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Image for Yesterday's Tomorrows: A Historical Survey of Future Societies

Yesterday's Tomorrows: A Historical Survey of Future Societies

By: Armytage, Walter Harry Green

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Routledge & Kegan Paul PLC: 1968

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 004278

ISBN: 0710060548

Condition: Near Fine


First edition first printing. Hardback book is tight clean and square. Boards sharp and clean, title gilt perfect. Text block clean, with light toning to edges. The pages are crisp and unblemished. Feels very lightly read. Lovely sharp spine ends, near fine condition. Two 3mm tears to top edge of rear panel, sunned title to spine, front panel perfect. Overall near fine. For grading accuracy books are photographed without a protective book cover. This book is fitted with a non adhesive archival quality book protector to make a worthy addition to your collection. Note we do not use stock ima... View more info

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Faces of the Future: The Lessons of Science Fiction

By: Ash, Brian

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Elek/Pemberton: 1975

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 004255

ISBN: 0236310046

Condition: Near Fine


First edition first printing. Hardback book is tight clean and square. Boards sharp and clean, title gilt perfect. Text block clean, with hint of toning to edges. The pages are crisp and unblemished. Feels lightly read. Sharp spine ends, near fine condition. Jacket some minor crimping and rubs edges. Wear with small loss to spine ends. Light handling marks to the gloss. Overall a near fine book, with a very good jacket. For grading accuracy books are photographed without a protective book cover. This book is fitted with a non adhesive archival quality book protector to make a worthy additi... View more info

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The Issue at Hand - Studies in contemporary magazine science fiction

By: Atheling Jr, William,; ( AKA Blish, James) Ed.

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Chicago, Il, Advent Pub Inc: 1964

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 004242

ISBN: 0911682031

Condition: Fine


First edition third printing 1970. Hardback book is tight clean and square. Boards sharp and clean, title gilt perfect. Text block clean, with a hint of toning to edges. The pages are crisp and unblemished. Feels very lightly read. Fine condition. This is a privately bound copy and has no jacket as bound. Note we do not use stock images, the book pictured is the book described. A lovely very tight example of this title, a collection of SF criticism essays collected primarily from fanzines of the late '50s and early '60s. Originally issued under James Blish's pen name William Atheling Jr. A... View more info

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Fantastic Voyages

By: Boss, Judith E.; Moshier, Suzanne E.; Dubeck, Leroy W.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: New York, Springer: 2003

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 004275

ISBN: 0387004408

Condition: Fine


First edition first printing. Paperback book is tight clean and square. Covers sharp and clean, block clean, with light toning to edges. The pages are crisp and unblemished. Feels lightly read, no reading creases. Fine condition. Note we do not use stock images, the book pictured is the book described. A very nice example of this respected academic title, various essays looking at scientific principles in popular Science Fiction films (such as Terminator, Alien, Star Trek, Jurassic Park; Independence Day) and how the science is represented. A title for those who are interested in science f... View more info

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Adam Roberts: Critical Essays (Contemporary Writers: Critical Essays No. 4)

By: Callow Jr., Christos; McFarlane, Anna; Roberts, Adam; Mendlesohn, Farah; Yost, Michelle; Harrison, Niall; Parry, Catherine; Wellmann, Thomas; Raven, Paul Graham; Butler, Andrew M.; Morgan, Glyn; March-Russell, Paul

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Gylphi Limited: 2016

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 004252

ISBN: 1780240422

Condition: Near Fine


First edition first printing. Paperback book is tight clean and square. Covers sharp and clean, light handling marks to the gloss. Text block clean, with white edges. The pages are crisp and unblemished. Feels unread. near fine condition. Note we do not use stock images, the book pictured is the book described. A very nice example of this title, a collection of essays by leading academics on the work of Adam Roberts, who provides an introduction. View more info

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How to Live Forever: Science Fiction and Philosophy (review copy)

By: Clark, Stephen R L

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Routledge: 1995

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 004240

ISBN: 0415126266

Condition: Fine


First edition first printing. Hardback book is tight clean and square. Boards sharp and clean, title gilt perfect. Text block clean, with white edges. The pages are crisp and unblemished. Feels unread. Sharp spine, fine condition. Jacket some minor crimping to edges. Light handling marks to the gloss. Overall fine. For grading accuracy books are photographed without a protective book cover. This book is fitted with a non adhesive archival quality book protector to make a worthy addition to your collection. Note we do not use stock images, the book pictured is the book described. A very ni... View more info

