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1 Adams, Douglas The Restaurant at the End of the Universe
New York Del Rey 1997 0345418921 / 9780345418920 First Edition; Second Printing Paperback Fair 
Library book with library stickers on spine and bck cover. ; Book Description Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are shiny, square and without wear. Facing annihilation at the hands of the warlike Vogons? Time for a cup of tea! Join the cosmically displaced Arthur Dent and his uncommon comrades in arms in their desperate search for a place to eat, as they hurtle across space powered by pure improbability. Among Arthur's motley shipmates are Ford Prefect, a long-time friend and expert contributer to The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy; Zaphod Beeblebrox, the three-armed, two-headed ex-president of the galaxy; Tricia McMillan, a fellow Earth refugee who's gone native (her name is Trillian now) ; and Marvin, the moody android. Their destination? The ultimate hot spot for an evening of apocalyptic entertainment and fine dining, where the food speaks for itself (literally). Will they make it? The answer: hard to say. But bear in mind that The Hitchhiker's Guide deleted the term "Future Perfect" from its pages, since it was discovered not to be! Editorial Reviews From Library Journal Warning! This second volume in the "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" series is definitely not a standalone book. Enjoying, or even understanding, the continuing adventures of Earthling Arthur Dent, his strange pal Ford Prefect, and the very, very odd Zaphod Beeblebrox requires previous study and preparation. Confusion and possible insanity awaits the poor soul who tries to figure out the second title without having read the first. Arthur and Ford, having survived the destruction of Earth by surreptitiously hitching a ride on a Vogon constructor ship, have been kicked off that ship by its commander. Now they find themselves aboard a stolen Improbability Drive ship commanded by Beeblebrox, ex-president of the Imperial Galactic Government and full-time thief. Narrated by Adams, this production is a treat for fans of the late author and others who enjoy British comedy. Be sure to buy all five parts of the "Hitchhiker" series or your patrons will storm your office. ; 5.8 x 0.7 x 8.1 inches; 250 pages; Ships within 24 hours. Great Customer Service, 100% Money Back Guaranteed. We aim to please. Please e-mail for questions. 
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2 Agee, Jonis Sweet Eyes
New York Perennial 1992 0060974508 / 9780060974503 Softcover Very Good- 
Unmarked. Mild wear on corners and remnant mark on top outside pages. ; Book Description; Spine of the book has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are square and with minor wear. Sweet Eyes is the wondrous story of the young woman Honey Parrish, who becomes involved in an interracial love affair and struggles to solve longstanding mysteries in her hometown and to move beyond her familys troubled past. ; 7.80 X 5.30 X 1 inches; 416 pages 
Price: 6.77 USD
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3 Allen, Roger Macbride The Depths of Time
New York Spectra 2000 0553378112 / 9780553378115 Paperback Very Good 
Unmarked. ; Book Description; Spine of the book has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are square and with minor wear. As passengers and crew are placed in cold sleep, their ships spend decades crossing the interstellar void--traveling the wormholes and arriving at their destinations just days after leaving home. The Chronologic Patrol is charged with guarding these timeshaft wormholes and preventing time paradoxes at all costs. But one critical mission ends in disaster, turning Anton Koffield, captain of the Upholder, into a dark legend....As ships carrying relief supplies to a crippled planet approach a timeshaft, they are mercilessly set upon by mysterious attackers--their crews are murdered, the sanctity of time itself is at risk. In response, Koffield is forced to do the unthinkable: He must stop the invasion by destroying the timeshaft. Marooned eighty years in the future, he lives as a cursed figure, the villain who ; Bantam Spectra Book; 9 X 5.90 X 1.10 inches; 448 pages 
Price: 7.55 USD
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4 Anderson Poul Lo Scudo Del Tempo (Italian Language)
Mondadori Editore 1995 Hardcover Very Good- in Very Good- dust jacket 
Unmarked. Mild rubbing and very slight wear on corners. ; Book Description; Mylar and paper (Demco) protective cover. Dust jacket is intact with no nicks or tears. Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are square and with minor wear. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 335 pages 
