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  • LONDON FIELDS. by Amis, Martin
    Amis, Martin
    LONDON FIELDS.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Harmony, (1989.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A fantasy of love, lust and murder, set in the near future. Booker award finalist. 470 pp. ISBN: 0-517-577186.

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

    Book ID: 41333
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  • LIVES OF THE MONSTER DOGS. by Bakis, Kirsten.
    Bakis, Kirsten.
    LIVES OF THE MONSTER DOGS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1997) dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's first book, a "weird and haunting parable for our times" set in New York City in what was, at the time this was written, the near future. Winner of the Bram Stoker award and a New York Times Notable Book. ISBN: 0-374-189870.

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

    Book ID: 61015
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  • LIVES OF THE MONSTER DOGS. by Bakis, Kirsten.
    Bakis, Kirsten.
    LIVES OF THE MONSTER DOGS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1997) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Author's first book, a "weird and haunting parable for our times" set in New York City in what was, at the time this was written, the near future. Winner of the Bram Stoker award and a New York Times Notable Book. ISBN: 0-374-189870.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 81092
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  • THE DAY OF CREATION. by Ballard, J. G.
    Ballard, J. G.
    THE DAY OF CREATION.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1988.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel set in "the parched, diseased, impoverished terrain of central Africa" where in front of the doctor struggling to bring water to the area, an apparent miracle occurs. As a tractor gouges the ground for an airstrip, "water bubbles to the surface, first a trickle, but soon a powerful flood. and a sizeable river seems to be forming." A combination of speculative and realistic fiction. 254 pp. Dust jacket by Wendell Minor. ISBN: 0-88619-1815.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 65033
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  • THE END OF THE WORLD NEWS: An Entertainment. by Burgess, Anthony.
    Burgess, Anthony.
    THE END OF THE WORLD NEWS: An Entertainment.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: McGraw-Hill, (1983.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Intertwines 3 stories about the end of history as humans have known it - "a novelised, or very nearly televisualised, life of Sigmund Freud. . a Broadway musical about the visit of Leon Trotsky to New York in 1917, and some way into the future, the crushing of the planet Earth by a heavyweight intruder." 389 pp. ISBN: 0-07-0089655.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dustjacket (slight sunning to edges of boards, but otherwise tight, appears unread.)

    Book ID: 55166
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  • SPECIMEN DAYS. by Cunningham, Michael
    Cunningham, Michael
    SPECIMEN DAYS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (2005.) dj. Hardcover first edition - An experimental novel, written in interwoven sections (in a fashion similar to that of 'The Hours' but with poet Walt Whitman provides the connection) The first section is set in the early years of the Industrial Revolution; the second is a noir thriller set in modern New York city where terrorists are setting off bombs apparently at random, and the final section is set 150 years in the future. 308 pp. ISBN: 0-374299625.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 69235
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  • SPECIMEN DAYS. by Cunningham, Michael
    Cunningham, Michael
    SPECIMEN DAYS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (2005.) dj. Hardcover first edition - An experimental novel, written in interwoven sections (in a fashion similar to that of 'The Hours' but with poet Walt Whitman provides the connection) The first section is set in the early years of the Industrial Revolution; the second is a noir thriller set in modern New York city where terrorists are setting off bombs apparently at random, and the final section is set 150 years in the future. 308 pp. ISBN: 0-374299625.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket.

    Book ID: 56009
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  • RIVERS OF GOLD. by Dunn, Adam.
    Dunn, Adam.
    RIVERS OF GOLD.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Bloomsbury, (2010) dj. Hardcover first edition - Tech-noir novel set in New York City in what was the near future when this book was written - a city with race riots, massive unemployment and crime run rampant. 276 pp. ISBN: 978-1608193073.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 63529
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  • SOLITAIRE. by Eskridge, Kelley.
    Eskridge, Kelley.
    SOLITAIRE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: EOS - Harper Collins, (2002.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's first novel, an interesting look at a future dominated by a corporate-state. 353 pp. ISBN: 0-06-0088575.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 61965
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  • SOLITAIRE. by Eskridge, Kelley.
    Eskridge, Kelley.
    SOLITAIRE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: EOS - Harper Collins, (2002.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's first novel, an interesting look at a future dominated by a corporate-state. 353 pp. ISBN: 0-06-0088575.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 77753
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  • SOLITAIRE. by Eskridge, Kelley.
    Eskridge, Kelley.
    SOLITAIRE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: EOS - Harper Collins, (2002.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Author's first novel, an interesting look at a future dominated by a corporate-state. INSCRIBED on the title page. 353 pp. ISBN: 0-06-0088575.

