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"BEACON GALAXY SCIENCE FICTION NOVELS": Odd John / The Deviates / Troubled Star / Pagan Passions / Virgin Planet / Flesh / The Sex War / A Woman a Day / The Mating Cry / The Male Response / Sin in Space

by Olaf Stapledon / Raymond F. Jones / George O. Smith / Randall Garrett & Larry M. Harris / Poul Anderson / Philip Jose Farmer / Sam Merwin, Jr. / A.E. Van Vogt / Brian Aldiss / Cyril Judd (Cyril M. Kornbluth & Judith Merril)


New York: Universal Publishing & Distributing Corp. Beacon Books / Galaxy Publishing Corporation / Galaxy Science Fiction Novel / Galaxy Prize Selection #s 236, 242, 256, 263, 270, 277, 284, 291, 298, 305 & 312 1st Editions / Printings 1959-1961 ----------11 vintage paperbacks. Galaxy Science Fiction Magazine issued 46 Galaxy Science Fiction Novels as companions to the magazine. The final 11 of the novels (numbers 36 to 46) were issued under the Beacon Books imprint, from 1959 to 1961, and were assigned the same series of book numbers as regular Beacon Books. With 1 gap, the book numbers were 7 digits apart (trivia). It is these 11 BOOKS which are OFFERED HERE AS THE ENTIRE SERIES OF GALAXY NOVELS ISSUED UNDER THE BEACON IMPRINT. Of the 11 books, 4 are First Editions: Pagan Passions (Randall Garrett & Larry M. Harris), Flesh (Philip Jose Farmer), A Woman a Day (Farmer again) and The Male Response (Brian Aldiss). The other 7 books had been previously published, and 4 were given new titles for this series: The Deviates (formerly The Secret People) by Raymond F. Jones, Sex War (formerly The White Widows) by Sam Merwin, The Mating Cry (formerly The House That Stood Still) by A.E. Van Vogt, and Sin in Space (formerly Outpost Mars) by Cyril Judd (Kornbluth & Merril). All of the books were issued with "sexy" cover art, and some racy passages were inserted in the original text, all very mild by today's standards. This run of books was obtained when new by a caring collector, half were read once, very carefully, the other half not read at all. They have been carefully stored and protected for over 50 years, and, but for the minor blemishes to be described below, are close to "as new". Odd John: minor creasing to front cover top and bottom edges, still near fine condition. The Deviates: small bump to front cover top edge, still near fine. Pagan Passions: tiny faint corner crease, still near fine. Flesh: tiny faint corner crease, still near fine. Books not mentioned are close to as new. A nicer collection of these attractive books is difficult to imagine.. Later and/or First Printings. Mass Market Paperback. Near Fine. Illus. by Robert Stanley, Ed Emshwiller & Gerald McConnel (front covers). Note: our prices on Biblio are the LOWEST of any of the sites on which we list our books.

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  • "BEACON GALAXY SCIENCE FICTION NOVELS": Odd John / The Deviates / Troubled Star / Pagan Passions / Virgin Planet / Flesh / The Sex War / A Woman a Day / The Mating Cry / The Male Response / Sin in Space by Olaf Stapledon / Raymond F. Jones / George O. Smith / Randall Garrett & Larry M. Harris / Poul Anderson / Philip Jose Farmer / Sam Merwin, Jr. / A.E. Van Vogt / Brian Aldiss / Cyril Judd (Cyril M. Kornbluth & Judith Merril)
  • Bookseller: John McCormick CA (CA)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 006518
  • Title: "BEACON GALAXY SCIENCE FICTION NOVELS": Odd John / The Deviates / Troubled Star / Pagan Passions / Virgin Planet / Flesh / The Sex War / A Woman a Day / The Mating Cry / The Male Response / Sin in Space
  • Author: Olaf Stapledon / Raymond F. Jones / George O. Smith / Randall Garrett & Larry M. Harris / Poul Anderson / Philip Jose Farmer / Sam Merwin, Jr. / A.E. Van Vogt / Brian Aldiss / Cyril Judd (Cyril M. Kornbluth & Judith Merril)
  • Illustrator: Robert Stanley, Ed Emshwiller & Gerald McConnel (front covers)
  • Format/binding: Paperback
  • Book condition: Near Fine
  • Edition: Later and/or First Printings
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: New York: Universal Publishing & Distributing Corp. Beacon Books / Galaxy Publishing Corporation / Galaxy Science Fiction No
  • Keywords: Galaxy Science Fiction Novel, Complete Set
  • Subjects: FICTION / Science Fiction / General;

Terms of sale: The image beside my book listing is a picture of the ACTUAL BOOK I have for sale, and not a generic image provided by the publisher. Additional JPEG images are available for all books-just tell me what you would like to see. All book prices and all shipping rates are in US dollars (OVERSEAS CUSTOMERS see VERY important note below). For CREDIT CARD ORDERS, please order through Biblio. For DIRECT ORDERS, accepted are personal cheques/checks in US dollars, Canadian dollars, Australian dollars, pounds sterling and euros, DIRECT DEPOSIT TO MY BANK ACCOUNT (Canada and USA only) and Interac Email Money Transfer(Canada only), bank money orders, postal money orders (if from the US, the pink INTERNATIONAL one, please), Paypal at www.paypal.com to account johnmccor@rogers.com. For these direct orders, send me a message with your address (Canadians, please provide POSTAL CODE, everyone else only your country is needed), what you are ordering, delivery option (surface or air), and how you would like to pay, and I will inform you of the shipping rates, which will be approximately my postage costs (I make my money on the book, not on excessive shipping charges), and other details. NOTE TO MY US CUSTOMERS: Postage on envelopes to Canada is higher than within the United States. Please use the correct postage. NOTE TO MY CANADIAN CUSTOMERS: I am NOT required to charge you GST, also, an order to me means you won\'t have to pay service fees and GST for items processed by Canada Customs. VERY IMPORTANT NOTE TO MY OVERSEAS CUSTOMERS: The default shipping rates shown are for a book weighing 250 to 500 grams. For books below 250 grams, the shipping charge is much less. When I process your order, I first try to ship your book by air even if you have requested surface (surface/sea mail can take months!), and/or I reduce your shipping charge. For example, a paperback weighing under 250 grams is $8.00 by air mail. Contact me prior to ordering for exact costs if you have concerns. Books may be returned for refund for any good reason within 7 days of receipt, but I MUST be notified first, as SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS are necessary.
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