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Foretold - 13 Stories of Modern Second Sight.,
1 "Streamline",Foretold - 13 Stories of Modern Second Sight. 41557
Eneas Mackay: Sterling, Scotland. 1934.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
''Streamline'' - ''the author of these stories is a well-known airpilot who served in the R.N.A.S. and R.F.C during the war''. Very uncommon UK hardcover.

VG+ copy in a poor/fair worn and torn dustjacket.

Price: 50.00 GBP
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2000 AD ANNUAL 1988., 2000 A.D. ANNUAL,
2 2000 A.D. ANNUAL,2000 AD ANNUAL 1988. 42564
IPC Magazines: London. 1987.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Comic annual: b/w and colour comic strips, several stories.

Fine copy in pictorial boards (as new).

Price: 8.00 GBP
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2AM: Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror no 9., 2AM,  (ed. by Gretta M. Anderson)
3 2AM, (ed. by Gretta M. Anderson)2AM: Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror no 9. 30580
1988 (Fall).
First edition.
Magazine.
Volume 3 no 1 (whole no 9). Twenty issues of this small-press horror/sf/fantasy A4 US magazine were published between 1986-1992. Fiction, poetry, reviews, interviews, letters etc. This issue includes new stories by Brian Lumley, Ardath Mayhar, Brian Hodge and Mort Castle

Fine (unread) copy.

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Mysteries Of Asia (+ mint facsimile dj).., Abdullah,  Sheikh A.
4 Abdullah, Sheikh A.Mysteries Of Asia (+ mint facsimile dj).. 41778
Philip Allan: London. 1935.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
''First published March 1935'' stated on the copyright page: orange cloth with black lettering. Part of the ''Creeps'' series.

''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. Philip Allan's thirteen ''Creeps'' anthologies were augmented by about ten single-author collections, of which this is one'' (L. W. Currey). ***click on the author to see an additional scan of the book itself (without the dustjacket)***


A little spine lean, spine edges worn, front free endpaper missing (and half-title page affixed to front pastedown, unless it was issued as such?), a good copy (+ mint facsimile dustjacket).

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The Dream Thief., Abe,  Shana
5 Abe, ShanaThe Dream Thief. 19455
Bantam Books: NY. 2006.
First edition (& 1st printing).

Shape-shifting fantasy novel.

''in the remote hills of northern England lives a powerful clan with a centuries-old secret. They are the drakon, shape-shifters who possess the ability to Turn - changing from human to smoke to dragon. And from the very stones of the earth, they hear hypnotic songs of beauty and wonder. But there is one stone they fear....buried deep within the bowels of the Carpathian Mountains lies the legendary dreaming diamond known as Draumr, the only gem with the power to enslave the drakon. Since childhood, Lady Amalia Langford, daughter of the clan's Alpha, has heard its haunting ballad but kept it secret, along with another rare Gift....Lia can hear the future, much in the way she hears the call of Draumr. And in that future, she realizes that the diamond - along with the fate of the drakon - rests in the hands of a human man, one who straddles two worlds. Ruthlessly clever, Zane has risen through London's criminal underworld to become its ruler. Once a street urchin saved by Lia's mother, Zane is also privy to the secrets of the clan and is the only human they trust to bring them Draumr. But he does nothing selflessly. Zane's hunt for the gem takes him to Hungary, where he is shocked to encounter a bold, beautiful young noblewoman: Lia. She has broken every rule of the drakkon to join him, driven by the urgent song of Draumr and her visions of Zane. In one future, he is her ally. In another, her overlord. In both, he is her lover. Now, to protect her tribe, Lia must tie her fate to Zane's, to the one man capable of stealing her future and destroying her heart''.


Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

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The Smoke Thief., Abe,  Shana
6 Abe, ShanaThe Smoke Thief. 26590
Bantam Dell: NY. 2005.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
The first book in the Drakon fantasy series.

