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1 Carver, Jeffrey A.Seas Of Ernathe. 33598
Laser Books: Ontario. 1976.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Paperback original.
Laser 34. SF novel.

''Canadian sf imprint initiated in 1975 by Harlequin Books, the US publisher of Mills & Boon romances, under the editorship of Roger Elwood. The books were restricted to a formula which specified a male protagonist, an upbeat ending, no sex or atheism, and a minimum of long words. All Laser Book covers were the work of Frank Kelly Freas. The series was suspended early in 1977 after fifty-seven books had appeared. The Laser formula made it unlikely that books of any literary quality would be published, but some were interesting, including K W Jeter's debut, Seeklight (1975), Ray Nelson's Blake's Progress (1975; rev vt Timequest 1985) and Tim Powers's first two novels, The Skies Discrowned(1976) and Epitaph in Rust (1976)'' (Malcolm J. Edwards/Encyclopedia of SF, 3rd Edition).

Fine (as new) copy.

Price: 8.00 GBP
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2 Carver, Jeffrey A.Sunborn: Volume Four of The Chaos Chronicles. 39102
Tor: NY. 2008.
First edition (& 1st printing).
SF novel.

''a later sequence - the Chaos Chronicles series comprising Neptune Crossing (1994), Strange Attractors (1995) and The Infinite Sea (1996) and SUNBORN (2008) - again features AI/human interactions, intersections with Chaos Theory that benefit from Carver's love of intensely complicated plots, and extensive hints of the exogamous allure of galactic cultures conveyed most vividly through the World Ship to which the series' ongoing protagonist is transferred in the second volume. Carver has avoided any tampering with his basic narrative premise: relatively easy-to-understand folk may immerse themselves in fractally complex environments without anyone (reader or protagonist) losing the thread for long; and has not therefore been a participant in what has various been called the space opera ''renaissance'' or the New Space Opera. But he continues to convey a sense of the thorough enjoyment his worlds can give'' (John Clute/Encyclopedia of SF, 3rd Edition.

Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Price: 10.00 GBP
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