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Tangents., Bear,  Greg
351 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).

Price: 10.00 GBP
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A Touch Of The Creature (sighed/limited)., Beaumont,  Charles
352 Beaumont, CharlesA Touch Of The Creature (sighed/limited). 01938
Subterranean Press: USA. 2000.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Collection of fourteen unpublished stories: foreword by his son Christopher Beaumont, introduction by Richard Matheson. Limited to 1000 numbered hardcover copies signed by Christopher Beaumont.

Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Price: 20.00 GBP
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The Master At Heathcrest Hall., Beckett,  Galen
353 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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354 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).

Price: 5.00 GBP
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355 Bedwell-Grime, StephanieFallen Angel. 20669
Telos Publications: UK. 2004.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Trade paperback original.
Supernatural novel.

''ritual murder! They had come upon her in the dead of night. Without the ringing of a doorbell. Overwhelming her. Having their hideous, obscene way with her. Their chanting voices incanting some filthy litany of sacriegious blasphemy. Then came the pain. And when it was all over, Dorothea lay dead, the beautiful wife of Philip St. George had been mutilated and dismembered by a cult of Satan worshipers. For month St. George mourned - then he emerged, a man with a mission: to avenge Dorothea's death and to save others who, like her, were fated tp be sacrifices to Satan. He become the Satan Sleuth''. Without ringing the doorbell? How rude of them.


Fine (as new) copy.

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Brendan Behan's Island: An Irish Sketch-Book With Drawings By Paul Hogarth., Behan,  Brendan
356 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
357 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
358 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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359 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
360 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
361 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
362 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
363 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
364 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.

Price: 10.00 GBP
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Cosm., Benford,  Gregory
365 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
366 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
367 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).

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Heart Of The Comet., Benford,  Gregory (& David Brin)
368 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
369 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
370 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
371 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.

Price: 50.00 GBP
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The Grim Smile Of The Five Towns., Bennett,  Arnold
372 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
373 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
374 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)
375 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
376 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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377 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.
378 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.
379 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.
380 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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381 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
382 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
383 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
384 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.

Price: 40.00 GBP
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Chance Fortune In The Battle Zone., Berryhill,  Shane
385 Berryhill, ShaneChance Fortune In The Battle Zone. 25301
Tor: NY. 2008.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.


Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Price: 5.00 GBP
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386 Besher, AlexanderChi. 17827
Orbit: London. 1999.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Trade paperback original.
SF novel.

Fine (as new) copy.

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387 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
388 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
389 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).

Price: 15.00 GBP
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Swashbuckling Editor Stories., Betancourt,  John Gregory (ed.)
390 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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Ronan's Rescue: Further Translations From The Original Gibberish., Bibby,  James
391 Bibby, JamesRonan's Rescue: Further Translations From The Original Gibberish. 26988
Millenium: London. 1996.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
The subtitle says it all: Conanesque heroic fantasy parody.

Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Price: 15.00 GBP
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The Devil's Dictionary., Bierce,  Ambrose
392 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
393 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
394 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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Stiff Lips., Billson,  Anne
395 Billson, AnneStiff Lips. 13642
MacMillan: London. 1996.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Contemporary supernatural novel.

Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Price: 8.00 GBP
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A Fire In The North: Annals Of Lindormyn Two., Bilsborough,  David
396 Bilsborough, DavidA Fire In The North: Annals Of Lindormyn Two. 24458
Tor, an imprint of Pan MacMillan: London. 2008.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Fantasy novel, sequel to THE WANDERER'S TALE (2007).

''five hundred years ago a huge force defeated an evil, supernaturally powerful tyrant who terrorized and ravaged those who cowered under his lash. Now, terrible news from the north suggests that someone or some thing is once again preying upon the northern lands, threatening to once again darken the lives of those whose forebears still remember the horrific past. Now, a small, motley band faces a daunting challenge. Led by a brave warrior and a visionary priest, they have finally reached the land to the north. They have seen wonders and endured terrifying experiences, barely escaping from a dizzying series of perils, magical and otherwise. But the direst perils lie before them as they approach the evil that has risen again, its dread power terrorizing and enslaving all who oppose it. Finally, the Wanderer, fated to face the ultimate test, will confront his destiny. A world and its trembling masses await the outcome''


Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

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The Wanderer's Tale: Annals Of Lindormyn 1., Bilsborough,  David
397 Bilsborough, DavidThe Wanderer's Tale: Annals Of Lindormyn 1. 24419
Tor, an imprint of Pan MacMillan: London. 2007.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Fantasy novel, first in the series.

''many generations ago was destroyed the arctic stronghold of Drauglir. Five hundred years later, rumours spread of the evil demigod's second coming, with terrible consequences for the world of Lindormyn. In the remote northern town of Nordwas a ramshackle group is assembled by the ambitious warrior Nibulus, under the guidance of a mage-priest, to set off on the long and perilous journey back to Melhus to ensure that Drauglir is properly despatched this time round. This quest includes two foreign mercenaries, three bickering priests, a young esquire ...and, last but not least, Bolldhe the unsociable 'wanderer'. Their eventful progress through a desolate terrain embroils them regularly with a wide array of races, creatures, giants and sorcerers - and with terrifying adventures which will affect each of them differently''


Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

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Village of Satan., Bingley,  Margaret
398 Bingley, MargaretVillage of Satan. 07075
Piatkus: London. 1990.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Supernatural novel.

Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Price: 10.00 GBP
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Horrors: A Collection Of Uneasy Tales., Birkin,  Charles (ed.)
399 Birkin, Charles (ed.)Horrors: A Collection Of Uneasy Tales. 17013
Philip Allan: London. 1933.
First edition (& 1st impression).
Hardcover.
First Impression of this Collection, 1933'' on copyright page.. Compiled anonymously by Charles Birkin, editor of the ''Creeps anthology series'' published 1932 - 1936 by Philip Allan in the UK.

''England in the 1930s, lacking the pulp magazines of America, tended to publish its popular fiction in book form, in the big anthologies given away as subscription premiums by London newspapers, and, most importantly for weird fiction enthusiasts, in the well-received ''Not At Night'' series edited by C. C. Thompson and the ''Creeps'' series edited (anonymously) by Charles Birkin'' (L. W. Currey). ***click on the author to see an additional scan of the book itself (without the dustjacket)***


A little spine lean, spine a little marked, a VG+ copy (+ mint facsimile dustjacket).

Price: 95.00 GBP
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Monsters: A Collection Of Uneasy Tales (+ mint facsimile dj)., Birkin,  Charles (ed.)
400 Birkin, Charles (ed.)Monsters: A Collection Of Uneasy Tales (+ mint facsimile dj). 13902
Philip Allan: London. 1934.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
''First Impression of this Collection, 1934'' stated on copyright page. Compiled anonymously by Charles Birkin, the editor of the ''Creeps anthology series'' published 1932 - 1936 by Philip Allan in the UK.

''England in the 1930s, lacking the pulp magazines of America, tended to publish its popular fiction in book form, in the big anthologies given away as subscription premiums by London newspapers, and, most importantly for weird fiction enthusiasts, in the well-received ''Not At Night'' series edited by C. C. Thompson and the ''Creeps'' series edited (anonymously) by Charles Birkin'' (L. W. Currey). ***click on the author to see an additional scan of the book itself (without the dustjacket)***


Page edges browning else a fine copy (+ mint facsimile dustjacket).

Price: 125.00 GBP
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