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  • Allen, L. David
    SCIENCE FICTION CLIFFS NOTES: An Introduction

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    Lincoln: Cliffs Notes 1973. Includes analyses of representative novels, essays on ways of looking at science fiction, list of award winners, a selected bibliography and more. Interesting and uncommon.

    Condition: VG

    Book ID: 10401
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  • STORMING THE REALITY STUDIO: A Casebook of Cyberpunk & Postmodern Science Fiction. by [Anthology] McCaffery, Larry, editor, Samuel Delany, Pat Cadigan, Richard Kadrey, William Gibson and John Shirley, contributors.
    [Anthology] McCaffery, Larry, editor, Samuel Delany, Pat Cadigan, Richard Kadrey, William Gibson and John Shirley, contributors.
    STORMING THE REALITY STUDIO: A Casebook of Cyberpunk & Postmodern Science Fiction.

    Edition: Trade paperback, 6th printing..

    Durham & London: Duke University Press, 1991. From the back cover: "The term "cyberpunk" entered the literary landscape in 1984 to describe William Gibson's novel "Neuromancer". Cyberpunks are now among the shock troops of postmodernism, this study argues, marshalling the resources of a fragmentary culture to create a startling new form. Artificial intelligence, genetic engineering, multinational machinations, frenetic bursts of prose, collisions of style: although emerging largely from science fiction, these features of cyberpunk writing are integrally related to the aims and innovations of the literary avant-garde. By bringing together original fiction by contemporary writers, critical commentary by some of the major theorists of postmodern art and culture, and work by major practitioners of cyberpunk, the study reveals an…

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    Durham & London: Duke University Press, 1991. From the back cover: "The term "cyberpunk" entered the literary landscape in 1984 to describe William Gibson's novel "Neuromancer". Cyberpunks are now among the shock troops of postmodernism, this study argues, marshalling the resources of a fragmentary culture to create a startling new form. Artificial intelligence, genetic engineering, multinational machinations, frenetic bursts of prose, collisions of style: although emerging largely from science fiction, these features of cyberpunk writing are integrally related to the aims and innovations of the literary avant-garde. By bringing together original fiction by contemporary writers, critical commentary by some of the major theorists of postmodern art and culture, and work by major practitioners of cyberpunk, the study reveals an ongoing dialogue in contemporary culture." Fiction contributors include Kathy Acker, J. G. Ballard, William S. Burroughs, Pat Cadigan, Samuel R. Delany, Don DeLillo, William Gibson, Harold Jaffe, Richard Kadrey, Marc Laidlaw, Mark Leyner, Joseph McElroy, Misha, Ted Mooney, Thomas Pynchon, Rudy Rucker, Lucius Shepard, Lewis Shiner, John Shirley, Bruce Sterling, and William Vollman, and the non-fiction contributors include Jean Baudrillard, Jacques Derrida, Joan Gordon, Veronica Hollinger, Fredric Jameson, Arthur Kroker and David Cook, Timothy Leary, Jean-Francois Lyotard, Larry McCaffery, Brian McHale, Dave Porush, Bruce Sterling, Darko Suvin, Takayuki Tatsumi Illustrated. Bibliography. xv, 387 pp. ISBN: 0-8223-11682.

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    Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers (minor wear to the covers , initials at the bottom of the textblock) .

    Book ID: 85810
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  • STORMING THE REALITY STUDIO: A Casebook of Cyberpunk & Postmodern Science Fiction. by [Anthology, signed] McCaffery, Larry, editor, Samuel Delany, Pat Cadigan, Richard Kadrey, William Gibson and John Shirley, signed.
    [Anthology, signed] McCaffery, Larry, editor, Samuel Delany, Pat Cadigan, Richard Kadrey, William Gibson and John Shirley, signed.
    STORMING THE REALITY STUDIO: A Casebook of Cyberpunk & Postmodern Science Fiction.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    Durham & London: Duke University Press, 1991. SIGNED first edition - From the back cover: "The term "cyberpunk" entered the literary landscape in 1984 to describe William Gibson's novel "Neuromancer". Cyberpunks are now among the shock troops of postmodernism, this study argues, marshalling the resources of a fragmentary culture to create a startling new form. Artificial intelligence, genetic engineering, multinational machinations, frenetic bursts of prose, collisions of style: although emerging largely from science fiction, these features of cyberpunk writing are integrally related to the aims and innovations of the literary avant-garde. By bringing together original fiction by contemporary writers, critical commentary by some of the major theorists of postmodern art and culture, and work by major practitioners of cyberpunk,…

