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The Wine of Violence

By: Morrow, James

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Holt, Rinehart and Winston: (c.1981)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 9682

ISBN: 0-03-059051-5

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


[nice tight copy, clean except for "August, 1984" in ink on ffep, top corners lightly bumped; jacket shows some wear at top corners, small tears and associated wrinkling at top of spine]. The author's first novel, an "utterly modern S-F fable of corrupted innocence." It's set in a utopian world called Quetzalia, which "is no ordinary or simple utopia. On one side of its split society, behind the most curious of fortress walls, lives a culture free of machine technology, with its moral and religious precepts based upon the mystical and more pacifistic practices of ancient... View more info

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Futureland: Nine Stories of an Imminent World

By: Mosley, Walter

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Warner Books: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 17132

ISBN: 0-446-52954-0

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dj


[nice tight clean copy, no significant wear to book; jacket shows extremely light scuffing to rear panel]. The author's second foray into science fiction, "interlocking tales of survival [that] unfold in the world of an imminent tomorrow." View more info

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I'd Do It All Over Again

By: Mouseglib, Pomfret; as told to Kathryn Pulver

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Vantage Press: (c.1996)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2196

ISBN: 0-533-11854-9

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dj


[jacket a little wrinkled across top edge]. A mouse's-eye view of the world. "Meet Pomfret Mouseglib, your narrator and all 'round amiable guide to the rodent haut monde he chronicles so lovingly... A renowned epicure, Mr. Mouseglib (who is, in fact, a mouse, as well as the faithful correspondent of his typist, Kathryn Pulver) exhibits his scrupulously refined taste and scintillating wit in this brilliant series of essays, poems, and vignettes, a chef d'oeuvre that is also his initial foray into the publishing realm. Aside from being a keen observer of the social mores and foibles of the m... View more info

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Ride the Green Dragon

By: Norton, Andre, and Phyllis Miller

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Atheneum (A Margaret K. McElderry Book): 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16174

ISBN: 0-689-50331-8

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


[light shelfwear to bottom edge, otherwise a nice clean copy; rear panel of jacket has a couple of small chips and some minor creasing, also some creasing to both jacket flaps]. "When Tracy and Jared's family moves into an old house designed like a castle, they find a former circus giant, the granddaughter of a gypsy fortune-teller, and a mysterious disappearance to solve." View more info

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Another Present Era [*SIGNED*]

By: Perry, Elaine

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Farrar Straus Giroux: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 9312

ISBN: 0-374-10528-6

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[book very slightly bowed, otherwise a nice tight clean copy; jacket ditto, with minor wrinkling at base of spine]. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the title page. Her first novel "depicts with astonishing clarity a near-future world resonant with the past. In New York City, big bands play swing on the radio live from hotel ballrooms, and television commercials offer condominiums in space. Acid rain falls on decaying skyscrapers and elevated trains. Civil-defense klaxons wail in the night, as poisonous water slowly engulfs the city." The protagonist, a woman, is "a bril... View more info

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A California Dreamer in King Henry's Court [*SIGNED*]

By: Plunkett, Robert L.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Simi Valley CA, Silver Dawn Media: (c.1989)

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 3224

ISBN: 0-9623139-4-7

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[top front corner slightly bumped; traces of wear to jacket at corners, tiny chip at bottom rear hinge]. SIGNED by the author on the title page. Signed by Author View more info

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Expiration Date [true 1st edition, *SIGNED*]

By: Powers, Tim

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, HarperCollins: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 1340

Condition: Very Good-


[covers edgeworn all around, corners somewhat dog-eared; book still square, though, and no creases in spine]. Mass Market PB INSCRIBED and SIGNED (upside-down) by the author on the title page: "For ----: One of the dozen or so people who have read the real text of ' Epitaph in Rust'* Cheers, Tim Powers. *P.S.--This is better." The true first edition, issued as a paperback original in England almost a year prior to its first American (and hardcover) appearance. The author's explanation of how this came about: "The manuscript was sent to both HarperCollins in the UK and Avon Books i... View more info

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The Golden Compass

By: Pullman, Philip

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: (c.1996, 1995)

