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Edited by Brian Aldiss:

        

Edited by Kingsley Amis :

     

     

Edited by Mike Ashley :

     

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Edited by Isaac Asimov :

                                                                                                                    

    

   

  

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The Big Book of Necon edited by Bob Booth

A signed ‘PC’ edition (signed by all living contributors at the time of publishing, 2009, except Stephen King). Featuring contributions by Stephen King, Peter Straub, Neil Gaiman, Jack Ketchum, Rick Hautala, Thomas Tessier, Chet Williamson, Douglas Clegg, Brian Keene, Ramsey Campbell, Douglas Winter, Thomas Monteleone, Gahan Wilson, Jonathan Carroll, John Coyne, Alan Ryan, Lucius Shepard, Graham Joyce, Tim Lebbon, and over 30 other artists and authors who have made Necon the most popular convention of the horror genre over the last three decades!

About the Book:

Bob and Mary Booth invented The Northeast Regional Fantasy and Horror Convention (Necon) in 1980 after they ran the 1979 World Fantasy Convention. Attendance at Necon has always been capped at 200 participants, which adds to the convention's close-knit atmosphere—but also creates a high demand for tickets. If you've never been able to attend this incredible summer gathering, 'The Big Book of Necon' will give you a glimpse into what makes that convention so special. And if you're already a Necon regular, this generous volume will bring back a lot of fond memories.

Featuring works from over 50 contributors, 'The Big Book of Necon' provides hours of great horror/dark fantasy reading from some of the most important names in modern horror. Many of the short stories, essays, poems, and artwork originally appeared in the annual program booklet, which is exclusively printed for the attendees each year.

Other highlights include:

• Fiction by writers from horror's golden age (Stephen King, Peter Straub, F. Paul Wilson, Alan Ryan, Jack Ketchum), by the genre's newer stars (Christopher Golden, Brian Keene, and many others), and by visitors from the British Isles (Neil Gaiman, Ramsey Campbell, Tim Lebbon)

• essays by Charles L. Grant and Thomas F. Monteleone, defining the Necon experience for the uninitiated

• artwork by Gahan Wilson, Glenn Chadbourne, Richard Sardina, and Cortney Skinner

Hardcover Signed Limited to 350 copies.

          

 Astounding Science Fiction, July 1939: A Facsimile of the July, 1939 Issue

by John W. Campbell Jr. (Editor), Stanley Schmidt (Foreword)

A 1981 reprint of the issue of Astounding Science Fiction that is widely considered to be the first great issue under the editorship of John W. Campbell, Jr.

Astounding Science Fiction as edited by Campbell was the pre­mier magazine of the golden age of American science fiction. This special reprint edition ably demonstrates why the science fiction magazines of that era were so important to the develop­ment of modern science fiction into the popular and important literary form it is today.

Unquestionably a classic issue, it begins with the cover story, “Black Destroyer,” the first published work of A. E. van Vogt and also features “Trends” by Isaac Asimov, his first sale to Astounding. Significant as these debuts are, it is the overall strength of the issue that finally impresses. These are stories by some of the best-known writers in the field: Nat Schachner, “City of the Cosmic Rays”; Nelson S. Bond, “Lightship Ho!”; Ross Rocklynne, “The Moth”; C. L. Moore (one of the first women to achieve prominence in writing science fiction), “Greater than Gods”; as well as thought-provoking articles on nuclear energy, computers, and hemispheric migration.

But this new edition is far more than just a fine reprint of an important issue. There is a commentary on Astounding by Stanley Schmidt (editor of Analog Science Fiction / Science Fact, the successor to Astounding) and memoirs of the stories and the magazine by Isaac Asimov, A. E. van Vogt, and Ross Rocklynne.

In December 1938, Asimov wrote a story, which he originally titled "Ad Astra", that included resistance to a proposed flight to the Moon, submitting it to Astounding editor John W. Campbell on 21 December 1938. On 29 December 1938 Asimov received a letter from Campbell asking for a story conference. At the conference, Campbell said that he had never read a story that included resistance to space flight, that he liked the idea, and wanted Asimov to rewrite "Ad Astra" to make it central to the story. Asimov brought the revised version to Campbell on 24 January 1939, and Campbell accepted it, publishing it under the title "Trends”.

       

Edited by John Carnell:

New Writings in SF was a series of thirty British science fiction anthologies published from 1964 to 1977 under the successive editorships of John Carnell from 1964 to 1972 (the last volume with the aid of Daniel Lloyd) and Kenneth Bulmer from 1973 to 1977. There were in addition four special volumes compiling material from the regular volumes. The series showcased the work of mostly British and Commonwealth science fiction authors, and "provided a forum for a generation of newer authors.

