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The Republic of The Southern Cross  And Other Stories, Brussof, Valery (with an introductory essay by Stephen Graham)
1 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. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Utopia, Inc., Gieske, Herman Everett
2 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." 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Shooting Destination Moon, Heinlein, Robert A. / Astounding Science Fiction Magazine
3 Heinlein, Robert A. / Astounding Science Fiction Magazine Shooting Destination Moon
New York Street & Smith / Astounding Magazine 1950 1st Edition; 1st Printing Magazine Very Good- 
This is a trade sized magazine. The magazine is in Very Good- condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The magazine is in generally clean condition. There is an inch+ area to the bottom spine of the book that has been chipped away. The text pages are generally clean, but noticeably toned due to the acid content of the paper. Included is a shortish article by Robert Heinlein about shooting a movie which includes space flight -- and the technical difficulties encountered. Destination Moon (a. K. A. Operation Moon) is a 1950 American Technicolor science fiction film, independently made by George Pal, directed by Irving Pichel, that stars John Archer, Warner Anderson, Tom Powers, and Dick Wesson. The film was distributed in the United States and the UK by Eagle-Lion Classics. With Destination Moon, George Pal produced the first major U. S. Science fiction film to deal with the dangers inherent in human space travel and the possible difficultie of America's first lunar mission landing on and safely returning from our only satellite. The film's premise is that U. S. Private industry will mobilize, finance, and manufacture the first spacecraft to the Moon, while making the assumption that the U. S. Government will then be forced to purchase or lease this new technology to remain the dominant power in space and on the Moon. Industrialists are shown cooperating to support the private venture. In the final scene, as the crew approaches the Earth, the traditional "The End" title card heralds the dawn of the coming Space Age: "This is THE END...of the Beginning". In the final scene, as the crew approaches the Earth, the traditional "The End" title card heralds the dawn of the coming Space Age: "This is THE END...of the Beginning". In the final scene, as the crew approaches the Earth, the traditional "The End" title card heralds the dawn of the coming Space Age: "This is THE END...of the Beginning". In the final scene, as the crew approaches the Earth, the traditional "The End" title card heralds the dawn of the coming Space Age: "This is THE END...of the Beginning". In the final scene, as the crew approaches the Earth, the traditional "The End" title card heralds the dawn of the coming Space Age: "This is THE END...of the Beginning". In the final scene, as the crew approaches the Earth, the traditional "The End" title card heralds the dawn of the coming Space Age: "This is THE END...of the Beginning". 
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Saint Leibowitz and the Wild Horse Woman, Miller, Walter (Jr)
4 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." 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Deluge A Romance, Wright, S. Fowler (Sydney)
5 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." 
Price: 25.00 USD
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