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Into the Sun & Other Stories (Science Fiction in Old San Francisco)

By Robert Duncan Milne (Author), Ned Dameron (Illustrator)

West Kingston RI: Donald M Grant, 1980. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/fine. Volume II. Lightest shelf wear to the book and jacket. Spot on front page edges, else clean and unmarked. First printing, no other noted. "Science Fiction in Old San Francisco: Volume Two, Into the Sun & Other Stories is a collection of science fiction short stories by Robert Duncan Milne (7 June 1844–15 December 1899) and edited by Sam Moskowitz. It was first published in 1980 by Donald M. Grant, Publisher, Inc. in an edition of 1,500 copies. All but one of the stories first appeared in the magazine The Argonaut. The other story, "A Question of Reciprocity" first appeared in the San Francisco Examiner. This book with its companion volume History of the Movement From 1854 to 1890 won a Pilgrim Award for its editor, Moskowitz, in 1981"--Wikipedia. Every effort is made to ship all books and other items within 24 hours. Clean recycled packing material will be used when possible. The Book Shed has a been a member of the Vermont Antiquarian Bookseller's Association since 1997. An online bookseller with a bookshop sensibility!


The Death of Sleep (Planet Pirates, Vol. 2)

By Anne McCaffrey; Jody Lynn Nye

London: Orbit Books, 1991. First British Edition. Hardcover. Good/very good. Shelf wear to the book and priced jacket, top edge dusty, clean and unmarked. First printing, no others noted. School Library Journal: "Lunzie Mespil is a victim of cryogenic sleep and future shock. On three separate occasions following a deep-space disaster, she is placed in suspended animation totaling almost 90 years while awaiting rescue. Like Ripley in the film Aliens , she has lost not just her friends and loved ones, but everything familiar to her. Her story is a study of struggle against adversity as she tries to put her life back together. Because her medical knowledge is obsolete, Lunzie returns to school and becomes the medical officer on an exploratory vessel for the Federation of Sentient Planets. While routinely surveying the prehistoric life of the planet Ireta, she is caught in the middle of a violent racial mutiny...McCaffrey has created a feisty, likable character in Lunzie Mespil. This well-written yarn can stand alone, but it works best if read with Dinosaur Planet (1978), Dinosaur Planet Survivors (1984), and Sassinak (1990)." Most items ship with free delivery confirmation, electronic tracking and jacket protectors (generally over $10.00) if applicable. Clean recycled packing material will be used when possible. B006TWX92E