Books For Sale - November 2020
Brian Wilson Aldiss Science Fiction Quiz Weidenfeld & Nicolson 1983 First Edition First Printing - Issued Without Dust Jacket Lower corners lightly rubbed else Fine book in laminated boards - as issued. 4.00 128 pages of challenging questions. Maximum score 5,000 points. Answers given... (if needed)
Anonymous Science-Fiction Fantasy Horror The World of Forrest J. Ackerman At Auction Guernsey's 1987 (Paper) Silver covers badly creased, a little rubbed small abraded area on rear cover - Good Book With Filmfax interview with Forry and Michael D. Stein who purchased the Monster Museum and a copy of the review of the disaster from File 770 20.00 Mainly black & white illustrations, brief description and price estimates for over 2000 items: Manuscripts, Costumes, Artifacts and Ephemera, Artwork, Books, Magazines, Film Posters and Lobby Cards. Forry's expectation was in excess of $500,000...
Brian Ash The Visual Encyclopedia of Science Fiction Pan 1977 First Edition First Printing (Paper) One spine crease, covers lightly rubbed and page edges lightly age-darkened - Near Fine Book 7.50 ''...A documented pictorial checklist of the SF world - concepts/themesbooks/mags/comics/films/TV/Radio/art/fandom/cults/personal commentaries by the greatest names in SF writing... '' Over 350 large format pages
Charles Barren Foundation The Review of Science Fiction Nos. 7/8-95W The Science Fiction Foundation 1973-2011 Mostly Very Good or better Copies 3.00 Nos. 51, 55, 57, 59, 64, 65, 95 @ £1; 20, 21, 24, 27-29, 31, 35, 37, 39, 41 @ £2; 25, 27-29 @ £3; 14-15 @£4; 11/12, 17 @£5; 7/8 @ £8; 26 (special PKD issue) @ £10 - prices reflecting age, condition and scarcity.
Stephen Baxter Deep Future Gollancz 2001 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in Dust Jacket with a tiny chip near the top of the front fold. 5.00 ''How different will life be at the end of the 21st century? Can technology save us from ecological disaster? What is to be learnt from the abortive Apollo and Shuttle proqrammes that will help us escape the bounds of Earth in the future? And if we do escape Earth can we make a home on the harsh planets and moons of our solar system?... ''
Gerald Bishop Science Fiction Books Published in Britain January 1979 Vol. 1 No. 6 Aardvark House 1979 Lightly creased, lightly marked and tiny tear at the base of the fold - A4 centre-folded sheet with A5 addition 1.00 Publishing data for UK books: Author/Title/Publisher/Price/ISBN for November and December 1978 and forthcoming for January, February and March for 1979.
Laurent Bouzereau Star Wars Episode I The Making of the Phantom Menace Ebury Press 1999 First Edition in the UK First Printing (Paper) Corners a little rubbed, spine lightly bumped - Very Good to Near Fine Book 2.00 ''...your exclusive entrée to the behind-the-scenes world where the wonders of the newest chapter in the Star Wars saga are brought to life by masters of movie-making magic... a tour de Force through every fascinating facet of production on the dream project of the decade... interviews with George Lucas as he discusses the genesis of the Star Wars story... ''
Poppy Z. Brite Courtney Love: The Real Story Orion 1995 First Edition in the UK First Printing Top front corner bruised and top page edges lightly foxed else Fine book in like Dust Jacket 5.00 ''... renowned both as the driving force behind the greatest of the grrl rock bands, Hole, and as the widow of... the legendary lead singer of Nirvana who tragically committed suicide at the height of his international fame... With over thirty photographs... and extracts from ... letters and journals... first full account... '' For the completist?
John K. H. Brunner (Also as Henry Crosstrees, Jr., Ellis Quick & Keith Woodcott) Childless Couples and Delinquent Children Science and Public Policy 1985 - Volume 12 Number 3 June (Paper) Slightly browned and marked - Near Fine 5.00 Three page article written by John Brunner. Stapled sheets provided by the Publisher as the Author's complimentary copies. Rare.
Emmanuel Carrere I Am Alive And You Are Dead: A Journey Into The Mind of Philip K. Dick Bloomsbury 2005 First Edition in the UK First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket, with a couple of short tears. 10.00 ''... follows Dick's strange odyssey from his traumatic beginnings in 1928, when his twin sister died in infancy, to his lonely end in 1982, beset by mystical visions of swirling pink light, three-eyed invaders, and messages from the Roman Empire. Drawing on interviews as well as unpublished sources... ''
Barbara Cartland I Seek The Miraculous Sheldon Press 1978 First Edition First Printing Bruised at base of spine, light spine crease, page edges a little marked & gift inscription on prelim page else Fine book in slightly spine-faded Dust Jacket with a small (2 x 3mm) print lamination chip missing from top of spine Signed and Personalised by 10.00 ''... This book is not an autobiography. I have set down the many incidents when I have been inspired, when I have had a glimpse of the World Behind the World. Also the times when I was disappointed and disillusioned. It has been a thrilling and absorbing search... ''
Cy Chauvin A Multitude Of Visions T-K Graphics 1975 First Edition First Printing (Paper) Fine Book 7.50 Essays on SF: Editor's Introduction: Ursula K. Le Guin, Thomas M. Disch, Bruce Gillespie, Bob Rickard, Stanislaw Lem, Sheryl Smith, Jeff Clark and James Blish. 67 pages .
