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Updated 9/18/14

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Ye Olde General Introduction

Hi there, and welcome to my own bookselling corner on the internet! Here you'll find a number of science fiction, fantasy, horror and slipstream books available, most first editions, both new and used, with a number of interesting oddities, all of which at what I hope are attractive prices. For now this is going to be a godawful large text file; at some point I hope to add one of those "shopping basket" things, but that will be a little while down the road.

How Books are Graded

I've tried to err on the side of conservative quality gradings and over-description of flaws. Ratings are (in order of quality): F=Fine, NF=Near Fine, VG=Very Good, G=Good, and P=Poor. Anything I've got listed as Fine should please even the most finicky collector.

Abbreviations and Works Cited

Other abbreviations include APL=Austin Public Library, BC=Book Club, BFE=back free endpaper, dj=dust jacket, Ex Lib=Ex-Library Copy, FFE=Front Free Endpaper, OP=Out of Print, PBO=Paperback Original, TP=Trade Paperback, TPO=Trade Paperback Original. References mentioned in the text are as follows: Fantasy 100 list=listed in Cawthorne & Moorcock's Fantasy: The 100 Best, Horror 100 list=listed in Jones & Newman's Horror: The 100 Best Books, King list=on Stephen King's list of recommended horror fiction in Danse Macabre, Modern Fantasy 100 list=in Pringle's Modern Fantasy: The Hundred Best Novels, SF 100 list=in Pringle's Science Fiction: The Hundred Best Novels, Sterling Slipstream list=Bruce Sterling's Slipstream list as printed in Volume 1, Number 5 of Science Fiction Eye (July 1989) Nova Slipstream List="Slipstream: A Second List" in Nova Express, Volume 5, Number 2, Fall/Winter 1999. Recommended means I've read the book and enjoyed it, while Highly Recommended means it was so good it went on my All Time Best Recommended Reading List (an earlier version of which can be found here. The latest version is available upon request).

Payment, Contact & Shipping Information

E-mail me at lawrenceperson@gmail.com. I can hold books ten days on e-mail or phone requests (please leave a message on voice mail for the latter). U.S. shipping is $5.00 for the first book, and $1.00 a book thereafter. (Shipping for issues of Nova Express only is $1 each mailed in an envelope.) Foreign shipping is at cost (please inquire.) Books may be returned in the same condition sent (though see the Ex Library Note below) for any reason within 10 days of purchase for a full refund. Please make checks payable to Lawrence Person. I can also take Paypal payment at lawrenceperson@gmail.com. However, I can take credit cards through my merchant account. Nova Express subscribers receive a 10% discount on all orders.

Please mail checks to:

Lawrence Person
Lame Excuse Books
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A Note on Ex-Library Books

There are several ex-library books listed in the hardback section, all indicated as such. Most are books I picked up at the Austin Public Library annual sale. Alas, these are not "clean" ex-library copies either. An APL Ex-Lib will usually have most or all the following flaws: stamps at head, heel, and fore-edges, bar code stickers inside front and back covers or free endpapers, discard stamp and remnants of pocket removal on front free endpaper, plastic dj protectors taped to inside covers, and (worst of all) an Austin Public Library paper ribbon glued to bottom of dj inside the plastic protector. I have had widely varying success in removing that strip. On some older books the strip has come away without damaging the dj at all, but on others it left pieces behind or took some of the dj with it. As such, unless otherwise noted, the books here are just like I picked them up at the APL sale and are sold as is. You may return them within 10 days in the same condition for any reason, but only if they have not been tampered with. I cannot accept returns after unsuccessful restoration attempts because they didn't clean as well as you hoped they would.

Obviously, an Ex-Library Book isn't what you want if you're a picky collector. However, an Ex-Library copy of the first hardback edition is (IMHO) far more bibliographical desirable than any subsequent edition. Plus, Ex-Library books are a great way to pick up important first editions that are out of the average collector's price range.

Finally! The Books!

Hardbacks

LP1837. Adams, Douglas, and John Lloyd. The Deeper Meaning of Liff. Harmony Books, 1990. First American edition, a Fine- copy with three small, short lines of writing to front free endpaper, in a Fine dust jacket. Collection of words that don't exist but should. Seems to have had fewer reprints than Adams' other works. $14.

LP1620. Anderson, Poul. The Collected Short Works of Poul Anderson Volume 2: The Queen of Air and Darkness. NESFA Press, 2009. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. The second volume of NESFA's collection of Anderson's complete short fiction. Only have one. $26.

LP2170. (Anderson, Poul) Gardner Dozois and Greg Bear, editors. (Larry Niven, Greg Benford, Tad Williams, etc.) Multiverse: Exploring Poul Anderson's Worlds. Subterranean Press, 2014. First edition hardback, one of 250 signed, numbered copies, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket and Fine slipcase, new and unread. Poul Anderson tribute anthology, including stories using his characters and settings. $72.

LP2171. (Anderson, Poul) Gardner Dozois and Greg Bear, editors. (Larry Niven, Greg Benford, Tad Williams, etc.) Multiverse: Exploring Poul Anderson's Worlds. Subterranean Press, 2014. First edition hardback, one of 1,500 trade copies, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. Poul Anderson tribute anthology, including stories using his characters and settings. $37.

Art Books: See the art books page.

LP1247. Attanasio, A. A. Radix. William Morrow and Company, 1981. First edition hardback, an Ex-Library copy, some of the usual flaws (see Ex-Library Note), including stamps on all three edges, interior stamps and dj protector remnants inside front and rear covers, a slight bit of spine lean, and a slight bit of wear at heel; however, the dust jacket is in Near Fine shape, with moderate, slightly uneven (from a successful sticker removal that left no other signs) sunfading to spine, but otherwise complete and very attractive. Spine out, there is no sign this is an Ex-Library copy. The true first hardback edition of Attanasio's first book (and a Nebula Finalist), and very uncommon thus (reportedly only 1000 hardbacks were done). This was my own personal copy until I recently obtained an non Ex-Lib copy. Fine/Fine copies go for north of $1000; of post-1980 SF from a major US publisher, probably only Ender's Game goes for more. $100.

LP1325. Auel, Jean M. The Mammoth Hunters. Crown, 1985. First edition hardback, a Fine-/Fine copy with slight crimping at head and heel and a touch of edgewear at the extremities. Third book in the prehistoric Earth's Children. Normally I wouldn't carry this title since they printed about a zillion of these things at the time, but this is another book once owned by Forrest J. Ackerman. $4.

LP2063. Baker, Kage. Black Projects, White Knights. Golden Gryphon, 2002. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread.Short stories about The Company $15.

LP1621. Baker, Kage. The Empress of Mars. Subterranean Press, 2009. First edition hardback, one of 500 copies signed by Baker, a Fine copy in a Fine dj, new and unread. A full length novel, and not to be confused with the earlier novella from Night Shade. Out of print from the publisher. $49.

LP1115. Baker, Kage. Mother Aegypt and Other Stories. Night Shade Books, 2004. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dj, new and unread. includes an original, never before published novella. $24.

LP836. Baker, Nicholson. Room Temperature. Grove Weidenfield, 1990. First edition hardback, a Fine- copy with a trace of wear to boards at heel, in a Fine-dj with a trace of haze rubbing on back cover and along spine joins. Second novel by the author of The Mezzanine. $9.

LP2172. Ballard, J. G. The Disaster Area. Jonathan Cape, 1967. First edition hardback, as per Currey, a Very Good+ copy with slight pine lean, dust staining at head, slight rubbing to boards at heel and slight crimping at head and heel in a Good only dust jacket, with two 1/2" chips at heel, an additional 1" split along front join, lesser chipping at head, significant rubbing all along extremities and portions of back cover (less so on front); the only good news is that the flaps are intact and the price hasn't been clipped. Short story collection. Most emphatically not a great copy, but a structurally sound space filler first. $49.

LP2064. Banks, Iain M. Against a Dark Background. Orbit, 1993. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine- dust jacket with slight haze rubbing (which means the glossy black areas seem to have a bit of haze on them if you move them back and forth under a strong light), otherwise new and unread. Banks first "pure" non-Culture SF novel. Banks was a phenomenally talented writer who died way too young. $150.

LP2065. Banks, Iain M. Consider Phlebas. Macmillan, 1987. First edition hardback, a Fine- copy with a tiny bit of bend at edge of head and heel, in a Fine, Mylar-protected dust jacket. Read once, by me. The first Culture novel, and Banks' first "pure" SF novel. Recommended. I'm not seeing a single unsigned first of the Macmillan Consider Phlebas anywhere online. $400.

LP2173. Banks, Iain. The Quarry. Little Brown (UK), 2013. Fourth printing of the hardback first edition, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. Banks' last novel, alas. $10.

LP2066. Banks, Iain M. Excession. Orbit, 1996. First edition hardback, a Fine copy (though with the characteristic slight page darkening of Orbit books of this era) in a Fine dust jacket. Inscribed by Banks: "To Narayan/-best wishes/Iain M. Banks". Recommended. A Culture novel. For some reason I can't find a single signed Excession on Bookfinder. $200.

LP1622. Banks, Iain M. Matter. Orbit (UK), 2008. First edition hardback, a Near Fine copy in a Near FIne dust jacket with bumping at head and heel and associated wrinkles. Culture novel. $15.

LP7. Barker, Clive. Weaveworld. Harper Collins (Canada), 1987. First Canadian edition, hardback Fine/Fine- with invisible indentions and nearly invisible traces of wear, otherwise gorgeous. World Fantasy Award nominee. There is some question of precedence between the UK and American edition, but this Canadian edition replicates the truly stunning red and green Tim White DJ illustration of the UK edition, perhaps the most beautiful SF/F/H illustration of the last two decades. A very nice copy of a beautiful book (and a very fine fantasy inside the covers), and an edition for the Barker completist that's probably not all that common. Highly Recommended. $20.

LP8. Barnes, John. Kaleidoscope Century. Tor, 1995 First Edition, true First Printing (with "First edition: May 1995" and "0 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1" on copyright page) that was withdrawn by the publisher. Fine/Fine- with just the barest trace of haze to the back cover, all but invisible against the black background (call me Mr. Picky). No telling how many of these escaped the pulper. $14.

LP11. Barnes, John. One for the Morning Glory. Tor, 1996. First edition hardback, Fine in a Fine dj. Fantasy. $4.

LP2174. Barrett, Jr., Neal. The Hereafter Gang. Mark V. Ziesing, 1991. First edition hardback, a Fine- copy with tiny traces of wear at head and heel and two faint dust streaks on bottom page block, in a Fine- dust jacket with very slight wrinkle at head, in Mylar dust jacket protector. Regarded as a great American novel by Joe R. Lansdale, Howard Waldrop, William Browning Spencer, Lewis Shiner, and many other literary luminaries. Nova Express Slipstream List. Highly recommended. $10.

LP2011. Barrett, Neal, Jr. Other Seasons. Subterranean Press, 2012. First edition hardback, one of 750 signed, numbered copies, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. The usual giant Subterranean career retrospective collection, with lots of great stories. Only have one left. $37.

LP1937. Barrett, Neal. Perpetuity Blues. Golden Gryphon, 2000. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. Some fine, fun, weird stories in here: "Ginny Sweethips Flying Circus," "Highbrow," etc. If you haven't read it, you need to, by the guy both Joe R. Lansdale and Howard Waldrop look up to. Recommended. $15. Signed by Barrett.

LP1938. Barrett, Neal. Prince of Christler-Coke. Golden Gryphon, 2004. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. Original novel. Signed by Barrett. $15.

LP883. Baxter, Stephen. Flux. Harper Collins, 1993. First edition hardback, an Ex-Library copy in a library binding with reinforced gutters, library card (loosely attached) to FFE, stickers on FFE and copyright page, slight page yellowing, and slight wear on the corners of the dj and one 1/8" closed tear on dj back; probably a VG/F- copy were it not for the Ex-Lib markings. There are no external stamps on the book itself, and no Ex-Lib marks at all on the dj. A Xeelee novel set among the inhabitants of a neutron star. A fairly nice space-filler copy of Baxter's fourth novel, and a very nice copy of the dj. $49.

LP1091. Baxter, Stephen. Mayflower II. PS Publishing, 2004. First edition hardback, one of only 300 hardback copies signed by Baxter and introduction author Adam Roberts, Fine in a Fine dj, new and unread. Set in the Xeelee universe. Only have one. $28.

LP383. Baxter, Stephen. Space (AKA Space: Manifold 2). Voyager (HarperCollins UK), 2000. First edition hardback, Fine-/Fine- with slight bump to top front corner. The second in a series that began with Time. Much better received than the mammoth books. $25.

LP1939. Bear, Elizabeth. ad eternum. Subterranean Press, 2012. First edition hardback, one of 250 signed, numbered copies, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. Part of her New Amsterdam series. Also included in this edition is the 9,000 word chapbook Underground. $42.

LP1588. Bear, Greg. The City at the End of Time. Gollancz, 2008 (true first, precedes the Del Rey edition by three weeks). First edition hardback, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dust jacket, with corners, head and heel all slightly bumped, otherwise new and unread. I was going to send this back, but at Worldcon Greg told me that these were all but impossible to find. Even the UK trade paperbacks are already into third printings. $35.

LP16. Bear, Greg. The Forge of God. Tor, 1987. First edition hardback, Fine/Fine-, with edgewear to bottom of dj spine. Hugo and Nebula finalist. There's nobody better than Bear at blowing up the world... $15

LP17. Bear, Greg. Heads. Legend (UK), 1990. First edition hardback, Fine in a Fine dj. Novella set in the same universe as Slant, Moving Mars, and Queen of Angels. It can also be read as a thinly veiled indictment of L. Ron Hubbard and Scientology. $5.

LP18. Bear, Greg. Moving Mars. Tor, 1994. First edition hardback, Fine/Fine-, with the barest trace of dj wear to back cover.Nebula and Campbell Memorial Award winner, Hugo nominee. Brilliant work that combines Bear's "Big Concept" SF with the textured postcyberpunk future he strove for in Queen of Angels. Highly Recommended. $15.

LP384. Bear, Greg. Moving Mars. Tor, 1994. First edition hardback, NF+/F; it would be a perfect copy except for the fact that someone scribbled a dime-sized purple and black mark at the top of the FFE. His Nebula winner, and among his best novels. Highly recommended. My pain, your gain. $5.

LP2175. Bear, Greg. Queen of Angels. Warner Books/Questar, 1990. First edition hardback, a Fine- copy with a small checkmark to front free endpaper, small "Aug 91" written on rear free endpaper, a small binding wrinkle at bottom inside rear cover, in a Fine- dust jacket with just the tiniest bit of crimping at head, in Mylar dust jacket protector. Signed by Bear (though his signature looks more hurried than usual). Dense postcyberpunk novel set in the same future as Moving Mars and Heads. Recommended. $15.

LP1248. Bear, Greg. Slant. Legend, 1997. First edition hardback (preceded the American edition by several months), a Fine copy in a Fine dj, new and unread. Set in the same universe as Queen of Angels, and chuck full of Bear's usual interesting stuff. $12.

LP788. Benford, Greg, and Martin Harry Greenberg, editors (David Brin, Greg Bear, Keith Roberts, Norman Spinrad, Algis Budrys, C. M. Kornbluth, Brad Linaweaver, Hilary Bailey, Shelia Finch, Howard Goldsmith, Tom Shippey). Hitler Victorious. Garland (SFBC), 1986. Book club and first hardback edition, Near Fine/Fine- with a previous owner's bookplate on FFE, and a trace of wear to front dj fold edge, and a trace of wrinkling at head. One of the better alternate history anthologies, with a mixture of reprints and original stories, including David Brin's "Thor vs. Captain America," C. M. Kornbluth's "Two Dooms," and the original novella version of Brad Linaweaver's "Moon of Ice." $4.

LP1838. Bennett, Robert Jackson. Mr. Shivers. Orbit (U.S.), 2010. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. Joe Dominici, thriller writer and former co-owner of Future Visions in Houston, called this "The finest first novel I have read in years" just a couple of months before his untimely death earlier this year, and having just read it I agree. It's the story of several men in the depression hunting down the title character, a tall, scarred man who has violently taken loved ones from each of them. But the longer the search, the more apparent that Mr. Shivers isn't a man at all, but perhaps the Devil (or even Death) himself. A very strong debut novel, reminiscent of K. W. Jeter's In the Land of the Dead, but I liked this better. A dark and gripping book. Recommended. I only have one. $15.

LP2176. Bierce, Ambrose. Masters of the Weird Tale. Centipede Press, 2013. First edition hardback, a Fine copy, #60 of 200 copies signed by editor S. T. Joshi and illustrator Jason Eckhardt, sans dust jacket as issued, in a Fine slipcase. Another in Centipede Press' huge, attractive Masters of the Weird Tale series. List is $225. For you: $110.

LP1895. Bishop, Michael. Brighten to Incandescence. Golden Gyphon, 2003. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. Short story collection. Back in stock. $15.

LP1327. Bishop, Michael. No Enemy But Time. Timescape Books, 1982. First edition hardback, a NF copy with on long, gray diagonal streak (doesn't look like a remainder mark) across bottom page block, with a trace of dust soiling on top page block, in a VG dust jacket which is complete, but which has four closed tears at the bottom of the back, each of which was unfortunately at one time "repaired" by non-archival tape which has left light yellow/brownish stains on the back, 2 about 2 1/2" to 3", the others about 1/2"; beautiful front and spine, but notably flawed back, and now encased in a dj protector. Not a perfect copy, but a big step up from an Ex-Library copy. Signed by Bishop. $30.

LP386. Bishop, Michael. No Enemy But Time. Timescape, 1982. First edition hardback, an ex-library copy with all the usual flaws, otherwise G+/VG+, with spine leaned and rolled, wear to top and bottom boards, internal mends, leaves starting to loosen (and some mended), and some water rippling or spotting to a few interior pages. A well read copy, but a true first of his Nebula winner. Not too bad spine out, an adequate space filler or reading copy. Signed by Bishop. $5.

LP26. Bishop, Michael. The Secret Ascension. Tor, 1987. First edition hardback, ex-Library copy, with all the usual flaws, otherwise NF-/NF, with significant spine lean. Signed by Bishop. $4.

LP22. Bishop, Michael. And Strange at Ecbatan the Trees. Harper & Row, 1976 First edition hardback, ex-Library copy, with all the usual flaws, otherwise VG+/NF-, with significant spine lean. Signed by Bishop. $4.

LP27. Bishop, Michael. Transfigurations. Berkley Putnam, 1979. First edition hardback, F/NF cover, with shallow chipping at dj head and one long, semi-closed tear intact in dj protector. Signed by Bishop. $8

LP471. Bishop, Michael and Di Filippo, Paul (as Philip Lawson). Muskrat Courage. St. Martin's Minotaur, 2000. First edition hardback, Fine in Fine dj. Humorous mystery novel featuring Will Keats, the protagonist of Would It Kill You to Smile?. Signed by Bishop. $15

LP2177. Blaylock, James P. The Adventure of the Ring of Stones. Subterranean Press, 2014. First edition hardback, one of 1,000 signed, numbered copies, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. The latest Langdon St. Ives steampunk adventure. $32.

LP1681. Blaylock, James P. Metamorphosis. Subterranean Press, 2009. First edition hardback, one of 1000 copies signed by Blaylock, introduction author Tim Powers, and the three co-authors, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. Three stories Blaylock wrote in collaboration with three new authors. List: $30. Your price: $26.

LP2013. Blaylock, James P. Zeuglodon. Subterranean Press, 2012. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. Set in the same universe as The Digging Leviathan and takes place in the hollow earth. Trade edition is sold out from the publisher. $35.

LP1250. Bleiler, Richard, editor. Science Fiction Writers: Second Edition. Charles Scribner's Son, 1999. Second printing of the second edition, hardback, a Fine- copy with some faint scratches and rubs to (mostly) the rear cover (not uncommon in a reference work this large), sans dj, as issued. Update by Bleiler the Younger of the first edition, which was edited by his father E. F. Bleiler. Looks like a very solid reference work with many very knowledgeable contributors (including Brian Stableford and David Langford, among many others). Larger than usual book, so $7 domestic shipping and considerably more than usual overseas. Originally published at $115. Your price: $15.

LP1589. Blish, James. Black Easter. Doubleday, 1968. First edition hardback (code J21 on page 165), a Near Fine copy with a tiny bit of spine lean and a tiny bit of wear at heel and a tiny stain on page 165, in a Near Fine, off-white dust jacket with very slight age darkening of spine and tiny, faint spotting at inner flap edges, with corresponding very faint discoloration in a vertical line along front and rear free endpapers matching the dj flap edges (possibly from non-acid-free paper in the dj), but absolutely no chips or tears; a very attractive copy. The first part of the second volume of the After Such Knowledge thematic trilogy, and a very good book in it' own right. A rich arms merchant conspires to loose all the demons of Hell on Earth for a single day. One of Blish's best. Fantasy 100 Best List, Modern Fantasy 100 Best list. $65.

LP472. Blish, James. The Day After Judgment (UK title: The Day After Judgement). Doubleday, 1971. First edition hardback, with code L47 on page 166, as per Currey. This is an Ex-Library book with all the usual flaws, otherwise G/VG+, with a fair amount of wear to top and bottom boards, spine lean, and sun fading to dj. The sequel to Black Easter, thus making up the second half of the third part of the After Such Knowledge thematic trilogy, preceded by A Case of Conscience and Doctor Mirabilis. $25.

LP2178. Bloch, Robert. American Gothic. Simon & Schuster, 1974. First edition hardback, an Ex-Library copy with most of the usual flaws (pocket, stamps, etc), in a Near Fine dust jacket with long wrinkle to top rear. Horror novel based on real 19th century serial killer H. H. Holmes, who killed dozens (if not hundreds) in his Chicago murder house in the 1890s. $5.

LP1625. Bloch, Robert (Gahan Wilson). Skeleton in the Closet, and Other Stories (The Reader's Bloch Volume 2). Subterranean Press, 2008. First edition hardback, one of only 750 copies, a Fine copy in decorated boards, sans dj, as issued, new and unread. More uncollected Bloch. Illustrated by Gahan Wilson. $33.

LP1941. Bloch, Robert. Yours Truly, Jack the Ripper. Subterranean Press, 2011. First edition thus, one of 750 hardback copies, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. Collects all Bloch's Jack the Ripper-related material together in one place for the first time. Out of print from the publisher. Cover price, but I only have one. $40.

LP30. Blumlein, Michael. The Movement of Mountains. St. Martin's Press, 1987. First edition hardback, F/NF+ dj with slight bumping at head and heel and a long, faint scratch to dj back. $4.

LP886. Bontly, Thomas. Celestial Chess. Harper & Row, 1979. First edition hardback, F-/NF with slight bumps at head and heel, and two dime-sized abrasions effacing part of the title on the inside front dj fold, otherwise a nice clean copy. Weird bibliomystery involving a 12th century manuscript and a modern Satanic cult. Looks interesting. Sounds a bit like The Club Dumas crossed with The Name of the Rose. Sterling Slipstream list. $8.

LP1719. Boyett, Steven R. Elegy Beach. Ace, 2009. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. Sequel to Ariel, which is one of the paperbacks I've sold a zillion copies of, and which is a swell book besides. And I only have one copy of this. $22.

LP1518. Brackett, Leigh. The Long Tomorrow. Doubleday, 1955. Hardback, no edition stated, very possibly a book club, a VG+ copy with slight spots of staining (looks like dusty handprints) to boards, lacks the dj. Reading copy. $3.

LP1942. Brackett, Leigh. Shannach: The Last Farewell to Mars. Haffner Press, 2012. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread, still in publisher's shrinkwrap. Another hefty, bug-crushing collection of stories from Haffner Press. I'm reading some Leigh Brackett right now, and she had lots of swell Golden Age imagery and action. $37.

LP2180. Bradbury, Ray. With Cat for Comforter. Gibbs-Smith Publisher, 1997. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket. Poem done as an illustrated children's book in a small trim size. I get the impression this was for the pet store trade, so you might not have stumbled across it. $10.

