Books For Sale - November 2020
Kim Newman (Also as Jack Yeovil) Anno Dracula Simon & Schuster 1992 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine, lower corners bruised and page edges a little browned else Fine book in slightly worn, torn, rubbed and creased Dust Jacket. 7.50 ''... In 1888, the Widow of Windsor has remarried, taking as her new consort Vlad Tepes, the Wallachian Prince infamously known as Count Dracula... But in Whitechapel, a murderer known as Silver Knife is cutting down vampire girls, and his crimes threaten to unsettle the new regime... ''
Kim Newman Jago Simon & Schuster 1991 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and slightly bumped at base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket 10.00 ''... Fish sprout from trees, people undergo strange transformations, repressed feelings erupt into violence and death. Creatures from local legend, from science fiction, and from the darks of man's mind prowl Alder. Human evil blends with the supernatural, and the village... prepares to reap a harvest of horror... ''
Mark Charan Newton Drakenfeld Tor 2014 First Edition First Printing Bruised at base of spine and top corners, fore-edge of front board lightly bumped and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket With Publisher's Press Release 15.00 ''... The monarchies of the Royal Vispasian Union have been bound together for two hundred years by laws maintained and enforced by the powerful Sun Chamber. As a result, nations have flourished but corruption and murder will always find a way to thrive... Sun Chamber Officer Lucan Drakenfeld... quickly becomes involved in an intriguing case... ''
Mark Charan Newton Nights of Villjamur Legends of the Red Sun Book One Tor 2009 Third Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket 4.00 ''... When the Emperor commits suicide, his elder daughter, Rika, is brought home to lead the Jamur Empire, but the sinister Chancellor plans to get rid of her and claim the throne. Meanwhile a senior investigator in the city inquisition must solve the high-profile and savage murder of a city politician... ''
Mark Charan Newton Retribution Tor 2014 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket With Publisher's Press Release 10.00 ''...Lucan Drakenfeld and his associate Leana are ordered to... Kuvash,,, capital of Koton... a revered priest has gone missing... a [place of contradictions, wealth and poverty exist uneasily side-by-side... several more bodies... mutilated and dumped... an killer... who seems to delight in inflicting torture and pain... no leads and no suspects... ''
Adam Nichols The Pathless Way Millennium 1996 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and corners, faint damp-mark on front board and page edges lightly marked else Fine book in like Dust Jacket 5.00 ''... a mysterious calling that beckons few... understood by fewer still. But those who adhere to the teachings of the Closter command a host of skills that break all the rules of the known world - make black white, and solid ground behave like rippling water... ''
Adam Nichols The War Of The Lord's Veil Millennium 1994 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and page edges slightly marked and no longer quite parallel - Very Good book in slightly creased and rubbed Dust Jacket with a short (3mm) split at the top of the rear fold and a mark at the top of the rear flap. 5.00 ''The savage Veil army sweeps through the wild northern hinterland... taking all they please... their demonic helmets yielding unearthly strength... a young man named Tai will soon escape with two bizarre creatures... Crane, the Dreamwalker and witch-woman, is awaiting the change-bringer that her dreams foretell... ''
Larry Niven A Gift From Earth Macdonald 1969 First Edition in Hardback First Printing Bruised at top of spine, free end papers lightly browned and foxed and page edges marked else Fine book in like, lightly browned Dust Jacket a few tears and a little erosion at the top of the spine panel. 40.00 ''Mount Lookitthat was the only habitable place on We Made It, a narrow plateau less than half the size of California, surrounded by a black oven hot enough to melt lead with an atmosphere sixty times as thick as Earth's... the population had to remain stable... this meant... using live parts supplied by the Colonists... ''
Larry Niven Burning Tower Pocket Books 2005 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top of spine else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket 5.00 ''... the fire god Yangin-Atep has retreated into myth, leaving the residents of Tep's Town unprotected... From out of the desert come monsters... Lord Sandry and his beloved, Burning Tower, must travel... into a world where the manna that fuels magic is still strong... '' Sequel to THE BURNING CITY.
Larry Niven Destiny's Road Orbit 1997 First Edition in the UK First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket 4.00 ''Almost 250 years ago, the starcruiser Argos reached the planet Destiny, carrying the first settlers... the landing craft... seared the wide, smooth Road into the rock... no settler who has travelled down the Road has ever returned... Jemmy Bloocher is a young farm boy who...accidentally kills... his flight becomes a quest to... uncover the many mysteries of Destiny's Road.''
Larry Niven Dream Park: The Voodoo Game Pan 1991 First Edition First Printing Fine book in like Dust Jacket 7.50 ''... 25 gamers will line up against the most sophisticated forces in modern technology, cunningly allied with the most potent powers of ancient magic. Their task: to stop Tata Nkiti, undead Man-Demon and desecrator of corpses, and his insatiable army of devils - before they destroy the good followers of the White Path...''
Larry Niven Inferno Allan Wingate 1977 First Edition in the UK & First Hardback First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and corners, spine a little leant, 'LEASAM HOUSE RYE' stamped on end papers, top page edges and pre-lim, light crease to front free end paper and page edges browned - Good? book in worn and torn Dust Jacket eroded 10.00 ''... takes the reader on a new conducted tour of Dante's underworld, conducted by an astonishing modern version of Vergil as a guide, in which we encounter a host of contemporaries in appropriate places on the way. Carpentier's journey takes him through dim nether regions where flame-coloured demons wield diabolically sharp pitchforks, and tormented vixens reign for ever in a pond of sheer ice.''
Larry Niven Ringworld's Children Tor 2004 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket 7.50 ''... Louis Wu... becomes enmeshed in interplanetary and interspecies intrigue as war, and a powerful new weapon, threaten to tear the Ringworld apart forever. Now, the future of Ringworld lies in its children... ''
Larry Niven The Ringworld Throne Orbit 1996 First Edition First Printing Small material tear at top of spine panel else Fine Uncorrected Proof, in slightly creased and lightly rubbed Proof Dust Jacket With Publisher's promotion sheet 20.00 ''Louis Wu is back - but he's now two hundred years old and definitely not looking for any more adventures. Until, that is, he meets an alien Puppeteer who has the power to make him young again. In exchange, Wu must return to the Ringworld, to save it from destruction... ''
Larry Niven The Smoke Ring Macdonald 1987 First Edition in the UK First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket 4.00 ''in the free-fall environment of the Smoke Ring - a doughnut-shaped gaseous envelope surrounding a neutron star - whole societies had evolved... None of them remembered their Earth roots... ''
Jeff Noon Falling Out Of Cars Doubleday 2002 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine, corners bruised else Fine book in like, slightly creased, Dust Jacket, creased at the top of the spine panel 5.00 ''Marlene Moore... 's journeying around England, a land that turns stranger and more dreamlike the further she travels... And the job that started Marlene on this journey turns out to be far weirder, and more dangerous, than she ever imagined... ''
Jeff Noon Pixel Juice Doubleday 1998 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and shallow bump to centre of front board else Fine book in like Dust Jacket 10.00 ''In the first shop they bought a packet of dogseed, because Doreen had always wanted to grow her own dog... Pixel juice is the outpourings of an overactive mind. A selection of fifty stories... each one strange, telling, disturbing, or sometimes just plain weird... ''
Jeff Noon Pollen Ringpull 1995 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine, lower edge of front board near corner discoloured and page edges lightly browned and faintly marked else Fine book in like Dust Jacket 5.00 ''In a strange re-mixed future Manchester a cloud of pollen descends - a new strain, each tiny grain a murderer... People are sneezing themselves to death and the pollen count is racing towards 2,000... shadow-cop Sibyl Jones and her wayward daughter Boda - are on separate paths into the dark place from where the pollen originates... ''
Claire North (Catherine Webb Also as Kate Griffin) 84K Orbit 2017 First Edition First Printing Fine Uncorrected Proof. 10.00 ''Theo works in the Criminal Audit Office. He assesses each crime... and makes sure the correct debt to society is paid in full... there's no need to go to prison - provided that you can afford to pay the penalty for the crime... If you're rich enough, you can get away with murder... But Dani's murder is different... he can't let her death become just an entry on a balance sheet... ''
Andre Norton Breed To Come Longman 1973 First Edition in the UK First Printing Slightly bumped at top and bruised at base of spine and page edges lightly age-darkened else Fine book in lightly rubbed Dust Jacket 15.00 ''When desperate measures failed to control what they had begun and could not stop, men fled their polluted planet, leaving behind an epidemic virus born of experimentation. Unlike men, whom the disease had destroyed, the animals of the planet thrived, each generation more forceful and intelligent than the last... ''
Andre Norton Leopard In Exile Carolus Rex: Book II Tor 2001 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket 5.00 ''... Sarah's love, the Duke of Wessex, is always close behind, balancing the desire to save his wife from unknown perils, his need to save the King of France from Napoleon's and de Sade's clutches, and his responsibility to save King Charles II's England from those who would destroy it... '' Sequel to The Shadow of Albion
Naomi Novik Empire Of Ivory HarperVoyager 2007 First Edition in Hardback and the UK First Printing Bruised at base of spine else Fine book in lightly creased Dust Jacket with the upper tip of the rear fold slightly rubbed Signed by the Author on the Title Page 25.00 ''More than a year has passed since Temeraire and Lawrence departed for the Orient... but after many adventures... Britain's welcome shores are in sight... Something is very wrong... '' Fourth volume in the fantasy Temeraire series.
Naomi Novik Temeraire: Black Powder War Voyager 2007 First Edition in the UK & First Hardback First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and page edges lightly marked else Fine book in like, lightly rubbed, Dust Jacket. 15.00 ''... urgent new orders. the British Government, having purchased three valuable dragon eggs from the Ottoman Empire, now require Lawrence and Temeraire... to collect and escort the precious cargo back to England... before they hatch... '' Third in the series.
Naomi Novik Temeraire: The Throne Of Jade Voyager 2006 First Edition in the UK & Hardback First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges lightly marked else Fine book in like Dust Jacket 7.50 ''The battle for Europe rages upon land and sea... and in the skies. Squadrons of aviators rain fiery death upon their enemies... from the very guts of the beasts they are flying: dragons... Temeraire was intended to be a companion to the Emperor Napoleon... But tidings... have reached the Chinese, and they furiously demand their dragon's return... ''
Naomi Novik Victory of Eagles Ballantine/Del Rey 2008 First Edition First Printing Covers a little worn and torn - around Very Good Uncorrected Proof 5.00 ''The long-dreaded invasion of Great Britain is at hand. Napoleon's vast armies have consolidated his hold on Europe, and he is poised to attack across the English Channel... Will Lawrence has been jailed for treason, and his dragon, Temeraire, is consigned to the breeding grounds... ''
Eric S. Nylund Pawn's Dream Hodder & Stoughton 1996 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and slightly bumped and rubbed at base of spine and page edges a little browned else Fine book in slightly creased and rubbed Dust Jacket 7.50 ''... Roland Pritchard has a life of unending tedium, loneliness and despair. His only escape is into the fertile landscape of his dreams: a magical realm of demons, war and miraculous adventure... But now something is happening that cannot be rationally explained. An extraordinary merging of nightmare and daydream... ''
Joyce Carol Oates Mudwoman Fourth Estate 2012 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine , light pressure mark on rear board and boards slightly bowed else Fine book in like Dust Jacket with a touch of wear near the base of the front fold With Publisher's Promotion Sheet 5.00 ''Mudgirl is a child abandoned by her mother on the flats of Black Snake River... the well-meaning couple who adopt... impress on her their Quaker values... Meredith 'M.R.' Neukirchen is the first female president of a prestigious Ivy League university... at once a ghost story and a portrayal of an individual who breaks - but finds a way to heal herself.''
