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  • CASH OUT. by Bardsley, Greg.
    Bardsley, Greg.
    CASH OUT.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    New York: Harper Perennial, (2012). SIGNED first edition - The author's first novel - "an outrageous tall tale that follows one desperate, disgruntled Silicon Valley exec through a his surreal three-day scramble to cash out his stock options and leave behind his hated high-tech job before outrageous villains (and even crazier friends) completely destroy him." SIGNED on the title page. 376 pp plus an interview with the author and a list of his recommendations of other books to read. ISBN: 978-0062127716.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 66746
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  • SMALL FRY: A Memoir. by Brennan-Jobs, Lisa.
    Brennan-Jobs, Lisa.
    SMALL FRY: A Memoir.

    Edition: 3rd printing.

    New York: Grove Press, (2018) dj. SIGNED hardcover - The author's first book, a memoir by the daughter of Steve Jobs described as a coming of age story which is partially a portrait of a complex family and partly a love letter to California in the 70s and 80s. SIGNED on the title page by the author. Named one of the best books of the year by the NY Times, the New Yorker, NPR and many others. Illustrated with photographs. ISBN: 978-0802128232.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy, but one corner is slightly bumped.) Uncommon signed.

    Book ID: 74383
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  • ALL WE EVER WANTED WAS EVERYTHING. by Brown, Janelle.
    Brown, Janelle.
    ALL WE EVER WANTED WAS EVERYTHING.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Spiegel & Grau, 2008. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, described as a "withering Silicon Valley satire." SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. 401 pp. ISBN: 9780385524018.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dust jacket (an unread copy, but a few spots to the outer edge of the text block.)

    Book ID: 48172
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  • ALL WE EVER WANTED WAS EVERYTHING. by Brown, Janelle.
    Brown, Janelle.
    ALL WE EVER WANTED WAS EVERYTHING.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Spiegel & Grau, 2008. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, described as a "withering Silicon Valley satire." SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. 401 pp. ISBN: 9780385524018.

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

    Book ID: 53044
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  • THE IMMORTAL GAME. by Coggins, Mark.
    Coggins, Mark.
    THE IMMORTAL GAME.

    Edition: First printing.

    Berkeley, CA: Poltroon Press, 1999. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - First novel featuring private detective August Riordan, and set in Silicon Valley, where he is hired by a multi-millionaire entrepreneur to find the stolen software for an advanced chess program. SIGNED on the title page. Illustrated with photographs. 309 pp. ISBN: 0-918395-216.

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

    Book ID: 79215
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  • VULTURE CAPITAL. by Coggins, Mark.
    Coggins, Mark.
    VULTURE CAPITAL.

    Edition: First printing.

    Berkeley, CA: Poltroon Press, 2002. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Second mystery featuring private detective August Riordan, and set in Silicon Valley, where he is hired to find the missing CTO (chief technical officer) at a biotechnology startup. From the blurbs on the back cover: 'Fast cars, nymphomaniac rich kids, billionaires with short attention spans and long money: a truer picture of Silicon Valley can't be found.' (-Cory Johnson, CNBC. ) Illustrated. 295 pp. SIGNED on the title page. ISBN: 0-918395-216.

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

    Book ID: 79214
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  • THE SECOND COMING OF STEVE JOBS. by Deutschman, Alan.
    Deutschman, Alan.
    THE SECOND COMING OF STEVE JOBS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Broadway Books, 2000, dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An in-depth portrait of Steve Jobs which draws on scores of interviews with colleagues, rivals, and friends to describe how, after a twelve-year exile from Apple (during which time he founded NeXT and the film animation studio, Pixar), he returned to become the CEO and to turn the company around. SIGNED by the author on the half title page and dated in the year of publication. Index. 321 pages. ISBN: 0-76790432x.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dustjacket (a new, unread copy.)

    Book ID: 75420
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  • FAULT LINE. by Eisler, Barry.
    Eisler, Barry.
    FAULT LINE.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Ballantine, (2009.). First edition - Thriller set in California's Silicon Valley, featuring black ops soldier Ben Treven by a former CIA operative. Includes an author's note and interview in which he says that much of the back story and many of the incidents are based on real events. 312 pp.

    Condition: Very good in glossy illustrated wrappers (lower corner bumped).

    Book ID: 72502
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  • Finn, Christine A.
    ARTIFACTS: An Archaeologist's Year in Silicon Valley.

    Edition: First printing.

    Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, (2001). SIGNED hardcover first edition - A book in which the author combines "a reporter's instinct for a good interview with traditional archaeological training [to bring] the perspectives of the past and the future to the story of Silicon Valley's present material culture. She traveled the area in 2000, a period when people's fortunes could change overnight. She describes a computer's rapid trajectory from useful tool to machine to be junked to collector's item. She explores the sense that whatever one has is instantly superseded by the next new thing -- and the effect this has on economic and social values. She tells stories from a place where fruit-pickers now recycle silicon chips and…

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    Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, (2001). SIGNED hardcover first edition - A book in which the author combines "a reporter's instinct for a good interview with traditional archaeological training [to bring] the perspectives of the past and the future to the story of Silicon Valley's present material culture. She traveled the area in 2000, a period when people's fortunes could change overnight. She describes a computer's rapid trajectory from useful tool to machine to be junked to collector's item. She explores the sense that whatever one has is instantly superseded by the next new thing -- and the effect this has on economic and social values. She tells stories from a place where fruit-pickers now recycle silicon chips and where more money can be made babysitting for post-IPO couples than working in a factory. The ways that people are working and adapting, are becoming wealthy or barely getting by, are visible in the cultural landscape of the fifteen cities that make up the area called 'Silicon Valley.'" Although written almost 20 years ago, the contrasts she mentions have only increased in the interim. SIGNED on the title page. Text is preceded by a 32 page photo essay; illustrated with other photographs throughout. Selected further reading, index. xlix. 244 pp. ISBN: 0-262062240.

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

    Book ID: 75921
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  • FINAL TARGET. by Gore, Steven.
    Gore, Steven.
    FINAL TARGET.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (paperback.)

    New York: Harper Collins, (2010.). SIGNED first edition - First thriller - set in the world of global finance and arms trading - by a private investigator with 30 years of interntional experience. Issued as a paperback original. SIGNED on the title page and dated in Oct 2009, before the trade edition was released. 498 pp.

    Condition: Fine (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 54106
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  • FINAL TARGET. by Gore, Steven.
    Gore, Steven.
    FINAL TARGET.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (paperback.)

    New York: Harper Collins, (2010.). First edition - First thriller - set in the world of global finance and arms trading - by a private investigator with 30 years of interntional experience. Issued as a paperback original. 498 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine (light crease to upper corner of back cover.)

    Book ID: 50975
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  • VAMPIRE BYTES: A Crime Novel with Catherine Saylor. by Grant, Linda.
    Grant, Linda.
    VAMPIRE BYTES: A Crime Novel with Catherine Saylor.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Scribner, (1998) dj. Hardcover first edition - "Private investigator Catherine Sayler is hired to investigate the death of a young computer game developer from a bizarre Silicon Valley subculture." 285 pp. ISBN: 0-684-826755.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 72929
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  • A WORKING THEORY OF LOVE. by Hutchins, Scott.
    Hutchins, Scott.
    A WORKING THEORY OF LOVE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Penguin, 2012. dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's very highly praised first novel, set in San Francisco and the high tech world of Silicon Valley, where an attempt is being made to create a computer not just with artificial intelligence, but actually sentient. 325 pp. ISBN: 978-1594205057.

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

    Book ID: 67187
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  • A WORKING THEORY OF LOVE. by Hutchins, Scott.
    Hutchins, Scott.
    A WORKING THEORY OF LOVE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Penguin, 2012. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's very highly praised first novel, set in San Francisco and the high tech world of Silicon Valley, where an attempt is being made to create a computer not just with artificial intelligence, but actually sentient., INSCRIBED on the title page. 325 pp. ISBN: 978-1594205057.

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

    Book ID: 62816
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  • THE CHILDREN'S CRUSADE. by Packer, Ann.
    Packer, Ann.
    THE CHILDREN'S CRUSADE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Scribner, (2015) dj. Hardcover first edition - Award winning author's third novel (fifth book), one "that explores the secrets and desires, the remnant wounds and saving graces of one California family, over the course of five decades. Bill Blair finds the land by accident, three wooded acres in a rustic community south of San Francisco. The year is 1954, long before anyone will call this area Silicon Valley. Struck by a vision of the family he has yet to create, Bill buys the property on a whim. In Penny Greenway he finds a suitable wife, a woman whose yearning attitude toward life seems compelling and answerable, and they marry and have four children. Yet Penny is a…

