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Anvil of Stars (inscribed & dated by the author)., Bear,  Greg
351 Bear, GregAnvil of Stars (inscribed & dated by the author). 26662
Legend: London. 1992.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
SF novel: sequel to THE FORGE OF GOD (1987). THIS COPY INSCRIBED, SIGNED AND DATED BY THE AUTHOR IN YEAR OF PUBLICATION/''For David! All best wishes - Greg Bear Birmingham '92''.

''The Forge of God (1987) tackles the end of the worldD by confronting near-future humanity with a sequence of alien intrusions, one of which proves utterly and implacably fatal to the existence of the planet. The bulldog inexorability with which the author presents this scenario is darkly exhilarating, and seemed at the time a welcome prophylactic to the assumption embedded in most hard-sf novels that catastrophes, no matter how grave, will be sidestepped by the fit: a sequel, however, ANVIL OF STARS (1992 UK), somewhat softens the blow of the first volume by carrying a few human survivors in an alien ship on a revenge mission directed against the apparent makers of the autonomous weapons which destroyed Earth'' (John Clute/The Encyclopedia of SF).


Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

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Heads., Bear,  Greg
352 Bear, GregHeads. 11182
Legend: London. 1990.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Short sf novel.

''a short novel, HEADS (UK 1990), set in something like the same Universe as Queen of Angels, concisely conflates a Moon-based search for the Absolute Zero of temperature and the threat that a cryogenically preserved head might turn out to be that of a 20th-century guru whose manipulative sect generations earlier proved particularly attractive in some sf circles'' (John Clute/Encyclopedia of SF).


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

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Moving Mars (Nebula Award Winner)., Bear,  Greg
353 Bear, GregMoving Mars (Nebula Award Winner). 01450
Tor: NY. 1993.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
SF novel. Winner of the 1994 Nebula Award for best novel.

''is connected to the world depicted in Queen of Angels, is a broader and more traditional tale. Its depiction of Mars may lack some of the resolute arguments that accompany every speculative suggestion in Kim Stanley Robinson's Mars sequence, but Bear's novel gains a commensurate freedom of sweep in its story -- which intermixes politics and an array of scientific discoveries -- of the emancipation of Mars from the hegemony of a paranoia-driven Earth. The title, it may be fair to add, is meant literally'' (John Clute/Encyclopedia of SF).


Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

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Psychlone., Bear,  Greg
354 Bear, GregPsychlone. 19109
Severn House: London 1990.
First hardcover edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
SF novel: originally published as a paperback original in 1979.

Inked name and address on front pastedown, else a fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new) but for a little light edge wear

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Slant., Bear,  Greg
355 Bear, GregSlant. 04977
Legend: London. 1997.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
SF novel, part of the Quantum Logic series and direct sequel to QUEEN OF ANGELS (1990).

''this first segment of the Quantum Logic series is concluded by SLANT(1997), a direct sequel to Queen of Angels, depicting here - with a nod again to his earlier novel Blood Music a world citizenry under constant invasive/therapeutic manipulation, no individual an island, but many driven insane by commensal living at the molecular level'' (John Clute/Encyclopedia of SF, 3rd Edition).


Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

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Star Trek: Corona., Bear,  Greg
356 Bear, GregStar Trek: Corona. 20297
Gregg Press: Boston. 1985.
First hardcover edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
First published as a Pocket paperback original in 1984.

''an awesome, sentient force of protostars takes control of a stranded team of Vulcan scientists''


Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

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Tangents., Bear,  Greg
357 Bear, GregTangents. 03737
Warner: NY. 1989.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Short story collection with a six page introduction by the author: includes the original short story version of BLOOD MUSIC.

Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

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

Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

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The Master At Heathcrest Hall., Beckett,  Galen
359 Beckett, GalenThe Master At Heathcrest Hall. 32771
Spectra/Ballantine: NY. 2012.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Trade paperback original.
The third book in the Mrs. Quent fantasy trilogy. Galen Beckett is a pseudonym used by author Mark Anthony.