Timothy O'Grady Motherland Chatto & Windus 1989 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket, slightly damp-marked on the inside (no show-through). 5.00 ''An ornately bound book containing handwritten records which date from the twelfth century, the chronicle of an ancient family. Clairvoyant visions which point the way towards unknown lives and stir up long-buried memories... driven by a desperate love, a man embarks on a search for his wayward mother... ''
Patrick O'Leary The Black Heart PS Publishing 2009 First Edition First Printing - Issued Without Dust Jacket Bruised at top & base of spine else Fine book in laminated boards - as issued 7.50 Introduction by James Morrow; Author's Introduction; The Cane; Catching a Dream; Yo-Yo, Stradivarius & Me; The Black Heart; The Dreaming Bird; The Whole Schmear; What Mattered Was Sleep; The Witch's Hand; The Verge of a Pucker; The Me After the Rock; The Flying Child; The Wooden Leg; The Bearing of Light & The Oldest Man on Earth
Rebecca Ore (Rebecca B. Brown) Slow Funeral Tor 1994 First Edition First Printing Fine Uncorrected Proof. 7.50 ''That morning, if Maud Fuller had been a horse, people would have said witches had been riding her, leaving her hair in brown knots, her body sweaty, her long nose puffed, her eyelids thick around her eyes. But, no, sex and a technical man left her that way. Ultimately though, she would figure she had been witch-ridden... ''
Edgar Pangborn (Also as Bruce Harrison) Davy Dobson 1967 First Edition in the UK First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and page edges lightly age-darkened else Fine book in Fine Dust Jacket 10.00 ''Davy, a New Time being, descendant of a survivor of the last great holocaust tells his own unusual and, in many ways, terrifying story. Little remains of Old Time except fragments ploughed up in some field and a few of the scholarly books of a civilisation which, in its final attainment of scientific knowledge, destroyed itself... ''
Paul Park Coelestis HarperCollins 1993 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket 5.00 ''... On a distant planet, discovered and developed by America eons ago, two native alien races co-exist; the aboriginals and the Coelestis. One race has sold its soul to the colonists: the other has been hunted to the edge of extinction - the Coelestis - majestic, strange, terrifying. Now only two survive... ''
Severna Park Hand of Prophecy Avon 1998 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and board edges else Fine book in like Dust Jacket 4.00 ''... a galaxy whirls in conflict as tyrant slavers prepare to... reclaim the frontier planets wrested from them generations ago... Living on one... is Frenna, bred for bondage and given a virus that guarantees two decades of youth... followed by an agonising death... but there is an escape... A cure... ''
Den Patrick The Boy With The Porcelain Blade Gollancz 2014 First Edition First Printing Covers slightly creased some page corners bumped and creased and page edges lightly marked - Good Uncorrected Proof. 5.00 ''Lucien... has grown up an outsider... He is lonely, tormented... and a pawn in a political game... Landfall is a harsh world of secrets and rivalries, where whispers are as lethal as blades, where control is fragile and the peace waits to be broken. Lucien will have to rely on more than just his blade to protect the ones he loves.''
Den Patrick The Boy With The Porcelain Blade Gollancz 2014 First Edition First Printing Bruised at base of spine else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket 7.50 ''Lucien... has grown up an outsider... He is lonely, tormented... and a pawn in a political game... Landfall is a harsh world of secrets and rivalries, where whispers are as lethal as blades, where control is fragile and the peace waits to be broken. Lucien will have to rely on more than just his blade to protect the ones he loves.''
Seth Patrick Reviver Macmillan 2013 First Edition in the UK First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket With Publisher's Promotional Sheet 7.50 ''... Abe to wake the recently dead and let them bear witness... they have become accepted by the uneasy public. The testimony of the dead is permitted in courtrooms... the Forensic Revival Service... Jonah Miller... questioning the victim of a brutal murder, he encounters a terrifying presence. Something is watching... ''
Fiona Patton The Golden Tower Book Two of The Warriors of Estavia Daw 2008 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and page edges lightly marked else Fine book in like, slightly rubbed, Dust Jacket 4.00 ''... Now Anavatan is poised at a crucial turning point as... three children of prophecy... prepare for a confrontation that will shake the Gods themselves... all sides will be drawn into the conflict that will reshape their world... ''
Mervyn Peake Titus Alone Overlook Press 1982 Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges lightly age-darkened else Fine book in like, price clipped, Methuen Dust Jacket 7.50 ''... the tenderness and tragedy always underlying the exuberance of the earlier books, has been brought to distinctive maturity: for here Titus passes beyond Childhood's End.''
Matthew Pearl The Poe Shadow Harvill Secker 2006 First Edition First Printing - Issued Simultaneously Fine book in slightly rubbed, price-clipped, Dust Jacket 5.00 ''...1849. The body of Edgar Allan Poe has been buried in an unmarked grave.... Quentin Clark, an ardent admirer... discovers that Poe's last days are riddled with vital unanswered questions... Quentin seeks out the one person who can solve this strange case: the real-life model for Poe's brilliant fictional detective character, C. Auguste Dupin... ''
Ronald Pearsall Sherlock Holmes Investigates The Murder In Euston Square David & Charles 1989 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top of spine else Fine book in slightly creased 7.50 ''One Mutilated body One Unlikely suspect Twelve Accounts of the crime. The inspector, the accused, the prostitute, the asylum-keeper and eight other witnesses give their evidence... based on a real-life murder case... Sherlock Holmes... guides us through the evidence and accusations, while you decide 'who dunnit?' ''
Benjamin Percy Red Moon Hodder 2013 First Edition First Printing Bruised at base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket With Publisher's Press Release 7.50 ''Every teenage girl thinks she's different. When government agents kick down Claire Forrester's front door and murder her parents, Claire realises just how different she is... the night of the red moon is coming, when an unrecognisable world will emerge, and the battle for humanity will begin... ''
Ludek Pesek The Log Of A Moon Expedition Collins 1969 First Edition Translated from the German (published in Germany in 1967). Slightly bumped at base of spine and page edges a little marked else Fine book in worn Dust Jacket 5.00 ''... This is the enthralling diary of an eight-man scientific expedition: the astronauts' assignment is to spend fourteen lunar days,,, carrying out as great variety of scientific work on the lunar surface. Yet a sequence of accidents... ''
Tom Piccirilli Headstone City Bantam Spectra 2006 First Edition First Printing (Paper) Corners and edges slightly worn - Very Good to Near Fine Advance Reading copy 5.00 ''On the streets of Brooklyn, a haunted man must settle his accounts with the living - and the dead... ''
Sarah Pinborough Murder Jo Fletcher 2014 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and one page corner tip creased else Fine book in lightly creased Dust Jacket 7.50 ''Dr Thomas Brown, Police Surgeon, thinks he has finally recovered from the terrible events of years before. He no longer has nightmares about Jack the Ripper - or the other monster... even more malign who was in Jack's shadow... a woman's body is found... and a letter... some things will not remain buried: once again his uncanny enemy is loose... ''
Sarah Pinborough Poison Gollancz 2013 First Edition First Printing - Issued Without Dust Jacket Page edges slightly marked else Fine Uncorrected Proof. With Publisher's promotion sheet. Illustrated by Les Edwards 5.00 ''Take a wicked queen, a handsome prince, a beautiful princess, and a poisoned apple... and get the true tale of Snow White, told the way it always should have been... ''
Ricardo Pinto The Chosen Book One of the Stone Dance of the Chameleon Trilogy Bantam 1999 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top of spine and page edges lightly age-darkened else Fine book in like Dust Jacket, with a small piece of clear surface varnish missing from the front panel (sticker removal?) Signed and stamped by the Author on the Title Page 10.00 ''... the Commonwealth of the Three Lands... its heart, Osrakum... Here the society of the Masters... men who rule with savage cruelty... Soon after Carnelian is born, his father is exiled... Years later... Three Masters... beg Carnelian's father to return... to oversee the election of a new God Emperor... and sets in motion the concluding events in a story four thousand years old... ''
Ricardo Pinto The Stone Dance of the Chameleon Bantam 1999-2009 All are First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and/or base of spines, a few page top corners bruised and page edges lightly browned else Fine books in Near Fine Dust Jacket, with a long strain in the front gutter of volume 2. Books 1 & 2 Signed by the Author on the Title Page 22.50 ''... the Commonwealth of the Three Lands... its heart, Osrakum... Here the society of the Masters... men who rule with savage cruelty... Soon after Carnelian is born, his father is exiled... Years later... Three Masters... beg Carnelian's father to return... to oversee the election of a new God Emperor... and sets in motion the concluding events in a story four thousand years old... ''
Edgar Allan Poe The Fall of the House of Usher Great Writers Library 1986 - Issued Without Dust Jacket Bruised at base of spine else Fine book with decorated boards, as issued. 4.00 39 stories.
Frederik Pohl (Also as Walter Lasly; Edson Mccann & Donald Stacy) Beyond The Blue Event Horizon Gollancz 1980 First Edition in the UK First Printing Bruised at top of spine and page edges lightly age-darkened else Fine book in like, unpriced, Dust Jacket. 7.50 ''... the sequel to the award-winning Gateway... the alien mysteries of the Heechee are slowly revealed... a novel that convincingly portrays the power of human curiosity and the strengths and failings of human emotions... a breathtaking vista of the alien... ''
Frederik Pohl (Also as Walter Lasly; Edson Mccann & Donald Stacy) Black Star Rising Gollancz 1986 First Edition in the UK First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges slightly marked else Fine book in like Dust Jacket, with a little wear at the ends of the front fold. 5.00 ''Two hundred years from now the USA and USSR are largely forgotten, having destroyed each other as world powers... China and India have moved in to pick up the pieces... an alien spacecraft approaches Earth and demands to talk to the President of the USA... there is no such person... but the aliens wont take no for an answer... ''
Frederik Pohl Gateway St. Martin's Press 1977 First Edition First Printing (No First Edition Indicator - as called for, and gold spine blocking) Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and page edges lightly age-darkened and slightly marked else Fine book in slightly torn, rubbed and creased Dust Jacket, with evidence of a little damp adhesion to another jacket, carefully separated. 50.00 ''... The Heechee gateway (the artifact of a long-dead and vastly superior civilisation) has been abandoned... in the vicinity of Venus. Left behind are almost a thousand Heechee starships, programmed for faster-than-light travel... But the traveller can never know his destination. A successful journey can mean immense wealth... '' Scarce.
