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Main Index : CATALOG - Full - in stock : NON-FICTION BOOKS : SF History/Criticism/etc : Hardcovers
Greenwood Press US/Aldwych Press UKGreenwood Press US/Aldwych Press UK
The following academic volumes are available for special orders only. They are not held in stock and as at this moment are unseen by us:-


Brian Aldiss, THE TWINKLING OF AN EYE (Signed) Brian Aldiss, THE TWINKLING OF AN EYE (Signed)
Little, Brown & Co UK. "All my past is accepted." For forty years the creator of science fiction's most eloquent visions of tomorrow, Brian Aldiss has turned his distinctive conviction and clarity of thought to a subject no less vivid, strident or fascinating - the making of his own life. [5]

Price: £20.00


Mike Ashley, TIME MACHINES - Hcvr
Liverpool University Press UK. First Edn. 'The Story of the Science-Fiction Pulp Magazines from the beginning to 1950'. First of 3 volumes covering the History of SF mags. A complete revision and considerable expansion of Ashley's earlier Histories published in the 1970s. [5]

Price: £32.00

Mike Ashley, TIME MACHINES - Hcvr


(Clive Barker) Douglas E Winter, CLIVE BARKER: THE DARK FANTASTIC - Hcvr (Clive Barker) Douglas E Winter, CLIVE BARKER: THE DARK FANTASTIC - Hcvr
HarperCollins UK. First Edn. This detailed and highly literate biography offers readers a privileged insight into Barker's Liverpool childhood and adolescence, his forays into the world of theatre, mime and direction, his meteoric rise to fame, his move to Hollywood and his growth as an artist... (Now due ???) [5?]

Price: £17.99


James Blish (writing as William Atheling Jr), THE ISSUE AT HAND - Hcvr
Advent US. First hardcover Edn. Collected critical reviews. [3]

Price: £11.99

James Blish (writing as William Atheling Jr), THE ISSUE AT HAND - Hcvr


James Blish (as William Atheling Jr), MORE ISSUES AT HAND - Hcvr James Blish (as William Atheling Jr), MORE ISSUES AT HAND - Hcvr
Advent US. Collected critical reviews. [3]

Price: £11.99


James Blish, THE TALE THAT WAGS THE GOD - Hcvr
Advent US. First Edn. A third collection of critical reviews/essays by Blish. Edited by Cy Chauvin[4] - Hcvr

Price: £14.50

James Blish, THE TALE THAT WAGS THE GOD - Hcvr


(Ray Bradbury) Harold Bloom (ed), MODERN CRITICAL VIEWS: RAY BRADBURY - Hcvr (Ray Bradbury) Harold Bloom (ed), MODERN CRITICAL VIEWS: RAY BRADBURY - Hcvr
Chelsea House US. First Edn. Essays by D Knight, W L Johnson (2), Wm Touponce, H Pierce, L Diskin, G K Wolfe, K Hoskinson and Bradbury himself. Plus chronology and bibliography. [3]

Price: £34.99


(Ray Bradbury) Robin A Reid, RAY BRADBURY: A CRITICAL COMPANION - Hcvr
Greenwood Press US/UK. First Edn. "...traces Bradbury's interesting life, examining his early literary efforts, his forays into Hollywood and his recent writing projects. Eight of Bradbury's major works are discussed at length, each in its own chapter." (Due Oct) [4?]

Price: £22.50

(Ray Bradbury) Robin A Reid, RAY BRADBURY: A CRITICAL COMPANION - Hcvr


Reginald Bretnor (ed), MODERN SCIENCE FICTION: Reginald Bretnor (ed), MODERN SCIENCE FICTION:
ITS MEANING AND ITS FUTURE, Advent US. Expanded 2nd edn (1979). Articles by Asimov, Boucher, Bretnor, Campbell, Clarke, de Camp, G Heard, R Moore, Pratt, P Wylie. [4]