LP2015. Bradbury, Ray. Greentown/Tinseltown. Stanza Press, 2012. First edition hardback, Fine in decorated boards, sans dj, as issued. Miscellaneous collection of Bradbury material (stories, poems, essays, holographic material, etc.) about growing up on both a small town and (later) Los Angeles. Stanza is a subsidiary of PS Publishing. $35.

LP1626. Bradbury. Ray. Marionettes, Inc. Subterranean Press, 2009. First edition hardback, one of 2000 copies, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. A collection of Bradbury's robot stories, including two previously unpublished works. Only have one. $32.

LP1590. Bradbury, Ray. Masks. Gauntlet, 2008. First edition hardback, one of only 500 numbered copies signed by Bradbury, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread, still in publisher's shrinkwrap. All original material, including the draft of a novel he was working on after The Martian Chronicles, and several other unpublished stories from around the same time. $70.

LP2068. Bradbury, Ray. Nemo! Subterranean Press, 2013. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. Previously unpublished Ray Bradbury screenplay set in Winsor McCay's Little Nemo in Slumberland comic strip. Now sold out from the publisher, but I still have it at cover price. $35.

LP1519. Bradbury, Ray. Moby Dick: A Screenplay. Subterranean Press, 2008. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dj, new and unread, still in publisher's shrinkwrap. The basis of the John Huston movie. $30.

LP32. Bradfield, Scott. The Secret Life of Houses (U.S. title: The Dream of the Wolf). Unwin Hyman (UK), 1988. First edition hardback Fine/Fine-, with very slight head and heel bumping, and very faint rubbing to the back of the white dj. The author's first book, a slipstream short story collection from which Ellen Datlow plucked the delightfully twisted "The Darling" for one of her Year's Bests. Later reprinted in the US as The Dream of the Wolf. $10.

LP1153. Bradley, Marion Zimmer. The House Between Worlds. Doubleday, 1980. First edition hardback, an Ex-Library copy (see Ex-Library Note) with all the usual flaws, otherwise VG- with spine lean, slight spine creasing, wear to bottom boards, and soiling to all three page blocks, in a NF- dj with creasing at extremities. $5.

LP1456. Brite, Poppy Z. Antediluvian Tales. Subterranean Press, 2007. First edition hardback, one of 400 numbered copies signed by Brite in a better binding with marbled endpapers, a Fine copy in a Fine dj, new and unread. Collection of short stories all written before her home town of New Orleans was flooded. $35.

LP1457. Brite, Poppy Z. Antediluvian Tales. Subterranean Press, 2007. First edition hardback, trade issue, a Fine copy in a Fine dj, new and unread. Collection of short stories all written before her home town of New Orleans was flooded. $15.

LP1773. Brown, Frederic. Space on My Hands. Shasta Publishers, 1951. First edition hardback (stated, as per Currey), a VG- copy with spine lean, small name stamped on inside front cover and written on FFE, and top edge dusty, lacks the dust jacket. Solid reading copy, or something to marry with a dust jacket (and I see someone has just the dust jacket online). $20.

LP2181. Brunner, John. The Man Who Was Secrett and Other Stories. Ramble House, 2013. First edition hardback (POD), a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. Uncollected John Brunner stories. $29.

LP1774. Brunner, John. Stand on Zanzibar. Doubleday, 1968. First edition hardback (as per Currey, P. 73), an ex-library copy with most of the usual flaws, otherwise VG- with wear to bottom board edges, gutters repaired, pocket on FFE and internal stamps, tapes ghosts and general wear, in a NF- dj with shallow chipping at top of rear flap and tape ghosts to blind side, plus minor creasing at front head join inside of dj protector; the jacket is actually fairly presentable, with exterior stickers, etc. Formerly my own personal copy, since replaced with a nearly pristine example, Brunner's classic novel of overpopulation, his best and a truly great novel. Hugo Award winner. SF 100 List. Nice space-filler or reading copy. $40.

LP1252. Brust, Stephen (Roger Zelazny, Kathy Marschall). To Reign in Hell. Steeldragon, 1984. First edition hardback, a Fine- copy with a tiny bit of dust staining to boards, one of 1000 numbered copies signed by Brust and artist Marschall (but not, evidently, introduction author Zelazny), in a Fine reproduction dust jacket. Since I always hate it when dealers try to slip repro dust jackets by you on eBay, let me emphasize that last point: the dust jacket on the book is NOT the original dust jacket, it is a copy, a facsimile, in this case one I had run off at Kinko's (since it was just slightly too large for their self-serve color copy machine, it was surprisingly expensive at just under $30). I found this copy in Half-Price Books for $5 some 15 years ago, lacking a dust jacket, and up until this year it's been in my own library, though I never did get around to reading it. As part of the same lot purchase that included Radix (see above), I obtained a copy with a dust jacket. Since I now had a jacket, I though a copy with a repro jacket would look (and sell) better than one without one. The paper they used was a close match, with the same matte finish as the original, but if you hold both in your hands you can tell that the paper on the original is noticeably more textured. Given the repro jacket, I'm offering this copy up at exactly half the cheapest decent jacketed copy on the Internet. $75.

LP1943. Buckell, Tobias. Crystal Rain. Tor, 2006. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine- dust jacket with the tiniest bit of crimping at heel, otherwise apparently new and unread. His very novel, and quite a good one, depicting a world settled by people of Caribbean decent caught in the middle of a war between two different types of aliens, each pretending to be different types of Gods. Recommended. $15.

LP1682. Buckell, Tobias S. Tides from the New Worlds. Wyrm Books, 2009. First edition hardback, one of 500 signed, numbered copies, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. Short story collection. Mike Resnick provides the introduction. I've really like the books I've read in the Crystal Rain universe, and Toby's a good guy. $37.

LP789. Bujold, Lois McMaster. The Vor Game. Easton Press, 1990. First hardback edition, a signed/limited edition signed by Bujold, Fine with embossed leather binding and gilded edges, sans dj, as issued. A beautiful copy of this Hugo winner, part of the Miles Vorkosigan saga. $395.

LP39. Butler, Octavia. Clay's Ark. St. Martins, 1984. First edition hardback, an ex-library copy, with all the usual flaws, otherwise Fine-/Fine-. $15.

LP1720. Butler, Octavia. Imago. Warner Books, 1989. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, apparently new and unread. Signed by Butler. Concluding novel of the Xenogenesis trilogy. Highly recommended. $95.

LP387. Butler, Octavia. Kindred. Doubleday, 1979. First Edition hardback, an ex-library copy with ugly, discolored tape ghost on front and back dj flaps and endpapers, pocket removal stains (and a stamped "W" which appears to be all that's left of a "WITHDRAWN" stamp across the pocket) from FFE, a library stamp on title page, a faint nail-head sized stain on fore-edge, a bump and wrinkling at heel, and a 3/4" paper label reading "SCIENCE FICTION" affixed to dj spine. That label is the only exterior sign that this is an ex-library copy, and without the Ex-Lib deprecations this would be a good NF- copy. More attractive than the copy listed above, but not signed. $75.

LP1050. Butler, Octavia. Parable of the Talents. Seven Stories Press, 1998. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine- dj with just the barest trace of wear at top front corner tip, plus the usual faint traces of wear to the matte purple cover (like every copy I've even seen), with UPC sticker on rear cover (as issued), otherwise apparently new and unread. Sequel to The Parable of the Sower, and a Nebula Award winner. $14.

LP1838. Butler, Octavia. Patternmaster. Doubleday, 1976. First edition hardback, a Near Fine copy with previous owner's signature on inside front cover and slight spine lean (but NO remainder spray) in a Near Fine dust jacket with a few tiny scratches and abrasions, tiny bit of foxing on interior flap edges, and foxing to blind side of dust jacket spine. Still a very attractive and presentable first edition of Butler's first book. $75.

LP1052. Cadigan, Pat. Tea from an Empty Cup. Tor, 1998. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dj, new and unread. Cyberpunk murder mystery set in virtual reality. $9.

LP650. Calder, Richard. Dead Girls. HarperCollins (UK), 1992. First edition hardback, Fine in Fine dj. His dark, edgy, erotic first novel. Paul Di Filippo is a huge Calder fan. $9.

LP1944. Campbell, John W. A New Dawn: The Complete Don A. Stewart Stories. NESFA Press, 2003. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine- dust jacket with a slight wrinkle top front, top of front inner flap, and a phantom crease on inner front flap, otherwise apparently new and unread. Includes "Who Goes There?" and "Twilight," among many others. (No, not THAT Twilight. No Whiny Vampires of Annoying Sparklyness here.) $25.

LP1775. Campbell, Ramsey. Creatures of the Pool. PS Publishing, 2009. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in decorated boards, sans dj, as issued. His latest novel, about something nasty living under Liverpool. For some reason this interests me more than most of Campbell's recent output. Only have one. $29.

LP1384. Campbell, Ramsey. The Height of the Scream. Arkham House, 1976. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dj, new and unread, still in publisher's shrinkwrap. Joshi 137, Jaffrey 141, Nielsen 143. From the Ventura collection. $10.

LP1053. Campbell, Ramsey. The Overnight. PS Publishing, 2004. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dj, one of 500 limited copies signed by Campbell (plus an additional 200 slipcased), new and unread. Full length horror novel set in a bookshop. What self-respecting book junkie can resist that? Only have one. $30.

LP889. Campbell, Ramsey (Poppy Z. Brite). Told By the Dead. PS Publishing, 2003. First edition hardback, one of 500 numbered "trade" hardbacks signed by Campbell and Introduction author Poppy Z. Brite, Fine in a Fine dj, new and unread. Full length short-story collection. $30.

LP1839. Card, Orson Scott. Ender's Game. Tor, 1985. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, inscribed by Card to fellow writer (and noted book collector) Scott Cupp: "to Scott Cupp-/A child-rearing guide/for the military school set.../Best,/Orson Scott Card/NASFIC-'85." Hugo and Nebula winner for Best Novel, Card's most famous work, and probably the most difficult domestic SF novel from a mainstream publisher in the last 30 years. Plus they're making a big budget movie of this starring Harrison Ford and Ben Kingsley, with Asa Butterfield (the title character from Hugo) as Ender, which is due later this year. (And it's in post-production, so it will be an actual, real movie, not a Hollywood phantom.) Remember when firsts of Heinlein's Starship Troopers went through the roof when the movie came out? I expect the same thing to happen to this. (I'm also hoping the movie will be more faithful to the book.) This book is currently up for auction at Heritage Auctions.

LP1385. Card, Orson Scott. Ender's Game. Tor, 1985. First edition hardback, an externally clean Ex-Library copy, with dj flaps formerly attached to book, pocket removal on FFE, and discard stamp on title page, otherwise VG with slight spine lean and slight wear at heel, in a Fine Mylar-protected dust jacket. Formerly my own personal copy. Far and away the most difficult domestic Hugo and Nebula winner of the last quarter century; you'd have to go back to Lord of Light in 1968 to find a domestic Hugo & Nebula winner that goes for more. The last Ex-Library copy I had I sold for $495, and this is much nicer. $650.

LP2018. Card, Orson Scott. Speaker for the Dead. Tor, 1986. First edition hardback, a Fine- copy in a Fine- dust jacket with a very slight bend at head and a tiny bit of haze rubbing. Sequel to Ender's Game (and I think it actually has more intellectual heft than that book). Hugo and Nebula winner. If you're reading these books for the first time, this is where to stop, as Xenocide was mostly a festering well of suck. $95.

LP47. Card, Orson Scott. Speaker for the Dead. Tor, 1986 . First edition hardback, an ex-library copy, with all the usual flaws, otherwise NF/VG dj with crinkling to back cover, well read, trace of spine lean. A more thoughtful and complex novel than Ender's Game, and thus less popular. Hugo and Nebula winner. Fetches the big bucks in fine condition. $30.

LP475. Card, Orson Scott. A Planet Called Treason. St. Martin's, 1979. First edition hardback, an ex-library copy with all the usual flaws, otherwise G-/VG-, with a cracked inner hinge resulting in uneven page blocks, spine lean, a large stain on page 91/92, wear to bottom boards, and some 3/8" chipping at dj head. A reading copy or placeholder only. $3.

LP1155. Card, Orson Scott. Prentice Alvin. Legend, 1989. First UK edition, hardback, a Fine copy (albeit it with the characteristic slight page browning of all Legend books of this period) in a Fine dj, in dj protector. The third Alvin Marker book. $5.

LP2017. Card, Orson Scott. Red Prophet. Tor, 1988. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine, Mylar-protected dust jacket. Inscribed by Card: "to Julia - I'll see you inside 8-face mound-Orson Scott Card". Second book in the Alvin Maker series, Hugo and Nebula finalist, and possibly the last book by Card I personally enjoyed. $30. LP1434. Card, Orson Scott. Space Boy. Subterranean Press, 2007. First edition hardback, one of 2000 copies signed by Card, a Fine copy in a Fine dj, new and unread. A boy-meets-alien novella. Already sold out from the publisher. Only have one. $45.

LP1628. Carey, Jacqueline. Kushiel's Dart. Tor, 2001. First edition hardback, a Fine- copy with slight dust staining to head in a Fine- dj with just a tiny trace of wear at the top outer tips. First in the Kushiel series. Supposedly very good, very popular, and very kinky. $40.

LP1520. Carroll, Jonathan. Voice of Our Shadow. Viking, 1983. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dj, apparently new and unread. His second novel. Signed by Carroll. $65.

LP754. Carroll, Jonathan. The Wooden Sea. Tor, 2001. First edition hardback, Fine in Fine dj. Unlike most of Carroll's books, the U.S. was the true first edition, and this quickly went into additional printings. Signed by Carroll. $12.

LP48. Carter, Raphael. The Fortunate Fall. Tor, 1996. First edition hardback, Fine/Fine-, unread, with trace of wear to matte black cover. One of the best first novels of the 1990s. Recommended. $15.

LP1721. Chabon, Michael. The Yiddish Policemen's Union. Harper Collins, 2007. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket. Winner of the Hugo and Nebula Award. Excellent police procedural chess murder mystery set in an alternate world where the founding of Israel failed and Jewish refugees were resettled in a special district in Alaska. Highly recommended. $49.

LP476. Chant, Joy. The Grey Mane of Morning. George Allen & Unwin Ltd. (UK), 1977. First edition hardback, an Ex-Library copy with all the usual flaws, otherwise Fine-/Fine- with slight bumping to dj head. A prequel to Red Moon and Black Mountain. $3.

LP391. Cherryh, C. J. Cyteen. Warner Books, 1988. First edition hardback, Fine-/Fine- with the barest trace of dust soiling to head, extremely light bumps to head and heel, and a pinhead-sized black mark to board at heel. Still, a near-perfect first of a hefty Hugo-winner. $35.

LP392. Cherryh, C. J. Cyteen. Warner Books, 1988. First edition hardback, Near Fine/Near Fine with slight soiling to head and foreedge page blocks, a previous owners bookplate on the inside front cover (hidden by the dj flap), traces of wear to bottom boards, slight head and heel bumping to dj, and a wrinkling to top corner of rear dj flap. Still nice, and signed by Cherryh. $30.

LP655. Cherryh, C. J. Cyteen. Warner Books, 1988. First edition hardback, an Ex-Library copy, with all the usual flaws, otherwise G+/NF+ with spine lean, significant wear to bottom boards, long black marker line on heel, spine leaned and slightly concave. Well-worn, but an attractive dj for an Ex-Lib, and a true first of a Hugo winner. $5.

LP1156. Cherryh, C. J. Forty Thousand in Gehenna. Phantasia Press, 1983. First edition hardback, an Ex-Library copy (see Ex-Library Note) with all the usual flaws, otherwise VG with slight spine lean, wear to bottom boards, and soiling to all three page blocks, in a NF dj with slight creasing at extremities. $4.

LP477. Chizmar, Richard, editor (Jack Ketchum, John Shirley, David B. Silva). Night Visions 10. Subterranean Press, 2001. First Edition hardback, Fine in a Fine dj, new. All new stories by Jack Ketchum, John Shirley, and David B. Silva done in a uniform format with the Dark Harvest Night Visions series. $15.

LP1386. Clarke, Arthur C. Earthlight. Ballantine Books, 1955. First edition hardback (no statement of printing on copyright page, as per Currey), an Ex-Library Copy, with two lines of black marker on half title page, small stamp and writing on copyright page, "Salvage" stamp on FFE, pocket and stamps on RFE, and tape ghosts to boards, otherwise VG- with moderate dust soiling to top page block and wear to bottom boards in a VG+ dust jacket with 1" x 2" yellowed repair tape to head to repair what appears to be two 1/2 x 1/8" sections of dj loss along front and rear join folds; save for that, this is a very attractive dust jacket in a Mylar protector that shows no signs of being from an Ex-Lib copy, and save the tape, the rear white panel appears to be free of the usual soiling. All and all, better than a shelf-filing copy of one of Clarke's better novels, depicting a military conflict centered around a moon colony and near-Earth orbit. The Ballantine Books hardbacks of this era had very small runs compared to the simultaneous paperback editions; while this is not quite as hard to find as Childhood's End, it's hard enough. $225.

LP1330. Clarke, Arthur C. Rendezvous With Rama. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1973. First American edition, an Ex-Library copy with all the usual flaws, otherwise VG with slight wear and a line to bottom, in a NF+ dj with a small fold to the font inner flap. Hugo Winner. Another book that happened to be in my own library until I replaced it with the true UK first. $3.

LP654. Clarke, Arthur C. Rendezvous with Rama. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1977. First U.S. hardback, an Ex-Library copy with all the usual flaws, otherwise G/VG-, with considerable wear to bottom boards, concave spine, dj corner clips, and long, 6" x 1/2" strip of bottom of dj pulled away, leaving white behind. Hugo and Nebula winner. $5.

LP1158. Clarke, Susanna. Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell. Bloomsbury, 2004. First edition hardback (precedes the UK edition), a Fine- copy with a crease to the FFE in a Fine- copy of the desirable white first state dj with just a trace of bending at head and heel and a single faint dust print to rear dj; actually a very nice copy considering how notorious this non-glossy dj is about picking up dirt. Neil Gaiman told me back in 1999 that people would be hearing a lot more about Suzanne Clarke in the near future, and he was right. Hugo Award winner for best novel. $25.

LP1594. Crowley, John. Conversation Hearts. Subterranean Press, 2008. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dj, new and unread, still in publisher's shrinkwrap. $15.

LP755. Crowley, John. Daemonomania. Bantam, 2000. First edition hardback, Fine in Fine dj, new and unread. The third book in the Aegypt sequence. Back in stock. $12.

LP1683. Crowley, John. Endless Things. Small Beer Press, 2007. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. Concluding novel of the Aegypt series. CHEAP! $10.

LP656. Crowley, John. The Deep. Doubleday, 1975. First edition hardback, an Ex-Library copy, not an Ex-APL copy, with most of the usual flaws, otherwise Near Fine/Near Fine with stamp at head, slight spine lean and slight wear at head and heel. The dj has been skillfully encased in some odd fold-over laminate material I've never seen before, that's glued on the flaps and has slightly delaminated in a couple of spots. Other than that, and a spine sticker that seems to be below the laminate, this is actually a reasonably attractive copy, especially for an Ex-Lib copy, and these actually sell pretty well for me. Crowley's first novel. $30.

LP481. Crowley, John. Novelty. Bantam Doubleday Foundation, 1989. First edition hardback, an Ex-Library copy, with all the usual flaws, otherwise a tight, Fine/Fine, apparently unread copy. A collection of four novellas, "The Nightingale Sings at Night," "Great Work of Time," "In Blue," and "Novelty." $4.

LP1256. Crowther, Peter, editor (Stephen Baxter, Steven Erikson, Elizabeth Hand, Zoran Zivkovic, Juliet McKenna, Rhys Hughes, Gary Kilworth, Conrad Williams, Mike Ashley, Iain Emsley). Postscripts 6, Spring 2006. PS Publishing, 2005. First edition hardback, one of 150 signed, limited hardback copies of this issue of the magazine, signed by all contributors, a Fine copy, sans dj, as issued, new and unread. $25

LP1391. Crowther, Peter (Stephen King, Joe Hill, Connie Willis, Ramsey Campbell, Steven Erikson, Graham Joyce, Lucius Shepard, Michael Marshall Smith, Lisa Tuttle, Thomas Tessier, Tim Lebbon, Christopher Fowler, etc.). Postscripts 10 (Spring 2007). First edition hardback, one of only 300 numbered hardback copies signed by all the contributors, a Fine- copy, the only flaw being slight dog-ear bends on the out corner edges of the rear free endpaper (which has a book ad on the inside), otherwise new and unread. While this is the special Michael Marshall Smith issue put out for the World Horror Convention, with over 70 pages of work by him, the real interest for most collectors are going to be the Stephen King and Joe Hill signatures; to the best of my knowledge, this is the first time both father and son have appeared in a signed edition of the same book. With only 500 copies total (there was also a 200 copy slipcased edition), this is a very small print run for a King limited edition, much less one also signed by Hill, and this was sold out well before publication (good thing I have a subscription). And the rest of the contributors are hardly chopped liver. I suspect this will be nigh impossible to get ahold of a few years from now. I thought about putting this up on eBay, then decided to offer it to this list for what I was hoping to make there. Only have one... $200.

LP1947. Dahlquist, Gordon. The Glass Book of the Dream Eaters. Bantam, 2006. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket. Got all sorts of huge buzz when it came out. "A sinister cabal seeks to rule the world through sex and dreams." Well, who DOESN'T want to rule the world through sex? Though admittedly, John Holmes' brief stint as Secretary General of the UN didn't work out too well... $20.

LP2070. Dahlquist, Gordon. The Dark Volume. Bantam, 2009. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. Sequel to The Glass Book of the Dream Eaters. Only have one. $19.

LP2071. Dann, Jack. The Fiction Factory. Golden Gryphon, 2005. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. Collection of all Jack's collaborative stories, including those with Gardner Dozois, Michael Swanwick, Barry Malzberg, etc. haven't read all of them, but recommended based on the ones I have, especially "Down Among the Dead Men." $15.

LP1898. Dann, Jack. Junction. PS Publishing, 2011. First hardback edition (it was originally a PBO in 1981), a Fine copy in decorated boards, sans dust jacket, as issued. Story of a boy who's town is right next to Hell. Looks interesting. $30.

LP54. Dann, Jack. The Memory Cathedral. Bantam, 1995. First edition hardback, Fine/Fine- with minor head and heel bumping, otherwise new and unread. Aurealis Award winning novel of Leonardo Da Vinci. $5.

LP1392. Datlow, Ellen, and Terri Windling, editors (Alan Moore, Joe Haldeman, George R. R. Martin, Lucius Shepard, Charles De Lint, Ursula K. Le Guin, Harlan Ellison, Jonathan Carroll, Susan Palwick, David J. Schow, John Skipp & Craig Spector, Michael Shea, John Brunner, Steven Brust, Joyce Carol Oates, William F. Nolan, Joan Aiken, etc.) The Year's Best Fantasy: First Annual Collection. Book club Edition, an Ex-Library copy with all the usual flaws, otherwise VG/NF with some dust soiling and slight spine lean. The first of the Datlow/Windling collections, and a very fine one it is; Alan Moore's "A Hypothetical Lizard" is astonishingly good, the Haldeman poem and the Palwick story are among their best, and there's lots more good besides. A nice reading copy of a book that's hard to find as a first. $5.

LP891. Datlow, Ellen and Terri Windling (Neil Gaiman, Jonathan Carroll, Jack Cady, John Crowley, Ramsey Campbell, Andy Duncan, Harlan Ellison, Kathe Koja, Tanith lee, Howard Wandrei, etc.). The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Fourteenth Annual Collection. St. Martin's Press, 2001. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dj, new and unread. The usual roundup of excellent writers. $15.

