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Chicago: Ziff-Davis Publishing Company, 1941. Octavo, single issue, cover by J. Allen St. John, pictorial wrappers. Pulp magazine. Feature story, a John Carter of Mars adventure, "Black Pirates of Barsoom" by Edgar Rice Burroughs. This story is this second part of LLANA OF GATHOL. Heins p. 130.
CLOAK OF AESIR.
Chicago: Shasta Publishers, 1952. Octavo, cloth. First edition. One of an undetermined number of signed subscriber copies with Campbell's signature on the front free end paper. Collection of stories first published in Astounding Science Fiction under the Don A. Stuart pseudonym. "These short stories are much better than the author's novel-length space operas, and constitute a fascinating body of work." - Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 2-13.
NEW WRITINGS IN SF1 with NEW WRITINGS IN SF2 with NEW WRITINGS IN SF3.
New York, Toronto, London: Bantam Books, [196-1967]. Small octavo, pictorial wrappers. First U.S. editions. Bantam F3245, F3379, F3380. The first three volumes of this important original anthology series. Published as paperbacks in the U.S. Authors include John Rankine, Brian Aldiss, Damien Broderick and two more in volume one; John Rackham, Colin Kapp, Joseph Green and five more in volume two and John Kingston, Keith Roberts, James Schmitz and five more in volume three. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-1371.
MODERN AMERICAN SHORT STORIES.
Cleveland & New York: The World Publishing Co., 1945. Octavo, Hardcover. First edition. Introduction and biographical notes by the editor. Collects 24 stories. Features John Steinbeck, William Faulkner, Ernest Hemingway, Richard Wright, Willa Cather, Dorothy Parker and many others.
THE YIDDISH POLICEMEN'S UNION: A NOVEL ...
[New York]: HarperCollinsPublishers, . Octavo, boards. First edition. Detective Meyer Landsman investigates murder in the Federal District of Sitka, a refuge for Jews in Alaska. Winner of the Nebula, Hugo and Sidewise SF awards and a finalist for crime fiction's Edgar. Broderick and Di Filippo, Science Fiction: The 101 Best Novels, 1985-2010 #88.
OUT OF THE DARK VOLUME II: DIVERSIONS. Introduction by Hugh Lamb.
Ashcroft, British Columbia: Ash-Tree Press, 1999. Octavo, cloth. First edition. Limited to 500 copies. This volume collects the previously published ten weird tales from In Search of the Unknown (1904), The Tracer of Lost Persons (1906) The Tree of Heaven (1907) and Police!!! (1915) and three chapters from The Slayer of Souls (1920). New introduction by editor Hugh Lamb.
SPANISH BLOOD: A COLLECTION OF SHORT STORIES.
Cleveland and New York: The World Publishing Co., 1946. Octavo, boards. First edition. First hardcover appearance of these stories. First book publications were Five Murderers (Avon, 1944) and Five Sinister Characters (Avon, 1945).
VOICES FOR THE FUTURE: ESSAYS ON MAJOR SCIENCE FICTION WRITERS... VOLUME I.
Bowling Green, Ohio: Bowling Green University Popular Press, . Octavo, printed wrappers. First edition, trade paperback issue. Collects twelve critical essays on Jack Williamson, Olaf Stapledon, Clifford Simak, Isaac Asimov, Robert A. Heinlein, Theodore Sturgeon, Ray Bradbury (2), Arthur C. Clarke, Kurt Vonnegut and the collaborations of Henry Kuttner and C.L. Moore.
New York: Simon and Schuster, . Octavo, cloth backed boards. First edition. Signed by Clark on the title page. Produced as a made for television film in 1987.
INTERZONE: THE FIRST ANTHOLOGY.
New York: St. Martin's Press, . Octavo, boards. First U.S. (and first hardcover) edition. Collects thirteen stories by Angela Carter, Keith Roberts, J. G. Ballard, Cherry Wilder and others, twelve collected from Interzone, the other, "O Happy Day!" by Geoff Ryman, first published here.
CUT ME IN.
New York: Abelard Schuman, 1954. Octavo, boards. First edition. Author's first hardcover mystery.
ALL FOOLS' DAY.