Price: £13.99


Poppy Z Brite, GUILTY BUT INSANE - Hcvr Limited (Signed)
Subterranean Press US. Limited edition, signed by the author and numbered (1250 copies). ...a gathering of acclaimed writer Poppy Z Brite's short nonfiction including some never before published material and her collected essays from Cemetary Dance magazine. [3]

Price: £32.00

Poppy Z Brite, GUILTY BUT INSANE - Hcvr Limited (Signed)


(Fredric Brown) Jack Seabrook, MARTIANS AND MISPLACED CLUES: THE LIFE AND WORK OF FREDRIC BROWN - Pbk (Fredric Brown) Jack Seabrook, MARTIANS AND MISPLACED CLUES: THE LIFE AND WORK OF FREDRIC BROWN - Pbk
Popular Press US. The first full-length book devoted to the career of this popular author - discusses the crime fiction as well as the science fiction. [C3]

Price: £16.99


L Sprague de Camp, TIME & CHANCE - Hcvr
D Grant US. First Edn. Autobiography. 444pgs. 24pgs of photos. [9]

Price: £26.99

L Sprague de Camp, TIME & CHANCE - Hcvr


L Sprague de Camp, THE RAGGED EDGE OF SCIENCE - Hcvr L Sprague de Camp, THE RAGGED EDGE OF SCIENCE - Hcvr
Owlswick Press US. De Camp discusses some twenty archaological and anthropological mysteries.The first section deals with the debatable ground where history, mythology and archaeology meet. The second tells of occult and supernatural phenomena, cults, magic and occultism. The third section is devoted to the borderlands of science and the conflict between science on the one hand and pseudo-science and anti-science on the other. [3]

Price: £12.75


A E Cunningham ed, JACK VANCE CRITICAL APPRECIATIONS AND A BIBLIOGRAPHY
The British Library UK. Jack Vance is one of the great writers of the twentieth century. His style is unmistakable: intricate plotting, ironic wit, a celebration of the innate joy of creation and a good-humoured appreciation of its infinite possibilities all combine in a readable, addictive cocktail which has exhilarated readers for more than half a century. This collection of essays is an appreciation of his writing life with an autobiographical essy and contributions from fellow writers, critics, friends and admirers with a comprehensive and authoritative bibliography. [4]

There is a limited, signed and numbered edition of 250 copies which includes photographs as well as being signed by Jack Vance, see Signed Copies In Stock.

Price: £15.00

A E Cunningham ed, JACK VANCE CRITICAL APPRECIATIONS AND A BIBLIOGRAPHY


(Philip K Dick) Gwen Lee & Doris Elaine Sauter (eds), WHAT IF OUR WORLD IS THEIR HEAVEN?: THE FINAL CONVERSATIONS OF PHILIP K DICK - Hcvr (Philip K Dick) Gwen Lee & Doris Elaine Sauter (eds), WHAT IF OUR WORLD IS THEIR HEAVEN?: THE FINAL CONVERSATIONS OF PHILIP K DICK - Hcvr
Overlook US. First Edn. In-depth discussions with Dick recorded just six months before his death, which covers details of his writing process, his enthusiastic response to the scenes and trailers he'd seen of BLADERUNNER and accounts of his religious experiences. But the greatest amount of time was devoted to discussions of his next novel, a book he called OWL IN DAYLIGHT, a book he would not get the chance to write." [3]

Price: £21.50


(Lord Dunsany) Darrell Schweitzer, PATHWAYS TO ELFLAND:THE WRITINGS OF LORD DUNSANY - Hcvr
THE WRITINGS OF LORD DUNSANY, Owlswick Press US. First Edn. "The first complete study of the total output of this important writer." Covers the short stories, plays, novels, poetry, non-fiction, etc. Foreword by L Sprague de Camp and with illustrations in colour and b&w by Tim Kirk. [3]

Price: £19.99

(Lord Dunsany) Darrell Schweitzer, PATHWAYS TO ELFLAND:THE WRITINGS OF LORD DUNSANY - Hcvr


