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SLEEPLESS NIGHTS IN THE PROCRUSTEAN BED: ESSAYS BY HARLAN ELLISON.
San Bernardino, CA: The Borgo Press, 1984. Octavo, boards. First edition. Of 250 copies this is one of 224 numbered & signed by Ellison & the editor, Marty Clark. Collects twenty essays, some focusing on SF and SF writers.
GARDENS OF THE MOON: BOOK ONE OF THE MAZALAN BOOK OF THE FALLEN.
New York: Tor, . Octavo, boards. First edition. Signed by Erikson on the title page. Complex and dark fantasy novel, the first book in this long running series. "This is an astounding debut fantasy novel. The world is fully realized and the characters are people you want to spend time with. The world history is tremendously complex, spanning hundreds of thousands of years. The character histories and interactions are equally complex and interesting. Of course, this complexity could also be considered the book's greatest flaw. Sometimes it almost seems too much." - SF Site online review by Neil Walsh (1999).
LORD JOHN TEN.
Northridge, CA: Lord John Press, 1988. Octavo, cloth. First edition. Original anthology celebrating ten years of this fine small press with short stories, essays, poetry, photographs and a play. Twenty six contributors which include Ray Bradbury, Robert Bloch, Raymond Carver, Stan Freberg, Jim Harrison, Joyce Carol Oates, Robert B. Parker, John Updike and others.
FANTASTIC SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY STORIES.
Flushing, NY: Ultimate Publishing Co., Inc., 1975. Octavo, single issue, cover illustration by Stephen Fabian, stiff pictorial wrappers, Digest sized magazine. Features a new Conan story, "Shadows in the Skull" by L. Sprague De Camp and Lin Carter. This story is the fourth in a series of new Conan stories by these two authors.
THE MAGIC LABYRINTH...
New York: Published by Berkley Publishing Corporation distributed by G. P. Putnam's Sons, . Octavo, boards. First edition. The fourth "Riverworld" novel. Precedes the Phantasia Press limited edition. See Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-393. See Survey of Science Fiction Literature IV, pp. 1809-16.
FAST ACTION DETECTIVE AND MYSTERY STORIES.
Holyoke, MA: Columbia Publications, Inc., 1957. Octavo, single issue, pictorial wrappers. Pulp magazine. Formerly SMASHING DETECTIVE STORIES which changed it's name in 1957, this is the final of the pulp sized issues, moving to a digest sized format. Cook, Mystery, Detective and Espionage Magazine, pp. 510-511.
New York: Putnam's, 1990. Octavo, boards. First U.S. edition. Signed inscription by Francis.
FLASHMAN: FROM THE FLASHMAN PAPERS 1839-1842...
New York and Cleveland: An NAL Book, The World Publishing Company, . Octavo, cloth. First U. S. edition. Historical fiction mostly set around historical events. The first volume in the Flashman series. After being expelled from school for drunkenness Flashman joins the British army.
THE KID FROM MARS.
New York: Frederick Fell, Inc., . Octavo, cloth. First edition. Signed and dated by Friend in 1949 on the front free end paper. A young man from Mars comes to Earth to get help for his dying planet but no one on Earth believes he is a Martian.
[Ossining, NY: Hill House Publishers, . Large octavo, quarter leather and cloth. Limited edition. 750 numbered copies signed by Gaiman and artist Dagmara this copy is marked "PC." Not a direct sequel to AMERICAN GODS this novel does feature the character of Mr. Nancy who appeared in it. Winner of the 2006 British Fantasy Society August Derleth Award for best novel, winner of the Locus Award, 2006.
Shingletown, CA: Mark V. Ziesing, 1990. Octavo, cloth. First edition. This copy is signed by the author on the title page.
SUMMER KING WINTER FOOL.
New York: Tor, . Octavo, boards. First edition. Fantasy novel with a medieval type setting in which the gods that control the seasons come to the world. One god will not return to heaven, the seasons do not change, war among monarchies.
THE SUBTLE TRAIL.
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1929. Octavo, pp. [1-10] 1-276 [277-78: blank], cloth. First edition. The second mystery novel featuring the sleuth Francis Galt, "the Goldfish," set in New York.
Chicago: Popular Publications, Inc., 1946. Octavo, single issue, cover by Blakeslee, pictorial wrappers. Pulp magazine. Air stories. Includes two David Goodis stories, one using the Lance Kermit pseudonym.
THE SOFT WHISPER OF THE DEAD.
West Kingston, RI: Donald M. Grant, Publisher, Inc., 1982. Octavo, cloth. First edition. Vampire novel. An Oxrun Station novel. First of a trilogy.
DESTINATION MOON ...
Boston: Gregg Press, 1979. Octavo, cloth. First edition. Includes Heinlein's novelette, "Destination Moon," his essay on the making of the George Pal film, reproduction of a 24-page illustrated promotional booklet, Facts About Destination Moon, and 13 full-page stills.
