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Journey to the Centre of the Earth

By Jules Verne

The Folio Society. As New in Fine dust jacket. 2001. Hardcover. Folio Society 2001, hardcover in slipcase. Excellent, as new condition. Hardcover is clean and unmarked, no visible wear. Dark blue slipcase has at most slight scuffing. Nine colour plates by Grahame Baker. Translated by William Butcher. Intro by Michael Crichton. Jules Verne (1828-1905) was a French author best known for his tales of adventure, including Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea, Journey to the Center of the Earth, and Around the World in Eighty Days. A true visionary, Verne foresaw the skyscraper, the submarine, and the airplane, among many other inventions, and is now regarded as one of the fathers of science fiction. (720-11-18); 8vo; 231 pages .

$29.95

Last Ship Home
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Last Ship Home

By Rodney Matthews

U. K.: Paper Tiger / Dragon's World. Near Fine. 1989. First Edition. Softcover. 1850280959 . Very nice condition. Paper Tiger/Dragon's World, U. K. First edition, 1989, same ISBN. Pages are clean and intact, no markings. Cover has slight scuffing and slight wear at corners. Profusely illustrated in colour and b/w. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 134 pages; His artwork has graced the timeless novels of Jules Verne (20,000 Leagues Under the Sea) , H. G. Wells (War of the Worlds) , Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (The Lost World) , J. R. R. Tolkien (The Silmarillion and Lord of the Rings) , and Frank Herbert (Dune). But whether he's illustrating a children's classic like Alice in Wonderland, a magazine, an album sleeve, or a poster, Rodney Matthews' images explode with fantasy and even joy. Few dark visions appear here; instead there are color, movement, and a host of eccentric, whimsical, and personality-filled figures to please the eye. The richly detailed paintings and preliminary sketches gathered here include The Hop, featuring an irresistible group of jazzy musical insects; the subtly glowing book cover for C. S. Lewis's The Silver Chair; and the fanciful, slightly disturbing The Spud Snuzzler--which pictures a bizarre creature who shoots high-velocity potatoes through his trumpetlike nose. (735) .

$24.95

Spectrum 6 -  The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art
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Spectrum 6 - The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art

By Fenner, Cathy and Arnie Fenner (editors)

Underwood Books. Very Good. 1999. First Edition. Softcover. 1887424474 . Very good condition. Pages clean, tight and unmarked other than a small light stain (likely coffee or tea) approx. 1/4" wide on one outer edge of pages and one tiny edge stain on last page. Cover has some scuffing/light scratches, and slight wear to edges and corners. Colour illustrations. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 160 pages; With subject matter ranging from science fiction to breathtaking erotica, the 250 illustrations collected here represent the finest talents in the industry. Artists include genre favorites Michael Whelan and Don Maitz, comics artists Alex Ross and Charles Vess, and fine art by Kent William. (820) .

$36.50

SHADOW DAWN
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SHADOW DAWN

By Claremont, Chris & George Lucas

Spectra - Bantam Books. Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1997. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 0553095978 . HC/DJ - near fine/VG+. First printing. Hardcover is clean, tight and unmarked other than some bumping to spine bottom and slight soiling bottom edge of pages. Dustjacket has light scuffing, light wear to edges and a few very tiny tears to spine top area, not price clipped. Sequel to Shadow Moon. ; Second In The Chronicles Of The Shadow War; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 415 pages; The thrilling sequel to Shadow Moon, taking readers deeper into a stunningly original world of magic, myth, and legend. The momentous Ascension of Princess Elora Danan should have brought peace to the Thirteen Realms. Instead, an intense Shadow War rages, spearheaded by the evil Mohdri. He has dispatched his dread Black Rose commando assassins to capture Elora and her sworn protector, Thorn Drumheller. But Mohdri himself is just a facade for a more dangerous entity: the Deceiver. But who--or what--is the Deceiver? And how can Elora, Thorn, and their ragtag band defeat this unspeakable force? The answer lies in a perilous journey to a land undisturbed since the dawn of time. A journey that will end at the unbreachable citadel of the dragon, where a chilling betrayal will change the fate of Elora, Thorn, and the Thirteen Realms forever. [700] .

