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1 ANDERSON, POUL Conan the Rebel (ISBN: 0553138316 / 0-553-13831-6)
New York Bantam Books 1980 
First printing. Paperbound. Illustrated by Tim Kirk. Fine bright copy in printed wrappers. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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2 ANDERSON, POUL, GARDNER DOZOIS, JAMES GUNN, GEORGE R.R. MARTIN, THOMAS F. MONTELEONE, ANDREW J. OFFUTT, JERRY POURNELLE, TOM PURDOM, GENE SNYDER, & KATE WILHELM Writing & Selling Science Fiction by The Science Fiction Writers of America
Cincinnati, OH Writer's Digest 1976 
First Edition. Signed by Jerry Pournelle at his contribution. Advance review copy with the publisher's dated notice laid in. Fine in a fine bright dust jacket. A fun and informative guide for the professional (& hopeful amateur) science fiction writer with advice on all matters, including how to get “those crazy ideas” from James Gunn, how to create a believable alien by George R.R. Martin, Kate Wilhelm on characterization, etc. With an introduction by C.L. Grant: “Getting Your Feet Wet.” 
Price: 85.00 USD
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3 ASIMOV, ISAAC Foundation's Edge
Garden City Doubleday 1982 
First Edition. Fine in a dust jacket with a minute hint of wear. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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4 ASIMOV, ISAAC (DICK, PHILIP K.) The End of Eternity
New York Signet 1958 
First Edition - Paperback. From the library of Joan Simpson, the woman with whom science fiction author Philip K. Dick shared his last serious romantic relationship. Laid in is a documentation book mark stating that this book is from the Simpson library with photographs of Philip and Joan and with the text of a letter, dated April 27, 1977, which Philip wrote to his friend, noted book dealer Ray Torrence, lovingly and eloquently expressing his deep feelings for Joan. On the ending of their relationship in late 1977, this from ‘Divine Invasions. A Life of Philip K. Dick' by Lawrence Sutin, pg. 252: “...Phil now balked at a permanent move back to Northern California, and Joan would not consider Orange County residence. The relationship ended. For years to come, Phil would miss Joan - the last woman with whom he lived in a serious relationship.” Very good lightly used copy with a touch of rubbing to the top of the spine and some edge wear in printed wrappers. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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5 BALMER, EDWIN & PHILIP WYLIE After Worlds Collide
Philadelphia Lippincott c. 1944 
First Lippincott Edition Thus. This was the file copy of Hollywood film agent, H.N. Swanson, with his agency stamp. Very good copy with some adhesive marks to the endpapers and some minor discoloration to the cloth at the spine in a very good lightly used dust jacket with some minor fading and spotting to the spine and some small tears and slight edge wear. 
Price: 375.00 USD
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6 BEAUMONT, CHARLES The Hunger and Other Stories
New York Putnam 1957 
First Edition of the Author's First Book. Fine in a very good plus dust jacket. 
Price: 350.00 USD
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7 BESTER, ALFRED The Computer Connection (ISBN: 0399114815 / 0-399-11481-5)
New York Berkeley/Putnam 1975 
First Edition. Near fine copy with a hint of edge wear and minor browning in a near fine bright dust jacket with a couple of very tiny tears. A novel full of the best science fiction themes - space travel, time travel, immortality, advanced technology, a hideous monster, humor, and terrific characters. 
Price: 37.50 USD
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8 BLACKWOOD, ALGERNON Tongues of Fire
London Herbert Jenkins 1924 
First Edition. Fine bright copy in the rare dust jacket, which has some very small chips and minor soiling and wear. A collection of supernatural tales. 
Price: 2250.00 USD
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9 BRACKETT, LEIGH / ROBERT SILERBERG (DICK, PHILIP K.) The Nemesis from Terra by Leigh Brackett and Collision Course by Robert Silverberg
New York Ace Books 1961 
First Edition - Paperback Original, No. F-123. An Ace Double Novel. From the library of Joan Simpson, the woman with whom science fiction author Philip K. Dick shared his last serious romantic relationship. Laid in is a documentation book mark stating that this book is from the Simpson library with photographs of Philip and Joan and with the text of a letter, dated April 27, 1977, which Philip wrote to his friend, noted book dealer Ray Torrence, lovingly and eloquently expressing his deep feelings for Joan. On the ending of their relationship in late 1977, this from ‘Divine Invasions. A Life of Philip K. Dick' by Lawrence Sutin, pg. 252: “...Phil now balked at a permanent move back to Northern California, and Joan would not consider Orange County residence. The relationship ended. For years to come, Phil would miss Joan - the last woman with whom he lived in a serious relationship.” Fine bright copy in printed wrappers. 