Frederik Pohl Homegoing Del Rey 1989 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at base of spine and lower corners bruised else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 7.50 ''Sandy Washington was a pretty normal guy. The only real difference...was that Sandy had been raised by aliens on their spaceship. The Hakh'hli had done everything they could to give Sandy an Earth-type boyhood... Now, finally, the Hakh'hli were bringing Sandy home to Earth... ''
Frederik Pohl Mars Plus Baen 1994 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and bruised at base of spine and remainder felt pen line across lower page edges else Fine book in like, slightly rubbed, Dust Jacket 5.00 ''... the events chronicled in... Man Plus were only the beginning. It is now fifty years later. Man is, or seems to be, on Mars to stay, but things have become... strange, even compared to the population of cyborgs, half-cyborgs and just plain humans... ''
Frederik Pohl (Also as Walter Lasly; Edson Mccann & Donald Stacy) Midas World Gollancz 1983 First Edition in the UK First Printing Slightly bumped at top of spine and one signature bound 1-2mm crooked else Fine book in like Dust Jacket, a little rubbed at the top of the spine panel 5.00 ''''The Midas Plague'' - the story which first described this society and which is included in revised form... quickly became recognised as one of the classic science fiction social satires. Midas World brilliantly unfolds further implications of the ideas... ''
Frederik Pohl Starburst Gollancz 1982 First Edition in the UK First Printing Bruised at top and slightly bumped at base of spine and page edges lightly age-darkened else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 5.00 ''A group of young Americans have been selected to make the first interstellar voyage... the ostensible project is a gigantic fake... The real project... hopes to stimulate the crew into scientific research and discoveries which will be invaluable... The plan succeeds... The crew's discoveries turn them into virtual supermen and women... ''
Frederik Pohl The Day The Martians Came St. Martin's Press 1988 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine, small black dot on lower page edges and small triangular piece missing from the lower edge of one page and page edges lightly age=darkened else Fine book in like Dust Jacket 7.50 ''Of the two hundred and seventy-six astronauts under Captain Seerseller's charge, only thirty-eight survive to leave the planet. Just as America begins to accept its mission to colonise Mars as a failure, Henry Steegmen... accidentally discovers an underground city... ''
Frederik Pohl The Frederik Pohl Omnibus Gollancz 1966 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine, lower right hand corner of spine cloth faded, splash mark to top page edges and page edges lightly browned and slightly marked - near Very Good book in slightly stained, torn and eroded Dust Jacket, with the price removed 10.00 The Man Who Ate the World; The Seven Deadly Virtues; The Day the Icicle Works Closed; The Knights of Arthur; Mars by Moonlight; The Haunted Corpse; The Middle of Nowhere; The Day of the Boomer Dukes; The Snowmen; The Wizards of Pung's Corners; The Waging of the Peace; Survival Kit; I Plinglot, Who You?
Frederik Pohl The Voices Of Heaven Tor 1994 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and page edges lightly marked else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 5.00 ''... Pava is a world in turmoil, where a small human colony struggles to survive despite chronic shortages... and where frequent earthquakes threaten to destroy everything the settlers manage to create... On this fragile world, the only innocents are the Leps, an indigenous intelligent species... ''
Daniel Polansky A City Dreaming Hodder & Stoughton 2016 First Edition First Printing Upper front corner lightly curled, lower rear corner slightly creased else Fine Uncorrected Proof. 5.00 ''M is a drifter with a sharp tongue and few scruples , and limited magical ability... in... New York, trouble is a hard thing to avoid, and now a rivalry... threatens to make the Big Apple go the way of Atlantis... M will have to call in every favour, waste every charm, and blow every spell he's ever acquired - he might even have to get out of bed before noon.''
Daniel Polansky Low Town The Straight Razor Cure Hodder & Stoughton 2011 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges lightly marked else Fine book in like, slightly creased, Dust Jacket 7.50 ''Rigus is the greatest city in the Thirteen Lands, a glittering metropolis of crystalline citadels and sumptuous manors, where gentlewomen hide delicate smiles behind silken sleeves and bored nobles settle affairs of honour with cold steel. But light casts shadow, and... Low Town is an ugly place... ''
Daniel Polansky Those Above Book 1 of The Empty Throne Hodder & Stoughton 2015 First Edition First Printing Fine Uncorrected Proof. With Publisher's Press Release 7.50 ''They enslaved humanity three thousand years ago. Near immortal, they rule from their palaces in the eternal city at the centre of the world. They enforce their will with fire and sword... ''
Rachael Pollack Temporary Agency Orbit 1994 First Edition in the UK First Printing Fine Uncorrected Proof Signed and Personalised by the Author on the Title Page 5.00 Orbit Uncorrected Proof Copy with St. Martin's Press covers. ''Ellen Pierson and a Malignant One cross paths - and the world will never be the same... '' Set in the world of Unquenchable Fire
Tim Powers (Also as William Ashbless with James P. Blaylock) Earthquake Weather Legend 1997 First Edition First Printing Bruised at base of spine and page edges browned and slightly marked else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket. 7.50 ''Set in a California which is like the one we know and yet inhabited by ghost-eaters, Greek gods and dead psychopaths who are not quite dead enough, his fantastical visions have the power of mythology, of genius.'' Scarce.
Tim Powers Expiration Date Tor 1996 First US & Hardback Edition & Thus First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket Signed by the Author on the Title Page 20.00 ''... Los Angeles... a city full of ghosts - and full, too, of unpleasant characters who extend their lives and enhance their power by catching and absorbing the ghosts of the recently dead... ''
Tim Powers Expiration Date Tor 1996 First US & Hardback Edition & Thus First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and top edge of front board slightly bumped else Fine book in like Dust Jacket 10.00 ''... Los Angeles... a city full of ghosts - and full, too, of unpleasant characters who extend their lives and enhance their power by catching and absorbing the ghosts of the recently dead... ''
Tim Powers Hide Me Among The Graves Corvus 2012 First Edition in the UK First Printing Top page edges no longer quite parallel else Fine Book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket 5.00 ''London 1862. A city of over three million souls. Of stinking fog and dark winding streets. Through these streets walks the poet Christina Rosetti, haunted and tormented by the ghost of her uncle, John Polidori. Without him, she cannot write, but her relationship with him threatens to shake London itself to the ground... ''
Tim Powers Medusa's Web Corvus 2016 First Edition in the UK First Printing (Paper) Slightly bumped at base of spine and page edges a little rubbed else Fine book 5.00 ''In the wake of their Aunt Amity's suicide, Scott and Madeleine... are summoned to... the eerie, decaying mansion in the Hollywood hills in which they were raised. But their decadent and reclusive cousins... do not welcome Scott and Madeleine's return to the... old house that is a conduit for the supernatural... ''
Terry Pratchett A Blink of the Screen Collected Shorter Fiction Doubleday 2012 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and a number of page edges slightly bumped (a few with tiny tears) and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in Fine Dust Jacket. Illustrated by Josh Kirby and others 7.50 Foreword by A.S. Byatt; 21 Non-Discworld Shorter Writings; 11 Discworld Shorter Writings; Appendix; Deleted extract from 'The Sea and Little Fishes'; List of Illustrations
Terry Pratchett Carpe Jugulum Doubleday 1998 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine, lower front and upper rear corners slightly bumped and page edges lightly rubbed and browned else Fine book in like, price clipped, Dust Jacket with a small scrape near the top edge of the rear panel 5.00 ''Mighty Oats has not picked a good time to be a priest... he's caught up in a war between vampires and witches... And the vampires are intelligent - not easily got rid of with a garlic enema... ''
Terry Pratchett Eric BCA 2003 First Printing - Issued Without Dust Jacket (Unseen Library Edition) Fine Book Illustrated by Paul Kidby 50.00 Quarter Leather (?) binding, blocked in Gold, Discworld Map End Papers, silk ribbon. ''... Eric is fourteen, lives on the famed and magical Discworld, and is the first ever demonology hacker. Fortunately he doesn't succeed in raising any devils, but he does raise Rincewind... and the Luggage...'' The Ninth Discworld Novel. Unseen Library Edition are all Scarce
Terry Pratchett Going Postal Doubleday 2004 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top of spine else Fine book in slightly creased Dust Jacket. 4.00 ''Moist von Lipwig is a con artist and a fraud and man faced with a life choice: be hanged, or put Ankh-Morpork's ailing postal service back on its feet. It's a tough decision... ''
Terry Pratchett I Shall Wear Midnight Doubleday 2010 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and bruised at base of spine and page edges lightly browned and with two small flecks on top page edges else Fine book in like, slightly rubbed Dust Jacket 5.00 ''Tiffany Aching is a witch. And she thinks she's doing a good job for the people of the Chalk. even if the job does seem to involve a lot of bandaging legs and cutting old ladies' toenails and not much, well, magic. Or sleep. But somewhere - some time - there's a tangled ball of evil and spite, of hatred and malice, that has woken up... ''
Terry Pratchett Jingo Gollancz 1997 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges no longer quite parallel and lightly browned/marked else Fine book in lightly creased Dust Jacket 4.00 ''... A new land has surfaced, and so have old feuds. And as two armies march, Commander Vimes of Ankh-Morpork City Watch has got just a few hours to deal with a crime so big that there's no law against it. It's called 'war'... ''
Terry Pratchett Moving Pictures BCA 2004 First Printing - Issued Without Dust Jacket (Unseen Library Edition) Fine Book Cover illustration by Paul Kidby 40.00 Quarter Leather (?) binding, blocked in Gold, Discworld Map End Papers, silk ribbon. ''Cameras roll - which mean that the imps inside have to paint really fast... when alchemists discover the magic of the silver screen. But what is the dark secret of Holy Wood Hill?... it's up to the Disc's first film stars to find out...'' The Tenth Discworld Novel. Unseen Library Edition are all Scarce
Terry Pratchett Nation Doubleday 2008 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket 4.00 ''... Mau is on his way home from the Boys' Island. Soon he will be a man. And then the wave comes - a huge wave, dragging black night behind it... The village has gone. The Nation as it was has gone. Now there's just Mau... a trouser-man girl... and an awful lot of big misunderstandings... ''
Terry Pratchett Pyramids BCA 2004 First Printing - Issued Without Dust Jacket (Unseen Library Edition) Fine book Cover illustration by Paul Kidby 50.00 Quarter Leather (?) binding, blocked in Gold, Discworld Map End Papers, silk ribbon. ''It isn't easy, being a teenage pharaoh. You're not allowed to carry money, uninhibited young women peel your grapes for you... and, on top of everything else, the Great Pyramid has just exploded... '' The Seventh Discworld Novel. Unseen Library Edition are all Scarce
