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Fiction Books for sale are listed in alphabetical order by title. Almost all are Out of Print (O/P) or O/P editions. Please see the Condition guide for grading codes. To purchase anything, see the How To Order page.
 


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THE ALIEN DARK by Diana G. Gallagher. Paperback, FN+, December 1990, First Printing, TSR Books, ISBN: 0-88038-928-1, 320 pages, O/P. Embossed cover art by Doug Chaffee. Hugo award winning illustrator Diana Gallagher's first science fiction novel. See cover  $7.50

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THE AMITYVILLE HORROR by Jay Anson. Paperback, As New-, 1977, Bantam Edition August 1978, Tenth Printing, Bantam Books, ISBN: 0-553-11660-6, 320 pages, O/P edition. The story of the Lutz family and the horrifying psychic phenomena they experienced after moving into the house where Ronald DeFeo murdered his parents. Yes, it says a true story and it's labeled Non-Fiction, but we all know that was a lie, so it's here under Fiction to read and enjoy as fiction. "Coming As An American International Picture" tag line on the back cover. See cover  $6

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THE BACHMAN BOOKS FOUR EARLY NOVELS by Stephen King. Hardcover (As New-) with Dust Jacket (FN), 1985, Unstated Edition, Fourth Printing, NAL Books, ISBN: 0-453-00507-1, size 6 1/2 x 9 3/8 inches, 702 pages plus endpapers, O/P edition. Embossed dust jacket. Includes "Rage," "The Long Walk," "Roadwork," and "The Running Man." "Why I Was Bachman" introduction by Stephen King. Original Signet paperback covers reproduced inside. See cover  $25

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BEING THERE by Jerzy Kosinski. Paperback, As New-, published 1971, 12th Printing, February 1980, Bantam Books, ISBN: 0-553-13843-X, 128 pages, O/P edition. Movie tie-in edition with Peter Sellers on the front cover and Sellers with Shirley MacLaine on the back cover. One interior page has some cast and crew film credits. Humorous story of how a simpleton gardener becomes a media superstar through a series of accidents and misinterpreted remarks. See cover  $7

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BIG BOOBS IS... by Kelli George with illustrations by Ed Powers. Softback, As New, published 1979, August 1982, Sixth Printing, Price/Stern/Sloan Publishers, ISBN: 0-8431-0473-2, size 5.25 x 6 inches, 32 pages, O/P. Short, but hysterically funny book that attempts to explain what life is like with a large chest, from the perspective of the 38-DD author. PG humor that makes for a great gag gift for anyone who is "well-endowed" (or not). I guess this book could just as easily be placed under "Non-Fiction" too, but the humor tilts it to the Fiction side. See cover  $30

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BLOOD RELATIVES by Ed McBain (aka Evan Hunter). Hardcover (As New) with Dust Jacket (FN+), 1975, Random House, Book Club Edition, size 5.75 x 8.5 inches, 164 pages, O/P edition. An 87th Precinct Mystery featuring Steve Carella and Bert Kling. See cover  $7.50

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THE BOUDOIR by Anonymous. Hardcover with Dust Jacket, FN+, 1971, Grove Press (Bookthrift Reprint Edition), size 5.75 x 8.5 inches, 260 pages, O/P edition. Reprints all six issues of "The Boudoir," the infamous underground "Victorian Magazine of Scandal." Very adult reading from the Victorian era. Includes three complete serialized novels and an assortment of short stories, poems, jokes, and sexual tidbits. You must be 18 years of age or older to order this book. See cover  $10

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THE BRAND NEW MONTY PYTHON PAPPERBOK by Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin. Edited by Eric idle. Softback, FN- (the fingerprints on the white cover are printed on): this original UK edition has the "Ferndean School Library" slip glued on the inside front cover which has resulted in a line showing through on the front cover; the good news is ALL original printings are like this), 1974, Methuen Books, UK Import, ISBN: 0-413-31970-9, size 8.5 x 11 inches, 88 full pages with the two 8 page bound in booklets making a 96 total page count, O/P. Not only do you get the written humour of six of the funniest men to ever walk the planet, you also get (for absolutely no extra charge) pages of hysterical B&W and color illustrations by Terry Gilliam, many of which come directly from his "Flying Circus" animations. Color and B&W photos of all the Pythons are scattered throughout the pages of this papperbok. If you love Monty Python, you will want to buy this second offering, but not open it, because the safety instructions tell you not to. See cover  $50

