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Looking Backward: 2000 - 1887 (Riverside Paper Series, No. 8, Extra, Sept. 21, 1889)

By: Bellamy, Edward

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Houghton, Mifflin and Company: 1889

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2098876


Early reprint ('Three hundred and ninety-third thousand'). Spine lightly creased, minor loss from wrappers along spine head & foot, very faint stain to top of page ridge with associated minor wave to page corners. 1889 Soft Cover. We have more books available by this author!. v, 337, [14] pp. Publisher advertisement follows text, ads inside front & rear wrapper, Emerson Pianos and W. Baker & Co.'s Breakfast Cocoa advertised on rear wrapper. Looking Backward: 2000-1887 is... View more info

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Caesar's Column: A Story of the Twentieth Century

By: Boisgilbert, Edmund (Donnelly, Ignatius)

Price: $375.00

Publisher: F.J. Schulte & Company: 1891

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 1688262


2nd printing, released one year after first edition. Boards slightly rubbed, paper along front hinge split, hinge itself holding strongly, pages toned. 1891 Hard Cover. 367 pp. 8vo. Maroon cloth, gilt titles & decoration. One of the first dystopian novels written in the English language. First published in 1890, just three years after Bellamy's classic utopia Looking Backward, this work can be seen as a reaction to Bellamy, as well as to the political climate of the day.... View more info

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Fahrenheit 451

By: Bradbury, Ray

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: 2003

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 2197527


Book club edition. Includes original jacket. Lightly rubbed. 2003 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 208 pp. Jacket depicts man made of book pages burning along with a pile of books. Features a new introduction by the author. Bradbury's take on an anti-intellectual dystopian future in which books are contraband, taking its title from the autoignition temperature of paper. View more info

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Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451: The Authorized Adaptation [Graphic Novel]

By: Bradbury, Ray; Hamilton, Tim

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Hill and Wang / Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 2009

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1928310


First edition. Includes original jacket. An exceptional copy. Fine. 2009 Hard Cover. viii, 149 pp. 8vo. A graphic novel adaptation of Ray Bradbury's famous vision of a dystopian future in which books are contraband. For Guy Montag, a career fireman for whom kerosene is perfume, this is not just an official slogan. It is a mantra, a duty, a way of life in a tightly monitored world where thinking is dangerous and books are forbidden. In 1953, Ray Bradbury envisioned one of... View more info

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The Art of Nancy Ekholm Burkert

By: Burkert, Nancy Ekholm; Danoff, Michael; Larkin, David

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Harper & Row: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2263663


First edition. A very nice copy. 1977 Large Hardcover. Unpaginated. Nancy Ekholm Burkert (born February 16, 1933) is an American artist and illustrator. Her most celebrated work is the picture book Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1972), which was a New York Times Notable Book and a Caldecott Honor Book (one runner-up for the Caldecott Medal).[1] View more info

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Imperial Earth

By: Clarke, Arthur C.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich: 1976

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 1819216


Book club edition. Jacket lightly toned.Good. 1976 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. Duncan Makenzie is the latest generation of the 'first family' of Titan, a colonised moon of Saturn. Originally settled by his grandfather Malcolm Makenzie in the early 23rd century, Titan's economy has flourished based on the harvest and sale of hydrogen mined from the atmosphere, which is used to fuel the fusion engines of interplanetary spacecraft. As the plot ... View more info

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Last Wave: The Last Best Hope of Speculative Fiction (October 1983: Volume One, Number One)

By: Edelman, Scott (Editor)

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Edelman: 1983

Seller ID: 2061577


Pages bright and clean. An exceptional copy. 1983 Magazine. With stories by Avram Davidson, Philip K. Dick, and many more! View more info

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A Crystal Age

By: Hudson, W.H.; Smyth, Clifford (Introduction)

Price: $70.00

Publisher: E.P. Dutton and Co.: 1917

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 1709523


First American edition, second issue (Payne A2f variant). Lacks jacket. Ink name on front endpaper, endpapers lightly foxed. Boards excellent with only faint rubbing to corners. An exceptional copy. 1917 Hard Cover. xix, 316 pp. A new edition of Hudson's utopian novel, published in the United States from the sheets of the 1906 Unwin edition, with a new introduction by Dr. Clifford Smyth. Second novel by the Argentinian naturalist known for 'Green Mansions' and 'Far Away ... View more info

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Brave New World (The Modern Library of the World's Best Books)

