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Changing Planes
Le Guin, Ursula K.
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Spider Legs
Anthony, Piers; Pickover, Clifford A.
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Hubbard, L. Ron
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1 Anderson, Poul Time and Stars
From the Doubleday Science Fiction Book Club comes this new anthology of short stories written by the author. The stories included are: No Truce With Kings, Turning Point, Escape From Orbit, Epilogue, The Critique of Impure Reason, and Eve Times Four. A space ship pilot attempts to isolate a few lovely ladies for his own purposes, on what he thinks is an uninhabited planet (Eve Times Four) . A scout team from Earth discovers that the natives of Joril are more intelligent than human beings (Turning Point) . A future - and fragmented - America fights for its spiritual, as well as its physical integrity (No Truce With Kings) . All stories are set in the future, and beautifully illustrate a popular contention that "science fiction is essentially the story both of the impact of the scientific future upon man, and the impact of man upon that future. " The jacket has light to medium wear at the corners, with a 2" repaired tear at the back bottom corner. Both ends of the spine are missing a small part of the cover, and the spine is a bit faded. There are a two chips and a very small repaired tear in the back. The grey binding has black lettering on the spine, and the bottom corner is bumped. 249 pages. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Doubleday Science Fiction
Garden City NY, 1964, 
Hardcover
Very Good in Good dust jacket


001510; 
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2 Anthony, Piers; Pickover, Clifford A. Spider Legs
0312864655 / 9780312864651; It is said that there are more things under heaven and earth than there are almost anywhere else; true as well that many of them lurk, unsuspected, far below the surface of the planet's ocean. For thousands of years, mankind has simultaneously trusted in the sea's proverbial generosity, and used it as a dumping ground, trusting that in its vastness his garbage will be swallowed up and forgotten. But that was never really true. And now, in an age when the overcrowded Earth swarms with hungry inhabitants whose waste chokes even the sea, whose greedy demands overtax its seemingly endless bounty, strange things are born in the ocean's deeps - strange things that the ocean throws back upon the land. 289 pages. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Tor Books
New York, New York, U. S. A., 1998, First Edition
Hardcover
New in New dust jacket


001998; 
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3 Barbour, David; Raleigh, Richard Shadows Bend: a Novel of the Fantastic and Unspeakable
0441007651 / 9780441007653; Two future legends. One ancient evil. H. P. Lovecraft was a writer famous for his eerie tales of the macabre; Robert E. Howard was a writer whose barbarian character Conan became a literary legend. But few know the real story that inspired these masters of pulp fiction. The story that begins on a dark and stormy night. A night tortured by the cries of an inhuman infant. A child who would open the gates to the most dangerous force in the cosmos - the ancient god Cthulhu. And only two men - two eccentric writers - can stop him. 311 pages. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Berkley Pub Group
E Rutherford, New Jersey, U. S. A., 2000, First Softcover Edition
Softcover
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001509; 
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4 Dorsey, Candas Jane A Paradigm of Earth
0312877978 / 9780312877972; This is a science fiction parable about a woman named Morgan and her offbeat household. In the near future, when political and social conservatism dominate society, Morgan inherits a big, century-old mansion in a prairie city and moves there to rebuild her life. She fills the house with misfits and political outcasts - in a sense, orphans like herself. But the final tenant is one she never could have imagined: An alien child. Publisher's Weekly said of this book: "Dorsey has produced a powerful character study filled with color and highly emotive language. Morgan's development from a depressed, hollow shell of a person to someone who can both love and be loved is detailed with impressive skill. Those interested in gender and feminism, as well as fans of thoughtful, emotion-centered SF, have a treat in store. " 366 pages including acknowledgments. The front cover has a crease on it. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Tor Books
New York, New York, U. S. A., 2002, First Trade Paperback Edition
Softcover
Fine with no dust jacket