''even as her husband is about to attain undreamed-of power, Ivy Quent fears for her family's safety. With war looming and turmoil sweeping the nation of Altania, Ivy finds the long-abandoned manor on the moors a temporary haven. But nowhere is really safe from the treachery that threatens all the Quents have risked to achieve. And an even greater peril is stirring deep within the countryside's beautiful green estates. As Ivy dares an alliance with a brilliant illusionist and a dangerous lord, she races to master her forbidden talents and unravel the terrible truth at the heart of her land's unrest - even as a triumphant, inhuman darkness rises to claim Altania eternally for its own''.


Fine (as new) copy.

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360 Beckhorn, Susan WilliamsThe Kingfisher's Gift. 12061
Philomel Books: NY. 2002.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Young adult fairy fantasy.

Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

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361 Bedwell-Grime, StephanieFallen Angel. 20669
Telos Publications: UK. 2004.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Trade paperback original.
Supernatural novel.

Fine (as new) copy.

Price: 5.00 GBP
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Brendan Behan's Island: An Irish Sketch-Book With Drawings By Paul Hogarth., Behan,  Brendan
362 Behan, BrendanBrendan Behan's Island: An Irish Sketch-Book With Drawings By Paul Hogarth. 39911
Hutchinson: London. 1962.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
192 pages.

Inked name on front free endpaper, else a fine copy in a good chipped and worn dustjacket.

Price: 10.00 GBP
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Jasmyn., Bell,  Alex
363 Bell, AlexJasmyn. 24971
Gollancz: London. 2009.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Trade paperback original.
Released simultaneous with the hardcover edition.

''one day, without warning, Jasmyn's husband died of an aneurism. Since then, everything has been different. Wrapped up in her grief, Jasmyn is trapped in a world without colour, without flavour - without Liam. But even through the haze of misery she begins to notice strange events. Even with Liam gone, things are not as they should be, and eventually Jasmyn begins to explore the mysteries that have sprung up after her husband's death ...and follow their trail back into the events of his life. But the mysteries are deeper than Jasmyn expects, and are leading her in unexpected directions - into fairytales filled with swans, castles and bones; into a tale of a murder comitted by a lake and a vicious battle between brothers; into a story of a lost past, and a stolen love. She's entering a magical story. Jasmyn's story''.


Fine (as new) copy.

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Clan Ground., Bell,  Clare
364 Bell, ClareClan Ground. 25071
Atheneum: NY. 1984.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Second book in the sf/fantasy Ratha cat series, sequel to RATHA'S CREATURE (1983).

''UK-born writer, in the USA from age five, who remains best-known for her sf; she lives with M. Coleman Easton, writing sf with him under the name of Clare Coleman. The Ratha sequence of young adult novels - Ratha's Creature (1983), Clan Ground (1984), Ratha and Thistle-Chaser (1990), The Jaguar Princess (1993) and Ratha's Challenge (1995) - can be read as alternate-world sf where evolution has favoured the cat, but the long saga of Ratha's growth as leader of her tribe of cougar-like talking felines, and the interplay of genetic and dynastic fantasy-like narrative strands, is really fantasy'' (John Clute/Encyclopedia of Fantasy).


Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new) with the signature of Kingsley Amis on the top corner of the front free endpaper.

Price: 15.00 GBP
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365 Bell, ClareRatha And Thistle-chaser. 15010
Margaret K. McElderry Books: NY. 1990.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Children's fantasy.

Fine copy in a fine dustjacket with the signature of author John Clute on the front free endpaper.

Price: 20.00 GBP
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The Condemned (54-signed copy edition)., Bell,  David Jack
366 Bell, David JackThe Condemned (54-signed copy edition). 35058
Delirium Books: USA. 2008.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
LIMITED EDITION: 54 numbered hardcover copies signed by the author. Exclusive Series #10: one of a series of books for which Delirium only printed the exact number of pre-orders - in this case 54 copies - up to a maximum of 100 copies.

Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Price: 25.00 GBP
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The Girl In The Woods (signed/ltd)., Bell,  David Jack
367 Bell, David JackThe Girl In The Woods (signed/ltd). 34954
Delirium Books: USA. 2009.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
LIMITED EDITION: 150 numbered hardcover copies signed by the author.

Fine copy as issued without dustjacket (as new).

Price: 25.00 GBP
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Life Comes To Seathorpe., Bell,  Neil
368 Bell, NeilLife Comes To Seathorpe. 42786
Eyre & Spottiswoode: London. 1946.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
SF novel.

