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Songspinners., Ash,  Sarah
1 Ash, SarahSongspinners. 01435
Millenium: London. 1996.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Fantasy/sf novel.

''Orial lives quietly with her father in the grounds of their sanitorium, secretly acting out a forbidden ritual in her mother's memorial in the necropolis. But Orial does not know that her mother was not of this world and she may have inherited the talent that killed her''.


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The Boy Who Kicked Pigs., Baker,  Tom
2 Baker, TomThe Boy Who Kicked Pigs. 15258
Faber & Faber: London. 1999.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Children's short novel by ex-Doctor Who actor, with b/w drawings by David Roberts: 'a grotesque masterpiece'.

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The Day Of Creation (inscribed by the author)., Ballard,  J. G.
3 Ballard, J. G.The Day Of Creation (inscribed by the author). 16187
Victor Gollancz: London. 1987.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
In Pringle, Modern Fantasy: The Hundred Best Novels, #99. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.

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Manifold: Time (and) Manifold: Space (and) Manifold:Origin (two volumes signed & dated), Baxter,  Stephen
4 Baxter, StephenManifold: Time (and) Manifold: Space (and) Manifold:Origin (two volumes signed & dated) 15277
HarperCollins: London. 1999-2001.
First editions (& 1st printings).
Hardcover.
All three volumes in the author's sf Manifold trilogy. BOTH VOLUME 1 AND VOLUME 3 SIGNED AND DATED IN 2001 BY THE AUTHOR..

''The Manifold sequence - Time: Manifold 1 (1999), Space: Manifold 2 (2000) and Origin: Manifold 3 (2001 - explores almost frenziedly a series of Alternate History iterations of the implications of the Fermi Paradox, which argues that if alien species did in fact exist in the wide universe, they would have already visited us (''If they existed, they would be here.''). As so often in Baxter, there is no final answer understandable by humans, though some higher controlling entity (for whom/which we are all iterations in an experiment beyond our ken) may have the answer'' (John Clute/Encyclopedia of SF, 3rd Edition).


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Moonseed., Baxter,  Stephen
5 Baxter, StephenMoonseed. 00736
Voyager/HarperCollins: London. 1998.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Third volume in the author's sf NASA trilogy, following Voyage (1996) and Titan (1997).

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Tangled Webs: A Black Jewels Novel., Bishop,  Anne
6 Bishop, AnneTangled Webs: A Black Jewels Novel. 42111
ROC: NY. 2008.
Second printing.
Hardcover.
Fantasy novel, sixth in the Black Jewels series.

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Fallen Gods: Doctor Who Novellas., Blum,  Jonathan (& Kate Orman) DOCTOR WHO
7 Blum, Jonathan (& Kate Orman) DOCTOR WHOFallen Gods: Doctor Who Novellas. 11379
Telos Publications: UK. 2003.
First edition (& 1st printing).
First paperback edition.
Foreword By Storm Constantine.

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The Shadow Matrix: A Novel Of Darkover., Bradley,  Marion Zimmer
8 Bradley, Marion ZimmerThe Shadow Matrix: A Novel Of Darkover. 42100
Daw Books: NY. 1997.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.


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Traitor's Sun: A Novel of Darkover., Bradley,  Marion Zimmer
9 Bradley, Marion ZimmerTraitor's Sun: A Novel of Darkover. 42097
Daw Books: NY. 1999.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
SF novel, part of the long-running DARKOVER series.

''it has been fifteen years since Marguerida Alton returned to Darkover. Fifteen years since she discovered the terrifying powers of her special laran, met and fell in love with Mikhail. heir designate to the throne of Darkover, and journeyed back in time to the Ages of Chaos to answer the call of a long-dead keeper''.


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The Alton Gift., Bradley,  Marion Zimmer (& Deborah J. Ross)
10 Bradley, Marion Zimmer (& Deborah J. Ross)The Alton Gift. 42102
Daw Books: NY. 2007.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
SF novel, part of the DARKOVER long-running series and sequel to TRAITOR'S SUN (1999).

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Universe Seven., Carr,  Terry (ed.)
11 Carr, Terry (ed.)Universe Seven. 03641
Dennis Dobson: London. 1979.
First British edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Original anthology. Very uncommon UK hardcover.

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Angel With The Sword., Cherryh,  C. J.
12 Cherryh, C. J.Angel With The Sword. 23358
Daw Books: NY. 1985.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Sf/fantasy novel.