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    Durham & London: Duke University Press, 1991. SIGNED first edition - From the back cover: "The term "cyberpunk" entered the literary landscape in 1984 to describe William Gibson's novel "Neuromancer". Cyberpunks are now among the shock troops of postmodernism, this study argues, marshalling the resources of a fragmentary culture to create a startling new form. Artificial intelligence, genetic engineering, multinational machinations, frenetic bursts of prose, collisions of style: although emerging largely from science fiction, these features of cyberpunk writing are integrally related to the aims and innovations of the literary avant-garde. By bringing together original fiction by contemporary writers, critical commentary by some of the major theorists of postmodern art and culture, and work by major practitioners of cyberpunk, the study reveals an ongoing dialogue in contemporary culture." SIGNED by FIVE authors at their contributions: Samuel Delany at "Among the Blobs", Pat Cadigan at "Rock On", Richard Kadrey at "The Toilet was Full of Nietzsche" and John Shirley at "Wolves of the Plateau" and William Gibson at an interview with Larry McCaffery. The fiction contributors include Kathy Acker, J. G. Ballard, William S. Burroughs, Pat Cadigan, Samuel R. Delany, Don DeLillo, William Gibson, Harold Jaffe, Richard Kadrey, Marc Laidlaw, Mark Leyner, Joseph McElroy, Misha, Ted Mooney, Thomas Pynchon, Rudy Rucker, Lucius Shepard, Lewis Shiner, John Shirley, Bruce Sterling, and William Vollman, and the non-fiction contributors include Jean Baudrillard, Jacques Derrida, Joan Gordon, Veronica Hollinger, Fredric Jameson, Arthur Kroker and David Cook, Timothy Leary, Jean-Francois Lyotard, Larry McCaffery, Brian McHale, Dave Porush, Bruce Sterling, Darko Suvin, Takayuki Tatsumi Illustrated. Bibliography. xv, 387 pp. ISBN: 0-8223-11682.

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    Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers (an unread copy but some minor handling wear to the covers) .

    Book ID: 52110
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  • PILGRIMS THROUGH SPACE AND TIME: Trends and Patterns in Scientific and Utopian Fiction by Bailey, J. O.
    Bailey, J. O.
    PILGRIMS THROUGH SPACE AND TIME: Trends and Patterns in Scientific and Utopian Fiction

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Argus Books, (1947) dj. Hardcover first edition - A history and analysis of scientific fiction, focusing primarily on the years from 1817 to 1914 period and on common themes: hollow earth, science to end war, flying machines, utopian remnants, and more. Bibliography, index. 341 pp. Cover art by Ronald Clyde.

    Condition: Very good in black cloth in a rather poor dust jacket, missing approx 1 inch across top of front cover, 2 inches at base of spine and other wear) .

    Book ID: 84700
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  • LOST IN SPACE: Probing Feminist Science Fiction and Beyond. by Barr, Marleen S. ( Foreword by Marge Piercy)
    Barr, Marleen S. ( Foreword by Marge Piercy)
    LOST IN SPACE: Probing Feminist Science Fiction and Beyond.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, (1993.). First edition - Discusses the works of such writers as Anne McCaffrey, Joanna Russ, Margaret Atwood, Jessica Amanda Salmanson, Kate Wilhelm, Tiptree and Octavia Butler, among others. Notes, references, index. 233 pp. ISBN: 0-807844217.

    Condition: Very good in glossy illustrated wrappers (crease to corner of front cover.)

    Book ID: 55662
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  • LOST IN SPACE: Probing Feminist Science Fiction and Beyond. by Barr, Marleen S. ( Foreword by Marge Piercy)
    Barr, Marleen S. ( Foreword by Marge Piercy)
    LOST IN SPACE: Probing Feminist Science Fiction and Beyond.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, (1993.). First edition - Discusses the works of such writers as Anne McCaffrey, Joanna Russ, Margaret Atwood, Jessica Amanda Salmanson, Kate Wilhelm, Tiptree and Octavia Butler, among others. Notes, references, index. 233 pp. ISBN: 0-807844217.

