Science Fiction and Fantasy and Fantasy

Science Fiction and Fantasy and Fantasy

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Mostly Harmless, Adams, Douglas
1 Adams, Douglas Mostly Harmless
New York Harmony Books 1992 1st American Edition; 1st Edition Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket Illustrated by Peter Cross 
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. "It's very easy to get a little disheartened when your planet has been blown up, the woman you love has vanished in a misunderstanding about the nature of space-time, the spaceship you are on crashes in flames on a remote and Bob-fearing planet and all you have to fall back on are a few simple sandwich-making skills. However, instead of being disheartened, Arthur Dent makes the terrible mistake of starting to enjoy life a bit and, immediately, all hell breaks loose." "After leaving university Adams moved back to London, determined to break into TV and radio as a writer. An edited version of the Footlights Revue appeared on BBC2 television in 1974. A version of the Revue performed live in London's West End led to Adams being discovered by Monty Python's Graham Chapman. The two formed a brief writing partnership, earning Adams a writing credit in episode 45 of Monty Python for a sketch called "Patient Abuse". He is one of only two people outside the original Python members to get a writing credit (the other being Neil Innes). The sketch plays on the idea of mind-boggling paper work in an emergency, a joke later incorporated into the Vogons' obsession with paperwork. Adams and Chapman also co-wrote the "Marilyn Monroe" sketch which appeared on the soundtrack album of Monty Python and the Holy Grail." ; Vol. 5 
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The Long Dark Tea-time Of The Soul, Adams, Douglas
2 Adams, Douglas The Long Dark Tea-time Of The Soul
New York Simon & Schuster 1988 1st American Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
This book is in 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 has some beginning toning to the rear cover. "When a passenger check-in desk at Terminal Two, Heathrow Airport, shoots up through the roof engulfed in a ball of orange flame, the usual people try to claim responsibility. First the IRA, then the PLO and the Gas Board; even British Nuclear Fuels rushes out a statement that the situation is completely under control." "Douglas Noel Adams (11 March 1952 – 11 May 2001) was an English author, scriptwriter, essayist, humorist, satirist and dramatist. Adams is best known as the author of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, which originated in 1978 as a BBC radio comedy before developing into a "trilogy" of five books that sold more than 15 million copies in his lifetime and generated a television series, several stage plays, comics, a computer game, and in 2005 a feature film." 
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Seasons in Flight, Aldiss, Brian
3 Aldiss, Brian Seasons in Flight
New York Atheneum 1986 1st American Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
This book is in Fine condition and has a Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The dust jacket is crisp and clean. "On an island near Sumatra, south of the equator, the inhabitants await the arrival of a special flight - perhaps the very last flight to leave the northern hemisphere. It carries high-ranking American officials, needing sanctuary from the nuclear holocaust for which they are partly responsible. But the destruction of Science by itself has unleashed primal terrors. The ancient owner of the island makes his long-anticipated comeback." "After the war, he (Aldiss) worked as a bookseller in Oxford. He wrote a number of short pieces for a booksellers' trade journal about life in a fictitious bookshop, which attracted the attention of Charles Monteith, an editor at the British publisher Faber and Faber. As a result, Aldiss's first book was The Brightfount Diaries (Faber, 1955) , a 200-page novel in diary form about the life of a sales assistant in a bookshop. About this time he also began to write science fiction for various magazines. According to ISFDB his first speculative fiction in print was the short story Criminal Record, published by John Carnell in the July 1954 number of Science Fantasy. Several of his stories appeared in 1955 including three in monthly issues of New Worlds, a more important magazine also edited by Carnell. IN 1954, The Observer newspaper ran a competition for a short story set in the year 2500, Aldiss's story Not For An Age was ranked third following a reader vote. The Brightfount Diaries had been a minor success, and Faber asked Aldiss if he had any more writing that they could look at with a view to publishing. Aldiss confessed to being a science fiction author, to the delight of the publishers, who had a number of science fiction fans in high places, and so his first science fiction book was published, [citation needed] a collection of short stories entitled Space, Time and Nathaniel (Faber, 1957). By this time, his earnings from writing matched his wages in the bookshop, so he made the decision to become a full-time writer." 