Arthur C. Clarke Interplanetary Flight Temple Press 1950 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped and faded at top and base of spine, cloth at lower edge of front board slightly faded and page edges lightly age-darkened Very Good to Near Fine book in age-darkened, slightly creased, Dust Jacket, with a 25mm tear at the top edge of the f 75.00 ''... we are about to enter the age of interplanetary travel... describes the problems to be solved before space-travel becomes a reality, and considers the impact which 'astronautics' will have on mankind... ''
Arthur C. Clarke The Exploration Of Space Temple Press 1951 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped and faded at top and base of spine, upper corners a little rubbed, a couple of tape 'ghosts' to free end papers and page edges and pre-lim page browned - Very Good book in slightly browned, creased and rubbed Dust Jacket, with a little sta 25.00 ''This book has been written to answer all the questions which the intelligent layman asks about the new science of 'astronautics'... '' With four colour plates and ten black-and-white
John Clute Canary Fever: Reviews Beccon 2009 First Edition First Printing - Paperback Issue Fine book Cover Illustration by Judith Clute. Signed by the Author on the Title Page 16.00 ''... a collection of reviews... science fiction, fantasy and horror: the literatures Clute argues should be recognized as the central modes of fantastika in our times... the fourth such collection... Every review has been edited. Errors and incoherencies have been removed when possible... One piece, on John B Watson and Behaviorism, is previously unpublished.''
John Clute Scores Reviews 1993-2003 Beccon 2003 First Edition First Printing (Paper Issue) Fine paperback Signed by the Author on the Title Page 14.00 ''... There are jokes in Scores, and curses and tirades, and apologies, and riffs; but every word in every review, in the end, is about how we understand the stories we tell about the world... ''
Thomas G. L. Cockcroft Index To The Weird Fiction Magazines Volumes I & II Self Published 1962 First Edition First Printing (Paper) Front cover a little creased and fore-edge marked/foxed - Good to Very Good centre-stapled booklet 4.00 Weird Tales, Strange Stories, Strange Tales, The Thrill Book, Oriental Stories & The Magic Carpet Magazine, Strange Tales (English) and Golden Fleece Indexed by Title
Michael R. Collings The Annotated Guide To Stephen King A Primary And Secondary Bibliography of America's Premier Horror Writer Starmont 1986 First Edition First Printing (Paper) Lower front corner lightly rubbed else Fine Paperback 10.00 Foreword; List of Abbreviations; Part One: Primary Bibliography A. Book-Length Fiction B. Collections of King's Fiction C. Short Fiction and Poetry D. Non-Fiction, Criticism, and Reviews E. The Audio-Visual King Part Two: Secondary Bibliography F. Bibliographic Studies G. Book-Length Critical Studies and Newsletters...
Joseph Connolly Children's Modern First Editions Their Value To Collectors Macdonald 1988 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and page edges lightly browned and slightly marked else Fine book in lightly creased Dust Jacket, with a touch of wear at the upper tips of the folds With Interpretive Pricing Bookmark and many black-and-white and some col 4.00 20th century books: Introduction; Index of Authors; The Books; Index of Illustratiors; Acknowledgements.. Each author assessed, UK & US issued year and valuation, some with identification notes.
Joseph Connolly Modern First Editions Their Value To Collectors Orbis 1985 Bruised at top and slightly bumped at base of spine, light crease in front free end paper and page edges lightly/browned else Fine book in lightly browned Dust Jacket, with a hint of wear at the tips of the folds With Interpretive Pricing Bookmark and som 4.00 20th century books: Introduction; Condition; This Book;Index of Authors Listed; Scale of Values Used throughout the Book;The Authors;Acknowledgements.. Each author assessed, UK & US issued year and valuation, some with identification notes.
Jonathan Cowie Essential Science Fiction A Concise Guide Porcupine Books 2005 First Edition First Printing (Paper) Fine book Can be signed by Publisher if wanted 5.00 ''... criteria for inclusion in the guide are... what the many... consider best... Hugo Award-winning novels and films, or Locus Awards... the Blackwood film poll... a systematic distillation of a mass of primarily Anglophone literature, cinematic production, TV series and graphic SF... '' Introduced by Vinc Clarke, with checklists, Index and notes.
Jonathan Cowie Essential Science Fiction A Concise Guide Porcupine Books 2005 First Edition First Printing (Paper) Fine book Signed by both Authors (& Publisher if wanted) 10.00 ''... criteria for inclusion in the guide are... what the many... consider best... Hugo Award-winning novels and films, or Locus Awards... the Blackwood film poll... a systematic distillation of a mass of primarily Anglophone literature, cinematic production, TV series and graphic SF... '' Introduced by Vinc Clarke, with checklists, Index and notes.
Patrick Curry Defending Middle Earth Tolkien, Myth and Modernity Floris Books 1997 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and page edges lightly marked else Fine book in like Dust Jacket, a little creased and rubbed along the top edge, and with a couple of tiny tears. 10.00 ''The work of J. R. R. Tolkien has... been widely labelled as reactionary and escapist by critics... shows just how mistaken they are. he reveals Tolkien's profound and subtle advocacy of community, ecology and spiritual values against the destructive forces of runaway modernity... ''
Tony Curtis Lyle Price Guide Printed Collectables Lyle 1994 First Edition First Printing - Issued Without Dust Jacket Slightly bumped at top and base of spine, corners lightly rubbed and page edges lightly age-darkened else Fine book in laminated boards - as issued Lavishly illustrated in colour and black and white 5.00 From Aeronautical to Womens Magazines via Childrens Books; Comic Books; Comics, American; Comics, British; Horror Magazines; Paperbacks: Detective, Science Fiction, Sensational, Teen Gang; Science Fiction Magazines and lots and lots of other things you didn't know people collected!
