack, and his seven samuraiI group of companions through a portal into what seems to be a secondary world (called Lostwithal), where much conflict is necessary to save King Sad Agel's throne and for the moment to prevent a collapse of the walls between worlds (Lostwithal and all the other worlds in the series relate to one another as aspects of an underlying reality), a collapse which would generate universal chaos. The second volume sees a buildup of violence, and the destruction of the Epicene reality introduced earlier, and further exposition of a rigorous school of magic. The third volume is set in an underlying meta-reality called the Undermoment which, acting as entrepot and focus for peoples displaying various talents and for landscapes out of varying universes, can be perceived as a vast portal-riddled edifice.. A further volume would not come as a surprise, and would almost certainly increase the pleasure'' (John Clute/ENCYCLOPEDIA OF FANTASY).


Fine copy in a fine dustjacket.

Price: 8.00 GBP
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Walker Of Worlds: Chronicles Of The King's Tramp Book 1., de Haven,  Tom
26 de Haven, TomWalker Of Worlds: Chronicles Of The King's Tramp Book 1. 02184
Doubleday: NY. 1990.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
First book in the sf/fantasy trilogy.

''The Chronicles of the King's Tramp sequence WALKER OF WORLDS (1990), The End-of-Everything Man (1991) and The Last Human (1992) is a full and uninhibited fantasy. The first volume rather hectically conveys the eponymous walker, fittingly named Jack, and his seven samuraiI group of companions through a portal into what seems to be a secondary world (called Lostwithal), where much conflict is necessary to save King Sad Agel's throne and for the moment to prevent a collapse of the walls between worlds (Lostwithal and all the other worlds in the series relate to one another as aspects of an underlying reality), a collapse which would generate universal chaos. The second volume sees a buildup of violence, and the destruction of the Epicene reality introduced earlier, and further exposition of a rigorous school of magic. The third volume is set in an underlying meta-reality called the Undermoment which, acting as entrepot and focus for peoples displaying various talents and for landscapes out of varying universes, can be perceived as a vast portal-riddled edifice.. A further volume would not come as a surprise, and would almost certainly increase the pleasure'' (John Clute/ENCYCLOPEDIA OF FANTASY).


Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Price: 8.00 GBP
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Fractal Paisleys., di Filippo,  Paul
27 di Filippo, PaulFractal Paisleys. 01763
Four Walls, Eight Windows: NY. 1997.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
290 pages: short story collection.

Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Price: 15.00 GBP
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Virgil Finlay: An Astrology Text Book., Finlay,  Virgil
28 Finlay, VirgilVirgil Finlay: An Astrology Text Book. 02077
Donald M. Grant, Publisher. 1975.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Oversize hardcover.
148 pages: reproductions of nearly 100 b/w illustrations Finlay produced for astrology magazines between 1956 and 1970, plus three in colour. 2000 copies printed. Five-page introduction by Beverly C. Finlay.

Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Price: 15.00 GBP
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A Day For Damnation: The War Against The Chtorr Book Two., Gerrold,  David
29 Gerrold, DavidA Day For Damnation: The War Against The Chtorr Book Two. 01657
Timescape Books: NY. 1984.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
SF novel, second book in the series.

''in the 1980s - a decade during which he did extensive work for TV - the author's writings lost some of their freshness, and his dependency on earlier sf models for inspiration became more burdensome. The War Against the Chtorr sequence - A Matter for Men (1983; rev 1989), A DAY FOR DAMNATION (1984; exp 1989) and A Rage for Revenge (1989) - mixes countercultural personal empowerment riffs a la Heinlein with violent action scenes as the worm-like Chtorr continue to assault Earth, with no end in sight'' (John Clute/Encyclopedia of SF).


Fine copy in an almost fine dustjacket with two short closed tears.

Price: 5.00 GBP
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Waiting For The Galactic Bus., Godwin,  Parke
30 Godwin, ParkeWaiting For The Galactic Bus. 02195
Doubleday: NY. 1988.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
SF/Fantasy novel.

''his second sf sequence, written solo, the Snake Oil series - WAITING FOR THE GALACTIC BUS (1988), The Snake Oil Wars, or Scheherazade Ginzberg Strikes Again (1989) - is an erratically amusing but ultimately very dark-complected satire on religion and American society at large, refracted through the behaviour of the two aliens who were responsible for breeding homo sapiens in the first place, and have now taken on the roles of God and Devil; the assault on Christian fundamentalism is explicit'' (John Clute/Encyclopedia of SF).


Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

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31 Goldin, StephenA World Called Solitude. 01554
Doubleday: NY. 1981.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
SF novel.

Fine copy in a fine dustjacket.

Price: 5.00 GBP
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The Bones Of Time (signed by the author)., Goonan,  Kathleen Ann
32 Goonan, Kathleen AnnThe Bones Of Time (signed by the author). 01695
Tor: NY. 1996.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
SF novel. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.

Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Price: 10.00 GBP
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The Mutant Prime., Haber,  Karen
33 Haber, KarenThe Mutant Prime. 02202
Doubleday: NY. 1990.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
SF novel: sequel to THE MUTANT SEASON: introduction by Robert Silverberg.

''she began publishing work of genre interest with ''Madre de Dios'' for F&SF in 1988, and came to general notice with the Fire in Winter sequence, which traces the fortunes of a family of psi-powered mutants and their threatened subculture in a 21st-century USA: The Mutant Season (1989) with Silverberg, THE MUTANT PRIME (1990), Mutant Star (1992) and Mutant Legacy(1993). Silverberg's influence was initially evident -- the first volume was derived from his ''The Mutant Season'' (1973) -- but Harber soon established her own identity as a sharp, warm teller of tales'' (John Clute/Encyclopedia of SF).


Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

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Vector Analysis., Haldeman, 11,  Jack C.
34 Haldeman, 11, Jack C.Vector Analysis. 01639
Berkley: NY. 1978.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
SF novel.

''''the strangest and deadliest creatures in the universe are quarantined together on the alien biology station Delta III - and exobiologist Rob McGegor is the deadliest of them all. For to find the antitoxin that can save them from disaster, he must infect the woman he loves with the dream plague from beyond the stars.''


Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

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The Rainbow Abyss (inscribed by the author)., Hambly,  Barbara
35 Hambly, BarbaraThe Rainbow Abyss (inscribed by the author). 01787
Grafton Books: London. 1991.
First hardcover edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
First book in the The Sun-Cross fantasy series, followed by The Magicians of Night (1992). INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.

''The Sun-Cross fantasy series, consisting of THE RAINBOW ABYSS (1991 UK) and The Magicians of Night (1992), takes the protagonist Rhion on a guided tour of oppression at home and then enables him to escape to what he thinks is a safe haven, but which turns out to be the Third Reich'' (Roz Kaveney/Encyclopedia of Fantasy).


Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

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Traveling With The Dead (signed by the author).., Hambly,  Barbara
36 Hambly, BarbaraTraveling With The Dead (signed by the author).. 02028
Del Rey: NY. 1995.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Vampire novel. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.

Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Price: 15.00 GBP
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Nevermore., Hjortsberg,  William
37 Hjortsberg, WilliamNevermore. 02021
Atlantic Monthly Press: NY. 1994.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Thriller (with supernatural elements). From the author of FALLING ANGEL, (later made into the film Angel Heart).

''the year is 1923 and a viciously ingenious maniac is leaving a trailof corpses across New York City. It isn't ling before ace crime reporter Damon Runyan begins to see a strange pattern emerging from these apparently random slayings -each murder uncannily recreates the gruesome denouement of an Edgar Allan Poe short story. Arthur Conan doyle, in New York on a lecture tour, cannot resist the challenge of solving the murders, assisted by his friend and fellow debunker of fake spiritualists Harry Houdini. But unknown to Conan Doyle, Houdini has fallen under the spell of a mysterious and compelling beautiful widow who claims to be the incarnation of the goddess Isis. As the bodies mount up ever more horribly and the spirit of Poe himself seems to be abroad, can the two friends unravel the deadly mix of illusion and reality before Houdini himself becomes the final victim of this bizarre madness''.


Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

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Bones (signed/limited)., Hodgell,  P. C.
38 Hodgell, P. C.Bones (signed/limited). 42245
Hypatia Press: USA. 1993.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Stapled pictorial wrappers.
Short story, part of the GOD STALK fantasy sequence. LIMITED EDITION: from a total printing of 444 copies (of which 111 were hardcover) this is one of 333 numbered paperbound copies signed by the author.

Fine (as new) copy.

Price: 20.00 GBP
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God Stalk., Hodgell,  P. C.
39 Hodgell, P. C.God Stalk. 02288
Atheneum: NY. 1982.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Fantasy novel, first in the series.

'' her main career has been taken up with the Kencyrath sequence: GOD STALK (1982), Dark of the Moon (1985) - Bones (1993, chapbook), a previously unpublished short story from God Stalk, Child of Darkness (1993 chapbook) and Seeker's Mask (1994). The protagonist is one of the more interesting in implicitly feminist revisionist fantasy, a classic accurded wanderer obsessed seeker whose search for her own identity and whose growth towards status as champion of her people, the Kencyrath, against a Dark Lord, are constantly trammelled by sexism. For much of the first book, she is active in two roles, as apprentice (in gender disguise) in the Thieves' Guild and as dancer in an inn. Her subsequent journeys regularly involve her in conflict with the assumption universally made by her own people and others that she belongs in purdah, learning womanly arts. Her people - a subrace of magically gifted aristocrats, another of stolid yeomanry and a largely lost group of wise giant cats - have fled from one alternate world to another'' (Roz Kaveney/Encyclopedia of Fantasy).


Fine copy in a fine dustjacket but for a little faint spotting to endpapers.

