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The Crystal World.

By: Ballard, J. G.

Price: £150.00

Publisher: Jonathan Cape: London.: 1966.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 10037

Condition: Bottom edges of front board lightly stained, previous owner's name neatly stamped in top corner of front free endpaper, a VG+ copy in a G/VG dustjacket with 4cm closed tear along the bottom of the rear spine fold


SF novel, expanded from the two-part serial ''Equinox'' in New Worlds in 1964. In Cawthorn and Moorcock, Fantasy: The 100 Best Books no 82. In Jones and Newman (eds), Horror: 100 Best Books no 63. In Pringle, Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels no 49.''..however, the self-immolating tendency of his characters drew adverse criticism; some readers, particularly devotees of genre SF, wrote Ballard off, defensively, as a pessimist and a life-hater. His next two novels, The Burning World (1964; rev vt The Drought 1965) and THE CRYSTAL WORLD (fixup 1966), served further to polarize opini... View more info

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News From The Sun (limited/numbered).

By: Ballard, J. G.

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Interzone: London.: 1982.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 11350

Condition: NF/Fine (unread) copy.


Short story (first published in Ambit in 1981) printed as a chapbook given free to all charter subscribers of the sf magazine Interzone. Limited to 750 numbered copies of which the first one hundred copies were signed by the author. This copy is no 519 (unsigned). View more info

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A Song Of Stone.

By: Banks, Iain

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Abacus: London.: 1997.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 00494

ISBN: 0316640166

Condition: Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).


''the war is ending, perhaps ended. For the castle and its occupants the troubles are just beginning. Armed gangs roam its lawless land where each farm and house supports a column of dark smoke. Taking to the roads with the other refugees, anonymous in their raggedness, seems safer than remaining in the ancient keep. However the lieutenant of an outlaw band has other ideas, and the castle becomes the focus for a dangerous game of desire, deceit and death.'' View more info

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Walking On Glass (inscribed by the author)..

By: Banks, Iain

Price: £75.00

Publisher: MacMillan: London.: 1985.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 00136

ISBN: 0333379861

Condition: Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new) but for a little age-darkening along the page edges.


The author's second book. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. View more info

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A Song Of Stone (signed by the author).

By: Banks, Iain

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Abacus: London.: 1997.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 07059

ISBN: 0316640166

Condition: Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).


SF (non-Culture) novel. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.''the war is ending, perhaps ended. For the castle and its occupants the troubles are just beginning. Armed gangs roam its lawless land where each farm and house supports a column of dark smoke. Taking to the roads with the other refugees, anonymous in their raggedness, seems safer than remaining in the ancient keep. However the lieutenant of an outlaw band has other ideas, and the castle becomes the focus for a dangerous game of desire, deceit and death.'' View more info

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Complicity (signed by the author).

By: Banks, Iain

Price: £50.00

Publisher: Little, Brown: London.: 1993.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 07553

ISBN: 0316906883

Condition: Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).


Thriller. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.''a judge who was lenient with a rapist is himself brutally raped. A pornographer who specialized in snuff films is given a paralyzing injection that is captured on video tape. A wealthy businessman whose negligence caused a fatal explosion is blown up in his own home. These savage crimes seem to implicate journalist Cameron Colley, who must now find the vigilante himself''. View more info

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Canal Dreams (inscribed & dated by the author)..

By: Banks, Iain

Price: £75.00

Publisher: MacMillan: London.: 1989.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 09634

ISBN: 0333517687

Condition: Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).


INSCRIBED, SIGNED AND DATED BY THE AUTHOR. View more info

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The Crow Road.

By: Banks, Iain

Price: £75.00

Publisher: Scribners: London.: 1992.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 13165

ISBN: 0356206521

Condition: Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).


Mainstream novel. View more info

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The Algebraist (+ signed label).

By: Banks, Iain

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Orbit: London.: 2005.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 16812

ISBN: 1841491551

Condition: Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new) but for a touch of edge wear.


Hugo nominee for best sf novel. WITH PLAIN WHITE LABEL SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR AFFIXED TO TITLE PAGE.''it is 4034 AD. Humanity has made it to the stars. Fassin Taak, a Slow Seer at the Court of the Nasqueron Dwellers, will be fortunate if he makes it to the end of the year. The Nasqueron Dwellers inhabit a gas giant on the outskirts of the galaxy, in a system awaiting its wormhole connection to the rest of civilisation. In the meantime, they are dismissed as decadents living in a state of highly developed barbarism, hoarding data without order, hunting their own young and fighting point... View more info

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Overload.

