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  • THE GIRL IN A SWING. by Adams, Richard.
    Adams, Richard.
    THE GIRL IN A SWING.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    London: Allen Lane, (1980.). SIGNED first edition - A very different novel by the author best known for 'Watership Down.' A love story with a steadily growing undertone of horror. It is ironical - in light of the fact that in the preface to this book, Adams says that he "cannot be sure of unraveling the experienced from the imagined" - that this novel was the subject of a libel suit, and the first printings were suppressed and the name of the main character - Kathe - was changed (this proof copy is, of course, the first state with the original name.) INSCRIBED by Adams on the first page "To - yours sincerely." 397 pp.

    Condition: Very good in printed blue covers - an uncommon advance issue.

    Book ID: 57321
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  • AMERICANAH. by Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi.
    Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi.
    AMERICANAH.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2013. First edition - Nigerian born author's third novel, fourth book. "Ifemelu and Obinze are young and in love when they depart military-ruled Nigeria for the West. . . Ifemelu heads for America, where despite her academic success, she is forced to grapple with what it means to be black for the first time. Quiet, thoughtful Obinze had hoped to join her, but with post-9/11 America closed to him, he instead plunges into a dangerous, undocumented life in London. Fifteen years later, they reunite in a newly democratic Nigeria, and re-ignite their passion for each other and for their homeland." Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, among other honors. The Los Angeles…

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    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2013. First edition - Nigerian born author's third novel, fourth book. "Ifemelu and Obinze are young and in love when they depart military-ruled Nigeria for the West. . . Ifemelu heads for America, where despite her academic success, she is forced to grapple with what it means to be black for the first time. Quiet, thoughtful Obinze had hoped to join her, but with post-9/11 America closed to him, he instead plunges into a dangerous, undocumented life in London. Fifteen years later, they reunite in a newly democratic Nigeria, and re-ignite their passion for each other and for their homeland." Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, among other honors. The Los Angeles Times called it "Part love story, part social critique, and one of the best [novels] you'll read this year!" 477 pp.

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    Condition: Fine (a new copy) in printed red wrappers with a sample of the finished cover art bound in. A surprisingly uncommon advance copy.

    Book ID: 72631
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  • SEASONS IN FLIGHT. by Aldiss, Brian.
    Aldiss, Brian.
    SEASONS IN FLIGHT.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Atheneum, 1985. First edition - A collection of short stories "where the clash of ancient and modern cultures and the ever-present threat of war are constant themes." 157 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in pale blue printed wrappers (name of book has been written in blue pencil on the spine.) A rather uncommon advance issue.

    Book ID: 56061
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  • BLOOD SACRIFICE: A Mystery of the Yucatan. by Alexander, Gary
    Alexander, Gary
    BLOOD SACRIFICE: A Mystery of the Yucatan.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Doubleday, (1993.). First edition - First mystery featuring Luis Balam, full-blooded Mayan, ex-policeman, turned tour guide and part-time detective. 306 pp.

    Condition: Fine in printed wrappers.

    Book ID: 49196
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  • SOMETHING TO DECLARE. by Alvarez, Julia.
    Alvarez, Julia.
    SOMETHING TO DECLARE.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books, 1998. SIGNED first edition - Twenty-four essays on her life as a 'hyphenated American' (In 1960, when Alvarez was 10 years old, her father, after a failed coup attempt against the dictator Rafael Trujillo, escaped to a self-imposed exile to New York City, where Dr. Alvarez set up a medical practice in the Bronx while his wife and four daughters set about the serious business of assimilation.), and on how this has influenced her writing. Includes the "Ten Commandments on Writing" - wisdom she has collected from other masters. SIGNED on the title page. 300 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in printed brown wrappers (some rubbing to the covers)

    Book ID: 82070
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  • SOMETHING TO DECLARE. by Alvarez, Julia.
    Alvarez, Julia.
    SOMETHING TO DECLARE.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books, 1998. SIGNED first edition - Twenty-four essays on her life as a 'hyphenated American' (In 1960, when Alvarez was 10 years old, her father, after a failed coup attempt against the dictator Rafael Trujillo, escaped to a self-imposed exile to New York City, where Dr. Alvarez set up a medical practice in the Bronx while his wife and four daughters set about the serious business of assimilation.), and on how this has influenced her writing. Includes the "Ten Commandments on Writing" - wisdom she has collected from other masters. SIGNED on the title page. 300 pp.

    Condition: Fine in printed brown wrappers.