''in LIFE COMES TO SEATHORPE (1946) another Mad Scientist creates laboratory monsters in an attempt to uplift Homo sapiens into Homo splendidus, but they melt'' (Brian Stableford & John Clute/Encyclopedia of SF, 3rd Edition).


Several light tape marks on endpapers, a near fine copy in a VG+ (bright, unfaded) pictorial dustjacket.

Price: 40.00 GBP
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Precious Porcelain., Bell,  Neil
369 Bell, NeilPrecious Porcelain. 32435
Collins: London. 1939.
Reissue.
Hardcover.
Mystery novel with sf/fantasy elements. First published by Victor Gollancz in 1931.

''mix of supernatural, sf, mystery and thiller novel in which the main character discovered a means of isolating the various personality fragments within himself and projecting them as living beings''.


Touch of spotting to first couple of pages, else a fine copy, that has been rebound in red cloth.

Price: 10.00 GBP
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Against Infinity., Benford,  Gregory
370 Benford, GregoryAgainst Infinity. 07368
Timescape Books: NY. 1983.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
SF novel.

''is pure sf in terms of its plot, which involves the search for an enigmatic alien on Ganymede, but its structure is strongly reminiscent of William Faulkner's novella The Bear; and the novella ''To the Storming Gulf'' (1985) contains strong echoes of Faulkner's As I Lay Dying. Comments on these parallels by critic Gary K. Wolfe caused some controversy'' (Brian Stableford/Encyclopedia of SF).


Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new) but for small remainder mark on bottom page edges.

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Cosm., Benford,  Gregory
371 Benford, GregoryCosm. 05263
Avon: NY. 1998.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
SF novel.

''Alicia Butterworth is a physicist from U.C. Irvine who's trying to re-create the conditions that existed just before the big bang using the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider on Long Island. Something goes wrong during one of the collider runs, and part of the machine explodes, leaving behind a strange metallic sphere. Butterworth sneaks the object back to Irvine, where she and a colleague determine that what they have on their hands is a window into a miniature universe, or cosm. The cosm is evolving far faster than our own universe, giving Butterworth a ringside seat as the history of creation replays itself. Her theft turns out to be just the start of what, at times, is a boisterous adventure as she becomes ensnared in the intrigue of cloistered academic and scientific circles'' (Amazon.com).


Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

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Cosm., Benford,  Gregory
372 Benford, GregoryCosm. 00317
Orbit: London. 1998.
First British edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
SF novel.

''Alicia Butterworth is a physicist from U.C. Irvine who's trying to re-create the conditions that existed just before the big bang using the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider on Long Island. Something goes wrong during one of the collider runs, and part of the machine explodes, leaving behind a strange metallic sphere. Butterworth sneaks the object back to Irvine, where she and a colleague determine that what they have on their hands is a window into a miniature universe, or cosm. The cosm is evolving far faster than our own universe, giving Butterworth a ringside seat as the history of creation replays itself. Her theft turns out to be just the start of what, at times, is a boisterous adventure as she becomes ensnared in the intrigue of cloistered academic and scientific circles'' (Amazon.com)


Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

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Furious Gulf., Benford,  Gregory
373 Benford, GregoryFurious Gulf. 04499
Victor Gollancz: London. 1994.
First British edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
SF novel: third volume in the Family Bishop sf sequence - comprising Great Sky River (1987), Tides of Light (1989) and Furious Gulf (1994) .

''..continues the theme of a Universe-wide struggle between organic and inorganic ''lifeforms'' in which self-replicating machines appear to have the upper hand; this scenario is further developed in the Family Bishop sequence - comprising Great Sky River (1987),Tides of Light (1989) and Furious Gulf (1994) - and centring upon the forced flight of human Families towards a form of sanctuary in the heart of the galaxy, harassed all the while by the inorganic mech. Throughout the sequence, the author interestingly develops the concept of the Aspect, voluble though partial versions of human ancestors electronically stored within the minds of the living'' (Brian Stableford/Encyclopedia of SF).


Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Price: 10.00 GBP
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The Stars In Shroud., Benford,  Gregory
374 Benford, GregoryThe Stars In Shroud. 01571
Berkley: NY. 1978.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Expanded and revised version (with title change!) of his earlier DEEPER THAN THE DARKNESS (Ace paperback original, 1970).

