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Machines That Think The Best Science Fiction Stories about Robots & Computers, Asimov, Isaac, Patricia S. Warrick and Martin H. Greenberg (edited by)
1 Asimov, Isaac, Patricia S. Warrick and Martin H. Greenberg (edited by) Machines That Think The Best Science Fiction Stories about Robots & Computers
New York Holt, Rinehart and Winston 1984 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Near Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket is crisp and clean, with some beginning wear to the spine ends. "Isaac Asimov (born Isaak Ozimov; c. January 2, 1920 – April 6, 1992) was an American writer and professor of biochemistry at Boston University. He was known for his works of science fiction and popular science. Asimov was a prolific writer, and wrote or edited more than 500 books and an estimated 90,000 letters and postcards. His books have been published in 9 of the 10 major categories of the Dewey Decimal Classification. Asimov wrote hard science fiction and, along with Robert A. Heinlein and Arthur C. Clarke, he was considered one of the "Big Three" science fiction writers during his lifetime. Asimov's most famous work is the Foundation Series; his other major series are the Galactic Empire series and the Robot series. The Galactic Empire novels are explicitly set in earlier history of the same fictional universe as the Foundation series. Later, beginning with Foundation's Edge, he linked this distant future to the Robot and Spacer stories, creating a unified "future history" for his stories much like those pioneered by Robert A. Heinlein and previously produced by Cordwainer Smith and Poul Anderson." 
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The Republic of The Southern Cross  And Other Stories, Brussof, Valery (with an introductory essay by Stephen Graham)
2 Brussof, Valery (with an introductory essay by Stephen Graham) The Republic of The Southern Cross And Other Stories
London, England Constable and Company , Ltd. 1918 1st English Language Edition; 1st Issue Hardcover Very Good+ 
This book is in Very Good+ condition. This book is a First English Language Edition, First Issue, with a half cloth binding and uncut foredge. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The covers have some light bumping to the spine ends and corners and there are a couple of stray spots. The lettering on the bottom spine has started to rub. The text pages are mostly clean and bright, though there is some light foxing throughout, especially to the endpapers. Bleiler. This book contains a series of short stories varying from fantasy to dystopian fiction, all brought forth with a peculiarly Russian sentiment. Included are: The Republic of the Southern Cross, The Marble Bust, For Herself of For Another, In the Mirror, Protection, The Bemol Shop of Stationery, Rhea Silvia, Eluli, Son of Eluli, and, In the Tower. 
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Utopia, Inc., Gieske, Herman Everett
3 Gieske, Herman Everett Utopia, Inc.
New York Fortuny's 1940 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good- 
This book is in Very Good- to Near Very Good condition and is lacking the dust jacket. The spine ends, corners and edges of the book covers have some light bumping and toning. The text pages are generally clean and bright, though there are occasional finger marks and some toning to the edges of the pages. The endpapers are noticeably toned. "Gieske’s book is not a literary gem. It features purple prose, stilted character development and a number of highly improbable events. And yet, it provides an insight into how utopias have come into common discussion and also what sort of issues might have constituted an ideal world at the dawn of World War II. At the outset of the book, the world’s moguls come together to transform Bermuda into Utopia. There, the great scientists of the world, unfettered by outside influences, work to rid the world of its problems. One significant early invention is a gigantic road-paving machine destined to elevate China out of poverty. The protagonist of the story is David Haldane, a decent but underappreciated telephone lineman. He dreams of joining the ranks of Utopians and perfecting his pet project, a much improved television." 
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Stainless Steel Visions, Harrison, Harry
4 Harrison, Harry Stainless Steel Visions
New York Tor Books 1993 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket Illustrated by Bryn Barnard 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Fine condition and has a Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket is crisp and clean. Includes the short stories: The Streets of Ashkelon, Toy Shop, Not Me, Not Amos Cabot! , The Mathballed Spaceship, Commando Raid, The Repairman, Brave Newer World, The Secret of Stonehenge, Rescue Operation, Portrait of the Artist, Survival Planet, Roommates, and, The Golden Years of the Stainless Steel Rat. "Before becoming an editor and writer, Harrison started in the science fiction field as an illustrator, notably with EC Comics' two science fiction comic book series, Weird Fantasy and Weird Science. In these and other comic book stories, he most often worked with Wally Wood. Wood usually inked over Harrison's layouts, and the two freelanced for several publishers and genres, including westerns and horror comics. He and Wood split up their partnership in 1950 and went their separate ways. Harrison used house pen names such as Wade Kaempfert and Philip St. John to edit magazines and published other fiction under the pen names Felix Boyd and Hank Dempsey. Harrison ghostwrote Vendetta for the Saint, one of the long-running series of novels featuring Leslie Charteris' character, The Saint. Harrison also wrote for syndicated comic strips, writing several stories for the character Rick Random." 