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BUTCHER'S DOZEN by Max Allan Collins. Paperback, FN- (spine is tight, but was manufactured with a line giving the illusion of a stress break, hence the reduced grade), November 1988, First Printing, Bantam Books, ISBN: 0-553-26151-7, 224 pages, O/P edition. The second Elliot Ness mystery by Collins, a Shamus award-winning author, that takes Ness to Cleveland to track down a killer who hacks his victims to pieces and leaves strategically placed body parts to be found. A nice mix of factual history with fiction adds to the story. Cover painting by Steve Assel. See cover  $9

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CASUAL AFFAIRS by Lillian O'Donnell. Hardcover (As New) with Dust Jacket (FN+), 1985, G.P. Putnam's Sons, Book Club Edition, size 5 5/8 x 8 1/2 inches, 196 pages, O/P edition. A Norah Mulcahaney Mystery from the author of "Ladykiller." See cover  $7.50

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THE COMIC BOOK KILLER by Richard A. Lupoff. Paperback, FN-, February 1989, First Printing, Bantam Books, ISBN: 0-553-27781-2, 272 pages, O/P edition. Lupoff's first mystery novel involves a subject he is intimately familiar with, the world of comic books. In a prophetic story, a collection of insured comics worth a quarter million dollars (even small by today's standards) is stolen and must be recovered to save the insurance company from making the pay out. With that, insurance adjuster Hobart Lindsey is off on an adventure that involves murder and eventually self preservation. A good dose of humor and trivia is sprinkled throughout the story. See cover  $9

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CYCLE OF THE WEREWOLF by Stephen King with illustrations by Berni Wrightson. Softback, As New, April 1985, First Signet Printing, ISBN: 0-451-82111-4, size 6 x 9 inches, 128 pages, O/P edition. Front cover title and image is embossed, not printed flat like later editions. Filled with gorgeous color paintings and B&W drawings by Wrightson that enhance King's year of horror for a victim of lycanthropy. See cover  $15

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THE DESTROYER Series by Richard Sapir and Warren Murphy. All O/P editions and Unread!

#1 CREATED, THE DESTROYER: Paperback, FN+, (Published 1971) November 1984, Seventeenth Printing, Pinnacle Books, ISBN: 0-523-42537-6, 192 pages. The beginning of the Remo Williams and Master Chiun series. Read the origin of The Destroyer and how CURE created him. See cover  $7.50

#14 JUDGMENT DAY: Paperback, FN+, (Published 1974) February 1981, Seventh Printing, Pinnacle Books, ISBN: 0-523-441229-0, 192 pages. See cover  $5

#16 OIL SLICK: Paperback, FN+, (Published 1974) March 1981, Fifth Printing, Pinnacle Books, ISBN: 0-523-41231-2, 192 pages. See cover  $5

#19 HOLY TERROR: Paperback, FN+, (Published 1975), Seventh Printing, Pinnacle Books, ISBN: 0-523-42163-X, 192 pages. See cover  $5

#20 ASSASSINS PLAY-OFF: Paperback, As New-, (Published 1975) October 1980, Fifth Printing, Pinnacle Books, ISBN: 0-523-41235-5, 192 pages, cover art by Hector Garrido. See cover  $6

#23 CHILD'S PLAY: Paperback, As New, (Published 1976) March 1982, Fourth Printing, Pinnacle Books, ISBN: 0-523-41884-1, 192 pages, cover art by Hector Garrido. See cover  $6

#38 BAY CITY BLAST: Paperback, FN+, (Published 1979) May 1981, Second Printing, Pinnacle Books, ISBN: 0-523-41253-3, 192 pages, cover art by Hector Garrido. See cover  $5

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DOG DAY AFTERNOON by Patrick Mann. Paperback, G/VG: interior is As New-, spine tight, no stress lines, but the front cover has seen abuse with a 1.25 inch heavy pen mark and the back cover a 1 inch top edge crease causing the reduced grade, July 1975, First Dell Printing, Dell Books 4519, 440-04519-150, 240 pages, O/P. Engaging story of a Queens, New York bank robbery gone terribly wrong. Film tie-in edition with Al Pacino prominently painted on the cover and the "Soon to be a major movie!" tag. See cover  $2.50

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DR. FEGG'S NASTY BOOK OF KNOWLEDGE by Terry Jones and Michael Palin. Softback, FN-, March 1976, Berkley Medallion Edition, Berkley Books, SBN: 425-03084-9, size 7 x 10 inches, 96 pages, O/P. Monty Python members Jones and Palin share with you the wisdom of Dr. Fegg, except Dr. Fegg's Useless Page, which is pretty much...useless. A plethora of B&W and color illustrations are published throughout the book. Features the artistic skills of Frank Bellamy, Michael Gross, Martin & Lolly Honeysett, Paul Buckle, and John Sims. Cover artwork by Bruce McCall. If you love Monty Python, you will love this book. If you don't get British humour, buy it anyway, and the back cover prints detailed instructions on How to Destroy This Book. See cover  $75

