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  • VIRTUAL LIGHT. by Gibson, William.
    Gibson, William.
    VIRTUAL LIGHT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Bantam, (1993.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel set in California in the near future, by this award winning author - the structure of the US has crumbled due to earthquakes, NoCal and SoCal are uneasy sister states, and there are squatters living on what was the Golden Gate Bridge. Dustjacket praise from Tom Robbins, Robert Crais and others. 325 pp. ISBN: 0-553-074997.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 79814
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  • THE WORD EXCHANGE. by Graedon, Alena.
    Graedon, Alena.
    THE WORD EXCHANGE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Doubleday, (2014). Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, a "dystopian novel for the digital age, . . . about the dangers of technology and the power of the printed word. In the not-so-distant future, the forecasted "death of print" has become a near reality. Bookstores, libraries, newspapers, and magazines are essentially things of the past, as we spend our time glued to handheld devices called Memes." 370 pp. ISBN: 978-0385537650.

    Condition: Ex-library with relatively few markings, and overall tight and clean in a fine unmarked dust jacket.

    Book ID: 71250
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  • THE WORD EXCHANGE. by Graedon, Alena.
    Graedon, Alena.
    THE WORD EXCHANGE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Doubleday, (2014) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, a "dystopian novel for the digital age, . . . about the dangers of technology and the power of the printed word. In the not-so-distant future, the forecasted "death of print" has become a near reality. Bookstores, libraries, newspapers, and magazines are essentially things of the past, as we spend our time glued to handheld devices called Memes." 370 pp. ISBN: 978-0385537650.

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

    Book ID: 71710
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  • SLOW RIVER. by Griffith, Nicola.
    Griffith, Nicola.
    SLOW RIVER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Ballantine, (1995) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Winner of the Nebula Award. Author's second novel (her first won both the Tiptree and the Lambda awards.) Set in the near future, in a world of pollution and identity control, this is the story of a young woman's struggle for survival and independence in the gritty underside of the city. INSCRIBED on the title page. 343 pp. ISBN: 0-345-391659.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 75655
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  • AESTIVAL TIDE. by Hand, Elizabeth.
    Hand, Elizabeth.
    AESTIVAL TIDE.

    Edition: Paperback original - first printing.

    New York: Bantam / Spectra, (1992). SIGNED first edition - The second book in the Winterlong trilogy. "In Araboth the majestic, domed, multi-tiered city of the Ascendants bsession with beauty and power vents in haunting, horrific ways. And the city that was once home to an advanced society is now a shadow of its former self. Now, as the once-in-a-decade Aestival Tide approaches, the formerly great dome teeters on the brink of its own destruction." SIGNED on the title page. Nominated for the Philip K. Dick award. 399 pp. ISBN: 0-55329542x.

    Condition: Near fine.

    Book ID: 82802
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  • ICARUS DESCENDING. by Hand, Elizabeth.
    Hand, Elizabeth.
    ICARUS DESCENDING.

    Edition: Paperback original - first printing.

    New York: Bantam / Spectra, (1993). SIGNED first edition - The final book in the dystopian Winterlong trilogy. Araboth is destroyed, open war rules and the Ascendants are fighting against the dangerous energumens. INSCRIBED on the title page. Nominated for the Philip K. Dick Award. 334 pp plus ads. ISBN: 0-553562886.

    Condition: Near fine.

    Book ID: 82803
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  • HOLE IN THE SKY. by Hautman, Pete.
    Hautman, Pete.
    HOLE IN THE SKY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (2001) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A young adult novel set in the near future - in 2028 -when a deadly flu virus has ravaged the earth and only 1 in 2000 survive. SIGNED on the title page. Map frontispiece, 179 pp plus author's notes. ISBN: 0-689831188.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 66205
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  • THE HUNTED. by Higson, Charlie.
    Higson, Charlie.
    THE HUNTED.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Hyperion, (2015). Hardcover first edition - The sixth book in The Enemy series. "The sickness struck everyone over fourteen. First it twisted their minds. Next it ravaged their bodies. Now they roam the streets - crazed and hungry. The others had promised that the countryside would be safer than the city. They were wrong. Now Ella's all-alone except for her silent rescuer, Scarface - and she's not even sure if he's a kid or a grown-up." Double page map. 454 pp. All edges tinted. ISBN: 978-1484747155.

