Sign In | Register


RECENT ARRIVALS


Next >
Robots of Dawn
seller photo

Robots of Dawn

By Isaac Asimov

New York: Ballantine / Del Rey, November 1984. Mass Market Paperback. First Ballantine Books Edition (stated). Very Good. Lightly tanned, top edge foxed. Spine crease, other wise square and tight. Bottom edge chipped.

$8.45

Children of Dune
seller photo

Children of Dune

By Frank Herbert

New York: Berkley/Putnam / SFBC. Hardcover. 1976. Science Fiction Book Club edition (3108). Gutter code "G50" on page 409 indicates a printing in December 1976. Good book in a Good jacket. Interior unmarked. Spine tight, ends bumped. Stains to top edge. Edgewear and adhesion damage to cover.

$14.95

Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment (Maximum Ride, 1)
seller photo

Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment (Maximum Ride, 1)

By James Patterson

New York: Little, Brown and Company. Paperback. 2007. Fine. No remainder mark. 464 pages. After the mutant Erasers abduct the youngest member of their group, the "bird kids," who are the result of genetic experimentation, take off in pursuit and find themselves struggling to understand their own origins and purpose.

$5.95

Green Mansions
seller photo

Green Mansions

By W. H. Hudson

New York: Grosset & Dunlap. Hardcover. c. 1931 [No date stated]. Black cloth over boards with art nouveau design to front and spine printed in silver and green with a plant motif. Heavy light green endpapers. Sewn binding. 5.5 inch x 8 inch. Very Good book. Text unmarked. Spine straight, ends bumped and worn. 1/2 inch chip to inside top of rear cover near spine. Sun fading to spine. No jacket. Not from a library. 261 pages. William Henry Hudson was an English author and naturalist, born in Buenos Aires of American parents. He was a sensitive observer of nature, particularly of birds. In his books he describes plants and animals in a highly personal manner with great force and beauty. His best-known work, Green Mansions, is a romance set in the jungle of British Guiana. It tells the story of Abel, a wealthy, young Venezuelan who flees Caracas for political reasons and soon finds himself in the uncharted forests of British Guiana. There Abel meets the mysterious Rima, the Bird Girl. As Abel chases after his secret admirer, she leads him further and further into her invisible trap of love. Then the secret begins to unfold. The language of Green Mansions is exquisite, and the book will be especially intriguing to anyone with an interest in nature, for it is not only a wonderful love story, but also a vivid description of the rain forest and indigenous peoples of the Guianas. The plot and pacing are superb, and Hudson's storytelling is particularly fascinating.

$30.00

Fahrenheit 451: The 40th Anniversary Edition, with a New Foreword by Ray Bradbury
seller photo

Fahrenheit 451: The 40th Anniversary Edition, with a New Foreword by Ray Bradbury

By Ray Bradbury

New York: Simon & Schuster. Hardcover. 1993. 40th Anniversary Edition, with a new foreword by Ray Bradbury. 12th printing. Near Fine book in a Near Fine jacket. Spine ends bumped. Light shelf wear to jacket. Not from a library. Remainder mark to bottom edge. Not clipped. 190 pages.

$18.95

Analog Science Fiction / Science Fact, July 1967 (Volume 79, Number 5)
seller photo

Analog Science Fiction / Science Fact, July 1967 (Volume 79, Number 5)

By John W. Campbell; Harry Harrison; John T. Phillifent; Christopher Anvil; E. G. von Wald; Lawrence A. Perkins; Mack Reynolds

New York: Condé Nast Publications. July 1967. Digest-size Magazine. Very Good+. Light rubbing. Light chipping to bottom of spine and rear cover. Otherwise tight, clean, and bright. Edited by John W. Campbell. Cover art by John Schoenherr for "The Man from P.I.G." (novelette) by Harry Harrison. Includes "Aim for the Heel" (novelette) by John T. Phillifent; "Compound Interest" (short story) by Christopher Anvil; "Something Important" (short story) by E. G. von Wald; "Bite" (short story) by Lawrence A. Perkins; "Computer War" (serial, part 2 of 2) by Mack Reynolds; "Annual Report" (science fact); "Incommunicado" (editorial). Illustrated by John Schoenherr, Kelly Freas, and Rudi Palais.