    Condition: Fine (a new copy) in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 40505
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  • ANATOMY OF WONDER: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, Fourth Edition. by Barron, Neil (Introduction by Brian Aldiss.)
    Barron, Neil (Introduction by Brian Aldiss.)
    ANATOMY OF WONDER: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, Fourth Edition.

    Edition: First printing of the 4th edition, completely revised and updated from the previous editions.

    New York: Bowker, (1995.). Hardcover first edition - A comprehensive and important work on science fiction: covers the emergence of sf (to 1920), between the wars (1918-1938), the early modern period (1938-1963), the modern period (1964-1986) by Brian Stapleford, children's and young adult sf, an extensive checklist on science fiction in languages other than English (numerous entries for German, French, Russian, Japanese, Italian, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Dutch, Belgian, Romanian, and Yugoslav science fiction and foreign-language secondary material and a survey of Hebrew science fiction) as well as a core collection checklist, author, subject and title indexes, and much more. Introduction by James Gunn. xxiv, 912 pp. ISBN: 0-8352-32883.

    Condition: Fine in glossy boards, no dj as issued.

    Book ID: 52581
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  • ANATOMY OF WONDER: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, Third Edition. by Barron, Neil (Introduction by Brian Aldiss.)
    Barron, Neil (Introduction by Brian Aldiss.)
    ANATOMY OF WONDER: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction, Third Edition.

    Edition: First printing of the 3rd edition, greatly expanded, revised and updated from the previous editions.

    New York: Bowker, 1987. dj. Hardcover first edition - A comprehensive and important work on science fiction: covers the emergence of sf (to 1920), between the wars (1918-1938), the early modern period (1938-1963), the modern period (1964-1986) by Brian Stapleford, children's and young adult sf, an extensive checklist on science fiction in languages other than English (numerous entries for German, French, Russian, Japanese, Italian, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Dutch, Belgian, Romanian, and Yugoslav science fiction and foreign-language secondary material and a survey of Hebrew science fiction) as well as a core collection checklist, author, subject and title indexes, and much more. Introduction by Brian Aldiss. 874 pp. ISBN: 0-835-223124.

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy boards, no dj as issued.

    Book ID: 11497
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  • THE UNAUTHORIZED ANNE RICE COMPANION. by Beahm, George.
    Beahm, George.
    THE UNAUTHORIZED ANNE RICE COMPANION.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback.

    Kansas City: Andrews and McMeel / Universal Press Syndicate Company (1996). First edition - Includes nearly seventy interviews, profiles, articles and sidebars on both the world of Anne Rice and her books over the past two decades. Foreword by Colleen Doran xiii- black and white photographs by Scott Stewart and George Beahm. ,xvii, 246 pp. ISBN: 0-836210360.

    Condition: Near fine.(minor shelfwear)

    Book ID: 61294
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  • THE CRAFT OF WRITING SCIENCE FICTION THAT SELLS. by Bova, Ben
    Bova, Ben
    THE CRAFT OF WRITING SCIENCE FICTION THAT SELLS.

    Edition: First printing.

    Cincinnati: Writer's Digest Books, (1994.). Hardcover first edition - In addition to discussion on characters, plots, background, etc. each section includes a short story that illustrates the points Bova is making. Index. 218 pp. ISBN: 0-898796008.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated boards, no jacket as issued.

    Book ID: 84155
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  • THE CRAFT OF WRITING SCIENCE FICTION THAT SELLS. by Bova, Ben (1932 - 2020)
    Bova, Ben (1932 - 2020)
    THE CRAFT OF WRITING SCIENCE FICTION THAT SELLS.

    Edition: 4th printing.

    Cincinnati: Writer's Digest Books, (1994.). SIGNED hardcover - In addition to discussion on characters, plots, background, etc. each section includes a short story that illustrates the points Bova is making. SIGNED by Bova on the title page, and uncommon thus. Index. 218 pp. ISBN: 0-898796008.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated boards, no jacket as issued (name).

    Book ID: 42114
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  • NOTES TO A SCIENCE FICTION WRITER: The Secrets of Writing Science Fiction That Sells by Bova, Ben (1932 - 2020)
    Bova, Ben (1932 - 2020)
    NOTES TO A SCIENCE FICTION WRITER: The Secrets of Writing Science Fiction That Sells

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1975). SIGNED hardcover first edition - Discussion of how to write good stories, accompanied by some of Bova's stories. SIGNED on the title page. Bibliography. 177 pp. ISBN: 0-684-144344.