Terry Pratchett Pyramids (The Book Of Going Forth) Gollancz 1989 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine, lower corners bruised and page edges lightly age-darkened else Fine book in slightly creased Dust Jacket 40.00 ''It isn't easy, being a teenage pharaoh. You're not allowed to carry money, uninhibited young women peel your grapes for you, everyone thinks you're responsible for making the sun rise and the corn grow... and, on top of everything else, the Great Pyramid has just exploded... ''
Terry Pratchett Raising Steam Doubleday 2013 First Edition First Printing (Waterstones Exclusive Edition with different Dust Jacket Illustration) Bruised at top and base of spine, small mark on lower page edges and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in laminated boards (as issued) and Fine Dust Jacket 7.50 ''... a new invention has arrived in Ankh-Morpork - a great clanging monster of a machine... Moist von Lipwig is not a man who enjoys hard work... a new job offer from Vetenari hard to refuse... grease, goblins, a fat controller... and some very angry dwarfs... ''
Terry Pratchett Reaper Man BCA 2004 First Printing - Issued Without Dust Jacket (Unseen Library Edition) Tiny tear at the top edge of one page else Fine Book Cover illustration by Paul Kidby 60.00 Quarter Leather (?) binding, blocked in Gold, Discworld Map End Papers, silk ribbon. ''Death is missing - presumed... er... gone. Which leads to the kind of chaos you always get when an important public service is withdrawn... Meanwhile, on a little farm far, far away, a tall, dark stranger is turning out to be really good with a scythe... '' The Eleventh Discworld Novel. Unseen Library Edition are all Scarce
Terry Pratchett Small Gods BCA 2006 First Printing - Issued Without Dust Jacket (Unseen Library Edition) Tiny brown mark at top edge of four pages else Fine Book Cover illustration by Paul Kidby 60.00 Quarter Leather (?) binding, blocked in Gold, Discworld Map End Papers, silk ribbon. ''Brutha is the Chosen One. His god has spoken to him... Brutha is a simple lad... his wants are few. He wants to overthrow a huge and corrupt church... He wants peace justice and brotherly love. He wants the Inquisition to stop torturing him now, please... '' The Thirteenth Discworld Novel. Unseen Library Edition are all Scarce
Terry Pratchett Snuff Doubleday 2011 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket 4.00 'It is a truth universally acknowledged that a policeman taking a holiday will barely have had time to open his suitcase before he finds his first corpse. Commander Sam Vimes... not for him a mere body in a wardrobe... many, many bodies - and an ancient crime more terrible than murder... ''
Terry Pratchett Sourcery BCA 2002 First Printing - Issued Without Dust Jacket (Unseen Library Edition) Bruised at top of spine else Fine book Cover illustration by Paul Kidby 60.00 Quarter Leather (?) binding, blocked in Gold, Discworld Map End Papers, silk ribbon. ''A sourcerer is born - a wizard so powerful that by comparison all other magic is just mucking about in pointy hats. And his very existence brings the Discworld... to the very verge of all-out thaumaturgical war. All that stands in its way is Rincewind... '' The Fifth Discworld Novel. Unseen Library Edition are all Scarce
Terry Pratchett The Colour of Magic Corgi Audio 1993 First Thus (Two Abridged Audio Tapes - Approved by the Author) Still sealed in original wrap - Fine Front Cover Illustration by Josh Kirby 10.00 ''Is it fantasy? No - it's a different and more eccentric reality where the world is flat and moves through space on the back of a giant turtle... '' Read by Tony Robinson
Terry Pratchett The Discworld Companion Gollancz 1994 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges lightly age-darkened else Fine book in like Dust Jacket 4.00 ''For the newcomer and old hand alike the Discworld can be a fatally confusing planet. From the great city of Ankh-Morpork, featuring a river you could skateboard across if it wasn't so knobbly, to the distant Ramtop Mountains and the mysterious Counterweight Continent, the Discworld is a place where Death waits around every corner... For safety's sake you need a guide... ''
Terry Pratchett The Fifth Elephant Doubleday 1999 First Edition First Printing Bruised at base of spine, one page top corner tip creased, top page edges slightly foxed and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket, with a touch of wear at the base of the spine. 4.00 ''Sam Vines is a man on the run. Yesterday he was a duke, a chief of police and the ambassador to the mysterious, fat-rich country of Uberwald. Now he has nothing but his native wit and the gloomy trousers of Uncle Vanya (don't ask)... there are monsters on his trail. They're bright, they're fast. They're werewolves - and they're catching up... ''
Terry Pratchett The Long Earth Doubleday 2012 First Edition in the UK First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine else Fine book in laminated boards (as issued) and like Dust Jacket 5.00 ''... this was the office of the transEarth Institute, an arm of the Black Corporation... This wasn't Joshua's world. None of it was his world. In fact, when you got right down to it, he didn't have a world, he had all of them. All of the Long Earth... ''
Terry Pratchett The Long Earth Doubleday 2012 First Edition in the UK First Printing Slightly bumped at top and bruised at base of spine and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in decorated boards (as issued) and slightly creased foil Dust Jacket - the Waterstones Metallic Edition with 'exclusive story' 6.00 ''... this was the office of the transEarth Institute, an arm of the Black Corporation... This wasn't Joshua's world. None of it was his world. In fact, when you got right down to it, he didn't have a world, he had all of them. All of the Long Earth... ''
Terry Pratchett The Long Utopia Doubleday 2015 First Edition First Printing Limited State Issued Simultaneously? (No. 177/825) Bruised at top of spine else Fine book in laminated boards and lightly rubbed box 40.00 ''... After the cataclysmic upheavals of Step Day and the Yellowstone eruption, humanity is spreading further into the Long Earth... and new challenges emerge... ' Fourth in the series.'
Terry Pratchett The Long Utopia Doubleday 2015 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in laminated boards and like Dust Jacket - as issued. 15.00 ''... After the cataclysmic upheavals of Step Day and the Yellowstone eruption, humanity is spreading further into the Long Earth... and new challenges emerge... ' Fourth in the series.'
Terry Pratchett The Shepherd's Crown Doubleday 2015 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in lightly rubbed Dust Jacket 10.00 ''Deep in the Chalk, something is stirring. The owls and the foxes can sense it, and Tiffany Aching feels it in her boots. An old enemy is gathering strength. This is a time of endings and beginnings, old friends and new, a blurring of edges and a shifting of power. Now Tiffany stands between the light and the dark, the good and the bad... ''
Terry Pratchett Thud! Doubleday 2005 First Edition First Printing - Issued Simultaneously Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket, with a touch of wear at the tips of the folds 4.00 ''Koom Valley? That was where the trolls ambushed the dwarfs, or the dwarfs ambushed the trolls. It was far away. It was a long time ago. But if he doesn't solve the murder of just one dwarf. Commander Sam Vimes... is going to see it fought again, right outside his office... '' Companion volume to Where's My Cow.
Terry Pratchett Unseen Academicals HarperCollins 2009 First Edition in the US First Printing? Small adhesive 'bleed' on front and rear boards and fine pen line on top page edges (not remainder) else Fine book in like Dust Jacket 5.00 ''The wizards of Ankh-Morpork's Unseen University are renowned for many things - wisdom, magic, and their love of teatime - but athletics is most assuredly not on the list... so when Lord Vetinari... strongly suggests to Archchancellor Mustrum Ridcully that the university revive an erstwhile tradition and... put forth a football team... ''
Terry Pratchett Unseen Academicals Doubleday 2009 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket, with the price removed. 5.00 ''Football has come to the ancient city of Ankh-Morpork - not the old-fashioned, grubby pushing and shoving, but the new, fast football with pointy hats for goalposts and balls that go gloing when you drop them. And now the wizards of Unseen University must win a football match without using magic... ''
Terry Pratchett Witches Abroad Gollancz 1991 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and front corners and page edges differentially lightly browned and slightly marked else Fine book in slightly creased Dust Jacket, with a couple of tears at the head of the spine panel 15.00 ''It seemed an easy job... After all, how difficult could it be to make sure that a servant girl doesn't marry a prince? But for the witches Granny Weatherwax, Nanny Ogg and Magrat Garlick, travelling to the distant city of Genua, things are never that simple... ''
Terry Pratchett Witches Abroad BCA 2004 - Issued Without Dust Jacket (Unseen Library Edition) Fine book Cover illustration by Paul Kidby 50.00 Quarter Leather (?) binding, blocked in Gold, Discworld Map End Papers, silk ribbon. ''It seemed an easy job... After all, how difficult could it be to make sure that a servant girl doesn't marry a prince? But for the witches Granny Weatherwax, Nanny Ogg and Magrat Garlick, travelling to the distant city of Genua, things are never that simple... '' The Twelfth Discworld Novel. Unseen Library Edition are all Scarce.
Terry Pratchett Wyrd Sisters BCA 2002 - Issued Without Dust Jacket (Unseen Library Edition) Fine Book Cover illustration by Paul Kidby 50.00 Quarter Leather (?) binding, blocked in Gold, Discworld Map End Papers, silk ribbon. ''Kingdoms wobble, crowns topple and knives flash on the magical Discworld as the statutory three witches meddle in royal politics... '' The Sixth Discworld Novel. Unseen Library Edition are all Scarce.
Douglas Preston (Also as Lincoln Preston with Lincoln Child) The Wheel of Darkness Warner 2007 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top & base of spine & page edges a little browned else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket 5.00 ''A luxury ocean liner on its maiden voyage... An ancient Tibetan box, its contents unknown, sealed with a terrifying warning... When the Agozyen walks the Western Sea, And darkness upon darkness wheels, The waters shall rise up in fury... ''
Christopher Priest (Also as John Luther Novak & Colin Wedgelock) The Extremes Simon & Schuster 1998 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in slightly creased and rubbed Dust Jacket with a fine slit in the rear panel Signed by the Author on the Title Page 20.00 ''... a mesmeric and extraordinarily powerful novel about the human capacity for violence and the way society is willing to package it as entertainment.''
Christopher Priest The Space Machine A Scientific Romance Faber 1976 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges lightly age-darkened else Fine book in slightly creased and browned Dust Jacket with a little rubbing at the base of the spine Signed by the Author on the Title Page 45.00 ''... The year is 1893, and the workaday life of a young commercial traveller is enlivened by... his ladyfriend, and she takes him to the laboratory of Sir William Reynolds... building a Time Machine... it is but a small step into futurity... the beginning of a series of adventures that culminate in a violent confrontation with the most ruthless intellect in the Universe... ''
Malcolm Pryce Don't Cry For Me Aberystwyth Bloomsbury 2007 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket 5.00 ''Aberystwyth at Christmas. The smell of pine drifts along the Prom, mingling with the reek of bladderwrack, toffee apple, vanilla and wet donkey fur. And in a filthy alley in Chinatown, a man in a red-and-white coat with a long white beard lies dead in a pool of his own gore... Aberystwyth at Christmas. Compliments of the Season.''