Andrew Darlington ''Nebula'': But Far From Nebulous A personal history of Scotland's only professional S.F. magazine Unpublished 1992 A4 typed sheets, stapled top left hand corner, hole-punched, slightly creased, with pen annotations/corrections, underlinings and sno-pake 4.00 9 pages: an article of 2,600 words (approx.) apparently unpublished
John Davey Michael Moorcock A Reader's Guide Self-Published 1992 Second Edition Limited State Signed by the Author (Paper) (No. 23/300) Card cover cut-out a little torn and creased, comb-binding a little strained, pages a little creased - Very Good A4 booklet Additionally Signed by Michael Moorcock 10.00 Foreword by Michael Moorcock; Introduction; Titles and retitles; Omnibuses, Collections and Non-Fiction; The Series; Unconnected Novels; Collections (again); Appendices: - Reading order list (for completists only), Some Notes, Pseudonyms; Index; Acknowledgements
James S. Dietz, Jr. Price Guide and Introduction to Movie Posters and Movie Memorabilia Baja Press 1985 Second Edition First Edition Thus First Printing (Paper) Lower front cover corner lightly curled/creased and page edges lightly marked else Fine Book 5.00 Over 6000 posters evaluated; Original release dates for all titles; The work of noted poster artists identified; Chapters on poster history, dating, preservation, terminology and prospecting, Concise coverage of related memorabilia; Listings, cross-referenced by actor and director
Kilmeny Fane-Saunders RadioTimes Guide to Science Fiction BBCWorldwide 2001 First Edition First Printing (Trade Paper) Lower cover corners lightly creased else Fine Book 3.00 ... More than 1,500 films... 300 television series... Highlights from... radio broadcasting... Indexes to Actors, Directors, Writers... Who's Who in Science Fiction, Internet Guide, Alternative titles, Colour and black-and-white pictures, Trivia and Quizzes. Introduction by Brian W. Aldiss.
Radu Florescu In Search Of Frankenstein Exploring the Myths Behind Mary Shelly's Monster Robson 1996 First Edition Thus First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and page edges a little marked else Fine book in like Dust Jacket 7.50 ''What is the link between Mary Shelly's 1818 novel... and the history and myth surrounding the barons Frankenstein... How much did Mary know of their dramatic history when she visited the castle in 1814? Did she know of the curse... or of the birth at the castle of the infamous alchemist Konrad Dippel... ?''
Sally Gunnell Running Tall Bloomsbury 1994 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and some lower page corners else Fine book in like, lightly creased, Dust Jacket 7.50 ''Sally's own story of the long road to Olympic gold, World Championship and World Record'' Told with the assistance of Christopher Priest, and quite possibly the hardest job he's ever undertaken...
Peter Haining (Also as Rik Alexander, William Pattrick, Richard Peyton & Sean Richards) Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street W. H. Allen 1980 Slightly bumped at top and base of spine, smallish mark at base of external rear gutter and page edges slightly browned else Fine book in slightly edge-rubbed Dust Jacket with the front panel a little damp-rippled and a small internal mark opposite the ba 5.00 ''... Here, Peter Haining does much to prove that Sweeney Todd did exist, and did indeed own a barber's shop in Fleet Street. he also presents the original nineteenth century novel by Frederick Hazleton, which will delight... those avid readers and collectors of the Victorian Penny dreadful. The contemporary illustrations add to the relish.''
H. W. Hall Science Fiction Book Review Index: 1971 (Volume 2) SFRBI 1972 Second Printing - Issued Without Dust Jacket Top corners bruised, front cover lightly part-faded, spine tape part-released - Very Good A4 spine-stapled, card-covered booklet Black & white cover illustration by Moffitt 3.00 Directory of magazines indexed; Abbreviations; Author index; Title Index; Addenda and Errata. 33 pages.
Kevin Hancer The Paperback Price Guide Overstreet 1980 First Edition First Printing (Paper) Spine creased, lower corner of rear cover creased, cover edges/corners lightly curled/rubbed and page edges age-darkened and marked - Good paperback 5.00 Over 400 pages of prices realised for books in the preceding years, but sorted by publisher and number this book provides a thorough guide to the books issued by those publishers. With many black and white illustrations and eight colour pages.
