Science Fiction-Fantasy - page 2
Kostova - Zelazny
Elizabeth Kostova: “The Historian” UK: Little Brown 2005. London. First Edition. Author’s first book. SIGNED and dated at publication UK publication tour, she wrote an additional EPIGRAPH of: MY DEAR AND UNFORTUNATE SUCCESSOR, a significant line from the novel, on the title page. A lyrical and literate novel of superb style, a tale of Dracula, his story from history and also in the 20th Century. Curious and forbidding ancient books, and vampiric attacks, bring a young scholar to knowledge perhaps better not known. A daughter slowly learns the true history of her family, and the horrors that lurk in shadows. It is detective work in the research of history, travel and pursuit in exotic lands, and expert knowledge of book collecting, that leads to an ancient legend found real. A massive, excellent vampire story, a tribute to Dracula that Bram Stoker would certainly compliment. Lovely copy. F/F $125.
Ira Levin: “Rosemary’s Baby” Random House 1967. First Edition. Superb thriller about Satanists in Manhattan, and their efforts to give the Devil a son. Award winning classic horror film by Roman Polanski starring Mia Farrow. Lovely copy. virtually F/F $275.00
John Ajvide Lindqvist: “Let the Right One In” UK: Quercus 2007. London. First Edition, True First Issue in English. Compelling Vampire novel in the suburbs of Stockholm. Filmed to great acclaim in Sweden. US film project in production. F/F $175.00
HP Lovecraft: “Beyond the Walls of Sleep” Arkham House 1943. First Edition. Collection of horror and fantasy tales. Arkham’s fourth published volume. (bookplate) Nice copy. VG+/VG+ $1650.00
HP Lovecraft: “Dagon” Arkham House 1965. First Edition, First Printing. Supernatural tales of the Mythos. Lovely copy. F/F $225.00
Robert R. McCammon: “They Thirst” UK: Kinnel 1990. London. First Edition, True First Hardcover of 1981 Paperback Original. Vampires hunting in Los Angeles. F/F $75.00
Richard Matheson: “I am Legend” Walker 1970. First Edition. First Hardcover Edition of 1954 US Paperback Original. A man besieged in a world overrun by vampiric creatures. Filmed from Matheson’s screenplay in 1964 as “The Last Man on Earth” starring Vincent Price, and filmed again in 1970 as “The Omega Man” starring Charlton Heston. Lovely copy. F/F $650.00
Richard Matheson: “I am Legend” Gauntlet Press 1995. First Edition. 40th Anniversary Limited edition of 500 copies SIGNED by Richard Matheson, Dan Simmons, Dennis Etchison, George Clayton Johnson. Slipcased, without dustjacket as issued, Fine. Lovely copy. $300.00
Patricia McKillip: “The Forgotten Beasts of Eld” Atheneum 1974. First Edition, with correct First State dustjacket. A beautiful young sorceress of great power collects fantastic legendary creatures, but is drawn into the world of men. Superb fantasy novel. WINNER of 1974 WORLD FANTASY AWARD. Lovely copy. virtually F/F $475.00
Richard Morgan: “Woken Furies” Ballantine 2005. First Edition. SIGNED. Takeshi Kovacs returns home to Harlan’s World where he reaps revenge on religious extremists, and strives against gangsters and mercenaries. Startling revelations about Quellists and the nature of Harlan’s World heighten this superb novel in the Kovacs trilogy. Lovely copy. F/F $35.00
Richard Morgan: “Market Forces” UK: Gollancz 2004. London. First Edition. SIGNED. WINNER of the JOHN W CAMPBELL AWARD. Futuristic novel where Corporate politics resolved in deadly road duels. Lovely copy. F/F $35.00
Michael Moorcock: “The Stealer of Souls” UK: Neville Spearman 1963. London. First Edition, True First Issue. Author’s first book. Introduces albino sorcerer and battle-thirsty prince, Elric of Melnibone, and his sword, Stormbringer. Stamp of US distributor Wehman Bros. of Hackensack with dollar price above clip. Lovely copy. virtually F/F $375.00
Michael Moorcock: “Warrior of Mars” UK: New English Library 1981. London. First Edition, True First Hardcover of trilogy of 1960s Paperback Originals. Collects his classic Martian trilogy. High adventure on the Ancient Red Planet. Weird cities, romance and swordplay. Lovely copy. F/F $475.00
Christopher Moore: “Practical Demonkeeping” St Martin’s 1995. First Edition. Author’s first book. Pine Cove, California is by a Djinn, demon hunter, who hunts Travis O’Hearn’s amiable demon companion. SIGNED with EPIGRAPH: “May all your demons be well kept”. Lovely copy. F/F $100.
Christopher Moore: “Bloodsucking Fiends” Simon and Schuster 1995. First Edition. Vampires in San Francisco, bizarre humor. SIGNED with EPIGRAPH: “In dreams mailmen taste like chicken”. Lovely copy. F/F $65.
John Norman: “Tarnsman of Gor” UK: Sidgwick & Jackson 1969. London. First Edition. First Hardcover Edition. Author’s first book. SIGNED. Tarl Cabot is flung into Counter-Earth, encountering fantastic creatures and submissive slaves. The first Gor novel, a series which has achieved cult importance. A classic of alternative Science Fiction. Lovely copy. F/F $675.00
John Norman: “Fighting Slave of Gor” UK: Allen 1982. First Edition. First Hardcover. SIGNED. Jason Marshall’s adventures in Counter-Earth, encountering fantastic creatures and submissive slaves. A Gor novel, a series which has achieved cult importance. A classic of alternative Science Fiction. Lovely copy. F/F $375.00
Neal Stephenson: “The Diamond Age” Bantam 1995. First Edition, True First Issue. HUGO AWARD WINNER. LOCUS AWARD WINNER. ‘A Young Lady’s Illustrated Primer’ is the focus of intrigue in this superb SF novel. Lovely copy. F/F $85.