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Planet Of No Return / Star Guard An Ace Double, Anderson, Poul / Andre Norton
4 Anderson, Poul / Andre Norton Planet Of No Return / Star Guard An Ace Double
New York Ace Books 1956 Trade Edition Paperback Very Good+ 
SIGNED EDITION. This copy has been signed by Poul Anderson on the title page of his book. This is an Ace Double with two books in one. This is a mass market paperback book. The book is in Very Good only condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The spine joints have noticeable rubbing and wear, and there is some light rubbing and creasing to the front, top and bottom edges of the book covers. The spine of the book has several creases. The text pages are clean, but noticeably toned due to the acid content of the paper. This copy has been signed by Poul Anderson on the title page of Planet of No Return. "Poul William Anderson (November 25, 1926 – July 31, 2001) was an American science fiction author who began his career during the Golden Age of the genre and continued to write and remain popular into the 21st century. Anderson also authored several works of fantasy, historical novels, and a prodigious number of short stories. He received numerous awards for his writing, including seven Hugo Awards and three Nebula Awards." ; Signed by One Author 
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The Pig Plantagenet, Andrews, Allen
5 Andrews, Allen The Pig Plantagenet
New York Viking Press 1981 1st American Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Illustrated by Michael Foreman 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Near Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. There is some beginning bumping to the spine ends of the book covers. The text pages are clean and bright. There is one nick to the top edge of the text block. The dust jacket is mostly clean and bright. In the Pig Plantagenet author Allen Andrews has created a work of such freshness and breadth of appeal that it transcends category. Michael Foreman's illustrations - at once elegant and whimiscal - capture perfectly the wit and liveliness of a book that can be read both as an allegory about conservation and as a work of completely original - and most definitely adult - humor." " Allen Andrews: UK writer whose fantasy has been restricted to the Plantagenet Animal-Fantasy sequence – The Pig Plantagenet (1980) and Castle Crespin (1982) – featuring a pig named Plantagenet. The setting is 13th-century France. The forest is endangered by the lord of the château, who wishes to massacre the local family of boars. Plantagenet saves them; but they must now Quest for a safe place." 
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The Unkind Word, And Other Stories, Anonymous (Pseudonym Of Mrs. Craik - Nee Dinah Maria Mulock)
6 Anonymous (Pseudonym Of Mrs. Craik - Nee Dinah Maria Mulock) The Unkind Word, And Other Stories
New York Harper & Brothers, Publishers 1870 1st American Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ 
Several of the stories included in this compilation are supernatural or fantastic in nature. This book is in Very Good+ condition and was likely issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is some beginning bumping and rubbing to the spine ends and corners of the book covers. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a n early booksellers label pasted to the front pastedown page (E. F. Arnold, Kearny St, San Francisco, CA). Included are the short works: The Unkind Word, A Child's Life, His Young Lordship, Elizabeth and Victoria: From a Woman's Point of View, A Woman's Book, The Age of Gold, Living in Perspective, Sermons, The House of Commons, A Few Words About Sorrow, A Hedge-Side Poet, The Last Great Exhibition, To Novelists, and a Novelist, Bodies and Souls, Blind, Children of Israel, Give Us Air! , In the Ring, A Dreadful Ghost, Meadowside House, In her Teens, Clothes, The History of a Hospital, Death on the Seas, To Parents, Misery-Mongers, An Old Scotch Love-Story, A Garden Party, and, The Tale of Two WalksTold to Sick Children "Dinah Maria Craik (born Dinah Maria Mulock, also often credited as Miss Mulock or Mrs. Craik) (20 April 1826 – 12 October 1887) was an English novelist and poet.... Another collection, titled The Unkind Word and Other Stories, included a scathing criticism of Benjamin Heath Malkin for overworking his son Thomas, a child prodigy who died at seven. Later on, Craik returned to more fanciful tales and achieved a great success with The Little Lame Prince (1874). In 1881 she published a collection of her earlier poems under the title Poems of Thirty Years, New and Old; some, such as Philip my King addressed to her godson Philip Bourke Marston and Douglas, Douglas, Tender and True achieved a wide popularity." 
