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  • MY LIFE IN HEAVY METAL: Stories. by Almond, Steve.
    Almond, Steve.
    MY LIFE IN HEAVY METAL: Stories.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Grove Press, (2002) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first book, a collection of twelve short stories that "take a clear-eyed view of relationships between young men and women who have come of age in an era without innocence." Stewart O'Nan calls it a "brilliant sexy debut." SIGNED on the title page. 204 pp. ISBN: 0-802116302.

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

    Book ID: 68127
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  • PUZZLES OF THE BLACK WIDOWERS. by Asimov, Isaac
    Asimov, Isaac
    PUZZLES OF THE BLACK WIDOWERS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Doubleday, (1990) dj. Hardcover first edition - The fifth collection of Black Widower tales - an urbane club which meets monthly to discuss a cerebral adventure. This includes ten of the best stories from the previous volumes and two new stories previously uncollected. 253 pp plus an afterword. Dust jacket by James Steinberg. ISBN: 0-385-262647.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 70816
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  • THE ASIMOV CHRONICLES: Fifty Years of Isaac Asimov. by Asimov, Isaac; Martin H Greenberg, editor.
    Asimov, Isaac; Martin H Greenberg, editor.
    THE ASIMOV CHRONICLES: Fifty Years of Isaac Asimov.

    Edition: First trade edition.

    Arlington Heights, IL: Dark Harvest Books, 1989. dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of 50 stories, one from each year of Asimov's career - from 1939 to 1989. Illustrated by Ron Lindahn and Val Lakey Lindahn with a full color plate and the front of the book and eleven black and white plates. 678 pp.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 70818
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  • DARK MONDAY: Stories. by Baker, Kage.
    Baker, Kage.
    DARK MONDAY: Stories.

    Edition: First trade edition.

    San Francisco & Portland: Night Shade Press, (2006) dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of dark fantasy stories by the author of The Company novels. Includes an original novella featuring pirate captain Henry Morgan, 'The Maid on the Shore.' 231 pp. ISBN: 978-1597800518.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 66889
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  • APOSTROPHES AND APOCOLYPSES. by Barnes, John.
    Barnes, John.
    APOSTROPHES AND APOCOLYPSES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: TOR / Tom Doherty Associates, (1998) dj. Hardcover first edition - The first collection of short fiction by this noted science fiction author - includes many stories originally published in sf magazines in the late 1980s, but also some stories never before published and several examples of his essays on the art of science fiction writing. Review copy with publisher's material laid in. 349 pp. ISBN: 0-312861478.

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

    Book ID: 76557
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  • SERVANTS OF THE MAP. by Barrett, Andrea.
    Barrett, Andrea.
    SERVANTS OF THE MAP.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Norton, (2002.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of stories by this National Book Award winning writer, ranging across two centuries and from the Western Himalayas to a village in the Adirondacks, and each in different ways dealing with discovery and exploration. 270 pp. ISBN: 0-393-043487.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (edges of boards bumped, tear to dj along bottom fold, other minor edgewear)

    Book ID: 61945
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  • THE VENGING. by Bear, Greg.
    Bear, Greg.
    THE VENGING.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Legend / Century, (1992) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A collection of short novels and short stories by this award winning writer - this contains all of the stories in "The Wind from a Burning Woman (published by Arkham House in 1983 in a small edition), plus two additional stories, "The Venging" and "Perihesperon." This also includes the Nebula winning novella "Hardfought" and the Nebula and World Fantasy short story nominee "Petra." SIGNED on the front endpaper. 269 pp. ISBN: 0-712650504.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dustjacket (usual toning to the pages)

    Book ID: 81445
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  • ZERO db AND OTHER STORIES. by Bell, Madison Smartt.
    Bell, Madison Smartt.
    ZERO db AND OTHER STORIES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Ticknor & Fields, 1987. dj. Hardcover first edition - Bell's fourth book and first collection of short stories, some set in New York City, others in the South and Montana. 179 pp. ISBN: 0-89919-4893.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 41319
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  • SOMETIMES THEY BITE. by Block, Lawrence.
    Block, Lawrence.
    SOMETIMES THEY BITE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Arbor House, (1983). Hardcover first edition - A collection of 18 short stories, including some featuring Bernie Rhodenbarr, Matthew Scudder, and Martin Ehrengraf. 285 pp. ISBN: 0-877954852.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 74696
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  • ONE MORE FOR THE ROAD: A New Story Collection. by Bradbury, Ray.
    Bradbury, Ray.
    ONE MORE FOR THE ROAD: A New Story Collection.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Morrow (imprint of Harper Collins), (2002) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Includes eighteen new stories and seven others that had not previously been collected plus an afterword by Bradbury. SIGNED on the title page. 289 pp. ISBN: 0-066211069.