''in Merovingen, a watery canal-laced city, much like Earth's Venice, society is segregated along class lines between the lower and upper cities. Against her better judgment, Altair Jones, 17, rescues an unconscious man from a canal near her poleboat. She is fascinated by Mondragon's good looks and elegant ways and begins to fall in love with him. Even though she knows there is no future for a water rat like herself with such a man, she decides to watch over him and rescue him from his enemies; enemies who turn out to be the most powerful people in the upper city. Cherryh is well known for her skill at creating complex and believable societies and worlds, as is shown by this book's 40-page appendix of maps and essays that cover everything from Merovingen's history to its monetary system. This meticulous background work shows up in the reality of her descriptions of the city, through which readers can almost feel the rotting dampness of the canals'' (Betsy Shorb/School Library Journal).


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Ealdwood (signed/limited)., Cherryh,  C. J.
13 Cherryh, C. J.Ealdwood (signed/limited). 02654
Donald M. Grant, Publisher. 1981.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Fantasy novel: six colour plates by the author's brother, David A. Cherry. LIMITED EDITION: 1000 copies signed by both author and artist.

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Rip Tide: Doctor Who Novellas., Cooper,  Louise (DOCTOR WHO)
14 Cooper, Louise (DOCTOR WHO)Rip Tide: Doctor Who Novellas. 09877
Telos Publications: UK. 2003.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Foreword by Stephen Gallagher.

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Against All Things Ending: Book Three Of The Last Chronicles Of Thomas Covenant., Donaldson,  Stephen R.
15 Donaldson, Stephen R.Against All Things Ending: Book Three Of The Last Chronicles Of Thomas Covenant. 42098
Gollancz: London. 2010.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Third of four new volumes in the Thomas Covenant sf/fantasy series.

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Reave The Just And Other Tales., Donaldson,  Stephen R.
16 Donaldson, Stephen R.Reave The Just And Other Tales. 15438
Voyager/HarperCollins: London. 1998.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Preceded the the US Bantam edition (published a year later in 1999).

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The Gap Into Conflict: The Real Story (signed & dated by the author)., Donaldson,  Stephen R.
17 Donaldson, Stephen R.The Gap Into Conflict: The Real Story (signed & dated by the author). 26613
Collins: London. 1991.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Short novel: 20 page afterword by the author. INSCRIBED, SIGNED AND DATED BY THE AUTHOR AT TIME OF PUBLICATION (11.6.91).

Page edges a little browned, bottom corner tips gently bruised, else a fine copy in a fine dustjacket.

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The Gap Into Conflict: The Real Story., Donaldson,  Stephen R.
18 Donaldson, Stephen R.The Gap Into Conflict: The Real Story. 26536
Collins: London. 1990.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Short novel: 20 page afterword by the author.

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The Last Dark: Book Four Of The Last Chronicles Of Thomas Covenant., Donaldson,  Stephen R.
19 Donaldson, Stephen R.The Last Dark: Book Four Of The Last Chronicles Of Thomas Covenant. 37346
Gollancz: London. 2013.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Fourth of four new volumes in the Thomas Covenant sf/fantasy series.

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The Runes Of The Earth: Book One Of The Last Chronicles Of Thomas The Covenant., Donaldson,  Stephen R.
20 Donaldson, Stephen R.The Runes Of The Earth: Book One Of The Last Chronicles Of Thomas The Covenant. 16246
Gollancz: London. 2004.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
First of four new volumes in the Thomas Covenant sf/fantasy series.

''in 1977, Stephen Donaldson changed the face of epic fantasy. With the publication of THE CHRONICLES OF THOMAS COVENANT THE UNBELIEVER, Donaldson took the world of fantasy publishing by storm, and created a true phenomenon: an epic fantasy instant bestseller that has gone on to sell millions. The 'hero', Thomas Covenant, is a leper, abandoned by his wife and young son in case he 'infects' them. Covenant's life has shrunk to encompass himself alone: his mantra is VSE: Visual Surveillance of Extremities. He's already lost two fingers to the disease. He is an angry, depressed and bitter man. When he is drawn into a mysterious new world, where gentle people work magic and the earth itself brings healing, he is welcomed as the reincarnation of a legendary saviour. But Covenant refuses to believe; he's convinced he's having delusions fuelled by the leprosy. He takes out his fury and pain by raping the girl who wanted only to help him. There are no concessions here: Covenant is as believable and unpleasant a character as you will find anywhere. Now comes the book every fantasy reader has been waiting for. Dr Linden Avery, the Chosen, Covenant's companion, is drawn back to the Land''.