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EDWARD GOREY'S HAUNTED LOOKING GLASS edited and illustrated by Edward Gorey. Hardcover with Dust Jacket, As New, Originally published in 1959, 1984 Avenel Books Edition, ISBN 0-517-44898X, size approximately 5.75 x 8.25 inches, 324 pages, O/P edition. This anthology volume collects 12 short ghost stories to keep you up at night by master authors Bram Stoker, Charles Dickens, Robert Lewis Stevenson, W. W. Jacobs, M. R. James, and others. Dust jacket cover artwork (green cover) and interior B&W illustrations by Edward Gorey. Please note that later hardback editions have alternate cover artwork by Gorey. See cover  $20

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THE ELRIC SAGA: PARTS I & II SET
THE ELRIC SAGA: PART I
by Michael Moorcock. Hardcover with Dust Jacket, As New, March 1984, Nelson Doubleday (Science Fiction Book Club Edition), size approximately 5.75 x 8.5 inches, 388 pages, O/P edition. Collects the first three Elric books "Elric Of Melniboné," "The Sailor On The Seas Of Fate," and "The Weird Of The White Wolf" in one volume. Fantasy adventure at its finest with Moorcock's epic albino sorcerer. Wraparound dust jacket cover art by Robert Gould.

THE ELRIC SAGA: PART II by Michael Moorcock. Hardcover with Dust Jacket, As New, July 1984, Nelson Doubleday (Science Fiction Book Club Edition), size approximately 5.75 x 8.5 inches, 484 pages, O/P edition. Collects the next three Elric books "The Vanishing Tower," "The Bane Of The Black Sword," and "Stormbringer" in one volume. Concludes the first arc of fantasy adventures for Elric as he learns his role in the epic battle between the Lords of Chaos and Law. Dust jacket cover art by Robert Gould. Obtain both books and enjoy the entire saga! See both covers  Sold as a Set of 2 Volumes for $50

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EMMANUELLE by Emmanuelle Arson. Paperback, VG, 1974, Edition not stated, Dell 2311, SBN: 440-2311-150, 224 pages, O/P edition. This movie tie-in edition features 25 B&W photos from the film starring Sylvia Kristel, Alain Cuny and Marika Green. A film credit promo appears on the inside front cover. You must be 18 years of age or older to order this book. Here's the English translation of the scandalous 1967 French novel. See cover  $15

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THE EYES OF THE DRAGON by Stephen King. Hardcover with Dust Jacket, As New, 1987, Unstated Edition and Printing, Viking, ISBN: 0-670-81458-X, size 6.5 x 9.5 inches, 336 pages plus endpapers, O/P edition. Embossed dust jacket. Taking place within the realm of Delain, this fantasy adventure pits Flagg the magician, who wants to destroy the Kingdom of Delain, against the good heart of Queen Sasha and her son Peter, a noble heir to the throne. Cover artwork and interior illustrations by David Palladini. Guaranteed unread because I removed the original shrinkwrap to determine printing history. See cover  $25

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FÊTE FATALE by Robert Barnard. Hardcover with Dust Jacket, As New-, 1985, Charles Scribner's Sons, Book Club Edition, size 5.75 x 8.5 inches, 164 pages, O/P edition. A mystery that mixes suspense with satire, from the author of "Corpse In A Gilded Cage." See cover  $7.50

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THE FOREVER WAR by Joe Haldeman. Paperback, FN, May 1991, First Avon Printing, Avon Books,  ISBN: 0-380-70821-3, 240 pages, O/P edition. Cover art by Dorian Vallejo. Winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards for Best Novel of the Year. An entertaining science fiction read. See cover  $9.50

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THE FOUNDATION TRILOGY by Isaac Asimov. Hardcover with Dust Jacket, As New-, 1982, Doubleday, Book Club Edition, size approximately 5.75 x 8.5 inches, 708 pages, O/P edition. This volume collects the Hugo Award winning trilogy series "Foundation" (1951), "Foundation And Empire" (1952) and "Second Foundation" (1953) into one book. Read the classic science fiction adventure by one of the greatest storytellers of any genre. Jacket design by Joe Caroff. See cover  $25

