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1 Longyear, Barry B.Circus World. 23532
Macdonald: London. 1982.
First British edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
SF novel, third in the Circus World series, followin City Of Baraboo and Elephaant Song.

''began to publish his Circus sequence -- comprising, in order of internal chronology, City of Baraboo (coll of linked stories 1980), Elephant Song (1982) and CIRCUS WORLD (coll of linked stories 1981) -- about the escape of a circus troop from Earth, its misadventures, its colonizing of the planet Momus, and the final triumph of its representatives as an interstellar act'' (John Clute/Encyclopedia of SF).


Page edges browning, top corners bruised, a near fine copy in a near fine dustjacket.

Price: 5.00 GBP
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2 Longyear, Barry B.City Of Baraboo. 03619
Macdonald: London. 1983.
First British edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
SF novel (collection of linked stories), first in the Circus World series, followed by Elephant Song and Circus World.

''in this early period Longyear also initiated his Circus sequence - comprising, in order of internal chronology, CITY OF BARABOO (collection of linked stories 1980), Elephant Song (1982) and Circus World (coll of linked stories 1981) - about the escape of a circus troop from Earth, its misadventures, its colonizing of the planet Momus, and the final triumph of its representatives as an interstellar act, all within a universe loosely shared with the Enemy Mine tales. In 1980 he won the John W Campbell Award for Best New Writer'' (John Clute/Encyclopedia of SF, 3rd Edition).


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

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3 Longyear, Barry B.It Came From Schenectady. 19174
Bluejay Books: NY. 1984.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
SF short story collection.

''US writer and editor who ran a printing company with his wife before beginning to write in 1977. He soon published his first sf story, ''The Tryouts'' for Asimov's in November/December 1978. Before his 1981 hospitalization for alcoholism and addiction to prescription drugs - an experience which formed the basis of his non-sf novel Saint Mary Blue (1988) - he had already published prolifically, sometimes as by Frederick Longbeard. Most of the short fiction for which he remains best known was released early in his career, most notably the stories assembled in Manifest Destiny (1980), which explore a shared universe - in which a ruthlessly expanding Earth battles Dracon, an Alien Galactic Empire - with considerable intensity; and most of the contents of IT CAME FROM SCHENECTADY (1984)'' (John Clute/Encyclopedia of SF, 3rd Edition).


Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Price: 15.00 GBP
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4 Longyear, Barry B.Manifest Destiny. 36604
MacDonald & Co.: London. 1982.
First hardcover edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Collection of sf stories, including the original version of ''Enemy Mine''.

''most of the short fiction for which he remains best known was released early in his career, most notably the stories assembled in MANIFEST DESTINY (1980), which explore a shared universe - in which a ruthlessly expanding Earth battles Dracon, an alien Galactic Empire - with considerable intensity'' (John Clute/Encyclopedia of SF, 3rd Edition).


Top page edges browned, else a fine copy in an almost fine dustjacket with a little edge wear.

Price: 18.00 GBP
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5 Longyear, Barry B.Saint Marie Blue. 36605
Steeldragon Press: Minneapolis. 1988.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Mainstream novel of drug and alcohol addiction (written with first hand experience).

''US writer and editor who ran a printing company with his wife before beginning to write in 1977. He soon published his first sf story, ''The Tryouts'' for Asimov's in November/December 1978. Before his 1981 hospitalization for alcoholism and addiction to prescription drugs - an experience which formed the basis of his non-sf novel SAINT MARIE BLUE (1988) - he had already published prolifically, sometimes as by Frederick Longbeard'' (John Clute/Encyclopedia of SF, 3rd Edition).


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

Price: 10.00 GBP
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6 Longyear, Barry B.Science Fiction Writers Workshop - 1: An Introduction To Fiction Mechanics. 30491
Owlswick Press: Philadelphia. 1980.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Trade paperback original.
162 pages: non-fiction.

Fine (as new) copy.

Price: 8.00 GBP
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