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The Runes Of The Earth: The Last Chronicles Of Thomas The Covenant., Donaldson,  Stephen R.
21 Donaldson, Stephen R.The Runes Of The Earth: The Last Chronicles Of Thomas The Covenant. 16350
Gollancz: London. 2004.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
First of four new volumes in the Thomas Covenant sf/fantasy series.

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White Gold Wielder (inscribed & dated by the author).., Donaldson,  Stephen R.
22 Donaldson, Stephen R.White Gold Wielder (inscribed & dated by the author).. 09197
Collins: London. 1983.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
This UK hardcover preceded the US edition (despite statement to the contrary on the copyright page). The third volume of the Second Chronicles Of Thomas Covenant, following THE WOUNDED LAND (1980) and THE ONE TREE (1992). THIS COPY INSCRIBED, SIGNED AND DATED (11.16.91) BY THE AUTHOR.

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The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Fifth Annual Collection., Dozois,  Gardner (ed.)
23 Dozois, Gardner (ed.)The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Fifth Annual Collection. 38511
St. Martin's Griffin: NY. 2008.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
652 pages.

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The Wizard's Dilemna., Duane,  Diane
24 Duane, DianeThe Wizard's Dilemna. 42104
Harcourt Inc.: NY. 2001.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Young adult fantasy novel.

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The Wizard's Dilemna., Duane,  Diane
25 Duane, DianeThe Wizard's Dilemna. 30106
Magic Carpet Books. 2002.

Paperback original.
Young adult fantasy novel, book five in the series.

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Mortal Remains, or Heirs Of The Noosphere (inscribed by the author)., Evans,  Christopher
26 Evans, ChristopherMortal Remains, or Heirs Of The Noosphere (inscribed by the author). 42094
Victor Gollancz: London. 1995.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
SF novel. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.

''Known Space belongs to humanity: with the advent of organic biotechnology, the Settled Worlds of the Solar System are homes to a riot of varied environments, while the routes between the worlds are plied by all manner of sentient spacecraft. Ageing and extinction are a bad genetic memory: now, at a pre-determined time, the soul of every living body is translated into Noosphere, a psychic afterlife where loved ones (and less welcome visitors) can make contact through prayer terminals. Paradise ? Not quite, for even Eden has it's criminal element, and when a strange womb is recovered from a crashed, living spaceship on Mars, it quickly becomes the focus of intrigue and murder.''


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27 Evans, ChristopherMortal Remains, or Heirs Of The Noosphere. 00226
Victor Gollancz: London. 1995.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
SF novel.

''Known Space belongs to humanity: with the advent of organic biotechnology, the Settled Worlds of the Solar System are homes to a riot of varied environments, while the routes between the worlds are plied by all manner of sentient spacecraft. Ageing and extinction are a bad genetic memory: now, at a pre-determined time, the soul of every living body is translated into Noosphere, a psychic afterlife where loved ones (and less welcome visitors) can make contact through prayer terminals. Paradise ? Not quite, for even Eden has it's criminal element, and when a strange womb is recovered from a crashed, living spaceship on Mars, it quickly becomes the focus of intrigue and murder.''


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The Insider (inscribed by the author)., Evans,  Christopher
28 Evans, ChristopherThe Insider (inscribed by the author). 00569
Faber & Faber: London. 1991.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
SF novel: the author's second book WARMLY INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR/''Cheers mate, at Gerry & Annie's a wet day! Are we disheartened? No!! Chris''.

''set in a near-future UK, depicts the plight of an alien symbiont forced to transform its new human host into an ''alienated'' outcast from society'' (John Clute/Encyclopedia of SF).


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The Insider., Evans,  Christopher
29 Evans, ChristopherThe Insider. 10594
Faber & Faber: London. 1981.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
SF novel: the author's second book

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Shell Shock: Doctor Who Novellas., Forward,  Simon A. (DOCTOR WHO)
30 Forward, Simon A. (DOCTOR WHO)Shell Shock: Doctor Who Novellas. 11152
Telos Publications: UK. 2003.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Introduction by horror writer Guy N. Smith.

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Fragile Things,, Gaiman,  Neil
31 Gaiman, NeilFragile Things, 29181
Headline: London. 2006.
First British edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Short story collection: ''short fiction & wonders''..