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Foundation and Empire, Asimov, Isaac
7 Asimov, Isaac Foundation and Empire
New York Gnome Press 1952 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket 
This is a First Edition, Currey Binding A in a First State Dust jacket (printed in four colors). The book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good- dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. There is some light bumping and rubbing to the spine ends of the book covers. The rear cover has a thin strip of bubbling to the overlayer of cloth that runs the length of the boards. The text pages are mostly clean and bright, with some lightish generalized toning to the edges of the text block. The dust jacket has several edge tears of varying sizes, some generalized rubbing and wrinkling and several small to smallish edge chips, mostly to th spine ends. "Someday mankind will spread into the Milky Way. And there, among a million worlds, Earthmen and aliens will grou into a vast community - seething with old lusts and new passions." 
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OPUS 100 A Guided Tour through the First 99 Books of America's Foremost Science Writer, Asimov, Isaac
8 Asimov, Isaac OPUS 100 A Guided Tour through the First 99 Books of America's Foremost Science Writer
Boston, MA Houghton and Mifflin 1969 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket Illustrated by Rick Levy 
Cover Art; This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a previous owner's address label neatly pasted to top front corner of the front endpaper. The top front corner of the dust jacket has a small chip to the top front flap joint. Both top and bottom spine ends of dust jacket have some beginning edge wear / rubbing. The rear cover of the dust jacket has some lightly ground-in dirt. "Opus 100 is Isacc Asimov's one-hundredth book in a twenty-year writing career! In part an anthology of selections chosen by the author from his first 99 works, it affords a generous sampling from every area in which he has written. It is also a most engaging literary biography that intimately acquaints the reader with the man responsible for such an extraordinary body of work." "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. [5] Asimov's most famous work is the Foundation Series; [6] 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 Robots of Dawn The New Lije Baley Robot Novel, Asimov, Isaac
9 Asimov, Isaac The Robots of Dawn The New Lije Baley Robot Novel
New York Doubleday & Company 1983 1st Trade Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket Illustrated by Kiyoshi Kanai 
Cover Art; This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Very Good+ to Near Fine- dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is some beginning toning to the endpapers. The dust jacket has some light edge wear and nicking to the spine ends and edges. "A puzzling case of roboticide takes interplanetary detective Elijah Baley from Earth to the planet Aurora the self-styled World of the Dawn, where humans and robots coexist in seemingly perfect harmony. There, the most advanced robot in the Universe - an awesomely human machine - has been murdered." "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. He wrote hundreds of short stories, including the social science fiction "Nightfall", which in 1964 was voted by the Science Fiction Writers of America the best short science fiction story of all time. Asimov wrote the Lucky Starr series of juvenile science-fiction novels using the pen name Paul French." 
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In the Garden of Iden, Baker, Kage
10 Baker, Kage In the Garden of Iden
New York Harcourt Brace 1997 1st American Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket Illustrated by Michael Koelsch 
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. This is the author's first book & the First book in The Company series. "And now the news. And it's grim, we regret to say: today England's first official victim of the Counter-Reformation was burnt at Smithfield. John Rogers, Canon of Saint Paul's, longtime Reformation agitator and translator of the Matthew Bible, died in the presence of his wife and children in a ceremony lasting twenty-five minutes." "She is best known for her "Company" series of historical time travel science fiction. Her first stories were published in Asimov's Science Fiction in 1997, and her first novel, In the Garden of Iden, by Hodder & Stoughton in the same year. Other notable works include Mendoza in Hollywood (novel, 2000) and "The Empress of Mars" (novella, 2003) , which won the Theodore Sturgeon Award and was nominated for a Hugo Award. In 2008, she donated her archive to the department of Rare Books and Special Collections at Northern Illinois University. In 2009, her short story "Caverns of Mystery" and her novel House of the Stag were both nominated for World Fantasy Awards, but neither piece won." 