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

    Book ID: 74784
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  • NOIR. by Jeter, K.W.
    Jeter, K.W.
    NOIR.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Bantam, (1998) dj. Hardcover first edition - Both science fiction and mystery, this dystopian novel is set in a bleak future Los Angeles, where the wealthy can use "prowlers" to simulate dangerous erotic experiences - safely, they think, until a man is found brutally murdered and his prowler is missing. Ex-cop McNihil is blackmailed into investigating and finds a world far more evil than he expected. Dark and disturbing. 388 pp. ISBN: 0-553-104837.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 57966
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  • THE GAMES. by Kosmatka, Ted.
    Kosmatka, Ted.
    THE GAMES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Ballantine, (2012) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel - a "riveting tale of science cut loose from ethics" Set in an amoral near future this is a world where "genetically engineered monstrosities fight each other to the death in an Olympic event." 356 pp. ISBN: 978-0345526618.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dust jacket (as new, but with a remainder dot.)

    Book ID: 64204
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  • CALIFORNIA. by Lepucki, Edan.
    Lepucki, Edan.
    CALIFORNIA.

    Edition: 3rd printing.

    New York & Boston: Little Brown, (2014) dj. SIGNED hardcover - The author's first novel, set in a "frighteningly realistic near future." SIGNED on the title page. 392 pp. ISBN: 978-0316250818.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 63035
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  • AMNESIA MOON. by Lethem, Jonathan
    Lethem, Jonathan
    AMNESIA MOON.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harcourt Brace & Company, (1995) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - His second book - called a wonderfully skewed road novel - Oz rewritten in a bleak future. "Since the war and the bombs, Hatfork, Wyoming is a sick town..." SIGNED on the title page. 247 pp. ISBN: 0-15-1000913.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 68230
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  • AMNESIA MOON. by Lethem, Jonathan
    Lethem, Jonathan
    AMNESIA MOON.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harcourt Brace & Company, (1995) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - His second book - called a wonderfully skewed road novel - Oz rewritten in a bleak future. "Since the war and the bombs, Hatfork, Wyoming is a sick town..." SIGNED by the author. 247 pp. ISBN: 0-15-1000913.

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

    Book ID: 81617
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  • SEA OF GLASS. by Longyear, Barry B.
    Longyear, Barry B.
    SEA OF GLASS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1987). Hardcover first edition - Novel by this Hugo and Nebula award winning author. "In a near-future world caught in the grips of a population crisis, Thomas Windom, an 'illegal' child is taken from his parents and, with other "outcasters," is raised in a forced labor camp." The camps are a world of torture, brutality and murder, but the outside is no better with the population split into two major blocks - and the computer which controls this has set a "wardate" to ensure that much of the population is killed off. 375 pp. Dust jacket art by Ron Walotsky. ISBN: 0-312007809.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (signs of a small label removal from front endpaper)

    Book ID: 78305
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  • GATHERING BLUE. by Lowry, Lois.
    Lowry, Lois.
    GATHERING BLUE.

    Edition: 3rd printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, (2000.) dj. SIGNED hardcover - Young adult novel set in the future by this award-winning writer. "Left orphaned and physically flawed in a civilization that shuns and discards the weak, Kira faces a frighteningly uncertain future. . . [this book] challenges readers to think about community, creativity and the values they have learned to accept." SIGNED by Lowry on a bookplate on the front endpaper. The second book in the quartet which began with the Newbery award winning book 'The Giver.' 215 pp. Original dust jacket design by Kathy Black. ISBN: 0-618-055819.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 79983
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  • LEGEND. by Lu, Marie.
    Lu, Marie.
    LEGEND.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, (2011) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, a highly praised young adult thriller set in a dystopian future Los Angeles, at a time in the near future when the US has split into two warring factions - the Republic on the West coast and the Colonies. ISBN: 9780399256752.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (a tight copy, appears unread, but with some light toning). Second state dust jacket.

    Book ID: 68419
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  • HALF THE DAY IS NIGHT. by McHugh, Maureen.
    McHugh, Maureen.
    HALF THE DAY IS NIGHT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: TOR / Tom Doherty Associates, (1994) dj. Hardcover first edition - Award-winning author's second novel, a thriller set in the 21st century world of underseas cities. 352 pp. ISBN: 0-380974568.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 79859
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  • HALF THE DAY IS NIGHT. by McHugh, Maureen.
    McHugh, Maureen.
    HALF THE DAY IS NIGHT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: TOR / Tom Doherty Associates, (1994) dj. Hardcover first edition - Award-winning author's second novel, a thriller set in the 21st century world of underseas cities. 352 pp. ISBN: 0-380974568.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (very short closed tear to dj)

    Book ID: 84192
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  • THE WINE OF VIOLENCE. by Morrow, James.
    Morrow, James.
    THE WINE OF VIOLENCE.