LP1160. Datlow, Ellen, & Terri Windling. The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Fifteenth Annual Collection. St. Martin's, 2002. First edition hardback, an Ex-Library copy (see Ex-Library Note) with most of the usual flaws (though no stamps on page block edges, no bands on dj, and the stickers inside the dj protector can usually be peeled off, meaning this has the potential to clean up quite nicely on the outside). $5.

LP1118. Dean, Pamela. Tam Lin. Tor, 1991. First edition hardback, a Fine- copy with exceptionally slight bumping at head and heel in a Fine, pristine dj. The second book in the Fairy Tale series. Tom Canty cover. A truly beautiful copy of this increasingly scarce fantasy novel. $75.

LP791. De Camp, L. Sprague. The Glory that Was. Avalon, 1960. First edition hardback, a F-/VG- copy, with slight head and heel bumping, a 5/16" by 3/8" chip at the bottom of dj front, and some very shallow shipping and associated chipping at head and heel. Jacket art by Ed Emshwiller. Science fiction adventure novel of someone trying to recreate ancient Greece in the 27th century. $20.

LP1119. De Camp, L. Sprague. Time & Chance. Donald M. Grant, 1996. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dj, new and unread. De Camp's massive, Hugo-award winning autobiography. $25.

LP1259. De Camp, L. Sprague (Mark Olsen, editor). Years in the Making: The Time Travel Stories of L. Sprague de Camp. NESFA Press, 2005. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dj, new and unread. What the title says. Includes The Wheels of If, "Aristotle and the Gun," "A Gun for Dinosaur," and Least Darkness Fall. $22.

LP1777. De Lint, Charles. Eyes Like Leaves. Subterranean Press, 2009. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread, signed by De Lint. New novel. $25.

LP2021. Denton, Bradley. Blackburn. St. Martin's Press, 1993. Second printing hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket. Signed by Denton. The story of a moral serial killer. Just think, if Brad had only thought to make Jimmy Blackburn a Miami forensic analyst, he'd be rolling in the dough right now. My favorite of his novels. Highly recommended. $15.

LP792. Denton, Brad. Lunatics. St. Martin's Press, 1996. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine minus dj, with slight wear at dj corners. (Given the thinness of the St. Martin's dust jackets of this period, it's usually found much more worn than this.) The humorous story of a man in love with a naked moon goddess, and the effect it has on his friends. Signed by Denton. $15.

LP893. Dick, Philip K. The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch. Philip K. Dick, 1964. Book club edition, a NF copy with one bumped heel, in a dj with a large 3" X 1/2" chip from the bottom front cover inexpertly reattached with blind side tape, shallow chipping at head and heel, and slight staining and darkening to the rear cover, in dj protector; since the dj is 99%+ present, but far from optimal, lets call it Poor+. A perfectly acceptable reading copy, and a nice spine-out place filler of one of Dick's best novels, and a very affordable alternative to the very expensive first edition. $4.

LP1395. Dick, Philip K. Voices from the Street. Tor, 2007. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. Dick's last previously unpublished novel (or at least the last for which a manuscript is known to exist). David Hartwell tells me that it's actually much better than it's reputation. $15.

LP638. Di Filippo, Paul. Joe's Liver. Cambrian Publications, 2000. One of 300 signed, hardback copies, the first only edition available, A Near fine- copy in a near Fine- dj, with bump to top rear back cover at fold. Buy this (or any other Di Filippo book in this catalog) and get a free copy of the latest issue of Nova Express ($5 cover price), which includes a long interview with Di Filippo in which he talks about this novel (among many other things).LAST COPY! $29.

LP1900. Di Filippo, Paul. Little Doors. Four Walls Eight Windows, 2002. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. Short story collection, back in stock. Only have one. $12.

LP639. Di Filippo, Paul. A Mouthful of Tongues. Cosmos Books, 2002. "First edition" hardback (as a Print on Demand book, there are technically no first editions as such, but these were ordered within a month of receiving a review copy), Fine in a Fine dj (new). Di Filippo's erotric tribute to Samuel Delany's The Tides of Lust, so you've got to be 18 or older to buy it. $25.

LP1523. Di Filippo, Paul. Ribofunk. Four Walls Eight Windows, 1996. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dj, apparently new and unread. Paul's half-serious biological response to cyberpunk. Recommended. $9.

LP873. Di Filippo, Paul. Spondulix. Cambrian Publications, 2003. First edition hardback, one of only 300 signed/limited hardback copies, Fine in a Fine dj, new and unread. Some of the usual nude photos of women are particularly fetching. $40.

LP2073. Di Filippo, Paul. Strange Trades. Golden Gryphon, 2001. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. Short story collection about various jobs. Introduction by Bruce Sterling. Recommended, especially for "The Mill." $15.

LP640. Di Filippo, Paul. A Year in the Linear City. PS Publishing (UK), 2002. First edition hardback, one of 300 hardback copies signed by Di Filippo and introduction author Michael Bishop, Fine in a Fine dj (new). Set in a world a single street wide, with Heaven on one side and Hell on the other. Recommended. $35.

LP1901. Di Filippo, Paul. Princess of the Linear Jungle. PS Publishing, 2010. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. Sequel to A Year in the Linear City. $17.

LP1163. Disch, Thomas. Camp Concentration. Rupert Hart-Davis, 1968. First edition hardback (as per Currey), a Fine- copy with a very faint agent's stamp on FFE in a NF-, corner-clipped dj with fading to red portion of spine panel, traces of edgewear, and very slight dye transfer (not visible on book itself) to blind side of dj; other than that, a very attractive copy of the dj. SF 100 List. Of Disch's two New Wave classics, I much prefer this to 334. $65.

LP1008. Doctorow, Cory. Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom. Tor, 2003. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dj, new and unread. Science fiction mystery of a man investigating his own murder in a post-money, reputation-economy Disney World. Cory's first novel. To tell you the truth, I actually wasn't all that impressed with it, but I do think Cory's very much a writer to watch, and I suspect ten years from now a lot of people will be wishing they had a first of this... $15.

LP1334. Dozois, Gardner, editor (with Bruce Sterling, Howard Waldrop, Lucius Shepard, Michael Swanwick, William Gibson, Frederik Pohl, Bruce Sterling, John Crowley, Orson Scott Card, Karen Joy Fowler, Robert Silverberg, James Patrick Kelley, Avram Davidson, Nancy Kress, Joe Haldeman, Walter John Williams, James Tiptree, Jr., George R. R. Martin, Lucius Shepard, R. A. Lafferty, Pat Cadigan, James P. Blaylock, Lewis Shiner, Kim Stanley Robinson). The Year's Best Science Fiction: Third Annual Collection. Bluejay, 1986. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine- dj with one 1/2" closed tear at top front (right through the dj protector). Signed by Haldeman, Sterling and Waldrop. Man, look at that list of names above! If you want to know why Dozois won more Best Editor Hugos than anyone else, here's a good place to start. With the exception of S. C. Sykes, every single person in this collection was or is a major writer in the field, even though many were just starting out when he picked these stories. This is one of the strongest of all the Year's Bests he's done. All the Bluejay Year's Best volumes are hard to find now in any state or condition, and hardbacks firsts are nearly impossible. Highly recommended. $120.

LP1055. Dozois, Gardner, editor (with Lucius Shepard, Michael Swanwick, William Gibson, Frederik Pohl, Bruce Sterling, John Crowley, Orson Scott Card, Karen Joy Fowler, Robert Silverberg, James Patrick Kelley, Avram Davidson, Nancy Kress, Joe Haldeman, Walter John Williams, James Tiptree, Jr., Bruce Sterling, George R. R. Martin, Howard Waldrop, Lucius Shepard, R. A. Lafferty, Pat Cadigan, James P. Blaylock, Lewis Shiner, Kim Stanley Robinson). The Year's Best Science Fiction: Third Annual Collection. Bluejay Books, 1986. BCE hardback, a Fine-/Fine copy with a touch of bumping at heel and a 1/8" closed tear at head/rear join. If you want to know why Gardner's won more Best Editor Hugos than anyone else, here's a good place to start. With the exception of S. C. Sykes, every single person in this collection was or is a major writer in the field, even though many were just starting out when he picked these stories. This is one of the strongest of all the Year's Bests he's done. The Bluejay Year's Bests are getting hard to find in any edition. Signed by Waldrop. $19.

LP1261. Drake, David (Gene Wolfe). The Complete Hammers Slammers. Night Shade Books, 2006. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dj, new and unread. First of three volumes of linked stories of future tank warfare. Gene Wolfe provides the introduction. If you think that's odd, Barry Malzberg is penning the intro to one of the subsequent volumes... $19.

LP65. Drury, Allen. The Throne of Saturn. Doubleday, 1971. First edition hardback VG/VG-, with staining to all three book edges (worst on top), and 1/2" triangular chip at dj head. Thick political thriller by a Pulitzer Prize winner about events leading up to the first manned mission to Mars. Very good of its kind, and it might be interesting to read this back-to-back with Stephen Baxter's Voyage. $4.

LP1949. Duncan. Andy. The Pottawatomie Giant and Other Stories. PS Publishing, 2012. First edition hardback, Fine in decorated boards, sans dust jacket. as issued. Only have one. $35.

LP1164. Duncan, Hal. Vellum: The Book of All Hours. McMillan, 2005. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine- dj with such exceptionally minor traces of wear at the corners I wouldn't bother mentioning them except I'm so persnickety, new and unread. An extremely ambitious fantasy novel, and a World Fantasy Award finalist. Signed by Duncan. $25.

LP66. Dunn, J.R. This Side of Judgement. Harcourt Brace, 1994. First edition hardback F/NF, with scratches and abrasions to back dj. $3.

LP1114. Effinger, George Alec (Neil Gaiman, Howard Waldrop, Neal Barrett, Jr., Gardner Dozois, Bradley Denton, Michael Bishop, Mike Resnick, Barbara Hambly, Lawrence Person, Jack Dann, Pamela Sargent, George Zebrowski, Lawrence Person, Richard Gilliam). Live! From Planet Earth. Golden Gryphon, 2005. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dj, new and unread. Posthumous collection of some of George's best non-series stories, including "The Aliens Who Knew, I Mean, Everything," "Two Sadnesses," "All the Last Wars at Once," and "Seven Nights in Slumberland." Includes introductions by Neil Gaiman, Howard Waldrop, Neal Barrett, Jr., Gardner Dozois, Bradley Denton, Michael Bishop, Mike Resnick, Barbara Hambly, Lawrence Person, Jack Dann, Pamela Sargent, George Zebrowski, Lawrence Person, and Richard Gilliam. Signed by Howard Waldrop, Bradley Denton, and Lawrence Person (I did the introduction to "My Old Man"; inscribed by me at your request). You need one. $22.

LP1781. Effinger, George Alec. Maureen Birnbaum, Barbarian Swordsperson. Guild America (Book Club), 2003. First hardback edition, following the SWAN Press trade paperback, a Fine copy in a Fine- dj with three small closed tears, one at top front edgefold, the two others at bottom front middle. Features Muffy Birnbaum, George's hilarious preppie adventuress, galavanting around various universes while, like, totally saving the world. Recommended. $5.

LP69. Effinger, George Alec. The Nick of Time. Doubleday, 1986. First edition hardback, ex-library copy, with most of the usual flaws, otherwise NF+/NF+. $4.

LP1950. Effinger, George Alec. A Thousand Deaths. Golden Gryphon Press, 2007. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. All George's Sandour Courane stories, including the very funny (and very dark) novel The Wolves of Memory, which George considered the best of his pre-When Gravity Fails novels. $20.

LP396. Effinger, George Alec. The Wolves of Memory. G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1981. First edition hardback, an ex-library copy with all the usual flaws, otherwise VG-/NF-, with spine lean, considerable wear to thin bottom boards, general soiling, and a light brownish stain to bottom heel edge, also affecting corners of endpapers and front dj flap (the dj otherwise looks nice). One of the author's personal favorites, featuring his long suffering, many-times-killed-off protagonist Sandor Courane. $4.

LP1686. Egan, Greg. Crystal Nights and Other Stories. Subterranean Press, 2009. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. His latest short story collection. No specific limitation, but I sold out of Dark Integers pretty quickly, so you might want to buy sooner rather than later. $32.

LP1527. Egan, Greg. Incandescence. Gollancz, 2008. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine- dj with a tiny bit of crimping at head, new and unread. Far future SF novel, and the first in several years for Egan. Precedes the Night Shade edition. Gollancz seems to have cut back drastically on their hardback print runs; this came out May 15, and was already OP in hardback on June 1, and I had to scramble around to find some in the UK. $49.

LP897. Egan, Greg. Quarantine. Legend, 1992. First edition hardback, an Ex-Library copy with all usual flaws of a stamp at head, sticker and stamps on inside, and the serious additional flaw of a scorch mark starting at the copyright page and penetrating through to about page 19 on one side, and to the inside front cover on the other, including a tack-head sized hole surrounding by a quarter-sized scorch mark on the inside flap of the dj; lets call it P/G. The text of the book itself is still readable. Plus a trace of spine lean. Save the scorched flap, the exterior of the dj is a solid NF. Spine-out, this is an adequate space-filling copy of a very short-run hardback that lists for $1000 in mint condition. Egan's first SF novel. $45.

LP71. Egan, Greg. An Unusual Angle. Norstrilia Press (Australia), 1983. First edition hardback, unread Fine/Fine- with slight bump to dj head. Whoa nellie, hold on for this one! Egan's probably the hottest writer in the SF universe right now, and this, his first novel from Australian small press publisher Norstrilia Press, is very hard to find. I finally contacted Bruce Gillespie (Norstrilia Press' publisher, the 1999 Worldcon's Fan Guest of Honor, and a darn nice guy) and snatched up a few remaining hardbacks. According to him, there were only 100 hardback copies of this book printed, the rest being trade paperbacks. Given the high prices paid for Quarantine, just imagine how much harder it is to find an Australian small press book from 1983 than UK book from a major publisher in 1992. Buy now or regret it later. $400.

LP1836. Egan, Greg. Zendegi. Night Shade Press, 2010. First U.S. edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. Egan's latest novel, set in a post-theocracy Iran and a popular virtual reality game. $15.

LP1336. Ellison, Harlan. No Doors, No Windows. Borderlands Press, 1991. First hardback edition, one of 1000 signed/numbered copies, a Fine copy in a Fine dj, new and unread, in slipcase. $45.

LP1459. Ellison, Harlan. Sleepless Nights in the Procrustean Bed. Borgo Press, 1984. First edition hardback, a Fine- copy with just a trace of wear at very corners of head and heel in only a VG+ dj, which is intact but has numerous pinpoint spots of abrasion to the matte finish as well as spots of fixing to the inner flaps. With review slip laid in. Inscribed by Ellison. Hugo nominee for Best Non-Fiction. $25.

LP1782. Ellison, Harlan, ed. (Larry Niven, Poul Anderson Frank Herbert, Thomas M. Disch, Frederik Pohl, Jack Williamson, Hal Clement, Kate Wilhelm, Theodore Sturgeon). Medea: Harlan's World. Phantasia Press, 1985. First edition hardback, an Ex-Library copy with all the usual flaws, otherwise Fine/Fine, with a tiny bit of soiling to head. Fold-out artwork intact. Shared world anthology built by some of the best in the business from the ground up. $10.

LP842. Erdrich, Louise. The Antelope Wife. Harper Flamingo/Harper Collins, 1998. First edition hardback, a Fine- copy in a Fine- dj with a single trace of wear at heel, exceptionally slight bumping at head and heel, and a trace of wear at top dj corners, including 1/16" closed tear and a very small associated wrinkle, otherwise new and unread, and, unlike most copies around these days, NO remainder mark. World Fantasy Award winning novel. $9.

LP72. Erickson, Steve. Amnesiascope. Henry Holt, 1996. First edition hardback, Fine in a Fine dj. Slipstream . $8.

LP73. Erickson, Steve. Arc d'X. Poseidon Press, 1993. First edition hardback, Fine/Fine-, with barest head and heel bumping (but no remainder mark). Slipstream. $8.

LP74. Erickson, Steve. Days Between Stations. Poseidon Press, 1985 First edition hardback, remainder mark on heel, otherwise Fine-/Fine-, with light dust soiling spots to page edges and slight dj edgewear at head. His first novel. $9.

LP757. Erickson, Steve. Tours of the Black Clock. Poseidon Press, 1989. First edition hardback, Fine in Fine dj. A very impressive slipstream, quasi-alternate history novel about Hitler's secret pornographer. The best of all Erickson's books I've read. Recommended. $12.

LP1263. Erikson, Steven. Fishin' With Grandma Matchie. PS Publishing, 2005. First edition hardback, one of 400 limited, numbered copies signed by Erikson and introduction author Graham Joyce, a fine copy in a Fine dj, new and unread. $21.

LP1460. Erikson, Steven. The Lees of Laughter's End. PS Publishing, 2007. First edition hardback, one of 1000 unsigned hardback copies, Fine in decorated boards, sans dj, as issued. The latest Bauchelain and Korbal Broach book set in Lamentable Moll, in a very affordable hardback edition. $15.

LP400. Estleman, Loren D. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Holmes. Doubleday, 1979. First edition hardback, an ex-library copy with all the usual flaws, otherwise VG/VG+, with spine lean, some soiling to page edges, some spots to interior pages, and crinkling of dj head. Sherlockiana. $4.

LP898. Farmer, Nancy. The House of the Scorpion. Atheneum, 2002. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine-, first state (no sticker) dj with just a trace of wear at the edges. National Book Award winner for young readers.. SF YA novel featuring the clone of a drug lord. Obviously, young adult novels have changed quite a bit since I was in school... $20.

LP1905. Farmer, Philip Jose. Up the Bright River. Subterranean Press, 2011. First edition hardback, one of 1500 copies, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. Short story collection. How does 25% off cover price sound? $30.

LP486. Finney, Jack. Marion's Wall. Simon & Schuster, 1973. First edition hardback, an ex-library copy with all the usual flaws, otherwise VG+/F- with some spine lean and a thin, dime-width stain affecting the bottom of the first twenty pages or so. Filmed as Maxie. $3.

LP1530. Ford, Richard. Independence Day. Knopf, 1995. First edition hardback, an Ex-Library copy, with all the usual flaws, otherwise Fine- with a line at heel in a Fine dj. Pulitzer Prize winner. $4.

LP1723. Forward, Eve. Villains by Necessity. Tor, 1995. Book club edition a Fine copy in a Fine- dust jacket with a tiny bit of wear along the front spine join, otherwise new and unread. Novel that's become quite sought after since it's publication. $45.

LP1398. Fowler, Karen Joy. The Jane Austen Book Club. Putnam, 2004. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dj, apparently new and unread. Hit the bestseller list and went through a zillion printings. Pick it up at less than cover price. $19.

LP78. Fowler, Karen Joy. The Sweetheart Season. Henry Holt, 1996. First Edition, Hardback Fine/Fine-, with slight head and heel bump and associated wrinkles (but no remainder mark). Her second novel. Nova Express slipstream list. $12.

LP1010. Francis, Dick. Enquiry. Harper & Row, 1969. First U.S. edition (stated, with numberline ending in 2 on last page), hardback, a near Fine copy with slight lean, head a trifle soft, and slight bump at heel in a VG- dj with an irregular 1/2" chip at head, affecting the E and N in the title, and a longer 1" associated semi-closed tear going down into the Q, and a very shallow (1/16") chip across bottom of spine, otherwise complete with touches of dust staining. An early (what else?) horse racing mystery from this Edgar Award winner, and a nice, affordable American first for the collector on a budget. $10.

LP487. Fuentes, Carlos. The Good Conscience. Ivan Oblensky, Inc., 1961. First edition hardback ("First Printing" stated), an Ex-Library copy will all the usual flaws, otherwise G+/NF- with wear to head and heel as well as a thin line staining at top and bottom boards (almost certainly from an old style library dust jacket protector), front hinge starting to crack and shallow chipping at dj head. His second novel. $15.

LP1399. Gaiman, Neil. Angels & Visitations: A Miscellany. Dreamhaven, 1993. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, apparently new and unread. His first short story collection. Includes "Murder Mysteries," among many other fine stories. $75.

LP1952. Gaiman, Neil. The Rhyme Maidens. Biting Dog Press, 2012. Folio Edition of the first edition broadsheet, one of 50 copies so issued, a Fine copy, with one broadsheet on each side of an oversized folio case with accompanying slipcase. This thing is huge, about 16 1/2" high by 14 1/2" wide. This is about the point where it stops being a book and starts being a fetish object. I've got a pictures of it here. I only have one for sale, and it's out of print from the publisher. Offered at cover price. $450.

LP1953. Gaiman, Neil. The Rhyme Maidens. Biting Dog Press, 2012. Trade edition of the broadsheet, just a single 15" x 11" page, with the poem, illustration and Gaiman's signature on front, and the Biting Dog logo on back. A 16" x 12" frame fits it nicely. Only have one, but $5 off cover price. $75.

LP82. Garton, Ray. Crucifax Autumn. Dark Harvest, 1988 First Edition, Hardback Fine in a Fine dj. The true unexpurgated first edition (with the infamous cunnilingic abortion) later published in bowlderized form as Crucifax. A powerful horror novel that remains one of the high water marks of Splatterpunk. Highly recommended. $45.

LP1400. Garton, Ray. Night Life. Subterranean Press, 2005. First edition hardback, one of 400 signed and numbered copies bound in leather, in a Fine, Mylar protected dust jacket, new and unread. Garton's sequel to Live Girls, sold out pre-publication within mere hours of Subterranean announcing the book. $80.

LP1094. Garton, Ray. Scissors. Cemetery Dance, 2004 . First edition hardback, Fine in a Fine dj, new and unread. $25.

LP1057. Gaskell, Jane. Some Summer Lands. St. Martin's, 1979. First American edition, hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dj, new and apparently unread, in a dj protector. A pristine American first of the last Atlan book. $9.

LP84. Geary, Patricia. Living in Ether. Harper & Row, 1982. First edition hardback, F-/NF, with some bumping to head and heel, faint 1/2" dust mark on page edges, and a few tiny scuffs to pastel dj. First novel, slipstream about a California medium by the author of the Philip K. Dick award winning Strange Toys. $7.

LP1785. Gentle, Mary. Ash: A Secret History. Gollancz, 2000. First edition hardback (the American edition was broken up into four paperback volumes, the first volume of which preceded this), a Fine- copy with a few pinhead sized spots of black ink to the front free endpaper (transfer from a former magic marker over the price on the dust jacket that wiped right off, leaving no sign on the dust jacket itself) and one page with the very tip slightly dog-eared, in a Fine- dust jacket with one tiny wrinkle at head, and one very faint brownish spot, smaller than a half dime, at the top of the inner flap; just short of a perfect copy, as these are all extremely minor flaws. Huge (1,110+ page), ambitious fantasy (with science fiction elements) about a female mercenary captain in a middle ages very different from our own (a world where a Visigothic Carthage not only never fell, but which lives under the Penitence, a sort of supernatural perpetual twilight), framed by a scholar reading the manuscript of same, only to find elements of this divergent reality leaking into our own. Recommended. $70.

LP403. Gentle, Mary. A Hawk in Silver. Gollancz, 1987. Hardback reprint of her first novel, Fine/Fine-, with a pricing barcode over the UPC and under the dj protector (it may be easy to remove). Like an idiot I ordered this thinking that the 1987 was a misprint and it was the 1977 Gollancz first edition. Still a nice hardback reading copy. $9.

LP1123. Gentle, Mary (S. M. Stirling). Under the Penitence. PS Publishing, 2004. First edition hardback, 1 of 300 numbered, limited hardback copies signed by Gentle and introduction author S. M. Stirling, Fine in Fine dj, new and unread. A novella set in the Visigothic Carthage of Ash: A Secret History. $30.

LP1058. Glass, Julia. Three Junes. Pantheon, 2002. First edition hardback (numberline goes down to I, "First Edition" statement present) in a first state dj (no mention of Good Morning America), a Fine-/Fine- copy with just the barest trace of bumping at head and heel, and a phantom wrinkle to top front cover just above title. National Book Award winner. $14.