Philip Harbottle Vultures of the Void A History of British Science Fiction Publishing, 1946-1956 Borgo Press 1968 First Edition First Printing (Paper) Slightly bumped and rubbed at base of spine, front cover creased and page top corners slightly bumped and creased - Good Book Signed and Personalised by the Author (to Vince Clarke) 15.00 Acknowledgements; Introduction: Forgotten Fantasies; Chronologies; Chapters 1-13: The History; Index; About the Authors. With six black and white illustrations by Ron Turner. Later expanded as Vultures of the Void: The Legacy
Carl Hines The B. F. S. Bulletin Vol. 8 No. 1 to Vol. 8 No. 4/5 plus Vol. 9 No. 6 B. F. S. 1980-1982 (5 issues) Generally Very Good 16-32 page A5 centre-stapled paper booklets 7.50 The Lot. Editorials; books received; book, film and TV reviews; articles; interviews; artwork; surveys; news; letters and more
Robert Holdstock (Also as Ken Blake; Robert Black; Chris Carlsen; Steven Eisler; Richard Kirk & Robert Faulcon) Encyclopedia of Science Fiction Octopus 1978 First Edition First Printing A little rubbed at top and base of spine and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in slightly creased Dust Jacket, with a tiny 'nick' at the base of the spine 7.50 With a Foreword by Isaac Asimov, Locations by Robert Holdstock, Marriage of Science and Fiction by Brian Stableford, Major Themes by Douglas Hill, Pulps & Magazines by Michael Ashley, Screen Trips by Alan Frank, Machine As Hero by Harry Harrison, Alien Encounter by Chris Morgan, Art & Artists by David Hardy, Fiction to Fact by Patrick Moore, Etc.,
L. Ron Hubbard (Also as Winchester Remington Colt, Elron, Rene Lafayette and Kurt von Rachen) Three Items Various 1982-86 Covers a little creased, newspaper folded and browned - Very Good items 10.00 First Issue of 'Ron' Collector's Edition #1 - by and about L.R.H.'s life and work, includes the short The Dangerous Dimension & article from 1938: Tomorrow's Miracles; Extracted reprint of Rocky Mountain News Feb 20th 1983 headlined 'L. Ron Hubbard Speaks Out On 'Battlefield Earth' & Booklet 'L. Ron Hubbard The Man and His Work
B. T. Jeeves A Checklist of Astounding Part 1 1930-1939 Author and Story Only Jeeves 1963 First Edition (Paper) Stapled spine has also been hole-punched, card covers slightly ragged - Very Good Book 3.00 Listing in two sections: By Author and By Title
B. T. Jeeves Astounding Stories/Science Fiction Synopsis + N3F Checklist ? 1984? Card covers, clip bound, typed with annotations, one page torn 5.00 Largely complete listing of story title, author (to '35) story summary (1 sentence) and some artists from Jan. '32 to Oct '52 & 1956 26 pages - no trace of N3F Checklist
B. T. Jeeves Index to If March 1952 - October 1958 ? 1984? A4 Card covers, clip bound, typed, with sno-pake corrections and a pen annotation 5.00 Full index for each issue, Cover Artist, stories, articles, letters - 12 pages
Stephen Jones Horror 100 Best Books New English Library 1992 First Edition Thus First Printing (Paper) Edges a bit rubbed, small scratch to rear cover and page edges lightly browned - Very Good to Near Fine Book 4.00 ''... inviting the leading horror writers to nominate their own choices of the best books in the genre... the result is a stunning and fascinating collection of 100 essays by the very top names in Horror... '' With the Recommended Reading section extended (and perhaps more updates?)
Stephen Jones James Herbert By Horror Haunted New English Library 1992 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine else Fine book in lightly creased Dust Jacket 10.00 ''... an exploration and tribute... '' With Interviews, essays, articles, reviews and artwork by Stephen King; Stephen Jones; Victor Olliver; James Herbert; Dave Hughes; Douglas E. Winter; Mike Ashley; Neil Gaiman; Adrian Cole; John Gilbert; Jo Fletcher; Michael A. Morrison; John Fraser; Stephen Laws; David J. Howe; Stephen Gallagher and many others. Scarce.
H. R. F. Keating Crime & Mystery The 100 Best Books Xanadu 1987 First Edition First Printing Page edges lightly marked else Fine Book in lightly rubbed Dust Jacket with acquisition details inside the rear flap 7.50 ''... Mr Keating casts his net wide... The author argues convincingly that, at its best, the mystery story transcends its genre to present an evocation of human experience... The essays are arranged in chronological order so that the book builds into a fascinating history... and details of first editions are provided making it an invaluable reference... ''
Jane Killick The Making of Judge Dredd Boxtree 1995 First Edition First Printing (Paper) Slightly rubbed at the top of the spine else Fine book 4.00 ''... From the first stroke of a comic book artist's pen to the last snip of the film editor's scissors, this is the complete story of the year's most visually stunning movie.''
