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1 (Anonymous: No author credited) FLASH GORDON BOOK THREE: CRISIS ON CITADEL II
New York: Tempo Books/Grosset & Dunlap/A Filmways Company, (1980). First edition: Paperback Original. Tempo #12963-9. Mass Market Paperback. A nearly fine, unread copy in illustrated wraps with cover art by Boris Vallejo: Flash--on his knees!--defends himself against a bald, greenish giant (android?) whose left arm has been severed just below the shoulder and seems to be spewing sparks. 
Third entry in the Tempo's series of new adventures for the dauntless (and enduringingly popular) comic book space hero. The De Laurentis big screen adaptation starring Sam Jones and featuring a Queen soundtrack (Flash!) also premiered in 1980. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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LA CITE DES ROBOTS D 'ISAAC ASIMOV, (Asimov, Isaac).  Kube-McDowell, Michael; McQuay, Mike
2 (Asimov, Isaac). Kube-McDowell, Michael; McQuay, Mike LA CITE DES ROBOTS D 'ISAAC ASIMOV
(Paris): Editions J'ai Lu, (1989). 2277225738 / 9782277225737 First edition thus: a paperback original. French translation by France-Marie Watkins. FJ#2573. Mass market paperback. Fine as-new, unread, in illustrated wraps. Spectacular comic-book influenced cover art by Cava shows a caped, muscle-sculpted silver robot, climbing an enormous building during a thunderstorm, with an unconscious raven-tressed human woman in one arm. 
French rendering of ROBOT CITY, Book One, ODYSSEE (ODYSSEY) by Kube-McDowell, and Book Two, SOUPCON (SUSPICION) by McQuay. Following each novel is an illustrated "Banque de Donnees" (Data Bank), with artwork by Paul Rivoche. Foreword by Asimov. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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ISAAC ASIMOV'S ROBOT CITY ROBOTER & ALIENS:  DER EINDRINGLING, (Asimov, Isaac).  Thurstone, Robert
3 (Asimov, Isaac). Thurstone, Robert ISAAC ASIMOV'S ROBOT CITY ROBOTER & ALIENS: DER EINDRINGLING
(Bergish Gladbach): Bastei Lubbe, (1991). 3404231163 / 9783404231164 First edition thus: a paperback original. German translation by Winifried Czech. Mass market paperback. Fine, an as-new, unread copy in illustrated wraps, with dynamic cover art depiction of a robot prowling through a crumbling city. 
German translation of INTRUDER, Book Three of Isaac Asimov's ROBOT CITY ROBOT AND ALIENS, by Robert Thurstone. Following the novel is an illustrated "Datenbank" with artwork by Paul Rivoche. Foreword by Asimov. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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ROBOTS TEMPORELS D 'ISAAC ASIMOV: LE GUERRIER; LE DICTATEUR, (Asimov, Isaac).  Wu, W.F.
4 (Asimov, Isaac). Wu, W.F. ROBOTS TEMPORELS D 'ISAAC ASIMOV: LE GUERRIER; LE DICTATEUR
(Paris): Editions J'ai Lu, (1995). 2277231851 / 9782277231851 First edition thus: a paperback original. French translation by Genevieve Blattmann. FJ#4048. Mass market paperback. A very very faint corner crease to upper rear cover, else a fine, as-new, unread copy in illustrated wraps. Striking cover image of a wild, red-bearded warrior and a robot by Caza. 
French translations of Books Three and Four in Isaac Asimov's Robots in Time sequence, WARRIOR and DICTATOR, both by W.F. Wu. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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ROBOTS TEMPORELS D 'ISAAC ASIMOV: L'EMPEREUR; L'ENVAHISSEUR, (Asimov, Isaac).  Wu, William F.
5 (Asimov, Isaac). Wu, William F. ROBOTS TEMPORELS D 'ISAAC ASIMOV: L'EMPEREUR; L'ENVAHISSEUR
(Paris): Editions J'ai Lu, (1996). 2277241776 / 9782277241775 First edition thus. French translation by Genevieve Blattmann. Fine, an as-new, unread copy in illustrated wraps, with another example of Caza's original and impressive cover art for this series. 
French language version of Wu's EMPEROR and INVADER, Books Five and Six in Isaac Asimov's Robots in Time Series. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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6 (Avallone, Michael). Nile, Dorothea THE VAMPIRE CAMEO
New York: Lancer Books, (1968). First edition: Paperback Original. Lancer Easy-Eye Edition #6. 73-706. Mass market paperback. Hint of age-toning to the pages, else a fine, unread copy in illustrated wraps. 
