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The Day Of Forever., Ballard,  J. G.
251 Ballard, J. G.The Day Of Forever. 03386
Victor Gollancz: London. 1986.
First hardcover edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Short story collection: originally published as a Panther paperback in 1967.

Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Price: 75.00 GBP
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The Unlimited Dream Company., Ballard,  J. G.
252 Ballard, J. G.The Unlimited Dream Company. 42426
Jonathan Cape: London. 1979.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
In Pringle, Modern Fantasy: The Hundred Best Novels no 68.

Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new) priced 4.95 on the front inner flap, with review slip laid in.

Price: 50.00 GBP
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The Venus Hunters (signed by the author)., Ballard,  J. G.
253 Ballard, J. G.The Venus Hunters (signed by the author). 00022
Victor Gollancz: London. 1986.
First hardcover edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Short story collection: first published as a Panther paperback original in 1980. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.

Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Price: 150.00 GBP
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Vermilion Sands (+ review slip)., Ballard,  J. G.
254 Ballard, J. G.Vermilion Sands (+ review slip). 10035
Jonathan Cape: London. 1973.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Collection of linked stories. Very uncommon UK hardcover.

''from the first, his writing was influenced by the Surrealist painters and the early Pop artists, and it was soon clear he was capable of opening up new prospects for sf; in retrospect it was clear from his earliest beginnings that he might become revered (and detested) for the corrosively inescapable vision of the late twentieth-century world, which his stories seemed not so much to reflect in a distorting mirror as (alarmingly) to reflect, for the first time, without defensive evasions. As with much of his work, the impressive quality of his stories is a result of Ballard's painterly eye, as shown in his moody descriptions of landscapes. Landscape, for instance, dominates ''Studio 5, The Stars'' (February 1961 Science Fantasy), in which Ballard returned to the setting of ''Prima Belladonna'': a decaying resort, Vermilion Sands, where poets, artists and actresses pursue perverse whims (see also Wordmills). He subsequently wrote seven more stories against this background, and the series, which constitutes one of his most popular works, was collected as VERMILION SANDS (1971)'' (David Pringle & John Clute/Encyclopedia of SF, 3rd Edition).


A little browning along fore-edge of pages (top edge stained red as issued), else a fine copy in a fine (bright, unfaded, full colour wraparound) dustjacket but for a touch of edge wear: with review slip laid in.

Price: 850.00 GBP
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War Fever (signed by the author)., Ballard,  J. G.
255 Ballard, J. G.War Fever (signed by the author). 20399
Collins: London. 1990.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Collects fourteen stories. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.

Light spotting along top page edges, else a fine copy in an almost fine dustjacket.

Price: 20.00 GBP
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War Fever., Ballard,  J. G.
256 Ballard, J. G.War Fever. 06733
Collins: London. 1990.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Collects fourteen stories.

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

Price: 15.00 GBP
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Poly: New Speculative Writing., Ballentine,  Lee (ed.)
257 Ballentine, Lee (ed.)Poly: New Speculative Writing. 10429
Ocean View Books: CA. 1989.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Trade paperback original.
320 pages, mostly poetry with some prose. Includes Ray Bradbury, Tom Disch, Peter Redgrove, David Lunde, Bruce Boston, Vance Andahl and Robert Frazier.

Fine (as new) copy.

Price: 10.00 GBP
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A Song Of Stone (signed by the author)., Banks,  Iain
258 Banks, IainA Song Of Stone (signed by the author). 07059
Abacus: London. 1997.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.

''the war is ending, perhaps ended. For the castle and its occupants the troubles are just beginning. Armed gangs roam its lawless land where each farm and house supports a column of dark smoke. Taking to the roads with the other refugees, anonymous in their raggedness, seems safer than remaining in the ancient keep. However the lieutenant of an outlaw band has other ideas, and the castle becomes the focus for a dangerous game of desire, deceit and death.''


Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Price: 20.00 GBP
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A Song Of Stone., Banks,  Iain
259 Banks, IainA Song Of Stone. 00494
Abacus: London. 1997.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
''the war is ending, perhaps ended. For the castle and its occupants the troubles are just beginning. Armed gangs roam its lawless land where each farm and house supports a column of dark smoke. Taking to the roads with the other refugees, anonymous in their raggedness, seems safer than remaining in the ancient keep. However the lieutenant of an outlaw band has other ideas, and the castle becomes the focus for a dangerous game of desire, deceit and death.''

Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Price: 8.00 GBP
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Canal Dreams (inscribed & dated by the author).., Banks,  Iain
260 Banks, IainCanal Dreams (inscribed & dated by the author).. 09634
MacMillan: London. 1989.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
INSCRIBED, SIGNED AND DATED BY THE AUTHOR.

Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Price: 100.00 GBP
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Complicity (signed by the author)., Banks,  Iain
261 Banks, IainComplicity (signed by the author). 07553
Little, Brown: London. 1993.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Thriller. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.

''a judge who was lenient with a rapist is himself brutally raped. A pornographer who specialized in snuff films is given a paralyzing injection that is captured on video tape. A wealthy businessman whose negligence caused a fatal explosion is blown up in his own home. These savage crimes seem to implicate journalist Cameron Colley, who must now find the vigilante himself''.


Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Price: 100.00 GBP
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Dead Air (signed by the author)., Banks,  Iain
262 Banks, IainDead Air (signed by the author). 09355
Little, Brown: London. 2002.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Mainstream political thriller: as written by Iain Banks (without the middle M, as the author does for all his non-sf novels).

Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Price: 10.00 GBP
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Excession., Banks,  Iain M.
263 Banks, Iain M.Excession. 07792
Orbit: London. 1996.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
SF novel.

Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Price: 40.00 GBP
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Inversions., Banks,  Iain M.
264 Banks, Iain M.Inversions. 00761
Orbit: London. 1998.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
SF novel.

Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Price: 10.00 GBP
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Look To Windward., Banks,  Iain M.
265 Banks, Iain M.Look To Windward. 04531
Orbit: London. 2000.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
SF novel, part of the Culture series.

Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new) but for one minor scratch to rear cover.

Price: 10.00 GBP
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The Algebraist (signed by the author)., Banks,  Iain M.
266 Banks, Iain M.The Algebraist (signed by the author). 14744
Orbit: London. 2004.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Sf novel. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.

Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Price: 50.00 GBP
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Use Of Weapons., Banks,  Iain M.
267 Banks, Iain M.Use Of Weapons. 05359
Orbit: London. 1990.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
SF novel.

Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Price: 75.00 GBP
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The Wayward Robot., Bannon,  Mark (aka Albert King)
268 Bannon, Mark (aka Albert King)The Wayward Robot. 42617
Robert Hale: London. 1974.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
SF novel. Sixteen sf novels were written by author Albert King for the Robert Hale sf series, using his own name for just one of them, the rest using different pseudonyms including ''Mark Bannon''. Robert Hale produced books primarily for the library market (still flourishing in the 1970s) and so most titles are very uncommon:

''pseudonym of UK author and journalist Albert King (1924-1994), an extremely prolific writer in various genres under a series of names: for his Robert Hale sf he used (as well as his own name), Paul Conrad, Mark Bannon, Floyd Gibson, Scott Howell, Christopher King and Paul Muller. Born in Northern Ireland, he left school at the age of 14. He was the author of about 120 Westerns, 44 thrillers and 29 romances in addition to his production of 16 sf titles (over two years), of which the most notable are perhaps Ex Minus (1974), as by Conrad, in which disaster results from an experimental attempt to create human life, and The World of Jonah Klee (1976), as by Christopher King. Most of his work was routine adventure. Robert Hale was a UK publishing firm which from 1936 - 1984, though mainly in the 1970s, published more than 450 sf novels, in hardbound editions, primarily for the library market. A large majority of titles originating with the firm were uniform in length (192 pages) and routine in substance, most being Space Operas varied with occasional Dystopias, though other forms of sf also featured. Although in the 1970s Hale published many US sf writers - including Poul Anderson, A Bertram Chandler, Hal Clement, Gordon R Dickson, Ron Goulart, Harry Harrison, Keith Laumer, Frank Belknap Long, Andre Norton, Robert Silverberg and Kate Wilhelm - from the mid-70s most titles issued were by authors unknown to the sf world. Some of these were young authors - for example, Adrian Cole and David S Garnett - who would soon move on to more ambitious projects, and some - for example, the actor Michael Elder - were authors who published primarily with Hale and who were clearly real individuals. Many, however, were pseudonyms, some of which have never been been identified'' (John Clute & David Langford/Encyclopedia of SF, 3rd Edition)..