It is the earliest of four notable science fiction anthology series of the 1960s and 1970s.The popularity of New Writings crossed the Atlantic, and several US anthology publications emerged, including Orbit, Nova, and Universe. However, unable to sustain the pace that anthologies demanded, the genre ended up a fad, lacking the circulation of magazines.

The series was issued quarterly for the first nine volumes but could not sustain this pace thereafter. Successive issues were released at somewhat irregular intervals, with as few as one and as many as five volumes appearing in a given year. Initial publication was usually in hardcover by Dennis Dobson to 1972, and by Sidgwick & Jackson from 1972 onward. Volumes were reissued in paperback after an interval by Corgi.

                    

Edited by Terry Carr:

      

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Nearly twenty years ago, the legendary Night Visions series was conceived by Dark Harvest Press as a showcase for the outstanding short fiction being produced today by the best of the established authors and the most talented of the new writers in the fields of horror and dark fantasy.

Now, from the grave, Night Visions returns with original novellas by Jack Ketchum and John Shirley, and five new stories by David B. Silva...

A nightmare creature, buried by children, returns to claim them as adults.

A woman's flat tire turns into a memorable stretch of bad luck as she becomes a passenger in a car bound for Hell.

A man spends his life trying to forget the misdeeds of his past.

A small group of teenagers must overcome and ancient evil.

Experience the return of terror in Night Visions 10, edited by World Fantasy award-winner Richard Chizmar.

Signed limited ‘PC’ hardcover edition








 Science fiction has been called the pulp literature of the twentieth century, writes Thomas D. Clareson. In this 1972 collection of fourteen stories by some of the best known authors of the past hundred years he sets out to correct that impression and place science fiction in its proper position in our literary tradition.

Including classic tales by Ambrose Bierce, H.G. Wells, Jack London, Stephen Vincent Benét on up to Isaac Asimov, J.G. Ballard, and Robert Silverberg in our own time, Professor Clareson traces the many-faceted movement towards fantasy in literature which has enabled the modern writer to create a whole spectrum of worlds that do not exist anywhere but in his narrative. And thereby he provides a fascinating record of the development of science fiction as it is known today.

This first edition copy inscribed by Asimov on his title story>                             

 







   

Edited by Groff Conklin:

He sent a proposal for his first science fiction anthology to Crown Publishers in 1944, and the book was issued in 1946, several months ahead of the other great sf anthology of that year, Adventures in Time and Space edited by Raymond J. Healy and J. Francis McComas.

After his first science fiction anthology, The Best of Science Fiction (1946), weighing in at 785 pages, he followed with A Treasury of Science Fiction (1948). Readers soon began to seek out books with his strikingly unusual and exotic name on the cover—The Science Fiction Galaxy (1950), The Big Book of Science Fiction (1950) and Possible Worlds of Science Fiction (1951). The prominent display of Conklin's huge hardcover anthologies in the "New Titles" section of libraries led numerous American readers to discover science fiction during the genre's early 1950s boom.

               

       

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                                                                      Nightshade Books-Harcover First Edition                                                                              Hyperion - Hardcover First Edition

               

Edited by Gardner Dozois:

By Joe Abercrombie, Daniel Abraham, David W. Ball, Paul Cornell, Bradley Denton, Gardner Dozois, Phyllis Eisenstein, Gillian Flynn, Neil Gaiman, Matthew Hughes, Joe R. Lansdale, Scott Lynch, George R. R. Martin, Garth Nix, Cherie Priest, Patrick Rothfuss, Steven Saylor, Michael Swanwick, Lisa Tuttle, Carrie Vaughn, Walter Jon Williams and Connie Willis 

Featuring  a novella set in the world of The Name of the Wind, PLUS a new Song of Ice and Fire novelette by George R. R. Martin.

Everybody loves a rogue…though sometimes we live to regret it. In this anthology each of the contributors was asked for a story about a rogue, full of deft twists, cunning plans, and reversals. No genre limits were imposed, and while some authors chose to write in the genre they’re best known for, some decided to try something different. So enjoy the read…but do be careful. Some of the ladies and gentleman in these pages are not to be trusted.

Limited: 500 signed numbered copies, housed in a custom illustrated slipcase

About the Production:

Ken Laager has produced an original header illustration for each tale, and fully illustrate two stories: “The Lightning Tree,” a novella centering on Bast—and featuring Kvothe—from The Name of the Wind, will sport a full color plate and four full-page interior black-and-white illustrations. George R. R. Martin’s contribution, set in the world of A Song of Ice and Fire, will be illuminated by eight black-and-white illustrations as well as a full-color plate. The dust jacket’s focus will be squarely on Joe Abercrombie’s “Tough Times All Over”, which contains more rogues per page than any other tale, and an ultra-clever narrative. 