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THE GHOULS edited by Peter Haining. Paperback, FN, (Published 1971), April 1972, Pocket Books Edition 78182, SBN: 671-78182-0, 416 pages, O/P. Haining has collected 18 original classic short stories from the pens of Edgar Allan Poe, Ray Bradbury, Robert Bloch, H.P. Lovecraft, Bram Stoker, and other world famous authors who inspired even more classic horror films. Included are: The Devil In A Convent, The Lunatics, Puritan Passions, Phantom Of The Opera, The Magician, Freaks, Most Dangerous Game, Dracula's Daughter, All That Money Can Buy, The Body Snatcher, The Beast With Five Fingers, Beast From 20,000 Fathoms, The Fly, Black Sunday, Incident At Owl Creek, Monster Of Terror, The Skull, and The Oblong Box. This movie tie-in edition features 16 pages of B&W photos from the films these stories inspired, an introduction by Vincent Price and an afterword by Christopher Lee. There is also a brief cast and credits section at the end of the book. Front and back cover painting shows Dracula (Lugosi), Frankenstein (Karloff), Wolfman (Chaney Jr.), Phantom of the Opera (Chaney Sr.), and Luna (Borland) (how'd she get in there?). An outstanding anthology of suspense and terror tales. See cover  $20

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GRAFFITI by Bill Leary. Paperback, FN-, 1969, First Printing, Fawcett Gold Medal Book D2156, SBN: 449-02156-050, 128 pages, O/P. Humorous collection of graffiti printed one scrawl per page, loaded with sixties topical humor. See cover  $8.50

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THE HARRAD EXPERIMENT by Robert H. Rimmer. Paperback, FN-, published 1966, 1973, 29th Printing, Bantam Books Q4690, 320 pages, O/P edition. Written in a first person journal style, this book takes you through the college life of four students in an experimental "co-ed" program. Controversial in its time, the cover line of "The Sex Manifesto Of The Free Love Generation" is much more dated today, but the relationship aspects expressed by the characters have never changed. "Now A Major Motion Picture" tag on the cover. Most collectors hunt down this edition for the cover painting by James Bama, which later editions heavily crop. See cover  $7.50

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HORROR IN PARADISE: GRIM AND UNCANNY TALES FROM HAWAII AND THE SOUTH SEAS selected and edited by A. Grove Day and Bacil F. Kirtley. Paperback, As New-, 1986, First Edition, Mutual Publishing of Honolulu, ISBN: 0-935180-23-0, 304 pages, O/P. The PhD editors of his book have selected a broad variety of short tales that relate stories of the supernatural from the idyllic South Sea islands. Great reading with 34 contributions by the likes of Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens), Robert Louis Stevenson, Jack London, Somerset Maugham, Thomas Huxley, and many others. Ghosts, sorcery, and otherworldly phenomena never made paradise seem so horrific. This one is a small press gem. See cover  $6.50

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IT by Stephen King. Hardcover with Dust Jacket, As New, 1986, Unstated Edition and Printing, Viking, ISBN: 0-670-81302-8, size 6.5 x 9.5 inches, 1152 pages plus endpapers, O/P edition. Though not stated, based on the binding, this appears to me to be a book club edition. Creepy tale of a shape shifting clown named Pennywise (It) who lives in the sewers and emerges through places connected to the sewer system, from which "It" preys on children and feeds off their fears. Cover artwork by Bob Giusti. Guaranteed unread because I removed the original shrinkwrap to determine printing history. See cover  $25

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THE LADY FROM L.U.S.T. #11 - LADY IN HEAT by Rod Gray (pseudonym of Gardner F. Fox). Paperback, VG: arrived by way of Italy because there is a "Copyright Agenzia de Petris Vialo Caldara Milano #49520" stamp on the first 2 pages, 1969, Unstated Printing, Tower Books 45-299, 160 pages, O/P. It's hard to imagine the guy who wrote Batman, Sandman, Hawkman, and The Flash stories for DC Comics sitting behind a typewriter cranking out sleazy Eve Drum L.U.S.T. Agent stories, but he did. L.U.S.T. by the way is League of Undercover Spies and Terrorists. The most fascinating aspect of this copy is the "BP Singer Features 3164 West Tyler Avenue Anaheim California 92801" stamp on the title page. BP Singer was a newspaper syndicate, headed by Kurt Singer, who also acted as a book reviewer and agent. Was this a review copy for Singer or did he own it? Why else would it have the Singer stamp on it? Singer also edited collections with work by Fox in them. There is a "NO" written in pencil on the first and title pages. Was this Singer's reaction to further use of the content? Who knows? The books themselves are rare collectibles and this copy is surely quite unique. See cover  $99

