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    Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson

    Cryptonomicon is a 1999 novel by American author Neal Stephenson.


    Lost In a Good Book by Jasper Fforde

    Lost in a Good Book is an alternate history, fantasy novel by Jasper Fforde. It won the IMBA 2004 Dilys Award.


    The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde

    The Eyre Affair is the first published novel by British author Jasper Fforde, released by Hodder and Stoughton in 2001. It takes place in alternative 1985, where literary detective Thursday Next pursues a master criminal through the world of Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre.


    Alvin Journeyman by Orson Scott Card

    Alvin Journeyman (1995) is an alternate history/fantasy novel by Orson Scott Card. It is the fourth book in Card's The Tales of Alvin Maker series and is about Alvin Miller, the Seventh son of a seventh son. Alvin Journeyman won a Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel in 1996.


    Colonization by Harry Turtledove

    Harry Turtledove was born in Los Angeles in 1949. After flunking out of Caltech, he earned a Ph.D. in Byzantine history from UCLA. He has taught ancient and medieval history at UCLA, Cal State Fullerton, and Cal State L.A., and has published a translation of a ninth-century Byzantine chronicle, as well as several scholarly articles. He is also a Hugo Award-winning and Nebula Award-nominated full-time writer of science fiction and fantasy. His alternate history works have included several short stories and the novels A World of Difference, The Guns of the South (a speculative novel of the Civil War), and the Worldwar tetralogy that began in 1994 with Worldwar: In the Balance. He is married to fellow novelist Laura Frankos. They have three daughters: Alison, Rachel, and Rebecca.


    Settling Accounts by Harry Turtledove

    In this stunning retelling of World War II, Harry Turtledove has created a blockbuster saga that is thrilling, troubling, and utterly compelling. It is 1943, the third summer of the new war between the Confederate States of America and the United States, a war that will turn on the deeds of ordinary soldiers, extraordinary heroes, and a colorful cast of spies, politicians, rebels, and everyday citizens.The CSA president, Jake Featherstone, has greatly miscalculated the North's resilience. In Ohio, where Confederate victory was once almost certain, Featherstone's army is crumbling, and reinforcements of uninspired Mexican troops cannot stanch a Northern assault on the heartland. The tide of war is changing, and victory seems within the grasp of the USA. Still, new fighting flares from Denver to Los Angeles.Indeed, as the air, ground, and water burn with molten fury, new and demonic tools of killing are unleashed, and secret wars are unfolding. The U.S. government in Philadelphia has proof that the tyrannical Featherstone is murdering African Americans by the tens of thousands in a Texas gulag called Determination. And the leaders of both sides know full well that the world's next great power will not be the one with the biggest army but the nation that wins the race against nature and science--and smashes open the power of the atom.In Settling Accounts, Harry Turtledove blends vivid fictional characters with a cast inspired by history, including the Socialist assistant secretary of war Franklin Delano Roosevelt and beleaguered Confederate military commander Nathan Bedford Forrest. In The Grapple, he takes his spellbinding vision to new heights as he captures the heart and soul of a generation born and raised amid unimaginable violence. This is a struggle of conquest and conscience, played out on American soil.From the Hardcover edition.


    The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn by Samuel L Clemens

    Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (often referred to as The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn or shortened to Huckleberry Finn or simply Huck Finn) is a novel by Mark Twain, first published in February 1885. Commonly recognized as one of the Great American Novels, the work is among the first in major American literature to be written in the vernacular, characterized by local color regionalism.


    Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

    Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (often referred to as The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn or shortened to Huckleberry Finn or simply Huck Finn) is a novel by Mark Twain, first published in February 1885. Commonly recognized as one of the Great American Novels, the work is among the first in major American literature to be written in the vernacular, characterized by local color regionalism.


    The Moon and The Sun - Masterpieces Of Science Fiction by Vonda McIntyre



    Down To Earth by Harry Turtledove



    The Two Georges by Richard; Turtledove, Harry Dreyfuss



    Humans by Robert J Sawyer



    David Cooperfield by Charles Dickens



    The Crystal City by Orson Scott Card



    The Moon and The Sun by Vonda N McIntyre



    Private Lives - - Editors Of People Weekly



    Tours Of the Black Clock by Steve Erickson

    Tours of the Black Clock is the third novel by author Steve Erickson, published in 1989. It has been translated into Spanish, Japanese and other languages. The narrative concerns itself with two of the most influential figures of the 20th century, Adolf Hitler and Albert Einstein. The novel was cited as one of the year's best by the Village Voice and the New York Times Book Review.