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


Fine copy in an almost fine dustjacket.

Price: 8.00 GBP
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Heart Of The Comet., Benford,  Gregory (& David Brin)
375 Benford, Gregory (& David Brin)Heart Of The Comet. 03946
Bantam Spectra: NY. 1986.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
SF novel.

''an odyssey of discovery, from a shattered society through the solar system with a handful of men and women who ride a cold, hurtling ball of ice to the shaky promise of a distant, unknowable future''.


Fine copy in a near fine dustjacket.

Price: 8.00 GBP
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The Prince Of Dreams: Volume Two Of Seven Brothers., Benjamin,  Curt
376 Benjamin, CurtThe Prince Of Dreams: Volume Two Of Seven Brothers. 21527
Daw Books: NY. 2002.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Second volume of the Seven Brothers fantasy series: sequel to THEPRINCE OF SHADOW.

''a magnificent fantasy saga of kingdoms lost, nobles enslaved, families reunited, and gods reborn. Llesho has succeeded in finding several of his brothers and winning the aid of allies such as the trickster god, the emperor, two gladiators, a young witch and a goddess. But can he discover the truth about his own identity? Can he harness his powers? And can he survive the ultimate masters of evil?''.


Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new) but for a little creasing along the edge of the spine panel.

Price: 5.00 GBP
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The Demigods., Bennett,  Alfred Gordon
377 Bennett, Alfred GordonThe Demigods. 28403
Jarrolds: London. 1939.
First edition (variant binding).
Hardcover.
SF novel. Variant binding of red cloth, black lettering on spine (the first binding is black cloth with gilt lettering on spine, as noted in Locke SPECTRUM OF FANTASY pp. 31) - though this first edition is very uncommon in either binding.

''UK writer (1901-1962) , documentary film-maker and founder of Pharos Books, through which he published a fantasy, Whom the Gods Destroy (1946). His sf novel THE DEMIGODS (1939) depicts a world menaced by giant ants, who derive their abilities from a central controlling brain'' (John Clute/Encyclopedia of SF). ''out of the silence of Africa comes the first whisper of the greatest Terror mankind has ever known: A race of gigantic insects, ruled by an intelligence so vast as to be beyond human comprehension, plans to wipe out civilisation, as we know it, from the face of the Earth and extend its sinister dominion to the stars''.


Solid VG+ unmarked copy with lightly bruised bottom corner tips.

Price: 50.00 GBP
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Whom The Gods Destroy., Bennett,  Alfred Gordon
378 Bennett, Alfred GordonWhom The Gods Destroy. 41800
Pharos Books: Colwyn Bay North Wales & London. 1946.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Paperback original.
Fantasy novel. A very uncommon paperback and the only edition of this title.

''(1901-1962) UK writer, documentary film-maker and founder of Pharos Books, through which he published a fantasy, WHOM THE GODS DESTROY (1946), which is set in Tibet. His sf novel The Demigods (1939) depicts a world menaced by giant ants from an Underground fastness in Africa, who derive their abilities from an ancient hive mind resident in a globe of ''force'' and capable of hypnotizing humans as well as ants'' (John Clute/Encyclopedia of SF, 3rd Edition).


Staples rusting, front cover worn, a G/VG copy.

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The Grim Smile Of The Five Towns., Bennett,  Arnold
379 Bennett, ArnoldThe Grim Smile Of The Five Towns. 12540
Penguin Books: London. 1946.
1st Penguin (#519).
Paperback.


Good copy, spine tear at top.

Price: 4.00 GBP
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Picus The Thief (Small Vampires)., Bennett,  Robin
380 Bennett, RobinPicus The Thief (Small Vampires). 30598
Monster Books: Henley-On-Thames. 2011.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Vampire novel.

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

Price: 10.00 GBP
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Ring The Bell Softly., Bennetts,  Pamela
381 Bennetts, PamelaRing The Bell Softly. 36313
Robert Hale: London. 1978.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Gothic supernatural thriller. Very uncommon UK hardcover (Robert Hale produced books almost excliusively for the library market).

Light spotting along top page edges, else a fine copy in an almost fine dustjacket with a little creasing along the top spine edge.

