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 Abbott, Edwin A. : Flatland

This masterpiece of science (and mathematical) fiction is a delightfully unique and highly entertaining satire that has charmed readers for more than 100 years. The work of English clergyman, educator and Shakespearean scholar Edwin A. Abbott (1838-1926), it describes the journeys of A. Square, a mathematician and resident of the two-dimensional Flatland, where women-thin, straight lines-are the lowliest of shapes, and where men may have any number of sides, depending on their social status.

Through strange occurrences that bring him into contact with a host of geometric forms, Square has adventures in Spaceland (three dimensions), Lineland (one dimension) and Pointland (no dimensions) and ultimately entertains thoughts of visiting a land of four dimensions—a revolutionary idea for which he is returned to his two-dimensional world. Charmingly illustrated by the author, 



           

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Daniel Abraham : The Incident of the Harrowmoor Dogs

When a private envoy of the queen and member of Lord Carmichael's discreet service goes missing, Balfour and Meriwether are asked to look into the affair.  They will find a labyrinth of dreams, horrors risen from hell, prophecy, sexual perversion, and an abandoned farmhouse on the moors outside Harrowmoor Sanitarium.  The earth itself will bare its secrets and the Empire itself will tremble in the face of the hidden dangers they discover, but the greatest peril is the one they have brought with them.  

Balfour and Meriwether in the Incident of the Harrowmoor Dogs is the first novella length work in the Balfour and Meriwether stories by Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy Award nominated author Daniel Abraham. 

EDITION: First edition, first print. 2013

PUBLISHER: Subterranean Press

BINDING: Hardcover with Dust Jacket

CONDITION: The book is in very good condition. The dust jacket is very good. 






  

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Adams, Richard : Watership Down - Illustrated Slipcased Edition

Set in England's Downs, a once idyllic rural landscape, this stirring tale of adventure, courage and survival follows a band of very special creatures on their flight from the      intrusion of man and the certain destruction of their home. Led by a stouthearted pair of friends, they journey forth from their native Sandleford Warren through the harrowing trials posed by predators and adversaries, to a mysterious promised land and a more perfect society

Penguin - First Edition 

BINDING: Hardcover with Dust Jacket

            

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

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Adams, Richard : Tales from Watership Down

Tales From Watership Down begins with some of the great folk stories well known to all rabbits. Then we listen in as Dandelion, the rabbits' master storyteller, relates the thrilling adventures experienced by El-ahrairah, the mythical rabbit hero, and his stalwart, Rabscuttle, during the long journey home after their terrible encounter with the Black Rabbit of Inlé (as narrated in Watership Down). Finally, in the principal part of the book, we are told eight enchanting stories about the rabbits of the Down - Hazel, Fiver, Bigwig, and their companions - including the impact on the warren of the obsessive doe Flyairth, and the appointment of Hyzenthlay as a female Chief Rabbit and partner to Hazel.

 Hutchinton - First Edition 

BINDING: Hardcover with Dust Jacket

Adams, Richard : The Plague Dogs

After being horribly mistreated at a government animal research facility, Snitter and Rowf escape into the isolation--and terror--of the wilderness. Aided only by a fox they call ''the Tod,'' the two dogs must struggle to survive in their new environment. When the starving dogs attack some sheep, they are labeled ferocious man-eating monsters, setting off a great dog hunt that is later intensified by the fear that the dogs could be carriers of the bubonic plague. 

 Penguin - First Edition

BINDING: Hardcover with Dust Jacket








    

   

                      Preface - First Edition Hardcover                                                                                                                        B- Formats  

  

Allen, Roger Macbride: Caliban

In a universe protected by the Three Laws of Robotics, humans are safe.The First Law states,

A robot may not injure a human being, or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.

When an experiment with a new type of robot brain goes awry, the unthinkable happens. Caliban is created... A robot without guilt or conscience. A robot with no knowledge of or compassion for humanity. A robot without the Three Laws.

Millennium - First Edition 

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                        Viking - First Edition Hardcover

Vikings vs. Steampunks! Ice cream sundae hearse disasters! Roman gladiators meet vacuum-cleaner salesmen! Inappropriate uses of exercise equipment and supermarket trolleys! Unsupervised fires, and reckless destruction of public property! Nothing is off limits.

Rock Manning lives and breathes slapstick comedy, and his whole life is an elaborate tribute to the masters, like Buster Keaton, Harold Lloyd and Jackie Chan. With his best friend, Sally Hamster, he creates joyfully chaotic short movies that are full of mayhem and silliness.

But Rock and Sally are becoming famous at a time of unrest, when America's economy has collapsed and people are taking refuge in highly addictive drugs. America's youth are being drafted to take part in endless wars against imaginary enemies overseas, while at home, a fascist militia known as the Red Bandanas is rising to power. As America becomes more mired in violence and destruction, Rock Manning's zany comedy films become the escapist fun that everybody needs.