Edition: 1st U.S. edition

Seller ID: 15551

ISBN: 0-679-87924-2

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[nice clean copy, book very slightly twisted on its axis, mild shelfwear, miniscule bump to bottom front corner; jacket shows only light surface handling wear]. (His Dark Materials, Book One) Series The first book in the author's "His Dark Materials" trilogy; originally published in England as "Northern Lights." View more info

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The Great Los Angeles Blizzard [*SIGNED*]

By: Racina, Thom

Price: $18.00

Publisher: New York, G.P. Putnam's Sons: (c.1977)

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 22590

ISBN: 0-399-12033-5

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


[light shelfwear to bottom edge, spine very slightly turned, small scrape mark on ffep; jacket a little edgeworn, a couple of tiny tears/nicks at top of spine, similar tiny tears at a couple of corners and bottom of rear panel, minor spotting mid-spine]. INSCRIBED ("Think snow!") and SIGNED by the author on the ffep. Disaster novel about the havoc wreaked upon a "woefully unprepared" L.A. when the city is battered by a devastating snowstorm. (Considering how people here freak out, at least on the roadways, when we just get a little rain, I hate to imagine. But I don't have ... View more info

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New Bodies for Old

By: Renard, Maurice

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, The Macaulay Company: (c.1923)

Edition: 1st U.S. edition

Seller ID: 16064

Condition: Very Good


(no dust jacket) [cloth shows a bit of wear at all edges, spine a little turned, slight bumping to all corners, teensy bit of fraying to bottom corners, one-time owner's signature on front pastedown, jacket blurb glued there as well, vintage bookseller's label (Hudson's Book Shop, Detroit) on rear pastedown; binding/hinges intact, internally clean]. Science-fiction-cum-horror novel, the author's first, originally published in France as "Le Docteur Lerne - Sous-Dieu" in 1908. An archetypal mad-scientist yarn, the book concerns a doctor who performs inter-species organ transplants, even... View more info

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The Chanting of Children

By: Sand, Margaret

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Coward, Mccann & Geoghegan: (c.1978)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 6874

ISBN: 0-698-10859-0

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dj


[book is tight and clean, appears unread; jacket mildly worn along top edge, one tiny tear at top rear]. The author's first novel, in which a woman returns to her hometown to claim a family inheritance, but "finds that she must first lay to rest the tormented spirits of her youth in this harrowing novel of supernatural terror and suspense." View more info

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The Islar: A Narrative of Lang III

By: Saxton, Mark

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin Company: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18127

Condition: Fine in Very Good dj


[nice clean copy with no signifcant wear to book; jacket has small tears (internally tape-repaired) at both ends of spine, moderate surface wear and what looks like possible laminate-peeling]. The first of several sequels to the famous 1942 fantasy, Austin Wright's "Islandia," about "an imaginary country that has become as real to its readers as it was to its creator." This novel, which continues the "modern myth," is narrated by Lang III, grandson of the original ruler of Islandia, who "tells of the crucial events going on today in his beleaguered country." View more info

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Zombie Field

By: Schulz, Mat

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Sydney, HarperCollins/Flamingo: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18393

ISBN: 0-7322-5717-4

Condition: Near Fine


[nice clean book, virtually as new with with slightest bit of scuffing to the front cover]. Trade PB Novel about three brothers who leave their small home town in Australia and become, respectively: a globe-hopping, drug-dealing ne'er-do-well; a heavy-drinking would-be writer; and "a reformed gambler turned born-again Christian, [who] decides his mission in life is to save the world, starting with his younger brothers." There are, as far as I can tell, no zombies involved. View more info

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Doctor Jekyll and Miss Hyde [*SIGNED*]

By: Scott, Jeremy

Price: $35.00

Publisher: London, W. H. Allen: 1983

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 14053

ISBN: 0-491-03110-6

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dj


[light browning to page edges, mild spotting on half-title and title pages, slight fading to cloth at bottom of front cover; jacket shows moderate surface- and edge-wear, no tears or chips]. INSCRIBED ("To _______ with pots of love") and SIGNED by the author on the title page. Gender-bending version of the classic Robert Louis Stevenson story, set in New York and featuring a shy Scottish girl who becomes a ruthless sexual predator as she tries to deal with her other self, "a self that compels her to reject the habits of a lifetime, that forces her to take lovers she can devour and... View more info

