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Blue Light. A Novel

Blue Light. A Novel

by Mosley, Walter

Boston/New York/Toronto/London: Little, Brown, and Company, 1998. With this novel Mosley departed from his famous creation Easy Rawlins to delve into speculative fiction. And how can one not love a book that is dedicated to Thucydides? This is a Fine copy of the First Edition (stated). Dark gray paper-covered boards and spine; titled in irridescent blue on the spine. Clean text; 296 pages. This copy has been SIGNED by Mosley on the Title Page. The unclipped dustjacket is also Fine; in an archival plastic... Read more about this item
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SGD 61.94
An Atomic Phantasy. Krakatit

An Atomic Phantasy. Krakatit

by Capek, Karel

New York: Arts, Inc., 1951. Karel Capek's most famous work, always on any "top 10" list of great novels of speculative fiction, is "War with the Newts." He and his artist brother Joseph were prominent members of the European avant-garde, Capek (1890-1938), a Czech Jew, avoided the death camps by dying from natural causes, a fate not accorded his brother. "Krakiatit" can be read as a foreshadowing of the nuclear dilemma, with the scientific Genie once again released from... Read more about this item
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SGD 481.78
The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction

The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction

by Clute, John

Surry Hills, NSW: RD Press. 1995. Quarto Size [approx 24cm x 30.5cm]. Very Good condition in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in our purpose-made plastic sleeve. A nice copy. Illustrated with Colour and Black & White Photographs and illustrations. Robust, professional packaging and tracking provided for all parcels. 312 pages. . 1st Edition (Australia). Hardback.
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SGD 22.33
Krakatit

Krakatit

by Capek, Karel

New York: The Macmillan Company, 1925. Karel Capek's most famous work, always on any "top 10" list of great novels of speculative fiction, is "War with the Newts." He and his artist brother Joseph were prominent members of the European avant-garde, Capek (1890-1938), a Czech Jew, avoided the death camps by dying from natural causes, a fate not accorded his brother. "Krakiatit" can be read as a foreshadowing of the nuclear dilemma, with the scientific Genie once again... Read more about this item
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SGD 619.43
THE PUPPET MASTERS

THE PUPPET MASTERS

by Heinlein, Robert

Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc, 1951. 1st Edition "Book Club Edition. 1st Edition "Book Club Edition" THE PUPPET MASTERS. Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1951. A near fine First Edition thus copy in dust wrapper of the "Book Club Edition" with no price. Octavo, in the original tan cloth with purple stamping on the spine and purple edging on the pages. Binding is tight and no markings. The iconic dust jacket cover is bright and has minimal wear. The back of the Book Club Edition... Read more about this item
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SGD 481.78
The Trigger

The Trigger

by Clarke, Arthur C. and Kube-McDowell, Michael

London: Voyager/Harper Collins. 1999. Large octavo size [16x24cm approx]. Near Fine copy in Very Good dustjacket. Dustjacket is now protected in our purpose-made plastic sleeve. A nice copy. 550 pages. A day-after-tomorrow thriller from Arthur C. Clarke and Michael Kube-McDowell of 'Star Wars' fame. Robust, professional packaging and tracking provided for all parcels. . 1st Edition. Hardback.
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SGD 16.08
Star Begotten. A Biological Fantasia

Star Begotten. A Biological Fantasia

by Wells, H. G

London: Chatto & Windus, 1937. Wells reconsidered Mars and Martians in this speculative novel with "...a fantastic idea, quite fantastic, but neither impossible nor incredible" (from publisher). This is a Very Good (Minus) copy of the First Edition. Black cloth binding with white titling on the spine. Clean text; 199 pages. A solid copy, but with these issues: a faint bookstore stamp on the front paste-down; PO label on the FFEP; otherwise unmarked; corners not bumped, but there is a bump... Read more about this item
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SGD 206.48
War With the Newts

War With the Newts

by Capek, Karel

London: George Allen and Unwin Ltd, 1937. An iconic dystopian novel by the great Czech modernist who was the first to populize the word "Robot." First published in English in January 1937; this is a Fine copy of the Second Impression from May of the same year [stated]. Turquoise cloth binding with titling in yellow on the spine and front cover. Clean text; 348 pages, with three pages of publisher adverts in the rear. Very fresh and clear, with no spotting, the bane of English publishing. The... Read more about this item
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SGD 550.60
The Lord of the Rings (3 Volumes)