LP738 . (Glass, Philip) Kostelanetz, Richard. Writings on Glass. Schirmer Books, 1997. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine- dj with just a trace of wear, and very, very slight bumping to dj head and heel. A collections of essays and articles on composer Philip Glass, including interviews, a bibliography, and a discography. Pretty much a must for the serious Philip Glass fan. (OK, it's a reach for my catalog, but I'm a Glass fan myself, and Glass has composed many SF, Fantasy, or Horror related scores (The Making of the Representative from Planet 8, The Voyage, 1000 Airplanes on the Roof, Dracula, Beauty and the Beast, etc.). $10.

LP85. Godwin, Parke. The Fire When It Comes. Doubleday, 1984. First hardback edition, an Ex-Library copy with all the usual flaws, otherwise F/NF. Contains the World Fantasy Award winning title novella, as well as several other memorable tales. $3.

LP1012. Grafton, Sue. "D" is for Deadbeat. First edition hardback ("First Edition" and a numberline beginning with 1), an Ex-Library copy, with all the usual flaws (see Ex-Library Note), otherwise Good+ with significant wear to bottom boards, wear at corners, spine-leaned, and front gutter mended, in a NF+ dj with a touch of wrinkling at head. There's a also a note written in pencil on RFE stating that the book has "light water damage;" after looking closely, I noticed the first few pages had very slight signs of staining at the very edges, and the rear cover had a faintly visible water-line across the bottom of the boards; if it hadn't been for the note I probably wouldn't have noticed it against the other Ex-Library flaws. Kinsey Millhone mystery. Decent placeholder first edition for the mystery collector on a budget, or a decent dj possibly salvageable with time, patience, and the right tools (again, see that Ex-Library note, as this has all the usual APL dj flaws). $10.

LP1401. Grant, Charles L. (Stephen King). Tales from the Nightside. Arkham House, 1981. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dj, new and unread. Forward by Stephen King. Joshi 153. Jaffrey, 158. Nielsen, 159. $15.

LP2023. Grant, Mira. When Will You Rise: Stories to End the World. Subterranean Press, 2012. First edition hardback, one of 1000 signed, numbered copies, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. Stories by the author of Feed, including some set in that universe. Only have one. $35.

LP90. Graves, Richard. Cobalt 60. Stein and Day, 1975. First hardback edition, NF+/NF-, with 1/4" chip front dj near head and 1/2" closed tear on dj top back. Looks like a weird-ass technothriller involving Arab assassination plots and high finance. $4.

LP91. Greenland, Colin. Take Back Plenty. AvoNova, 1990 (listed on copyright page-the Locus database gives it a publication year of 1992). Book club (first and only hardback) edition, Fine/Fine- with slight bumping at head. Arthur C. Clarke Award and British Science Fiction Award winner. $9.

LP737 . Griffith, Nicola. Slow River. Del Rey, 1995. First edition hardback, Fine-/Fine- with the barest trace of wear to heel and some slight rubbing to cover and faint wrinkling to dj head. Nebula award winning novel. $15.

LP2114. Haldeman, Joe. The Best of Joe Haldeman. Subterranean Press, 2013. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. The usual big Subterranean career retrospective collection. Since Joe was going to be there, I bought a bunch of these to sell at Worldcon. Sold some, but still have a bunch left. List is $45. What's the best way to sell them? How about $10 off list? Want a sweeter deal still? How about if they're signed by Joe Haldeman? Now we're talking! While they last... $35.

LP1402. Haldeman, Joe. Camouflage. Ace, 2004. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dj with the tiniest, teensy-ist wrinkle at heel, otherwise new and unread. Nebula award winner for best novel. Signed by Haldeman. Suddenly hard to find. $70.

LP1060. Haldeman, Joe. Forever Peace. Ace, 1997. First edition hardback, a Fine- copy with slight bump at head in a Fine dj in a Mylar dj protector. NO remainder mark. Hugo and John W. Campbell award winner for best novel. Signed by Haldeman. $25.

LP1880. Hamilton, Edmund. The Complete Edmund Hamilton, Volume One: The Metal Giants and Others. Haffner Press, 2010. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. First volume of the collected stories of this early science fiction giant, whose career started before and continued into the Golden Age. I've picked up a few Haffner Press titles to see how they sale, and like all of them this is a big fat, square book. Only have one. $5 off cover price. $35.

LP92. Hamilton, Peter F. Mindstar Rising. Tor, 1996. First hardback (and first U.S.) edition, preceded by the UK PBO, Fine-/Fine-, with the barest trace of wear to the rear dj, and very slight bumping (not affecting dj) to heel. The first Greg Mandel book. $14.

LP1403. Hamilton, Peter F. The Neutronium Alchemist. Macmillan, 1997. First edition hardback, a Near Fine- copy with faint streaks of staining to top and side page blocks, in a near Fine dust jacket with 1/8" closed tears at top outer fold edges, slight crimping and non-breaking wrinkling along top half-inch of dj, and some very light general, non-rubbing surface wear. Not perfect, but still a presentable copy of the true first of this enormous sequel to The Reality Dysfunction. $30.

LP1404. Hand, Elizabeth. Illyria. PS Publishing, 2006. First edition hardback, one of less than 400 signed copies (limited to Postscripts subscribers, plus 200 unnumbered copies, of which this is one), Fine in decorated boards, sans dj, as issued. This year's Postscripts Christmas special. Only have one. $30.

LP1690. Harris, Charlaine. The Julius House. Scribner, 1995. First edition hardback, a Near Fine+ copy with small previous owner's name in blue ink on FFE and slight spine lean, in a Near Fine+ dj with a slight crimping at head and heel and some slight, non-breking creasing to back top and back fold, otherwise fairly nice. Part of the Aurora Teagarden mystery series by the author of the enormously popular Sookie Stackhouse vampire books. $49.

LP899. Harris, Thomas. Red Dragon. Putnam, 1981. First edition hardback, a Fine- copy in a Fine- dj, with a very faint dustprint at head and the barest touches of wear to the dj (including a very faint phantom crease to the back cover); I'm being exceptionally picky here, as this is otherwise an exceptionally attractive copy. Harris's second (and I think best) novel and the first to feature Hannibal Lecter. $30.

LP795. Harrison, M. John (China Mieville, Simon Inge). Things That Never Happen (w/ The Rio Brain). Night Shade Books, 2003. First edition hardback, one of only 150 copies signed by Harrison and introduction author China Mieville, Fine in a Fine dj, new and unread. Also included with the limited edition is the chapbook The Rio Brain by Harrison and Simon Inge. (The latter features a photo of Samuel Beckett on the cover, and seems to revolve around theater.) Harrison has long been a critical favorite for his Virconium sequence, among other works, but the recent popularity of Light and his influence on Mieville has raised his visibility considerably. Sold out from the publisher and already very hard to find. The miniscule limited edition all but guarantees this to be one of the more difficult items for the Mieville completist to obtain in coming years. (Note: Originally this edition was supposed to be slipcased, but Night Shade substituted the chapbook when they were unable to obtain the slipcases for the limited.) $80.

LP1405. Heinlein, Robert A. Expanded Universe: The New Worlds of Robert A. Heinlein. Grosset & Dunlap, 1980. First edition hardback, a Fine- copy with previous owner's blindstamp on FFE, in a NF, price-clipped dust jacket that has a couple of minor wrinkles at dj top, otherwise Fine in a Mylar dust jacket protector. Still a very nice copy, and located right at the elbow of the Heinlein Price Curve that runs from Common As Dirt to Insanely Expensive. $35.

LP1061. Heinlein, Robert A. JOB: A Comedy of Justice. Del Rey, 1984. Book club edition, NF/VG+ with slight bumps at head and heel, associated small closed tears (1/16") to dj, a touch of spine lean, and general wear. Read once, by me, back in my college days. Offered up because I found a cheap, pristine first to replace it. A satirical romp through parallel universes. Quite readable by the standards of later Heinlein. $3.

LP1906. Heinlein, Robert A. Podkayne of Mars. Putnam, 1963. First edition hardback (no statement of printing on copyright page, as per Currey, p. 233), an Ex-Library copy with all the usual flaws (pocket, stamps, stickers, tape, etc.), otherwise Good with significant wear along bottom boards, spine lean, cracked front hinge and general wear, in a Good+ dust jacket missing a 1/2" x 1/2" chip from head, faint dampstain along top of rear cover, and other touches of general wear, price of $3.50 intact. Heinlein's last juvenile, and surprisingly hard to find these days. $95.

LP1534. Heinlein, Robert A. Project Moonbase and Others. Subterranean Press, 2008. First edition hardback, one of only 750 copies signed by introducer John Scalzi and illustrator Bob Eggleton, a Fine copy in a Fine dj, new and unread. A huge, 546 page volume containing the screenplay for the SF film of the same name, plus eleven finished teleplays and two story outlines for a projected television show. This, and a forthcoming companion volume, are the last unpublished Heinlein material existent, and 750 is a pretty puny print run considering the huge number of Heinlein fans. No unsigned edition. $49.

LP664. Hendrix, Howard. Better Angels. Ace, 1999. First edition hardback, VG+/VG+. This would be a near perfect copy were it not for an inch-long cut to the bottom of the dj spine which, alas, also cuts into the book itself. Interesting-looking science fiction novel that's in my To-Be-read stack. Pick it up at a paperback price. $4.

LP1786. (Herbert, Frank) McNelly, Willis E. The Dune Encyclopedia. Berkley, 1984. Book club edition (the trade paperback was the true first), a NF- copy with dust soiling, a thin stray pencil line to head and inner hinge cracking, in a Good+ dj missing a 3/4" cheap at head, and 1/4" shallow chipping on top front cover (with associated tears), otherwise intact and only slightly worn. Many list this book club edition as the only hardback, but the Locus database lists a Putnam trade hardback. Either way, neither hardback edition is terribly common. $49.

LP1634. Hill, Joe (writing name for Joseph Hillstrom King). Gunpowder. PS Publishing, 2008. First edition hardback, one of 300 signed, numbered copies (although this one is a non-numbered PC copy), a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. I ordered my copies right when they were announced, and two hours later they halted dealer orders, and this was out of print upon publication. Appears to be very dark, far future science fiction. $75.

LP4000. Hill, Joe. Horns. PS Publishing, 2010. First UK and first limited edition hardback, one of 200 copies signed by both the author and artist Vincent Chong (who didn't sign the slipcased edition), in traycase with three extra chapters not in the trade edition, extra art not in any other edition, etc. a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket and traycase. Notably thicker than the signed, slipcased edition. A very elaborate edition for a very collectible author. Long sold from the publisher, and I only have one. $495 Net.

LP1788. Hill, Joe. Horns. PS Publishing, 2010. First UK and first limited edition hardback, one of 500 copies signed by Hill, with an extra chapter not in the trade edition, e etc. a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket and slipcase. Only have one. $117.

LP490. Hjortsberg, William. Gray Matters. Simon and Schuster, 1971. First edition hardback, an Ex-Library copy with all the usual flaws (including strapping tape applied directly to the book), otherwise Near Fine/Fine-, with light spotting to head. An odd, slipstream science fiction novel by the author of Falling Angel. Sterling Slipstream List. $3.

LP847. Hobb, Robin (Megan Lindholm). Ship of Magic. Bantam Spectra, 1998. First edition hardback, a Fine- copy with very slight bumps at head and heel in a Fine- dj with one tiny wrinkle at head, otherwise looks new and unread. First book in the Liveship Traders series. $10.

LP1637. Hodgson, William, Hope. The Collected Fiction of William Hope Hodgson Volume 5: The Dream of X and Other Fantastic Visions. Night Shade Press, 2009. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in decorated boards, sans dj, as issued. Fifth and final volume of the collected Hodgson. The first printings of all the rest are out of print. $30.

LP1095. Hughart, Barry. The Story of the Stone. Doubleday/Foundation, 1988. First edition hardback, Fine in a Fine dj.There's the barest trace of dust soiling at head, but it's so minor I can't even drop it down to Fine-; a beautiful, immaculate copy. The second Master Li & Number 10 Ox story. Funny, and brilliant, and highly recommended. $35.

LP491. Irwin, Robert. The Arabian Nightmare. Viking, 1987. First U.S. Edition hardback, NF+/F, with an evenly cracked front hinge and a touch of dust spotting to head. I was under the impression that the UK preceded, but looking at them side by side, it's obvious that it's the exact same book (same binding, UK spelling) with a different dust jacket, so perhaps this might be better thought of as the first hardback edition in a second state dj. Both were preceded by a UK paperback. Whatever you call it, this is a fine slipstream fantasy by turns both witty and nightmarish. Sterling Slipstream List. Recommended. $9.

LP408. Jablokov, Alexander. Carve the Sky. Morrow, 1991. First edition hardback, F/NF in a dj with slight head and heel bumping and edgewear, and a phantom crease. An SF first novel about art and murder by a rising SF talent. Recommended. $5.

LP100. Jablokov, Alexander. A Deeper Sea. AvoNova, 1992 First Edition, Hardback F-/NF+, with cloth/board join rubbing, a corner crease, slight head bumping, and some faint soiling to bottom page blocks. $8.

LP102. Jenkins, Dan and Edwin Shrake. Limo. Atheneum, 1976. First edition hardback, Near Fine/Near Fine, with bumping to dj head and light staining to page edges. Weird ass comic novel from two Texas writers. $8.

LP1724. Johnson, Dennis. Tree of Smoke. Farrar Straus Giroux, 2007. First edition hardback, a Near Fine+ copy with a touch of dust soiling (and tiny paper flash line) to top page block edge, a few short phantom creases to front free endpaper, and a small lump (binding flaw) to inside front cover, in a Fine dust jacket. National Book Award winner. $15.

LP107. Kelly, James Patrick. Planet of Whispers. Bluejay, 1984. First edition hardback, an Ex-Library copy, with all the usual flaws, otherwise Fine/Fine. His first novel. $3.

LP846. Kelly, James Patrick. Strange But Not a Stranger. Golden Gryphon, 2002. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dj, new and unread. His second Golden Gryphon collection. $16.

LP669. Kelly, James Patrick. Think Like a Dinosaur. Golden Gryphon, 1997. Fine in Fine- dj with just a trace of wear, otherwise tight and unread. Forward by John Kessel. A short story collection, and the first Golden Gryphon book. Lots of good stories in here, including "Mr. Boy." Recommended. $18.

LP1597. Kennedy, Leigh. Saint Hiroshima. Bloomsbury, 1987. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine- dj with three faint scratches to the rear cover, otherwise apparently new and unread. $7.

LP1956. Kennedy, Leigh. Wind Angels. PS Publishing, 2011. First edition hardback, Fine in decorated boards, sans dust jacket, as issued. New short story collection, including one in collaboration with Howard Waldrop. $33.

LP1062. Kessel, John. Good News From Outer Space. Tor, 1989. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dj (in dj protector), new and unread. $18.

LP114. Kilworth, Garry. Angel. Gollancz (UK), 1993. First edition hardback, Fine in a Fine dj. Can it hold up to Werewolves of London or Rats & Gargoyles in the British Metaphysicians derby? Another book I (still) need to read. $25.

LP115. Kilworth, Garry. Archangel. Gollancz (UK), 1994. First edition hardback, Fine in a Fine dj. Sequel toAngel. $25.

LP1406. King, Stephen (Edward Miller). The Colorado Kid. PS Publishing, 2007. First hardback edition, one of 6000 total trade hardback copies, of which this is one of 2000 copies to bear the artwork of Edward Miller (state A1), a Fine copy in a Fine dj, new and unread. $38.

LP1408. King, Stephen (Glenn Chadbourne). The Colorado Kid. PS Publishing, 2007. First hardback edition, one of 6000 total trade hardback copies, of which this is one of 2000 copies to bear the artwork of Glenn Chadbourne (state A3), a Fine copy in a Fine dj, new and unread. $38.

LP1409. King, Stephen (Edward Miller, J.K. Potter, Glenn Chadbourne). Three copies of The Colorado Kid, one each of states A1, A2, and A3, in a slipcase designed to hold all three. PS Publishing, 2007. First hardback edition, each one of 6000 total trade hardback copies, a Fine copies in a Fine djs, new and unread, in slipcase. $145.

LP1410. King, Stephen. The Colorado Kid. PS Publishing, 2007. First hardback edition, #42 of 450 total slipcased hardback copies signed by both King and artist J. K. Potter (state C2), a Fine copy in a Fine dj, new and unread. Sold out from the publisher well before publication. $495.

LP1464. King. Stephen. Dark Tower III: The Waste Lands. Grant, 1991. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine mylar protected dust jacket. $74.

LP1727. King, Stephen. Dark Tower IV: Wizard and Glass. Donald M. Grant, 1997. First edition hardback, a Near Fine copy with a slight bend to the bottom corner of the first 50 pages or so, and a slightly less noticeable one at the top outer corner for the first 70 pages or so, in a Near Fine- dj with a long, slight (non-breaking) creases on the back cover and inner rear dj flap and a 1" mostly closed tear on the bottom corner, an associated wrinkle, and a 1/16th" chip from the bottom corner at the end of the tear; now in a mylar dj protector, which (along with the dust jackets gloss black finish) actually hides those flaws fairly well. Not a perfect copy, but much better than a space-filler. A solid copy for the collector on a budget. $115.

LP1792. King, Stephen. The Dark Tower VI: Song of Susannah. Grant/Scribner, 2004. First edition trade hardback (preceded by the grant limited editions), a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket. Not a book of exceeding rarity, but this is a very nice copy. $9.

LP1845. King, Stephen. Pet Sematary. Doubleday, 1983. Book club hardback, a Near Fine copy in a VG+ dust jacket with several small tears at head and heel. Reading copy. $3.

LP1640. King, Stephen. Stephen King Goes to the Movies. Subterranean Press, 2009. First edition hardback, one of 2000 copies (and the only hardback edition), a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. Includes five stories by King that were made into movies ("1408," "The Mangler," "Low Men in Yellow Coats" (made into Hearts in Atlantis), "Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption," "The Mist" and "Children of the Corn," each with new introductions by King about how the moves were made and what he thought of them. Illustrations by Vincent Chong. With two color printing and heavier than usual paper, this is a lavish production beyond even the usual high Subterranean Press standards. I haven't read all the stories in here, but the ones I have are among King's best. Recommended. $26 off cover price! $49.

LP118. King, Stephen. Thinner. G.K. Hall, 1986. (1st?) large print edition, an Ex-Library copy, with all the usual flaws, otherwise G+/VG, well read, with general soiling, wear to bottom boards, and interior mending. Different cover from NAL edition (looks like a photo of a cheap Mexican skeleton marionette). Originally published as by Richard Bachman. First hardback edition with King's name on the cover? Heck if I know. $2.

LP1728. King, Stephen. Under the Dome. Simon & Schuster, 2009. First edition hardback, signed/limited edition (precedes the trade), one of reportedly 1,500 copies signed by King, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread, still in publisher's shrinkwrap packet with limited edition trading cards included. This edition (which was sold out before the end of the day it was made available for sale) includes a belly band, better paper than the trade, and full-color maps on the endpapers. This is one freaking huge book. $495.

LP492. Kirk, Russell. A Creature of the Twilight: His Memorials. Fleet, 1966. First edition hardback, F/VG- , with three significant chips at head, largest 1/4" x 1/2". There is an ad for the Conservative Book Club on the back of the dj, which I'm given to understand is the second state dj. Subtitled "A Baroque Romance," it features skullduggery and intrigue against the backdrop of a civil war in an imaginary country in Northern Africa. Not fantasy or horror per se, but it does feature Kirk's reoccurring protagonist Manfred Arcane, who featured in The Lord of the Hollow Dark and several of his short stories. $4.

LP903. Koontz, Dean R. (writing as Own West) The Funhouse. Nelson Doubleday, 1980. Book club (and first hardback) edition, a NF/VG copy with bumping at head and heel, with associated creasing, wear, and shallow (1/16") chipping at dj head and heel, equally tiny short, closed tears on dj rear bottom, and slight rubbing, more noticeable on rear dj. Solid reading or space-filler copy. $4.

LP1274. Kress, Nancy. The Golden Grove. Bluejay books, 1984. first edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine Mylar-protected dj. Kress's second novel and first hardback. $14.

LP1909. Kress, Nancy. Nothing Human. Golden Gryphon, 2003. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. Novel. $15.

LP1957. Kurtz, Katherine. The Quest for Saint Chamber. Del Rey, 1986. First edition hardback, a Near Fine copy with previous owner's stamp (a teddy bear catching a baseball) on FFE, in a Near Fine dust jacket with slight crimping and creasing at dust jacket heel, a 1 1/2" wrinkle on rear cover near heel, and slight haze rubbing on rear dj cover, must noticeable along spine join. Inscribed by Kurtz: "To Beau-Katherine Kurtz." I've never seen Kurtz at an SF convention, but she has more signed books online than I thought. Let's sell this for...$49.

LP1881. Kuttner, Henry. Terror in the House: The Early Kuttner, Volume One. Haffner Press, 2010. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. Kuttner was one of the greats, did his best work in short fiction, and is an under-appreciated writer today, so I'm glad to see Haffner collecting all his stories. Only have one. $5 off cover price. $35.

LP1958. Kuttner, Henry. Thunder in the Void. Haffner Press, 2012. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread, still in publisher's shrinkwarp. The latest Haffner press Kuttner volume, including tales Kuttner published between 1937-1950, plus one never before published Kuttner story. mike resnick provides the introduction, so you can have him sign it at Worldcon where he's Guest of Honor. Only have one. $37.

LP1882. Kuttner, Henry, and C. L. Moore. Detour to Otherness. Haffner Press, 2010. Haffner Press, 2010. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. Moore was another great writer who did her best work in short fiction, and the two of them together were usually pretty damn good. Only have one. $5 off cover price. $35.

LP1729. Lafferty, R. A. The Devil is Dead. Gregg Press, 1977. First hardback edition ("First Printing 1977," as per Currey), a Near Fine- copy with spots of moderate rubbing to cloth spine (including the red title section) and extremities, and a tiny bit of spine lean, sans dj, as issued. Weird and wonderful stuff. Read a few times (including once myself, and since replaced by a pristine copy), but a solid copy of a fairly uncommon Lafferty hardback these days. $95.

LP2193. Lafferty, R. A. (Michael Swanwick) The Man Who Made Models: The Collected Short Fiction Volume One. Centipede Press, 2014. First edition hardback, one of only 300 copies signed by introduction author Michael Swanwick, editor John Pelan, and cover artist and designer Jacob McMurray, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. First volume in the long-overdue complete collection of all Lafferty's short fiction. Already sold out from the publisher. $50.

LP121. Laidlaw, Mark. The 37th Mandala. St. Martin's Press, 1996. First Edition, Hardback F/NF, with edgewear to head and heel (common with this title due to the thin coverstock) and faint scratches to back dj. $5.

LP1846. Lake, Jay. The Sky That Wraps. Subterranean Press, 2010. First edition hardback, one of 1,000 signed copies, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. Short story collection by the author of the Hugo-nominated Mainspring, and a swell guy to boot. $5 off cover price. $35.

LP1847. Lake, Jay. The Specific Gravity of Grief. Fairwoods Press, 2010. First edition hardback, one of only 250 signed, numbered copies, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. With an introduction by Maureen McHugh. Novella about a man with cancer (with which Jay has had more than one bout), so probably not something for the light reading pile. Only have one. $5 off cover price. $20.

LP2074. Landis, George. Impact Parameter. Golden Gryphon, 2010. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. Short story collection. $15.

LP1959. Lansdale, Joe R. Act of Love. Subterranean Press, 2012. First edition hardback thus, with a new novelette, "A Bone Dead Sadness," and interview with Lansdale not included in any previous edition, one of 200 signed, numbered slipcased copies, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket and slipcase, new and unread. Only have one. $100 List. For you, $95.

