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A Song Of Stone., Banks,  Iain
251 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).

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Canal Dreams (inscribed & dated by the author).., Banks,  Iain
252 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).

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Complicity (signed by the author)., Banks,  Iain
253 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''.


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Dead Air (signed by the author)., Banks,  Iain
254 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).

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Overload., Banks,  Iain (& Brian W. Aldiss, Harry Harrison & Bob Shaw)
255 Banks, Iain (& Brian W. Aldiss, Harry Harrison & Bob Shaw)Overload. 03468
BSFG: Birmingham. 1995.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Stapled pictorial wrappers.
Collection of short fiction and poetry by Iain Banks, Brian W. Aldiss, Harry Harrison and Bob Shaw, published by The Birmingham Science Fiction Group on the occasion of Novacon 25, November 1995 to commemorate their appearance as joint Guests Of Honour. Each author contributes an original short story (Harry Harrison's ''A Dog And His Boy'', had been originally intended for Harlan Ellison's still unpublished ''Last Dangerous Visions''), except for Ian Banks, who contributes two poems. 500 numbered copies.

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Excession., Banks,  Iain M.
256 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.
257 Banks, Iain M.Inversions. 00761
Orbit: London. 1998.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
SF novel.

Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

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Look To Windward., Banks,  Iain M.
258 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.

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The Algebraist (signed by the author)., Banks,  Iain M.
259 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).

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The Wayward Robot., Bannon,  Mark (aka Albert King)
260 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.

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Caligula Divine Carnage: Atrocities Of The Roman Emperors., Barber,  Stephen (& Jeremy Reed)
261 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.

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Shadows Bend: A Novel Of The Fantastic And Unspeakable., Barbour,  David (& Richard Raleigh)
262 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.

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Elfsorrow: Legends Of The Raven., Barclay,  James
263 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).

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Shadowheart: Legends Of The Raven., Barclay,  James
264 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).

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Shadowheart: Legends Of The Raven., Barclay,  James
265 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).

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Ghosts Alive!, Barker,  Christopher
266 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
267 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).

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Books of Blood Volume 111 (inscribed by the author)., Barker,  Clive
268 Barker, CliveBooks of Blood Volume 111 (inscribed by the author). 06804
Weidenfeld & Nicholson: London. 1985.
First hardcover edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Fourth volume of six. Full colour wraparound dustjacket art by the author. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. All six volumes first published as Sphere paperback originals.

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

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269 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.

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Clive Barker's Books Of Blood Volumes 1 & 11., Barker,  Clive
270 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.

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Sacrament., Barker,  Clive
271 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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The Cauliflower., Barker,  Nicola
272 Barker, NicolaThe Cauliflower. 43649
William Heinemann: London. 2016.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.


Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

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Star Bores: The Prequel., Barlow,  Steve (& Steve Skidmore)
273 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).

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Embryo., Barnard,  Keith
274 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.

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The Lord Of Whispers: A Syncobobian Tale., Barnard,  Michael
275 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)
276 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
277 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
278 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).

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

Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

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Mother Of Storms., Barnes,  John
280 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).

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


Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

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Orbital Resonance., Barnes,  John
282 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).

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The Merchants Of Souls., Barnes,  John
283 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

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The Sky So Big And Black., Barnes,  John
284 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).

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The Somnambulist (signed & dated by the author)., Barnes,  Jonathan
285 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.

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286 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).

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Great Sky Woman., Barnes,  Steven
287 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).

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Zulu Heart., Barnes,  Steven
288 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).

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Tales Of The Fallen Book 1: Awakenings (signed/limited)., Barnett,  David G.
289 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).

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290 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.