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LARRY GORE'S THING by Larry Gore. VG+, Paperback, April 1970, First Printing, Avon Books S414, SBN: 380-00414-060, 144 pages, O/P. Outrageous humor by Larry Gore with many Bob Clarke illustrations throughout the book, loaded with sixties topical humor, you'll find images from "The Flying Nun" to "The Planet of the Apes," pictures of celebs from Dean Martin to Brigitte Bardot, The Marx Brothers to The Beatles. Anything goes in the wacky volume. Anthony Quinn "Hunchback of Notre Dame" cover. See cover  $25

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A LIGHT IN THE ATTIC by Shel Silverstein. Hardcover with Dust Jacket, As New, 1981 (stated copyright is 1974 which is odd), Unstated Edition and Printing, Harper & Row, ISBN: 0-06-025674-5, size 7 x 9 inches, 180 pages, O/P edition. Delightful poems and drawings by Shel Silverstein. Guaranteed unread because I removed the original shrinkwrap to determine printing history. See cover  $20

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LIZZIE by Evan Hunter (aka Ed McBain). Hardcover with Dust Jacket, As New, 1984, Arbor House, Book Club Edition, size approximately 5.75 x 8.5 inches, 414 pages, O/P Edition. The historical 1892 Lizzie Borden murder case in Fall River with fictional elements woven into the tale. An engaging read from a classic crime drama author. See cover  $10

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LUCIFER'S HAMMER by Larry Niven (Signed) and Jerry Pournelle. Paperback, As New- (unread copy), published 1977, July 1985, Third Printing, Fawcett Crest, ISBN: 0-449-20813-3, 640 pages, O/P edition. Signed in black ink by science fiction legend Larry Niven on the title page (three feet in front of me) at a convention in 1986. A best selling and completely engaging not quite end of the world saga. A gigantic comet has slammed into planet earth causing immeasurable damage. The lucky, or unlucky, depending on how you look at it, survivors of this cataclysmic event must learn to adapt and survive in their new world. See cover and signature  $35

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MAJESTIC by Whitley Strieber. Paperback, As New-, Published 1989, October 1990, First Berkley Edition Printing, Berkley Books, ISBN: 0-425-12295-6, 320 pages, O/P edition. Strieber's fictional work based on the Roswell UFO crash of 1947 interwoven with the MJ-12 theories of the 1980s. See cover  $8

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MISERY by Stephen King. Hardcover (As New) with Dust Jacket (As New-), 1987, Unstated Edition and Printing, Viking, ISBN: 0-670-81364-8, size 6 1/2 x 9 5/8 inches, 320 pages plus endpapers, O/P edition. Annie Wilkes has her favorite author, Paul Sheldon, incapacitated in her secluded farmhouse. She finds out he has killed off her favorite character, Misery Chastain, so she decides to persuade him to change his mind about the death, as only Stephen King can script it. "I'm your number one fan!" Cover artwork by Bob Giusti. Guaranteed unread because I removed the original shrinkwrap to determine printing history. Not priced and Book-of-the-Month-Records is mentioned on copyright page, so it is probably a BOMC copy. See cover  $20

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MONTY PYTHON'S BIG RED BOOK by Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin. Edited by Eric idle. Softback, FN, published in the UK in 1971, October 1975, First US Printing, Warner Books Edition, ISBN: 0-446-87077-3, size 8.5 x 11 inches, 66 pages, O/P. The Python's first book containing, for the most part, comedy bits taken directly from shows in the first two seasons of "Monty Python's Flying Circus." Stills from the TV series are printed throughout the book. Includes classic moments like the Upper Class Twit of the Year, Blackmail, Batley Ladies Townswomen's Guild, Ministry of Silly Walks, Lumberjack Song, Ken Shabby, the Silly Party, Piranha Brothers, and of course, Spiny Norman. You also get a healthy dose of things not in the show, including some naughty bits. Stig O'Tracy says, "Buy this or someone else will, or maybe no one else will." And of course, this paperback is the "Special New Hardback Edition," as it says on the cover. See cover  $50

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MURDER FOR CHRISTMAS edited by Thomas Godfrey. Hardcover, As New- book with FN Dust Jacket, 1982, The Mysterious Press (Book Club Edition), size approximately 5.75 x 8.5 inches, 516 pages, O/P Edition. This anthology volume collects 26 short seasonal stories filled with humor and horror from the diverse pens of Woody Allen, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Agatha Christie, Charles Dickens, Thomas Hardy, O. Henry, Ellery Queen, Damon Runyon, Robert Lewis Stevenson, John Collier, and others. Dust jacket cover (white with red and green added) artwork and interior B&W (morbidly hysterical!) illustrations by Gahan Wilson. The perfect Christmas gift for any mystery fan! Please note that some later hardback editions have alternate cover colors or artwork by Wilson. See cover  $12

