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  • SCIENCE FICTION OF THE FIFTIES (50's). by [Anthology, signed] Greenberg, Martin H. and Joseph Olander, editors; Frederick Pohl, signed.
    [Anthology, signed] Greenberg, Martin H. and Joseph Olander, editors; Frederick Pohl, signed.
    SCIENCE FICTION OF THE FIFTIES (50's).

    Edition: Book club edition: the first hardcover printing.

    New York: Avon, (1979.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Preface by Frederik Pohl. A rather uncommon anthology containing 21 stories, originally published in digests and magazines in the 1950's, by such writers as John D. MacDonald, Fredric Brown, Mack Reynolds, Mark Clifton, Fritz Leiber, Alfred Bester, James Blish and more. SIGNED by Pohl at his story "Happy Birthday, Dear Jesus." Dustjacket painting by Gary Viskupic. xxii, 393 pp.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket. Since this was a retrospective anthology, it is hard to find any signed copies.

    Book ID: 33126
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  • WHERE TROUBLE SLEEPS. by Edgerton, Clyde
    Edgerton, Clyde
    WHERE TROUBLE SLEEPS.

    Edition: First printing.

    Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin, 1997. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - His seventh novel, set in Listre, North Carolina in 1950, population 511. INSCRIBED on the title page. 260 pp. ISBN: 15651206212.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 44505
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  • DARK PLUMS. by Espinosa, Maria.
    Espinosa, Maria.
    DARK PLUMS.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Houston, TX:' Arte Publico Press, 1995. SIGNED first edition - The second novel by this American Book Award winning author - set in the late 1950s, this is the story of a young girl from Texas who goes to Manhattan, winds up in a brutal and exploitative relationship with a Cuban-American artist (she agrees to work as a prositute in order to support his work as a painter.) SIGNED on the title page. 221 pp. Cover painting by Leslie Nemour. ISBN: 1558851283.

    Condition: Fine (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 47413
    Keywords: 1950's, women, Women Authors
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  • SCIENCE FICTION OF THE FIFTIES (50's). by Greenberg, Martin H. and Joseph Olander, editors.
    Greenberg, Martin H. and Joseph Olander, editors.
    SCIENCE FICTION OF THE FIFTIES (50's).

    Edition: Book club edition: the first hardcover printing.

    New York: Avon, (1979.) dj. Hardcover - Preface by Frederik Pohl. A rather uncommon anthology containing 21 stories, originally published in digests and magazines in the 1950's, by such writers as John D. MacDonald, Fredric Brown, Mack Reynolds, Mark Clifton, Fritz Leiber, Alfred Bester, James Blish and more. Dustjacket painting by Gary Viskupic. xxii, 393 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 73212
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  • Ison, Tara.
    A CHILD OUT OF ALCATRAZ.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Faber & Faber, (1997.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Author's first book, nominated by the Los Angeles Times for best first fiction of 1997. Described by Carolyn See as 'searingly original, brutal, unique' this is the story of a young girl growing up in the sheltered world of a 1950's American family - except that her family lives on the island , in the middle of the San Fransciso Bay, that houses one of the most notorious prisons in the US where her father works as a guard. 266 pp. ISBN: 0-571-199100.

    Condition: Presentation copy warmly INSCRIBED by the author on the title page: "For .....The years, the years, Thanks for the support andthe friendship through the ages and the eras" and dated in 1998. Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 32345
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  • THE DEVIL'S WIND. by Rayner, Richard.
    Rayner, Richard.
    THE DEVIL'S WIND.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (2005.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A novel set in 1950's Las Vegas and Hollywood - the title refers, in part, to the wind after the testing of an atomic bomb - a spectacle that was considered entertainment in that era. SIGNED on the title page. 338 pp . ISBN: 0-06-6212928.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new, but with a remainder line.)

    Book ID: 50598
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  • Sherwood, Frances
    GREEN

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1995. dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's second novel (the first was a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist.) - the story of a Mormon girl growing up in Monterey, California in the 1950's. 402 pp. ISBN: 0-374-166730.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dust jacket (slight crinkling to dj at spine ends, rem dot.)

    Book ID: 4842
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  • Sherwood, Frances
    GREEN

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1995. dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's second novel (the first was a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist.) - the story of a Mormon girl growing up in Monterey, California in the 1950's. 402 pp. ISBN: 0-374-166730.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 35877
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  • TWO TRAINS RUNNING. by Vachss, Andrew.
    Vachss, Andrew.
    TWO TRAINS RUNNING.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Pantheon, (2005.). First edition - Set in postwar United States, in 1959, this is a story of corruption in a small city at "a moment in our history when the violent forces that would decide the future of America were just beginning to roil below the surface." 444 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in a illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 47239
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