Andrew Pyper Lost Girls Orion 2011 First Edition First Printing Bruised & slightly rubbed at top & base of spine else Fine Uncorrected Proof. With Publisher's Press Release 5.00 ''Don't all kids imagine there's a haunted house in their neighbourhood? Can you remember yours? But what if you knew something bad really had happened in that house? What if you saw it? What if you tried not to think about it for the next thirty years? What if, one day, you had to back into that house... ''
Andrew Pyper The Demonologist Orion 2013 First Edition in the UK First Printing (Paper) Slightly rubbed and marked at the base of the front panel and page edges lightly marked else Fine Uncorrected Proof in slightly worn Proof Dust Jacket 5.00 ''... David Ullman... wasn't a believer... was offered a trip to Venice in the capacity of a 'demonologist'... seeing it as a free vacation for my teenage daughter and myself. But what I witnessed... changed what I believe forever... the voice that passed from my daughter's lips before she jumped from the hotel's roof belonged to a being I have long studied... ''
Irene Radford Guardian Of The Balance Merlin's Descendants Volume One Daw 1999 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and slightly bumped at base of spine and page edges lightly marked else Fine book in like Dust Jacket 5.00 ''Her name was Arylwren - Wren to those she numbered among her friends. She was the child who should not have been, daughter of Myrddin Emrys... and Deirdre - The Morrigan - high priestess of the Druids. Both had been promised to the gods, and Myrddin, gifted with prophecy from childhood, had been sworn to eternal celibacy... ''
Robert Rankin Knees Up Mother Earth Gollancz 2004 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in slightly creased Dust Jacket With Publisher's Promotion Sheet 7.50 ''... There's big trouble in little Brentford. Property developers are planning to destroy Griffin Park, the borough's beloved football ground... Horror! Shock! Outrage! Something must be done... Magic, time travel and football: not exactly your everyday combination... ''
Robert Rankin Raiders of the Lost Car Park Doubleday 1994 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket 7.50 ''Cornelius Murphy and his tiny companion Tuppe, the stuff of epics and so forth, have a plan: enter the Forbidden Zones, rescue Hugo Rune (mage, inventor, close personal friend of Einstein, author of The Book of Ultimate Truths and father to Cornelius) and find some of the boundless wealth reputed to be stored there... ''
Robert Rankin Snuff Fiction Doubleday 1999 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket with a short (5mm) split at the base of the rear fold. 5.00 ''Society's plug is about to be pulled, big time. At the stroke of midnight on 31 December 1999, computer systems all over the world will crash and plunge us into chaos... forget about impending doom and enter the glamorous world of snuff-snorting. Oh, and don't forget to bring a hankie... ''
Robert Rankin The Book Of Ultimate Truths Doubleday 1993 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and lower board edges and page edges a little browned else Fine book in slightly creased Dust Jacket 5.00 ''He had walked the Earth as Nostradamus, Uther Pendragon, Count Caligliostro and Rodrigo Borgia. He could open a tin of sardines with his teeth, strike a Swan Vesta on his chin, rope steers, drive a steam locomotive and hum all the works of Gilbert and Sullivan without becoming confused or breaking down in tears... ''
Robert Rankin The Brentford Chainstore Massacre Doubleday 1997 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at base of spine and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket 5.00 ''There is nothing more powerful than a bad idea whose time has come. And there can be few ideas less bad or more potentially apocalyptic than... Using DNA strands extracted from the dried blood on the Turin Shroud... not just a single Jesus... a full half-dozen... ''
Robert Rankin The Brightonomicon Gollancz 2005 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and page edges lightly age-darkened and marked else Fine book in like Dust Jacket 7.50 ''When our teenage hero takes his beloved one, Enid Earles, away for a dirty weekend in Brighton, things do not go as he might have wished. Instead of a night of passion... He narrowly escapes... drowning... brought ashore by the Perfect Master, Cosmic Dick and self-styled Logos of the Aeon... Hugo Rune.. ''
Robert Rankin The Da-Da-De-Da-Da Code Gollancz 2007 First Edition Second Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and top corners else Fine book in like Dust Jacket 4.00 ''... Jonny Hooker is a tormented man, but his former problems pale into insignificance when he received a Very Special Letter telling him his name has been selected... to be a WINNER... But to claim his prize, he has to solve the Da-Da-De-Da-Da Code... ''
Robert Rankin The Fandom Of The Operator Doubleday 2001 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and page edges browned else Fine book in slightly worn Dust Jacket 4.00 ''Gary Cheese is twenty-two years of age. His hobbies include music, girls, TV and the detective novels of the twentieth century's bestselling novelist, the now legendary P. P. Penrose. And attempting to reanimate the dead... ''
Robert Rankin The Greatest Show Off Earth Doubleday 1994 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and lower edge of front board and page edges a little browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket with a telephone number written inside the rear flap 5.00 ''Raymond's had a rough couple of days. snatched from his allotment by a flying starfish from Uranus and sold as a delicacy in a Venusian food market, it seems like his luck has changed when he is rescued by the travelling circus. But then this isn't an ordinary circus... the professor has a little job for Raymond... save Planet Earth from extinction by Friday... ''
Robert Rankin The Toyminator Gollancz 2006 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and boards lightly marked else Fine book in like Dust Jacket 7.50 ''Somewhere over the rainbow and just off the Yellow Brick Road stands Toy City, formerly known as Toy Town... There have been outbreaks of STC - Spontaneous Toy Combustion... strange signs and portents... With the body count rising... it is time for a hero... Eddie Bear... and his loyal sidekick, Jack.'' Sequel to Hollow Chocolate Bunnies...
Robert Rankin The Toyminator Gollancz 2006 First Edition First Printing Corners slightly creased/rubbed/curled else Fine Uncorrected Proof With Publisher's Press Release 5.00 ''Somewhere over the rainbow and just off the Yellow Brick Road stands Toy City, formerly known as Toy Town... There have been outbreaks of STC - Spontaneous Toy Combustion... strange signs and portents... With the body count rising... it is time for a hero... Eddie Bear... and his loyal sidekick, Jack.'' Sequel to Hollow Chocolate Bunnies...
Robert Rankin The Witches of Chiswick Gollancz 2003 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top of spine and page edges differentially browned else Fine book in Fine Dust Jacket 4.00 ''... We have al been lied to. A great and sinister conspiracy exists to keep us from uncovering the truth about our past... The War Of The Worlds was a true account of real events... Captain Nemo's Nautilus even now lies rusting at the bottom of the North Sea... there really was an invisible man... Queen Victoria had a sexual relationship with Dr Watson... ''
Robert Rankin Waiting For Godalming Doubleday 2000 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket 4.00 ''... God is dead. He died in mysterious circumstances while on a fishing trip to Norfolk, leaving a wife, three children and a great deal of valuable property... he left his beloved planet Earth to his youngest son, Colin. Which seems mightily suspicious as the meek were expecting to inherit it. Colin is all for flogging it off to the highest bidder... ''
Robert Rankin Web Site Story Doubleday 2001 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges lightly age-darkened else Fine book in like Dust Jacket 5.00 ''... The Millennium Bug... a computer virus and it's about to make the deadly species crosssover from machine to mankind... The Black Death was spread by rats... this plague will be spread by a mouse... ''
John Rankine (Douglas R. Mason) Moons Of Triopus Dobson 1968 First Edition First Printing Page edges lightly age-darkened else Fine book in lightly rubbed Dust Jacket 4.00 ''In opposing the Triopus project Grant Kirby was... by himself. Powerful commercial and political lobbies saw him as a threat and wanted him silenced. Was there... a menace in the Green Planet... Kirby himself only found the answer when the Triopusans entered the equation... second... in the Space Corporation series that began with Never The Same Door.''
Julian Rathbone Trajectories Gollancz 1998 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges lightly marked else Fine book in like, rubbed Dust Jacket Signed by the Author on the Title Page 7.50 ''... contrasts the idyll that was the origin of our species with its final decades in a polluted, doomed environment, and the pampered, secure life of the haves with the squalor and civil strife of the majority... an apocalyptic vision which is both prophecy and warning... ''
Melanie Rawn Elsewhens Tor 2013 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and slightly bumped at base of spine and top page edges lightly browned else Fine book in lightly rubbed Dust Jacket 7.50 ''... one of the uses of magic is to present plays that immerse the audience in the sights, sounds, and emotions of the story. Cade is a tregetour - a wizard who is both a playwright and magic-wielder... But a tregetour is useless without a glisker - and elf who can spin the magic out onto the stage. And Cade's glisker, Mieka, is something special... ''
Melanie Rawn Skybowl Macmillan 1995 First Edition in the UK Slightly bumped at top and base of spine, spine creased and page edges browned and lightly (?tea?) stained - Very Good book in slightly worn Dust Jacket 4.00 ''... A generation of peace among the Sunrunners was shattered by a seemingly unstoppable invasion force - leaving a world split asunder by war and the powers of sorcery... it is only the combined powers of Sunrunning and Sorcery that will allow them the chance to defeat the invaders... ''
Melanie Rawn The Diviner Daw 2011 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and bruised at base of spine and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket 5.00 ''... tells of the development of a new and powerful magic... It begins with Azzad al-Ma'aliq... Saved by... mysterious desert healers... though the Shagarra keep him safe from the seemingly endless stream of assassins his enemy sends after him, Azzad is convinced that the only way he will rid himself of this threat is by claiming the blood debt owed his family... ''
Melanie Rawn The Golden Key Macmillan 1996 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and slightly bumped at base of spine, front board and page edges lightly marked else Fine book in like Dust Jacket 7.50 ''... a complex, fully realised civilisation in which one very unique family guards a secret... which could turn their whole world upside down... the art of the Grijalva family... the ability to manipulate time and reality within their paintings... ''
Melanie Rawn The Ruins Of Ambrai Exiles : Book One Macmillan 1996 First Edition in the UK Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket 7.50 ''A thousand years ago the Mageborn fled prejudice and persecution to colonize the planet Lenfell. But as well as their magic they brought hatred... A war... let loose Wild Magic across the land... and unleashed the hideous spectres known as the Wraithbeasts. Generations after the war... ''
Kit Reed (Also as Kit Craig & Shelley Hyde) Armed Camps Hutchinson 1968 First Edition in the UK First Printing Slightly bumped at base of spine else Fine book in very lightly rubbed Dust Jacket, with a lamination blister over the front gutter 7.50 ''... a portrait of young Martha Ewald and her coming of age. Mart has lived all her life as a virtual prisoner in the world's biggest correctional facility... which her father runs... Her mother is dead... Mart's great wish is for her father to give it all up... she pours out her story to a tape recorder... Mart's ascent through purgatory, a journey that ends in shocking tragedy... ''
Mickey Zucker Reichert The Last of the Renshai Millennium 1993 First Edition in Hardback First Printing Slightly bumped at top and bruised at base of spine else Fine book in like, unpriced, Dust Jacket 7.50 ''... Down through the centuries... four masters of magic have struggled to maintain the delicate balance of power in the troubled Northlands. But now the mortal world teeters on the brink of the long foretold Great War... When their enemies band together in a surprise attack... one Renshai will escape the genocide... a lone warrior... and a master of destruction... ''
Mickey Zucker Reichert The Western Wizard Millennium 1993 First Edition in the UK & First Hardback Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges slightly marked else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 15.00 ''When Odin breathed life into the mortal realms, he also created the Cardinal Wizards... But now the days decreed in ancient prophecy have come. The Great War has been fought... the word is carried forth on falcon's wings that the Western Wizard is no more... unless... the Wizard of the East, can find the one mortal... the worlds of gods and mortals alike will fall... ''
Katya Reimann A Tremor In The Bitter Earth Tor 1998 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges lightly marked else Fine book in like Dust Jacket 4.00 ''... returns to the enthralling... world of Wind From A Foreign Sky... Gaultry Blas is a young woman with a knowledge of woods magic and a special bond to the twin goddesses... She has saved her land from subversion by the scheming agents of the Bissanty empire... the short-lived peace is shattered by a horrifying betrayal crafted by the dark magic of Bissanty assassins.''
