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Temeraire: The Throne of Jade
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Temeraire: The Throne of Jade

By Novik, Naomi

London: Harper Collins, 2006. A NEW UNREAD COPY . FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING. Dustjacket is not price clipped. 330 pages. The second in the Temeraire series, set amid the turmoil of the Napoleonic wars. Temeraire is a Chinese Celestial dragon, the most highly-prized of all the draconic breeds; famed for their intelligence, agility and most of all for the Divine Wind - their terrible roar capable of shattering the heavy timbers of war ships and devastating vast swathes of infantry. Delivered into British hands by the Trade Winds, Temeraire was intended to be a companion to the Emperor Napoleon, and not captured by a lowly naval officer, Captain William Laurence. Peter Jackson the film producer of The Hobbit fame secured the rights for a planned film.. First Edition. Hard Cover. New/New. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$16.17

Temeraire: The Throne of Jade
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Temeraire: The Throne of Jade

By Novik, Naomi

London: Harper Collins, 2006. A NEW UNREAD COPY . FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING. Dustjacket is not price clipped. 330 pages. The second in the Temeraire series, set amid the turmoil of the Napoleonic wars. Temeraire is a Chinese Celestial dragon, the most highly-prized of all the draconic breeds; famed for their intelligence, agility and most of all for the Divine Wind - their terrible roar capable of shattering the heavy timbers of war ships and devastating vast swathes of infantry. Delivered into British hands by the Trade Winds, Temeraire was intended to be a companion to the Emperor Napoleon, and not captured by a lowly naval officer, Captain William Laurence. Peter Jackson the film producer of The Hobbit fame secured the rights for a planned film. 207. First Edition. Hard Cover. New/New. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$16.17

Temeraire   -  (First Book of the Series)
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Temeraire - (First Book of the Series)

By Novik, Naomi

London: Harper Collins, 2006. A NEW UNREAD COPY . FIRST EDITION, SECOND PRINTING. Dustjacket is not price clipped. 330 pages. The first in the Temeraire series, set amid the turmoil of the Napoleonic wars. As Napoleon's Grand Army tear Europe apart, his vast armada is poised to engage Admiral Nelson's smaller fleet and threaten Britain. But the struggle is over more than land and sea, for both sides have an air force. And the fiery death they rain down upon their enemies has nothing to do with gunpowder - it comes from the very guts of the beasts they are flying - Dragons. Peter Jackson the film producer of The Hobbit fame secured the rights for a planned film. 207. Hard Cover. New/New. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$16.17

Temeraire   -  (First Book of the Series)
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Temeraire - (First Book of the Series)

By Novik, Naomi

London: Harper Collins, 2006. A NEW UNREAD COPY . FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING. Dustjacket is not price clipped. 330 pages. Although new it does have a sign of foxing developing to top edge. The first in the Temeraire series, set amid the turmoil of the Napoleonic wars. As Napoleon's Grand Army tear Europe apart, his vast armada is poised to engage Admiral Nelson's smaller fleet and threaten Britain. But the struggle is over more than land and sea, for both sides have an air force. And the fiery death they rain down upon their enemies has nothing to do with gunpowder - it comes from the very guts of the beasts they are flying - Dragons. Peter Jackson the film producer of The Hobbit fame secured the rights for a planned film. 207. First Edition. Hard Cover. New/New. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$21.56

Enemies of Society
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Enemies of Society

By David, John

Lewes, East Sussex: The Book Guild, 1998. A near Fine unmarked copy (Fine apart from a small mark to fore edge) with near Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. 534 pages. 'When is a rebel not a rebel? When he is Jorel Kable, who fights his own kind in the belief that to destroy the corrupters is to destroy corruption. When is a machine not a machine? When it is the creature known as Wispy, conditioned to kill with neither desire nor justification for her actions. When is a killer not a killer?. When he is Rudi Kingston, whose radical values drive him to commit acts no sane individual would countenance; he has no just cause, just himself. Bring these bizarre characters together in a future imagined with extraordinary detail, add the chilling influence of an alien race for whom there is no concept of the individual and the result is Enemies of Society. This book was later turned into a six parter:- Becoming Death, Destroying Worlds, Passion for Dead Leaves, Send in the Swords, Let Not the Left, Morituri. PLEASE NOTE : A HEAVY VOLUME OF 0.9 KILO UNPACKED WEIGHT WHICH MAY REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SHIPPING COST 24. First. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$7.54