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Strandloper., Garner,  Alan
32 Garner, AlanStrandloper. 02965
The Harvill Press: London. 1996.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Novel with fantasy elements.

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1610: A Sundial In A Grave., Gentle,  Mary
33 Gentle, Mary1610: A Sundial In A Grave. 11346
Victor Gollancz: London. 2003.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Alternative history novel: 594 pages.

''Valhentin Rochefort, professional duellist and down-at-heels aristocrat, arranges the assassination of Henri IV, King of France. Fleeing from the consequences, he makes for England, on the way picking up two companions - a young boy, Dariole, also a duellist, with whom Rochefort is sexually obsessed; and a ship-wrecked 'demon'. As the complex story unfolds, Rochefort's dreams of the future grow increasingly stranger and more contradictory. He realises he must act - but, how? What is the right choice? And how much of the future will depend on what he does?''.


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Ancient Light., Gentle,  Mary
34 Gentle, MaryAncient Light. 17805
Victor Gollancz: London. 1987.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
SF novel. Sequel to GOLDEN WITCHBREED (1983). INSCRIBED AND SIGNED AND DATED (1989) BY THE AUTHOR.

''...came to general notice with her Orthe sequence -- Golden Witchbreed (1983) and AANCIENT LIGHT (1987) - which, despite the fantasy ring of the first title, is sf. The protagonist of both volumes, a woman diplomat/entrepreneur in the complexly defined employ of an Earth dominated by vast corporations, comes to Orthe in an attempt to open the planet to exploitation, but discovers the densely described humanoid Orthean culture a seeming match for the desires of her masters. Her trek across Orthe, which takes much of Golden Witchbreed, gives the sequence the typical plot-structure and landscape of planetary romance, though the author is, in fact, far less entranced by scene-setting than are the creators of the modern form (e.g., Jack Vance). The final import of the sequence -- despite the sf pleasures entailed in the discovery of an ancient race whose technological hubris once seared the world, and of a huge ancient artifact is anything but conducive to any sense that Orthe is a planetary Secret Garden'' (John Clute/Encyclpedia of SF).


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35 Gentle, MaryRats And Gargoyles. 07462
Bantam Press: London. 1990.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
First in her ''White Crow'' series - followed by 'he Architecture Of Desire (1991) and Left To His Own Devices (1994).

''The ''White Crow'' sequence -- 'Rats and Gargoyles' (1990),'The Architecture of Desire' (1991) and 'Left to his own Devices' (coll 1994) -- created an alternate world or multiverse whose scenery and idiom were superficially reminiscent of Michael Moorcock's metaphysical romances; but Mary Gentle was far more interested than Moorcock in the arguments that might sustain such a universe, deriving a rationale to sustain them -- like John Crowley before her -- from Renaissance Neoplatonism. In the first novel, it is seen that the world is sustained in the memory of a cabal of gods. In the second, set in an alternate England which mirrors Cromwellian times, the female protagonist begins, at great cost to herself and others, to outgrow the toys of magicted by the White Crow in this novel as non-gender hubris and complacency'' (John Clute/Encyclopedia of SF)..


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Scholars And Soldiers: A Story Collection (inscribed & dated by the author)., Gentle,  Mary
36 Gentle, MaryScholars And Soldiers: A Story Collection (inscribed & dated by the author). 07308
Macdonald: London. 1989.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Collects nine sf/fantasy stories, with an introduction by Neil Gaiman. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED AND DATED IN YEAR OF PUBLICATION BY THE AUTHOR/''To - and - , best wishes Mary Gentle '89''.

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The Architecture Of Desire (inscribed by the author)., Gentle,  Mary
37 Gentle, MaryThe Architecture Of Desire (inscribed by the author). 42113
Bantam Press: London. 1991.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
SF/fantasy novel. Second in her White Crow series - follows Rats and Gargoyles (1990) and precedes Left To His Own Devices (1994). INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.

''The ''White Crow'' sequence -- 'Rats and Gargoyles' (1990),'The Architecture of Desire' (1991) and 'Left to his own Devices' (coll 1994) -- created an alternate world or multiverse whose scenery and idiom were superficially reminiscent of Michael Moorcock's metaphysical romances; but Mary Gentle was far more interested than Moorcock in the arguments that might sustain such a universe, deriving a rationale to sustain them -- like John Crowley before her -- from Renaissance Neoplatonism. In the first novel, it is seen that the world is sustained in the memory of a cabal of gods. In the second, set in an alternate England which mirrors Cromwellian times, the female protagonist begins, at great cost to herself and others, to outgrow the toys of magicted by the White Crow in this novel as non-gender hubris and complacency'' (John Clute/Encyclopedia of SF).


