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The Descendants of Star [*SIGNED* to Gene Roddenberry]

By: Bailey, Thomas C.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Smithtown NY, Exposition Press: (c.1980)

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 3667


[jacket rubbed, worn at corners, slight paper loss at upper rear corner]. INSCRIBED (to Mr. and Mrs. Gene Roddenberry) and SIGNED by the author on the copyright page; "Live Long and Prosper," he sez. Also laid in is a letter from the author to the Roddenberrys, indicating that the book is being sent "as strictly a gift & a Non-Submission," and acknowledging STAR TREK as "an inspiration for the enclosed work inside, though the genre is Post-Apocalyptic... View more info

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Mendoza in Hollywood: A Novel of the Company

By: Baker, Kage

Price: $65.00

Publisher: San Diego/New York/London, Harcourt, Inc.: (c.2000)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14745


[very nice tight copy, the faintest bit of spotting on top edge, appears unread; jacket pristine, looks like it's been in protective cover from Day One]. Sci-fi/fantasy/time travel novel, set largely in early Los Angeles and Hollywood. View more info

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Chronopolis and Other Stories

By: Ballard, J.G.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, G. P. Putnam's Sons: (c.1971)

Edition: Book Club Edition

Seller ID: 16572


[solid copy, a bit of wear to base of spine; jacket shows minor wear along top edge and at spine ends, light soiling to all-white (blank) rear panel]. A collection of the author's stories, all of which appeared in various science fiction magazines from 1957 through 1966. Contents: "The Voices of Time"; "The Drowned Giant"; "The Terminal Beach"; "Manhole 69"; "Storm-bird, Storm-dreamer"; "The Sound-sweep"; "Billenium... View more info

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Mr. Mergenthwirker's Lobblies and Other Fantastic Tales

By: Bond, Nelson

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Coward-McCann, Inc.: (c.1946)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 22584


[a bit of shelfwear to bottom edge, slight exposure of board at bottom front corner; jacket is edgeworn with various small tears, ragged diagonal tear at top of front panel (with some bleed-through staining from old internal tape-repair), narrow strip torn away at top of rear panel, extending a bit into top of spine]. Collection of 13 fantasy/SF-ish stories, the first book by this prolific pulp-fiction writer who later branched out into radio and television. The title ... View more info

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The Kingdom in the Sky

By: Brown, Alice

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, Pacific Library Association: 1932

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 21950


(no dust jacket, likely as issued) [a handsome copy in attractive marbled boards, with a firm binding and just a bit of bumping at several corners]. Fantasy novel with heavy spiritual overtones, about a group of six characters (including a bank cashier absconding with some stolen securities, an unsuccessful playwright and his unfaithful wife; and a Vermont farm couple) who all die in one way or another, and upon finding themselves "passed over" into the world of ... View more info

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Universal Station

By: Brown, Beth

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Regent House: 1944

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2357


(price-clipped) [book worn/faded at top and bottom edges, corners bumped; DJ worn at edges/corners, separated along front hinge but held together nicely by Brodart jacket; missing pieces at spine extremities, spine faded]. Fantasy about "a boy named Johnny who loses his life on earth--only to find himself alive again--on the other side of life." More specifically, in the title location, "a not-so-mythical place halfway between here and heaven," where quit... View more info

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Bones of the Moon

By: Carroll, Jonathan

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, Arbor House/William Morrow: 1988 (c.1987)

Edition: Book Club Edition

Seller ID: 16463


[nice copy, apparently unread; jacket a tiny bit bumped/wrinkled at spine ends]. "A literate, gracefully written novel that approaches fantasy in the manner of the magic realists. It is the story of Cullen James, a young Manhattan woman whose life dictates her dreams --- and whose dreams control her life." View more info

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Pawn of Time: An Extravaganza

By: Carson, Robin

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Henry Holt and Company: (c.1957)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14450


[good solid copy, with some spotting/deterioration to cloth at bottom of book and around spine (NOT affecting the integrity of the binding in any way); jacket shows a little wear along top edge, very light surface rubbing]. Time-travel comic adventure novel, set mostly in Renaissance Venice -- except that the protagonist is a 20th-century New Yorker, transported to 16th-century Italy by a mysterious accident at a cocktail party. "Widely and wildly acclaimed as Don ... View more info

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Motherlines

By: Charnas, Suzy McKee

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Berkley Publishing Corp. / G. P. Putnam's Sons: (c.1978)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 10184


[solid clean copy, lower front corner very lightly bumped, two paper-clip indentations (with slight rust stain) at top of ffep; jacket shows traces of edgewear, light surface-scratching to front panel]. The author's sequel to her first novel, "Walk to the End of the World" (1974), set in the same future world (but at a different geographical location), and envisioning "a society of nomadic women who reproduce parthenogenetically -- women on horseback [who] h... View more info

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[Ballantine Boxed Set] Childhood's End; Earthlight; Expedition to Earth; Reach for Tomorrow; Tales from the White Hart [see description for individual printing details]

By: Clarke, Arthur C.