Paul Kincaid Call And Response Beccon 2014 First Edition First Printing (Paper) Fine Book 16.00 Introduction: What is Literary Criticism for?; Brian W. Aldiss; Paul Auster; Christopher Barzak; The Best; Arthur C. Clarke; John Crowley; Samuel R. Delany; Philip K. Dick; Hal Duncan; Steve Erickson; Lisa Goldstein; Jon Courtenay Grimwood; M. John Harrison; Robert Holdstock; Gwyneth Jones; Paul McAuley; Ian McDonald; Ken MacLeod; China Mieville; The New; Christopher Priest; Alastair Reynolds; Keith Roberts; Secret Histories; Lucius Shepard; Jo Walton; H.G. Wells; Gene Wolfe; Index
Andy Lane The Art of Wallace & Gromit The Curse of the Were-Rabbit Titan 2005 First Edition First Printing - Issued Simultaneously (Paper) Edges slightly rubbed else Fine Book 3.00 ''... a vivid behind-the-scenes tour... from initial concept sketches to finished movie... early development artwork by... Nick Park... interviews... Early design work never seen in the finished film... Wallace's amazing inventions and the smashing sets!... stills, concept art, behind-the-scenes photos, storyboards, sketches and more... ''
David Langford The Wyrdest Link The Second Discworld Quizbook Gollancz 2006 First Edition in Hardback First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and page edges browned and slightly marked else Fine book in like Dust Jacket Cover Illustration by David Wyatt 7.50 ''... First came The Unseen University Challenge... Now The Wyrdest Link returns with hundreds more Discworld posers that will test your funnybone to the most hellish limits of endurance... '' Reveals more of Terry's hidden secrets... Editor's Introduction; Terry Pratchett's Introduction; Read This Now; Questions; Answers; Extra Answers; Afterword
Gordon Larkin The British Fantasy Society Bulletin Vol. 5 No. 3 to Vol. 6 No. 2 and Vol. 6 no. 6 B. F. S. 1977-1979 (8 issues) Generally Very Good 12-24 page A5 centre-stapled paper booklets 12.00 The Lot: Vol. 5 No. 3 to Vol. 6 No. 2 and Vol. 6 No. 6. Editorials; books received; book, film and TV reviews; artwork; surveys; news; letters and more
Duncan Lunan Man and The Stars Contact & Communication with other Intelligence Souvenir Press 1974 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and page edges lightly age-darkened else Fine book in like, lightly rubbed and creased Dust Jacket 4.00 ''... In 1972, as President... he chaired a series of discussions on interstellar travel, led by experts in the technology, astronomy, logistics and psychology of space exploration...Before the book was complete... Lunan was able to decipher a set of radio signals received in the 1920's... an origin in the galaxy Bootes... ''
Hugh McDaid Robot Warriors The Top Secret History of the Pilotless Plane Orion Media 1997 First Edition First Printing Edges slightly rubbed else Fine Copy in Like Dust Jacket 5.00 ''At a top secret base in the Nevada desert, deep inside a place known to the world as Area 51, the US government are testing their most secret weapon: an unmanned strike aircraft designed to destroy the most advanced air defences and render any nation open to destruction... ''
Daniel Mersey Arthur King of the Britons From Celtic Hero to cinema icon Summerdale 2004 First Edition First Printing (Paper) Edges/corners slightly rubbed else Fine book 4.00 Arthur, King of the Britons; Arthur, the medieval legend; Arthur, the Celtic warlord; Arthur of the Pre-Raphaelites and the Arthur of the movies... would the real King Arthur please stand up?... the many theories and myths surrounding this famous icon in his compelling biography.''
Edward Milward-Oliver The Len Deighton Companion Grafton 1987 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and pages slightly damp-rippled else Fine book in like Dust Jacket, with a touch of wear at the fold tips. 5.00 Includes Interview with Len Deighton; Twenty-five-year Chronology of British and American First Editions; The Len Deighton Companion A-Z; Alphabetical List of Themes Explored; Register of Characters by Nationality; Bibliography: Fiction 1962-1987; Bibliography: Non-Fiction 1954-1987, Quiz Answes and Sources
Marcie Muir Australian Children's Books A Bibliography Volume One 1774-1972 and Volume Two 1973-1988 Melbourne University Press 1992 All Are First Edition Thus First Printing (Two Volumes) Slightly bumped and rubbed at top and base of spine else Fine book in like, slightly rubbed Dust Jacket with a short (2mm) tear at the top edge of the rear panel. 50.00 Introduction; Acknowledgements; Locations; References; Abbreviations; Bibliography Australia; A Select Bibliography of the South West Pacific Area; Title Index; Illustrator Index for Vol 1 & Introduction; An Outline of the Bibliography; Acknowledgements; Select List of References; Abbreviations; Bibliography; Title Index; Illustrator Index for Vol 2.
Lee Anne Nicholson Radio Times Official Collector's Edition Star Trek 30 Years BBC 1996 First Edition in the UK First Printing (Paper) Around 5mm of spine edge lightly bumped/rubbed else Fine Book 5.00 100 Influential People in Star Trek; Leonard Nimmoy Looks Back; Over 400 Episode and Film Descriptions; Special First Ever Pull-Out Map of Federation Space; The Roddenberry Legacy; Behind the Scenes; The Fan Universe; Episode Log
Mark Owens The Index to the The Science-Fantasy Publishers Anthem 1966 First Printing Second Edition (Paper) (Actually First Issued Edition - No. 293/300) Covers lightly creased, marked and discoloured, a number of pen marking against specific edtions/stories and page edges lightly age-darkened , - Very Good A4 book With Index Suppliment No. 1 40.00 Introduction; How to Use the Index; The Index - Main Text (Advent to Visionary Press); The Also-Rans; Cross Index: Title & Author; Appendices A & B (Geographic Breakdown & Numerology - Books Published or Solely Distributed by)