Temeraire   -  (First Book of the Series)
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Temeraire - (First Book of the Series)

By Novik, Naomi

London: Harper Collins, 2006. A NEW UNREAD COPY . FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING. Dustjacket is not price clipped. However there is a touch of age spotting to top edge. 330 pages. The first in the Temeraire series, set amid the turmoil of the Napoleonic wars. As Napoleon's Grand Army tear Europe apart, his vast armada is poised to engage Admiral Nelson's smaller fleet and threaten Britain. But the struggle is over more than land and sea, for both sides have an air force. And the fiery death they rain down upon their enemies has nothing to do with gunpowder - it comes from the very guts of the beasts they are flying - Dragons. Peter Jackson the film producer of The Hobbit fame secured the rights for a planned film. 207. First Edition. Hard Cover. New/New. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$18.32

Extinction Bomber
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Extinction Bomber

By Hough, S.B.

London: The Bodley Head, 1956. Gilt title on blue boards which are clean and unmarked with no wear and just the smallest light bump to front top corner tip. Internally there are just a few spots of light foxing to preliminaries and last pages and to closed edges else a very clean, tight and unmarked free from inscription. A Very Good+ copy. Dustjacket by Edward Pagram is also VG+ and is not price clipped and is in a protective cover. The author is Stanley Bennett Hough (1917-1998) who also wrote under the pseudonyms Rex Gordon and Bennet Stanley. The novel is a borderline Science Fiction thriller. Hough is well known for his novels dealing with the crucial dramas of the atomic age. In Extinction Bomber he asks, and in highly dramatic manner answers, the greatest question of all. 'Any day now a bomber may be taking off on a mission which will touch off the Third World War. Will the pilot and aircrew be a group of men merely obeying orders? Will they be cheerful or grim? Will it be just another mission, in which the chance of promotion compensates for the risk? Or will they be conscious of what they do, knowing in their hearts that their act may mean not only the end of them, and of their wives and families when retaliation comes, but also the end of their nation and perhaps of all mankind. The novel brings the reader face to face with a fundamental dilemma: whether a man's loyalty must always be given to his country, even when that country is bent on suicide, or whether there does not exist a greater loyalty, beyond all talk of Communists and Capitalists and spies and traitors, to humanity as a whole. **** NOT EX LIBRARY COPY **** B2B. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$16.17

The World at Bay
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The World at Bay

By Capon, Paul

London: William Heinemann, 1953. TRUE FIRST EDITION (NOT the later 1954 US edition). Gilt title on red boards which have fading to spine but no wear. Internally there is light foxing to endpapers, to closed edges and a little to some pages else clean, tight and unmarked. 199 pages. Harry Paul Capon (1912-1969). Paul Capon was a UK writer who also worked for many years as an editor and administrator in film and television production, ending his career as head of the Film Department of Independent Television News. From 1942 he wrote fairly copiously in various genres, including detective stories. No one believed Professor Elrick of the London Radar Research Laboratory when he announced in 1977 that Earth was in imminent danger of attack. Ever since his discovery of the dark star, Nero, the Professor and his young assistant, Jim Shannon, had studied the planet and its satellites through the radaroscope with a growing sense of impending doom. There seemed to be positive proof that the third planet, Poppea, had a civilization which was technologically far more advanced than Earth's. He was proved correct when the hideous Poppeans invade the Earth. 5. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$21.56