By: Banks, Iain (& Brian W. Aldiss, Harry Harrison & Bob Shaw)

Price: £10.00

Publisher: BSFG: Birmingham.: 1995.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 03468

Condition: Fine (as new) copy.


Collection of short fiction and poetry by Iain Banks, Brian W. Aldiss, Harry Harrison and Bob Shaw, published by The Birmingham Science Fiction Group on the occasion of Novacon 25, November 1995 to commemorate their appearance as joint Guests Of Honour. Each author contributes an original short story (Harry Harrison's ''A Dog And His Boy'', had been originally intended for Harlan Ellison's still unpublished ''Last Dangerous Visions''), except for Ian Banks, who contributes two poems. 500 numbered copies. View more info

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Against A Dark Background (signed by the author),

By: Banks, Iain M.

Price: £125.00

Publisher: Orbit: London.: 1993.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 37453

ISBN: 1857230310

Condition: Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new)


The author's first sf non-Culture novel. INSCRIBED, SIGNED AND DATED BY THE AUTHOR AT TIME OF PUBLICATION/''Iaim Menzies Banks 22. 5. 93''. View more info

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Surface Detail.

By: Banks, Iain M.

Price: £18.00

Publisher: Orbit: London.: 2010.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 34743

ISBN: 1841498939

Condition: Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).


Culture sf novel: 626 pages.SF novel, part of the Culture series. View more info

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The Hydrogen Sonata.

By: Banks, Iain M.

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Orbit: London.: 2012.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 35969

ISBN: 0356501507

Condition: Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).


SF novel, part of The Culture series. View more info

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The Algebraist.

By: Banks, Iain M.

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Orbit: London.: 2004.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 42126

ISBN: 1841491551

Condition: Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new) but for a touch of edge wear.


SF novel. View more info

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Inversions.

By: Banks, Iain M.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Orbit: London.: 1998.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 00761

ISBN: 1857236262

Condition: Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new)..


SF novel. View more info

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Perfect Darkness, Perfect Silence.

By: Barber, Richard Farren

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Hersham Horror Books: UK.: 2017.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 45707

ISBN: 1545377448

Condition: Fine (as new) copy.


Post-apocalyptic horror novel. View more info

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Caligula Divine Carnage: Atrocities Of The Roman Emperors.

By: Barber, Stephen (& Jeremy Reed)

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Creation Books: London.: 2001.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 40594

ISBN: 1840680490

Condition: Fine (as new) copy.


156 pages: introduction by James Havoc. View more info

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Shadows Bend: A Novel Of The Fantastic And Unspeakable.

By: Barbour, David (& Richard Raleigh)

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Ace Books: NY.: 2000.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 15725

ISBN: 0441007651

Condition: Fine (unread) copy.


Cthulhu Mythos novel: ''on a dark and stormy night, many years ago, two struggling writers named H. P. Lovecraft and Robert E. Howard set off on a cross-country mission to save the world - from the evil god Cthulhu''. View more info

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The Goldsmith's Secret.

By: Barcelo, Elia

Price: £15.00

Publisher: MacLehose Press: London.: 2011.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 45969

ISBN: 0857050052

Condition: Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).


94 page short novel with fantastic elements (time travel), first published in Spain in 2003, now translated by David Frye.''one snowy night in New York City, a successful but solitary goldsmith reflects on his life, and his unreliable memories intertwine and collide. Returning to the village where he grew up, he hopes with some trepidation that he will encounter Celia, 'the Black Widow', a beautiful and mysterious friend of his mother with whom he had a short and passionate affair when he was a teenager, before she rejected him. But instead he meets a young woman who opens doors onto a... View more info

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Elfsorrow: Legends Of The Raven.

By: Barclay, James

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Victor Gollancz: London.: 2002.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 08814

ISBN: 0575073284

Condition: Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).


First volume in the Legends Of The Raven fantasy trilogy, followed by SHADOWHEART (2003) and DEMONSTORM (2004).''The Raven travel to a new continent in search of mages to help the ruined college of Julatsa rebuild . . . and find themselves in the midst of ancient curse - a curse that has unleashed a plague that threatens to wipe out the elven race. Barclay excels with another tale that pitches The Raven against the clock and unseen foes. Full of desperate fights and secret betrayals the story also fills in more of Balaia's history and delves deeper into the ancient emnities between the... View more info

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Shadowheart: Legends Of The Raven (signed by the author)..

