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Boston: Gregg Press, 1979. Octavo, cloth. First U.S. hardcover edition, first printing. This copy signed by Budry's on the front free endpaper. "An American scientist is badly injured in an explosion, then "repaired" by Soviet doctors and returned to the USA. The problem is that he is now virtually a cyborg and no one can be sure of his identity. A clever cold-war thriller which established this young writer's reputation." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995), p. 419. "A strong indictment of the idiocies dignified at that time (and to a great extent still today) as 'security,' but a parable also of estrangement and alienation more generally." - Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-183. "Perhaps as fine a study of dehumanization and alienation as SF will ever produce." - Gene Wolfe. 1959 Hugo nominee. Filmed in 1973 with Elliott Gould and Trevor Howard, it is faithful to the concept of the novel. Retitled for the video release as Roboman, apparently to cash in on the Robocop craze. Survey of Science Fiction Literature V, pp. 2474-77.
Sauk City, Wisconsin: Arkham House, Publishers, 1966. Octavo, jacket by Lee Brown Coye, cloth. First edition. 1952 copies printed. Story collection, most of which first appeared in Weird Tales. Barron (ed.): Horror Literature 3-42. Bleiler:The Guide to Supernatural Fiction #312.
Penyffordd, Chester: Ash-Tree Press, 1995. Octavo, cloth. First edition. Limited to 500 copies. Twenty-six stories collected, all but three appearing in book form for the first time. Introduction by Jack Adrian.
Kansas City, Missouri: House of Greystoke, 1965. cover art by Frank Frazetta, original mustard pictorial wrappers. First edition. First published as a 4-part serial in ARGOSY ALL-STORY WEEKLY, 8 October 1921 through 29 October 1921. The text here is reproduced from the ARGOSY magazine text. Zeuschner 116.
Tarzana, California: Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. Publishers, . Octavo, pp. [1-4] 5-6 [7-8] 9-315 [316: blank], five inserted plates with illustrations by John Coleman Burroughs, original blue cloth, front and spine panel stamped in orange, top edge stained red, First edition. Ninth book of the Mars series. Heins SMM-1.
New York: Grosset & Dunlap Publishers, n.d., [c. 1927-30]. Octavo, pp. [1-8] 1-392, inserted illustrated frontispiece, original red cloth front front and spine stamped in black. Later edition. First of the Tarzan series. Heins TA-6. Luke, Bibliography of the Grosset & Dunlap Reprints TA-2b. Jacket variant 3b.
Los Angeles: Blood & Guts Press, 1987. Octavo, cloth. First hardcover edition. One thousand copies printed, this is one of 250 numbered and signed by the author of the introduction William F. Nolan. Story collection, all hard boiled, all are from Black Mask.
New York: Avon Book Co., Inc., . Small octavo, pictorial wrappers. First edition of this collection. Probable first issue. Avon 177. Collects fifteen stories from the hardcover collection JACKPOT (1940) including the disturbing story "Blue Boy."
London & Sydney: Macdonald & Co, . Octavo, boards. First edition. A young child is endangered by her parents when then come under the influence of an ancient artifact. Issued later in the U. S. as NIGHT OF THE CLAW (1983).
London: George Allen and Unwin Ltd, . Octavo, pp. [1-6] 7-8 [9-10] 11-348 [349-352: ads], original blue-green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in yellow, top edge stained yellow. First edition in English. "A masterpiece of political satire in which a race of intelligent and imitatively gifted amphibians discovered in the South Pacific are initially enslaved by humankind, but soon find a 'newt Hitler' to liberate them; when they flood the planet to increase their lebensraum their former conquerors are doomed. Its blackly effervescent humor acquired new depths of horrid irony within two years, establishing it as a uniquely fascinating work in retrospect." - Brian Stableford, Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-215. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 3-10; (1981) 2-14; (1987) 2-16; and (1995) 2-17. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 71. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 47. Survey of Science Fiction Literature V, pp. 2424-28. Bleiler (1978), p. 39. Reginald 02558.
New York: Better Publications, Inc., 1942. Octavo, single issue, cover by Bergey, pictorial wrappers. Pulp magazine. "The Lost World of Time" by Edmond Hamilton. The only hero pulp magazine solely within the science fiction genre. Tymm and Ashley, Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Weird Fiction Magazines, pp. 155-157.
West Bloomfield, MI: Phantasia Press, 1989. Octavo, cloth. First edition. One of 475 numbered copies signed by Card. Five stories about life on the fringe in America's future, when society has collapsed under the weight of war. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1986-2009.
New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc., . Octavo, cloth backed boards. First edition. The author's first novel. Made into a film released in 2008.
Philadelphia, London: J. B. Lippincott Company, . Octavo, cloth. First U.S. edition. Fantastic adventure thriller with Indian frontier setting. Fourth and last Colin Gray novel. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 373. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 50. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 41. Reginald 02863.
New York: Walker and Company, . Octavo, boards. First edition. Author's second hardcover mystery. Signed by the author on the title page. A Mallory novel, chronologically a "prequel" to THE BABY BLUE RIP-OFF.
New York: Saturday Review Press/E.P. Dutton, 1973. Octavo, Hardcover. First edition. The second Mario Balzic mystery. "...written in a readable, literate style, tightly plotted and with believable, very human characters in familiar settings." - Pronzini and Muller: 1001 Midnights, pp. 160-61.
New York: E.P. Dutton & Company, Inc., 1959. Octavo, boards. First edition. Anthology of detective fiction selected from popular magazine and pulp sources. Author's included: Donald Westlake, Roy Vickers, Craig Rice, and others.
New York: Scribner's, 1971. 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.
Toronto, New York, London, Sydney: Bantam Books, . Octavo, decorated wrappers. First edition. Trade paperback original. World Fantasy Award winner, 1982. "A now-recognized landmark of modern fantasy, Crowley's novel encompasses many worlds in its ambitious scope and triumphs on all counts..." - Barron (ed.): Fantasy Literature 4A-79. Pringle: Modern Fantasy: The Hundred Best Novels #76.
London, Melbourne, Sydney, Auckland, Johannesburg: Hutchinson, . Octavo, boards. First edition. The first book in the first Bernard Samson trilogy. Jay Pederson: St. James Guide to Crime and Mystery Writers, pp. 288-291. Smith and White: Cloak and Dagger Fiction (3rd ed.) 1580.
Sauk City, WI: Arkham House: Publishers, 1964. Octavo, jacket art by Frank Utpatel, cloth. First edition. Collection of 18 unpublished stories. Includes William Hope Hodgson, H. R. Wakefield, H. P. Lovecraft, Clark Ashton Smith, Robert E. Howard, Carl Jacobi, Fritz Leiber, Ramsey Cambell and others.
Kokomo, IN: Popular Publications, Inc., 1951. Octavo, single issue, pictorial wrappers. Pulp magazine. This title Detective Fiction is the final incarnation of Detective Fiction Weekly for the final six issues. Includes "Get Thee Behind Me," by John D. MacDonald and a reprint of the Cornell Woolrich story "The Two Deaths of Barney Slabaugh." Cook, Mystery, Detective and Espionage Magazines, pp. 135-137.