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Under the Brightness of Alien Stars

By Michael Porcsa

Montreal: Les Editions Sans Le Sou. Good. 1970. First Edition. Softcover. Les Editions San Le Sou 1970, Softcover 8vo. True first ediiton, preceeding a later Vantage Press edition. Book has moderate edge and corner wear and scuffing of the cover, slight soiling to outside edge of pages, old price sticker on front. Inside front, cover is slightly loose along spine edge but just showing a split and not detached. Interior pages clean and tight, other than old price in pen on first page. Accomplished gay nocel by the Hungarian writer. ; 8vo; Review: "Robert Morieau, scion of the oil-rich Canadian based Morieau family, roams through Europe seeking an outlet for his restlessness, and his boredom. He grasps frantically at the straw of companionship offered him by Philippe Satin, an actor he meets in Paris, who leads Robert into a homosexual relationship. A series of disappointments splits them, and Robert wends his way into the Russian holocaust and sees the thousands of refugees gathered in camps and fleeing into neighboring countries, such as Austria.... " (300-osl) .

$48.50

A SEPARATE CREATION  The Search for the Biological Origins of Sexual  Orientation
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A SEPARATE CREATION The Search for the Biological Origins of Sexual Orientation

By Burr, Chandler

Hyperion Books (Adult Trd Pap). Very Good. 1996. First Edition. Softcover. 0786882409 . Cover has moderate scuffing and light edge/corner wear. Pages are tight and clean other than approx. 5 pages with a small amount of red underlining, one page with yellow highlighting and a small name stamp on first blank endpage. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 368 pages; "Burr is that rare bird, the journalist who writes well about science. Here, seemingly acting out of the journalistic lust for controversy, he reports on the neurological, endocrinological, and genetic inquiries into why some people are homosexual. But although he regularly notes the politics involved and concludes with a chapter comparing the conflict over homosexuality with the Renaissance battle between church and science over heliocentrism, Burr concentrates on science and sends us on a modern odyssey full of intellectual adventure and revelation. He explains how one researcher discovered a possible difference between homosexual men and others in a particular neural nucleus in the brain; how the "gay gene" (actually, an allele, or alternative form of a gene) was found and how it works; and how genetic surgery (contemplated to be nonintrusive) might alter sexual orientation in adults. However far afield from the subject of sexual orientation Burr seems to stray, the side trips always reconnect with the main road. To counteract how the popular press has misrepresented certain research findings, such as that apparent gay brain difference, Burr reports what the researchers think their discoveries' significances are: the brain difference's discoverer actually claims his findings show only that further similar research holds promise for investigating sexual orientation. Burr also relays the counterarguments, many of them more persuasive, of scientists who think particular findings are either not so significant, misleading, or downright erroneous. Enthralling--unputdownable! --this may be both the gay studies book of the year and the popular-science book of the year. Ray Olson" (480-noto) .

$6.50

The Complete Triathlon Endurance Training Manual
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The Complete Triathlon Endurance Training Manual

By Bragg, Patricia

Bragg Health Science. Very Good. 1985. First Edition. Softcover. 0877900280 . Internal pages clean, tight and unmarked, couple small spots to outer edge. Cover has some creasing at corners and spine and light edgewear, partial price sticker on rear. Large, heavy book. Bragg bible of health and fitness. Swim, bike, run. For all ages ... All athletes and would-be-athletes, vital, healthy living to 120! ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 600 pages; (*due to heavy weight, extra shipping will apply to some locations) [992] .

$13.95

Nocturnes for the King of Naples
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Nocturnes for the King of Naples

By White, Edmund

Penguin (Non-Classics). Very Good. 1980. First Edition. Softcover. 0140053301 . Pages clean, tight and unmarked, age tanning to page edges and inside cover. Cover has a little wear at corners and old price sticker on rear. "On a darkened pier begins a voyage across the dream-strewn waters of memory. The longings of childhood, the regrets of the pleasure-seeker, the bitterness of desertion, the ambiguities of homosexual love are all revisited...." ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 148 pages; (*lower shipping avail to all locations) [95-osl] .

$3.95

JIM A Life with AIDS
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JIM A Life with AIDS

By Callwood, June

Lester and Orpen Denny's. Very Good. 1988. First Edition. Softcover. 0886192242 . Very good condition. Cover has light wear to corners, a little corner curling. Pages are clean and intact, with no markings, very light spotting outer edge of pages. The story of a gay Jehovah's witness, as he struggles with AIDS. "Jim's story will inform and enlighten everyone who seeks a better understanding of a tragedy that increasingly touches all our lives. And people with AIDS, and their families and friends, will find in it strength and encouragement" (from back cover). [540] ; 8vo .