Stranded in the Transylvanian Alps, young schoolteacher Rosalie Lindquist is rescued by dark, sinister Count Darkus and taken to legend-shrouded Darkus Castle. Is the Count a vampire? Neat twist on the gothic formula from pseudonym-shrouded Avallone. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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7 (Cannon, Taffy). Toll, Emily KEYS TO DEATH
New York: Berkley Prime Crime, (2005). 0425202941 / 9780425202944 First edition, first printing: a paperback original. SIGNED by the author. Mass market paperback. New in pictorial wraps. 
While vacationing in the Florida Keys travel agent/amateur sleuth Lynne Montgomery and her twenty-something daughter Jenna become involved with pirates, parrots, drug smuggling, diving and death--which combine to produce an unforgettable vacation. 
Price: 6.99 USD
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8 (Corman, Roger). Willemen, Paul; Pirie, David; Will, David; Myles, Linda ROGER CORMAN
[Great Britain]: Edinburgh Film Festival 70/Cinema Magazine, [circa 1971]. First edition: a square trade paperback original. Trade Paperback. A hint of wear to the extremities, else fine; printed on coated stock and perfect-bound with color-illustrated cardstock covers. Generously illustrated with film stills. Filmography; thumbnail biography. 
The "first book to examine the work of Roger Corman in a serious manner" collects five essays on the indie director's "Millennic vision", "Genre and Grammar," "Descent into the Maelstrom," "3 Gangster Films," and "2 Colour Supplement Movies." 
Price: 75.00 USD
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9 (Creasey, John). Mann, Abel DANGER WOMAN
New York: Pocket Books, (1966). First edition: Paperback Original. #50298; cover price, $.50. ''Storm had the face of an angel. She had a body that could drive men mad.'' Mass Market Paperback. A bright, fine, unread copy in illustrated wraps. A whisper of age-toning within, else as fresh as the day it came off the press. Cover painting by Roger Kastel. The title seems to play on DANGER MAN, the hit U.K. spy series with Patrick McGoohan. 
Creasey, cloaked as Mann for the first and only time, introduces "the legendary Storm. Our own Mata Hari." Though she didn't catch on, she looks quite fetching in the splendid cover art, clad in only a sheet, a pistol in her hand, a dead man in her bed. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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10 (Davis, Frederick C.) Steele, Curtis Operator 5: BLOOD REIGN OF THE DICTATOR
(San Diego, California): A Corinth Suspense Novel, (1966). First edition, first printing. Operator 5 Book No. 6. Fine, as as-new, unread copy in illustrated wraps. First book appearance of a story first seen in the OPERATOR #5 pulp in May, 1935. 
"Ursus Young was Absolute Dictator of a State..Then Wrested to Himself All Powers Over the Nation!...Those who dared to oppose the usurper fell one by one beneath the blade of his guillotine!" 
Price: 45.00 USD
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Operator 5: THE ARMY OF THE DEAD, (Davis, Frederick C.)  Steele, Curtis
11 (Davis, Frederick C.) Steele, Curtis Operator 5: THE ARMY OF THE DEAD
(San Diego, California): A Corinth Suspense Novel, (1966). First edition, first printing: paperback original. Operator 5 Book No. 2. Mass market paperback. A fine, as-new copy, in illustrated wraps. The first book appearance. 
Yarn first seen March, 1935 in the pulp OPERATOR #5: AMERICA'S SECRET SERVICE ACE. "Into Death's Temple Jimmy rushed headlong where the archfiend awaited, eager to sacrifice him on the bloody altar of tyranny and resurrect him as a mindless recruit." 
Price: 45.00 USD
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12 (De Lint, Charles). Key, Samuel M. ANGEL OF DARKNESS
New York: Jove Books, (1990). 0515104221 / 9780515104226 First edition: Paperback Original. Cover price, $3.95. Mass market paperback. A whisper of wear to the extremities, else a bright, fine, unread copy in illustrated wraps. 
The first of three horror novels penned by the important contemporary fantasist under his Key pseudonym. Set in Ottawa. "A fresh, intriguing novel that captured me from page one."--Dean R. Koontz. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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13 (Fanthorpe, Lionel). Barton, Erle THE PLANET SEEKERS
Clovis, California: Vega Books, Inc., [1964]. First U.S. edition: Paperback Original. VSF-7; cover price, $.50. Mass market paperback. Pages and covers mildly age-toned, else a fine copy in illustrated wraps. American issue of a U.K. Badger original issued as SF-99; as by Barton, one of the indefatigable Fanthorpe's seemingly endless authorial disguises. 