''for centuries they've lived in secret among northern England's green and misted hills. Creatures of extraordinary beauty, power, and sensuality, they possess the ability to shape-shift from human to dragon and back again. Now their secret-and their survival-is threatened by a temptation that will break every boundary. Dubbed the Smoke Thief, a daring jewel thief is confounding the London police. His wealthy victims claim the master burglar can walk through walls and vanish into thin air. But Christoff, the charismatic Marquess of Langford, knows the truth: the thief is no ordinary human but a ''runner'' who's fled Darkfrith without permission. As Alpha leader of the draŽkon, it's Kit's duty to capture the fugitive before the secrets of the tribe are revealed to mortals. But not even Kit suspects that the Smoke Thief could be a woman. Clarissa Rue Hawthorne knew her dangerous exploits would attract the attention of the draŽkon. But she didn't expect Christoff himself to come to London, dangling the tribe's most valuable jewel-the Langford Diamond-as bait. For as long as she could remember, Rue had lived the life of a halfling-half draŽkon, half mortal-and an outcast in both worlds. She'd always loved the handsome and willful Kit from the only place it was safe: from afar. But now she was no longer the shy, timid girl she'd once been. She was the first woman capable of making the Turn in four generations. So why did she still feel the same dizzying sense of vulnerability whenever he was near? From the moment he saw her, Kit knew that the alluring and powerful beauty was every bit his Alpha equal and destined to be his bride. And by the harsh laws of the draŽkon, Rue knew that she was the property of the marquess. But they will risk banishment and worse for a chance at something greater. For now Rue is his prisoner, the diamond has disappeared, and she's made the kind of dangerous proposition a man like Kit cannot resist''.


Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new) with publicity material laid in.

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Best Served Cold., Abercrombie,  Joe
7 Abercrombie, JoeBest Served Cold. 38491
Orbit: NY. 2009.
First American edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Fantasy novel. First published in the UK by Gollancz in June 2009: this US edition was issued in July 2009 (as stated for both editions on the copyright page).

''mercenaries are a wonderful thing: they fight as you tell them, whom you tell them, and when you tell them, for nothing more precious or complicated than money. And Monzcarro Mercatto, and her brother (and lover) Benna Mercatto, are the two most successful, most popular, and most wealthy mercenaries in Styria...but wealthy, popular mercenaries are not such a good thing. In fact they're a downright dangerous thing. Which is why Grand Duke Orso of Styria arranges to have them dealt with. Permanently. With hindsight, he may come to consider this a tactical error. Through sheer good luck - which her brother doesn't share - Monzcarro survives the long and fatal drop Orso arranged for her, and staggers away from her encounter with a ruined right hand, an opium addiction ...and a plan to come back with a fortune, plenty of bladed weapons, and a single-minded determination to kill the seven men in the room when her brother was murdered. Preferably in as gruesome a manner as she can.''


Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new) but for browning/light spotting along page edges.

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Gaunt's Ghosts: His Last Command: Warhammer 40.000., Abnett,  Dan
8 Abnett, DanGaunt's Ghosts: His Last Command: Warhammer 40.000. 40558
Black Library (BL) Publishing: Notts. 2005.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
SF novel, set in the Warhammer (Games Workshop) universe.

Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Price: 25.00 GBP
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Ravenor: Warhammer 40,000., Abnett,  Dan
9 Abnett, DanRavenor: Warhammer 40,000. 40548
Black Library (BL) Publishing: Notts. 2004.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
SF novel, set in the Warhammer (Games Workshop) universe. Very uncommon UK hardcover.

Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Price: 50.00 GBP
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Jack Jacobs And The Doomsday Time Machine., Abraham,  Albert S.
10 Abraham, Albert S.Jack Jacobs And The Doomsday Time Machine. 11251
Rutledge Books: CT. 2003.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Juvenile sf novel. SIGNED AND DATED BY THE AUTHOR.

Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Price: 15.00 GBP
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First Light., Ackroyd,  Peter
11 Ackroyd, PeterFirst Light. 00262
Hamish Hamilton: London. 1989.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Weird novel: ''fans of the macabre will relish its exhilarating combination of cosmic awe, ancient beings, and creepy underground tunnels''.

''FIRST LIGHT (1989) 'is not the darkest of Peter Ackroyd's novels (Hawksmoor has that honor), but fans of the macabre will relish its exhilarating combination of cosmic awe, ancient beings, and creepy underground tunnels, in a humorous suspense story as cleverly paced as a Hitchcock thriller. The story is that the excavation of a neolithic, astronomically aligned grave under the pastoral hills of Dorset, England, coincides with the startling reappearance of ancient stars (including H. P. Lovecraft's Aldebaran) in the night sky. A group of deliciously eccentric characters - archaeologists, astronomers, a stuffy civil servant, a stand-up comic, and vaguely menacing local villagers - converge at the site and collide with each other''.


Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

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Milton In America., Ackroyd,  Peter
12 Ackroyd, PeterMilton In America. 37336
Sinclair-Stevenson: London. 1996.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.


Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new) but for a little rubbing to rear (black) panel.

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So Long And Thanks For All The Fish: The Hitch Hiker's Guide To The Galaxy 4., Adams,  Douglas
13 Adams, DouglasSo Long And Thanks For All The Fish: The Hitch Hiker's Guide To The Galaxy 4. 40420
Pan Books: London. 1984.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.


Fine copy in an almost fine price-clipped dustjacket with some rubbing to the black dustjacket.

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Procrustes., Adams,  Fred C.
14 Adams, Fred C.Procrustes. 19876
The Strange Company: USA. 1985.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Stapled wrappers.
Eight page prose poem. 200 copies printed.

Fine (as new) copy.

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The Girl In A Swing., Adams,  Richard
15 Adams, RichardThe Girl In A Swing. 35419
Allen Lane: London. 1980.
First edition (variant, later binding).
Hardcover.
Supernatural/ghost novel. This is the second issue with the main (female) character's name changed from Kathe to Karin throughout, for legal (?) reasons.

''who is Karin, of no past, so vibrant, so beautiful? And what is to become of Alan Desland, the unworldly Englishman who falls under her spell? This is the haunted story of Alan's love for a woman beautiful and voluptuous beyond experience or even imagination, yet at the same time mysterious and disturbing as a pagan goddess. What darkness underlay the bliss and fear she inspired? Like a slowly intensifying August thunderstorm, the dark forces gather in a crescendo of terror''.


Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new) but for dust-soilied top page edges.

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A Cat Of Silvery Blue: A Horseclans Novel (#4)., Adams,  Robert
16 Adams, RobertA Cat Of Silvery Blue: A Horseclans Novel (#4). 03372
Macdonald: London. 1985.
First hardcover edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Fourth volume in the Horseclans sf series: first published by NAL as a paperback original in 1979. From the library of sf author John Clute with his signature on the front free endpaper. Very uncommon UK hardcover.

''US soldier and writer (1932-1990) who was best known for the post-holocaust Horseclans sequence of adventures set after 2500 AD in a series of states occupying what was once the USA and dominated from behind the scenes by a strain of immortal mutants, while an unsavoury group of human scientists opposes them from a secret base. Occasionally the reader gains sight of repulsive sects who decayedly parody 20th-century movements - ecology, for instance - that were betes-noires of the author, who was not averse to polemical intrusions. The sequence comprises The Coming of the Horseclans (1975; exp 1982), Swords of the Horseclans (1977) and Revenge of the Horseclans (1977), A CAT OF SILVERY HUE (1979), The Savage Mountains (1980), The Patrimony (1980), Horseclans Odyssey (1981), The Death of a Legend (1981), The Witch Goddess (1982), Bili The Axe (1982) - which contained a background summary - Champion of the Last Battle (1983), A Woman of the Horseclans (1983), Horses of the North (1985), A Man Called Milo Morai (1986), The Memories of Milo Morai (1986), Trumpets of War (1987), Madman's Army (1987) and The Clan of the Cats (1988)'' (John Clute/Encyclopedia of SF).


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

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Bili The Axe: A Horseclans Novel (#10)., Adams,  Robert
17 Adams, RobertBili The Axe: A Horseclans Novel (#10). 03377
Macdonald: London. 1985.
First hardcover edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
10th volume in the Horseclans sf series. First published as a paperback original in 1982. Uncommon UK hardcover.

''US soldier and writer (1932-1990) who was best known for the post-holocaust Horseclans sequence of adventures set after 2500 AD in a series of states occupying what was once the USA and dominated from behind the scenes by a strain of immortal mutants, while an unsavoury group of human scientists opposes them from a secret base. Occasionally the reader gains sight of repulsive sects who decayedly parody 20th-century movements - ecology, for instance - that were betes-noires of the author, who was not averse to polemical intrusions. The sequence comprises The Coming of the Horseclans (1975; exp 1982), Swords of the Horseclans (1977) and Revenge of the Horseclans (1977), A Cat of Silvery Hue (1979), The Savage Mountains (1980), The Patrimony (1980), Horseclans Odyssey (1981), The Death of a Legend (1981), The Witch Goddess (1982), BILI THE AXE (1982) - which contained a background summary - Champion of the Last Battle (1983), A Woman of the Horseclans (1983), Horses of the North (1985), A Man Called Milo Morai (1986), The Memories of Milo Morai (1986), Trumpets of War (1987), Madman's Army (1987) and The Clan of the Cats (1988)'' (John Clute/Encyclopedia of SF).