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Hello America, Ballard, J. G.
11 Ballard, J. G. Hello America
New York Carroll & Graf Publishers 1988 1st American Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
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. "Near the end of the twentieth century, the economies of the Western world collapsed. Energy sources dried up and catastrophic stock market crashes - echoing 1929 and 1987 - dealt knock-out blows to prosperity and capitalism. Soon hordes of exasperated American refugees packed their bags and set sail for Europe, where conditions were less critical." "While much of Ballard's fiction is thematically and stylistically provocative, he is perhaps best known for his relatively conventional war novel, Empire of the Sun (1984) , a semi-autobiographical account of a young British boy's experiences in Shanghai during Japanese occupation. Described by The Guardian as "the best British novel about the Second World War"" 
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A Song Of Stone, Banks, Iain
12 Banks, Iain A Song Of Stone
London, England Abacus / Little Brown and Co. UK 1997 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Fine dust jacket 
This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright, but generally lightly toned due to the acid content of the paper. The dust jacket is crisp and clean. "The war is ending, perhaps ended. For the castle and its occupants the troubles are just beginning. Armed gangs roam its lawless land where each farm and house supports a column of dark smoke." "Banks published work under two names. His parents had intended to name him "Iain Menzies Banks", but his father made a mistake when registering the birth and "Iain Banks" became the officially registered name. Despite this error, Banks used the middle name and submitted The Wasp Factory for publication as "Iain M. Banks". Banks's editor inquired about the possibility of omitting the 'M' as it appeared "too fussy" and the potential existed for confusion with Rosie M. Banks, a romantic novelist in the Jeeves novels by P. G. Wodehouse; Banks agreed to the omission. After three mainstream novels, Banks's publishers agreed to publish his first science fiction (SF) novel Consider Phlebas. To create a distinction between the mainstream and SF novels, Banks suggested the return of the 'M' to his name, and it was used in all of his science fiction works." 
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Mammoth Book 1 : Silverhair, Baxter, Stephen
13 Baxter, Stephen Mammoth Book 1 : Silverhair
London, England Millenium 1999 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
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. "The mammoths have measured the slow pulse of the seasons as the Earth spins in its stately annual dance. Their memories stretch back across the million year cycles of the ice sheets." "A second category in Baxter's work is based on readings in evolutionary biology and human/animal behaviour. Elements of this appear in his future histories (especially later works like the Destiny's Children series and Flood/Ark) , but here it is the focus. The major work in this category is Evolution, which imagines the evolution of humanity in the Earth's past and future. The Mammoth Trilogy, written for young adults, shares similar themes and concerns as it explores the present, past, and future of a small herd of mammoths found surviving on an island in the Arctic Ocean." 
