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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

Condition: Good


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. 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 a utopian novel by Edward Bellamy, a lawyer and writer from western Massachusetts, and was first published in 1888. According to Erich Fromm, Looking Backward is one of t... 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

Condition: Very Good


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. It illuminates injustices and social inequalities that exist in civilizations focused on technological progress and the purs... View more info

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Planet of the Apes

By: Boulle, Pierre; Fielding, Xan (Translator)

Price: $300.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 2010

Seller ID: 2268790

Condition: Near Fine


From the collection of Dr. Virgil R. Trout, Easton bookplate with his name and date (6/8/2010) in black ink on front flyleaf. 248, [4] pp. 8vo. Full brown leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Color frontispiece by Dennis Lyall. Translated from the French by Xan Fielding. Boulle's classic 1963 novel differs in several ways from the 1968 movie and its various spinoffs. While the bare-bones story is familiar—astronaut travels to a planet populated by intelligent apes, is captured, fights to prove that he is a thinking creature—the... 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

ISBN: 0809051001

Condition: Fine


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 the world’s most unforgettable dystopian futures, and in Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, the artist Tim Hamilton translat... View more info

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Prey

By: Crichton, Michael

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Harper Collins: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2274098

ISBN: 0066214122

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Jacket faintly toned, top page ridge lightly foxed. 2002 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xiii, [1], 367, [3] pp. 8vo. In the Nevada desert, an experiment has gone horribly wrong. A cloud of nanoparticles—micro-robots—has escaped from the laboratory. This cloud is self-sustaining and self-reproducing. It is intelligent and learns from experience. For all practical purposes, it is alive. It has been programmed as a predator. It is evolving swiftly, becoming more deadly with each passing hour. Every attempt to destroy it has failed. And we are the prey... View more info

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The Past Through Tomorrow: Future History Stories

By: Heinlein, Robert A.; Knight, Damon

Price: $40.00

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons: 1967

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2277470

ISBN: 0399106200

Condition: Good


First edition. Lacks jacket. Boards soiled,. 1967 Hard Cover. 667, [5] pp. 8vo. A collection of short stories by one of the fathers of science fiction, and author of Stranger in a Strange Land. Introduction by Damon Knight. Robert Anson Heinlein was born in Missouri in 1907, and was raised there. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1929, but was forced by illness to retire from the Navy in 1934. He settled in California and over the next five years held a variety of jobs while doing post-graduate work in mathematics and physics at the University of California. In 1939 he sold his first... View more info

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The Black Cloud

By: Hoyle, Fred; Benford, Gregory

Price: $30.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1986

Seller ID: 2280919

Condition: Near Fine


1986 Full-Leather. 200 pp. 8vo. Full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Introduction by Gregory Benford, illustrations by Richard M. Powers. Astronomers in England and America have made a terrifying discovery: an ominous black cloud the size of Jupiter is travelling straight towards our solar system. If their calculations are correct, the cloud's path will bring it between the Earth and the Sun, blocking out the Sun's rays and threatening unimaginable consequences for our planet. With the fate of every living thing on Earth in th... 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

Condition: Near Fine


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

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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

ISBN: 076531908X

Condition: Fine


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 apparent that the key to future salvation lies in the past. In 2052 a secret research facility in the Vatican is recruiting sci... View more info

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Beaker's Dozen

By: Kress, Nancy

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Tor: 1999

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2273423

ISBN: 031286843X

Condition: Very Good


First printing. Ink stamp on top page ridge. 1999 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 352 pp. The twenty-first century, it's often remarked, will transform our knowledge of biology, in the same way that the twentieth century transformed physics. With knowledge of course, comes application. And with the application of all we are learning about genetic engineering come social and ethical questions, some of them knotty. This is where science fiction enters, stage left. Scientific laboratories are where the new technologies are rehearsed. Science fiction rehearses the im... View more info

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This Perfect Day

By: Levin, Ira

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Random House: 1970

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2279350

Condition: Very Good


First edition. A bit smoky. 1970 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 309, [3] pp. 8vo. This Perfect Day (1970), by Ira Levin, is a heroic science fiction novel of a technocratic utopia. Often compared to Nineteen Eighty-Four and Brave New World, This Perfect Day is in some ways more subtle in its depiction of the oppressive society of the story. View more info

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Die Softly

By: Pike, Christopher

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Archway: 1991

Seller ID: 2264736

ISBN: 0671690566

Condition: Very Good


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

ISBN: 0590442562

Condition: Very Good


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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The War in the Air, and Particularly How Mr. Bert Smallways Fared While It Lasted (Modern Library)

By: Wells, H.G. [Herbert George]

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Boni and Liveright, Inc. / Modern Library: 1908

Seller ID: 2285924

Condition: Very Good


Front hinge just beginning to weaken. 1908 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 395, [1] pp. Navy blue limp leather, gilt titles, decorated endpapers. Nautical engraving precedes text. The War in the Air, a military science fiction novel by H.G. Wells, written in four months in 1907 and serialised and published in 1908 in The Pall Mall Magazine, is like many of Wells's works notable for its prophetic ideas, images, and concepts—in this case, the use of the aircraft for the purpose of warfare and the coming of World War I. The novel's hero is Bert Smallways, a forward-thi... View more info