Mike Resnick The Buntline Special Pyr 2010 First Edition First Printing (Paper) Bruised at base of spine and corners and a few page corners lightly creased else Fine book 4.00 ''The year is 1881. The United States ends at the Mississippi River. Beyond lies the Indian nations, where the magic of powerful Medicine Men has halted the advance of the Americans... Thomas Alva Edison... on a mission... to protect this great genius, Wyatt Earp and his brothers... Against them stand the Apache wizard Geronimo and the Clanton Gang... ''
Mike Resnick The Return of Santiago Tor 2003 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine, previous owner's name stamped on front free end paper, a few page corners bumped and creased and page edges a little marked - Very Good book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket 5.00 ''It has been more than a century since the bandit and assassin known as Santiago blazed a trail of havoc and glory across the Inner Frontier. Some say he is immortal, destined to return again when he is needed most. Most say he was gunned down by a bounty hunter long ago... But... ''
Alastair Reynolds Blue Remembered Earth Gollancz 2012 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at base of spine and page edges lightly marked else Fine book in lightly rubbed Dust Jacket. 5.00 'Geoffrey and Sunday Akinya want no part of their family and its wealth... But when their Grandmother dies she leaves behind a secret that throws Geoffrey and Sunday into a desperate race against their family. A race run beneath the unblinking eye of The Mechanism.''
Alastair Reynolds Doctor Who Harvest of Time BBC Books 2013 First Edition First Printing Page edges lightly age-darkened else Fine Book in like Dust Jacket 10.00 ''After billions of years of imprisonment, the vicious Sild have broken out of confinement. From a ruined world at the end of time, they make preparations to conquer the past, with the ultimate goal of rewriting history. But... they will need to enslave an intellect greater than their own... The Doctor faces a terrible dilemma. To save the universe, he must save... The Master.''
Alastair Reynolds Galactic North Gollancz 2006 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and lower front corner and one page top corner creased else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 5.00 Collecting all the Revelation Space universe stories (so far): Great Wall of Mars; Glacial; A Spy in Europa; Weather; Dilation Sleep; Grafenwalder's Bestiary; Nightingale; Galactic North and Afterword
Alastair Reynolds House Of Suns Gollancz 2008 First Edition First Printing Lower front cover corner badly creased, some page edges bumped and marked - Good? Uncorrected Proof. 5.00 ''At the dawn of the human starfaring era a woman called Abigail Gentian split herself into a thousand clones and launched them into the galaxy to gather memories and wisdom. Periodically the shatterlings... meet... they exchange memories. But all is not well... someone has decided it is time to end the Gentian line... ''
Jenna Rhodes The Four Forges The Elven Ways: Book One DAW 2006 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top & slightly bumped at base of spine else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket 4.00 ''... Kerith, a world... bereft of magic after the devastating Magi wars which killed off the Magi, leaving behind their Galdarkan minions, the fighters they had created...the Vaelinars had mysteriously appeared from nowhere... no memory of how they had come... carrying forward an enmity they scarcely understood... a different sort of elemental magic...
Anne Rice (Also as Anne Rampling & A. N. Roquelaure) Blood And Gold The Vampire Marius Chatto & Windus 2001 First Edition in the UK First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket 7.50 ''... one of the oldest vampires of them all... Criss-crossing through the stories of other vampires... haunted by Pandora and by his alter ego Mael, tracked by the Talamasca... the self-styled guardian of 'those who must be kept'... ''
Anne Rice Christ the Lord The Road to Cana Chatto & Windus 2008 First Edition in the UK First Printing - Issued Simultaneously Light crease to upper rear cover corner and bruised at base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket 4.00 ''... Whispers of a virgin birth have long surrounded Jesus. His brother, his mother, his friends, wait for some sign of the path he will take... Both divine and human, he struggles with the demands of his family, the human need for love, and his overwhelming sense of destiny... ''
Anne Rice (Also as Anne Rampling & A. N. Roquelaure) Merrick Chatto & Windus 2000 First Edition First Printing - Issued Simultaneously Bruised at top and base of spine and top page edges browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket with a touch of wear at the top of the folds. 5.00 ''... Lestat lives again but in a twilight world of music and memory... Louis de Pointe du Lac... takes centre stage , tortured by the memory of the child vampire Claudia, whom he loved and lost... Merrick must use her black witchcraft to call up the ghost of Claudia - however dangerous this may be... ''
Anne Rice Pandora New Tales of the Vampires Chatto & Windus 1998 First Edition in the UK First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket 7.50 ''David Talbot, vampire survivor of Memnoch the Devil, calls forth Pandora in modern-day Paris to tell her own story. Two thousand years old, she was a mortal girl in ancient Rome at the time of Caesar Augustus... As a follower of the secret blood-tainted cult of Isis, Pandora had to flee to Antioch... ''
Anne Rice Servant Of The Bones Chatto & Windus 1996 First Edition in the UK First Printing Slightly bumped at top and bruised at base of spine and page edges a little browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket 5.00 ''''... Azriel is a rebel ghost who holds in his memories the long and troubled history of Western civilisation. Born almost 2500 years ago... Azriel is forced to take the role of a god for three days, paying for his people's freedom with an eternity of half-death, half-life... his restless spirit can be called forth by whoever holds the casket of golden bones... ''
Anne Rice The Vampire Armand The Vampire Chronicles Chatto & Windus 1998 First Edition in the UK First Printing Bruised at base of spine, 6 pages from centre of first signature unstitched and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 4.00 ''... the story of Armand - eternally young, with the face of a Botticelli angel... ''
Anne Rice Violin Chatto & Windus 1997 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top of spine & lower front corner & page edges a little browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket 5.00 ''In this powerful confessional novel... another ghost... the mesmeric and dangerous Stefan - part incubus, part inspiration... nineteenth-century violinist appears on the street corner in twentieth century New Orleans, to haunt Triana... Stefan takes Triana back to Vienna in the early 1800s where Beethoven was his teacher... ''
Anne Rice Vittorio, The Vampire New Tales of the Vampires Knopf 1999 First Edition First Printing Bruised at base of spine and remainder dot on bottom page edges else Fine book in like Dust Jacket 5.00 ''... the mesmerising story of a Vittorio, a vampire in the Italian Age of Gold... Vittorio is seduced by the vampire Ursula, the most beautiful of his supernatural enemies... he finds himself facing demonic adversaries, war and political intrigue... ''
Phil Rickman The Chalice Macmillan 1997 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top of spine and 'This Book Belongs To' stamp on front fixed end paper (under Dust Jacket flap) else Fine book in like Dust Jacket in like, unpriced, Dust Jacket, with a tiny wear spot at the upper tip of the front fold 7.50 ''Glastonbury... considered by many to be 'the holiest earth in England... But... the mystical atmosphere of the place becomes soured by bitterness, violence and death... with earthly issues splitting the town and the supernatural beginning to seep into the cracks, someone must face up to the worst of all possibilities... the existence of an anti-Grail - the Dark Chalice.''
Phil Rickman To Dream of the Dead Quercus 2008 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket 7.50 ''... Only days before Christmas, police in the city of Hereford make a gruesome discovery, linked to the unearthing of the Dinedor Serpent, a unique prehistoric ritual monument... the village is isolated in the floods, cut off with a killer inside... shocking savagery paralyses an ancient community... ''
Judith Merkle Riley A Vision of Light New English Library 1989 First Edition in the UK First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in like, slightly creased Dust Jacket with a few light surface scratches. 5.00 ''Young, wealthy, twice-married Margaret of Ashbury determines to write a book, but the year is 1355 and the notion of a female wanting to record her experiences and thoughts is not just arrogant, it's possibly heretical... '' Her First Book
John Ringo Against the Tide Baen 2005 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in Dust Jacket, with the upper tips of the folds worn. 7.50 ''''... The battle of dragon carrier on dragon carrier is about to start, with the fleets pursuing each other over half the Atlantis ocean in a game of cat-and-mouse. But all the cats are on the side of the UFS. '' Follows There Will Be Dragons & Emerald Sea
John Ringo Honor of the Clan Baen 2009 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and lower corners and top page edges lightly browned else Fine book in lightly rubbed Dust Jacket 7.50 ''... With the Federation still a shambles after the Posleen invasion, preventing the recovery of the Posleen and protecting humanity... is paramount... When a betrayal... is revealed to Michael O'Neal, it is his clear duty to eliminate it. And then diamond meets diamond... ''
Jennifer Roberson Deepwood Daw 2007 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and page edges browned in one place else Fine book in like Dust Jacket 5.00 ''Alisanos: the deepwood - a magical world with two suns and a sepia sky. It is home to demons, a thousand gods, and numerous other magical entities... the deepwood is sentient... Alisanos... coexists with human lands... its borders are unstable... '' Book Two of Karavans
Jennifer Roberson Sword-Born A Novel of Tiger and Del Daw 1998 First Edition First Printing Bruised at base of spine and page edges marked else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket with a small amount of white material trapped under the lamination on the rear panel. 5.00 ''... Left as an infant to die in the desert, and enslaved by the Southron tribe who found him, he had won his freedom and his name by slaying a deadly sandtiger... Born in the frozen North, she had seen her family brutally murdered... she had studied with the greatest of Northern sword-masters and had become the most deadly sword-singer in the North... ''
Jennifer Roberson Sword-Sworn A Novel Of Tiger And Del Daw 2002 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket 7.50 ''The South had always been Tiger's home. Left as an infant to die in the desert... he won his freedom... by slaying a deadly sandtiger... joined the elite brotherhood of Southron sword-dancers... Del was a woman of the North... her family brutally murdered... Motivated by revenge, she studied with the greatest of Northern sword-masters... '' Last in the series
A. R. R. R. Roberts (Adam Roberts) The Sellamillion Gollancz 2004 First Edition First Printing Bruised at base of spine and page edges lightly marked else Fine book in like Dust Jacket Signed by the Author on the Pre-lim Page 7.50 ''... Here at last are all the grand legends and myths of Lower Middle Earth that A. R. R. R. Roberts lovingly compiled after we rang him up last Thursday with the promise of another contract. Also included are numerous early drafts... correspondence with his publisher. And, err, some poems... ''
A. R. R. R. Roberts The Soddit or, Let's Cash In Again or, There, and Back Again, dammit, where did I put it, where is it, I don't believe it, I must have left it There, over Again to There, oh for heaven's sake, it's not here either, Back Yet Again, fuming, oh there it is, Gollancz 2003 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top of spine and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket Signed by the Author on the Title Page 5.00 ''Following on (inevitably, some might say) from the frankly unlikely success of BORED OF THE RINGS comes a new book from an entirely different author that parodys Tolkien's other (and undoubtedly shorter) masterpiece. Illustrated throughout in glorious monocolour... ''
A3R Roberts Star Warped Gollancz 2005 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges lightly age-darkened else Fine book in like Dust Jacket Signed by the Author on the pre-lim page 7.50 ''... the Imperial Empire of the Imperium is not happy with the health of its subjects. There must be more exercise, less junk food, not so much salt in the diet. And binge drinking is right out. So a terrible plan is hatched. And in the dark reaches of space... a terrifying weapon... is constructed... the Death Spa... ''
Adam Roberts (Also as A. R. R. R. Roberts, A R R R Roberts, A3R Roberts and Robertski Brothers) By Light Alone Gollancz 2011 First Edition First Printing (Trade Paper Issue) Page edges lightly browned else Fine Book With Publisher's Press Release 7.50 ''In a world where we have been genetically engineered so that we can photosynthesise sunlight with our hair, hunger is a thing of the past... The poor grow their hair, the rich affect baldness and flaunt their wealth by still eating... The young daughter of an affluent New York family is kidnapped... ''
Adam Roberts I Am Scrooge A Zombie Story for Christmas Gollancz 2009 First Edition First Printing - Issued Without Dust Jacket Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in laminated boards - as issued Illustrations by Zom Leech 5.00 ''Marley was dead to begin with... The legendary Ebeneezer Scrooge sits in his house, his riches forgotten. Downstairs, his front door shudders and shakes under the blows from the zombies that crowd around it hungering for his flesh... Does mankind's survival lie in the hands of one of literature's scrawniest and meanest heroes?... ''
Adam Roberts Jack Glass A Golden Age Story Gollancz 2012 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at base of spine and lower edge of font board, couple of damp marks near lower edge of front panel and page edges lightly browned - Very Good? book in like Dust Jacket (with the damp markings inside the font panel. 5.00 ''Jack Glass is the murderer. That, at least, is quite transparent. He has sliced a lethal swathe through known space. He is without pity or scruple... Were the authorities ever to discover that it was actually Jack Glass that they had captured and detained on a remote prison asteroid they would return and kill him immediately... ''
Adam Roberts Salt Gollancz 2000 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and lower corners and page edges lightly age-darkened else Fine book in like Dust Jacket Signed by the Author on the Dedication Page 10.00 ''Told by two people, Petj and Barlei, SALT is the story of a planetary colonisation that slips into a tragedy of Biblical proportions. The two communities who went to Salt were united by the dream of a new beginning and, isolated in a landscape of cruel majesty, torn apart by ancient enmities... ''
Adam Roberts (Also as A. R. R. R. Roberts, A R R R Roberts, A3R Roberts and Robertski Brothers) The Real-Town Murders Gollancz 2017 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top of spine and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 7.50 ''Alma is a detective in a near-future England... Her partner is ill, and has to be treated without fail every four hours, a task that only Alma can do. If she misses the five minute window her lover will die... Alma is called to a car factory to be shown an impossible death and finds herself caught up in a political coup... ''
Adam Roberts Twenty Trillion Leagues Under The Sea Gollancz 2014 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket Illustrated by Mahendra Singh 7.50 ''France's first nuclear submarine, Plongeur, is on her first sea trial... Out of control, the submarine plummets to a depth where the pressure will crush her hull... the pressure begins to relent... They have gone miles down. Hundreds of miles, thousands... ''
Keith Roberts A Heron Caught In Weeds Kerosina 1987 First Edition First Printing Limited State (Paper) (No.356/650) Bruised at base of spine else Fine booklet Signed by the Author on the Title Page 10.00 Poems by Keith Roberts selected by James Goddard: Grainne; Calais Encounter; Home Thoughts from a Coach; De Profundis, Pro Temporis; A Civic Problem Observed; Spanbroekmolen; Hill 60; Sanctuary Wood; Tyne Cot; Ypres, 1980; At Hellfire Corner; The Last Resort; A L'enfant Sauvage; Envoi and many others.