$11.95

MASTERHARPER OF PERN
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MASTERHARPER OF PERN

By Anne McCaffrey

Del Rey. Very Good+ in Near Fine dust jacket. 1998. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 0345388232 . Hardcover/Jacket - VG+/near fine. First printing, clean, attractive copy. Hardcover is clean and unnmarked, some bumping to spine ends. There is a paper crease inside front cover and this crease can also be seen on first few pages. A couple tiny edge tears were seen. Pages are otherwise unmarked. Dustjacket has light scuffing, and some crinkling/light wear to spine ends, not price clipped. A Dragonriders of Pern novel. ; Dragonriders of Pern; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 431 pages; "Pern: a beautiful world colonized by humans, terrorized by the deadly spores called Thread, and defended by magnificent flying dragons. Anne McCaffrey's bestselling tales of this planet have yielded a multitude of unforgettable characters. And now, after years of urging by devoted readers, one of the most popular denizens of Pern takes center stage in a novel that chronicles his extraordinary life. Along with the dragonriders, perhaps none are so revered on Pern as the harpers, whose songs record history, warn of the coming of Thread, and prepare Pern's people for the future. And no one is more influential than the Masterharper of Pern. The son of renowned composer Petiron and gifted singer Merelan, Robinton is a prodigy from birth and enjoys a special rapport with the telepathic dragons. But it is a time when Thread has not been a threat for centuries, the harpers have fallen into disfavor, and one despotic man is plotting to take over Pern. In this climate of unrest, Robinton will come into his own . . . Driven by his belief in music, in the dragons, and in the salvation of his beloved Pern. " [700] .

$11.95

Third Watch -  Acorna's Children
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Third Watch - Acorna's Children

By Anne McCaffrey & Elizabeth A. Scarborough

Eos. New in New dust jacket. 2007. First Edition. Hardcover. 9780060525415 . HC/DJ - fine. New book with no markings. Acorna's Children series. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 288 pages; Khorii, the rebellious daughter of the near-mythic Acorna and her lifemate, Aari, has followed in Acorna's footsteps leading their people from danger, but the pressure to succeed and fulfill a legacy is tremendous. For the deadly foe that has ravaged the known worlds and weakened even her famous parents has launched its final assault, and only Khorii and her newly discovered sister, Ariin, are able to stop the brutal attack. But success is elusive, and fragile, and even time itself may not be enough to help their desperate quest to save their family . . . Much less the universe. [600] .

$14.95

ACORNA'S SEARCH The Further Adventures of Unicorn Girl
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ACORNA'S SEARCH The Further Adventures of Unicorn Girl

By Anne McCaffrey & Elizabeth A. Scarborough

Eos. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 2001. First Edition; Second Printing. Hardcover. 0380978989 . HC/DJ - fine/near fine. 2nd printing of first edition. Excellent condition. Hardcover is clean and tight, with no markings. Dustjacket has a little scuffing with slight wear/crinkling at flap corners, not clipped. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 304 pages; "Acorna's people, the Linyaari, are once more without a home. And though they survived the brutal attack from the cold-blooded Khleevi, the battle left their beloved planet, narhii-Vhiliinyar, horribly scarred. Yet all is not lost. While the damage is terrible, hope still lives deep within this gentle, spiritual people. Banding together, they will rebuild both narhii-Vhiliinyar and the original Linyaari homeworld, Vhiliinyar, restoring them to the natural beauty and vitality they enjoyed before the time of the Khleevi. Acorna, too, is eager to help reconstruct the homeworld of which she's long dreamed. Though she was abandoned in space as a baby, then rescued and raised by gruff human asteroid miners, the beautiful young woman with the "funny" feet and hands and gleaming horn has made peace with her heritage and is now eager to turn her extraordinary healing powers to re-create the Linyaari's world with her lifemate, Aari, her human "uncles," and her friends. But just as work begins to get under way something goes terribly wrong. Linyaari begin mysteriously disappearing -- including Aari and his sister, Maati. Is it the Khleevi or some other unknown enemy? .... " [600] .

$11.95

THE ASHES OF ALLADAG
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THE ASHES OF ALLADAG

By Schweitzer, Michael J.

Manor House Publishing Inc.. New. 2004. First Edition. Softcover. 0973647728 . New book, with no markings, slight shelfwear to cover edges (minimal). ; The Unending War Trilogy, Book 2; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 384 pages; "The Ashes of Alladag" follows Michael J Schweitzer's first fantasy novel, "The Curse of Garnel Ironheart", reuniting key characters and pitting them against fearsome enemies on a new quest with more twists and turns than the last. Contains a synopsis of the first volume in the Unending War trilogy, The Curse of Garnel Ironheart. [552 ] .