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

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The Death Of A Legend: A Horseclans Novel (#8)., Adams,  Robert
18 Adams, RobertThe Death Of A Legend: A Horseclans Novel (#8). 32282
Macdonald: London. 1985.
First hardcover edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Eighth volume in the Horseclans sf series: first published by NAL as a paperback original in 1981.

''US soldier and writer (1932-1990) who was best known for the post-holocaust Horseclans sequence of adventures set after 2500 AD in a series of states occupying what was once the USA and dominated from behind the scenes by a strain of immortal mutants, while an unsavoury group of human scientists opposes them from a secret base. Occasionally the reader gains sight of repulsive sects who decayedly parody 20th-century movements - ecology, for instance - that were betes-noires of the author, who was not averse to polemical intrusions. The sequence comprises The Coming of the Horseclans (1975; exp 1982), Swords of the Horseclans (1977) and Revenge of the Horseclans (1977), A Cat of Silvery Hue (1979), The Savage Mountains (1980), The Patrimony (1980), Horseclans Odyssey (1981), THE DEATH OF A LEGEND (1981), The Witch Goddess (1982), Bili The Axe (1982) - which contained a background summary - Champion of the Last Battle (1983), A Woman of the Horseclans (1983), Horses of the North (1985), A Man Called Milo Morai (1986), The Memories of Milo Morai (1986), Trumpets of War (1987), Madman's Army (1987) and The Clan of the Cats (1988)'' (John Clute/Encyclopedia of SF).


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

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The Patrimony: A Horseclans Novel (#6)., Adams,  Robert
19 Adams, RobertThe Patrimony: A Horseclans Novel (#6). 03373
Macdonald: London. 1985.
First hardcover edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Sixth volume in the Horseclans sf/fantasy series. First published by NAL as a paperback original in 1980.

''US soldier and writer (1932-1990) who was best known for the post-holocaust Horseclans sequence of adventures set after 2500 AD in a series of states occupying what was once the USA and dominated from behind the scenes by a strain of immortal mutants, while an unsavoury group of human scientists opposes them from a secret base. Occasionally the reader gains sight of repulsive sects who decayedly parody 20th-century movements - ecology, for instance - that were betes-noires of the author, who was not averse to polemical intrusions. The sequence comprises The Coming of the Horseclans (1975; exp 1982), Swords of the Horseclans (1977) and Revenge of the Horseclans (1977), A Cat of Silvery Hue (1979), The Savage Mountains (1980), THE PATRIMONY (1980), Horseclans Odyssey (1981), The Death of a Legend (1981), The Witch Goddess (1982), Bili The Axe (1982) - which contained a background summary - Champion of the Last Battle (1983), A Woman of the Horseclans (1983), Horses of the North (1985), A Man Called Milo Morai (1986), The Memories of Milo Morai (1986), Trumpets of War (1987), Madman's Army (1987) and The Clan of the Cats (1988)'' (John Clute/Encyclopedia of SF).


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

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The Savage Mountains: A Horseclans Novel (#5)., Adams,  Robert
20 Adams, RobertThe Savage Mountains: A Horseclans Novel (#5). 16136
Macdonald: London. 1985.
First hardcover edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Fifth volume in the Horseclans sf series. First published by NAL as a paperback original in 1980.

''US soldier and writer (1932-1990) who was best known for the post-holocaust Horseclans sequence of adventures set after 2500 AD in a series of states occupying what was once the USA and dominated from behind the scenes by a strain of immortal mutants, while an unsavoury group of human scientists opposes them from a secret base. Occasionally the reader gains sight of repulsive sects who decayedly parody 20th-century movements - ecology, for instance - that were betes-noires of the author, who was not averse to polemical intrusions. The sequence comprises The Coming of the Horseclans (1975; exp 1982), Swords of the Horseclans (1977) and Revenge of the Horseclans (1977), A Cat of Silvery Hue (1979), THE SAVAGE MOUNTAINS (1980), The Patrimony (1980), Horseclans Odyssey (1981), The Death of a Legend (1981), The Witch Goddess (1982), Bili The Axe (1982) - which contained a background summary - Champion of the Last Battle (1983), A Woman of the Horseclans (1983), Horses of the North (1985), A Man Called Milo Morai (1986), The Memories of Milo Morai (1986), Trumpets of War (1987), Madman's Army (1987) and The Clan of the Cats (1988)'' (John Clute/Encyclopedia of SF).