"A strange new race of modified men had fantastic powers and a kind of immortality. But something . . . the human touch itself . . . had been lost, and in consequence a terrible barrier grew ...It looked as if a cataclysmic war would be inevitable. . . " 
Price: 20.00 USD
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14 (Fanthorpe, Lionel). Barton, Erle THE PLANET SEEKERS
Clovis, California: Vega Books, Inc., [1964]. First U.S. edition: Paperback Original. VSF-7; cover price, $.50. Mass market paperback. An unread example, in illustrated wraps that show some spotting, thus near fine. American issue of a U.K. Badger original issued as SF-99; as by Barton, one of the indefatigable Fanthorpe's seemingly endless authorial disguises. 
"Made by science to serve man, they threatened humanity with extinction." SIGNED by the author to the first page. Cover art displays the splendidly crude energy and verve that sets these Badger/Vega issues apart. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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15 (Fanthorpe, Lionel). Fane, Bron SUSPENSION
Clovis, California: Vega Books, Inc., [1963]. B000EWZWQQ First U.S. edition. Vega VSF-9. $.60 cover price. Very nearly fine, in illustrated wraps. Pleasingly amateurish cover art shows heroine Catherine Wilder, outfitted in red leotards, in the suspended animation chamber while a futuristically dressed fellow stands by, a high-tech sceptre gizmo in hand. 
Reclusive scientist's daughter undergoes superfreezing on the chance she can re-awaken years hence to join Mezak, the man from the future whom she found prawling the halls of her dad's mansion! Kooky sf from the pen of the irrepressible Lionel F. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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16 (Fanthorpe, Lionel). Muller, John E. SPECIAL MISSION
Clovis, California: Vega Books, Inc., [1964]. First U.S. edition, first printing: a paperback original. VSF-8, cover price, $.60. Penned by Fanthorpe under the house name John E. Muller. Mass market paperback. Faint foxing to inside covers, hint of soiling to page edges, else fine, unread, in illustrated wraps. 
Harry Kerrigan goes looking for his brother who failed to return from a special mission in 2178, and gets help from Susan Croft, a telepath who believes Kerrigan is trying to contact her. SIGNED by Fanthorpe to the first page. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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17 (Fanthorpe, Lionel). Torro, Pel THE RETURN
Clovis, California: Vega Books, Inc., [circa 1964]. First U.S. edition: Paperback original. VSF-10; cover price, $.60. Mass market paperback. A pencil stroke to upper page edges, else fine in illustrated wraps. Cover art shows a terrified couple running, as over them hovers an ashen Mackenzie, the astronaut, returned from a dangerous mission carrying an ''uknown menace'' that begins to spread! 
Absolutely pristine copy of the undated U.S. issue of Lionel Fanthorpe's sf PBO which originally appeared in the U.K. in 1964 under the Badger imprint. "He was the first to return from the death zone, could he survive?" 
Price: 25.00 USD
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18 (Fanthorpe, Lionel). Torro, Pel THE RETURN
Clovis, California: Vega Books, Inc., [circa 1964]. B000FBOR5I First U.S. edition: Paperback original. VSF-10; cover price, $.60. Mass market paperback. Very nearly fine, unread, in illustrated wraps, with the usual appealingly nave but irresistibly eyecatching cover art which distinguished this series from Badger in the U.K. and from Vega in the U.S. 
SIGNED by the pseudonymous author; undated U.S. issue of Lionel Fanthorpe's sf PBO which originally appeared in the U.K. in 1964 under the Badger imprint. Also issued as EXILED IN SPACE in 1968 from Arcadia House. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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19 (Fanthorpe, Lionel). Zeigfreid, Karl PROJECTION INFINITY
Clovis, California: Vega Books, Inc., [1965]. First U.S. edition: Paperback original. VSF-12; cover price, $.60. Mass market paperback. Fine, as-new, in illustrated wraps, with cover art showing a monstrous green face floating in the air and looking menacingly down at a shapely redhead in distress. 
"If the computer had a mind of its own, what did it plan for humanity?" SIGNED by author Fanthorpe to the first page. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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20 (Farmer, Philip Jose). de Lint, Charles PHILIP JOSE FARMER'S THE DUNGEON Book Five: THE HIDDEN CITY
New York/Toronto/London/Sydney/Auckland: Bantam Books/Spectra, (1990). 0553283383 / 9780553283389 First edition, first printing: a paperback original. Mass market paperback. Fine, as new in illustrated wraps. Cover and interior art by Robert Gould. This copy SIGNED by Philip Jose Farmer to the title-page. 
"Clive and Neville Folliot and their comrades...are scattered through a ruined city. Giants, hissing skeletons, and packs of huge feral dogs threaten them. But beneath the decaying streets lies the greatest danger of all...masters of the Dungeon." 
Price: 15.00 USD
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