Over-the-top physical comedy and real-life brutality collide, as Rock and Sally find themselves unable to avoid getting sucked into the slow implosion of their country. The Red Bandanas want Rock Manning to star in propaganda films promoting their movement, and soon Rock and Sally are at the center of the struggle for the soul of America. The trauma and death that Rock witnesses begin to take a toll on him.

When a botched weapon test plunges the world into deeper chaos, Rock and Sally must confront once and for all the outer limits of comedy.

Limited: 1500 signed numbered hardcover copies

A good-natured whimsy with minimal satirical bite, based on a medieval French tale, and starring a very clean pig. Plantagenet, orphaned offspring of wild boars, has been raised on the exemplary farm of a Master whose daughter Adele adores the sensitive porker. She's the only person who fondles him without feeling for cracklings--and in fact Plantagenet has learned to diet in order to avoid plump platterdom. As a result, this is a trim, swift-running pig, and his speediness becomes crucial in the major episode here: helping the beasts of the forest to escape an extermination march by the human lords and menials in the neighborhood, who intend to clear the forest of all the intimidating, sheep-nipping creatures they cannot control. Will the animals manage an exodus before the slaughter can be carried out?

Great DJ art by Michael Foreman. 

Hutchinson First Edition Hardcover




 

Andrews, Ilona - The Innkeeper Chronicles

From NYT #1 bestselling author Ilona Andrews, an omnibus of the first three novels in the Innkeeper series. The edition is huge (over 760 pages), with an original full-color wraparound dust jacket, as well as full-color and black-and-white interior illustrations by Doris Mantair.

About the Book:

Meet Dina Demille, a nice Texas gal who runs a seemingly ordinary, quaint B&B.  But Dina’s inn is a magic, thinking entity; her fluffy Shih-tzu, Beast really is a beast; and her guests are the kind that no one on earth is supposed to know about:  guests like a dethroned galactic tyrant with a massive bounty on her head, the Lord Marshal of a powerful vampire clan, and a displaced—and superhot—alpha-strain werewolf.  

So don’t expect a normal stay…and don’t stand too close, or you may be collateral damage….

In Clean Sweep, Dina—with the unwanted assistance of newcomer (and alpha werewolf) Sean Evans and Arland, a cosmic vampire soldier—takes on an extraterrestrial killing machine that could destroy her Inn, her neighbors, and everything she holds dear.

Sweep in Peace, finds Dina hosting an anything-but peace summit between three warring intergalactic species; Space Vampires, the Hope-Crushing Horde, and the devious Merchants of Baha-char. 

One Fell Sweep sends Dina to the galaxy’s worst penal colony to rescue her sister; and back home to fend off a clan of assassins in pursuit, all while saving a guest’s civilization from annihilation…and searching for her missing parents.

Limited: 750 signed numbered hardcover copies  


Andrews, Ilona - The Kinsmen Universe

Family is everything. Talent is power.  And revenge is sweet.

In a distant, future world Kinsmen—small powerful groups of genetically and technologically advanced families—control vast financial empires.  They are their own country, their own rulers, and their only limits are other Kinsmen. The struggle for power is a bloody, full-contact sport:  in business, on the battlefield...and sometimes in the bedroom.  

Silent Blade:

Old hatreds die hard. Old love dies harder.

On the planet Rada, Meli Galdes’ family is of minor rank, and were relying on her marriage to Celino, the razor-smart, ruthless leader of the powerful Carvanna empire.  When he abruptly breaks their engagement, he ruins her family and guarantees that Meli will never marry, as no suitor will oppose the rich and influential Carvannas. 

But Meli has a rare, secret, lethal—and valuable—talent. As a melder of energy, she’s capable of severing anything in her path. So she ‘leaves’ her family and trains to become one of the best and most lethal of assassins, all the while covertly guarding her family’s interests. Now she’s ready to quit; but she has one more assignment.

To kill the man who ruined her life.  

Silver Shark:

Claire Shannon is a killer…and her weapon is her mind. 

Born on a planet torn by war for over 300 years, Claire is a soldier: a psycher, with the ability to read, control, and destroy the minds of enemy psychers  and to infiltrate the biological  network where they battle to death.  

When Claire’s faction loses the war, she barely escapes extermination from both sides, as her talent brands her as too dangerous to society.  By so-deeply burying her ability that she avoids detection, Claire is instead deported to Rada as a refugee, where she must find work to remain.  She finds a job as personal assistant to Venturo Escana, a premiere kinsman; one of Rada’s most wealthy entrepreneurs—and most powerful psychers.  