    Edition: Book club edition.

    New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, (1981) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, set in a dystopian future - on the one side, there is Quetzalia, behind fortress walls, free of machine technology and devoted to peace and the mystical practices of ancient Mexico - and outside the walls on the wasteland plains is a people of unbridled savagery. 273 pp. Dust jacket art by Les Edwards. ISBN: 0-688052843.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 84697
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  • FUTURELAND. by Mosley, Walter.
    Mosley, Walter.
    FUTURELAND.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Warner, (2001.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Nine interconnected stories of survival in the near future. From the dj: 'Life in America a generation from now isn't much different from today: The drugs are better, the daily grind is worse. The gap between the rich and the poor has widened to a chasm. You can store the world's legal knowledge on a chip in your little finger, while the Supreme Court has decreed that constitutional rights don't apply to any individual who challenges the system. Justice is swiftly delivered by automated courts, so the prison industry is booming. And while the media declare racism is dead, word on the street is that even in a colorless…

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    New York: Warner, (2001.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Nine interconnected stories of survival in the near future. From the dj: 'Life in America a generation from now isn't much different from today: The drugs are better, the daily grind is worse. The gap between the rich and the poor has widened to a chasm. You can store the world's legal knowledge on a chip in your little finger, while the Supreme Court has decreed that constitutional rights don't apply to any individual who challenges the system. Justice is swiftly delivered by automated courts, so the prison industry is booming. And while the media declare racism is dead, word on the street is that even in a colorless society, it's a crime to be black.' 356 pp.. ISBN: 0-446529540.

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    Condition: SIGNED on the title page. Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 38307
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  • FUTURELAND. by Mosley, Walter.
    Mosley, Walter.
    FUTURELAND.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Warner, (2001.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Nine interconnected stories of survival in the near future, boldly SIGNED on the title page. From the dj: 'Life in America a generation from now isn't much different from today: The drugs are better, the daily grind is worse. The gap between the rich and the poor has widened to a chasm. You can store the world's legal knowledge on a chip in your little finger, while the Supreme Court has decreed that constitutional rights don't apply to any individual who challenges the system. Justice is swiftly delivered by automated courts, so the prison industry is booming. And while the media declare racism is dead, word on the street…

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    New York: Warner, (2001.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Nine interconnected stories of survival in the near future, boldly SIGNED on the title page. From the dj: 'Life in America a generation from now isn't much different from today: The drugs are better, the daily grind is worse. The gap between the rich and the poor has widened to a chasm. You can store the world's legal knowledge on a chip in your little finger, while the Supreme Court has decreed that constitutional rights don't apply to any individual who challenges the system. Justice is swiftly delivered by automated courts, so the prison industry is booming. And while the media declare racism is dead, word on the street is that even in a colorless society, it's a crime to be black.' 356 pp.. ISBN: 0-446529540.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 43419
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  • ASHEN WINTER. by Mullin, Mike.
    Mullin, Mike.
    ASHEN WINTER.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Terre Haute, IN: Tanglewood, (2012). SIGNED first edition - The second novel in the highly praised Ashfall series for young adults, set after the eruption of the Yellowstone super volcano. The first book was praised for seamlessly weaving details about science, geography, agriculture, and slaughter into the story, creating a fully immersive and internally consistent world much too close to reality. This novel follows 16-year-old Alexs journey with tough Darla through the ash and snow of a postvolcanic, dystopian Midwestern world. SIGNED on the title page and dated 6-6-12, in the year of publication. 376 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 82353
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  • STEEL SKY. by Murphy, Andrew C.
    Murphy, Andrew C.
    STEEL SKY.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Seattle: Per Aspera Press, (2006). First edition - The author's first novel, a futuristic dystopia, set in a world where the survivors of the last global disaster live within the stone and steel Hypogeum, beneath the fluorescent light of an unmoving sun. The air is poison, the population is culled at random by invisible assassins, and privacy is a thing of the past. Glossary. 347 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 84638
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  • SATURN'S RACE. by Niven, Larry and Steven Barnes.
    Niven, Larry and Steven Barnes.
    SATURN'S RACE.

    Edition: Book club edition.

