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1 Turner, George BRAIN CHILD
New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc., (1991). 0688105955 / 9780688105952 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Tiny dot of stain to lower page edges, negligible, else very nearly fine, in silver-lettered red cloth shelfback over gray boards; in a near fine illustrated dust jacket, showing some faint age-toning, mild fading to spine panel, a hint of wear. 
"I can pay it no greater compliment than by saying that it is a worthy successor to ODD JOHN...but Turner is a better story-teller than Olaf Stapledon, and also has another half-century of science to play with...breathlessly exciting."--Arthur C. Clarke. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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2 Turner, George DROWNING TOWERS
New York: Arbor House/William Morrow, (1987). 1557100381 / 9781557100382 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket illustration by Ron Walotsky. 
"His most powerful novel."--Gene Wolfe. "I think this will be the ranking Australian SF novel for some years to come. It is compellingly written."--Ian Watson. "Unequalled in contemporary cautionary fiction."--Paul Preuss. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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3 Turner, George E. & Price, Michael H. FORGOTTEN HORRORS: Early Talkie Chillers from Poverty Row
South Brunswick & New York: A.S. Barnes and Company, (1979). First edition. SIGNED and inscribed, with an illustration, by the late George E. Turner to front free endpaper. Hardcover. Mild offsetting to all endpapers, tiny bump to upper corner tip of front cover, else near fine; in a photo-pictorial dust jacket with a faint hint of darkening to spine and rear panel, light wear and rubbing, faint vertical crease to front panel. 
Illustrated with photo-repros of movie posters, stills and portrait shots, this is the history of shoestring "horror" films during the formative years of talking picture technology, where Poverty Row was a breeding ground for inventiveness and artistry. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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4 Turner, George; E. Orville Goldner; Revised and Expanded by Michael H. Price with Douglas Turner SPAWN OF SKULL ISLAND: The Making of King Kong
Baltimore, Maryland: Luminary Press, (2005). 1887664459 / 9781887664455 Second printing. Foreword by Ray Harryhausen and Ray Bradbury. Fine, a new book, in laminated pictorial boards; no dust jacket, as issued. [256] pages. 
This copy of Turner and Goldner's updated classic is SIGNED by the author of the foreword, Ray Bradbury. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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5 Turner, George; E. Orville Goldner; Revised and Expanded by Michael H. Price with Douglas Turner SPAWN OF SKULL ISLAND: The Making of King Kong
Baltimore, Maryland: Luminary Press, (2002). 1887664459 / 9781887664455 First edition thus. This is the true first edition under this title and is formatted at 7x10 inches; the second printings went to a smaller format. Hardcover. Fine, in laminated color pictorial boards; no dust jacket, as issued. 256 pages. Foreword by Ray Harryhausen and Ray Bradbury. 
The definitive primary-source history of an American classic, written with authority and reverence and a sense of wonder. Here amended and expanded by Price and George Turner's son. This copy SIGNED by foreword author Ray Bradbury. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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6 Turner, George E. THE CINEMA OF ADVENTURE, ROMANCE & TERROR
Hollywood, California: The ASC Press, (1989). 0935578009 First edition. Quarto. 298 pages. Contributions by Turner, Rudy Behler, Paul Mandell, Scott MacQueen, George Mitchell, Michael H. Price. Hardcover. Fine in chianti cloth stamped in silver, printed on coated stock, with hundreds of sepia-toned photo-reproductions, pre-production sketches; in a fine pictorial dust jacket with illustration of Lon Chaney as Quasimodo by Turner. 
The production history of 24 classic genre movies, based upon articles published in American Cinematographer, with five pieces written specially for this volume. included: KING KONG, FRANKENSTEIN, TARZAN, GUNGA DIN, LAURA, OUT OF THE PAST, DRACULA, more! 
Price: 100.00 USD
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7 Gordner, Orville and Turner, George THE MAKING OF KING KONG: The Story Behind a Film Classic
South Brunswick & New York/London: A.S. Barnes and Company/The Tantivy Press, (1975). 0498015106 / 9780498015106 First edition, first printing. 271 pages, including index. Hardcover. Very nearly fine, in black binding with silver spine stamping; in a very good, age-toned, dust jacket that shows some wear and rubbing at the folds and the edges and a short tear and corresponding crease to lower front, repaired with cello-tape. 
Superb, dazzlingly detailed study of the conception and execution of what remains one of the greatest fantasy films of all time. This copy SIGNED by Turner with the salutation, "All the Beast Wishes" and a sketch of Kong! 
Price: 150.00 USD
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8 Gordner, Orville and Turner, George THE MAKING OF KING KONG: The Story Behind a Film Classic
South Brunswick & New York/London: A.S. Barnes and Company/The Tantivy Press, (1975). 0498015106 / 9780498015106 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in black binding with silver spine stamping; in a fine, as-new, illustrated dust jacket with a hint of age-toning and a suggestion of rubbing--virtually unavoidable with this fragile jacket. Quarto. 271 pages, including index. 
The conception and production of one of the seminal fantasy films of all time, told lovingly, with astounding detail, and generously illustrated with frame blow-ups, production art, stills and sketches. Unparalleled. Essential for any sf film library. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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9 Turner, George VANEGLORY
London: Faber & Faber, (1981). First edition. Hardcover. Pages lightly tanned (as usual), else a fine copy in a photo-pictorial dust jacket. 
The second volume in the Ethical Culture series, following BELOVED SON, by the late author who was Australia's most distinguished science fiction writer and critic. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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10 Turner, George YESTERDAY'S MEN
London: Faber & Faber, (1983). First edition. Hardcover. Light rubbing to the lower shelfedge, else fine in a pictorial dust jacket. 
YESTERDAY'S MEN is the third entry in the Ethical Culture series of novels concerning the reconstructed world of the twenty-first century. Jacket illustration by Bush Hollyhead. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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