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MYTH ADVENTURES by Robert Lynn Asprin. Hardcover with Dust Jacket, As New-, 1984, Nelson Doubleday (Book Club Edition), size approximately 5.75 x 8.5 inches, 612 pages, O/P Edition. Collects the first four books "Another Fine Myth," "Myth Conceptions," "Myth Directions," and "Hit Or Myth" in one volume. Follow the humorous fantasy adventures of Skeeve and Aahz as they battle wizards, demons, dragons, gargoyles, and a host of other oddities. Dust jacket cover painting by Walter Velez. See cover  $12

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NIGHTMARE by Lesley Egan (Anne Blaisdell). Hardcover (As New) with Dust Jacket (FN-), First published in 1961, Non-dated circa-1984, Unstated Printing, Book Club Edition, Nelson Doubleday, Inc., size 5.75 x 8.5 inches, 196 pages, O/P. Wraparound jacket illustration by Jack Woolhiser (looks a lot like Rick Taylor's artwork to me!). An Edgar Nominated Mystery classic. Both Blaisdell and Egan were pen names used by Barbara Elizabeth Linington, who died in 1988. See cover   $7.50

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OTTO'S BOY by Walter Wager. Paperback, As New, January 1986, First Tor Printing, Tor Books, ISBN: 0-812-58975-0, 320 pages, O/P edition with embossed cover. Riveting tale of the crazed son of an SS officer who blames the world for the suicide of his father. He begins his revenge on a New York City subway car, killing the occupants with poison gas, and leaves a note for the police department telling them this is just the beginning! See cover  $7.50

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PATTERN CRIMES by William Bayer. Hardcover with Dust Jacket, As New, 1987, Unstated Edition and Printing, Villard Books, ISBN: 0-394-55876-6, size approximately 6.25 x 9.5 inches, 352 pages plus endpapers, maps printed in front, O/P edition. The pattern crimes unit of Jerusalem investigates a series of random murders with one common connection, bizarre markings on the bodies. As the investigation continues, the chief of the pattern crimes unit slowly finds connections between the work of an apparent serial killer and his own life. See cover  $12

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PERRY RHODAN #19: MUTANTS VS. MUTANTS by Clark Darlton (pseudonym of Walter Ernsting). Paperback, FN-, November 1972, First Ace Printing, SBN: 441-65990-075, 160 pages, O/P. Science fiction adventure with cover artwork by Gray Morrow and interior illustration by Juanillo. Forrest J. Ackerman edited the series (It doesn't add a cent to the price, but FJA actually gave me this copy!). Lancers and Kent Cigarettes ads are still intact. See cover  $10

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THE POINT MAN by Stephen Englehart (Signed). Paperback, FN-, September 1981, First Printing, Dell 12378, ISBN: 0-440-12378-X, 352 pages, O/P edition. Signed in blue ink by comic book legend Steve Englehart on the first page (three feet in front of me) at a convention in 1981, about a month after this book was published. The was Steve's first novel and became the first book in the Max August series of fantasy adventures. ESP, Wizards and espionage are all blended in this entertaining story that kept readers waiting until 2009 for a sequel. Cover painting by Richard Corben. See cover and signature  $35

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RETURN TO THE CHATEAU (STORY OF O, VOLUME 2) by Pauline Réage. Hardcover (As New) with Dust Jacket (FN), Published 1969 in France, 1971, Grove Press (Bookthrift Reprint Edition), size 5.75 x 8.5 inches, 116 pages, O/P edition. The 1969 sequel to the scandalous French adult classic is preceded by "A Girl In Love," where the author explains how she came to write the books. You must be 18 years of age or older to order this book. See cover  $10

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THE RINGWORLD ENGINEERS by Larry Niven (Signed). Paperback, As New (unread copy), published 1980, October 1985, Ninth Printing, Del Rey/Ballantine Books 33430, ISBN: 0-345-33430-2, 368 pages, O/P edition. Signed in black ink by science fiction legend Larry Niven on the title page (three feet in front of me) at a convention in 1986. A national bestseller that takes the protagonists to the Ringworld, where they discover the planet is unstable and will destroy itself in months. To survive, they must locate the control center of the engineers who built the planet in order to save it. Cover painting by Dale Gustafson. See cover and signature  $35

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THE ROBOTS OF DAWN by Isaac Asimov. Hardcover (As New-) with Dust Jacket (FN+), 1983, Doubleday & Company, Book Club Edition, size 5.75 x 8.5 inches, 420 pages, O/P edition. A detective Elijah Baley robot novel written by one of the masters of science fiction. Baley finds himself on the planet Aurora where robots are everywhere. He must solve a baffling crime where the only things he can count on are his wits and the three laws of robotics. Jacket design by Kiyoshi Kanai. See cover  $9.50