Price: 5.88 USD
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5 Anderson, Kevin J. & L. Ron Hubbard Ai! Pedrito! When Intelligence Goes Wrong
Los Angeles, California Bridge Publications (CA) 1998 1573181218 / 9781573181211 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Book Description; Dust Jacket is intact and covered in protective (Demco) plastic film and paper. Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are square and with minor wear. Ships Safe and Fast. It has been said that somewhere in the world you have an exact double. Thisrocket - ride of a novel ignites with the sudden cry of ''Ai! Pedrito! '', as Naval Lieutenant Tom Smith discovers that his exact look - alike is thenotorious South American revolutionary and spy, Pedrito Miraflores. Inspired bya real incident in the life of L. Ron Hubbard, ''Ai! Pedrito! '' is afun - to - read, compelling novel of what can sometimes happen when intelligencegoes wrong. - Mystery Scene A rollicking and unpredictable adventure through the world of spies and double agents, lovers and enemies (often one and same) . It has been said that somewhere in the world you have an exact double. This rocket - ride of a novel ignites with the sudden cry of ''Ai! Pedrito! '', as Naval Lieutenant Tom Smith discovers that his exact look - alike is the notorious South American revolutionary and spy, Pedrito Miraflores. Inspired by a real incident in the life of L. Ron Hubbard, ''Ai! Pedrito! '' is a fun - to - read, compelling novel of what can sometimes happen when intelligence goes wrong.; 9.30 X 6.40 X 1.50 inches; 370 pages 
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6 Anderson, Poul Beyond the Beyond
New York Signet 1969 First Printing Paperback Good+ 
Unmarked. With some wear on some corners or edges. Mild wear. ; Book Description; Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are shiny, square and with minor wear. ; Mass Market PB; 7 X 4.30 X 0.80 inches; 263 pages 
Price: 14.52 USD
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7 Anderson, Poul Genesis
New York Tor Books 2000 0312867077 / 9780312867072 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket 
Unmarked. ; Book Description; Mylar and paper (Demco) protective cover. Dustcover is intact with few nicks, weorn areas or tears. Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Astronaut Christian Brannock ahs lived to see artificial intelligence develop to a point where a human personality can be uploaded into ac computer, achieving a sort of hybrid immortality. He welcomes that because the technology will make it possible for him to achieve his dream and explore the stars... A billion years later, Brannock is dispatched to Earth to check on some strange anomalies. While there, he meets Laurinda Ashcroft, another hybrid upload. Brannock and Laurinda join forces and investigate Gaia, the supermind dominating the planet, and learn the truth of her shocking and terrifying secret plans for Earth. Editorial Reviews Amazon.com Review Even after nearly 40 years in the biz, Poul Anderson still cranks out the imaginative sci fi like a champ, with the idea-packed Genesis--a billion-year-spanning tale involving immortal AIs and the future of Earth itself--being just another example. A decorated hard-SF veteran from the old school (think the Amazing, Analog and Omni crew from the '50s, '60s, and '70s) , Anderson has got a mantle any other writer would kill for, boasting a Nebula Grand Master award, seven Hugos, and three "regular" Nebulas. (Heck, the guy's even got whippersnapper Greg Bear for a son-in-law. ) Taking on ideas that share space with Anderson's well-loved Fireball series (Harvest of Stars et al. ) , Genesis follows the peculiar existence of Christian Brannock and Laurinda Ashcroft, two humans who shared such affinity with machines in their mortal lives that they went on to become uploaded consciousnesses, immortal human-robot hybrids. Anderson mines even the mundanities of this situation thoroughly, but adds in enough twists in the far-future plot to start asking some really interesting questions too: when the vast supermind inhabiting posthuman Earth (mythically named Gaia) starts simulating endless replays of humanity's chaotic evolution, the time-hopping Brannock and Ashcroft--who have been tasked with investigating exactly what Gaia's been up to--find themselves struggling over the moral complexities of free will and the very nature of reality. --Paul Hughes From Publishers Weekly With this brilliantly conceived novel, Grand Master Anderson flings his long-time audience beyond his Starfarers and Boat of a Million Years, into a far-future extrapolation of human destiny that sings praises to the power of human love. After a long career of solar-system