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DOUBLE JEOPARDY: STARFIST BOOK FOURTEEN

DOUBLE JEOPARDY: STARFIST BOOK FOURTEEN

by Sherman, David, and Dan Cragg

New York: Ballantine Books, 2009. Octavo, boards. First edition. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#147815)
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$25.00
FIRESHIP

FIRESHIP

by Vinge, Joan D

[New York]: A Dell Book, 1978. Small octavo, pictorial wrappers. First edition. Dell 15794. The author's first book. Collects FIRESHIP and the short novel "Mother and Child." Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 4-573. A fine copy. (#87516)
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$25.00
BIO OF A SPACE TYRANT VOLUME 3: POLITICIAN

BIO OF A SPACE TYRANT VOLUME 3: POLITICIAN

by Anthony, Piers (pseudonym of Piers Anthony Dillingham Jacob)

Boston: Gregg Press, 1985. Octavo, cloth. First hardcover edition. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#109837)
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$25.00
Galactic Patrol (Lensman #3)

Galactic Patrol (Lensman #3)

by Smith. E.E. (John Schoenherr,cover)

NY: Pyramid (#R-1103), 1964. (1st thus). Paperback. VERY GOOD. Appears unread. Tight, yellowed pages, slight age soil to spine, clean, faint curl. Small corner crease. "The pirates of Boskone raided at will, menacing the whole structure of interstellar civilization…"
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$37.95
IRSUD

IRSUD

by Clayton, Jo

New York: DAW Books, 1978. Small octavo, pictorial wrappers. First edition. DAW Books UE1403 A human female slave's fate is to be both the bearer and food for the offspring of the queen of an alien insectoid race. The third book of the Diadem sequence, a long series science-fantasy space operas "which romantically sets out the epic adventures of Aleytey, a young girl electronically attached to the power-bestowing diadem of the title, as she searches for the planet which is the home of her mother's... Read more
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$25.00
DOMINION'S REACH

DOMINION'S REACH

by Thornley, Diann (Diann Thornley Read)

New York: Tor, 1997. Octavo, boards. First edition. The third and last book of "The Saga of the Unified Worlds," a military SF series set in a far future universe during an interstellar war, preceded by GANWOLD'S CHILD (1995) and ECHOES OF ISSEL (1996). A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#156750)
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$25.00
NEBULA X. By Vargo Statten [pseudonym]

NEBULA X. By Vargo Statten [pseudonym]

by Fearn, John Russell, writing as "Vargo Statten

London: Scion Ltd, 1950. Octavo, pp. [1-5] 6-128, pictorial wrappers. First edition. "A Scion Scientific Novel" 00. The scattered atoms of the long-dead sole survivor of a peaceful alien race annihilated by the super science of an ancient pre-antediluvian Earth civilization are reunited by Earth scientists during a laboratory experiment. The super intelligent, amoral, and totally evil alien assumes the form of a beautiful woman, Nebula, and makes plans to exterminate mankind to avenge its dead race.... Read more
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$45.00
THE RIM OF SPACE

THE RIM OF SPACE

by Chandler, A[rthur] Bertram

New York: Avalon Books, 1961. Octavo, cloth. First edition. Space opera in which a washed up spacer from the inner worlds finds his place out on the Rim. Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 3-90. Survey of Science Fiction Literature IV, pp. 1789-93. A fine copy in fine dust jacket with some fade to background ink on spine panel. (#148607)
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$100.00
FOR THOSE WHO FELL

FOR THOSE WHO FELL

by Dietz, William C

New York: Ace Books, 2004. Octavo, boards. First edition. Sixth book in the "Legion of the Damned" series. Military SF. The Confederacy's mercenaries fight the alien Ramanthians, who now possess new technology which could destroy humanity. "Dietz stands out for his thorough grasp of the devices of SF." - John Clute, SFE (online). A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#145632)
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$25.00
MIGHTY GOOD ROAD

MIGHTY GOOD ROAD

by Scott, Melissa

[New York]: Baen Books, 1990. Octavo, boards. First hardcover edition. First printing without printing code. SF novel of a salvage team on a dangerous planet. Issued by the Science Fiction Book Club. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#147845)
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$25.00
CATCHWORLD

CATCHWORLD

by Boyce, [Joseph] Chris[topher]

Garden City: Doubleday & Company, 1977. Octavo, boards. First U.S. edition. "The crew of a starship on a military mission are taken over by their computer ... A lively, idea-rich space opera of multifarious ingredients. Alas, his over-excitable prose style does not quite match the author's intellectual aspirations." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995), p. 60. The novel was the joint winner in the 1974 Gollancz / Sunday Times science fiction competition. Reginald... Read more
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$25.00
The Ship Avenged

The Ship Avenged

by McCaffrey, Anne Stirling, S. M

Baen, 1997-02-01. Hardcover. Like New/Like New. Brainship SciFi Series 7 LN/LN - Hardcover - Seems unopened
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$14.95
Skylark of Space

Skylark of Space

by Smith, E. E. ""Doc

Pyramid, 1962-01-01. Paperback. Acceptable. Skylark Space Opera SciFi Series 1 Paperback - F764 - Wrinkled, worn
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$6.95
DANGEROUS GAMES

DANGEROUS GAMES

by Randall, Marta

New York: Published by Pocket Books, 1980. Small octavo, pictorial wrappers. First edition. Pocket Books 82417-1. Second of a two-part "interstellar family saga, about the settlers of a new planet, the aliens they meet and the dynasty they found. No so much a feminist work as a latter-day example of 'women's sf.'" - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction (Second edition), p. 196. Preceded by JOURNEY (1978). A fine copy. (#88196)
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$25.00
SHADOW OVER MARS ..