    New York: TOR / Tom Doherty Associates, (2000) dj. SIGNED hardcover - "The future is a strange and dangerous place , , , " Xanadu is a near-future perfect society hosting the wealthiest men and women on earth, but underneath it are some very dark secrets. SIGNED on the title page by both Niven and Barnes. 317 pp. ISBN: 0-312867263.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 73510
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  • SHELTERED LIVES plus excerpt from THE DIFFERENCE ENGINE and more. by Oberndorf, Charles (also William Gibson & Bruce Sterling; Sheri S Tepper; Dan Simmons)
    Oberndorf, Charles (also William Gibson & Bruce Sterling; Sheri S Tepper; Dan Simmons)
    SHELTERED LIVES plus excerpt from THE DIFFERENCE ENGINE and more.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Bantam, (1992.). SIGNED first edition - The author's first novel, set in a dystopic near future, where cameras film your every move, published as a mass market paperback in the Bantam Spectra Special Edition series. This larger format advance edition also includes brief excerpts from Gibson and Sterling's THE DIFFERENCE ENGINE, Tepper's BEAUTY, and Dan Simmon's PRAYERS TO BROKEN STONES. SIGNED by William Gibson at the excerpt from his novel, 'The Difference Engine." 450 pp plus the additional selections.

    Condition: Fine in cream printed wrappers.

    Book ID: 64906
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  • FINAL SOLUTION. by Peck, Richard E.
    Peck, Richard E.
    FINAL SOLUTION.

    Edition: First printing.

    Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1973. dj. Hardcover first edition - The first novel by an author who spent many years in academia, an "amusing but grim tale" set mostly 50 years in the future. "For years universities have been restive sounding boards for those who talk of revolution. . . Robert Kiley, a member of the faculty, seems to endorse the change but his efforts at reform have brought him near death, saved only by a colleagues experimental research in cryogenics. Awakening years in the future, Kiley finds that he is still on the university campus . . in a new era when everyone speaks in distorted versions of todays ghetto jargon, everyone (literate or not) has a PhD,…

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    Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1973. dj. Hardcover first edition - The first novel by an author who spent many years in academia, an "amusing but grim tale" set mostly 50 years in the future. "For years universities have been restive sounding boards for those who talk of revolution. . . Robert Kiley, a member of the faculty, seems to endorse the change but his efforts at reform have brought him near death, saved only by a colleagues experimental research in cryogenics. Awakening years in the future, Kiley finds that he is still on the university campus . . in a new era when everyone speaks in distorted versions of todays ghetto jargon, everyone (literate or not) has a PhD, and the university has become a miniature hell, isolated from the new paradise of America. But the money still comes from Washington and as the new 'leader,' Kiley goes to fetch it, a journey across America which reveals just how alien he - or his world - has become." 189 pp. ISBN: 0-385087446.

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    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (remainder spray to bottom edge of textblock)

    Book ID: 78202
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  • THE BLIND GEOMETER / THE NEW ATLANTIS (Tor Double Novel) by Robinson, Kim Stanley; Le Guin, Ursula K.
    Robinson, Kim Stanley; Le Guin, Ursula K.
    THE BLIND GEOMETER / THE NEW ATLANTIS (Tor Double Novel)

    Edition: Paperback original - first printing.

    New York: TOR / Tom Doherty Associates, (1989.). SIGNED first edition - Includes Robinson's Nebula award winning novel, originally published in a limited edition and Le Guin's novella set in the near future, printed back to back. SIGNED by Robinson on the title page of his novel. 142 pp and 42 pp. ISBN: 0-812500105.

    Condition: Very near fine (as new, but with the usual light toning to the pages.)

    Book ID: 57237
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  • INSURGENT. by Roth, Veronica.
    Roth, Veronica.
    INSURGENT.

    Edition: Later printing.

    New York: Katherine Tegen Books / Harper Collins, (2012) dj. Hardcover - Second book in the dystopian Divergent trilogy. Basis for the movies. 525 pp. ISBN: 978-0062024046.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (some light toning).

    Book ID: 72000
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  • INSURGENT. by Roth, Veronica.
    Roth, Veronica.
    INSURGENT.

    Edition: Later printing.

    New York: Katherine Tegen Books / Harper Collins, (2012) dj. SIGNED hardcover - Second book in the dystopian Divergent trilogy. Basis for the movies. SIGNED on the title page. 525 pp. ISBN: 978-0062024046.

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

    Book ID: 63726
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  • Sanders, Scott Russell.
    THE ENGINEER OF BEASTS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Franklin Watts, (1988) dj. Hardcover first edition - Young adult science fiction novel - the story of a young orphan girl trying to find herself, who will do anything she has to, in order to follow her dreams, set in the near future in the sterile domed floating city of New Boston. ISBN: 0-531-057836.

    Condition: Ex-library with the usual markings, but overall tight and clean in a near fine dj (price-clipped.)

    Book ID: 26213
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