$9.95

Analog Science Fiction / Science Fact, May 1967 (Volume 79, Number 3)
seller photo

Analog Science Fiction / Science Fact, May 1967 (Volume 79, Number 3)

By John W. Campbell; Richard Grey Sipes; Christopher Anvil; Bob Shaw; Mike Hodous; Harry Harrison; Lawrence A. Perkins

New York: Condé Nast Publications. May 1967. Digest-size Magazine. Very Good. Light rubbing and small tear to front cover. See photo. Edited by John W. Campbell. Cover by Kelly Freas for "Of Terrans Bearing Gifts" (novelette) by Richard Grey Sipes. Includes "Experts in the Field" by Christopher Anvil; "Burden of Proof" [Slow Glass] (short story) by Bob Shaw ; "Dead End" (short story) by Mike Hodous; "The Time-Machined Saga" (aka "Technicolor Time Machine") (serial, part 3 of 3) by Harry Harrison; "Target: Language" (science fact) by Lawrence A. Perkins; "The Safest Form of Transportation" (editorial). Interior artwork by John Schoenherr, Kelly Freas.

$7.45

Analog Science Fiction / Science Fact, April 1967 (Volume 79, Number 2)
seller photo

Analog Science Fiction / Science Fact, April 1967 (Volume 79, Number 2)

By John W. Campbell; James Blish; Norman Knight; Joesph P. Martino; Mack Reynolds; Colin Kapp; Harry Harrison; Carl A. Larson

New York: Condé Nast Publications. April 1967. Digest-size Magazine. Very Good. Light rubbing and light crease at front hinge. Large chip (1 x 1/8 inch) to bottom edge of rear cover. Pencil marks at six titles on contents page. Otherwise tight, clean and bright. See photo. Edited by John W. Campbell. Cover art by John Schoenherr for "To Love Another" (novelette) by James Blish & Norman Knight. Includes "To Change Their Ways" (novelette) by Joesph P. Martino; "The Enemy Within" (short story) by Mack Reynolds; "Ambassador to Verdammt" (short story) by Colin Kapp; "The Time-Machined Saga" (aka "Technicolor Time Machine") (serial, part 2 of 3) by Harry Harrison; "The Feckless Conqueror" (science fact) by Carl A. Larson; "Peace in Our Time..." (editorial). Illustrated by John Schoenherr, Leo Summers, and Kelly Freas.

$8.45

Analog Science Fiction / Science Fact, March 1967 (Volume 79, Number 1)
seller photo

Analog Science Fiction / Science Fact, March 1967 (Volume 79, Number 1)

By John W. Campbell; Harry Harrison; by Mack Reynolds; Michael Karageorge; Poul Anderson; Christopher Anvil; R. C. FitzPatrick; Joseph Green

New York: Condé Nast Publications. March 1967. Digest-size Magazine. Very Good. Pencil marks at four titles on contents page. Light damp stain to front cover, otherwise tight, clean and bright. See photo. Edited by John W. Campbell. Cover art by John Schoenherr for "The Time-Machined Saga" (aka "Technicolor Time Machine") (serial, part 1 of 3) by Harry Harrison. Includes "Radical Center" (novelette) by Mack Reynolds; "In the Shadow" (novelette) by Michael Karageorge (Poul Anderson); "The Uninvited Guest" (short story) by Christopher Anvil; "The Compleat All-American" (short story) by R. C. FitzPatrick; "Countdown for Surveyor" (science fact) by Joseph Green; "For UFO Analyzers" (science fact); "Portable Power" (editorial ). Interior artwork by: John Schoenherr, Leo Summers, Kelly Freas.

$7.75

Analog Science Fiction / Science Fact, February 1967 (Volume 78, Number 6)
seller photo

Analog Science Fiction / Science Fact, February 1967 (Volume 78, Number 6)

By John W. Campbell; Joe Poyer; J. B. Mitchel; Winston P. Sanders; Poul Anderson; Jack Wodhams; Mack Reynolds; Margaret L. Silbar

New York: Condé Nast Publications. February 1967. Digest-size Magazine. Near Fine. Rubbing and light crease at front hinge, otherwise tight, clean and bright. See photo. Edited by John W. Campbell. Cover art by Kelly Freas for "Pioneer Trip" (short story) by Joe Poyer. Includes "The Returning" (short story) by J. B. Mitchel; "Elementary Mistake" (short story) by Winston P. Sanders (Poul Anderson); "There is a Crooked Man" (short novel) by Jack Wodhams; "Amazon Planet" (serial, part 3 of 3) by Mack Reynolds; "The Quary Story" (science fact) by Margaret L. Silbar; "Sense of Security" (editorial). Illustrated by Kelly Freas and Leo Summers.