Mark Owens The Index to the The Science-Fantasy Publishers Anthem 1966 First Printing Second Edition (Paper) (Actually First Issued Edition - No. 51/300) A little wear at the base of the spine, plain blue card covers a little creased - Very Good A4 - probably a rebound photocopy 30.00 Introduction; How to Use the Index; The Index - Main Text (Advent to Visionary Press); The Also-Rans; Cross Index: Title & Author; Appendices A & B (Geographic Breakdown & Numerology - Books Published or Solely Distributed by)
Terry Pratchett The Science Of Discworld Ebury Press 1999 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and page edges lightly age-darkened else Fine book in lightly creased Dust Jacket. 15.00 ''... uses the magic of Discworld to illuminate the scientific rules that govern our world. When a wizardly experiment goes adrift, the wizards of Unseen University find themselves with a pocket universe on their hands: Roundworld, where neither magic nor common sense seems to stand a chance against logic... ''
David Pringle Bibliography ??? 2009? Black and white photocopy of an illustrated A4 top-left-stapled 13 page unnamed magazine (?) article with the corners lightly curled/creased 10.00 Very detailed listing of J. G. Ballard's works: Books; Short Fiction; Miscellaneous; Short Non-Fiction
David Pringle Modern Fantasy The Hundred Best Novels An English-Language Selection, 1946-1987 Grafton 1988 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine and top corners bruised and faint splash mark to top page edges and page edges lightly marked and slightly bumped else Fine book in slightly creased Dust Jacket With publisher's review slip 7.50 Foreword by Brian W. Aldiss, Acknowledgements, Introduction, Brief Bibliography, one hundred plot summaries, assessments and first edition details and an Index
David Pringle The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Fantasy The Definitive Illustrated Guide Carlton 2006 Second Printing (Revised for this edition) Bumped at top and slightly bumped at base of spine, gutter paper near top of spine torn and repaired and board edges bruised - Good? book in torn creased and rubbed Dust Jacket 3.00 The Origins of Fantasy; Fantastic Story Types and Themes; Fantasy Movies; Fantasy Television; Who's Who of Fantasy; A-Z of Fantastic Characters; Fantasy Games and Fantastic Worlds
David Pringle The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Science Fiction The Definitive Illustrated Guide JG Press 1996 First Edition in the US First Printing Slightly bumped at top and base of spine else Fine book in lightly rubbed Dust Jacket, with a touch of wear at the tips of the folds 5.00 '... Illustrated with over 200 colour photographs, it explains the nature of sf's astounding stories, and gives you a comprehensive guide to the great craftsmen in science fiction, as well as the heroes, villains they created. It also charts the meteoric rise of sf from its earliest pulp fiction status to that of the largest grossing film and television genre ever... ''
Adam Roberts (Also as A. R. R. R. Roberts, A R R R Roberts, A3R Roberts and Robertski Brothers) Science Fiction Routledge 2003 Rear cover creased else Fine Paperback 3.00 Series Editor's Preface; Acknowledgements; Defining Science Fiction; The History of Science Fiction: From Beginnings to the 1960s; Gender; Race; Technology and Metaphor; Conclusion
Frank M. Robinson Science Fiction Of The 20th Century An Illustrated History Collectors Press 1999 First Edition First Printing Lower spine corners slightly rubbed else Fine book in slightly rubbed Dust Jacket 20.00 Wonderful Lavishly Illustrated Indexed History: The Future is Here... It's 1901!; Isn't it Amazing?; No, It's Wonderful; Astounding, The Class Act; Stellar Companions and Dwarf Stars; The Major Moons of Jupiter; The Big and the British; Good Things in Small Packages; Bound to be Read; Future Dreams; The Death of Science Fiction? and For Sale - The Future. Note: Very Large Book!
Frank M. Robinson Science Fiction Of The 20th Century An Illustrated History Barnes & Noble 1999 First Edition in Paperback First Printing (Note: Large Book!) Lightly rubbed at the top of the spine else Fine Book 7.50 Wonderful Lavishly Illustrated Indexed History: The Future is Here... It's 1901!; Isn't it Amazing?; No, It's Wonderful; Astounding, The Class Act; Stellar Companions and Dwarf Stars; The Major Moons of Jupiter; The Big and the British; Good Things in Small Packages; Bound to be Read; Future Dreams; The Death of Science Fiction? and For Sale - The Future.
Sax Rohmer (Arthur Sarsfield Ward Also as Michael Furey) The Romance of Sorcery Methuen 1914 First Edition First Printing (Publisher's Catalogue at rear - 6/5/14) Slightly bumped at top and base of spine, base of spine lightly worn, top rubbed but with a short tear, front corners bruised, boards marked, pages browned and lightly foxed, Baron Gretton's bookplate on front fixed end paper - ? Good Copy With Twelve Il 50.00 ''... the world's master Magi have been neglected by popular biographers... '' Preface; Sorcery and Sorcerers; Appolonius of Tyana; Michel de Notre Dame, Called Nostradamus; Dr. John Dee; Cagliostro; Madame Blavatsky; Sorcery and the Law; Conclusion; Index. Very Scarce.
Jon Ronson The Men Who Stare At Goats Picador 2004 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine, slight spine lean and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in lightly rubbed Dust Jacket, with 'The Crazy Rulers of the World' sticker on the front panel 10.00 ''In 1979 a secret unit was established by the most gifted minds within the US army. Defying all known military practice - and, indeed, the laws of physics - they believed that a soldier could adopt the cloak of invisibility, pass cleanly through walls and, perhaps most chillingly, kill goats just by staring at them... '' Basis for the film.