$11.95

THE SEDUCTION OF THE MEDITERRANEAN  Writing, Art and the Homosexual Fantasy
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THE SEDUCTION OF THE MEDITERRANEAN Writing, Art and the Homosexual Fantasy

By Aldrich, Robert

Routledge. Good. 1993. First Edition. Softcover. 0415093120 . Cover has light edge wear, a little moreso to corners, some corner curling and scuffing. Pages are all intact, however numerous pages have markings in pencil. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 259 pages; "In this original and well-researched study, Aldrich shows that a recurring motif in the literature and art of homosexuals from the 1750s to the 1950s was that of the Mediterranean, which was mythologized as a place where the homoerotic ideal of masculine beauty and virility could be fulfilled. The idea is exemplified in Thomas Mann's Death in Venice and in the works of over 40 writers examined here, from the German art historian Windelmann to Lord Byron and E. M. Forster, and many artists and photographers....." [503] .

$17.50

ESSENCE Insights Into the Energy of Homosexuality
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ESSENCE Insights Into the Energy of Homosexuality

By Long, Dr. Judith

Joshua Books. Very Good. 2004. First Edition. Softcover. 0975159461 . Light wear to corners & scuffing to covers. Internal pages are clean & tight, no markings. "A long time ago on planet Earth there was love and peace amongst all living beings. A darkness fell and ever since we've been in a consciousness of duality, judgment and fear. We now have an opportunity to transcend those old patterns and enter into the Golden Era of Enlightenment." [178-osl]; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 127 pages .

$6.50

THE BAGGY KNEED CAMEL BLUES
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THE BAGGY KNEED CAMEL BLUES

By McVay, Daniel

CT: Knights Press. Very Good+. 1984. First Edition. Softcover. 0915175037 . Very good condition cover has light edge and corner wear. Pages all intact and clean other than embossed name stamp on endpage. Light age tanning inside covers and some page edges. "Tad wanders the cobblestoned streets of Barcelona, confusing reality, fantasies, mind games and memories...Until he meets Gunter easily the most gorgeous Viking ever to set foot on Spanish soil and they begin their rocky love affair. " Gay Fiction. (os? ) ; 8vo; 209 pages .

$9.95

SEXUAL METAMORPHOSIS An Anthology of Transsexual Memoirs
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SEXUAL METAMORPHOSIS An Anthology of Transsexual Memoirs

By Ames, Jonathan (Editor)

Vintage Books. New. 2005. First Edition. Softcover. 1400030145 . New & unread, no markings. 319 pages. B/w photos. "But who could describe my fright when, on the next morning, I awoke and found myself feeling as if completely changed into a woman? Case 129, Autobiography, from Psychopathia Sexualis, a Medico-Forensic Study by Richard Von Krafft-Ebing. At the time the passage above was written, people who felt trapped in the wrong gender automatically became case-studies. Today they become the men and women they always felt they were. Transsexuals test our notions of what it is to be male or female and, more provocatively, what it means to be one self as opposed to another. Their stories, says Jonathan Ames, hold the appeal of an adventurer's tale. In Sexual Metamorphosis, Ames presents the personal narratives of seventeen gender pioneers. (*shipping will be reduced to some locations) ; 8vo .

$11.95

GUILTY
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GUILTY

By Gilbert, Sky

Insomniac Press. Near Fine. 1998. First Edition. Softcover. 1895837294 . Excellent condition, very clean. Corner has been cut from endpage, I assume to remove a name. Interior otherwise unmarked. Review: " ...his 1st novel, a comic-thriller. In true Gilbert fashion, the novel is outlandish and shocking, but suprisingly educational for those unfamiliar with the politico-sexual intricacies of the homosexual community....." (os) ; 8vo .

$9.50

PASSING THROUGH The End-Of-Life Decisions of Lesbians and Gay Men
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PASSING THROUGH The End-Of-Life Decisions of Lesbians and Gay Men

By Auger, Jeannette

Nova Scotia: Fernwood Publishing. Very Good. 2003. First Edition. Softcover. Ex-library with sturdy laminated cover & a few stamps & stickers. Would be upgraded to near fine but does have a small coffee (? ) stain to outer edge of pages, which has soaked into one side of page edges about 1/4". Book has otherwise very little wear, no internal markings. Description: The author examines how closeted relationships and a history of discrimination have led many same-sex partners to avoid making important decisions about end-of-life issues..... The personal interviews and group discussions presented offer insight into the challenges that same-sex couples face and provide a framework for discussing what partners need to consider to assert their legal rights. Also discusses the history of same-sex legislation in Canada (and internationally) and outlines legal rights same-sex partnerships now have.... (*shipping will be reduced to all locations); 8vo .

$9.55

ACQUA CALDA Advance Reader's Copy
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ACQUA CALDA Advance Reader's Copy

By McDermott, Keith

Carroll & Graf Publishers. Fine. 2004. First Edition. Softcover. 0786715081 . Excellent condition, clean, unmarked. 314 pages. Description: Gerald has been preparing to die. During the last of his three hospital stays, he has drawn up a last will and testament, a living will, assigned a health care proxy, and arranged his own cremation. He has thrown out hundreds of photos accrued over his twenty-five years as an actor, boxes of gay porn, all his journals, and acquired a hefty collection of barbiturates for when things got too "icky. " Then, from out of nowhere, Gerald's health is revived by the new miracle drugs. His AIDS-related death is put on hold, while, at the same moment, William Weiss reenters his life... An unexpected romance, and his love of the theater reconnect Gerald with lost joy. Even as his health fails, he finds himself transformed by the ecstasy of everyday life. Advance reader's copy. ; 8vo .