$9.20

Analog Science Fiction / Science Fact, January 1967 (Volume 78, Number 5)
seller photo

Analog Science Fiction / Science Fact, January 1967 (Volume 78, Number 5)

By John W. Campbell; Poul Anderson; Harry Harrison; H. B. Fyfe; Keith Laumer; Mack Reynolds; Lyle Hamilton

New York: Condé Nast Publications. January 1967. Digest-size Magazine. Near Fine. Rubbing, otherwise tight, bright, and clean. Edited by John W. Campbell. Cover by Chesley Bonestell for "Supernova" (short novel) by Poul Anderson. Includes "A Criminal Act" (short story) by Harry Harrison; "The Old Shill Game" (short story) by H. B. Fyfe; "The Last Command" (short story) by Keith Laumer; "Amazon Planet" (serial, part 2 of 3) by Mack Reynolds; "Bring 'Em Back Alive" (science fact) by Lyle Hamilton; " Secret Science" (editorial). Illustrated by Kelly Freas.

$9.95

Colossus
seller photo

Colossus

By D. F. Jones

New York: Berkley. Mass Market Paperback. September 1976. Berkley Medallion Edition. Z3229. Second Printing. Very Good. Tanned but unmarked. Creases to spine and hinges. Damp stain to rear corner of spine. 223 pages. Charles Forbin has dedicated the last ten years of his life to the construction of his own supercomputer, Colossus, rejecting romantic and social endeavors in order to create the United States' very first Artificially Intelligent defense system. Colossus is a supercomputer capable of in-taking and analyzing data rapidly, allowing it to make real time decisions about the nation's defense. But Colossus soon exceeds even Forbin's calculated expectations, learning to think independently of the Colossus Programming Office, processing data over one hundred times faster than Forbin and his team had originally anticipated. The President hands off full control of the nation's missiles and other defense protocols to Colossus and makes the announcement to the world that he has ensured peace. However, the USSR quickly announces that it too has a supercomputer, Guardian, with capabilities similar to that of Colossus. Forbin is concerned when Colossus asks to communicate with Guardian. The computer he built shouldn't be able to ask at all . . . .

$31.95

The Fall of Colossus
seller photo

The Fall of Colossus

By D. F. Jones

New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons. Hardcover. June 1974. Science Fiction Book Club Edition. Red paper over boards. Very Good book in a Good jacket. Interior unmarked. Foxing to endpapers. Tight sewn binding. Spine ends bumped. Jacket shows rubbing, tanning, sunning, foxing with chipping at spine ends. 184 pages. The hugely powerful and pervasive presence of the Colossus supercomputer mechanically runs Earth and its myriad operations. Managed by its creator, Dr. Charles Forbin, it is incapable of lies and void of human emotion. It is not a robot and not human. As part of its brief to enhance the human race, it runs eerie emotion research centers, authorizing acts of savagery to measure resistance and feeling. Art and abstract creation are banned, and surveillance is constant. No one is free. The power of Colossus is spiraling out of control. The Sect worship it as a God, enforcing its word at every opportunity and seeking out traitors. The Fellowship secretly oppose it as a force of evil, and they risk their lives in a concentrated effort to destroy it and escape its domination. Meanwhile, as Forbin becomes increasingly disillusioned with what he has unleashed on the world, his wife, Cleo, becomes distant, with disastrous consequences.

$30.00

Colossus and the Crab
seller photo

Colossus and the Crab

By D. F. Jones

New York: Berkley. Mass Market Paperback. August 1977. First Edition (not stated). "Berkley Medallion Edition, August, 1977". Very Good. Interior tanned but unmarked. Spine tight with one light crease and lightly sunned. 219 pages. As the man who mediates between Colossus, the Super Computer, and the rest of humanity, Charles Forbin holds the key to Earth's fate. Now he has voluntarily used his power to switch off the machine, and thus turned over mastery of the planet to alien invaders. Will Forbin turn out to be the universal Judas, or can he prevent these strange beings from taking their horrendous tribute?