Peter F Hamilton, THE CONFEDERATION HANDBOOK Peter F Hamilton, THE CONFEDERATION HANDBOOK
Macmillan UK. Companion volume to the Night's Dawn trilogy and SECOND CHANCE AT EDEN. Essential background - the cultures, the starships, the status of the Confederation, the alien races as well as list of characters and their roles and, of course, details of the Timeline itself. [3]

Price: £12.99


Peter Haining, CLASSIC ERA OF AMERICAN PULP MAGAZINES - Hcvr
Prion UK. First Edn. History of the Golden Age of Pulps - 1930s to 1940s - all genres - with particular emphasis on the artwork - 250 illustrations. [6]

Price: £17.99

Peter Haining, CLASSIC ERA OF AMERICAN PULP MAGAZINES - Hcvr


ROBERT A HEINLEIN: A READER'S COMPANION - Hcvr ROBERT A HEINLEIN: A READER'S COMPANION - Hcvr
Nitrosyncretic Press US. "A comprehensive, readable look at everything SF's original grand master ever wrote." Hcvr [5]

Price: £25.99


ROBERT A HEINLEIN: A READER'S COMPANION - Trade pbk
Nitrosyncretic Press US. "A comprehensive, readable look at everything SF's original grand master ever wrote." Trade pbk [?]

Price: £19.25

ROBERT A HEINLEIN: A READER'S COMPANION - Trade pbk


Daniel Keyes, ALGERNON, CHARLIE AND I: A WRITER'S JOURNEY - Hcvr Daniel Keyes, ALGERNON, CHARLIE AND I: A WRITER'S JOURNEY - Hcvr
Challcrest US. First Edn. In the novelette "Flowers for Algernon", in the novel-length version and in the movie- version CHARLY, Keyes created two classic characters that have captured the hearts of millions around the world. Here, Keyes reveals how the story came to be written and how it has affected his life over forty years. Includes the original short version of "Flowers for Algernon." [3]

Note: the novel version - 5 million copies in print! - is currently available in the SF Masterworks series.

Price: £18.99


Stephen King, ON WRITING: A MEMOIR
Hodder UK. "A wonderful, revealing, compelling insight into his unique world as well as fascinating analysis, advice and instruction for would-be writers." (Due Oct 3) [4?]

Price: £16.99

Stephen King, ON WRITING: A MEMOIR


Patrick Parrinder (ed), LEARNING FROM OTHER WORLDS - Hcvr Patrick Parrinder (ed), LEARNING FROM OTHER WORLDS - Hcvr
Liverpool University Press UK. First Edn. 'Estrangement, Cognition and the Politics of SF and Utopia.' "The title of this volume attempts to convey the essence of 'cognitive estrangement' in relation to SF and utopia: that by imagining strange worlds we learn to see our own world in a new perspective. The cognitive and political dimension of science-fictional estrangement raises the perennial question of the relationship between imaginative invention and allegory or fable." [4?]

Price: £35.00


(Frank M Robinson, SF IN THE 20TH CENTURY: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY
Collectors Press US. Ltd edn. Signed by Robinson. A SUPERB volume containing full colour reproductions from fine copies of SF pulps, magazines, books, film posters, etc. {205} [14]

Price: £62.99

(Frank M Robinson, SF IN THE 20TH CENTURY: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY


(Frank M Robinson, SF IN THE 20TH CENTURY: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY (Frank M Robinson, SF IN THE 20TH CENTURY: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY
Collectors Press US. Ltd edn. Signed by Robinson. A SUPERB volume containing full colour reproductions from fine copies of SF pulps, magazines, books, film posters, etc. {205} Standard hardcover edn (unsigned) [12]

Price: £45.00


Andy Sawyer & David Seed (eds), SPEAKING SCIENCE FICTION - Hcvr
Liverpool University Press UK. First Edn. "This wide-ranging volume explores the various dialogues that flourish between different aspects of SF: academics and fans; writers and readers; ideological stances and national styles; different interpretations of the genre; and how language and 'voices' are used in constructing SF. Introduced by Brian Aldiss, the essays range from studies of writers such as Robert Heinlein to more contemporary writers such as Jack Womack and J G Ballard." [4?]