Price: 25.00 GBP
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Code Of The Life Maker., Hogan,  James P.
40 Hogan, James P.Code Of The Life Maker. 01638
Del Rey: NY. 1983.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
SF novel.

''after an Earth landing-probe is dismantled by robots on Saturn's moon Titan, an interplanetary transport, carrying a variety of researchers, military men, and corporate representatives is secretly sent to discover the nature of Titan's intelligent life''.


Fine copy in a fine dustjacket.

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Endgame Enigma., Hogan,  James P.
41 Hogan, James P.Endgame Enigma. 01628
Bantam Books: NY. 1987.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
SF novel.

''but in ENDGAME ENIGMA (1987) a near-future Russian threat to dominate the world via armed satellite is recounted with leaden flippancy, and this brought to the fore a problem the author has presented to his readers from the first. Though most of them either share or accept his right-wing politics, and tolerate his editorial intrusions about personal betes-noires like the ecology movement, his extreme awkwardness as a stylist and creator of character has made his books difficult, at times, actually to read. When he abandons his strengths -- his hard-edged sense of how scientists think, and his joyful capacity to stretch the terms of space opera -- this gaucheness is difficult to ignore. It is to be hoped that he will return to the game of thought'' (John Clute/Encyclopedia of SF).


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The Proteus Operation., Hogan,  James P.
42 Hogan, James P.The Proteus Operation. 01634
Bantam Books: NY. 1985.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Alternate history (''Germany wins WW2'') novel.

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Echoes From An Iron Harp., Howard,  Robert E.
43 Howard, Robert E.Echoes From An Iron Harp. 01984
Donald M. Grant, Publisher. 1972.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Third volume of poetry following Always Comes Evening (1957) and Singers In The Shadows (1970): this present volume contains all known previously published verse not included in the preceding verse collections or other Howard volumes, as of the date of compilation. Illustrated by Alicia Austin.

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The Felicity Of Epigones., John,  Derek
44 John, DerekThe Felicity Of Epigones. 40702
Egaeus Press: UK. 2016.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Small-sized hardcover. Collects six stories, five previously only available in small-press magazines/publications, and one, ''Cosmogony Of Desire'', original to this collection. Limited to 275 hardcover copies.

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Wintermind., Kaye,  Marvin (& Parke Godwin)
45 Kaye, Marvin (& Parke Godwin)Wintermind. 01654
Doubleday: NY. 1982.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
SF novel. Sequel to THE MASTERS OF SOLITUDE (1978).

''the first two volumes of the Masters of Solitude sequence, Masters of Solitude (1978) and WINTERMIND (1982); set in a post-holocaust USA: the first volume depicts a conflict between rural followers of a diseased mutant form of Christianity and a city in which a science-based worldview is encapsulated; in the second, a personal drama and an interesting half-breed protagonist intensify the grain of narrative, but peculiarly diminish the sense, given off by the earlier book, of a large sf occasion'' (John Clute/Encyclopedia of SF).


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Corrupting Dr. Nice., Kessel,  John
46 Kessel, JohnCorrupting Dr. Nice. 01775
Tor: NY. 1997.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
SF time-travel novel.

''delightful, dizzily but ruthlessly plotted, it is a time-travel novel like no other, and highly recommended'' (Paul J. McAuley): ''The best time-travel novel ever written'' (Kim Stanley Robinson): ''Brilliantly intelligent, light-handed and warm-hearted - a dazzler'' (Ursula K. Le Guin): ''Lucid, humane and mercilessly funny'' (Jonathan Lethem).


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Fear Itself: The Horror Fiction Of Stephen King., King,  Stephen (Tim Underwood & Chuck Miller, eds.)
47 King, Stephen (Tim Underwood & Chuck Miller, eds.)Fear Itself: The Horror Fiction Of Stephen King. 01835
Underwood-Miller: USA. 1982.
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Hardcover.
256 pages: edited by Tim Underwood & Chuck Miller. Introduction by Peter Straub, Foreword by Stephen King, Afterword by George A. Romero.

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The World And Thorinn., Knight,  Damon
48 Knight, DamonThe World And Thorinn. 01627
Berkley: NY. 1980.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
SF novel.

''young Thorinn is cast into a well as a sacrifice to appease an angry ''god'' by his simple-minded stepfather. But Thorinn doesn't perish there. Digging his way out into a cavern beneath the well, Thorinn explores the ''underworld'' in his almost fairytale-like quest to return to the surface. He finds numerous caverns, some populated by creatures both friendly and treacherous'' (R. Christenson).


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Better Than One., Knight,  Damon (& Kate Wilhelm)
49 Knight, Damon (& Kate Wilhelm)Better Than One. 01575
NESFA Press: MA. 1980.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Small collection (76 pages) of poems and stories published to commemorate their appearance as Guests of Honour at Noreascon 11, Boston in 1980.

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50 L'Amour, LouisThe Outlaws of Mesquite. 02112
Bantam Books: NY. 1990.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
A new collection of Frontier stories.

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