    Book ID: 41369
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  • NIGHT TRAIN. by Amis, Martin.
    Amis, Martin.
    NIGHT TRAIN.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Harmony, (1998.). First edition - A very different novel from Amis - a "gritty, credible, totally captivating mystery about an American female homicide detective." 181 pp.

    Condition: Fine in gray and white illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 49364
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  • A SONG FLUNG UP TO HEAVEN. by Angelou, Maya.
    Angelou, Maya.
    A SONG FLUNG UP TO HEAVEN.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Random House, (2002). First edition - The sixth volume in Angelou's autobiography which began with "I Know Why a Caged Bird Sings." This opens as she is returning from a trip to Africa, and to the news that Malcolm X had been assassinated. 159 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy printed wrappers with a blue geometric border.

    Book ID: 66978
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  • FULL SPECTRUM. by [Anthology] Aronica, Lou and Shawna McCarthy, editors.
    [Anthology] Aronica, Lou and Shawna McCarthy, editors.
    FULL SPECTRUM.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Bantam, 1988. First edition - The first book in this series, issued a paperback original. Contains 25 original stories by Lisa Goldstein, Gregory Benford, Thomas M. Disch, Jack McDevitt, Norman Spinrad, Nancy Kress, James Morrow, Pat Murphy, Kevin J. Anderson, Charles Oberndorf and many others. Introduction by Lou Aronica. 384 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in printed blue wrappers (sunning to spine and edges of covers.)

    Book ID: 79832
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  • NEBULA AWARDS 32: SWFA's Choices for the Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year. by [Anthology, signed] Dann, Jack, editor. Robert Silverberg, Sean McMullen, Harry Turtledove and Dean Wesley Smith, signed.
    [Anthology, signed] Dann, Jack, editor. Robert Silverberg, Sean McMullen, Harry Turtledove and Dean Wesley Smith, signed.
    NEBULA AWARDS 32: SWFA's Choices for the Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Harcourt Brace & Company, 1998. SIGNED first edition - SIGNED by FOUR authors at their contributions: Robert Silverberg, Sean McMullen, Harry Turtledove and Dean Wesley Smith. Also includes an appendix of the SFWA, The Guild, about the Nebula Award and The 1996 Nebula Awards ballot, and the past Nebula Award Winners from 1965 to 1995. 326 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in printed yellow wrappers (some sunning to the spine.)

    Book ID: 51541
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  • FULL SPECTRUM 5. by [Anthology, signed] Hershey, Jennifer; Tom Dupree and Janna Silverstein, editors; Karen Joy Fowler, Doug Beason and Howard V. Hendrix, signed.
    [Anthology, signed] Hershey, Jennifer; Tom Dupree and Janna Silverstein, editors; Karen Joy Fowler, Doug Beason and Howard V. Hendrix, signed.
    FULL SPECTRUM 5.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Bantam, (1995.). SIGNED first edition - Contains 28 cutting edge original stories. SIGNED by THREE authors twice - each author signed the title page and also signed at their stories: Karen Joy Fowler, Doug Beason and Howard V. Hendrix. Also includes contributions from Jonathan Lethem, Neal Stephenson, Gene Wolfe, Patricia McKillip, Lawrence Watt-Evans and many others. 478 pp.

    Condition: Fine in printed green wrappers. An uncommon advance issue, and especially so signed.

    Book ID: 67212
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  • PHOENIX. by Aricha, Amos and Eli Landau.
    Aricha, Amos and Eli Landau.
    PHOENIX.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (paperback format. )

    New York: New American Library - NAL / Signet, 1979. First edition - "Who was the assassin called Phoenix?" Espionage novel published simultaneously in hardcover and paperback - this proof is for the pocket paperback edition. 298 pp.

    Condition: Good only in printed gold wrappers (some spine slant, wear to covers)

    Book ID: 67460
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  • Asimov, Isaac. (1920-1992)
    I. ASIMOV: A Memoir.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Doubleday, 1994. First edition - Published posthumously, this third of Asimov's autobiographical works looks at events over his entire life and how they influenced his writings and thoughts. A more reflective book than his earlier chronological ones. Includes an epilogue by his wife, Janet Asimov. 552 pp.

    Condition: Fine in printed blue wrappers.

    Book ID: 32086
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  • WILD PENANCE. by Ault, Sandi.
    Ault, Sandi.
    WILD PENANCE.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Berkley, (2010.). SIGNED first edition - The fifth in her award-winning series featuring Bureau of Land Management agent Jamaica Wild, and her wolf Mountain. Set in New Mexico - the culture of the Pueblo Indians is an important part of each novel. SIGNED on the title page and dated in March 2010, in the year of publication. Promotional brochure laid in. 297 pp.