    Condition: Good overall in blue cloth (some underlining, creasing on a few pages, name on front pastedown), no dust jacket.

    Book ID: 52960
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  • NOTES TO A SCIENCE FICTION WRITER: The Secrets of Writing Science Fiction That Sells by Bova, Ben (1932 - 2020)
    Bova, Ben (1932 - 2020)
    NOTES TO A SCIENCE FICTION WRITER: The Secrets of Writing Science Fiction That Sells

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1975) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Discussion of how to write good stories, accompanied by some of Bova's stories. SIGNED on the title page. Bibliography. 177 pp. ISBN: 0-684-144344.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 58900
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  • (Bradley, Marion Zimmer; Cherryh, C. J.; Effinger, George Alec et als)Jarvis, Sharon, editor
    INSIDE OUTER SPACE: Science Fiction Professionals Look At Their Craft

    Edition: First printing in wrappers, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    New York: Frederick Ungar Publishing, 1985. First edition - Other contributors include Lloyd Biggle, Jr, Ron Goulart, Parke Godwin and others. ISBN: 0-8044-063107.

    Condition: Very good (some notations on last blank page - a "story idea")

    Book ID: 37168
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  • Contento, William G.
    INDEX TO SCIENCE FICTION ANTHOLOGIES AND COLLECTIONS 1977-1983

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: G.K. Hall 1984 dj. Hardcover first edition - Large 503 page index of 1017 science fiction anthologies published July 1977 to December 1983. Over 10,000 story titles and articles by 2890 authors searchable by story or author, and by book title or author/editor. Also excellent reference for finding original magazine publication info for any anthologised SF story . Followup to 1978 INDEX TO SCIENCE FICTION ANTHOLOGIES AND COLLECTIONS. Author indicated fewer of this followup printed than the original .

    Condition: Fine in original cloth, no dust jacket as issued.

    Book ID: 14253
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  • STARBOARD WINE: more notes on the language of science fiction. by Delany, Samuel R.
    Delany, Samuel R.
    STARBOARD WINE: more notes on the language of science fiction.

    Edition: First printing.

    Pleasantville, NY: Dragon, (1984). SIGNED hardcover first edition - As Delany notes, this book contains a baker's dozen of disparate pieces - pieces in which he explores the implications of his assertion that science fiction is not about the future. Rather, it uses the future as a means of talking about the present and its potentiality. Includes analyses of works by Joanna Russ, Robert Heinlein, Theodore Sturgeon, and Thomas M. Disch, and more. SIGNED by Delany on the half title page and dated in the year of publication. Notes, 244 pp.

    Condition: Ex-library with very few markings, overall near fine in black cloth with gilt lettering on the spine and front cover, no dust jacket as issued.

    Book ID: 83734
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  • AMERICAN VAMPIRES: Fans, Victims, Practitioners by Dresser, Norine.
    Dresser, Norine.
    AMERICAN VAMPIRES: Fans, Victims, Practitioners

    Edition: First printing.

    New York & London: Norton, (1989) dj. Hardcover first edition - A well-researched look at vampires in American life - whether considered as entertainment or taken seriously - by this folklorist - a scholarly book but one written with humor. Illustrated, notes, appendix, bibliography, index, 255 pp. ISBN: 0-393-026787.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 59660
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  • Fletcher
    SCIENCE FICTION STORY INDEX 1950 - 1979

    Chicago. American Library Association. 1981. A listing ofScience Fiction Anthologies published from 1950 to 1979. Large 8 1/2 x 11x 2 1/2 . 610 pages. Expanded and updated version of Frederick Siemon's SCIENCE FICTION STORY INDEX 1950 - 1968. By story, author,and title indexes.

    Condition: Very Good minus ex-library missing title page, foxing of block edges and end pages.