$12.95

SPEAR OF HEAVEN
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SPEAR OF HEAVEN

By Judith Tarr

Tor Books. New in New dust jacket. 1994. First Edition. Hardcover. 0312855435 . New book, clean, no markings. Sequel to Arrows of the Sun. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 351 pages; The collapse of a series of Worldgates brings a delegation from the Empire of Sun and Lion to a remote mountain kingdom ruled by priests who have forbidden the practice of magic. Set in the exotic world of Avaryan, where two opposing races have learned the value of coexistence, this sequel to Arrows of the Sun (Tor Bks. , 1993) chronicles the struggles of two princesses-mother and daughter-trying to fulfill their destinies. Tarr leavens this tale of politics and magic with a strong dose of romantic-and sometimes humorous-intrigue, a combination for which she has a special talent. A good choice for most fantasy collections. [520] .

$10.95

NEBULA AWARD STORIES ELEVEN (11)
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NEBULA AWARD STORIES ELEVEN (11)

By Le Guin, Ursula K. (editor)

Harper & Row. Fine in Good+ dust jacket. 1977. Hardcover. 0060125640 . HC/DJ - fine/good+. Hardcover is clean and tight, with no markings, a little bumping to spine ends. Jacket has a small stain on rear, tiny tears bottom edge and creasing and small tears to upper edge, small amount of scuffing/rubbing. Included: Fritz Leiber - Catch That Zeppelin!; Joe Haldeman - End Game; Roger Zelazny - Home is the Hangman; Harlan Ellison - Shatterday; Tom Reamy - San Diego Lightfoot Sue; Craig Strete - Time Deer; Peter Nicholls - 1974: The year in Science Fiction. [460]; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

$14.50

FALSE DAWN
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FALSE DAWN

By Yarbro, Chelsea Quinn

Doubleday. Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1978. Hardcover. HC/DJ - fine/VG. Book club edition. Hardcover clean and unmarked, a little bumping to spine ends. Jacket has light scuffing/edgwear, age tanning and small tears to spine top. "In a brutual and wasted world, there was only one law - survive at any cost". [320-noto]; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

$3.50

THE HUGO WINNERS Volume 3
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THE HUGO WINNERS Volume 3

By Asimov, Isaac (editor)

Doubleday. Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket. 1977. Hardcover. 0385122187 . Hc/DJ - near fine/VG. Book club edition. Hardcover clean and unmarked other than a little wear and bumping to spine ends and name crossed out (very small) on 1st endpage. Jacket has age tanning and several very small tears and chips to edges. Includes: Ships of Shadows by Fritz Leiber; Slow Sculpture by Theodore Sturgeon; Queen of Air & Darkness by Poul Anderson; Inconstant Moon by Larry Niven; The Word for World is Forest by Ursula K. Le Guin; Goat Song by Poul Anderson; The Girl Who Was Plugged in by James Tiptree, Jr. ; The Deathbird by Harlan Ellison; A Song for Lya by George R. R. Martin and others. [800 ]; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

$13.95

MAN PLUS
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MAN PLUS

By Pohl, Frederik

Random House. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1976. Hardcover. Book club edition. HC/DJ - fine/near fine. Hardcover clean and unmarked, slight wear to spine ends. Jacket has age tanning spine and edges and two small closed edge tears on rear. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; "Volunteering to be the next transformed cyborg of the Man Plus Project for the colonization of Mars, Roger Torroway is unaware that the Project is being secretly manipulated by an unknown group of shadowy planners. " [290-osl? ] .

$5.50

INFINITE DREAMS
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INFINITE DREAMS

By Haldeman, Joe

St. Martin's Press. Fine in Very Good dust jacket. 1978. Hardcover. 0312416059 . HC/DJ - fine/very good. Hardcover clean and unmarked, bumping to spine bottom. Jacket has light scuffing/rubbing, light edgewear and a few tiny edge tears. Thirteen award winning stories from one of the most extraordinary science fiction writers of our time. [ 330-noto]; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

$5.25

THE EXILE WAITING
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THE EXILE WAITING

By McIntyre, Vonda N.

Nelson Doubleday. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1975. Hardcover. Doubleday 1975, book club edition. HC/DJ - fine/near fine. Hardcover clean and unmarked, slight wear to spine bottom. Jacket has light scuffing, tanning to spine and light edgewear. "Centuries had passed since the Final War devastated Earth and turned its surface into an intolerable radioactive desert. To survive at all, the only place to live was Center - a huge city built of rock and steel in a vast underground cavern..." [330-noto]; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

$4.95

THE WHITE HART
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THE WHITE HART

By Springer, Nancy

Pocket Books. Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1979. Hardcover. 0671606832 . Pocket Books 1979. Book club edition. HC/DJ - fine/VG+. Very nice, clean, tight condition. Hardcover is clean and unmarked. Jacket has a little edgewear and light wear at corners, age tanning to inside. "First book in "The Book of the Isle" trilogy. "Ellid was a pawn in a deadly game ... The daughter of the most powerful lord in the land, Pryce Cacaerin, held prisoner by a man who longed to seize that power for himself..." (285os? ) ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; .