Price: £32.99

Andy Sawyer & David Seed (eds), SPEAKING SCIENCE FICTION - Hcvr


(Tolkien) Tom Shippey, J R R TOLKIEN: AUTHOR OF THE CENTURY - Hcvr (Tolkien) Tom Shippey, J R R TOLKIEN: AUTHOR OF THE CENTURY - Hcvr
HarperCollins UK. First Edn. "Written in a clear and accessible style, Shippey reveals why Tolkien's books will be timeless and shows how even such difficult works such as THE SILMARILLION can be read enjoyably..." 320pgs. [4]

Price: £16.99


(Tolkien) J E A Taylor, THE TOLKIEN COMPANION - Hcvr
Gramercy US. Reissue of 1995 volume. Indespensible Guide to the legends, histories, languages and peoples of Middle Earth. [4]

Price: £10.50

(Tolkien) J E A Taylor, THE TOLKIEN COMPANION - Hcvr


(Robert Silverberg) Edgar L Chapman, THE ROAD TO CASTLE MOUNT: - Hcvr (Robert Silverberg) Edgar L Chapman, THE ROAD TO CASTLE MOUNT: - Hcvr
THE SCIENCE FICTION OF ROBERT SILVERBERG, Greenwood Press US/UK. First Edn. "...offers a broad study of Silverberg's growth as a writer, following his career from his early apprenticeship period to his later, fully mature books." 224pgs. [4?]

Price: £44.95


Donald H Tuck, THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY - Hcvr
Advent Press US. This excellent set of three volumes covers everything up to 1968. Vol 1 is Who's Who A-L; vol 2 is Who's Who M-Z - each author entry lists every book written/edited with every edition listed and with full contents listed of all short story collections/anthologies. Short plot synopsis on every novel.; vol 3 is Miscellaneous and covers magazines (with contents), paperbacks listed chronologically by publisher, pseudonyms, Series & connected stories. An invaluable tool... [20]

Price: £75.00

Donald H Tuck, THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY - Hcvr


Robert Weinberg, HORROR OF THE 20TH CENTURY - Hcvr Robert Weinberg, HORROR OF THE 20TH CENTURY - Hcvr
Collector' Press US. First Edn. A visual recounting of the writers, illustrators, publishers, actors and filmmakers that for two centuries satisfied the fluctuating tastes of their demanding audiences. Beginning with the birth of the gothic novel in 1765...through to the films of this century. A companion to SCIENCE FICTION OF THE 20TH CENTURY. [12]

Price: £45.00


Neil Wilson, SHADOWS IN THE ATTIC - Hcvr
British Library UK. First Edn. 'A Guide to British Supernatural Fiction 1820-1950'. Intro by Ramsey Campbell. "Wilson has identified the two hundred top writers active in the supernaturl genre during its 'golden age' - from the end of the Gothic period to the birth of modern horror. Bibliographic details of first book appearances of stories and novels are given, with separate author and title indexes. Every work listed is accompanied by informed annotations and notes." (Due Oct) [5?]

Price: £45.00

Neil Wilson, SHADOWS IN THE ATTIC - Hcvr


Nicky Wright, CLASSIC ERA OF AMERICAN COMICS - Hcvr Nicky Wright, CLASSIC ERA OF AMERICAN COMICS - Hcvr
Prion UK. First Edn. The history of comics from the 1930s to 1950s - the pioneers, the censorship battles, and the publishers, the artists and storywriters. Covers all genres. 500 illustrations. [6?]

Price: £17.99


Greenwood Press US/Aldwych Press UKGreenwood Press US/Aldwych Press UK
The following academic volumes are available for special orders only. They are not held in stock and as at this moment are unseen by us:-
Main Index : CATALOG - Full - in stock : NON-FICTION BOOKS : SF History/Criticism/etc : Hardcovers

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