New York: Walker and Company, . Octavo, boards. First edition. "Triggered by solar storms, an epidemic of suicides sweeps the world. Only creative artists and fanatics of various kinds seem to be immune. A bleakly entertaining catastrophe story." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995), p. 8. "The description of this world of chaos, with its bizarre religious sects and 'mental hygiene' groups -- among them one called Death-Wish Anonymous -- is cleverly and wittily done." - J. G. Ballard, Guardian. "Quite up to the John Wyndham class." - Books and Bookmen. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 146.
THE CASE OF THE INNOCENT VICTIMS.
New York: Scribner's, 1966. Octavo, Hardcover. First U.S. edition. A Superintendent West story. "...a competent picture of life and relationships at Scotland Yard, good examples of detection and pursuit." "Creasey produced some quite excellent West books in structure, topicality and in variety of background." - Pederson (ed.), St. James Guide to Crime and Mystery Writers, (4th ed.), pp. 243-253.
THE HOUSE OF THE BEARS.
New York: Walker and Company, . Octavo, boards. First U.S. edition. A Dr. Palfrey adventure. Originally published in 1946, revised in the U.K. in 1962, this is the first U.S. edition. A transitional novel from when Palfrey worked for the Allies during WWII and before working for Z5. The Dr. Palfrey stories are "...enjoyable if a little sensational. The later development of the Palfrey series into the science fiction field is most interesting-on the surface they might appear to be thrillers concerning evil attempts to plague the world into submission, but the underlying messages are frightful and prophetic." - Pederson (ed.), St. James Guide to Crime and Mystery Writers, (4th ed.), pp. 243-253. "It has been speculated that Dr Palfrey's secret organization, which is called Z5 and is staffed by men with near super powers, neatly bridges the gap between Doc Savage and The Man from U.N.C.L.E., and probably inspired the latter." - SFE online.
THE MAN WHO MELTED.
[New York]: A Bluejay International Edition, . Octavo, cloth-backed boards. First edition. "Civilization falls apart as madness and extreme forms of religion grip people's minds. The most ambitious work so far by a doggedly avant-garde SF writer." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995), p. 225. 1984 Nebula nominee. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-297. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, Additions.
THE CONAN SWORDBOOK: 27 EXAMINATIONS OF HEROIC FICTION...
Baltimore, MD: The Mirage Press, 1969. Octavo, illustrations by Frank Frazetta, Roy Krenkel, Gray Morrow and others, cloth. First edition. One of 1500 numbered copies (1485). 1500 copies printed. Essays and articles by Howard, Leiber, de Camp, Poul Anderson and others on heroic fantasy with emphasis on the writings of Robert E. Howard.
New York: The Mysterious Press, 1987. Octavo, Hardcover. First edition. Sequel to Cronus and Snark.
DETECTIVE FICTION WEEKLY.
New York: The Red Star News, Co., 1933. Octavo, single issue, pictorial wrappers. Pulp magazine. Fiction by Frederick Nebel" and others. "Detective Fiction Weekly maintained a strong personality in a crowded field, through a rigid weekly publication schedule, for two decades. It is greatly underrated today" - Cook, Mystery, Detective and Espionage Magazine, pp. 135-137.
THE FAR CALL.
New York: The Dial Press / James Wade, 1978. Octavo, boards. First edition. "A lengthy treatment of the near-future political manoeuverings which attend the first manned flight to Mars" - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995), pp. 131. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-341.
HARD-BOILED DAMES: STORIES FEATURING WOMEN DETECTIVES, REPORTERS, ADVENTURERS, AND CRIMINALS FROM THE PULP FICTION MAGAZINES OF THE 1930s.
New York: St. Martin's Press, . Octavo, boards. First edition. Preface by Marcia Muller. Collects fifteen stories, all with a brief introduction. The stories are offset from the pulp appearances.
A DINNER TO DIE FOR.
New York: St. Martin's Press, 1987. Octavo, Hardcover. First edition. A Jill Smith mystery. Signed inscription by Smith.
EDGEWORKS 1: OVER THE EDGE [and] AN EDGE IN MY VOICE.
[Clarkston, Georgia: White Wolf Publishing, 1996.]. Octavo, cloth. First edition of this combination. Collects OVER THE EDGE (1970), a collection of short fiction, and AN EDGE IN MY VOICE (1985), a collection of essays.