By: Barclay, James

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Victor Gollancz: London.: 2003.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 10692

ISBN: 0575073306

Condition: Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).


Second volume in the Legends Of The Raven fantasy trilogy, sequel to ELFSORROW (2002) and followed by DEMONSTORM (2004). THIS COPY SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.''The Raven is tested to the point of destruction when a savage war is unleashed across his world and the magical colleges of Balaia tear the land apart in their struggle for supremacy. Can The Raven even survive, let alone triumph?'' View more info

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Shadowheart: Legends Of The Raven.

By: Barclay, James

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Gollancz: London.: 2003.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 23112

ISBN: 0575073306

Condition: Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).


Second volume in the Legends Of The Raven fantasy trilogy, sequel to ELFSORROW (2002) and followed by DEMONSTORM (2004)..''The Raven is tested to the point of destruction when a savage war is unleashed across his world and the magical colleges of Balaia tear the land apart in their struggle for supremacy. Can The Raven even survive, let alone triumph?'' View more info

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A Book Of Ghosts: With Eight Illustrations By D. Murray Smith.

By: Baring-Gould, S.

Price: £75.00

Publisher: Ash-Tree Press: Pennyffordd, Chester.: 1996.

Edition: First edition thus (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 03039

ISBN: 1899562192

Condition: Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).


Reprint of the scarce 1904 collection of 21 stories, with an additional two stories included (of which this is the first book publication for one of them, ''A Dead Man's Teeth''): plus a new 14-page introduction by editor Richard Dalby. 400 copies printed. View more info

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Colonel Halifax's Ghost Story.

By: Baring-Gould, S.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: The British Fantasy Society (BFS).: 1995.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 37964

Condition: Fine (as new) copy.


Short (six-page) ghost story: introduction by Hugh Lamb. View more info

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Parlour Tricks.

By: Barker, Carl

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Parallel Universe Publications: Lancashire.: 2017.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 45601

ISBN: 0993574270

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


Collects 14 weird/fantasy stories (four original to this collection) with 14 pages of story notes. View more info

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Clive Barker's Books Of Blood Volumes 1 & 11.

By: Barker, Clive

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Sphere Books.: 1984.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 03909

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


First published as paperback originals, this humble Sphere book club edition (hardcover) preceded the 1985 separate hardcover Weidenfeld editions. View more info

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The Thief Of Always: A Fable.

By: Barker, Clive

Price: £10.00

Publisher: HarperCollins: NY.: 1992.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 03958

ISBN: 0060177241

Condition: Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new) but for a touch of edge wear.


Fantasy novel: illustrated throughout in b/w by the author. View more info

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The Essential Clive Barker: Selected Fictions.

By: Barker, Clive

Price: £10.00

Publisher: HarperCollins: London.: 1999.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 00524

ISBN: 0002247259

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


576 pages: edited by Clive Barker with a foreword by Armistead Maupin. View more info

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The Magician: The Clive Barker Playscripts.

By: Barker, Clive

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Clive Barker Archive: UK.: 2017.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 44365

ISBN: 0957149360

Condition: Fine (as new) copy.


Contains the script for his 1978 play THE MAGICIAN, plus an introduction by Barker himself, afterword by Phil & Sarah Stokes, some b/w stills from the original 1978 production and other material. Cover art by Barker. 92 pages. View more info

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A Dim-Remembered Story.

By: Barlow, Robert H.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Necronomicon Press: USA.: 1980.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 46093

Condition: Fine (unread) copy.


20 page booklet. Contains the title story (which had first appeared in The Californian, Summer 1936 issue), with a preface by H. P. Lovecraft (which had appeared in The Californian, Winter 1936 issue). View more info

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Annals Of The Jinns.

By: Barlow, Robert H.

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Necronomicon Press: USA.: 1978.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 12889

Condition: Fine (unread) copy.


32 page booklet. Reprints fantasy fiction from the Fantasy Fan and The Fantagraph, both legendary amateur magazines fromf the 1930s: six-page introduction by Kenneth W. Faig titled ''Robert H. Barlow and H. P. Lovecraft: A Reflection''. Illustrated by Jason Eckhardt. ''First printing - October 1978'' on copyright page. View more info

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Star Bores: The Prequel.