Bram Stoker: “Dracula” Grosset & Dunlap 1927. First Edition Thus. Classic vampire novel. Lovely copy. F/F $750.00
Bram Stoker: “Midnight Tales” UK: Owen 1990. First Edition. London. Supernatural stories by the Vampire master, some previously uncollected. Introduction by Christopher Lee. Lovely copy. F/F $75.00
Whitley Strieber: “Wolfen” Morrow 1978. First Edition. Author’s first novel. Frightening novel of werewolves in Manhattan. Filmed starring Albert Finney. Nice copy. aF/aF $95.00
Thomas Tessier: “The Fates” UK: Goodchild 1984. London. First Edition, First Hardcover Edition of 1978 Paperback Original. Author’s first book. Supernatural killings in New England. Nice copy. F/F $65.00
Thomas Tessier: “The Nightwalker” UK: Macmillan 1979. London. First Edition, True First Edition. Author’s second book. Excellent and harrowing werewolf novel. Praised by Stephen King and Peter Straub. Nice copy. F/F $275.00
Ruthven Todd: “The Lost Traveler” UK: Grey Walls Press 1943. London. True First Edition. Classic Fantasy, a surreal novel of a man lost to a strange land. The 1968 US Paperback Original by Dover Press praises the book’s importance and the legendary rarity of this, the true first edition, calling it impossible to find. Neat Royal Navy ink stamp to ffe. Nice copy. aF/aF $675.
Jack Vance: “To Live Forever” Ballantine 1956. New York. First Edition, True First Issue. Author’s first novel. Immortality and murder cloud Gavin Waylock’s future. Lovely copy. aF/aF $750.00
Jack Vance: “The Languages of Pao” Avalon 1958. New York. First Edition, True First Issue. Assassination and intrigue on a unique planet. Lovely copy. virtually F/F $375.00
Jack Vance: “Emphyrio” Doubleday 1969. New York. First Edition, True First Issue. SIGNED. Ghyl Tarvok discovers a sinister aspect to his planet’s customs. Slight closed tear. Lovely copy. aF/aF $750.00
Jack Vance: “The Gray Prince” Bobbs-Merrill 1974. New York. First Edition, True First Issue. Thirty thousand years of space exploration sees a colony of humans on Koryphon in the Gaean Reach. Nice copy. aF/aF $125.00
Jack Vance: “The Dragon Masters” UK: Dobson 1965. London. First Edition, True First Hardcover of the 1963 US Paperback Original. HUGO AWARD WINNER. Superb SF. (pc) Nice copy. F/F $95.00
Dennis Wheatley: “To the Devil - a Daughter” UK: Hutchinson 1953. London. First Edition. Harrowing occult thriller. (Neat pos) virtually F/F $125.00
Kit Whitfield: “Bareback” UK: Cape 2006. London. First Edition, First State. SIGNED and dated at publication. Author’s first book. Lola Galley, young scarred veteran, braves mystery and danger from werewolves in a world where Lycans are the majority and the full moon is dangerous. Brilliant, convincing and original debut novel. F/F $65.00
Leslie H. Whitten: “Progeny of the Adder” Doubleday 1965. Crime Club. First Edition. Author’s first book. Vampire stalks Washington. Detective Picard traces the killer, slowly realizing what it is. Superb vampire mystery. SIGNED and INSCRIBED association copy: “To Leonard- Harvey, alas, is still writing ad copy. I am his brother but am surely equally grateful for you buying my book. And indeed I am a new-upon-the-scene author. With this caveat, I hope you like “Progeny”…, and promise to buy the first book by either you or your brother”. Lovely copy. aF/aF $175.00
Leslie H. Whitten: “Moon of the Wolf” Doubleday 1968. Crime Club. First Edition. Author’s second book. Werewolf prowls rural Mississippi bayou town. SIGNED and INSCRIBED association copy: “For Al Cooper- A fellow writer who has at least one sure reader when your novel comes out, Thanks for your spontaneous and welcome interest in my writing.” Filmed starring David Janssen. Slight closed tears. Nice copy. aF/aF $175.00
John Wyndham Parkes Lucas Beynon Harris writing as John Wyndham: “The Day of the Triffids” Doubleday 1951. First Edition, True First Issue preceding the UK edition. Strange plants prey upon a blind Earth as seeing survivors strive through the disaster. Superb SF novel, filmed by Steve Sekely starring Howard Keel in 1962, and filmed again in 1981 for UK TV. Lovely example. aF/aF $2250.00
Roger Zelazny: “Lord of Light” UK: Faber 1968. London. First Edition. HUGO AWARD WINNER. Superb dark mythic fantasy of Hindu pantheon. (pc) Nice copy. VG+/VG+ $475.00
Roger Zelazny: “Damnation Alley” Putnam 1969. First Edition, True First. Odyssey to deliver a cure for a post-apocalyptic plague. Filmed starring George Peppard & Jan-Michael Vincent. REVIEW COPY with review material laid in. Lovely copy. F/F $175.00
Roger Zelazny: “The Jack of Shadows” Walker 1971. First Edition, True First. SIGNED. Superb dark mythic fantasy. Lovely copy. virtually F/F $675.00
Roger Zelazny: “The Door of his Face The Lamps of his Mouth” UK: Faber 1979. London. First Edition. SIGNED and INSCRIBED association copy to fellow SF author: “For Pam (Sargent) & George, this volume with the funny title. Good seeing you again after all this time. Best, ever,”. Superb Science Fiction adventures. Lovely copy. F/F $275.00