Arena
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Arena

By Savarin, Julian Jay

London: Robert Hale, 1979. A near Fine unmarked copy which has a little light foxing to closed edges. Dustjacket by Dave Griffiths has some minor marks, no tears and is not price clipped. 224 pages. A neolithic hunter confronts a monstrous beast and gains himself a woman of the forests - a woman of strange powers. An 18th century girl from a moneyed family is psychically drawn towards a slave. In late 20th century Britain, in a dictatorship torn by a bloody civil war, a guerrilla commander leads his small, deadly team on a dangerous mission deep into the heart of enemy country. In the team is the woman he loves. Neither is initially aware of what lives in their minds, or of the strange destiny that awaits each member of the team. Beyond them all is the real battle: a ferocious cosmic and psychic struggle for a control that encompasses the hunter and his forest woman, the girl and the slave, the guerrilla commander and his team, fought by protagonists they would not dare imagine. SCARCE C3C. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$8.62

Can You Feel Anything When I Do This?
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Can You Feel Anything When I Do This?

By Sheckley, Robert

Newton Abbot: Science Fiction Book Club, 1973. A near Fine unmarked copy (Fine apart from a few small marks to top edge) with dustjacket which has tape reinforcing to the reverse edges. 16 bizarre tales of the future from the unique talent of Robert Sheckley (1928-2005). Includes 'The Petrified World', The Mnemone', 'Aspects of Lanranak', 'The Cruel Equations'. C3C. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$5.39

The Fellowship of the Talisman
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The Fellowship of the Talisman

By Simak, Clifford

London: Sidgwick and Jackson, 1980. A near Fine clean, tight and unmarked copy with near Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped and has a protective cover fitted. First UK edition. The first true fantasy novel by the award winning SF writer. Through a wilderness blighted by horror rode Duncan, son of the noble House of Standish, astride his mighty war horse, he was pursuing a quest vital to the future of civilization. With him went a strange fellowship, a brawny man-at-arms, a banshee, a hermit, Ghost, who though erratic was an excellent spy, a turncoat demon, Snoopy, the goblin, and a witch. Opposing them came forces of supernatural malignancy, and aiding them was a girl with the blood of enchanters in her veins who was mounted on an ancient griffin. And all this takes place in England in the 1970's. But in the world of The Fellowship of the Talisman, the Dark Ages never ended, there had been no Renaissance, no exploration of the lands across the sea. C3C. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$6.47

Variety  -  Science-Fiction Movies  -  Illustrated Reviews of the Classic Films
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Variety - Science-Fiction Movies - Illustrated Reviews of the Classic Films

By Brown, Julian (editor)

London: Hamlyn, 1992. A near Fine copy in pictorial laminated boards. With over 250 classic science-fiction and fantasy films reviewed. from The Abyss to Zardoz, presented in A-Z format with details of director, running time, main cast, and awards. Illustrated with over 100 colour and black and white action packed movie stills. A1F. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$8.62

Koyama's Diamond  -  A Novel of the Far Future
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Koyama's Diamond - A Novel of the Far Future

By Berry, Adrian

Lewes, East Sussex: The Book Guild, 1983. A Fine unmarked copy with Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. The science writer's FIRST NOVEL is a science fiction set on the Realms of Sarnos, a distant cluster of planets colonized by our descendants thousands of years hence, misgoverned, overtaxed and suffering from triple digit inflation, most of its influential citizens corrupt. Quintus Rexler, a young crime reporter, is asked by the government to investigate Ephraim Koyama, a brilliant but unscrupulous scientist, determined to overthrow the Government of Sarnos and make himself dictator. Against a backdrop of kidnappings, battles and murder, Rexler and Tiki Shaftoe, a female astronomer, begin to unravel Koyama's plot, only to find that they are part of it. 154. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$8.62

Isaac Asimov's Marvels of Science Fiction
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Isaac Asimov's Marvels of Science Fiction

By Scithers, George (edited by)

London: Robert Hale, 1979. First UK edition. A Very Good+ unmarked copy (near Fine apart from age toning to closed edges with VG price clipped dustjacket. A collection of short SF stories from Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine with editorial hints and a story by Asimov and 15 other stories, including such authors as Martin Gardner, Randall Garrett, Frederick Longbeard, Nancy Kress and F. Paul Wilson. Illustrated throughout by various SF artists. 1. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$8.62

The Sentinel
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The Sentinel

By Clarke, Arthur C.