By: Barlow, Steve (& Steve Skidmore)

Price: £8.00

Publisher: HarperCollins: London.: 2004.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 34787

ISBN: 0007192088

Condition: A little browning to page edges, else a fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).


Star Wars parody. View more info

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Embryo.

By: Barnard, Keith

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Souvenir Press: London.: 1990.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 35887

ISBN: 028562993X

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


SF/horror novel. Uncommon UK hardcover.''UK writer whose two sf novels combine horror tropes and medicine; the particular focus in EMBRYO (1990) is made clear by its title, while The Betz Cell (1991) applies Near Future medical science to communicating with the dead'' (John Clute/Encyclopedia of SF, 3rd Edition). View more info

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The Lord Of Whispers: A Syncobobian Tale.

By: Barnard, Michael

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Hats Off Books: AZ.: 2001.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 09531

ISBN: 1587360217

Condition: Fine (unread) copy.


Young adult fantasy novel. View more info

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A Talent To Deceive: An Appreciation Of Agatha Christie.

By: Barnard, Robert (Agatha Christie)

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Collins: London.: 1980.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 40192

Condition: Ex-library, several library stamps, dustjacket (in clear plastic library protector) affixed to boards along the edges of the flap folds, otherwise near fine in a fine dustjacket.


204 pages. View more info

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Mother Of Storms.

By: Barnes, John

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Millenium: London.: 1994.

Edition: First British edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 05075

ISBN: 1857981901

Condition: Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).


SF novel. 1995 Hugo award finalist for best novel.''in MOTHER OF STORMS (1994), which is his most impressive early novel, he creates a powerful and complex portrait of a Near Future world wracked by the eponymous self-fuelling storm and on the verge of numerous cusps, ethical and practical. Through virtual reality, sex has become extraordinarily present in everyone's consciousness, and genetic engineering helps point the way to the stars. Meanwhile the storm continues, in a narrative which makes profitable use of both the bestseller disaster mode and of Cyberpunk'' (John Clute/Encyclo... View more info

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The Sky So Big And Black.

By: Barnes, John

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Tor: NY.: 2002.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 14619

ISBN: 0765303035

Condition: Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).


SF novel. Fourth volume in the Century Next Door series, following Orbital Resonance (1991), Kaleidoscope Century (1995) and Candle (2000).''a simultaneous series, The Century Next Door, comprises four loosely connected tales - Orbital Resonance (1991), Kaleidoscope Century (1995) Candle (2000) and THE SKY SO BIG AND BLACK (2002) created a recomplicated pattern of Future History through intersections of Time-Travel wipings and rewipings of narrative strands, and the threatening universal ascendance of the Meme One True, which is a kind of combination of hegemonic software and Hive Min... View more info

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Candle.

By: Barnes, John

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Tor: NY.: 2000.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 18828

ISBN: 031289077X

Condition: Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).


SF novel. Third volume in the Century Next Door series, following Orbital Resonance (1991), Kaleidoscope Century (1995) and followed by The Sky So Big and Black (2002).''a simultaneous series, The Century Next Door, comprises four loosely connected tales - Orbital Resonance (1991), Kaleidoscope Century (1995) CANDLE (2000) and The Sky So Big and Black (2002) created a recomplicated pattern of Future History through intersections of Time-Travel wipings and rewipings of narrative strands, and the threatening universal ascendance of the Meme One True, which is a kind of combination of he... View more info

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Gaudeamus.

By: Barnes, John

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Tor: NY.: 2004

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 39159

ISBN: 0765303299

Condition: Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).


SF novel. View more info

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The Domino Men.

By: Barnes, Jonathan

Price: £8.00

Publisher: William Morrow: NY.: 2009.

Edition: First American edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 45127

ISBN: 0061671401

Condition: Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).


Weird conspiracy novel, sequel to THE SOMNAMBULIST (2007).''a young man discovers a manuscript and so begins a bizarre tale that brings together his grandfather, every conspiracy theory you've ever heard about the royal family and the true story about where the power of Number 10 really lies. Readers of The Somnambulist may well recoginise the characters kept within a chalk circle in a cellar beneath Downing Street. With a gallery of vividly grotesque characters, a gleefully satiric take on modern life and a playful and highly literate style, this is an amazingly readable literary fant... View more info

England, England.

By: Barnes, Julian

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Jonathan Cape: London.: 1998.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 15437

ISBN: 0224052756

Condition: Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).


