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BIG WORDS FOR BIG SHOOTERS
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BIG WORDS FOR BIG SHOOTERS

By Rose, John E. Jr.

Rochester, Michigan: Bell Brook Press, 1979. 348 pp. followed by an index. Personalized inscription by John E. Rose Jr. on the title page. Edge and corner wear with some rubbing on the covers and an uncreased spine. Aside from the author's writing, no interior markings. Seven hundred high powered words for those who need them or simply those who wish to know. Introduction by the author, suggesting uses for this book.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good-. Paperback Original.

$9.95

BIBLICAL GREEK
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BIBLICAL GREEK

By Zerwick, Maximilian S. J.; Smith, Joseph S. J.

Rome, Italy: Iura Editionis et Versionis Reservantue, 1963. (xv) 185 pp. Trade paperback format. Light wear at the corners with a faintly creased spine; no interior markings. This is an English edition, adapted from the fourth Latin edition. The purpose of the present treatise was not so much a purely scientific or philological one, as that of encouraging future ministers of the Word to have recourse to the original Greek text. The Contents are: Grammatical Concord; The Cases; Prepositions; The Adjective; The Numerals; The Article; The Pronouns; Voice; The Tenses; The Moods; The Participle; The Infinitive; Conjunctions; The Negatives; The Particles; and Conclusion; followed by an appendix. Included here is a dropped-in in 14-page original work in beautiful Greek calligraphy with small illustrations, clearly of a religious nature.. First Printing - First Thus. Soft Cover. Very Good. 8vo.

$49.95

AFTER HOURS - Conversations with Lawrence Block
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AFTER HOURS - Conversations with Lawrence Block

By Block, Lawrence; Bulow, Ernie

Albuquerque, New Mexico: University of New Mexico Press, 1995. 165 pp. Signed by Lawrence Block on the title page. Black cloth decorated in red on the front panel and spine; headband. Lightly rubbed on the corners; aside from the author's signature, no interior markings. Block talks about his apprenticeship writing for the pulps and working at a literary agency, about his love of New York and his fondness for travel... and much more. The Contents are: Introduction: Greenwich Village Is the Center of the Universe; The Interviews; You Can't Lose; Outliving a Father; Geographic Cures; The Lure of New Places; A Modest Proposal for the Categorization of Mysteries; and A Lawrence Block Bibliography.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo.

$14.95

HOW TO MAKE MONEY FAST AS A GHOSTWRITER
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HOW TO MAKE MONEY FAST AS A GHOSTWRITER

By Allinson, Sidney

Cobalt, Ontario: Highway Book Shop, 1977. 53 pp. Staple-bound in pictorial card covers. Light wear on the corners; no interior markings. The Chapters are: Now You Can Be a Successful Writer; Markets for Ghostwriting; How to Set Fees; Self Promotion; Books and Articles; Sales Letters; Clubs and Associations; Local Histories and Business Anniversaries; Book Reviews; Speech Writing; Technical Papers; Manuals; In-House Company Publications; Publicity; Advertising; and Start Today.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good. 8vo.

$19.95

THE WORLD OF SCIENCE FICTION - The History of a Subculture: 1926 - 1976
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THE WORLD OF SCIENCE FICTION - The History of a Subculture: 1926 - 1976

By del Rey, Lester

New York: Del Rey - Ballantine Books, 1979. (xiii) 416 pp. Trade paperback format. Light edge and corner wear with flat uncreased spine; slight ripple in the text block; no interior markings. This collection contains: What Science Fiction Is; The Beginnings of Science Fiction; The Rise of the Pulps; The Third Source; The Magazines of Hugo Gernsback; The Dawn of Astounding; The Crucial Years; The Active Fan; The Shaping of the Future; Campbell's Astounding; The War and the Bomb; A Proliferation of Magazines; Science Fiction in Books; The Growth of Fandom; Reshaping the Future; The Quest for Magic; The Big Boom; And the Collapse; The Magazine Business; Wider Horizons; FIAWOL or FIJAGH; Watershed; The Survivors; The Torch Passes; Rebellion: The New Wave and Art; Enter: Academe; The Big Con Game; The Fifth Age; Fantasy; Buck Rogers and Mr Spock; Glossary; Themes and Variations; Utopias and Dystopias; But What Good Is It; Mene Mene Tekel; and After Star Wars.. First Printing - First Thus. Soft Cover. Very Good. 8vo.