$11.50

LESBIAN PHILOSOPHIES AND CULTURES
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LESBIAN PHILOSOPHIES AND CULTURES

By Allen, Jeffner (editor)

State University of New York Press. Near Fine. 1990. Softcover. 079140384X . Excellent condition. Interior clean & tight, no markings other than old pencilled price, very light edgewear/scuffing. 410 pages. The writers contributing to this book are theorists and activists who write as members of diverse lesbian cultures, and includes essays, fiction, autobiography, poetic prose and experimental forms. Writers included: Joyce Trebilcot, Vivienne Louise, Kitty Tsui, Ann Ferguson, Julia Penelope, Marthe Rosenfeld, Claudia Card, Anna Lee, Maria Lugones, Edwins Franchild, Caryatis Cardea and several others. ; 8vo .

$10.50

LESBIAN TRAVELS A Literary Companion
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LESBIAN TRAVELS A Literary Companion

By Bledsoe, Lucy Jane

Whereabouts Press. Very Good. 1998. First Edition. Softcover. 1883513073 . Excellent condition, only light wear overall, clean & tight, with no markings. 224 pages. A collection of travel stories by contemporary women writers, this book ranges from Egypt and West Africa to Russia, Greece, Kathmandu and Chile. In one tale, Sonja Franeta journeys 3000 miles on the Trans-Siberian railroad, and in another, Mariana Romo-Carmona returns home to Chile after 30 years. (*shipping will be reduced to most locations) ; 8vo; A collection of travel stories by contemporary women writers, this book ranges from Egypt and West Africa to Russia, Greece, Kathmandu and Chile. In one tale, Sonja Franeta journeys 3000 miles on the Trans-Siberian railroad, and in another, Mariana Romo-Carmona returns home to Chile after 30 years. [342-noto] .

$9.95

ANOTHER KIND OF LOVE Homosexuality and Spirituality
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ANOTHER KIND OF LOVE Homosexuality and Spirituality

By Woods, Richard

Image Books. Very Good+. 1978. First Edition. Softcover. 0940267063 . Image Books Edition 1978, ISBN: 0385143125. Paperback 12mo (7" tall). Very nice condition, only light wear overall, one tiny tear to upper spine and old price sticker on front, light creasing to rear, interior pages unmarked. 152 pages plus booklists. This is a pastorally oriented book on this controversial subject. Based on six years experience ministering to lay Catholics & other Christians in the Chicago area, Richard Woods discusses the many facets of the homosexual question with genuine compassion and Christian concern... ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; (*lower shipping avail to all locations on this lighter book, osl) .

$8.05

STRANGE WIFE
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STRANGE WIFE

By Roberts, Herb

Beacon-Signal Books. Good. 1964. First Edition. Softcover. Beacon-Signal 1964, paperback 12mo (7" tall). Moderate wear to edges and corners, small stain to bottom corners which affects the corner of the first few pages, a few small scratch marks on front, light scuffing to rear. Bookseller stamps and light soiling to outer edge of pages. Pages clean and intact, age tanning to pages. "Dave Travis sought escape in the arms of other women. But his lovely lesbian wife competed with him for their attentions...! " (105osl) ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 154 pages; .

$10.95

Under the Brightness of Alien Stars
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Under the Brightness of Alien Stars

By Michael Porcsa

New York: Vantage Press. Fine in Very Good dust jacket. 1971. First Edition. Hardcover. Vantage Press 1971. Stated first edition. Near fine hardcover with very good dustjacket. Blue cloth hardcover is very clean, with slight corner, spine edge wear/bumping and slight soiling to outer edge of pages. Interior is clean andtight with no markings. DJ has slight tanning, a few small tears, very light soiling to back, not price clipped. "Robert Morieau, scion of the oil-rich Canadian based Morieau family, roams through Europe seeking an outlet for his restlessness, and his boredom. He grasps frantically at the straw of companionship offered him by Philippe Satin, an actor he meets in Paris, who leads Robert into a homosexual relationship.....; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall; 301 pages; A series of disappointments splits them, and Robert wends his way into the Russian holocaust and sees the thousands of refugees gathered in camps and fleeing into neighboring countries, such as Austria. While writing a series of interviews with Hungarian refugees, Robert meets a young boy who is suffering from amnesia - and he finds the answer to his restless rovings in his love for this boy....." .

$135.00

A Queer Romance - Lesbians, Gay Men and Popular Culture
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A Queer Romance - Lesbians, Gay Men and Popular Culture

By Burston, Paul & Richardson, Colin (editors)

London: Routledge. Near Fine. 1995. First Edition. Softcover. 0415096189 . Excellent condition, only light wear overall, pages clean and intact, no markings, light shelfwear to covers, b/w illustrations. "It's here and it's queer -- popular culture inhabits all our lives, whether it comes in the form of movies or magazines, TV or shopping. A Queer Romance brings together critics, writers and artists to debate the possibilities of popular culture for lesbians and gay men. "; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall .

$14.95