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Voices Prophesying War 1763-1984

By: Clarke, I. F.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Oxford, Oxford University Press: 1966

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 004236

Condition: Very Good


First edition first printing. Hardback book is tight and clean with slight lean. Boards sharp and clean, title gilt perfect. Text block clean, with light toning to edges. The pages are crisp and unblemished. Feels lightly read. Minor bump to head and foot of spine, Previous owners name to FEP. Very good condition. Jacket some crimping and rubbing to edges. 6mm split to bottom fore edge of front panel. Overall very good. For grading accuracy books are photographed without a protective book cover. This book is fitted with a non adhesive archival quality book protector to make a worthy additio... View more info

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Voices Prophesying War 1763-1984 (Review Copy)

By: Clarke, I. F.

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Oxford, Oxford University Press: 1966

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 004237

Condition: Very Good


First edition first printing. Hardback book is tight clean and square. Boards sharp and clean, title gilt perfect. Text block clean, with light toning to edges. The pages are crisp and unblemished. Feels lightly read. Minor bump to head and foot of spine, Publishers review slip laid in. Very good condition. Jacket some crimping to edges. Couple of 6mm tears to top edge of rear panel, and head of spine. Overall very good. For grading accuracy books are photographed without a protective book cover. This book is fitted with a non adhesive archival quality book protector to make a worthy addit... View more info

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The Pattern of Expectation 1644 - 2001

By: Clarke, I. F.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Jonathan Cape: 1979

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 004238

Condition: Very Good


First edition first printing. Hardback book is tight clean and square. Boards sharp and clean, title gilt perfect. Text block clean, with light toning to edges. The pages are crisp and unblemished. Feels lightly read. Minor bump to head and foot of spine, Previous booksellers pencil price and notation to front pastedown. Very good condition. Jacket has fading to spine and top edges of front and rear panels. Overall very good. For grading accuracy books are photographed without a protective book cover. This book is fitted with a non adhesive archival quality book protector to make a worthy a... View more info

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The Science Fiction Novel. Imagination and Social Criticism

By: Davenport, Basil; Heinlein, Robert A.; Kornbluth, C.M.; Bester, Alfred; Bloch, Robert

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Chicago, Il, Advent Pub Inc: 1959

Edition: 3rd Edition

Seller ID: 004243

Condition: Fine


Third edition third printing 1970. Hardback book is tight clean and square. Boards sharp and clean, title gilt perfect. Text block clean, with a hint of toning to edges. The pages are crisp and unblemished. Feels very lightly read. Fine condition. This is a privately bound copy and has no jacket as bound. Note we do not use stock images, the book pictured is the book described. A lovely very tight example of this title, a collection of SF criticism essays by famous authors, introduced by Basil Davenport. The essays are: Science Fiction: Its Nature, Faults and Virtues by Robert A. Heinlein... View more info

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Utopian and Science Fiction by Women: Worlds of Difference (Liverpool Science Fiction Texts & Studies)

By: Donawerth, Jane L.; Kolmerten, Carol A.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: UK, Liverpool University Press: 1994

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 004300

ISBN: 0853232792

Condition: Near Fine


First edition first printing. Paperback book is tight clean and square. Covers clean, with lightly bumped corners. Text block clean, with light toning to edges. The pages are crisp and unblemished. Feels very lightly read. Near fine condition. Note we do not use stock images, the book pictured is the book described. A very nice example of this respected title, featuring 12 essays by female academics about utopias and science fictions as envisioned by women. View more info

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Universes of E. E. Smith (Lensman Skylark)

By: Ellik, Ron; Evans, Bill

Price: £40.00

Publisher: Chicago, Il, Advent Pub Inc: 1966

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 004241

ISBN: 0911682031

Condition: Fine


First edition third printing 1972. Hardback book is tight clean and square. Boards sharp and clean, title gilt perfect. Text block clean, with a hint of toning to edges. The pages are crisp and unblemished. Feels very lightly read. Fine condition. This is a privately bound copy and has no jacket as bound. Note we do not use stock images, the book pictured is the book described. A lovely very tight example of this title, where the authors examine the Lensman and Skylark novels of E E 'Doc' Smith, with summaries of the works followed by separate concordances for each series. Introduced . by... View more info

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Of Worlds Beyond: The science of science fiction writing: a symposium