Page edges a little browned, else a fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new) with the signature of author John Clute on the front free endpaper.

Price: 20.00 GBP
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The Witch Goddess: A Horeclans Novel (#9)., Adams,  Robert
21 Adams, RobertThe Witch Goddess: A Horeclans Novel (#9). 03376
Macdonald: London. 1985.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Ninth volume in the Horseclans sf series. First published by NAL as a paperback original in 1982.

''US soldier and writer (1932-1990) who was best known for the post-holocaust Horseclans sequence of adventures set after 2500 AD in a series of states occupying what was once the USA and dominated from behind the scenes by a strain of immortal mutants, while an unsavoury group of human scientists opposes them from a secret base. Occasionally the reader gains sight of repulsive sects who decayedly parody 20th-century movements - ecology, for instance - that were betes-noires of the author, who was not averse to polemical intrusions. The sequence comprises The Coming of the Horseclans (1975; exp 1982), Swords of the Horseclans (1977) and Revenge of the Horseclans (1977), A Cat of Silvery Hue (1979), The Savage Mountains (1980), The Patrimony (1980), Horseclans Odyssey (1981), The Death of a Legend (1981), THE WITCH GODDESS (1982), Bili The Axe (1982) - which contained a background summary - Champion of the Last Battle (1983), A Woman of the Horseclans (1983), Horses of the North (1985), A Man Called Milo Morai (1986), The Memories of Milo Morai (1986), Trumpets of War (1987), Madman's Army (1987) and The Clan of the Cats (1988)'' (John Clute/Encyclopedia of SF).


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

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Monkey Business: Stories Of Hoaxes In The Name Of Science., Adler,  Irving (ill. by Ruth Adler)
22 Adler, Irving (ill. by Ruth Adler)Monkey Business: Stories Of Hoaxes In The Name Of Science. 33523
John Day: NY. 1953.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.


Fine copy in an almost fine dustjacket.

Price: 10.00 GBP
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Cold Hand In Mine: Strange Stories., Aickman,  Robert
23 Aickman, RobertCold Hand In Mine: Strange Stories. 06251
Victor Gollancz: London. 1975.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.


Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Price: 110.00 GBP
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Night Voices: Strange Stories., Aickman,  Robert
24 Aickman, RobertNight Voices: Strange Stories. 01646
Victor Gollancz: London. 1985.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Collects supernatural six stories: foreword by Barry Humphries. Uncommon UK hardcover.

Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new) but for a touch of rubbing to rear (black) panel.

Price: 75.00 GBP
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Tales Of Love And Death., Aickman,  Robert
25 Aickman, RobertTales Of Love And Death. 32036
Victor Gollancz: London. 1977.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.


Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Price: 195.00 GBP
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The River Runs Uphill: A Story Of Success And Failure., Aickman,  Robert
26 Aickman, RobertThe River Runs Uphill: A Story Of Success And Failure. 41287
J. M. Pearson: Burton On Trent. 1986.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
212 pages. With newspaper cuttings laid in.

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

Price: 50.00 GBP
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Cold Shoulder Road., Aiken,  Joan
27 Aiken, JoanCold Shoulder Road. 23209
Jonathan Cape: London. 1995.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
The tenth book in the Wolves of Willoughby Chase series.

''a continuation of the story of the Twite family. Every night, around nine o'clock in Cold Shoulder Road, the screaming began. People living there took no notice. ''Whatever it is,'' they thought, ''it's no business of ours.'' Only one person felt differently, and she lived right next door''


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

Price: 12.00 GBP
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Focolor., Ainsworthy,  Roy
28 Ainsworthy, RoyFocolor. 36562
Robert Hale: London. 1973.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
SF novel. Although (mostly) routine sf (though there are exceptions), most of these Robert Hale titles are very uncommon (with nearly all - if not all - copies going to the thriving library market in the 1970's).