exploration, astronaut Christian Brannock achieves man-machine immortality by allowing his personality to be uploaded into an artificial intelligence that can probe the galaxy. Two centuries later, on the brink of Earth's next Ice Age, Laurinda Ashcroft, a human interface to Terra Central, similarly chooses to merge with the supercomputer that millions of years later becomes an element of Gaia, the Earth's artificial intelligence, itself a rebellious node of the galactic brain. As Earth's sun begins to fail, the node Wayfarer, in which Brannock's consciousness resides, must determine if humanity's mother world should be saved, though Gaia seems strangely determined to let it perish. When Wayfarer sends Christian to investigate strange hints about a secret Gaia may be hiding, Christian and Laurinda, ghostly memories of the man who went to the stars and the woman who remained on Earth, take virtual human shape, and the tender love that they find together as they probe Gaia's various alternative realities of human civilization reenacts the union of sky and earth that anchors all human mythologies. By humanizing the inhuman, Anderson comes breathtakingly close to speaking the unspeakable, the meaning of human existence. Deftly moving from one utterly convincing vignette of future human society to another, blending them into one profoundly moving fictional entity with reverence for the undying human thirst for knowledge and the pain that must accompany human achievement, Anderson's narrative soars, as unfettered as an exalting dream. ; 5.9 x 8.4 inches; 253 pages 
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8 Anderson, Poul The Dancer from Atlantis
New York Signet 1972 0451153545 / 9780451153548 Mass Market Paperback Good 
Book Description; Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are square with minor wear. Ships Safe and Fast. During a cruise to Japan, Duncan Reid is suddenly transported into the distant past, where he and three other time travelers try to find the way home. By the author of The Boat of a Million Years. Reprint. ; Signet 451-AE5354; 8.3 x 5.6 x 0.8 inches; 192 pages 
Price: 1.92 USD
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9 Anderson, Poul The Game of Empire
New York Baen books 1985 First Printing Hardcover Very Good- in Good dust jacket 
Tear in top of dust jacket. ; Book Description; Dust jacket is intact with no nicks or tears. Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are shiny, square and contain wear as noted. Now that Dominic Flandry is of an age more suited to deciding the fate of empires from behind the throne, others must take up the challenge of courting danger on strange planets filled with still stranger creatures. So begins the career of Diana and her faithful Tigery companion. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. Editorial Reviews About the Author Poul Anderson was one of the most prolific and popular writers in science fiction. He won the Hugo Award seven times and the Nebula Award three times, as well as many other awards, notably including the Grand Master Award of the Science Fiction Writers of America for a lifetime of distinguished achievement. With a degree in physics, and a wide knowledge of other fields of science, he was noted for building stories on a solid foundation of real science, as well as for being one of the most skilled creators of fast-paced adventure stories. He was author of over a hundred novels and story collections, and several hundred short stories, as well as several; Book Club Edition; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 182 pages 
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10 Anderson, Poul The Horn of Time
New York Signet 1968 Mass Market Paperback Good+ 
Unmarked. Mild wear on some corners. Probably never been read. ; Book Description; Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are shiny, square and with minor wear. Collected short stories. ‘The Horn of Time the Hunter’, first published in Amazing Stories September 1963. The Kith, evolved from the early human interstellar explorers, became the space faring links between diverse colonies. However, the Kith fled from the humans after a series of persecutions resulting in many colonies severed from other worlds. ‘The Horn of Time the Hunter’ is about a small group of Kith exploring one of these deserted colony worlds (a secret awaits! ). However, this is more than a simplistic “let’s explore a strange world” tale — instead, Anderson examines the loneliness, desperation, and fear of the persecuted and cast out Kith, which manifests itself when they are confronted with strange humanoids. I’m more interested in the the dynamics of the spaceship based Kith society (facets of which are hinted at by Anderson) than planetary adventures. ; 12mo 7" - 7˝" tall; 144 pages 