Top page edges spotted, last page lightly spotted, an almost fine copy in a near fine dustjacket with abrasion (6cm x 2.5cm) to the front panel.

Price: 15.00 GBP
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Caligula Divine Carnage: Atrocities Of The Roman Emperors., Barber,  Stephen (& Jeremy Reed)
269 Barber, Stephen (& Jeremy Reed)Caligula Divine Carnage: Atrocities Of The Roman Emperors. 40594
Creation Books: London. 2001.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Trade paperback original.
156 pages: introduction by James Havoc.

Fine (as new) copy.

Price: 10.00 GBP
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Shadows Bend: A Novel Of The Fantastic And Unspeakable., Barbour,  David (& Richard Raleigh)
270 Barbour, David (& Richard Raleigh)Shadows Bend: A Novel Of The Fantastic And Unspeakable. 15725
Ace Books: NY. 2000.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Trade paperback original.
Cthulhu Mythos novel: ''on a dark and stormy night, many years ago, two struggling writers named H. P. Lovecraft and Robert E. Howard set off on a cross-country mission to save the world - from the evil god Cthulhu''.

Fine (unread) copy.

Price: 10.00 GBP
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Elfsorrow: Legends Of The Raven., Barclay,  James
271 Barclay, JamesElfsorrow: Legends Of The Raven. 08814
Victor Gollancz: London. 2002.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
First volume in the Legends Of The Raven fantasy trilogy, followed by SHADOWHEART (2003) and DEMONSTORM (2004).

''The Raven travel to a new continent in search of mages to help the ruined college of Julatsa rebuild . . . and find themselves in the midst of ancient curse - a curse that has unleashed a plague that threatens to wipe out the elven race. Barclay excels with another tale that pitches The Raven against the clock and unseen foes. Full of desperate fights and secret betrayals the story also fills in more of Balaia's history and delves deeper into the ancient emnities between the colleges. Barclay has created a wonderfully appealing group of heroes and with every book their history grows and the land they live in becomes wider and richer. This is landmark fantasy in the making''.


Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Price: 15.00 GBP
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Shadowheart: Legends Of The Raven., Barclay,  James
272 Barclay, JamesShadowheart: Legends Of The Raven. 10692
Victor Gollancz: London. 2003.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Second volume in the Legends Of The Raven fantasy trilogy, sequel to ELFSORROW (2002) and followed by DEMONSTORM (2004). THIS COPY SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.

''The Raven is tested to the point of destruction when a savage war is unleashed across his world and the magical colleges of Balaia tear the land apart in their struggle for supremacy. Can The Raven even survive, let alone triumph?''


Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Price: 18.00 GBP
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Shadowheart: Legends Of The Raven., Barclay,  James
273 Barclay, JamesShadowheart: Legends Of The Raven. 23112
Gollancz: London. 2003.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Second volume in the Legends Of The Raven fantasy trilogy, sequel to ELFSORROW (2002) and followed by DEMONSTORM (2004)..

''The Raven is tested to the point of destruction when a savage war is unleashed across his world and the magical colleges of Balaia tear the land apart in their struggle for supremacy. Can The Raven even survive, let alone triumph?''


Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Price: 10.00 GBP
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Ghosts Alive!, Barker,  Christopher
274 Barker, ChristopherGhosts Alive! 33548
Privately printed by the author. Nd (mid-1990's?).
First edition (& 1st printing).
Stapled wrappers.
16 page booklet, collecting three supernatural stories. . Subtitled: A Collection Of Unpublished Short Fantasy Stories By New Writer Christopher Barker.

Fine (as new) copy.

Price: 25.00 GBP
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Books Of Blood V (signed/slipcased)., Barker,  Clive
275 Barker, CliveBooks Of Blood V (signed/slipcased). 41081
Scream Press: CA. 1988.
First edition thus (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Newly illustrated by Harro O. Morris. LINITED EDITION: 333 numbered copies signed by the author and artist and slipcased. This is no 6.

Fine copy (as issued without dustjacket) in slipcase (as new).

