Author: Tucker McKinnon

Four trade paperbacks of Atomic Robo

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The first four trade paperback collections of the Atomic Robo comic, by Brian Clevinger and Scott Wegener:

Atomic Robo and the Fightin’ Scientists of Tesladyne

Atomic Robo and the Dogs of War

Atomic Robo and the Shadow From Beyond Time

Atomic Robo and Other Strangeness

All are in excellent condition.

In 1923, Nikola Tesla’s career is in its twilight… until he unveils a robot with automatic intelligence — ATOMIC ROBO! After decades of dealing with all manner of weirdness, Atomic Robo and the so-called Action Scientists of Tesladyne become the go-to defense force against the unexplained!

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Five Promethean Age books by Elizabeth Bear

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The Promethean Age sequence, five novels by Elizabeth Bear

Blood and Iron

Whiskey and Water

Ink and Steel

Heaven and Earth

One-eyed Jack

All are trade paperbacks, first printings. The first four are by Roc; One-eyed Jack is by Prime. Some edge wear on the spines.

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Signed copy of Scenting The Dark by Mary Robinette Kowal

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A signed limited edition (224/500) of Mary Robinette Kowal’s collection Scenting The Dark.

… seven beautiful, wounded landscapes of Scenting the Dark, the first collection from Campbell Award-winner Mary Robinette Kowal. Her lean, vigorous style has been satisfying readers since 2006, including multiple appearances in Year’s Best lists. The stories here lay bare the ways we try to prevent, contain and repair the damaged world around us, the further harm we can cause by trying, and why every moment of joyous, defiant struggle is worth it–if you have love enough, and hope.

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Signed copy of Idlewild first edition by Nick Sagan

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A signed first edition hardback of Idlewild, Nick Sagan’s first novel. In excellent condition.

Idlewild is stylish and clever fiction set in the day after tomorrow. It opens with a young man awaking with amnesia; the only thing he knows is that his memory loss has been caused by an attempt to kill him. Unsure who he can trust, he is reacquainted with eight companions, all of whom are being trained at a special school, run by an enigmatic man named Maestro. As he tries to uncover the identity of the person who has tried to murder him, he will quickly begin to unravel a series of truths, making it clear that there is much more than his life at stake.

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Signed first edition of Mostly Harmless

Item Name & Description: A stated first edition of Douglas Adams’s final Hitchhiker’s book, Mostly Harmless, signed by the author.

This is a stated first edition / first printing from Harmony Books. The book is in excellent condition, except for some very minor crumpling of the jacket and bottom of the spine from where it looks like someone dropped it.

Two images for the signed copy of Mostly Harmless
Signed copy of Mostly Harmless
Two images for the signed copy of Mostly Harmless
Signed copy of Mostly Harmless

Starting Bid: $50

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The Enchanted Forest Chronicles

Item Name & Description: Paperback editions of Patricia C. Wrede’s four-volume Enchanted Forest Chronicles: Dealing With Dragons, Searching For Dragons, Calling On Dragons, Talking To Dragons. (The lot sadly does not include the short story collection Book of Enchantments.)

These are the Scholastic / Point Fantasy editions from the early nineties. Spines are tight but there is some cover wear, especially on Dealing and Talking (see image).

Enchanted Forest Chronicles

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Chinese & Japanese Folklore

Item Name & Description: Five trade paperbacks of Chinese and Japanese folklore:

  • Myths and Legends of China, by E.T.C. Werner. Dover edition.
  • Myths and Legends of Japan, by F. Hadland Davis. Dover edition.
  • Monkey, by Wu Ch’eng-En, translated by Arthur Waley. Vintage edition. Note that this is Waley’s abridgement of roughly thirty chapters of Journey To The West.
  • Japanese Tales and Legends, retold by Helen & William McAlpine. Oxford UP edition.
  • Japanese Tales, edited/translated by Royall Tyler. Pantheon edition.

China Japan books

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Fantasies by George MacDonald

Item Name & Description: Several paperback volumes by George MacDonald, a nineteenth-century English fantasist who was a great influence on CS Lewis, JRR Tolkien, Lewis Carroll, and Madeleine L’Engle, among others.

Four collections of stories: The Golden Key, The Light Princess, The Gray Wolf, and The Wise Woman. The first three are mass-market-sized; The Wise Woman is trade-sized.

Penguin Classics editions of The Princess And The Goblin and The Princess And Curdie.

Tor mass-market edition of At The Back Of The North Wind, with an introduction by Nancy Springer.

All are illustrated in black-and-white, except for At The Back Of The North Wind.

For auction item Fantasies By George MacDonald

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The Greek Tragedies

Item Name & Description: The Lattimore & Grene / University of Chicago edition of the complete extant Greek tragedies: seven plays by Aeschylus in two volumes, seven plays by Sophocles in two volumes, and nineteen plays by Euripides in five volumes. Sophocles I (the Oedipus plays) and Aeschylus II (the non-Oresteia plays) are stated second editions, revised in the early 1990s; the others were originally published in the late 1950s.

All volumes are slim trade paperbacks, printed in the late 1990s. The spines are tight and uncracked, but the covers show some mild wear and scuffing. These copies were used in college courses: Prometheus Bound has some highlighting, Hecuba some marginal notes.

Greek Tragedies 1-4, Greek Tragedies 5-9

Greek Tragedies 1-4, Greek Tragedies 5-9

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Tamora Pierce’s Alanna quartet, first edition hardbacks

Item Name & Description: The four volumes of the Alanna quartet by Tamora Pierce.

All are stated first edition hardbacks, published by Athenaeum. The first three were published under the Argo imprint; Lioness Rampant is “A Jean Karl Book.”

Alanna: The First Adventure is a third printing. In the Hand of the Goddess is a second printing. The Woman Who Rides Like a Man and Lioness Rampant are both first printings.

All have mild wear to the jackets and covers, but no tears. All have ‘1.41’ written on the upper right corner of the first page, in charcoal or crayon (smudgable; likely removable but I’m not willing to risk it).

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