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Oy Pioneer! A Novel., Barr,  Marleen S.
291 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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The Brain Of Graphicon., Barrett,  G. J.
292 Barrett, G. J.The Brain Of Graphicon. 42636
Robert Hale: London. 1973.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
SF novel, one of 24 that Geoffrey John Barrett wrote for the Robert Hale sf series, both under his own name but also writing as ''Edward Leighton'', ''Dennis Summers'' and ''James Wallace''. .Robert Hale produced books primarily for the library market (still flourishing in the 1970s) and so most titles are very uncommon:

''(1928-1999) UK author who also published thrillers as ''Cole Rickard'' and westerns as ''Bill Wade''; his sf novels, written for Robert Hale Limited both under his own name and as ''Edward Leighton'', ''Dennis Summers'' and ''James Wallace'', are consistently routine. 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)..


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

Price: 15.00 GBP
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A Different Vintage(signed/limited)., Barrett, Jr.,  Neal
293 Barrett, Jr., NealA Different Vintage(signed/limited). 06873
Subterranean Press: USA. 2001.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
318 pages: collects 12 science fiction stories and an introduction by the author. LIMITED EDITION: 600 numbered copies signed by the author.

Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

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294 Barrett, Jr., NealWay Out There. 14199
Subterranean Press: USA. 2004.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Stapled card wrappers.
Short story. 302 copies printed of which this is one of 250 numbered copies signed by the author.

Fine (as new) copy.

Price: 5.00 GBP
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Joris Of The Rock., Barringer,  Leslie
295 Barringer, LeslieJoris Of The Rock. 10894
William Heinemann: London. 1928.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Fantasy novel, second in a trilogy.

''UK editor and writer (1895-1968) whose Neustria Cycle - Gerfalcon (1927), JORIS OF THE ROCK (1928) and Shy Leopardess (1948) - depicts events in a land of fable, an imaginary French province in an alternate world. The basic premise, vaguely presented, is that the Merovingian Dynasty does not split apart c.750 AD; instead, Neustria survives, and at the time of the three tales (c.1400) is still thriving. Each tale follows a young man or woman through physical and moral perils into adulthood. The sequence's alternate-world displacement serves not as an opening for magic but as a freeing of the author'simagination; the Neustria Cycle is far more intense and eloquent than his more straightforward historical novels'' (John Clute/Encyclopedia of SF).


VG+ copy with some fading to part of rear yellow/orange board.

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Fantasy and Horror: A Critical and Historical Guide to Literature Illustration Film T V Radio and the Internet., Barron,  Neil (ed)
296 Barron, Neil (ed)Fantasy and Horror: A Critical and Historical Guide to Literature Illustration Film T V Radio and the Internet. 35611
The Scarecrow Press: USA. 1999.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Oversize hardcover.
814 pages: an extensively revised and combined edition of Barron's earlier FANTASY LITERATURE (1990) and HORROR LITERATURE (1990).

Fine copy in pictorial boards, as issued without dustjacket (as new).

Price: 50.00 GBP
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297 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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Jennifer Government., Barry,  Max
298 Barry, MaxJennifer Government. 12751
Abacus: London. 2003.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Trade paperback original.
Satirical sf novel (though packaged as mainstream) set in a future world of globalisation and marketing hype.

''Australian writer whose first novel, Syrup (1999) as by Maxx Barry, edged toward the fantastic in its spoof treatment of the modern corporate world; his second, JENNIFER GOVERNMENT (2003), gains in the force of its attack through full immersion in a near future environment in which governments have become enfeebled, and international corporations rule the roost. Echoes of The Space Merchants (1953) by C M Kornbluth and Frederik Pohl are openly acknowledged in the text, whose savageries - corporations routinely commission spectacular killings to focus consumer attention on new products - reflect the half century since Kornbluth/Pohl's satire. Surnames reflect the corporations and governments for which characters work, hence the eponymous Australian government agent, whose vengeance-fuelled attempts to pin down some particularly egregious corporate apparatchiks drives the frenetic plot'' (John Clute/Encyclopedia of SF).


Fine (as new) copy.

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299 Bass, L. G.Sign Of The Oin. 15019
Hyperion: NY. 2004.
3rd printing.
Hardcover.
Children's fantasy novel.

Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

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300 Bass, Milton R.Force Red. 16225
G. P. Putnam's Sons: NY. 1970.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Near future thriller.

Fine copy in a VG+ dustjacket.

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