    Book ID: 14254
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  • THE ENTROPY EXHIBITION: Michael Moorcock and the British "New Wave" in Science Fiction. by Greenland, Colin; Michael Moorcock, signed.
    Greenland, Colin; Michael Moorcock, signed.
    THE ENTROPY EXHIBITION: Michael Moorcock and the British "New Wave" in Science Fiction.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, (1983) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The first critical assessment of the literary movement known as "New Wave" science fiction. Michael Moorcock edited and produced the magazine New Worlds from 1964 to 1973. and in it, he encouraged the development of new kinds of popular writing - the essential paradox of the writing lay in its fascination with the concept of "entropy" - the universal and irreversible decline of energy into disorder. The New Worlds writers were not concerned with the far future and outer space, but with the ambiguous and unstable conditions of the modern world. As Ballard put it, "the only truly alien planet is earth." This study gives detailed attention…

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    London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, (1983) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The first critical assessment of the literary movement known as "New Wave" science fiction. Michael Moorcock edited and produced the magazine New Worlds from 1964 to 1973. and in it, he encouraged the development of new kinds of popular writing - the essential paradox of the writing lay in its fascination with the concept of "entropy" - the universal and irreversible decline of energy into disorder. The New Worlds writers were not concerned with the far future and outer space, but with the ambiguous and unstable conditions of the modern world. As Ballard put it, "the only truly alien planet is earth." This study gives detailed attention to of the three main contributors to the New Worlds magazine - Michael Moorcock, Brian Aldiss and J.G. Ballard. SIGNED on the title page by Moorcock and uncommon thus. Notes, bibliography, index. xii, 244 pp. ISBN: 0-710093101.

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    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 83483
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  • FUTURE PERFECT: American Science Fiction of the Nineteenth Century. by H. Bruce Franklin.
    H. Bruce Franklin.
    FUTURE PERFECT: American Science Fiction of the Nineteenth Century.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Oxford University Press, 1966. dj. Hardcover first edition - A book which combines both fiction - starting with stories by Edgar Allan Poe and Nathaniel Hawthorne - and literary criticism. Among the topics are automata, medicine men, space travel, time travel and more. xiii, 412 pp.

    Condition: Ex-library with the usual markings, some spine slant, but overall clean, in a dust jacket with a spine label, not price-clipped..

    Book ID: 85867
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  • (Kenin, Millea; Murcury, Miron)
    OTHERGATES 1983 4TH EDITION: A Market Guide for Writers and Artists Covering the Fields of Fantasy, Science Fiction, Mystery, etc.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    Oakland, CA: Unique Graphics, 1983. In addition to all the factual information, this includes "Androids Attempting Ah-Scape" anoriginal alphabetical graphic story by Murcury scattered throughout the book.

    Condition: Near fine.

    Book ID: 10395
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  • MONAD: Essays on Science Fiction, Number One September 1990. by Knight, Damon, editor. (Ursula Le Guin; Brian Aldiss; Thomas Disch and Bruce Sterling, contributors.)
    Knight, Damon, editor. (Ursula Le Guin; Brian Aldiss; Thomas Disch and Bruce Sterling, contributors.)
    MONAD: Essays on Science Fiction, Number One September 1990.

    Edition: First printing.

    Eugene, OR: Pulphouse Publishing, 1990. dj. Hardcover first edition - The hardcover issue, one of 100 individually numbered copies, of a new magazine intended to be a forum for serious discussion on the nature of science fiction by and for science fiction writers. Le Guin's essay (originally given as a speech) deals with gender issues, Disch's is a long poem previously published in 1972, Bruce Sterling discusses modern literary theory and cyberpunk science fiction,while Damon Knight's essay ranges from his early introduction to the science fiction pulps of the 1930's to a brief overview of the changes to the genre brought by the years. 91 pp. ISBN: 1-56146-4317.

    Condition: Fine (a new copy) in white covers with gilt lettering, no dustjacket as issued.

    Book ID: 33834
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  • THE FARTHEST SHORES OF URSULA K. LE GUIN by [Le Guin, Ursula] Slusser, George Edward
    [Le Guin, Ursula] Slusser, George Edward
    THE FARTHEST SHORES OF URSULA K. LE GUIN

    Edition: First printing in wrappers. No hardcover edition.

    San Bernadino, CA: Borgo Press, 1976. First edition - An early monograph on Le Guin. Volume 3 in the Milford Series on Popular Writers of Today. Brief bibliography. 60 pgs in stapled wrappers. ISBN: 0-893702056.