$14.95

ENGLISH - SWAHILI - Useful Phrases
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ENGLISH - SWAHILI - Useful Phrases

By Lacasse, Aime F.

Tabora, Tanzania: T. M. P. Book Department, 1976. 64 pp. Staple-bound in pictorial covers. Light edge and corner wear with some fading around the edges; no interior markings.. Eleventh Edition - Revised. Soft Cover. Very Good. 16mo.

$9.95

PIONEERS OF WONDER
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PIONEERS OF WONDER

By Davin, Eric Leif (foreword by Jack Williamson)

Amherst, New York: Prometheus Books, 1999. 405 pp. Navy blue boards lettered in gilt on the spine; headband. Lightly rubbed on the corners of the dustjacket; no interior markings. Dj art by Michael Carroll. This collection contains: Genesis of Wonder: Hugo Gernsback, Sense of Wonder, and the Birth of Science Fiction; The Age of Wonder: Gernsback, David Lasser, and Wonder Stories; A Conversation with David Lasser; A Conversation with Charles D. Hornig; The Silberkleit Years and the Birth of Comic Books: A Further Conversation with Charles D. Hornig; Stanley G. Weinbaum and Black Margot: A Conversation with Mararet Weinbaum Key; From Wisconsin to Mars: A Conversation with Raymond Z. Gallun; Teenage Author: A Conversation with Frank K. Kelly; The Science and Science Fiction of R. F. Starzl: A Conversation with Thomas E. Starzl; The Birth of Science Fiction Books: A Conversation with Lloyd Arthur Eshbach; From Print to the Screen: A Conversation with Curt Siodmak; Second Genesis - The Birth of Science Fiction Cinema: Kurt Neumann and Rocketship X-M; The Private History of a Rescue that Failed: Laurence Manning and Sam Moskowitz; The Birth of Science Fiction History: Sam Moskowitz - The Immortal Historian; and Look Back in Wonder: The Discovery/Birth of a Genre.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by Michael Carroll;. 8vo.

$19.95

THE CASTLE OF INDOLENCE - on Poetry, Poets and Poetasters
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THE CASTLE OF INDOLENCE - on Poetry, Poets and Poetasters

By Disch, Thomas M.

New York: Picador, 1995. (vi) 229 pp. Quarter-bound in pale gray cloth on pale gray boards; lettered in gilt on the spine; decorated endpapers; headband. Lightly rubbed at the corners of the dustjacket; price intact; no interior markings. This collection of essays contains: The Castle of Indolence; Sound of the Raine; Prophetic Word - Kathleen Raine; Delectable Always, and Fresh and True - Kenneth Koch; Death and the Poet - Peter Whigham; Fearing and Falling Out of Love; Music That Can Deepest Reach - Emerson et al; The Difference; Onegin's Children: Poems in the Form of a Novel - Budbill, Jarmin, Mandel, Murray, Pollack; The New World - Frederick Turner; Sunlight, Coffen and the Papers: A Poem for Our Times - Vikram Seth; History: The Home Movie - Craig Raine; Christopher Fry: An Appreciation; Snapped Prose in Slim Volumes: A Review of Recent Poetry - McKuen, Walker, Schultz, Koethe, Hill; Poets as Friends and Neighbours - Swenson, Morris, Wilbur, Merwin, Williamson; Poets of Exile - Brodsky, Enzensberger; Out of the Murk Plectrum - John Ashbery; The Last Word of Death - Anthony Hecht; Barrom Buddy and the Prom King - Carver, Leithhauser; Products of the Workshop McClatchy, Klein, Ryan; Pompes Postmoderne - Marjorie Perloff; The Hight Priest of High Times - Charles Olson Biography; The Occasion of the Poem - Goldbarth, Levine, Cassity, Jones, Muldoon; A Nashional Institurion - Ogden Nash; Light Verse; Have an Oeuvre - Hollander, Updike, Raab, Hoagland, Smith; Poetry Roundup - Kinnell, Tate, Salter, Hacker, Wojahn, Hudgins, Lauterbach, Dove, Rogers, Williams; and Reviewing Poetry: A Retrospect. . First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo.

