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Science Fiction

Even before visionaries such as H. G. Wells and Jules Verne, the origins of science fiction extend Mary Shelly's Frankenstein, and in deed can be traced back through Gulliver's Travels and Shakespeare's surreal last work, The Tempest. Here are some of the works of the Golden Age of Science Fiction with those early rocketship expeditions to Mars and more contemporary cyberpunk tales.

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THE NIGHT LAND

THE NIGHT LAND

by HODGSON, WILLIAM HOPE

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Used - VG++/NONE
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FIRST EDITION
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LONDON: EVELEIGH NASH. VG++/NONE. PUB 1912. FIRST EDITION. 16 PAGE PUBLISHER'S CATALOGUE AT THE BACK . A MUCH BETTER COPY OF THIS BOOK THAN USUALLY FOUND WITH SPINE GILT DULLED BUT STILL ALMOST AS BRIGHT AS THE FRONT COVER'S GILT TITLES AND A TRACE OF SOILING. TEXT IS VERY CLEAN WITH NO FOXING AND BINDING IS EXCELLENT EXCEPT FOR SOME MODEST WEAR AT THE SPINE CORNERS AND REAR SPINE EDGE. A GREAT COPY. .
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STRANGER IN A STRANGE LAND

STRANGER IN A STRANGE LAND

by HEINLEIN, ROBERT A

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Used
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FIRST EDITION
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Hardcover
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NEW YORK NY: PUTNAM'S SONS (G.P.). NEAR FINE IN A NEAR FINE D.J.. PUB 1961. FIRST EDITION. ISBN: WITH "C22" ON TERMINAL LEAF / WINNER OF THE HUGO AWARD. BOOK'S SPINE IS ONLY SLIGHTLY DARKENED WITH BRIGHT GILT TITLES, NOBUMPS TO CORNERS, AND VERY CLEAN INSIDE AND ON THE TOP EDGE OF THE TEXTWHICH IS STAINED LIGHT GREEN, AND WITHOUT ANY MARKS TO THE BINDING OR THETEXT. SUPPLIED FIRST ISSUE D.J. IS VERY NICE WITH JUST A TRACE OF CORNERRUB AND EDGE WEAR, SOME LIGHT RUB AT THE LOWER THIRD OF THE SPINE PANEL,SOME TONING TO THE FLAPS TOP CORNERS, JUST A TRACE OF BARELY DETECTABLECOLOR-FADE/STICKER REMOVAL TO THE SPINE PANEL, A SHORT TEAR AT THE TOP OFTHE REAR PANEL, AND IS NOT PRICE-CLIPPED (FLAP PRICE IS $4.50). AEXCELLENT CLEAN, BRIGHT, FRESH COPY WITH NO REMAINDER MARK. AND QUITE ABIT ABOVE AVERAGE FOR THIS SCIENCE FICTION HIGHSPOT.. Keywords: SCIENCE FICTION, HUGO AWARD, ABCDEF.
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The First Men In The Moon

The First Men In The Moon

by WELLS, H.G

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Used - First English Edition; first binding. An extraordinary copy in the rare dust jacket. Aside from minor dust soiling of the edges
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London: George Newnes, 1901. First English Edition; first binding. An extraordinary copy in the rare dust jacket. Aside from minor dust soiling of the edges and slight bumping at the foot of the spine, the book is as fine and bright as one might expect from the more than one hundred years of protection afforded by the jacket, which is virtually free of wear and has slight dust soiling to the spine of the dust jacket,
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Around the World in Eighty Days
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Around the World in Eighty Days

by Verne, Jules

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Used
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
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Schenectady, New York
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Boston: and Co, 1873. First Edition. Hardcover. First fully illustrated US edition. xvi, 315pp. Salmon cloth stamped in gold and black, bevelled edges, dark brown endpapers, all edges gilt. With fifty-four plates and an engraved illustration in the text by A. de Neuville and L. Benett and a small drawing by Verne. Introduction by Adrien Marx. Translated by George M. Towle. In his article in the July/August 1996 issue of Firsts Arthur B. Edwards notes that "... there is a fully illustrated Osgood octavo edition, published at the end of November, 1873, taken from the British sheets. This is titled Around the World in Eighty Days, and is very scarce. It seems to have had production problems that caused the spine to crack and chip when the book was read; consequently no 1873 copies have been seen in better than good condition (p. 42)." Cloth is worn at spine ends, spine panel faded, hinges a bit tender, neatly penned inscription on flyleaf dated Christmas 1873. A very good copy. Barron, Anatomy of… Read More
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Foundation (With) Foundation And Empire (With) Second Foundation (All First Issue Bindings And...