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

    Book ID: 65716
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  • QUICKER THAN THE EYE. by Bradbury, Ray.
    Bradbury, Ray.
    QUICKER THAN THE EYE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Avon, (1996) dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of 21 short stories plus an afterword "Make Haste to Live." viii, 261 pp. ISBN: 0-380973804.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 80031
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  • MURDER IN MINIATURE: The Short Stories of Leo Bruce. by Bruce, Leo (pseudonym for Rupert Croft-Cooke, 1903-1980) B. A Pike, compiler.
    Bruce, Leo (pseudonym for Rupert Croft-Cooke, 1903-1980) B. A Pike, compiler.
    MURDER IN MINIATURE: The Short Stories of Leo Bruce.

    Edition: First printing.

    Chicago: Academy Chicago Publishers, (1992) dj. Hardcover first edition - Contains 28 stories, written between 1950-1956, and first published in the London Evening Standard. Only 2 have been previously collected. Ten feature Sergeant Beef and eight feature Sergeant Grebe. Compiled and with an introduction by B. A. Pike. Each story is prefaced by an illustration by Barbara Spann. 262 pp. ISBN: 0-897333675.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 72071
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  • SMALL CLAIMS. by Ciment, Jill.
    Ciment, Jill.
    SMALL CLAIMS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, (1986) dj. Hardcover first edition - Canadian born author's first book, a highly praised collection of short stories. 197 pp. ISBN: 1-555840000.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 70239
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  • WRONG: Stories. by Cooper, Dennis
    Cooper, Dennis
    WRONG: Stories.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Grove Weidenfeld, (1992) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The first collection of short stories, raw and powerful in their exploration of death, by this writer about whom William Burroughs said "Dennis Cooper, God help him, is a born writer." SIGNED on the title page. 163 pp. ISBN: 0-8021-14016.

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

    Book ID: 60675
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  • THAT MARRIAGE BED OF PROCRUSTES and Other Stories. by Curley, Daniel (1918-1988)
    Curley, Daniel (1918-1988)
    THAT MARRIAGE BED OF PROCRUSTES and Other Stories.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Beacon Press, (1957.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Award-winning writer's first book, a collection of twelve short stories. 186 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (some toning to the pages and the spine of the dj)

    Book ID: 63369
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  • INNOCENT BIGAMY and Other Stories. by Dargan, Olive Tilford (1869-1968)
    Dargan, Olive Tilford (1869-1968)
    INNOCENT BIGAMY and Other Stories.

    Edition: First printing.

    Winston-Salem, NC: John F. Blair, Publisher, (1962) dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of eleven short stories by this award-winning Southern author. Dargan was cited by Rideout for the 1930s novels she wrote under the pseudonym of Fielding Burke. 261 pp.

    Condition: Fine in a near fine dust jacket (spot on lower edge of back cover of dj).

    Book ID: 76219
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  • IN THE GLOAMING: Stories. by Dark, Alice Elliott.
    Dark, Alice Elliott.
    IN THE GLOAMING: Stories.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (2000) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's second book, a collection of ten short stories. The title story was selected by John Updike for inclusion in 'The Best American Short Stories of the Century' and it was the basis of a 1997 HBO film of the same name, directed by Christopher Reeve, and featuring Glenn Close, Whoopi Goldberg and others. SIGNED on the title page. 286 pp. ISBN: 0-395-578183.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 81203
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  • NAKED TO THE WAIST. by Dark, Alice Elliott.
    Dark, Alice Elliott.
    NAKED TO THE WAIST.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1991. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first book, a collection of six short stories. SIGNED on the title page. 261 pp. ISBN: 0-395-578183.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 81046
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  • THE LITERARY TRAVELER: An Anthology of Contemporary Short Fiction. by Dark, Larry, editor.
    Dark, Larry, editor.
    THE LITERARY TRAVELER: An Anthology of Contemporary Short Fiction.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Viking, (1994) dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of nineteen stories which "chronicles voyages and visits, trips and travels." Includes stories by Paul Theroux, Sue Miller, Alice Munro, William Trevor, Lorrie Moore, Kate Braverman, Steve Millhauser and others. Edited and with an introduction by Larry Dark. Biographical notes. xiii, 354 pp. ISBN: 0-670845787.

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

    Book ID: 69202
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  • THE LITERARY TRAVELER: An Anthology of Contemporary Short Fiction. by Dark, Larry, editor.
    Dark, Larry, editor.
    THE LITERARY TRAVELER: An Anthology of Contemporary Short Fiction.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Viking, (1994) dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of nineteen stories which "chronicles voyages and visits, trips and travels." Includes stories by Paul Theroux, Sue Miller, Alice Munro, William Trevor, Lorrie Moore, Kate Braverman, Steve Millhauser and others. Edited and with an introduction by Larry Dark. Biographical notes. xiii, 354 pp. ISBN: 0-670845787.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacke (remainder line).