$19.95

HOW TO WRITE SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY
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HOW TO WRITE SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY

By Card, Orson Scott

Cincinnati, Ohio: Writer's Digest Books, 1990. 140 pp. Glossy boards. The Writer's Digest Genre Writing Series. Lightly rubbed on the corners; no interior markings. The Chapters are: THE INFINITE BOUNDARY: What is and isn't science fiction and fantasy and by whose standards: publishers, writers, readers; What basic concepts and approaches gualify a story as true speculative fiction and how SF and fantasy differ from one another. WORLD CREATION: How to build, populate and dramatize a credible inviting world that readers will want to share with you; Dragging ideas through the idea net of why how and with what result; Developing the rules of your world and then abiding by them and making them matter: the rules of Time Space and Magic; Working out the history language geography and customs of your invented world. STORY CONSTRUCTION: Finding a character for an idea or developing ideas for a character to enact; Qualifications for the main character: who hurts the most - who has power and freedom to act; Should the viewpoint character be the main character - how do you decide; Determining where the story should begin and end; The MICE quotient: milieu - idea - character - event - knowing which is most important in your story will help you decide its proper shape. WRITING WELL: Keeping exposition in its place; Leading your reader into the strangeness step by step; Piquing the reader's interest; Keeping the level of diction appropriate to the story's imagined world; Using invented jargon sparsely and effectively. THE LIFE AND BUSINESS OF WRITING: The markets for short and long speculative fiction - magazines - anthologies - fanzines - and how to reach them; Classes workshops conferences and conventions; Collaboration adaptation and shared worlds; Professional writers' organizations; and Awards in speculative fiction; followed by an index.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo.

$9.95

THE ART OF LITERARY RESEARCH
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THE ART OF LITERARY RESEARCH

By Altick, Richard D.

New York: W. W. Norton and Company, 1975. (xii) 304 pp. Brown cloth lettered in gilt on the spine; illustrated endpapers. Light rubbing on the corners of the dustjacket; price intact; no interior markings. The Chapters are: Vocation; The Spirit of Scholarship; Some Scholarly Occupations; The Task; Finding Materials; Libraries; Making Notes; The Philosophy of Composition; and The Scholar's Life; followed by Exercises and an index.. First Revised Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo.

$14.95

BEYOND THE GASLIGHT - Science in Popular Fiction 1895 - 1905
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BEYOND THE GASLIGHT - Science in Popular Fiction 1895 - 1905

By Evans, Hilary; Evans, Dik

New York: Vanguard Press, 1977. 160 pp. Black boards lettered in silver on the spine; illustrated endpapers; illustrated throughout with black and white drawings. Light rubbing on the corners of the dustjacket; price intact; no interior markings. The Contents are: Peter Pan Came from Outer Space; Science with the Dessert Course; When the World Froze; Around the World in Any Number of Ways; I Was As God; The Last Stand of the Decapods; The Last Days of Earth; and What's to Come Is Still Unsure. In the year 1900 everything suddenly seemed possible. In this new century just dawning, surely men would fly. They could well fly to the moon. They might even travel back and forwards in time as well as this way and that in space... Everyone looked forward to the new century with high hopes.... First American Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 4to.

$24.95

THE ENGINES OF THE NIGHT - Science Fiction in the Eighties
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THE ENGINES OF THE NIGHT - Science Fiction in the Eighties

By Malzberg, Barry N. (re: Spider Robinson)

New York: Manuscript - Doubleday, 1981. In the mid-1980s, when Spider Robinson was moving from the east coast of Canada to the west coast, from Nova Scotia to British Columbia, he sold a collection of manuscripts and galley proofs to a bookseller in Halifax. These papers were recently acquired from that bookseller. Included was this 229-page, 8.5" by 11" photocopied manuscript, printed on one side of the paper, of The Engines of the Night, including hand-done corrections, which was probably sent to Mr. Robinson by the publisher for some pre-publication comments.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good. 4to. Manuscript.