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Worlds Of If Magazine (3 Vols - Nov. 1962, Jan. 1963, March 1963), Heinlein, Robert A.
5 Heinlein, Robert A. Worlds Of If Magazine (3 Vols - Nov. 1962, Jan. 1963, March 1963)
New York Worlds of If Magazine 1963 Magazine Very Good 
The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. Three volumes - first edition, serialized edition. All three volumes are in Very Good condition and were issued without dust jackets. The books and their contents are in generally clean, bright condition. There is some light bumping, rubbing and wear to the spine ends corners and edges of the covers. The November issue has some light toning to the front spine joint. "Podkayne of Mars is a science fiction novel by American writer Robert A. Heinlein, originally serialised in Worlds of If (November 1962, January, March 1963) , and published in hardcover in 1963. The novel is about a teenage girl named Podkayne "Poddy" Fries and her younger, asocial genius brother, Clark, who leave their home on Mars to take a trip on a spaceliner to visit Earth, accompanied by their uncle. This book and Starship Troopers were written for a publisher expecting to market a juvenile science fiction novel, and both raised serious objections from the publisher." "The novels that Heinlein wrote for a young audience are commonly called "the Heinlein juveniles", and they feature a mixture of adolescent and adult themes. Many of the issues that he takes on in these books have to do with the kinds of problems that adolescents experience. His protagonists are usually very intelligent teenagers who have to make their way in the adult society they see around them. On the surface, they are simple tales of adventure, achievement, and dealing with stupid teachers and jealous peers. Heinlein was a vocal proponent of the notion that juvenile readers were far more sophisticated and able to handle more complex or difficult themes than most people realized. His juvenile stories often had a maturity to them that made them readable for adults. Red Planet, for example, portrays some very subversive themes, including a revolution in which young students are involved." 
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Have Spacesuit - Will Travel Three Parts - True First Edition, Featured in the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Heinlein, Robert A. (edited by Anthony Boucher) The Magazine Of Fantasy and Science Fiction
6 Heinlein, Robert A. (edited by Anthony Boucher) The Magazine Of Fantasy and Science Fiction Have Spacesuit - Will Travel Three Parts - True First Edition, Featured in the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction
New York Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction 1959 1st Edition; 1st Printing Magazine Very Good 
B&W Illustrations; This is the three part serial - True 1st edition of Robert Heinlein's Have Spacesuit - Will Travel - published in the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction: August, September, and, October 1958. The magazines are in Very Good condition and were issued without dust jackets. The covers have some ground-in dirt and rubbing, along with some light bumping and small nicks, especially to the spine ends. The text pages are clean, but noticeably toned due to the acid content of the paper used. "Have Space Suit—Will Travel is a science fiction novel for young readers by American writer Robert A. Heinlein, originally serialised in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction (August, September, October 1958) and published by Scribner's in hardcover in 1958. It is the last of the Heinlein juveniles. Heinlein made use of his engineering expertise to add realistic details to the story; for a time during World War II, he was a civilian aeronautics engineer working at a laboratory where pressure suits were being developed for use at high altitudes. Have Space Suit—Will Travel was nominated for a Hugo Award in 1959. It also won the Sequoyah Children's Book Award for 1961." 