Short-listed for the Booker Prize. View more info

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Zulu Heart.

By: Barnes, Steven

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Warner: NY.: 2003.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 11085

ISBN: 0446531227

Condition: Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).


A novel of slavery and freedom in an alternate America - sequel to LION'S BLOOD (2002). View more info

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Great Sky Woman.

By: Barnes, Steven

Price: £10.00

Publisher: One World/Ballantine Books: NY.: 2006.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 38513

ISBN: 0345459008

Condition: Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).


Fantasy novel set in Africa 30,000 years ago. View more info

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Gideon Smith And The Mechanical Girl.

By: Barnett, David

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Snowbooks Limited: UK.: 2013.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 44057

ISBN: 1909679062

Condition: Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).


19th-century steampunk novel. View more info

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Oy Pioneer! A Novel.

By: Barr, Marleen S.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: University Of Wisconsin Press: Madison, Wisconsin.: 2003.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 24415

ISBN: 0299189104

Condition: Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).


''what would happen if a feminist Jewish wit and scholar invaded David Lodge's territory? Marleen S. Barr, herself a pioneer in the feminist criticism of science fiction, provides a giddily entertaining answer in this feisty novel. ''Oy Pioneer! follows professor Sondra Lear as she makes her inimitable way through a world of learning--at times fantastic, at times all too familiar, often hilarious, and always compulsively interesting. As if Mel Brooks and Erica Jong had joined forces to recreate ''Sex and the City'' for the intellectual set, the story is a heady mix of Jewish humor, feminist in... View more info

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The Brain Of Graphicon.

By: Barrett, G. J.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Robert Hale: London.: 1973.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 42636

ISBN: 070913360X

Condition: Light spotting along top page edges, else a fine copy in an almost fine dustjacket.


SF novel, one of 24 that Geoffrey John Barrett wrote for the Robert Hale sf series, both under his own name but also writing as ''Edward Leighton'', ''Dennis Summers'' and ''James Wallace''. .Robert Hale produced books primarily for the library market (still flourishing in the 1970s) and so most titles are very uncommon:''(1928-1999) UK author who also published thrillers as ''Cole Rickard'' and westerns as ''Bill Wade''; his sf novels, written for Robert Hale Limited both under his own name and as ''Edward Leighton'', ''Dennis Summers'' and ''James Wallace'', are consistently routine... View more info

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Joris Of The Rock.

By: Barringer, Leslie

Price: £10.00

Publisher: William Heinemann: London.: 1928.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 10894

Condition: VG+ copy with some fading to part of rear yellow/orange board.


Fantasy novel, second in a trilogy.''UK editor and writer (1895-1968) whose Neustria Cycle - Gerfalcon (1927), JORIS OF THE ROCK (1928) and Shy Leopardess (1948) - depicts events in a land of fable, an imaginary French province in an alternate world. The basic premise, vaguely presented, is that the Merovingian Dynasty does not split apart c.750 AD; instead, Neustria survives, and at the time of the three tales (c.1400) is still thriving. Each tale follows a young man or woman through physical and moral perils into adulthood. The sequence's alternate-world displacement serves not as an... View more info

The Seven Songs Of Merlin.

By: Barron, T. A.

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Philomel Books: NY.: 1997.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 01744

ISBN: 039923019X

Condition: Fine copy in a fine dustjacket.


Fantasy: book Two of The Lost Years Of Merlin. View more info

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Jennifer Government.

By: Barry, Max

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Abacus: London.: 2003.

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Seller ID: 12751

ISBN: 0349115982

Condition: Fine (as new) copy.


Satirical sf novel (though packaged as mainstream) set in a future world of globalisation and marketing hype.''Australian writer whose first novel, Syrup (1999) as by Maxx Barry, edged toward the fantastic in its spoof treatment of the modern corporate world; his second, JENNIFER GOVERNMENT (2003), gains in the force of its attack through full immersion in a near future environment in which governments have become enfeebled, and international corporations rule the roost. Echoes of The Space Merchants (1953) by C M Kornbluth and Frederik Pohl are openly acknowledged in the text, whose s... View more info

Sign Of The Oin.

By: Bass, L. G.

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Hyperion: NY.: 2004.

Edition: 3rd printing.

Seller ID: 15019

ISBN: 0786819189

Condition: Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).


Children's fantasy novel. View more info