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    New York: Scribner, (2015) dj. Hardcover first edition - Award winning author's third novel (fifth book), one "that explores the secrets and desires, the remnant wounds and saving graces of one California family, over the course of five decades. Bill Blair finds the land by accident, three wooded acres in a rustic community south of San Francisco. The year is 1954, long before anyone will call this area Silicon Valley. Struck by a vision of the family he has yet to create, Bill buys the property on a whim. In Penny Greenway he finds a suitable wife, a woman whose yearning attitude toward life seems compelling and answerable, and they marry and have four children. Yet Penny is a mercurial housewife, at a time when women chafed at the conventions imposed on them. She finds salvation in art, but the cost is high. Thirty years later, the three oldest Blair children, adults now and still living near the family home, are disrupted by the return of the youngest, whose sudden presence and all-too-familiar troubles force a reckoning with who they are, separately and together, and set off a struggle over the family's future" . 432 pp.

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    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 64104
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  • THE CHILDREN'S CRUSADE. by Packer, Ann.
    Packer, Ann.
    THE CHILDREN'S CRUSADE.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Scribner, (2015). SIGNED first edition - Award winning author's third novel (fifth book), one "that explores the secrets and desires, the remnant wounds and saving graces of one California family, over the course of five decades. Bill Blair finds the land by accident, three wooded acres in a rustic community south of San Francisco. The year is 1954, long before anyone will call this area Silicon Valley. Struck by a vision of the family he has yet to create, Bill buys the property on a whim. In Penny Greenway he finds a suitable wife, a woman whose yearning attitude toward life seems compelling and answerable, and they marry and have four children. Yet Penny is a mercurial…

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    New York: Scribner, (2015). SIGNED first edition - Award winning author's third novel (fifth book), one "that explores the secrets and desires, the remnant wounds and saving graces of one California family, over the course of five decades. Bill Blair finds the land by accident, three wooded acres in a rustic community south of San Francisco. The year is 1954, long before anyone will call this area Silicon Valley. Struck by a vision of the family he has yet to create, Bill buys the property on a whim. In Penny Greenway he finds a suitable wife, a woman whose yearning attitude toward life seems compelling and answerable, and they marry and have four children. Yet Penny is a mercurial housewife, at a time when women chafed at the conventions imposed on them. She finds salvation in art, but the cost is high. Thirty years later, the three oldest Blair children, adults now and still living near the family home, are disrupted by the return of the youngest, whose sudden presence and all-too-familiar troubles force a reckoning with who they are, separately and together, and set off a struggle over the family's future" SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. 432 pp.

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    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 63720
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  • Rucker, Rudy.
    THE HACKER AND THE ANTS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: AvonNova (Morrow), (1994.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - SIGNED By Rudy Rucker on the title page. Set in California's Silicon Valley, this is a novel of 'plausible absurdity... an unorthodox tale of cyber conspiracy and virtual infestation.' 307 pp. ISBN: 0-688-134165.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (remainder line on bottom edge, but otherwise appears unread.)

    Book ID: 35092
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  • NESTED SCROLLS: The Autobiography of Rudolf von Bitter Rucker. by Rucker, Rudy.
    Rucker, Rudy.
    NESTED SCROLLS: The Autobiography of Rudolf von Bitter Rucker.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: TOR / Tom Doherty Associates, (2001.). SIGNED first edition - The autobiography of this mathematician, beat writer and science fiction writer who was one of the creators of cyberpunk. SIGNED on the half title page. Bibliography. 327 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy white wrappers.

    Book ID: 54932
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  • A PRACTICAL EDUCATION: Why Liberal Arts Majors Make Great Employees. by Stross, Randall.
    Stross, Randall.
    A PRACTICAL EDUCATION: Why Liberal Arts Majors Make Great Employees.

    Edition: First printing.

    Stanford, CA: Redwood Press, (2017). SIGNED hardcover first edition - A book which makes the argument that "studying for the joy of learning turns out to be surprisingly practical. . . Drawing on the experiences of Stanford University graduates and using the students' own accounts of their education, job searches, and first work experiences, Stross provides heartening demonstrations of how multi-capable liberal arts graduates are. Stross also weaves the students' stories with the history of Stanford, the rise of professional schools, the long-standing contention between engineering and the liberal arts, the birth of occupational testing, and the popularity of computer science education to trace the evolution in thinking about how to prepare students for professional futures." SIGNED on the title page. Notes, index. vii, 291 pp. ISBN: 978-0804797481.

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

    Book ID: 75582
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