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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 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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3 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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4 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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5 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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6 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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7 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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8 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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9 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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10 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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11 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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12 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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13 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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14 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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15 BURROUGHS, EDGAR RICE Tanar of Pellucidar
New York Metropolitan Books 1929 
First Edition. Ownership signature, about fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Price: 1000.00 USD
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16 BURROUGHS, EDGAR RICE Tanar of Pellucidar
New York Metropolitan Books 1929 
First Edition. Some slight rubbing, else near fine in a fine fresh dust jacket. 
Price: 1000.00 USD
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17 BURROUGHS, EDGAR RICE Tarzan of the Air. A Program With a Readymade Audience
Tarzana, CA Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. 1934 
First Edition. A published pamphlet measuring 81/2” x 11” promoting a radio campaign of a series of Tarzan stories, outlining the marketability of Tarzan as a character, the profitability of accompanying sideline merchandising, the recording details, and the on-board sponsors. The cover of the pamphlet is a color painting by J. Allen St. John of a beautiful woman standing over the dead body of a lion holding a dagger, poised at her breast, with a handsome young Tarzan approaching from the background as another angry lion looks on. With original printed envelope. Fine. 
Price: 275.00 USD
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18 BURROUGHS, EDGAR RICE The Deputy Sherriff of Commanche County - Original Unused Dust Jacket for the First Edition
Tarzana Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. 1940 
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: 185.00 USD
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19 BURROUGHS, EDGAR RICE The Gods of Mars
New York Grosset & Dunlap n.d. (circa 1932) 
Early reprint edition. Cover art of the dust jacket by Frank Schoonover is the same as that of the first edition. Unusually bright clean copy with a touch of foxing to a few pages in a bright dust jacket with one small tear. Attractive copy. 
Price: 450.00 USD
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20 CARD, ORSON SCOTT How To Write Science Fiction and Fantasy
Cincinnati Writer's Digest Books 1990 
First Edition. Fine bright copy with printed boards and without dust jacket as issued. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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