LP1960. Lansdale, Joe R. Act of Love. Subterranean Press, 2012. First edition hardback thus, with a new novelette, "A Bone Dead Sadness," and interview with Lansdale not included in any previous edition, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. Though this is the Trade edition, this copy has been signed by Lansdale. Only have one. $37.

LP2194. Lansdale, Joe R. Bad Chili. Mojo Press, 1997. First edition hardback, a PC edition of the 500 copy edition signed by Lansdale and artist John Picacio (one of his first professional works, I think), a Fine copy in a Fine Mylar-protected dust jacket, new and unread. True first edition of the fourth Hap and Leonard novel, preceding the Mysterious Press edition by about three months. Offered at less than cover price. $39.

LP904. Lansdale, Joe R. Bumper Crop. Golden Gryphon, 2004. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dj, new and unread. New short story collection, a follow-up to High Cotton, featuring stories that weren't included in that volume as well as some which have appeared since. Signed by Lansdale. $16.

LP672. Lansdale, Joe R. By Bizarre Hands. Mark V. Ziesing, 1989. First edition hardback, Fine in a Fine- dj with a tiny wrinkle at dj head. Short story collection with lots of Joe's best stories in here, including "Tight Little Stitches in a Dead Man's Back," "On the Far Side of the Cadillac Desert With Dead Folks" and "Night They Missed the Horror Show." Highly recommended. Signed by Lansdale. $20.

LP1848. Lansdale, Joe R. By Bizarre Hands Rides Again. Morning Star Press, 2010. Expanded edition with new stories and story notes, one of 300 copies signed by Lansdale, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. The original was a great short story collection, and thus new edition has everything in the original and more. Highly recommended. $72.

LP18840. Lansdale, Joe R. Christmas With the Dead. PS Publishing, 2010. First edition hardback, one of 300 signed, numbered copies, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. Now out of print from the publisher. $35.

LP1849. Lansdale, Joe R. Deadman's Road. Subterranean Press, 2010. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. Features the ass-kicking Reverend Jedidiah Mercer, first seen in Dead in the West (the complete text of which is here), fighting "zombies, ghouls, werewolves, Lovecraftian monsters and kobolds." Dead in the West is great fun, and the one story I heard Joe read at the 2006 World Fantasy Convention was as well. If you like Lansdale, you need one. Recommended. $37.

LP2195. Lansdale, Joe R. Devil Red. Knopf, 2011. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. Hap and Leonard novel. Recommended. $12.

LP675. Lansdale, Joe R. The Drive In 2. Kinnell (UK), 1990. First hardback edition, Fine in Fine dj. Subtitled "Not just one of them sequels." Weird, dark, funny. Sold out of both The drive In and Dead in the West, and I'm down to my last copy of this. Signed by Lansdale. $24.

LP1275. Lansdale, Joe R. The Drive In: The Bus Tour. Subterranean Press, 2005. First edition hardback, one of 1000 signed "trade" Hardcovers, a Fine copy in a Fine dj, new and unread. The third book in the Drive-In series. $35.

LP2024. Lansdale, Joe R. The Edge of Dark Water. PS Publishing, 2012. First UK edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket (as well as decorated boards), new and unread. Got billed as a Young Adult, but it looks a good bit darker than the average YA novel. This edition had a much smaller print run than the American edition. $37.

LP1276. Lansdale, Joe R. Flaming London. Subterranean Press, 2005. First edition hardback, one of 1500 signed "trade" hardcovers, a Fine copy in a Fine dj, new and unread. The sequel to Zeppelins West. Already sold out from the publisher. $38.

LP1962. Lansdale, Joe R. High Cotton. Golden Gryphon, 2000. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. Back in stock. Lots of great stories in here. Highly recommended. Signed by Lansdale. $16.

LP2196. Lansdale, Joe R. Hot in December. Dark Regions Press, 2013 (though I don't believe it was released until 2014). First edition hardback, one of 300 signed, numbered copies, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. Long novella. "A rough, violent tale of blood and revenge." Only have two. $47.

LP1413. Lansdale, Joe R. Lost Echoes. Subterranean Press, 2007. First edition hardback, one of only 400 signed, numbered copies, a Fine copy in a Fine dj, new and unread. Joe's latest novel. The mass market of this was a trade paperback original, so this is the only hardback edition, and 400 is a really low print run for a Lansdale hardback. $45.

LP1096. Lansdale, Joe R. Mad Dog Summer and Other Stories. Subterranean Press, 2004. First edition hardback, Fine in a Fine dj, new and unread, signed by Lansdale. Short story collection, including two novellas, "Veil's Visit" and "The Big Blow," previously available only as separate books, and another, "The Steam Man of the Prairie and the Dark Rider Get Down," available only in the long out-of-print collection The Long Ones. This is already sold out from the publisher. Buy now or regret it later. $28.

LP1732. Lansdale, Joe R. Sanctified and Chicken Fried: The Portable Lansdale. University of Texas Press, 2009. First edition hardback, a Fine- copy in a Fine- dust jacket, with tiny bends at the very tips of the top edges; if I hadn't told you about them, you probably wouldn't notice them. A "Best of Lansdale" sampler of sorts, with some very good stuff you've probably seen before ("Night They Missed the Horror Show" and "Tight Little Stitches in a Dead Man's Back") along with a few I'm not familiar with ("Dirt Devils," "White Mule, Spotted Pig"). Recommended from what I have read. Coming from the UT Press, copies might not crop up in your neck of the woods. Signed by Lansdale. $26.

LP1537. Lansdale, Joe R. Savage Season. Mark N. Ziesing, 1990. First hardback edition (preceded by the paperback original), a Fine copy in a Fine dj, new and unread. The first Hap and Leonard novel. Signed by Lansdale. $22.

LP2025. Lansdale, Joe R. Trapped in the Saturday Matinee. PS Publishing, 2012. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket (as well as decorated boards), new and unread. Collects both fiction and non-fiction, including a lot of obscure, early Lansdale stories, as well as reviews, essays, etc. $30.

LP1733. Lansdale, Joe R. Unchained and Unhinged. Subterranean Press, 2009. First edition hardback, one of 750 signed, numbered copies, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. Short stories and essays. 750 is a pretty low limitation for a Lansdale book. $37.

LP1910. Lansdale, Joe R. Zeppelins West. Subterranean Press, 2001. First edition hardback, a Fine- copy in a Fine dust jacket; if you look carefully at the top edge, you can see that there's a very slight bow to the rear board near the spine, though you couldn't tell looking at it on the shelf. Signed by Lansdale. First volume of Lansdale's steampunk romp featuring the head of Buffalo Bill Cody preserved in a jar, as well as many other famous historical personages, fictional and otherwise. Long out of print from Subterranean. $49.

LP2078. Lansdale, Joe R., with John Farris and Stephen Gallagher (with introduction by Robert R. McCammon). Night Visions 8. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket. Anthology series of original horror stories. The Lansdale story, "Incidents On and Off a Mountain Road," was the basis of an episode in the Masters of Horror TV show. $20.

LP124. Lansdale, Joe R., editor (Neal Barrett, Jr., Chad Oliver, Loren D. Estleman, William F. Nolan, etc.) The Best of the West. Doubleday, 1986. First edition hardback, an ex-library copy, with all the usual flaws, otherwise Neat Fine-/Fine, with some wear at head and heel. Anthology of original western fiction, including work by Chad Oliver, Neal Barrett, Jr., and several others. Inscribed to me by Joe Lansdale. (I've since found an affordable non-ex-library copy for my personal collection.) Since Joe was my writing instructor at a workshop before I sold my first story, and since I was in Cross Plains Universe, this is actually an association copy...$19.

LP2197. Lansdale, Joe R. and Edgar Rice Burroughs. Tarzan: The Lost Adventure. Dark Horse, 1995. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket. Tarzan tale started by Burroughs and completed by Lansdale. $25.

LP1175. Lansdale, Joe R. & Karen, editors. Dark at Heart. Dark Harvest, 1992. First Edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dj, new and unread. Anthology which includes the original Lansdale story "Events Concerning a Nude Fold-out Found in a Harlequin Romance." Signed not only by Joe R. Lansdale, but also Karen Lansdale, and even dedicate Kasey Lansdale, who is now quite an up and coming country music singer (not to mention drop dead gorgeous). $15.

LP1794. Lansdale, Joe R. and Keith Lansdale, editors. (Joe R. Lansdale, Harlan Ellison, David J. Schow, William F. Nolan, Mike Resnick, Cherie Priest, etc.) Son of Retro Pulp Tales. Subterranean Press, 2009. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. Another collection of pulp goodness, and I enjoyed the first one. All of these are new except the Ellison. And how often do you see a new William F. Nolan story these days? This edition didn't come signed, but this copy has been signed by Lansdale at Armadillocon.. $37.

LP2127. Lansdale, Kasey, editor. (Joe R., Neil Gaiman, Neal Barrett, Jr., Bradley Denton, Charlene Harris, David J. Schow, Anne Perry, etc.) Impossible Monsters. Subterranean Press, 2013. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. Powerhouse lineup for this anthology of monster stories edited Joe R.'s offspring, who's making quite a name for herself as a country music singer and songwriter. Trade edition, but signed by Kasey Lansdale. $32.

LP414. Le Guin, Ursula K. The Dispossessed. Harper & Row, 1974. First edition hardback, an ex-library copy with all the usual flaws, otherwise G/VG, with spine leaned and roiled, front hinge mended, quite noticeable wear to heel, and staining and tape at dj head. A placeholder first of this Hugo and Nebula winner. $10.

LP501. Leiber, Fritz. Our Lady of Darkness. Berkley Putnam, 1977. First edition hardback (no statement of printing on copyright page, as per Currey), an Ex-Library copy with all the usual flaws, otherwise NF-/NF with a slight bump at head and a light, tack-head sized spot of light staining to heel. World Fantasy Award winner, Fantasy 100 List, Modern Fantasy 100 List. Probably the best regarded of his later works. $15.

LP1795. Leiber, Fritz. Selected Stories. Night Shade Books, 2010. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. Something of a Best of collection, with gems like "Gonna Roll the Bones," "Belsen Express," "Smoke Ghost," "Catch that Zeppelin"...yeah, you need it. Only have one. $21.

LP1850. Leiber, Fritz. Strange Wonders. Subterranean Press, 2010. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. Collection various work, some previously unpublished or uncollected. LAST COPY! $35.

LP1468. Leiber, Fritz. The Wanderer. Dennis Dobson, 1967. First hardback edition, a Fine- copy with some tiny, faint, pinprick spots of staining to page block edges in a NF-, price clipped, first state (no Seacon seal) dust jacket with light pinpricks of dirt staining to white dj and faint dampstaining along bottom of spine. Despite all the forgoing, this is a very presentable hardback first of this Hugo-winning novel. $45.

LP677. Lessing, Doris. Briefing for a Descent into Hell. Alfred A. Knopf Inc., 1971. First U.S. hardback edition, an Ex-Library copy with all the usual flaws, otherwise NF-/F-, with light liquid staining to top stained edges of book which doesn't affect the pages themselves at all. Slipstream "inner space" novel of a man's fantastic journeys inside his own head, and of doctors' attempts to "cure" him. Modern Fantasy 100 list. $5.

LP2198. Lethem, Jonathan. Chronic City. Doubleday, 2009. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket. Novel of a Manhattan social circle fixture whose girlfriend is on a space station and who is drawn to a marijuana-smoking conspiracy theorist pop critic. Looks odd, in a good way. $15.

LP850. Lethem, Jonathan. Gun, With Occasional Music. Harcourt Brace, 1994. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dj, in a Mylar dj protector. Inscribed by Lethem: "For Ed/Regards!/Jonathan Lethem/AUSTIN 10/8/96" (though the last number looks like 97, it was almost certainly signed in 1996, when Lethem was guest of Honor at Armadillocon). His first novel, and not particularly easy to find these days (especially after he won the National Book Award). $45.

LP1538. Lethem, Jonathan. Gun, With Occasional Music. Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1994. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread, with protective mylar cover. His first novel, from back before he started winning literary awards left and right. $35.

LP1964. Lethem, Jonathan. Motherless Brooklyn. Doubleday, 1999. First edition hardback, a Fine- copy in a Fine- dust jacket with a tiny bit of wrinkling at head and heel. National Book Critics Circle Award winner. $25.

LP129. Lethem, Jonathan. The Wall of the Sky, the Wall of the Eye. Harcourt Brace, 1996. First Edition, Hardback Fine in a Fine dj, New in dj. Uneven but occasionally brilliant short story collection by the author of Gun, With Occasional Music and the National Book Award-winningMotherless Brooklyn. $6.

LP130. Levin, Ira. Rosemary's Baby. Random House, 1967. First edition hardback, an ex-library copy, with all the usual flaws, otherwise VG-/VG. Well-worn, with soiling to top edge, boards starting to show through at top and bottom, spine leaning and concave, and leaves just starting to loosen. Fantasy 100 list, Modern Fantasy 100 list, King list. Affordable first of a landmark work. $3.

LP1694. Link, Kelly. Magic for Beginners. Small Beer, 2005. Second printing hardback , a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. Acclaimed short story collection. Half price? Hell no! How about quarter price? $5.

LP1277. Lovecraft, H. P. (edited by S. T. Joshi). Collected Essays Volume 3: Science. Hippocampus Press, 2006. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dj, new and unread, still in publisher's shrinkwrap. I haven't seen a print run listed for this, but according to the publisher, the print run for the hardbacks for the first two volumes was only 250 copies (and I've sold all my copies of those). LAST COPY! $35.

LP1346. Lovecraft, H. P. Collected Essays Volume 4: Travel. Hippocampus Press, 2006. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dj, new and unread, still in publisher's shrinkwrap. I know that there were only 250 copies of the hardback printed for some of the earlier volumes, and of the five copies I ordered, I only have one left. LAST COPY! $35.

LP1414. Lovecraft, H. P. Collected Essays Volume 5: Philosophy, Autobiography & Miscellany. Hippocampus Press, 2007. First edition hardback, one of only 250 hardback copies, a Fine copy in a Fine dj, new and unread, still in publisher's shrinkwrap. The final volume of Lovecraft Essays. LAST COPY! $35.

LP1965. (Lovecraft, H. P.) Joshi, S. T. (editor) (William Browning Spencer, Michael Shea, David J. Schow, Brain Stableford, Michael Marshall Smith, Ramsey Campbell, etc.) Black Wings: Tales of Lovecraftian Horror. PS Publishing, 2010. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. Anthology of Lovecraftian horror featuring lots of very solid writers. Back in stock. Might want to pick one up before Black Wings II hits later this year. $30.

LP2199. (Lovecraft, H.P.) Jones, Stephen, editor (Kim Newman, Brain Lumley, etc.). Weirder Shadows Over Innsmouth. Fedogan and Breamer, 2013. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. More Cthulhu Mythos tales. $33.

LP2079. (Lovecraft, H. P.) Price, Robert M., editor. Worlds of Cthulhu. Fedogan & Breamer, 2012. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. Cthulhu Mythos anthology. Good to see Fedogan & Breamer wake from their deathless slumbers. $26.

LP679. Lynn, Elizabeth A. Watchtower. Berkley Publishing Corp./G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1979. First edition hardback, an Ex-Library copy with all the usual flaws, otherwise Near Fine/Near Fine+ with slight spine lean and slight staining to page edges. First book in the Chronicles of Tornor series. World Fantasy Award winner. $4.

LP680. MacLeod, Ken. The Stone Canal. Legend (UK), 1996. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine- dj with a trace of wear here and there, otherwise new and unread. His second (and, IMHO, best) novel, and second in the Fall Revolution sequence, an extravagant, hard science, postcyberpunk space opera. Signed by MacLeod. Highly recommended. $12.

LP417. MacLeod, Ken. The Cassini Division. Tor, 1999 First U.S. hardback edition, preceded by the Legend (UK) edition, Fine in a Fine dj, a new, unread copy. The third sequentially of MacLeod's future history series, but the first published in the U.S. $5.

LP133. Marasco, Robert. Burnt Offerings. Delacorte Press, 1973. First edition hardback, Near Fine/Near Fine, with some head and heel bumping, a drop of what looks like water damage to the head pages, and what looks like a child's blue ball-point pen scribble on the bottom half of the title page (or else Marasco has the strangest signature I've ever seen!). Looks a lot better than it sounds, and nicer than you generally find it. King list, Horror 100 list. $10.

LP1852. Marusek, David. Counting Heads. Tor, 2005. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket. His first novel, which garnered much acclaim and quickly went into second printing. Haven't read it, but David is a good guy. $20.

LP1599. Martin, George R. R. Starlady & Fast-Friend. Subterranean Press, 2008. First edition hardback, one of only 200 numbered copies signed by Martin, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. Two stories of about 35 pages each, bound back-to-back like the old Ace doubles. This signed edition is already sold out from the publisher, which is what you would expect for someone whose novels debut at number 1 on the New York Times bestseller list. $45.

LP1415. Marusek, David. Getting to Know You. Subterranean Press, 2007. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread, still in publisher's shrinkwrap. First short story collection by this talented writer (and a nice guy to boot). Already out of print from the publisher. $22.

LP134. Matheson, Richard. By the Gun. Evans, 1993. First edition hardback, Fine in a Fine dj. Gripping collection of Western stories that show Matheson has lost none of his considerable skill. Recommended. $20.

LP420. Matheson, Richard. The Gun Fight. Evans, 1993. First edition hardback, an ex-library copy with all the usual flaws, otherwise Near Fine/Fine- with slight wear to boards at head and heel. A swift and gripping western by a master of the storytelling art, and my personal favorite of his westerns. $4.

LP419. Matheson, Richard. Journal of the Gun Years. Evans, 1991 First edition hardback, an ex-library copy with all the usual flaws, otherwise VG/NF with spine lean, slight wear to bottom boards, and fading to dj spine. His acclaimed first western. Recommended. $4.

LP2200. Matheson, Richard (Etchison, Dennis). Matheson on Matheson: A Conversation With Dennis Etchison. Bad Moon Books, 2013 (actually 2014). First edition hardback, one of 100 copies signed by Etchison and Richard Christian Matheson, a Fine copy in decorated boards, sans dust jacket, as issued. Out of print from the publisher and I only have one. $40.

LP2201. Matheson, Richard. Other Kingdoms. Tor, 2011. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new an unread. A World War I soldier meets an alluring red-headed witch and stumbles into the realm of faerie a novel of "erotic suspense and enchantment." $14.

LP136. McAllister, Bruce. Dream Baby. Tor, 1989. First edition hardback, an ex-library copy with all the usual flaws, otherwise Near Fine/Near Fine with slight spine lean. Expansion of his Hugo and Nebula nominated story from In the Fields of Fire. K. W. Jeter calls McAllister one of the most underrated writers in the genre. This disappeared pretty quickly. $4.

LP1695. McAllister, Bruce.The Girl Who Loved Animals. Golden Gryphon, 2007. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. Introduction by Barry Malzberg. By the well-respected author of Dream Baby. $18.

LP1018. McAuley, Paul [J.]. Whole Wide World. HarperCollins/Voyager (UK), 2001. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine- dj with a tiny bit of crimping at head and the barest trace of edgewear, otherwise new and apparently unread. They evidently took the J. out of his name in hopes of fooling the computers and making this his breakthrough mainstream technothriller. Actually looks like an SF murder mystery. This UK edition precedes the Tor edition by a year. $12.

LP1470. McCaffrey, Anne. The Lady. Ballantine Books, 1987. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine- dj with just a tiny bit of crinkling at head, otherwise apparently new and unread. Contemporary novel of a horse farm heiress in conflict with her parents. Sadly for me, there seem to be a number of copies available online. Happily for you, my price reflects this fact. $5.

LP137. McCammon, Robert R. Usher's Passing. Holt Reinhart Winston, 1984. First edition hardback, Fine-/Fine- with red remainder mark to head, slight head and heel wear to dj, and slight sun fading at top. $5.

LP1967. McCarthy, Cormac. The Road. Knopf, 2006. First edition hardback (First Edition stated, no additional printings listed), a Fine copy in a Fine- dust jacket with just a tiny bit of haze rubbing along spine join, and a tiny bit of dj crimping at head. His Pulitzer prize-winning post-apocalyptic novel, made into a happy, feel-good movie! $49.

LP2081. McDevitt, Jack D. Seeker. Ace, 2005. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. Nebula Award winner for best novel. $25.

LP2027. McDonald, Ian. Brasyl. Pyr, 2007. First edition hardback (precedes the UK edition by just under two months), a Fine copy in a Fine- dust jacket with one tiny nick to top rear and a tiny bit of haze rubbing to rear cover, otherwise new and unread. McDonald's usual dense, tricky, multi-strand novel. Hugo and Nebula Award finalist. $15.

LP138. McDonald, Ian. Chaga (aka Evolution's Shore). Gollancz (UK), 1995 First Edition, Hardback Fine in a Fine dj. Though not as wildly extrapolative as Necroville,Chaga is the best and most engaging novel (More engaging, I think, than Brasyl) to date by one of the top science fiction writers working today, at least among his works I've read. Highly recommended. $15.

LP682. McDonald, Ian. Tendeleo's Story. PS Publishing, 2000. First edition hardback, one of 300 signed/limited hardback copies signed by McDonald and introducer Robert Silverberg, a Fine copy in a Fine dj. A novella set in the same universe as Chaga and Kirinya. $20.

LP139. McDonald, Ian. Necroville (aka Terminal Cafe). Gollancz (UK), 1994. First edition hardback, Fine/Fine-, with barest trace of rubbing to back dj. Dense, awe-inspiring, mind-boggling imaginative postcyberpunk novel that takes nanotechnology to the absolute limits of extrapolation. Packs more ideas into a single novel than many writers come up with in their entire career. There are only a handful of SF writers today that possess the enormous imagination and technical proficiency necessary to produce the very best science fiction is capable of: Bear, Egan, Sterling, Baxter, possibly Ken MacLeod, and most definitely Ian McDonald. Highly recommended. (Reprinted in the U.S. as Terminal Cafe) . $30.

LP140. McIntyre, Vonda. Dreamsnake. Houghton Mifflin, 1978. First edition hardback, VG-/G, with significant head and heel chips, some edge-chipping, amateur tape repair to one edge, spine lean, and a 1/16" misaligned leaf through page 70. Pretty ugly, actually, but a Hugo and Nebula winner. And now that she's won another Nebula... $10.

LP141. McIntyre, Vonda. The Moon and the Sun. Pocket Books, 1997. First Edition, Hardback Fine in a Fine dj. Nebula winner. $15.

LP1348. McKenna, Juliet. Turns and Chances. PS Publishing, 2004. First edition hardback, one of 300 hardback copies signed by the author, Fine in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. Somehow ended up with an extra one of these, so let's blow it out at $16 less than cover price. $20.

LP1735. McKiernan, Dennis L. The Dark Tide. Doubleday, 1984. First edition hardback, a Near Fine+ remainder speckled copy in a Near Fine+ dust jacket with slight edgewear at head and heel, a 1/4" closed tear at front dj top, and very slight age darkening to white rear cover; a fairly nice copy. Book One in the Iron Tower trilogy, first Mithgar book, and author's first book. $25.

LP1736. McKiernan, Dennis L. The Darkest Day. Doubleday, 1984. First edition hardback, a Near Fine+ remainder speckled copy with a faint previous owners stamp on FFE in a Fine- dust jacket with slight edgewear at head and heel, and a 1/4" closed tear at rear dj bottom. Book Three in the Iron Tower trilogy. $15.

LP504. McMullen, Sean. The Miocene Arrow. Tor, 2000. First edition hardback, Fine-/Fine- with a single dust print to top page block and slight dj wrinkling at head, otherwise pristine and unread. A sequel to Souls in the Great Machine. Signed by McMullen. $20.

LP1417. Mieville, China. King Rat. Tor, 1999. First American (and First Hardback) edition, an Ex-Library copy with interior stamps and stickers and dj protector taped to book, otherwise a Fine/Fine copy that appears to have never been checked out. Mieville's first novel. $15.

