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Operator 5: THE ARMY OF THE DEAD, (Davis, Frederick C.)  Steele, Curtis
21 (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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22 (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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23 (del Rey, Lester) THE BEST OF LESTER DEL REY
New York: Ballantine Books, (1978). First edition: Issued by the Science Fiction Book Club. Hardcover. Fine; in a mildly age-toned and slightly nicked dust jacket with painting by Gary Viskupic. 
With an introduction by Frederik Pohl, this collection is generally regarded as truly representing the best of del Rey's stories. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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24 (Dick, Philip K.) Edelman, Scott, published and edited by LAST WAVE: The Last Best Hope of Speculative Fiction, Number Three, Summer 1984
New York, N.Y.: Scott Edelman, 1984. First edition, first printing: a periodical. Very nearly fine, printed on coated stock and bound within heavier coated stock covers; 32 pages. 
Stories by Jessica A. Salmonson, Mark Williams, Steve R.Tem, Felix C. Gotschalk, David J. Sheskin; a memoir of Philip K. Dick by K.W. Jeter; a poem by Philip K. Dick; and a play by Parke Godwin. Malzberg corresponds with Edelman in the letters column. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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25 (Dick, Philip K.) Edelman, Scott, published and edited by LAST WAVE: The Last Best Hope of Speculative Fiction, Volume One, Number One
Brooklyn, New York: Scott Edelman, 1983. First edition, first printing: a periodical. Penned checkmark to front cover, and to page 26 (where Dick's poem begins), else very nearly fine, printed on coated stock and bound within heavier coated-stock covers; 32 pages. 
Premiere issue of Edelman's US answer to the new wave sf being published in the UK in INTERZONE. Stories by Steve Rasnic Tem, Avram Davidson, Thomas M. Disch, Jessica A. Salmonson, John Sladek; a long poem by Philip K. Dick. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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26 (Dick, Philip K.) Sutin, Lawrence DIVINE INVASIONS: A Life of Philip K. Dick
New York: Harmony Books, (1989). 0517572044 / 9780517572047 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Near fine in a lightly age-toned and mildly rubbed pictorial dust jacket with photo-portrait of Dick by Frank Ronan. Illustrated with photographs printed on coated stock. 
First full-scale biography of the visionary and influential sf author whose reputation and readership continue to grow. "This is the man I knew."--from the foreword by Dick's literary executor, Paul Williams. Chronological survey, notes, bibliography. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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27 (Disch, Thomas M. & Sladek, John T.) Demijohn, Thom BLACK-ALICE
Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Co., Inc., 1968. First edition. Hardcover. Very small, almost imperceptible stain to top edge, else near fine with pages very slightly age-toned; in very very slightly edgeworn and age-toned dust jacket with provocative wraparound art work by Virginia Fritz. 
Pseudononymous collaboration between Disch and Sladek is a social satire cloaked in the trappings of a suspense novel. A nice copy. Fritz's cover painting features Tenniel's Alice recoiling from Topsy ("Ah jes' growed, honey!") 
Price: 50.00 USD
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28 (Disch, Thomas M.) Edelman, Scott, published and edited by LAST WAVE: The Last Best Hope of Speculative Fiction, Number Two Winter 1984
New York, N.Y.: Scott Edelman, 1984. First edition, first printing: a periodical. Red penned checkmark to front cover, and to page 40, else very nearly fine, printed on coated stock and bound within heavier coated stock covers; 48 pages. 
Stories by Ian Watson, Ronald Anthony Cross, Carter Scholz, Rachel Pollack; a "chain of poems" by Gene Van Troyer, Robert Frazier, Andrew Joron, and Kathryn Rantala; and Thomas Disch's libretto for FRANKENSTEIN: The Opera, by Gregory Sandow. 
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29 (Dunsany, Lord). Littlefield, Hazel LORD DUNSANY: King of Dreams, A Personal Portrait
New York: Exposition Press, (1959). B0007DO7EA First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Very nearly fine, in orange binding with brown lettering; in a lightly worn about near fine photo-pictorial dust jacket. [148] pages; illustrated with photographs reproduced on coated stock inserts in a central gallery. 
"It is a strange and well-nigh incredible fact that this man, who combined in himself the qualities of warrior, adventurer and sportsman with those of the bard and seer, has not hitherto been the subject of any biography."--Stanton Coblentz, foreword. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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30 (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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31 (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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32 (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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33 (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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34 (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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35 (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 na´ve 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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36 (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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37 (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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38 (Ford, John). Mundy, Talbot OLD UGLY-FACE
New York: D. Appleton-Century Company, Incorporated, 1940. First edition, first printing. The parenthetical (1) appears on the final page of text. Hardcover. Mild tanning to the spine, some age-toning to the cloth and text, top page edges foxed, else very good in teal cloth decorated in gilt; lacking the dust jacket. 
This copy is from the library of Academy Award winning film director John Ford with signature in faint red pencil to the front endpaper. The signature appears to be in another hand. Provenance: Purchased from Dan Ford, the grandson of John Ford. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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39 (Foster, Alan Dean). Lucas, George STAR WARS: From the Adventures of Luke Skywalker
New York: Ballantine Books/A Del Rey Book, [1977]. 0345274768 / 9780345274762 First hardcover edition: issued by the Science Fiction Book Club, with the code "S27" on page 183. Hardcover. Fine, unread in grey boards with spine titles in dark blue; in a near fine illustrated dust jacket with minor shelfwear. Jacket front panel painting by John Berkey. 
The novelization of one of the most popular films of all time. This is the story of Luke Skywalker, and his fight against Darth Vader and the Empire, ghostwritten by Alan Dean Foster, as George Lucas. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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40 (Garner, Alan). Philip, Neil A FINE ANGER: A Critical Introduction to the Work of Alan Garner
(New York): Philomel Books, (1981). 0399208283 / 9780399208287 First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Very mild crimp to spine crown, one very small, very pale patch of stain to a preliminary page, else a near fine copy in gilt-stamped brown cloth; in a rubbed dust jacket. 
Unusual critical study of the novels of the unclassifiable Garner, whose original, powerful and eloquent works of mythopoetic fantasy include THE WEIRDSTONE OF BRISINGAMEN, ELIDOR, THE OWL SERVICE and THE RED SHIFT. Notes, index, bibliographies. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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