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Life-line, Heinlein, Robert A. , Astounding Science Fiction Magazine (Street & Smith)
7 Heinlein, Robert A. , Astounding Science Fiction Magazine (Street & Smith) Life-line
New York Street & Smith 1939 1st Edition Magazine Good 
B&W Illustrations; This is the Author's first apearance in print. This is a trade sized magazine with illustrated paper covers and a glued spine. The magazine is in Good only condition. The spine joints of the magazine covers have been taped with clear tape by a former owner. There are several small nicks and chips missing to the edges and corners of the covers. The text pages are generally clean, but noticeably toned to due the acid content of the paper used. The cover art is by Virgil Finlay, with interior illustrations by Finlay, Edd Cartier, Willie Ley and others." Within the framework of his science fiction stories, Heinlein repeatedly addressed certain social themes: the importance of individual liberty and self-reliance, the obligation individuals owe to their societies, the influence of organized religion on culture and government, and the tendency of society to repress nonconformist thought. He also speculated on the influence of space travel on human cultural practices. Heinlein was named the first Science Fiction Writers Grand Master in 1974. He won Hugo Awards for four of his novels; in addition, fifty years after publication, five of his works were awarded "Retro Hugos"—awards given retrospectively for works that were published before the Hugo Awards came into existence." "Analog Science Fiction and Fact is an American science-fiction magazine published under various titles since 1930. Originally titled Astounding Stories of Super-Science, the first issue was dated January 1930, published by William Clayton, and edited by Harry Bates. Clayton went bankrupt in 1933 and the magazine was sold to Street & Smith. The new editor was F. Orlin Tremaine, who soon made Astounding the leading magazine in the nascent pulp science fiction field, publishing well-regarded stories such as Jack Williamson's Legion of Space and John W. Campbell's "Twilight". At the end of 1937, Campbell took over editorial duties under Tremaine's supervision, and the following year Tremaine was let go, giving Campbell more independence. Over the next few years Campbell published many stories that became classics in the field, including Isaac Asimov's Foundation series, A. E. Van Vogt's Slan, and several novels and stories by Robert A. Heinlein. The period beginning with Campbell's editorship is often referred to as the Golden Age of Science Fiction." 
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A House To Make Life Easy.... A Look At Robert Heinlein's House June 1952, Heinlein, Robert A. , Popular Mechanics Magazine
8 Heinlein, Robert A. , Popular Mechanics Magazine A House To Make Life Easy.... A Look At Robert Heinlein's House June 1952
Chicago, IL Popular Mechanics Magazine 1952 1st Edition Magazine Very Good 
B&W and Color Illustrations; This is a trade sized magazine. The magazine is in Very Good condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The magazine and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. There is some toning and tidemarking to the bottom edge of the book, especially by the spine. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping and rubbing. There is some toning to the bottom edge of the spine. The text pages are clean and bright. This issued includes the article: A House to Make Life Easy - A Look at Robert Heinlein's House (page 65-69, 228-230) . "Popular Mechanics is a classic magazine of popular science and technology. First published by Henry Haven Windsor, January 11, 1902, it has been owned since 1958 by Hearst. There are nine international editions, including a now-defunct Latin American version that had been published for decades, and a newer South African edition. The Russian edition of Popular Mechanics has been issued since 2002. In 2013, the US edition changed from twelve to ten issues per year." 
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Locus The Newspaper Of The Science Fiction Field Issue #329 Volume 21, June 1988, Locus Magazine
9 Locus Magazine Locus The Newspaper Of The Science Fiction Field Issue #329 Volume 21, June 1988
Oakland, CA Locus Magazine 1988 Hardcover Very Good+ 
B&W Illustrations; This issue of Locus Magazine includes a notice of the death of Robert A. Heinlein (1907-1988) and an appreciation of Clifford D. Simak as well. The magazine is in Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The text pages are clean and bright. There are six pages of biography and background for one of the Colossus of science fiction, Robert Heinlein. "Heinlein was named the first Science Fiction Writers Grand Master in 1974. He won Hugo Awards for four of his novels; in addition, fifty years after publication, five of his works were awarded "Retro Hugos"—awards given retrospectively for works that were published before the Hugo Awards came into existence. In his fiction, Heinlein coined terms that have become part of the English language, including "grok", "waldo", and "speculative fiction", as well as popularizing existing terms like "TANSTAAFL", "pay it forward", and "space marine". He also anticipated mechanical computer aided design with "Drafting Dan" and described a modern version of a waterbed in his novel The Door into Summer, though he never patented or built one. In the first chapter of the novel Space Cadet he anticipated the cell-phone, 35 years before Motorola invented the technology. Several of Heinlein's works have been adapted for film and television." 
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Locus The Newspaper Of The Science Fiction Field Issue #330 Volume 21, No. 7, July 1988, Locus Magazine
10 Locus Magazine Locus The Newspaper Of The Science Fiction Field Issue #330 Volume 21, No. 7, July 1988
Oakland, CA Locus Magazine 1988 Hardcover Very Good+ 
B&W Illustrations; This issue of Locus Magazine includes a long in Memoriam to Robert A. Heinlein. T he magazine is in Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The text pages are clean and bright. There are eight pages of appreciation and photos and background for one of the Giants of science fiction, Robert Heinlein. "Heinlein was named the first Science Fiction Writers Grand Master in 1974. He won Hugo Awards for four of his novels; in addition, fifty years after publication, five of his works were awarded "Retro Hugos"—awards given retrospectively for works that were published before the Hugo Awards came into existence. In his fiction, Heinlein coined terms that have become part of the English language, including "grok", "waldo", and "speculative fiction", as well as popularizing existing terms like "TANSTAAFL", "pay it forward", and "space marine". He also anticipated mechanical computer aided design with "Drafting Dan" and described a modern version of a waterbed in his novel The Door into Summer, though he never patented or built one. In the first chapter of the novel Space Cadet he anticipated the cell-phone, 35 years before Motorola invented the technology. Several of Heinlein's works have been adapted for film and television." 
