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  • FAULT LINE: A Collection of Short Fiction. by Mapson, Jo-Ann.
    Mapson, Jo-Ann.
    FAULT LINE: A Collection of Short Fiction.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Irvine, CA: Pacific Writer's Press, n.d. (1989). SIGNED first edition - The author's first book, a collection of 14 short stories, including "The Red Nightie Network" which was the 1986 winner of the California short story competition. SIGNED by author on the title page. 144 pp. ISBN: 0-944870023.

    Condition: Fair condition only in illustrated wrappers (some crinkling from dampness - but no staining - to upper corner, crease on front cover).

    Book ID: 80155
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  • BLOOD AND WATER AND OTHER TALES by McGrath, Patrick
    McGrath, Patrick
    BLOOD AND WATER AND OTHER TALES

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Poseidon Press, 1988. dj. Hardcover first edition - His first book, a collection of 13 elegant, bizarre and perverse short stories. Cover praise from such diverse writers as Clive Barker, Graham Swift and Gordon Lish. 192 pp. Dust jacket by Wendell Minor. ISBN: 0-671-64405x.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (remainder mark)

    Book ID: 64356
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  • LOW FLYING AIRCRAFT: Stories. by McNally, T. M.
    McNally, T. M.
    LOW FLYING AIRCRAFT: Stories.

    Edition: First printing.

    Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, (1991) dj. Hardcover first edition - His first book, a collection of 14 interrelated short stories, spanning a period of fourteen years with settings ranging from Nicaragua,to a ranch in Arizona and a ski slope in Vermont. Winner of the Flannery O'Connor award for short fiction. A review by the NY Times called his prose "stark, imagistic .. part Hemingway, part Wallace Stevens." 163 pp. ISBN: 0-820313785.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (top edge of spine bumped)

    Book ID: 74156
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  • HALF IN LOVE: Stories. by Meloy, Maile.
    Meloy, Maile.
    HALF IN LOVE: Stories.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Scribner, (2002) dj. Hardcover first edition - Montana-born author's first book, a collection of short stories, ten of which are set in the rural West - although the prize-winning 'Aqua Boulevard' is set in Paris. 172 pp. ISBN: 0-743216474.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 69307
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  • UNDER A GLASS BELL. by Nin, Anais; illustrated by Ian Hugo.
    Nin, Anais; illustrated by Ian Hugo.
    UNDER A GLASS BELL.

    Edition: Second edition.

    New York: Gemor Press, (1944). Hardcover - A slim collection of stories, illustrated with line engravings on copper by Ian Hugo. Both the cover and the nine illustrations were printed relief directly from the plates. Composed in Light Vogue Italic. Design, typography and printing by the Gemor Press. Second edition, limited to 800 copies. 85 pp plus colophon.

    Condition: Good only in the fragile paper covered boards, with some cracking to the paper near the spine, previous owner's name on front endpaper.

    Book ID: 68634
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  • ALL THE GOOD PEOPLE I'VE LEFT BEHIND. by Oates, Joyce Carol
    Oates, Joyce Carol
    ALL THE GOOD PEOPLE I'VE LEFT BEHIND.

    Edition: Limited, signed first edition.

    Santa Barbara: Black Sparrow Press, 1979. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Collection of short stories. #96 out of 300 copies, SIGNED and numbered on the limitation page, designed by Barbara Martin. 227 pp plus colophon and author photo. ISBN: 0-876853955.

    Condition: Near fine in the orginal acetate wrapper in fine condition (a bit of sunning to the top edge of the front cover, else fine)

    Book ID: 70865
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  • BY THE NORTH GATE. by Oates, Joyce Carol.
    Oates, Joyce Carol.
    BY THE NORTH GATE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Vanguard, (1963.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Her uncommon first book, a collection of short stories. SIGNED on the title page (with her full name) 253 pp.

    Condition: Very good in near fine dust jacket (usual toning to the pages and the edges of the textblock, and to the spine of the dj) .

    Book ID: 69491
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  • THE WINE OF ASTONISHMENT: Stories. by Overton, Mary.
    Overton, Mary.
    THE WINE OF ASTONISHMENT: Stories.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Woodside, CA: La Questa Press, (1997). First edition - A collection of thirteen short stories. 180 pp. ISBN: 0-964434814.

    Condition: Very near fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 63692
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  • SOMETHING RICH AND STRANGE: Selected Stories. by Rash, Ron.
    Rash, Ron.
    SOMETHING RICH AND STRANGE: Selected Stories.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Ecco Press / Harper Collins, (2014). First edition - A collection of 34 stories by this award-winning author - stories which capture the "complexities of Appalachia - a rugged, brutal landscape of exquisite beauty - illuminate the tensions between the traditional and the modern, the old and new south, tenderness and violence, man and nature. Though the focus is regional, the themes of Rashs work are universal, striking an emotional chord that resonates deep within each of our lives." 434 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 68815
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  • Rendell, Ruth
    THE FALLEN CURTAIN

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Doubleday, 1976. dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of 11 mystery stories - the title story won the Edgar award.. A Crime Club selection. ISBN: 0-385116055.

    Condition: Very good+ in a very good dust jacket (light shelfwear, some toning to the white on the back of the dj.) Overall, a nice copy of an inexpensively produced book.

    Book ID: 8615
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  • REMAKING HISTORY. by Robinson, Kim Stanley
    Robinson, Kim Stanley
    REMAKING HISTORY.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: TOR / Tom Doherty Associates, (1991) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - SIGNED by Robinson on the title page. Collection of 14 stories written after his earlier collection PLANET ON THE TABLE. Includes 1991 Nebula nominee BEFORE I WAKE. 274 pp. ISBN: 0-312-85126X.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 69602
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  • THE FENCING MASTER AND OTHER STORIES. by Rogin, Gilbert.
    Rogin, Gilbert.
    THE FENCING MASTER AND OTHER STORIES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (1965) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first book, a collection of fourteen stories, eight of which first appeared in The New Yorker, with settings ranging from Las Vegas, New York, South Pacific and more. 209 pp. Cover photography by Bruce Davidson.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket.