She thought she had left war behind, but now she must hide her skills and her growing feelings from Venturo…and this battle might just cost her everything…

A Mere Formality:

The leader of the fierce Reigh people expires during an intergalactic summit, putting 30 million colonists' lives and livelihoods in jeopardy. When the new heir to the Reigh throne, Lord Nagrad, demands restitution, the phrase "‘a life for a life" turns the intergalactic calamity into an arranged marriage contract between Lord Nagrad and sharply intelligent diplomatic analyst Deirdre Lebed... and the negotiation of terms becomes anything but formal!

Dust jacket and full-color interior illustrations by Luisa J. Preißler.

Limited: 1000 signed numbered hardcover copies, bound in leather                            

Antill, Keith - Moon in the Ground 

'What is really happening at the famous and very secret US base just outside of Alice Springs? Communications with satellites . . . or communications with Pandora? And who is Pandora? An ancient Aboriginal god, the origin of the Rainbow Snake legends from the dreamtime? A computer with a quirky sense of humour? A vanguard of an interstellar invasion fleet? Or is the reality much simpler . . . and much more dangerous?' 

Australian original science fiction.

EDITION: First edition and print. 1979

PUBLISHER: Norstrilia Press

BINDING: Hardcover with Dust Jacket








  

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Arden, Tom - The Orokon Sequence

      

Long ago, the god Orok gave each of his five children crystals to embed on the Rock of Being and Unbeing. From this circle of crystals, known as the Orokon, sprung the gods, the earth, and all its peoples. And, it ensured the harmony of life-until the dark god Koros plucked one from the Rock and plunged the world into chaos and despair. Now, someone has emerged willing to try to reunite the crystals of the Orokon: the young, crippled Jemany Vexing. But, the evil sorcerer Toth-Vexrah has his own plans...and he will let no one stand in his way.

All five volumes in the Orokon sequence.

EDITION: First edition, 1997 - 2001

PUBLISHER: Gollancz

BINDING: Hardcover with Dust Jacket

   

Eleanor Arnason - Ring of Swords

For half a century, Earth has been on the brink of total war with an implacable alien race. Biologist Anna Perez is the first to discover the truth-the Hwarhath have segregated their society strictly along gender lines, to prevent the warlike males from harming women and children. In their eyes, humans are a dishonorable and barbaric race who may require extermination…

Humans hope to avoid interstellar war with this enigmatic race, and have set up the first diplomatic talks with them on an isolated and strategically unimportant planet.   

EDITION: First edition and print. 1993

PUBLISHER: TOR

BINDING: Hardcover with dust jacket

CONDITION: The book is in very good condition, clean text block. The dust jacket is in very good condition


Asaro, Catherine: The Last Hawk

When Kelric, a scion of the imperial family of Skolia, crash-lands his fighter on the off-limits planet of Coba, he figures it will be only a short time before he makes his way home. But he fails to account for the powerful matriarchy of Coba, the mistresses of the great estates who do not want the Empire to know about their recent cultural advances.

First they take him prisoner.

Then, one by one, the most powerful women on the planet fall in love with him!

TOR - First Edition

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Ashwell, Pauline: Far Cry

Richard Jordan is a telepath, but he hides his mental powers, considering them a curse--until a fateful encounter with an alien species awakens him to the full potential of his abilities. For as humanity spreads through the stars, only Richard may hold the secret to faster-than-light communication.

TOR - First Edition

BINDING: Hardcover with Dust Jacket


Robert L. Asprin

The Bug Wars: The story is told from the point of view of a cold blooded sentient creature, Rahm, a commander fighting for The Empire. A member of a race called the Tzen, Rahm leads his warriors on three missions in the course of the novel. Their objective is to destroy sentient insects: Wasps, Leapers, Ants, in order to inhabitant their planets as they expand their own colonies. 

 A nice copy of the 1979 first edition.

BINDING: Hardcover with Dust Jacket

CONDITION: The book is in very good condition.


Robert L. Asprin

Myth Adventures :  bookclub omnibus edition containing the first four adventures in the Myth series - Another Fine Myth, Myth Conceptions, Myth Directions, and Hit Or Myth.  

In Another Fine Myth, Skeeve, an apprentice wizard, meets the demon Aahz. Though it's not love, or even like it at first sight they form a connection, saving their lives between them. Follow them in Myth Conceptions, as Skeeve and Aahz test their talent when they decide to take on an entire army themselves and continue on in Myth Directions. Then Skeeve finds himself alone with his own apprentice applicant, a king. Finally in Hit or Myth Skeeve must deal with a medieval Mob!

EDITION: First edition, first print.1983

PUBLISHER: Doubleday

BINDING: Hardcover with Dust Jacket

CONDITION: The book is in very good condition.





  

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