New York: Barnes & Noble, 1996. A Fine unmarked copy with Very Good + dustjacket which has some light creasing to top. A brilliant collection of nine of Clarke's best short fiction and the title piece of this is the story that inspired 2001 : A Space Odyssey. 303 pages. 10 plates by the noted artist Lebbeus Woods along with a delightful and intimate introduction by the author. B2A. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good. Illus. by Lebbeus Woods. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$8.62

The Conan Chronicles  -  Conan the Invincible, Conan the Defender and Conan the Unconquered
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The Conan Chronicles - Conan the Invincible, Conan the Defender and Conan the Unconquered

By Jordan, Robert

London: Legend, 1996. FIRST UK EDITION, FIRST PRINTING. A near Fine unmarkd copy with near Fine dustjacket by Fred Gambino. Three of the author's best full length novels in one omnibus edition. Conan the Invincible - where Conan, less than nineteen years old, new to the snares and enticements of civilization must join forces with Karela, a dangerously seductive female bandit, to storm the palce of Amanar, a supremely evil necromancer, and he confronts the dreaded Eater of Souls. Conan the Defender - where he challenges a magic spawned menace that cannot die, the invincible Simulacrum of Albanus. Conan the Unconquered - where he defies the sorcerous power of the Cult of Doom for the sake of a beautiful young woman, Yasbet. PLEASE NOTE: A HEAVY VOLUME OF 0.87 KILO UNPACKED WEIGHT WHICH MAY REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SHIPPING COST **** NOT EX LIB *** 153. First Thus. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$5.39

Moths To A Flame
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Moths To A Flame

By Ash, Sarah

London: Millennium, 1995. A Fine unmarked copy with near Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped . AUTHOR'S FIRST NOVEL. A fantasy novel set in Myn-Dhiel, home to the dynasty of the House of Memizhon, a place of Gothic-Byzantine riches and opulence, but now corrupt and subject to a king and queen, the Arkhan and his Arkhys, slowly going mad inside their labyrinthine palace. 13. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$8.62

Imperial Earth
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Imperial Earth

By Clarke, Arthur C.

New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1976. STATED FIRST US edition. Gold title on black cloth spine with orange paper boards which has a blind embossed pattern to front which are clean and unmarked with no wear but spine is cocked. Dustjacket is price clipped with a little wear to head and tail of spine with one quarter inch closed tear. The novel is the result of twenty years of thought by the celebrated novelist and scientist, overflowing with skilled characterisation and exciting events. 12. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$6.47

Of Time And Stars  -  The Worlds of Arthur C. Clarke
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Of Time And Stars - The Worlds of Arthur C. Clarke

By Clarke, Arthur C.

London: Victor Gollancz, 1975. Gold title on pink boards which are clean and unmarked with no wear. Internally there are no inscriptions, a few pages have some creasing to top else clean and unmarked. Coloured pictorial dustjacket, by David Smee, has very slight wear to top and a little fading and is complete. Second impression May 1975. Introduction by J.B. Priestley. This volume, containing stories especially chosen as an introduction to Arthur C. Clarke's work, comprises 18 short stories including 'The Sentinel'. B2E. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$7.54

The Dragon and the Fair Maid of Kent
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The Dragon and the Fair Maid of Kent

By Dickson, Gordon R.

New York: Tom Doherty , 2000. STATED FIRST EDITION December 2000. A Near Fine copy in Near Fine pictorial dustjacket which is not price clipped. A novel in the Dragon Knight series by the Nebula award winning author and tells of the travels to a parallel medieval world by Jim Eckert, the young mathematician, who is transformed into a none too bright dragon called Gorbash. 153. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$7.54