The Book of Swords,  illustrated and bound as a sort of "companion" volume to the landmark anthology, Rogues.

Gardner Dozois has pulled together a great lineup of stories, limited to only 300 numberd copies and 26 lettered copies, a much smaller print run than the aforementioned Rogues. 

Some of the features of this edition include:

    A full color dust jacket

    Story heading illustrations for each tale

    Full-color plates for the Martin and Lynch stories

    Oversize trim size

    Smyth sewn for a lifetime of enjoyment

    Limited Edition housed in a custom foil stamped slipcase

  Limited: 300 numbered copies signed by the authors and editor

Table of Contents:

    “The Best Man Wins” by K. J. Parker

    “His Father’s Sword” by Robin Hobb

    “The Hidden Girl” by Ken Liu

    “The Sword of Destiny” by Matthew Hughes

    “‘I Am a Handsome Man,’ Said Apollo Crow” by Kate Elliott

    “The Triumph of Virtue” by Walter Jon Williams

    “The Mocking Tower” by Daniel Abraham

    “Hrunting” by C. J. Cherryh

    “A Long, Cold Trail” by Garth Nix

    “When I Was a Highwayman” by Ellen Kushner

    “The Smoke of Gold Is Glory” by Scott Lynch

    “The Colgrid Conundrum” by Rich Larson

    “The King’s Evil” by Elizabeth Bear

    “Waterfalling” by Lavie Tidhar         

    “The Sword Tyraste” by Cecelia Holland

    “The Sons of the Dragon” by George R. R. Martin

The Book of Magic,  illustrated and bound as a sort of “companion” volume to our edition of the landmark anthology, ‘Rogues', as well as 'The Book of Swords'.

Gardner Dozois has pulled together a great lineup of stories, as you'll see below. Our edition will be limited to only 300 numbered copies and 26 lettered copies. Tommy Arnold is contributing the dust jacket, a few color interior plates, and a b&w header illustration for each story.

Some of the features of our edition include:

    A full color dust jacket

    Story heading illustrations for each tale

    Several full-color plates

    Oversize trim size

    Smyth sewn for a lifetime of enjoyment

    Limited Edition housed in a custom foil stamped slipcase

    Lettered Edition specially bound and housed in a custom foil stamped traycase

    One-time limited edition printing of only 326 copies

Limited: 300 numbered copies signed by the authors, but not the editor

Table of Contents:

    Introduction by Gardner Dozois

    “The Return of the Pig” by K. J. Parker

    “Community Service” by Megan Lindholm

    “Flint and Mirror” by John Crowley

    “The Friends of Masquelayne the Incomparable” by Matthew Hughes

    “The Biography of a Bouncing Boy Terror: Chapter Two: Jumping Jack in Love” by Ysabeau S. Wilce

    “Song of Fire” by Rachel Pollack

    “Loft the Sorcerer” by Eleanor Arnason

    “The Governor” by Tim Powers

    “Sungrazer” by Liz Williams

    “The Staff in the Stone” by Garth Nix

    “No Work of Mine” by Elizabeth Bear

    “Widow Maker” by Lavie Tidhar

    “The Wolf and the Manticore” by Greg Van Eekhout

    “A Night at the Tarn House” by George R. R. Martin

    “The Devil’s Whatever” by Andy Duncan

    “Bloom” by Kate Elliott

    “The Fall and Rise of the House of the Wizard Malkuril” by Scott Lynch

                

 

       

   

Dangerous Visions:

The most honored anthology of fantastic fiction ever published, featuring the works of such luminaries as Isaac Asimov, Robert Silverberg, Philip Jose Farmer, Robert Bloch, Philip K. Dick, Larry Niven, Fritz Leiber, Poul Anderson, Damon Knight, J.G. Ballard, John Brunner, Frederik Pohl, Roger Zelazny and Samuel Delany.

33 short stories that changed the landscape of speculative fiction. The stories and the anthology itself were nominated for and received many awards. "Gonna Roll the Bones" by Fritz Leiber received both a Hugo Award and a Nebula Award for Best novelette, whilst Philip K. Dick's submission "Faith of Our Fathers" was a nominee for the Hugo in the same category. Philip José Farmer tied for the Hugo Award for Best Novella for "Riders of the Purple Wage". Samuel R. Delany won the Nebula for Best Short Story for "Aye, and Gomorrah..." Harlan Ellison received a special citation at the 26th World SF Convention for editing "the most significant and controversial SF book published in 1967."

    

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               Millington - First Edition                                                                                         Signed 

Edited by Roger Elwood:

       

 

Fantasy and Science Fiction Magazine Anthologies:

            

Galaxy Magazine Anthologies:

         

   

Giant Book Anthologies:

            

         

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