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Titan, Baxter, Stephen
14 Baxter, Stephen Titan
New York Harper Prism 1997 1st American Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
SIGNED EDITION. This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. There is some beginning bumping to the bottom spine end of the book cover. The text pages are mostly clean and bright, but do have toning, especially to the edges due to the acid content of the paper. This copy has been signed on the title page by Baxter in blue ink. The dust jacket is crisp and clean. "The dream begins with a disaster. Given the task of dismantling NASA's aging shuttle program, after a horrifying re-entry crash, Paula Benacerraf comes up with a bold plan to keep America in space using existing technology." "Another category, outside of the main body of Baxter's independent work, is sequels and installments of science-fiction classics. His first novel to achieve wide recognition (winning three literary awards) was The Time Ships, an authorised sequel to H. G. Wells' The Time Machine. The Time Odyssey series, a trilogy co-authored with Arthur C. Clarke, is connected to Clarke's four Space Odyssey novels. Another novel is based on a synopsis written by Clarke, The Light of Other Days. Baxter has also published a Doctor Who novel, The Wheel of Ice. In 2010, Baxter began working on a new series with Terry Pratchett. This collaboration has produced five books, The Long Earth, The Long War, The Long Mars, The Long Utopia and The Long Cosmos. BAxter has also written non-fiction essays and columns for such publications as Critical Wave and the British SF Association's Matrix." ; Signed by Author 
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Traces, Baxter, Stephen
15 Baxter, Stephen Traces
London, England Voyager / Harper Collins 1998 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
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. "His second collection of short stories offers visions of histories which differ from our own, either through small changes what if Germany had won WWI (Mittelwelt) or through a fundamental difference in physical laws what if Archimedes had been right in his clockwork-like cosmological vision." Short stories included are : Traces, Darkness, The Droplet, No Longer Touch the Earth, Mittelwelt, Journey to the King Planet, The Jonah Man, Downstream, The Blood of Angels, Columbiad, Brigantia's Angels, Weep for the Moon, Good News, Something for Nothing, In the Manner of Trees, Pilgrim 7, Zemlya, Moon Six, George and the Comet, Inherit the Earth, and, In the MSOB. "Baxter's "Future History"[1] mode is based on research into hard science. It encompasses the monumental Xeelee Sequence, which as of September 2015 is composed of seven novels (including the Destiny's Children trilogy) , plus three volumes collecting the 52 short pieces (short stories and novellas) in the series, all of which fit into a single timeline stretching from the Big Bang singularity of the past to his Timelike Infinity singularity of the future. These stories begin in the present day and end when the Milky Way galaxy collides with Andromeda five billion years in the future. The central narrative is that of Humanity rising and evolving to become the second most powerful race in the universe, next to the god-like Xeelee." 
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The Folk Of The Air, BEAGLE, PETER S.
16 BEAGLE, PETER S. The Folk Of The Air
New York Del Rey Books (Science Fiction and Fantasy) 1986 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket Illustrated by Barclay Shaw Signed by Author
Cover Art; SIGNED EDITION. This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Very Good+ to Near Fine- dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a scratch / indented strip to the front endpaper of the book. This copy has been signed by the author with an inscription, on the front endpaper. The dust jacket is crisp and clean, however, the previous owner, wanting to keep the dust jacket fresh, has laminated it (both front and reverse). Unfortunately, it's not possible to remove the laminate without damaging the book. "When Farrell returned to Avicenna after years away, he found is oldest friend Ben living with an unattractive older woman named Sia. Ben and Farrell's girlfriend, Julie, were also mixed up with the League for Archaic Pleasures a group that playacted the events and manners of medieval chivalry, sometimes too seriously." "Peter Soyer Beagle (born April 20, 1939) is an American novelist and screenwriter, especially fantasy fiction. His best-known work is The Last Unicorn (1968) , a fantasy novel he wrote in his twenties, which Locus subscribers voted the number five "All-Time Best Fantasy Novel" in 1987. During the last twenty-five years he has won several literary awards including a World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement in 2011." ; Signed by Author 
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Darwin's Children, Bear, Greg
17 Bear, Greg Darwin's Children
New york Del Rey Books (Science Fiction and Fantasy) 2003 1st Edition; 1st Edition Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
This book is in Fine condition and has a Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is some beginning bumping to the spine ends of the book covers. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket is crisp and clean. "Eleven years have passed since SHEVA, an ancient retrovirus, was discovered in human DNA - a retrovirus that caused mutations in the human genome and heralded the arrival of a new wave of genetically enhanced humans. Now these changed children have reached adolescence." "Bear is often classified as a hard science fiction author, based on the scientific details in his work. Early in his career, he also published work as an artist, including illustrations for an early version of the Star Trek Concordance and covers for Galaxy and F&SF. [1] He sold his first story, "Destroyers", to Famous Science Fiction in 1967. Bear often addresses major questions in contemporary science and culture with fictional solutions. For example, The Forge of God offers an explanation for the Fermi paradox, supposing that the galaxy is filled with potentially predatory intelligences and that young civilizations that survive are those that don't attract their attention—by staying quiet." 