THE GREEN HILLS OF EARTH...
Chicago: Shasta Publishers, . Octavo, cover illustration by Hubert Rogers, cloth backed boards. First edition. One of the undetermined number of subscriber copies, signed by Heinlein on the half title page. Short stories forming part of Heinlein's "future history" series. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-514. See Survey of Science Fiction Literature IV, pp. 1645-54.
THE MENACE FROM EARTH.
Hicksville: The Gnome Press, Inc., . Octavo, cloth. First edition. Collection of eight stories. Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 3-87.
THE JUDGES OF HADES: AND OTHER SIMON ARK STORIES.
North Hollywood: Leisure Books, 1971. Small octavo, pictorial wrappers. First edition. LB 33S K. Paperback original. The first Simon Ark book. Occult detective stories investigated by a 2000 year old Coptic heretic. "Because they were written originally for publication in detective magazines, the stories feature more complex ratiocination and plotting than Seabury Quinn's tales of Jules de Grandin to which they are sometimes compared." Barron (ed), Fantasy and Horror 6-171.
West Kingston, Rhode Island: Donald M. Grant, 1975. Octavo, illustrations by David Ireland, cloth. First edition. An interplanetary romantic adventure novel in Edgar Rice Burroughs tradition, published posthumously as a three-part serial in WEIRD TALES in 1939.
ROGUES IN THE HOUSE.
West Kingston, Rhode Island: Donald M. Grant, Publisher, 1976. Large octavo, illustrations by Marcus Boas, quarter cloth with boards. First edition of this combination. Collects "Rogues in the House" (first appearance was in Skull-Face) and "The Frost Giant's Daughter" (first appearance was The Coming of Conan). Sixth volume in the "deluxe" Conan series.
NEW SPORTS MAGAZINE.
Chicago, IL: Popular Publications, Inc., 1948. Octavo, single issue, pictorial wrappers. Pulp magazine. This issue has a John D. MacDonald story, "Buzz-Saw Belter."
THRILLING WONDER STORIES.
New York: Standard Magazines, Inc., 1949. Octavo, single issue, pictorial wrappers. Pulp magazine. An important issue. Notable for "The Alien Machine" by Raymond F. Jones, basis for the novel and later film "THIS ISLAND EARTH." Also includes "Sea Kings of Mars" by Leigh Brackett (published later as THE SWORD OF RHIANNON). Fiction by John D. MacDonald, "Like a Keepsake," Henry Kuttner, Murray Leinster, Fredric Brown, James Blish and others. Tymm and Ashley, Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Weird Fiction Magazines, pp. 743-762.
New York: Gnome Press Publishers, . Octavo, cloth. First edition. The author's second book and first SF novel, a "long, complicated parallel-worlds adventure with an exciting narrative –- future war, super science and echoes of nuclear holocaust -– and a number of lively variations on favorite SF themes, told with some of the intricacy of his contemporary at ASTOUNDING, A. E. van Vogt." - John Clute and Peter Nicholls, SFE (online). Both future worlds are authoritarian dystopias, one controlled by an elite of computer scientists.
THE DARK TOWER SERIES; VOLUMES I-VII: THE GUNSLINGER, THE DRAWING OF THE THREE, THE WASTELANDS, WIZARDS AND GLASS, WOLVES OF THE CALLA, SONG OF SUSANNAH, THE DARK TOWER and THE LITTLE SISTERS OF ELURIA.
[West Kingston, Rhode Island]: Donald M. Grant Publisher, Inc., [1982, 1987, 1991, 1997], 2003, 2004, 2008. Octavo, eight volumes, cloth. First editions. Complete limited edition set of the Dark Tower series inlcuding THE LITTLE SISTERS OF ELURIA with matched number (#180), signed by King and the artists: Michael Whelan, Phil Hale, Ned Dameron, Dave McKean, Berni Wrightson, Darrel Anderson and Michael Whelan. Limitations are 500, 850, 1250, 1250, 1350, 1400, 1500 and 1250. All seven numbered volumes of the Dark Tower series and also THE LITTLE SISTERS OF ELURIA which contains the title novella, which is an early adventure of Roland Deschain, The Gunslinger and an expanded version of the first novel, THE GUNSLINGER. All volumes have matching numbers. "Different in tone from most of King's work – and perhaps more demandingly inventive than usual – these have an undeniable mythic charge, partly because of the alienated-adolescent theme that runs through them. As the series continued, it increasingly took on a quest structure typical of – and inhabited a landscape whose metaphysical pathos also evokes – pure Fantasy, though Post-Holocaust imagery also pervades the tale, and a self-aware AI is a major threat to the protagonists." - SFE online. Basis for a recent feature film and there is, according to the trade a television series, in the works. Barron (ed), Fantasy and Horror 6-194.