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  • GRAVITY. by Gerritsen, Tess.
    Gerritsen, Tess.
    GRAVITY.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Pocket Books, 1999. SIGNED first edition - A medical thriller - Stephen King called her books 'an automatic must-read in my house...[she is] even better than Crichton.' The film rights to this novel - about single cell organisms which evolve and bcome deadly - were sold before this book was even published - but Gerritsen was given no credit for the film "Gravity" featuring Sandra Bullock (and very similar to the final quarter of this book) in large part because the company which bought the rights (New Line) was taken over by Warner Bros and Gerritsen was not able to prevail in a suit for breach of contract. Even more interesting, the 2017 film "Life" is very…

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    New York: Pocket Books, 1999. SIGNED first edition - A medical thriller - Stephen King called her books 'an automatic must-read in my house...[she is] even better than Crichton.' The film rights to this novel - about single cell organisms which evolve and bcome deadly - were sold before this book was even published - but Gerritsen was given no credit for the film "Gravity" featuring Sandra Bullock (and very similar to the final quarter of this book) in large part because the company which bought the rights (New Line) was taken over by Warner Bros and Gerritsen was not able to prevail in a suit for breach of contract. Even more interesting, the 2017 film "Life" is very similar to the first part of this novel - but still no credit to Gerritsen. SIGNED on the title page. Includes glossary. 342 pp.

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    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 74986
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  • Harris, Ruth Bates.
    HARLEM PRINCESS: The Story of Harry Delany's Daughter.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Vantage Press Inc. (1991) dj. Hardcover first edition - Autobiography of a woman who was the daughter of a black numbers banker in Harlem in the 1920's, who became the highest ranking woman at NASA. Includes a tribute to the heroism of the Tuskegee Airmen and a first hand account of the Freeman Field Incident where 101 black flying officers were arrested and charged with mutiny. She also tells of her son's struggle with AIDS and of her personal accomplishments and disappointments. Photographs. 346 pp with notes. ISBN: 0-533-088828.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (bookstore stamp on front endpaper.) Uncommon.

    Book ID: 27382
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  • SPACE. by Michener, James A.
    Michener, James A.
    SPACE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (1982.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A massive and well-researched novel about American exploration in space, spanning the first 40 years of NASA. 622 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-394-505557.

    Condition: Near fine in a very good dust jacket (short closed tear and some creasing at top of dj spine.)

    Book ID: 42898
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  • MOON SHOT: The Inside Story of America's Race to the Moon. by Shepard, Alan and Deke Slayton with Jay Barbree and Howard Benedict, Howard (introduction by Neil Armstrong.)
    Shepard, Alan and Deke Slayton with Jay Barbree and Howard Benedict, Howard (introduction by Neil Armstrong.)
    MOON SHOT: The Inside Story of America's Race to the Moon.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    Atlanta: Turner Publishing, (1994.). An important first-hand account of the US space program, by members of the Mercury 7 team, who were part of the pioneering space program, and among the few to have ever walked on the moon. Introduction by Neil Armstrong. Illustrated with photographs. Index. 383 pp. ISBN: 1570361673.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 58769
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