New York: Gnome Press Publishers, later Gnome Press, Inc., [1951-1953]. Octavo, three volumes, first volume bound in cloth, others in boards. First editions, first printings, bindings, and dust jackets where required. The first three volumes of the Foundation series, awarded a special Hugo in 1966 for best all-time series. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-46. Survey of Science Fiction Literature II, pp. 819-31.
Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1950. Octavo, cloth. First edition. Signed by Heinlein on the front free endpaper. Collects two novellas, "Waldo" (Astounding, 1942) and "Magic, Inc." (Unknown, 1940). Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 3-171. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 792. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature II, pp. 942-44. Baird and Greenwood, An Annotated Bibliography of California Fiction 1664-1970 1151.
[London]: Orbit, . Octavo, boards. First edition. Winner of the British Science Fiction Association Award, Novel, 1995. "...is a complex tale told at a scherzo pace, conflating several plotlines – one a bravura narration in dyslexic English – into a neatly planned climax during which the purpose of a terrestrial Macrostructure is revealed, a Far Future world is saved, folk are reunited, the dead walk as do the Uploaded, and every living being is sling-shot into a new paradigm at the end of things." - John Clute and David Langford, SFE (online). Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-74.
[London]: Orbit, . Octavo, boards. First edition. Signed by Banks on the title page. "In a colonized solar system far away, the threatened heroine rebuilds her combat team of virally linked "neurobondees" and goes in search of something called a Lazy Gun." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995), p. 4. The author's first non-Culture SF novel, drafted before his debut novel, THE WASP FACTORY (1984).
[London]: Orbit, . Octavo, boards. First edition. Novel of the "Culture" universe, setting of earlier books CONSIDER PHLEBAS (1987) and THE PLAYER OF GAMES (1988). "A female agent of the peace-loving, star-spanning Culture travels the planets to find an old warrior who may help save a world. Alternating flashback chapters tell us of the warrior's violent history." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995), p. 397. "Iain M Banks's novel Use of Weapons has a narrative structure that, if it were not a work of science fiction, would qualify it as the most "literary" of literary fiction." - Guardian review, 20 July, 2012 by John Mullan. Broderick and Di Filippo, Science Fiction: The 101 Best Novels, 1985-2010 #17.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1995. Octavo, boards. First edition. Signed by Crichton. The sequel to Jurassic Park. Filmed in 1997 by Steven Spielberg.
New York, London: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1929. Octavo, pp. [i-ii] iii-vi 1  3-307 , fly leaf front and rear, ten inserted plates of film stills, original blue cloth, front and spine stamped in orange. First U. S. edition. The 1928 silent thriller Spies (Spione), a UFA production, was directed by Fritz Lang, his first film after Metropolis. An under appreciated film production which was adapted by his wife from her story. The film starred Willy Fritsch and Gerda Maurus.
London: Macmillan, . Octavo, cloth. First edition. Copy 160 of 176 numbered copies signed by Banks. "Conflict between two dystopian cultures, one Islamic, the other communist. First of his novels of the Culture, few of which have explicitly utopian content but can collectively be seen as utopian." - Sargent, British and Utopian Literature, 1986-2009. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-72.
New York: The Viking Press, . Octavo, cloth backed boards. First edition. The author's first novel. "...the novel stands out for Beagle's use of character and dialogue, ranging here from humans to animals to ghosts." Barron (ed), Fantasy and Horror 7-26. Book review/reader's report material laid in. Barron (ed.), Fantasy Literature 4A-22. Pringle, Modern Fantasy: The Hundred Best Novels #24. Barron (ed.), Horror Literature 4-25. Tymm (et. al.), Fantasy Literature: A Core Collection (pg. 50). Schlobin, The Literature of Fantasy 74.
New York: Walker and Company, . Octavo, boards. First edition. Signed inscription by Zelazny on the title page. Set on a world which does not rotate it is split into one of perpetual light and one of perpetual shadow. Those in the light favor science while those from the dark side favor magic. The main character, Jack, a master thief, comes from the in between land, that of shadow. 1972 Hugo award nominee. Anatomy of Wonder (1981) 3-831. Barron (ed), Fantasy and Horror (1999) 7-387. Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 4A-279. Pringle, Modern Fantasy: The Hundred Best Novels 50. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature II, pp. 794-97. Tymn (ed), Fantasy Literature, p. 184.
New York: Simon & Schuster, . First edition. Collects twenty-four stories by Isaac Asimov, Larry Niven, Brian Aldiss, Fritz Leiber and others as well as two novels, Bester's The Demolished Man and Sturgeon's More Than Human. "The short fiction, largely drawn from the three American SF magazines is of high quality..." - Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 3-444.
Franingham, MA: NESFA Press, 2007. Octavo, cloth. First edition. Limited to 1000 copies this is one of 165 numbered copies signed by Gerrold and the artist Gary Lippincott. A miscellany of short fiction, extracts from novels, and essays, including the unproduced Star Trek script "Blood and Fire," an excerpt from planned sixth book of the Chtorr series, the triple-award winning story "The Martian Child," and a corrected and edited version of CHESS WITH A DRAGON.
New York: Berkley/Putnam, 1972. Octavo, cloth. First edition. Planetary colonists damage natives and their habitat. Winner of the 1973 Hugo Award for best Novella when it was first published in the anthology AGAIN, DANGEROUS VISIONS (Harlan Ellison, ed.). Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-646. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 341. Survey of Science Fiction Literature V, pp. 2492-96.