Foundation (With) Foundation And Empire (With) Second Foundation (All First Issue Bindings And First Issue Dust Jackets. One Book Signed By Asimov)

by Asimov, Isaac

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Used - Very Good + / Near Fine Books
Edition
First Edition, First Issue, First State
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Hardcover
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Pasadena, California
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New York: New York: Gnome Press, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1951. First Edition, First Issue, First State . Hardcovers. Very Good + / Near Fine Books/Very Good + / Near Fine Dustja. An Attractive Set Of The True First Editions, All In First State Bindings And First Issue Dust Jackets (Priced $2.75, Not Price-Clipped), Without Any Writing Or Marks, Second Foundation Inscribed By Asimov. Foundation: Gnome Press (1951) Near Fine Book, No Marks Or Damage, Stated "First Edition" In First State Binding Of Blue Cloth With Red Lettering, Sheets Bulk 1.9 Cm Across The Top; Black Dust Jacket With Red, Blue White And Yellow, By Kyle, Is Vg+, First State With Three Books And Calendar Discussed On Back Panel, Wear With Minute Paper Loss At Corners And Tips, Very Light Wear At Edges, 1" Mostly Closed Tear Along Top Front Spine Fold (Not Very Noticeable), 1 1/2" Closed Tear And Associated Wrinkle At Upper Left Corner Of Front Panel. Very Slight Fading To Red Lettering On Spine, Otherwise All Panels Are Clean And Bright.… Read More
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Typed Letter Signed and Notes for a Scientific Theory of Theological Experiences

Typed Letter Signed and Notes for a Scientific Theory of Theological Experiences

by DICK, Philip K.

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Used - Near Fine
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First Edition
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1975. A letter dated January 27, 1975 and written to Paul [presumably Paul Williams, Dick's close friend and eventual biographer] transmitting chapter one of Confessions [of a Crap Artist] (not included here) and, included here, two pages of "theological ramblings" related to Dick's "beginning to fashion a scientific theory about [his] theological experiences..." The letter covers a bit about the retrograde forces such as tachyons bleeding back at Earth due to the weakening field of time; one of the two pages of notes considers humans' (and Dick's) roles as avatars, with knowledge received from the Holy Spirit; the other page considers our inability to recognize God and postulates a "SF novel: Hefestus as VALIS" -- a very early mention of the acronym Dick developed for the "Vast Active Living Intelligence System" that he considered to be the nature of reality and the universe, after his psychological/religious epiphanies that he experienced in February and March of 1974. The theological writings are… Read More
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Galley Sheets for VALIS

Galley Sheets for VALIS

by DICK, Philip K.

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  • near fine
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Used - Near Fine
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Hadley, Massachusetts
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1980. Long galley sheets for Dick's novel VALIS (Vast Active Living Intelligence System), a 1981 paperback original. The VALIS galley sheets are dated 6-23-80: approximately 68 sheets of 25" in length, age-toned with minimal edge wear, in a custom folding chemise and slipcase. Casual inspection revealed one textual difference from the published version. Near fine. Also laid in is a very good copy of the proof of the Bantam covers, which differs from the final version by virtue of the absence of the Bantam logo on the front cover. A very scarce issue of the book that would become the capstone to Dick's literary career. Long galleys such as these are seldom produced in more than a couple of copies, and very seldom turn up for books that were issued as paperback originals. It's ironic that Dick's culminating novel, which transcends science fiction's usual boundaries, would be issued as a paperback original: Dick had so many books issued as paperback originals in the 1950s and 60s, before his books came… Read More
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Foundation Trilogy SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR (  Foundation, Foundation and Empire, Second...
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Foundation Trilogy SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR ( Foundation, Foundation and Empire, Second Foundation )

by Asimov, Isaac

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Used - Very Good
Edition
First Editions
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Hardcover
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Bloomington, Indiana
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New York: Gnome Press, 1951. An exceptional and RARE set, all three books having been SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR Isaac Asimov to the same lady in the most intriguing and charming manner - "Foundation" SIGNED AND INSCRIBED "For Laura Jean a passionate Southern gal Isaac Asimov", "Foundation and Empire" SIGNED AND INSCRIBED "For Laura Jean a persistent Southern gal Isaac Asimov", and "Second Foundation " SIGNED AND INSCRIBED "For Laura Jean a married Southern gal Isaac Asimov". Ah, to have been a witness to THAT book signing, where the sparks were obviously flying ! All three books stated Gnome Press First Editions, "Foundation" in dark blue boards with red lettering at spine, thinner and narrower paper and with dust jacket too large for this thinner book, although stating First Edition 1951 on CP is actually the 1954 2nd Edition. Book is Very Good, pages browning, slight toning to edges of end pages, top edge dusty, in a Very… Read More
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The Shining
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The Shining

by King, Stephen

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Used - Fine
Edition
1st Edition
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Hardcover
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Las Vegas , Nevada
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Garden City: Doubleday & Company, 1977 First printing of the stated first edition, first issue with the publisher’s code “R49” printed in the gutter of p. 447; in original first issue dust jacket. Basis for the 1980 Stanley Kubrick adaptation starring Jack Nicholson. Book with light rubbing to spine ends and a tiny crimp to the bottom front corner, else in fine condition; dust jacket with faint toning to spine and flap margins, faint crimping to upper spine end, very faint crease to upper front corner, and light wear to extremities, primarily at the edge of bottom spine, else fine. an exceptional copy indeed.
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Dune - Autographed by Frank Herbert
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Dune - Autographed by Frank Herbert