    Condition: Near fine (a bit of sunning to the covers)

    Book ID: 73007
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  • DEMAND THE IMPOSSIBLE: Science Fiction and the Utopian Imagination by Moylan, Tom.
    Moylan, Tom.
    DEMAND THE IMPOSSIBLE: Science Fiction and the Utopian Imagination

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    New York & London: Methuen, (1986). First edition - A study of utopian literature which focuses on four American science fiction novels - Joanna Russ "The Female Man"; Ursula Le Guin "The Dispossessed"; Marge Piercy "Woman on the Edge of Time" and Samuel Delany "Triton" - three by women and one by an African American. One review commented that "This is a book for our time. In an age of individual self-enhancement schemes and neo-liberal apologies for unjust and unequal structures, it urges us to imagine a world of justice, freedom, and dignity for people and living things." (Angelika Bammer) and Kim Stanley Robinson noted that "This book has iconic standing as a foundational text in understanding utopias, and…

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    New York & London: Methuen, (1986). First edition - A study of utopian literature which focuses on four American science fiction novels - Joanna Russ "The Female Man"; Ursula Le Guin "The Dispossessed"; Marge Piercy "Woman on the Edge of Time" and Samuel Delany "Triton" - three by women and one by an African American. One review commented that "This is a book for our time. In an age of individual self-enhancement schemes and neo-liberal apologies for unjust and unequal structures, it urges us to imagine a world of justice, freedom, and dignity for people and living things." (Angelika Bammer) and Kim Stanley Robinson noted that "This book has iconic standing as a foundational text in understanding utopias, and in seeing how the critical utopias of the 1970s were major innovations in the way literature speaks to the social realities of its time." Notes, bibliography, index. 242 pp. ISBN: 0-416000223.

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    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 85299
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  • THE BLOODY DAGGER PRICE GUIDE TO SCIENCE FICTION,FANTASY AND HORROR. by Pappas, Nick
    Pappas, Nick
    THE BLOODY DAGGER PRICE GUIDE TO SCIENCE FICTION,FANTASY AND HORROR.

    Edition: First printing, large format trade paperback, spiral bound.in stiff laminated wrappers. No hardcov

    San Diego, CA Bloody Dagger Books 1998. First edition - There's 311 pages of entries, plus 10 intro pages. Most titles have between 1 and 3 listings, except the biggies, such as King, Koontz, Asimov, etc. 20 dealer contributors, some of who are; Almark in Toronto, Barry Levin, Black & White, Gerry Kleier, John Knott, Michael John Thompson, Nick Certo, Ralph Kristiansen. Includes important pulps, paperbacks and digest magazines.

    Condition: Near fine.

    Book ID: 21993
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  • OUT OF THIS WORLD: Canadian Science Fiction & Fantasy Literature. by Paradis, Andrea, editor (Charles de Lint signed, John Clute, Tanya Huff and others contributors.)
    Paradis, Andrea, editor (Charles de Lint signed, John Clute, Tanya Huff and others contributors.)
    OUT OF THIS WORLD: Canadian Science Fiction & Fantasy Literature.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Kingston and Ottawa: Quarry Press & National Library of Canada, (1995). SIGNED first edition - Essay on various aspects of science fiction, fantasy and horror in Canada, with contributions by Charles de Lint, John Clute, Tanya Huff, Francine Pelletier, Terrence Green, Judith Merrill, Michael Skeet, Marc Lemaire and many others. SIGNED by Charles De Lint at his essay 'Considering Magical Realism in Canada.' A book which grew out of an exhibit at the National Library. Illustrations by Heather Spears. Bibliography. 264 pp. ISBN: 1550821504.

    Condition: Fine (as new) in stiff illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 47059
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  • THE FACES OF FANTASY. by Perret, Patti. (George R. R. Martin, Tim Powers, Lisa Goldstein, Diana Paxson, Peter Beagle, Peter Straub and Charles de Lint, signed.)
    Perret, Patti. (George R. R. Martin, Tim Powers, Lisa Goldstein, Diana Paxson, Peter Beagle, Peter Straub and Charles de Lint, signed.)
    THE FACES OF FANTASY.