''US stunt rider, rancher and author, extraordinarily prolific in several fields, with more than 900 novels under his own name and 69 identified pseudonyms from 1950 until the mid 1990s, almost always for Robert Hale Limited. Over 600 of these were Westerns, many of them achieving a level of genuine competence; a relative handful of them were sf, which he wrote without particular inspiration. This Time Tomorrow (1963), a grim Future War tale, was published under his own name; further routine space operas are: FOCOLOR (1973) as by Roy Ainsworthy; A Crack in Time (1971), The Undine (1972), Another View (1972), Bannister's Z-Matter (1973) and The Underground Men (1975) as by Mark Carrel; and The Harbinger (1972), The Misplaced Psyche (1973) and Kernel of Death (1973) as by Troy Howard'' (John Clute, Encyclopedia of SF, 3rd Edition).


Top page edges browned and spotted, else an almost fine copy in an almost fine dustjacket with a little background spine fade.

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The Archivist: A Black Romance., Alderman,  Gill
29 Alderman, GillThe Archivist: A Black Romance. 07302
Unwin Hyman: London. 1989.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
First volume of her sf Guna series, followed by THE LAND BEYOND (1990).

''began publishing sf with the first two volumes of her Guna sequence - THE ARCHIVIST: A BLACK ROMANCE (1989) and The Land Beyond: A Fable (1990) - which established her very rapidly as a figure of interest in the field. As usual in the Planetary Romance, Guna - the world in which the tales are set - is heavily foregrounded throughout both volumes. Quite similar to Earth - with which the more technologically advanced of its several civilizations have had concourse for many centuries - Guna is perhaps most remarkable for the wide range of relationships found there between the sexes, running from the complex matriarchy depicted in the first volume through Earth-like patterns of repressive patriarchy hinted at broadly in the second. Although it is clearly Alderman's intent, dexterously achieved, to make some Feminist points about male hierarchical thinking, she abstains from creating characters whose consciousnesses are reduced to reflections of these issues. The homosexual male protagonists of The Archivist, for instance, whose long love affair and estrangement provide much of the immediate action of the book, exhibit no ''normal'' resentment at the dominant role of women; and the political revolution fomented by the elder lover has little or nothing to do with sexual politics in any Earthly sense. The long timespan of The Archivist, the Grand Tour evocations of landscape which make up much of its bulk, and its distanced narrative voice mark its author to be a contemplative sf fantasist of the first order. The Land Beyond, a chill book set in a cold part of the planet, is less immediately engaging; but its steeliness adds fibre to the sequence as a whole, which - like Brian W Aldiss's Helliconia sequence and Paul Park's Starbridge Chronicles - stands as a high point of late twentieth-century world-building in sf, a period during which the technological optimism of early similar enterprises had evolved into a rich and sombre pessimism about the capacity of individual heroes and heroines to transcend their engendering cultures'' (John Clute/Encyclopedia of SF, 3rd Edition).


Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Price: 15.00 GBP
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A Is For Brian: A 65th Birthday Present For Brian W. Aldiss From His Family, Friends, Colleagues and Admirers., Aldiss,  Brian W.
30 Aldiss, Brian W.A Is For Brian: A 65th Birthday Present For Brian W. Aldiss From His Family, Friends, Colleagues and Admirers. 00162
Avernus: London. 1990.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Oversize pictorial covers.
128 pages. Contributions from Kingsley Amis, J. G. Ballard, Ken Campbell, Harry Harrison, Robert Holdstock, Doris Lessing, Michael Moorcock, Christopher Priest, Kit Reed, Robert Silverberg and many others.

Fine (as new) copy.

Price: 20.00 GBP
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An Island Called Moreau (inscribed & dated by the author)., Aldiss,  Brian W.
31 Aldiss, Brian W.An Island Called Moreau (inscribed & dated by the author). 23313
Simon & Schuster: NY. 1981.
First edition thus (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
SF novel. Title change: issued earlier in Britain as MOREAU'S OTHER ISLAND (1980). INSCRIBED, SIGNED AND DATED BY THE AUTHOR/''To - , all the best, Brian W. Aldiss, Metropole '82''.

''plays fruitfully with themes from H.G. Wells: during a nuclear war a US official discovers that bioengineering experiments performed on a deserted island are a secret project run by his own department'' (David Pringle & John Clute/Encyclopedia of SF).


Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new) but for just a little wear along the top edge of the front panel.

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Avernus Presents Science Fiction Blues With Brian Aldiss., Aldiss,  Brian W.
32 Aldiss, Brian W.Avernus Presents Science Fiction Blues With Brian Aldiss. 14165
Avernus: London. 1987.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Stapled wrappers.
Collector's programme: 12 pages. Includes three unpublished short stories.

Fine (as new) copy.