by Herbert, Frank

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Used - Fine Condition
Edition
First Edition, 7th Printing
Binding
Hardcover
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Silver City, New Mexico
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This is a 7th printing of the 1st edition by Chilton Book Company from 1965. There were nine such printings of that 1st edition. The book is in Fine Condition. The dustjacket is in Good Condition with slight edge wear and the price clipped from the upper corner. Frank Herbert has autographed the title page. Please refer to the attached photos which show the red cloth binding, the dustjacket, the numerical printing history, the Library of Congress number, and the autograph.This very hard-to-find book will make a fine addition to the personal library of the serious collector.
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Children of Dune
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Children of Dune

by Frank Herbert

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Condition
Used - Good
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
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Caldwell, Idaho
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Berkley Publishing Corporation, 1976. First Edition. Used - Good/Fair. The Rubaiyat LLC is a small, used bookstore in Caldwell, Idaho. All books are fair to good or better, no library copies unless specifically listed. Signed First Edition First Printing Dust Jacket and Book has water damage but no mildew.
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The Venus Quintet Series: Pirates of Venus/Lost on Venus/Carson of Venus/Escape on Venus and  The...
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The Venus Quintet Series: Pirates of Venus/Lost on Venus/Carson of Venus/Escape on Venus and The Wizard of Venus in a collection of Tales of Three Planets

by Edgar Rice "E R" Burroughs (1875-1950) signed

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Used - Better than Very Good
Edition
First
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Hardcover
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The Venus Quintet Series
Pirates of Venus: 314+[1 ad] pages with frontispiece and illustrations. Small octavo (7 1/2" x 5") bound in original publisher's blue pebble cloth with red letting to spine and cover. Lost on Venus: 318+[1 ad] pages with frontispiece and illustrations. Small octavo (7 3/4" x 5 1/4") bound in original publisher's blue pebble cloth with red letting to spine and cover. Carson of Venus: 312+[1 ad] pages with frontispiece and illustrations. . Small octavo (7 3/4" x 5 1/4") bound in original publisher's royal blue pebbled cloth lettered in red, red top edge, Escape on Venus: 347 pages with frontispiece and illustrations.. Small octavo (7 3/4" x 5 1/4") bound in original publisher's blue cloth with red lettering to spine and cover. The Wizard of Venus: 205-282 pages illustrated by Roy G Krenkel, all with illustrated endpapers of map of Amtor; all in original pictorial dust jackets. Included a signed typed letter from Burroughs. one page, (8. 1/2" x 11"), Edgar Rice… Read More
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THE LORD OF THE RINGS - THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING, THE TWO TOWERS, THE  RETURN OF THE KING SIGNED

THE LORD OF THE RINGS - THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING, THE TWO TOWERS, THE RETURN OF THE KING SIGNED

by J. R. R. Tolkien

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Used
Edition
Second Revised Edition
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Hardcover
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London: George Allen & Unwin, Ltd.. 1966-1967. Second Revised Edition. Hardcover. All three volumes Very Good+ in a Very Good+ dust jacket. The Fellowship of the Ring 2nd impresssion, faint stain on FEP. Marring on both The Two Towers and The Return of the King front flaps. ; The Return of the King signed by J. R. R. Tolkien on title page. ; Signed by Author .
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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy; The Restaurant at the End of the Universe; Life, the...
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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy; The Restaurant at the End of the Universe; Life, the Universe and Everything; So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish; Mostly Harmless

by Douglas Noel Adams (1952-2001) inscribed

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Used - Very Good to fine
Edition
First
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Hardcover
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The trilogy in five volumes. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy 215 pages. Bound in quarter purple cloth with purple gilt lettering to spine over grey boars with blind-stamped pictorial to cover in original jacket. Signed on title; The Restaurant at the End of the Universe 250 pages. Bound in original quarter aqua cloth with purple gilt lettering to spine over black boards with purple pictorial to cover in original jacket. Inscribed on the front end paper; Life, the Universe and Everything 204 pages. Bound in black cloth with green gilt lettering to spine and green gilt pictorial to cover in original jacket. signed on title; So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish 204 pages. Bound in black boards with green gilt lettering to spine and pictorial to cover in original jacket. Inscribed to Josh on title. Small octavos (7 ½" x 5") bound original quarter cloth with original pictorial jackets. Mostly Harmless 277 pages. Signed on title. Octavo (8 ½" x 5 ½") bound in original publisher s quarter purple… Read More
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DUNE SIGNED

DUNE SIGNED

by Frank Herbert

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Condition
Used
Edition
First Edition; Third Printing
Binding
Hardcover
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Pomona, New York
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Philadelphia: Chilton Book Company. 1970. First Edition; Third Printing. Hardcover. Very Good+ in a Near Fine dust jacket. Miniscule stain on top text block edge. ; Signed by Frank Herbert on table of contents. ; Signed by Author .
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