    From the Heart Of the Storm by Kurt R A Giambastiani

    Kurt R. A. Giambastiani has had short stories published in Dragon Magazine, Talebones , and Marion Zimmer Bradley's Fantasy Magazine , among others. He has been a reviewer for such publications as Talebones, Realms of Fantasy , and Aboriginal Science Fiction . He is currently a project manager/software designer/computer programmer in the Seattle area, where he lives with his wife, two cats, and a dog.


    Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn by Mark; Illustrations, B/W Twain



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    American Empire by Turtledove, Harry

    Harry Turtledove's acclaimed alternate history series began with a single question: What if the South had won the Civil War? Now, seventy years have passed since the first War Between the States. The North American continent is locked in a battle of politics, economies, and moralities. In a world that has already felt the soul-shattering blow of the Great War, North America is the powder keg that could ignite another global conflict--complete with a new generation of killing machines."Freedom! Freedom! Freedom!" In 1934, the chant echoes across the Confederate States of America, a country born of bloodshed and passion, stretching from Mexico to Virginia. But while people use the word to greet each other in the streets, the meaning of "Freedom" has become increasingly unclear.Jake Featherston, leader of the ruling Freedom Party, has won power--and is taking his country and the world to the edge of an abyss. Charismatic, shrewd, and addicted to conflict, Featherston is whipping the Confederate States into a frenzy of hatred. Blacks are being rounded up and sent to prison camps, and the persecution has just begun. Featherston has forced the United States to give up its toeholds in Florida and Kentucky, and as the North stumbles through a succession of leaders, from Socialist Hosea Blackford to Herbert Hoover and now Al Smith, Featherston is feeling his might. With the U.S.A. locked in a bitter, bloody occupation of Canada, facing an intractable rebellion in Utah, and fatigued from a war in the Pacific against Japan, Featherston may pursue one dangerous proposition above all: that he can defeat the U.S.A. in an all-out war.The Victorious Opposition is a drama of leaders and followers, spies and traitors, lovers and soldiers. From California to Canada, from combat on the high seas to the secret meetings where former slaves plot a desperate strategy for survival, Harry Turtledove has created a human portrait of a world in upheaval. The third book in his monumental American Empire series, The Victorious Opposition is a novel of ideas, action, and surprise--and an unforgettable re-imagining of history itself.


    The Light Ages by MacLeod, Ian R



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    Lost in a Good Book (Thursday Next #2) by Fforde, Jasper

    New York: Penguin Books, 2004-02-24. Paperback. Good. spine creasing, edge wear; Jasper Fforde and his ever-resourceful literary detective heroine Thursday Next are back in the second installment of what promises to be one of the most talked-about series of the decade If Thursday thought she could avoid the spotlight after her heroic escapades in the pages of Jane Eyre, she was sorely mistaken. The unforgettable literary detective whom Michiko Kakutani of The New York Times calls "part Bridget Jones, part Nancy Drew and part Dirty Harry" had another think coming. The love of her life has been eradicated by Goliath, everyone's favorite corrupt multinational. To rescue him Thursday must retrieve a supposedly vanquished enemy from the pages of "The Raven." But Poe is off-limits to even the most seasoned literary interloper. Enter a professional: the man-hating Miss Havisham from Dickens's Great Expectations. As her new apprentice, Thursday keeps her motives secret as she learns the ropes of Jurisfiction, where she moonlights as a Prose Resource Operative inside books. As if jumping into the likes of Kafka, Austen, and Beatrix Potter's Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies weren't enough, Thursday finds herself the target of a series of potentially lethal coincidences, the authenticator of a newly discovered play by the Bard himself, and the only one who can prevent an unidentifiable pink sludge from engulfing all life on Earth.The inventive, exuberant, and totally original literary fun that began with The Eyre Affair continues with Fforde's magnificent new adventure, the second installment in what is sure to become a classic series of literary fantasy.


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    The Sunrise Lands: A Novel of the Change by Stirling, S. M

    RoC, 2008-09-02. Paperback, Mass Market. Like New. Change Alternate History SciFi Series 4 Paperback, Mass Market


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    Conquistador by Stirling, S. M

    RoC, 2003-02-04. Hardcover, BCE. Like New/Very Good. 0 LN/VG Hardcover, BCE - 8.5 X 5.75 X 1.25 inches


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    Prentice Alvin: The Tales Of Alvin Maker III - 1st Edition/1st Printing by Card, Orson Scott

    New York: A Tom Doherty Associates Book. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1989. First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author. Hardcover. 0312931417 . A Fine first printing of a first edition in an equally unblemished dust-jacket, signed and inscribed by the author Orson Scott Card on the half title page; A moving fantasy set in the prerevolutionary America about Alvin Maker, the lives of those still in slavery and Alvin mortal enemy the Unmaker .