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Darwin's Radio, Bear, Greg
18 Bear, Greg Darwin's Radio
New York Del Rey Books (Science Fiction and Fantasy) 1999 1st American Edition; 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Near Fine dust jacket Illustrated by Heather Kern 
Cover Art; First Trade edition -- published as a limited leatherbound, signed, numbered edition by Easton Press slightly before this. Also, it appears the British printing of this was released several weeks before the American edition, making that the true First Trade Edition. This book is in Very Good+ to 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. There is some light bumping to the spine ends of the book cover. The dust jacket is crisp and clean with the exception of a bit of beginning nicking to the top spine end. "A mass grave in Russia that conceals the mummified remains of two women, both with child - and the conspiracy to keep it secret. A major discovery high in the Alps: the preserved bodies of a prehistoric family - the newborn infant possessing disturbing characteristics . A mysterious disease that strikes only pregnant women, resulting in miscarriage. Three disparate facts that will converge into one science-shattering truth." This book is the Nebula Award winner for 2000. "Gregory Dale "Greg" Bear (born August 20, 1951) is an American writer best known for science fiction. His work has covered themes of galactic conflict (Forge of God books) , artificial universes (The Way series) , consciousness and cultural practices (Queen of Angels) , and accelerated evolution (Blood Music, Darwin's Radio, and Darwin's Children). His most recent work is the Forerunner Trilogy, written in the Halo universe. " 
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Darwin's Radio, Bear, Greg
19 Bear, Greg Darwin's Radio
New York Del Rey Books (Science Fiction and Fantasy) 1999 1st American Edition; 1st Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
SIGNED EDITION. First Trade edition -- published as a limited leatherbound, signed, numbered edition by Easton Press slightly before this. Also, it appears the British printing of this was released several weeks before the American edition, making The UK edition the true First Trade Edition. This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some beginning bumping and rubbing. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket is crisp and clean. This copy has been signed by the author on the title page with a brief inscription. This book is the Nebula Award winner for 2000. "Bear is often classified as a hard science fiction author, based on the scientific details in his work. Early in his career, he also published work as an artist, including illustrations for an early version of the Star Trek Concordance and covers for Galaxy and F&SF. He sold his first story, "Destroyers", to Famous Science Fiction in 1967. Bear often addresses major questions in contemporary science and culture with fictional solutions. For example, The Forge of God offers an explanation for the Fermi paradox, supposing that the galaxy is filled with potentially predatory intelligences and that young civilizations that survive are those that don't attract their attention—by staying quiet. In Queen of Angels, Bear examines crime, guilt, and punishment in society. He frames these questions around an examination of consciousness and awareness, including the emergent self-awareness of highly advanced computers in communication with humans. In Darwin's Radio and Darwin's Children, he addresses the problem of over-population with a mutation in the human genome making, basically, a new series of humans. The question of cultural acceptance of something new and unavoidable is also brought up." ; Signed by Author 
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Looking Backward 2000-1887 Memorial Edition, Bellamy, Edward (with an introduction by Sylvester Baxter)
20 Bellamy, Edward (with an introduction by Sylvester Baxter) Looking Backward 2000-1887 Memorial Edition
Boston, MA Houghton Mifflin Company 1917 Trade Edition Hardcover Very Good+ 
This book is in Very Good+ condition. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. There is some light edge wear and rubbing to the spine ends and spine joints, along with rubbing to the spine joints. The text pages are clean and bright. The edges of the text block have some toning and there is an ink stamped previous owner's name and date on the front endpaper. This is a possible First edition thus. This book is considered one of the best examples of Utopian fiction written in the early 20th century. From Wikipedia: "The major themes include problems associated with capitalism, a proposed socialist solution of a nationalisation of all industry, the use of an "industrial army" to organize production and distribution, as well as how to ensure free cultural production under such conditions." 
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