Price: 40.00 GBP
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Computers, Artificial Intelligence And The Law., Bennun,  Mervyn E. (ed)
382 Bennun, Mervyn E. (ed)Computers, Artificial Intelligence And The Law. 18215
Ellis Horwood Limited: Chichester. 1991.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
132 pages.

Fine copy (as new) as issued without dustjacket.

Price: 10.00 GBP
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The Isles Of Sunset., Benson,  Arthur Christopher
383 Benson, Arthur ChristopherThe Isles Of Sunset. 40520
Ibister & Co.: London. 1904.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Octavo, pp. [1-12] [1-3] 4-307 [308: blank] [note: first leaf is a blank], title page printed in red and black, original pictorial blue cloth, front panel stamped in black, gray, yellow and white, spine panel stamped in gold, fore and bottom edges untrimmed. Benson's second collection of short fiction, preceded by THE HILL OF TROUBLE AND OTHER STORIES (1903). Includes two supernatural tales, ''The Slype House'' and ''The Waving of the Sword,'' the latter more mystical than macabre. A very uncommon book.

''(1862-1925) UK essayist, journal-keeper and writer of some fiction; elder brother of E.F. Benson and Robert Hugh Benson. Much closer to M.R. James than to either brother, he can be considered a member of the James Gang because of the academic, antiquarian tone of his stories. The most notable are collected in The Hill of Trouble and Other Stories (1903) and THE ISLES OF SUNSET (1904), both assembled as Paul the Minstrel and Other Stories (1911); it is also possible that he was the ''B'' who wrote several ghost stories in the same mode, set in typical college surroundings; the best are assembled as When the Door is Shut (1986). The two novellas under his own name collected in Basil Netherby (1926) display a similar aspiring wistfulness, a precarious indecision about the advisability of penetrating Thresholds into the antique-visaged unknown. The Child of the Dawn (1912) is a mild-mannered utopia'' (John Clute/Encyclopedia of Fantasy).


Bookplate on front pastedown, gift inscription on verso of front free endpaper, some browning/spotting to endpapers and preliminary and terminal pages, a VG+ copy with bright cover illustration and white lettering, bright gold lettering on spine, tight inner hinges and clean interior.

Price: 350.00 GBP
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384 Benson, Arthur ChristopherThy Rod And Thy Staff. 24310
Smith, Elder & Co.: London. 1912.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Second book of Benson's biography.

Bookplate, endpapers browned, page edges browned, a VG+ copy.

Price: 10.00 GBP
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The Flint Knife: Further Spook Stories., Benson,  E. F.
385 Benson, E. F.The Flint Knife: Further Spook Stories. 01123
Chivers Press: Bath. 1990.
First hardcover edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Selected by Jack Adrian. Large print edition which sold almost entirely to libraries: this was the only hardcover edition. First published as an Equation paperback original in 1988. Very uncommon UK hardcover.

Fine copy in pictorial boards as issued without dustjacket (as new) but for a touch of occasional spotting along page edges.

Price: 40.00 GBP
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The Tale Of An Empty House And Other Ghost Stories., Benson,  E. F.
386 Benson, E. F.The Tale Of An Empty House And Other Ghost Stories. 23191
Privately Printed For Black Swan, London. 1986.
First edition thus (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Edited by Cynthia Reavell with an introduction by Susan Hill. Printed by Black Swan an Imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd., UK, Limitation statement of 750 hardcover copies printed, but very few copies seem to show up so maybe the number was a lot less? 232 pages

Fine copy as issued in silver boards without dustjacket, but for a touch of bruising to top corner tips.

Price: 40.00 GBP
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The Tale Of An Empty House And Other Ghost Stories., Benson,  E. F.
387 Benson, E. F.The Tale Of An Empty House And Other Ghost Stories. 33939
Black Swan Books: London. 1986.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Trade paperback original.


Page edges browning, corner crease to bottom corner of first three pages, else a fine (unread) copy.

Price: 5.00 GBP
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388 Berger, ThomasBeing Invisible. 15579
Methuen: London. 1978.
First British edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
.

Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Price: 10.00 GBP
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Changing The Past., Berger,  Thomas
389 Berger, ThomasChanging The Past. 35877
Weidenfeld & Nicholson: London. 1990.
First British edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
SF novel.