Price: 37.50 USD
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10 BRADBURY, RAY Original Issue of ‘Written By' Magazine, Summer 2010, Vol. 14, Issue 4 - Featuring a Cover Story on Ray Bradbury, ‘A Lion at 90: Zen in the Art of Ray Bradbury's Life' by F.X. Feeney
Los Angeles The Writer's Guild of America 1921 
First Edition. Original issue of ‘Written By' magazine featuring a cover article on Ray Bradbury ‘A Lion at 90: Zen in the Art of Ray Bradbury's Life' by F.X. Feeney. Photographic portrait of Mr. Bradbury by Ralph Nelson and cover illustration of Mr. Bradbury by Pixar animation artist Lou Romano. Illustrated with early and contemporary black & white and color photographs of Mr. Bradbury and with terrific full-color images of his various book covers over the years. With an original story by Bradbury, ‘The Dog With the Red Bandana.' Fine copy in printed wrappers. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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11 BRADBURY, RAY (DICK, PHILIP K.) Dandelion Wine
New York Bantam 1959 
First Edition - Paperback. From the library of Joan Simpson, the woman with whom science fiction author Philip K. Dick shared his last serious romantic relationship. Laid in is a documentation book mark stating that this book is from the Simpson library with photographs of Philip and Joan and with the text of a letter, dated April 27, 1977, which Philip wrote to his friend, noted book dealer Ray Torrence, lovingly and eloquently expressing his deep feelings for Joan. On the ending of their relationship in late 1977, this from ‘Divine Invasions. A Life of Philip K. Dick' by Lawrence Sutin, pg. 252: “...Phil now balked at a permanent move back to Northern California, and Joan would not consider Orange County residence. The relationship ended. For years to come, Phil would miss Joan - the last woman with whom he lived in a serious relationship.” Very good lightly used copy with a touch of edge wear in printed wrappers. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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12 BRADBURY, RAY (DICK, PHILIP K.) The Illustrated Man
New York Bantam Books 1952 
First Edition - Paperback, No. 991. From the library of Joan Simpson, the woman with whom science fiction author Philip K. Dick shared his last serious romantic relationship. Laid in is a documentation book mark stating that this book is from the Simpson library with photographs of Philip and Joan and with the text of a letter, dated April 27, 1977, which Philip wrote to his friend, noted book dealer Ray Torrence, lovingly and eloquently expressing his deep feelings for Joan. On the ending of their relationship in late 1977, this from ‘Divine Invasions. A Life of Philip K. Dick' by Lawrence Sutin, pg. 252: “...Phil now balked at a permanent move back to Northern California, and Joan would not consider Orange County residence. The relationship ended. For years to come, Phil would miss Joan - the last woman with whom he lived in a serious relationship.” Ownership signature to the interior of the front cover. Good copy with some signs of use, a small 15 cent stamp to the front cover, a bit of edge wear and a trace of dust soiling in printed wrappers. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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13 BRADBURY, RAY (DICK, PHILIP K.) The Illustrated Man
New York Bantam Books 1952 
First Edition - Paperback, No. 991. From the library of Joan Simpson, the woman with whom science fiction author Philip K. Dick shared his last serious romantic relationship. Laid in is a documentation book mark stating that this book is from the Simpson library with photographs of Philip and Joan and with the text of a letter, dated April 27, 1977, which Philip wrote to his friend, noted book dealer Ray Torrence, lovingly and eloquently expressing his deep feelings for Joan. On the ending of their relationship in late 1977, this from ‘Divine Invasions. A Life of Philip K. Dick' by Lawrence Sutin, pg. 252: “...Phil now balked at a permanent move back to Northern California, and Joan would not consider Orange County residence. The relationship ended. For years to come, Phil would miss Joan - the last woman with whom he lived in a serious relationship.” Very good plus copy with some signs of use, a bit of edge wear and a trace of dust soiling in printed wrappers. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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14 BRADBURY, RAY (DICK, PHILIP K.) The Martian Chronicles
New York Bantam 1962 
Later Printing - Paperback. Inconspicuous ownership signature. From the library of Joan Simpson, the woman with whom science fiction author Philip K. Dick shared his last serious romantic relationship. Laid in is a documentation book mark stating that this book is from the Simpson library with photographs of Philip and Joan and with the text of a letter, dated April 27, 1977, which Philip wrote to his friend, noted book dealer Ray Torrence, lovingly and eloquently expressing his deep feelings for Joan. On the ending of their relationship in late 1977, this from ‘Divine Invasions. A Life of Philip K. Dick' by Lawrence Sutin, pg. 252: “...Phil now balked at a permanent move back to Northern California, and Joan would not consider Orange County residence. The relationship ended. For years to come, Phil would miss Joan - the last woman with whom he lived in a serious relationship.” Very good lightly used copy with a touch of creasing to the spine and edge wear in printed wrappers. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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15 BRADBURY, RAY (DICK, PHILIP K.) The October Country