H. M. Saxby A History of Australian Children's Literature 1841-1941 & 1941-1970 Wentworth Books 1969-71 All Are First Edition First Printing (Two Volumes) Slightly bumped at top and base of spines and page edges a little browned and marked else Fine copies in slightly worn Dust Jacket 20.00 ''... a guide for parents, teachers, librarians and students... outlines possible trends and patterns... an essential tool and a vital work of reference... ''
Andy Serkis The Lord of the Rings Gollum How We Made Movie Magic Collins 2003 First Edition in the UK First Printing (Paper) Edges lightly rubbed, else Fine Book 4.00 ''... Andy Serkis tells his own story about how a three-week commission to provide a voiceover for Gollum grew into a five-year commission to breathe life and soul into The Lord of the Rings' most challenging creation... ''
Brian Sibley The Hobbit An Unexpected Journey Official Movie Guide HarperCollins 2012 First Edition First Printing (Paper) Fine book 5.00 ''... exclusive interviews with director Peter Jackson, Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen and... filmmakers, who share film-making secrets and tales of what it was actually like making movie magic in Middle-earth. Lavishly illustrated with hundreds of behind-the-scenes photos of the actors, locations, sets, creatures and costumes... ''
Brian Sibley The Hobbit The Desolation of Smaug Official Movie Guide HarperCollins 2013 First Edition First Printing (Paper) A little rubbing at corners else Fine book 5.00 '... exclusive interviews with director Peter Jackson, Martin Freeman, Orlando Bloom and principal filmmakers and new cast members... Richly illustrated with a treasure trove of behind-the-scenes photos of the actors, creatures and costumes, and numerous special effects scenes, this essential guide is an indispensable companion... ''
Brian Sibley The Lord Of The Rings Official Movie Guide HarperCollins 2001 First Edition First Printing (Paper) Slightly rubbed at top and base of spine else Fine book 5.00 ''... lavishly illustrated behind-the-scenes guide... includes full-colour photos of the cast, locations, sets, monsters and costumes, together with exclusive interviews with peter Jackson and all of the principal cast... an entertaining overview of the conception, design and filming of the trilogy... ''
Brian Sibley The Lord Of The Rings The Making Of The Movie Trilogy HarperCollins 2002 First Edition First Printing (Paper) Slightly bumped at base of spine and top front corner slightly creased and curled else Fine book. 4.00 ''... a lavishly illustrated, behind-the-scenes guide which includes more than 300 photos from all three films, together with exclusive interviews with all the cast and crew... ''
Brian Sibley The Map of Tolkien's Middle Earth HarperCollins 1994 First Edition First Printing (Paper) Card cover corners lightly bumped else Fine booklet Illustrated by John Howe 7.50 ''... Redrawn by artist John Howe from the original map created by Christopher Tolkien... beautifully decorated with scenes from The Lord of the Rings... with an illustrated explanatory booklet... ''
Dan Simmons Summer Sketches Lord John Press 1992 First Edition First Printing Tape 'ghosts' on end papers and small stain on one page edge (not affecting text) else Fine Book in Fine Dust Jacket 20.00 ''... the notebook Dan Simmons carried with him on his travels, recording the sights and impressions that later made their way into his books... Calcutta... Romania... his thoughts and experiences, and his sketches... a rare opportunity to view the creative process from its infancy, as an observation or drawing, to its final maturation... ''
Paul Simpson Farscape The Illustrated Companion Titan 2000 First Edition in the UK First Printings (Paper) Lower rear spine corner lightly rubbed else Fine book 4.00 ''... the only fully authorised guide to the series, packed with exclusive cast and crew interviews, photos and design art, an in- depth look at all the special effects wizardry of the Creature Shop and a comprehensive... episode guide... ''
Paul Simpson Farscape The Illustrated Season 2 Companion Titan 2001 First Edition in the UK First Printings (Paper) Top edge of rear cover lightly rubbed else Fine book 4.00 ''... the only fully authorised guide to the series, packed with exclusive cast and crew interviews, photos and design art, an in- depth look at all the special effects wizardry of the Creature Shop and a comprehensive... episode guide... ''
Noble Smith The Wisdom of the Shire A Short Guide to a Long and Happy Life Hodder & Stoughton 2012 First Edition in the UK First Printing Bruised at base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket 5.00 Foreword by Peter S. Beagle ''... there is much we can learn from Frodo's determination, Bilbo's sense of homeliness, Sam's fierce allegiance, and Merry and Pippin's love of food and fun... we can apply these Hobbit practices to everyday life... ''
Ralph Steadman The Grapes of Ralph Wine According to Ralph Steadman Ebury Press 1992 First Edition First Printing Bruised at top and base of spine and gift inscription on front free end paper else Fine book in like Dust Jacket Signed and Dated by the Artist on the pre-lim page 30.00 ''... he was commissioned to illustrate an award-winning wine list... travel... around California, France, Australia, Portugal, Germany, Italy... an amusing, informative and vibrant work... fresh insight into the methods of production and qualities of the wines, and... the characters who produce them... ''
Phil Stephensen-Payne James Blish Author Mirabilis Galactic Central 1996 First Edition First Printing (Paper) Front cover lightly creased and small mark on lower page edges else Fine A5 Book 10.00 Introduction; Awards and Pseudonyms; Prose Fiction; Prose Fiction Books; Series; Poetry and Drama, Poetry and Drama Books; Articles; Miscellaneous; Non-Fiction Books; Edited Books; Other Media; Articles on James Blish; Reviews; Books about James Blish; Phantom and Forthcoming Titles; Related Items by Other Authors; Textural Variations, Chronological Index
Charles Stross Japan 2007 B. S. F. G. 2007 First Edition First Printing Limited State (Paper) (No. 30/ca 250) Fine card-covered centre-stapled A5 booklet Signed by the Author on the Title Page 25.00 Short non-fiction piece published by The Birmingham Science Fiction Group on the occasion of Novacon 37, 2007 to celebrate his appearance as Guest Of Honour. 250 numbered copies printed (all but a handful were given away to attendees at the Convention).