SHADOW OVER MARS ..

by Brackett, Leigh

Manchester: Distributed by World Distributors Manchester Ltd. ... In Collaboration with Sydney Pemberton Publisher, 1951. Octavo, pictorial wrappers. First edition. The author's first SF book. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 84. Harbottle and Holland B133. Spine ends and front corner tips rubbed, else a bright, fine copy. Scarce thus. (#146930)
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$250.00
STAR GUARD

STAR GUARD

by Norton, Andre

New York: Harcourt, 1955. Octavo, cloth. First edition. Space opera set in 3956 A.D when Earth is ruled by Central Control and mankind's role in the empire's affairs is to serve as mercenaries in an intergalactic war against an unknown enemy power. Norton's third SF novel. Corner slightly bumped, a fine copy in very good plus dust jacket (with illustration by Richard Powers) with mild wear to corners and spine ends, small loss at upper spine end. The jacket colors are bright, no fading. (#127317)
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$450.00
FOUNDATION AND EARTH

FOUNDATION AND EARTH

by Asimov, Isaac

Garden City: Doubleday & Company, 1986. Octavo, full brown leather. First edition. One of 300 numbered copies signed by Asimov. "The space travelers from FOUNDATION'S EDGE journey from the sentient world of Gaia to Earth via various ancient planets familiar to readers of Asimov's "Robot" stories. More bloated, talky stuff for readers who are well steeped in the author's earlier works." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995), p. 143. Includes a continuation of the eutopia... Read more
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$450.00
BULLARD OF THE SPACE PATROL ... Edited by Andre Norton

BULLARD OF THE SPACE PATROL ... Edited by Andre Norton

by Jameson, Malcolm

Cleveland and New York: The World Publishing Company, 1951. Octavo, cloth. First edition. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 5-50. Mild bruises to spine ends, else a fine copy in very good dust jacket with light wear at spine ends and corner tips and mild dust soiling to rear panel. (#150143)
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$100.00
THE TOYMAKER

THE TOYMAKER

by Jones, Raymond F

Los Angeles: Fantasy Publishing Company, 1951. Octavo, cloth. First edition, first binding. "Six SF stories by a competent writer who contributed a good deal to ASTOUNDING SCIENCE FICTION during the 1940s. 'Forecast' is a typical piece -- about the consequences of effective weather control." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995), p. 385. "Generally, fine SF that leaves space opera behind." - Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 3-223. Includes "The Deadly Host" in which "Dingbats,"... Read more
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$50.00
HOSTILE TAKEOVER

HOSTILE TAKEOVER

by Shwartz, Susan

New York: Tor, 2004. Octavo, boards. First edition. Space opera set in a business dystopia where the bankrupt are harvested for body parts. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#154005)
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$25.00
THE MAN WITH A THOUSAND NAMES

THE MAN WITH A THOUSAND NAMES

by Van Vogt, A[lfred] E[lton]

London: Sidgwick & Jackson, 1975. Octavo, boards. First British (and first hardcover) edition. Adhesive label signed by van Vogt affixed to the front free endpaper. An obnoxious man from Earth with paranormal powers becomes the tool of Mother, an entity on Mittend, thirty light years distant, but Earth's nearest habitable planet. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#163571)
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$75.00
STAR RIGGER'S WAY

STAR RIGGER'S WAY

by Carver, Jeffrey A

[New York]: A Dell Book, 1978. Octavo, pictorial wrappers. First paperback edition. Dell Books 17619. "A confusing though at times exciting treatment of exotic starflight, with other worlds, aliens and all the expected unexpected ingredients. Belated, and more surefooted, sequels: DRAGONS IN THE STARS (1992) and DRAGON RIGGER (1993)." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995), p. 346. The SFBC edition preceded the Dell paperback by a few weeks. A fine copy. (#156794)
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$25.00
GATEWAY

GATEWAY

by Pohl, Frederik

New York: St. Martin's Press, 1977. Octavo, boards. First edition. Signed inscription by Pohl to "David" on front free endpaper. First book of the Heechee series. Winner of the 1977 Nebula and 1978 Hugo awards for best novel. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-860. Survey of Science Fiction Literature II, pp. 858-64. Publisher's promotional sheet laid in. Lower corner tips lightly bruised, else a fine copy in nearly fine dust jacket with light rubbing at spine ends, corner tips and top edge of front panel and... Read more
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$1,000.00
WAR OF THE WING-MEN ..

WAR OF THE WING-MEN ..

by Anderson, Poul

Boston: Gregg Press, 1976. Octavo, cloth. First hardcover edition, first printing. 312 copies printed. New introductions by Charles N. Brown and Sandra Miesel. First in Anderson's future history series "about the adventures of the crafty interstellar merchant Nicholas van Rijn of the Polesotechnic League, a prophet of free enterprise to the stars. A nicely detailed space war yarn." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995), p. 409. The novel first appeared in ASTOUNDING... Read more
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$150.00
Star Wars: Episode 1 the Phantom Menace

Star Wars: Episode 1 the Phantom Menace

by Brooks, Terry

New York, N. Y., U. S. A.: Del Rey Books / Ballentine Books, 1999. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/near fine. Fine in Fine jacket Stated First Edition of May 1999.
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$35.00