001593; 
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5 Drake, David The Fortress of Glass : the First Volume of the Crown of the Isles
076531259X / 9780765312594; In Lord of the Isles, David Drake has built a towering and complex continuing epic of heroic adventure filled with passion and magic and set in an extraordinary and colorful world. The Fortress of Glass is the first in the Crown of the Isles trilogy, which will conclude Lord of the Isles. A true trilogy, the action extends over a whole three-book arc. This book begins the story of how the new kingdom of the Isles is finally brought into being by the group of heroes and heroines who have been central to all the books in the series. All journey across the seas on giant triremes filled with soldiers and diplomats to the small kingdoms of the Isles. Their mission is to confirm the succession of Garric and to subdue, if necessary, any local rulers too fond of their own kingship to pledge fealty to Garric. All of this happens in a time when the powers of magic in the Isles have flooded to a thousand-year peak, and even local magicians can perform powerful spells normally beyond their control. Magical forces intervene from all angles to keep them apart, scattering the band of characters to different worlds and times where strange dangers threaten them and the reunification of the Isles. 384 pages. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Tor
New York, 2006, Stated First Edition
Hardcover
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002801; 
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6 Gibson, William Virtual Light
0553074997 / 9780553074994; From the writer who coined the word "cyberspace" comes this fascinating science fiction novel. The entire U. S. Has crumbled due to earthquakes all over. There are squatters making little homes on the Golden Gate Bridge. A young woman, who becomes the main character, is a bicycle messenger who delivers a message to a businessman and he comes on to her in a vulgar way. She leaves, grabbing his sunglasses off his desk, but when she puts them on, they aren't really sunglasses but something that allows her to see into another realm of life. The businessman is killed, and everyone is searching for the glasses. A very cool book! The jacket has, on the front, a 1/2" vertical tear at the bottom and on the back, a horizontal cut about 1 1/2" long. 325 pages, no marks or tears. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Bantam Books
New York, Ny, U. S. A., 1993, First Edition
Hardcover, Half Cloth
Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


000934; 
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7 Gunson, Jonathan; Coombe, Marten The Merlin Mystery
0446524328 / 9780446524322; Hidden in the text and breathtaking illustrations of this tale is an absorbing puzzle. It was published simultaneously all over the world on September 7, 1998, validated by Mensa, and considered more fascinating than the treasure hunt in the bestseller Masquerade. (Contest ended December 31, 2001) The binding has a bit of wear at two corners, and near the bottom spine. 47 pages, all beautifully illustrated with borders and additional illustrations within the text. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. ; 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall
Warner Books
New York, 1998, First Edition
Hardcover
Near Fine with no dust jacket

Illustrated by Coombe, Marten; Gunson, Jonathan; 
000401; 
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8 Hoffman, Alice Second Nature
0399139087 / 9780399139086; Second Nature is a modern fairy tale about a place where all things are possible: Where deer can weep, and winter ice turn blood-red, roses bloom all at once - and where love has nothing to do with common sense. It is a spellbinding story that hints at unexpencted answers to timeless questions, questions about innocence and wickedness, desire and obsession. This is a novel of suspense and natural enchantment. The jacket has minor wear at the top and bottom corners and top edge. The spine edges are lightly worn with a 1/2" tear at the top back near the spine. There are a few rubbed spots on the front. 184 pages. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
G. P. Putnam's Sons
New York, 1994, First Edition
Hardcover
Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


001229; 
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9 Hubbard, L. Ron Ole Doc Methuselah
0884046532 / 9780884046530; These are the Intergalactic Adventures of the Soldier of Light. Ole Doc Methuselah was the name by which he was known on a myriad of scattered planets, for he was the most famous member of the most elite organization of the cosmos, the Soldiers of Light. But he was no soldier in the military sense, for the enemies he fought were disease, corruption, and the warped psychology that spead in the isolation of mankind's lost planetary colonies. Encountering double-dealing, mutation and the unexpected, Ole Doc and his unique, multi-armed companion Hippocrates share a series of astonishing adventures in the unending journey through the trackless galaxies. 270 pages, including a brief biography of the author. Binding is half cloth. The jacket has several scuff marks on the back, a few on the front, and is chipped and the spine ends. There is a 1/4" tear on the top inside flap. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Bridge Pubns
Los Angeles, California, U. S. A., 1992, First Edition
Hardcover
New in Very Good dust jacket


001945; 
Price: 8.31 USD
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10 Le Guin, Ursula K. Changing Planes
0151009716 / 9780151009718; NEW - Missing a flight, waiting in an airport, listening to garbled announcements - who doesn't hate that misery? But Sita Dulip from Cincinnati finds a method of bypassing the crowds at the desks, the long lines at the toilets, the whimpering children, the bookless bookstores, and the blue plastic chairs. A mere kind of twist and a slipping bend, easier to do than describe, takes her not to Denver but to Strupsirts, a picteresque region of waterspouts and volcanoes, or to Djeyo where she can stay for two nights in a small hotel with a balcony overlooking the amber Sea of Somue. This new discovery - changing planes - enables Sita to visit bizarre societies and cultures that sometimes mirror our own and sometimes open doors into the alien. Le Guin's account of her travels is by turns funny, disturbing, and thought provoking. 246 pages. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.
Harcourt
Orlando, Florida, U. S. A., 2003, First Edition
Hardcover
New in New dust jacket