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The Architecture Of Desire (signed by the author)., Gentle,  Mary
38 Gentle, MaryThe Architecture Of Desire (signed by the author). 04476
Bantam Press: London. 1991.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
SF/fantasy novel. Second in her White Crow series - follows Rats and Gargoyles (1990) and precedes Left To His Own Devices (1994). SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.

''The ''White Crow'' sequence -- 'Rats and Gargoyles' (1990),'The Architecture of Desire' (1991) and 'Left to his own Devices' (coll 1994) -- created an alternate world or multiverse whose scenery and idiom were superficially reminiscent of Michael Moorcock's metaphysical romances; but Mary Gentle was far more interested than Moorcock in the arguments that might sustain such a universe, deriving a rationale to sustain them -- like John Crowley before her -- from Renaissance Neoplatonism. In the first novel, it is seen that the world is sustained in the memory of a cabal of gods. In the second, set in an alternate England which mirrors Cromwellian times, the female protagonist begins, at great cost to herself and others, to outgrow the toys of magicted by the White Crow in this novel as non-gender hubris and complacency'' (John Clute/Encyclopedia of SF).


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Light Music., Goonan,  Kathleen Ann
39 Goonan, Kathleen AnnLight Music. 12087
Eos: NY. 2002.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
SF novel. last in the Nanotech Cycle comprising Queen City Jazz (1994), Mississippi Blues (1997), Crescent City Rhapsody (2000) and LIGHT MUSIC (2002).

''she remains best-known for the Nanotech Cycle - comprising Queen City Jazz (1994), Mississippi Blues (1997), Crescent City Rhapsody (2000) and LIGHT MUSIC (2002) - which depicts an America so transfigured by alien-imposed nanotechnology that the country seems, at first glance, to be caught in the throes of a Post-Holocaust collapse'' (John Clute/Encyclopedia of SF, 3rd Edition).


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Light Music., Goonan,  Kathleen Ann
40 Goonan, Kathleen AnnLight Music. 22800
Eos: NY. 2002.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
SF novel.

''once the world worked differently -- before the Silence from space quieted the airwaves and rendered electronics useless.Once there was a haven called Crescent City, built through the wonders of nanotechnology to transport its enlightened inhabitants into the cosmos, far away from the chaos and terrors of a world gone mad. But humanity has failed the city. And carelessness has left it vulnerable to attack from those who covet the health and prosperity it offers.One of the original pioneers -- a recipient of the DNA-altering virus affecting a remarkable few who were born at the Silence's onset-Jason Peabody must now flee in the wake of an unanticipated assault on Crescent City by pirates. In the city-imposed persona of musical six-gun-toting Radio Cowboy, entrusted with the recovery of lost technology needed to heal the sentient metropolis and rocket it upward, he embarks on a bizarre odyssey across a perilous, unrecognizable outside -- through a landscape of Western round-ups and tragically ''youngening'' children; of plague-ravaged humans in foreboding flower cities; of conscious machines, talking animals, and toys that long to be real. With him is Dania, a brilliant scientist and resilient survivor whose hidden, troubled past is now painfully remembered beyond the walls of her urban sanctuary.But even as Dania and her Cowboy journey westward, others are being relentlessly drawn to Crescent City from all parts of the globe -- and two from the moon, the last humans remaining from the inexplicably vanished Unity colony.For an existence that is not as it was is on the brink of yet another astonishing transformation -- either by grand design or random cosmic accident. And the appearance on Earth of strange unearthly illuminations is causing widespread fear and panic -- as pilgrims from everywhere gather in Crescent City seeking answers to the Silence's long-concealed mysteries, responding to the hypnotic light music that's calling them toward a remarkable destiny in the stars''.


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The Bones Of Time (signed by the author)., Goonan,  Kathleen Ann
41 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.

''Goonan remains best-known for the Nanotech Cycle - comprising Queen City Jazz (1994), Mississippi Blues (1997), Crescent City Rhapsody (2000) and Light Music (2002) - which depicts an America so transfigured by alien-imposed nanotechnology that the country seems, at first glance, to be caught in the throes of a Post-Holocaust collapse. Her stand alone novel THE BONES OF TIME (1996) is also of interest, set in a near future Hawaii haunted by illegal Clones of earlier rules of the Island state, and riven by the Realpolitik antics that put the launching of a Generation Starship in doubt; the novel clearly echoes and prefigures, on a muted stage, the larger rhythms of her main sequence'' (John Clute/Encyclopedia of SF, 3rd Edition).