    Edition: First printing, a large trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    New York: TOR / Tom Doherty Associates, (1992.). SIGNED first edition - A collection of photographs of more than one hundred of today's top fantasy writers, accompanied by personal statements from the authors themselves. Included are Lynn Abbey, Joan Aiken, Lloyd Alexander, Peter S. Beagle, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Terry Brooks, Steven Brust, Emma Bull, Suzy McKee Charnas, C. J. Cherryh, Louise Cooper, Susan Cooper, John Crowley, L. Sprague de Camp, Gordon R. Dicksokn, J. P. Donleavy, Raymond E. Feist, Neil Gaiman, Lisa Goldstein, Terry Goodkind, Barbara Hambly, Harry Harrison, Tracy Hickman, Robert Jordan, William Kotzwinkle, Katherine Kurtz, Mercedes Lackey, Stephen R. Lawhead, Ursula K. Le Guin, Madeleine L'Engle, Morgan Llywelyn, Anne McCaffrey, Patricia A. McKillip, Michael Moorcock, Joyce Carol…

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    New York: TOR / Tom Doherty Associates, (1992.). SIGNED first edition - A collection of photographs of more than one hundred of today's top fantasy writers, accompanied by personal statements from the authors themselves. Included are Lynn Abbey, Joan Aiken, Lloyd Alexander, Peter S. Beagle, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Terry Brooks, Steven Brust, Emma Bull, Suzy McKee Charnas, C. J. Cherryh, Louise Cooper, Susan Cooper, John Crowley, L. Sprague de Camp, Gordon R. Dicksokn, J. P. Donleavy, Raymond E. Feist, Neil Gaiman, Lisa Goldstein, Terry Goodkind, Barbara Hambly, Harry Harrison, Tracy Hickman, Robert Jordan, William Kotzwinkle, Katherine Kurtz, Mercedes Lackey, Stephen R. Lawhead, Ursula K. Le Guin, Madeleine L'Engle, Morgan Llywelyn, Anne McCaffrey, Patricia A. McKillip, Michael Moorcock, Joyce Carol Oates, Diana Paxson, Terry Pratchett, Melanie Rawn, Jennifer Roberson, Joel Rosenberg, Fred Saberhagen, R. A. Salvatore, Will Shetterly, Peter Straub, Judith Tarr, Margaret Weis, Tad Williams, Jack Williamson, Terri Windling, Gene Wolfe, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, Jane Yolen and more. Historical introduction by Terri Windling. Index. 231 pp. ISBN: 0-312-862164.

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    Condition: SIGNED by SEVEN authors at their photographs: George R. R. Martin, Tim Powers, Lisa Goldstein, Peter Straub, Diane Paxson. Peter Beagle and Charles de Lint. Very good in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 49127
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  • INTO THE UNKNOWN: The Evolution of Science Fiction from Francis Godwin to H. G. Wells. by Philmus, Robert M.
    Philmus, Robert M.
    INTO THE UNKNOWN: The Evolution of Science Fiction from Francis Godwin to H. G. Wells.

    Edition: First printing.

    Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, (1971) dj. Hardcover first edition - A study which traces "the tradition of science fiction from its beginnings in English through the period of H. G. Wells' great achievements in the genre. The author deals not only with relatively well-known works such as 'Gulliver's Travels,' 'Frankenstein,' 'Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,' and 'The Time Machine,' but also with obscure or neglected fantasies such as those of Robert Cromie, whose 'Crack of Doom' (1895) narrates the fate of a scientist who proposes to destroy the world with an atom bomb." Selective bibliography, index. ix, 174 pp. ISBN: 0-520013948.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (prev owner's name, some rubbing and fading to the dj, price-clipped)

    Book ID: 78893
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  • Riley, Dick
    CRITICAL ENCOUNTERS: Writers and Themes in Science Fiction

    Edition: First printing in wrappers, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    New York: Frederick Ungar Publishing, 1978. First edition -

    Condition: Near fine.

    Book ID: 10410
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  • SCIENCE FICTION OF THE 20TH CENTURY: An Illustrated History by Robinson, Frank M.; Boris Vallejo, signed.
    Robinson, Frank M.; Boris Vallejo, signed.
    SCIENCE FICTION OF THE 20TH CENTURY: An Illustrated History

    Edition: First printing.

    Portland, OR: Collectors Press, (1999.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An oversized and lavishly full color illustrated history of 20th-century science fiction - "with images of film posters, magazines, and books - many shown here for the first time [this book] offers an insider's view of the prophetic writers, illustrators and editors who made science fiction the most popular form of entertainment in the 20th century." SIGNED on the title page by both the author Frank Robinson and one of the illustrators whose work is featured in the book - Boris Vallejo. Large heavy folio. Index. 256 pp. ISBN: 1888054298.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (corners slightly bumped). While there was a fairly large signed limited edition of this title, signed trade editions are uncommon - especially with the additional signature of Vallejo.

    Book ID: 56145
    View cart More details Price: $150.00