LP1349. Moon, Elizabeth. Engaging the Enemy. Del Rey, 2006. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dj, new and unread. Signed by Moon. $15.

LP1471. Moon, Elizabeth. Moon Flights. Night Shade Books, 2007. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dj, new and unread. Short story collection by the Nebula and Robert A. Heinlein Award-winning author of The Speed of Dark. Signed by Moon. $17.

LP2028. Moon, Elizabeth. The Speed of Dark. Ballantine Books, 2003. First edition hardback, a Fine- copy in a Fine- dust jacket, with slight bump at heel and slight wrinkle to dust jacket top. Told from the first-person viewpoint of an autistic computer programmer. Nebula Award winner. Recommended. $25.

LP142. Mooney, Ted. Easy Travel to Other Planets. Farrar Straus Giroux, 1981. First edition hardback, Fine in a Fine dj. Slipstream SF novel that coined the phrase "information sickness." Very well written. Sterling slipstream list. $10.

LP739. Moorcock, Michael (Alan Moore). Firing the Cathedral. PS Publishing (UK), 2002. First edition hardback, one of only 400 numbered hardback copies signed by Moorcock and introduction author Alan Moore, Fine in Fine dj, new and unread. A new Jerry Cornelius novella. Out of print from the publisher. $30.

LP1737. Moorcock, Michael. Fabulous Harbours. Millenium. 1996. First edition hardback (precedes the American edition), a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. Second book in the trilogy begun with Blood and concluded with The War Amongst the Angels. For some reason, this was the most difficult volume to get here in the states. $49.

LP144. Moorcock, Michael. The Fortress of the Pearl. Gollancz (UK), 1989. First edition hardback, Fine/Fine-, with barest trace of rubbing to rear cover, and barest bump to dj head. Elric novel. Signed by Moorcock. $ 20.

LP2029. Moorcock, Michael. The War Hound and the World's Pain. Timescape, 1981. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine, Mylar-protected dust jacket, apparently new and unread. Von Bek novel, and reportedly among Moorcock's best. Pringle, Modern Fantasy 100 Best Books. $15.

LP421. Morrell, David. The Totem. Evans, 1979. First edition hardback, Near Fine/Fine, with previous owner's blind stamp on FFE, very slightly rolled spine (possible binding flaw), two interior pages with faint creases, very faint dust soiling, and top and bottom of book spine (not dj) slightly faded. Except for the blind stamp these are all exceptionally minor flaws, and upon first glance this looks like a perfect copy. $15.

LP1886. Morris, Mark, editor (Joe R. Lansdale, Lucius Shepard, Alastair Reynolds, etc.). Cinema Futura. PS Publishing, 2010. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. Companion volume to Cinema Macabre, with the likes of Joe R. Lansdale, Alastair Reynolds, Mike Resnick, etc. providing commentary on important SF movies from Metropolis to Avatar. If you're a serious movie buff you probably want a copy, and I only have one. $42.

LP7390. Murphy, Pat. The Shadow Hunter. Tachyon, 2002. First hardback edition and first edition thus, revised from its original paperback appearance and with a new afterword by the author, one of only 125 copies bound in hardback, Fine, sans dj, as issued. Murphy's first book. $40.

LP740. Nagata, Linda . The Bohr Maker. Bantam Spectra (SFBC), 1995. Book club, the first and only hardback edition, Fine/Fine-, with just a trace of wear at heel and corners. Still a very attractive copy of the second novel by this Nebula-winning author. $5.

LP149. Newman, Kim. The Night Mayor. Simon & Schuster (UK), 1989. First edition hardback, Fine in a Fine dj. Author's first novel, a cybernoir set in a virtual city drawn from b&w film. $57.

LP1853. Niven, Larry. The Best of Larry Niven. Subterranean Press, 2010. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. The latest huge Subterranean career retrospective collection. $35.

LP1912. Niven, Larry/Derwin Mak. Eeriecon Chapbook Ten: Doubling Rate/Willpower. Buffalo Fantasy League, 2011. First edition hardback chapbook, one of only 15(!) hardback copies, signed by both authors, Fine in a Fine dust jacket. Only have one. I think it's safe to say that there are more than 15 serious Niven collectors in the world... $150.

LP150. Noon, Jeff. Vurt. Crown, 1995. First edition hardback, Fine/Fine-, with faint bumping to heel. First U.S. (and first hardback) edition of Noon's impressive debut, a vivid, slipstreamy, SF-flavored alternate reality novel. Recommended. $10.

LP506. Norton, Andre. Shadow Hawk. Harcourt, Brace and World, Inc., 1960. A later printing of the hardback (not a book club edition), an Ex-Library copy with all the usual flaws, otherwise VG/NF with a cracked inner hinge and some wear to bottom boards. Historical novel about ancient Egypt. $4.

LP2202. Novak, Naomi. Empire of Ivory. Harper Voyager (UK), 2007. First hardback edition (the U.S. edition precedes, but was a paperback original), a Fine- copy with a few faint, tiny spots to page edges, in a Fine dust jacket. Fourth Temeraire novel. $15.

LP2203. Novak, Naomi. Tongues of Serpents. Del Rey, 2010. First edition hardback (U.S. edition precedes the UK), a Fine copy in a Near Fine dust jacket with a bump and wrinkle to the front right bottom corner, otherwise new and unread. Sixth Temeraire novel. An imperfect copy, so I'm selling it cheap. $5.

LP152. O'Leary, Patrick. Door Number Three. Tor, 1995. First edition hardback, Fine in a Fine dj. An amazing debut novel that went through several printings. A bold amalgamation of time travel, aliens, and dream eating monsters still manages to be absolutely original. O'Leary pulls rabbit after rabbit out of his hat until you start to realize it's rabbits all the way down. One of the most important debut novels of the 1990s, right up there with Raphael Carter's The Fortunate Fall, Ken MacLeod's The Star Fraction, and Mary Doria Russell's The Sparrow. Signed by O'Leary. Highly recommended. $40.

LP2204. Oliver, Chad. Unearthly Neighbors. Crown, 1984. First hardback edition (there was no hardback of the 1960 Ballantine Books paperback original), a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket. Celebrated anthropological first contact novel by the dean of Austin SF writers (and Chairman of the University of Texas school of anthropology). Volume 8 of the Crown Classics of Modern Science Fiction series. $15.

LP636. Olson, Ted. Ranch on the Laramie. Atlantic Monthly Press/Little Brown, 1973. First edition (stated), an ex-Library copy with all the usual flaws (see Ex-Library Note), otherwise G+/NF+, with significant wear to bottom boards and at head, and spine slightly concave, but the dj is quite nice. A memoir of ranch life in Wyoming. (Sometimes you pick up things at a library sale on a hunch...) $2.

LP425. O'Neill, Joseph (introduction by Anthony Storr). Land Under England. The Overlook Press, 1981. First Overlook Press edition and first edition thus, preceded by the Gollancz (UK) edition of 1935. An ex-library copy with all the usual flaws, otherwise VG-/NF, with some spine lean, considerable wear to bottom boards, and general soiling. With a new introduction by Anthony Storr. A well-regarded lost race novel depicting a subterranean fascist dystopia ruled over by Roman descendants. Fantasy 100 list. $2.

LP1696. O'Leary, Patrick. The Black Heart. PS Publishing, 2009. First edition hardback, Fine and new in decorated boards, sans dj, as issued. Short story collection by the author of the brilliant and underrated Door Number Three. $20.

LP155. Park, Paul. The Cult of Loving Kindness. Morrow, 1991. First Edition hardback, Near Fine/Near Fine with red remainder dot to heel, edgewear, and a 1"crease to bottom back cover. Third book in The Starbridge Chronicles. $2.

LP1283. Picacio, John. Cover Story: The Art of John Picacio. MonkeyBrain Books, 2006. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dj, new and unread. First art book by Hugo-nominated and Chelsey-Award winning Texas artist. Signed by Picacio. If you're at all interested in science fiction and fantasy art, you need a copy. Recommended. $32.

LP1284. Pohl, Frederik. Gateway. St. Martins, 1977. First edition hardback (no statement of printing on copyright page, as per Currey), an Ex-Library copy with all the usual flaws, otherwise VG- with moderate wear at heel, slight bumping to head and heel, and sticker ghosts on covers, in a NF- dj with slight crinkling at head, library sticker on spine, and three tack-head sized spots of wear that may or may not be on the dj itself rather than the protector, not clipped, with price of $8.95 intact. Signed by Pohl. Hugo and Nebula winner. Perhaps the hardest domestic SF novel of the 1970s to find. $175.

LP1968. Powers, Tim. The Bible Repairman and Other Stories. Subterranean Press, 2012. First hardback edition, one of 500 signed, numbered copies, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. let's do this at $5 off cover price. $70.

LP1799. Powers, Tim. Dinner at Deviant's Palace. Ace (SFBC), 1985. Book club (and first hardback) edition (printing code P028 on page 218), a Fine copy in a Fine- dust jacket with just the tiniest bit of edgewear at the extremities. Philip K. Dick Award winner, nebula Award finalist. $10.

LP2010TP. Powers, Tim. Deliver Us From Evil. Charnel House, 2010. First edition hardback, one of only 100 signed, numbered copies, handbound in Japanese silk, in matching slipcase, accompanied by one page of the original Powers manuscript. Includes three chapters and a very detailed outline of a book Powers never finished. $450.

LP2206. Powers, Tim. Dinner at Deviant's Palace. Ace/Science Fiction Book Club, 1985. First hardback edition (code P028 on page 218), preceded by the Ace PBO, a Fine copy in a Fine- dust jacket with very slight edgewear along spine (mostly at head and heel). Winner of the Philip K. Dick Award for Best Novel. This SFBC edition precedes the Chatto & Windus hardback by a year. Berlyne, A5B. $15.

LP2030. Powers, Tim. Expiration Date. Tor, 1996. First U.S. (and First Hardback) edition (the UK PBO precedes), a Fine- copy with a few short stray pencil marks to page-block edges in a Fine, Mylar-protected dust jacket. Signed by Powers. Berlyne, Powers:Secret Histories, 9b. Sequel to Last Call. $20.

LP510. Powers, Tim. Night Moves and Other Stories. Subterranean Press, 2001. First edition hardback, #908 of 1500 signed/limited copies, Fine in a Fine dj (new) in dj. Tim's small but important short fiction output, including the wonderful "The Way Down the Hill." Recommended. You need one. $38.

LP2082. Powers, Tim. Salvage and Demolition. Subterranean Press, 2013. First edition hardback, one of 350 signed, numbered copies, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. Powers latest novella, about a rare book dealer. Now sold out from the publisher, but I'm offering it at cover price. $60.

LP2083. Powers, Tim. Salvage and Demolition. Subterranean Press, 2013. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. This trade edition is also sold out from the publisher, and also offered at cover price. $30.

LP2207. Prachett, Terry. Raising Steam. Doubleday, 2014. First American edition, hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread, with review materials laid in. Discworld goes Steampunk. $20.

LP1801. Prucher, Jeff, editor. Brave New Words: The Oxford Dictionary of Science Fiction. Oxford University Press, 2007. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine- dj with a tiny bit of surface haze and a tiny bit of crimping at head, otherwise new and unread. Basically the OED for science fiction, defining SF-coined neologisms and tracing their history to the first known in-print appearance. I was one of the people that helped contribute cites to this (along with about 200 other people). Hugo Winner for Best Related Book. You probably need a copy if you're have a serious interest in the history of the field. $12.

LP1802. Queen, Ellery (Frederic Dannay and Manfred Bennington Lee, originally as by Barnaby Ross). The XYZ Murders (The Tragedy of X, The Tragedy of Y, The Tragedy of Z). Lippincott, no date (but probably 1961). Book club (and presumably first omnibus edition) edition, a Near Fine copy with slight curl at head and heel and small spots of wear along bottom board, in a Good+ dust jacket that is 99% intact (with shallow chipping at head and heel and along front spine join), but with dust jacket front panel mostly separated from spine, but still attached; I've now placed it in a Mylar dust jacket protector to prevent further deterioration. Three novels by Dannay and Lee, the original authors behind the Ellery Queen pen name, all three originally published as by Barnaby Ross. Not particularly common. $20.

LP1970. Resnick, Mike. Blasphemy. Golden Gryphon, 2010. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. All of Resnick's stories dealing with religion in one place. $20.

LP1698. Resnick, Mike. Dreamwish Beasts and Snarks. Golden Gryphon, 2009. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. New short story collection. $20.

LP1642. Resnick, Mike. Kilimanjaro: A Fable of Utopia. Subterranean Press, 2008. First edition hardback, one of 1000 signed copies, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. Companion volume to his Kirinyaga stories, in which the Maasai try to create their own Utopia. Only have one. $30.

LP2032. Resnick, Mike. Stalking the Zombie. American Fantasy, 2012. First edition hardback, one of 500 unsigned hardback copies (750 total), a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. Latest in Resnick's Stalking series. 500 is a pretty low print run for the latest volume in an existing series by a popular writer, especially one who was just Worldcon Guest of Honor. Only have one. $22.

LP2033. Resnick, Mike. Win Some, Lose Some. ISFiC Press, 2012. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. Signed by Resnick. Collection of all Resnick's award-winning and nominated stories, along with commentary on them other SF luminaries (Gardner Dozois, Connie Willis, Michael Swanwick, etc.). probably the Resnick collection to have if you're only having one. Only have one. $32.

LP637. Resnick, Mike, editor. (Pat Cadigan, Barry Malzberg, Robert Sheckley, Lawrence Person, Jack L. Chalker, etc.). Alternate Presidents. Tor, 1992. Book club (and only hardback) edition, Fine/Fine-, with trace of wear at heel and barely rubbing at join line on back of dj. The first of the "Alternate" anthologies, with stories by Resnick, Pat Cadigan, Barry Malzberg, Eileen Gunn, and even Yours Truly. Signed by me! $15.

LP1804. Reynolds, Alastair. Terminal World. Gollancz, 2010. First edition hardback (precedes the American edition), a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. His latest novel. Only have one. $35.

LP1913. Reynolds, Alastair. Troika. Subterranean Press, 2011. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. Tale of humans finding an enigma in space. Out of print from the publisher. $35.

LP1474. Rice, Anne. The Vampire Lestat. Knopf, 1985. First edition hardback, A Fine- copy with very slight bump curling at heel, in a Near Fine dj with slight age darkening to white dj and a few faint touches of soiling and general wear, a small, faint crease at dj front near head, and a crease across top front flap corner. Still a very presentable first of this second book in The Vampire Chronicles. $45.

LP1971. Rickert, M. Holiday. Golden Gryphon, 2010. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. Short story collection. $20.

LP165. Rucker, Rudy. The Hacker and the Ants. AvoNova/Morrow, 1994. First edition hardback, Fine in a Fine dj. $7.

LP1915. Rucker, Rudy. Jim and the Flims. Night Shade Press, 2011. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. New novel about aliens from another dimension taking up residence with the protagonist. Only have one. $22. LP914. Ruff, Matt. Sewer, Gas and Electric: The Public Works Trilogy (A Novel) . Atlantic Monthly Press, 1997. First edition hardback, a Fine- copy in a Fine- dj, with very faint, shallow bumps at head and heel and almost-invisible haze rubbing to dj. The well-regarded second novel by the author of Fool on the Hill, featuring a resurrected Ayn Rand. An attractive, just short of perfect copy, with NO remainder mark. $10.

LP2084. Rusch, Kristine Kathryn. Recovering Apollo 8. Golden Gryphon, 2010. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. $15.

LP2085. Rusch, Kristine Kathryn. Stories for an Enchanted Evening. Golden Gryphon, 2001. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. $15.

LP168. Rusch, Kristine Kathryn, editor (George Alec Effinger, Elizabeth Hand). Pulphouse Issue 5 (Fall 1989). Pulphouse, 1989. First edition hardback, NF, sans dust jacket, as issued, with a two-inch milky stain to top edge, otherwise mint. Horror issue of this hardback "magazine," with George Alec Effinger, Elizabeth Hand, and others. $8.

LP169. Rusch, Kristine Kathryn, editor (David J. Schow, Kathe Koja, Charles de Lint, Jack Cady, Don Webb). Pulphouse Issue 7 (Spring 1990). Pulphouse, 1990. First edition hardback, F- (sans dust jacket, as issued) with two tiny light-brown stains to top edges. Another horror issue, with stories by David J. Schow, Kathe Koja, Charles de Lint, Jack Cady, Don Webb, and others. Inscribed by Webb: "With good thoughts/from the last of/the Brothers Grimm." $12.

LP170. Rushdie, Salman. The Satanic Verses. Viking, 1988. First U.S. edition, hardback, Fine/Fine- with just a trace of wear to dj. Sterling Slipstream list. Needless to say, first printings aren't easy to find. $25.

LP1078. Russ, Joanna. The Zanzibar Cat. Arkham House, 1983. First edition hardback, an Ex-Library copy, with all the usual flaws, otherwise NF/Fine- with slight spine lean, faint page-block dust-soiling, and slight wear and curl at dj head. $7.

LP856. Russell, Mary Doria. The Sparrow. Villard, 1996. First Edition hardback, with all first edition points present (First Edition stated, has a printing line reading "9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2" (yes, Villard starts their printing lines at 2--don't ask me why); dj flap bears cover price: "U.S.A. $23.00/Canada $32.00" (there are book club editions which are otherwise identical to the first edition, but lack the price); photo credit on dj flap reads "Dina Ross," corrected "Dina Rossi" on later editions; page 16, third full paragraph, first line, last word is "karstic", later corrected to "karst"; and page 95, second paragraph reads "At 32 feet per second, you'd have," later corrected to "At 32 feet per second per second, you'd have"), a Fine copy in a Fine dj, and NO remainder mark. A beautiful copy of perhaps the most important SF debut novel of the 1990s by this John W. Campbell award winner. $30.

LP1972. Russell, Mary Doria. The Sparrow. Villard, 1996. First Edition hardback, with all first edition points present (First Edition stated, has a printing line reading "9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2" (yes, Villard starts their printing lines at 2--don't ask me why); dj flap bears cover price: "U.S.A. $23.00/Canada $32.00" (there are book club editions which are otherwise identical to the first edition, but lack the price); photo credit on dj flap reads "Dina Ross," corrected "Dina Rossi" on later editions; page 16, third full paragraph, first line, last word is "karstic", later corrected to "karst"; and page 95, second paragraph reads "At 32 feet per second, you'd have," later corrected to "At 32 feet per second per second, you'd have"), a Fine- copy with two tiny, light pinhead sides dots of discoloration at head, in a Fine- dj with a tiny bit of crimping at head and heel, but NO remainder mark. Perhaps the most important SF debut novel of the 1990s by this John W. Campbell award winner. $25.

LP857. Russell, Mary Doria. Children of God. Villard, 1998. First Edition hardback, a Fine- copy in a Fine- dj with faint bumping to head and heel, otherwise apparent;uy new and unread. The sequel to the Sparrow, which concludes the story of Rakhat and is a fine work in its own right. $15.

LP430. Russell, Ray. The Night Sound. Dream House, 1987. First edition hardback, of a signed, limited edition of only 50 hardbacks, F/NF-; because the dj is about 1/4" taller than the book, this copy (like most) has some wrinkling and edgewear at dj top, plus a few marks of rubbing to the matte black cover, otherwise a fine, unread copy. A collection of poems by the author of Sardonicus and Absolute Power. $18.

LP858. Russo, Richard Paul. Terminal Visions. Golden Gryphon, 2000. First Edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dj, new and unread. Short story collection. $10.

LP1099. Ryan, Alan (Charles L. Grant, Steve Rasnic Tem, Tanith Lee). Night Visions 1. Dark Harvest, 1984. First edition hardback, one of only 1500 trade copies, a Fine- book with two pinhead spots each of staining to top and side page blocks, in a Fine, Mylar-protected dj. The first book in the Night Visions series, each of which features 30,000 words or so of original fiction from today's best horror writers, and the third book produced by Dark Harvest. Just short of a perfect copy. $60.

LP1066. Ryan, Alan (Charles L. Grant, Steve Rasnic Tem, Tanith Lee). Night Visions 1. Dark Harvest, 1984. First edition hardback, one of only 1500 trade copies, an Ex-Library copy with all the usual flaws, otherwise VG-/NF with spine lean, wear to bottom boards, inner front hinge just starting to crack at top, and crimping to dj head and heel. The first book in the Night Visions series, each of which features 30,000 words or so of original fiction from today's best horror writers, and the third book produced by Dark Harvest. $10.

LP1183. Ryman, Geoff. The Warrior Who Carried Life. George Allen & Unwin, 1986. First edition hardback, a Fine copy (albeit with some slight "glue bunching" (a side effect of the book binding process) to first few pages) in a Fine dj. Haven't read this, but what Ryman I have read I've enjoyed. $10.

LP1805. Saberhagen, Fred. The Lost Swords: The Second Triad. Guild America Books, 1990. Book (and first omnibus) hardback edition, a Fine copy in a Fine- dust jacket with one closed 1/16th" tear at top front dj and a tiny bit of edgewear, otherwise quite nice. 4th-6th Book of Lost Swords. $5.

LP176. Sargent, Pamela. The Golden Space. Timescape, 1982. First edition hardback, Near Fine/Near Fine+, with remainder stamp to heel and dj head and heel bumping. $4.

LP1973. Sargent, Pamela. Thumprints. Golden Gryphon, 2004. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. Signed by Sargent. $20.

LP767. Sanchez, Thomas. Zoot-Suit Murders. E. P. Dutton, 1978. First edition hardback, Fine-/Fine- with some pinhead-sized stains to page fore-edges and some slight wrinkling at head. Mystery novel revolving around the Zoot-Suit riots of 1943. Every now and then I just stumble across something outside the genre that looks interesting... $5.

LP1354. Sawyer, Robert J. Hominids. Tor, 2002. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dj, new and unread. Hugo Winner for Best novel. $20.

LP859. Sawyer, Robert J. Hominids. Tor, 2002. First edition hardback, a Fine- copy in a Fine- dj save for a black remainder line to heel and a trace of dj edgewear at head and heel, otherwise new and unread. The 2003 Hugo Award Winner for Best Novel. $9.

LP1287. Sawyer, Robert J. The Terminal Experiment. Easton Press, 2001. First edition hardback thus ("Collectors Edition"), a Fine leatherbound copy, new and unread, sans dj, as issued. Winner of the Nebula Award for Best Novel. This edition contains a new introduction by James Gunn, as well as original artwork. Easton Press "Collector's Notes" laid in. $49.

LP1806. Scalzi, John. The Android's Dream. Tor, 2006. First edition hardback, a Fine- copy with a tiny bit of curl at heel in a Fine- dust acket with just a tiny bit of wrinkling at head; I'm being quite picky here, as this is a pretty nice copy. $15.

LP1602. Scazli, John. The Ghost Brigades. Tor, 2006. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. signed by Scalzi. The sequel to Old Man's War, and (I think) a superior novel to it. Recommended. $85.

LP1742. Scalzi, John. God Engines. Subterranean Press, 2009 (actually not shipped until 2010). First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. Trade edition. $17.

LP1807. Scalzi, John. Old Man's War. Tor, 2005. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine- dust jacket with a 1/16th closed tear at top front, and very slight wrinkling at head and heel, otherwise apparently new and unread. Scalzi's first novel, and first in a very popular series. Very possibly the most collectible SF hardback of the last ten years from a mainstream domestic publisher. I think the last Tor SF novel this hot was Ender's Game, and I personally liked Old Man's War better. $300.

LP2208. Scalzi, John. Redshirts. Tor, 2012. First edition hardback, a Fine- copy with a tiny bit of bend at head and heel, in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. Hugo Award winner for Best Novel. Holy moly the prices for this have gotten crazy. $350.

LP1974. Scalzi, John. 24 Frames Into the Future. NESFA Press, 2012. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. Non-fiction essays on science fiction films. $25.