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SANCTUARY edited by Robert Lynn Asprin. Hardcover with Dust Jacket, As New-, 1982, Nelson Doubleday (Book Club Edition), size approximately 5.75 x 8.5 inches, 612 pages, O/P edition. Collects the three anthology books "Thieves' World," "Tales From The Vulgar Unicorn," and "Shadows Of Sanctuary" in one volume. Adventure through the town of Sanctuary with sword and sorcery short stories by renown writers Robert Asprin, Poul Anderson, Joe Haldeman, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Philip Jose Farmer, A. E. van Vogt, John Brunner, and others. Dust jacket cover painting by Walter Velez. Endpaper maps drawn by James R. Odbert. See cover  $12

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A SECRET RAGE by Charlaine Harris. Hardcover with Dust Jacket, As New-, 1984, Houghton Mifflin Company, Book Club Edition, size 5.75 x 8.5 inches, 196 pages, O/P. A mystery from the author of "Sweet & Deadly." Jacket illustration by Laura Blacklow. See cover  $7.50

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SIDE EFFECTS by Woody Allen. Hardcover with Dust Jacket, As New-, 1980, Seventh Printing, Random House, ISBN: 0-394-51104-2, size 5 5/8 x 8 1/2 inches, 164 pages, O/P edition. The third volume of collected musings by Woody that originally appeared in The New Yorker, The New Republic and elsewhere. See cover  $12

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THE SILMARILLION by J.R.R. Tolkien (edited by Christopher Tolkien). Hardcover (As New-) with Dust Jacket (VG+ due to a 1/4 inch rip with some mild tanning along top edge), 1977, First American Edition, Fifth Printing, Houghton Mifflin Company, ISBN: 0-395-25730-1, size 6.25 x 9.25 inches, 366 pages plus endpapers, the map attached to the back end paper is still sealed!, O/P edition. Set earlier than The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, this is the epic history of the elves and the story of the creation of Tolkien's magical world. Never published in the author's lifetime, The Silmarillion is an essential compendium for all Middle-Earth fans. Photo of Tolkien on the back DJ cover. See cover  $25

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SPHERE by Michael Crichton. Hardcover with Dust Jacket, As New, August 1987, Third Printing, Knopf, ISBN: 0-394-56110-4, size 5 7/8 x 8 5/8 inches, 404 pages, O/P edition. A best seller that blends UFOs, ESP and Science Fiction. One of Crichton's best; blows the movie away. 50% off original cover price. See cover  $9

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THE SPIDER - THE SPIDER STRIKES! #1 and THE WHEEL OF DEATH #2 by R.T.M. Scott. Paperbacks, #1 G and #2 G+ (store name stamps on the inside back covers of both, #1 has a major front cover fold, #2 has small price written on page 1 top corner), Published 1933, November 1969, Berkley Medallion Editions, #1 SBN: 425-01735-4, 160 pages and #2 SBN: 425-01774-S, 144 pages, O/P editions. These are solid reading copies of the classic pulp character's stories. Book #1 is the first Spider story with Richard Wentworth swinging into action. The cover of #2 says "Free Bonus Book With The Purchase of Spider #1," so I'm keeping them as a set. See both covers  Both for $2.50

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THE STAND by Stephen King. Hardcover with Dust Jacket, As New-, 1978, Book Club Edition, Unstated Printing, Doubleday & Company, size 6 x 8.5 inches, 840 pages plus endpapers, O/P edition. Stephen King's epic tale of the final confrontation between good and evil. Typical BCE binding. Cover artwork by John Cayea. Guaranteed unread because I removed the original shrinkwrap to determine printing history. See cover  $15

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THE TALISMAN by Stephen King and Peter Straub. Hardcover (As New) with Dust Jacket (FN-), November 1984, First Edition, Fourth Printing, Viking, ISBN: 0-670-69199-2, size approximately 6.75 x 9.5 inches, 656 pages plus endpapers, O/P edition. Co-authored quest to find a crystal called "the Talisman" story that takes the lead character simultaneously through the American heartland and "the Territories," a strange fantasy land which is set in a universe parallel to that of America. See cover  $25

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THE THING by J.J. Madison. Originally titled: Oh, It Feels Like Dying, Paperback, VG+/FN- (spine shows no wear), Published 1971, October 1974 printing, Belmont Tower Books 50737, 192 pages, O/P. Kent cigarettes ad still intact. For some unknown reason, this book has developed a large cult following. The story has sex, vampires, sex, blood cults, sex, soap opera stars, sex, and some more sex. The cover claims "More Terrifying Than The Exorcist," but don't believe a word of that tagline. If you've been trying to track down a copy in nice condition, here it is. You must be 18 years of age or older to order this book. See cover  $12