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

    Book ID: 76729
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  • LIVING IN ETHER. by Geary, Patricia.
    Geary, Patricia.
    LIVING IN ETHER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper & Row, (1982.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The authors first novel, a combination of charm and strangeness, this is the story of a 25 year old medium who lives in two worlds: the Hollywood where she jogs and the spiritual world from which come the voices of her clients' contacts as well as her own guide, a Noel Coward like chap named Pallas. Her second novel won the PK Dick award. 212 pp. ISBN: 0-06-0149310.

    Condition: Very good- in a fair only dust jacket. (several tears to dj, peeled spots, general wear.)

    Book ID: 45221
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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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  • 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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  • GATHERING BLUE. by Lowry, Lois.
    Lowry, Lois.
    GATHERING BLUE.

    Edition: Later 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 on the title page and dated in 2014. The second book in the quartet which began with the Newbery award winning book 'The Giver.' 215 pp. Dust jacket design by Charles Brock. ISBN: 9780547995687.

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

    Book ID: 59957
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  • SHADOW BONES. by Memmott, David.
    Memmott, David.
    SHADOW BONES.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    La Grande, OR: Wordcraft of Oregon, 1999. SIGNED first edition - A collection of short stories (the first book of fiction, preceded by some poetry books) by this Rhysling Award winner and Fishtrap Fellow - stories which "glance through sci-fi and fantasy on into other magical and imaginative spaces, never ceasing to pose the central ontological question 'What does it mean to be human?' " SIGNED on the title page. A title in The Wordcraft Speculative Writers Series. 116 pp. ISBN: 1-877655287.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 76412
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  • Mendelsohn, Felix Jr.
    SUPERBABY.

    Edition: First printing.

    Los Angeles: Nash Publishing Corporation, 1969. dj. Hardcover first edition - Genetic engineering has produced the most perfect man on earth - in brains and body - superbaby! There is nothing which he cannot do, and while he tries track, golf, boxing and chess, baseball becomes his game of choice, and in his first year in the majors he breaks all of the records. Interesting blend of fantasy and baseball, very uncommon in this first hardcover edition. ISBN: 0-8402-11023.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (old price inked on front endpaper, short closed tear to upper edge of dj, but a nice tight and straight copy.)

    Book ID: 26908
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  • THE COUNTRY OF ICE CREAM STAR. by Newman, Sandra.
    Newman, Sandra.
    THE COUNTRY OF ICE CREAM STAR.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Ecco Press / Harper Collins, (2015). First edition - "In the ruins of a future America, fifteen-year-old Ice Cream Star and her people survive by scavenging in the detritus of an abandoned civilization. Theirs is a world of children - by the time they reach twenty, each of them will die from a disease they call posies. When her brother sickens, Ice Cream sets out on the trail of a cure, led by a stranger. a captured prisoner who becomes her protector." 629 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 63477
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  • SEWER, GAS & ELECTRIC: The Public Works Trilogy. by Ruff, Matt
    Ruff, Matt
    SEWER, GAS & ELECTRIC: The Public Works Trilogy.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, 1997. SIGNED first edition - Ruff's second novel - described as part mad Max, part "Monkey Wrench Gang" and part Dickens - set in Manahattan in 2023, this novel includes an attempt to solve a murder mystery with Ayn Rand resurrected from the dead by computer acting as an unwilling assistant, a mutant great white shark swimming in the sewer tunnels beneath Times Square, and a Volkswagon Beetle possessed by the spirit of Abbie Hoffman, and more. SIGNED by the author on the title page with a small drawing, 515 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers as issued.