$43.95

Island
seller photo

Island

By Aldous Huxley

New York: Harper & Row / Perennial Classic. Mass Market Paperback. September 27, 1972. Very Good-. Inside of covers heavily tanned. Interior unmarked. One inch chunk missing from front cover (see photo). Spine straight and very tight. 295 pages. Huxley's dystopian vision of Utopia. For over a hundred years, the inhabitants of the Pacific island of Pala have been part of a social experiment whereby western science has been brought together with eastern philosophy and humanism to create a paradise on earth.

$8.95

After Many a Summer Dies the Swan
seller photo

After Many a Summer Dies the Swan

By Aldous Huxley

New York: Harper Colophon. Trade Paperback. September 1983. Good. Spine cover damaged. Interior intact and unmarked. A reading copy. 244 pages. A Hollywood millionaire with a terror of death, whose personal physician happens to be working on a theory of longevity-these are the elements of Aldous Huxley's caustic and entertaining satire on man's desire to live indefinitely.

$4.95

Dune (Dune Chronicles, 1)
seller photo

Dune (Dune Chronicles, 1)

By Frank Herbert

New York: Berkley. Mass Market Paperback. January 1977. Berkley Medallion Edition. Eleventh Printing (August 1977). Very Good+. Tanned. Light edge and corner wear. Partial hinge line. Interior is unmarked. Spine is straight and tight. No tears. Not from a library. No remainder mark. 533 pages.

$57.00

Pilgrimage: The Book of the People
seller photo

Pilgrimage: The Book of the People

By Zenna Henderson

New York: Avon Books. Mass Market Paperback. November 1963. Avon 36681. 13th Avon printing. Very Good-. Interior lightly tanned but unmarked. Spine straight and very tight with chip/tear at head. Small water stain to upper corner (see photo). Light edgewear. 255 pages. Who are the People? The people are the descendants of the survivors of a spaceship from another planet which crashed on earth long ago. The people were scattered, and their children have lost the knowledge of their origins. Since they possess special powers of telepathy, telekinesis, etc., which would be regarded with horror and terror by normal terrene natives, theirs is a story of the conflict between their desire to conform to earth standards, and their slow recognition and acceptance of their special identity.

$9.90

Magister Ludi (The Glass Bead Game)
seller photo

Magister Ludi (The Glass Bead Game)

By Hermann Hesse

New York: Bantam Books. Mass Market Paperback. October 1970. Bantam T5555. 5th printing. Translated from the German Das Glasperlenspiel by Richard and Clara Winston. With a foreword by Theodore Ziolkowski. Very Good. Hinge line. Interior tanned but unmarked. Spine straight and tight. No tears. Not from a library. No remainder mark. 520 pages. Hermann Hesse's final novel, for which he won the Nobel Prize for Literature, is a fascinating tale of the complexity of modern life. Set in the 23rd century, the novel is the story of Joseph Knecht, who has been raised in Castalia, the remote place his society has provided for the intellectual elite to grow and flourish. Since childhood, Knecht has been consumed with mastering the Glass Bead Game, which requires a synthesis of aesthetics and scientific arts, such as mathematics, music, logic, and philosophy, which he achieves in adulthood, becoming a Magister Ludi.

$12.95

The Anything Box
seller photo

The Anything Box

By Zenna Henderson

New York: Avon Books. Mass Market Paperback. February 1969. Avon 55293. Sixth Printing (December 1977). Near Fine. Interior lightly tanned but unmarked. Spine straight, very tight and uncreased. Slight edgewear. Adhesion flecks to rear cover. No tears or creases. Not from a library. No remainder mark. 191 pages. Contents: The Anything Box (1956), Subcommittee (1962), Something Bright (1960), Hush! (1953), Food to All Flesh (1953), Come On, Wagon! (1951), Walking Aunt Daid (1955), The Substitute (1953), The Grunder (1953), Things (1960), Turn the Page (1957), Stevie and the Dark (1952), And a Little Child... (1959), The Last Step (1958).

$55.00

Next >