$6.00

PRIVATEERS
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PRIVATEERS

By Bova, Ben

Tor Books. Fine in Very Good dust jacket. 1985. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 0312936044 . HC/DJ - fine/VG. Clean, tight condition. Hardcover excellent, clean, no markings, a little bumping to spine ends. Jacket is scuffed with light edgewear and a few tiny edge tears. ....Set in the future on a world in which space is dominated by the Russians. An ex-astronaut from the USA operates outside the law in order to explore an asteroid belt. [570]; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

$9.95

IF YOU BELIEVE THE SOLDIERS
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IF YOU BELIEVE THE SOLDIERS

By Cordell, Alexander

Doubleday. Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket. 1974. First Edition. Hardcover. Doubleday 1974 first edition, ISBN: 0385096127. HC/DJ - near fine/VG. Hardcover clean and tight other than a little soiling/tanning inside front cover. Jacket has light soiling, tanning to spine and light edgewear with a few tiny tears, not clipped. "Here, in Britain in the early 1980's....the world is turned upside down; anarchy prevails, and no one knows what will emerge from the ruins. ....; 8vo; We see a society that has passed through the stages of democracy to those of governement by extremes. Mark Seaton, a senior Civil Servant, obeying the principle that he must serve whatever government is in power, finds himself in the unique position of being able to observe a revolution in the streets; a revolution that was in part, precipitated by his charges of corruption against the right-wing dictatorship that runs the country, which have resulted in his own persecution. In his own relationships - with his wife, his mistress, his adopted daughter - are mirrored the chaotic circumstances of a way of life that cannot be tolerated; and against which the people eventually rebel. The world is turned upside down; anarchy prevails; and no one knows what will emerge from the ruins. ". [350-noto] .

$13.95

THE SECRET OF SPRING
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THE SECRET OF SPRING

By Anthony, Piers & Jo Anne Taeusch

Tor Books. Fine in Fine+ dust jacket. 2000. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 0312864647 . HC/DJ - fine/near fine. Excellent condition. Hardcover clean, tight and unmarked. Jacket has a little edge crinkling and light soiling to rear, no tears, not clipped. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 253 pages; "Anthony's latest collaboration (after Dream a Little Dream, 1999, with Julie Brady, etc. ) with one of his more persistent admirers features the standard combination of cute witches, evil wizards, lovable quasi-humans, and jocularly lascivious romancing (puns and lovers) in a reasonably inventive, Anthony-fantasy setting where hero Herb, heroine Spring, and villain Zygote have lots of neat stuff to do. " [418-noto] .

$9.95

THE RUNES OF THE EARTH The Last Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, Book 1
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THE RUNES OF THE EARTH The Last Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, Book 1

By Donaldson, Stephen R.

Putnam Adult. Fine in Very Good dust jacket. 2004. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 0399152326 . HC/DJ - fine/near fine. Excellent condition. First printing of first edition. Hardcover clean and unmarked, one tiny edge tear seen. Jacket has light scuffing, light edge crinkling. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 560 pages; "Donaldson returns, with the intent of saying farewell to his most successful creation, Thomas Covenant, in four volumes, of which this large, generally impressive novel is the first. It is 10 years since Thomas Covenant's death, and Linden Avery runs the small mental hospital in which Covenant's widow, Joan, is confined. Roger Covenant, newly turned 21, visits Avery and tries to get his mother released. Failing at that, he kidnaps Joan as well as Avery's adopted son, then commits several murders and flees to the Land, the other world of Covenant sagas. Roger is clearly doing Lord Foul's bidding, and Avery has no choice but to follow him. She discovers that in the Land three and a half millennia have passed. The Haruchai are now called the Masters and distrust Earthpower, and an old man, Anele, who is full of Earthpower, is key to finding the lost and essential Staff of Law. Thus is engendered a quest of formidable complexity, ranging across the Land to end at the seat of the Masters at Revelstone Keep, presently menaced by a host of Demondim, against which, however, the Staff of Law, wielded by battle-worn Avery, no longer offers the only hope. Filled with splendid inventions (occasionally described to the point of prolixity) , this book promises extremely well for the future of the end of the Covenant chronicles. " [855] .

$18.95

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