By: Eshbach, Arthur Lloyd (Editor); Smith, EE Doc; Campbell J, John W; de Camp, Sprague; Heinlein, Robert; Williamson, Jack; van Vogt, A E; Taine, John

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Dennis Dobson: 1965

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 004250

Condition: Near Fine


First UK edition first printing. Hardback book is tight clean and square. Boards sharp and clean, title gilt perfect. Text block clean, with light toning to edges, sl. dusty top edge. The pages are crisp and unblemished. Previous owners name to FEP. Feels lightly read. Sharp spine ends, near fine condition. Jacket some minor rubbing to edges. Overall near fine. For grading accuracy books are photographed without a protective book cover. This book is fitted with a non adhesive archival quality book protector to make a worthy addition to your collection. Note we do not use stock images, the ... View more info

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Fantasy: The Literature of Subversion

By: Jackson, Rosemary

Price: £12.00

Publisher: UK, Routledge: 1998

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 004302

ISBN: 0415025621

Condition: Near Fine


First edition fourth printing 1998. Paperback book is tight clean and square. Covers clean, with lightly bumped corners. Text block clean, with light toning to edges. The pages are crisp and unblemished. Feels very lightly read. Near fine condition. Note we do not use stock images, the book pictured is the book described. A very nice example of this respected title, featuring numerous essays by the author about the fantasy genre, including the main themes and sub genres. View more info

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The Profession of Science Fiction: SF Writers on their Craft and Ideas (Insights)

By: Jakubowski, Maxim; James, Edward

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Palgrave Macmillan: 1992

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 004233

ISBN: 0333524829

Condition: Near Fine


First edition first printing. Paperback book is tight clean and square. Covers clean with touch of toning. Text block clean, with light toning to edges. The pages are crisp and unblemished. Feels lightly read. Near fine condition. Note we do not use stock images, the book pictured is the book described. A super collection of essays by SF writers explaining their creative process, the authors are as follows: The Way it Was, 1933-1937 Jack Williamson; The Development of a Science Fiction Writer James Blish; Wonderful Deathless Ditties Naomi Mitchison; From Shanghai to Shepperton J. G. Ballar... View more info

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The Profession of Science Fiction: SF Writers on their Craft and Ideas (Insights)

By: Jakubowski, Maxim; James, Edward

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Palgrave Macmillan: 1992

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 004234

ISBN: 0333524829

Condition: Near Fine


First edition first printing. Paperback book is tight clean and square. Covers clean with touch of toning. Text block clean, with white edges. Previous owners stamp to title page The pages are crisp and unblemished. Feels lightly read. Near fine condition. Note we do not use stock images, the book pictured is the book described. A super collection of essays by SF writers explaining their creative process, the authors are as follows: The Way it Was, 1933-1937 Jack Williamson; The Development of a Science Fiction Writer James Blish; Wonderful Deathless Ditties Naomi Mitchison; From Shanghai ... View more info

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Science Fiction: Ten Explorations

By: Manlove, C. N.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan and Co: 1986

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 004235

ISBN: 033336919x

Condition: Very Good


First edition first printing. Hardback book is tight and clean with slight lean. Boards sharp and clean, title gilt perfect. Text block clean, with light toning to edges. The pages are crisp and unblemished. Feels lightly read. Sharp spine ends. Previous academic ownership stamp to title page, very good condition. Jacket some minor crimping to edges. Light handling marks to the gloss. Overall a close to near fine copy. For grading accuracy books are photographed without a protective book cover. This book is fitted with a non adhesive archival quality book protector to make a worthy additio... View more info

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Modern Fantasy, Five Studies

By: Manlove, C. N.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Cambridge, Cambridge University Press: 1975

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 004253

ISBN: 0521207460

Condition: Very Good


First edition first printing. Hardback book is tight clean and square. Boards sharp and clean, title gilt perfect. Text block clean, with light toning to edges. The pages are crisp and unblemished. Feels lightly read. Sharp spine ends. Neat pencil notation to FEP. Previous academic ownership stamp to title page, with neat pencil notation, very good condition. Jacket some minor crimping and shelf wear to edges. 3mm closed tear to head of spine . Overall a very good copy. For grading accuracy books are photographed without a protective book cover. This book is fitted with a non adhesive arch... View more info

Image for Into the Unknown: Evolution of Science Fiction from Francis Godwin to H.G.Wells

Into the Unknown: Evolution of Science Fiction from Francis Godwin to H.G.Wells

By: Philmus, Robert M.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: California, University of California Press: 1970