The Lord of the Rings (3 Volumes)

by Tolkien, J.R.R

Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1967. The three-volume set of Tolkien's classic fantasy tale; the revised Second Edition. The first two volumes ("The Fellowship of the Ring" and "The Two Towers") are (stated) First Printings; Volume Three ("The Return of the King") is the (stated) Second printing. Black decorative cloth bindings; gilt lettering on the spine, with a decoration of the Ring in gilt and (different on each volume) copper, red, and magenta. Clean texts; 423... Read more about this item
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SGD 275.30
To Your Scattered Bodies Go

To Your Scattered Bodies Go

by Farmer, Phillip Jose

New York: Berkley Medallion, 1971. The first volume of Farmer's acclaimed "Riverworld " series; somewhat uncommon in decent condition This is a Fine copy of the Book Club Edition, which can serve as a reasonable place-holder until one can afford the First Edition. Red paper-covered boards with black lettering on the spine. Clean and fresh text; 217 pages. The dustjacket is Very Good (Plus): unclipped, with light edgewear, some creasing and a closed tear. In an archival plastic protector..... Read more about this item
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SGD 48.18
Island Paradise

Island Paradise

by PAGE, Kathy

London: Methuen. 1989. Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition in Very Good Dustjacket. Priceclipped DJ protected in our purpose-made clear archival plastic sleeve. A nice copy. page edges lightly age-toned. Previous owner's initials to front free endpaper. 192 pages. A haunting novel, set in the future, which explores politics, violence and the responsibilities that we all share when we consent to be governed. An early novel by the nobale British-Canadian author. Robust,... Read more about this item
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SGD 31.27
Providence

Providence

by Armstrong, Gary Robert

South Australia: Paperwood publishing. Very Good condition. Robust, professional packaging and tracking provided for all parcels. 516. . 1st Edition. Trade Paperback.
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SGD 13.40
The Island of Doctor Moreau

The Island of Doctor Moreau

by Wells, H. G

London: William Heinemann, 1905. Shipwreck, mad scientist, and experimental creatures - this scientific classic was first printed in 1898 and reprinted a year later. This is a Very Good copy of Heinemann's Third Impression (stated). This edition more scarce than the First. Green cloth binding, ruled on the covers; titling and decorations on the spine in gilt. Clean text; x, 219 pages; followed by a Note regarding its partial appearance in the Saturday Review of January 1895; followed by a one-page... Read more about this item
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SGD 447.36
The Shape of Things to Come. The Ultimate Revolution

The Shape of Things to Come. The Ultimate Revolution

by Wells, H. G

London: Hutchinson & Co. (Publishers) LTD., 1933. Wells is famous for his great science fiction novels; here is his "great dream of the future," a significant and scarce work of a "future history" of the world. The history extends to 2016, by which time Wells has predicted many things that now are commonplace.. This is a Very Good (Plus) copy of the First Edition. Dark blue cloth binding, titling on the spine in gilt, and blindstamped to the front cover.Clean text; 432 pages, with... Read more about this item
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SGD 722.66
Meteor

Meteor

by Capek, Karel

New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1935. Karel Capek is famed for his first use of the word "robot," and his iconic novel "War with the Newts." He was nominated for the Nobel prize seven times. This is the second volume in his "Noetic Trilogy" (the others are "Hordubal" and "An Ordinary Life"). First published in Prague in 1934; this is a Near Fine copy of the First American Edition, translated by M. & R. Weatherall. This is a scarce title, certainly... Read more about this item
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SGD 688.25
The Drowned World and The Wind from Nowhere

The Drowned World and The Wind from Nowhere

by Ballard, J.G

Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1965. Two of Ballard's early classic novels together in Book Club Edition. Black cloth binding with gilt titling on the spine. Clean text; 316 pages, very fresh. Previous-owner signature on the FFEP, else a Fine copy. The dustjacket is unclipped; tiniest hints of wear at the head and foot of the spine, else Fine. In an archival plastic protector.. Book Club (BCE/BOMC). Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.
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SGD 89.47
From the Earth to the Moon. Direct in Ninety-Seven Hours and Twenty Minutes: And a Trip Around It

From the Earth to the Moon. Direct in Ninety-Seven Hours and Twenty Minutes: And a Trip Around It

by Verne, Jules

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1905. Verne's classic speculative tale was first in America in 1874. This is an attractive reprint. Red cloth binding, ruled on the front cover with the publisher's stamped device. Titling in gilt on the spine. Clean text; vii, 323 pages. Frontis illustration and eleven others within. previous owner has stamped his name on both the front and rear paste-downs. Spine has faded but gilt remains bright; mild bumps to the corners; light soiling. A decent copy..... Read more about this item
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SGD 103.24
HOW TO BUILD A PLANET. Signed Typescript