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THIS PRESENT DARKNESS by Frank E. Peretti. Softcover, FN- with type size "M'S COPY" written below ISBN on copyright page, Published 1986, 1989, 22nd Printing, Crossway Books, ISBN: 0-89107-390-6, size 5.5 x 8.5 inches, 384 pages, O/P edition. Wraparound cover illustration by R. DiCianni. Spiritual warfare tale that takes place in a small town where a skeptical reporter and a pastor join forces to battle a new age plot to subjugate the town, and eventually the world. See cover  $6

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THE TOMMYKNOCKERS by Stephen King. Hardcover (As New) with Dust Jacket (FN-: back cover scuffing), 1987, Unstated Edition, First Printing, G.P. Putnam's Sons, ISBN: 0-399-13314-3, size 6.5 x 9.5 inches, 560 pages plus endpapers, O/P edition. Red "Stephen King" on cover. Science-fiction tale of aliens in a buried UFO attempting to take over the populace of the town of Haven, Maine. Published at $19.95. See cover  $15

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TRULY TASTELESS JOKES by Blanche Knott. Paperback, FN+, (Published 1982) April 1983, Seventeenth Printing, Ballantine Books, ISBN: 0-345-30537-X, 128 pages, O/P edition. This book was the rage of 1982 and 1983. I'm still trying to figure out why. Guaranteed to offend just about everyone. See cover  $3

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WHERE THE SIDEWALK ENDS by Shel Silverstein. Hardcover with Dust Jacket, As New, published 1974, probably 1981 Unstated Edition and Printing, Harper & Row, ISBN: 0-06-025667-2, size 7 x 9 inches, 180 pages, O/P edition. Delightful poems and drawings by Shel Silverstein. Guaranteed unread because I removed the original shrinkwrap to determine printing history. See cover  $20

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THE WINTER OF THE WORLD by Poul Anderson. Hardcover with Dust Jacket, As New-, 1975, Nelson Doubleday, Book Club Edition, size 5.75 x 8.5 inches, 196 pages, O/P Edition. Cover artwork by Larry Kresek. Two interior pages have B&W map drawings of the earth and Arvanneth. Anderson's science fiction adventure into earth's ice-covered dystopian future. See cover  $9

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THE WITCHES OF EASTWICK by John Updike. Hardcover with Dust Jacket, FN, 1984, First Trade Edition, Alfred A. Knopf, ISBN: 0-394-53760-2, size 5.75 x 8.5 inches, 324 pages, O/P edition. Three modern day witches in Eastwick have their coven disrupted by a newcomer to town, who may be more than they can handle. Front cover etching by Albrecht Durer. Adapted into a film in 1987. See cover  $9

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WITHOUT FEATHERS by Woody Allen. Hardcover (As New) with Dust Jacket (FN-), 1975, Sixth Printing, Random House, ISBN: 0-394-49743-0, size 5.75 x 8.5 inches, 228 pages, O/P edition. Woody's second book of collected humor that originally appeared in Playboy, The New Yorker, The New Republic, and elsewhere. Plus two of his plays, about two of his favorite subjects, "God" and "Death." Essential humor from Woody. See cover  $16

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THE WORLD OF POOH / THE WORLD OF CHRISTOPHER ROBIN SET by A. A. Milne. Softbacks, As New, Unknown Bindings, E. P. Dutton, size 6 3/8 x 9 inches, 322 and 256 pages, respectively, O/P editions. Color and B&W illustrations by E. H. Shepard in both. Undated editions and printings (over 30 years old) of 1957's "The World Of Pooh," which contains the complete "Winnie-The-Pooh" (1926) and "The House At Pooh Corner" (1928), and 1958's "The World Of Christopher Robin," which contains the complete "When We Were Very Young" (1924) and "Now We Are Six" (1927). If you are over 50, the typeface in these books is even the same as you remember seeing it as a child and all the charming Shepard drawings are positioned as they were in the originals. The stories are timeless and perfect reading for children of all ages, whether you are 4 or 94. Sold as a set of two companion volumes. See covers  Both for $25

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YOU CAN SAY THAT AGAIN, SAM! by Sam Levenson. Paperback, FN: several pages have very small and light pencil "x" marks by passages, October 1975, First Printing, Pocket Books 80163, SBN: 671-80163-5-150, 160 pages, O/P. Humor and wit from Sam Levenson. See cover  $6.50

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