New York & London: Garland Publishing, Inc., 1975. Octavo, cloth. First U. S. hardcover edition. Hugo award winner in 1966 in its shorter magazine version "...And Call Me Conrad." Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 4-518. This edition is offset from the 1973 Ace paperback edition.
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1896. Octavo, pp. [1-12] 1-401 [402: blank, 403-404: ads], inserted frontispiece with illustration by Lancelot Speed, light blue cloth, front stamped in white, gold and orange, spine stamped in white, fore and bottom edges untrimmed, t.e.g. First edition. Collects eight stories of which four are supernatural. Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, p. 52. Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 2-26. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 365. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 75. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 3-51. Bleiler (1978), p. 41. Reginald 02817. Wright (III) 974.
London: T Fisher Unwin, 1908. Octavo, original red cloth, front and spine stamped in gold. Later edition. Second book of the Psammead trilogy, preceded by FIVE CHILDREN AND IT (1902) and followed by THE STORY OF THE AMULET (1906). Five children get a new carpet, which is a magic carpet, that grants them three wishes a day. "These three novels have always been her most popular, and had the greatest influence on later generations of children's writers ..." - Clute and Grant (eds), The Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997), p. 680. Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, p. 138. Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 3-269. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature, pp. 1297-1300. Waggoner, The Hills of Faraway 727. Bleiler (1948), p. 209. Reginald 10619.
New York, London: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1932. Octavo, pp. [i-iv] v-vi [vii-viii] 1-343 [344: blank], four inserted plates with illustrations by Robert A. Graef,. original orange cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black, top edge stained black, fore edge untrimmed. First edition. Mader, "the German Jules Verne" according to Sam Moskowitz, was a popular author of fantastic romances in post-World War One Germany. DISTANT WORLDS is his only novel translated into English. WUNDERERWELTEN (1911) is a boys' book that "takes its spaceship crew to Mars and finally, at several times the speed of light, to Alpa Centauri, where they explore an Eden-like planet. Its content is quite advanced for 1911, but it is ill written." – Clute and Nicholls (eds), The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (1993), p. 762. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1428. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 149. Bleiler (1978), p. 132. Reginald 09541. See Bloch (2002) 2021.
Garden City: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1923. Octavo, pp. [1-10] 1-213 [214: printer's imprint] [215-216: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank], original red cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, bottom edges of sheets untrimmed. First U. S. edition. The U.S. edition was printed in Britain utilizing the plates of the 1923 Heinemann edition. A man of the future fitted with a malfunctioning "clock" that regulates his existence is accidentally thrown back in time to 1920s Britain. "One of the most thoughtful scientific romances of the period ... The moral of the story is presented a little obliquely, with a scrupulously polite lack of stridency, but this is still one of the most eloquent pleas for the rejection of the 'rational' future and the conservation of the humanity of man. Of the many works of scientific romance that have fallen into utter obscurity, this is perhaps the one which most deserves rescue." - Stableford, Scientific Romance in Britain 1890-1950, pp. 263-66. "A highly imaginative story ... Perhaps the outstanding scientific romance of the 1920s." - Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 2-94. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 2-121; (1981) 2-75; (1987) 2-84; and (2004) II-828. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1702. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 606. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. p. 50. Gerber, Utopian Fantasy (1973), p. 148. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 168. Survey of Science Fiction Literature I, pp. 392-95. Bleiler (1978), p. 149. Reginald 10916.
London: The Readers Library Publishing Company Ltd., n.d., . Small octavo, pp. [1-7] 8-252 [253-254: ads] [255-256: blank] [note: first and last leaves used as front and rear paste-downs], original maroon boards with gold lettering and decorative motif on front and spine panels. First printing of this British film tie-in edition. Movie tie-in edition with photograph of Boris Karloff as Frankenstein's monster from the 1931 Universal film directed by James Whale printed on the front panel of the jacket. This was number 364 of the Readers Library, a series of cheap books which were sold in chain stores like Woolworth as well as book stores.
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).
New York: Farrar, Straus and Company, . Octavo, cloth. First edition. Man born in 1940 dies in 1865 attempting to prevent the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 3-314. Reginald 12447.
Baltimore: Borderlands Press, 1991. Octavo, cloth. First hardcover edition. One of 1000 numbered copies signed by Ellison. Contents as per 1975 Pyramid Books edition; introduction (here revised and expanded) and sixteen stories.
New York: Published by Berkley Publishing Corporation Distributed by G. P. Putnam's Sons, . Octavo, boards. First edition. In 2142 a circus which has fallen on hard times gets permission to go on a galactic tour.
[Springfield, PA]: Gauntlet Publications, 1995. black boards (imitation leather) with spine panel stamped in gold. First edition. Limited to 500 numbered copies plus an unknown quantity of copies marked "P/C," signed by Straub, introducer Ramsey Campbell, and Thomas Tessier, author of the afterword. This is number 132. The fifteenth anniversary edition. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 4-289.
New York: TOR, . Octavo, boards. First edition. Large (700 page) original anthology that collects eleven long stories by Stephen King, Ursula K. Le Guin, George R. R. Martin, Anne McCaffrey, Robert Jordan and others. All fit into stories of worlds they have established. King's contribution is the first publication of "The Little Sisters of Eluria," George Martin's story is in his "Song of Fire and Ice" series, Le Guin contribution is an Earthsea story, Robert Jordan's contributes a "Wheel of Time" story and so on.