New York Ballantine Books 1955 
First Edition - Paperback, No. F-139. From the library of Joan Simpson, the woman with whom science fiction author Philip K. Dick shared his last serious romantic relationship. Laid in is a documentation book mark stating that this book is from the Simpson library with photographs of Philip and Joan and with the text of a letter, dated April 27, 1977, which Philip wrote to his friend, noted book dealer Ray Torrence, lovingly and eloquently expressing his deep feelings for Joan. On the ending of their relationship in late 1977, this from ‘Divine Invasions. A Life of Philip K. Dick' by Lawrence Sutin, pg. 252: “...Phil now balked at a permanent move back to Northern California, and Joan would not consider Orange County residence. The relationship ended. For years to come, Phil would miss Joan - the last woman with whom he lived in a serious relationship.” Very good copy with some signs of use, a faint creasing to the spine and with some small chips to the spine in printed wrappers. A collection of nineteen short pieces, fifteen of which appeared in Bradbury's first book, ‘Dark Carnival.' With cover art by Joe Magnaini. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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16 BRADBURY, RAY, CHAD OLIVER, THEODORE STURGEON (DICK, PHILIP K.) 3 to the Highest Power: ‘The Lost City of Mars' by Ray Bradbury, ‘One Foot and the Grave' by Theodore Sturgeon, and ‘The Marginal Man' by Chad Oliver
New York Avon 1968 
First Edition - Paperback Original. From the library of Joan Simpson, the woman with whom science fiction author Philip K. Dick shared his last serious romantic relationship. Laid in is a documentation book mark stating that this book is from the Simpson library with photographs of Philip and Joan and with the text of a letter, dated April 27, 1977, which Philip wrote to his friend, noted book dealer Ray Torrence, lovingly and eloquently expressing his deep feelings for Joan. On the ending of their relationship in late 1977, this from ‘Divine Invasions. A Life of Philip K. Dick' by Lawrence Sutin, pg. 252: “...Phil now balked at a permanent move back to Northern California, and Joan would not consider Orange County residence. The relationship ended. For years to come, Phil would miss Joan - the last woman with whom he lived in a serious relationship.” A collection of three novellas: ‘The Lost City of Mars' by Ray Bradbury, ‘One Foot and the Grave' by Theodore Sturgeon, and ‘The Marginal Man' by Chad Oliver, all edited by William F. Nolan. Tiny bookstore stamp to bottom edge. Very good copy with some signs of use, some minor creasing to the spine and rear cover, and a bit of edge wear in printed wrappers. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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17 BROWN, FREDRIC Compliments of a Fiend
London Boardman 1951 
First Edition. Lending library stamps on the front pastedown with some slight offsetting to the endpapers, overall a used and worn copy without dust jacket. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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18 BROWN, FREDRIC Paradox Lost. And Twelve Other Great Science Fiction Stories (ISBN: 0394484487 / 0-394-48448-7)
New York Random House 1973 
First Edition. Near fine copy with a faint trace of fading around the top and bottom edges in a near fine dust jacket with a trace of edge wear. A collection of thirteen short stories never before published in book form, including “Aelurophobe” a story about a man whose morbid fear of cats is cured, “Double Standard” - an interesting take on the concept of censorship from the TV set's point of view, and ”Knock” wherein a man who believes himself to be the last person on Earth hears a knock at the door. 
Price: 37.50 USD
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19 BURROUGHS, EDGAR RICE Carson of Venus - Original Unused Dust Jacket for the First Edition
Tarzana Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. 1939 
First Edition. ORIGINAL DUST JACKET ONLY, NO BOOK INCLUDED. Color painting illustration by John Coleman Burroughs. In storage all these years this dust jacket is in as new in condition, and is unfolded. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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20 BURROUGHS, EDGAR RICE Synthetic Men of Mars
Tarzana Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. 1940 
First Edition, First Printing. Upper corner of rear board slightly bumped, else a very good copy in a bright as new advance dust jacket with information to booksellers on how to promote the book printed on the inside. Jacket color painting illustration by John Coleman Burroughs. Rare in this form. 
Price: 750.00 USD
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