''US writer who began to publish work of genre interest with ''Professor Hyde'' for Playboy in December 1961, but who is best known for his work outside the sf field, like the Western epic Little Big Man (1964), which combines farce and Fabulation; the Little Big Man, who is 111, narrates his tale with supernatural vigour. The sequel, The Return of Little Big Man (1999), moves even further from anything like a Western. In general, his novels read as though they are generated by spontaneous conceits - some of them fantastic, some postmodern - which he treats with an absolute, dead-pan seriousness; each tale constitutes a blackly comic and chastening argument from premise. He is, therefore, less popular than he deserves. Vital Parts (1970) contains a modest but savage examination of Cryonics; Regiment of Women (1973) presents a world about a century hence where the roles of men and women have been completely reversed, direly for the men. Arthur Rex: A Legendary Novel (1978) achieves comedy through faithfulness to its rich material; Nowhere (1986), a yawningly vacuous spoof on Samuel Butler's Erewhon (1871), is terrifyingly bland; Being Invisible (1987) plays with Invisibility; CHANGING THE PAST (1989) plays with Time Paradoxes; and Adventures of the Artificial Woman (2004) narrates the travails of an android, created by an animatronics designer as a sex toy, who fails to please men because she is too literal, but after doing a nude Macbeth becomes a film star'' (John Clute/Encyclopedia of SF, 3rd Edition).


Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

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From What Far Star?, Berry,  Bryan
390 Berry, BryanFrom What Far Star? 26086
Panther Books/Hamilton & Co.: London 1953 (February).
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
SF novel. Panther no 40. Cover by Gordon C. Davies. A small hardcover printing was issued simultaneous with the paperback.

''(1930-1966) UK author who began to publish stories of sf interest with ''Monster from Space'' for the UK comic Merry-Go-Round #14 in 1947, and who was thought of as a rising star of UK sf, but who died young. Along with such writers as John Russell Fearn, E C Tubb and Kenneth Bulmer, he contributed many pulp magazine-style sf novels to obscure paperback houses, beginning with Return to Earth (1951), and most notably with the Venus/Kennet Alternate History trilogy - comprising Resurgent Dust (1953) as by Rolf Garner, The Immortals (1953) as by Rolf Garner and The Indestructible (1954) as by Rolf Garner - which portrays in bold Planetary Romance strokes mankind's fate on Venus after the destruction of life on Earth: the man who eventually eliminates tyranny becomes Lord Kennet of Gryllaar. Berry was closely associated with Authentic Science Fiction and also with Two Complete Science-Adventure Books, both of which published some of his novel-length fiction'' (John Clute/Encyclopedia of SF, 3rd Edition).


Page edges browned (cheap paper) else a fine copy in a VG (bright, unfaded pictorial) dustjacket with small chip along the top soine edge and other edge wear.

Price: 25.00 GBP
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The Indestructible., Berry,  Bryan (writing as
391 Berry, Bryan (writing as "Rolf Garner")The Indestructible. 42752
Panther Books/Hamilton & Co.: London 1954 (February).
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Panther no 104. SF novel, third in the Venus/Kennet Alternate History trilogy, following RESURGENT DUST (1953) and THE IMMORTALS (1953), all three written by Berry as ''Rolf Garner''. A small hardcover printing was issued simultaneous with the paperback. Both are very uncommon.

''(1930-1966) UK author who began to publish stories of sf interest with ''Monster from Space'' for the UK comic Merry-Go-Round #14 in 1947, and who was thought of as a rising star of UK sf, but who died young. Along with such writers as John Russell Fearn, E C Tubb and Kenneth Bulmer, he contributed many pulp magazine-style sf novels to obscure paperback houses, beginning with Return to Earth (1951), and most notably with the Venus/Kennet Alternate History trilogy - comprising Resurgent Dust (1953) as by Rolf Garner, The Immortals (1953) as by Rolf Garner and THE INDESTRUCTIBLE (1954) as by Rolf Garner - which portrays in bold Planetary Romance strokes mankind's fate on Venus after the destruction of life on Earth: the man who eventually eliminates tyranny becomes Lord Kennet of Gryllaar. Berry was closely associated with Authentic Science Fiction and also with Two Complete Science-Adventure Books, both of which published some of his novel-length fiction'' (John Clute/Encyclopedia of SF, 3rd Edition).