HOW TO BUILD A PLANET. Signed Typescript

by Anderson, Poul

N.p, N.d.: Änderson, 1971. First Edition. First Edition. Signed by Author. Anderson, Poul. HOW TO BUILD A PLANET. Signed. n.p. n.d. "The axial inclination is also a matter of choice. One might have postulated a really rakish tilt and thus have gotten some extreme seasons". One page Typed Manuscript Signed by Poul Anderson. An excerpt from, How To Build A Planet, originally published in the 1971 SFWA Handbook, later a Chapbook with Stephen L Gillett 81/2" X 11". 2 typed paragraphs on white paper stock.... Read more about this item
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SGD 440.48
The Great Aeroplane. A Thrilling Tale of Adventure

The Great Aeroplane. A Thrilling Tale of Adventure

by Brereton, Captain F.S

New York/Boston: H.M. Caldwell Company, 1911. This is a Very Good (Plus) copy of the First Edition. in a fabulous decorative binding. Green cloth with a striking illustration of the aeroplane in question stamped in black, tan, and light blue. Titling in gilt on the front cover and the spine, which is illustrated with a native warrior. Clean text; vi, list of illustrations, pagination from 9 to 396. Page ends stained in green. Gray endpapers, with a contemporary (1912) gift inscription on both the first... Read more about this item
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SGD 275.30
Christian Nation A Novel

Christian Nation A Novel

by Rich, Frederic C

New York: W.W. Norton & Company. 2013. Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Fine condition in a Near Fine Dustjacket - DJ now protected in our purpose-made plastic sleeve. An excellent copy. Robust, professional packaging and tracking provided for all parcels. 342 pages. What would happen if Sarah Palin became President and the United States stumbled down a terrifyingly credible path towards theocracy. . 1st Edition. Hardback.
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SGD 19.65
The Day of Creation

The Day of Creation

by Ballard, J.G

Toronto: Lester & Orpen Dennys, 1987. This is a Near Fine copy of the First Canadian Edition (stated First Edition) Black cloth binding withgilt titling on the spine. Clean text; 254 pages. two faint erasures on the FFEP; else Fine. The dustwrapper is Fine; unclipped, in an archival plastic protector.. First Canadian Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
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SGD 41.30
The Resurrections A Novel

The Resurrections A Novel

by Louvish, Simon

New York: Four Walls Eight Windows. 1994. Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in purpose-made plastic sleeve. A nice copy. 215 pages. A speculative fantasy of an alternate history of the 20th century, where Trotsky has just died after leading USSR for 44 years, Adolf Hitler is German emigre and ex-Senator for Illinois and Che Guevera is trying to overthrow Mussolini. Robust, professional packaging and tracking provided for all parcels. . 1st... Read more about this item
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SGD 31.27
When the Sleeper Wakes

When the Sleeper Wakes

by Wells, H. G

New York & London: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1913. This dystopian novel was first published in 1899. Here is a Very Good copy of a Later Printing. Wells, who professed disatisfaction with the novel, made several changes in the 1910. Among them, he changed the title to "Awakes" rather than "Wakes." This book retains the earlier title but with the Harper code "I-N" indicating printing in September of 1913. A bit of a mystery, and Quercus invites any clarification... Read more about this item
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SGD 103.24
The Midwich Cukoos

The Midwich Cukoos

by Wyndham, John

London: Michael Joseph, 1969. John Wyndham (1903-1969) is the thinking man's science fiction writer; his prose is always elegant! Probably his most famous novel was "The Day of the Triffids," but this one is close behind. Both were made into films. Originally published in 1957, this is a Very Good (Minus) copy of the Ninth Impression (May 1969). Dark brown cloth binding with gilt lettering on the spine. Clean text; 239 pages. While unmarked, the pages show rather ham-handed prior readers;... Read more about this item
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SGD 61.94
Futureland

Futureland

by Mosley, Walter

New York: Warner Books, 2001. After the success of his mystery series, Mosley surprised by switching to science fiction with "Blue Light." Here are nine interlocking stories in the same vein. This is a Fine copy of the First Edition (stated First Printing November 2001). Mottled light blue paper-covered boards; turquoise spine with titling in silver. Clean text; 356 pages. The dustjacket is also Fine, unclipped. In an archival plastic protector. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over... Read more about this item
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SGD 34.41