Price: 50.00 GBP
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276 Barker, CliveClive Barker's Books Of Blood Volumes 1 & 11 (inscribed by the author). 04950
Sphere Books. 1984.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
First hardcover edition of both volumes - preceding the 1985 separate hardcover Weidenfeld editions. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR IN 1985.

Fine copy in a fine dustjacket but for slight browning to page edges.

Price: 50.00 GBP
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Clive Barker's Books Of Blood Volumes 1 & 11., Barker,  Clive
277 Barker, CliveClive Barker's Books Of Blood Volumes 1 & 11. 03909
Sphere Books. 1984.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
First hardcover edition of both volumes - preceding the 1985 separate hardcover Weidenfeld editions.

Page edges a little age-darkened else a fine copy in a fine dustjacket.

Price: 25.00 GBP
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Sacrament., Barker,  Clive
278 Barker, CliveSacrament. 05844
HarperCollins: London. 1996.
First British edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Fantasy novel.

Page edges a little browned, else a fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Price: 8.00 GBP
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Creature no 4: The Great British Horror Story., Barker,  Clive (Ramsey Campbell, James Herbert)
279 Barker, Clive (Ramsey Campbell, James Herbert)Creature no 4: The Great British Horror Story. 08989
1985.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Stapled pictorial wrappers.
Fourth issue of Nick Hasted's UK horror fanzine, with articles on (or interviews with) Ramsey Campbell, James Herbert and Clive Barker.

Fine (unread) copy with clear plastic cover as issued.

Price: 8.00 GBP
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Star Bores: The Prequel., Barlow,  Steve (& Steve Skidmore)
280 Barlow, Steve (& Steve Skidmore)Star Bores: The Prequel. 34787
HarperCollins: London. 2004.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Star Wars parody.

A little browning to page edges, else a fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Price: 8.00 GBP
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Embryo., Barnard,  Keith
281 Barnard, KeithEmbryo. 35887
Souvenir Press: London. 1990.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
SF/horror novel. Uncommon UK hardcover.

''UK writer whose two sf novels combine horror tropes and medicine; the particular focus in EMBRYO (1990) is made clear by its title, while The Betz Cell (1991) applies Near Future medical science to communicating with the dead'' (John Clute/Encyclopedia of SF, 3rd Edition).


Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new) with review slip laid in.

Price: 15.00 GBP
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The Lord Of Whispers: A Syncobobian Tale., Barnard,  Michael
282 Barnard, MichaelThe Lord Of Whispers: A Syncobobian Tale. 09531
Hats Off Books: AZ. 2001.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Trade paperback original.
Young adult fantasy novel.

Fine (unread) copy.

Price: 10.00 GBP
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A Talent To Deceive: An Appreciation Of Agatha Christie., Barnard,  Robert (Agatha Christie)
283 Barnard, Robert (Agatha Christie)A Talent To Deceive: An Appreciation Of Agatha Christie. 40192
Collins: London. 1980.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
204 pages.

Ex-library, several library stamps, dustjacket (in clear plastic library protector) affixed to boards along the edges of the flap folds, otherwise near fine in a fine dustjacket.

Price: 10.00 GBP
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Apocalypses And Apostrophes., Barnes,  John
284 Barnes, JohnApocalypses And Apostrophes. 06158
Millenium: London. 1999.
First edition thus (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
The author's first short story collection. Title change - published earlier in the USA as APOSTROPHES AND APOCALYPSES.

Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Price: 12.00 GBP
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Candle., Barnes,  John
285 Barnes, JohnCandle. 18828
Tor: NY. 2000.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
SF novel. Third volume in the Century Next Door series, following Orbital Resonance (1991), Kaleidoscope Century (1995) and followed by The Sky So Big and Black (2002).

''a simultaneous series, The Century Next Door, comprises four loosely connected tales - Orbital Resonance (1991), Kaleidoscope Century (1995) CANDLE (2000) and The Sky So Big and Black (2002) created a recomplicated pattern of Future History through intersections of Time-Travel wipings and rewipings of narrative strands, and the threatening universal ascendance of the Meme One True, which is a kind of combination of hegemonic software and Hive Mind. These intersections are focused through various takes on the War of the Memes, the outcome of which will determine the shape of humanity, perhaps for good. But The Sky So Big and Black - which is set in an Alternate History version of a future Mars - depicts a culture as complex as that unfolded in Kim Stanley Robinson's Red Mars (1992) and its sequels, so that perhaps something of the entropic desolation that underlies much of Barnes's ethical and social speculations here seems more conditional'' (John Clute/Encyclopedia of SF, 3rd Edition).


Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Price: 10.00 GBP
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Earth Made Of Glass., Barnes,  John
286 Barnes, JohnEarth Made Of Glass. 02972
Tor: NY. 1998.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Second volume in the Thousand Cultures sf series, following A MILLION OPEN DOORS (1992) and followed by THE MERCHANTS OF SOULS (2001) and THE ARMIES OF MEMORY (2006).

''The Thousand Cultures, once separated by interstellar distances, are now being connected by instantaneous matter transmission, and each formerly isolated planet is going through intense culture shock. Giraut, who comes from a high-tech, pseudomedieval culture of duels, troubadours, and chivalry, finds himself employed on Caledony, a grim, no-frills world run according to the utilitarian dictates of Rational Christianity. The clash of cultures is fascinating, though too much of the novel's action occurs offstage: the novel hearkens deliberately backwards to the exuberant, human-dominated, outward-looking galaxy of writers like Robert Heinlein, though the story itself -- a young man comes of age on a strange planet -- is perhaps more shadowed by self-awareness than some of its predecessors'' (John Clute/Encyclopedia of SF).


Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

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287 Barnes, JohnFinity. 01307
Tor: NY. 1999.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
SF novel.

Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Price: 8.00 GBP
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Gaudeamus., Barnes,  John
288 Barnes, JohnGaudeamus. 39159
Tor: NY. 2004
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
SF novel.

Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Price: 10.00 GBP
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Mother Of Storms., Barnes,  John
289 Barnes, JohnMother Of Storms. 05075
Millenium: London. 1994.
First British edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
1995 Hugo award finalist for best novel.

''in MOTHER OF STORMS (1994), which is his most impressive early novel, he creates a powerful and complex portrait of a Near Future world wracked by the eponymous self-fuelling storm and on the verge of numerous cusps, ethical and practical. Through virtual reality, sex has become extraordinarily present in everyone's consciousness, and genetic engineering helps point the way to the stars. Meanwhile the storm continues, in a narrative which makes profitable use of both the bestseller disaster mode and of Cyberpunk'' (John Clute/Encyclopedia of SF, 3rd Edition).


Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Price: 12.00 GBP
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290 Barnes, JohnOne For The Morning Glory. 08522
Tor: NY. 1996.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.


Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Price: 8.00 GBP
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Orbital Resonance., Barnes,  John
291 Barnes, JohnOrbital Resonance. 16217
Tor: NY. 1991.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
SF novel.

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

Price: 5.00 GBP
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The Merchants Of Souls., Barnes,  John
292 Barnes, JohnThe Merchants Of Souls. 19260
Tor: NY. 2001.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Third volume in the Thousand Cultures sf series, following A MILLION OPEN DOORS (1992), EARTH MADE OF GLASS (1998) , and followed by THE ARMIES OF MEMORY (2006).

''The Thousand Cultures, once separated by interstellar distances, are now being connected by instantaneous matter transmission, and each formerly isolated planet is going through intense culture shock. Giraut, who comes from a high-tech, pseudomedieval culture of duels, troubadours, and chivalry, finds himself employed on Caledony, a grim, no-frills world run according to the utilitarian dictates of Rational Christianity. The clash of cultures is fascinating, though too much of the novel's action occurs offstage: the novel hearkens deliberately backwards to the exuberant, human-dominated, outward-looking galaxy of writers like Robert Heinlein, though the story itself -- a young man comes of age on a strange planet -- is perhaps more shadowed by self-awareness than some of its predecessors'' (John Clute/Encyclopedia of SF).


Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new) but for light browning along page edges

Price: 10.00 GBP
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The Sky So Big And Black., Barnes,  John
293 Barnes, JohnThe Sky So Big And Black. 14619
Tor: NY. 2002.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
SF novel. Fourth volume in the Century Next Door series, following Orbital Resonance (1991), Kaleidoscope Century (1995) and Candle (2000).