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 004279

ISBN: 0520013948

Condition: Near Fine


First edition first printing. Hardback book is tight clean and square. Boards sharp and clean, title gilt perfect. Text block clean, with light toning to edges. The pages are crisp and unblemished. Feels very lightly read. Lovely sharp spine ends, near fine condition. Gentle wear to front panel edges, sunned to top edge of front panel and spine, rear panel sl. grubby with edgewear and chip to top edge. Overall a near fine book in a very good jacket. For grading accuracy books are photographed without a protective book cover. This book is fitted with a non adhesive archival quality book prote... View more info

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A Requiem for Astounding

By: Rogers, Alva

Price: £40.00

Publisher: Chicago, Il, Advent Pub Inc: 1964

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 004244

Condition: Fine


First edition fifth printing 1973. Hardback book is tight clean and square. Boards sharp and clean, title gilt perfect. Text block clean, with a hint of toning to edges. The pages are crisp and unblemished. Feels very lightly read. Fine condition. This is a privately bound copy and has no jacket as bound. Note we do not use stock images, the book pictured is the book described. A lovely very tight example of this title, a detailed and comprehensive history of the pulp and SF magazine Astounding Science Fiction. Has numerous illustrations and covers reproduced from the original magazine, a... View more info

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Anticipations: Essays on Early Science Fiction and its Precursors

By: Seed, David

Price: £10.00

Publisher: UK, Liverpool University Press: 1995

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 004301

ISBN: 0853234183

Condition: Near Fine


First edition first printing. Paperback book is tight clean and square. Covers clean, with lightly bumped corners. Text block clean, with light toning to edges. The pages are crisp and unblemished. Feels very lightly read. Spine has a touch of sunning. Near fine condition. Note we do not use stock images, the book pictured is the book described. A very nice example of this respected title, featuring 11 essays by recognised academics including Brian Stableford about early science fiction and other novels that built the foundations of the genre. Although this is classified as an academic t... View more info

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Ray Bradbury (Modern Masters of Science Fiction)

By: Seed, David

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Illinois, University of Illinois Press: 2015

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 004303

ISBN: 0252080580

Condition: Near Fine


First edition first printing 1998. Paperback book is tight clean and square. Covers clean, with lightly bumped corners. Text block clean, with white edges. The pages are crisp and unblemished. Feels unread. Near fine condition. Note we do not use stock images, the book pictured is the book described. A near fine copy of this respected title, exploring the work of the author Ray Bradbury in various genres across his whole career. View more info

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Divine Invasions: A Life of Philip K Dick

By: Sutin, Lawrence

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, HarperCollins: 1994

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 004254

ISBN: 058609086X

Condition: Very Good


First edition first printing. Paperback book is tight clean and square. Covers sharp and clean, couple of light creases to rear cover. Text block clean, with light toning to edges. The pages are crisp and unblemished. Feels lightly read, single non colour break reading crease to spine. Very good condition. Note we do not use stock images, the book pictured is the book described. A very nice example of this collectible first edition first printing title, a highly regarded title about the life and work of Philip K Dick, includes a section of 8 pages of photographs. View more info

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The Mechanics of Wonder: The Creation of the Idea of Science Fiction

By: Westfahl, Gary

Price: £10.00

Publisher: UK, Liverpool University Press: 1998

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 004272

ISBN: 0853235732

Condition: Near Fine


First edition first printing. Paperback book is tight clean and square. Covers sharp and clean, block clean, with light toning to edges. The pages are crisp and unblemished. Feels lightly read. Near fine condition. Note we do not use stock images, the book pictured is the book described. A very nice example of this respected academic title, Westfahl examines the origins and development of the idea of Science Fiction, and in particular reassessing the role of both Hugo Gernsback and John W Campbell, who have both have been dismissed by earlier critics. A title for those who are interested ... View more info

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Universe Makers

By: Wollheim, Donald A.

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Gollancz: 1972

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 004248

ISBN: 0575013389

Condition: Near Fine


First edition first printing. Hardback book is tight clean and square. Boards sharp and clean, title gilt perfect. Text block clean, with light toning to edges, sl. dusty top edge. The pages are crisp and unblemished. Feels lightly read. Sharp spine ends, near fine condition. Jacket some minor crimping to top edge. Light handling marks to the gloss. Overall near fine. For grading accuracy books are photographed without a protective book cover. This book is fitted with a non adhesive archival quality book protector to make a worthy addition to your collection. Note we do not use stock image... View more info