    Book ID: 73623
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  • WE CAN REMEMBER IT FOR YOU WHOLESALE and Other Classic Stories. by Dick, Philip K.
    Dick, Philip K.
    WE CAN REMEMBER IT FOR YOU WHOLESALE and Other Classic Stories.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Citadel / Kensington, (2002). "Features the story "We Can Remember It for You Wholesale,"which inspired the major motion picture"Total Recall",this collection draws from the writers earliest fiction, written during the years 195255. Also included are fascinating works such as"The Adjustment Team"(basis of the 2011 movie"The Adjustment Bureau"), Impostor (basis of the 2001 movie), and many others." Introduction by Norman Spinrad. Volume 2 of The Collected Stories of Philip K. Dick. Notes. 381 pp. ISBN: 978-0806536484.

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (a new unread copy but the lower corner of a few pages bumped) .

    Book ID: 73182
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  • ARTIFICIAL THINGS by Fowler, Karen Joy.
    Fowler, Karen Joy.
    ARTIFICIAL THINGS

    Edition: Uncorrected proof / bound galley.

    New York: Bantam, 1986. First edition - Fowler's rather uncommon and highly praised first book, a collection of short stories, in the earliest pre-publication format. Measures 8 1/2 by 11 inches, pad bound, cardboard backing as rear cover.

    Condition: Very good in pale blue printed wrappers.

    Book ID: 66681
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  • SMOKE & MIRRORS: Short Fictions and Illusions. by Gaiman, Neil.
    Gaiman, Neil.
    SMOKE & MIRRORS: Short Fictions and Illusions.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Avon, (1998) dj. Hardcover first edition - An anthology of short stories, and the occasional story poem, including some never before published - "vintage Neil Gaiman: quirky, sometimes very funny, often dark and disturbing." viii, 339 pp. ISBN: 0-380973642.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 68498
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  • PILGRIMS: Stories. by Gilbert, Elizabeth.
    Gilbert, Elizabeth.
    PILGRIMS: Stories.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1997. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first book, a collection of twelve short stories, this received the Pushcart Prize, was a finalist for the 1998 PEN/Hemingway Award, a New York Times Notable Book and was listed as one of the Most Intriguing Books of 1997 by Glamour magazine, among other awards. Annie Proulx called Gilbert a "young writer of incandescent talent." SIGNED on the title page. Gilbert is best known for her later memoir, 'Eat Pray Love.' 210 pp. ISBN: 0-395836239.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 81100
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  • ROUGH TRANSLATIONS. by Giles, Molly.
    Giles, Molly.
    ROUGH TRANSLATIONS.

    Edition: 2nd printing, a trade paperback

    Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, (1985). Author's first book, a collection of short stories. Winner of the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction, the San Francisco Bay Area Book Reviewers Assoc award and the 1986 Boston Globe Fiction award. ISBN: 0-8203-23705.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 65746
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  • A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE FLOOD: Stories. by Harfenist, Jean.
    Harfenist, Jean.
    A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE FLOOD: Stories.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2002. dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first book, 11 interconnected stories that follow the coming to age of a young woman living in rural small town Minnesota in the 1960s - at the same time as her family is disintegrating, from poverty, drugs and alcohol, and their house is literally sinking, Dustjacket praise from Kay Gibbons, Richard Russo (who described it as " like finding a hot slot machine in a casino. One winner after another") and Mark Childress, 212 pp. ISBN: 0-375-413936.

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

    Book ID: 67501
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  • REASONS TO LIVE. by Hempel, Amy.
    Hempel, Amy.
    REASONS TO LIVE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1985. dj. Hardcover first edition - Her first book, a highly praised collection of 15 short stories, most set in California. 129 pp. ISBN: 0-394-539931.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (a hint of sunning to the spine of the dj, toning to the dj flaps)

    Book ID: 65863
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  • OPTIONS. by Henry, O. (pen name of William Sydney Porter, 1962-1910)
    Henry, O. (pen name of William Sydney Porter, 1962-1910)
    OPTIONS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper & Brothers, 1909. Hardcover first edition - A late collection of stories by this writer who is arguably one of the best-known of all American short story writers. Collects 16 stories including "The Rose of Dixie", Schools and Schools, Buried Treasure, A Poor Rule and more. Illustrated with a frontispiece with a tissue guard, and 7 glossy internal plates. 324 pp,

    Condition: Very good overall in olive green cloth with gilt title on front cover and spine (previous owner's name dated in 1909 on front endpaper, minor soiling to covers, a bit of wear to spine, usual light toning to pages, but a straight, tight and clean copy)

    Book ID: 82194
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  • THE ROARING GIRL: Stories. by Hollingshead, Greg.
    Hollingshead, Greg.
    THE ROARING GIRL: Stories.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Toronto: Somerville House Publishing, (1995). SIGNED first edition - True first edition of this collection of twelve short stories, winner of the Governor General's Award for Fiction. SIGNED on the title page. 196 pp. ISBN: 189589753X.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers with French flaps.

    Book ID: 61183
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  • TE KAIHAU, THE WINDEATER. by Hulme, Keri.
    Hulme, Keri.
    TE KAIHAU, THE WINDEATER.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: George Braziller, (1987) dj. Hardcover first edition - Award-winning author's first book of short stories. As an author of Maori descent, she brings the traditions of that culture to an international audience. 240 pp,. ISBN: 0-807611689.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 80070
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