''a simultaneous series, The Century Next Door, comprises four loosely connected tales - Orbital Resonance (1991), Kaleidoscope Century (1995) Candle (2000) and THE SKY SO BIG AND BLACK (2002) created a recomplicated pattern of Future History through intersections of Time-Travel wipings and rewipings of narrative strands, and the threatening universal ascendance of the Meme One True, which is a kind of combination of hegemonic software and Hive Mind. These intersections are focused through various takes on the War of the Memes, the outcome of which will determine the shape of humanity, perhaps for good. But The Sky So Big and Black - which is set in an Alternate History version of a future Mars - depicts a culture as complex as that unfolded in Kim Stanley Robinson's Red Mars (1992) and its sequels, so that perhaps something of the entropic desolation that underlies much of Barnes's ethical and social speculations here seems more conditional'' (John Clute/Encyclopedia of SF, 3rd Edition).


Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Price: 10.00 GBP
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The Somnambulist (signed & dated by the author)., Barnes,  Jonathan
294 Barnes, JonathanThe Somnambulist (signed & dated by the author). 19853
Gollancz: London. 2007.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Trade paperback original.
The author's first book: a Victorian novel starring Edward Moon, detective, and his strange and silent assistant The Somnambulist: together they set out to stop a plot to recreate the apocalyptic prophecies of William Blake and bring the British Empire crashing down. Issued simultaneous with the hardcover edition. SIGNED AND DATED BY THE AUTHOR/''Jonathan Barnes, 16.03.07. Be warned...''.

Fine (as new) copy.

Price: 8.00 GBP
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295 Barnes, JulianEngland, England. 15437
Jonathan Cape: London. 1998.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Short-listed for the Booker Prize.

Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Price: 8.00 GBP
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Great Sky Woman., Barnes,  Steven
296 Barnes, StevenGreat Sky Woman. 38513
One World/Ballantine Books: NY. 2006.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Fantasy novel set in Africa 30,000 years ago.

Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Price: 10.00 GBP
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Zulu Heart., Barnes,  Steven
297 Barnes, StevenZulu Heart. 11085
Warner Books: London. 2003.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
A novel of slavery and fredom in an alternate America.

Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Price: 10.00 GBP
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Tales Of The Fallen Book 1: Awakenings (signed/limited)., Barnett,  David G.
298 Barnett, David G.Tales Of The Fallen Book 1: Awakenings (signed/limited). 27845
Necro Publications: USA. 2009.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Horror novella: introduction by Edward Lee. LIMITED EDITION: 300 numbered copies signed by both authors.

Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Price: 10.00 GBP
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299 Barr, DonaldSpace Relations: A Slightly Gothic Interplanetary Tale. 01525
Charterhouse: NY. 1973.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
SF novel.

''a space opera interlaced amusingly with literary analogues to its tale of a space diplomat, sold into slavery, who is sexually excited by fear, thus enticing a princess, and who also finds out grim secrets about an alien invasion of Earth'' (John Clute/Encyclopedia of SF).


Fine copy in a fine dustjacket but for a one dollar ink stamp on the front free endpaper.

Price: 8.00 GBP
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Oy Pioneer! A Novel., Barr,  Marleen S.
300 Barr, Marleen S.Oy Pioneer! A Novel. 24415
University Of Wisconsin Press: Madison, Wisconsin. 2003.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
''what would happen if a feminist Jewish wit and scholar invaded David Lodge's territory? Marleen S. Barr, herself a pioneer in the feminist criticism of science fiction, provides a giddily entertaining answer in this feisty novel. ''Oy Pioneer! follows professor Sondra Lear as she makes her inimitable way through a world of learning--at times fantastic, at times all too familiar, often hilarious, and always compulsively interesting. As if Mel Brooks and Erica Jong had joined forces to recreate ''Sex and the City'' for the intellectual set, the story is a heady mix of Jewish humor, feminist insight, and academic satire. Lear is a tenured radical and a wildly ambitious intellectual, but is subject nonetheless to the husband-hunting imperatives of her Jewish mother. Her adventures expand narrative parameters according to Barr's term ''genre fission.'' Mixing elements of science fiction, fantasy, ethnic comedy, satire, and authentic experience of academic life, ''Oy Pioneer! is uncommonly lively and hilarious--a Jewish feminist scholar's imaginative text boldly going where no academic satire has gone before--and bringing readers along for an exhilarating ride''

Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

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