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Mendoza in Hollywood: A Novel of the Company

By: Baker, Kage

Price: $25.00

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

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14745

ISBN: 0-15-100448-X

Condition: Near Fine in Fine dj


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

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Chronopolis and Other Stories

By: Ballard, J.G.

Price: $10.00

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

Edition: Book Club Edition

Seller ID: 16572

ISBN: NO

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


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

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Mr. Mergenthwirker's Lobblies and Other Fantastic Tales

By: Bond, Nelson

Price: $30.00

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

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 22584

Condition: Very Good+ in Good dj


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

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The Kingdom in the Sky

By: Brown, Alice

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, Pacific Library Association: 1932

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 21950

Condition: Very Good+


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

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Motherlines

By: Charnas, Suzy McKee

Price: $15.00

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

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 10184

ISBN: 0-399-12170-6

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


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

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

By: Clarke, Arthur C.

Price: $100.00

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

Edition: (various printings)

Seller ID: 18538

ISBN: NO

Condition: Near Fine


(five paperback books in slipcase) [books are uniformly tight and apparently unread, minor rubbing to the spine of one title, even more minor rubbing to the covers of a couple; the slipcase shows some light wear, but is completely intact (no splits, cracks, etc.), and has the original retail price sticker still affixed to the spine]. Mass Market PB Boxed set of five Clarke classics, no doubt issued to capitalize on his enhanced name recognition in the wake of Stanley Kubrick's 1968 film 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (with an appropriately day-glo "psychedelic" design). These were not speciall... View more info

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A Glory of Unicorns

By: Coville, Bruce, comp. and ed.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, Scholastic Press: 1998

Edition: 1st Edition (see note)

Seller ID: 15630

ISBN: 0-590-95943-3

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dj


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

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The Dark Fantastic [Limited/*SIGNED* Edition]

By: Ellin, Stanley

Price: $30.00

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

Edition: 1st Edition (limited/signed)

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 20221

ISBN: 0-89296-060-4

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dj


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

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To Make Death Love Us

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

Price: $10.00

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

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 6486

ISBN: 0-385-17628-7

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


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

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Thursday Next in Something Rotten

By: Fforde, Jasper

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Viking: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24794

ISBN: 0-670-03359-6

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[a lovely as-new copy, with no discernible wear to either book or jacket]. The fourth book in the Thursday Next series, in which the fearless time-and-space-hopping literary detective has to deal with child-care issues (not only for her own son, but for "the dithering Danish prince Hamlet," whom she's more or less adopted), while also trying to prevent a hostile world takeover by the Goliath Corporation. "Working mother" doesn't even begin to describe it. View more info

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The Wilk Are Among Us [*SIGNED*]

By: Haiblum, Isidore

Price: $20.00

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

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 5638

ISBN: 0-385-08340-8

Condition: Very Good+ in Good+ dj


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

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Salamandastron [*SIGNED*]

By: Jacques, Brian

Price: $85.00

Publisher: New York, Philomel Books: 1993

Edition: First American Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 12419

ISBN: 0-399-21992-7

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


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

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Archer's Goon

By: Jones, Diana Wynne

Price: $65.00

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

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 12326

ISBN: 0-688-02582-X

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dj


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

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After This

By: Kent, Ryland

Price: $125.00

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

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 15553

Condition: Very Good+ in Good dj


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

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Phantoms [*SIGNED*]

By: Koontz, Dean R.

Price: $250.00

Publisher: New York, G.P. Putnam's Sons: (c.1983)

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 22243

ISBN: 0-399-12655-4

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[extremely light wear at spine extremities; jacket shows just a touch of wear at the top corners, otherwise flawless]. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the half-title page, for a charity auction: "For the LASFS auction -- / This tale about weird / events in Northeastern / California. As we all / know -- in real life, most / of the really good weirdness / is in the southern part / of the state. Dean R. Koontz / 5/23/89." Set in fictional Snowfield, California, formerly "a charming little town," now "a place of nightmares," as hundreds of the town's residents have ... View more info

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Wild and Outside

By: Lang, Allen Kim

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Chilton Books: (c.1965)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 5406

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


[tight and clean, just a trace of wear at spine ends; jacket rubbed a bit along edges, slight wear at corners, a little wrinkling at both ends of spine, but all in all a nice example of this very wear-prone jacket]. Ex-Mets shortstop Eddie Keenan (.342 in the team's second consecutive pennant-winning season) becomes Warrior Iddikinnin, drafted by Earth and dispatched across the galaxy to civilize the feudal economy of the planet Melon. "Allen Kim Lang has produced a hilarious blend of baseball, exobiology, ethnology, and pure fun in this glorious, slam-bang adventure, the story of baseball... View more info

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Saint Fire (The Secret Books of Venus: Book II)

By: Lee, Tanith

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Woodstock & New York, The Overlook Press: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18562

ISBN: 0-87951-735-2

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dj


[book is flawless and unmarked; jacket nearly so but for a trace of rubbing to the rear panel]. "Starting with the premise of four novels based on the phases of alchemy and the four elements, Tanith Lee has created an evocative alternate Italy in her new series." This book, the second in the series, is a "gripping fantasy of a mysteriously gifted Joan of Arc figure," a "strangely beautiful servant girl who glows with an inhuman inner fire," and who is seen by Church leaders as "a mightly weapon in their holy wars." View more info

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Night's Master: A Novel of the Flat Earth [*SIGNED* limited edition]

By: Lee, Tanith

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Oak Park IL, Highland Press: 1984 (c.1978)

Edition: 1st U.S. edition

Inscription: Signed by Author & Illustrator

Seller ID: 18845

ISBN: 0-916261-00-X

Condition: Fine in Fine dj


(in dust jacket and original slipcase) [fresh and as new, with no discernible wear to book, jacket, or slipcase]. (line drawings) SIGNED on a tipped-in limitation sheet by the author, jacket artist Barclay Shaw, and illustrator Randy Broecker. "When night falls on the Flat Earth, Azhrarn, Prince of Demons, roams the world, and preys upon the corrupt and the naive. The ultimate seducer, beautiful beyond description, he lures his victims to their self destruction," and so on. In this, "the first hardcover edition appearing in the US," the "substance of [Lee's] work is rend... View more info

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Beyond Hell

By: McKenna, Stephen

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Dodd, Mead & Company: 1932

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 22517

Condition: Good in Good dj


[water-staining along fore-edges of front and rear covers (interior of book not affected), otherwise just lightly shelfworn; jacket shows staining (internal but with some bleed-through) matching stains on book, a few small chips along bottom edge, a number of scratches on front panel, a bit of wrinkling and very shallow chipping along top edge, internally tape-reinforced along top edge]. Novel set in the then-slightly-near future (1940), about "a sociologist with radically advanced ideas" who had set up a penal colony on a remote Pacific island, with an inmate population comprised of ... View more info

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Lamoureaux: Miss Melissa's House [*SIGNED*]

By: Miller, Pauline Henning

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, Vantage Press: (c.1972)

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 22571

ISBN: 0-533-00297-4

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dj


[nice tight clean copy with no significant wear; jacket shows just a trace of edgewear, minor scuffing/soiling at top of rear panel]. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the ffep. Novel about "a wealthy New York interior decorator and antiquarian [who] is driving through Mississippi and Louisiana in a search for antiques" when he is caught in a storm and takes refuge in an old Southern mansion -- where he seems to have been expected. "This is the beginning of a novel in which the real and the unreal, the physical and the psychic, interweave with hauntingly irresistible impact ... View more info