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Best SF Stories OF Brian W. Aldiss., Aldiss,  Brian W.
33 Aldiss, Brian W.Best SF Stories OF Brian W. Aldiss. 04608
Victor Gollancz: London. 1988.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.


Fine copy in an almost fine dustjacket with fading to the lettering on the spine from red to yellow.

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Bodily Functions (signed by the author).., Aldiss,  Brian W.
34 Aldiss, Brian W.Bodily Functions (signed by the author).. 32878
Avernus: London. 1991.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Collects four stories, two poems and a letter to Sam J. Lundwall (on the subject of bowel movement). Very limited hardcover, just one hundred copies printed, as stated: ''This book is printed for a private celebration, the birthday of a friend. It is limited to 100 copies''. THIS COPY SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.

Fine copy in a VG+ dustjacket with edge wear, and some rubbing to the (blue) dustjacket.

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Bodily Functions., Aldiss,  Brian W.
35 Aldiss, Brian W.Bodily Functions. 00148
Avernus: London. 1991.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Collects four stories, two poems and a letter to Sam J. Lundwall (on the subject of bowel movement). Very limited hardcover, just one hundred copies printed, as stated: ''This book is printed for a private celebration, the birthday of a friend. It is limited to 100 copies''.

Fine copy in an a VG+ dustjacket with edge wear and some rubbing to the (blue) dustjacket.

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Dracula Unbound., Aldiss,  Brian W.
36 Aldiss, Brian W.Dracula Unbound. 00685
Grafton Books: London. 1991.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Time-travel vampire novel with Bram Stoker as a protagonist.

''in the barren dust of the far future, the sun leaks energy in a darkening sky and the only remaining humans are imprisoned by spectral, bloodthirsty beings. Back in the brilliant Utah sunlight of 1999, two ancient graves yield evidence that a species of human coexisted with the dinosaurs . . . linking these scenarios is impetuous inventor Joe Bodenland, who has just created a machine that manipulates time to dispose of hazardous waste''.


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

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Excommunication., Aldiss,  Brian W.
37 Aldiss, Brian W.Excommunication. 09670
Postcard Partnership: London. 1975.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Printed postcard.
Original short short story (and a good one too!) printed as one of a series of postcards, the series edited (I think) by George Hay.

Fine (as new) copy.

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Farewell To A Child., Aldiss,  Brian W.
38 Aldiss, Brian W.Farewell To A Child. 05833
Priapus Press: Hertfordshire. 1982.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Stapled wrappers.
16 pages: short poem. 350 copies printed.

Fine (as new) copy.

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Forgotten Life., Aldiss,  Brian W.
39 Aldiss, Brian W.Forgotten Life. 04454
Victor Gollancz: London. 1988.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Mainstream novel. With separate publisher's publicity pack in card folder.

Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Price: 10.00 GBP
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Helliconia Spring (and) Helliconia Summer (and) Helliconia Winter., Aldiss,  Brian W.
40 Aldiss, Brian W.Helliconia Spring (and) Helliconia Summer (and) Helliconia Winter. 00571
Jonathan Cape: London. 1982 - 1985.
First editions (& 1st printings).
Hardcovers.
Three volumes: complete set of the Helliconia sf trilogy.

''three massive, thoroughly researched, deeply through-composed tales set on a planet whose primary sun is in an eccentric orbit around another star, so that the planet experiences both small seasons and an eon-long Great Year, during the course of which radical changes afflict the human-like inhabitants. Cultures are born in spring, flourish over the summer, and die with the onset of the generations-long winter. A team from an exhausted Terran civilization observes the spectacle from orbit. Throughout all three volumes, BWA pays homage to various high moments of pulp sf, rewriting several classic action climaxes into a dark idiom that befits Helliconia. As an exercise in world-building, the Helliconia books lie unassailably at the heart of modern sf'' (John Clute/Encyclopedia of SF).


Page edges a little browned, else fine copies in fine dustjackets (as new).

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My Country 'Tis Not Only Of Thee: A Story Of The World After The Vietnam War., Aldiss,  Brian W.
41 Aldiss, Brian W.My Country 'Tis Not Only Of Thee: A Story Of The World After The Vietnam War. 12438
Privately printed by the author. 1986.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Stapled wrappers.
28 page short story, printed for the Aldiss Appreciation Society. Limited to 100 signed copies (though this copy - like most - has not been signed).

Fine (as new) copy but for a little rusting to staples.