$39.95

THE WRITING OF CANADIAN HISTORY - Aspects of English-Canadian Historical Writing: 1900 to 1970
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THE WRITING OF CANADIAN HISTORY - Aspects of English-Canadian Historical Writing: 1900 to 1970

By Berger, Carl

Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1976. (xi) 300 pp. Beige cloth lettered in brown on the spine; headband. Light wear at the corners of the dustjacket with two short nicks around the edges; some darkening on the spine; previous owner's name on the front free endpaper. The Contents are: Preface; The Founders of Critical History: George M. Wrong and Adam Shortt; The Rise of Liberty; Frank Underhill: History as Political Criticism; Harold Innis: The Search for Limits; Arthur Lower and a National Community; A North American Nation; Reorientation; Reorientation and Tradition; Donald Creighton and the Artistry of History; William Morton: The Delicate Balance of Region and Nation; and Conclusion; followed by an index.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good-. 8vo.

$19.95

GOOD NEWS FROM TOLKIEN'S MIDDLE EARTH - Two Essays on the Applicability of The Lord of the Rings: Everything Is Alive; The Good Guys
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GOOD NEWS FROM TOLKIEN'S MIDDLE EARTH - Two Essays on the Applicability of The Lord of the Rings: Everything Is Alive; The Good Guys

By Ellwood, Gracia Fay (re: J. R. R. Tolkien)

Grand Rapids, Michigan: William B. Eerdmans Publishing, 1973. 160 pp. Trade paperback format. Edge and corner wear with an uncreased spine; no interior markings. Illustrated with black and white plates. The essays are: Everything Is Alive: Introduction; In Middle Earth; And Elsewhere. And: The Good Guys: On Symbols and Heroes; Tom Bombadil: Not Quite Adam; Gandalf: The Word of Power; Frodo: The Power of Weakness; and Aragorn: Behold Thy King Cometh; followed by appendices and an index.. Second Printing. Soft Cover. Very Good. 8vo.

$9.95

HEADWATERS OF CANADIAN LITERATURE
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HEADWATERS OF CANADIAN LITERATURE

By MacMechan, Archibald (McKellar)

Toronto: McClelland and Stewart - New Canadian Library, 1974. (xii) 247 pp. NCL 107. Light edge and corner wear with an uncreased spine; no interior markings. An outstanding short survey of the history of Canadian literature from its beginnings up to the author's own era. (He passed away in 1933.) Notable for its attention to literature in both of Canada's official languages. The Contents are: Introduction to the NCL Edition; Preface; Beside the Atlantic; In Quebec; The National Impulse; In Montreal; and East and West; followed by an epilogue and an index.. Later Printing. Paperback. Near Fine.

$7.95

NEGOTIATING WITH THE DEAD - A Writer on Writing
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NEGOTIATING WITH THE DEAD - A Writer on Writing

By Atwood, Margaret

Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 2002. (xxvii) 219 pp. Trade paperback format. Lightly rubbed on the corners with a crease on the front hinge and an uncreased spine; no interior markings. The Contents are: Introduction: Into the Labyrinth; Prololgue; Orientation: Who Do You Think You Are; Duplicity: The Jekyll Hand - the Hyde Hand - and the Slippery Double; Dedication: The Great God Pen; Temptation: Prospero - the Wizard of Oz - Mephisto & Co; Communion: Nobody to Nobody; and Descent: Negotiating with the Dead; followed by an index.. First Printing - First Thus. Soft Cover. Near Fine. 12mo. Advanced Reading Copy.

$14.95

HOW TO WRITE HAIKU - and Other Short Poems
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HOW TO WRITE HAIKU - and Other Short Poems

By Janeczko, Paul

New York: Scholastic Inc., 2004. 133 pp. Trade Paperback format. Lightly rubbed on the corners with a flat uncreased spine; no interior markings. Cover art by Jennifer Rinaldi Windau. Maybe you've written poetry, maybe you haven't. Maybe you want to write poetry, maybe you don't. But if it interests you at all, this will get you on your way. The Contents are: Welcome; Introduction; A Few Words About the Writing Process; Before You Start Writing; Haiku; Poems Related to Haiku; Other Short Poems; Displaying Your Poems; Giving Your Poems; and Conclusion.. First Edition. Paperback. Near Fine. Illus. by Jennifer Rinaldi Windau;. 12mo.