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The Rainbow Abyss (inscribed by the author)., Hambly,  Barbara
42 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).


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The Rainbow Abyss., Hambly,  Barbara
43 Hambly, BarbaraThe Rainbow Abyss. 35796
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).

''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).


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Manhattan In Reverse, Hamilton,  Peter F.
44 Hamilton, Peter F.Manhattan In Reverse 30482
MacMillan: London. 2011.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Collection of sf stories.

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The Dreaming Void: Part One Of The Void Trilogy., Hamilton,  Peter F.
45 Hamilton, Peter F.The Dreaming Void: Part One Of The Void Trilogy. 21438
MacMillan: London. 2007.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
First volume in a new sf trilogy, followed by The Temporal Void (2008) and The Evolutionary Void (2010).

''at the centre of the Intersolar Commonwealth universe is a massive black hole. This Void is not a natural artefact. Inside there is a strange universe where the laws of physics are very different to those we know. It is slowly consuming the other stars of the galactic core - one day it will have devoured the entire galaxy. It's AD 4000, and a human has started to dream of the wonderful existence of the Void. He has a following of millions of believers. They now wish to Pilgrimage to the Void to live the life they have been shown. Other starfaring species fear their migration will cause the Void to expand again. They are prepared to stop the Pilgrimage fleet no matter what the cost. The Pilgrimage begins.''


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Well Witched., Hardinge,  Frances
46 Hardinge, FrancesWell Witched. 42107
HarperCollins: NY. 2007.
First edition thus (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Young adult fantasy novel. Title change, published earlier in the UK as VERDIGRIS DEEP.

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The Traveller., Hawkes,  John Twelve
47 Hawkes, John TwelveThe Traveller. 19250
Bantam Press: London. 2005.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Fantasy novel, the first book in the Fourth Realm series. Followed by THE DARK RIVER (2007) and THE GOLDEN CITY (2009).

''in the shadows of our modern society, an ancient conflict between good and evil is being fought. A life-and-death battle we will never see, between those who wish to control history and those who will risk their lives for freedom and enlightenment... Los Angeles: A city where you have to work hard to live beneath the surface. Gabriel and Michael Corrigan are trying to do just that. Since childhood, the brothers have been shaped by the stories that their mystical father, a man of strange powers and intuition, has told them about the world in which they live. After his violent death, they have been living 'off the grid' - that is, invisible to the intricate surveillance networks that monitor our modern lives. London: Maya, a tough and feisty young woman, is playing at being a citizen, is playing at leading a normal life. But her background is anything but. Trained to fight since she was a young girl, she is the last in a long line whose duty is to protect the gifted among us. When she is summoned to Prague by her ailing father, she learns that Gabriel and Michael's lives are in danger and are in desperate need of protection. Prague: Nathan Boone, a disciplined and amoral mercenary, watches Maya leave the meeting with her father before brutally killing him. Tasked to hunt down the brothers, he tracks Maya as she seeks to fulfil what turns out to be her father's last command. When Maya flies to California to find them, an extraordinary chase begins, the final running battle in the war which will reveal the secret history of our time''.


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The Dark River: Book Two Of The Fourth Realm Trilogy., Hawks,  John Twelve
48 Hawks, John TwelveThe Dark River: Book Two Of The Fourth Realm Trilogy. 42105
Bantam Press: London. 2007.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Fantasy novel, the second book in the Fourth Realm series. Following THE TRAVELLER (2005) and followed by THE GOLDEN CITY (2009).

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Chapter House Dune., Herbert,  Frank
49 Herbert, FrankChapter House Dune. 16462
Victor Gollancz: London. 1985.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
SF novel, sixth in the classic Dune series.

Page edges a little browned, else a fine copy in a fine dustjacket but for a little background spine fade from dark blue to light blue (not affecting white lettering).

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Heretics Of Dune., Herbert,  Frank
50 Herbert, FrankHeretics Of Dune. 39017
Victor Gollancz: London. 1984.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
SF novel, fifth in the classic Dune series.

Page edges browning, inked name on front free endpaper, else a fine copy in a near fine dustjacket.

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