    Condition: Fine in printed orange wrappers. An uncommon advance issue.

    Book ID: 82398
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  • SLAVES IN THE FAMILY. by Ball, Edward.
    Ball, Edward.
    SLAVES IN THE FAMILY.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1998.). First edition - The author's first book, winner of the 1998 National Book Award. "The story of one man's exploration of his family's slave-owning past and his search for the descendants of the people his family ket as slaves. In 1698, Elias Ball traveled from his home in devon, England, to Charleston, Carolina to take possession of his inheritance: part of a plantation and twenty slaves. Elias and his progeny built an American dynasty that lasted six generations, acquiring more than twenty plantations along the Cooper River near Charleston, selling rice known as Carolina Gold, and enslaving close to four thousand Africans ans African-Americans until 1865, when Union troops arrived on the…

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    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1998.). First edition - The author's first book, winner of the 1998 National Book Award. "The story of one man's exploration of his family's slave-owning past and his search for the descendants of the people his family ket as slaves. In 1698, Elias Ball traveled from his home in devon, England, to Charleston, Carolina to take possession of his inheritance: part of a plantation and twenty slaves. Elias and his progeny built an American dynasty that lasted six generations, acquiring more than twenty plantations along the Cooper River near Charleston, selling rice known as Carolina Gold, and enslaving close to four thousand Africans ans African-Americans until 1865, when Union troops arrived on the lawns of Balls' estates to force emancipation. ... A nonfiction American saga that is part history, part journey of discovery. This is the story of black and white families who have lived side-by-side through three hundred years.." Illustrated with black and white photographs. Genealogy charts, notes, index. 489 pp.

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    Condition: Very good in printed cream colored wrappers (some creasing to the corners). A very uncommon advance issue.

    Book ID: 43608
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  • THE STEEP APPROACH TO GARBADALE. by Banks, Iain.
    Banks, Iain.
    THE STEEP APPROACH TO GARBADALE.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    San Francisco: McAdam / Cage, 2007. First edition - "Dark family secrets, a long-lost love affair, and a multi-million dollar gaming business lie at the heart of Iain Banks' fabulous new novel. The Wopuld family built their fortune on a board game called Empire, now a wildly successful computer game. So successful the American Spraint Corporation want to buy the Wopulds out.. . a story of family turmoil, compromised loyalties, and hidden origins." 390 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in lime geen printed wrappers (an unread copy).

    Book ID: 70441
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  • THE EYE IN THE DOOR by Barker, Pat
    Barker, Pat
    THE EYE IN THE DOOR

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Dutton, 1994. First edition - The second book in her highly acclaimed World War I trilogy, and winner of the Guardian Prize for fiction. The third book in the series, "The Ghost Road" won the Booker Prize. 280 pp. ISBN: 0-525-938087.

    Condition: Fine in printed pink wrappers.

    Book ID: 47811
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  • JANE AND THE GENIUS OF THE PLACE: Being the Fourth Jane Austen Mystery. by Barron, Stephanie (pseudonym of Francine Mathews.)
    Barron, Stephanie (pseudonym of Francine Mathews.)
    JANE AND THE GENIUS OF THE PLACE: Being the Fourth Jane Austen Mystery.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Bantam, (1999.). SIGNED first edition - The fourth in this delightful series with Jane Austen off to the Canterbury races with the rich and the fashionable. SIGNED on the title page. Editor's foreword. 290 pp.

    Condition: Very good in on printed pale mauve wrappers (some soiling and wear to the covers.)

    Book ID: 54245
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  • TRANSCENDENT: Destiny's Children 3. by Baxter, Stephen.
    Baxter, Stephen.
    TRANSCENDENT: Destiny's Children 3.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Ballantine / Del Rey, (2005.). First edition - The third novel in his highly praised 'Destiny's Children' trilogy, set in the near future. 488 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy wrappers (release date on 11/29 written on spine).

    Book ID: 82307
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  • LEGACY. by Bear, Greg.
    Bear, Greg.
    LEGACY.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: TOR / Tom Doherty Associates, (1995.). First edition - The prequel to "Eon." 326 pp.

    Condition: Fine in printed blue wrappers. An uncommon advance issue.