Keith Roberts Grainne Kerosina 1987 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and bruised at base of spine else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket 10.00 ''Ostensibly, the novel charts the career of one Alistair Bevan, writer and adman... Through Bevan's vivid memories we meet Grainne; blue stocking, seductress, darling of the media... the girl-goddess doomed by her own proud nature who plunged all Ireland into war and shadow... ''
Keith Roberts Grainne Kerosina 1987 First Edition First Printing Fine Uncorrected Proof 35.00 Spiral bound photocopy of manuscript. Only 6 copies were produced (I think).
Keith Roberts Kaeti & Company Kerosina 1986 First Edition First Printing Bruised at base of spine and page edges browned else Fine book in lightly rubbed Dust Jacket 7.50 ''... Kaeti and her companions inhabit a strange world; a 'theatre of the mind' where the unexpected is commonplace, where ghosts, vampires and even the odd goddess may be encountered... '' Ten Stories.
Keith Roberts Kaeti On Tour Sirius 1992 First Edition First Printing Bruised at base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket, with a touch of erosion at the upper tip of the rear fold. 5.00 ''... Kaeti branches out, moves further from her beloved London. In the process she makes a whole range of new, intriguing friends; and lands herself in some scrapes startling even by her standards. The shadows she sprays on the pavements... come alive to haunt her; later, the magic Tiger Sweater... does more than haunt the subjects of her wrath... ''
Keith Roberts Kiteworld Gollancz 1985 First Edition First Printing Bruised at base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket Signed by the Author on the Title Page 10.00 Clute - ''Kiteworld... invokes the atmosphere of earlier work in its depiction of a Britain dominated by religious fanatics, and its constrictive rendering of the life of the crews who man giant kites to guard the frontiers against demons.''
Keith Roberts The Boat of Fate Hutchinson 1971 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and previous owner's name and date on half-title else Fine book in Fine Dust Jacket 25.00 ''This superb historical novel... recreates... the whole experience of the Roman Empire in its death-throes. Written with wit, imagination, pace and great descriptive talent, it recalls for the modern reader an age of violence and disintegration... ''
Keith Roberts The Inner Wheel Hart-Davis 1970 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges and end papers slightly browned and marked - Very Good book. 10.00 ''... Fear was the key to understanding. It rode the Steam Fair gallopers, haunted Libby Maynard till her brain blew apart; it walked with Roley in a dawn bay, where a dream-house folded steel wings above the cliffs. Fear was the weapon on the Groups; yet they were also afraid. The Groups developed gestalt brains... ''
Keith Roberts The Inner Wheel Hart-Davis 1970 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped and a little eroded at top and base of spine, front free end paper missing, library card, plate, bar-code and stamps and page edges browned and marked - Poor book with Dust Jacket laminated to the boards 5.00 ''... Fear was the key to understanding. It rode the Steam Fair gallopers, haunted Libby Maynard till her brain blew apart; it walked with Roley in a dawn bay, where a dream-house folded steel wings above the cliffs. Fear was the weapon on the Groups ; yet they were also afraid. The Groups developed gestalt brains... ''
Kenneth Robeson Doc Savage Volume 1 Two Classic Adventures of Doc Savage Sanctum/Nostalgia Ventures 2006 First Combined Edition First Printing (Paper) Top edge of rear cover lightly rubbed else Fine 10 x 7'' book 10.00 Introduction to Fortress of Solitude by Will Murray; Fortress of Solitude (Oct. '38) ''Revealing Doc Savage's Mysteries''; Interlude; The Devil Genghis (Dec. '38) ''... a criminal genius armed with incredible inventions stolen from Doc's Fortress of Solitude''; Postscript; Doc Savage Returns and Lester Den, The Man Behind Doc Savage
Kenneth Robeson Doc Savage Volume 10 Two Amazing Adventures of The Man of Bronze and His Iron Crew! Sanctum/Nostalgia Ventures 2007 First Combined Edition First Printing (Paper) Upper front corner lightly curled else Fine 10 x 7'' book 5.00 Dust of Death (Oct. '35) ''After Long Tom is arrested on spying charges, Doc Savage intervenes in an Amazon jungle border war and battles the mysterious Inca in Gray!''; Restoration in Bronze; Intermission by Will Murray; The Stone Man (Oct. '39) ''The Man of Bronze' discovers a lost race and a strange mist that transforms men into stone''
Spider Robinson Stardance Sidgwick & Jackson 1979 First Edition in the UK First Printing Page edges lightly age-darkened else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket, with a short tear and a little delamination at the top of the front flap and Publisher's 5.95 price sticker on the front flap 5.00 ''Because she was the way she was - big, beautiful, sexy - there was no way on Earth Shara Drummond could become a professional dancer in spite of her soaring genius... but the zero gravity environment of the orbiting Skyfac... meant catering to the whims of a perverse millionaire... And when the aliens appeared... ''
Justina Robson Erie Lackawanna's Song (Storm Front) B. S. F. G. 2009 First Edition First Printing Limited State (Paper) (No 155/250) Light spine creasing else Fine A5 centre-stapled booklet 7.50 24 page short story published to celebrate Justina Robson as Guest of Honour at Novacon 39
Justina Robson Heliotrope Ticonderoga. Publications 2011 First Edition First Printing (Trade Paper) Covers slightly creased, many pages creased - Good Book Signed by the Author on the Title Page 4.00 Introduction; Heliotrope; Body of Evidence; The Adventurers' League; The Girl Hero's Mirror Says he's Not The One; The Bull Leapers; Deadhead; Erie Lackawanna's Song; Cracklegrackle; No Man's Island; Tremor; The Seventh Series; The Little Bear; Legolas Does The Dishes; Dreadnaught; An Unremarkable Man and A Dream of Mars
Justina Robson Living Next Door To The God Of Love Macmillan 2005 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine, one page fore-edge with a short tear (not affecting text and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in lightly creased Dust Jacket Signed by the Author on the Title Page 7.50 ''Metropolis is a city of superheroes where you can become anyone you like, fighting all day, partying till dawn... Sankhara is a universe where everything is remade by night, according to the inhabitants' deepest. darkest dreams... Koker Ai exists in another time and space... ''
Michaela Roessner Vanishing Point Tor 1993 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and top page edges lightly foxed else Fine book in like Dust Jacket 7.50 ''... suddenly, without warning: 90% of the human race disappeared without trace... Civilisation collapsed... After a few months of violence... a measure of peace was restored in the Bay Area... Now, thirty years after the Disappearance, Dr. Easterman is... continuing a promising line of research on what caused the cataclysmic event... ''
Michael Scott Rohan (Also as Michael Scot, with Allan Scott) Cloud Castles Gollancz 1993 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges browned else Fine book in slightly creased, price-clipped, Dust Jacket 4.00 ''The Spiral: where past and present meet, where myth and legend infiltrate the mundane world, where Hy Brasil and Babylon are a short voyage away from Liverpool or Hamburg - via the cloud archipelagoes... in the heart of hi-tech Europe a denizen from the dawn of time is reaching out to ensnare one of humanity's most sacred emblems... and a new dark age will begin... ''
Michael Scott Rohan The Forge In The Forest The Winter Of The World Volume Two Macdonald 1987 First Edition First Printing Page edges lightly browned else Fine book in Fine Dust Jacket. 10.00 Clute - ''... a world threatened by an Ice Age unleashed by powers inimical to humanity, an apprentice Smith acquires various magical weapons; his wanderings take him into more fertile lands and then across the ocean to a final conflict which will settle the destiny of humankind... ''
Michael Scott Rohan The Gates Of Noon Gollancz 1992 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in like, price-clipped, Dust Jacket 5.00 ''... Shadows from the past, from the present - and from somewhere that is neither, where myths and archetypes stalk the world. Entangled by old loves and ancient hatreds, with witches and warlocks to help him and the original Bogyman on his trail, Steve must fight to reconcile past and present... ''
Michael Scott Rohan (Also as Michael Scot, with Allan Scott) The Lord Of The Middle Air Gollancz 1994 First Edition First Printing Bruised at base of spine and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 5.00 ''Young Walter Scot is hot on the heels of cattle raiders in the service of the dark Lord of Soulis when he encounters his kinsman Michael Scot - and his life is changed forever. Even in the turbulent Borderlands of thirteenth-century Scotland Michael had a fearsome reputation as a magician and master of forbidden arts, trafficking with the demons of the middle air... ''
J. K. Rowling (Also as Newt Scamander, Kennilworthy Whisp and Robert Galbraith) Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two Little, Brown 2016 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and page edges lightly marked else Fine book in like Dust Jacket 7.50 ''... nineteen years later... It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn't much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband, and father of three school-age children... As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes darkness comes from unexpected places.''