LP1975. Scalzi, John. 24 Frames Into the Future. NESFA Press, 2012. First edition hardback, one of only 140 signed, numbered copies, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket and slipcase, new and unread, still in publisher's shrinkwrap. Non-fiction essays on science fiction films. The limited is out of print from the publisher. 140 is a pretty small run for a Scalzi limited. Only have one. $150.

LP1645. Scalzi, John. Zoe's Tale. Tor, 2008. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. Latest book in the Old Man's War series, and a Hugo and Nebula finalist. Almost as popular as taping bacon to a cat... $20.

LP174. Scarborough, Elizabeth Ann. The Healer's War. Doubleday Foundation, 1989. First edition hardback, Fine in a Fine dj. Nebula winner. $13.

LP515. Schow, David J. Eye. Subterranean Press, 2000. First edition hardback, #413 of 1000 signed/limited copies, Fine in a Fine dj (new) in dj.Short story collection, including two original to this volume. He even designed and photographed the dj! $26.

LP1476. Sebold, Alice. The Lovely Bones. Little, Brown and Company, 2002. First edition hardback (First Edition stated and numberline ending in 1), a Fine- copy with slight bumping at head and heel in a Near Fine dj with slight edgewear and a crease along inner flap. Ghost story that went through a zillion printings and now optioned for a film by Peter Jackson. $24.

LP432. Shea, Michael. Polyphemus. Arkham House, 1987. First Edition hardback, an ex-library copy with all the usual flaws, otherwise Near Fine/Fine-, with a trace of shelfwear at head and heel, very light soiling to top page block, and one visible wrinkle under dj protector on back cover. One of the more desirable recent Arkham House collections. $15.

LP178. Shepard, Lucius. The Jaguar Hunter. Arkham, 1987. First Edition hardback, Fine in a Fine dj. His landmark short story collection. Signed by Shepard. $49.

LP179. Shepard, Lucius. Kalimantan. Legend (UK), 1990. First edition hardback, Fine in a Fine dj. Interesting novella reminiscent of Philip K. Dick. Signed by Shepard. $12.

LP860. Shepard, Lucius (Poppy Z. Brite). Louisiana Breakdown. Golden Gryphon, 2003. First Edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dj, new and unread. Forward by Poppy Z. Brite. Signed by Shepard. $15.

LP1976. Shepard, Lucius. The Dragon Griaule. Subterranean Press, 2012. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. All Shepard's Dragon Griaule stories in one volume. $42.

LP180. Shepard, Lucius. The Scalehunter's Beautiful Daughter. Ziesing, 1988. First edition hardback, Fine/Fine-, with two tiny (1/16") white scratches to top of dj head. Signed by Shepard. $10.

LP1478. Shepard, Lucius. Softspoken. Night Shade Books, 2007. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dj, new and unread. At 179 pages, this is more a short novel than the usual Shepard small press novella. $14.

LP1743. Shepard, Lucius. Viator Plus. PS Publishing, 2009. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. His latest short story collection. $29.

LP1543. Shiner, Lewis. Black and White. Subterranean Press, 2008. Trade edition, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread, still in publisher's shrink wrap. Lew's new novel, a historical novel about a murder in a black neighborhood in the South in the 1960s. This had a low stock notice. $20.

LP1744. Shiner, Lewis. The Collected Stories of Lewis Shiner. Subterranean Press, 2009 (actually not shipped until 2010). First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. Another massive career retrospective, with such classics as "Mozart in Mirrorshades," "White City," "Steam Engine Time" and "Lizard Men of Los Angeles." Recommended. $35.

LP2036. Silverberg, Robert. The Collected Stories of Robert Silverberg Volume Five: The Palace at Midnight: 1980-82. Subterranean Press, 2010. First edition hardback, a Fine- copy with tiny bit of crimping at head and heel, otherwise apparently new and unread, sans dust jacket, as issued. $20.

LP1977. Silverberg, Robert. The Collected Stories of Robert Silverberg Volume Six: Multiples 1983-1987. Subterranean Press, 2012. First edition hardback, a Fine copy, sans dust jacket, as issued. I still have copies of volumes (goes and checks) one copy of Three? Really? That's it? The rest are gone baby gone... $32.

LP2037. Silverberg, Robert. The Collected Stories of Robert Silverberg Volume Seven: We Are For the Dark: 1987-90. Subterranean Press, 2012. First edition hardback, a Fine copy, new and unread, sans dust jacket, as issued. The latest and greatest volume by the legendary grandmaster. Sold out from the publisher. $35.

LP434. Silverberg, Robert. The Secret Sharer. Underwood/Miller, 1988. First edition hardback, an ex-library copy with all the usual flaws, otherwise Fine-/Fine, with barest trace of soiling to book edges and very slight wrinkling to dj head. Except for the ex-lib flaws it's an attractive copy. $4.

LP184. Silverberg, Robert. Tower of Glass. Scribners, 1970. I think this is a second printing (Code B-2.71 (C) on copyright page), hardback, Near Fine/Near Fine, with head and heel wear to book itself, some sun darkening to white cover, and a 3/4" tear at top front cover. $3.

LP1355. Simak, Clifford D. Physician to the Universe: The Collected Stories of Clifford D. Simak Volume II. Darkside Press, 2006. First edition hardback, one of only 500 copies, a Fine copy in a Fine dj, new and unread, still in publisher's shrinkwrap. Back in stock. $45.

LP185. Simmons, Dan. Hyperion. Doubleday/Foundation, 1989. First edition hardback, Fine in a Fine dj, new, unread copy. Signed by Simmons. Hugo winner. Highly recommended. An absolutely mint copy of a modern masterpiece. Still don't want to sell this, though I might trade it for some of the things on my want list. $500.

LP2209. Simmons, Dan. Muse of Fire. Subterranean Press, 2008. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket. Original science fiction novella. Out of print from the publisher. $40.

LP1646. Simmons, Dan. Muse of Fire. Subterranean Press, 2008. First edition hardback, one of 250 signed, numbered, leatherbound copies, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. Out of print before publication. Every now and then my sloth pays off, as this came out about a week after I issued my last catalog, and now they're gone, gone, gone. How does 2/3rds the price of the only other copy of the signed edition listed on the Internet right now sound? Only have one. $75.

LP1288. Smith, Clark Ashton (edited by Scott Connors and Ron Hilger). Star Changes: The Science Fiction of Clark Ashton Smith. Darkside Press, 2005. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dj, new and unread, still in publisher's shrinkwrap. $35.

LP1914. Smith, Clark Ashton Smith. The Collected Fantasies Volume 5: The Last Hieroglyph. Night Shade Books, 2010. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket. They were suppoed to send this to me last year, but it slipped their mind. I only have one, and the other volumes I've sold out of. $37.

LP1438. Smith, Curtis A., editor. Twentieth Century Science Fiction Writers. St. Martins, 1981. First edition hardback, an Ex-Library copy with all the usual flaws, lacking the dust jacket, otherwise VG+ with wear along edges. Has something of a whose who list of contributors in the back. Solid reference work. $8.

LP1701. Spencer, William Browning. Resume With Monsters. The Permanent Press, 1995. First edition hardback, one of only 1000 copies, a Fine- copy with just the tiniest bump to heel, in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. Signed by Spencer. A novel that conflates soul-destroying Cthulhoid horrors and soul-destroying bad jobs to comic effect. His most popular novel, and increasingly uncommon, especially signed. $95.

LP864. Spencer, William Browning. The Return of Count Electric & Other Stories. The Permanent Press, 1993. First Edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dj. Signed by Spencer. His first short story collection. All of Bill's Permanent Press books are starting to get hard to find. Recommended. $35.

LP190. Stableford, Brian. The Werewolves of London. Simon & Schuster (UK), 1990. First Edition hardback, Fine in a Fine dj. A brilliant metaphysical thriller, rich with images and ideas, the first book in a trilogy and one of the best novels of the 1990s. Highly recommended. $34.

LP866. Stephenson, Neal. Quicksilver. William Morrow, 2003. First Edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dj, new and unread. The latest mammoth (900+) tome from Stephenson, this one part of the alchemical "Baroque Cycle," and which ties into Cryptonomicon (in fact, Enoch Root is one of the characters...). Signed by Stephenson. $45.

LP1887. Stephenson, Neal. Zodiac: The Eco Thriller. Subterranean Press, 2011. First hardback edition, one of 500 copies signed by Stephenson, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread, in slipcase. First hardback of Stephenson's second novel, and the usual quality Subterranean Press production. $25 off the publisher's price. $120.

LP1479. Sterling, Bruce. Ascendancies: The Best of Bruce Sterling. Subterranean Press, 2007. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dj, new and unread. Signed by Sterling. A huge "Best of" collection. Bruce signed this after bunch of us got together at Chris Nakashima-Brown's house to watch the Bollywood Tarzan. Anyway, since Bruce now lives in Europe (he just moved from Belgrade to Turin), getting stuff signed by him isn't as easy as it used to be. Haven't read everything in here yet, but from what I have this is Highly Recommended. $36.

LP1546. Sterling, Bruce. Holy Fire . Orion, 1996. First edition hardback (precedes the American edition), a Fine copy in a Fine dj, new and unread. Signed by Sterling. One of Bruce's best novels, and highly recommended. Buy this and I'll throw in the Bruce Sterling issue of Nova Express for free. $15.

LP1480. Sterling, Bruce. Islands in the Net. Arbor House, 1988. First edition hardback, a Fine- copy with very slight bumping at heel and the ownership stamp of Louis Mackey on FFE, in a Near Fine, price-clipped (but otherwise pristine and Mylar-protected) dj. Signed by Sterling (who has also written "Copyright 1988" and "2007"). Mackey was a well-known professor at the University of Texas and something of a minor celebrity, having played a role in the film Richard Linklater film Slacker (he's the professor complaining that he missed Charles Whitman's shooting spree). Since Bruce attended UT, it would have been nice if this had been some sort of association copy, but no, Bruce said he had never heard of him when I had him sign this. So whether the Mackey signature is a plus or a minus depends on the eye of the beholder. $49.

LP1289. Sterling, Bruce. Shaping Things. MIT Press, 2005. First edition hardback, one of only 200 hardback copies produced, a Fine copy (though the library binding does tend to pick up lint), sans dj, ass issued. Signed by Sterling. This is Bruce's short book on the theory and practice of modern design, written right before he went off to spend a year teaching design at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. Most of these were done as trade paperbacks, and the vast majority of hardbacks were sent to libraries. I couldn't get any from MIT, I had to track copies down in England at essentially full price plus shipping. Bruce himself didn't know they existed until I told him. This copy he signed at the Turkey City Writer's workshop at my house. This is going to drive Sterling completists crazy... $250.

LP193. Stern, Richard Martin. The Tower. Mckay, 1974. NF+/F-, with the barest trace of dust soiling to fore-edges, neat interior writing, and very slight bumping to dj head. One of the two novels that were sources for The Towering Inferno. (Though the interior hand-written note reads "Playboy Book Club/pd. 1-7-74", there doesn't seem to be any indication that this is a book club edition). $3.

LP770. Stewart, Sean. Galveston. Ace, 2000. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in Fine dj, new and unread. Post apocalyptic slipstream fantasy novel set in the same universe as Resurrection Man and The Night Watch, an alternate future where magic started to leak into reality during World War II, finally resulting in the Dream of 2004, an apocalyptic event where it finally overwhelmed the technological world. Galveston follows the survivors as they try to eke out a meager existence on a that island, which is divided between the remaining shards of the real world and an endless Mardi Gras carnival. Recommended. $8.

LP521. Stone, Del Jr. Dead Heat. Mojo Press, 1996. First edition hardback, Fine/Fine- with the barest trace of wear to matte dj. A first novel. $5.

LP1979. Straub, Peter. The Ballad of Ballard and Sandrine. Subterranean Press, 2012. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. Novella of erotic obsession on the Amazon (river, not bookstore). $17.

LP1855. Straub, Peter. The Juniper Tree and Other Blue Rose Stories. Subterranean Press, 2010. First edition hardback, one of 250 numbered leatherbound copies signed by Straub, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. Collection of novellas set in the same world as Koko, Mystery, and The Throat, along with and interview conducted by Bill Sheehan. This edition is sold out from the publisher. $70.

LP1856. Straub, Peter. The Juniper Tree and Other Blue Rose Stories. Subterranean Press, 2010. First edition hardback, one of 1,500 trade copies, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. Collection of novellas set in the same world as Koko, Mystery, and The Throat, along with an interview conducted by Bill Sheehan. $30.

LP1980. Streiber, Whitley. The Hunger. Morrow, 1981. First edition hardback, a near Fine copy with former owner's blindstamp on FFE, in a Near fine dust jacket with what look two tackhead-sized gray stains, which are actually thinning to the blind side of the dust jacket. Vampire novel and basis of the noted Tony Scott film with David Bowie that has Catherine Deneuve and Susan Sarandon making the sign of the three-humped wildebeest. Back when Streiber was a good horror writer before he was probulated. $15.

LP1359. Stross, Charles. The Jennifer Morgue. Golden Gryphon, 2006. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dj, new and unread. Sequel to the Lovecraftian spy thriller The Atrocity Archive, which is my favorite of Charlie's books so far, staring geek-coder-turned-spy Bob Howard. Contains the extra story "Pimpf." It's every bit as tasty as the first novel. Already in a second printing, so snap up a first while you have the chance. $20.

LP1425. Stross, Charles. Missile Gap. Subterranean Press, 2007. First edition hardback, one of 1000 signed, numbered copies, Fine in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. A very alternate Cold War novella. This first printing is now out of print from the publisher. $28.

LP1981. Stross, Charles. Palimpsest. Subterranean Press, 2012. First edition hardback, one of 1,000 signed, numbered copies, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. His Hugo-winning, far-future novella. $32.

LP1857. Stross, Charles. Toast. Wyrm Publishing, 2010. First signed, limited edition hardback and first edition thus, with additional material not in previous editions, one of 700 signed, numbered copies, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. If you don't have one of the previous editions, you need a copy of this, especially for the Lovecraftian "A Colder War," which features a U.S./Soviet Cold War featuring Elder technology and a "Shoggoth Gap." $34.

LP2210. Sturgeon, Theodore. The Perfect Host: Volume V: The Complete Stories of Theodore Sturgeon. North Atlantic Books, 1998. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine- dust jacket with just a tiny bit of wrinkling at heel. Introduction by Larry McCaffrey. $35.

LP2039. Sturgeon, Theodore. Volume VI: The Complete Stories of Theodore Sturgeon: Baby is Three. North Atlantic Books, 1999. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine- dust jacket with a small bit of wrinkling at top front. The title story is possibly Sturgeon's best. $30.

LP1129. Swainston, Steph. The Year of Our War. Gollancz, 2004. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dj, new and unread. Science fiction. A first novel that John Clute and several others raved about, probably the second best received first novel published last year beside Susanna Clarke's Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, and runner-up to it for Best First Novel in the Locus poll. $17.

LP1188. Swainston, Steph. No Present Like Time. Orion, 2005. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dj, new and unread. Sequel to The Year of Our War. $17.

LP1916. Swanwick, Michael. Dancing With Bears. Night Shade Books, 2011. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. His latest novel, featuring con-men Darger and Surplus. $22.

LP1605. Swanwick, Michael. The Best of Michael Swanwick. Subterranean Press, 2008. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread, still in publisher's plastic shipping bag. Huge compilation of the best short fiction of a very fine short story writer indeed. LAST COPY! $38.

LP442. Swanwick, Michael. Stations of the Tide. William Morrow and Company, 1991. First edition hardback, an ex-library copy with all the usual flaws, otherwise NF-/NF, with spine lean and slight wear to boards. Still, a reasonably attractive copy and a very affordable slot filler first of his Nebula winner. $5.

LP2086. Swanwick, Michael. Vacuum Flowers. Arbor House, 1987. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Near Fine+ dust jacket with a bit of dust staining and age darkening to white rear cover and a bit of haze rubbing. His second novel, a well-regarded cyberpunk work. $9.

LP1745. Temple, WIlliam F. 88 Gray's Inn Road. Sansato Press (AKA Ferret Fantasy), 2000. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine- dust jacket with a tiny bit of dust staining to rear yellow cover, read once (by me). Roman-a-clef that features a thinly-disguised Arthur C. Clarke (who provides the introduction) as a character, along with two pulp-era SF tales by Temple. Quite an enjoyable book, actually. $34.

LP1292. Tenn, William. Dancing Naked. NESFA Press, 2004. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dj, new and unread. Collection of essays. $18.

LP693. Tenn, William (pseudonym for William Klass). Of Men and Monsters. Walker and Company, 1968. First edition hardback (stated), an Ex-Library copy, with all the usual flaws, otherwise VG-/VG+ with slight spine lean, moderate wear to heel, black lines from an old style dj protector at top and bottom of book, and some staining at dj head. $10.

LP197. Tepper, Sheri. Gibbon's Decline and Fall. Bantam, 1996. First edition hardback, Fine in a Fine dj, new in dj. $5.

LP2087. Tidhar, Lavie. Osama. PS Publishing, 2011. First edition hardback, #36 of 100 signed, numbered copies, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, as issued. Alternate History novel and winner of the 2011 World Fantasy Award. Only have one. $70.

LP2088. Tidhar, Lavie. Osama. PS Publishing, 2011. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in decorated boards, sans dust jacket, as issued. Trade edition. Only have one. $35.

LP523. Turtledove, Harry. Agent of Byzantium. First edition hardback, Fine/Fine-, with barest trace of edgewear to rear cover. Part of the "Asimov's Presents" line edited by Gardner Dozois. $13.

LP694. Tyler, Anne. The Tin Can Tree. Knopf, 1965. First edition hardback, and Ex-Library copy, with all the usual flaws, otherwise G/G+, with heavy wear to bottom boards, FFE ripped away, spine roiled, front inner hinge moderately cracked, shallow chipping and light but noticeable 1" staining to head. A well worn copy, but this is a true first edition of the second novel from this very popular writer. $5.

LP2040. Twain, Mark (edited by Harriet Elinor Smith, et. al.). The Autobiography of Mark Twain: The Complete and Authoritative Edition Volume 1. University of California, 2010. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. Twain left instructions for his massive, unexpurgated autobiography to be published 100 years after his death, so here it is. And a massive book it is too, oversized and 740 pages, so add $2 for domestic shipping, much, much more international; honestly, this thing is so big that, unless you're buying enough to send it via M-Bag, you should probably buy it somewhere else, as it will probably cost you an arm and a leg. Quickly went into multiple printings, but this is the true first, with the numberline ending in 1. If you've always wanted a Mark Twain first edition, now is your chance. Some people are asking $350 for this online! Me? How about cover price? $45.

LP1025. Updike, John. A Month of Sundays. Alfred A. Knopf, 1975. First edition hardback (stated), a Fine- copy in a Fine- dj with slight bumps at head and heel and the barest tarce of edgewear. Updike's seventh novel. $5.

LP1427. Utley, Steven. Where or When. PS Publishing, 2006. First edition hardback, one of 500 signed, numbered copies signed by Utley; also, although not so called for in this edition, this copy has been specially signed by introduction author Howard Waldrop (so the only difference between this and the slipcase edition is, well, the slipcase), a Fine copy in a Fine dj, new and unread. Linked time travel stories. $30.

LP1810. Utley, Steven & George W. Proctor, editors (Harlan Ellison, Bruce Sterling, Howard Waldrop, Lisa Tuttle, Tom Reamy, Chad Oliver, etc.). Lone Star Universe. Heidelberg Publishers, 1976. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Very Good+ dust jacket with a shallow 1/16" chip at head, several tiny closed tears along top edge, one long crease along the very bottom of the front cover, and slight darkening in shallow strips along top and bottom edges of front and rear flaps (probably from an old-style dust jacket protector affixed there; despite all the forgoing, this is actually in much better condition than the jacket is usually found (which is usually beat to hell), as the rest of the jacket is quite bright and unrubbed. Original collection of stories by mostly then up and coming Texas writers. Neither the Sterling nor Waldrop stories have ever been reprinted. $75.

LP918. Vachss, Andrew H. Flood. Donald I. Fine, 1985. First edition hardback, a NF-/VG copy with an ink name crossed on the inside front cover, mostly but not completely hidden by the flap) and slight head and heel bumping, with a 1/2" closed tear on the top front dj cover along with an associated 2" triangular crease, patches of light discoloration (possibly very light grease stains) at the very top and very bottom of dj rear near the spine, and a couple of 3/8" closed tears on front dj bottom. A bit better than it sounds and fairly nice spine-out. The first Vachss (and Burke) novel. $5.

LP919. Vance, Jack. The Augmented Agent. Underwood-Miller, 1986. First edition hardback, an Ex-Library copy with many of the usual flaws, including stamp at head, pocket and sticker on FFE, and flaps of dj protector (but not the dj itself) glued to inside front cover; other than the Ex-Lib flaws this would be a NF- copy in a Fine dj; in fact, except for some very slight wrinkling to the front and rear flaps, the dust jacket itself appears to be mint. Hewett A77. $25.

LP1746. Vance, Jack. The Dark Side of the Moon. Underwood-Miller, 1986. First edition hardback (Hewett A78), a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket. For some reason (perhaps the Pink Floyd-esque title) this is one of the hardest to find of all Jack Vance's Underwood Miller titles. $250.

LP2041. Vance, Jack. Desperate Days: Selected Mysteries Volume 2. Subterranean Press, 2012. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. Thick omnibus edition of three Vance mystery novels (The Fox Valley Murders, The Pleasant Grove Murders, The Dark Ocean), and a companion to Subterranean's earlier Dangerous Ways volume. Since that volume is sold out, and I only have one left of THIS one, you might want to pick this up if you want it. $42. LP749. Vance, Jack. Eight Fantasms and Magics. Macmillan, 1969. First edition hardback, an Ex-Library copy, with tape ghosts to front and rear boards and FFE, RFE missing, and crossed-out stamp at head, otherwise VG/NF with cracked rear hinge, some spine lean, what looks like water-mottling to publisher's top edge stain, some spine lean, and a faint 1/4" line across dj rear and back flap (uniform enough that it could be a publishers flaw from the purple dj) and slight fading to spine. Still more attractive than the average Ex-Lib copy, and the dj is nice enough to use as a replacement on a jacketless copy. $20.

LP1984. Vance, Jack. Dream Castles: The Early Jack Vance Volume 2. Subterranean Press, 2012. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket. $42.

LP2089. Vance, Jack. Magic Highways. Subterranean Press, 2013. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. Third in Subterranean's series reprinting the early Jack Vance, gathering sixteen early science fiction stories from 1946 to 1956. $42.

LP2211. Vance, Jack. Minding the Stars: The Early Jack Vance Volume Four. Subterranean Press, 2014. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. Now sold out from the publisher. $49.

LP1704. (Vance, Jack) Gardner Dozois and George R. R. Martin, editors. (Dan Simmons, Neil Gaiman, Howard Waldrop, Dean R. Koontz, Mike Resnick, Kage Baker, Elizabeth Moon, Elizabeth Hand, Tanith Lee, Robert Silverberg, etc.). Songs of the Dying Earth. Subterranean Press, 2009. First edition hardback, one 1474 unsigned cloth bound hardcovers, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. Huge anthology of stories set in Vance's Dying Earth setting. If you want one you better grab it while you can, as it's now out of print from the publisher. Signed by Waldrop and Simmons. $49.

LP2212. Van Vogt, A. E. Slan. Aeonian Press, 1968. Reprint hardback edition, reportedly one of 300 copies, a Fine copy in blue boards, sans dust jacket (evidently as issued) still in shrinkwrap. I think Aeonian Press was a pirate outfit. According to the ISFDB (I don't want to remove the shrink wrap, so I'm relying on online information), this was published at a price of $24 (which seems ridiculously high for 1968), so let's sell it for that. $24.

LP1812. VanderMeer, Jeff. Finch. Underlands Press, 2009. One of 350 signed, numbered hardback copies ("The Rebel Samizdat Edition"), with Murder By Death CD laid in, A Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread, in a wax-signet sealed (!) Mylar bag. Nebula Award and World Fantasy Award finalist. $47.