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Dr. Krasinski's Secret

By: Shiel, M.P.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, The Vanguard Press: (c.1929)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18284

Condition: Good


(no dust jacket) [ex-rental library book (Western Rental Libraries, Denver) with typical stamping, jacket text trimmed and affixed to front pastedown and ffep, front jacket panel illustration affixed to front cover of book; front hinge split but holding, fading to spine cloth, general overall wear]. Mystery novel with fantastic elements, the story of a great physician with "a secret purpose to better the world and a secret method fo accomplishment that results in death and distress and in romance and glorious achievement." View more info

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Olympos [*SIGNED*]

By: Simmons, Dan

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Eos/HarperCollins: (c.2005)

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 15335

ISBN: 0-380-97894-6

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dj


[moderately shelfworn, lightly bumped at bottom corners (enough to crack paper covering and slightly expose the boards), very light soiling to fore-edge, slight scrunching to bottom corners of a few pages; jacket shows a bit of wear along top edge, slight dog-earing at top of spine, top corners bumped and very slightly torn (the bumping at the top corners of the jacket seems to match the bumping at the bottom corners of the book, which makes me think the jacket might have been placed upside-down on the book at one time)]. Boldly SIGNED by the author on the title page. "The eagerly antici... View more info

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Far Rainbow [and] The Second Invasion from Mars

By: Strugatsky, Arkady and Boris (translated from the Russian by Antonia W. Bouis and Gary Kern); introduction by Theodore Sturgeon

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Collier Books: 1980 (c.1979)

Edition: 1st printing thus

Seller ID: 18105

ISBN: 0-02-025610-8

Condition: Very Good


[moderate wear to corners and edges of front cover, short diagonal crease at bottom right-hand corner of front cover, spine creased down the middle]. (Best of Soviet Science Fiction Series) Series Trade PB Two sci-fi novellas by the Strugatsky brothers, known for "their amazingly different and distinctive works" (Theodore Sturgeon). "Far Rainbow" is "the best and deepest account in years of humans reacting to swift and overwhelming disaster," while the other story "is quaintly reminiscent of nineteenth-century Russian comedy as it tells the tale of Martian purchas... View more info

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Werewolf

By: Swem, Charles Lee

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Garden City NY, Doubleday, Doran & Company, for the Crime Club: 1928

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20186

Condition: Very Good+ in Poor dj


[solid copy with light shelfwear, minor age-toning to page edges, vintage bookplate (Boys "K" Club Press) on front pastedown; jacket is heavily worn, with old tape repairs, paper loss at spine ends, creasing, soiling, etc. (NOTE that the jacket is from the A.L. Burt reissue)]. Mystery novel with a horror/supernatural hook, written by Woodrow Wilson's ex-secretary, with its inspiration attributed to "the War President's well known passion for mystery novels." Likened to Conan Doyle's "The Hound of the Baskervilles," in that the grisly "werewolf" murders that pl... View more info

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O Big Earth!

By: Tebbetts, Leon

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Portland ME, Falmouth Book House: 1938

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21237

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


[the tiniest bit of dust-soiling to top edge, no other discernible wear; jacket has a couple of tiny closed tears at bottom of front panel, light wear to spine ends, a little bit of red staining (ink? paint? blood?) at top edge of rear panel]. (pen and ink drawings) "A sparkling, farcical satire on dictators and modern culture, [this book] is a story that for once allows mankind to look at itself with a smirk instead of shame. . . . Skillfully the author has created a puppet world, in counterpart of the earth, on an imaginary atomic planet. Events paralleling those of the earth are reduc... View more info

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The Other One

By: Turney, Catherine

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, Henry Holt and Company: (c.1952)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 17929

Condition: Fair in Fair dj


[beat-up book, heavily worn, deterioration to binding at top of spine, ffep removed, etc. etc. (a reading copy only; need I go on?); jacket isn't much better, with heavy edgewear, bottom 2-1/2" of spine missing, and so on]. Supernatural suspense novel set in Carmel, California, in which "the soul of a young California matron is forced from her body to make room for the evil spirit of her husband's first wife." (Baird & Greenwood 2447). The author was somewhat better known as a playwright and screenwriter, and in fact turned this very book into the screenplay for the 1957 potboile... View more info