    Book ID: 72707
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  • THE ORANGE FISH. by Shields, Carol.
    Shields, Carol.
    THE ORANGE FISH.

    Edition: First printing.

    Toronto: Random House, (1989) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A collection of twelve short stories, SIGNED on the title page. 199 pp. ISBN: 0-394221001.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 66102
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  • THE IMAGE and Other Stories. by Singer, Isaac Bashevis.
    Singer, Isaac Bashevis.
    THE IMAGE and Other Stories.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1985) dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of short stories by this Novel laureate. Translated from the Yiddish by the author, Lester Goran and others. Author's note. viii, 310 pp.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 76377
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  • SINS FOR FATHER KNOX. by Skvorecky, Josef.
    Skvorecky, Josef.
    SINS FOR FATHER KNOX.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Norton, (1973) dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of ten short stories each featuring Eva Adam, "a nightclub singer and garrulous meddler in other people's affairs, [who] tours worldwide, each stop comprising a single story and a single crime, and each story violates one of Father Ronald A. Knox's rules for writing detective fiction." The list of Knox's Ten Commandments, written in 1929 during the Golden Age of Detective fiction in England, is printed at the front of the book. Translated from the Cxech by Kaca Polackove Henley. Introduction by the author, solutions at the back. 268 pp. ISBN: 0-393025128.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dustjacket (prev owner's embossed seal on title page, otherwise like new, appears unread).

    Book ID: 72728
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  • GRANDPA WAS A COWBOY AND AN INDIAN and Other Stories. by Sneve, Virginia Driving Hawk
    Sneve, Virginia Driving Hawk
    GRANDPA WAS A COWBOY AND AN INDIAN and Other Stories.

    Edition: First printing.

    Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, (2000). Hardcover first edition - Collection of short fiction by this award-winning Sioux author, who was born on the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota. Author's note. Glossary. ix, 116 pp. ISBN: 0-803242743.

    Condition: Good in a near fine dust jacket (a tight copy, but with highlighting in two stories)

    Book ID: 70548
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  • THE LOWEST BLUE FLAME BEFORE NOTHING. by Stapleton, Lara.
    Stapleton, Lara.
    THE LOWEST BLUE FLAME BEFORE NOTHING.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    San Francisco: Aunt Lute Books, (1998). SIGNED first edition - The first book by this award winning Filipina American writer, a collection of twelve short stories with settings ranging from Manila to the US Midwest. They "unerringly map that place in the human heart where exaltation and humiliation, hope and fear, merge." SIGNED by the author on the first page. 195 pp. ISBN: 1-879960540.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 80086
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  • DREAMS THAT BURN IN THE NIGHT. by Strete, Craig.
    Strete, Craig.
    DREAMS THAT BURN IN THE NIGHT.

    Edition: First printing.

    Garden City, New York: Doubleday, 1982. dj. Hardcover first edition - Second collection of short stories by this highly praised Native American science fiction writer. 183 pp. ISBN: 0-385-171889.

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

    Book ID: 73392
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  • Strete, Craig.
    DREAMS THAT BURN IN THE NIGHT.

    Edition: First printing.

    Garden City, New York: Doubleday, 1982. dj. Hardcover first edition - Second collection of short stories by this highly praised Native American science fiction writer. 183 pp. ISBN: 0-385-171889.

    Condition: Near fine in a very good+ dustjacket (rem spray to bottom edge, some rubbing and light wear to dj.)

    Book ID: 18568
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  • HONEY. by Tallent, Elizabeth.
    Tallent, Elizabeth.
    HONEY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1993. dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of nine short stories, 207 pp. ISBN: 0-394-583043.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 69439
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  • HONEY. by Tallent, Elizabeth.
    Tallent, Elizabeth.
    HONEY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1993. dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of nine short stories, 207 pp. ISBN: 0-394-583043.

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

    Book ID: 41349
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  • TEN MONKEYS, TEN MINUTES. by Watts, Peter.
    Watts, Peter.
    TEN MONKEYS, TEN MINUTES.

    Edition: First printing.

    Edmonton, AB: Tesseract Books / The Books Collective, (2000) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's second book, first collection of short stories, including one written especially for this book - nine stories which journey to the depths of the ocean floor with genetically engineered human beings (A Niche), and which "push the boundaries of life with a scientist obsessed with death, watch as sentient gaseous entities offer destruction and salvation to the human race" and more. Before turning to writing science fiction, Watts spent 15 years as a marine biologist. SIGNED on the title page. 167 pp plus publication history and 2 pp publisher's ads. ISBN: 1-89583676X.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (appears unread.)

    Book ID: 76404
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  • THE GHOST STORIES OF EDITH WHARTON. by Wharton, Edith. Illustrated by Laszlo Kubinyi.
    Wharton, Edith. Illustrated by Laszlo Kubinyi.
    THE GHOST STORIES OF EDITH WHARTON.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1973) dj. Hardcover first edition - Collects eleven stories written throughout her career from the 1904 "The Ladies' Maid" to "All Souls" in 1937. Includes a preface by Wharton in which she comments that the teller of supernatural tales should be "well-frightened in the telling." Also includes two previously unpublished pages from her autobiography in which she talks about her childhood fears. Each story is illustrated by a full page drawing by Laszlo Kubinyi. Review copy with publisher's slip laid in. 176 pp. ISBN: 0-684148293.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (small chip to top of dj spine, some toning to the white background of the dj).

    Book ID: 73233
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