Page edges browned, a near fine copy in a G/VG pictorial dustjacket.

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Chance Fortune In The Battle Zone., Berryhill,  Shane
392 Berryhill, ShaneChance Fortune In The Battle Zone. 25301
Tor: NY. 2008.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.


Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

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393 Besher, AlexanderChi. 17827
Orbit: London. 1999.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Trade paperback original.
SF novel.

Fine (as new) copy.

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394 Besher, AlexanderMir. 05575
Orbit: London. 1998.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Trade paperback original.
''2036, and epidermal programming is all the rage among the fringe dwellers of the hacker underworld. Sentient tattoos travel on-line, perform tasks for their owners in Omnispace and can even be transferred from body to body in forbidden techno-pagan rituals. But these tattoos are also contaminated with bio-software bugs - and one particularly virulent bug, codenamed Mir, is on the loose, destroying everything in it's path.''

Fine (as new) copy.

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''The Indian Giver'' (3-part serial in Analog)., Bester,  Alfred
395 Bester, Alfred''The Indian Giver'' (3-part serial in Analog). 35202
Conde Nast: NY. 1974-1975.
First editions (& 1st printings).
Digest magazines.
Three issues: serialisation of three part novel ''The Indian Giver'' in Analog magazine (December 1974 - February 1975), expanded in book form as THE COMPUTER CONNECTION (USA) and (Title change) EXTRO (UK).

''two decades after his last, his new novel, The Computer Connection (November 1974 - January 1975 Analog as THE INDIAN GIVER; 1975; vt Extro 1975), while full of incidental felicities, did not quite recapture the old drive in its ornate story of a group of immortals and an omniscient Computer; perhaps it lacked a natural ''Besterman'' as focus. The pace and complexity were still there, but somehow looking like self-parody'' (Peter Nicholls/Encyclopedia of SF, 3rd Edition).


Browning along page edges, NF/Fine (unread) copies.

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The Deceivers., Bester,  Alfred
396 Bester, AlfredThe Deceivers. 00133
Severn House: London. 1984.
First hardcover edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
SF novel. First published as a paperback original in 1981.

''Rogue Winter is King of the Maori Commandos. His lover is the beautiful Demi Jeroux, who has been kidnapped by the villanous Manchu Duke of Death. Rogue must search through the solar system to find the missing Demi Jeroux. But she is merely a pawn in the Duke of Death's gambit to seize control''.


Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

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Swashbuckling Editor Stories., Betancourt,  John Gregory (ed.)
397 Betancourt, John Gregory (ed.)Swashbuckling Editor Stories. 41007
Wildside Press: NJ. 1993.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Trade paperback original.
Original sf/fantasy anthology.

Fine (as new) copy.

Price: 10.00 GBP
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The Devil's Dictionary., Bierce,  Ambrose
398 Bierce, AmbroseThe Devil's Dictionary. 38665
Dover Publications: NY. Nd.
Reprint.
Trade paperback original.
142 pages.

Near fine (NF) copy.

Price: 5.00 GBP
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This Darkening Universe., Biggle, Jr.,  Lloyd
399 Biggle, Jr., LloydThis Darkening Universe. 42978
Doubleday: NY. 1975.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
SF novel, third in the Jan Darzek sequence of five books.

''the Jan Darzek sequence - All the Colors of Darkness (1963), Watchers of the Dark (1966), THIS DARKENING UNIVERSE(1975), Silence is Deadly (October 1957 If; much exp and rev 1977)and The Whirligig of Time (1979) - recounts the adventures of a late-twentieth-century private eye who becomes involved in adventures made possible by matter transmission, from investigating Aliens sabotaging Earth's matter transmitters to chairing the Council of Supreme, which itself governs the home galaxy; by the third volume he is pitted against the inimical Udef, a Dark Force destroying civilization after civilization in the Smaller Magellanic Cloud.


Fine copy in an almost fine dustjacket.

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Out Of My Mind: Strange Stories., Bilbo,  Jack
400 Bilbo, JackOut Of My Mind: Strange Stories. 26443
The Modern Art Gallery Ltd.: London. 1946.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Oversize hardcover.
With illustrations by the author.

VG+ copy in a fairly good pictorial price-clipped dustjacket.

Price: 20.00 GBP
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