Illustrated by Beddows, Eric; 
002253; 
Price: 11.96 USD
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11 Leiber, Fritz The Dealings of Daniel Kesserich: a Study of the Mass-Insanity At Smithville
0312866224 / 9780312866228; The Washington Post Book World said "This slim novel delivers a powerful punch and fully deserves its late unveiling. A deeper look reveals a startling postmodernism a very timely fable indeed. Fritz Leiber was one of the most famous fantasy and SF writers of the century, the author of many classics, including the popular Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser fantasy series. In 1936, young Leiber, then in correspondence with H. P. Lovecraft, drafted this eerie story. Now Tor is pleased to present in its first paperback publication this short novel of cosmic dread and Lovecraftian horror. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Tor Books
New York, New York, U. S. A., 1998, First Trade Paperback Edition
Softcover
New with no dust jacket

Illustrated by Van Hollander, Jason; 
001541; 
Price: 7.36 USD
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All the Lives He Led, Pohl, Frederik
12 Pohl, Frederik All the Lives He Led
In A. D. 79 Vesuvius erupted, burying Pompeii under tons of ash, preserving evidence of the city's life before the catastrophe. Now, in 2079, Pompeii is a theme park. In the "new" ancient city, workers act as "authentic" Pompeiians and each morning state-of-the-art virtual reality restores the ruins to their pre-eruption splendor and peoples the city with VR ancients. One of the workers, doing well in Pompeii after Yellowstone Park erupted, spreading ash on much of North America, is searching for his girlfriend. He finds information that terrorists may have killed a coworker, and he's the prime suspect with time running out.; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
TOR
New York, NY, 2011, First Edition
Hardcover
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003959; 
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13 Various Science Fiction: Daw 30th Anniversary
0756400643 / 9780756400644; This is a compendium of science fiction short stories that have appeared in DAW in the last thirty years. The stories appear in chronological order, based on the first time the author was published in DAW. Some of the authors are Brian Stableford, C. J. Cherryh, Frederik Pohl, Timothy Zahn, Ian Watson, Lisanne Norman, and so on. 462 pages. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Daw Books
Bergenfield, New Jersey, U. S. A., 2002, First Edition
Hardcover
Fine in Fine dust jacket


001318; 
Price: 9.20 USD
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14 Weis, Margaret; Baldwin, David (Created by) Several Contributing Authors Margaret Weis' Testament of the Dragon: the Illustrated Novel
0061055433 / 9780061055430; I chose Immortality - and eternal servitude in the battle. This is the Premier Edition of this anthology. Open the windows of your imagination, experience the power of the illustrated novel, and meet the Wyrm. . . . My name at one time was Justinian, Earl of Sterling, but I traded my title and my soul to protect my family from the Black Plague. " Justin Sterling's centuries-spanning story begins with these words. A different storyteller escorts us through each mysterious era of Justin's six centuries of service, beginning near the present - in the crime haunted environs of modern Chicago, where he is known to police as a "cult expert, " and to the world at large as the artist/creator of the underground comic, The Wyrm. Beautiful illustrations, many in four-color art.; 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall
Harper Prism
New York, 1997, First Edition
Hardcover
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Illustrated by Lieber, Steve; Morales, Rags; 
001221; 
Price: 11.04 USD
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15 Wilson, Robert Charles Darwinia
0312860382 / 9780312860387; The author presents a breathtaking science fiction novel of a very different twentieth century, haunted, wonderful and strange. In 1912, history was changed by the Miracle, when the old world of Europe was replaced by Darwinia, a strange land of nightmarish jungle and antedeluvian monsters. To some, the Miracle is an act of divine retribution; to others, it is an opportunity to carve out a new empire. Leaving an America now ruled by religious fundamentalists, young Guilford Law travels to Darwinia on a mission of discovery that will take him further than he can possibly imagine. To a shattering revelation about mankind's destiny in the universe. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. ; 320 pages
Tor Books
New York, New York, U. S. A., 1998, First Edition
Hardcover
New in New dust jacket


002563; 
Price: 14.26 USD
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