$9.95

TOUCH TYPING IN 5 EASY LESSONS - How to Teach Yourself Touch Typing at Home with the Amazing New Speed Chart
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TOUCH TYPING IN 5 EASY LESSONS - How to Teach Yourself Touch Typing at Home with the Amazing New Speed Chart

By Anonymous

New York: The Royal Typewriter Co., 1912. 16 pp. followed by the typing chart. Staple-bound in pictorial covers. Some edge and corner wear with a tape-repair along the spine; no interior markings. Illustrated with black and white artwork. These days, it is a compurter keyboard, not a typewriter, but the skill is still called typing and many people still use the clumsy hunt and peck method, rather than actually learning how to type. This will help. The Contents are: It Is Easy to Type; What You Should Know About Your Typewriter; How You Should Sit at Your Typewriter; Now Here's How It Works; First Finger Words; First and Second Finger Words; First, Second and Third Finger Words; Words Typed by All Fingers; Practice Material; Keyboard Characters and Numerals; Practice Material; Speed Sentences; How to Take Care of Your Typewriter; How to Set Up a Business Letter; and Typing Tips to Remember; followed by The Speed Typing Chart. It says here that the Speed Typing Chart is a new invention, presented for the first time in this book, to help the beginner quickly learn the proper positioning and use of the fingers for typing by touch. . First Printing - First Thus. Soft Cover. Very Good-. 4to.

$24.95

ASIMOV ON SCIENCE FICTION
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ASIMOV ON SCIENCE FICTION

By Asimov, Isaac

New York: Doubleday, 1981. 318 pp. Quarter-bound in black on gray boards; lettered in blue on the spine. Book Club Code L20. Light wear on the corners of the dustjacket; no interior markings. This collection contains: SCIENCE FICTION IN GENERAL: My Own View; Extraordinary Voyages; The Name of Our Field; The Universe of Science Fiction; Adventure. THE WRITING OF SCIENCE FICTION: Hints; By No Means Vulgar; Learning Device; It's a Funny Thing; The Mosaic and the Plate Glass; The Scientist as Villain; The Vocabulary of Science Fiction; Try to Write. THE PREDICTIONS OF SCIENCE FICTION: How Easy to See the Future; The Dreams of Science Fiction. THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE FICTION: The Prescientific Universe; Science Fiction and Society; Science Fiction 1938; How Science Fiction Came to Be Big Business; The Boom in Science Fiction; Golden Age Ahead; Beyond Our Brain; The Myth of the Machine; Science Fiction from the Soviet Union; More Science Fiction from the Soviet Union. SCIENCE FICTION WRITERS: The First Science Fiction Novel; The First Science Fiction Writer; The Hole in the Middle; The Science Fiction Breakthrough; Big Big Big; The Campbell Touch; Reminiscences of Peg; Horace; The Second Nova; Ray Bradbury; Arthur C. Clarke; The Dean of Science Fiction; The Brotherhood of Science Fiction. SCIENCE FICTION FANS: Our Conventions; The Hugo; Anniversaries; The Letter Column; The Articles of Science Fiction; Rejection Slips. SCIENCE FICTION REVIEWS: What Makes Good Science Fiction; 1984; The Ring of Evil; The Answer to Star Wars; Speculative Fiction; The Reluctant Critic. SCIENCE FICTION AND I: There's Nothing Like a Good Foundation; The Wendell Urth Series; Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine; Hollywood and I; and The Prolific Writer.. Book Club Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo.

$19.95

DOSTOEVSKY AND SUICIDE
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DOSTOEVSKY AND SUICIDE

By Shneidman, N. N. (re: Fyodor Dostoevsky)

Oakville, Ontario: Mosaic Press, 1984. 124 pp. Trade paperback format. Lightly rubbed on the corners with a flat uncreased spine; no interior markings. The Chapters are: Suicide in Life and Fiction; Self-destructive Elements in Dostoevsky's Early Works; Pre-Siberian Period; Post-Siberian Period; Major Works of Fiction: Crime and Punishment; The Idiot; The Eternal Husband; The Possessed; A Raw Youth; The Brothers Karamazov; and The Diary of a Writer; followed by: Conclusion; Appendix One: Suicides in the Works of Dostoevsky; Appendix Two: Suicide Notes; a bibliography; and an index.. First Printing - First Thus. Soft Cover. Very Good+. 8vo.

$19.95

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