David Sutton Fantasycon V Programme Booklet Feb 23..25 Fantasycon 1979 Page edges foxed and contemporary addresses added in pen for Adrian Cole and Jim Pitts - Very Good card-covered A5 22 page centre-stapled booklet 4.00 Article by Karl Edward Wagner, Bibliography and long Interview (by Steve Jones); Film notes by Ramsey Campbell; British Fantasy awards 1978; notes on Speakers: Terri Beckett, Ken Bulmer, Adrian Cole, Pat McIntosh and Keith Walker; Membership; Committee and programme
Grant Thiessen The Science-Fiction Collector 1 James Grant 1976 First Edition First Printing (Paper) Pages browned, a few short tears, 'dog-ears', small spot and price-sticker 'ghost' on front cover - Good but fragile A4 glued-spine booklet 5.00 Contains full ace double listings, Alpha-Numerical Checklist; Author Index; Awared Winning Novels; Non-SF of Interest; A Personal Appraisal; Editorial; Gregory Kern's Real Identity; In Future Issues. 48 pages
Tim Underwood Bare Bones: Conversations on Terror with Stephen King New English Library 1989 First Edition in the UK First Printing Bruised at top of spine and page edges lightly browned else Fine book in like Dust Jacket 4.00 ''... a cornucopia of rare insights into Stephen King, the man and the writer... a series of revealing interviews King... discusses his life, his work, his fears and dreams. He talks in detail about his books... and what he plans for the future.''
Virgil Utter Stanton Arthur Coblentz Poet and Science Fictioneer Galactic Central 1999 First Edition First Printing (Paper) Front cover crease running parallel to spine else Fine A5 Booklet 10.00 Introduction; Awards and Pseudonyms; Prose Fiction; Prose Fiction Books; Series; Poetry & Drama; Poetry & Drama Books; Articles; Miscellaneous; Non-Fiction Books; Publications Edited by Stanton A. Coblentz; Reviews; Other Media; Articles on Stanton A. Coblentz; Reviews; Books about Stanton A. Coblentz; Phantom and Forthcoming Titles; Textural Variations..., Chronological Index of Prose Fiction
Kate Wilhelm The Hills Are Dancing Corroboree Press 1986 First Edition First Printing Slightly bumped and rubbed at top and base of spine else Fine book in like Dust Jacket. 20.00 ''We are all searching... Dick and I are sharing a search; we are looking for something elusive, something important to both of us... about boundaries... mothers and sons... continuity... It has to do with time... and change. Impermanence. Continuity. Where will my people be in ten thousand years?'' Photography and philosophy in Oregon
David Wingrove The Science Fiction Source Book Longman 1984 First Edition First Printing Bruised at base of spine else Fine book in slightly creased, unpriced, Dust Jacket 3.00 ''... a reference book, packed with information about writers, novels, short stories, magazines and works of criticism... Guide to the work of 880... authors... more than 2500 novels and short stories are examined... exhaustive lists of... Magazines and... works of... Criticism... stimulating essays by leading authors and critics... the sub-divisions... and the best works of each type... ''
Gary K Wolfe Bearings Reviews 1997-2001 Beccon 2010 First Edition First Printing (Paper) Fine book Cover Illustration by Judith Clute 16.00 Introduction by Peter Straub. Second in the series of collected Locus reviews, covering most of his review columns from the beginning of 1997 up to the end of 2001 - nearly 200 books.
Gary K Wolfe Sightings: Reviews 2002-2006 Beccon 2011 First Edition First Printing (Paper) Fine book Cover Illustration by Judith Clute 17.00 Third in the series of collected Locus reviews, covering over 200 books. Including Barth Anderson; Margaret Atwood; Stephen Baxter; Greg Bear; Gregory Benford; Terry Bisson; Ray Bradbury; David Brin; Damien Broderick; Fredric Brown; Tobias S. Buckell; Mark Budz; Octavia E. Butler; Jack Cady; John W. Campbell Jr; Orson Scott Card; Jonathan Carroll and many others
Philip Wylie Generation of Vipers Rinehart 1946 First Edition Thus First Printing (Prefatory material excised and 15 page chapter 'Postscript, 1945' added) Bruised at top and slightly bumped and worn at base of spine, end papers a little marked and page edges age-darkened - Very Good book 10.00 A Survey of Moral Want; A Philosophical Discourse suitable only for the Strong; A Study of American Types and Archetypes and a Signpost on the two Thoroughfares of Man: the Via Dolorosa and the Descensus Averno; together with sundry Preachments, Epithets... Moodal Adventures... Political Impertinences... Allegories... Aspirations... Visions and Jokes as well as certain Homely Hints for the care of the Human Soul
M. H. Zool (Oxford University Speculative Fiction Group) Bloomsbury Good Reading Guide to Science Fiction and Fantasy Bloomsbury1989 First Edition First Printing (Paper) Cover edges lightly rubbed, lower front corner creased and page edges lightly browned (as usual) else Fine book 4.00 Clute ''... a compact and knowledgeable biographical and bibliographical dictionary... '' with authorial summaries and highlights, and a very useful 'if you liked that you will probably like this' recommendation section. Scarce and very good.

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