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, Ballantine Books: (ca.1968)

Edition: (various printings)

Seller ID: 18538


(five paperback books in slipcase) [books are uniformly tight and apparently unread, minor rubbing to the spine of one title, even more minor rubbing to the covers of a couple; the slipcase shows some light wear, but is completely intact (no splits, cracks, etc.), and has the original retail price sticker still affixed to the spine]. Mass Market PB Boxed set of five Clarke classics, no doubt issued to capitalize on his enhanced name recognition in the wake of Stanley Ku... View more info

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Witch of the Sea

By: Colby, Marie W.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Hollywood CA, House-Warven, Publishers: (c.1954)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20521


[several corners of book bumped and a bit softened, one-time owner's address label on front pastedown, slight fading to cloth at spine and along top/bottom edges; jacket edgeworn, small chip at top of front panel, additional chipping along top of rear panel, various other nicks, one-inch split at top and bottom of front foldover, etc.]. (pen and ink drawings) "Here is a fantasy about impossible creatures that inhabit the ocean -- a lilting satire that laughs with ra... View more info

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A Glory of Unicorns

By: Coville, Bruce, comp. and ed.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, Scholastic Press: 1998

Edition: 1st Edition (see note)

Seller ID: 15630


[a very nice copy, tight and clean, with just a trace of surface wear to the jacket]. (B&W drawings) "A collection of unicorn stories that unicorn lovers will treasure for a lifetime. This fantastical volume includes works by award-winning writers, including Gregory Maguire, Jessica Amanda Salmonson, Sean Stewart, and, of course, Bruce Coville. There are beautiful illustrations from award-winning artist Alix Berenzy. Each story takes the reader on a journey to fin... View more info

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The Dark Fantastic [Limited/*SIGNED* Edition]

By: Ellin, Stanley

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, The Mysterious Press: (c.1983)

Edition: 1st Edition (limited/signed)

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 20221


[the book is flawless; faint traces of wear to the jacket extremities; in a Fine slipcase]. SIGNED by the author on the limitation page, in the back of the book. "Destined to become one of the most controversial novels of our time, [this book] is an explosive exploration of racial themes and hatreds set within the framework of a terrifying mystery," about a bitter, dying old man whose hatred for the black tenants in the apartment building (which he owns) next d... View more info

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To Make Death Love Us

By: Falconer, Sovereign (pseud. of Craig Strete)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Garden City NY, Doubleday & Co.: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 6486


[clean/tight/unread, minimal shelfwear to bottom edge, bookstore name/address stamped on ffep; jacket bright and attractive, mild wear along top edge, one tiny closed tear at base of spine, another at bottom of rear panel, fainti soiling to rear panel]. "A haunting novel of fantasy and horror, [the novel] tells the story of six members of a carnival sideshow, victims of fate and of their own freakishness, now trapped in the belly of a truck teetering on the edge of a... View more info

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Thursday Next in The Well of Lost Plots

By: Fforde, Jasper

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Viking: 2004

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 20018


[very nice copy, the book itself tight and clean with no discernible wear; jacket shows just a tad of wear along top edge, which will essentially disappear inside a new clear jacket protector (provided)]. The third Thursday Next adventure, in which our time-hopping (and pregnant) literary detective heroine draws a putatively "restful" assignment in the Character Exchange Program in the Well of Lost Plots -- which she soon discovers "is a veritable linguistic... View more info

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The Wilk Are Among Us [*SIGNED*]

By: Haiblum, Isidore

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Garden City NY, Doubleday & Co.: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 5638


[book is nice and tight, with some faint soiling to the covers and endpapers; jacket appears to have taken on some moisture at some point, though it's not immediately apparent, since its new Brodart jacket effectively hides the internal staining/soiling, and the external soiling is mostly confined to the rear panel (the front panel is only faintly marred); there is also a bit of wear at both ends of the spine]. There is a nice INSCRIPTION by the author on the half-title ... View more info

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The Lost Cavern, and Other Tales of the Fantastic

By: Heard, H.F. [Gerald]

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, The Vanguard Press, Inc.: (c.1948)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21981


[an attractive copy, with light shelfwear and minor bumping to bottom corners; jacket shows a little wear along top edge, one tiny closed tear at top of front panel, faint horizontal wrinkle along bottom edge of front panel, light soiling to rear panel]. Four stories: "The Lost Cavern"; "The Cup"; "The Thaw Plan"; and "The Chapel of Ease." "Whether it be the strange beckoning of an ancient chapel, the age-old mystery of a ritual cup,... View more info

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Salamandastron [*SIGNED*]

By: Jacques, Brian

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, Philomel Books: 1993

Edition: First American Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 12419


(price-clipped) [nice clean copy, very light wear to cloth at spine extremities; jacket moderately edgeworn, unobtrusive 1-1/2" closed tear at bottom front hinge, some minor creasing near top/bottom edges, minor wear at spine ends, small closed tear at bottom of rear panel, quite presentable in new Brodart jacket protector]. INSCRIBED ("To / my pal / _________") and SIGNED by the author, on the half-title page, in the year of publication. The 5th "Tale f... View more info

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Archer's Goon

By: Jones, Diana Wynne

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, Greenwillow Books: (c.1984)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 12326


[mild shelfwear, light foxing to top edge, tiny red smudge on fore-edge, NOT ex-library; jacket a bit edgeworn, a couple of tiny tears]. "The trouble started when Howard Sykes came home from school and found the 'goon' sitting in the kitchen. He said he'd been sent by Archer. But who was Archer? It was a matter of the 2000 words that Howard's author father had failed to deliver. It soon became clear that not only Archer wanted those words, but that his wizard si... View more info

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After This

By: Kent, Ryland

Price: $125.00

Publisher: New York/London, Harper & Brothers: (c.1939)

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 15553


(price-clipped) [good solid copy, light shelfwear to bottom edge, slight age-toning to top edge and fore-edge, one-time owner's signature on ffep, partially on top of which has been pasted another one-time owner's bookplate; jacket is worn, with numerous chips along top and bottom edges, slight sunning to spine]. Spiritually-themed novel, about a motley group of people on a merchant ship that's crossing the Indian Ocean: an aristocrat and her military husband, the son of... View more info