By: Huxley, Aldous

Price: $50.00

Publisher: The Modern Library: 1946

Seller ID: 2199861


First Modern Library edition. Lacks jacket, otherwise an excellent copy. 1946 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. [xviii], 310, [3] pp. 8vo. A prophetic novel of natural man in an unnatural world. Huxley's novel is part of the dystopian tradition in literature, displaying the ways in which highly organized police states marginalize the individual and destroy personal freedoms. View more info

Brave New World (Harper's Modern Classics)

By: Huxley, Aldous; Rolo, Charles J. (Introduction)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Harper & Brothers: 1950

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2268355


Reissue. Lacks jacket. Faint spot on page ridge, pencil notes on rear free endpaper. 1950 Hard Cover. xvii, [14], 311 pp., 1-page terminal publisher ad. 8vo. Includes introduction by Charles J. Rolo. A prophetic novel of natural man in an unnatural world. Huxley's novel is part of the dystopian tradition in literature, displaying the ways in which highly organized police states marginalize the individual and destroy personal freedoms. View more info

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The Cusanus Game

By: Jeschke, Wolfgang; Benjamin, Ross

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Tor / Tom Doherty Associates, New York: 2013

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2180963


First American edition.Fine. 2013 Hard Cover. 540 pp. 8vo. Translated by Ross Benjamin. Biologist Domenica Ligrina fears her planet is dying. She might be right. An atomic disaster near the French-German border has contaminated Northern Europe with radioactivity. Economic and political calamities are destroying the whole planet. Human DNA is mutating, plant species are going extinct, and scientists are feverishly working on possible solutions. It becomes increasingly app... View more info

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The Eternal Enemy

By: Pike, Christopher

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Archway: 1993

Seller ID: 2264735


Rear wrapper faintly creased, pages faintly toned. 1993 Mass Market Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 180 pp. A VCR that could tape tomorrow's news. Rela has just bought herself a new VCR. She sets the machine to tape a movie she plans to show at a party she is throwing. But instead of the movie she gets the news -- tomorrow's news. Soon Rela is regularly recording next week's news, even what is to happen in the far future. It's fun, at first, unti... View more info

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Die Softly

By: Pike, Christopher

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Archway: 1991

Seller ID: 2264736


Sticker on front wrapper verso, pages faintly toned. 1991 Mass Market Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 248 pp. Herb, a lecherous high school photography buff, plants his camera in the girls' shower room, and when a cheerleader mysteriously dies that same night, Herb realizes that he holds the evidence to her murder. View more info

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Weekend

By: Pike, Christopher

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Scholastic: 1986

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2264737


1st printing. Spine creased, pages lightly toned. 1986 Mass Market Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 230 pp. The sun is out. The beach is beautiful. The sea is perfect. And for nine friends this weekend in Mexico is a dream holiday. But the dream turns into a nightmare when they are poisoned and trapped in a snake-filled room - someone seems to be out to spoil their fun but surely it couldn't be one of the group? View more info

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On the Beach

By: Shute, Nevil

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.:

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2263593


Pages faintly toned. We have more books available by this author!. 234 pp. They are the last generation, the innocent victims of an accidental war, living out their last days, making do with what they have, hoping for a miracle. As the deadly rain moves ever closer, the world as we know it winds toward an inevitable end.... View more info

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Sexing the Cherry

By: Winterson, Jeanette

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The Atlantic Monthly Press: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2265929


First edition. A fine copy. 1990 Hard Cover. 167 pp. Set in 17th century London, Sexing the Cherry is about the journeys of a mother, known as The Dog Woman, and her protégé, Jordan.[2] They journey in a space-time flux: across the seas to find exotic fruits such as bananas and pineapples; and across time, with glimpses of the present and references to Charles I of England and Oliver Cromwell. The mother’s physical appearance is somewhat grotesque. She is a giant, wr... View more info

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Time of the Fourth Horseman

By: Yarbro, Chelsea Quinn

Price: $2.00

Publisher: Ace Books: 1981

Seller ID: 1533265


1981 Mass Market Paperback. 250 pp. A near-future novel dealing with overpopulation and a plague epidemic. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Chelsea Quinn Yarbro (born September 15, 1942) is an American writer...Writing for over 35 years, Yarbro has worked in a wide variety of genres, from science fiction to westerns, from young adult adventure to historical horror. She is the author of over 70 novels and numerous short stories. She is probably best known for her series of historical ho... View more info