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Saint Leibowitz and the Wild Horse Woman, Miller, Walter (Jr)
11 Miller, Walter (Jr) Saint Leibowitz and the Wild Horse Woman
New York Bantam Books 1997 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Fine dust jacket 
This book is in Very Good+ to Near Fine- condition and has a Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition with the exception of some minor bumping to the spine ends. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket is crisp and clean. After Walter Miller's death (by his own hand in 1996 due to a self-inflicted gun shot) Terry Bisson edited and completed this novel which is a sequel to his award winning Canticle for Leibowitz. "In a world struggling to transcend a terrifying legacy of darkness - a world torn between love and violence, good and evil - one man undertakes an odyssey of adventure and discovery that promises to alter not only his destiny but the destiny of humankind as well." 
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The Ringworld Throne, Niven, Larry (Laurence Van Cott Niven)
12 Niven, Larry (Laurence Van Cott Niven) The Ringworld Throne
New York Del Rey / Ballantine 1996 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket Illustrated by Barclay Shaw 
Cover Art; This book is in Fine condition and has a Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket is crisp and clean. There are some faint spots of discoloration and light ground-in dirt to the top edge of the text block. "Over half a million years ago, 248 light-years from Earth, an unimaginably advanced civilization built itself a new home. A ring a million miles high, the new habitat stretched in a vast 600-million-mile circle around a stable sun-type star. Its 600 trillion square miles of surface area were equivalent of three million Earths, and centrifugal foce provided the new world with the equivalent of one gravity." "Laurence van Cott Niven (born April 30, 1938) is an American science fiction writer. His best-known work is Ringworld (1970) , which received Hugo, Locus, Ditmar, and Nebula awards. The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America named him the 2015 recipient of the Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master Award. His work is primarily hard science fiction, using big science concepts and theoretical physics. It also often includes elements of detective fiction and adventure stories. His fantasy includes the series The Magic Goes Away, rational fantasy dealing with magic as a non-renewable resource." 
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Astounding Science Fiction September 1954, Street & Smith Publisher (Astounding Science Fiction)
13 Street & Smith Publisher (Astounding Science Fiction) Astounding Science Fiction September 1954
New York Street & Smith 1954 Magazine Very Good 
This is a trade sized magazine. The magazine is in Very Good condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light rubbing, and bumping. There is a small ragged tear to the bottom rear spine joint of the book cover. The text pages are mostly clean and bright, though there is some light generalized toning. Included are: Martians, Go Home by Fredric Brown, Mister Pinshur by Maurice Ogden and Betty Fuller, The Interlopers by Roger Dee, The Easy Way by Oscar A Boch, They'd Rather Be Right (part 2) by Mark Clifton and Frank Riley. 
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Deluge A Romance, Wright, S. Fowler (Sydney)
14 Wright, S. Fowler (Sydney) Deluge A Romance
New York Cosmopolitan Book Corp. 1928 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good 
This copy is in Very Good to Near Very Good+ condition and is lacking the accompanying dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. There is some light edge wear, rubbing and fraying to the spine ends and corners of the book cover. The text pages are clean, thought starting to tone due to the acid content of the paper. There is a previous owner's bookplate adhered to the front pastedown page. "To an observer from a distant planet the whole movement would have appeared trivial. There was probably no point at which land either sank or rose to one five-thousanth of the earth's diameter. But water and land we so nearly at one level that the slightest tremor was sufficient either to drain or to flood them." 
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Machines That Think The Best Science Fiction Stories about Robots & Computers, Asimov, Isaac, Patricia S. Warrick and Martin H. Greenberg (edited by)
Machines That Think The Best Science Fiction Stories about Robots & Computers

The Ringworld Throne, Niven, Larry (Laurence Van Cott Niven)
The Ringworld Throne

Stainless Steel Visions, Harrison, Harry
Stainless Steel Visions

 
 
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