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    The Grapple by Turtledove, Harry

    Del Rey, 2006-07-25. Hardcover. Like New/Good. Settling Accounts Alternate History Series 3 LN/VG - Hardcover


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    Alvin Journeyman: Signed by Orson Scott Card

    Tor, 1995. Book. Fine. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). 1ST. An Outstanding Copy - Signed By The Author On The Half-Title Page. Signature Only. A First Edition, First Printing. Book Is In Fine Condition. Boards Are Clean, Not Bumped. Fore Edges Are Clean. Interior Is Clean And Legible. Not Remaindered. Dust Jacket Is In Fine Condition. Not Chipped Or Crinkled. Not Price Clipped. Dust Jacket Is Covered By Mylar Brodart. Thanks And Enjoy..


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    Lost in a Good Book by Fforde, Jasper

    London: Hodder and Stoughton, 2002. First Edition. Hardcover. fine/fine. First Edition. Hardcover. Signed on title page with varying promotional post cards laid-in. 2nd in the Thursday Next series.


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    A Calculus of Angels by Keyes, Greg

    Del Rey, 1999-03-30. Paperback, Trade. Very Good. Age of Unreason Alternate History Series 2 Paperback


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    Lost in a Good Book by Fforde, Jasper

    London: Hodder and Stoughton, 2002. First Edition. Hardcover. fine/fine. First Edition. Hardcover. Signed on tipped-in page. 2nd in the Thursday Next series.


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    Legend of the Last Vikings - Taklamakan by Halsted, John

    London: Abela Publishing, December 2006. First edition. Hardcover. New/new. Y Ping. A VIKING EPIC! The Indiana Jones of the 11th Century! Finalist – ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Award . Action, Adventure and Romance from Norway, across the Steppe and along the Silk Route into China’s notorious Taklamakan desert! Experience friendship, dignity, honour, love, betrayal and greed against the backdrop of a hostile environment which gives no quarter – just what one expects from a Viking. As the Viking age is brought to an end in 1066 with ignominious defeat at the battle of Stamford Bridge, a rag-tag group of Vikings conclude the quiet life is not for them and they decide to go-a-Viking one last time. They retrace a journey of their youth across the European Steppe and down the mighty Dniepr River enroute to Byzantium. However a chance discovery in a Kiev library leads them to venture even further afield, further East - to Astrakhan, across the Caspian sea, up the mighty Oxus river, through Parthia and Bactria and along the ancient Silk Route into Asia and Tian Xia (China). Engaged in a battle not of their choosing, they inflict fatalities on the sinister and evil Black Scorpions who want to exact their revenge. Pursued, they flee by night across the Roof of the World and meet the remnants of the "lost" European tribe of Asia, the Hepthalites, who offer them protection in their city, hidden in the Tien Shan - the Celestial Mountains. A place where romance is kindled and love unexpectedly blossoms. During their winter sojourn in the Hidden City they gather more clues, and in the spring continue with their quest, on into the Taklamakan desert. The desert so called by locals because those who venture in seldom venture out. More danger and peril lies in wait for this rag-tag Viking crew as they travel along the Silk Route - the world's first super-highway. At the eastern end of their journey they meet the Lang Ren, the Wolf people of Lou Lan, outcasts thieves and criminals living in an abandoned city in the desert. A city without water. A city about to die. A city in which the final clue to their quest is uncovered. What fate awaits this rejected element of Asian society? Can this motley crew intercede on their behalf? Will the fundamental cultural differences between the Vikings, Jews and Moslems in the group cause them to self destruct, or will the adversities they face cause them to overcome these differences and become a unified fighting unit? ------------------------------------ This is a wonderful blend of fact and fiction, putting flesh on the dry bones of history, demonstrating the insatiable restless human desire for discovery, adventure and the pursuit of knowledge. Be drawn into a classic sojourn which spans many religions and beliefs and incorporates the ingredients of friendship, dignity, honour, love, betrayal and greed; against the backdrop of a hostile environment which gives no quarter – just what one expects from a Viking. An intellectual read, leaving the door open with a promise of more to come … Riveting stuff! Paul Sweetland EXCELLENT! The book tells a story that captures the reader on several levels. What appears to be an historical novel becomes an adventure set in a background of rich experiences and wide diversity. This adventure, alongside the stories of the different settlements and religions, and that of a moving love story, means that this book provides a compelling and exciting journey of discovery for both the characters in the book and the reader themselves. Laura Stannard USA & Canadian Customers - books are printed in the USA. Please contact us for prices and postage in US$. Booksellers. Please contact us for trade/wholesale prices An adventure which skilfully combines history and fiction into a page-turner. A wonderful story. David Lighterness Books hot off the press direct to you" US Customers - Select local shipping rates DO NOT select world zone 1 rates.