LP2090. VanderMeer, Jeff. Secret Life. Golden Gryphon, 2004. Golden Gryphon, 2004. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. Short story collection. $15.

LP1606. Varley, John. Persistence of Vision. The Dial Press/James Wade, 1978. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Near Fine-, price-clipped dust jacket with two tiny 1/8" chips at head and curl at heel, otherwise a nice copy. There are some great stories in here. $30.

LP868. Vinge, Vernor. A Deepness in the Sky. Tor, 1999. First Edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine- dj with just the barest trace of edgewear to heel, otherwise square, tight and unread. Signed by Vinge. Hugo Award winner for best novel. The brilliant prequel to A Fire Upon the Deep, and probably Vinge's best novel. Highly recommended. $45.

LP1482. Vinge, Vernor. Rainbows End. Tor, 2006. First edition hardback, a Fine- copy in a Fine- dj with just a tiny bit of curl at head and heel, otherwise new and unread. Winner of the 2007 Hugo Award for Best Novel, and deservedly so. An impressive postcyberpunk work set in the same universe as his (also Hugo winning) novella "Fast Times At Fairmont High." $25.

LP199. Vollmann, William T. You Bright and Risen Angels. Andre Deutsch (UK), 1987. First edition hardback, Fine/Fine-, with barely visible crease to dj spine. True first edition of an important slipstream novel by a hot writer done in a very small print run of 2,500 copies. Gets compared to Pynchon a lot. $75.

LP801. Waldrop, Howard (with Bruce Sterling, George R. R. Martin, Leigh Kennedy, Steven Utley, Buddy (Jake) Saunders, and A. A. (Al) Jackson, IV. Custer's Last Jump and Other Collaborations. Golden Gryphon, 2003. First edition hardback, Fine in a Fine dj. New and unread. Signed by Waldrop, Jackson, Sterling and the late Utley. OK, let me crow a little here. Howard first mentioned that he had enough stories to do a collaborative collection back in 1987, in the Nova Express interview we did with him that was actually published in 1988. After reading that, Ken Keller asked Howard to do this book for Nemo Press. Alas, Nemo went silent after doing The Essential Ellison, and this became yet another small press Flying Dutchman. Now it's finally found a home at Golden Gryphon. In addition to the swell title story, there's an 11th century Japanese detective story written with Bruce Sterling ("The Latter Days of the Law") original to this volume, "Black as the Pit From Pole to Pole" (Frankenstein's Monster in the Hollow Earth, with Utley), and tons more neat stuff. Highly Recommended. You need it. $30.

LP801B. Waldrop, Howard (with Bruce Sterling, George R. R. Martin, Leigh Kennedy, Steven Utley, Buddy (Jake) Saunders, and A. A. (Al) Jackson, IV. Custer's Last Jump and Other Collaborations. Golden Gryphon, 2003. First edition hardback, Fine in a Fine dj. New and unread. Signed by Waldrop and Jackson. In addition to the swell title story, there's an 11th century Japanese detective story written with Bruce Sterling ("The Latter Days of the Law") original to this volume, "Black as the Pit From Pole to Pole" (Frankenstein's Monster in the Hollow Earth, with Utley), and tons more neat stuff. Highly Recommended. You need it. $15.

LP2213. Waldrop, Howard. Horse of a Different Color. Small Beer Press, 2013. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. Signed by Waldrop. These were supposed to be out for the San Antonio Worldcon, but they weren't ready, and they came in a few days after I sent out my last 2013 book catalog. Not issued signed, but I dropped by Howard's place and got him to sign these. $3 off cover price. recommended. Some of these (like "Ninoslandos") are pretty swell, and all have Howard's usual fascinating afterwards. $21.

LP805. Waldrop, Howard. Them Bones with A Dozen Tough Jobs. Mark V. Ziesing, 1989. First hardback edition and first edition, respectively, each Fine in a Fine dj, and though these are the trade editions, this set is offered in the same slipcase as the signed/limited edition. Signed by Waldrop. Obviously, Mark had a few extras of the slipcase left over. Since these are signed by Howard, the only real difference between these and the real limited edition is the lack of a limitation page and the absence of Howard's signature and "Mr. National Treasure, to you" embossed on the front covers of the books themselves. Oh, and I'm selling this set for considerably less than the limited set goes for these days... $44.

LPHW11. Waldrop, Howard. Things Will Never Be The Same. Old Earth Books, 2007. First edition hardback (preceded by an 80 copy run of a trade paperback uncorrected proof edition with numerous errors sold at last year's World Fantasy Convention), one of only 300 hardback copies, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, this copy specially signed by Waldrop. Something of a best of Waldrop collection. 300 is a pretty small hardback run. $5 off cover price. $40.

LP1607. Waldrop, Howard. Other Worlds, Better Lives. Old Earth Books, 2008. First edition hardback, one of only 300 hardback copies, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. A companion volume to Things Will Never be The Same, this one features some of Howard's longer stories. Signed by Waldrop. You need it. $43.

LPHW2. Special Offer! Buy hardbacks of both Things Will Never Be The Same (signed by Howard) and Other Worlds, Better Lives for $80 and get $10 off the combined publisher's price.

LP2042. Walton, Jo. Among Others. Tor, 2011. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine-, Mylar-protected dust jacket one tiny, non-breaking crease on the bottom inner front jacket fold corner, otherwise new and unread. Welsh fairy magic and science fiction fandom. Hugo and Nebula Award winner. Already hard to find, especially without a remainder mark (save that tiny crease, this copy is pristine). $150.

LP2214. Wandrei, Donald. Dead Titans, Waken! Centipede Press, 2011. First edition hardback, a Fine copy, one of 300 copies signed by editor S. T. Joshi and artists Rodger Gerberding and Jon Arfstrom, sans dust jacket, as issued. Early, considerably different version of The Web of Easter island by this Arkham House co-founder. Not oversized like so many Centipede Press editions, but notably heavy and printed on heavy paper stock. Only have one. List: $75. Your price: $60.

LP643. Warner, Harry, Jr. A Wealth of Fable. SciFi Press, 1992. First hardback edition and first revised edition thus, having been preceded by several paperback incarnations, Fine in a Fine dj, new and unread in a dj protector. Subtitled "an informal history of science fiction fandom in the 1950s." Winner of the 1993 Hugo Award for Best Nonfiction,, and an important document in the history of science fiction fandom. $19.

LP696. Warren, Bill. Keep Watching the Skies! American Science Fiction Movies of the Fifties: Volume II: 1958-1962. McFarland, 1986. First edition hardback, VG+ with slight scuffing to covers (mainly the back) and three tackhead to quarter sized stains to top edge, slightly affecting FFE at top, in yellow decorated boards, sans dj, as issued. The second volume of Bill Warren's excellent and engaging set documenting and reviewing the science films of the 1950s, and is roughly twice the size of its predecessor (and includes a few films left out of that volume). Covers everything from The Time Machine and Village of the Damned to Plan 9 From Outer Space. Also includes cast and crew listings for the films covered. Truly a must for anyone with an interest in SF films of the era, and has earned the Howard Waldrop seal of approval. Recommended. $40.

LP1748. Watts, Peter. Behemoth Book Two: Seppuku. Tor, 2005. First edition hardback, a Fine- copy with very slight bumping at head and heel in a Fine- dust jacket with a tiny bit of curl to top and bottom edges, otherwise new and unread. These seem to have flown under the radar until Blindsight came out. $35.

LP2215. Watts, Peter. Behemoth: Seppuku. Tor, 2005. First edition hardback, a Fine-/Fine- copy with slight wrinkling at heel (I'm being pretty picky here), otherwise new and unread. Final book in the Rifters series. Had a few of these until I sold several Watts titles to another book dealer. $40.

LP2216. Watts, Peter. Blindsight. First edition hardback, a Fine- copy with slight crimping at head and heel in a Fine- dust jacket with traces of edgewear and a long phantom crease on the spine (hard to see at first glance). His Hugo nominee, a good novel that also happens to be depressing as hell. $45.

LP1890. Watts, Peter. Starfish. Tor, 1999. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine- dust jacket, with just the barest touches of wear hear and there, otherwise new and unread. His first novel, and increasingly hard to find since Blindsight was a Hugo finalist. $49.

LP204. Webb, Don. The Double. St. Martin's, 1998. First edition hardback, Fine in a Fine dj. Inscribed by Webb: "Travel Well." Weird, weird mystery. $9.

LP869. Webb, Don. The Double: An Investigation. St. Martin's Press, 1998. First Edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dj, new and unread. Signed by Webb. A very weird mystery, and Don's first "straight" novel. $10.

LP771. Wellman, Manly Wade. Appomattox Road. Ives Washburn, 1960. First edition hardback, NF/VG-, with slight spotting and dust-staining to top page block, shallow chipping at dj head and heel, and significant age spotting and staining to white dj rear. Young adult historical novel, third in a series about the Confederate Iron Scouts, preceded by The Ghost Battalion and Ride, Rebels! One of Wellman's more difficult firsts. $15.

LP2091. Wellman, Manly Wade. The Complete John Thundstone. Haffner Press, 2012. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread, still in publisher's shrinkwrap. All Wellman's stories featuring his brainy/brawny psychic detective in one place. Gotta a love a scholar who has a swordcane to fight supernatural evil. Fun stuff. If you don't already have Carcosa House's long-out-of-print Lonely Vigils and the two Doubleday novels, What Dreams May Come and The School of Darkness, then you need this. Hell, you might need it anyway. Recommended. $42.

LP1363. Wellman, Manly Wade. They Took Their Stand. Putnam, 1959. First edition hardback, a Fine- copy with just a trace of softness at head and heel, in a VG+ dj with slight crinkling and hairline cracks at head and heel, a 3/4" semi-closed tear at top rear fold join, including a tiny sliver of dj loss at fold, slight rubbing at fold edges, and tiny spots of age darkening to rear panel, otherwise a fairly bright and attractive dust jacket with the spine unfaded. Non-fiction work on the first months of the Confederacy. Yeah, I'm a Wellman nut, and collect the non-fiction as well. $12.

LP716. Wellman, Manly Wade. To Unknown Lands. Holiday House, 1956. First edition hardback, VG- with soft head and bump at heel, some slight general wear to boards, and the faint trace of what appears to be a beverage ring to the front boards themselves, otherwise sound but, alas, lacking the dj. Normally I wouldn't carry a jacket-less book like this, but it's one of the rarest of Wellman's YA historical novels, following the adventures (based very loosely on a few snippets of historical fact) of an Englishmen and an Irishman left behind from Columbus' expedition to the new world. $4.

LP1102. Wellman, Manly Wade. Twice in Time. Avalon Books, 1957. First edition hardback (no statement of printing on copyright page, as per Currey), an Ex-Library copy (albeit not an Ex-APL copy) with all the usual flaws, including a jacket trimmed a quarter of an inch at top and bottom, flaps glued to book, stamped, stained, etc.; call it good/good only, with spine lean and noticeable wear at head and heel. Still, no stickers on dj exterior, making it slightly more acceptable as a space filler copy. $20.

LP1190. Wells, H. G. (Edward Gorey). The War of the Worlds. Looking Glass Library, 1960. First edition thus, illustrated by Edward Gorey, an Ex-Library copy (see Ex-Library Note) with all the usual flaws, otherwise a VG copy in rubbed and spine-faded pictorial boards, with two dime-sized stains to head, sans dj, as issued. One of the greatest science fiction novels ever written, illustrated by one of the most famous illustrators of the 20th century. $5.

LP2217. Wellman, Manly Wade. What Dreams May Come. Doubleday, 1983. First edition hardback, an Ex-Library copy with most of the usual flaws (including excised FFE, crossed out stamps on all three pages edges, remains of a dust jacket band, etc.), but pretty tight and square; call it a VG/VG Ex-Lib copy. $5.

LP1192. Wells, Martha. The Element of Fire. Tor, 1992. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine- dj with just a trace of edgewear at extremities, otherwise immaculate. Difficult to find in any edition, nearly impossible for the hardback, and doubly so for a signed copy. $75.

LP1429. Wells, Martha. City of Bones. Tor, 1995. First edition hardback, an Ex-Library copy with all the usual flaws, otherwise VG/NF+ with slight spine lean and a touch of wear. Her second novel. Signed by Wells. $3.

LP1430. Wells, Martha. Wheel of the Infinite. Eos, 2000. First edition hardback, a Fine- copy with a tiny bit of crimping at head and heel in a Fine- dj with a touch of curl at very top and faint spots of haze rubbing. Signed by Wells. $15.

LP1193. Whitbourn, John. Popes and Phantoms. Gollancz, 1993. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine, Mylar-protected dj, apparently new and unread. Inscribed by the author: "To Pat/with best wishes/from the author/John Whitbourn/ 06/04/96." No U.S. edition. $13.

LP1749. Wilhelm, Kate. Juniper Time. Harper & Row, 1979. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket. Reportedly one of her better novels, and a Nebula finalist. Beautiful copy. $20.

LP206. Wilhelm, Kate. Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang. Harper & Row, 1976. First edition hardback, an ex-library copy, with all the usual flaws, otherwise G+/VG, with significant spine lean and wear to bottom boards. Hugo winner, Nebula finalist. $9.

LP1813. Williams, Liz. The Shadow Pavilion. Night Shade Press, 2009. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket. New Detective Inspector Chan novel. $15.

LP207. Williams, Walter Jon. Aristoi. Tor, 1992. First edition hardback, Fine in a Fine DJ. His best SF novel, IMHO. Recommended. $20.

LP1553. Williams, Walter Jon. Implied Spaces . Night Shade Books, 2008. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. Far future space opera that looks like a cross between Jack Vance and Charlie Stross. Having his latest come from a small press might flat-foot some people, and I'm pretty sure the print run on this will be smaller than his books from Eos or Tor... $12.

LP1750. Williamson, Jack. The Humanoid Touch. Phantasia Press, 1980. First edition hardback (it precedes the trade, according to Chalker & Owings), one of 500 signed numbered copies, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and apparently unread, in a slipcase with a few touches of wear. $35.

LP1988. Willis, Connie. All About Emily. Subterranean Press, 2011. First edition hardback, one of 400 signed, numbered copies, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. Only have one. $42.

LP2218. Willis, Connie. Blackout. Ballantine Books/Bantam Spectra, 2010. First edition hardback, a Fine- copy with both top and side of page block edges yellowed (but not the bottom), slight crease to FFE and first page after it, and a tiny bit of crimping at heel in a Fine- dust jacket with thin, non-breaking indentions to blind side of rear dust jacket, along with a few faint black streaks to same blind-side (no indication of transfer on the book itself); numerous tiny flaws you might overlook if I didn't tell you where to look. Hugo Award winner. $20.

LP1447. Willis, Connie. D. A. Subterranean Press, 2007. First edition hardback, one of only 400 signed/numbered copies, a Fine copy in a Fine dj, new and unread. Only have one. $34.

LP1103. Willis, Connie. To Say Nothing of the Dog. Bantam, 1998. First Edition hardback, a Fine- copy in a Fine- dj, with very faint bumps at head and heel (including a very slight wrinkle at heel), and the barest trace of haze rubbing to the rear cover. Otherwise this is a beautiful copy of a Hugo winning first that's recently gotten quite pricey. Signed by Willis. $75.

LP1552. Willis, Connie, with Cynthia Felice. Light Raid . Ace, 1989. First edition hardback, an Ex-Library copy with all the usual flaws, otherwise Near Fine/Fine copy with a trace of spine lean. Signed by Willis and Felice. $12.

LP209. Wilson, F. Paul. Healer. Doubleday, 1976. First edition hardback, ex-library copy, with all the usual flaws, otherwise VG/NF, with wear to bottom boards and head and heel bumping. His first novel. $5.

LP211. Wilson, F. Paul. Wheels Within Wheels. Doubleday, 1978. First edition hardback, ex-library copy, with all the usual flaws, otherwise VG-/NF, with spine lean, wear to bottom boards and spine fading. His second novel. $4.

LP528. Wilson, Robert Charles. Bios. Tor, 1999 First edition hardback, Fine/Fine- with very slight bumps to head and heel. $7.

LP530. Wolfe, Gene. The Claw of the Conciliator. Timescape, 1981. First edition hardback, an Ex-Library copy with all the usual flaws, otherwise Fine-/Fine-, with slight dust staining to page edges. The second volume in The Book of the New Sun. Nebula Award winner. A tight, attractive copy. $15.

LP700. Wolfe, Gene. The Claw of the Conciliator. Timescape Books, 1981. First edition hardback, and Ex-Library copy, with the usual flaws to the book itself (including stamps on all three page blocks), soiling to page edges, and dj glued to book, but otherwise no Ex-Lib signs on the dj exterior, which has some 1/16" closed tears at head and heel, so otherwise VG/NF. A fairly nice space-filler copy. $10.

LP2043. Wolfe, Gene. Home Fires. PS Publishing, 2011. First limited (and first UK) edition, one of 300 signed copies, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. Science fiction love story of a rich middle-aged man whose wife, still young, has just returned from a interstellar war, and his attempts to woe her back by paying for the resurrection of her mother and booking them on a cruise ship. Complications (like pirates, spies, and voodoo gods) ensue. Recommended. $49.

LP702. Wolfe, Gene. Nightside the Long Sun. Tor, 1993. First edition hardback, Fine in Fine dj. The first volume of The Book of the Long Sun. Of the three Sun series, The Book of the Long Sun is the most accessible to the novice reader, with Wolfe's deep games of layer and meaning pushed to the background and a stirring action/adventure plot in the foreground. I'd suggest this as the ideal volume both for Wolfe fans and those who have previously been unable to get into his work. Highly recommended. $20.

LP871. Wolfe, Gene. Nightside the Long Sun. Tor, 1993. Fine copy in a Fine- dj with slight haze rubbing to rear dj. First book in The Book of the Long Sun, which, in addition to being brilliant, is possibly Wolfe's most accessible work. If you haven't read this yet, you need to. Highly recommended. $15.

LP2044. Wolfe, Gene. The Sorcerer's House. Tor, 2010. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. Fantasy about a man who gets out of prison, only to discover that he's been given the deed to the house he's squatting in...a house that seems not only to be bigger on the inside than the outside, but which keeps adding new rooms. I like this the best of Gene's most recent three novels. Recommended. $15.

LP216. Wolfe, Gene. The Urth of the New Sun. Gollancz (UK), 1987. First edition hardback, F-/NF+, with a slight bump to heel and associated DJ wrinkling, and a faint phantom scratch across rear cover, otherwise new and unread. Precedes the Tor edition. The capstone of The Book of the New Sun. Signed by Wolfe. Highly Recommended. $8.

LP452. Womack, Jack. Heathern. Unwin Hyman (UK), 1990. First edition hardback, VG/NF, with 3/4" cut to heel of book and dj, otherwise unread. $5.

LP1070. Yarbro, Chelsea Quinn. Blood Games. St. Martins, 1878. First edition hardback, an Ex-Library copy with all the usual flaws, otherwise Near Fine/Fine- with thin line at heel, one tiny spot of wear to boards at heel, slight soiling to page block edges, and slight crinkling to dj head. Third book in the Count de Saint-Germain vampire chronicles, set in Nero's Rome. $3.

LP2100. Zebrowski, George. Empties. Golden Gryphon, 2009. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. Horror novel. Howard says it's a good one. $15.

LP2101. Zebrowski, George. Swift Thoughts. Golden Gryphon, 2002. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. Short story collection, something of a a Best of from this hard SF writer. Introduction by Gregory Benford. $15.

LP2093. Zelazny, Roger. Bridge of Ashes. Gregg Press, 1979. First hardback edition, a Fine copy in a Near Fine- dust jacket with one tiny (1/32") chip and several small (1/16") closed tears along bottom front, and wear at points. One of Zelazny's less common hardbacks. Levack 2e. $49.

LP1751. Zelazny, Roger. Bridge of Ashes. Gregg Press, 1979. First hardback edition, an Ex-library copy, with all the usual flaws, would otherwise be a Near Fine/Near Fine copy. Levack 2e. $20.

LP17520. Zelazny, Roger. The Collected Stories of Roger Zelazny Volume Six: The Road to Amber. NESFA Press, 2009. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. $26.

LP1891. Zelazny, Roger. Eye of Cat. Underwood/Miller, 1982. First limited Edition, #207 of 300 numbered copies signed by Zelazny, a Fine copy in decorated boards, sans dust jacket, as issued. A novel of a man of American Indian decent stalked by a fearsome alien he captured many years before. $80.

LP2219. Zelazny, Roger. The Guns of Avalon. Doubleday, 1972. First edition hardback, an Ex-Library copy with all the usual flaws, including stamps, tape, excised RFE, in a VG-, price clipped dust jacket with spine sticker; only saving grace is that the orange spine isn't nearly as faded as usual. Second novel in the original Amber sequence, and Highly Recommended. Currey (1978), page 570. Levack, 18a. Kovacs, 22a. $15.

LP1753. Zelazny, Roger. Nine Princes in Amber. Doubleday, 1970. First edition hardback (Currey, p. 571, Levack 28a) with First Printing stated and date code L16 on page 188, an Ex-Library copy with most of the usual flaws, including small pocket remains and large library card affixed to FFE, blind side dj glue spot transfers to inner front cover (white on white), front hinge just starting to crack, rear hinge fully cracked, sticker on dj spine bottom (might be removable with time and patience), front flap free (with previously noted blind side transfer), rear flap still affixed to rear cover, one small, 1/4" x 1/16" light brown stain to very tip of bottom rear flap, and very light general (non-breaking) creasing; call it a VG-/NF- Ex-Library copy. Believe it or not, this is a better copy than Ex-Library copies are generally found, and the dust jacket is actually in unusually good shape, both front cover and spine an unfaded blue. The first book in the Amber series. The story is that Doubleday's warehouse was mistakenly ordered to pulp all Zelazny's books the same day this one arrived from the printer, which means that only pre-orders and library sales escaped the pulping, and why the vast majority of the very few copies that come up for sale are Ex-Library copies. As I type this, there are no other true first printings on the Internet that do not have a comma in the price. Highly recommended. $750.

LP1754. Zelazny, Roger. The Sign of the Unicorn. Doubleday, 1975. First edition hardback (Currey, p. 571, Levack 33a), a Near Fine copy with a bookplate and previous owner's signature on the FFE in a Near Fine- dust jacket, with a 1/2" semi-closed tear on rear bottom spine join, a 1/2" closed tear on front bottom spine join, tiny flecks of white rubbing along rear spine join, a 1/4" closed tear on bottom rear, and some slight dust staining to white rear dust jacket, but otherwise a very presentable copy. The third Amber novel, and getting harder to find. Highly recommended, as are all five of the original Amber novels. $74.

LP1364. Zelazny, Roger. The Sign of the Unicorn. Doubleday, 1975. First edition hardback, an Ex-Library copy with all the usual flaws (see Ex-Library note), otherwise VG- with notable wear to boards at heel, in a VG+ attached dj with tiny chips at head and slight wrinkling (probably from the way the dj protector was applied). The third original Amber novel, all five of which are Highly Recommended. $15.

LP1071. Zindell, David. Neverness. Donald I. Fine, 1988. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Near Fine- dj with one notable flaw, namely a 7/8" triangular, semi-open "accordion" tear to the right middle of the front cover; were it not for that flaw, this would be a mint copy, and this could probably be repaired by a professional paper archivist. $20.

LP454. Zindell, David. Neverness. Donald I. Fine, 1988. First edition hardback, an ex-library copy (not ex-APL) with most of the usual flaws, including protected dj taped to boards, stickers to dj spine, heel bumped, stamp to head, pocket and stamp in rear, some wear to bottom boards, slight gap at top between page block and cloth back, otherwise Near Fine/Near Fine. Despite this list of flaws, this is actually fairly attractive for an Ex-Lib copy. His first novel, quite hard to find these days. $4.

LP1816. Zivkovic, Zoran. Impossible Stories II. PS Publishing, 2009. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in decorated boards, sans dust jacket, as issued, new and unread. His newest collection of stories. $28.


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