    Book ID: 79735
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  • DOUBLE FUDGE. by Blume, Judy.
    Blume, Judy.
    DOUBLE FUDGE.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Dutton, 2002. First edition - Continues the adventures of Fudge and his 12 year old brother, Peter (who always seems to have to straighten out the messes Fudge makes.) A very uncommon early advance issue which says 'not for review, for sales only'; contains 230 pages, although the 'tentative' number of pages for the final book is shown as 180.

    Condition: Fine (as new) in printed white wrappers.

    Book ID: 79500
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  • WHEN THE LEGENDS DIE. by Borland, Hal.
    Borland, Hal.
    WHEN THE LEGENDS DIE.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    Philadelphia: Lippincott, (1963.). First edition - An uncommon advance issue of Borland's most popular novel, a sensitive coming of age story of a young Ute boy in Colorado and a classic of Western fiction. Basis for the movie of the same name. 288 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in printed tan wrappers.

    Book ID: 51547
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  • CRACKING THE SHOW. by Boswell, Thomas.
    Boswell, Thomas.
    CRACKING THE SHOW.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Doubleday, 1994. First edition - His fourth collection of on baseball, including articles on Pete Rose's gambling problems, the Oakland A's World series, manager Whitey Herzog, the triumphant career of Nolan Ryan and much more. 352 pp. .

    Condition: Fine in blue printed wrappers.

    Book ID: 57355
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  • BILLINGSGATE SHOAL by Boyer, Rick
    Boyer, Rick
    BILLINGSGATE SHOAL

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1982. First edition - Edgar award winning first mystery - introduces Doc Adams, an oral surgeon and a "regular guy" whose curiosity about an apparently stranded fishing boat off Cape Cod leads him into danger and death. 272 pp.

    Condition: Good overall in printed orange wrappers - spine slant, wear at bottom of spine. An uncommon advance state.

    Book ID: 6078
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  • THE HUMAN FLY and Other Stories. by Boyle, T. C.
    Boyle, T. C.
    THE HUMAN FLY and Other Stories.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Speak / Penguin, (2005). First edition - A collection of fifteen short stories, selected for their appeal to young adults, including the first book publication of "Almost Shooting an Elephant." Afterword by Boyle in which he discusses storytelling, and these stories. 179 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 81892
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  • HOBART. by Briggs, Anita.
    Briggs, Anita.
    HOBART.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (2002). First edition - An easy to read chapter book, illustrated with line drawings by Mary Rayner. "Hobart and his talented pig family, who love to dance, sing, and write poetry, must prove their value to Farmer Mills before they become a side of bacon!" 58 pp.

    Condition: Fine in yellow printed wrappers (as new).

    Book ID: 76562
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  • STORIES IN AN ALMOST CLASSICAL MODE. by Brodkey, Harold
    Brodkey, Harold
    STORIES IN AN ALMOST CLASSICAL MODE.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1988. dj. First edition - His second collection of short stories, spanning three decades, and arranged in chronological order. Bibliographical note. 602 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in printed cream wrappers (light crease to lower corner of front cover) in a fine mock-up of the dust jacket.

    Book ID: 66958
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  • STRIP SEARCH. by Burns, Rex.
    Burns, Rex.
    STRIP SEARCH.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: The Viking Press, (1984). First edition - The sixth Detective Gabe Wager mystery, in which he goes undercover as a drug dealer to investigate the murders of two strippers in Denver. 255 pp.

    Condition: Good overall in printed red wrappers (some dampstaining to lower corner of several pages, light crease on front cover)

    Book ID: 71559
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  • THE TRUE HISTORY OF THE KELLY GANG. by Carey, Peter.
    Carey, Peter.
    THE TRUE HISTORY OF THE KELLY GANG.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2000. SIGNED first edition - A fictionalized history of Australia's Kelly Gang as told by the gang's leader, Ned Kelly, orphan, horse thief, farmer, bank robber, police-killer, and a beloved Robin Hood to his poor countrymen. Winner of the 2001 Booker Prize (the second novel for which Carey won this award.) SIGNED on the title page. Map, illustrated title page. 353 pp. ISBN: .

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 63781
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  • SEX WITH THE SERPENT GIRL. by Carnahan, Matthew.
    Carnahan, Matthew.
    SEX WITH THE SERPENT GIRL.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Villard, (2005). First edition - The author's first novel, a story of life in a failing big-top circus (by an author who worked in one himself) and of a college drop-out who somehow manages to survive all the bad choices he made. Upon publication the title was changed to simply "Serpent Girl." 197 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in in blue and white glossy printed wrappers.

    Book ID: 84939
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