    Book ID: 53589
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  • A FEW LAST WORDS: A Parable And A Prophecy. by Sallis, James.
    Sallis, James.
    A FEW LAST WORDS: A Parable And A Prophecy.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Macmillan, (1970) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The first book by Sallis, a collection of speculative short fiction, sometimes surreal, sometimes comic, but often with a quiet horror combined with mundane details, a glimpse of a future bleak and violent and full of death. SIGNED on the title page. 226 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (some light toning to the pages)

    Book ID: 70580
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  • A FEW LAST WORDS: A Parable And A Prophecy. by Sallis, James.
    Sallis, James.
    A FEW LAST WORDS: A Parable And A Prophecy.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Macmillan, (1970) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The first book by Sallis, a collection of speculative short fiction, sometimes surreal, sometimes comic, but often with a quiet horror combined with mundane details, a glimpse of a future bleak and violent and full of death. SIGNED on the title page. 226 pp.

    Condition: Damaged condition - the back board has been cracked and bent, lower corner bumped - but the binding is still tight, spine is straight and the dj is very good. An uncommon first book, especially signed and in the first edition, and so worth offering at a significantly reduced price.

    Book ID: 71379
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  • Silverberg, Robert.
    TO LIVE AGAIN.

    Edition: Book club edition.

    Garden City, New York: Doubleday, 1969. dj. Hardcover - Novel of a future in which the mind of a dead man can be transplanted into a living body. 231 pp. Dust jacket by Pat Steir.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket. (lower corner of front flap of dj clipped.)

    Book ID: 36287
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  • TO LIVE AGAIN. by Silverberg, Robert.
    Silverberg, Robert.
    TO LIVE AGAIN.

    Edition: First printing.

    Garden City, New York: Doubleday, 1969. dj. SIGNED hardcover - Novel of a future in which the mind of a dead man can be transplanted into a living body. 231 pp. Dust jacket by Pat Steir. SIGNED on the dust jacket by Silverberg.

    Condition: Ex-library with the usual markings, but in a dustjacket with pasted down flaps.

    Book ID: 37665
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  • THE GATE TO WOMEN'S COUNTRY. by Tepper, Sheri.
    Tepper, Sheri.
    THE GATE TO WOMEN'S COUNTRY.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Doubleday, 1988. First edition - A novel , set 300 years into the future among the survivors of the nuclear war which almost destroyed the world, which transcends the science fiction genre. Thought-provoking and a great read. My favorite of all her books.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 79940
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  • O-ZONE. by Theroux, Paul.
    Theroux, Paul.
    O-ZONE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam. (1986) dj. Hardcover first edition - Theroux's massive dystopian novel of America in the near future, a land of nuclear waste, mutants, the incredibly rich and the masses. A wasteland not due to nuclear war but to "the inexorible pressing of what we already see about us - from the Third World to Times Square, from the halls of the mighty to the haunts of terrorists and killer survivalists." 527 pp. ISBN: 0-399-131858.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 61911
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  • O-ZONE. by Theroux, Paul.
    Theroux, Paul.
    O-ZONE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam. (1986.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Theroux' massive novel of America in the near future, a land of nuclear waste, mutants, the incredibly rich and the masses. ISBN: 0-399-131858.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (soiling to bottom edge of textblock, minor edgewear to dj.)

    Book ID: 47731
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  • THE RULES OF LIFE. by Weldon, Fay.
    Weldon, Fay.
    THE RULES OF LIFE.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Hutchinson, (1987.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A novel set in 2004 - in what was the near future at the time Weldon wrote this - a lighthearted and very funny satire on contemporary life. A Hutchinson Novella, illustrated with drawings by Amanda Faulkner. 80 pp. ISBN: 0-09-1686806.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (price-clipped.)

    Book ID: 54412
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  • THE RULES OF LIFE. by Weldon, Fay.
    Weldon, Fay.
    THE RULES OF LIFE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper & Row, (1987.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A novel set in 2004 - in what was the near future at the time Weldon wrote this - a lighthearted and very funny satire on contemporary life. A title in the Harper Short Novel series, illustrated with drawings by Amanda Faulkner. 80 pp. ISBN: 0-06-0157593.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 41439
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  • THE RULES OF LIFE. by Weldon, Fay.
    Weldon, Fay.
    THE RULES OF LIFE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper & Row, (1987.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A novel set in 2004 - in what was the near future at the time Weldon wrote this - a lighthearted and very funny satire on contemporary life. A title in the Harper Short Novel series, illustrated with drawings by Amanda Faulkner. 80 pp. ISBN: 0-06-0157593.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dust jacket. (prev owner's name.)

    Book ID: 36520
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