Price: 1.96 USD
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11 Anderson, Poul The Night Face
New York Ace Books 1955 0441574513 / 9780441574513 Mass Market Paperback Fair 
Unmarked internally. Black partial staining on back cover. ; Book Description; Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are mostly clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are shiny, square and with minor wear. Though obviously dated in many respects, The Night Face is good earlyish Anderson, set in the universe of the Polesotechnic League, that holds up reasonably well as an adventure and an examination of an alien culture, despite being painted in some very broad strokes. Gwydion is a remote world colonized by humans, that has been more or less isolated from the rest of humanity for over 1000 years following the collapse of the Terran Empire. Miguel Tolteca of the mercantile world Namerica, and Raven of the regimented and militaristic Lochlanna civilization, belong to a team who have journeyed to Gwydion to re-establish some relations with the Gwydiona, learn more about their mysterious way of life, and discuss the possibility of establishing a base on the planet. The Gwydiona have a pacifistic, holistic philosophy that embraces all of creation; at one point one character announces "We are God." (Amusing how Anderson's leitmotif here predates the New Age craze of the '80's by 20 years or so. ) Violence, crime, war, you know, all that icky stuff seems alien to them; and though they are conscious of the dangers of life (they categorize the good and bad into the Day Faces and Night Faces) such dangers seem to play an infinitesimal part of Gwydion's reality. Indeed, the Gwydiona appear to have achieved an ideally harmonious existence. So you just know the shit is going to hit the fan really, really hard here, don't you? If it all sounds a little too archetypal and trite, it's not so bad, really, despite the obvious aura of impending danger and Anderson's banal inclusion of a love triangle. The story itself benefits from its brevity (136 pages) , a trio of interesting lead characters, and a brisk pace, plus a very neat twist in the readers' expectations when the precise nature of what is really wrong with this picture begins to emerge. The story's resolution and climax are also gripping and satisfying, and the tale as a whole is never unbelievable or implausible. ; 6.7 x 4 x 0.5 inches; 145 pages 
Price: 1.96 USD
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12 Anderson, Poul The Shield of Time
New York Tom Doherty Associates Book 1990 0312850883 / 9780312850883 First Edition (?); First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket 
Unmarked. Mild wear locally on some corners or edges of dust jacket. ; Book Description; Dust Jacket is intact and covered in protective (Demco) plastic film and paper. Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are square and with minor wear. Ships Safe and Fast. Manse Everard is a man with a mission. As an Unattached Agent of the Time Patrol, he's to go anyplace - and anytime! - where humanity's transcendent future is threatened by the alteration of the past. This is Manse's profession, and his burden: for how much suffering, throughout human history, can he bear to preserve? ; Book Club Edition; 8.20 X 5.80 X 1.30 inches; 359 pages; 0312850883 
Price: 8.72 USD
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13 Anthony, Patricia Cradle of Splendor
New York Ace Hardcover 1996 044100301X / 9780441003013 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
Unmarked. ; Book Description; Mylar and paper (Demco) protective cover. Dust jacket is intact with no nicks or tears. Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are shiny, square and without wear. Like her Cold Allies, which won Locus's Best First Novel award, Anthony's breakneck fifth book is set in a near-future roiling with intrigue and rumors of UFO activity. When the first Brazilian space shot manages to achieve orbit without booster rockets, the world is stunned, then pushed to the brink of cataclysm as the U. S. Accuses Brazil of launching nuclear weapons into orbit. The escalating crisis plays out against a background of erupting brutality and sexual depravity, instigated mostly by industrial, political and military spies, and against convincing TV news reports presented in transcript form. In the face of technological achievement that has possibly been bought by selling Brazil's national soul to an extraterrestrial demon, Anthony's sharply realized characters undergo abrupt changes (the women generally take nobler paths than the men). Former CIA agent Dolores Sims and her (somewhat estranged) friend, Brazilian president Ana Maria Bonfim, give until nothing remains of themselves, while young NASA scientist Roger Lintenberg, Japanese industrial spy Hiroshi Sato, Brazilian general Fernando Machado and jaded Brazilian security chief Edson Carvalho take until they relinquish their humanity. Dramatic shifts of scene and point of view enhance the sense of social fragmentation. Anthony adds to her reputation through a briskly involving narrative that offers disturbing glimpses into the black holes of the human heart. ; 9.10 X 5.90 X 1.30 inches; 310 pages 