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    THE EYRE AFFAIR by Fforde, Jasper

    [New York]: Viking, [2002]. First U.S. edition. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. (15038). Octavo, boards. The author's first novel and first Thursday Next, Special Operative in literary detection.


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    Alvin Journeyman (Tales of Alvin Maker, Book 4) (Tales of Alvin Maker (Audio)) by Orson Scott Card

    2007-06-01. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!


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    Lost in a Good Book A Thursday Next Novel by Fforde, Jasper

    NY: Viking Press. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 2003. First American Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 0670031909 . 399 pages; Fine/Fine. SIGNED and dated by Author. Beautiful book and dust jacket. An excellent gift! "If Thursday thought she could avoid the spotlight after her heroic escapades in the pages of Jane Eyre, she was sorely mistaken. The unforgettable literary detective whom Michiko Kakutani of The New York Times calls "part Bridget Jones, part Nancy Drew and part Dirty Harry" had another think coming." ; Signed by Author .


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    CRYPTONOMICON by Stephenson, Neal

    New York: Avon Books, [1999]. First edition. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket with a couple light crease marks to lower left front corner. (15888). Octavo, boards. Promotional material from the publisher laid in. "This complex and ambitious cyber-thriller, which begs comparison with Pynchon's GRAVITY'S RAINBOW, features half a dozen well- conceived plot lines. During World War II, the mathematical genius and cryptographer Lawrence Waterhouse, a friend of Alan Turing, is instrumental in breaking the Nazi's Enigma code. Some 60 years later, his grandson Randy, a computer hacker, is involved in setting up a small- scale, but high-tech data haven in Southeast Asia, only to find out that his project has attracted the attention of a number of powerful governments, multinational corporations, and secret organizations. Randy also discovers evidence of a secret conspiracy that may be centuries old." - Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-1075. Locus Award winner. Hugo Award nominee for best novel. A prelude to the author's "Baroque Cycle" of novels.


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    Fortune's Stroke by Flint, Eric Drake, David

    Baen, 2001-06-26. Paperback. Very Good. Belisarius Military Alternate History Series 4 Paperback


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    CRYPTONOMICON by Stephenson, Neal

    New York: Avon Books, [1999]. First edition. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket with a couple light crease marks to lower left front corner. (18845). Octavo, boards. "This complex and ambitious cyber-thriller, which begs comparison with Pynchon's GRAVITY'S RAINBOW, features half a dozen well- conceived plot lines. During World War II, the mathematical genius and cryptographer Lawrence Waterhouse, a friend of Alan Turing, is instrumental in breaking the Nazi's Enigma code. Some 60 years later, his grandson Randy, a computer hacker, is involved in setting up a small- scale, but high-tech data haven in Southeast Asia, only to find out that his project has attracted the attention of a number of powerful governments, multinational corporations, and secret organizations. Randy also discovers evidence of a secret conspiracy that may be centuries old." - Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-1075. Locus Award winner. Hugo Award nominee for best novel. A prelude to the author's "Baroque Cycle" of novels.


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    Alternatives by Adams, Robert Crippen-Adams, Pamela Green, Roland J

    Baen, 1989-05-01. Paperback. Acceptable. 0 Paperback - Spine/cover repaired.


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    THE EYRE AFFAIR by Jasper Fforde

    New York: Viking. 2002. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 0670030643 . Fforde's important first novel. Fine in a Fine dust jacket. ; Original unclipped dust jacket protected by archival Brodart cover. All domestic orders shipped protected in a Box. .


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    Ghost of the White Nights by Modesitt, L. E. Jr

    TOR, 2002-10-28. Paperback. Like New. Ghost Trilogy SciFi Series 3 Paperback


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    LOST IN A GOOD BOOK by Fforde, Jasper

    [London]: Hodder & Stoughton, [2002]. First edition. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. (15039). Octavo, boards. Signed by Fforde as is his custom - "Jasper" on the title page. The author's second novel, with Thursday Next, Special Operative in literary detection.


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