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Ruins., Aldiss,  Brian W.
42 Aldiss, Brian W.Ruins. 07265
Hutchinson: London. 1987.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Mainstream novella.

Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Price: 8.00 GBP
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Science Fiction Blues., Aldiss,  Brian W.
43 Aldiss, Brian W.Science Fiction Blues. 00646
Avernus: London. 1988.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Trade paperback original.
Stories and poetry: introduction by Robert Holdstock.

Fine (as new) copy.

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Seasons In Flight., Aldiss,  Brian W.
44 Aldiss, Brian W.Seasons In Flight. 07299
Jonathan Cape: London. 1984.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Collects ten sf stories.

Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Price: 15.00 GBP
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Space, Time And Nathaniel., Aldiss,  Brian W.
45 Aldiss, Brian W.Space, Time And Nathaniel. 00859
Faber & Faber: London. 1957.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
The author's first collection of short stories.

A litle browning and spotting along top page edges, else a fine copy in a near fine (bright unfaded) dustjacket (priced 12/6) with a little wear and creasing along the top of the spine panel and several extremities, and browning along the rear inner flap fold.

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Summer 1773., Aldiss,  Brian W.
46 Aldiss, Brian W.Summer 1773. 32904
The Bellevue Press: NY. 1976.
First edition.
Postcard.
Short poem printed as a postcard: part of a series of poems by various sf writers edited by Jack Dann and issued by the The Bellevue Press in the 1970's. The authors were Ursula K. Le Guin (two poems), Thomas Disch, Michael Bishop. Sonya Dorman, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, Brian W. Aldiss, and Jack Dann (two poems).

Fine (as new) copy.

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The Interpreter., Aldiss,  Brian W.
47 Aldiss, Brian W.The Interpreter. 39175
Brown, Watson Ltd/Digit Books: London. 1961.
First edition thus (& 1st printing).
Paperback original.
SF novel. Title change: published as half of an Ace Double in 1960 as BOWN DOWN TO NUL (Ace D-441). Digit 506. Uncommon UK paperback (the 1963 Digit reprint - with different cover art - is equally uncommon).

Ink scribble on front cover, page edges browing, a VG+ copy.

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The Malacia Tapestry (signed by the author)., Aldiss,  Brian W.
48 Aldiss, Brian W.The Malacia Tapestry (signed by the author). 03920
Jonathan Cape: London. 1976.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Fantasy novel. Preceded the US edition by one year. In Pringle, Modern Fantasy: The Hundred Best Novels #59. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR ON THE FRONT FREE ENDPAPER.

''his long fantasy novel THE MALACIA TAPESTRY (1976) is a much more balanced work. A love story with fantastic elements set in a mysterious, never-changing City, it is a restatement of Aldiss's obsessions with entropy, fecundity and the role of the artist, and was perhaps his best novel since GREYBEARD (1964)''. (David Pringle & John Clute/Encyclopedia of SF).


Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

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Kindred Blood In Kensington Gore., Aldiss,  Brian W. (Philip K. Dick)
49 Aldiss, Brian W. (Philip K. Dick)Kindred Blood In Kensington Gore. 07482
Avernus: London. 1992.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Stapled wrappers.
Short play, subtitled 'Philip K. Dick In The Afterlife: An Imaginary Conversation'. 28-page booklet.

Fine (as new) copy.

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Messiah: The First Judgement: The Chronicle Of Brothers Book Two., Alec,  Wendy
50 Alec, WendyMessiah: The First Judgement: The Chronicle Of Brothers Book Two. 35989
Warboys Publishing: London. 2007.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Supernatural fantasy.

''Lucifer is banished as King of Perdition. He swiftly enforces his claim to destroy the race of men, past, present and future generations, ensuring their incarceration into the lake of fire. Only one can put a stop to his malevelant plans, Lucifer's loathed arch adversary - The Nazarene. A savage bloody rages in the vaults of the damned. The vast armies of the first heaven wage war with hells fallen hordes. For the ultimate prize - the Race Of Men. he is summoned in chains for the first judgement on the plains of the white populars in the first heaven. He returns to perdition, mutinous, defiant, determined to avenge his dishonour. he sends for the Dread Councils of hell. The dread warlocks of Ishtar, Black Magus and Shaman Kings converge on the ice plains of Gehenna to conspire against the race of men and the Nazarene. Now the fallen come to Earth to war for the race of men. Lucifer will clone his own messiah''.


Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

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