Price: 5.88 USD
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14 ANTHONY, PIERS Blue Adept
New York Ballantine Books 1983 0345314247 / 9780345314246 Eighth Printing Paperback Very Good+ 
1984 edition. Unmarked. Probably never been read. ; Book Description; Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are shiny, square and with minor wear. In Book Two of the epic adventure that began in SPLIT INFINITY, Stile discovers life on Proton and Phaze is getting more difficult. On Proton he's a serf trying to prove his right to exist by competing in the Great Games. And on Phaze, where only magic worked, he was the Blue Adept trying to master the powers of sorcery. On both worlds, someone was trying to assassinate him. And as if that weren't enough, he has to win the love of Lady Blue, fight a dragon, discover the ultimate weapon, and of course, seek out the all-powerful Citizen who was trying to kill him! ; Split Infinity; Mass Market PB; 7.32 X 4.33 X 1.42 inches; 384 pages 
Price: 5.88 USD
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15 Anthony, Piers Geis of the Gargoyle
New York Tor Books 1995 0312853912 / 9780312853914 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Unmarked. ; Book Description; Mylar and paper (Demco) protective cover. Dust jacket is intact with no nicks or tears. Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are shiny, square and without wear. Seeking a spell that will restore the polluted river Swan Knee to a state of purity, guardian Gary Gargoyle finds himself face-to-face with the Good Magician Humphrey. ; 9.3 x 6.3 x 1 inches; 320 pages 
Price: 13.23 USD
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16 Anthony, Piers JUXTAPOSITION THE APPRENTIC ADEPT
New York Ballantine Books 1982 Third Printing Paperback Very Good+ 
1984 edition. Unmarked. ; Book Description; Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are shiny, square and with minor wear. ; Mass Market PB; 7.80 X 5.12 X 1 inches; 358 pages 
Price: 4.27 USD
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17 Anthony, Piers Out of Phaze
New York Ace 1988 0441644651 / 9780441644650 Paperback Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
Unmarked. Probably never been read. ; Book Description; Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are shiny, square and with minor wear. Two worlds--the scientific Proton, and the magical Phaze--exist side-by-side. Now, Mach has crossed from Proton to Phaze, switching places with his counterpart Bane. And both must learn to survive in environments alien to their own nature. ; Apprentice Adept, Book 4; Mass Market PB; 6.80 X 4 X 1.10 inches; 320 pages 
Price: 6.24 USD
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18 Anthony, Piers Robot Adept
New York Ace 1989 044173118X / 9780441731183 First Edition; First Printing Paperback Very Good+ 
Unmarked. Probably never been read. ; Book Description; Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are shiny, square and with minor wear. The robotic Mach and the human Bane are the only contact between the technological world of Photon and the fantastical world of Phaze. So the Adverse Adepts devise a scheme to control the duo by kidnapping their lovers. ; Apprentice Adept, Book 5; Mass Market PB; 6.60 X 4.10 X 1.10 inches; 352 pages 
Price: 8.24 USD
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19 Anthony, Piers Var The Stick
New York Bantam Book #N6948 1978 Paperback Good 
Unmarked. Probably never been read. ; Book Description; Spine of the book has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are square and with minor wear. ; Mass Market PB; 8.43 X 5.85 X 0.73 inches; 172 pages 
Price: 5.88 USD
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20 Arnason, Eleanor Ring of Swords
New York Orb Books 1994 0312890168 / 9780312890162 First Edition; First Printing Paperback Very Good- 
Unmarked, but embossed name stamp is torn our on cover page, making it look like a clipped corner. ; Book Description; Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are square with minor wear. Ships Safe and Fast. 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... ; 8.19 X 5.64 X 0.97 inches; 384 pages 
Price: 17.36 USD
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