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1 925Aldiss, Brian W. A Soldier Erect
Coward, Mccann & Geoghegan, Inc. NY 1971 First American Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Very Good dust jacket Illustrated by Charles Mikolaycak 
272 pages; Fine/Very Good. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. Red cloth boards, with gilt lettering. DJ is lightly shelf rubbed on front panel and spine. Front flap fold is very lightly rubbed with tiny chip at corner tips. There is a very light stamp inside flap. A Bright, Beautiful, Tight, Clean copy. An excellent gift! One of the most irreverent and wildly funny books yet to appear about the way World War II combat soldiers behaved - really behaved - while on leave in foreign countries. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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2 728Aldiss, Brian W. (editor) ; Harrison, Harry (editor) Decade - The 1940s
St. Martin's Press NY 1978 0312189842 / 9780312189846 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
213 pages; Fine/Fine. First publication by St. Martin's Press. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. DJ is Fine. In protective sleeve. An excellent gift! Great art work to cover by Ken Leeder. Includes: Co-operate - or Else! By Van Vogt; Reason by Asimov; Arena by Fredric Brown; Fireproof by Hal Clement; The Last Objective by Paul Carter; Huddling Place by Simak and The Xi Effect by Philip Latham. Great reading! 
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3 727Aldiss, Brian W. (editor) ; Harrison, Harry (editor) Decade - The 1950s
St. Martin's Press NY 1978 0312189850 / 9780312189853 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
219 pages; Fine/Fine. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. DJ is Fine. In protective sleeve. An excellent gift! Presenting selections from the best science fiction of that decade; these twelve stories were chosen for their lasting quality, and for their magnificent representation of the time in which they were written. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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4 906Aldiss, Brian W. (Ed) Galactic Empires, Volume II (Two)
St. Martin's Press NY 1977 0312315287 / 9780312315283 First American Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket Illustrated by Karel Thole 
295 pages; Fine/Near Fine. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. Bright Black boards with Bright Gilt stamping. DJ has tee-niny bit of shelf rub bottom spine tip. Two tiny, tiny dings on front panel, looks like two more stars in the picture. Now in protective sleeve. An excellent gift! Some of the stories have been undeservedly neglected since their publication in obscure and now defunct sci-fi magazines; others are acknowledged classics. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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5 176Aldiss, Brian W. (Ed. ) and Harrison, Harry (Ed. ) Hell's Cartographers, Some Personal Histories of Science Fiction Writers
Harper & Row NY 1975 0060100524 / 9780060100520 First American Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
246 pages; Fine/Near Fine. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. DJ has tiny shelf rub at front corner tip. Now in protective sleeve. An Excellent Gift! Super art work by Randall Richmond. We are an entirely new sort of popular writer, the poor man's highbrows. We wrote against the grain and were accepted against it... We had faith in what we were doing; individualists though we were (and are), it transpired that the faith virtually created a movement. A lot of people needed to re-dream our nightmares - Brian Aldiss. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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6 20388Aldiss, Brian W. Non-Stop
Faber & Faber UK 1958 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
252 pages; Near Fine/Near Fine. Publisher's maroon paper-covered boards, spine lettered in gilt, in original dust jacket. Faint remnants of store stamp (?) on front fly leaf. Mild bump to lower spine end and corners, else a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine price-clipped dust jacket. A nice copy of a hard to find book. The author's first science fiction novel. Issued later with textual differences in the U.S. as Starship (1959). "... a brilliant treatment of the generation starship and also the theme of conceptual breakthrough in a kind of spacegoing ruined-Earth society; it has become a classic of the field and in 2008 was awarded a retrospective British Science Fiction Association Award for best novel of 1958." - John Clute / David Pringle, SFE (online). Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-13. Gerber, Utopian Fantasy (1973), p. 160. Pringle, Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels 25. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, Additions. 
Price: 650.00 USD
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7 16077Peake, Mervyn; Ballard, F. G. ; Aldiss, Brian W. The Inner Landscape
Allison & Busby London 1969 0850310059 / 9780850310054 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
151 pages; Fine/Very Good Plus. Unread tight. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. DJ has tiny chips at spine tips and front corner tips. Just a bit of shelf rub at flap folds. Now in protective sleeve. A Bright, Beautiful, Extra Tight, Clean copy. Themes are the possible and the impossible, speculative and astounding. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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8 5739Aldiss, Brian W. The Year Before Yesterday - A Novel In Three Acts
Franklin Watts NY 1987 0531150402 / 9780531150405 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket Illustrated by Lago, Ray 
227 pages; Fine/Fine. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. DJ has fantastic wrap around art work. In protective sleeve. An Excellent Gift! A novel in 3 parts makes this a very unique work: The Impossible Smile, 1965, 1st published in altered form on Science Fantasy under the pen name Jael Cracken; Equater, 1958, First published in New Worlds. Later published as Ace Double under the title Vanguard from Alpha; And this one, with the 3 combined, in The Year Before Yesterday. Using a devious style...Aldiss ingeniously questions our ideas about how people..should behave. This is his first new novel since the highly acclaimed Helliconia Trilogy. 
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9 5779Aldiss, Brian W; Penrose, Roger White Mars, Or The Mind Set Free - A 21st Century Utopia
St. Martin's Press NY 2000 0312254733 / 9780312254735 Stated First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket Illustrated by Levine, Scott 
323 pages; Fine/Fine. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. DJ has fantastic wrap around art work. In protective sleeve. An excellent gift! Two of Englands most distinguished thinkers have created a bold and startling vision of a new society escaping from the ashes of old.... 
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