Brian Ruckley Fall of Thanes The Godless World Book Three Orbit 2009 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and slightly bumped at base of spine and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in like, unpriced, Dust Jacket 10.00 ''An uneasy truce exists between the thanes of the True Bloods. Now, as another winter approaches, the armies of the Black Road march south, from their exile beyond the Vale of Stones. For some, war will bring a swift and violent death.... But all, soon, will fall under the shadow that is descending... ''
Brian Ruckley Winterbirth The Godless World Book One Orbit 2006 First Edition First Printing Top corners slightly creased/rubbed and light crease in front and rear covers else Fine Uncorrected Proof. 5.00 ''An uneasy truce exists between the thanes of the True Bloods. Now, as another winter approaches, the armies of the Black Road march south, from their exile beyond the Vale of Stones. For some, war will bring a swift and violent death.... But all, soon, will fall under the shadow that is descending... ''
Brian Ruckley Winterbirth The Godless World Book One Orbit 2006 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket 7.50 ''An uneasy truce exists between the thanes of the True Bloods. Now, as another winter approaches, the armies of the Black Road march south, from their exile beyond the Vale of Stones. For some, war will bring a swift and violent death.... But all, soon, will fall under the shadow that is descending... ''
Kristine Kathryn Rusch (Also as Kristine Grayson, Kris Nelscott and with Dean Wesley Smith, Kathryn Wesley & Sandy Schofield) The Fey: Changeling Millennium 1995 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges lightly age-darkened else Fine book in like Dust Jacket 4.00 ''The Blue Isle is under siege, but even this is a success of sorts, since no other nation has survived even one battle with the shape-changers and doppelgangers of the Fey. No other land has managed to keep their magical warriors at bay. But the Blue Isle has in its Holy Water a magic of its own... ''
Kristine Kathryn Rusch (Also as Kristine Grayson, Kris Nelscott and with Dean Wesley Smith, Kathryn Wesley & Sandy Schofield) The White Mists Of Power Millennium 1992 First UK & Trade Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine else Fine book in Dust Jacket, with the corners a little rubbed. 5.00 ''An innocent excited boy, a prince and heir, takes his first journey to the city. it is nothing like he imagined. Hands pound against his carriage... The streets teem with merchants... magicians, half-mad preachers... But it is the last journey of his life as a prince. soon he will be abandoned and declared dead... ''
Kristine Kathryn Rusch (Also as Kristine Grayson, Kris Nelscott and with Dean Wesley Smith, Kathryn Wesley & Sandy Schofield) Traitors Millennium 1993 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and binding slightly strained else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 5.00 ''Two people love Emilio Diate - the Golgoth, the king who raised the refugee boy as his own; and Sheba, second to the throne of the Golgoth's deadly enemy, the Kingdom. Both believe he will betray the other side... ''
Eric Frank Russell Deep Space Dobson 1974 Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges lightly age-darkened else Fine book in like, lightly browned, Dust Jacket, with the red spine lettering faded to a uniform yellow.. 15.00 First Person Singular; The Witness; Last Blast; Homo Saps; The Timid Tiger; A Little Oil; Rainbow's End; The Undecided and Second Genesis
Eric Frank Russell Dreadful Sanctuary Dobson 1972 First Edition in Hardback Thus First Printing (Follows the revised text prepared for the 1967 Four Square paperback) Bruised at top and slightly bumped at base of spine and page edges lightly age-darkened and slightly marked else Fine book in like, price-clipped, Dust Jacket, with a short tear (ca. 4mm) at the top of the rear panel adjacent to the spine 20.00 ''When the seventeenth rocket to Mars, like its sixteen predecessors, unaccountably explodes... one man decides to try to find out... he hires a private investigator... The results... are surprising, to say the least.''
Eric Frank Russell Sinister Barrier Dobson 1979 Second Impression Fine book in lightly browned Dust Jacket 15.00 ''Bill Graham, special investigator, had only 80 hours in which to save Earth from total destruction by the Viten terror - an invisible evil so deadly that man risked madness and death by merely thinking about it.''
Jay Russell Celestial Dogs Raven/Robinson 1996 First Edition First Printing (Paper) Covers slightly bumped, else Fine Uncorrected Proof 7.50 ''The search for a missing Hollywood hooker draws Marty to the streets of L.A. where he encounters demons relentless and hungry for human flesh.!''
Mary Doria Russell Children of God Villard 1998 First Edition First Printing (Has words 'First Edition' on Copyright Page with number line ending 2) Slightly bumped at base of spine else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket with a part crease in the rear flap 10.00 ''... The only member of the original mission to the planet Rakhat to return to Earth, Father Emilio Sandoz has barely begun to recover from his ordeal when the Society of Jesus calls upon him for help in preparing for another mission... Old friends, new discoveries and difficult questions await Emilio... ''
Mary Doria Russell The Sparrow Villard 1996 First Edition Second Printing (Otherwise identical to the First this copy lacks the words 'First Edition' on Copyright Page) Slightly bumped at top and base of spine else Fine book in like, priced, Dust Jacket, with a tiny 'nick' at the top and base of the front fold 20.00 ''... the story of a charismatic Jesuit priest and linguist, Emilio Sandoz, who leads a twenty-first-century scientific mission to a newly discovered extra-terrestrial culture... but nothing can prepare them for the civilisation they encounter or for the tragic misunderstanding that brings the mission to a catastrophic end... ''
Mary Doria Russell The Sparrow Black Swan 1997 First Edition in the UK First Printing Covers slightly rubbed, upper rear corner & last few page corners creased - Very Good to Near Fine Uncorrected Proof 7.50 ''... the powerful, haunting story of a charismatic Jesuit priest, Emilio Sandoz, who leads a twenty-first-century scientific mission to make first contact with an extra-terrestrial culture... but nothing can prepare them for the civilisation they encounter on the planet Rakhat, or the tragic misunderstanding that brings the mission to a devastating end... ''
Ray Russell Princess Pamela Being the Personal Journal of Miss Pamela Summerfield of Berkley Square Mayfair London edited, with an Afterword by Houghton Mifflin 1979 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges lightly age-darkened/marked else Fine book in lightly rubbed Dust Jacket. 7.50 ''... 1837, and she is eighteen... a Victorian thriller... the revelation of a stunning secret... '' Non fantastical novel.
Sean Russell The Compass of the Soul Book Two of the River into Darkness DAW 1998 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and lower rear corner and page edges a little marked else Fine book in like Dust Jacket 3.00 ''... a wondrous journey to a world where magic is vanishing as the era of reason and science dawns... two factions vie for control of the magical arts-shrouded and secret, et powerful beyond imagining. Lord Eldrich is last mage... ''
Sean Russell The One Kingdom Book One of The Swans' War Eos 2001 First Edition in the US First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket 5.00 'The cataclysm began more than a century earlier, when the King of Ayr died before naming an heir to the throne, and damned his realm to chaos. The cold-blooded conspiracies of the Renne and the Wills - each family desirous of the prize of rule - would sunder one kingdom, and spawn generations of hatred and discord... ''
Sean Russell The One Kingdom Book One of The Swans' War Orbit 2001 First Edition First Printing Lower corners of the first 27 pages marked and creased, else Near Fine Uncorrected Proof 3.00 ''... From their home in the Vale of Lakes, three young traders set out on a quest to make their fortune. Carrying a cargo of ancient artefacts, their journey... will take them into a world both strange and terrifying... ''
Sean Russell The Swans' War Orbit 2001-5 All are First Edition First Printing Slightly/Bumped at top and/or base of spines, page edges lightly browned and lower page edges of Vol. 2 a little bumped and marked - Very Good to Near Fine Books in like, slightly browned, Dust Jackets, Vol. 2 with a short tear at the lower edge of the 12.50 ''... From their home in the Vale of Lakes, three young traders set out on a quest to make their fortune. Carrying a cargo of ancient artifacts, their journey... will take them into a world both strange and terrifying... ''
Anthony Ryan Blood Song A Raven's Shadow Novel Ace 2013 First Edition Third Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges lightly age-darkened else Fine book in Fine Dust Jacket. 40.00 ''Vaelin... was only a child of ten when his father left him at the iron gate of the Sixth Order... devoted to battle... Vaelin will be trained and hardened to the austere, celibate and dangerous life... He cherishes the memory of his mother... But Vaelin... is destined for a future,,, that will alter not only the Realm but the world.''
Frank Ryan The Sundered World Book One Tir Swift 1999 First Edition in Hardback First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in slightly bumped Dust Jacket with a touch of wear at the top of the rear fold. 5.00 ''... Alan Duval... suddenly, bewilderingly... is transported from Earth to a mirror world - Tir... Granny Ddhu... confers on him the Oraculum of the Tridedana, the gateway to immense power and the first step in a seemingly impossible quest... ''
Geoff Ryman 253 the print re-mix Flamingo 1998 First Edition First Printing (Paper) Bruised at base of spine and upper rear corner, lower rear corner creased, covers lightly rubbed and page edges lightly age-darkened else Fine book. 5.00 ''Everyone you've ever met is in this book. A tube train, optimally full, carries 252 passengers. The driver makes 253. Each has their own personal history, and interaction: imaginative or real, with their fellow travellers. And each has a single page, comprising 253 words, devoted to them... ''
Geoff Ryman The Unconquered Country A Life History Allen & Unwin 1986 First Edition First Printing Page edges lightly browned else Fine book in Fine Dust Jacket Signed by the Author on the Title Page and dated 12th Aug 1986 (pre-publication) 10.00 ''When Third was a little girl, the Unconquered Country was tranquil, ordered and happy, its traditions proud and strong. But then one day the Neighbours came, armed with weapons given to them by the Big People. And with them came the Sharks. They invaded and occupied the Unconquered Country and brought pain, terror and great change in their wake...''
Geoff Ryman The Warrior Who Carried Life Allen & Unwin 1985 First Edition First Printing Page edges lightly browned else Fine book in like, unpriced, Dust Jacket Signed and Personalised by the Author on the title page 7.50 ''By magic she transforms herself into a male warrior. But she finds that to defeat her enemies, she must break the cycle of violence, not continue it. In order to defeat them, she must make them immortal... ''
Geoff Ryman 'Was...' A NOVEL HarperCollins 1992 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine, a few top page edges slightly bumped and page edges lightly age-darkened else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. Signed and Personalised by the Author with drawings and Publisher's Press Release 5.00 ''... the story of Dorothy. Orphaned in the 1870s, she goes to live in Kansas with her Aunty Em and Uncle Henry. They face drought and poverty. They face each other. Alone, abused, Dorothy meets an itinerant actor called Frank and inspires a masterpiece... ''

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